Joy Dugan Named TUC Alumni Association President

Joy_DuganJoy Dugan, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C, has been named the new president of the Touro University California Alumni Association. Elected to the leadership position by the TUCAA Board, Dugan is a 2012 graduate of the Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) & Master of Public Health program (MPH). She is a Clinical Faculty member, working full-time for Touro University at Solano County Family Health Services in Vallejo.

Along with her faculty member colleagues, Dugan precepts College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and PA students on clinical rotations, and also regularly lectures in the PA program.  While a student at Touro, she co-founded the Student Run Free Clinic as an opportunity for students to give back to the Vallejo community. She is now a regular volunteer preceptor and was named the 2014 Alumni Public Health Hero by TUC's MPH program. 

Joy, who is also a commissioned officer in the California Army National Guard, is passionate about interprofessional projects among COM, College of Pharmacy (COP), PA, and MPH students.  She is also passionate about her new role leading the efforts of Touro's Alumni Association.

"I really want to continue to foster a sense of Touro pride and community," said Dugan. "I want to help make Touro the preeminent graduate medical and education school in the Bay Area, and we will need alumni to support that mission."

She adds that alumni can give back to the university by attending alumni events, volunteering to mentor and/or precept students, supporting the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, or serving on the Alumni Association Board. Alumni interested in supporting the university should contact the Alumni Office at 707-638-5272 or

Some of the things alumni can look forward to under her leadership are interdisciplinary CME events, a winery event in Napa to support the Alumni Association Scholarship, and more opportunities to connect with current students and alumni.

Contact Information

Touro University California
University Advancement
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592

T: 707.638.5282
F: 707.638.5251