Full-Time Faculty

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Dr. Cathy Coleman’s professional career and her passion for nursing and education includes decades of experience across multiple clinical settings and organizations as a nurse, consultant, and volunteer. Most of her career focused on oncology; she specialized in comprehensive breast center development and quality/performance improvement, spending years as a consultant for clients that include a medical device startup. After ten years with a CMS-funded Quality Improvement Organization in San...

  • DNP, Nursing, Healthcare Systems Leadership, University of San Francisco
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of San Francisco
  • Diploma, Nursing, Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing
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Dr. Horton-Deutsch is currently the Director of the University of San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Partnership. She has led in academic and practice settings for 35 years as an advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nurse, teacher/practitioner, consultant, program director, caring science endowed chair, coach, and academic/practice partnership director. Through her academic and practice career, she has contributed to evidence-informed knowledge development to ensure safety and quality...

  • Rush University, PhD in Nursing, 1992
  • Rush University, MSN in Psych Nursing, 1988
  • University of Evansville, BSN in Nursing, 1986
  • Reflective practice
  • Caring science
  • Leadership
  • Holistic health

Juli Maxworthy, DNP, PhD(c), MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FNAP, FSSH is an academic, innovator, and collaborator in the field of nursing practice, with the goal to use innovative practices and technology to improve health care delivery. She has been a nurse for over 30 years in healthcare and began her career as a critical care nurse in an open heart and trauma unit. After her last clinical position as VP of Quality and Risk at a District hospital, she made the leap into academia full...

  • Texas Woman's University, PhD(c), 2022
  • University of San Francisco, DNP, 2008
  • Holy Names University, MBA, 2006
  • Holy Names University, MSN, 2004
  • California State University, Hayward, BSN, 1984
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  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Leadership
  • Psychological Safety

Part-Time Faculty

Francine Serafin-Dickson, DNP, MBA, BSN, CNL has extensive experience as a healthcare administrator, educator, and consultant. Dr. Serafin-Dickson has taught since 2009 at USF in the MPA, BPA, BSHS, DNP, and MSN programs. Francine also serves as a consultant to endeavors focusing on older adult needs and caregiver issues.  In addition, she served as an intern for the Health Care Financing Administration (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and in a congressional office working on...

  • 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...
  • Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Gerontology
  • Epidemiology