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Regional Nursing Research Committee


The advancement of nursing practice through evidence and science.


  • To disseminate scientific findings and evidence to practicing nurses.
  • To demystify nursing research.
  • To generate nursing knowledge.
  • To bridge the gap between theory and nursing practice.
  • To provide leadership and resources to advance nursing knowledge, translate research findings, and promote the evidence-based practice of the professional nurse.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare annual goals, objectives, and reports.
  • Provide oversight to local sites to ensure Regional Nursing Research Standards are in place.
  • Evaluate and integrate professional and regulatory standards into nursing research activities.
  • Support and facilitate implementation of research studies and activities that support a hospital on its Magnet journey.
  • Develop, implement, and support implementation of research studies that contribute to meeting the goals associated with Nursing’s strategic priorities (“Big Dots”).

Regional Nursing Research Committee Chairs

Chair: Janet Gichau, DNP, MSIH, BSN, BC-RN

Co-Chair: Rosalina G Mendoza MSN©, BSC, RN

Nurse Executive Liaison: Greg Rogers

Regional Nursing Research Committee Members

  • Allison M. Wade, RN, BSN, PHN, CLG
  • Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN, Walnut Center
  • Debra Balise, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN,CNML, Los Angeles
  • Denise Goodwin, MSN, Baldwin Park
  • Dewee McDermott, MSNEd, RN, Moreno Valley
  • Hazel Torres, MSN, RN, Walnut Center
  • Irene-Christine Lee, MPH, RN, BSN, CPH, CHES, Walnut Center
  • Joria Rainbolt-Clemente, MSN, RN, CNS, Irvine
  • Joyce Johnson, PhD, RN-BC, Community Member
  • Judith Liu-Lee, MSN, RN, Panorama City
  • June Rondinelli, PhD, RN, CNS, Walnut Center
  • Karie Crawford, MSN, RN, CNS, Fontana
  • Kathleen Hawkins, MS, RN, Fontana
  • Kathleen Long, RN, MSN, CNS, Orange County, Anaheim
  • Kathleen Overton, MSN, RN, Ed., Riverside
  • Kristyn Gonnerman, MLS, Baldwin Park
  • Keya Stallings, MSN, RNC-OB, Ontario
  • Kristina Mae B. Santos, BSN, RN, West Los Angeles
  • Kristy Geloso, MSN, RN, Walnut Center
  • Kristyn M. Gonnerman, MLS, Baldwin Park
  • Lisa Tze Polo, BSN, RN, Woodland Hills
  • Lorraine Florio, RN, MS, CNM, Downey
  • Lynne Agocs-Scott, MN, RN, CCRN,CCNS, NP, Woodland Hills
  • Maria Bernaldez-Ngugi, MSN, RN, CNS,GNS, GNP-BC, Panorama City
  • Marrisa Maderazo, BSN, RN, Panorama City
  • Oscar Fernandez, BSN, RN, Ontario
  • Patience Onyegbule, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNM,CCD, San Diego
  • Patricia Meckes, MN, RN, CNS, CNOR, Community Member
  • Regina Valdez, MA, Walnut Center
  • Roque “Jun” Garvida, Jr., MSN, RN, Panorama City
  • Rosalina Mendoza, BSN, BSC, RN, RHIA,CCS, Baldwin Park
  • Rosemary Powell, MSN, RN, Anaheim
  • Sarah J Kwan, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
  • Sophie Hicks, MSN(c), RN, Riverside
  • Veronica Timple, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, San Diego

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