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Alumni Spotlight on Keith Hustak MPH, PA-C

July 29, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni PEP, healthcare, Public Health

For Keith Hustak MPH, PA-C, the College of Public Health Program for Experienced Professionals (PEP) was the perfect fit for his lifestyle. While working as a full time physician assistant, Hustak decided to go back to school because he wanted to improve the state of the healthcare system as a whole as opposed to just treating the individual patient.

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Interview with Janet Porter

July 22, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: MHA, HSMP

Current student, Hillary Gallagher interviews alumna Janet Porter ’77 about her career.

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Interview with Steve Smith

July 9, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni MHA, consulting

Student, Lewis Goodrum, interviews alumnus Steve Smith ’77 about his career as a health care consultant.

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Interview with Alan Channing

July 9, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni MHA, Health Care, hospital

Student, Monica Baker, interviews alumnus Alan Channing ’71 about his career as the CEO of Sinai Health System.

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Alumni Spotlight on Larry Tracy

June 25, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni MHA, Health Care

Alumni Spotlight on Larry Tracy

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Alumni Spotlight on Amy Peters

May 28, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni PEP, affordable care act, Policy

Amy Peters works as a program manager at the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As program manager of the Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program Healthcare Access Initiative at the GRC, her role is to build and execute strategies to maintain the goals of each project participating in the initiative.

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Alumni Spotlight on Meredith Inniger

April 21, 2014 by Sarah Isler | CPH Intern
Categories: healthcare, MHA, Alumni MHA

Traveling to four different states is all in a day’s work for Meredith Inniger. Recently a published co-author of an article chosen for the April cover story of Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine, Inniger has been swept up in a whirlwind of excitement.
As the senior consultant for Health Strategies & Solutions in Philadelphia, PA, Inniger manages projects and teams in strategic planning and affiliation across the country.

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Alumni Spotlight on Kristin Roberts

March 20, 2014 by Sarah Isler | CPH Intern
Categories: alumni mph, vph

Currently expecting her second child and already a mother to a 2-year-old girl, Kristi Roberts understands the importance of public health and the measures that need to be taken to keep families safe.

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Alumni Spotlight on Kathy Najarian

February 25, 2014 by Sarah Isler | CPH Intern
Categories: Alumni, MHA

Kathy Najarian

“Enjoy what you do for a living or don’t do it anymore.”
Kathy Najarian’s advice to others is how she lives her life every day. As vice president of Contracting and Provider Services for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Najarian is able to turn her passion for negotiating into a career.

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Alumni Spotlight on Megan Casey

January 27, 2014 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health

Beginning this July, alumna Megan Casey can add “disease detective” to her resume.

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Alumni Spotlight on Robert Pickard

November 25, 2013 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni, MPH, Biostatistics, the james

In 2000 Robert Pickard had obtained a Master of Education degree but had not found his true calling. It wasn’t until after being involved in several projects that involved in-depth interviewing and accepting a qualitative research study at a community-based health center that Pickard realized his passion.

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Alumni Spotlight on Catherine Zavatsky Baumgardner

October 15, 2013 by Colleen Herr | Alumni Affairs and Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Alumni MHA

“Love what you do, life is far too short.” This is the advice that Catherine Zavatsty Baumgardner gives to others and follows in her own life. Baumgardner had ambitions to one day fill the CEO seat, but along the way she discovered that her real passion was organization development.

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