Leadership Team

Members of the President's Cabinet

Dave Rule, Sr. Vice President and Provost

Dr Dave RuleDave Rule, PhD, spent eight years as a fulltime faculty teaching a wide variety of coursework; Psychology 101, childhood through adult human development, educational psychology, classroom assessment, research design, and program evaluation. Dr. Rule received tenure at Marist College, NY, in 1998, where he became Director of the Graduate Program in Educational Psychology, teaching graduate-level coursework in research, community systems approaches to learning and cultural pluralism. He also worked as methodologist on both National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes for Health (NIH) grants, and supervised graduate theses.

Dr. Rule’s move to administration in 2000 has been equally varied, beginning as a Director of Institutional Research and Program Development, then serving as a Vice President of Academic Affairs, followed by three presidencies, including the presidency of Bellevue College, Washington state’s largest community college (approx. 35,000 students). Dr. Rule has been directly involved in regional and program level accreditations, including the Middle States Association, the Higher Learning Commission, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, as well as in program accreditations (e.g., teacher education, nursing, radiography, etc.), and the development of new associate, bachelor, and master’s degree programs. He has an extensive background in budget management and oversight, strategic and educational master planning, program assessment, successful labor relations, international student programs, working with local and Fortune 500 companies, and fundraising. 

Contact: Holly Minch, hminch@bastyr.edu, 425.602.3434


Susan L. Weider, Vice President for Student Affairs

portrait of Susan WeiderSusan Weider, MS, serves as the primary student liaison and oversees financial aid, registrar, housing, counseling services, career services, alumni relations, and conference services. She joined the University in 2001 as dean of students and was promoted to her current position in 2005. Before that, she spent 11 years working in student affairs administration at Linfield College in Oregon. She holds a Master of Science in college student personnel from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

Contact: Susan Weider, sweider@bastyr.edu, 425.602.3014


Jeanne Galloway, ND, Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment Services

Dr Jeanne GallowayJeanne Galloway, ND, leads the University’s Advancement and Enrollment Services division. Her goal is to maximize engagement opportunities for those interested in expanding Bastyr’s message of wellness and hopefulness. The Advancement and Enrollment team focuses primarily on bringing amazing students to the University’s two locations, and also in developing strong connections to patients, philanthropic donors, corporate partners and the general community in support of Bastyr’s mission.

Dr. Galloway is a 2004 graduate of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. In addition, she is a nonprofit management and fundraising expert with over 20 years of service for a number of regional and local organizations. She has worked in every aspect of nonprofit fundraising and communications, securing millions of dollars for organizations in California and Washington state for diverse causes including medical research, equity initiatives and educational access.

Dr. Galloway received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California.

Contact: Jeanne Galloway, jgalloway@bastyr.edu, 425.602.3007


Ray K.H. Oen, Associate Vice President of Budget & Finance/CFO

Ray Oen, MBA, provides management oversight and responsibility for all University financial functions encompassing revenues, budgets, expenses, capital expenditures, investments and debt. In addition, he oversees the auxiliary service operations, including Clinic, Dispensary, Bookstore, Dining Services, and Facilities.

Ray has more than 25 years of practical experience managing and implementing the finance and operational functions at both not-for-profit, private, and public companies, including 9 years as a Chief Financial Officer at Treehouse and Romac Industries. He has an extensive background in finance, budgeting, operations, facilities management, human resources, and information technology. Ray served as a Lieutenant in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and completed his Engineer Officer and Submarine qualifications aboard both attack and ballistic missile submarines.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of Puget Sound and his Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Contact: Ray Oen, roen@bastyr.edu, 425.602.3403


Jennifer Watson, Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Jennifer Watson leads the University’s Human Resources function. Responsible for overseeing HR programming and policies in support of Bastyr’s people, her priority is to offer and sustain an environment that attracts, retains, and empowers high-performing staff and faculty. In support of Bastyr’s mission to educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences, Jennifer is responsible for Bastyr's benefits, compensation, employee relations, compliance, learning and development, and coaching.
As an experienced human resources leader and strategic business partner, Jennifer has used her extensive human resources background in combination with her previous work experience in a variety of roles within private, public, and government organizations to affect positive change in the organizations she has worked in. She holds a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) national certification, a Master of Business Administration from Thames Valley University in London UK, as well as a Project Management Certificate from the University of Washington. 

Contact: Jennifer Watson, jwatson@bastyr.edu, 425.602.3045


Additional Members of the Executive Leadership Team

Kathleen Fritch, PhD

Associate Vice President for Bastyr Unversity California

Lynelle Golden, PhD

Dean of School of Traditional World Medicines, and School of Health Arts & Sciences

Lorelei Newman

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management & Admissions

Timothy Schwaiger, ND, MA

Chief Medical Officer, Bastyr University California

Arianna Staruch, ND

Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine

Jamey Wallace, ND

Executive Director of Clinical Training & Chief Medical Officer


Board of Trustees

Lela Altman, ND, MSA, EAMP

Assistant Professor, Bastyr University

Erin Rhae Biller, ND, FAIHM

Naturopathic Doctor and Bastyr alum

Thomas Brown, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Syapse

Devin Byrd, PhD

President, Bastyr University 

Deborah Costa-Hernandez, EdD

Executive Director at California Reading and Literature Project, UCSD

Gilonne D'Origny

Environmental/Climate Strategist and Advisor

Deb Hubers 

Co-founder, LaVita Compounding Pharmacy - San Diego, California 

David A. Lang

Managing Partner, DAL Consulting Group

Antonio D. Martin

Healthcare Executive

Gary R. Quarfoth, PhD  

Senior Manager, Consultant and Community Service Leader 

Becky Su, EAMP, Dipl OM, MD (China) 

Bastyr University Alumna, Bellevue Acupuncture Clinic 

Carol M. Taylor, MN,RN

Healthcare Executive Board Director

Alina Urriola, MD, MPH

Swedish Primary Care Family Physician and Medical Lead

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President and Leadership Team