Western University of Health Sciences’ Department of University
Advancement hired of its first director of corporate relations, Annamaria
With a 13-year history in corporate marketing and public relations, Antoni
will seek to build relationships between the university and corporations
related to the health professions.
“”As an institution involved in nearly every area of medicine, Western
University has the ability to address the needs and concerns of many
companies in the health care arena,”” Antoni said. “”Whether their concern
lies within the shortage of pharmacists, veterinarians or competent,
compassionate clinicians, many corporations find that playing a proactive
role in health care education is a tribute to their mission statement.””
Antoni recently finished a four-year stay as regional coordinator for the
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). In addition to gathering corporate
constituents and sponsors, she oversaw the public relations, marketing,
fundraising and volunteer recruitment for the MDA’s Southern California
region. Antoni also coordinated the association’s involvement in special
events such as the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the MDA-sponsored “”Muscle Team
Walk.”” The basis for much of her efforts was funding the MDA’s clinics,
support groups, and research.
Antoni’s experience also stems from positions held in the marketing and
public affairs offices of The Los Angeles County Department of Public
Works and Chapman University.
“”We are very excited about Annamaria joining the Western University team,””
said Matthew Katz, assistant vice president for Advancement and Sponsored
Programs. “”Her experience and expertise in corporate fundraising will
bring a new dimension and new opportunities to our efforts.””
Antoni received her bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis
in public relations and marketing from California State University,
Fullerton. She is currently a resident of Aliso Viejo where she maintains
a passion for travel, music and entertaining.