Full-Time Faculty


Nancy Selix

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4159

Dr Nancy Selix is an international speaker, researcher, and publisher author on the topics of maternal mental health, transgender care, and women's health. She is passionate about these areas of healthcare and has numerous publications, podium presentations, webinars, and research projects on these topics. Dr Selix teaches healthcare policy and ethics and scholarly writing in the School of Nursing and Health Professions for doctoral students. Additionally, she has a thriving clinical practice...

Education:

Post-DNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practitioner, University of San Francisco, DNP, , University of San Francisco, MSN, Nurse-Midwifery, Emory University, FNP Certificate, Georgia Southern University, Baccalaureate, Nursing, Georgia Southwestern University, ADN, Abraham Baldwin College , Family Nurse Practitioner, Georgia Southern University

Expertise:

Clinical care in mental health, Transgender care, Women's health

Francine Serafin-Dickson DNP, MBA, BSN, CNL

Assistant Professor

Francine Serafin-Dickson has extensive experience as a hospital, nursing, and health care administrator and consultant. Dr. Serafin-Dickson is an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) and has taught for the last twelve years in the MPA, BPA, BSHS, DNP, and MSN programs. She is the Director for the Population Health Leadership DNP and 4+1 BSN-MSN Programs at USF SONHP. Her area of interest revolves around the community-...

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of San Francisco, 2017, Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management, 1986. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, Certificate Program “Epidemiology – The Infection Control Team,” 1980. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1975. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Expertise:

Leadership, Financial Management, Quality Improvement, Gerontology, Epidemiology

Carlee Stewart

Assistant Professor

Carlee received her MSN and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco. She currently teaches in the Bachelor of Health Service and the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership programs. Her areas of interest include underserved populations and global health.

Education:

MSN, University of San Francisco, BSN, Samuel Merritt College/St. Mary's College

Octavia Mandel Struve RN, MSN, DNP, CNL, WCC, OMS

Program Director, Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

Octavia Mandel Struve, RN, MSN, DNP, CNL, WCC, OMS is an assistant professor at University of San Francisco (USF) in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she is the program director, clinical coordinator and primary instructor for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. Additionally, she is the faculty advisor for the on-campus Emergency Medical Response Service (EMRS) while managing the campus and community training for CPR and First Aid, Safesitter and Stop the Bleed....

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of San Francisco, Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Karen Van Leuven PhD, FNP-BC

Associate Professor
(510) 499-7031

Dr. Van Leuven is an experienced NP actively engaged in practice while teaching.

Education:

Western Univ of Health Sciences, FNP Cert, 1999, UCSF, PhD in Nursing, 1996, USF, MS, Community Health Systems, 1988, J Sergeant Reynolds, Critical Care, Cert, 1980, Univ of Delaware, BSN, 1978

Expertise:

Disease management, Practice management, Post-acute care

Taryn Vian PhD

Professor
(415) 422-4129

Dr. Vian is a public health scholar and academic leader whose work is guided by the belief that all people have the right to access quality health care without having to experience financial hardship. She is dedicated to practice-based teaching and the development of emerging public health leaders eager to work with communities to address the underlying social determinants of health. Through her research and scholarly work, she has furthered efforts to control corruption in the health sector,...

Education:

PhD, Public Policy and Global Health, University Professors Program, Boston University, SM, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, BA Colgate University, Philosophy, Hamilton, NY

Expertise:

Global health, Public-private partnerships, Anti-corruption, Health policy and management

KT Waxman

Associate Professor; Director, Executive Leadership DNP Program
(925) 413-1929

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN Dr. KT Waxman is a national nurse leader and executive with extensive experience in healthcare and corporate settings. She is an associate professor and the director of the Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She is also the director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact and is the editor-in-chief for Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ). An internationally recognized speaker and author,...

Education:

USF, DNP, 2008, University of La Verne, MBA, 1991, University of La Verne, BS, 1985

Expertise:

Leadership development, Simulation, Financial Management in Healthcare, Project management for the nurse executive

Camile Williams

Assistant Professor

Dr. Camile Williams is a USF graduate, US Army veteran, family nurse practitioner, mother of seven children, and married to a retired US Marine. Dr. Williams is the president of From One Nurse To Another, which is a non-profit that provides mentorship and scholarships to single parent nursing students and disenfranchised nursing students. Dr. Williams is a nurse practitioner that treats children that have been abused and works with the community on the prevention of child abuse. Dr. Williams...

Education:

University of San Francisco, DNP in Nursing, 2021, Cox College, MS in Nursing, 2018, Cox College, BS in Nursing, 2015, Cox College, AS in Nursing, 2014

Expertise:

Child maltreatment, Pediatrics, Military

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