Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides strategic oversight for the work of the IPE Working Groups by giving guidance and advice to ensure IPE projects, curriculum and activities further the shared vision and mission for IPE at UCSF.

Sheila Brear, BDS
School of Dentistry

Dr. Sheila Brear is a General Dentist and Prosthodontist, who completed her initial licensure in the UK at the London Hospital Medical College, 1986. After working in private practice and teaching part time in Hong Kong (The Prince Philip Dental Hospital), she attended UCSF and completed her Prosthodontic Training in 2000. She then joined the Faculty at UCSF as a full time faculty member and she served as Division Chair of Clinical General Dentistry 2005-2015. She was appointed to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in July 2015. Her clinical interests are in implementing evidence based clinical and teaching practices and early detection, risk assessment and long term management of disease.

Angel Chen

Angel Chen, RN, MSN, CPNP 
School of Nursing

Angel K. Chen, PNP is an Associate Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Health Care Nursing in the School of Nursing. Ms. Chen also serves as the School of Nursing Faculty Lead for the Program in Interprofessional Education at UCSF, and Co-Chair of the IPE Curriculum Development Working Group (CDWG). She is part of the faculty for the UCSF Coursera course: Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, launched in September 2014. Ms. Chen's educational research (funded through UCSF Medical Center and School of Nursing Clinical Nurse Research Award) was focused on IPE in the clinical setting, studying how interprofessional faculty preceptors adjust teaching and enhance IPE in the clinical setting for advanced practice nursing and medical learners. This project lead to the next phase which is a UCSF Library and Interprofessional Instructional Grant funded trial for Interprofessional training at San Francisco General Hospital - bridging NP and medical learners in the clinical setting.

catherine luceyCatherine Reinis Lucey, MD 
School of Medicine

Dr. Catherine Lucey is Vice Dean for Education in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. After earning her medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine, she completed her residency in internal medicine, including service as chief resident, at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Lucey's areas of expertise include professionalism, clinical problem solving and learner remediation. She is a passionate advocate for using education to advance the quality and safety of patient care and to prepare leaders capable of solving current problems in health care and health care delivery.

judy martin-hollandJudith (Judy) L. Martin-Holland, RN, PhD, FAAN 
School of Nursing

Dr. Judy Martin-Holland is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Diversity Initiatives and a HS Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at UCSF. Her interests include health inequities in the US and internationally, patient-focused health decision-making, patient-provider relationships, and access to health care for minority and marginalized populations. Related areas of interest include: diversity in the health professions, graduate nursing education, nursing workforce issues, interprofessional education, and health care policy.

josette riveraJosette Rivera, MD 
School of Medicine

Josette Rivera is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a clinician educator in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. Her educational and research endeavors focus on interprofessional education and practice, particularly in the context of caring for older adults. She co-leads the School of Medicine’s collaborations with the UCSF Program in Interprofessional Practice & Education, and is developing campus-wide interprofessional curricula, assessment tools, and faculty development opportunities. As a recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award, as co-PI of the Reynolds Foundation Next Steps Grant, and as former Deputy Director of the Northern California Geriatric Education Center, Dr. Rivera developed programs and curricula to train health professions faculty, students, and practitioners to provide optimal interprofessional health care for older adults. She is also the founding chair of the American Geriatrics Society Interprofessional Education and Practice Special Interest Group.

kimberly toppKimberly Topp, PT, PhD 
School of Medicine; Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Dr. Kimberly Topp is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and co-Director of the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. She holds a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University, a PhD degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology from UC Davis, and she completed postdoctoral training in Neurobiology at UCSF. As a discipline leader for anatomy in the Essential Core of the School of Medicine, she provides curricular innovations in anatomy education. She also teaches anatomy, nerve biology and physical diagnosis in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Topp collaborates with colleagues to provide interprofessional educational opportunities for students in the health professions.

maria wamsleyMaria Wamsley, MD 
School of Medicine

Dr. Wamsley is a general internist in the Department of Medicine and a member of the Haile T. Debas UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of standardized patient exercises both for formative and evaluative purposes and has worked with others to develop standardized patient cases in the following areas: Interprofessional education, chronic illness care, and substance abuse. In addition, she has an interest in faculty development and has worked through the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators to create a community of educators who provide peer observation and feedback to faculty at UCSF.

Sharon Youmans

 Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FAPhA  
 School of Pharmacy

 Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, Vice Dean and Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), received a PharmD from UCSF in 1985 and a MPH        degree from San Jose State University in 2005.  From 1986 to 2001 she worked as a pharmacist in the hospital and community pharmacy settings in San Francisco.  In  2001 Dr. Youmans was appointed to the faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.  Dr. Youmans served as Vice Chair of Education for the  Department of Clinical Pharmacy from 2007 to 2013 providing oversight of the department’s didactic courses and experiential education program. In 2013 she was  appointed Vice Dean of the School and in this role oversees the school’s education mission and diversity initiatives. Dr. Youmans teaches on the topics of public  health, communication, and cultural competence. Research interests include health communication, health disparities, and pharmacy education.