Los Angeles Region

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Shari Herzfeld, RN, MN Deputy Sector Navigator

Shari has 20+ years experience in health care as a practitioner and educator. She works with the LA Area Chamber of Commerce Health Advisory and link to High School Health Academies, brings together CTE & SB70 Directors to assess articulation agreements, and promotes the growth of a well educated health workforce in the LA region.

  • Masters in Nursing UCLA - Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist with Concentration in Education
  • Bachelors in Science, Nursing CSULB
  • 20 + years experience in health care as a practitioner and educator including:
    • Professor of Nursing – Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles County College of Nursing, USC, CSULA
    • Assistant Director of Vocational Nursing Program at Rio Hondo College
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at City of Hope
    • Acute medical surgical, rehabilitation, and obstetric nurse – LACUSC, Rancho Los Amigos, Methodist Hospital
    • Volunteer camp nurse: Girl Scouts, SGPV Jewish Federation, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Regional priorities include:

  • Meet with the 18 Community Colleges with health programs;
  • Continue to work with LA Area Chamber of Commerce Health Advisory and link to High School Health Academies;
  • Bring together CTE and SB70 Directors - assess articulation agreements;
  • Continue incumbent training;
  • Continue and expand Regional Advisory Committees;
  • Collaborate with statewide navigators to continue ongoing programs; and
  • Promote the growth of a well educated health workforce in the Los Angeles regions