Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners

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Livier Bejinez, NP

Livier is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Rosemarie Bersabe

Rosemarie Bersabe, FNP

Rosemarie Bersabe joined UHS in 2018 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She received her BA in American Studies from UC Berkeley and her MSN-FNP from Samuel Merritt University. Prior to joining UHS, Rosemarie worked at the Indian Health Center in San Jose and the Tri-City Health Center in Fremont. She has a special clinical interest in health promotion and education, disease prevention, community health, and underserved populations.

Rosemarie is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Leah Bushman

Leah Bushman, MSN

Leah Bushman joined UHS in 2015 as a primary care Nurse Practitioner. She received her BA in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley (2005) and her BS in Nursing and Masters in Nursing as an Adult NP from University of Washington, Seattle (2009, 2011).

Leah's past experience is in community health and she has a special clinical interest in women's health, chronic disease management, dermatology, and health education/prevention. As a UC Berkeley Alumna, she's thrilled to be back on campus.

Leah is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Additional Languages: Spanish

Ellie Byrd NP OHC

Elizabeth Byrd, RN, NP

Occupational Health Clinic

Elizabeth Byrd joined UHS in 2021 as a Nurse Practitioner in Occupational Health. She was previously working in employee health at CPMC Sutter Health where she was taking care of hospital employees. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and received her BSN from Columbia University. Shen then received her MSN from UCSF in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing speciality. Elizabeth enjoys doing anything outdoors including backpacking, rowing, swimming, and spending time with her family.

Elizabeth is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP. 

Melanie Deal

Melanie Deal, MSN

Melanie Deal joined UHS in 2014 as a Nurse Practitioner. She received her BA in biology from Reed College in Oregon and her MSN from UC San Francisco. Prior to joining UHS, she served as a clinician at the San Francisco State University Student Health Services.

Melanie has a special clinical interest in gynecology, PEP/PrEP, STDs, and contraception. She serves on UHS' Abuse and Assault Response Team. She is certified to place IUDs and Nexplanons.

Melanie is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and in Women's Health by the National Certification Corporation.

Charlene Fernandez

Charlene Fernandez, MSN, FNP-C

Charlene Fernandez joined UHS in 2018 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She received her BS in Psychobiology from UC Los Angeles (2007) and her MSN-FNP from Samuel Merritt University. Prior to joining UHS, Charlene worked in Federally Qualified Health Centers for five years.

Charlene is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Additional Languages: Conversational Spanish

Julia Gourd, MSN

Julia Gourd joined UHS in 2016 as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her MS in Horticulture from New Mexico State University and her MSN from UC San Francisco. Prior to joining UHS, Julia was a clinician at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte for 19 years and continues to work there once monthly. Julia has a special clinical interest in reproductive and sexual health, including STI prevention and contraception.

Julia is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Jackson Huang NP

Jackson Huang, NP

Jackson joined UHS in 2022 as a per diem Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. He received a BS in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, an MS in Nursing from Georgetown University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from UCLA. He completed a post-graduate NP residency training program in a Hawaii-based Federally Qualified Health Center, where he provided primary and acute care services for an underserved community that disproportionately faced various social determinants of health. After completion of his training, Jackson worked in various urgent care and walk-in clinic settings. He is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Jackson’s dissertation explored solutions to standardize extra-genital gonorrhea and chlamydia screening amongst Asian and Pacific Islander (API) MSM individuals. His clinical interests are in providing health promotion and preventative health that is culturally inclusive and appropriate for individuals of API heritage.

Sheng Hsu

Sheng Hsu, MSN

Sheng Hsu joined UHS in 2015 as a Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN from Columbia University (2007) and her MSN from the University of California, San Francisco (2011). Sheng has a special clinical interest in primary care, disease prevention, health promotion, underserved populations, and Asian health.

Sheng is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Additional Languages: Mandarin and some Spanish

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Cathryn Imperato, NP

Cathryn Imperato joined UHS in 2014 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and returned in 2022 after several years with a Primary Care Practice in San Francisco. She grew up in the Bay Area and received her BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and BA in Theatre Studies from UCSD (2001), her MSN in adult primary care and women's health from Yale University (2007), and her DNP from Northeastern University in Boston, MA (2011).

She has special interests and expertise in disordered eating, reproductive and sexual health (including STIs, PEP/PrEP, and contraception), and mental health. She is certified in Nexplanon placement/removal and is a member of the UHS Eating 
Disorder team.

Cathryn is board-certified in adult primary care by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and women's health care by the National Certification Corporation.

Katie Leach NP

Katie Leach, FNP, MSN

Katie Leach joined UHS in 2019 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She received her BA in Latin American Studies from UC San Diego and her MSN from Yale University (where she also worked at the student health clinic). Katie has been an NP for over five years primarily in community health and free clinics. She has a special clinical interest in STDs, PEP and PrEP, and anxiety/depression

Katie is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Additional languages: Spanish

Sandeep Lehil, NP

Sandeep Lehil, MSN

Sandeep Lehil joined UHS in 2019 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She received her BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley and her BSN/MSN from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Sandeep has a special clinical interest in preventative health, integrative medicine, and mental health.

Sandeep is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Additional languages: Punjabi

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Cadelba Lomeli-Loibl, RN, NP

Cadelba Lomeli-Loibl joined UHS in 2022 as a per-diem primary care nurse practitioner. She received her BA from Swarthmore College in Spanish and Latin American studies (2004) and her RN and MSN from UC San Francisco (2011 and 2014). She has completed a 2-year fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (2021). Cadelba has previously worked at La Clinica de la Raza and Street Level Health Project in Oakland, as well as Highland Hospital women's clinic. She has a special interest in immigrant health, LGBTQ health, and the roles of equity and social justice in healthcare.

Cadelba is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Additional languages: Spanish

Kate Murray, FNP

Kate Murray, FNP

Kate Murray joined UHS as a nurse practitioner in 2017. Kate received her BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley (2003), her MSPH in Population and International Health from Harvard School of Public Health (2007), and her MS as a Family Nurse Practitioner from UC San Francisco (2014). She has a background in HIV and malaria research and is currently practicing full-spectrum family practice. Kate has a special clinical interest in young adult health, travel medicine, contraception, and trans health.

Kate is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Janet Nunnally FNP

Janet Nunnally, FNP

Janet Nunnally joined UHS in 2019 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. She went to undergrad at Northwestern University and received her MSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston. Janet has a special clinical interest in women’s health, diabetes, and mental health.

Wendy Peterson

Wendy Peterson, RN, MS, FNP-BC

Wendy White Peterson joined UHS in 2011 and serves as a nurse practitioner in the Primary Care and Urgent Care clinics. She is a family nurse practitioner and received her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Penn State University ('94), and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.

Peterson spent six years working in Adult Community Medicine with Lifelong Medical Care in East and West Oakland.  She also taught at Lifelong, and for four years served as a preceptor for FNP students from UCSF. Peterson has special clinic interest in asthma, women’s health, pelvic floor health, and chronic disease management.

Wendy is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Additional Languages: Spanish

Keri Schwartz, FNP, RN

Keri Schwartz, FNP,  RN

Keri Schwartz joined UHS in 2022 as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. Prior to coming to UHS, she worked at San Francisco State University Student Health Center.

Keri enjoys mountain biking, yoga, hiking, and camping. Keri also enjoys spending time with friends and family and she loves dogs!

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Kimberly Taniguchi, FNP-C

Kimberly graduated from UC Davis as an undergrad and Samuel Merritt University for Nursing school.
Her philosophy of care is to collaborate with patients and provide compassionate and comprehensive care for their bodies, mind, and spirit. Kimberly believes that education is of vital importance and seek to empower her patients by sharing tools and resources to make healthy decisions. One of her favorite parts of working as an NP is when patients have that "light bulb experience" and feel like they understand what is going on in their body and that they have the information they need for their health journey. Kimberly is particularly interested in healthy living and disease prevention.

Kimberly loves anything outdoors including hiking and camping. She volunteers with Impact which is a non-profit organization that serves inner-city elementary and middle school kids. Kimberly also enjoys reading, knitting, and attempting to grow plants.