Carl Tyler

Carl Tyler

Carl Tyler is the administrative support supervisor at the UCLA School of Nursing. He has been employed at the School for over 20 years. Tyler embodies true excellence in his personal interactions and provides enthusiastic and competent support to all faculty, as well as to fellow staff members. Tyler approaches his work with passion, his interactions with staff and faculty with caring and compassion, and he does all that with excellence. Tyler’s optimistic attitude is contagious—he greets every single person with a warm smile and a kind word.

Craig Kusunoki

Craig Kusunoki

There isn’t a student or faculty member in the School, or alumnus who has passed through our doors over the past 12 years, who does not appreciate Craig Kusunoki’s dedication to ensuring our students receive the financial support they need and deserve. Kusunoki has been employed at UCLA for over 31 years, and at the School for over 12. As director of financial aid, his efforts to find and distribute funds to support students’ educational goals and endeavors make a profound contribution to the School’s mission.

Lindsay Williams

Lindsay Williams

Well before Lindsay Williams joined UCLA Health’s Center for Nursing Excellence as a manager, she earned three degrees from the School of Nursing: bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. As a student Bruin, she developed expertise in quality, population health, ambulatory care, performance improvements, and research. As an undergraduate, she was elected president of the Nursing Students at UCLA in 2011.

IT Staff

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.