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Nurses

Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams, RN, MSN

Clinical Operations Manager

Elizabeth Adams joined UHS in 2016 as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care and took on the role of Clinical Operations Manager in 2017. Elizabeth received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University (2009) and her MSN from University of California, Los Angeles (2013). She has a special interest in health promotion, primary and secondary prevention, and behavioral health. 

April Albanez

April Albañez, RN

April Albañez joined UHS in 2018 as an Allergy, Immunization, & Travel Nurse in the Mandatory TB & Immunizations program. She received her BSN from San Jose State University and has a special clinical interest in public/global health.

Additional languages: Tagalog

Angela Bonaventura

Angela Bonaventura, RN 

Angela Bonaventura joined UHS in 2012 as a Registered Nurse in Urgent Care. She received her BA in Humanities from the New College of California and her associate's degree in Nursing from Chabot College. In addition to working at UHS, Angela volunteers on medical missions to support communities impacted by natural disasters.

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Erika Bruce, RN, ANP-BC, MSN

Erika Bruce joined UHS in 2013 as a clinician in the Allergy/Travel Clinic. She received her MSN-Adult Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Occupational and Environmental Health from UC San Francisco. Erika is an enthusiastic and creative health care professional with solid facilitation and communications skills to help foster innovation, education, evidence-based clinical practice, camaraderie, and teamwork. Her past experience includes clinic design, education, research, program management, policy development, data analysis, contract negotiations, vendor relationships and clinical activities. 

Erika enjoys working in global health, learning about unique corners of the world, and sharing in the joys and hazards of traveling.

Erika is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Favian Castro, MSN, RN

Favian Castro, MSN, RN

Medical Home: Clinic 2

Favian Castro joined UHS in 2017 as a Primary Care Nurse. He previously served as a Case Manager RN at La Clinica in Vallejo and Clinic RN at Ole Heath in Napa. Favian earned his ASN from Solano Community College (2014) and his MSN from Touro University (2016).

He has a special clinical interest in health promotion/disease prevention, diabetes management, wound care, and sexual health.

Additional languages: Spanish

Margit Cerny, RN

Margit Cerny, RN

Margit Cerny joined UHS in 2017 as a Nurse in the Allergy/Travel Clinic. She received her BSN in Nursing from San Francisco State University (1997). She has a special clinical interest in health promotion, travel education, and diabetes education.

Additional languages: Czech 

Lucia DaSilva

Lucia DaSilva, RN

Kathleen Ferris

Kathleen Ferris, RN, BSN, PHN 

Nurse Manager, Speciality/Sports Medicine Clinics

Kathleen Ferris joined UHS in 1989 and serves as the Nurse Manager in the Specialty/Sports Medicine Clinics. She received her BS in Nursing from Samuel Merritt College of Nursing/St. Mary's College (1994) and her diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing (1976). Kathleen has a special clinical interest in case management.

 Joanne Fritch

Joanne Fritch, RN

Diane Goldman, RN, PNP, MSN

Diane Goldman, RN, PNP, MSN

Diane Goldman joined UHS in 2017 in the Allergy/Travel Clinic. She received her BS from the University of Bridgeport (1972) and her MSN from NY Medical College/Pace University Graduate School of Nursing (1975). 

Kathryn Haught, RN

Kathryn Haught joined UHS in 2016 as a Nurse in Urgent Care. She attended nursing school at Cal State University, Chico (2011). Kathryn has a special clinical interest in health promotion, wellness, and diabetes managment education.

Joan Hauser

Joan Hauser, RN

RN Care Manager

Medical Home: Clinic 1

Joan Hauser has been a Primary Care Nurse at UHS since 2015 and the RN Care Manager since 2017. She received her BSN from Samuel Merritt University (2008) and her MPH from the University of San Francisco (2014). Joan has a special clinical interest in providing whole-person care and behavioral/ mental health.

Colleen Hoehn, BSN, MPH

Colleen Hoehn, BSN, MPH

Colleen Hoehn joined UHS in 2017 as a Registered Nurse in the Allergy/Travel Clinic. She received her BSN from Indiana University (2001) and her MPH from the University of Washington (2008). Colleen previously worked in ERs and community clinics in Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle and served as a Public Health Nurse in rural Alaska.

She has a special clinical interest in tuberculosis, communicable diseases, and anything public health.

Additional languages: Conversational Spanish and Swahili 

Melody Heller, RN

Melody Heller, RN

Urgent Care Nursing Supervisor

Chrissy Suhua Huang, RN

Chrissy Suhua Huang, RN

Chrissy Suhua Huang joined UHS in 2017 as a Registered Nurse in the Allergy & Travel Clinic. She received her RN from City College of San Francisco (2009) and her BSN from San Francisco State University (2013).

Additional languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, and Toishanese

Carmen Lee, RN

Carmen Lee, RN 

Medical Home: Clinic 3

Carmen Lee joined UHS in 2016 as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care. She received her BS in Nursing from San Francisco State University. Carmen previously worked at Asian Health Services, a community clinic in Oakland. She's especially interested in learning more about women's health. 

Additional languages: Cantonese

Lisa Polley, RN

Lisa Polley, RN

Nurse Manager, Infection Control and Specialty Services

Lisa Polley joined UHS in 2006 and serves as a Registered Nurse in our Allergy & Travel Clinic. She took on the role of Nurse Manager, Infection Control and Specialty Services in 2017. Lisa received her BA in Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She then went on to receive her BSN at Rush College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. Lisa has a special clinical interest in women's health, obstetrical nursing, and immunizations.

See her Staff Highlight Page

Denise E. Puzzuto, RN

Denise E. Puzzuto joined UHS in 2017 as a Nurse in Urgent Care. She received her BSN at CSU Dominguez Hills (2009) and her RN from San Jose Hospital (1975). 

Nell Ryan, RN

Nell Ryan, RN

Nell Ryan joined UHS in 2015 as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care. She received her BSN from Marquette University (2009) and her Master's of Community Health Nursing from the University of Washington (2012).
Vicki Schumb

Vicki Schumb, RN

Sara Sloan

Sara Sloan, RN

Ruth Stanskowski, RN

Ruth Stanskowski, RN

Ruth Stanskowski joined UHS in 2013 as a Registered Nurse in the Allergy & Travel Clinic. She received her BS in Professional Arts from St. Joseph’s in Maine (1999) and her RN from St. Francis in Illinois (1975). In addition to her 38 years of nursing experience, Ruth has served as the Nurse Clinician, Surgical Services, Nurse Practice co-chair at the John Muir Concord Campus.
Jenny Stockford, RN, PHN

Jenny Stockford, RN, PHN

 

Jenny Stockford joined UHS in 2003 as a Registered Nurse. She received her BSN and MSN from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Jenny has a special clinical interest in migrant farm workers' health, gynecology and sexually transmitted diseases. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a public health nurse.

Additional languages: Spanish

Saylom Swensen

Saylom Swensen, RN

Amy Vaughn, RN

Amelia Wheeler, RN, BSN 

Amelia joined UHS in 2013 as a Nurse in Urgent Care. She received her BA in Anthropology and her BSN/BN from Samuel Merritt in Oakland.