Leadership

The world-class faculty and distinguished leadership of the school provide a foundation for successful learning at all stages in your career. The work we do in our community and far beyond our borders is reflected in our forward-thinking approach to healthcare education.


Margaret Wooding Baker, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP)

Dean Margaret Wooding Baker

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 policy analyst for the Washington State Health Care Authority to her current commitment as a board member for the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and co-chair of the Public Policy Committee. She earned a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College.

Dr. Baker’s scholarly focus is on elder abuse and neglect. She has published peer-reviewed data based articles and focused her policy and professional and community service work on the topic.

Dr. Baker recently completed a three-year fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program, where she benefited from world-class leadership development. She is passionate about leadership, organizational effectiveness and climate, and managing change, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also recently completed a five-year term on the executive team for the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State, including a one-year term as president of the organization.


Wanda Borges, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Community Partnerships

Wanda BorgesDr. Wanda 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.


Scott Ziehm, DNP, RN

Associate Dean for Pre-Licensure Programs and Accreditation; Professor

Scott ZiehmNew to USF Dr. Scott R. Ziehm has been appointed as Associate Dean for Pre-Licensure Programs and Accreditation & Professor at the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Prior to joining USF for the last three years Dr. Ziehm served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. He was a consultant at the University of Hawaii starting in 2006 and was appointed Visiting Professor in 2008. For 22 years he also served as Assistant Dean & Director and Clinical Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. As an academic administrator he supported the development and implementation of the UCSF MEPN program and has been a consultant assisting in the development or revision of accelerated graduate-entry and accelerated BSN programs across the USA. He also has worked with a diverse, impoverished, chronic and severely mentally ill client population in acute and rehabilitation settings which was the focus of his teaching. Dr. Ziehm served a recent two (2)  year term as president-elect for the California Association of the Colleges of Nursing. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and was given the Award for Excellence by the Nursing and Alumni Association at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. In 2012 he was selected for a fellowship in the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing’s Leadership in Academic Programs and in 2014 he was selected for the WASC Academic Leadership Academy.


Enna Trevathan, DNP, MSN, RN, MBA, CNL

Associate Dean for Educational Outreach; Assistant Professor

Enna TrevathanDr. Trevathan has more than 30 years of experience in health care, from insurance underwriter to nurse manager to educator. She held leadership positions for more than 10 years with the VA Palo Alto and Kaiser Permanente. Her primary educational focus is leadership, and she has been instrumental in developing the Clinical Nurse Leader program at USF. Today, Dr. Trevathan oversees online programs and blended courses across departments, serves as school liaison to the branch campuses, works with faculty and programs as they develop new degree options, and manages transition-to-practice programs and the emerging certificate programs.

Dr. Trevathan holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco (2009) and Master of Business Administration (2006) and Master of Science in Nursing (2003) degrees from Holy Names University. She is committed to upholding the curricular quality and integrity of USF and the Jesuit tradition.


Mary Kate Wood, MA, MLA

Assistant Dean for Administration

Mary Kate Wood has been Mary Kate Woodthe Assistant Dean for Administration at the University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) since 2011. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director of Student Services at USF’s SONHP and has been a generalist in higher education for 19 years, with experience in nursing and teacher education programs, student affairs, admissions, systems implementation, management and finance. She holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Business Officers of Nursing Schools Network and the AACN Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals Network. Ms. Wood serves the Co-Director of the Community-Based Inter-Professional Nurse Residency Program.