AUHS Administration

Caroll Ryan President & Chief Executive Officer
Marilyn Uvero Vice President Operations and Development/Chief Operating Officer
Scott Amundsen Provost/Chief Academic Officer
Sandy Sarge Chief Financial Officer
Sisi Chen Director of Institutional Research & Assessment
Arjun P. Dutta Dean, School of Pharmacy
Jack J. Chen Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Mok Chong Chair for Clinical & Administrative Science
Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas Director of Student Affairs
Maria Maloles Director of Marketing and Publications
Vacant Admissions Director
Oliver Tabardilla Network and Computer Systems Administrator


The CEO/President and all key officers, faculty and staff of the University maintain close alliances and network with distinguished colleagues in the allied health industry. The University actively participates in major industry events and activities, and in doing so has earned the trust and respect of leading practitioners in public and private allied health organizations and of members of allied health associations. This strategic network of professional kinship serves the University well in many ways, chiefly in recruiting the services of the best and the brightest in the industry.


Caroll Ryan, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Ryan is an accomplished hands-on leader with more than 24 years of experience in higher education serving in executive, administrative, academic, and instructional capacities. She was appointed by the AUHS Board of Trustees in 2017 to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Ryan is active in several professional organizations. She has served on numerous accreditation teams as an educational standards evaluator and subject matter expert for DEAC and was a member of the Research and Educational Standards sub-Committee and the Appeals Panel. She chairs WASC accreditation visits. Dr. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton, a Master of Arts from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. from Northcentral University.



Marilyn Uvero, Ph.D. (c), EdD, MSN, RN
Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Marilyn Uvero’s professional career as an education executive expands over 30 years and includes holding several positions as provost, Dean of student affairs, member of the academic senate, and Chair of nursing programs.  Dr. Uvero has been successful in establishing strategic and operational plans, developing new programs, and strengthening competitive market positions. She has been inducted by Walden University as selected Honoree Member by Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration based on her academic performance and professional contributions. Dr. Uvero holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a MS in Nursing Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University in the School of Public Policy, completing her dissertation.



Scott Amundsen, Ph.D.
Provost/Chief Academic Officer

As provost, Dr. Scott Amudsen’s responsibilities include providing leadership, assessment, professional development, curriculum development, and oversight of the programs.  Over the course of his career, Dr. Amudsen has taught and developed a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in education, leadership, business, mentoring, and student success. He has served as Vice-Provost, Associate Dean, Dean, Director and Department Chair, and is the recipient of several different awards including the Retention Excellence Award in 2004.  Scott Amundsen earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and his Master in Education at University of South Carolina.



Sandy Sarge, MACC
Chief Financial Officer

Sandy Sarge, MACC, has over 26 years of collaborative financial, operational, and technical leadership experience. Her previous experience includes 10+ years in higher education where she owned her own consulting firm specializing in finance and financial aid compliance, accounting operations, and strategic leadership. Sandy is an accomplished public advocate, speaker, and a newly selected WASC Peer Reviewer. Most recently, she was appointed to the US Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee as a primary negotiator. Ms. Sarge holds a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and was an actively licensed CPAV for over 10 years (currently inactive, in good standing).



Sisi Chen, Ph.D., MA
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Dr. Sisi Chen joined AUHS in February 2016 as the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, and the systematic and rigorous education and research experience Dr. Chen has accomplished has no-doubt left her well-prepared for this position.  Dr. Chen’s prior job experience as a statistician in United Nations and a researcher at the University of Michigan expanded and deepened her expertise in assessment of teaching, learning and institutional effectiveness. In addition to this, Dr. Chen is well versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and proficient in advanced statistical modeling.  Dr. Chen has a PhD in education, specializing in statistical modeling and educational assessment and evaluation, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Arjun Dutta, Ph.D., B.Pharm
Dean, School of Pharmacy

Dr. Dutta specializes in Outcomes Research including the areas of Pharmacoeconomics, Quality of Life, and Epidemiology. He is also passionate about Pharmacy Education and assessing curriculum, student admissions, progression, and retention.  Dr. Dutta has successfully started three pharmacy programs as a founding administrator in Oregon, New York, and California. His decanal appointments include serving as the Interim Dean as well as Sr. Associate/Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at three new colleges of pharmacy. Prior to joining academia, he was an Outcomes Manager at a health economics firm specializing in Phase IV research for pharmaceutical companies.  Dr. Dutta holds a BS degree in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University in India as well as a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.



Jack J. Chen, PharmD, BCPS,BCGP,FASCP, FCCP, APh
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy

Dr. Chen is an accomplished academic leader with a career spanning over 22 years. His prior capacities include Assistant Dean (interim), Founding Chair, Founding Directorships, and Faculty positions in Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. Dr. Chen earned is his PharmD from the University of Utah, BS Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and BA Animal Physiology from UC San Diego. He completed a Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Dr. Chen is dual board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Geriatric Pharmacy and is also an ordained pastor with a Doctor of Divinity (honorary). Dr. Chen has received multiple awards for research, teaching, and pharmacy profession stewardship.



Mok Chong, PharmD, Ph.D., MBA
Chair for Clinical & Administrative Science

Dr. Chong is a licensed pharmacist in the states of California, Michigan, and Hawaii. He currently serves as the Dean of General Education and Chair for Clinical & Administrative Science of School of Pharmacy. Before joining AUHS in 2011, Dr. Chong served on the pharmacy faculty at the University of Hawaii for three years. Dr. Chong also holds a Ph.D degree in practical ministry from Heritage University & Seminary. He is a licensed pharmacist and has been practicing community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice in California, Michigan, Hawaii and Malaysia. Dr. Chong is also an ordained pastor in the US. Dr. Chong had held a number of pharmacy managerial positions at various pharmacies and corporations in different cultural settings prior to becoming a pharmacy educator.




Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas, BS
Director of Student Services

Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas has been with the University for nearly fifteen years and serves the University and its students as the Director of Student Services. Ms. Javaluyas has actively assisted with the development of many student services policies and procedures and provided leadership related to her area of expertise in participating in institutional and programmatic regulatory approvals and accreditations. Ms. Javaluyas has more than fifteen years in administration and management experience in student services. Ms. Javaluyas holds a Baccalaureate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science.




Maria Flerida Maloles, MBA
Director of Marketing and Publications

Maria Flerida Maloles’ dual roles at AUHS include director of marketing and publications and the University Liaison Officer. Within these roles, Ms. Maloles thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the university’s reach.  Joining the University in 2013, Ms. Maloles brings with her more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management support, 5 years of experience in accounting, and more than 15 years of experience in marketing and graphic arts design in experiences.  Ms. Maloles earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from DeVry/Keller Graduate School of Management in California, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the Philippines. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University.



Oliver Tabardilla
Network and Computer System Administrator

Mr. Tabardilla joined the American University of Health Sciences in 2012 as the systems and network administrator. Within this role, he helps oversee the IT department of AUHS, ensuring that the University’s technology operates securely and efficiently. Mr. Tabardilla worked as the systems and network administrator for Allegro Pacific in the Philippines for four years and worked in the same capacity at Allegro, a Division of Conair Corporation, for another four years. Mr. Tabardilla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Adamson University in 2001.