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 Waters

Catherine Waters, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
Sally Bates Endowed Chair in Health Disparities
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Abbey AlkonAbbey Alkon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Associate Dean, Research

Cecilia Chang

Cecilia Chang
Associate Dean, Administration and Finance



Mica Estrada

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

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

Madelyn PearsonMadelyn (Maddy) Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President of Patient Care Services, UCSF Health

Ivette Becerra-Ortiz

Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP, NP
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Chief of Advanced Practice Providers, UCSF Health



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

Elizabeth Gatewood

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

Joe Zavala

Joe Zavala, PhD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs


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