Our Team | The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

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The Family Caregiving Institute team

Our team

Theresa Harvath

Theresa A. Harvath, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A.
Family Caregiving Institute Director
Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Ladson Hinton, M.D.

Ladson Hinton, M.D. 
Family Caregiving Institute Associate Director for Research
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Director, Latino Aging Research Resource Center (UC Davis RCMAR)
Director, Education Core, Alzheimer's Disease Center


Heather Young

Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A.
Family Caregiving Institute Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships
Professor and Dean Emerita, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Janice Bell

Janice F. Bell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.N.
Associate Dean for Research, Director for the Doctoral Program and Professor,
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Lisa M. Badovinac, M.A.Ed.

Lisa M. Badovinac, M.A.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Education, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Jennifer Mongoven

Jennifer Mongoven 
Associate Director of Operations


Kathryn Sexson

Kathryn Sexson, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C. 
Associate Director of Education,
Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute

Apesoa Varano

Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing



Bidwell Julie

Julie T. Bidwell, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute


Cothran Fawn

Fawn A. Cothran, Ph.D., R.N., G.C.N.S.-B.C.
Assistant Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute


Mark Fedyk, Ph.D.

Mark Fedyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Helen Kales

Helen Kales, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department,
UC Davis School of Medicine



Tina Kilaberia

Tina Kilaberia, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow


Oanh Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Oanh Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center


Susan Miller

Susan Miller, Ph.D.
Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow 


Ron Billano Ordona

Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, GS-C
Assistant Clinical Professor


Elena O. Siegel

Elena O. Siegel, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


Lisa Soederberg-Miller

Lisa Soederberg-Miller, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Adult Development Lab, UC Davis Human Development and Family Studies


Ji Won Shin, Ph.D., R.N.

Ji Won Shin, Ph.D., R.N.
Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Scholar


Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Faculty Affiliate, Family Caregiving Institute; Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science,
Emerita, Stanford University


Robin Whitney, Ph.D., R.N.
Faculty Affiliate, Family Caregiving Institute; Assistant Professor in the Valley Foundation School of Nursing,
San Jose State University

Stacey Pasco

Stacey Pasco
Director of Aging Programs


Ksenia Ustinova

Ksenia Ustinova
Education Project Manager


Benjamin Link

Benjamin Link
Research Data Analyst