The Ciam Team

The CIAM administration comprises business education leaders whose résumés includes top positions and extensive teaching experience at important universities as well as current and past students who participate fully in decision making at CIAM. Click any picture to see their short bio.

Administrative Staff:

  • CLOSE Jennie Ta - President/CEO

    Jennie Ta

    President/CEO

    Jennie Ta is a co-founder of CIAM. She served as CIAM’s Vice President of Administration/CFO since January 2015, having previously served as Director of Administration/CFO since January 2011. In both capacities, she oversaw the Accreditation, Accounting, Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Registrar and other Administrative departments.Prior to joining CIAM, she had many leadership roles at Real Mex Restaurants. Starting with her role at the restaurant level, as Assistant Manager and climbing the ranks to Assistant General Manager. She was responsible for all aspects of operations such as training, profit and loss, administration, inventory control, and more. Her hands-on approach boosted employee morale as well as developed new and existing customer loyalty, which lead to increased sales. She moved to a corporate assignment at Real Mex Foods, where she reported to the Vice President of Accounting as the Accounting Manager. Here, she oversaw 200 major distribution centers and retail outlet accounts where she and her team managed accounts that totaled over $3 million in receivables per month. Prior to that, Jennie was Coordinator in the Tuition Assistance department at Touro University International (now Trident University), and then was promoted to Advisor in the Financial Aid department, which at the time had approximately 5,000 students. She has experience in administrative and organizational management in different industries for well over a decade. She was one of five finalists out of 256 nominees as a  “Rising Star”  at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s  2013 Women Making A Difference Awards. She earned her MBA in 2013.

    President/CEO

    Jennie Ta

  • CLOSE Kien Tiet, Esq. - CFO

    Kien Tiet, Esq.

    CFO

    Mr. Tiet has over 10 years of experience in finance and over 21 years of experience in law.  He has held positions of CFO, COO, General Counsel and Executive Director for businesses in manufacturing, oil and gas and rail car repair service respectively.  He also has a successful business law practice with renown clients both domestically and abroad.  Mr. Tiet holds a Juris Doctorate and LL.M in Taxation from Loyola Marymount University, a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Math Applied Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    CFO

    Kien Tiet, Esq.

  • CLOSE Dr. Eric McLaughlin - Vice President / CAO / Director of Institutional Research

    Dr. Eric McLaughlin

    Vice President / CAO / Director of Institutional Research

    Education:
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Claremont Graduate School; Claremont, California 
    • Master of Business Administration, Claremont Graduate School; Claremont, California
    • Master of Science in Limnology, University of California at Davis
    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis

    Combining academic disciplines of science and business, Dr. McLaughlin’s consulting projects span the private and not-for-profit sectors of health care management. He has consulted and provided financial management training for major corporations throughout the United States and the world. Sought after for his dymanic presentation style and his ability to translate difficult concepts into understandable terms, he has worked with professionals ranging from healthcare managers to physicians to CEO’s of major corporations. Administrative positions held include Professor of Finance, Real Estate and Law; Director of Graduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Public Health at UCLA.

    Vice President / CAO / Director of Institutional Research

    Dr. Eric McLaughlin

  • CLOSE Dr. Harish Amar - Associate Vice President

    Dr. Harish Amar

    Associate Vice President

    Education:
    • Ed.D, Doctorate in Education, Calif. State University, Northridge
    • MBA, Business Administration, California State University, Los Angeles 
    • MBA, Marketing, Punjabi University, Punjab, India 
    • BS, Biology, Delphi University, Delhi, India 

    Dr. Amar has been Dean at three Universities including Dean of the College of Business and Management at West Coast University, Academic Dean at New West Coast University, and Executive Director & Dean at Advanced Colleges of America. As an academic administrator, he has held both professorial and executive positions at a number of universities including Director of Academic Administration, Director of Education, Director of Academic Development, and Executive Director and managed a budget of $9 million. He has evaluated universities for accreditation in the U.S., Puerto Rico, & Europe, and has presented various workshops & seminars abroad in Asia including China, Taiwan, & India.

    Associate Vice President

    Dr. Harish Amar

  • CLOSE Claudia Sarabia - Director of Campus Success

    Claudia Sarabia

    Director of Campus Success

    Ms. Sarabia has over 10 years of experience in office administration and data management in the areas of commercial real estate, banking, arts non-profit, and city government. At General Growth Properties she managed special projects and systematized data management for the top three leasing professionals nationwide. Additionally, she has a strong customer service background having worked with various commercial and retail companies. On graduation from CIAM, she was hired as Executive Assistant to the V.P. of Administration and Assistant Director of Organizational Development.

    Director of Campus Success

    Claudia Sarabia

  • CLOSE Dr. Elisa Magill - Dean

    Dr. Elisa Magill

    Dean

    Education:

    • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Alliant International University, Marshall Goldsmith School of Business 
    • M.B.A., California Institute of Advanced Management (CiAM) 
    • M.S. in Industrial Psychology, Alliant International University, Marshall Goldsmith School of Business
    • B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Journalism, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Specialization: Leadership, and Organizational Development.

    Dr. Elisa Magill is the current Dean of Faculty and Students at CiAM, an applied MBA program in Alhambra, CA. Elisa earned her Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Business, at Alliant International University in 2006. Her Dissertation is entitled "Emotional Intelligence and its Relationship to Cognitive and Social Task Requirements." Elisa earned her Bachelor of Arts at the California State University, Fullerton, with a Major in Psychology, and a Minor in Journalism. Being a life-long learner, Elisa decided to update her skills to stay current and earned an MBA in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship at CiAM in 2017. Elisa has a passion for learning and empowering others to do the same… teaching hundreds of classes to date in both business and psychology over the past 15 years, including teaching for CiAM since 2014. She also brings over 25 years’ of experience with her as a business owner, executive coach and consultant for large companies such as Google and the Metropolitan Water District, as well supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs in building a solid and sustainable business model. Elisa also held multiple roles in academic leadership and within the corporate environment. Her philosophy? Empowering others to reach their true potential is where true success in life resides!

    Dean

    Dr. Elisa Magill

  • CLOSE Sammi Scott - Registrar/DSO

    Sammi Scott

    Registrar/DSO

    Ms. Scott has 3+ years of professional experience working with event graphics and as a freelance designer. As a Community and Student Life Advocate she worked to plan events for over 1,500 residents, which promoted community and encouraged college students to get involved on campus. Ms. Scott also has experience as a newsletter editor and designer for the University Village at Cal Poly Pomona. Ms. Scott was chosen to participate in the invitation only Cal Poly Pomona 2013 “Mentor’s All Stars Exhibition.” She collaborated with two other students to create a spinning 3-demential photo-manipulation piece. She was also featured in the Edge of the Outback 2014 Gallery in Mildura, Australia, where her piece was purchased.

    Registrar/DSO

    Sammi Scott

  • CLOSE Dr. Richard Johnson - Professor of Management

    Dr. Richard Johnson

    Professor of Management

    Education:

    • Ph.D. in Sociology (Organizational Behavior), University of California, Los Angeles
    • Master of Arts in Sociology (Small Group Dynamics, Theory, Research Methods), University of California, Los Angeles
    • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

    Dr. Johnson has been a consultant and contract executive for thirty years. His most recent executive assignment was as Chief Administrative Officer for Praxis Associates, a fiber optics engineering and construction company, where he built the Procurement, HR, and legal departments from scratch, oversaw the awarding of $40 million in contracts and the hiring of 70 engineers, managers, and administrators. Over the years Dr. Johnson has consulted in several industries (including the public sector), specializing in change management, organizational development, project management, statistical process control, and financial modeling, circumnavigating the globe six times in the process. In the course of his career, he pioneered the organizational development function at Beckman Instruments, played a key role in the transformation of Pacific Bell following its divestiture from AT&T, and continued to serve other large telecommunications companies as both an organizational and statistical control consultant for two decades. He has served as an interim COO for two companies, including a garment manufacturer in Madagascar employing over 4,000 employees. His primary research interest is the relationship between leadership behavior and effort supply. He is currently writing a book on this topic. Specialization: Management and Organization Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Quantitative Analysis, and International Business.

    Professor of Management

    Dr. Richard Johnson

  • CLOSE Dr. James Dorsett - Professor of Business

    Dr. James Dorsett

    Professor of Business

    Education:

    • Doctor of Business Administration in International Business, Argosy University
    • Master of Business Administration, Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Dorsett received his D.B.A. in International Business from Argosy University and an M.B.A. from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He brings over 30 years of business experience spanning a broad range of industries in Fortune 500 companies including Rockwell, Harris Corporation, and Avery International in a variety of positions including Contract Administrator, Comptroller, Product Manager and Director of Planning and Development. He has also participated in several start-ups including a mortgage software development company that was the first to create the back-office document process on a PC. Dr. Dorsett spent the last dozen of his corporate years working in a 100% employee-owned company where he became a staunch advocate of the ownership philosophy which posits positive gains in job satisfaction, motivation, organizational commitment, and employee wealth, as well as organizational profitability. Over the last 17 years, Dr. Dorsett has served as a full-time professor at Westwood College where he taught a variety of business courses including both financial and cost accounting, as well as finance; then joining CIAM teaching International Business, Finance, and Accounting for Decision-Making. Dr. Dorsett is a member of the Academy of Management.

    Professor of Business

    Dr. James Dorsett

  • CLOSE Dr. Robert Kirkland - Academics Projects Coordinator

    Dr. Robert Kirkland

    Academics Projects Coordinator

    Education:
    • Ph.D. - Latin American History, University of Pittsburgh
    • M.A. - Latin American History, University of Pittsburgh
    • B.S. - International History, United States Military Academy

    Dr. Kirkland has taught at the United States Military Academy, the University of Southern California, Claremont McKenna College, and Trident University International. His academic awards include the Leo Codd Memorial Award as instructor of the year for all Army ROTC programs in the United States and the Hubert Herring Award presented by the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies for singular contributions to the organization. He served over 25 years in the active duty Army culminating as the Army ROTC Professor of Military Science at the University of Southern California from 2010-2013.

    Academics Projects Coordinator

    Dr. Robert Kirkland

  • CLOSE Erik Roberts - Business Development Manager

    Erik Roberts

    Business Development Manager

    Business Development Manager

    Erik Roberts

  • CLOSE Angela Murphy - Course Designer

    Angela Murphy

    Course Designer

    Course Designer

    Angela Murphy

  • CLOSE Luke Stuard - Student Success Coordinator

    Luke Stuard

    Student Success Coordinator

    Mr. Stuard holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California Riverside and a Master’s degree in Chaplaincy from the University of the West.  Throughout his adult life he has worked extensively in education and in the non-profit sector; and, he has a strong background in counseling, interpersonal communication, event planning, group facilitation, and mentoring.  Most recently, he started utilizing his counseling and communication skills to provide freelance conflict mediation services to several businesses and non-profits in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Additionally, since 2017 he has been serving as an ordained monastic at a local Zen Buddhist temple, where he conducts religious services, helps to coordinate events such as meditation retreats and fundraisers, and provides spiritual care and counseling to congregants.  Mr. Stuard is thrilled to be a part of the CiAM team; and, he is looking forward to working to edify students, support their overall well being, and promote their academic and overall success.

    Student Success Coordinator

    Luke Stuard

  • CLOSE Donny Yu - Director of IT

    Donny Yu

    Director of IT

    California Institute of Advanced Management
     - Master of Business Administration in Executive Management and Entrepreneurship
    California State University, Los Angeles
     - Master’s in Education, Computer Education and Technology Leadership
     - Bachelor of Sciences, Computer Information Systems

    In 1991, Mr. Yu established his information technology company and expanded to cover many industries, including education, communications and real estate. Mr. Yu has extensive hands on experience in server configuration, network integration, mission critical deployment, software customization and programing. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Business Solutions Certified Master.

    Director of IT

    Donny Yu

  • CLOSE Penny Li - Director of Admissions/Student Success

    Penny Li

    Director of Admissions/Student Success

    Ms. Li has 8 years of professional media experience as a TV executive in China. During the production of a televised charity event, she organized a media aid project / fundraiser that raised $150,000 for 6,000 children with cerebral palsy. As an assistant counselor, Ms. Li assisted over 600 international and domestic students at California State University, Northridge, with their transition from their respective community colleges to CSUN. Ms. Li also has experience as a Chinese program coordinator at a Chinese language school in Los Angeles and was also a business assistant at the University Student Union, Inc. at CSUN and won an award for the most inspirational student assistant employee of the year.

    Director of Admissions/Student Success

    Penny Li

  • CLOSE Elsa Myers - Admissions Specialist

    Elsa Myers

    Admissions Specialist

    Mrs. Myers has over 20+ years’ experience in higher education management and Instructor. She acknowledges that education is the pathway success. Positions she has held in the past are Assistant Director of Admissions for several small colleges, Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Manager for University of Phoenix, Business Development Specialist for Walden University. Plus, she has severed on numerous boards such as Community Chest, Kids n Co, Depressive and Manic Depressive Association where her heart is to serve the unfortunate. She received her BBA from University of Texas in 2001 and her MBA from University of Phoenix in 2003. 

    Admissions Specialist

    Elsa Myers

  • CLOSE Paul-long Lee - Director of Marketing

    Paul-long Lee

    Director of Marketing

    Mr. Lee is a graduate of CIAM, obtaining his MBA in 2014. He has had job experience in a variety of fields over the course of his professional career, from management, to marketing, to media management, and web development. Entering the workforce at a young age, Mr. Lee is equipped with over 10 years of extensive business experience, quick thinking, and a “git ’er done” attitude. He strongly believes that success is not a given, but rather earned through perseverance, flexibility, and an open mind. In 2013, Mr. Lee joined, managed, and operated a business in the powersports industry that grew to a multi-million-dollar operation during his 3-year tenure. Today, Mr. Lee has joined CIAM because of his strong belief of what school stands for: a revolution in education.

    Director of Marketing

    Paul-long Lee

  • CLOSE Vivian Han - Administrative Assistant / Staff Accountant

    Vivian Han

    Administrative Assistant / Staff Accountant

    Ms. Han is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. She is client-oriented and has previously worked in the retail, public service, and healthcare sectors, obtaining over 9 years of extensive customer service experience. She is eager to transition into the education field, utilizing her skills at CIAM to help facilitate and promote student development and success.

    Administrative Assistant / Staff Accountant

    Vivian Han

  • CLOSE Dr. Albert M. Randall - Director of Outreach Programs

    Dr. Albert M. Randall

    Director of Outreach Programs

    Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
     - Diploma of Surgery and Medicine (Medico Cirujano), June 2003

    Claremont Graduate U. Claremont CA
     - MBA – Executive Management

    California Institute of Advanced Management
     - MBA - Executive Management and Entrepreneurship

    Ball State University
     - Master of Arts in Public Service

    West Texas State University
     - Master of Arts in Education

    California State University Los Angeles
     - Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education

    Dr. Albert Randall received his MD from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and New York Medical College. He also received an Executive Master of Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.  Dr. Randall, a combat aviator in the F4 Phantom II, retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force after thirty years of service.  Dr. Randall also retired from Northrup Grumman Corporation after twelve years as an aerospace executive. He also served five years as a deputy bureau chief for the Department of Public Aid, State of Illinois, and State of Illinois.
     

    Director of Outreach Programs

    Dr. Albert M. Randall


CIAM BOARD of Trustees:

CIAM Trustees are committed to the goals, philosophy and values at the heart of our program.

  • CLOSE Minglo Shao - Chairman of the Board

    Minglo Shao

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Shao is the founder and Chairman of Bright China Group, an investment group that operates in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and major cities around China. Through Bright China Group, Mr. Shao also heads the Peter F. Drucker Academy, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to researching and teaching Drucker’s management ideas in China. The Peter F. Drucker Academy teaches in 32 cities in China and Hong Kong and has more than 50,000 graduates. Mr. Shao founded and provided the grant funding for the start of CIAM.

    Minglo Shao

  • CLOSE Yeh Wah Chong - Board Member

    Yeh Wah Chong

    Board Member

    Ms. Yeh Wah Chong is an exceptional artist who produces sculptures done completely in silk. Her work covers the full spectrum from antiquity to modern times in China and shows a full range of expression from daily work life to the leisurely activities of her subjects, and includes satire and politics. Yeh Wah Chong brings a unique perspective to her work which has also contributed significantly to the foundations and companies launched and managed by her husband, Minglo Shao, in both the U.S. and China.

    Yeh Wah Chong

  • CLOSE Frances Hesselbein - Board Member

    Frances Hesselbein

    Board Member

    Ms. Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leader Institute. She rose from volunteer troop leader to CEO where she held the position of CEO for fourteen years at the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. She held the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the 1st Leadership Chair at West Point. In 1998, Frances Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, at the White House for her work as “a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity and opportunity.”

    Frances Hesselbein

  • CLOSE Leonard Kwiatkowski, USAF, Ret. - Board Member

    Leonard Kwiatkowski, USAF, Ret.

    Board Member

    Brigadier General Leonard Kwiatkowski, USAF, Ret. headed a number of space programs in the Air Force including Program Director of a major space communications program, the Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office. He was Executive Vice President of Programs for the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Division, Deputy to the President of the Space Systems Company, VP and General Manager of the Global Communications Systems line of business and Director of Quality and Mission Success.

    Leonard Kwiatkowski, USAF, Ret.

  • CLOSE William Pollard, Esq. - Board Member

    William Pollard, Esq.

    Board Member

    Mr. C. William Pollard is Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm. He served twice as Chief Executive Officer of The ServiceMaster Company, a Fortune 500 Company, recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500 during his leadership. He also served as Chairman of the Board of and was elected Chairman Emeritus when he retired. He is also the author of two bestselling books and contributed to many other books on management.

    William Pollard, Esq.

  • CLOSE Dr. Francisco Suarez - Board Member

    Dr. Francisco Suarez

    Board Member

    Francisco Suárez Hernández is the Director of New Business Projects for FEMSA. FEMSA is one of the largest corporations in Mexico, the largest beverage company in Latin America and the largest Coca Cola Bottling Company in the world in additional to many other operations. Prior to his present position, he was Director of Sustainability for FEMSA at the corporate level. He is a member of the Board of PLEI (International Student Leadership Program) of Tecnológico de Monterrey. He was recently elected President of the World Environment Center headquartered in Washington, DC

    Dr. Francisco Suarez

  • CLOSE Rick Wartzman - Board Member

    Rick Wartzman

    Board Member

    Mr. Rick Wartzman is a senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. He served previously as the Institute's executive director for more than eight years. He spent the first 20 years of his career as a reporter, editor, and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Rick writes a monthly column for Fortune magazine online. He's also the editor of Drucker: A Life in Pictures and The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society, and Economy. He is the author of two acclaimed books of narrative history published by PublicAffairs. Rick serves on the boards of several civic organizations

    Rick Wartzman

  • CLOSE Dr. Danny Yu - Board Member

    Dr. Danny Yu

    Board Member

    Danny Yu is the key executive in three NGOs. In 1980 he established Educational Services Exchange with China (ESEC), a non-profit organization for promoting Sino-American educational exchanges and training services. Its English training program has worked with China's Ministry of Education and Academy of Sciences for the English training of thousands of overseas-bound government officials, scholars, scientists, professionals and business executives. Recently Dr. Yu developed new methods of student-centered learning which are being tested throughout China.

    Dr. Danny Yu

  • CLOSE Jennie Ta - President/CEO

    Jennie Ta

    President/CEO

    Jennie Ta is a co-founder of CIAM. She served as CIAM’s Vice President of Administration/CFO since January 2015, having previously served as Director of Administration/CFO since January 2011. In both capacities, she oversaw the Accreditation, Accounting, Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Registrar and other Administrative departments.Prior to joining CIAM, she had many leadership roles at Real Mex Restaurants. Starting with her role at the restaurant level, as Assistant Manager and climbing the ranks to Assistant General Manager. She was responsible for all aspects of operations such as training, profit and loss, administration, inventory control, and more. Her hands-on approach boosted employee morale as well as developed new and existing customer loyalty, which lead to increased sales. She moved to a corporate assignment at Real Mex Foods, where she reported to the Vice President of Accounting as the Accounting Manager. Here, she oversaw 200 major distribution centers and retail outlet accounts where she and her team managed accounts that totaled over $3 million in receivables per month. Prior to that, Jennie was Coordinator in the Tuition Assistance department at Touro University International (now Trident University), and then was promoted to Advisor in the Financial Aid department, which at the time had approximately 5,000 students. She has experience in administrative and organizational management in different industries for well over a decade. She was one of five finalists out of 256 nominees as a  “Rising Star”  at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s  2013 Women Making A Difference Awards. She earned her MBA in 2013.

    Jennie Ta

  • CLOSE Dr. Eric McLaughlin - Vice President / CAO / Director of Institutional Research

    Dr. Eric McLaughlin

    Vice President / CAO / Director of Institutional Research

    Education:
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Claremont Graduate School; Claremont, California 
    • Master of Business Administration, Claremont Graduate School; Claremont, California
    • Master of Science in Limnology, University of California at Davis
    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis

    Combining academic disciplines of science and business, Dr. McLaughlin’s consulting projects span the private and not-for-profit sectors of health care management. He has consulted and provided financial management training for major corporations throughout the United States and the world. Sought after for his dymanic presentation style and his ability to translate difficult concepts into understandable terms, he has worked with professionals ranging from healthcare managers to physicians to CEO’s of major corporations. Administrative positions held include Professor of Finance, Real Estate and Law; Director of Graduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Public Health at UCLA.

    Dr. Eric McLaughlin

  • CLOSE Kien Tiet, Esq. - CFO

    Kien Tiet, Esq.

    CFO

    Mr. Tiet has over 10 years of experience in finance and over 21 years of experience in law.  He has held positions of CFO, COO, General Counsel and Executive Director for businesses in manufacturing, oil and gas and rail car repair service respectively.  He also has a successful business law practice with renown clients both domestically and abroad.  Mr. Tiet holds a Juris Doctorate and LL.M in Taxation from Loyola Marymount University, a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Math Applied Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Kien Tiet, Esq.


Emeritus Board

  • CLOSE Dr. Edwin Hullander - Trustee Emeritus

    Dr. Edwin Hullander

    Trustee Emeritus

    Edwin Hullander is a former Senior Economist U.S. AID and former professor of George Washington University and National Defense University. He directed Special Action Group for Public Diplomacy in the Department of Defense during the Gulf War. He was the Associate Assistant Administrator for Policy, Programs, and Project Review, Coordinator for Counter Terrorism and Senior Economist U.S. Agency for International Development.

    Trustee Emeritus

    Dr. Edwin Hullander

  • CLOSE Dr. William A. Cohen, Major General USAF, Ret. - President Emeritus

    Dr. William A. Cohen, Major General USAF, Ret.

    President Emeritus

    About the Founding President

    Dr. Bill Cohen is a retired Air Force general and you can “Google” him as “Major General William A. Cohen.” He graduated from West Point and has an MBA from the University of Chicago and an MA in Management and PhD in Executive Management from the Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. In 2009 he received an award as a distinguished alumnus from that institution. He’s a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, DC in residence. His more than 50 books on business and Management, including A Class with Drucker, Drucker on Marketing, Drucker on Leadership, and his latest book, The Practical Drucker, have been published in 23 languages.

    President Emeritus

    Dr. William A. Cohen, Major General USAF, Ret.


Presidential Advisory Council

  • CLOSE Dr. Wenli Jen - Presidential Advisory Council

    Dr. Wenli Jen

    Presidential Advisory Council

    Dr. Wenli Jen is an award-winning CEO of the Southern California boutique firm, Integral Prudence Solutions, which focuses on “Guiding People, Process and Progress” for its clients in the education, health and business fields. Since 1999, Dr. Jen embodied the spirit of collaboration and leadership in her consulting and teaching work. Dr. Jen is a lecturer at CSUDH and has previously taught at CIAM and University of the West. Not only is she a motivational speaker and former TEDx speaker, she also serves on the U.S. Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council. She brings real-world expertise and skills to the Board of Advisors, with focus on high-impact strategies for optimal learning, outreach, and engagement. 

    Presidential Advisory Council

    Dr. Wenli Jen

  • CLOSE Dr. Yue Ming Huang - Presidential Advisory Council

    Dr. Yue Ming Huang

    Presidential Advisory Council

    Yue-Ming Huang is Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She also serves as the Education Director at the UCLA Simulation Center. With over 19 years of experience in administration, operations and education, she oversees curriculum design, faculty development, program evaluations, and simulation research. Dr. Huang is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and has a Gold Certification in lean methods. Her research from NIH/NCA, AHRQ and DoD grants include examination of physicians’ decision-making and interaction with patients at the end of life; practice improvements from simulation training; and design of a screen-based simulation to teach and assess teamwork skills.

    Presidential Advisory Council

    Dr. Yue Ming Huang