Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Advisory Board is to advance the practice and professionalism of the Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) at UCSF Health and its affiliate partners. APPs encompass Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Midwives.

Goals of the APP Advisory Board

  • Positively influence patient care outcomes by promoting evidence-based practice Advance research and scholarship opportunities among APPs Review and approve APP promotion process and documents
  • Enhance the clinical practice of all APP constituents
  • Share permitted Board proceedings broadly within the APP workforce across UCSF Health

The Board specifically addresses policy/procedure, regulatory and law change implementation, communication, education, sharing and promoting professional growth opportunities, and clinical issues impacting or related to APPs. The board will be composed of a maximum number of 23 voting members (min goal of 2 from BCH, OAK), excluding the Chief of Advanced Practice (who will serve as the lead advisor and sponsor for the AB) and the Board Liaison & leadership group members. Board members should represent the diversity of APP professional groups and roles in both inpatient and outpatient settings and within pediatric and adult services.

Guide to APP Committees and Advisory Board

Interested in participating? 

Submit this interest form

Office of Advanced Practice Advisory Board Members

  • Annette Carley, DNP, NNP-BC, PPCNP
  • Ewana Cheng, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Karin Clifton, ACNP-BC
  • Chris Dambroso, PA
  • Krisztina Emodi, FNP, MPH, CNS 
  • Bethany Geleris, NP (Chair)
  • Jacqueline Gould, NP
  • Hani Gutierrez, NP
  • Rubi Hickson, ACNP-BC
  • Dana Jakoubek, MSN, APN
  • Jennifer Johnson, NP (co-Chair)
  • Erna Josiah-Davis, NNP
  • Michelle Klosterman, MS, MSN, RD, RN, CPNP-PC 
  • Kristina Kordesch, NP
  • Maria-Idalia Lens, NP
  • Emilie Menard, NP
  • James Merriman, CRNA
  • Dana Morgan, PA-C
  • Maura O’Day, NP
  • Gil Ponsones, ACNP-BC
  • Emily Sandino, MPA, PA-C
  • Brian Van Ness, MS, PA-C
  • Ryan Wilson, PA-C
  • Carla Wittenberg, ACNP-BC
  • Janet Wu, DNP, AGACNP


Board Advisory Group

  • Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP
  • Kurstan del Rosario, Analyst
  • Amanda Fulton, CRNA
  • Emilie Menard, NP
  • Rosie Krauter, NP
  • Meg Schoettler, MSN, CPNP-AC
  • Brandon Sessler, PA
  • Tara Valcarcel, NP
  • Erika Wilson, NP
  • Alisa Yee, NP



Advanced Practice Organizational Chart


APP Advisory Board Monthly Meeting Minutes 




January - December