Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bastyr University Names New Chief of Staff and New VP of Development

Coquina Deger, MBA, and David Siebert fill key roles as part of President’s Cabinet

The leadership of Bastyr University just became stronger with the addition of two new members of the President’s Cabinet. Coquina Deger was hired as chief of staff and David Siebert was brought on as vice president of development.

“Filling these two important roles were a top priority for the University,” said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “I am excited that we were able to add Coquina and David to our team and feel they are each a perfect fit for their new positions.”

The full-time chief of staff position serves and advises the president on campus-wide and external initiatives alike, and is responsible for executing key strategic projects. The full-time vice president of development is responsible for building a culture of philanthropy that brings together the community to advance the mission and vision of Bastyr University.

About Coquina Deger

Coquina Deger, MBA, came to the University in 2001 as a consultant in the marketing arena where she has contributed to increasing student enrollment and patient visits, and to various expansion projects. She has also served the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, NDHealthcare, and most recently the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium, in numerous capacities. Deger received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration from City University of Seattle.

About David Siebert

David Siebert comes to Bastyr University with more than 36 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector as an executive, board member, volunteer and consultant. Prior to joining Bastyr, he worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations as the senior vice president/chief administrative officer of The Alford Group. His previous positions include executive director for Special Olympics Washington, CEO for the Seattle-King County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and an executive and a director with the Red Cross in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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