Dedicated to Excellence

The Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC) is composed of successful alumni, business executives and community leaders who provide counsel to the dean and help ensure our strategic mission is properly aligned with the needs of society and business.
Michael Aguiar

Michael Aguilar, ’88

Former President
and CEO

Innovia, Inc.
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Wajdie Ahmad, M.B.A

Former Co-Founder & CEO

Bonti, Inc.
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Zachary Antovich

General Manager

Linkage BioSciences | A ThermoFisher Scientific Brand
Brian Atwood

Brian Atwood ’74

Former President
and CEO

Innovia, Inc.
Mitchell Brin

Mitchell Brin, M.D., FAAN

Sr. Vice President, Global Drug
Development & Chief Scientific Officer

Botox ®, Allergan, Inc.
Ed Chang

Ed Chang
’84

Vice President of Marketing

Avenu Medical
C Dunlop

Charles L. M.
Dunlop

Founder

Ambry Genetics
Jacqueline Dupont

Jacqueline
Dupont, Ph.D.

CEO

Dupont Residential Care, Inc.
A Elliott

Aaron Elliott,
Ph.D.

CEO

Ambry Genetics
gerace

John Gerace, M.B.A.

President

DiaSorin Molecular
DHendel

Diana Hendel,
PharmD., ’85

Senior Partner

Partnership Advantage
Nikki Iravani

Nikki Iravani, O.D.,
’86

Founder & CEO

EyeXam
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Tamra Kaplan

Senior Vice President Operations

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
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Nikan Khatibi,
D.O. ’04

CEO and Medical Director

Ahura Healthcare Corporation
W Loudon

William Loudon,
M.D., Ph.D.

Section Chief for Pediatric Neurosurgery

Children’s Hospital of Orange County
M Malas

Mohannad S. Malas

CEO

IRA Capital, LLC
Mcgaugh

James McGaugh, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior

UCI School of Biological Sciences
Maria Minon

Maria Minon, M.D., ’72, ’76

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Michael O'Connell

Michael O’Connell

Executive Director

Irvine Ranch Conservancy
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Devansu Tewari, M.D. ’93,’97,’14

Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Division, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Kaiser Permanente Orange County
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Nita Tewari, Ph.D.,’92

Consultant

Nita Tewari, Ph.D.
Consulting Services