Meet the Staff

Adelin Lo, MSO

310-825-0240 |


Gina Ruiz, Financial Manager

310-206-3248 |



Maria Porras, Assistant to the Chair & Academic Personnel Coordinator

310-983-1355 |

Maria was the Assistant to the Vice Chair and Program Coordinator for the Critical Care Unit in the Department of Surgery at UCLA for eight years and has been with UCLA for a total of fifteen years. Now, she joins the Department of Health Policy and Management as the Assistant to the Chair and Academic Coordinator. While living abroad, she was an elementary school teacher and also taught English as a second language (ESL) to native Costan Rican adults, an experience she considers fulfilling as well as enlightening. Maria speaks fluent English and Spanish and is a UCLA Certified Medical Interpreter. From 2014 to 2017, she participated actively with the Special Olympics, serving as a volunteer and liaison for the U.S. and Costa Rican delegations. In her free time, Maria loves listening to music, dancing, cooking, and traveling with her family. She is eager to provide her knowledge and experience in helping the department reach its goals. 


Anna Lim, Student Affairs Officer

310-825-7863 |

Anna graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physiological Sciences and has been part of Health Policy and Management Department for 11 years now. She was a work study student, here in the department, before she started working full time as an administrator. Now, she has taken the role of the Student Affairs Officer in pursuit of her passion to help, support, and enhance student growth and development. When she’s not working, she’s spending most of her time cuddling and cleaning up after her mischievous, yet irresistibly adorable American Eskimo named Skimo. She enjoys hiking, card making, painting, and reading for leisure.

Anna Lim


Madeline Nguyen, Administrative Coordinator

310-825-2594 |

Madeline graduated from UCLA in 2020 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Science Education.  She has worked in the Department of Health Policy and Management as a work study student since 2017 and is now taking on this administrative role.  In addition to being a work study student, Madeline has taken on other roles at UCLA such as becoming a New Student Advisor for incoming Bruins, working as a Learning Assistant to provide academic support, and volunteering to mentor middle school students in The Bruin Experiment.  Madeline’s administrative experience in the Department and her passion to be involved at UCLA will help her take on the role of Administrative Coordinator in the Department.  In her free time, she loves to take time to sing and create music, hike, and spend time with friends and family.