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California State University, Long Beach

CHHS Alumni News Watch

Fall 2012 Updates

The University of California Board of Regents appointed Linda S. Greene (1970, B.A., health science) as UC San Diego’s vice president of equity, diversity and inclusion. She was the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her law degree at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall.

The International Lions Clubs honored Jack F. Tanaka (1970, B.A., social work) and his wife, Wanda, with its Lion of the Year Award, one of the organization’s highest honors. They are active in the Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Club and in a variety of community organizations. Jack is a retired California corrections counselor and parole officer and is mayor pro tem of Diamond Bar.

Cal State Fullerton honored Silas H. Abrego (1971, B.A., industrial arts) with the title emeritus vice president for student affairs after serving the university for 27 years. The son of farm workers was the first in his family to attend college and earned his M.A. and doctorate at USC.

Skip Kenney (1972, B.A., physical education) retired in July as the Goldman Family Director of Swimming at Stanford University. He coached the team for 33 years, winning seven NCAA titles and 31 Pac 10/12 championships and is an International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee.

Jim B. Clarke (1975, MPA) was elected to the Culver City Council in April.

Warbird Consulting Partners of Atlanta, Ga., appointed Douglas W. Fenstermaker (1975, B.S., public administration) as vice president of healthcare, which includes the CFO Consulting Network that assists hospitals and physicians with accounting and financial projects.

Dignity Health named Thomas A. Salerno (1980, MPA) as president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. He was CEO of Anaheim General Hospital and previously at other hospitals in California and Phoenix, Ariz.

The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Health Sciences named Deborah S. Diaz (1983, B.S., physical therapy; 1993, M.A., instructional systems technology) as director of its Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She earned a Ph.D. in education from UCLA and was an associate professor of physical therapy at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.

SCAN Health Plan appointed Jill (Kerney) Selby (1987, B.A., home economics) as vice president of market expansion and product development. She was vice president of business development for Bravo Health/HealthSpring.

Kathleen (Teipner) Sandoval (1989, B.A., communicative disorders) is married to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and serves as the state’s First Lady. She is the family and youth intervention director of the Children’s Cabinet organization in Reno.

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Irvine Police Chief David L. Maggard (1997, M.S., criminal justice) to the new Board of State and Community Corrections, which coordinates services to local detention facilities as part of the state’s criminal justice system realignment.

Aristide J. Collins Jr. (1998, MPA) is vice president and secretary of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he manages the business affairs of its board of trustees among other duties and is a lecturer in higher education administration. He was vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Clark Atlanta University and interim vice president for university relations and development at CSULB.

Kimela R. West (2004, MSW) joined the St. Louis, Mo., office of Husch Blackwell, an international law firm, where she practices healthcare law. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a former Los Angeles County deputy probation officer and therapeutic behavioral specialist.

The city of Santa Monica selected Jacqueline Seabrooks (2006, MPA) as its new police chief. She was chief of the Inglewood Police Department and previously served 25 years with the Santa Monica Police Department, eventually rising to captain.

Krysti Rosario (2011, M.S., kinesiology–sport management) is a former boxer and now is a judge and referee for USA Boxing and the AIBA International Boxing Association.