Nursing Leadership

UCSF Nursing Leadership comes to life at the point of care, on the units, clinics, and departments, and in countless programs and decisions guided by a primary focus on excellence in nursing practice and quality patient and family care.

Directors and Administrators work tirelessly to ensure continuity of operations that support excellent patient and family care across the enterprise.

Patient Care Directors are responsible for 24/7 oversight of nursing clinical areas and programs and supervise projects and initiatives that advance patient and family care at UCSF.

Unit Directors are dedicated to supporting and facilitating nursing care delivery that ensures patient- and family-centered care at UCSF. They collaborate with providers and interdisciplinary teams to ensure quality outcomes for our patients and their families.

Directors & Administrators

  • June SL Chan, RN, MSN, MSA, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Special Projects Director
  • Stacey Culbreath, MBA, Perioperative Services Vice President
  • Shirley Kedrowski, RN, MSN, Ambulatory Clinical Services Director
  • Tina Mammone, RN, PhD, CENP, NEA-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer UCSF Medical Center
  • Carrie Meer, RN, MS, CPHQ Nursing Performance Improvement Interim Director
  • Kristen Rhinehart, RN, MSN, CNOR, Periop Informatics & Scheduling Director
  • Kim Scurr, RN, MPA, Vice President Operations UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Patient Care Directors

  • Christina Bloom, RN, BSN, MSOL, NEA-BC, Critical Care Services Director
  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CPNP-AC, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Critical Care Services Director
  • Wayne Little, RN, MS, Perioperative Patient Care Director
  • Jody Mechanic, RN, MS, NE-BC, Professional Nursing Practice & Magnet Program Director
  • Daphne Stannard, RN-BC, PhD, CNS, Institute for Nursing Excellence Director & Chief Nurse Researcher
  • Dinarte Viveiros, RN, BSN, MHA, CPEN, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Acute Care Services Director
  • Diane VonBehren, RN, MS, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Perinatal Patient Care Director
  • Sandy Wienholz, RN, MSN CNOR, Perioperative Patient Care Director

Managers / Unit Directors

  • Florlina AgudeloRN, BSN, BMTCN, Unit Director Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Cherie Adrian, RN, MSN, OCN, Nurse Manager UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, GI Medical Oncology, Hepatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology & Orthopedic Surgical Oncology
  • Brett Austin, MSN, MAOM, RN, Unit Director, Clinical Operations and Patient Placement
  • Lina Bandera, RN, BSN, Unit Director Mount Zion Operating Room
  • Janet Black RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Care Center, Melanoma Center, Head and Neck Oncology, Investigational Therapeutics, Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Thoracic Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Anal Neoplasia
  • Troy Buckmeier, RN, BSN, Administrative Nurse Manager, Radiation Oncology
  • Kelly Bushman RN, BSN, CNRN, Unit Director Neurological Intensive Care
  • Debbie Burge, RN, BSN, ONC, Unit Director Orthopaedics/ Spine
  • Alma Cabading, RN, MBA, CCRN, Unit Director Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, Islet, Liver)
  • Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN, Education Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence
  • 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 Adult General & Specialty Surgical and Adult Medical Surgical
  • Barbara Feldhauser, RN, BSN, Unit Director, Mission Bay Children's Emergency
  • Charlene Fong, RN, BSN, CRN, Administrative Nurse Radiology
  • Nicole Giacosa RN, BSN, Ambulatory Patient Care Manager, Pediatric Infusion Center
  • Lee Greenholtz, RN, BSN, CCRN CNML, Unit Director Intensive Cardiac Care and Rapid Response Team
  • Louise Hallberg RN, MSN, Administrative Nurse Manager, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Julius Heilman, RN, BSN, MS Administrative Director, Dialysis Services
  • Colleen Hurst, RN, MSN, Unit Director Adult Catheterization Lab & Electrophysiology Labs
  • 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 General Medicine and Medical Surgical High Acuity
  • Amy Kuwata, RN-BC, MSN, CNS, Practice Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence
  • Nancy Lee, RN, BSN, RN-BC, Pediatric Medical-Surgical & Pediatric Transitional Care Units
  • Cami Chan Lenett, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinic
  • Luke Lorenzo, RN, BSN, Interim Unit Director, Mission Bay Adult Acute Care
  • Joane Manantan, RN, MSN, Unit Director Birthing Center
  • Tricia Maxfield, RN, Nurse Manager, Parnassus Infusion, Parnassus Apheresis, Cancer Immunotherapy Program
  • Laurie McCullagh, RN, BSN, Assistant Director, Patient Flow and Staffing
  • Jennifer Miranda, RN, MSN, MBA, Unit Director 15 Long
  • Catherine Mitsuoka, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Ida Friend Infusion Center, Mount Zion, Adult Infusion Center, Mission Bay Hospital
  • 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, & Adult Medical/Surgical Intensive Care
  • Joan Reich Pinotti, RN, MSN, Interim Nurse Manager, Moffitt/Long Operating Room
  • Andrea Plati, RN, MSN, OCN, Unit Director Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Lisa Purser, RN, Pain, Integrated Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care, and Pediatric Prepare
  • Marisa Quinn, RN, MBA, Adult Infusion Centers, Mt. Zion and Mission Bay Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit, Mt. Zion Pediatric Infusion Center
  • Mary Reid, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Unit Director, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Neuro Transitional
  • 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
  • Alice Rich, RN, MSN, Unit Director Interventional Cardiology Lab
  • Stacie Rohovit, RN, MS, NNP-BC Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Managers
  • 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
  • Jensine Russell, RN, DNP, Unit Director Cardiovascular Thoracic
  • William Schroeder, RN, Interim AN1 Pediatric Transport Team
  • Cindy Weiner, MSN, RN, NEA-BC,  Endoscopy & Sterile Processing Interim Director