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University Administration

University Administration

President: Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President and Provost: David Baron, DO, MSEd
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: Clive Houston-Brown, EdD
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer: Kevin D. Shaw
General Counsel: Keith A. Johnson, JD
Senior Vice President, Student Affairs: Beverly A. Guidry, EdD
Senior Vice President, Advancement: Diane M. Abraham, PhD, CFRE
Senior Vice President, Research: Devendra Agrawal, PhD, MBA
Senior University Counsel: Simone Miller, JD
Chief of Mission Integration: Stephanie Bowlin, EdD, PA
Chief of Community and Government Affairs: Jeffery Keating, MA
Chief Communications Officer: Barbara O’Malley, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer: Nicholas Webb
Vice President for Human Resources: Linda Emilio, BS
Vice President for Finance: Joshua McFarlen
Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs and Contract Management: Matthew Katz, MHA
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 for Finance and Budget Administration: Katherine T. Jimenez, Ed.D, MBA
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, Information Technology: Denise Wilcox, EdD
Executive Director, Center for Innovation: Miary Andriamiarisoa, EdD
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, Bookstore: Liz Guerra
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

Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific & COMP-Northwest / Vice-President, Oregon Campus Operations: Paula M. Crone, DO
Vice Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific: David Connett, DO, FACOFP
Vice Dean, COMP-Northwest: John Pham, DO
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, Academic Affairs: Gerald Thrush, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Innovation: Edward Barnes, MD, FACP
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, Student Affairs, COMP-Northwest: Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, EdD
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

Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences: Denise Schilling, PhD, PT, FNAP
Associate Dean, Assessment and Strategic Collaborations: Tina Meyer, DHSc, PA-C
Chair, Department of Health Sciences Education: Gail M. Evans Grayson, EdD, MA
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Education: Roy Guizado, MS, PA-C
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy Education: Harshavardhan Deoghare, PT, PhD
Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education, Chad Lairamore, PT, PhD, FNAP, GCS, NCS
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Operations,College of Health Sciences – Oregon Campus, Carrie Rogers, MA, MS
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs College of Health Sciences, Karen Hutton-Lopez, MBA

College of Pharmacy

Dean, College of Pharmacy: Daniel Robinson, PharmD, FASHP
Executive Associate Dean: Sunil Prabhu, PhD
Associate Dean, Experiential and Professional Affairs: James Scott, PharmD
Associate Dean, Assessment: Anandi Law, PhD, FAPhA
Assistant Dean, Curricular Affairs: Eunice Chung, PharmD
Assistant Dean, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives: Eric Gupta, PharmD
Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management, Megan Nguyen, PharmD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Mark Iannuzzo, Ed.M
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration: Donald Hsu, PharmD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Stephen O’Barr, PhD
Senior Director, Operations: Mark Goggin, MBA
Director, Residency and Fellowship Training: Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Director, Graduate Education: Jeffrey Wang, PhD
Director, Diversity Initiatives: Mario Jimenez, PharmD
Director, Professional Development and Community Outreach: Renee Cook

College of Graduate Nursing

Dean, College of Graduate Nursing: Mary Lopez, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Community Engagement/Director of DNP Program: Jan Boller, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Distance Operations, Director of FNP Program: Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-BC, RN
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Mitzi McKay, MFA
Assistand Dean of Global Health and Innovation: Ivy C. Tuason, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Director, Health Systems Leadership: Marci Luxenburg Horowitz, DNP, RN, CNL
Director, MSN Program: Dawn Stone, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S

College of Veterinary Medicine

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine: Phillip D. Nelson, DVM, PhD
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
Associate Dean, Clinical Services: David Clark, DVM, DABVP
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Kimberly Jones, MA
Senior Director, Operations: Lisa Jimenez, BS, MBA
Director, Year 1: Wael Khamas, BVM&S, MS, PhD
Director, Year 2: Josep Rutllant-Labeaga, DVM, PhD
Interim Director, Year 3: Brian Oakley, PhD
Director, Year 4: Paul Gordon-Ross, DVM, MS
Director, Clinical Relations: Curtis Eng, DVM
Interim 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: Steven W. Friedrichsen, DDS
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Elizabeth Andrews, DDS, MS
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, 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
Director of Patient Care Services: Suzanne Adolphson, MSW, MHA

College of Podiatric Medicine

Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine: V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM
Associate Dean, Clinical Education and Graduate Placement: Jonathan Labovitz, DPM
Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Curriculum and Faculty Affairs: Jacqueline B. Truong, DPM, MPH
Medical Director, WesternU Health Pomona Foot and Ankle Center: Jarrod Shapiro, DPM
Director of Assessment and Research: David Shofler, DPM, MSHS
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Kyung Brown, MA
Director of Operations: Vy Nichols, MBA
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Gerald Thrush, PhD

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Acting Dean, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, Guru Betageri, PhD
Associate Dean Academic Affairs: Christina A. Goode, PhD
Director, Master of Biomedical Sciences Program: Ed Wager, PhD
Director, Master of Medical Sciences Program: Marcos Villa
Director of Operations: Tanisha Hampton