Administration

Viveka Rydell, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
viveka(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Viveka Rydell graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1997, and received her B.A. with honors from UCLA in 1993. Before joining PDI, Ms. Rydell worked for eight years as a litigator with Bingham McCutche, and Coblentz Patch, Duffy & Bass in San Francisco. In 2001, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) awarded Ms. Rydell the Keta Taylor Colby Award in recognition of her commitment to the community and concern for the disadvantaged, for providing direct pro-bono legal services, and for working with non-profit organizations (donors and staff) to increase the number of services available to underserved communities.

Ms. Rydell is a 2012 recipient of North Bay Business Journal's Women in Business Award and a 2013 recipient of The San Francisco-Silicon Valley Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Award.

Julie Tucker, RN, CPN
Administrator and Nursing Director
julie(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Ms. Tucker, a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Nursing, is a Certified Pediatric Nurse who trained at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Before coming to PDI Surgery Center, she gained experience working with children as a nurse at Pediatric Associates and at Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa, where she excelled in the Pediatrics, PICU and NICU departments. Ms. Tucker also worked as a preceptor to train nursing students and was a prominent member of several administrative committees. Other certifications include PALS, BLS, and ACLS.

Hazel Whiteoak, BA, BSC
Fund Development and Communications Manager
hazel(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Hazel Whiteoak has experience in such diverse areas as science and technology, broadcasting, public relations, education and politics. She served as Chief Press Secretary to the Honorable Jim Bolger, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. For the last 20 years, she has been committed to the nonprofit world and has enjoyed working at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, and Community Support Network.

Beth Henry
Fund Development and Communications Coordinator
beth(at)pdisurgerycenter.org

 

Beth Henry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of California, Irvine, and a Certificate in Graphic Design from Santa Rosa Junior College. She has raised her children in Sonoma County, and has an extensive history of volunteerism with various educational and cultural nonprofits, mostly in the areas of marketing and event planning. Recent employment experiences include Marketing and Communications Coordinator with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Assistant Graphic Designer with Accent Printing and Design in Santa Rosa, and, most recently, Account Executive with Sonoma West Publishers.

Suzan Mendoza
Billing
(707) 838-6560 ext.110

 

Suzan Mendoza worked for a small business in Windsor, CA in their human resources and billing department for over 15 years before deciding to direct her efforts into the healthcare field. She has recently completed a certificate as a Medical Administrative Specialist with Billing and Coding through Sonoma State University, and finds that her willingness to learn and her compassion for kids has found a natural home at PDI. Suzan is an animal lover who enjoys hikes and weightlifting, and who is committed to giving her own daughter the tools and morals for a successful life.

Rosa Bernal
Receptionist and Scheduler
(707) 838-6560

 

Rosa Bernal was born and raised in Sonoma County. Rosa has worked in the dental field for more than twelve years with local dentists. Ms. Bernal provides PDI with translation services, patient scheduling, and administrative support.

Clara Delgado
Receptionist and Scheduler
(707) 838-6560