Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses

Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNL, PHN

Clinical Operations Manager

Elizabeth Adams joined UHS in 2016 as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care and assumed the role of Clinical Operations Manager in 2017. Elizabeth received her BA from Stanford University, MSN from UCLA, and DNP in Executive Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She is a board certified as a Nurse Executive, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Public Health Nurse. She has special interests in healthcare leadership, integrated care, primary and secondary prevention, and behavioral health.

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.

Generosa Buenaflor-Roth, RN

Generosa Buenaflor-Roth, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.

Favian Castro, MSN, RN

Favian Castro, RN, MSN

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

Lucia DaSilva

Lucia DaSilva, RN

Lucia DaSilva, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.

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Stephanie DeLeon-Valencia, RN

Stephanie Deleon-Valencia joined UHS in 2018 as a Primary Care nurse. She received her BS from Binghamton University (SUNY) and her BSN from Northeastern University. Stephanie has a special clinical interest in health promotion, public health, diabetes management education, and behavioral health. 

Additional languages: Spanish

Amy Fong RN

Amy Fong, RN, MSN

Amy Fong, RN, MSN, joined UHS in 2019 as a nurse in Allergy/Travel and the Mandatory TB & Immunizations Program. Amy received her BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley and her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She’s also a certified FNP through the ANCC.

 Joanne Fritch

Joanne Fritch, RN

Joanne Fritch, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.
Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia, RN

Monica Garcia joined UHS in 2019 as a Registered Nurse in Primary Care. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MSN from UC San Francisco. Monica has a special clinical interest in reproductive rights.

Additional languages: Spanish

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). 

Mary Anne Hammond RN

Mary Anne Hammond, RN, BSN, AE-C

Mary Anne Hammond joined UHS as a Registered Nurse in the Allergy/Travel department. She received her BSN from San Jose State University and has a special clinical interest in health promotion and asthma education (she’s a certified asthma educator). 

Additional Languages: Tagalog and Ilocano 

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 management education.

Joan Hauser

Joan Hauser, RN, MPH

Specialty Nurse Manager

Joan Hauser joined UHS in 2015, assumed the role of RN Collaborative Care Manager in 2017, and transitioned into the Specialty Nurse Manager position in 2019. 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.

Joni Hayes, RN

Joni Hayes joined UHS in 2020 as a Registered Nurse in Urgent Care. She received her BSN from the University of San Francisco and has a special clinical interest in cardiovascular health, CHF management, and cardiac stress testing.

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Melody Heller, RN

Urgent Care Nursing Supervisor + Operations Manager

Melody Heller is a Registered Nurse and serves as the Urgent Care Nursing Supervisor as well as the Operations Manager.

Colleen Hoehn, BSN, MPH

Colleen Hoehn, RN, MPH

Watch Colleen's Staff Highlight video

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 

Zayani RN

Zayani Lavergne-Friedman, RN

RN Care Manager

Zayani Lavergne-Friedman joined UHS in 2020 as the RN Care Manager. She received her BS from NYU, her MSW from Columbia, and her BSN from Johns Hopkins. Zayani worked as a clinical social worker before becoming an RN. She's been working in the acute care setting for the last 10 years in maternal-child health. Zayani is originally from NYC and recently relocated to the Bay Area from Los Angeles. She loves going on bike rides and hikes that aren’t too extreme and cooking for and hosting friends.

Additional languages: Spanish

Carmen Lee, RN

Carmen Lee, RN

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

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Michele McLaverty, RN

Michele McLaverty, RN, joined UHS in 2016 as a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.

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Allyson Ochsner, RN, MSN

Allyson joined UHS  in 2018 as a Clinical Nurse in the Allergy/Travel clinic. She received her BA from Washington University and her BSN and MSN from the University of Washington. Allyson has a special clinical interest in infectious disease, reproductive health, and public health and is a member of Medical Teams International’s Humanitarian Response Team.

Joe Pelletier

Joe Pelletier, RN

Joe Pelletier, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.

Lisa Polley, RN

Lisa Polley, RN, CTH (ISTM)

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 Puzzuto, RN

Denise 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). 

Vicki Schumb

Vicki Schumb, RN

Vicki Schumb, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.
Paul Sheffield RN

Paul Sheffield, RN

Paul Sheffield joined UHS in 2019 as Registered Nurse in Urgent Care. He's previously worked in emergency and critical care nursing. Paul received his BSN from San Francisco State University and he has a special clinical interest in medical ethics.

Sara Sloan

Sara Sloan, RN

Sara Sloan, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.
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 gynecology and sexually transmitted diseases. She is certified as a public health nurse.

Additional languages: Spanish

Chrissy Suhua Huang, RN

Chrissy Suhua Huang, RN

Read Chrissy's Staff Highlight

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

Saylom Swensen

Saylom Swensen, RN

Saylom Swensen, RN, is a Registered Nurse in the Urgent Care department.
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Connie Thomas, RN

Connie Thomas joined UHS in 2018 as a Registered Nurse in Urgent Care. She received her BSN from the Medical College of Virginia and has a special clinical interest in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE. 
Amy Vaughn, RN

Amy Wheeler, RN

Occupational Health Clinic

Amy Wheeler joined UHS in 2013 as a Registered Nurse in Urgent Care and moved to the Occupational Health team in 2020. She received her BA in Anthropology and her BSN/BN from Samuel Merritt in Oakland.
Sara Wright A/T COVID Lead

Sara Wright, RN, WHNP-BC, ANP-C

Allergy/Travel Clinic

COVID-19 Team Lead

Sara Wright joined UHS in 2020 in the role of COVID-19 Team Lead for the Allergy/Travel Clinic. She was previously a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood in Oakland. Sara received her BA in Anthropology from Yale, her MA in Anthropology from Harvard, and her BSN and MSN from MGH Institute of Health Professionals. She is interested in reproductive health, reproductive justice, infectious disease, and addressing health inequities. Sara loves to travel to new places (near and far), spend time outside, and hang out with her husband and kiddo.

Sara is board-certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) from NCC and an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) from AANP.