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Diabetes Nursing Leadership Team

Lena Plent, RN, MSN,

Nursing Program Director & Co-Investigator-Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks

Phone: 909-865-9196



ADN, RN: LA Trade Tech
BSN: University of Phoenix
MSN: Grand Canyon University

Clinical Expertise:

As Principle co-investigator of Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks, Mrs. Plent is responsible for the preparation, and administration of the Stopping Diabetes in its Tracks, research grant, training, contracts, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and institutional policy governing the conduct of research at PVHMC and Pomona Valley Family Health Centers. With extensive PVHMC nursing, experience ranging from the bedside to her leadership position, she is responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing services in her service lines and within the facility. Mrs. Plent collaborates with many departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to develop, support and coordinate patient care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the PVHMC. Other positions held include Quality Coordinator and Nurse Manager of G.I. Lab operations. She led multiple performance improvement activities affecting patient centered care, patient safety, and customer satisfaction. She currently is a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), American Diabetes Association (ADA), Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Association of California Nurse Leaders.

Lisa Diaz

Lisa Diaz, RN, MSN, CDCES, PHN

Diabetes Program Manager & Co-Investigator-Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks

Phone: 909-865-9501 Ext.4819 Fax: 909-865-9740



ADN, RN: Cerritos College
BSN: CSU Dominguez Hills
MSN: University of California, at Los Angeles


Certified Diabetes Educator, National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

Public Health Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing

Clinical Expertise:

Lisa has been a registered nurse since 1999. She currently serves as PVHMC’s bilingual (English/Spanish) Diabetes Program Nurse Specialist and co-principal clinical investigator for “Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks” research project. Prior to coming to PVHMC, Lisa taught community/public health nursing at UCLA. She has experience in directly caring for and planning programs for at-risk patient populations in diverse health care settings (Senior Care Services, Chronic Disease Management programs, and was a volunteer researcher for Community-Based Participatory Research grant program aimed at preventing childhood obesity at UCLA). She was a bedside nurse for 14 years (intensive care unit, PACU, and medical surgical unit). She is an active member of NAHN (National Association of Hispanic Nurses), and a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). A resident of Pomona, she enjoys volunteering and has volunteered at various events in and around Pomona.

Evelyn Scott

Evelyn Scott, RN, MSN, MPH, PHN, CDCES

Diabetes Program Coordinator
Phone: 909-865-9501 Ext.4020 Fax: 909-865-9740



ADN, RN: Mt. Sac
BSN: CSU Fullerton
MSN/MPH: CSU Long Beach


Certified Diabetes Educator, Public Health Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing

Clinical Expertise:

Evelyn has been a registered nurse since 2006, she is bilingual (English/Spanish), and has always worked in a hospital setting. Most recently in the Emergency room, she has also worked in the Telemetry or Cardiac unit as a charge nurse and preceptor to other nurses learning. Evelyn’s interest in diabetes care started when she was a research graduate fellow and collaborated with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to design a program to prevent childhood obesity. She developed a curriculum to teach healthy eating habits to parents and children, ages 8-12 and successfully implemented the program. She has been a Diabetes Educator for over three years in the inpatient and outpatient environment. She provides education using the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines and information from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to promote optimal health in, Type 1, Type 2, and Prediabetes patients.

Evelyn’s goal is to provide superior patient care, using evidence based practice to her patients. She focuses on good nutrition, physical activity, and mindful wellness to promote overall good health and prevention of diabetes related complications. As well, she coordinates and facilitates the care for in-patients throughout the diabetes care continuum. Evelyn works closely with physicians and nurses to ensure diabetes clinical care pathways are followed, as appropriate.

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