Nurse Practitioners

Jill Ballard, N.P.
Jill Ballard, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Services in Group 3
At SHS since 1990-1993, and 2000 to present
Education
B.S., Nursing, University of Mass.
M.S., Nursing, University of San Diego
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Family Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
General, Neuro-Surgical, and Critical Care Nursing
Nurse Manager-Critical Care
Staff R.N. and Women's Clinic Coordinator, UCSD Student Health
Nurse Practitioner-Internal Medicine
Medical Interests
Women's Health, Mental Health, General Health
Hometown
Stockbridge, Massachusetts


Monica Garcia, N.P.
Monica Garcia, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner in Group 2
At SHS since 2011
Education
R.N., Southwestern College
B.S.N., University of San Diego
M.S.N/F.N.P., University of San Diego
Training and Experience
Emergency Department Nurse
Emergency Department Administrative Nurse
Paramedic Radio Nurse, Trauma Nurse
Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Medical Interests
Adult Medicine, Women's Health
Hometown
San Diego, CA


Judy Gaspar, N.P.
Judy Gaspar, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner in Group 2
At SHS since 2003
Education
B.A., Psychology, Chapman University
Registered Nursing Degree, Saddleback College
M.S., Nursing, University of San Diego
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Family Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
Emergency Room Nurse
Emergency Department Supervisor
Paramedic Radio Nurse, Trauma Nurse
Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine
Medical Interests
Urgent Care, Mental Health, Endocrinology
Hometown
Reno, Nevada

Bonnie O'Meara, N.P.
Bonnie O'Meara, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner in Group 1
At SHS since 1990
Education
B.S., Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing
M.S., Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
M.S.N. in Community Health Nursing/Family
Nurse Practitioner Program
Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago
Veterans' Administration Medical Center, La Jolla
Medical Interests
Tuberculosis/Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine, Health Promotion, Military Veterans
Hometown
Chicago, Illinois
More About Me
My interests include Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine, Diving Physicals, and treating Military Veterans (I worked for several years at the VA Medical Center).


Deborah Lee Pearson, N.P.
Deborah Lee Pearson, N.P.
Title
Nursing Supervisor, Group 1
At SHS since 2005
Education
B.S., Cell Biology and BioChemistry, UC San Diego
B.S., Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University
M.S., Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Family Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
Community Clinic, Linda Vista Health Care
Neurovascular ICU, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical Interests
Health Promotion, Preventative Care, Women's Health, General Medicine
Hometown
Los Gatos, California


Jan Pertschuk, N.P.
Jan Pertschuk, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner in Group 1
At SHS since 1986
Education
B.S., Nursing, Duke University
N.P., George Washington University
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
Intensive Care Unit, George Washington Univ.
Primary Care, Internal Medicine Practice
Washinton Free Clinic
Medical Interests
Urgent Care, Women's Health, Headache, General Health
Hometown
Austin, Texas


Suzanne Ward, N.P.
Suzanne Ward, N.P.
Title
Nurse Practitioner in Group 4
At SHS since 1987
Education
B.S., Nursing, Seattle University
N.P. Certificate, San Jose State University
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Family Planning Nurse Practitioner
Training and Experience
Imperial Beach Community Clinic
Clinical Preceptor, UCSD/SDSU Certified Nurse Midwifery Program
Medical Interests
Reproductive Endocrinology
Hometown
Concord, California