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Master of Health Administration Board of Visitors (BoV)

The Board of Visitors (BoV) was established in April 2009 in response to a desire for greater input from industry leaders. The Board 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 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.

 Board of Visitors (BoV):

Alex Brennsteiner Regional Network Performance Manager, HM Home and Community Services
Bruce Cohen

Vice President, Strategy and Innovation Community Services Group (CSG)

Alan Covaleski Administrative Director Orthpedic Service Line, UPMC

Ron Cummins

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
Lisa Davis Director, PA Office of Rural Health
Shantanu Dholakia Vice President of Operations, Strategic Intelligence, Norstella
Colleen Engler Chief Human Resource Officer, Loretto Health System
Zachary Henderson Operations Manager- Western Region, Musculoskeletal Institute Geisinger Health System
Kevin Hunt Medical Service Corps Officer
Joe Hwang Chief Operating Officer, BILH Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals
Daniel Majka Managing Director, Kaufman Hall and Associates
Luke Pile Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ProMedica Senior Care
James Prowant Chief Operating Officer, Mount Nittany Physician Group
Tejal Raichura Director, Telemedicine at Children's Hospital
Cheri Rinehart President and CEO, PA Association of Community Health Centers
Joe Thear Jr.  Principal, Center for Transforming Health and Mitre
Dawn Tice Associate Chief Operating Officer, Mount Nittany Health Physician Group
Duane Williams  Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Mike Williams Retired Health Care Administrator
Elyce Wolfgang Director of Imaging Services, WellSpan Health York Hospital

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