Board Members


Cynthia N. Triana, CCRN

Cynthia Triana is a staff RNII at CHLA in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care department.  She graduated from Riverside Community College with her ADN in 2008. She started her NICU career at Pomona Valley Hospital before coming to CHLA. Currently Cynthia sits on multiple unit based committees at CHLA including the Resuscitation Committee and Developmental Committee.  She is currently attending WGU for her BSN and plans on obtaining her MSN to become a nurse educator.

President – Elect 

Brenda Gallardo, BSN, RNC – NIC




Anne grew up on Long Island on the east coast, graduated with a BSN from Cornell School of Nursing in 1976, and started working in the NICU at Cornell-New York Hospital in NYC. After hearing about how wonderful Los Angeles was from her husband Tony, she moved to LA sight unseen on their first anniversary in 1977. She worked at Cedars Sinai in the NICU for under a year, transferred to the NICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in November, 1977 and has been there ever since.

In her almost 38 years in the NICCU at CHLA, she has worked in the clinical arena and earned her Clin IV designation. She was part of the ECMO team, and is also a PALS and NRP instructor. She is very involved with clinical documentation and the electronic medical record. She is presently the co-chair of the hospital wide Clinical Practice Council and is a Lead RN in the NICCU.

Anne has been a member of CoCANN since 2008. She is the daughter of a CPA, which should help to qualify her for the job of Treasurer.


Judi Foote-Merryman, BSN, RNC – NIC

Your LA and OC Neonatal Association