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.

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

  • Kay Burke, RN, BSN, NE-BC, MBA, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

  • Mitchel Erickson, BSN, MSN, ACNP Director Advanced Practice Providers

  • Dan Henroid, MS, RD Director, Nutrition and Food Services

  • Leanne Hunstock, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, Interim Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, UCSF Medical Center

  • Shirley Kedrowski, RN, MSN, Ambulatory Clinical Services Director

  • Jody Mechanic, RN, MS, NE-BC, Professional Nursing Practice & Magnet Program Director

  • Molly Shane, RN, BSN, CCM Director Care Management and Patient Transitions

  • Kim Scurr, RN, MPA, Vice President Operations UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Patient Care Directors

  • Lorraine Carroll, RN, MSN, CCRN, Heart and Vascular, Patient Care Director

  • Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN, Interim Institute for Nursing Excellence Director

  • Mendy Eckhaus, RN, MSN, Acute Care Patient Care Director

  • John Wood, RN, BSN, MBA, Interim Emergency Services Patient Care 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

  • Tristin Penland, RN, MS, CCRN, Critical Care Adult Services Patient Care Director

  • Judith Pfeiffer, RN, PhD, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Patient Care Director

  • Kristen Rhinehart, RN, MSN, CNOR, Periop Informatics & Scheduling Director

  • Elizabeth Sin, RN, BSN, MS, PHN, CCRN Adult Transitional Care and Other Areas Patient Care Director

  • 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

Unit Directors

  • Florlina Agudelo, RN, MSN, 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, RN, MSN, MAOM, Unit Director, Clinical Operations and Patient Placement

  • Lina Bandera, RN, BSN, Unit Director Mount Zion Operating Room

  • Marianne Bautista, RN, BSN, Assistant Unit Director, 10CVT

  • 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

  • Debbie Burge, RN, BSN, ONC, Unit Director Orthopaedics/ Spine

  • Alma Cabading, RN, MBA, CCRN, Unit Director Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, Islet, Liver)

  • Mya Hamilton Childers, RN, BSN, MS, CRRN, Unit Director, 10 ICC and Rapid Response Team (Parnassus)

  • Irish Criseno, RN, MSN, Unit Director, Central Resource Group; Staffing Office & Adult Float Pool

  • Shirley Darwish, RN, MSN, CNL, Unit Director, Prepare Clinic Parnassus & Mission Bay

  • Janice Elzinga, RN, MSN, CNL, CCRN, Unit Director, 9/13 ICU

  • Barbara Feldhauser, RN, BSN, Unit Director, Mission Bay Children's Emergency

  • Charlene Fong, RN, BSN, CRN, Administrative Nurse Radiology

  • Ryuta Fukuda, RN, BSN, Unit Director, 13 Long

  • Michael Francis, RN, MS, NEA-BC, DNP, Clinical Education & Training Manager

  • Nicole Giacosa RN, BSN, Ambulatory Patient Care Manager, Pediatric Infusion Center

  • Amelia Giannino, RN, BSN-CHPN, Interim Unit Director, Adult Acute Care Medicine

  • Maulah Halley, RN, MSN, Unit Director, Adult Acute/TCU Heart and Vascular Unit (10 CVT)

  • Louise Hallberg RN, MSN, Administrative Nurse Manager, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Julius Heilman, RN, BSN, MS Administrative Director, Dialysis Services

  • Hannah Jang, RN, PhD, CNL, PHN, Associate Chief Nurse Researcher and Clinical Inquiry Manager

  • Kim Johnston, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, Unit Director Intensive Care Nursery

  • Lisa Konstantinidis, RN, MSN, Unit Director Adult Catheterization & Electrophysiology Labs

  • Danielle Lallement, RN, BSN, CCRN, Unit Director MB Surgical-Oncology ICU & MB Clinical Resource Nurse Team

  • 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

  • Sara Nedkov, RN, BSN, CPAN, Interim Unit Director, Parnassus: PREOP/PACU

  • Rudolph (Rudy) Pacol, RN, BSN, Unit Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Scott Pasternak, RN, BSN, M.Div, MBA, CCRN, Interim Unit Director Peri-Procedural Unit, Mount Zion: PREOP, PACU and Surgical Short Stay 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, RN, BSN, 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

  • William Schroeder, RN, Interim AN1 Pediatric Transport Team

  • Denise Shaw, RN, BSN, Unit Director, C5 Children's Medical-Surgical (MSP) & Transitional Care Units (TCUP)

  • Arnold Shepherd, RN, BSN, CEN Interim Unit Director, Parnassus Emergency Department

  • Lynne Tom, RN, MSN, VA-BC, Interim Unit Director for the Adult Vascular Access Support Team and Centralized Telemetry Services

  • Tatiana Urisman, RN, MS, CCRN, Unit Director, 8 South Surgical TCU & 12 South Surgical TCU

  • Paula Williams, RN, BSN, PCCN, Unit Director, 14 Moffitt Medical/Surgical High Acuity Unit

Assistant Unit Directors

  • Melissa Alvarez-Trinidad, RN, Assistant Unit Director, 9/13 ICU

  • Laura Ascanio, RN, MSN, CNL, Assistant Unit Director, 10CVT

  • Karrie Ballard, RN, MSN, OCN, Assistant Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

  • Kelly Bushman RN, BSN, CNRN, Assistant Unit Director, Central Resource Group

  • Arcyl de la Cruz, RN, BSN, Assistant Unit Director, Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, Islet, Liver)

  • Elaine Esler, RN, MSN, OCN, Assistant Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

  • Amanda French, RN, BSN, Assistant Unit Director, 8 South Surgical TCU & 12 South Surgical TCU

  • Hyo Sun Cho, RN-BC, BSN, CDE, Assistant Unit Director, Orthopaedics/Spine

  • Julie Guyette, RN, BSN, CN III, Interim Assistant Unit Director, 6 ICC

  • Kristen Hart, RN, BSN, Interim Assistant Unit Director, 6 Long

  • Janelle Heineman, RN, BSN, CCRN, Assistant Unit Director, 9/13 ICU

  • Griselda (Gracie) Hernandez, RN, BSN, Assistant Unit Director, Central Resource Group

  • Lyza Hiltner, RN, MSN, Interim Assistant Unit Director, Adult Acute Care Medicine

  • Don Ino, RN, BSN, CCTN Assistant Unit Director, Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, Islet, Liver)

  • Yin Lo, RN-BC, BSN, Interim Assistant Unit Director, 14 Moffitt

  • Katie Matza, RN-BC, BSN, Assistant Unit Director,  Mission Bay Adult Acute Care

  • Darcy McCarty, RN, Interim Assistant Unit Director, 13 Long

  • Theresa Mueller, RN, MS, CCRN, Assistant Unit Director, 8/11 NICU

  • Annette Neil, RN, BSN, SCRN, Assistant Unit Director, Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • David Orth, RN, CN IV, CCRN, MSN, Assistant Unit Director, 10ICC

  • Shelley Pepper, RN-BC, BSN, BMTCN, Assistant Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

  • Brenda Reeves, RN, BSN, CEN Assistant Unit Director, Parnassus Emergency Department

  • Jenna Rego, RN-BC, MSN, Assistant Unit Director, Mission Bay Adult Acute Care

  • Cara Richoux, RN, BSN, Assistant Unit Director, MB Surgical-Oncology ICU & MB Clinical Resource Nurse Team

  • Justin Sauerbery, RN, BSN, CEN Interim Assistant Unit Director, Parnassus Emergency Department

  • Katie Segev, RN, MS, OCN, Assistant Unit Director, Adult Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

  • Marissa Sun, RN-BC, MSN, Assistant Unit Director,  Mission Bay Adult Acute Care

  • Julie Vavuris, RN, MSN, CCRN, Assistant Unit Director, 9/13ICU

  • Mailah Umali, RN-C BS, Assistant Unit Director, 15 Long

  • Connie Zhang, RN, Assistant Unit Director, Neuro ICU