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CATS: Key Staff Members
Joni Novosel

Joni is the Director of the Center for Healthier Communities at Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC). She is responsible for the overall CATS program administration and fiscal management. She has 25 years in the health care sector. With 11 years of experience in nonprofit organization management in her capacity as the past Executive Director of the Valley Care Community Consortium(VCCC). Ms. Novosel joined  NHMC in July of 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration for California, State University Northridge (CSUN) where she has served as a part-time faculty member since 2008.

Mary Ann Lague, R.N.

Mary Ann Lague, R.N.
Mary Ann is a Forensic Nurse Examiner and splits her time between the Clinical and the Outreach components of CATS. She has been with CATS since 1999, and conducts sexual assault examinations and forensic interviews. As a Trainer for CATS Outreach, she conducts workshops for professionals who work with children, including teachers, health care providers, social workers, child care providers, to name a few. The workshops focus on the issues of child abuse and mandated reporting. She has a certificate in Forensic Nursing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

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