2021 Board of Directors
Dr. Manjuck has been involved with the Norcal SCCM chapter since its formation – as treasurer and now as President. SCCM member since 1998. Board certified in Critical Care and Neurocritical care. National Course Consultant for SCCM’s Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course (FCCS). Participant/education coordinator for medical missions to the Philippines with the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California. Lead intensivist for Sutter East Bay and has worked in tele ICUs since 2003.
Dr. Slater is a Surgical Critical Care Physician at Santa Rosa Memorial Medical Center in Santa Rosa, CA. She is also an instructor for FCCS and ATLS.
Dr. Tom Nuckton is a critical care physician with Sutter Health and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. In addition to caring for critically ill patients, he has research experience in a wide range of topics, including acute respiratory failure, multisystem organ failure, and drowning prevention. He welcomes the opportunity to serve on the board of the Northern California SCCM.
Dr. Keller is an ICU and ED pharmacist at John Muir Medical Center and holds adjunct professor positions at Touro University and UCSF. For the past 4 years, she has informed on California medical legislation as part of the Governmental Advisory Advocacy Committee. Additionally, she is working on international efforts as a consultant developing an Emergency Medicine Residency for pharmacists at Makerere College in Uganda. In her freetime, she started sustainable company: Fenala Candles.
Nikolai Dahl is a clinical pharmacist based out of John Muir Health since 2012 working critical care, ED and formulary management. Nikolai was able to participate as a founding member of the Northern California SCCM chapter, being the secretary and treasurer for the chapter. He has organized the Spring Symposium since the chapter was founded – having the various critical care learning practitioners present their research projects to the chapter members.
Dr. Khem is the Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Student Site Coordinator at John Muir Health. She has been a Critical Care pharmacist since 2006, board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care, licensed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist, served on the Critical Care Standard Setting panels for ACCP, article peer reviewer for NCCCP, and involved in multiple committees in the organization. Her experiences have led her to become a mentor to future generation of pharmacists.
Laura Maples MSN, RN, CCRN-K, the SCCM Northern California Chapter Membership Coordinator, has worked over 30 years in critical care and quality oversight and over a decade in Tele-critical Care. She passionately volunteers on SCCM’s ICU Liberation Committee and its Communications Sub-committee. Inspired by evidence-based practice and research, she works with Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Regional Quality and Data Analytics Department in Oakland CA.
Dr. Garima Gupta is an Intensivist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Ca, and an Assistant Professor at Touro University California. She grew up in Fremont and is a Bay Area native. She did her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and her Masters in Public Health at University of Southern California. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and her fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Cen
Dr. Barr is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford and a Staff Anesthesiologist/Intensivist at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. She was the lead author of the SCCM’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adults Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Barr has over 25 years of experience in critical care leadership, innovation, quality improvement, education, and outcomes research. She is passionate about improving the lives of critically ill patients.
Dr. Dinh has been affiliated with SCCM national since 2013 and played an integral role in helping start the Northern California Chapter. He is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at St. Joseph Health, Sonoma. He is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). His professional interest is to improve clinical pharmacy practice, with an emphasis on critical care and emergency medicine pharmacy services.
Dr. Azadeh Fayazi is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Critical Care with Stanford University. She works in the pediatric intensive care units (PICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. She is also Director of Pediatric Simulation at John Muir Hospital and is involved with pediatric simulation education at both John Muir Hospital and LPCH.
Jessica Moore, PharmD, BCCCP is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a member of the critical care team covering Medical, Neuro and Trauma ICU’s and was among the pharmacists who developed the clinical unit-based program at John Muir.
Dawn Troeger is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is the Director, Intensivist Program at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, CA and Assistant Clinical Professor, USCF School of Nursing.
Dr. Jennifer Walker is a critical care and emergency medicine physician with St Joseph Health Medical Group in Sonoma County. She is also an adjunct professor at Touro University and a clinical instructor for the Dominican University PA program. Dr. Walker’s interests include education, ICU liberation, PICS prevention, and sepsis care. She spends free time volunteering at a community free clinic, coaching a local high school mountain bike team, and finding outdoor adventures.
Dr. Yazbeck is an Intensivist and Neuro intensivist at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA.