Kellie Brendle, RN, MS, CNS.UC Davis Department of Neurology

Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist
Stroke Program Coordinator


Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke

Clinical Research / Interests

Nursing Education

Technology and improving patient outcomes

Patient and Family Education and Support Programs

Rehabilitation Support

Stroke Prevention and Community Awareness



CSU, Sacramento BSN

UCSF - Masters of Science

UCSF -   Critical Care/Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Society of Trauma Nurses

Emergency Nurses Association



  • Poster Board Presentation at Nursing Research Conference: “Fast Track to a Trauma Education Program - Design to Implementation in 90 days”
  • Presentation and lecture on Traumatic Brain Injury and Maxillofacial/Ocular injuries
  • Presentation of a new orthopedic total joint program. Responsible for putting on the conference/presentation and ensuring competency among staff.   Continuous evaluation of program with implementation of changes to provide a successful Orthopedic Program
  • Presentation and skills lab on pediatric pathophysiology of pneumothorax, chest tube placement, needle thoracentesis utilizing the simulation lab.
  • Presentation and skills lab for the pediatric transport team using the simulation lab.
  • Presentation and Poster board accepted at Pediatric & Neonatal transport conference: Can Pediatric nurses become successful at intubating pediatric patients using only simulation?
  • Presentation on Pediatric Airway Issues for Kaiser South Sacramento PACU nurses.
  • Presentation on pediatric airway issues at REACH on Tour conference.
  • Presentation on neonatal stabilization and intubation. Designed a presentation that included lecture and hands on training for intubation success.  The course was provided to a small rural hospital to help develop a program that would support neonates until they could be transported to a higher level of care.    
  • Presentation and evaluation of clinical knowledge and expertise for paramedic and nursing Flight crew during a 4 hour Clinical Training Lab
  • Poster Board for QI Symposium 2016 Trauma Codes:  The feasibility of Developing and Implementing In Situ Simulated Trauma Codes:  Matthew Kiefer, MD; Aaron Bair, MD; Christine Williams, RN, MS, CNS; Ian Julie MD, MAS, MS; Allison Shuken, RN, MS; Anthony Carden, MD; Bonnie McCracken, MSN, RN, NP-C, NEA-C; Erik Laurin, MD; Jennifer Mattice, RN, MS;  Joseph Galante, MD;  Kellie Brendle, RN, MS, CNS; Muna Aljahany, MBBS; Ryan Bales, RN, BSN; William Hammontree, RN, BSN; Edgardo Salcedo, MD
  • Presentation on Acute Ischemic Stroke Program and Process for  UCDavis Medical Center nurses

Research Projects

Comprehensive Exam – UC, San Francisco, Masters of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist Critical Care/Trauma Program

  • Research on ARDS patients and the impact of High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV) on Oxygenation and Ventilation.

Senior Project - CSU, Sacramento, Bachelor of Science nursing program

  • Developed general assessment questions written in English, Spanish and phonetically to be used when a Spanish translator was not available. Distributed throughout Mercy Healthcare.

Partial Quantitative research proposal – CSU, Sacramento, Bachelor of Science nursing program

  • The relationship between Jobst pressure garments and the degree of scarring for burn patients.

Maureen Craig, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.N.UC Davis Department of Nephrology

Clinical Nurse Specialist-Nephrology

Clinical Research / Interests

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Compassion
Motivational Interviewing
Patient Education and Wellness
Home Hemodialysis
Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis
Acute Care Dialysis
Slow Extended Daily Dialysis (SLEDD)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT)
Nursing Education, Testing, and Certification

Andrews University  - MS, Nursing / BS, Nursing / Minor, Chemistry
Berrien Springs, MI

Professional Memberships
American Nephrology Nurses Association
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing International Honor Society

Honors and Awards
Ms. Craig served for 7 years on the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. She held the roles, of Website Chair, Treasurer, President Elect, and President. She also worked on several Examination Item Writing Boards to support test development for Nephrology Nurses seeking certification in this specialty.

Ms. Craig was honored by the Patient Care Services Division as UC Davis Medical Center Nurse
Educator of the year in 2007.

Recent Publications
Depner, T. & Craig, M. (2012). Slow extended daily dialysis. In T. Ing, M. Rahman, and C. Kjellstrands (Eds.), Dialysis: History, Development and Promise, ( Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Company Inc.
Craig, M. & Infante, S. (2011). Abdominal mysteries: Pain, peritonitis, pancreatitis, pseudocyst. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 38, (pp173-186).
Golper, T., Clark, J., Majors, D., Craig, M., & Marshall, M. (2009). Practical aspects of hybrid dialysis techniques. In C. Ronco, R. Bellemo, & J. Kellums (Eds.), Critical Care Nephrology (2nd ed.), (pp. 1354-1358). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.
Craig, M., Harty, A., & Williams, H. (Section Eds.). (2008). Acute care. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing 5thed. (p.131-308). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association.
Craig, M. & Currier, H. (2008). How to choose which examination to take and how to acknowledge certified nurses. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 35,(pp283-289).
Bogle, J. Craig, M., Williams, H., Garrigan, P., Davey-Tresemer, J., & Dalton, T. (2008). Hemodialysis in the acute care setting. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (5th ed.), (pp.176-214). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association.
Craig, M. (2008). Slow extended daily dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. In C. Counts (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (5th ed.), (pp.231-278). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nursing Association. 

Barbara L. Goebel, R.N., M.S., C.N.S., P.N.P.UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center

Advanced Practice Nurse Pediatric Heart Center

Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Research / Interests
Interstage Home monitoring for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

California State University, Chico    
BSN, Nursing (1988)
Chico, California

University California, San Francisco
MSN, CNS, PNP (2005)
San Francisco, California

Professional Memberships
Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses
American Heart Association 

UC Davis Medical Center

Director of Wound Care Program

Skin/ Wound/ Documentation

Clinical Research / Interests
Skin/ Wounds/ obesity and geriatrics/ Research and development for treatment of wounds/ Safety and Quality


Certified Nurse Midwife for England and Wales- 1981

University California, Davis 
FNP/GNP - 1995 -  Family/ Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

California State University, Sacramento
BSN - 2005 -  Family Nurse Practitioner
California State, Sacramento
MSN - 2007 -  Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Washington, Seattle
CWCN - 2009 - Wound NP-c

University of California, San Francisco
PhD in progress - 2010 - Geriatrics/Obesity

ANCC Certified Nurse Executive
CNE-BC - 2013 - Nurse Executive

Professional Memberships



Honors and Awards

9-2007-Recipient Sigma Theta Tau International/Roche Diagnostics Long-term Care Point-of-Care Diagnostics Research Grant for 9k

07-2010- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “A Multidisciplinary team approach to maintaining skin integrity in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries or Limited Mobility” a two year for 26 k

09-2010- Jonas Foundation Scholar at UCSF for Geriatric Research, Leadership, and Teaching, a two year grant for 26 k

12-2011- Risk Management Grant at UCDMC awarded 50 K for “Decreasing pressure ulcers and DTIs in the OR”

07-2012- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Patients in the Perioperative Area” a two year grant for 28 k

11-2012- Recipient and PI for Risk management Grant at UCDMC awarded for “Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in Trauma-related Spinal Cord Injury Patients” and “Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in the peri-operative areas” a one year grant for 90k

03-2014- Recipient and PI for Cardinal Health T3 Grant to validate Monroe risk tool for assessment of risk for pressure ulcers in the peri-operative area

06-2014- Recipient and PI for Children’s Miracle Network Grant for “Tracking and improving wound outcomes in pediatric patients” a two year grant for 35k

02-2015- Recipient of the “Deans Excellence in Education award” for the efforts of the multidisciplinary wound care team- 5k


Recent Publications

Raingruber, B., Kirkland-Walsh, H., Chahon, N., Kellermann, M. (2011). Using the Mehran Risk Scoring Tool to Predict Risk for Contrast Medium–Induced Nephropathy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Angiography. AACN. doi: 10:4037/ccn2011746

Maguina, P., Kirkland-Walsh, H. (2014). Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Burn Surgeon’s Team Approach. ( J Burn Care Res 2014;35:e287-e293)

Kirkland-Walsh, H., Teleten, O., Wilson, M., (2015. A comparison of Pressure Mapping of four Operating Room surfaces. See comment in PubMed Commons belowAORN J. 2015 Jul;102(1):61.e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2015.05.012  

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline.

Small working group writing guidelines for special populations- Pediatric Individuals (2014). 

Pamela Eno Mooney, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.-BCUC Davis Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Clinical Research / Interests
Pediatric pain
Developmental Coping
Patient/Family Education
Peritoneal Dialysis
Central Line Management
Pediatric PM&R
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Chronic Illness and Development Disabilities

BSN Nursing
MSN Nursing

Professional Memberships
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses

Amy Lorente, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S. UC Davis Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU)


California State University, Sacramento
BS, Nursing (2005)
Sacramento, CA

California State University, Dominguez Hills
MS, Nursing (2011)
Dominguez Hills, CA

Professional Memberships

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

Honors and Awards
Nursing Excellence Award-Courage, May 2013
Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Award, April 2013

Recent Publications

Transitioning post-operative patients to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU), beginning in the operating room. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at Cardiology 2012 Annual Conference. Prevent pressure ulcers in high risk infants in the PICU -- Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at WOCN 2015: June 2015

Mary Fry Zanobini, R.N., M.S.N., N.P.-C, P.A.-CUC Davis Pediatric Heart Center

Advanced Practice Nurse

Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Research / Interests
Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital Heart Disease
Pacemaker’s and ICD’s

BA International Relations 1989, UC Davis
Davis, CA

BSN Nursing 1992, UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

MSN Nursing/FNP/PA 2012, UC Davis
Davis, CA

Professional Memberships
Sigma Theta Tau
American Heart Association

Honors and Awards
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Award, 2012