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Nurse Listing: San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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
Alix, Patrick Monty Probation complete Nov. 19, 2009 PDF
Armado, Mary A. Revoked Jul. 18, 2005 PDF
Bohannon, Heather Megan Revoked Sep. 10, 2009 PDF
Brown, Constance L. Revoked Jul. 23, 2008 PDF
Butler, Sheena Accusation pending Sep. 10, 2009 PDF
Cannady, Cynthia F. Probation complete May 28, 2006 PDF
Carpenter, Debra Ann Revoked Aug. 19, 2006 PDF
Champion, Tiffani Ann* Revoked Aug. 30, 2003 PDF
Chen, Cindy Qiu-Ling Probation complete Feb. 26, 2005 PDF
Faires, Kimberly Lynne Accusation pending Apr. 17, 2009 PDF
Faller, Shirley A. Public reprimand Jul. 2, 2006 PDF
Fu, Alexander Qing Surrendered Dec. 12, 2007 PDF
Garcia, Joselito B. Surrendered Mar. 12, 2008 PDF
Golinveaux, Agnes M.* Revoked Jan. 16, 2003 PDF
Gooch, Russell Lee Revoked Jun. 26, 2007 PDF
Grudus, Edward Michael Revoked Feb. 23, 2007 PDF
Halligan, Mary Patricia Probation complete Nov. 30, 2006 PDF
Halvorsen-Guardino, Andrea Le* Revoked Apr. 25, 2002 PDF
Kallet, Janet L. Surrendered May 13, 2004 PDF
Kent, Sherryl Kay Vanderschnit Revoked Nov. 27, 2009 PDF
Larson, Joseph Martin Probation complete Jul. 21, 2008 PDF
Lasko, Nikolay S. Accusation pending Aug. 28, 2009 PDF
Lee, Jeannie Probation Apr. 20, 2005 PDF
Lee, Ophelia Accusation pending Jun. 16, 2009 PDF
Linton, April Lynn Probation Jul. 4, 2008 PDF
Linville, Thomas Garard Surrendered Dec. 7, 2007 PDF
Lopez, Victor Raymond Probation Nov. 5, 2009 PDF
Monterrosa, Leah Probation Mar. 19, 2008 PDF
Montez, John Gabriel Revoked May 1, 2008 PDF
Oshita, Jane Chiyo Accusation pending May 11, 2009 PDF
Pastones, Dennis Fernandez Petition to revoke probation pending May 28, 2009 PDF
Pastrana, Lucy Christine* Probation extended Sep. 25, 2002 PDF
Pepper, Leyla M. Revoked Jun. 27, 2004 PDF
Peterson, Phyllis J. Surrendered Jun. 3, 2005 PDF
Poh Jr., John Charles Public reprimand Jul. 13, 2009 PDF
Price, Charles Lyman Revoked May 17, 2003 PDF
Quigley, Barbara Revoked Jul. 27, 2003 PDF
Reyes, Aurelia Maaba Petition to revoke probation pending Aug. 5, 2009 PDF
Roe, Angela Public reprimand Nov. 27, 2006 PDF
Scanlon, Carol Jane Accusation pending Nov. 9, 2007 PDF
Shay Jr., William Terry* Accusation pending Jul. 27, 2009 PDF
Shelley, Colleen M. Revoked Jun. 10, 2007 PDF
Sikora, Gabriela* Reinstatement denied Jun. 4, 2009 PDF
Sojka, Dee Ann Reinstatement denied Jan. 27, 2005 PDF
Swanson, Michelle Charlene Revoked May 21, 2008 PDF
Tartakovsky, Boris Revoked Aug. 30, 2008 PDF
Tate, Robert Michael Probation complete Nov. 2, 2009 PDF
Thrift, Michele Diane Surrendered May 31, 2004 PDF
Tilghman, Karen M. Revoked Dec. 8, 2004 PDF
Turner, Charles Ellis Accusation pending Sep. 25, 2007 PDF
Venhuizen, Judy Lynn Revoked Nov. 14, 2002 PDF
Vishnevskaya, Anna V. Probation Apr. 13, 2009 PDF
Wade, Percy R. Probation Mar. 4, 2009 PDF
Yan, Angela M. Public reprimand May 9, 2008 PDF
Yoshida, Hisao Surrendered Nov. 5, 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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  • The Los Angeles Times and ProPublica have conducted a joint investigation into the failed oversight of California's health professionals. In July 2009, we reported that the Board of Registered Nursing took more than three years, on average, to investigate and discipline errant nurses. It failed to act against nurses whose misconduct already had been thoroughly documented and sanctioned by others. And the board gave probation to hundreds of nurses – ordering monitoring and work restrictions – then failed to crack down as many landed in trouble again and again. Read our complete coverage here.

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