Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


KT Waxman

Program Director
(925) 413-1929

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN Dr. KT Waxman is a nurse leader with over 30 years of experience in health care and corporate settings. She is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco, and is the Director of the Executive Leadership DNP program.  She is the Director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact. An internationally known speaker and author, Waxman is also a past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (...

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

Elena Capella EdD, MSN/MPA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC

Associate Professor; DNP for Registered Nurses
(831) 334-1177

Elena Capella is an experienced educator who teaches leadership, health care quality, and regulatory compliance. Dr. Capella enjoys working with health care professionals who are completing their graduate degrees in nursing. Her doctoral research focuses on the leadership challenges faced by physicians transitioning from independent clinicians to health care system administrators and how these leaders support the improvement of clinical services. Dr. Capella has worked as a consultant on health...

Education:

Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Juli Maxworthy DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FSSH

Associate Professor; Director, Health Care Simulation Certification Program
(415) 422-4076

Dr. Juli Maxworthy is a tenure-earning Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) in San Francisco. She is the Director of the BSN to DNP Program. Dr. Maxworthy's courses include Quality and Patient Safety for the Executive Leader.  Dr. Maxworthy is also the chair of many DNP committees and teaches Project Management and Leadership in the DNP Completion Program.

Education:

DNP, University of San Francisco, MBA, Holy Names University, MSN, Holy Names University, BSN, California State University, Hayward, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH)

Part-Time Faculty


Mary Bittner

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-6681

Education:

University of San Francisco, DNP, 2012, University of San Francisco, MPA, 1989, California State College, Fullerton, BSN, 1987, Mt. San Antonio Junior College, ADN, 1972

Expertise:

Nurse Leadership, Healthcare Financial Management

Jim D'Alfonso

Adjunct Professor
(602) 717-5400

Dr. D’Alfonso holds a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) with a focus in executive leadership from the University of San Francisco, where he serves as adjunct faculty for the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Jim was also granted an honorary PhD by Dr. Jean Watson and The Watson Caring Science Institute for his life-long work and scholarly contributions to Caring Science. He is a board-certified nurse executive, WCSI Caritas Coach, master HeartMath trainer, and a distinguished fellow of...

Education:

DNP, University of San Francisco, PhD, Watson Caring Science Institute, MSN, University of Phoenix, Denver, BSN, University of Phoenix, Denver, Diploma of Nursing, Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, Allentown, PA

Emeriti Faculty


Marjorie Barter RN, EdD, CNL, CENP

Professor, Emerita
(415) 422-6681

Dr. Marjorie Barter is Professor Emerita, Healthcare Systems Leadership at the University of San Francisco. She is certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and is a nationally recognized nursing leader. She was Department Chair for graduate courses for twelve years and implemented several programs: the master's entry program for Healthcare Systems Leadership, the Clinical Nurse Leader program and the DNP programs in Healthcare Systems Leadership and...

Education:

B.S.N., California State University, Sacramento, M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Robin Buccheri PhD, RN, MHNP, FAAN

Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor

Dr. Robin Buccheri is a Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) in San Francisco. In 2010, she was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Buccheri has published over twenty-five articles in scholarly journals and is on the Editorial Board for Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. She has received the School of Nursing & Health Professions Teaching Award, the University of San Francisco Research Award, and...

Education:

PhD, University of California, San Francisco, MHNP, California State University, Long Beach, MSN, California State University, Long Beach, ADN, El Camino College, BSN, California State University, Long Beach, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Contact Info

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-4124