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Health Administration Alumni

Welcome to the Department of Health Administration Alumni page!

The Department of Health Administration has launched UNF MHA Alumni LinkedIn and BHA Alumni LinkedIn communities to more effectively engage and more frequently communicate with graduates. To date, approximately 70% of MHA Program alumni have joined MHA Alumni LinkedIn and the number is growing. With more than 360 MHA graduates and thousands of BHA graduates, the Department of Health Administration (DHA) maintains a very close relationship with alumni. Alumni serve as members of the Health Administration Advisory Board, as class lecturers, and as adjunct faculty members.


The MHA program schedules annual local Alumni meetings and events as networking opportunities. These activities allow the DHA to assist with building professional networks, stay connected with our local Alumni community, and gain qualitative insight on emerging or changing skillsets within the health administration field. Alumni also interact with current students, providing advice on preparing for a career in health administration.


Health Administration faculty also meet formally and informally with alumni throughout the year. Alumni provide guidance on how to best meet the changing needs of local health systems and respond to evolving issues in the field. The DHA continues to sponsor alumni events throughout the year and incorporates Alumni feedback from these events into Department planning. Alumni provide additional feedback through an emailed survey every three years. This valuable feedback allows the Department of Health Administration to view Alumni career progression, encourage alumni involvement, and solicit recommendations for program improvement.

Health Administration Alumni Board

In 2019, after consultation with our Alumni, Faculty, and Staff, the Inaugural Health Administration Alumni Advisory Board was formulated. The Purpose of the Board is to foster, maintain and support a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the Health Administration Departments. Our goal is to plan activities and opportunities that allow alumni to network with other alumni, students, faculty, and staff and stay connected with UNF. The Board will meet quarterly in person or telephonically/web.


The following are the founding members and chairs of the Board:

Javed, Asjad headshot

Javed Asjad, Manager, Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Trey Blanchard, Manager, Flagler Health

Bender, Daniel headshot

Daniel Bender, CEO, South Bay Hospital, Tampa

Ryan Calhoun, Sr. Director, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

 David Dekevich Head Shot

David Dekevich, Baptist Medical Center

Elizabeth Durrence, CFO, Brandon Regional Medical Center

Karsner, Gary headshot

Gary Karsner, Co-Chair, CEO HCA Ocala (retired)

Klein, Hana headshot

Hana Klein,UF Health

John Lipskey, Undergrad Chair, Brooks Rehabilitation

Chris Lopez, CEO, NF Surgeons

Ellen Love, Fellow, Mayo Clinic

Moore Alex headshot

Alex Moore, Product Consultant, Florida Blue

Bryan Murphy, Director of Admissions, Brooks Rehabilitation

Jaimin Patel, Co-Chair, Senior Consultant, RSM US

Nicole Plazio, Patient Admin, US Navy

Sarah Patty, Manager, UF Health

Brent Quarterman, Health Systems, Mayo Clinic

Sapia, Paul headshot

Paul Sapia, Strategic Consultant, Humana

Sartorius, Matt headshot

Matt Sartorius, Co-Chair, Administrator, HCA Memorial

Schyer, Travis headshot

Travis Schryer, COO, Fleets Landing

Sara Stophel, Fellow, Duke University

Tappan, Hugh headshot

Hugh Tappan, Co-Chair, CEO, HCA Atlantic Region

Mei Zhao headshot

Mei Zhao, Ph.D., Health Administration Chair

Don Hutton headshot

Don Hutton, Director, Health Administration Leadership Institute

Johnson, Brent headshot

Brent Johnson, JD, MHA

Xu, Jasper headshot

Jasper Xu, Ph.D., MHA

Paryani, Shyam headshot

Shyam Paryani, MD, MHA, FACHE