President – Elect

Cynthia “Nikki” Triana

Cynthia “Nikki” 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.


Patricia Rhoades BSN, RNC-NIC

P.RhoadesI have been a nurse for 33 years this month, and first started in the NICU nurse  29 years ago.  I worked for 11 years at St. Mary Medical Center in the NICU, then took a brief time away from the NICU to work in the CTICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  I returned to St. Mary’s after that for another five years where I was a supervisor in the NICU, then became the director of Children’s Services (NICU, PICU and Peds).  I left St. Mary’s in 2005 to go to Fountain Valley Regional for 1 year until 2006.  After my one year there, I came to Miller Children and Women’s Hospital in summer of 2006.  My current position is Parent Education Coordinator in the NICU.