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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:

Mr. Herbert Meistrich, Chair
President & CEO, TaylorMade Performance Labs

Ms. Ruthann Heinrich, Vice Chair

President, Nuance Wines

Mr. Richard Chisholm, Secretary

Managing Director, Education & Nonprofit Group
Wells Fargo Securities

Mr. Randy Aliment
Senior Partner, Williams Kastner, PLLC

Ms. Stacy Allison
Professional Speaker, Author

Mr. Felipe Becerra

Director of Operations/Client Development,
Creditor lustus et Remedium, LLP

Ms. Jeanne Connelly
President, Connelly Consulting

Dr. Michael Cunningham (Ex Officio)
Chancellor, National University System
President, National University

Mr. Stephen P. Cushman
President, Cush Enterprises

Mr. Gerald Czarnecki
Senior Managing Director & Executive Producer,
Ventureland Productions, LLC.

Mr. Robert Freelen
Vice President for External Affairs
Dickinson College, Retired

Ms. Cheryl Kendrick
Community, National Volunteer

Mr. W. H. Knight, Jr. (Joe)

Visiting Professor of Law, Seattle University
Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Washington School of Law

Ms. Jacqueline Townsend Konstanturos

CEO, The Townsend Team

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

Ms. Jean Leonard
Educational Consultant, JM Leonard & Associates

Mr. Michael R. McGill, P.E.
President, McGill, Martin, Self, Inc.

Mr. Hiep Quach
Executive, Commerce Bank of Washington

Dr. E. Lee Rice

Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director,
Lifewellness Institute

Mr. Carlos Rodriguez

Public Affairs and Communications Consultant,
Rodriguez & Company

Alexander R. Shikhman, M.D., Ph.D.

Institute for Specialized Medicine

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.