Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named two Southern California nurses to his Public Health Advisory Committee, which advises Department of Public Health Director Mark Horton, MD, MPH, on programs and policies to improve Californians health and safety.Ruth Mulnard, RN, DNSc, FAAN
The two nurses, Dolores Apodaca, RN, MA, BA, a nursing coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2000, and Ruth Mulnard, RN, DNSc, FAAN, who holds several positions with the University of California, Irvine (UCI), are among the committees nine new members.
Apodaca, a Democrat and a former president of the California School Nurses Organization, has held several positions with the school district, including resource nurse for preschool programs, special education nurse, and school nurse.
At UCI, Mulnard, a Republican, is an associate professor of nursing science, an associate program director of general clinical research, and an associate director for administration and director of clinical trials at the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia.