Department of Nursing

Department of Nursing Leadership Team

Chief Nursing Officer

Shelley Peterson, BSN, BA, MS


Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Kaci Chacon, BSN, RN


Patient Care Services

Cari Pfohl
Associate Directory of Cardiology, Occupational Health and GI Clinics

Dalana Bernt, BSN, RN
Associate Director of Pulmonary Clinics


Certified Nursing Professionals

National Jewish Health is proud of our Certified Nursing Professionals. Here are some of our nurses and their credentials in specialty areas:

  • Lorna Andrews, RN, BSN, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Mary Elyse Bowman RN, BSN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Karen Dukat, RN
  • Shelley English, RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Jennifer Faber-Gerling, RN, C-NP, Certified Nurse Practitioner       
  • Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator
  • Lindsay Folbigg, RN, Vascular Access Certification
  • Tracie Gallegos, RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Lauren Grimes RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Jesse Gross, RN, BSN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Dthia Kalkwarf, RN, BSN, CDE, BC-ADM,  Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Bronwyn Long, DNP, MBA, RN, Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, Certified Pain Management Nurse
  • Kellie McDermott RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Karyn Newlon, RN, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Kathleen Ruffert RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Candace Schreuder RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Wendy Sherman, RN, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator
  • Amy Ward RN, Certified Oncology Nurse