Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Allied Health Consultants

IERF works closely with nursing and physical therapy education specialists for evaluations for licensure in these fields.

CeCe L. Chin

Physical Therapy Evaluation Specialist

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University

CeCe Chin (DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT) received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree with Honors from Loma Linda University. She became certified in Neuro-Dynamic Therapy in 2003 and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2004. That same year, CeCe became a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. In addition to working as a physical therapist, her job responsibilities have included the development of in-service education, mentorship for physical therapy orthopedic residents and clinical instruction and supervision. She currently works at Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists in Pasadena, California.

Grace E. Hardie

Nursing Evaluation Specialist

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing/Pulmonary Physiology, University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Hardie (RN, PhD) recently served as Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Graduate Program in San Francisco State University. She received her doctorate in Nursing and Pulmonary Physiology from UCSF, and later became a post-doctoral fellow at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco. In addition to being licensed as a Registered Nurse and a Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dr. Hardie is also a Certified Pulmonary Function Technician and a Certified Methacholine Challenge Technician. Dr. Hardie has received numerous research grants and awards in recognition of her work, including those from the National Institute of Health, American Nurses Foundation, and the American Lung Association. Active in the field, she has presented papers worldwide, including at conferences held by the European Respiratory Society, American Thoracic Society - International Conference, and the National Institute for Case Management. Dr. Hardie has also written many articles, which can be found in such publications as the Journal of National Medical Association, the Journal of Asthma, the European Respiratory Journal, Chest, Heart and Lung, the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Neurology, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Sharon K. Johnson

Nursing Evaluation Specialist

Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Fresno
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Sharon K. Johnson (RN, FNP, PhD, APRN, BS) currently serves as Interim Director of the Family Nursing Practitioner program at California State University, Dominguez Hills and was previously the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Santa Rosa Junior College. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP) from California State University, Fresno and a doctoral degree in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Johnson has previously held positions as Associate Professor and Coordinator of FNP Programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills and San Francisco State University. Her expertise in nursing has enabled her to serve as a consultant in various domains such as software computer programming for physical assessments and in legal cases involving nurse practitioners. Dr. Johnson has held memberships and served in various positions in a number of organizations, including the California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Johnson has also written articles which have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and has presented at conferences such as the American Association of Higher Education and the Western Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Johnson has also lectured at many hospitals and clinics in China.

Liz Nguyen

Physical Therapy Evaluation Specialist

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mount St. Mary’s College 

Liz Nguyen (PT, DPT) received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and has completed the Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Program in Sports Rehabilitation at Kaiser Permanente. She currently works at Symmetry Physical Therapy and Wellness in Calabasas, California and teaches part-time at Mount St. Mary’s College. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Amy Takazaki

Physical Therapy Evaluation Specialist

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

Amy Takazaki (PT, DPT, OCS) received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Southern California and has completed the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2009 and the Movement Science Fellowship Program in 2010 at Kaiser Permanente. She currently works at Kaiser Permanente in Downey, California and specializes in orthopaedics. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.