Jay O'Brien, RN
SPNN President
Deborah Shepley, RN
SPNN Vice President
Sheila Berg, RN
SPNN Treasurer
Anna Patterson, RN
SPNN Secretary

Chairs and Co-Chairs

Rachelle Padilla, RN
Chair (Coronado)
Cynthia Karlicek, RN
Co-Chair (Coronado)
Kristen Palumbo, RN
Chair (Grossmont)
Sandy Cooper, RN
Co-Chair (Grossmont)
Melissa Reed, RN
Chair (Chula Vista)
Malyne Santos, RN
Co-Chair (Chula Vista)
Shawn McCoy, RN
Chair (Mesa Vista)
Julie Braatz, RN
Co-Chair (Mesa Vista)
Jan Hodgson, RN
Chair (Non-Hospital)
Carmen Picaso, RN
Co-Chair (Non-Hospital)
Deborah Shepley, RN
Chair (Mary Birch)

Staff Representatives

Michael Boccio, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Michael.Boccio@unacuhcp.org
Joel Emerson, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Joel.Emerson@unacuhcp.org
Yesenia Godinez
Staff Representative
Email: Yesenia.Godinez@unacuhcp.org

Sharp News

2017 NUHHCE Convention: Candidate Bios

Posted on July 21, 2017

Ballots will be mailed on July 26, 2017 for voting on the 2017 NUHHCE Convention delegates from UNAC/UHCP. Click through to review candidate biographies.

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SPNN Provides Meals for San Diego Families

Posted on July 19, 2017

Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) members were out in the community on July 19 providing meals for families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

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SPNN Announcement of New Officers

Posted on July 17, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, the Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) Executive Board voted to fill three vacant officer positions.

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SPNN Partners with Surfrider Foundation for Healthy Beaches

Posted on July 5, 2017

SPNN participated in the Surfrider Foundation’s annual Morning After Mess event – an effort that relies on volunteer groups to assist with beach cleanups after the July 4th holiday weekend.

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2017 UNAC/UHCP Scholarship Program

Posted on July 1, 2017

The 2017 UNAC/UHCP Scholarship application period is now closed. Our review process is underway and all applicants will be notified of the results in early September via email.

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SPNN Members Win Organizer of the Year Award

Posted on June 24, 2017

Congrats to Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) RNs for winning San Diego Labor Council’s Organizer of the Year award at the June 24 #WeAreOneSD Awards Dinner!

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Making A Difference During Nurses Week

Posted on May 19, 2017

UNAC/UHCP members all across Southern California gave back to their communities during Nurses Week. Here are some highlights from Baldwin Park, Downey, Ontario-Vineyard, Riverside, and Sharp.

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Member Spotlight: Malyne Claire Santos, RN

Posted on May 18, 2017

During Nurses Week, we celebrated many extraordinary UNAC/UHCP nurses at celebrations and community service events across Southern California. Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) member Malyne Claire Santos, RN was recognized by her peers as a valuable member of our union. We sat down with her and got to know her.

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Happy Nurses Week

Posted on May 5, 2017

Happy #NursesWeek2017 — a week long celebration of the most trusted profession in America, nursing! This Nurses Week, UNAC/UHCP members from all over Southern California are giving back to our communities by donating their time to many worthy causes.

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A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers Begins April 1

Posted on March 31, 2017

Following years of advocacy work, UNAC/UHCP registered nurses and health care professionals will finally see their efforts come to fruition with the implementation of new workplace violence prevention regulations on April 1.

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