Diana Cantu-Reyna is part of a new generation of bedside nursing. Through her own journey battling burnout early in her career, she is now sharing a vision to transform the current healthcare system from within. Diana is an advocate for exceptional health and wellness among all healthcare providers, and her mission remains clear - how can we boost the longevity of our careers, improve patient outcomes, and live joyfully? Diana is creating spaces that support and empower nurses to cultivate self-care methods that can be integrated into their daily lives through practical application.
Diana works as a full-time staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, one of California’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers. Diana is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She travels internationally to Mexico, Central and South America as a nurse volunteer. Prior to becoming a nurse, Diana received a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University where she discovered her passion for social justice and community service. Diana was recently on the bargaining team with California Nurses Association. With support from Children's Hospital Oakland RNs and the community, the bargaining team successfully won a contract giving nurses wage parity in the San Francisco/Bay Area, and more educational opportunities through a tuition reimbursement program.
Diana's self-care practices always include some element of nature and are typically spent with her cute French bulldog, Chuy. You can find her swimming at the beach, hiking in the forest, gazing at the sun, moon and stars, doing yoga and meditating in the park, or jammin' out with her harmonium!
Lucy Camarena, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNL, CPN, PHN
Community Outreach Advocate & Clinical Nurse Leader
Since she was 10 years old, Lucy Camarena knew she wanted to be in the medical field. Growing up in Napa, Lucy was originally inspired to become a doctor. Her goal changed when a cousin needed a second open heart surgery. “I saw the nurse at the bedside constantly, making sure my cousins was OK, connecting with our family. That’s how I decided on nursing instead of being a doctor,” Lucy says. “Nurses were the ones that were really there with the patients.” As her career has evolved in the last five years, Lucy’s natural caring personality has started to include her coworkers wellbeing. She is involved in several committees that all have the same goal of cultivating resilience and caring for caregivers. Lucy not only advocates for her patients’ wellbeing, but that of her fellow nurses as well.
Lucy works as a full-time staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, one of California’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers. Lucy is a graduate of The Dominican University of California School of Nursing, and a double graduate of The University of San Francisco--Masters of Science Clinical Nurse Leader and Population Health Leadership Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
Indy Rishi Singh, RYT, CHT
Advisor & Technical Lead
Indy Rishi Singh is a neuroplastician. He presents mindfulness playshops at schools, universities, corporations and law enforcement agencies. Indy has a background in medicine and has developed creative monasteries in Manhattan and the SF Bay Area. Indy is passionate about relieving burnout syndrome and compassion fatigue in corporations and within communities that suffer from it the most.
Indy most recently completed a 6 week wellness program with the San Francisco Police Department at one of their most traumatized police stations. Here is the ABC news piece about his work: ABC news piece link
He is on the board of a unique orphanage in Varanasi, India which focuses on teaching children yoga, meditation, Sanskrit and philosophy. Learn more about his efforts at www.iLiving.guru and www.YogaMission.uk
Indy's favorite self care practice is playing a full court game of basketball with the best players he can find.
Ramona Berven, RN, MSN
Ramona Berven, RN currently works at the bedside in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in a major urban center. She has worked in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as well as Pediatric Hospice Care. She regularly precepts nursing students. As a Preceptor Ramona enjoys teaching and empowering nurses.
Previous to working as a bedside nurse Ramona was Community Outreach Worker in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, an Addiction Services Nurse at Medical Detox Center, Harm Reduction Counselor and HIV/AIDS Testing Counselor She travels internationally with volunteer medical teams. She is the founder of Nurses for Nepal and travels bi-annually to Banepa, Nepal to provide nursing and hospital staff education. She is a member of California Nurses Association. She is most proud of being a supportive member of the CHO PICU Team.
Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, PhD
Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya is trained formally in Ayurveda, biomedical pharmacology & neuroscience, international public health, clinical research, holistic nutrition, yoga, botanical medicine, holistic health counseling and allopathic family medicine. After receiving her baccalaureate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bhattacharya earned her master's in pharmacology from the pharmacology/neuroscience PhD program at Columbia University and her master's in international public health from Harvard University's School of Public Health and Kennedy School, where she was the first Indian and woman to speak at commencement ceremonies. Subsequently, she earned an MD at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed a residency in family medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
In addition to 30 years of experience in health and medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya has consulted with healthcare industry companies and served on the boards of associations involved with Ayurveda credentialing and oversight in the US and India. She has written over 20 publications, spoken to over 500 national and international conferences, and received leadership and teaching awards. Alongside her private holistic and Ayurvedic medical practice in New York City, she is dedicated to teaching allopaths and scientists about authentic Ayurveda through the Dinacharya Institute in New York City and the Dinacharya Foundation in Kolkata, India and recently completed a Fulbright project exploring the importance of metals in healthcare.