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The JFK University Board of Trustees oversees John F. Kennedy University and plays an integral role in shaping the quality and character of the University as well as steering its future course.

Trustees are recognized leaders in their communities and individually respected in the fields of business, education, the law, and the arts. The Board meets three times a year at National University headquarters in La Jolla, California to assess University goals and the progress toward achieving them.

Leaders and members of the Board of Trustees include:


Ms. Ruthann Heinrich, Chair
President, Nuance Wines

Mr. Gerald Czarnecki, Vice Chair
Chairman & CEO, Deltennium Group, Inc.

Mr. Richard Chisholm, Secretary
Managing Director, Higher Education & Nonprofit Group, Wells Fargo Securities

Mr. Randy Aliment
Attorney, Williams Kastner, PLLC

Ms. Stacy Allison
Professional Speaker, Author

Ms. Jeanne Connelly
President, Connelly Consulting

Dr. Michael Cunningham
Chancellor, National University System President, National University

Mr. Stephen P. Cushman
President, Cush Enterprises

Mr. Robert Freelen
Vice President Public Affairs, Emeritus Stanford University

Ms. Cheryl Kendrick
Community, National Volunteer

Mr. W. H. Knight, Jr. (Joe)
Distinguished Academic in Residence, Seattle University School of Law

Dr. Donald Kripke
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego

Ms. Jean Leonard
Educational Consultant, Retired, JM Leonard & Associates

Mr. Michael R. McGill, P.E.
President, MMS Design Associates

Mr. Herbert Meistrich
President, Meistrich Capital Resources, Inc.

Mr. Hiep Quach
Executive, Commerce Bank of Washington

Dr. E. Lee Rice
Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director, Lifewellness Institute

Mr. Carlos Rodriguez
Rodriguez & Company

Mr. Jay Stone
Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc.

Mr. Thomas Topuzes
President and CEO, Thomas Topuzes & Associates, LLC

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.