Cari M. Dominguez, PhD, MA, as of January 1, 2012, has been appointed senior vice president, human resources, for Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center. In that capacity, she also serves as the Chief Talent and Diversity Officer for the whole health system. She provides strategic direction and leadership guidance to enhance organizational performance through the effective use of diverse human talent.
Dr. Dominguez is also former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Her public service includes two Presidential appointments and unanimous Senate confirmations. As Chair of the EEOC, she led and directed all policies and operations of an agency with a budget of $325 Million, and fifty-three offices throughout the nation.
Dr. Dominguez has also served as Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. In those leadership roles, she was responsible for the administration of employment laws and regulations that covered millions of our nation’s workers. Her corporate experience includes various senior human resources positions at Bank of America.
Dr. Dominguez is a former trustee of LLUAHSC, and has served on numerous non-profit boards. She is a founding member and first Board Chair of the Olney Adventist Preparatory School in Olney, MD. She has also received numerous awards and national recognition for her public policy making roles. Hispanic Business Magazine has recognized her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the country.
She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. She is also a Fellow of the Advanced Study Program in Public Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003, she was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanitarian Service by Loma Linda University.