Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) has hired Jeanette Janik
to fill the new position of assistant vice president of development.
Janik, previously director of development for spcaLA, the Los Angeles
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, begins the position
September 1. In her new role, she will coordinate the daily operations of
the development office and spearhead the annual fund and capital
“”The position was needed because of the overwhelming growth and success of
our programs,”” said Richard Pumerantz, vice president of development and
major gifts. “”It was time that we brought someone in with who could assist
in all areas of development to help us keep up with our expansion.””
Janik has more than 12 years of development and non-profit experience,
during which time she has directed fund-raising campaigns, recruited and
trained volunteers, written grants, expanded organizational services and
created and managed events. She said she decided to come to WesternU
because of the chance to work in an academic environment.
“”I have always placed a very high value on education; I think it is the
key to a person’s growth and achievement,”” Janik said. “”The thing about
WesternU that makes it so unique and appealing to me is its emphasis on
humanism. Health care professionals at WesternU learn to treat the whole
person, not just the person’s disease. This approach in the delivery of
health care services is making an enormous contribution to our society’s
She said one of her goals is to increase the visibility of the University
in the Southern California area.
“”I want to make sure we’re reaching as many people as possible in the
greater Los Angeles area and beyond,”” Janik said.
She earned her BA in sociology from the University of New Hampshire and
attended the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University in
New York. Janik also maintains a professional affiliation with the
National Society of Fundraising Executives.
She resides in Monrovia and has four adult children. She enjoys hiking,
bike riding and tennis in her free time.