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UCLA Operation Mend
Meet Our Team

UCLA Health System - Operation Mend

Meet Our Team

Melanie Gideon - UCLA Operation Mend Melanie Gideon 
Program Director
Carol Lemus - UCLA Operation Mend Carol Lemus
Assistant Coordinator 

April Ruiz - UCLA Operation Mend  April Sabin
Assistant Coordinator
Dr. Jo Sornborger-Family Care Manager Dr. Jo Sornborger
Director Psychological 
Health Programs

Cherie Alvarado-Clinicial Coordinator Cherie Alvarado
Clinicial Coordinator

Operation Mend Volunteer Coordinators

Dana Katz - UCLA Operation Mend Buddy Families Coordinator Dana Katz
Director of Community    
and Buddy Programs


Patti Taylor - UCLA Operation Mend Volunteer Nurse Coordinator Patti Taylor
Nurse Coordinator           

Operation Mend also is managed and supported by a team representing a multitude of UCLA Health System clinical and administrative areas, including physicians and practitioners from:


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