MHA Alumni Board

Our Mission
To promote excellence in healthcare leadership by assuring the MHA Program’s success and cultivating a satisfying life-long alumni network.

Our Vision
To be the most relevant network of resources for MHA alumni and students and a cornerstone of the Program’s continued success.

Executive Committee 2020-2021

Kenneth Preston Jones

Kenneth Jones, MHA ’03 | Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Medical Center
Margate, FL

Bill Santulli, MHA ’84 | Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Advocate Aurora Health
Downers Grove, Illinois


Rachael McKinney, MHA ’04 | Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
Sutter Davis Hospital
Davis, California

Robert Sabina

Robert Sabina, MHA ’10 | Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer
HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball
Manvel, TX

Jeni Hallatt

Jeni Hallatt, MHA ’00 | Past-Chair
Vice President
Lake Geneva, WI

At-Large Directors

Gladys Chuy ’16
Patient Safety Officer
Cleveland Clinic
Weston, Florida

Mark Enger ’76
Oregon Health & Science University
Wayzata, MN

Patrick Hays ’71
Retired President and CEO
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Henderson, NV

Tony Kouba ’08
ECG Management Consultants
Minneapolis, MN

Emily LeVin ’15
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Chris Meyers Janda ’91
Vice President
Premier, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN

Michele Petherick ’16
Theradynamics Rehab Management
Glen Cove, NY

Debbie Schuhardt ’89
Senior Principal
Freehold, NJ

Michael Sharpe ’92
Davis Real Estate
North Oaks, MN

Sally Wahman ’93
Vice President – Primary Care
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Student Representatives

Jacob Ford, Class of 2023
Priya Gupta, Class of 2022
Karen Larson, MHA executive cohort 10
Brenda Johnson, MHA executive cohort 11


Jean M. Abraham, PhD
Professor and Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management
Executive Director, MHA Alumni Association/Foundation

Past Board Members

View list of past board members (PDF)

All MHA alumni are invited to get involved by serving on a leadership committee of the board. If you are interested, please contact the staff person listed below.

Education Committee
The MHA Education Committee is responsible for developing and implementing continuing education opportunities for members such as on campus and distance learning events such as MHA alumni webinars. The committee also develops and implements opportunities for alumni to alumni mentoring for ongoing career development. Contact

Engagement Committee
The MHA Engagement Committee is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for alumni to connect and network and assisting in developing and implementing opportunities to engage alumni with students and faculty. The committee also oversees the nomination and selection process for the Greg Hart Distinguished Service Award. Contact

Philanthropy Committee
The MHA Philanthropy Committee plays an essential role in securing philanthropic support to enhance the overall strength of the MHA Program. Contact

Committee Members 2021-2022

MHA Philanthropy Committee

  • Jeff Bard, MHA ’93
  • Gladys Chuy, MHA ’16
  • Mark Engstrom, MHA ’87
  • Bill Gold, MHA ’82
  • Priya Gupta, (MHA student)
  • Jeni Hallatt, MHA ’00
  • Tony Kouba, MHA ’08 chair, board liaison
  • Dan McGinty, MHA ’86
  • Jerry Nye, MHA ’77
  • Jim Rice, MHA ’71
  • Michael Sharpe, MHA ’93
  • Peg Van Bree, MHA ’86
  • Mary Ellen Wells, MHA ’84

MHA Education Committee

  • Debbie Schuhardt, MHA ’89, chair and board liaison
  • J.C. Buswold, MHA ’13
  • Jack Dressen, MHA ’14
  • Mark Enger, MHA ’76
  • Ruth Gebremedhin, MHA ’20
  • Jamie Hornibrook, MHA ’98
  • Rachel Kuhnly, MHA ’19
  • Erica Thomas, MHA ’16
  • Staff: Jean Abraham

MHA Engagement Committee

  • Emily LeVin, MHA ’15, chair and board liaison
  • Kristin Berstein, MHA ’13
  • Giles Caver, MHA ’91
  • Pete Engler, MHA ’18
  • Ellie Hallen, MHA ’15
  • Patrick Hays, MHA ’71
  • Sherie Hickman, MHA ’83
  • Tryg Jensen, MHA ’21
  • Rachael McKinney, MHA ’04
  • Michele Petherick, MHA ’16
  • Staff: Ryan Armbruster, MHA ’98
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