Victoria M. Bridge, RN, PHN | Bariatric Nurse Navigator
Victoria graduated from Stanford University in 1996 with a BA in Human Biology. She then spent several years trying out various professions before being called to Nursing by the desire to help people heal. She received her Certificate in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco in 2004 and was invited to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also received her certification in Public Health Nursing. After she received her RN license, Victoria went to work for UCSF’s telemetry unit and after that St Mary’s hospital’s bariatric/oncology unit.
In 2007 she became a Home Health Nurse. With home health she was able to pursue her passion of teaching and guiding patients towards better health choices as well as helping them recover from illness or surgeries. She also had the honor of being with patients and their families at the end-of- life.
Victoria believes healthcare should be a partnership between the patient and the healthcare provider. She believes that compassion and understanding of each person’s individual history and personal experiences is as important as treating physical ailments.
After the birth of her daughter in 2015, Victoria became a stay-at- home mother, caring for her daughter, her 9 year-old son and her 12 year old step-son. Victoria has lived in Marin County for 10 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, children and friends. She likes to hike, cook, volunteering at her children’s’ schools and reading a good book.
Robert Wedell | Bariatric Surgery Support Group Facilitator
Robert has been a community educator and small group facilitator for many years. He has served our community as a leader in law enforcement and currently teaches middle school and high school students in the Sonoma Valley School District. Robert is also a tour guide at a local winery. Mr. Wedell is himself a recipient of bariatric surgery and understands first-hand the importance of group support in optimizing the health and social benefits of surgery.