Meet the AUHS Management Team

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

Caroll Ryan, PhD


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 has been instrumental in developing and launching new academic programs, and has successfully lead numerous accreditation efforts with regional, national, and programmatic accrediting bodies. 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 PhD from Northcentral University.

Marilyn Uvero, PhD (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.

John Minchin, DSc

John Minchin, DSc


Dr. John Minchin joined American University of Health Sciences with over 35 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Minchin works with deans, faculty, and staff across the University to continue developing and promoting the excellence of its academic programs, while offering access to a historically underserved student population. His responsibilities include overseeing academic planning, curriculum development and assessment, providing leadership in formulating and administering university policies, accreditation compliance and other administratively oriented functions.
Dr. Minchin’s breadth of experience includes work in the areas of academic administration, course and program development, retention management, budgets, accreditation and compliance, and assessment management. He has served in several positions including Faculty, Director of Student Services, Program Chair General Education, Director Continuing Education, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Interim Executive Director, Dean of the School of Business, Dean of the School of Education, and Chief Academic officer.
Dr. Minchin holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Accounting, a master’s degree in Education and a doctorate in Information Systems and Communication.

Arjun Dutta, PhD, B.Pharm

Arjun Dutta, PhD, 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.

Dr. Judith McLeod

Judith McLeod, DNP, CPNP, MSN, RN

Dean, School of Nursing

Dr. Judith McLeod’s passion for nursing can be traced to her youth, when she was inspired by her mother, also a nurse. Upon graduating from the nursing program at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, Dr. McLeod embarked upon a nursing career that has spanned four decades and a wide variety of practice areas. Her areas of expertise include pediatrics, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, occupational and physical therapy, rheumatology and gastroenterology, among others.
Dr. McLeod received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton, and her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. She returned to Johns Hopkins for her Doctor of Nursing Practice. As part of her doctoral work, Dr. McLeod developed an early screening tool for juvenile fibromyalgia, reducing the time required to identify and refer a patient to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment from approximately nine months to four to six weeks.
Dr. McLeod has also been involved in higher education for more than a decade. She has taught at the university level since 2001 and has academic leadership experience, as well, having directed nursing degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Jack J. Chen, PharmD

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.

John V. Schloss, PhD, BS

John V. Schloss, PhD

Chair of Pharmaceutical Science/Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Schloss brings a perspective on pharmacy education to AUHS based on 10 years as a professional scientist in DuPont’s Central Research Department; 9 years as Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy; 6 years in pharmacy-related biotech; and 10 years helping to build the basic science and research components of two domestic and one foreign pharmacy programs. He has remained active in both research and the education of graduate and undergraduate students, while securing research funding from international, federal, state, and private sources. Dr. Schloss was an NIH-postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Tennessee for work conducted at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mok Chong

Mok Chong, PharmD, PhD, 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.

Maria Maloles, MBA

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 Business with concentration in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University.

Oliver Tabardilla

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.

Mack Haile

Mack Haile

Enrollment Manager

Mack Haile currently serves as the Enrollment Manager at AUHS. His primary responsibilities include leading the Admission Department in assisting AUHS applicants through the admissions and application process. Mack has over 17 years of leadership experience in higher education, finance, and management in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. During the last 10 years he has lead various departments within higher education institutions, including admissions, student’s services and career placement. These roles have helped him better understand what students educational needs are and allowed him to implement policies and procedures that have greatly benefited the students which he serves. Mack is currently working to complete his Bachelor of Science in Leadership – concentration in Management.

Sandy Sarge, MACC

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).

Genevieve Javaluyas

Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas

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.