President’s Cabinet

Cabinet Members

Patrick Farley, Executive Vice President for Finance

Patrick Farley earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Communications degree from Washington Adventist University. He also holds a M.S. in Finance from the University of Baltimore.

Farley has been in this position since July, 2004. From 2002 to 2004, he served as controller at WAU. Prior to joining WAU, Farley worked in the communication and government contracting industry as controller, senior accountant and staff accountant.

Cheryl Harris Kisunzu, Provost

Kisunzu holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI; M.S. in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Rush University, Chicago, IL and B.S. in Nursing, also from Andrews University. She has held senior-level positions of progressive academic and administrative leadership which include Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development as well as the Dean for the Life Science Human Services Division and Director of the Nursing Program at Harper College Palatine, IL.; Dean for Mountain View Arts and Sciences Department/Director of Nursing; and  Grant Administrator at Eastfield College Mesquite, Texas for its historic 1.4 million dollar Texas Workforce Commission Grant. Kisunzu also has over 14 years of teaching experience achieved through faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University/Nashville, TN; Loma Linda University/ Loma Linda, CA;St. Louis Community College/Meramec St. Louis, MO and Harper College/Palatine, IL. In addition, she is a reviewer for the Middle States Substance Review Team, member of the Adventist Health Care Board and certified as a performance excellence  Malcolm Baldrige Evaluator.

Janette Neufville, Chief Operations and Compliance Officer

Janette Neufville earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Neufville provides oversight and monitoring of institutional compliance for federal, state, church, and accrediting bodies and recently earned a professional certification as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. Prior to her current role, she served as the Associate Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

For twenty-five years before to joining WAU, she served as an analyst, business consultant and program manager at various Fortune 500 companies, including Nasdaq, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), EDS (now Hewlett Packard), and Sprint Nextel. Neufville is responsible for institutional research; institutional effectiveness; institutional data integrity; and support of assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning.

Richard Castillo, Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications

Castillo brings his extensive practical skills, experience, and love for communication to Washington Adventist University. During the last four years, he served as the Pastor for Media and Outreach at Sligo Adventist Church where he has designed multiple websites, updated Sligo Church’s branding, and expanded their social media reach. He has led the Sligo Media Team to expand and improve their streaming broadcast, and has also developed an innovative weekly outreach ministry called “Reset”. Previous to ministry he spent almost a decade working in the corporate sector for the country’s largest media corporation, wearing many hats and expanding his knowledge. He has owned his own design and photography company for many years, launching modeling careers and preserving many wedding memories. His deep love of Jesus Christ and loyalty to the Seventh-day Adventist Church has led Richard to choose to apply his knowledge and experience to enhance the reach and growth of ministry within the church and expand the Kingdom of God.