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.

  • Christina Bloom, RN, MSOL, NEA-BC, Critical Care Services Director
  • June SL Chan, RN, MSN, MSA, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Special Projects Director
  • Stacey Culbreath, Periop Administration Director
  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CPNP-AC, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 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, Professional Nursing Practice & Magnet Program Director
  • Kim Scurr, RN, MPA, Vice President Operations UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
  • 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

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 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, NE-BC, 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
  • 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
  • Jensine Russell, RN, DNP, Unit Director Cardiovascular Thoracic
  • William Schroeder, RN, Interim AN1 Pediatric Transport Team
  • Cindy Weiner, MSN, RN, NEA-BC,  SPD and Endoscopy Director