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Four new members have joined the Dean's Advisory Board of the UCLA School of Public Health, expanding the school's efforts to reach out to the community.
The new members are Gerald Factor (Beverly Hills), Carolyn Katzin (Brentwood), Walter Oppenheimer (Westwood) and Constance Whitney (Westwood).
The UCLA School of Public Health Dean's Advisory Board consists of community members who help the school raise money for various projects. The school has embarked on a $15 million effort to raise funds for a new building and other critical needs, part of UCLA's $1.2 billion fund-raising campaign.
Katzin is a Santa Monica nutritionist and health educator who is a graduate of the school. A specialist in cancer and nutrition, she is president-elect of the Coastal Cities Unit of the American Cancer Society and has been a nutrition consultant to The Wellness Community for 11 years.
Whitney is west coast coordinator for the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, whose mission is to promote nonprofit excellence by developing leadership resources. She formerly was managing director of the Executive Series for Town Hall of California and has been a consultant to many nonprofit groups.
Factor is a trustee of the Max Factor Family Foundation and a member of the executive committee of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles. He is a past president of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles.
Oppenheimer established the women's apparel maker Helga, Inc., along with his wife. The UCLA School of Public Health enrolls 600 graduate students pursuing careers as health educators, biostatisticians and other professionals who focus on improving the health of communities. The school's faculty conducts research and provides community service on issues such as health policy, disease and injury prevention, and workplace safety in California and in 70 foreign countries.