USC Price School of Public Policy

Donna Staal

MHA Faculty:

Donna Staal

Donna Staal has served as an adjunct professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy since 2004. She has over twenty years experience in the leadership and management of healthcare enterprises.

Professor Staal has worked for private and not-for-profit health systems, as well as Fortune 100 for-profit investor-owned hospital corporations. She has extensive experience in operations management, strategic growth and development, acquisitions, entrepreneurial start-ups, change management, organizational development and restructurings.

In addition to working in multi-facility, multi-site management, Professor Staal also has served on the Health Advisory Board for USC. She also taught at California State University, Fresno in the Department of Communicative Disorders, teaching Bachelor and Master’s courses for in Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, and Neuropathological Disorders of Speech and Language. She was also the founder of the Central California Head Injury Foundation (CCHIF), and Family Action Support Team (FAST).

Professor Staal received a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from Seton Hall University, a Master of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Master of Public Administration from USC, where she also received a Doctor of Public Administration in Public Management with a specialization in Health Program Policy and Administration.