Faculty and Staff
At the Annenberg School of Nursing (ASN), we believe good teachers know more than just the subject matter. They also know their students, how they learn, and effective ways to teach them.
Smart students take the time to get acquainted with their instructors. If they do, they will discover that ASN’s instructors share a number of traits. All are experienced professionals with strong academic backgrounds and advanced degrees. As a team, the faculty has been approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
Marie Cordeiro, MN, RN - DirectorMarie Cordeiro is an experienced director. Her list of leadership positions includes director of both Casa Loma College and the American Career College, Los Angeles Campus. She earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. Cordeiro's clinical background includes geriatrics, medical, surgical, and psychiatric nursing.
Amandeep Kaur, MSN/Ed, RN, PHN – Assistant DirectorAmandeep Kaur began her career at the Jewish Home in 2005 where she advanced from being a Nursing Assistant to a Licensed Vocational Nurse. From 2010-2015 she served as an RN at numerous healthcare facilities. Amandeep rejoined the Home as an RN Supervisor at the Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center where she was promoted to Minimum Data Nurse. From there she moved into the position of Clinic Coordinator at the Brandman Centers for Senior Care, the LAJH Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. In 2018 she became the Assistant Director of the Annenberg School of Nursing, bringing many years of experience teaching nursing students and directing a nursing college.
David Cooper, LVN, MS, DHM - InstructorDavid Cooper holds a master's degree in Instructional leadership in Educational Administration and a doctorate in Holistic Medicine. He is licensed in vocational nursing, as a California Nursing Home Administrator, and is a former ABHES Evaluator. Cooper served ten years with the United States Army Medical Corps. He also worked as a healthcare administrator, psychiatric rehabilitation facility administrator, public school teacher, and taught at several vocational nursing schools.
Myrna Lovato, LVN – NA InstructorMyrna Lovato is licensed in vocational nursing. Prior to coming to the Annenberg School of Nursing, she worked for the Los Angeles Jewish Home as an LVN/DSD. Myrna started at the Jewish Home in 1977 as a CNA. The Home provided her with the opportunity to obtain her LVN license. Myrna brings a vast knowledge of nursing and nursing skills to the school.
Barbara Noblet, MBA – Financial Aid DirectorBarbara Noblet, the Financial Aid Director for the Annenberg School of Nursing, administers the Federal Student Aid Programs for the Vocational Nursing Program. Barbara works with each student to develop a financial plan for payment of tuition and fees. She has an extensive background in developing and managing healthcare programs and institutions. Her teaching experience includes Health Care Management classes in Administration, Policy and Planning, and Operations Management. Barbara earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles.
Cyndi Meyer, BS, BM - Administrative AssistantCyndi Meyer, the Administrative Assistant for the Annenberg School of Nursing, provides administrative support to the director, staff, and students of the school. Cyndi earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with honors from the University of Phoenix. She has extensive experience in project management, team leadership and regulatory compliance. Cyndi previously worked in the insurance and financial services industry, and has more than 25 years of experience.