Faculty Directory

Dean

Professor Maria Recanita C. Jhocson, MSN, APRN, NP-C, LNC
Interim Dean and Assistant Professor
Email: marecanitaJhocson@cdrewu.edu

Directors

Sheryl Antido, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPAN
Assistant Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Assistant Professor
Email: sherylantido1@cdrewu.edu

Chasity Burns, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN
Assistant Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Assistant Professor
Email: chasityburns@cdrewu.edu

Sharon Cobb, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, PHN
Director, Pre-licensure Programs and Assistant Professor
Email: sharoncobb1@cdrewu.edu

Tavonia Ekwegh, DNP, MPH, APRN, PHN
Assistant Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and
Assistant Professor
Email: tavoniaekwegh@cdrewu.edu

Juana Ferrerosa, PhD, MSN, PHN, RN
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and
Assistant Professor
juanaferrerosa@cdrewu.edu

Andrew Lam, MD, EMHA, MHA, CHSE, CHSOS
Director of Simulation Education for CDU Simulation Center and Assistant Professor
Email: andrewlam@cdrewu.edu

Emilyn Lao, MSN, APRN, NP-C  
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Assistant Professor
Email: emilynLao1@cdrewu.edu

Hernani L. Ledesma Jr., DNP, EdD, MSN, MHA, RN, CNE, NE-BC, CHSE  
Assistant Director, Simulation Center and Assistant Professor
Email: hernaniledesma@cdrewu.edu

Mariles Rosario, DNP, APRN, FNP-C 
Director, Clinical coordination and Assistant Professor
Email: MarilesRosario1@cdrewu.edu 

Farnaz Saadat, PhD 
Director, Student Affairs
Email: farnazsaadat@cdrewu.edu

Kenya Smith, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC 
Assistant Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Assistant Professor
Email: kenyasmith@cdrewu.edu

Trish Williams-Forde, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Instructor
Email: trishwilliamsforde@cdrewu.edu

Anne Wicks MSN, BSN, BA, RN
Assistant Director, Master of Science in Nursing ELM Program and Instructor
Email: annewicks@cdrewu.edu

Administration and Staff

Adrienne Milbourne-Thompson, MS
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Email: adriennethompson@cdrewu.edu
PH: (323) 568-3371 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Georgia Delgado, BS
FNP Program Coordinator
Email: georgiadelgado@cdrewu.edu
PH:(323) 568-3311 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Angelic Dodd, BA
Clinical Coordinator
Email: angeliquedodd@cdrewu.edu
PH:(323) 568-3316 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Jesus Garcia, BA
PMHNP Program Coordinator 
Email: jesusgarcia@cdrewu.edu 
PH: (323) 568-3347 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Cristal Haro, BA
Simulation Technician 
Email: cristalharo@cdrewu.edu 
PH: (323) 568-3325 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Nevine Milad, BA
Student Affairs Coordinator  
Email: nevinemilad@cdrewu.edu
PH: (323) 568-3317 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Arnold Vasquez, BA
ELM Program Coordinator  
arnoldvasquez@cdrewu.edu

Phoenix Williamson, BA
BSN Program Coordinator 
Email: phoenixwilliamson@cdrewu.edu
PH: (323) 568-3328 Fax: (323) 568-3389

Faculty
Full-time 

Attalah Dillard, MSN, RN
Instructor
Email: atalahdillard@cdrewu.edu 

Maria Gaytan, MSN, PHN, RN
Instructor
Mariagaytan1@cdrewu.edu

Vanessa Kibe, MSN, RN
Instructor
Email: vanessakibe@cdrewu.edu

Judy McKelvy, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
judymckelvy@cdrewu.edu

James Royster, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, RN
Instructor
Email: jamesroyster@cdrewu.edu

Shaleta Royster, MSN, RN
Instructor
Email: shaletaroyster@cdrewu.edu

Hafifa Siddiq (Shabaik), PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Email: hafifashabaik@cdrewu.edu

Stella Turkson-Fiawoo, MSN, RN
Instructor
Email: stellaturkson1@cdrewu.edu

Chinua Ukwuani MSN, PMHNP, PHN, RN
Instructor
Email: chinuaukwuani@cdrewu.edu

Part-time

Nancy Diago, MSN, FNP-C, RN
Assistant Professor
Email: nancydiago1@cdrewu.edu

Faculty shared with College of Medicine and College of Health Sciences

Victor Chaban, PhD, MSCR
Professor
Email: victorchaban@cdrewu.edu

Magda Shaheen, MD, PhD, MS, MPH
Director, Research Design and Biostatistics and Associate Professor 
Email: magdashaheen@cdrewu.edu

Peter Tom, Pharm D
Assistant Professor
Email: petertom@cdrewu.edu