Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 916-734-2145, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Berry provides administrative support for the associate dean for student and faculty success along with program directors and assistant program directors. She joined the School of Nursing team in 2016 as an administrative assistant II. Previously, Berry worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company located in Novato and Rancho Cordova, California, for 16 years. She has served in various administrative positions and has professional experience in customer service and office management.
Chief of Staff
Phone: 916-734-3612, Email: email@example.com
Sam Bishop-Green is the chief of staff at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He works with the dean, faculty and staff to develop and implement long-range strategic plans and policies for the school. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, he served in various roles on the UC Davis and UC Berkeley campuses. Bishop-Green earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Business Administration from UC Davis.
Phone: 916-734-3714, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marci DeAnda provides administrative support to the associate dean for academics, assistant dean for education, assistant dean for administration and the director of clinical simulation at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she provided administrative support to the Organizational Excellence and Disability Management Services departments at UC Davis. Previously, DeAnda worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company located in Novato and Rancho Cordova, Calif., for 30 years in various capacities, including administrative assistant and legal secretary.
Executive Support Analyst
Phone: 916-734-4745, Email: email@example.com
Liz deVictoria provides executive support to Interim Dean Debbie Ward at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She joins the school with extensive experience supporting senior-level executives in the coordination, planning and support of daily operational and administrative functions. Previously, deVictoria worked as executive assistant at organizations such as Intevac Photonics, Teledyne e2v aerospace and defense, and Northrop Grumman, all located in the Bay Area.
Phone: 916-734-7859, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline Dyson provides administrative support to the associate dean for health equity, diversity and inclusion; assoicate dean for research and various faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Previously, Dyson was an independent contractor for Electronic Resolution Consulting. She has held management and administrative positions in the health-care industry for 25 years, including project management, insurance administration, human resources, IT management and telecommunications. Dyson earned a Health Care Information Technology Certificate from Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, and a Business Management Certificate from the Women’s Initiative in San Francisco. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
Human Resources Manager – Human Resources, Academic Personnel and Administrative Team
Phone: 916-734-8891, Email: email@example.com
Tami Lewis is the human resources manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and is responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of the school's human resources programs and processes. She also manages academic personnel and oversees the administrative operations for the School of Nursing, including the development of office policies and procedures. Prior to joining the school, Lewis worked as a human resources manager for organizations such as Golden 1 Credit Union, Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. and Golden Gate Fields managing several functions including payroll, benefits, recruitment, employee labor relations and workers’ compensation. Additionally, she has experience as a project manager for human resources and payroll system conversions. Lewis also worked previously for the UC Davis Department of Neurology providing operational oversight of three Alzheimer’s disease research projects and as the human resources manager for the UC Berkeley Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.
Finance and Operations Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7489, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Thompson is a finance and operations analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She provides financial reporting, analysis and planning recommendations to the finance and operations manager. She also provides support for and oversees academic payroll, account reconciliation, procurement, contract management, event and travel processing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Thompson worked in the dean’s office of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she provided financial reporting, analysis and planning recommendations to the budget analyst and fiscal officer. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Evangel University.
Business and Operations Manager
Phone: 916-734-7626, Email: email@example.com
Steven Wells is the business and operations manager providing strategic support for budgets and day-to-day operations. Wells has more than 15 years administrative and analytical support experience within UC Davis Health, mostly for clinical operations. Wells graduated from UC Davis in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in post modern art theory.
Cesar Robles-Martinez, M.P.H.
|Kate C. Turpin
Educational Program Designer
Phone: 916-734-1160, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Turpin serves as the educational program designer for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She works closely with the program directors and the leadership team to evaluate current graduate-degree program offerings, design new offerings to integrate hybrid and online courses and position current and future programs to be distinctive in nursing graduate education. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked for four years at Adtalem Global Education, first as associate director of career services for DeVry University and then as dean for campus operations for Chamberlain University, assisting in launching a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in California. She also managed multistate career services for online and on-ground students, performing all aspects from student advising, career adviser management and accreditation reporting. Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Fresno Pacific University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration specializing in Student Affairs from Kaplan University, now known as Purdue University Global.
Education Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-7136, Email: email@example.com
Ksenia Ustinova is an education project manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Ustinova manages various projects that support the growth and maintenance of the school’s educational programs, including the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, accreditations and new educational offerings. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Ustinova worked as a business office assistant at the UC Irvine Athletics Department, where she assisted with purchasing and travel coordination. Ustinova earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.
Education daily operations team
|Sheri Kuslak-Meyer, Ph.D.
Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 916-734-1384, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Kuslak-Meyer is the director of educational programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and is responsible for daily operations, process development and implementation of the school’s s education programs. Previously, she managed a web-based educational outreach program, directed preclinical drug studies and oversaw the research and development department at The Jackson Laboratories. She also taught undergraduate and graduate students at universities in Minnesota and North Carolina. Sheri has a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin.
|La Cole Blackshire, M.P.H.
Faculty Governance and Accreditation Compliance Manager
La Cole serves as the educational program faculty governance and accreditation compliance manager for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Blackshire manages faculty governance for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group and the faculty executive committee, coordinates all accreditation reporting, self-studies and site visits, as well as manages program data outcome reports. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, La Cole worked as a quality and safety analyst and American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification portfolio manager for the Department of Pediatrics at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. She began her career in health care as a licensed vocational nurse in both acute care and clinic settings. La Cole earned a Master of Public Health from CSU San Marcos and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Philosophy from CSU Sacramento.
Student services and success team
Director for Student Services and Success
Phone: 916-703-3043, Email: email@example.com
Lori Nicolaysen is the director for student services and success at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is responsible for developing educational initiatives that support student academic excellence. Nicolaysen has more than 20 years of experience within higher education advising, career services and admissions at Weill Cornell Medical College, Stanford University and the University of Virginia. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Phone: 916-734-6619, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Brunello is an event coordinator for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, Brunello managed coordination of meetings and events for entities including Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; e.Republic, Inc. and various hotels and restaurants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico.
|Ma Celerina “Maricel” Lumaquin
Data Analyst III
Phone: 916-734-3859, Email: email@example.com
Maricel Lumaquin is a data analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked at LeadingAge California where she coordinated educational programs, developed relationships with senior living providers and conducted outreach and retention of member communities. Lumaquin served as database administrator and managed the integration of different computer systems to improve member communication and engagement. Previously, she managed the Institute of International Education office in Manila, Philippines, and oversaw United States Agency for International Development-funded programs in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. Lumaquin earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from AMA Computer University, Philippines.
Educational Systems Developer
Phone: 916-734-3055, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Patton is the educational systems developer for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. His focus is on strategic projects for the school around data. Prior to joining the school’s team, Patton worked at UC Davis as a technical support consultant. While attending California State University in Sacramento, Patton worked as a help desk technician and technical trainer in the Student Technology Center. Patton has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from CSU, Sacramento.
Admissions, student services and outreach team
Manager of Admissions, Student Services and Outreach
Phone: 916-734-7720, Email: email@example.com
Madeline Verzola is the manager of admissions, student services and outreach at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She manages student affairs activities and is instrumental in the growth and continued success of the school’s five graduate-degree programs. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked as medical student and residency recruitment coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She also managed faculty offices in the glaucoma division at UCLA Stein Eye Institute and provided program support to the rape treatment center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Madeline earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration Degree at California State University, Sacramento.
Student Affairs Officer
Phone: 916-734-5072, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Miller is a student affairs officer for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing focusing on student services, communication, milestones, outreach and recruitment. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Miller worked for UC Davis Extension, where she managed a portfolio of online education programs geared to professionals in the health professions. Before that, she was the student services coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the Postmaster's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also managed Experiential Learning for Master of Business Administration students at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, which focuses on sustainable management practices. Miller earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UC Davis.
Phone: 916-734-5075, Email: email@example.com
Amanda Yi is the admissions coordinator for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She manages the admissions process and serves as the content expert for the graduate-degree programs at the School of Nursing. Prior to this, she worked as a student affairs officer and provided application, compliance, registration and student resource support to applicants and current School of Nursing students. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology — Organizational Studies from UC Davis.
Curriculum and technology team
|Jennifer R. Black
Education Technology and Operations Specialist
Phone: 916-734-7949, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Black is the education technology and operations specialist for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. As the education technology specialist, she is responsible for the administration and implementation of instructional technologies and serves as course coordinator for complex courses. As operations specialist, she builds the master academic calendar for all programs, coordinates program-wide planning meetings and is responsible for the logistics of the annual Academic Symposium. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Black served as the medical student course coordinator for the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine. Before coming to UC Davis, Black worked for 13 years at BloodSource, first as a blood donor recruiter specializing in platelet and plasma donation recruitment. She then transitioned to the role of medical department coordinator, providing support to the medical department and coordinating the medical education and international programs. Black earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from California State University, Sacramento in 2004.
Michael C. Helton
|Desirée “Dez” Lazo
Phone: 916-734-8656, Email: email@example.com
Desirée Lazo is a course coordinator with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has an educational background in library and information science as well as sociology. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Lazo served as the administrative research coordinator with the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Radiology. She also worked as a research assistant and predoctoral coordinator for the Department of Family Medicine at UC Irvine. In addition to her experience with the UC System, Lazo also worked as a librarian, where she primarily aided students earning advanced degrees in fashion, interior and graphic design.
Clinical Education Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-5625, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Davis is a clinical education project manager and certified project management professional (PMP) at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Davis focuses on the design, development and implementation of databases to enhance clinical education operations and support accreditation. She also assists in the placement of students into clinical rotations and serves as a liaison between students and administration for the School of Nursing clinical programs. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Davis worked in the public health field where she gained a broad knowledge working as a health educator during her fellowship as a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also worked in both the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control branch and Vector Borne and Veterinary Public Health Section at the California Department of Public Health. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Community Health Education from California State University, Sacramento.
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-703-2562, Email: email@example.com
Celia Flores is a clinical compliance coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Flores is a liaison between School of Nursing students and clinical sites, providing all compliance and access information necessary to secure required clinical rotations for physician assistant, family nurse practitioner and nursing graduate students. Flores also works with student services to ensure the best transition from school entry to clinical year. Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Flores worked in nursing education and also worked for a number of years in private education in the Sacramento area.
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-2735, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanh Herbert is a clinical affiliation coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Herbert assists in the placement of students into clinical rotations for the School of Nursing clinical programs and also serves as a liaison between students and administration. She also supports the development and implementation of community partner engagement efforts. Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Herbert worked at the Mouse Biology Program at UC Davis as a staff research associate in the Murine Genetic Engineering Laboratory. She also served as a research compliance analyst for the Research Compliance and Integrity unit at UC Davis with a focus on financial conflict of interest and coordination of the Responsible Conduct of Research program. Herbert earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC Davis.
Clinical Affiliations Manager
Phone: 916-734-8951, Email: email@example.com
Jason Sowa is the clinical affiliations manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Sowa is responsible for managing student placement in clinical rotations, building relationships with community organizations and expanding the network of clinical sites. In September 2020, Sowa was promoted to clinical affiliations manager overseeing a small team assisting with student clinical placements.Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, he was director of student services, admissions and outreach for California Northstate University’s developing College of Medicine, where he assisted in creating policies and procedures for the medical student standards of the accreditation process, developed relationships with community organizations, established partnerships with area hospital organizations, and recruited physicians to teach in medical student clerkships. Jason Sowa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies and History from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Clinical Projects Coordinator
Melissa Yu is a clinical projects coordinator for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Yu assists in quarterly evaluation data, student, faculty and course maintenance, as well as provide compliance and access information necessary for clinical rotations. Prior to this, she worked as a student assistant at the School of Nursing and supported the education team with various projects focused on data analysis and clinical education. Yu earned a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis.
Academic Personnel Analyst
Phone: 916-734-2771, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacy Munoz is an academic personnel analyst. She recommends, develops, implements and coordinates Academic Personnel policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures related to academic recruitment and appointment at the School of Nursing. She joined the school in 2015 as an administrative assistant. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she provided administrative support to the UC Davis School of Medicine Internal Medicine Department and the UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Bioethics. Previously, Munoz served in management with Toshiba Business Solutions and as operations manager for Sports Authority, both located in Sacramento, California.
|Catherine C. Adams
Senior Director of Development
Phone: 916-416-7623, Email: email@example.com
Cat Adams is responsible for the overall management of fundraising efforts at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her focus includes serving as a chief development officer, planning and managing the unit’s campaign activities, as well as achieving long-term and short-term fundraising goals by enhancing the culture of philanthropy. Additionally, Adams supervises the School of Nursing’s development team consisting of Lizzie Coyle, Sarah Mentze and Maria Fernandez. She brings more than 18 years of fundraising and development leadership experience in higher education, community health and arts and cultural organizations. Most recently she was assistant executive director for advancement at the University of Missouri. Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from William Jewell College, a master’s degree in Organizational Change and Non-profit Management from the University of Missouri, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership also from the University of Missouri.
Donor Relations Program Manager
Phone: 916-734-7276, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Fernandez is the donor relations program manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. In her role, she implements engagement and stewardship strategies in support of fundraising priorities and she is responsible for project management related to development and fundraising. She joins the School of Nursing after serving as the donor stewardship and database administrator at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Prior to that, Fernandez worked at St. Francis High School where she garnered an array of development experience — donor relations, event management, gift processing, volunteer management, database management and analytics. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and majored in Liberal Studies at De Anza College and San Jose State University.
Director for Alumni Engagement
Phone: 916-734-9614, Email: email@example.com
Sarah Mentze serves as the School of Nursing’s director for alumni and community engagement, leading engagement efforts among alumni and external constituencies to develop strategic partnerships and programs. Mentze brings with her nearly two decades of experience inspiring and connecting individuals with various nonprofit organizations to improve access to community resources, affordable child care, public education and comprehensive health services using her passions to advocate, communicate and fundraise. Since joining the School of Nursing in 2012, she has grown annual giving, stewardship, operations programs in prior roles and successfully engaged a variety of community partners to further the school’s mission. Mentze previously worked as the development and marketing manager for Stanford Youth Solutions where she was instrumental in rebranding the more than 100-year-old organization, and led efforts to transform the development program. She attended California State University, Sacramento.
|Jennifer Mongoven, M.P.H.
Director of research administration
Phone: 916-734-7358, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Mongoven oversees the operations and activities of the research team and functions at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. In this role, she focuses on the school-wide research portfolio. She also is the associate director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and leads the the programmatic, operational and administrative components of the institute. Previously, she helped launch the Center for Advancing Pain Relief at UC Davis as the administrative director. Mongoven’s earlier experience also includes serving as a senior research manager at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Qualidigm, a Connecticut-based Medicare quality-improvement organization. In these positions, she managed diverse health promotion and research projects. Mongoven earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Phone: 916-734-5073, Email: email@example.com
Devin Rifkin is a research analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. He supports the school’s research mission and goals by offering an array of pre- and post-award administration services to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and staff. Prior to his current position, Rifkin began his career with UC Davis in 2006 as a grant coordinator for the Center of Health Services Research in Primary Care. In 2008, Rifkin worked as a clinical research coordinator at the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, where he managed multiple, large-scale research projects involving five UC campuses. Rifkin is a certified research administrator through the Research Administrators Certificate Council. He earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Communications at UC Davis in 2003.
Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators
|Monica Christina Esqueda, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators
Monica Christina Esqueda is the program manager for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators program. Her areas of expertise include higher education leadership, curriculum design, program evaluation, faculty development and education policy. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2020, Esqueda was an education specialist at the UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness and the inaugural equity advisor for the Office of Undergraduate Education. In these roles she worked to advance inclusive teaching, and the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion principles across departments and programs. Previously, Esqueda was an assistant professor of higher education and community college leadership at Old Dominion University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Education in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in education policy from the University of Southern California.
Project Coordinator, Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators
As project coordinator for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators program, Dan Carter provides high level coordination of events, meeting planning and complex curriculum support. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2020, he served as a development analyst at the UC Davis Office of Development, where he was responsible for coordinating regional donor and alumni events as well as analyzing prospective donor and existing donor data. Before joining UC Davis in 2013, Carter had a long career as a professor of diesel technology at San Joaquin Delta College, partnering with Caterpillar Inc. to train cohorts of technicians in a public-private educational partnership. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in adult education and workforce development.
Communications and Marketing Specialist, Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators
Phone: 916-703-2238, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Hansen is a communications and marketing specialist for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators program. In addition to this role, she also supports the UC Davis Health Center for Health and Technology and the Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2019, she supported the Office of Continuing Medical Education. Previously, Hansen worked on the creative services team for Sutter Health and worked for five years in the news industry as a local government reporter at newspapers along the North Coast. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a minor in digital media, from California State University, Sacramento in 2010.
Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators Project Manager
Phone: 916-703-2249, Email: email@example.com
Kristen Venditelli is a project manager supporting the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators program. She joined UC Davis in 2006 as an administrative assistant with the Department of Emergency Medicine and joined the School of Nursing team in 2017 as an executive project manager supporting the dean’s office. Previously, Venditelli worked as a program manager for the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the KL2 and K12 mentored career development training programs. In 2016, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Community Health Education from California State University, Sacramento.
Center for Advancing Pain Relief
Associate Director of the Center for Advancing Pain Relief
Phone: 916-734-7925, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Lorenzen serves as the associate director at the Center for Advancing Pain Relief, an interprofessional collaboration between the schools of Nursing and Medicine. She brings 20 years of experience in program management, organizational development and relationship building in academic and non-profit settings. Kate previously was an assistant director of professional and continuing education at the University of Washington, where she developed and managed degrees and certificates in Public Health and Social Services. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in Non-profit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Program Specialist, Center for Advancing Pain Relief
Phone: 916-734-4823, Email: email@example.com
Christy Chung is a program specialist for the Center for Advancing Pain Relief, a first-of-its-kind hub for education, research, clinical care and policy surrounding pain management. She is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating the daily operations of the ECHO Pain Management Telementoring Program and the Train the Trainers: Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Chung worked in the School of Medicine in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. Before that, she spent several years with Bayanihan Clinic, a UC Davis student-run clinic providing free health services and education to uninsured populations in Sacramento. She also worked as a research assistant in the UC Davis Program in International and Community Nutrition where she assisted in monitoring and evaluating large-scale food fortification programs in Cameroon. Chung earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from UC Davis.
Family Caregiving Institute team
|Jennifer Mongoven, M.P.H.
Associate Director of Operations, Family Caregiving Institute
Phone: 916-734-7358, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Mongoven oversees the programmatic, operational and administrative components of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Prior to joining the Family Caregiving Institute, she helped launch the Center for Advancing Pain Relief at UC Davis as the administrative director. Mongoven’s previous experience also includes serving as a senior research manager at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Qualidigm, a Connecticut-based Medicare quality-improvement organization. In these positions, she managed diverse health promotion and research projects. Mongoven earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Health professions education grants team
|Ana Marin Cachu, M.P.H.
Program Manager, SPLICE and the nurse practitioner residency program
Phone: 916-734-7806, Email: email@example.com
Ana Marin Cachu is the program manager for the health education grants team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. This team is dedicated to implementing a portfolio of health education grants focused on team-based primary care, interprofessional education and a nurse practitioner residency program. In this role, she provides administrative leadership, as well as programmatic and operational oversight. She also plays a crucial role in communicating and collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders. In addition, she is responsible for managing and leading evaluation efforts for all grants, which include data collection, management and reporting. Prior to her role as program manager, she was the evaluation lead for the grants with the primary responsibility for the design and implementation of evaluations, including data collection, evaluation designs, developing instruments, designing and carrying analysis and disseminating results. Before joining the School of Nursing, she worked at Jefferson County Public Health in Colorado as a public health epidemiologist. Marin earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Master of Public Health from UC Davis.
|Molly Acton, M.H.A.
Logistics and Operations Lead
Phone: 916-703-5572, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Molly Acton serves as a logistics and operations lead for the health education grants team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She supports a portfolio of education grants in the areas of general program operations, process planning and implementation, and grant reporting. Prior to joining UC Davis Health in 2020, Acton worked as the administrator and a valuation associate of a real estate appraisal firm specializing in litigation cases. Her professional experience also includes serving as a management consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates, where she assisted health care organizations with large-scale strategic and facility planning projects. Acton also served as the business manager of occupational medicine and the manager of business development and marketing at Camino Healthcare in the South Bay. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Policy Analyst Lead
Phone: 916-734-7262, Email: email@example.com
Kristen Bettega is the lead data analyst supporting evaluation efforts for the health education grants team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The team supports a, portfolio of grants that focus on team-based primary care, interprofessional education and a nurse practitioner residency program. Since joining the school in 2011 as a research project manager, she has supported multiple research projects focusing on improving quality in nursing homes. Most recently she supported the Family Caregiving Institute, which aims to improve systems of support for the millions of family caregivers in the U.S. She is also an assistant managing editor for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she was a research specialist for a California non-profit organization that helps children in crisis and their families. Bettega earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis.
|Jonathan Kwan, M.P.H.
Phone: 916-734-1497, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Kwan is an education analyst for the health education grants team at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. He provides education development support and assists with coordinating operations for educational programs, events and projects to communicate with learners and supporting the activities. In addition, he works as a data analyst providing support with data management and evaluation. Prior to joining UC Davis Health, Kwan worked as an operation manager and administrative support varying from food service to higher education. His professional experience revolves around community health and nutrition education with expressed interest in addressing health and health care disparities, environmental health, and food security and safety. Kwan earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumers Science with a concentration in Food and Nutrition from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Policy Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
James F. Rodgers, M.N.A, M.A.
Director for Strategic Communications
Phone: 916-734-2410, Email: email@example.com
As director for strategic communications, Rebecca Badeaux provides vision, direction and leadership in developing high visibility communications strategies at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Badeaux creates integrated media programs to connect on an emotional level, envisioning the brand through written pieces and video components. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 2014 as the school’s writer, Badeaux served as chief strategist for Chase Rainer Media, where she handled company positioning strategy, strategic planning, media training, story placement, crisis management, community relations and issues management for the agency’s clients. Previous to her 10 years at Chase Rainer Media, Badeaux spent more than a decade in the trenches of television newsrooms both as a news anchor and medical reporter. She received a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She also earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Director for Strategic Marketing and Branding
Phone: 916-734-2543, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As director for strategic marketing and branding, Jenny Carrick is responsible for all school-wide marketing efforts, including research, analysis and tools, and development of relevant policies and procedures. She leads the planning, organization and management of all marketing functions to achieve school growth objectives in enrollment, employment, visibility and brand awareness. She also counsels school leadership on marketing and visibility issues. Previously, she served as the school’s director for communications and marketing from 2008 through 2016. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Carrick was director of communications, marketing and government relations for the American Red Cross, covering its western region activities, including large-scale disaster responses. Carrick also worked for 10 years in the news industry as a reporter, editor and news director in both radio and newspaper, including a three-year stint as editor of the Lincoln News Messenger in Lincoln, California. Carrick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1992 from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California.