Directors & Managers

Directors

Patient Care Directors are responsible for 24/7 oversight of nursing clinical areas and programs.  Each Patient Care Director has expertise in their field of supervision and also take on other projects and initiatives to advance patient and family care at UCSF.

  • June SL Chan, RN, MSN, MSA, BCH Special Projects Director
  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CPNP-AC, BCH  Pediatric Critical Care Services Director
  • Shirley Kedrowski, RN, MSN, Ambulatory Clinical Services Director
  • Wayne Little, RN, MS, Perioperative Patient Care Director
  • Jody Mechanic, RN, MS, NE-BC, Director of Professional Nursing Practice & Magnet Program Director
  • Simmy Palecko, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute Director of Nursing
  • Daphne Stannard, RN-BC, PhD, CNS, Director of the Institute for Nursing Excellence & Chief Nurse Researcher
  • Dinarte Viveiros, RN, BSN, MHA, CPEN, BCH Acute Care Services Director
  • Diane VonBehren, RN, MS, BCH Perinatal Patient Care Director
  • Sandy Wienholz, RN, MSN CNOR, Perioperative Patient Care Director

Managers

Our Patient Care Managers are dedicated in supporting, facilitating and leading the nursing care delivery for each patient care unit at UCSF which provides patient centered care. All managers have expertise in their field of specialty. They collaborate with providers and the interdisciplinary team to ensure quality outcomes for our patients. Our Patient Care Managers foster the principles of shared governance which guide and enable the Unit Councils for each unit to implement quality improvement projects for improved outcomes as designed in our Magnet structure. 

  • Florlina AgudeloRN, BSN, BMTCN, Unit Director 11L/12L/12S, Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Brett Austin
  • Lina Bandera, RN, BSN, Unit Director Mount Zion Operating Room
  • Jim Barnes, OR Support Services
  • Kelly Bushman, Unit Director 11 ICU
  • Debbie Burge, RN, BSN, ONC, Unit Director 7Long and 7East, Orthopaedics/ Spine
  • Alma Cabading, RN, MBA, NE-BC, Unit Director 9L Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, Islet, Liver)
  • Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN, Education Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence
  • Donna Cova, Medical Transport
  • Irish Criseno, RN, BSN, Unit Director, Central Resource Group; Staffing Office & Adult Float Pool
  • Shirley Darwish, RN, MSN, CNL, Unit Director Prepare Clinic Parnassus & Mission Bay
  • Mendy Eckhaus, MSN, RN, Unit Director 13Long and 6South
  • Barbara Feldhauser, RN, BSN, Unit Director, Mission Bay Children's Emergency
  • Charlene Fong, RN, BSN, CRN, Administrative Nurse Radiology
  • Patricia ForsbergRN, DNP, MBA, NE-BC, Unit Director 10CVT
  • Lee Greenholtz, RN, BSN, CCRN CNML, Unit Director 10 ICC and RRT
  • Julius Heilman, RN, BSN, MS(c) Administrative Director, Dialysis Services
  • Colleen Hurst, RN, MSN, Unit Director Adult Interventional Cardiology
  • Laura Jacobson, BSN, CEN, Unit Director Emergency Department
  • Kim Johnston, RN, BSN,  RNC-NIC, Unit Director Intensive Care Nursery
  • Julie Koppel, MS, RN, NE-BC, Unit Director 14L General Medicine and 14M Medical Surgical High Acuity
  • Amy Kuwata, MSN, RNC-EFM, CNS, Practice Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence
  • Luke Lorenzo, RN, BSN, Interim Unit Director, MB Adult Acute Care Units AAC5/6
  • Joane Manantan, RN, MSN, Unit Director Birthing Center
  • Lauri McCullagh
  • Jennifer Miranda
  • Rudolph (Rudy) Pacol, RN, BSN, Unit Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Scott PasternakRN, BSN, M.Div, MBA, CCRN, Interim Unit Director Peri-Procedural Unit, Mount Zion: PREOP, PACU and Surgical Short Stay Units
  • Tristin Penland, RN, MS, CCRN, Unit Director MB Adult  ICU, MB Clinical Resource Team, & 9/13 Adult Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Units
  • Joan Reich Pinotti, RN, MSN, Interim Nurse Manager, Moffitt/Long Operating Room
  • Lisa Purser, RN, Pain, Integrated Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care, and Pediatric Prepare
  • Marisa Quinn, RN, MBA, Nurse Manager, Adult Infusion Centers Mt. Zion and Mission Bay, Pediatric Infusion Center Mission Bay
  • Mary Reid, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Unit Director, 8 Long and 6 Long
  • Alice Rich, RN, MSN, Unit Director Interventional Cardiology Lab
  • Stacie Rohovit, RN, MS, NNP-BC Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Managers
  • Bart Reyes, RN, BSN, Unit Director, Children’s Oncology and Hematology Unit, Children’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, and the Pediatric Acute Care Resource Team
  • Lisa Rhodes, RN, BSN, MBA, PCCN, Unit Director, PCICU & CTCU
  • Charisse Richards, RDCS, BS, ECHO, Stress/EKG, PFT
  • Cassandra Robertson, RN MSN CNOR, Unit Director, Pediatric Operating Rooms Mission Bay
  • Cindy Weiner, MSN, RN, NEA-BC,  SPD and Endoscopy Director