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