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Nursing Research Liaisons

The Nursing Research Liaisons are members who act as a link from the Regional Nursing Research Committee to the dedicated teams at the local medical center. They are responsible for promoting nursing research/evidence-based practice activities. Their goal is to formalize the Nursing Research infrastructure while also ensuring that local and regional nursing research activities are visible at each medical center. The purpose of the liaison role is to collaborate with nurse scientists, staff nurses, and others to identify researchable nursing problems and lead evidence-based practice.


Nursing practice will be evidence-based.


To advance nursing research by collaborating with chief nurse executives, ambulatory practice leaders, and other stake holders in order to mentor nurses and others to meet research goals locally.


1.  To collaborate with nurse scientists, staff nurses, and others to identify researchable nursing problems.

2.  To assist the chief nurse executive in identifying and prioritizing local nursing research needs.

3.  To serve as the formal connection between regional and local research entities.

Our Nurse Research Liaisons

Heaven Holdbrooks, MSN,PNP,CNS-Anaheim Medical Center Antoinette McHenry-Culver, RN,MSN-Riverside Medical Center
Rosalina G Mendoza, MSN, BSN, RN- Baldwin Park Medical Center Veronica Timple, PhD, RN, CCRN-K- San Diego Medical Center
Lorraine Florio, RN, MS, CNE-BC-Downey Medical Center Nikisha Purnell, MSN,CNS,RNC-OB,C-EFM- South Bay Medical Center
Karie Crawford, MSN, RN, CNS-Fontana Medical Center Quincyann Tsai, MSN, RN- West Los Angeles Medical Center
Sarah J Rivers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-Los Angeles Medical Center Una Bantug, BSN, RN- Woodland Hills Medical Center
Naomi W Thiru, MSIT, MBA, BSN, RN, DNP(c)- Moreno Valley Medical Center Hazel Torres, MSN, RN- SCPMG Professional Development & Research
Janet Gichau, DNP,MSIH,BSN,RN-BC – Ontario Medical Center Maria Bernaldez-Ngugi, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP-BC- Panorama City Medical Center
Joria Rainbolt-Clemente, MSN, RN-BC- Irvine Medical Center  

If you are planning to do Research or an Evidence-Based Practice Project, please connect with your
local nursing research liaison

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