LOS ANGLES, CA, February 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Rhonda Ozanian of Manhattan Beach, California has become an NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Dr Ozanian currently serves as a director on the board of the Pacific Heart and Lung Institute, a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical research institute focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), an asbestos-related cancer affecting the lining of the chest - the pleura.
Dr Ozanian has demonstrated her knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today and has committed to developing professional insights through a sophisticated course of ongoing study.
"I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD's Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership," said Dr Ozanian. "The resources, insights and connections I've made through NACD's Fellowship program will be key assets to the organizations and companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director."
Dr. Ozanian is a military veteran having previously served as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel in the Department of Defense and the Senior Policy Analyst to the Assistant Secretary in Washington, DC. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006, and in 2007 she served on the President's Commission for Care of America's Returning Wounded Warriors. In 2012 she completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship working in the U.S. Senate and then at the Brookings Institution.
She is a researcher, a clinical social worker, and during her years in public service, Dr Ozanian amassed over a million dollars in funding for innovative technology programs in healthcare. She now brings the exemplary talents and leadership that culminated over 20 years of public service into the boardroom.
"We are proud to announce that Rhonda has joined NACD's credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development."
The Pacific Meso Center (PMC) is a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). PMC is dedicated to educating the public about asbestos-related diseases, optimal treatment options, and sources of assistance and emotional support for patients and families.
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