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Pediatric Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery Nursing

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Nicole Antonville, RN, MSN

ACHD Transition Nurse Coordinator

Nicole began her nursing care, inpatient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center before moving to outpatient at the Ahamanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center. For 8 years, she worked on the adult cardiac observation unit (COU) and critical care unit (CCU), where she enjoyed working with the young adult congenital heart patients.

Nurse Adrienne Bawa

Adrienne Bawa, RN, CVRN-BC, MICN

Mobile Intensive Care Nurse

Adrienne Elaine Bawa has worked with the UCLA Children’s Heart Center since April 2020 as a CN3 Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Coordinator. Adrienne has been at UCLA since 2009, starting her career as an RN in the Emergency department at UCLA Santa Monica; then UCLA Ronald Reagan as a trauma RN in 2011. 


Mary Canobbio, RN, MN, MPH, FAAN, FAHA

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart

Mary has been associated with the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Program, the first adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) program in the United States, since its beginning, and currently coordinates their high risk pregnancy program, In 2010, in an effort to ensure successful transfer of care from the pediatric to adult setting, the UCLA Adolescent Transitional Cardiac Care program in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology was established. 

Kristen E. Ethridge, NP

Kristen E. Ethridge, NP

CT Surgery

Kristen began her nursing career at LAC/USC Medical Center and then moved to UCLA CTICU. She enjoyed the diversity of the adult and pediatric population in the CTICU and went to Children's Hospital Los Angeles as a Nurse Practitioner to work full time in pediatrics in 2001. She recently re-joined our Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program as a NP in February 2012.

Nurse Aurora Garcia Guillermo

Aurora Garcia Guillermo, LVN

LVN – Children’s Heart Center

Aurora joined the UCLA Children’s Heart Center in November 2020. Graduated from California Career Institute in 2017. She began her nursing career at UMMA Community Clinic in 2017 where she provided care for a variety of patients on a daily basis. She then joined Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group in Long Beach in 2018 where she cared for infants, children and adolescents with congenital heart disease and other cardiac disorders in outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. 


Robyn Goldstein, NP, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNS

Pediatric/Adult Congenital Electrophysiology

Robyn Goldstein has worked with UCLA Children’s Heart Center as a Nurse Practitioner for 2 years. She comes to UCLA after caring for Cardiology and Electrophysiology patients in private practice for 12 years as a Nurse Practitioner. As a staff nurse, Robyn worked at the USC University Hospital for 8 years where she held multiple positions including Staff Nurse, Lead Preceptor, Charge Nurse, and ultimately as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.


Roberto Mejias , RN, CPNP, RNFA

CT Surgery NP

Roberto was born and raised in New York City. He comes to UCLA after several years working at Columbia University Medical Center. Roberto has experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, ECMO service and Neonatal ICU at Columbia. He brings his expertise in managing post-operative patents in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit and neonatal ICU and as a surgical first assistant in the operating room on all surgical cases.

Nurse Erin Mendoza

Erin Mendoza, RN, BSN

Pediatric/Adult Congenital Electrophysiology

Erin Mendoza, RN, BSN joined the UCLA Pediatric Cardiology team in 2018. Her previous fifteen years of implanted cardiac device experience includes the management and care of adult patients with implanted cardiac devices in a large private cardiology group where she also managed multiple long and short-term research studies. 

Nurse Roslyn Rivera

Roslyn Rivera, RN, BSN, CPN-BC

Fetal and Pediatric Outpatient Cardiology Nurse Coordinator

Roslyn joined UCLA as the Fetal and Pediatric Outpatient Cardiology Nurse Coordinator in July 2018. Her previous nursing experience began at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 2005 as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse. She continued her career as a travel nurse specializing in PICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU and Neonatal ICU care at several hospitals across the US.

Nurse Brenda Sanchez

Brenda Sanchez, CCMA

X-Ray Technician

Education: East Los Angeles Occupational Center, 2010 Certifications: California Certifying Board For Medical Assistants; CDPH X-Ray Technician; National Certified Phlebotomy Technician; NIOSH Pulmonary Function Training Course #091
Professional Experience: Medical Assistant III, UCLA Children’s Heart Center: 2019-present; X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, Concentra Urgent Care: 2011-2019

Mary E. Scotti, NP

Mary E. Scotti, NP

Cardiac Surgery

Education: Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Dominguez Hills 2007; Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2007; Bachelor of Science Physical Education, CSU Northridge, 1982.
Certifications: Board Certified American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner