Dr. Ecoff is Vice President of the Caster Nursing Institute – in this role she oversees four centers of excellence – professional growth, inquiry and innovation, simulation, technology and innovative learning and community engagement. Additionally, Dr. Ecoff has oversight of the new Brown Simulation Center, opened in April 2023 in the Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center.
Dr. Ecoff started her nursing career as a new graduate nurse on the Oncology Unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital. She has previously held positions as Director of Ambulatory at Sharp Grossmont and Director of Research and Education at Sharp Memorial.
Dr. Ecoff received her Bachelor of Science and PhD in Nursing from the University of San Diego (USD) and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from San Diego State University.
Dr. Ecoff is a past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and currently services on the annual program planning committee. She is a founding member of the San Diego Consortium for Excellence in Nursing and Allied Health, a community-based collaborative between service and academia, which offers an annual Evidence-Based Practice Institute.