Our Leadership and Administration

The Office of the Dean provides strategic leadership and administrative oversight in fulfilling the mission of the UCSF School of Nursing. The Dean’s Office develops and administers policies in collaboration with School and campus stakeholders, and coordinates and manages administrative, financial, academic, clinical and research operations and activities across departments and programs.

Catherine Gilliss

Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Styles Professor of Nursing
Associate Vice Chancellor, Nursing Affairs

Cecilia Chang


Cecilia Chang
Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

Mica Estrada

Mica Estrada, PhD
Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach

Julene Johnson


Julene Johnson, PhD
Associate Dean, Research

Mary LynchMary Lynch, DNP, MPH
Associate Dean, Education Programs

Gina Intinarelli


Gina Shuler, PhD, RN
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Catherine Waters


Catherine Waters, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Gatewood

Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNE
Assistant Dean, Educational Technology Innovation

Joe Zavala


Joe Zavala, PhD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Marianne Biangone
Marianne Biangone, PhD, RN, PHN
Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Program Evaluation

Administrative Units 

Administrative Structure (Employees can access FAQs. MyAccess log-in required)

Office of Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Programs

Office of Administration and Finance

Office of Clinical Affairs

Office of Research

Support Services Directory

The Support Services Directory helps faculty and staff understand who to contact for requests and questions so that they can complete their work. Access the directory