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  Tina Brunello
Events Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-6619, Email:
tbrunello@ucdavis.edu
Tina Brunello is an event coordinator for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, Brunello managed coordination of meetings and events for entities including Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; e.Republic, Inc. and various hotels and restaurants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico.   
  Janell Jouganatos
Executive Support Analyst
Phone: 916-734-3172, Email: jdjouganatos@ucdavis.edu 
Janell Jouganatos is an analyst supporting Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Founding Dean Heather M. Young. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Jouganatos provided executive administrative support to the UC Davis Department of Surgery. She performed program operations as an assistant for the UC Davis Department of Pathology. Jouganatos also completed an executive internship with the UC Davis Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Previously, she provided clinical management and assisted in operations at Medical Vision Technology in Sacramento for eight years. Jouganatos earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from California State University Sacramento, and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California.     
  Stacy Munoz
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-7855, Email:
snmunoz@ucdavis.edu
Stacy Munoz provides administrative support to the assistant dean for administration and a growing faculty team of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she provided administrative support to the UC Davis School of Medicine Internal Medicine Department and the UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Bioethics. Previously, Munoz served in management with Toshiba Business Solutions and as operations manager for Sports Authority, both located in Sacramento, California.
  Stacey Pasco
Executive Analyst
Phone: 916-734-3612, Email: 
slpasco@ucdavis.edu
Stacey Pasco is an executive analyst supporting Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Founding Dean Heather M. Young at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the school, Pasco was a senior program associate at the American Association for the Advancement of Science where she worked within the Directorate for Education & Human Resources’ Public Understanding of Science and Technology programs unit. Previously, Pasco created and evaluated web content for AOL, Inc. and was a publicist at KTEH, San Jose Public Television. Pasco earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, specializing in Public Relations, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Chico, in 1997.
  Yvonne Snell
Human Resources Analyst Supervisor
Phone: 916-734-8891, Email:
ysnell@ucdavis.edu 
Yvonne (Vonnie) Snell is a human resources analyst supervisor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Snell was a human resources analyst and executive assistant to the executive director of human resources at UC Davis Medical Center. Over the course of her University of California career, she has provided executive support to the chief operating officer, the associate chiefs of Emergency Medicine and the executive director of the National Science Foundation Center for Biophotonics at UC Davis. Snell also coordinated the radiology residency and fellowship programs and served as an administrative analyst supervisor at UC Irvine.
Stephanie Thompson
Business and Operations Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7489, Email:
slthompson@ucdavis.edu 
Stephanie Thompson is a business and operations analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She provides support for academic payroll, account reconciliation, procurement, contract management, event and travel processing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Thompson worked in the dean’s office of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she provided financial reporting, analysis and planning recommendations to the budget analyst and fiscal officer. Thompson earned an associate degree in business from the University of Phoenix and currently works toward a bachelor’s degree in business management from Evangel University.
Stephanie Timmons
Executive Support Assistant
Phone: 916-734-4745, Email:
stimmons@ucdavis.edu 
Stephanie Timmons is an executive support assistant for Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Founding Dean Heather M. Young at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Previously, Timmons was an executive assistant with the California Academy of Sciences, where she assisted the chief of staff, composed critical correspondence and managed complex scheduling and expense reports. Timmons earned a teaching credential from California State University, Chico.
Steven Wells
Business and Operations Manager
Phone: 916-734-7626, Email: slwells@ucdavis.edu

Steven Wells is the business and operations manager providing strategic support for budgets and day-to-day operations. Wells has more than 15 years administrative and analytical support experience within UC Davis Health System, mostly for clinical operations. Wells graduated from UC Davis in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in post modern art theory.
Courtney Brown Courtney Brown
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-1117, Email: cebrown@ucdavis.edu

Courtney Brown provides administrative support to the senior director for nurse practitioner and physician assistant clinical education and practice as well as the director of clinical education at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Previously, Brown was part of the administrative team at Cardno ENTRIX in Sacramento, California. She has functioned in various administrative and supervisory positions in the Sacramento area since 2008. Brown has professional experience in customer service and office management. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from California State University, Sacramento.
Kelly Byrns Kelly Byrns
Course Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-5098, Email:
 kebyrns@ucdavis.edu
Kelly Byrns is an educational program representative at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. As a course coordinator, she provides program support to the education team, assisting with logistical details for education and curriculum development. Byrns joined UC Davis in 2007 serving as a student assistant and administrative assistant for several departments before transitioning to the School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from UC Davis.
Andrew Corbett Andrew Corbett
Education Technologist
Phone: 916-734-1513, Email:
 andcorbett@ucdavis.edu
Andrew Corbett is an education technologist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He supports the school’s instructional innovation efforts including case-based learning, interactive online content, learning analytics and associated computing infrastructure. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, he developed simulation-based e-learning for veterinary continuing education and for undergraduate science education. Corbett earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology from UC Davis with a focus on simulation of biological systems.
Christy Davis Christy Davis
Clinical Education Program Representative
Phone: 916-734-5625, Email: chmdavis@ucdavis.edu

Christy Davis is a clinical education program representative at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Davis assists in the placement of students into clinical rotations for the School of Nursing clinical programs and also serves as a liaison between students and administration. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Davis worked in the field of Public Health where she gained a broad knowledge working as a health educator during her fellowship as a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also worked in both the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control branch and Vector Borne and Veterinary Public Health Section at the California Department of Public Health. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Community Health Education from California State University, Sacramento. 
Marci DeAnda
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-2145, Email: mjdeanda@ucdavis.edu

Marci DeAnda provides administrative support to the associate dean of academics and the director of educational programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she provided administrative support to the Organizational Excellence and Disability Management Services departments at UC Davis. Previously, DeAnda worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company located in Novato and Rancho Cordova, Calif., for 30 years in various capacities, including administrative assistant and legal secretary.
  Jacqueline Dyson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-7859, Email: jadyson@ucdavis.edu

Jacqueline Dyson provides administrative support to various faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Previously, Dyson was an independent contractor for Electronic Resolution Consulting. She has held management and administrative positions in the health-care industry for 25 years, including project management, insurance administration, human resources, IT management and telecommunications. Dyson earned a Health Care Information Technology Certificate from Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, and a Business Management Certificate from the Women’s Initiative in San Francisco.
Matt Hente

Matt Hente
Curriculum Project Manager

Phone: 916-734-3064, Email: mhente@ucdavis.edu
Matt Hente is a curriculum project manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, he managed several adult continuing education programs at UC Davis Extension as a professional programs specialist. Previously, he was an editor for print and digital science curricula at McGraw-Hill Education and worked as an education and community development volunteer in the United States Peace Corps. Hente also developed and conducted interactive science programs for Columbus, Ohio's Dynamic Center of Science and Industry and served as a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Dayton.

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer Sheri Kuslak-Meyer
Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 916-734-1384, Email: kuslakmeyer@ucdavis.edu

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer is the manager of educational programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and is responsible for daily operations, process development and implementation of the school’s s education programs. Previously, she managed a Web-based educational outreach program, directed preclinical drug studies and oversaw the research and development department at The Jackson Laboratories. She also taught undergraduate and graduate students at universities in Minnesota and North Carolina. Sheri has a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin.
Desirée “Dez” Lazo
Course Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-8656, Email:
 dhlazo@ucdavis.edu
Desirée Lazo is a course coordinator with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has an educational background in library and information science as well as sociology. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Lazo served as the administrative research coordinator with the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Radiology. She also worked as a research assistant and predoctoral coordinator for the Department of Family Medicine at UC Irvine. In addition to her experience with the UC System, Lazo also worked as a librarian, where she primarily aided students earning advanced degrees in fashion, interior and graphic design.
Anna Libonati
Manager of Student Affairs and Admissions
Phone: 916-734-7720, Email:
 alibonati@ucdavis.edu
Anna Libonati is the manager of student affairs and admissions, responsible for student life and graduate program admissions for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.  Prior to joining the school, Libonati was a graduate program coordinator and an undergraduate advisor for the UC Davis Department of Psychology. She was also a graduate student trainee at the Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services at California State University, Sacramento. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, specializing in career counseling, from CSU Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture from UC Santa Barbara.
Ksenia Lorigan
Education Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7136, Email:
 klorigan@ucdavis.edu
Ksenia Lorigan is an education analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Lorigan manages various special projects for the education team. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Lorigan worked as a business office assistant at the UC Irvine Athletics Department, where she assisted with purchasing and travel coordination for all Division 1 teams. Lorigan earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.
Ma Celerina “Maricel” Lumaquin
Data Analyst III
Phone: 916-734-3859, Email:
 mlumaquin@ucdavis.edu
Maricel Lumaquin is a data analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked at LeadingAge California where she coordinated educational programs, developed relationships with senior living providers and conducted outreach and retention of member communities. Lumaquin served as database administrator and managed the integration of different computer systems to improve member communication and engagement. Previously, she managed the Institute of International Education office in Manila, Philippines, and oversaw United States Agency for International Development-funded programs in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. Lumaquin earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from AMA Computer University, Philippines.
Caroline Luscombe
Student Affairs Officer
Phone: 916-734-5072, Email:
luscombe@ucdavis.edu
Caroline Luscombe is a student affairs officer for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing focusing on student services, communication, milestones, outreach and recruitment. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Luscombe worked for UC Davis Extension, where she managed a portfolio of online education programs geared to professionals in the health professions. Before that, she was the student services coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the Postmaster's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also managed Experiential Learning for Master of Business Administration students at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, which focuses on sustainable management practices. Luscombe earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UC Davis.
Emma O’Rourke-Powell
Education Analyst
Phone: 916-734-1496, Email:
eorourkepowell@ucdavis.edu
Emma O’Rourke-Powell is an analyst for the education team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she provides project management support, including curriculum and faculty development, for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, a program expected to launch in 2016. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, O’Rourke-Powell participated in the selective Coro Fellows Program in San Francisco for public affairs and leadership training. She also served as a resident director at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she supervised student staff and honed her student affairs project management skills. O’Rourke-Powell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Whitman College.
David Patton David Patton
Educational Technologist
Phone: 916-734-3055, Email: dkpatton@ucdavis.edu

David Patton is the educational technologist for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the school’s team, Patton worked at UC Davis as a technical support consultant. While attending California State University in Sacramento, Patton worked as a help desk technician and technical trainer in the Student Technology Center. Patton was also an academic support technician for Drexel University in Sacramento. Patton has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from CSU, Sacramento.
Laura Peterson Laura M. Peterson
Curriculum Analyst
Phone: 916-734-1160, Email: lmpeterson@ucdavis.edu
Laura Peterson is the assessment and academic success analyst for the education team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Peterson first joined the School of Nursing in 2013 as a curriculum analyst. Prior to joining the nursing school, Peterson worked at UC Davis for eight years as a graduate program coordinator in the Statistics and Physics departments. She also worked as a police services specialist at the Davis Police Department. Peterson graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 2003.
Joanna Siebert
Curriculum, Technology and Innovation Manager
Phone: 916-734-7205, Email:
jsiebert@ucdavis.edu
Joanna Siebert is the curriculum, technology and innovation manager at the Betty Irene School of Nursing. In this role, she oversees curriculum infrastructure operations, facilitates innovation and implementation, and supervises education team members who support the curricula. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked on the development of academic programs for various universities, created educational media and technology-assisted learning experiences for companies, as well as coached individuals to help them achieve their professional goals. She earned a master’s degree in Education – Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and studied Sociology as an undergraduate at UCLA.
Jason Sowa Jason Sowa
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-8951, Email: jsowa@ucdavis.edu

Jason Sowa is a clinical education coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Sowa is responsible for managing student placement in clinical rotations, building relationships with community organizations and expanding the network of clinical sites. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, he was director of student services, admissions and outreach for California Northstate University’s developing College of Medicine, where he assisted in creating policies and procedures for the medical student standards of the accreditation process, developed relationships with community organizations, established partnerships with area hospital organizations, and recruited physicians to teach in medical student clerkships. Jason Sowa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies and History from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Madeline Verzola
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-5075, Email: mverzola@ucdavis.edu

Madeline Verzola is the admissions coordinator at The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She manages admissions and serves as content expert for the graduate-degree programs at the School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked as medical student and residency recruitment coordinator at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Previously, she managed faculty offices in the glaucoma division at UCLA Stein Eye Institute and provided program support to the UCLA Rape Treatment Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UCLA.
Amanda Yi Amanda Yi
Educational Program Representative
Phone: 916-734-3086, Email: aeyi@ucdavis.edu

Amanda Yi is an educational program representative for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing where she provides program support to the education team. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Yi worked as a student assistant in the UC Davis Computer Science Department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Sociology from UC Davis.

Terry Catron-Dodkins
Academic Personnel Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-7762, Email:
tlcatrondodkins@ucdavis.edu
Terry Catron-Dodkins is an academic personnel coordinator and payroll analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she ensures academic recruitment practices adhere to University of California policies and procedures. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, Catron-Dodkins was a human resource recruiter, payroll coordinator and executive assistant to the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and executive assistant to the director for the Center for Biophontics at UC Davis Health System. She earned an associate degree in business management from Sacramento City College.
Lisa Reevesman
Academic Personnel Manager
Phone: 916-734-4737, Email: lareevesman@ucdavis.edu

Lisa Reevesman is the academic personnel manager, providing advice and clarification on University of California recruitment policies and procedures. Reevesman manages the school's administrative process and system for academic recruitments, appointments, merit and promotion of faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Reevesman has provided academic personnel management and support for the UC Davis Division of Hematology and Oncology and the departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology. She earned a business management certificate in 2002 from Sacramento City College.
Nebrisa Fish
Associate Director of Development
Phone: 916-734-4885, Email: nfish@ucdavis.edu

Nebrisa Fish is associate director of development for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she focuses on annual and special-gift fundraising programs. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Fish served as the donor engagement and outreach program manager in the central office of Development and Alumni Relations at UC Davis, where she was instrumental in designing and implementing activities and programming locally, regionally and internationally. Previously, she worked as a political fundraising consultant on numerous state and national campaigns. Fish earned a bachelor’s degree in government with a minor in health science from Sacramento State University.
Lora Hollingsworth
Director for Development Programs
Phone: 916-734-8509, Email: LLHollingsworth@ucdavis.edu

Lora Hollingsworth serves as the director for development programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In that role, she leads the development team operations and manages donor relations, stewardship and annual giving programs. Previously, Hollingsworth worked for nearly seven years in nonprofit fundraising in community nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Hollingsworth served in various development leadership positions in community nonprofit organizations, where she developed donor stewardship strategies, fundraising events and annual fund appeals. Hollingsworth earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Latin American and Latina Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and regularly serve on various local chapter committees.
Mangini Lizzy Mangini
Development Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7276, Email: ekmangini@ucdavis.edu

Lizzy Mangini is a development analyst for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she provides analytical and administrative support to the assistant dean of advancement. In this position, Mangini coordinates fundraising support to meet the strategic goal of increasing engagement with alumni, donors, students, volunteers, prospects and friends of the School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Mangini worked for Blackhawk Network in the Bay Area as a business systems analyst. She also served as an event assistant in the UC Davis Office of Ceremonies and Special Events. Mangini earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Davis.
Photo of Sarah Mentze Sarah Mentze
Director of Alumni and External Relations
Phone: 916-734-9614, Email: sementze@ucdavis.edu

Sarah Mentze serves as the School of Nursing’s director of alumni and external relations, leading engagement efforts with alumni and outreach to community organizations. Mentze previously served as director of donor relations and development operations for the School of Nursing. With a focus on creating partnerships, strategic planning and skilled implementation, she designs meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni and cultivates relationships with community organizations on behalf of prospective students and faculty. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Mentze worked as event coordinator for the California Alternative Payment Program Association and as a major giving administrator for KVIE Public Television. She attended California State University, Sacramento.
Martha Soledad Vela Acosta
Director for Research Programs
Phone: 916-734-3664, Email:
solvela@ucdavis.edu
Martha Soledad Vela Acosta is the director for research programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In that role, she ensures the success of the school’s research mission and enterprise. She oversees all programmatic development, operational components and administrative systems that support the school's research and sponsored programs. A physician and scientist, she brings more than 20 years of experience in a variety of health and educational settings in the United States and Latin America, as well as public, environmental and occupational health. As a self-driven professional leader, she is committed to oversee the development and implementation of strategic health research programs that create practical roadmaps toward sustainable health and environmental equity. She received a medical degree from the University of Guanajuato’s School of Medicine in Mexico, a master’s degree in Environmental Health and Epidemiology, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene from Colorado State University.
  Leslie Arriola
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-8311, Email:
llarriolla@ucdavis.edu
Leslie Arriola provides administrative support to the associate dean for research at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, as well as other faculty. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she served as an information technology finance analyst with UC Davis Health System. Arriola earned an associate degree at Merced Junior College and worked toward a bachelor’s degree at California State University, Chico.
  Yesi Avelar
Junior Specialist
Phone: 916-734-7949, Email:
yavelar@ucdavis.edu
Yesi Avelar is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Avelar works with Professor Sheryl L. Catz, the principal investigator on an HIV and chronic disease treatment and adherence project. Avelar assists on multiple projects providing literature reviews and writing support for manuscript submission. Avelar also implements and administers pilot studies, which consist of maintaining protocols approved by the Internal Review Board, recruitment of participants and follow-up interviews. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Avelar worked with Professor Ladson Hinton in the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on a study looking at depression in older Latino men. Avelar also volunteers at the Gender Health Center in Sacramento.
Kristen Bettega
Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-7262, Email:
kbettega@ucdavis.edu
Bettega is a project manager with the School of Nursing research team and she supports the team’s efforts to build and develop the school’s research program. Previously, Bettega served as a community health program representative with the National Children’s Study at UC Davis Health System, where she worked to recruit and retain study participants. Her professional experience includes work as a research specialist for EMQ FamiliesFirst, an organization that helps children in crisis and their families. Bettega earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis in 2000.
Michael Dang Michael Dang
Junior Specialist
Email: mikdang@ucdavis.edu
Michael Dang is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He works with Dean Heather M. Young, the principal investigator of the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology (P²E²T²) Program to Improve Diabetes. Dang assists with recruiting and conducting training sessions for the patients on how to use the mobile health technology. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Dang instructed mathematics and college-level chemistry to secondary school students with Sylvan Learning Center and Student Academic Success Center at UC Davis. He also volunteered as a clinical intern with Bayanihan Clinic, a UC Davis student-run free clinic. Dang earned his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from UC Davis.
Kathleen Dooley
Research Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-7250, Email: kdooley@ucdavis.edu
A recalled retiree, Kathleen Dooley provides grant writing and operational support for the growing research program as a part-time research coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Dooley previously worked for the school as a senior grant writer and certified research administrator before her retirement in June 2014. Prior to joining the school, Dooley was the program manager for the UC Davis Superfund Research and Training Program, an interdisciplinary program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She was also a supervisor at the UC Davis Department of Entomology Research Administration Office. Dooley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare at California State University, Sacramento, in 1986.
Sarina Fazio Sarina Fazio, R.N., M.S.
Administrative Research Nurse
Phone: 916-734-4046, Email:
safazio@ucdavis.edu
Sarina Fazio is an administrative research nurse at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Fazio manages the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute research grant project, Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology Program to Improve Health in Diabetes. She is also a nurse health coach for the UC Davis Institute for Wireless Health and Wellness research grant, Healthy U: Improving the Health of University Employees through Mobile Technology and Health Coaching. Prior to working at the School of Nursing, Fazio worked as a clinical nurse at UC Davis Medical Center and Royal Victoria Hospital at McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, where she is currently a doctoral student. Fazio also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
  Abraham Gutierrez
Research Analyst
Phone: 916-734-5145, Email:
abegutierrez@ucdavis.edu
Abraham Gutierrez is a research analyst and grants manager for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He provides support to develop underserved primary-care rotations and increase recruitment and retention of culturally diverse and disadvantaged students. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Gutierrez served as a research grant and contract coordinator at the School of Medicine. He began his career with UC Davis in 2000 and has worked in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine. Gutierrez earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento, in 2001.
Nazifa Hamdard Nazifa Hamdard
Junior Specialist

Nazifa Hamdard is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She works on the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology (P2E2T2) Program to Improve Diabetes. Hamdard is responsible for scheduling study orientation sessions, traveling to participating clinics for recruitment and conducting training sessions on the technology given to the participants. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Nazifa was an applied behavior analyst tutor, assisting children and adolescents with educational and developmental special needs. As an undergraduate, she worked as a mental health worker and interned at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center as well as the Center for Public Policy and Research. Hamdard earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis.
Thuy Le Thuy Le
Junior Specialist
Phone: 916-734-6077, Email:
tlble@ucdavis.edu
Thuy Le is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She works with Associate Dean for Research Jill Joseph and Victoria Ngo to investigate improvement of patient care through facilitated nurse-led care coordination and mobile technology application. Le’s roles in the project include participant recruitment, survey collection, interview scheduling, technology orientations, weekly updates and data extraction. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, where she tested and analyzed water quality from various regions of the state. Le earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UC Davis in 2013.
  Sydney Lopez
Junior Specialist
Phone: 916-703-5572, Email: sydlopez@ucdavis.edu

Sydney Lopez is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She works with Assistant Professor Carolina Apesoa-Varano, the principal investigator on a Latina caregiver well-being study to assess how social capital and ethnicity impact women's experiences as they care for others with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Lopez manages day-to-day aspects of the project, including approval of study procedures by the Internal Review Board, participant interviews and preparation of project reports to assess progress. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she taught cadaver-based anatomy as an aide in a UC Davis anatomy lab, as well as worked at Clinica Tepati, one of UC Davis’ free, student-run clinics. Lopez earned a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology, physiology and behavior from UC Davis, where she also minored in Chicano studies.
Daicy Luo
Junior Specialist
Email:
dwluo@ucdavis.edu
Daicy Luo is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She works with Dean Heather M. Young, principal investigator on the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology Program to Improve Health in Diabetes project. Luo provides administrative support, aids in research on scientific literature and assists in study documentation and recruitment. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Luo participated in clinical research under the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program and served as an orthotics intern at the Orthotics Department at UC Davis Medical Center. Daicy earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from UC Davis. 
Jennifer Mongoven
Administrative Director, Center for Advancing Pain Relief
Phone: 916-734-7358, Email:
 jmmongoven@ucdavis.edu
Jennifer Mongoven oversees the programmatic, operational and administrative components of the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief. Mongoven has managed collaborative pain management initiatives for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine Division of Pain Medicine since 2011. Mongoven has more than 15 years of research project management experience, including serving as a senior research manager at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York as well as a Connecticut-based Medicare quality improvement organization. In these positions, she managed diverse health service research projects, as well as a demonstration project designed to test a new Medicare benefit. Mongoven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Victoria Ngo
Program Director
Phone: 916-734-8296, Email:
 vxngo@ucdavis.edu
Victoria Ngo is a program director at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her work focuses on the workforce development of California frontline health-care workers in primary care, the utilization of health information technology, training design and implementation and health-care system process improvement. Currently, Ngo directs a program to develop quality medical assistant health coaches and care coordinators in the Central Valley. This work looks at some of the operational challenges and enhances the efforts to coordinate care in patient-centered medical homes. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Ngo spent more than a decade contributing to and managing clinical and community-based research at University of California, California State University, and California hospitals and clinics. Her experience in health coaching, project management, technology implementation and lean workflow helped transform a number of safety-net health centers in areas of access, efficiency, patient satisfaction and clinician satisfaction. Ngo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.
Devin Rifkin
Research Analyst
Phone: 916-734-5073, Email:
dlrifkin@ucdavis.edu
Devin Rifkin is a research analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. He supports the school’s research mission and goals by offering an array of pre- and post-award administration services to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and staff. Prior to his current position, Rifkin began his career with UC Davis in 2006 as a grant coordinator for the Center of Health Services Research in Primary Care. In 2008, Rifkin worked as a clinical research coordinator at the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, where he managed multiple, large-scale research projects involving five UC campuses. Rifkin is a certified research administrator through the Research Administrators Certificate Council. He earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Communications at UC Davis in 2003.
Jim Rogers James F. Rodgers
Project Manager
Phone:  916-734-7319, Email: jfrodgers@ucdavis.edu

James F. Rodgers is a project manager for two School of Nursing research teams: Integrative Case-Based Learning and Improving Dementia Care Through Music & Memory. Integrative Case-Based Learning expands the teaching of health professionals for specific conditions by introducing the family, social and regional contexts of a case. The purpose is to teach in the way that students will meet patients and their families in both clinical rotations and practice. The Music & Memory research objective is to improve dementia care in skilled nursing facilities using music of a dementia patient’s era and interest with a goal to calm and improve quality of life. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team Rodgers worked as director and coordinator for several non-profit organizations, including the West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition, the Yolo Family Service Agency and Catholic Charities. Rodgers earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Mary’s College of California and master’s degrees in Non-profit Administration from the University of San Francisco and in Counseling from California State University, San Francisco.

Nilpa Shah
Junior Specialist
Phone: 916-734-1836, Email: ndshah@ucdavis.edu
Nilpa Shah is a junior specialist working in collaboration with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine. She assists with the launch of the new Center for Advancing Pain Relief. Shah is responsible for recruitment of the center's advisory committee members, management of symposium registration, identification of themes and goals of inaugural meeting, as well as the development of requests for abstract submission process and scoring protocols. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked as the director of medical and health professional recruitment for the UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance as well as assisted as a teacher at Huntington Learning Center. Shah earned her Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis.
  Yajarayma (Yaya) Tang-Feldman
Research Specialist
Phone: 916-734-3453, Email: yjtangfeldman@ucdavis.edu
Yajarayma Tang-Feldman is a research specialist on recall. She works with Dean Heather M. Young on the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology Program to Improve Health in Diabetes. Tang-Feldman has more than 25 years of experience in research in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology and inflammation. She previously served as laboratory manager and lead scientist in an infectious diseases research lab at UC Davis Health System. She earned bachelor's and master’s degrees in Biology and Clinical Microbiology from San Francisco State University.
Rebecca Badeaux Rebecca Badeaux
Director for Strategic Communications
Phone: 916-734-2410, Email: 
rrbadeaux@ucdavis.edu
As director for strategic communications, Rebecca Badeaux provides vision, direction and leadership in developing high visibility communications strategies at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Badeaux creates integrated media programs to connect on an emotional level, envisioning the brand through written pieces and video components. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2014 as the school’s writer, Badeaux served as chief strategist for Chase Rainer Media, where she handled company positioning strategy, strategic planning, media training, story placement, crisis management, community relations and issues management for the agency’s clients. Previous to her 10 years at Chase Rainer Media, Badeaux spent more than a decade in the trenches of television newsrooms both as a news anchor and medical reporter. She received a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She also earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Amanda Berry Amanda Berry
Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 916-734-2145, Email: 
alberry@ucdavis.edu
Amanda Berry provides administrative support to the director for strategic marketing and branding as well as the director for strategic communications at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Previously, Berry worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company located in Novato and Rancho Cordova, California, for 16 years. She has served in various administrative positions and has professional experience in customer service and office management.
Jenny Carrick
Director for Strategic Marketing and Branding
Phone: 916-734-2543, Email: 
jacarrick@ucdavis.edu
As director for strategic marketing and branding, Jenny Carrick is responsible for all school-wide marketing efforts, including research, analysis and tools, and development of relevant policies and procedures. She leads the planning, organization and management of all marketing functions to achieve school growth objectives in enrollment, employment, visibility and brand awareness. She also counsels school leadership on marketing and visibility issues. Previously, she served as the school’s director for communications and marketing from 2008 through 2016. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Carrick was director of communications, marketing and government relations for the American Red Cross, covering its western region activities, including large-scale disaster responses. Carrick also worked for 10 years in the news industry as a reporter, editor and news director in both radio and newspaper, including a three-year stint as editor of the Lincoln News Messenger in Lincoln, California. Carrick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1992 from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California.