Fresno Pacific University will honor the professionals at Madera Community Hospital (MCH) who make the Family Nurse Practitioner Partnered Residency Education (FNP PREP) Program possible with a Preceptors Recognition Dinner April 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the FPU North Fresno Campus, 5 River Park Place West, Fresno.

FNP PREP is an innovative academic-clinical partnership between the hospital and the university that prepares nurse practitioners to serve rural Central Valley patients with limited access to care. Preceptors are medical providers who supervise FPU nurse practitioner students as they practice in their offices.

“The recipients have mentored and clinically educated many of FPU’s student nurse practitioners for the last two years and/or assisted in the successful implementation of the clinical program. Many thanks to these clinical partners of FNP PREP,” said Lisa Hood, DNP, FNP, assistant professor or nursing and director of the master of science in nursing and family nurse practitioner program at FPU.

Nurse practitioners are essential due to the short supply of primary care medical providers, particularly in smaller communities in Central California where families may drive long distances and wait hours for medical care. With their focus on managing illness and preventing disease, nurse practitioners have graduate nursing degrees and the advanced practice skills needed to serve these communities. FNP PREP offers students a “residency” entirely through MCH, its rural health care clinics and it’s community physicians.

FNP PREP came out of conversations between Hood and Karen Paolinelli, CEO at MCH, herself a nurse practitioner. Being honored at the dinner are:

Madera Community Hospital
Karen Paolinelli, CEO
Peter Garcia, Director of FHS, CMC
Cynthia Gomez, LVN
Jonathan Mayer, MD
Aftab Naz, MD
Mikhail Alper, PA
Mohammad Arain, MD
Naeem Akhtar, MD
Kanwal Singh, MD
Martha Piceno, NP
Lupe Martinez-Gomez, NP
Simranjit Kaur, NP
Harjeet Sandhu, NP
Nicole Maldonado, PA
Charles Mackey, PA
Roland Oulette, NP
Bruce Noyes, PA
Jennifer Ng, MD
Manpreet Sandhu, NP
Marcia Sablan, MD
Michelle Thomas, MD
Joe Castro
Sohaila Mojadaddi, MD
Claire Austin, PA
Dolores Davis, NP
Shobha Sekhon, MD
Sampath Wijesinghe, PA
Erin Wolf, PA
Louis Hernandez, MD
Stephen DeSantis, MD
Javier Garcia, PA
Furman Borst, MD
Lawrence Burchett, MD
Muhammad Ashraf, MD
Khanh Cao, MD
Eshna Hazrati, MD
Cynthia Jimmeye, NP
Timothy Jolis, MD
Dalwinder Kaur, PA
Solomon Kuah, MD
David Nege, MD
Ifeoma Ogbuehi, NP
Duane Pitts, PA
Ali Rashidian, MD
Bakht Roshan, MD
Harpreet Sandhu, NP
A.J. Singh, MD
Jaswinder Sra, PA
Amy Watson, NP
Brian Woo, MD
Devi Mahindra, NP
Khristine Papa, MD
Narine Rashidian, NP
Donna Mau, PA
Hardeep Badyal, PA







Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations