Staff

Staff

ding-jo-currieDing-Jo H. Currie

President

Ding-Jo Hsia Currie, Ph.D., is President of Lingnan Foundation and Distinguished Faculty in the Higher Educational Leadership Program at California State University Fullerton, College of Education.  As a nationally and internationally recognized leader, Dr. Currie has more than 30 years of experience in the higher education under various roles.  She had retired as Chancellor of Coast Colleges with oversight of three outstanding colleges in Orange County, California – Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline College.  Prior to becoming Chancellor, Dr. Currie served as President of Coastline Community College, a premier leader in technology and distance learning.  Dr. Currie has been called upon to lead in distinguished leadership roles, such as Board Chair of American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Board of Director for American Council of Education (ACE), Chair of Advisory Panel for College board (CCAP), and she is currently serving as Board member, Women on the Move Network, Board member of Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), Board member of Air War University of U.S. Air Force appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense, Board member of Manchester University and is active on many other local organizations.  Dr. Currie obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Intercultural/International Education.  She also holds degrees in Mathematics, Psychology and Counseling.

Address:
600 Anton Blvd. Suite 1100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Telephone:
(O) 714-371-4118


rona 185Rona Smyth Henry

Director of Grants
Programs and Operations

Rona Smyth Henry serves as Director of Grants, Programs and Operations at the Lingnan Foundation.  Before coming to the Lingnan Foundation, Ms. Henry served as Director of Staff Development at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), starting its first ever staff training department.  While at RWJF, she also served as Director, Office of National Program Affairs and as Senior Financial Officer.  Previously, Ms. Henry was Associate Director of the Foundation’s Partners in Caregiving: The Dementia Services Program and Deputy Director of the Dementia Care and Respite Services Program, while holding the position of Instructor at the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine.  Ms. Henry earned an M.P.H. and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and completed a post-graduate fellowship in hospital administration at Duke University Hospital.  She has served on the Marketing Committee for Leadership New Jersey, on the Board of the Princeton Unitarian Universalist Congregation, as an Advisor to Ujima Ministries (a housing agency) and served on the West Windsor, N.J., Commission on Aging.

Address:
600 Anton Blvd. Suite 1100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Telephone:
(O) 714-371-4118