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Our Vision

We are trustworthy and committed stewards of relationships that advance Western University of Health Sciences.

Our Mission

We cultivate relationships that engender philanthropic support of Western University of Health Sciences.


Alumni Relations Contact Information

Phone: (909) 469-ALUM (2586)
Fax: (909) 469-5566

Office Location:
Anderson Tower, 5th Floor
100 W. Second Street (at Garey Ave.)

Mailing Address:
Office of Alumni Relations
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766-1854

Advancement Leadership

establishes overall strategy and management to guide the department in supporting the University's mission and goals


Russel Heskin

Russel Heskin
Executive Director of Special Projects
Office: 909.469.5230





secures philanthropic donations to enhance the colleges and their programs


Ola Carr

Ola Carr, MBA
Senior Director of Development for the College of Pharmacy,
College of Dental Medicine, and
College of Optometry
Office: 909.469.8339
Mobile: 626.818.7459

Di Lacey

Di Lacey
Assistant Vice President for Oregon Campus Operations
Director of Development for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
Office: 541.259.0238


Dr. Leah Schueler
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Office: 909.469.5238


Alumni Relations

engages alumni, parents, and friends to cultivate their support for the University

Susan Terrazas

Susan Terrazas
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and
Director of Development for the College of Health Sciences
Office: 909.706.3476


Advancement Information Services (AIS)

provides the tools and resources to manage constituent data, gift processing, and reporting

Cynthia Rodriguez

Cynthia Rodriguez
Director of Advancement Information Services
Office: 909.469.5392

James Han

Lucinda Zamora
Advancement Systems and Reports Manager

Prospect Research

conducts research to support development and stewardship efforts



provides key administrative support to ensure the overall success of the department


Advancement Communications

Steve G. Pedroza
Director of Advancement Communications
Mobile: 951.742.6366

Special Events

coordinates logistics and planning for University-wide events and ceremonies

Torria Thomas, MBA

Torria Thomas, MBA
Director of Special Events
Office: 909.469.5358

Torria Thomas, MBA

Autumn Washington
Special Events Manager
Office: 909.469.5349

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