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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care BCU Super User Retreat

BCU Super User Retreat

Jade Flinn, BCU nurse educator, is developing and training eight dedicated nurse clinicians to lead and facilitate training sessions and activate the unit in Jade’s absence. This will add a greater degree of preparedness and sustainability to our unit’s unique needs through the sharing of knowledge and responsibility. Shelby Cahill, Dauryne Shaffer, Grace Carter, Sam Gutner, Brandy Loveless, Riley Grant-McAuley, Kate Reed and Mollie Howard will take on a pivotal role in maintaining our staff readiness and training. Each bring expertise and experience from their home units and will begin to explore other avenues to continue to develop their profession and role as BCU Super Users.

Welcome Jesse Benza

Jesse Benza was born and raised in Palo Alto, California where he developed an interest in biology and data analytics. His passion led him to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he dove into the realm of biomedical science and obtained a Bachelors of Cell and Developmental Biology in 2016. After several years of research and a senior thesis on polycystic kidney disease, he discovered how science, finance and analytics intersect and impact patients. As an administrative resident in the Department of Medicine and 2019 MHA candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jesse believes he will gain a better understanding of how these factors can be leveraged to provide modern, high quality care to patients while also minimizing costs.

Jesse is excited to serve as the Biocontainment Unit’s administrative manager this coming year, and hopes to make a positive impact on the budgeting, finances and future strategic vision for the BCU. In his spare time outside of class and work, Jesse enjoys hiking, surfing, martial arts and cooking.



Kelsey Bennett