Western University of Health Sciences has elected non-profit development

and planning expert Cassandra Malry, MBA, to its board of trustees.

“”Ms. Malry brings a perspective from the corporate and foundation worlds

that will be invaluable to the University,”” said Philip Pumerantz, PhD,

president. “”Her knowledge of strategic planning and her concern and

passion for diversity are assets to our growing institution.””

Her most recent position was as a senior program officer with The

California Endowment, one of the largest private foundations in

California, where she managed a portfolio of grants ranging in size from

$2,500 to $12 million.

“”Western University is a growing institution that has maintained an

approach to training health care professionals who are compassionate and

responsive,”” Malry said. “”I am very excited about my election to the board

of trustees and am looking forward to an opportunity to assist in its

continuing success in whatever way I can.””

Prior to The Endowment, Malry worked as treasurer of The Times Mirror

Foundation and a director with The Times Mirror Company. She also worked

as an assistant vice president, world banking, with Bank of America.

Malry has a master of business administration degree from the University

of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the Association of Black

Foundation Executives as well as a member of the board of directors of the

Alliance for Technology Access. She also is the treasurer for the

Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and is a member of the

community advisory board for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Thom Washington, and three

children.