Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute is a collaboration between the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Health, situated within the UCSF Health Center for Nursing Excellence & Innovation.

In alignment with UCSF’s PRIDE values, the Leadership Institute is committed to fostering and sustaining partnerships with internal and external entities that value systemic change and increase organizational effectiveness in healthcare. 


The Leadership Institute provides outcome-driven leadership development and advanced evidence-based practice for the healthcare professional and academic leader across the career continuum. 


The UCSF Leadership Institute aims to be the preeminent global destination for interprofessional development, specializing in translational science development, organizational leadership, and creating synergy between practice and academic entities. 


  • Five Leadership Development Programs
  • Evidence-Based Practice Trainings & Fellowship Program
  • Population Health Management Certificate Program
  • Excellence in Nurse Education Certificate Program
  • Specialty Training Programs
  • Custom Program Development
  • Consultation Services

Professional Staff Team

Renae Waneka, MPH

Senior Associate Director

Claire Markiet



Elisa Jang, DNP, MS, RN, CNS, EBP-C
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Implementation Science
Professional Development Specialist, EBP

Michelle Teng, MPH
Senior Program Manager
Global Partnerships & Executive Training Programs


Michelle Chan
Program Coordinator
Local & Regional Leadership

Selin Soyak
Learning Management 
System Administrator

Contact Information

For general inquiries regarding the UCSF Leadership Institute, please contact [email protected].

For inquiries relating to Nursing Connect, the learning management system for the Leadership Institute, please click here.

For inquiries relating to our global partnerships, please contact Michelle Teng at [email protected].

If you are interested in partnering with the UCSF Leadership Institute, please contact Justin Pohl at [email protected].