Meet the Development Team


Meet the Development Team

William J. Healy '89Director of Development
E whealy@cwsl.edu
P 619-515-1547
William “Bill” Healy recently returned to the West Coast to lead the Development efforts for his alma mater. He has extensive experience as a construction litigation attorney, as a college basketball coach, and as a leader in law school philanthropy. He most recently served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Villanova University School of Law in Philadelphia. Bill received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from St. Joseph’s University, where he was a member of two NCAA Tournament basketball teams, and his J.D. from California Western School of Law.

Melissa WellsAssociate Director of Development, Annual Fund
E mwells@cwsl.edu
P 619-515-1548
Melissa Wells joined California Western in 2013 as the Associate Director of Development, Annual Fund. She is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of the School’s annual giving program. Prior to her work at the law school, Melissa served as Development and Communications Coordinator for the Development and Alumni Relations Department at National University. A San Diego native, Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine and her M.B.A. from National University.

Luke DumasDatabase/Gift Processing Coordinator
E ldumas@cwsl.edu
P 619-515-1546
Luke Dumas is the Database/Gift Processing Coordinator. He is responsible for all aspects of managing the development database, including batch updates, queries, data extraction, and reporting, as well as all aspects of gift processing and donor acknowledgements. He also provides support to the development team in a variety of departmental initiatives. Luke comes to California Western with significant experience in non-profit development, including database management, prospect research, and grant writing on behalf of national and regional non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, Beads of Courage, and Our Family Services. Mostly recently, he served as a Grant Writer for Raise the Bar, LLC, where he produced high-caliber grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government entities on behalf of various non-profit and small-business clients. He holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Chicago, both with academic distinction.