Meet the Office

Elizabeth Gregory Riordan

Elizabeth Gregory Riordan

Director of Admission

310-288-3207

Bio

Elizabeth has over 40 years of experience working in independent schools. During her tenure at Westlake School and Harvard-Westlake School, Elizabeth's range of experience included the positions of Dean, Director of Financial Aid, and Photography and Visual Arts teacher. She currently serves on the board of ERB, Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, and USA Ready Study. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Los Angeles Consortium of Secondary School Admission Directors and the Independent School Alliance.  Elizabeth graduated from The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California and holds a B.F.A. from UCLA.

Michelle Hung '91

Michelle Hung '91

Senior Associate Director of Admission

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Bio

Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and graduated from the M.F.A. film directing program at UCLA Film School. In addition to previously working as an admission officer at Yale University and Hampshire College, Michelle also toured widely with her short films on the festival circuit from the Santa Barbara Film Festival to The Tribeca Film Festival. Currently, Michelle interviews and counsels students and families through the application process, coordinates the Parent Ambassador program, and oversees publications and digital content for the Admission Office. A graduate of the last class at Westlake School, Michelle joined the admission office in 2007.

Nancy Jeon '89

Nancy Jeon '89

Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

310-288-3382

Bio

Nancy's history with the Harvard-Westlake Middle School campus starts with her time as a Westlake student in the '80s.  After earning her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.Ed. from UCLA, Nancy joined the Harvard-Westlake English Department in 1994.  She has taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade English and served as a Middle School Dean from 1998-2004.  After taking time off to spend with her three children, Nancy returned to Harvard-Westlake in 2012 and joined the Admission Office in 2013.  

Janine Hancock Jones

Janine Hancock Jones

Associate Director of Admission / Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

310-288-3363

Bio

Janine joined the Admission Office in 2015.  In addition to her work in the Admission Office, Janine serves as Harvard-Westlake's first Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  

Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she worked as a lawyer at several large law firms and served as Senior Advisor/Deputy Legal Counsel to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.  Janine works closely with prospective families throughout the application process and coordinates the Student Ambassador Program.  

Janine's husband, Chris, is an Upper School Dean and their daughters, Taylor and Avery, are current students.    

Oscar Cancio '04

Associate Director of Admission

Meagan Salmon

Meagan Salmon

Admission Administrator

Bio

Meagan joined the Admission Office in 2016. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she completed a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington, Seattle. Meagan previously worked at the Alumni Associations of the University of Washington and University of Washington, School of Medicine. Most recently, Meagan worked at a business management and accounting firm in Beverly Hills. Meagan works closely with prospective families during the application process.