Tina Brunello
Events Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-6619, Email:
tbrunello@ucdavis.edu
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.   
Liz deVictoria Liz deVictoria
Executive Support Analyst
Phone: 916-734-4745, Email:
ecdevictoria@ucdavis.edu
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.   
  Tami Lewis
Human Resources Business Partner Supervisor
Phone: 916-734-8891, Email:
tamlewis@ucdavis.edu
Tami Lewis is the human resources business partner supervisor 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 oversees the administrative operations for the School of Nursing, including the development of office policies and procedures. Prior to joining the school, Tami 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. Tami 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.
  Stacy Munoz
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-2771, Email:
snmunoz@ucdavis.edu
Stacy Munoz provides administrative support to the assistant dean for administration and a growing faculty team of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. 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.
  Stacey Pasco
Chief of Staff and Project Director
Phone: 916-734-3612, Email: 
slpasco@ucdavis.edu
As Chief of Staff and Project Director, Stacey Pasco works closely with Interim Dean Debbie Ward at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She partners with the School of Nursing leadership team to develop long-range strategic plans and policies for the school and cultivate external partnerships. Prior to joining UC Davis, Pasco was a senior program associate at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where she led local and national initiatives to engage citizens and communities in science and life-long learning. Previously, Pasco was a publicist at KTEH, San Jose Public Television. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, specializing in Public Relations,and Political Science (double major) from California State University, Chico.
Matthew St.Amant

Matthew St.Amant     
Travel Coordinator, Administrative Assistant III
Phone: (916) 734-8311, Email: mstamant@ucdavis.edu
Matthew St.Amant provides travel support to all faculty and staff at Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He books travel, coordinates expenses, processes expenses and organizes all arrangements of travel. Previously, St.Amant worked for the UC Davis Department of Pathology supporting the vice chair of Clinical Services and all Anatomic Pathology faculty. St.Amant also worked for Marriott hotels for nine years as an accounting and human resources manager, sales manager and operations manager throughout his tenure. He has functioned in various administrative positions and has professional experience in customer service, office management, finance, travel and human resources.

Stephanie Thompson
Business and Operations Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7489, Email: slthompson@ucdavis.edu 
Stephanie Thompson is a business and operations analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She provides support for 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.
Kristen Venditelli Kristen Venditelli
Executive Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-3172, Email: kvenditelli@ucdavis.edu

Kristen Venditelli is an executive project manager supporting Interim Dean Debbie Ward at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She joined UC Davis in 2006 as an administrative assistant with the Department of Emergency Medicine. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, 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.
Steven Wells Steven Wells
Business and Operations Manager
Phone: 916-734-7626, Email: slwells@ucdavis.edu

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.
Amanda Berry Amanda Berry
Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 916-734-2145, Email: 
alberry@ucdavis.edu
Amanda Berry provides administrative support for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, nurse practitioner program and physician assistant program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. 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.
Jennifer R. Black Jennifer R. Black
Course Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-7949, Email:
 jrblack@ucdavis.edu
Jennifer Black is a course coordinator with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. 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 CSU Sacramento in 2004.
Andrew Corbett Andrew Corbett
Instructional Innovation Specialist
Phone: 916-734-1513, Email:
 andcorbett@ucdavis.edu
Andrew Corbett serves as the instructional innovation specialist for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Andrew works closely with the school’s faculty to design and deploy instructional innovations including active learning experiences, case-based learning, virtual patients and learning analytics. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, he developed simulation-based e-learning for veterinary continuing education and for undergraduate science education. Corbett earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology from UC Davis with a focus on simulation of biological systems.
  M. Kelly Davies, M.S.Ed.
Curriculum and Technology Manager
Phone: 916-734-7205, Email: mkellydavies@ucdavis.edu

Kelly Davies is the curriculum and technology manager for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In collaboration with curriculum and technology team members, she manages the school’s curriculum operations and supports the planning and implementation of new educational initiatives. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked for nine years at the Indiana University School of Medicine, first as a curriculum development specialist and later as the curriculum and instructional design director for the Department of Family Medicine’s graduate medical education programs. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Classical Archaeology from Indiana University, a master's degree in Education from the same institution and is currently completing a doctorate in Higher Education.
Christy Davis Christy Davis
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-5625, Email: chmdavis@ucdavis.edu

Christy Davis is a clinical education coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Davis 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. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Davis worked in the field of Public Health 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. 
Marci DeAnda
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-2145, Email: mjdeanda@ucdavis.edu

Marci DeAnda provides administrative support to the associate dean of academics and the director of educational programs 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.
  Jacqueline Dyson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 916-734-7859, Email: jadyson@ucdavis.edu

Jacqueline Dyson provides administrative support to 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.
Celia Flores Celia Flores
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-703-2562, Email: celflores@ucdavis.edu

Celia Flores is a clinical education coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Flores 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. Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Flores worked at Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing as an administrative assistant. In this position, she worked with faculty and students and was responsible for placing students from the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing programs into their clinical rotations. She also represented the Information Technology Department on the Sacramento Campus and was the primary lead for student testing. Prior to her roles in nursing education, Flores worked for a number of years in private education in the Sacramento area.
Michelle Ho

Michelle Ho
Student Affairs Officer

Phone: 916-734-3086, Email: maho@ucdavis.edu
Michelle Ho is a student affairs officer for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She serves as the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs content expert and manages applicant services for the five degree programs. This includes student record keeping, student resources management and prospective applicant outreach. Prior to this, she worked as a student assistant at the School of Nursing and supported various projects within the education team. Ho earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a minor in Education from the University of California, Davis.

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer Sheri Kuslak-Meyer
Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 916-734-1384, Email: kuslakmeyer@ucdavis.edu

Sheri Kuslak-Meyer is the manager 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.
Desirée “Dez” Lazo
Course Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-8656, Email:
 dhlazo@ucdavis.edu
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.
Ksenia Lorigan
Education Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-7136, Email:
 klorigan@ucdavis.edu

Ksenia Lorigan is an education project manager at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Lorigan 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, Lorigan worked as a business office assistant at the UC Irvine Athletics Department, where she assisted with purchasing and travel coordination. Lorigan earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

Ma Celerina Ma Celerina “Maricel” Lumaquin
Data Analyst III
Phone: 916-734-3859, Email:
 mlumaquin@ucdavis.edu
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.
Caroline Miller
Student Affairs Officer
Phone: 916-734-5072, Email: carolinemiller@ucdavis.edu
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.

Marissa H. Miller, M.A.
Clinical Programs Operations Analyst
Phone: call 916-703-2492, Email: mhmiller@ucdavis.edu
Marissa Miller is the clinical programs operations analyst for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing education team. Previously, she conducted epidemiological program evaluations for California Rural Indian Health Board programs, managed equity and inclusion programming for the National Center for Atmospheric Research and conducted equity-focused evaluation research for the University of Colorado Dialogues Program and Louisiana State University’s National Writing Project. She began her career as a special education teacher through Teach for America in South Louisiana. Miller earned a Master of Arts in Educational Policy with an emphasis in Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from George Mason University, where she was selected as the 2008 student commencement speaker.

Anthony Moncado

Anthony Moncado
Education Analyst
Phone: 916-734-3733, Email: amoncado@ucdavis.edu
Anthony Moncado is an education analyst for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Moncado provides support to the education team as a course coordinator, student affairs and financial aid liaison. He also supports a  variety of education projects. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Moncado worked as a records coordinator supporting the registrar at ITT Technical Institute. Moncado earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Cal State University, East Bay.

David Patton David Patton
Educational Technologist
Phone: 916-734-3055, Email: dkpatton@ucdavis.edu

David Patton is the educational technologist for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. 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 was also an academic support technician for Drexel University in Sacramento. Patton has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from CSU, Sacramento.
Jason Sowa Jason Sowa
Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-8951, Email: jsowa@ucdavis.edu

Jason Sowa is a clinical education coordinator 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. 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.
Kate C. Turpin Kate C. Turpin
Educational Program Designer
Phone: 916-734-1160, Email: kcturpin@ucdavis.edu

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.
Madeline Verzola
Manager of Admissions, Student Services and Outreach
Phone: 916-734-5075, Email: mverzola@ucdavis.edu

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 is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration Degree Program at California State University, Sacramento.
Paula Williams Paula Williams
Administrative assistant III
Phone: 916-734-1117, Email: pwilliams@ucdavis.edu

Paula Williams provides administrative support for faculty at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She joined the School of Nursing team in 2018 as an administrative assistant III. Williams’ previous experience includes working as an administrative assistant at Sacramento County Health and Human Services. Additionally, she has experience working as a client service coordinator and veterinary assistant for a pet hospital. She is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.
Amanda Yi Amanda Yi
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 916-734-5075, Email: aeyi@ucdavis.edu

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.
Lisa Reevesman
Academic Personnel Manager
Phone: 916-734-4737, Email: lareevesman@ucdavis.edu

Lisa Reevesman is the academic personnel manager, providing advice and clarification on University of California recruitment policies and procedures. Reevesman manages the school's administrative process and system for academic recruitments, appointments, merit and promotion of faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Reevesman has provided academic personnel management and support for the UC Davis Division of Hematology and Oncology and the departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology. She earned a business management certificate in 2002 from Sacramento City College.
Lizzie Jean Coyle Lizzie Jean Coyle
Director for Development
Phone: 916-703-3257, Email: ljcoyle@ucdavis.edu

Lizzie Jean Coyle is a director for development for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. In this role, Coyle cultivates philanthropic support from the community to advance the mission and the vision of the school. Coyle brings more than 10 years fundraising experience to UC Davis and previously served in development positions at the California Academy of Sciences, Cal Alumni Association, Mills College, Lindsay Wildlife Museum and 826 Valencia. A Bay Area native, Coyle earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History of Art and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Conservation and Resource Studies, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Drake Lizzy Drake
Development Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7276, Email: ekmangini@ucdavis.edu

Lizzy Drake is a development analyst for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she provides analytical and administrative support to the assistant dean of advancement. In this position, Drake coordinates fundraising support to meet the strategic goal of increasing engagement with alumni, donors, students, volunteers, prospects and friends of the School of Nursing. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Drake worked for Blackhawk Network in the Bay Area as a business systems analyst. She also served as an event assistant in the UC Davis Office of Ceremonies and Special Events. Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Davis.
Lora Hollingsworth
Director for Development Programs
Phone: 916-734-8509, Email: LLHollingsworth@ucdavis.edu

Lora Hollingsworth serves as the director for development programs for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In that role, she leads the development team operations and manages donor relations, stewardship and annual giving programs. Previously, Hollingsworth worked for nearly seven years in nonprofit fundraising in community nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Hollingsworth served in various development leadership positions in community nonprofit organizations, where she developed donor stewardship strategies, fundraising events and annual fund appeals. Hollingsworth earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Latin American and Latina Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and regularly serve on various local chapter committees.
Photo of Sarah Mentze Sarah Mentze
Director for Alumni and Community Engagement
Phone: 916-734-9614, Email: smentze@ucdavis.edu

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.
Leslie Azzis
Junior Specialist
Email:
lgazzis@ucdavis.edu

Leslie Azzis is a junior specialist at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She works with Associate Adjunct Professor Debra Bakerjian, the principal investigator of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) Music and Memory project. It is designed to improve the lives of residents in skilled nursing facilities who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders by providing them with personalized music playlists. Azzis assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the research grant and with conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses on collected data. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Azzis worked for the Bixby Center at UC Berkeley and at the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University. She is currently writing her thesis on the implementation science behind the Music and Memory project for her Master of Public Health at the National French School of Higher Studies in Public Health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies from Science Po Lyon in France.

Kristen Bettega
Policy Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7262, Email:
kbettega@ucdavis.edu

Kristen Bettega is a policy analyst with the Family Caregiving Institute at the School of Nursing. Since joining the School of Nursing in 2011 as a research project manager she has supported multiple research projects focusing on improving quality in nursing homes. Previously, Bettega served as a community health program representative with the National Children’s Study at UC Davis Health, where she worked to recruit and retain study participants. Her professional experience includes work as a research specialist for a non-profit organization that helps children in crisis and their families. Bettega earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis in 2000.

Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards, R.N.
Administrative Nurse
Phone: 916-734-5415 Email: jjedwards@ucdavis.edu

Jennifer Edwards is an administrative nurse at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She currently serves as the clinical education coordinator for the System-transforming, Patient-centered Longitudinal Interprofessional Community-based Education (SPLICE) program. In this role, she supports the development and implementation of interdisciplinary, team-based education to a wide variety of learners including students, clinic staff and faculty from multiple health professions. Prior to joining the SPLICE team, Jennifer was a nurse health coach for a study investigating how technology and health coaching can be used to support lifestyle change. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Jennifer worked as the director of clinical services for a rural, federally qualified health center, as a hospital case manager and as a clinical nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Gisela Escalera

Gisela Escalera
Community Health Program Representative
Phone: 916-703-5572 Email: gescalera@ucdavis.edu

Gisela Escalera is a community health program representative with the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. She currently supports the School of Nursing. Her work includes patient recruitment, delivering interventions in English and Spanish, patient-centered coaching, preparation of Institutional Review Board documents, development of educational curriculum and data collection tools, as well as community engagement. Gisela is a UC Davis alumna and also earned a Master of Social Work degree. Her previous work experience was in the areas of employment services, mental health and school social work.

Rachael Fulp-Cooke

Rachael Fulp-Cooke, M.P.H.
Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship Coordinator for the Center for Advancing Pain Relief

Email:  rfulpcooke@ucdavis.edu
Rachael Fulp-Cooke is the fellowship coordinator for the Train-the-Trainer Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship at the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief. The fellowship is designed to advance and transform how chronic pain management is addressed in clinical settings by training new leaders in primary care communities through innovative education, professional development, and capacity-building. As fellowship coordinator, Fulp-Cooke manages the programmatic and administrative components for the program. She has extensive experience in project management and program development, including serving as director of community benefits at Children’s Hospital-Boston and administrative director for the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Fulp-Cooke earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University and a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Michigan.   

Mallory Johnson Mallory Johnson
Associate Director for the Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
Phone: 916-734-4767, Email:
mlnjohnson@ucdavis.edu
Mallory Johnson is the associate director for the Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce at UC Davis. In that role, she provides administrative leadership over two grant projects supporting interprofessional clinical education for medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. She joined the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, where she led projects related to hospital policy and quality improvement analytics. Prior to her time at UC Davis, she completed a Presidential Management Fellowship with the VA Northern California Health Care System. She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama.
Ana Marin, M.P.H.
Data Analyst
Phone: 916-734-7806, Email:
 anamarin@ucdavis.edu
Ana Marin is a data analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She works with the System-transforming, Patient-centered Longitudinal Interprofessional Community-based Education (SPLICE) Program. This program was initiated to develop, test and disseminate a community-based, collaborative, primary care practice model that improves patient experiences, advances population health, reduces costs and enhances provider well-being. Marin is responsible for data acquisition, data management and data analysis for SPLICE. She collaborates with various team members, including external clinical agencies to create systems for data collection and management. Prior to 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.
Jennifer Mongoven
Associate Director of Operations, Family Caregiving Institute
Phone: 916-734-7358, Email:
 jmmongoven@ucdavis.edu
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.
Hana Nguyen

Hana Nguyen
Analyst
Phone: 916-703-9205, Email: hanngu@ucdavis.edu
Hana Nguyen is a post-award analyst for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She joined the team in 2017 after work with the UC Davis Health Academic Personnel Office. A UC Davis employee for the last 10 years, she previously worked in the UC Davis School of Education and the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics as a financial assistant. She was also the lead for the UC Davis Medical Center Accounts Payable and Travel and Entertainment Office. In 2016, she worked as a research analyst for Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology Department. She has a wide array of experience in the accounting and financial services arena.

Devin Rifkin
Research Analyst
Phone: 916-734-5073, Email:
dlrifkin@ucdavis.edu
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.
Jim Rogers James F. Rodgers
Project Manager
Phone:  916-734-7319, Email: jfrodgers@ucdavis.edu

James F. Rodgers is a project manager for two School of Nursing research teams: Integrative Case-Based Learning and Improving Dementia Care Through Music & Memory. Integrative Case-Based Learning expands the teaching of health professionals for specific conditions by introducing the family, social and regional contexts of a case. The purpose is to teach in the way that students will meet patients and their families in both clinical rotations and practice. The Music & Memory research objective is to improve dementia care in skilled nursing facilities using music of a dementia patient’s era and interest with a goal to calm and improve quality of life. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team Rodgers worked as director and coordinator for several non-profit organizations, including the West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition, the Yolo Family Service Agency and Catholic Charities. Rodgers earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Mary’s College of California and master’s degrees in Non-profit Administration from the University of San Francisco and in Counseling from California State University, San Francisco.

Nilpa Shah
Project Manager
Phone: 916-734-1836, Email: ndshah@ucdavis.edu

Nilpa Shah is a project manager for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she supports two grant-funded research projects. One project examines issues related to transitioning patients with dementia to home settings and the role of caregiving in that process; the second project explores the experience of individuals with cancer. Shah manages day-to-day management and coordination of the studies, assists with participant and stakeholder recruitment efforts as well as consensus-building activities, and assists in qualitative data management and analysis. Previously, she served as a program coordinator for the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief and worked in collaboration with the schools of Nursing and Medicine, where she managed various programmatic and administrative components of pain management telementoring projects. Shah earned a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis.

  Yajarayma (Yaya) Tang-Feldman
Research Specialist
Phone: 916-734-3453, Email: yjtangfeldman@ucdavis.edu
Yajarayma Tang-Feldman is a research specialist on recall. She works with Dean Heather M. Young on the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology Program to Improve Health in Diabetes. Tang-Feldman has more than 25 years of experience in research in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology and inflammation. She previously served as laboratory manager and lead scientist in an infectious diseases research lab at UC Davis Health. She earned bachelor's and master’s degrees in Biology and Clinical Microbiology from San Francisco State University.
Rebecca Badeaux Rebecca Badeaux
Director for Strategic Communications
Phone: 916-734-2410, Email: 
rrbadeaux@ucdavis.edu
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.
Jenny Carrick
Director for Strategic Marketing and Branding
Phone: 916-734-2543, Email: 
jacarrick@ucdavis.edu
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.