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University Administration

WesternU leaders and our administrative offices exist to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and communities. We represent many diverse walks of life, career paths, and clinical specialties in the health sciences, and work tirelessly to help WesternU deliver on its academic mission: Providing compassionate, humanistic health care education for tomorrow’s professionals. See our Institutional and College administrators on the links below.

  • Institutional Administration
    • President: Robin Farias-Eisner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG
    • Provost and Chief Academic Officer: Paula M. Crone, DO
    • Interim Senior Vice President of Shared Services & Chief Operating Officer: Denise (NeeCee) Cornish, MBA
    • Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer: Joshua McFarlen, CPA, CA, MPAcc
    • General Counsel: Simone Miller, JD
    • Senior Vice President, Student Affairs: Beverly A. Guidry, EdD
    • Senior Vice President, Research & Biotechnology: Andrea Giuffrida, PhD, MBA
    • Senior Vice President, Special Advisor to the President & Provost: Stephanie Bowlin, EdD, PA
    • Senior Vice President for External Affairs: Elizabeth Zamora, MBA
    • Vice President for Humanism, Equity, and Anti-Racism: Suresh Appavoo, EdD, MIM
    • Vice President for University Student Affairs, Oregon: Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, EdD
    • Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs and Contract Management: Matthew Katz, MHA
    • Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs & Marketing: Shawna Federoff
    • Assistant Vice President for Community Benefit and Governmental Affairs: Martha Rivera
    • Associate Vice President, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C
    • Associate Vice President, Institutional Research: Juan Ramirez, PhD
    • Associate Vice President of Information Technology & Deputy Chief Operating Officer: Denise (NeeCee) Cornish, MBA
    • Associate Vice President for Finance and Budget Administration: Katherine T. Jimenez, Ed.D, MBA
    • Associate Vice President WesternU Oregon: Di Lacey, RT, M, RDMS
    • Associate Provost, Academic Development: Elizabeth Rega, PhD
    • Associate Provost, Online Education: Jonathan Daitch, MEd
    • Associate Provost, Clinical Affairs: Robert Warren, DO, MBA
    • Associate Provost, Ventures: Dean Smylie, DVM
    • Executive Director, University Compliance: Trena L Rich, RN, MSN, APRN, CHC, CHRC
    • Director, Pumerantz Library: Karoline Almanzar, MLIS
    • Senior Director, University Procurement Service : Michael Butler
    • Director, Campus Store: Jesse Corrington
    • Co-Director, Financial Aid: Linda Frenza
    • Co-Director, Financial Aid: Theresa Poullard
    • Director of Risk Management: Chique Magsino
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    • Acting Dean, COMP-Pomona/COMP-Northwest: David Connett, DO, FACOFP, dist.
    • Vice Dean, College Affairs: Edward Barnes, MD, FACP
    • Vice Dean, Academic Affairs: Gerald Thrush, PhD
    • Assistant Vice President, WesternU Oregon: Di Lacey, RT, M, RDMS
    • Associate Dean/Chair, Basic Medical Sciences and Research: Nissar Darmani, PhD
    • Associate Dean, Assessment and Outcomes, Edward P. Junkins, MD, MPH
    • Associate Dean, Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration & College Affairs: Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH
    • Associate Dean, Student Affairs: Michelle Emmert Park, EdD
    • Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education: Lisa Warren, DO
    • Assistant Dean, Clinical Education: Natalie Nevins, DO
    • Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs: Jesus Sanchez, DO
    • Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, COMP-Northwest: Colleen Talbot, PhD
    • Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics/Chief Technology Officer: Scott Helf, DO, MSIT
    • Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Population Health: Marcel Fraix, DO, MBA
    • Chair, Department of Family Medicine: Dat Q. Trinh, DO, MSHPE, CS
    • Chair, Department of Internal Medicine: Emmanuel Katsaros, DO, FACR
    • Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Rebecca Giusti, DO
    • Chair, Clinical Sciences: Chaya Prasad, MD, MBA
    • Interim Chair, Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Leadership: Susan Mackintosh
    • Interim Chair, Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences: Craig Kuehn, PhD
    • Senior Director, Operations: Rick Leeper, MBA
    • Director, Operations: Vy Nichols, MBA
  • College of Health Sciences
    • Acting Dean, College of Health Sciences (California and Oregon): Gail M. Evans, EdD, MA
    • Vice Dean, College of Health Sciences-Northwest: Jonathan Perry, MSc, PhD
    • Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences, Academic Affairs & Online Learning: Tina Meyer, DHSc, PA-C
    • Chair, Department of Health Sciences Education, College of Health Sciences: Rosana Bravo, PhD, MPH
    • Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Education, College of Health Sciences: Roy Guizado, MS, PA-C
    • Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Sciences: Sandra Saavedra, PT, PhD
    • Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, College of Health Sciences: Karen Hutton-Lopez, MBA
  • College of Pharmacy
    • Dean, College of Pharmacy: Sunil Prabhu, PhD
    • Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs: Donald Hsu, PharmD
    • Associate Dean, Assessment: Anandi Law, PhD, FAPhA
    • Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs: Eunice Chung, PharmD
    • Associate Dean, Research and Global Advancement: Jeffrey Wang, PhD
    • Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management: Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
    • Assistant Dean, External Relations: Eric Gupta, PharmD
    • Assistant Dean, Experiential Education: Mark Nguyen, PharmD
    • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Mark A. Iannuzzo, Ed.M.
    • Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration: Cynthia Jackevicius, PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, BCPS
    • Chair, Department of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Stephen O’Barr, PhD
    • Senior Director, Operations: Mark Goggin, MBA
    • Director, Residency and Fellowship Training: Micah Hata, PharmD
    • Director, Graduate Education: Arbi Nazarian, PhD
  • College of Graduate Nursing
    • Dean, College of Graduate Nursing: Mary Lopez, PhD, RN
    • Program Director, FNP: Joey (Khoa) Dang, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC
    • Program Director, DNP and ENP Post Graduate Certificate: Donna Emanuele, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, FAANP
    • Assistant Dean of Administration and Research: Rodney Hicks, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN
    • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Mitzi McKay, MFA
    • Director, Health Systems Leadership: TBA
    • Director, MSN Program: Dawn Stone, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Interim Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine: John Tegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT
    • Executive Associate Dean: Manel Lopez-Bejar, DVM, PhD
    • Associate Dean, Research: Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS
    • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Margaret C. (Peggy) Barr, DVM, PHD
    • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Kimberly Jones, MA
    • Director, Operations: TBD
    • Director, Year 1: David Kersey, PhD
    • Director, Year 2: Kristopher J. Irizarry, PhD
    • Director, Year 3: Ohad Levi, DVM
    • Director, Year 4: Paul Gordon-Ross, DVM, MS
    • Director, Clinical Relations: Curtis Eng, DVM
    • Director, Pet Health Center: David Clark, DVM, DABVP
    • Director, Outcomes Assessment: Pedro Diniz, DVM, PhD
  • College of Optometry
    • Founding Dean, College of Optometry: Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH
    • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
    • Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs: Raymond Maeda, OD
    • Assistant Dean, Academic Support: Angela Hegamin, PhD, MSPH
    • Director, Clinical Education: Tiffenie Harris, OD, FAAO
    • Director, Clinical Operations: Gloria Denton
    • Director, Continuing Education: Tiffany Witherspoon
    • Director, Operations: Lori Rees, BS
    • Director, Program Assessment: Stephanie Amonoo-Monney, MPA, AALHE
    • Director, Student Affairs: Andrea Nuno, MS
    • Manager, Academic Programs: Kelly Russo, BA
    • Manager, Clinical Education Programs: Kelee Visconti, BA
  • College of Dental Medicine
    • Dean, College of Dental Medicine: Elizabeth Andrews, DDS, MS
    • Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Shirley Kang, DDS
    • Associate Dean, Research and Biomedical Sciences: Bradley S. Henson, DDS, PhD
    • Associate Dean, Integration of Technology, Curriculum, and Learning Environments: Hubert K. Chan, DDS
    • Associate Dean, Clinical Initiatives and Program Development: David Lazarchik, DMD
    • Associate Dean, Patient Care And Clinical Education: Brent Fung, DDS
    • Associate Dean, Community Partnerships and Access to Care: Jenny Sun Tjahjono, DMD
    • Assistant Dean, Dental Science Education: Sandra Farah-Franco, DDS
    • Assistant Dean, Community Patient Care: Marisa Watanabe, DDS, MS
    • Assistant Dean of Patient Care Services: Suzanne Adolphson, MSW, MHA
    • Assistant Dean, Research and Biomedical Sciences: James Borke, MS PhD
    • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Sean Rowan, BS, MA
    • Director of Operations: Anna Enriquez
    • Director of Community Outreach: Janet Portilla
    • Director of Education: Donna Guisado, BS, MS
  • College of Podiatric Medicine
    • Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine: Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, CHCQM
    • Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs: Jarrod Shapiro, DPM
    • Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Affairs and Assessment: Jacqueline B. Truong, DPM, MPH
    • Assistant Dean, Clinical Education and Faculty Affairs: Rebecca Moellmer, DPM
    • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Heather Williams, MA
    • Medical Director, WesternU Health Foot and Ankle Center: Chandler Hubbard, DPM
    • Director, Operations: Vy Nichols, MBA