Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors (BoV) was established in April 2009 in response to a desire for greater input from industry leaders. The Board, which meets quarterly, is comprised of area leaders in the health care industry as well as Program Alumni in industry leadership positions. The Purpose of the Board is to serve the Department of Health Policy and Administration and the MHA Program by providing consultative expertise regarding current developments in the healthcare industry, by facilitating student professional development opportunities; and serving as a foundation for development of on-going support for the program.
As stated in the inaugural meeting, the Board is to:
- Support the MHA Program and educate by way of their own professional experiences.
- Identify challenges confronting future generations and communicate practices that could make the Program stronger.
- Share knowledge and/in other areas of expertise.
- Identify and recruit outstanding students for the HPA Program.
- Address the importance and support the building of networks and relationship.
The 15 members of the Board serve three year terms and are selected at large from among program alumni and industry leaders with a goal of 50% alumni representation.
Master of Health Administration Board of Visitors (BOV)
Class of (Terms Ending) June 2016
Sr. Vice President
Kaufman Hall & Associates
Sr. Vice President, Surgery & Perioperative Care Global Innovation Group
The Medicines Company
Christopher S. Speer
Senior Alliances Director
Perceptive Software, A Lexmark Company
Health Management Mentor (Rwanda)
Class of (Terms Ending) June 2017
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Michael J. Flanagan
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
St. Clair Hospital
Vice President, Medical Malls Operations
Christopher T. Olivia, MD
Continuum Health Alliance, LLC
Director of Administration
Mission Critical Partners, Inc.
Class of (Terms Ending) June 2018
Francine Poel Stone
Consulting Manager, Strategic Services
Truven Health Analytics
Assistant to the Chief of Staff
VA Western New York Healthcare System
Steven E. Brown, FACHE
President and CEO
Mount Nittany Medical Center
President and CEO
Virginia Lutheran Homes
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