Board Members

Board Members

Sonia M Arias

ESL Program

BA, MA - Cal. State Bakersfield, Education


Mrs. Arias has an extensive history in helping the community learn the English language as well provide training in preparation for certification exams. With over 20 years of education experience, Ms. Arias continues to develop the best possible teaching methods for students from various parts of the world.

Tiffany McDaniel

MA - Charles Drew University

Tiffany McDaniel joined COPE Health Solutions as a Program Manager in September 2018. As Program Manager Ms. McDaniel focuses on the development of health care professionals. She manages the operations of service lines with COPE Health Scholars Programs at Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood CA.

Prior to joining COPE Health Solutions, Ms. McDaniel has effectively led city wide public health education campaigns promoting awareness about the relationship between the social determinants of health and prevalence of chronic disease. While at American Heart Association she, worked collaboratively with government agencies and community-based organization to reduce the incidence rate of hypertension in the safety net population. Ms. McDaniel has also served two years as the Co-Chair of Kaiser Permanente’s National Community Advisory Board ‘s Research Program on Genes, Environmental Health.

Linda Xi

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

BA - UCLA, NPCollge - DMS


Graduate of NPCollege's DMS program, Ms. Xi specializes in multiple areas of Medical Sonography after having obtained ARDMS certifications in OB/GYN, AB. Within the first 3 years of her career, Ms. Xi has completed over 220 diagnostic exams per month in obstetrics, gynecology, vascular among upper and lower extremities.

Kevin Bacica

Hemodialysis Technician Program

DaVita - CHT, Facility Administrator

We define our culture as The DaVita Way. The DaVita Way means that we dedicate our Head, Heart and Hands to pursue the Mission, live the Values and build a healthy Village. It means that we care for each other with the same intensity with which we care for our patients. We believe that by caring for each other we can improve health care, grow leaders and make a real difference in the communities we serve.

Chan Uppal

Career Development

WERE Realty

Mr. Uppal has devoted the majority of his real estate experience to establising and developing business relationships in an effort to connect many college graduates with prospective employers. With thousands of satisfied clients active in the healthcare industry, Mr. Uppal's participation as an NPCollege Board Member is vital to properly coach graduates on what the current employment market demands when they are ready to find the right opportunity.