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Health Workforce Initiative

Website contact

Please note there are varied regional resources in Health, formerly the Health Workforce Initiative Regional Directors.

List below you will find various directors of in region program to support allied health and nursing programs. 

Julie Holt, RN, MSN, CPNP
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 650-2767

Nanette Solvason, PhD
DeAnza College 
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: (650) 440-2890

Irene Ornelas, MSW, LCSW
College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: (805) 372-1712

Wendy Deras, MS, RN, CNE, CNS/PMH, CDP
College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Avenue, 
Palm Desert CA 92260 
Phone: (760) 636-7945 

Shari Herzfeld, MN, RN
Rio Hondo College 
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA  90601-1699
Phone: (562) 463-7004

Laurie Sienkiewicz, DNP, RN
Golden West College
15744 Golden West Street
P.O. Box 2748
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748
Phone: (714) 895-8975 

Connie Lafuente, MPH
Grossmont College 
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020 
Phone:(619) 279-1371