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Michael Milhiser (B.A. Government '69)

G. Michael Milhiser is the chief administrative officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal Government Administration and Enterprises. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Interim Executive Director of the multi-million dollar Tri-City Mental Health Center in Pomona. In addition to his B.A. in government from Chapman University, Michael holds of Master of Public Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Michael’s commitment to the community is demonstrated through his service and participation in several community organizations. He is the past chair of the Mt. Baldy Region of the United Way and distinguished past president of the Montclair Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the boards of the James L. White Foundation, the George Chaffey Trust, the West End YMCA, and is a past board member of the Corporate Board of the Los Angeles United Way and the Chaffey College Foundation.
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Tara Bokosky '13, MA '17, MBA '17

Tara graduated with her Undergraduate degree in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies. She continued her education and received her MBA in 2017, as well as with her Master’s in Special Education. Tara is also involved in the Chapman University Alumni Board and MBA Alumni Board. Tara is a Financial Advisor at Tax & Financial Group. She works with business owners and professionals and guide businesses, families, and individuals with the accumulation and preservation of wealth through comprehensive financial strategies. Before entering the financial services industry, Tara worked in the Brea Unified School district and remains involved within the special needs community.
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Leika Bishop (B.S. Business Administration - Finance and Management '05)

While attending Chapman, Leika served as the President of Delta Gamma Sorority, an Orientation Assistant and Coordinator, a Chapman Ambassador, and the Student Life Greek Community Coordinator. Prior to graduation, she was named President of the Year, as well as the Greek Woman of the Year.
Leika is the Senior Marketing Manager for Pac-Dent Inc., a global dental materials and equipment manufacturer. She frequently speaks to Chapman students seeking to enter the dental industry, including the members of the Chapman Pre Dental Society.
Leika resides in Costa Mesa with her Chapman Sweetheart, C.J. Bishop ’05, MBA ’08, PhD ’18, whom she reconnected with at the first Chappy Hour. She currently advises the Chapman chapter of Delta Gamma. In their free time, Leika and C.J. enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family, many of whom are Chapman Alumni.
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Mark Schauwecker, MBA '03

Mark Schauwecker is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Foundation Building Materials, and leads the team headquartered in Santa Ana, CA. He and his team are responsible for Management Reporting and decision support through long range planning and Operational Analysis to profitably grow the business. Mark has 20+ years of experience in finance, mostly in FP&A and commercial support working cross functionally in organizations to support profitable financial growth. Many years of his experience have been with rapidly expanding companies in distribution and the healthcare industry.
Having led many teams in various roles, Mark is passionate about developing talent and encouraging and helping people to achieve their professional goals. His team members have been promoted and moved into senior positions. Mark’s development of leadership skills started in Boy Scouts were he holds the rank of Eagle Scout.
Mark graduated with Honors from Chapman University in 2003 and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Mark also serves on the Chapman50 executive council and is passionate about establishing a mentorship program at Chapman. Active in his community, Mark serves as the Treasurer on the Board of YES (Youth Employment Services) in Santa Ana and previously served on a local Chapter of the American Red Cross in Chester County Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Mark also enjoys cooking, wine tasting, travel and tennis.
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Sophia Pollack (M.S. '17, MBA '17)

Sophia Pollack graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2007 with a BS in Biology. After graduation she left for Paris, France to follow her culinary passion. She graduated from the top culinary school in Paris and worked in multiple restaurants under Michelin starred chefs. After a couple of years she decided to combine her passion for cooking with science. She got her dual master’s degree in MS Food Science and MBA at Chapman University.
As a student at Chapman, Sophia served as the president for the Food Science Student Association, the MBA/MSFS liaison for the MBA board, and was (and currently is) a lecturer for undergraduates at Chapman. Sophia is currently working in the food industry as a R&D scientist for Sovereign Flavors in Santa Ana, CA.
In her free time Sophia enjoys cooking and baking, trying new restaurants, swimming, SCUBA diving and enjoys being outside.
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Adam Monson (B.S. Business Administration '13)

Adam Monson is an Executive Benefits Consultant with Fulcrum Partners, LLC. Adam helps Public and Privately held corporations as well as banks with the design, implementation, asset/liability management, and ongoing consulting of executive benefit plans, primarily Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plans. He has worked as a board member and investor for startup companies in the Tech, Automotive, and Commercial Real Estate industries.
Adam graduated from Chapman in 2013 with a B.S. in Business Administration (emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship) and a Psychology minor. Outside of class Adam held many roles on campus including President of Phi Kappa Tau, President of Men of Harmony, Resident Advisor, Chapman Ambassador. In addition, Adam was nominated for the Paul S Delp award, and was a Man of Integrity Recipient.
Adam loves helping kids and is a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. He is also a volunteer with Junior Achievement and Painted Turtle.
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Alan Peterson '18

Alan Peterson is a Senior Associate on the residential research team at Green Street – the preeminent provider of real estate and financial market intelligence. He supports research coverage of the apartment, single-family rental, manufactured home park and student housing sectors and plays a central role in the coverage of roughly 15 publicly traded real estate stocks. Alan is also a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
Alan earned dual degrees, a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a B.A. in Economics, from Chapman University. While at Chapman he served as Treasurer of Phi Kappa Tau, Vice President of the Chapman University Investment Group, and was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the Janes Financial Center Residency Program. Additionally, he was a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society and an Orientation Leader.
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Randy Rosales (Biochemistry '12)

Dr. Randy Rosales was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Chapman University, followed by his dental education at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rosales excelled clinically during his training and is excited to be back home to take care of his hometown community. In his spare time, Dr. Rosales enjoys providing dental care to those with limited access to care. In the past, he has served those in Panama, Jamaica, and Mexico. He also enjoys playing basketball, training and racing triathlons, traveling, and exploring local restaurants.
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Quazi Saleh '10

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Shawn Smith '81

While at Chapman, Shawn sold insurance under the business name from his Harris apartment, and was a founding member and served as President of the Chapman Business Club. He was present at the first Chapman Economic Forecast (and almost every Forecast since).
Shawn was a past President of the Chapman Alumni Board (1992-1993) and is now an active board member. He has been employed in the Corporate Finance arena for more than 25 of the last 37 years, enjoying more than 17 years as Vice President of TD Service Financial Corporation.
Currently, Shawn is the President of ABC Toastmasters Club in Anaheim, an active member of Yorba Linda Masonic Lodge, Treasurer of the Orange County Scottish Rite, and serves as an advisor for Yorba Linda DeMolay.
Shawn and his "Chapman Sweetheart" Debbie (Gollehon) '83 have two adult children and live in Anaheim Hills.
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Justin Riley '11

Justin Riley is the inaugural Associate Director for Student Community Support and Development at Chapman University, shepherding the vision and execution for Black and African American student enrollment, retention and success. Prior to his return to campus, Justin worked as a small business executive and entertainment professional, most notably working as producer on Facebook’s Emmy-nominated show, Red Table Talk. He is the founder of Purpose Over Profit, a consulting and personal development company, and has appeared on various media outlets, including OWN, Blavity, FOX Soul, and multiple features in the Huffington Post.
As an undergraduate, Justin served as the Black Student Union president and graduated as one of the school’s most decorated basketball players, leading Chapman to back-to-back NCAA Division III tournament appearances. He earned a B.F.A. in Television and Broadcast Journalism in 2011 and is currently enrolled in the Leadership Development graduate program. He is married to his Chapman sweetheart, Joy, and is a proud #GirlDad.
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Jeff Garvin (BFA, Film and Television '98)

Garvin writes novels (SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN (2016) and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS (2020), both from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins). He also produces a podcast about storytelling called The Hero's Journey, and perform in an 80’s cover band. Former Director of Sales & Marketing for niche guitar brand, my expertise is in creative storytelling and digital marketing.
Publishing his debut novel with HarperCollins gave him a deep sense of creative satisfaction. It also rang another gong inside him, the one that wants to make money and provide for my family. And, a few months before the book came out, he and his wife adopted two kids from foster care.
Service, Awards and Honors: Cum Laude, Gray Key, Visual Storytelling Award, Guitar Award, Multicultural Awareness Committee, GLBA (the 90s version of Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA))
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Derek Helwig '05

Over the course of Derek's time in the television industry, his career has spanned the world, literally. A few years after graduating from Chapman University in 2005 with a degree in Film Production, he ventured to England where he received his Masters Degree in International Conflict Studies from King's College London. From there, Derek dove into international television production. He began his career producing for the hit CBS series, The Amazing Race, where he was fortunate to produce 12 seasons and film in over 35 countries. After leaving Amazing Race, he produced additional travel series such as Best Bars in America for Esquire, United Shades of America for CNN, Huang's World for VICE and adventure series Ultimate Expedition for YouTube Originals among many more. Derek is now the Vice President of Development for Xpedition Media, creating new concepts for television and documentaries.
Since the Spring of 2018, Derek has taught Documentary Filmmaking in Chapman's Dodge College.
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Vera Meyer (MFA Film and Television Producing '10)

After graduating with double degrees in Film (BA) and Finance (BS) from California State University, Long Beach, Vera Meyer continued her studies at Chapman University, graduating with MFA in Film Producing.
Upon graduation, she worked in both development and physical production on a variety of film, television and documentary productions. She currently works as a coordinator at Scott Free Productions where she contributes to a variety of film, television and commercial projects.
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Allison Lentz (Communication Studies, '13)

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Allison “Ally” Lentz started at Chapman University in the fall of 2009 as a Communication Studies major. As an undergraduate, she became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and during her four years as a collegiate member, she held three leadership roles and served on numerous committees. In her senior year, she was the proud recipient of the highest acknowledgment given to a collegiate member of a Kappa Alpha Theta chapter - the Betty Locke Hamilton Award - named after Kappa Alpha Theta’s founder. She participated in many activities and events associated with her major, and she became a member of the Chapman University Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Today, Ally is honored to work at the CHOC Foundation, which is the fundraising arm for CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA. She is a member of the Communications and Donor Experience team, where she serves as the Associate Director of Donor Experience. Her primary roles are to ensure that current donors of the hospital stay engaged and involved with CHOC by planning tours, receptions and check presentations, as well as creating recognition and impact reports. In addition, she maintains connections with various medical and administrative departments throughout the hospital and chairs a board committee of community volunteers and leaders to assist in the activities of the Donor Experience team. Ally is an active member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the CHOC Foundation is a member of The Woodmark Group.
Ally is a proud homeowner in Old Towne Orange. She enjoys walks to “the circle” to support the local businesses and spending time with her family, friends and rescue cat.

Board Liaisons

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Joe Lewis, EMBA '14

Liaison to the Argyros School of Business and Economics MBA Alumni Association
Joe graduated from the Executive MBA program at Chapman University in 2014. He served as the President for Chapman’s MBA Alumni Association from 2016 – 2020. He successfully executed his vision to expand the alumni’s awareness and engagement. Joe is an innovative and true outside-the-box thinker and has continuously broken down barriers to achieve the goals he has set for the alumni association, moving the organization forward.
In addition to Joe’s commitment to Chapman University, he works at ADP in Human Capital Management, serves on the Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Orangewood Foundation’s Business Advisory Council, volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & Inland Empire and a graduate from the Newport Beach Foundation’s Distinguished Citizens Program.
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Hung Do (MS '16)

Liaison to the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association
As a healthcare professional, Mr. Hung Do is passionate about fostering a better understanding of public-private partnerships of biopharmaceutical research while demonstrating knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory process to solve policy positions and issues at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mr. Do also supports working relationships and collaborates with local government officials to find innovative health delivery models, sustainable improvements in healthcare quality, and promote value driven healthcare programs for patients in California. Because of his work and leadership experience at the organization, Hung served as a healthcare advocate for Deputy Attorney General Peggy Huang and former Assemblywoman Young Kim. Committed to be a leader in the healthcare community, Hung was invited to serve on the executive committee of the Associates Board at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. His leadership at the organization helps to increase public awareness of hunger in California. He is responsible for identifying innovative ways to engage the public in Second Harvest’s mission, as well as enhancing the organization’s reputation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Do has been deeply committed to and involved at Chapman University. He currently serves as an Emeritus President on the Board of Directors for the School of Pharmacy where he is committed to be an industry relations advisor and support the school’s strategic plans and works to broaden industry relationships for school development, research collaboration and patient safety advocacy. Many of his colleagues describe Hung as a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who is passionate about access to innovative medicines and addressing the healthcare challenges with strategic thought leaders in the health science sector.
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Scott Levitt (JD '03, LL.M '10)

Liaison to the Fowler School of Law Alumni Association
Scott Levitt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from CSULB. One year later, at the same university, he received his Masters in Business Administration degree at the age of 22, the youngest at the time in the school's history.
Mr. Levitt received his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law with an emphasis in Real Estate, Land Use, and Environmental Law. He worked the maximum number of hours allowed by the ABA, and was the only member of his class to graduate a semester early. Mr. Levitt entered Chapman on a full tuition Provost Scholar Scholarship and served as the class commencement speaker. He served as Chairperson of the Honor Council, served on the Mock Trial Board and competed at several competitions. He also served as an editor of the Nexus Law Journal. Mr. Levitt received his Masters in Law degree (LL.M.), from Chapman University School of Law, specializing in Business Law and Economics, graduating in the top 10% of the class. He studied directly under the 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Mr. Levitt received top grades in Spontaneous Order & the Law, and Adv. Seminar in Land Use Dispute.
Mr. Levitt served as General Counsel right out of law school for almost a decade to a mid-size construction and real estate development company. From there he started his own firm in 2012 serving companies in all industries. He started with one client and today has served close to 400. In February of this year, he took a case to the California Supreme Court. Mr. Levitt has taught college courses in both law and finance at Chapman University at the Business School and Law School. He often teaches MCLE classes in the area of construction law and mechanic lien law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and admitted to the U.S. District Court, the Supreme Court of the United States, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Levitt is also a licensed real estate broker and general contractor. Mr. Levitt is active in his community and in political circles. He served as the Chairperson on the Chapman School of Law Alumni Board and has been a member of the group for 15 years. He has also served and continues to active service in the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Seal Beach Lions Club. He was voted best attorney in Seal Beach in 2019 and 2017, and Seal Beach Business Person of the Year in 2015. Mr. Levitt was a Republican primary candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010, for the State of California.