Division of Health Sciences
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747




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University of Southern California (USC):

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration and Planning: 1981

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS):

  • Management Certificate of Cultural Competence, LA County DHS: 1999-2000
  • Professional Management Program Certificate. Louis Allen Management, Inc.: 1981
  • Bilingual Spanish Language Certificate (speaking, writing, reading): 2000

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA):

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA): 1973
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Planning: 1971
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Service (Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA): 1970

Continuing Education and Certificate Programs: completed classes, seminars and workshops (and/or made presentations) on current topics in Health Care Management, Finance, Strategic Planning, Multimedia and Web-based Instruction, Distance Learning, California Educational Standards, Best Practices, Teacher Training, Cultural and Linguistic Competence, Spanish, French and German Languages and Cultures at the following universities and institutes of higher education:

  • Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci: University, Paris, France: Summer 2003
  • International Euro-Cancer Conference, Paris, France: July 2003
  • European Academy, Berlin, Germany, and Fritjof Nansen Akademie of Public Policy and International Relations, Ingelheim, Germany: Summer 2002
  • Teacher/Scholar Conferences, CSU Chancellor’s Office, Long Beach: 2000, 2003
  • CSU Symposia on University Teaching, CSU Pomona & San Bernardino: 2000-05
  • CSU Colloquia by Lecturers for Lecturers, CSU Pomona: 2000-05
  • Best Practices Teaching Conferences, CHHS-Nursing, CSUDH: 2003-04
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CFLP/CLTA): Summers 1994-2005  
  • County of Los Angeles Annual Multicultural Conferences: 2000-05
  • Partnership for the Publics’ Health Grant: Carson & Long Beach, CA: 2002-03
  • Winter Institute, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), CSUDH: 2002
  • Goethe Institut, Los Angeles: 1991-2005
  • United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado:  Summer 1996
  • Friitjof Nansen Akademie, Ingelheim, Germany: Summers 1993, 2002
  • Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, GermanySummer 1992
  • Portland State University / Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik: Summers 1986-1991
  • Alliance Francaise, Paris, France: 1973;  Alliance Francaise of Los Angeles (yearly)
  • El Camino College, Torrance: 1970 – 1983


FACULTY / TEACHING: Since 1980 I have taught evening undergraduate and graduate classes for the College of Health and Human Services (Health Science) and previously for the School of Management (Public Administra-tion) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).  My courses include Health Resources Management, Health Care Finance, Communication Skills for Health Professionals, Health Planning, Community Health Agencies, Health Systems and Perspectives, etc. To simulate real-life health care environments in the classroom, I use “real world” case studies, dramatizations, role plays, collaborative team projects, group problem solving, public speaking, interactive lectures, critical thinking, writing/ reading across the curriculum, service learning, “quick thinks,” open space technology, and multimedia web-based instruction.  I have presented and published locally, nationally and internationally and received numerous awards, certificates and grants.

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT: Since 1972 I have had an extensive full-time career in health care management throughout the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), and previously, the LA County Chief Administrative Office (CAO). During this time I have served as Associate Administrator, Assistant Hospital Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Manager, Strategic Planner, Area Administrator and/or Acting Administrator for the following networks of County DHS facilities:

Hospitals: LAC+USC Medical Center Women's Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, Pediatric Pavilion Hospital, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Long Beach General Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility

Comprehensive / Ambulatory Health Centers (HCs) : Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center and seven associated Community Health Centers (Harbor/San Pedro HC, Torrance HC, Wilmington HC, Bellflower HC, Norwalk HC, Hawaiian Gardens HC)

Public Health Centers (HCs): Yvonne Burke HC in Santa Monica, Curtis Tucker HC in Inglewood, Ruth Temple HC in South Central LA, South HC in Watts, Torrance HC and Whittier HC

Community Health Services: Administrative coordination / logistics for 8 Service Planning Areas, 14 public health centers, dental, radiology and pharmacy, DHS

Mental Health Centers: 10 Mental Health Centers in the former Coastal Region, (Southwest quadrant of Los Angeles County), DHS

DHS Health Strategic Planning:Assistant Director, DHS Strategic Planning Office

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:  I am fluent in Spanish, French, German and English.  My interests and expertise are in the fields of Cultural and Linguistic Patient Care Competence, Career Development, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Materials Management, Information Systems, Facilities Planning (Construction, Safety, Security, Logistics and Space Management), Strategic Planning, Health Law, Patient Satisfaction, Licensure, Accreditation, Comparative/International Health Systems, Productivity, Motivation, Workload Monitoring, Contracts and Grants, Negotiating, Public Speaking, Publishing, Distance Learning, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Collaborative Learning, Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Communicative Approach, Multiple Intelligences, Writing/Reading across the Curriculum, Service Learning,  International Relations and networking with colleagues and students worldwide.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES: Several of my former students at CSUDH have been hired and promoted into senior leadership, management and clinician positions in health care, social services and educational institutions (both public and private) nationwide.

WORLD TRAVEL / STUDY ABROAD: Extensive travels/studies throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Mexico, Canada and United States (including medical centers, hospitals, universities and health care management programs).


Ten Volumes of Case Studies of Health Care Management (Hospitals and Clinics) for National Management Association's (NMA) First-Line Supervisor Course (1983-84). Used in NMA Management Clubs in hospitals nationwide.

Articles analyzing Medical Centers and Public Administration in Germany (West and East) based on personal site visits, published in several educators' magazines and Mensa International Journal, November 1993 and March 1994, and in Lament (Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa journal) and foreign language teachers’ magazines.

Numerous articles as a correspondent for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services/HSA Diversity Newsletter, the Headliner, LAC+USC Medical Center (House Organ) and the Manager's Monthly, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Management Club (House Organ)

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare publication No. ED 058852. "A Proposal: Educating at College Level for Student Growth." Publication date: March 1970

Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Pediatrics Journal (House Organ), PED-UCLA, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine (Part-time), April - June, 1969


To see journal articles and photos of my health care management projects, awards, colleagues, classes, students, international collaboration, study tours and travels, visit my web site at http://www.csudh.edu/hhs/dhs/bh/Barry.htm 


These appear in numerous editions of Inside Dominguez Hills and Dominguez Hills Dateline.  Details available upon request (2005: CSULA, CSULB;  2004: UCSB, CSU Pomona;  2003: CSUDH, Paris, France;  2002: Berlin, Germany, etc.).  Example: Click Here!


Seven Productivity and Quality Awards from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (for innovative projects and cost saving measures).

LANGUAGE: Certified fluency in Spanish, French, German and English

GRANTS: CSUDH Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL):  2002, 2003, 2004


Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), American Mensa, Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa, National Management Association (NMA), Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA), Toastmasters, Speechcrafters, California Language Teachers Association (CLTA), California Foreign Language Project (CFLP), American Associations of Teachers of German/French/Spanish (AATF, AATG, AATSP), Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC), California Health Interpreters Association (CHIA), California Faculty Association (CFA), National Education Association (NEA), and Health Care Management Associations.