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, Manager, Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Trey Blanchard, Manager, Flagler Health
Daniel Bender, CEO, South Bay Hospital, Tampa
Ryan Calhoun, Sr. Director, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
David Dekevich, Baptist Medical Center
Elizabeth Durrence, CFO, Brandon Regional Medical Center
Gary Karsner, Co-Chair, CEO HCA Ocala (retired)
John Lipskey, Undergrad Chair, Brooks Rehabilitation
Chris Lopez, CEO, NF Surgeons
Ellen Love, Fellow, Mayo Clinic
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
Paul Sapia, Strategic Consultant, Humana
Matt Sartorius, Co-Chair, Administrator, HCA Memorial
Travis Schryer, COO, Fleets Landing
Sara Stophel, Fellow, Duke University
Hugh Tappan, Co-Chair, CEO, HCA Atlantic Region
Mei Zhao, Ph.D., Health Administration Chair
Don Hutton, Director, Health Administration Leadership Institute
Shyam Paryani, MD, MHA, FACHE