Full-Time Faculty

Amanda Aaronson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2018

Amanda Burke-Aaronson teaches in the Bachelor’s and Master’s in nursing programs. Her focus is women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing. Her professional experience is as a mother-baby nurse (postpartum and well-baby) as well as a newborn intensive care nurse. She is a volunteer birth doula – a non-medical labor and birth support person – as well. She has a side focus on advocating for, and striving to bring appropriate gender-affirming healthcare for transgender people, especially in our...

Margaret Baker

Dean; Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
(415) 422-2334

Dean Margaret Wooding Baker is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Her clinical experience ranges from critical care to ambulatory care to home health. She has been an administrator in settings ranging from home health care company start-ups to academic administration in schools of nursing, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her policy experience runs from her work as a senior health...


PhD, University of Washington, MSN, Otterbein College, Ohio, BSN, Russell Sage College, NY

Carlee Balzaretti, DNP, FNP-BC, CNL

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-8327

Carlee Balzaretti, DNP, FNP-BC, CNL is an assistant professor teaching the Applied Assessment & Nursing Fundamentals course to undergraduate students and the final semester internship course to graduate students. Prior to this appointment, she taught across the undergraduate nursing curriculum in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership program at the Sacramento campus. Dr. Balzaretti is currently the vice chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and serves as the...


DNP, University of San Francisco, MPH, University of San Francisco, Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of San Francisco, MSN, University of San Francisco, BSN, Samuel Merritt College/ Saint Mary's College

Angela Banks

Full Professor
(415) 422-6393

Dr. Angela D. Banks, RN, PhD is a Professor and former Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Department at the University of San Francisco in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. She teaches Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacokinetics to undergraduate nursing students. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, and during the last 20 years she worked in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and the emergency room. She received a Bachelors’ Degree from the University...


BSN, University of Illinois, Chicago, MSN, University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, University of California, San Francisco


Cardiovascular Critical Care, Trauma, Emergency Room, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Wanda Borges PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2383

Dr. Borges received her PhD from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2004 with a focus on self-care behaviors in chronic disease. She has conducted research in southern New Mexico testing interventions to improve self-care behaviors in Hispanic (Latino) patients with diabetes. Her focus is community based participatory research and she remains actively involved with a community based health center in New Mexico as an external evaluator on community based projects.


PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center

William Bosl

Associate Professor

Dr. William (Bill) Bosl, Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco. His primary research focus is on clinical neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics. In 2018 Professor Bosl was appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bosl is leading a series of projects to discover patterns in infant EEG signals that can serve as biomarkers for autism and other neurodevelopmental pathology in collaboration with...


PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Boston University School of Medicine, PhD, Geophysics, Stanford University, MA, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, MS, Atmospheric Physics, University of Michigan, BS, Chemistry, Miami University

Brian Budds

Assistant Professor; Population Health Leadership DNP Program
(415) 422-2301

Assistant Professor Brian Budds is a practicing attorney and a nurse practitioner. His clinical background includes extensive work in HIV care, including primary care and clinical research in drug development. He consults regularly with state and county governments and healthcare institutions on disaster preparedness, especially the use of licensed healthcare volunteers in disasters. His legal work focuses on healthcare compliance and physician peer review. He also teaches in the USF Doctor of...


JD, University of San Francisco, Magna Cum Laude, Law Review, MS., Nursing, University of California, San Francisco - Cum Laude, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, BS., Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University - Cum Laude, BA., English, Fordham University


Education and Training, Strategic Planning, Emergency Response Planning, Analysis, and Research, Legal/Healthcare Compliance, Product Management

Michael Bueno


Mike has been a nurse for over 9 years and has worked in areas such as medical-surgical, telemetry, and step-down. For the past three years he has been working in acute care dialysis at one of the largest trauma hospitals in Orange County providing care throughout all levels of the hospital including med-surg, telemetry, oncology, emergency, ICU, psychiatric, and mother/baby units. He is a certified Clinical Nurse Leader with a passion for technology, innovation and education to improve the...


Master of Science, Nursing Education, California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Sonoma State University

Neftali Cabezudo PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNL

VANAP Affiliate Faculty; Co-Director, VANAP Program, Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(415) 422-8323

Dr. Neftali Cabezudo currently serves as a Program Co-Director and Faculty in the Sacramento BSN VANAP (Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership) collaborative that began in Fall 2014. In this role, he serves as the VA representative alongside his counterpart, the USF Program Co-Director, and ensures that the classroom and clinical experiences fulfill the goal of ensuring the students are immersed in a Veteran-centric nursing curriculum. As faculty, he is teaching Pathophysiology I &...


RN, State of California, BSN, Hampton University, MA, Central Michigan University, PhD, Capella University

Richard Callahan

Professor; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration, Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento
(916) 803-7022

Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment from the USF School of Management and the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions. Callahan is Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento and the Director of the Health Services Administration concentration in the Master of Public Administration in the School of Management. His health and human services consulting contracts have been in the states of California, Washington,...


Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, LA, CA. Dissertation: The Politics of Structural Choice: Cooperation in Political Environments, Master of Public Administration (MPA), USC, Los Angeles, California., Tenri University, Nara Prefecture, Japan., Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Government, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C.


Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning