About Us

The Northern California Clinical Education Consortium (NCCEC) is a partnership between academic education and clinical practice that provides leadership for clinical education programs and clinical faculty development. Each academic program in Northern California, which has achieved a minimum of candidacy status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), is represented along with Site Coordinators of Clinical Education (SCCEs) from physical therapy clinics and hospitals throughout the region.

NCCEC meets quarterly to discuss, network, and aggressively explore opportunities and visionary ideas to foster and support dynamic clinical education environments. Our goal is to create environments that enable students to transition into competent and socially responsible professionals who understand, respond, and promote creative problem solving in the rapidly changing, competitive healthcare delivery system. We explore, design, and implement innovations to assist practitioners in the provision of quality learning experiences to maintain excellence in clinical education.

New Members: If interested in becoming a member please contact: colemanb@csus.edu

Mission

The Northern California Clinical Education Consortium (NCCEC) is an organization dedicated to the development, implementation, and support of quality clinical education for Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant students.

Serving the Following Regions

The Northern California Clinical Education Consortium (NCCEC) covers clinical sites and PT and PTA programs from Bakersfield up North to the Southern Oregon Border.

Academic Representatives

Directors of Clinical Education (DCE)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Bryan Coleman Salgado, PT

Bryan Coleman Salgado, PT

DPT Program

California State University, Sacramento

colemanb@csus.edu

President, NCCEC

Alisa Vanderkar, PT

Alisa Vanderkar, PT

DPT Program

California State University, Sacramento

alisa.vanderkar@csus.edu

Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes

DPT Program

University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University

Lisa.Hayes@ucsf.edu

Sarah Pawlowsky, PT

Sarah Pawlowsky, PT

DPT Program

University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University

pawlowsk@sfsu.edu

Alicia Rabena-Amen, PT

Alicia Rabena-Amen, PT

DPT Program

University of the Pacific, Stockton

arabenaamen@pacific.edu

APTA CCIP Level 1 Trainer

Heidi Garske, PT

Heidi Garske, PT

DPT Program

Samuel Merritt University, Oakland

hgarske@samuelmerritt.edu

Website Coordinator, NCCEC

APTA CCIP Level 1 Trainer

Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT

Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT

DPT Program

California State University, Fresno

lzarrinkhameh@csufresno.edu

Secretary, NCCEC

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Programs

Matt Silva

Matt Silva

PTA Program

Ohlone College, Newark

msilva14@ohlone.edu

Jen Aanesad, PT

Jen Aanesad, PT

PTA Program

Carrington College, Pleasant Hill

jaanestad@carrington.edu

Millie Burns, PTA

Millie Burns, PTA

PTA Program

Sacramento City College

burnsm@scc.losrios.edu

Catherine Ammenti, PT

Catherine Ammenti, PT

PTA Program

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

cammenti@gurnick.edu

Jeff McCormick, PT, MSPT

Jeff McCormick, PT, MSPT

PTA Program

Heather Porter, PT

Heather Porter, PT

PTA Program

Institute of Technology Clovis

hporter@iot.edu

Treasurer, NCCEC

Joseph Munoz, PT, DPT

Joseph Munoz, PT, DPT

PTA Program

Mendocino College

jmunoz@mendocino.edu

Clinical Representatives

Site Coordinators of Clinical Education (SCCE)

Paul D. Smith, PT

Paul D. Smith, PT

Community Regional Medical Center Fresno

Beth Lapachet, PT

Beth Lapachet, PT

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

Suzie Maciel, PT

Suzie Maciel, PT

Sutter Valley Hospitals & Sutter Valley Medical Foundation

Fatema Ghani

Fatema Ghani

Golden Bear Physical Therapy

Lucia Rael, PTA

Lucia Rael, PTA

UC Davis Medical Center

Michael Sterken, PT

Michael Sterken, PT

UC Davis Medical Center

NCCEC Member Emeritus

Theresa Jaramillo

Theresa Jaramillo

UCSF APTA CCIP Level 1 Trainer

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