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Meet the Faculty & Staff


Jane McAteerJane McAteer
Title: Director, Nursing Program, 2004 - present
Degrees: Bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgetown University, master's degree in nursing from UCLA, clinical specialty in maternity nursing - education focus
Teaching Experience: Taught in a variety of programs from 1977 - 2004
Career Highlights: RN in Neonatal Intensive Care at Georgetown University Hospital; RN in Clinical Research Unit at University Hospital in San Diego; Author of numerous chapters in Maternity Nursing textbooks; 20-year award from College of San Mateo
Hobbies: Collecting frog and pug items, dog walking, the arts, plays, speakers series member, book club, cooking
Quote: "Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." — Denis Waitley
Janis RyanJanis Wisherop
Title: Professor
Degrees: A.S. from Skyline, bachelor and master degrees in nursing from University of San Francisco
Teaching Experience: CSM Clinical Instructor-Professor from Spring 1994 to present.
Career Highlights: Started nursing career at UCSF on the neurosurgical unit. Worked as blood banking nurse and in home care. Serves as faculty advisor for the Nursing Student Association and has served as Assistant Director of the nursing program. Passion for teaching includes involvement in community projects and service learning and coordinating projects with agencies serving seniors and the African American community. Serves as Board Member and Secretary for Heart and Soul (a consumer-run mental health agency). Directly involved in Stamp Out Stigma. In May, 2008, awarded Hero in Health for the African American Community Health Advisory Committee.
Hobbies: Gardening, watercolor, home improvement projects and estate sale shopping! Enjoys spending time with friends and family and love the outdoors—any activity that doesn't involve heights!
Quote: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." — William Arthur Ward
Kaushiki KapoorKKapoor
Title: Associate Professor
Degrees: Masters of Science in Nursing Education from California State University Dominguez Hills; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Member of Sigma Theta Tau. 
Teaching Experience: Fresno City College, Bakersfield College, and Evergreen Valley College
Career HIghlights: Began career as a Medical Surgical Nurse at Riverside County Medical Center, later transitioning to the stroke unit at St. Agnes Medical Center. Worked as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Has been a professional speaker at CSUDH healthcare seminars, motivating high school students to pursue the path of nursing. Has been a professional analyzer for test modules designed for vocational nursing students at Wonderlic Inc. 
Hobbies: Reading research articles on nursing practice, traveling to different places, and bowling. Enjoys spending time with family and watching old Bollywood movies. Tutors ADN, LVN, and BSN students for NCLEX.
:“If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life." Kwan-Tzu
Beth SmithElizabeth Smith
Title: Professor of Nursing
Degrees: BSN from University of Missouri; MSN from Yale University; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Yale University
Teaching Experience: Jame Sprint Institute, Kenansville, NC; Dominican University, San Rafael, CA; San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
Career Highlights: Nurse Manager at Pediatric Rehab Unit, Schenectady, NY; Maternal Child CNS and Manager, Wilmington, NC; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Wilmington, NC; Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, M.D. Anderson, Houston, TX; Perinatal Pediatric Home Care Coordinator, Burlingame, CA
Hobbies: Ride, train, and breed Holsteiners
Alma Marie GomezAlma Marie Gomez
Title: Staff Assistant
Degrees: Bachelor's degree in communication and master's degree in public management (both from the University of the Philippines); Certificate in audiovisual technology from Okinawa International Center (Japan)
Career: Information Officer, Planning Officer, Health Education & Promotion Officer, Department of Health (Philippines); Executive Administrator/Executive Assistant at a couple of San Francisco nonprofit organizations
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, knitting, soapmaking, and other arts and crafts
Quote: "What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." — John Ruskin

Leslie Punzalan

Title: Lab Tech