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Brooks College of Health

Founder Members

Health Administration Department

Since the formation of a speared Department of Health Administration at UNF in 2017, the new Department is growing with more students and new programs. In order to meet some of the needs of the students and faculty, a Foundation Account was created. Initial supporters of the Health Administration Department are FOUNDER MEMBERS with a pledge of support of ongoing support. Founder members are recognized with a FOUNDERS WALL outside Health Administration office in Brooks Hall to help support the activities of our Department. Founder members enjoy including invitations to select UNF events. The following members have committed to support the program as FOUNDERS:


Waqas Ahmed headshot

Waqas Ahmed, MD, FACP

Dan Bender, MHA

Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital

MHA, UNF Health Administration

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Margaret & John Benson

Lee Bowers headshot

Lee Bowers

John Casey headshot

John Casey

Andy Chau headshot

Andy Chau

President and CEO, PAX Technology, Inc.

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Jon & Sandy Cooper

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Jarret & Michelle Dreicer

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Anthony Embry

Rob Haley headshot

D. Rob Haley PhD, MBA, MHS & Suzanne Haley

Professor, UNF, Brooks College of Health and Director, Master of Health Administration Program, UNF

Fulbright Senior Specialist in Global & Public Health

Jeffrey Harrison headshot

Jeffrey Harrison, PhD, MHA, MBA, FACHE

Professor, UNF, Brooks College of Health

Chair, Department of Public Health, UNF, 2017

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Cary & Laura Hendricks

Don Hutton, MBA, FACHE & Nancy Veale

President & CEO, Morgan Executive Development Institute and CEO, Brooks Rehab Health System

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Gary Karsner, MHA, CPA

Instructor, UNF (retired) 

CEO, Ocala Regional Medical Center, 2007

HCA Division CFO, 2005

Michael Mayo headshot

Michael A. Mayo

Shyam B Paryani headshot

Shyam Paryani, MD, MHA, FACHE

Clinical Professor, UNF, Brooks College of Health

Chair, Health Administration Alumni Board

Bhojrarj and Sarswati Paryani

Bhojraj & Sarswati Paryani

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Jaimin Patel, MHA

Kim Radcliffe headshot

Kim Radcliffe, MHA, PT

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, One Call

MHA, UNF, 2007

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Thirumalai & Srilatha Rajogopal

Bridget Roberts headshot

Bridget Roberts

Michael Spigel headshot

Michael Spigel, MHA

President and COO Brooks Rehabilitation

Chair, Health Administration Advisory Board

Hugh Tappan headshot

Hugh Tappan, MBA, MHA

President, South Atlantic Division, HCA

MHA, MBA, UNF, 1993

John Wagner headshot

John & Diane Wagner, MHA/BHA

Value Based Transformation Leader, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

MHA, UNF Health Administration, 1994

BHA, UNF Business Administration, 1990

Jasper Xu, PhD, MHA

Assistant Professor, UNF Brooks College of Health

MHA, UNF Health Administration, 2015

Mei Zhao, PhD

Professor and Chair at Department of Health Administration, UNF