Executive Staff

Cathy Dinauer, MSN, RN
Executive Director
Statewide Liaison & Spokesperson, Organizational & Public Management, Fiscal & Human Resource Management, Legislative and Governmental Relations, APRN Advisory Committee Chair

Fred Olmstead, Esq.
General Counsel

Kimberly A. Arguello, Esq.
General Counsel
Information Technology

Sam McCord, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing Practice
Case Review, Investigation and Settlement; Oversight for application review/compliance; Nursing Practice Advisory Committee Chair

Catherine Prato-Lefkowitz, PhD, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education
Nursing Education and CNA Training Programs, Continuing Education Providers, Education Advisory Committee Chair, CNA Advisory Committee Chair, NSBN News Editor

Gail Trujillo, CP
Director of Licensure and Certification, Human Resources
Program Management, RN/LPN/APRN Licensure, CNA/CRNA/EMS-RN Certification

Karen Frederickson
Executive Assistant
Assistant to the Executive Director and General Counsels, Scheduling, Board Meeting Agenda and Arrangements

Program Staff
Investigations and Monitoring

Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C
APRN Consultant
Complaint Investigations, APRN practice questions

C. Ryan Mann, MSN, RN
Application Coordinator
Application Review, Fraudulent Application Screening

Ray Martinez
Complaint Investigations, Nursing Practice Questions

Cindy Peterson, RN, CLNC, CHCQM
Nurse Investigator
Complaint Investigations, Nursing Practice Questions

Sherri Twedt, RN, LNC
Compliance Coordinator
Disability Advisory Committee Chair, Professional Evaluations Group Scheduling, Monitoring and Probation Programs, Reinstatement Applications

Elaine Weimer BSN, RN
Nurse Investigator
Complaint Investigations, Nursing Practice Questions

Licensure and Certification

Ariadna Ramos Zavala
Program Assistant
RN/LPN Endorsement applications, Renewal applications, Licensure eligibility questions, Spanish-speaking services for consumers

Patty Towler
Licensure/Certification Coordinator
CNA Certification and Renewals,  APRN licensure, CRNA and EMS-RN Certification, Certification audits (CNA, CRNA)

Sandy Webb
Program Assistant
RN/LPN Examination applications, Renewal Applications, Licensure eligibility questions, RN/LPN Refresher Applications 


Vickey Alvarez
Senior Accountant
Accounts payable and receivables, Online renewals

Courteney Baccei
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Application Coordinator,  Yes Answer and Fraudulent application processing, NURsys and NPDB data entry

Jeannette Calderon
Education Support Specialist
Assistant to the Director of Nursing Education, APRN audits, CE Provider audits, CNA Program and Instructor Applications, NSBN News Assistant Editor

Christie Daliposon
Discipline Support Specialist
Assistant to the Director of Nursing Practice, Nurse and CNA CE Audit resolution, Board meeting preparation, NURsys and NPDB data entry

Rhoda Hernandez
IT Technician
Information and technology systems support, Fingerprint response processing, Mailing list applications

Stacy Hill
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Compliance Coordinator, NURsys and NPDB data entry

Cydnee Cernas
Ariel Gamble
Cherlyta Rhino
Marsalena Rosborugh
Customer Service Representatives

Renewal applications, Inquiries, Information referrals, Licensure/Certification applications, Fingerprint capture