Leadership

A new state-of-the-art science facility will enhance the educational experiences of current and future generations of undergraduate science students, strengthen the STEM pipeline, build up the region's STEM workforce and stimulate scientific discovery. With the support of our Commission for the Sciences and Science Initiative Steering Committee, we will enhance educational opportunities for years to come for thousands of students who will benefit from learning in our state-of-the-art center.

Chris Kimball
President, California Lutheran University

Commission for the Sciences

The Commission for the Sciences is an advisory council who share their expertise and engage their spheres of influence in support of science education at Cal Lutheran.

Jim Bodie
James (Jim) H. Bodie ’98, MS ’06
Test and Integration Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Patrick Byrne
Patrick J. Byrne ’89, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology
John Hopkins Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dennis Blackburn
Dennis C. Blackburn ’89, D.O.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Central Coast Othropedic Medical Group
Antoanella Calame
Antoanella Calame ’96, M.D.
Director, Compass Dermatopathology and Chief of Dermatology, Scripps Memorial Hospital
Tracy Downs
Tracy M. Downs ’88, M.D.
Professor (CHS) Department of Urology and Director, UW Health Bladder Cancer and Intravesical Therapy Programs

Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Patrick Byrne
Arnold Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist (retired)
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Grady Hanrahan
Grady Hanrahan, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Provost
California Lutheran University
Laureen Spinas Hill
Laureen Spinas Hill ’83, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Michele LeBlanc
Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Professor of Exercise Science
California Lutheran University
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Michael A. Lewinski ’79, Ph.D. D(ABMM)

Sr. Director, Medical Affairs
Microbiology & GeneWEAVE
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Jane Parnes
Jane Parnes, M.D.
Executive Medical Director, Medical Sciences Amgen, Inc.
Parent of Cal Lutheran alumnus
Barry Swerdlow
Barry Swerdlow, M.D.
Anesthesiologist, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Parent of Cal Lutheran alumnus
Marcella Klein Williams
Marcella M. Klein Williams, Ed.D. ’12
Co-founder, Solve for Pattern, and Advisor to the STEM Working Group
Clinton Global Initiative-America 2014
Kenneth Wright
Kenneth W. Wright ’72, M.D.

Ophthalmologist
Wright Center

Science Initiative Steering Committee

The Science Initiative Steering Committee composed of university leaders, faculty, alumni, and industry experts serving as advocates for the university and students majoring in science disciplines.

Jim Swenson
Honorary Chair Jim Swenson H’12
Founder, Swenson Family Foundation
Member, Board of Regents, California Lutheran University
Mary Cosenza
Mary Ellen Cosenza, Ph.D.
President
MEC Regulatory & Toxicology Consulting LLC
Dennis Erickson
Dennis Erickson, Ph.D.
Physicist (retired), Los Alamos National Laboratory
Member, Board of Regents, California Lutheran University

  

Grady Hanrahan
Grady Hanrahan, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Provost
California Lutheran University
Kyle Himsl
Kyle Himsl, M.D.
General Urology and Urological Oncology
William Kane
William J. Kane
Audit Partner with Ernst & Young (retired)
Former member, Board of Regents, California Lutheran University
Michele LeBlanc
Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Professor of Exercise Science
California Lutheran University
Susie Lundeen-Smuck
Susie Lundeen-Smuck ’88
Vice President of Human Resources, Kythera (retired)
Chair, Board of Regents, California Lutheran University
Ellen Nichols
Ellen Nichols ’13 M.S., Psy.D. ’16
Vice President
Performance Partners, Inc.
Frank Welch
Frank Welch, Ph.D.
University Village Science liaison
Brad Wilson ’81
CEO of Winco
Former member, Board of Regents, California Lutheran University
Julie Zingerman
Julie Zingerman ’87, MBA ’92
Program Quality Manager
Aerojet Rocketdyne
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