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

  • Stacey Culbreath, MBA, Perioperative Services Vice President

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

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

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

Patient Care Directors

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

  • Allen Fasnacht, RN, MSN, NE-BC, 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

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

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

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

Unit Directors

  • Florlina Agudelo, RN, 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

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

  • Brett Austin, MSN, MAOM, RN, 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

  • 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)

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

  • Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN, Clinical Practice Manager, Institute for Nursing Excellence

  • 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

  • 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

  • Julie Guyette, RN, BSN, CN III, Interim Assistant Unit Director, 6/10 ICC

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Julie Koppel, RN, MS, NE-BC, Unit Director General Medicine and Medical Surgical High Acuity

  • Kipper Latham, RN, BSN, RCIS, Interim Unit Director, Adult Interventional Cardiology Labs

  • Cami Chan Lenett, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinic

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

  • 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

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

  • 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, 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

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

  • William Schroeder, RN, Interim AN1 Pediatric Transport Team

  • Rendi Solis, RN, MSN, Unit Director, Adult Acute Care Medicine

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

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