Divina “Ivy” Espejo CHT, CCHT
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently”.
– Henry Ford
In her role as a laboratory instructor at the Dialysis Training Institute, Ivy brings a strong sense of commitment to the patients.By imparting knowledge, modeling empathy and developing each students critical thinking skills, she endeavors to develop qualified, compassionate dialysis professionals. Ivy shares our commitment to quality education for new hemodialysis personnel and the desire to help our students achieve a level of competence that only hard work and dedication to the profession can accomplish. To Ivy it is all about helping better the lives of others, both the students and the patients they will one day care for.
Professional Standing: Ivy completed her training as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician at Dialysis Training, Inc. in 2003 and achieved national board certification as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician. In addition to being a laboratory instructor at DTI, she is a full-time working hemodialysis technician at DaVita Harbor UCLA for over 15 years, and so brings real-world clinical experience to her teaching at the school.
Personal Pursuits: A native of the Philippines, Ivy stays busy and active with many things, but she especially enjoys spending her down time with her family.
Degrees and Certifications
Bicol University-College of Nursing, Legazpi City, Philippines. Candidate, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1989-1991
Certified Hemodialysis Technician, State of CA, Dept. of Public Health 2003
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, NNCC
American Heart Association BLS CPR & AED Certified – current