Financial expertise and trusted partnerships

Our Mission

The Financial Affairs Office provides reliable financial information and analyses to support the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) mission to improve health and healthcare.

We cultivate trust and reliability through the financial partnerships we build within the DGSOM community. Our team’s professionalism, financial expertise, and critical-thinking skills inform the school’s key strategic decisions and help overcome complex financial challenges.

We value client partnerships above all else, and we are always ready to provide any support our community needs.



Our Leadership & Staff


Anja Paardekooper
Sr. Associate Dean, Finance/Administration & CFO
(310) 825-0005

Chuck Hajek

Chuck Hajek 
Executive Director, Finance & Associate CFO 
(310) 206-9547

Dena Boykins

Dena Boykins
Executive Assistant & Accounting Support Specialist
(310) 206-9557

Connie Her

Connie Her
Director, Special Projects & Dean’s Commitments
(310) 794-5052

brian mcgerry

Brian McGarry
Director Financial Planning & Analysis and Decision Support
(310) 794-5455


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Director, Financial Reporting & Operations/Controller
(310) ###-####

Megan graves

Megan Graves
Director, Dean's Office Finance
(310) 206-2404


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Dean's Office Org Chart




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