Bachelor of Science, Biology from UC Riverside and Master of Science, Health Care Administration from CSU Long Beach
Professor of Law
B.S., Cornell University
J.D., Whittier Law School, magna cum laude
Mac Cabal blends a background in big business with significant experience in business litigation and health care law. He has successfully tried and arbitrated numerous cases and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of health care providers. And, having worked as an executive for two of the largest retail companies in the country, where he was a manager for a multi-million dollar denim business, he understands what drives the goals of many of his clients.
Mac brings a record of high academic achievement to his legal practice. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Business Management and was a Merit Scholar at Whittier Law School, where he finished in the top 5% of his class.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE
- B.A. Psychology
- Masters in Public Health
Biography: As a professional in the Public Health field, Teresa Chandler has worked extensively to support exemplary efforts to reduce injury and promote health, particularly for those who are directly affected by violence. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from San Francisco State University, she worked with an organization in Oakland called Youth ALIVE!, where she gained a passion for Public Health and violence prevention. Teresa then went on to get her Master’s in Public Health from SFSU and then moved to Southern California where she worked for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development. After gaining experience working in the public sector, Teresa went back into the non-profit sector with the Children’s Institute as the Regional Director of Community Services. In this position, she was tasked with ensuring ongoing programmatic excellence through program development and evaluation, coaching and training, event planning, fundraising, and building community capacity to surround families with a network of health resources and growth opportunities. Most recently, along with being Adjunct Faculty at Concordia University in the Healthcare Management Department, Teresa has now moved on to work for the Community Health Bureau with the City of Long Beach as the Homeless Services Officer; a position that allows her to combine her passion for prevention with health equity, safe and affordable housing and promotion of health and quality of life for families and communities.
Received Undergraduate in Economics with a minor in Political Science. Received Masters in Science in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Began career in Management Consulting, assisting various organizations from Hospitals, to Technology and Industrial Manufacturing to help improve performance. Has focused in finance for last 14 years, currently as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Silverado Senior Living.
Economics, Political, and Social Issues in Healthcare
Academic Program Director / Assistant Professor
Dr. Stephen Duarte has over 30 years of direct healthcare management experience having held management positions in clinical, long-term care, medical device and insurance companies. Duarte was hired by Concordia in 2010 to build the university’s healthcare management undergraduate and graduate programs. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), holds a Master of Health Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne and an Executive Certification in Organizational Strategy from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Healthcare Administration Education and the International Journal of Business and Management.
Director of Internships and Assistant Professor
Dr. Sinardi earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. She obtained her Master's degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2006. Dr. Sinardi attended the University of LaVerne, where she achieved her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
Prior to joining Concordia University Irvine in December 2013, Dr. Sinardi served as Regional Director of Clinical Services at the Children's Institute. She was also Director of Quality Assurance and Program Evaluation at Counseling4Kids, was in private practice as a licensed counselor, and Director with ChildNet Youth and Family Services.
Dr. Sinardi is currently the Director of Internships for Concordia's Healthcare Management Program, and she teaches Introduction to Healthcare Management, Introduction to Gerontology and Mental Health, Internship, Leadership, and Senior Seminar.