IT Staff

The selection committee came to a unique decision regarding the 2018 Golden Bruin Staff Award. Rather than selecting an individual, this year’s award goes to a team of seven – our entire Information & Technology (IT) Staff. The School faced several information and technology challenges this past year, and overcame them with flying colors thanks to the dedication and tenacity of our fearless IT team.

Kevin De Leon

Kevin De Leon

Kevin De Leon graduated from the UCLA School of Nursing in 2012. Shortly after receiving his baccalaureate degree, he started working full-time at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the Liver Transplant ICU. There, he consistently worked hard to provide exceptional care and improve patient outcomes. During his time in the ICU, De Leon served in the Unit Practice Council and led quality improvement projects aimed at decreasing CLABSI rates and promoting medication administration safety. In addition, he obtained his CCRN certification after a year of working in the intensive care unit.

Alyssa Castillo

Alyssa Castillo

Alyssa Castillo graduated from the UCLA School of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. After moving back to her hometown of San Francisco, she began her nursing residency program at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) on a Medical-Surgical/Telemetry unit. Within this fast-paced and diagnostically diverse acute care setting, she was able to quickly apply her experience and clinical skills and continue learning alongside the very capable multi-disciplinary staff.

Rhonda Flenoy-Younger

Rhonda Flenoy-Younger is the Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions and Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UCLA School of Nursing. She has been employed at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1983 and with the School of Nursing since 1985. Her responsibilities are to manage the recruitment, preadmission counseling, outreach and admissions for the Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the School of Nursing. She represents the School of Nursing at local, state, national and international conferences and conventions.

Hrachuhi Hakhpandyan

Hrachuhi Hakhpandyan

Hrachuhi “Lilit” Hakhpandyan began her undergraduate education at UCLA School of Nursing in 2008 and graduated in 2012. After graduating, she was hired at White Memorial Medical Center in the VERSANT RN Residency program in the medical/surgical department with a large oncology population.