Healthcare Leadership Forum Series

The UNCW Healthcare Leadership Forum is a virtual speaker series hosted each semester by the Master of Healthcare Administration Program and Faculty. This Forum is designed to allow students to connect with and learn from leaders in the healthcare industry.  

Spring 2022 Session

Thursday, March 17
8 p.m.

In this session, Dr. Dan Fisher will moderate a panel discussion assessing the value of membership in professional organizations such as ACHE, MGMA, HFMA, and ACHCA. The panel discussion will integrate personal experiences in the healthcare industry with insights on how affiliating with a professional organization can impact professional and personal growth. 

Panelists:

  • Nadirah Pippen, NCC, Director, UNCW Career Center
  • Joann Spaleta, FACHE, Assistant Vice President Atrium Health, NC Regent ACHE
  • Megan Wilkey, Administrative Fellow, Novant Health
  • Dan Fisher, Assistant Professor, UNCW MHA Program

Pre-register here »


Previous sessions:

Fall 2021 Session: The Value of Membership in Professional Organizations
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In this session, Dr. Dan Fisher will moderate a panel discussion assessing the value of membership in professional organizations such as ACHE, MGMA, HFMA, and ACHCA. The panel discussion will integrate personal experiences in the healthcare industry with insights on how affiliating with a professional organization can impact professional and personal growth. 

Panelists:

  • Evan Canfield – President, Sandhills Healthcare Executive Forum (NC ACHE Chapter)
  • Amanda McKinney – President, NC MGMA Chapter
  • Cameron Thomason – President, NC HFMA Chapter
  • Helaine Ledany – Region 4 (includes NC) Director ACHCA

Spring 2021 Session: Networking and Identifying Job Search and Career Advancement Strategies 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

In this session, Dr. Dan Fisher moderated a panel discussion addressing the value of networking and identifying key strategies in finding a job/advancing your career after graduating with an MHA. The discussion integrated personal experiences in the healthcare industry including guidance on applying for competitive, yet rewarding administrative fellowships that impact professional and personal growth.

Panelists:

  • Nadirah Pippen, NCC – Director, UNCW Career Center
  • Paige Comstock, MHA – Novant Health Administrative Fellow
  • D’Anne Carpenter – Retired Director, Trinity Health Administrative Fellow Program

Fall 2020: Networking and The Value of Membership in Professional Organizations
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

In this session, Dr. Dan Fisher moderated a panel discussion assessing the value of membership in professional organizations.

Panelists:

  • Jason Cox, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southeastern Health and President of Sandhills Executive Forum (SHEF) [a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)]
  • Barb Biehner, Director of Operations for Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance

Speaker Ideas or Questions?

Please email mha@uncw.edu.