Meet the LEAD Staff

LEAD staff works as an efficient and knowledgeable team. Although every counselor is proficient in the main areas of academic concern, each counselor also has at least one additional area of expertise. The result is that students often are not only seen by the counselor they may be starting out with but are in addition referred by that first counselor to another team member, depending on how a student’s needs are best served. In addition, processes have been put into place to ensure that each student receives the best care possible with all counselors providing congruent information.


Neil Patel

NEIL PATEL, PH.D

LEAD Director

(909) 469-5203
patelnm@westernu.edu

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NEIL BIRT, MS

Assistant Director of Learning Skills and Assessment
– POMONA, CA

(909) 706-3827
nbirt@westernu.edu

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MELISSA LOPEZ, PH.D

Learning Skills Specialist – POMONA, CA

(909) 469-8347
mslopez@westernu.edu

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BRIAN O’DRISCOLL, MA

Learning Skills Specialist – LEBANON, OR

(541) 259-0226
bodriscoll@westernu.edu

Bio

MARTHA RUELAS, MHSC

Office Manager

(909) 469-5325
mruelas@westernu.edu

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