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 / Unit Directors

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
  • 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
  • Jim Barnes, OR Support Services
  • 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, 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
  • Nicole Giacosa RN, BSN, Ambulatory Patient Care Manager, Pediatric Infusion Center
  • Lee Greenholtz, RN, BSN, CCRN CNML, Unit Director 10 ICC and RRT
  • Louise Hallberg RN, MSN, Administrative Nurse Manager, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 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
  • Cami Chan Lenett, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinic
  • Luke Lorenzo, RN, BSN, Interim Unit Director, MB Adult Acute Care Units AAC5/6
  • 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, & 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, 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, 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