Westchester resident Posie Carpenter has returned to the UCLA Healthcare system as director of nursing at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

Carpenter held several managerial and staff positions at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood from 1989 to 1998.

She left UCLA in 1998 to join the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys as a director of surgical services.

Before 1989, she was executive director of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Carpenter holds dual master’s degrees in nursing and public health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University.