MHA News

Spring 2017


Launch of BS in Health Systems Management

The Department of Public Health Sciences will launch a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management degree program in Fall 2017.  Chair of Public Health Sciences, Dr. Melinda Forthofer beamed that “the Faculty of the Department of Public Health Sciences are delighted to...


Future Fellows: Jordan and Staphanie

The MHA Program congratulates Stephanie Craig and Jordan Harrington on earning their administrative fellowship/residencies. Stephanie’s fellowship at Carolina HealthCare System (CHS) NorthEast, located in Concord, NC, will begin in June.  She will work under Bill Hubbard, Vice President of...


Study Abroad in India

Over Spring Break 2017, three MHA students embarked on a Study Abroad trip focused on Health and Wellbeing in India. Diana Kuzmich (l), Kendall Walsh (c), and Tracy Valero (r) departed Charlotte International Airport for a 10-day adventure to India studying its healthcare system, various NGOs, and...


Barnhardt Seminar on Ethics and the Business World

Many Second Year MHA students attend the Barnhardt Seminar on Ethics and the Business World on March 22, 2017. The guest speaker for this series was Carl S. Armato, President and CEO of Novant Health. Mr. Armato discussed the ethical dimensions of a recent situation Novant Health faced. ...

Mika and Tiara

Internship Spotlight: Mika and Tiara

Maria (Mika) Vela-Gude completed her internship at the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. During her internship she completed various projects, such as launching a REDCap Database, including planning, testing, implementation, and support and creation of a...


ACHE Congress

This year, the MHA program sent ten students to the ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Over 4,000 current and future healthcare leaders participated, including fellow students, hospital executives, and university administrators. Congress provided a week-long program of...


Alumni Update: Joseph Cherian

Joseph Cherian, MHA ‘13, currently works for PMMC as a Senior Account Manager. He is primarily responsible for ensuring that PMMC’s clients receive value from PMMC’s contract management solutions and services. This position requires him to build strong relationships with clients. Joseph also helps...

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Jag Gill

Advisory Board Spotlight: Jag Gill

Charlotte Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Associates (CEENTA) CEO and MHA Advisory Board member Dr. Jag Gill, FACHE, FACMPE, has had the distinct privilege of receiving honors as Charlotte’s top place to work two years running. “We are all very proud of [this recognition]” Dr. Gill stated as he went on to...


GCHEG President Elect: Jonathan Myers

Jonathan (Jon) Myers is the president elect for the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG).  He succeeds Joann Spaleta in this position effective January 1.  Mr. Myers currently serves as Director of Business Operations over the Metro Emergency Service Line at Carolinas...

Jubran and Mika

Scholarship Winners

Second-year MHA Student Maria “Mika” Vela-Gude was awarded the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group MHA Scholarship. Mika grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and earned her BA in Psychology and Honors Studies at Texas State University, where she also worked as a research assistant in a...