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
Legal Counsel

Kimberly A. Arguello, Esq.
Deputy General Counsel
Legal Counsel

Dean Estes, CPM
Director of Finance/Technology
Budget, Accounting, Payroll, Technology Support

Sam McCord, BSN, RN
Director for 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 Programs, CNA Training Programs, Continuing Education Programs, Education Advisory Committee Chair, CNA Advisory Committee Chair, Advanced Practice and International Graduate Document Analysis, NSBN News Editor

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

Hillary Murphy, CP
Executive Assistant
Assistant to the Executive Director, General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel, Scheduling, Board Meeting Agenda and Arrangements, “Nurse Practice Act” Publication

Program Staff
Investigations and Monitoring

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

Ray Martinez
Complaint Investigations

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

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

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

Licensure and Certification

Ariadna Ramos Zavala
Program Assistant
Endorsement applications, Renewal applications, Licensure eligibility questions, Fingerprint capture, Program Support, Spanish-speaking services for consumers

Patty Towler
Licensure/Certification Coordinator
CNA Registry Information, CNA Certification and Renewals, RN/LPN licensure by Endorsement and Examination Applications, APRN licensure, CRNA and EMS-RN Certification, Certification audits (CNA, CRNA)

Sandy Webb
Program Assistant
Licensure eligibility questions, Licensure by Examination and Endorsement applications, International nurse graduates and licensure issues, RN/LPN Refresher Applications 


Courteney Baccei
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Application Coordinator, Discipline investigative support, Yes Answer and Fraudulent application processing, Board meeting preparation, NURsys data entry

Jeannette Calderon
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Education Consultant, APRN audits, CE Provider audits, CNA Program and Instructor Approvals, NSBN News Assistant Editor

Christie Daliposon
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Director of Nursing Practice, Nurse and CNA CE Audit resolution, Board meeting preparation, NURsys and NPDP data entry

Rhoda Hernandez
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Director of Finance/Technology, Fingerprint response processing, Nursing Personnel lists, Technology support

Stacy Hill
Management Assistant
Assistant to the Compliance Coordinator, Board meeting preparation, Professional Evaluation Group Scheduling, NURsys data entry

Takyra Bailey
Cydnee Cernas
Ariel Gamble
Corina Jimenez
Customer Service Representatives

Renewal applications, program support, Inquiries, information referrals, Licensure/Certification applications, Fingerprint capture