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Nurse Listing: Contra Costa County

This data was last updated in December 2009. Statuses may have since changed. Check the California's Board of Registered Nursing license database for the most current license statuses.

This query found a total of 55 nurses. <b>These nurses have Contra Costa County as their place of residence, according to the Board of Registered Nursing. The counties of residence may not reflect the location of the alleged misconduct of the nurses.</b>

Click on the names below to find additional details on each nurse. You can also view the nursing board's public documents on the nurses by clicking on the PDF link.

There are several limitations to this database.

* Indicates nurse who was disciplined before 2002, when this database starts.

Name Current status Date of last action Case Document
Alumbaugh, Mary Ann Surrendered Dec. 18, 2004 PDF
Beucler, Susan Ann* Probation Nov. 4, 2007 PDF
Blanton, Karen* Probation Jan. 4, 2009 PDF
Bond, Christine Creasey Revoked Jan. 22, 2007 PDF
Bowlsby, Terre-Johanna Surrendered Mar. 24, 2008 PDF
Brennan, Teresa* Reinstatement granted/probation May 8, 2009 PDF
Brual, Minda Pacleb* Surrendered Apr. 5, 2007 PDF
Budd (Reichert), Julie Anne Surrendered Jul. 2, 2005 PDF
Byrne, Joseph Matthew* Surrendered May 26, 2006 PDF
Copeland, Michelle Denise Probation Jun. 8, 2007 PDF
Davis, Cheryl Lee Probation complete Sep. 14, 2004 PDF
Davis (Nieberding), Mary Patr Surrendered Dec. 30, 2006 PDF
De Roque, Jennifer Beth Surrendered Jan. 22, 2003 PDF
Deering, Sandra A. Probation Jul. 1, 2004 PDF
Delaporte, Rachael Fontanilla Probation Feb. 3, 2007 PDF
DeRosa, Dianna Edith Revoked Feb. 3, 2007 PDF
Erokan, Sandra Jo Petition to revoke probation pending Oct. 6, 2009 PDF
Falade, Caroline Yetunde Probation Aug. 16, 2009 PDF
Farley, Stephen Alan* Probation Jun. 2, 2008 PDF
Frago, Wendy H. Probation Jan. 2, 2002 PDF
Freebourn, Lee Anne Revoked Aug. 1, 2003 PDF
Freeman, John Eric Accusation pending Aug. 6, 2009 PDF
Fuller, Brenda J. Probation Jun. 22, 2002 PDF
Gayoso, Angela A. Probation complete Jan. 4, 2007 PDF
Giovinco, Cynthia M. Probation Mar. 6, 2009 PDF
Gosnell-Chambers, Gabrielle Petition to revoke probation pending Aug. 11, 2009 PDF
Gotelli, Christine Anne Reinstatement granted/probation May 8, 2009 PDF
Holliday, Carol Elizabeth Probation Nov. 28, 2009 PDF
Horrocks, Cherilyn Donea Probation complete Feb. 26, 2007 PDF
Iaquinto, Karen Mortiboy Accusation pending Aug. 11, 2009 PDF
Jalali, Kathy Mohajer Probation complete Jan. 19, 2009 PDF
Kelley, Kathleen E. Probation complete Sep. 24, 2009 PDF
Kittle, Debra Ann Revoked Jun. 6, 2009 PDF
Lee, Virna Riza Probation complete Jun. 16, 2009 PDF
Leigh, Iysus Ana Revoked Nov. 17, 2008 PDF
Lightfoot, Bernadette Probation Nov. 12, 2009 PDF
Martz, Jeanette Marie Public reprimand Dec. 10, 2009 PDF
McCain, Gideon Keith* Revoked May 26, 2004 PDF
McKinnon, Cindy Lee Public reprimand Mar. 14, 2009 PDF
McStravick, Katherine A. Probation Apr. 2, 2007 PDF
Meadows, Stephanie Crantz Lois Probation Apr. 13, 2007 PDF
Nnodim, Patience Udodimma Probation Jul. 15, 2009 PDF
O'Sullivan, Joseph Gerald Probation Jul. 4, 2008 PDF
Randhawa, Manjit Kaur Probation complete Nov. 19, 2006 PDF
Ren, Jane Dong Probation Jan. 29, 2009 PDF
Rockey, Thelma Luann Surrendered Nov. 24, 2006 PDF
Saville, Dorothee A. Revoked Sep. 5, 2005 PDF
Thurston, Duane Gary Probation Aug. 1, 2007 PDF
Vanciel, Nancy E. Revoked Nov. 23, 2008 PDF
Vincent, Ernie Hans Revoked Oct. 13, 2005 PDF
Vixon, Chris Emmanuel Accusation pending Jul. 23, 2009 PDF
Warren, Candyce Ann First amended accusation pending Aug. 12, 2008 PDF
Wilson, Karen M.* Surrendered Oct. 5, 2003 PDF
Yando, Gail* Revoked Mar. 15, 2002 PDF
Yu, Ruffy Bolivar Probation complete Jul. 16, 2009 PDF

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009

Please note there are several limitations to the database:
  • This database includes nurses who faced disciplinary action between 2002 and September 2009, as well as any subsequent actions against these nurses. .
  • Employers and patients seeking verification of a nurse’s license should use the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Multiple nurses may have the same name, but each has a unique license number.
  • The information on the database is based on the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing and state documents. In some cases, the Web site and documents conflict; in such cases, reporters used dates included in the board’s documents.
  • Documents for some cases are missing from the site in whole or in part.
  • The database does not include discipline against nurses meted out as a condition of being licensed. Such discipline is only included if the nurse subsequently faced board action.
  • The grounds listed for discipline in this database are based on the board’s public allegations against the nurses. Because accusations are sometimes written in an unclear or inconsistent manner, reporters did not try to guess the intent.
  • This database includes discipline against some nurses who have subsequently died. The board has removed many of these nurses from its Web site. They are included here because they faced disciplinary action during the period examined.

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