The Board of Trustees of the American University of Health Sciences is charged with oversight and guidance for all aspects of the university’s operations. The AUHS Board of Trustees is comprised of leading professionals from a variety of disciplines.
Johny Darnell Griggs, JD
Johny Darnell Griggs is an attorney with an exemplary record of achievement with respect to complex litigation matters and recognized as an expert in employment law (including, among other things, privacy, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, diversity, and elimination of bias in the workplace). Mr. Griggs is also an accomplished lecturer, speaker, and author skilled in advocating and promoting the interests of organizations and clients through strategic public relations initiatives with the media, regulators, elected officials, and funding entities. He is a popular speaker on issues pertaining to public education reform, civil rights, diversity and inclusion, and elimination of bias in the legal profession.
Sara Pol-Lim is the first Cambodian Woman to be the Executive Director of the United Cambodian Community since its inception in 1977. She has education background in business administration, human resources, marriage & parenting, and women’s health leadership.
Ms. Po-Lim has experience in educating service providers, reaching out to the Cambodian community, supervising, analyzing programs, reports writing, grants writing, and project management, as well as directing and marketing programs.
Song Tan, MD, FAAP
Song Tan holds a Doctor degree of Medicine and is the co-owner of Karing Pediatrics Medical Group. He has 33 years’ experience in healthcare field.
Mr. Tan has active involvement in the Cambodian community, and his experience will be a great supplement to AUHS’s Mission in healthcare field and outreach to the community in Cambodia.
Thi Dang, PharmD
Thi Dang holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and she is the owner and operator of San Gabriel Medical Pharmacy.
Ms. Dang has 8 years’ experience as a pharmacist and 9 years’ pharmacy practice residency experience. Her education and experience in pharmacy will greatly contribute to the mission of the AUHS School of Pharmacy.
Tamara M. Whitman, MBA, BS
Tamara M. Whitman holds an MBA in Global Management and a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She has had approximately 20 years leading and/or participating in randomized clinical trials.
In addition to this, Ms. Whitman has served as a project manager on a variety of clinical trials. With her extensive expertise in clinical trials, she will contribute significantly to the MSCR program at AUHS.
Suzanne Richards is an accomplished healthcare executive with a diverse background in management and direct patient care. Throughout her career spanning more than twenty-five years, she has added significant value to the organizations and people she has served.
Ms. Richards is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a licensed Registered Nurse a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), a Diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (CHCQM), a Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), a Fellow of the American Institute of Healthcare Quality (FAIHQ), and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Betty Williams, DrPH, RN, FAAN
With decades of experience in higher education, research, and scholarly contributions to the nursing profession and practice, Dr. Betty Williams has a strong interest and passion in leading the advancement of nursing programs stemming from her exemplary experience as an educator, consultant, and scholar. Dr. Williams was the founding dean of the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) School of Nursing in 2006.
Dr. Williams holds a Doctor of Public Health and an M.S. in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles; an M.N. in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; and a B.S. in zoology from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Pastor Gregory Johnson
Pastor Gregory A. Johnson brings practical experience in operating an institution of higher education though his years of working consulting services as well as over 20 years of leadership in managing numerous eclectic private propriety schools, colleges and universities as Chief Operating Officer or Vice President.
As the Co-Founder of AUHS, his extensive experiences regarding the business management perspective in health care education and services are invaluable. This process has been augmented by creating successful startups of educational facilities and the enhancement of excellence in education both of which are ingrained in the mission and vision of AUHS.
Kim Dang, PhD (Hon.)
Dr. Kim Dang is the Co-Founder of American University of Health Sciences and she held the CEO/President interim role at AUHS for 19 years. Dr. Dang developed, managed and established AUHS operational processes in the areas of student services, registrar, admissions, financial aid, career services, institution publications, and finance.
In 2002 Dr. Dang was given an Honorary Doctorate in Medical Education by St. Luke School of Medicine in Liberia. In 2016, Dr. Dang was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Council of Black Nurses for her many works with the underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad.