Three leaders in business, law and the community have recently been
appointed to Western University of Health Sciences’ Board of Trustees.
Joining the Board are Patty DeDominic, Maureen Duffy-Lewis and Edward
Tessier. The three were elected to the board at the group’s March 13
meeting. Ending their service are Cassandra Malry and Sam Tannenbaum.
“”We need to prepare for the wonderful opportunities in our future
and therefore we need to have new prospectives that come from the rich
background of people that represent the corporate world, the business
world and the legal community,”” said Dr. Philip Pumerantz, Western
University of Health Sciences’ president. “”The university in 27 years has
developed a strong foundation and now it needs to spring forward into an
extraordinary future and that’s going to require fresh leadership that
would augment a very committed and talented existing board.””
Warren Lawless, chairman of the board, said he and the other board
members look forward to working with the newcomers.
“”They will be exposed to quite a new culture and we look forward to
learning from them as they learn about us,”” Lawless said.
Patty DeDominic is the founder, CEO and chair of PDQ Careers Group of
Companies, one of Los Angeles’ largest privately held staffing services.
She is the immediate past chair of the board of the Los Angeles Area
Chamber of Commerce and is president emeritus of the National Association
of Women Business Owners.
Maureen Duffy-Lewis is a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, a post
she has held since 1997. She has served on the Osteopathic Medical
Licensing Board and was assistant to the dean at Northrop University
School of Law. She also has experience in education, at the elementary
and high school levels and as a past faculty member at the California
Edward Tessier, a Pomona native, is a board member of the Pomona Central
Business District as well as co-founder of the Pomona Arts Colony. He is
director of Designs for Independence and president of Jeved
Administrative Services. He also serves on the advisory board of
WesternU’s Center for Disability Issues in the Health Professions.
WesternU extends its appreciation for the valued service of
outgoing board members Sam Tanenbaum, PhD, and Cassandra Malry. Demanding
career and family pursuits led to both Tanenbaum’s and Malry’s decisions
to resign their board positions.
Dr. Tanenbaum, whose board tenure dates to May 1997, relinquishes
his duties after having seen dramatic change at the university. “”Seeing
the College of Veterinary Medicine open its doors after years of
visionary discussion and negotiation was certainly a highlight of my
board experience,”” he said. “”It’s been fun, exciting and an extreme joy
to participate in Western’s growth.””
Cassandra Malry, a board member since December 2000, said, “”I
appreciate having had the opportunity to work on behalf of the
The new appointments bring the total number of board members to 12.
Terms last two years, at which time there is an election. The remaining
board members are:
Warren Lawless, LHD (Hon.), Chairman
Wesley V. Boudette, DO, DEd (Hon.), FAOCR, Vice Chairman
John A. Forbing, Secretary
Ethan R. Allen, DO, DSc (Hon.), Treasurer
Philip Pumerantz, PhD, LHD (Hon.), President (ex officio)
Richard A. Bond, DO, FAAFP
Wen Chang, MBA
LaDonna Johnson, DO
John T. McGwire, DDS