Graduate and Undergraduate Health Administration students at GSU gain valuable management and leadership experience through their involvement in the Student Healthcare Management Association.

 Student Healthcare Management Association (SHCMA) 

Governors State University

Student Healthcare Management Association (SHCMA) isa non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization for Undergraduate and Graduate students in Healthcare Administration.  

The Student Healthcare Management Association at Governors State University is comprised of qualified students from both graduate and undergraduate programs.

The Mission of the SHCMA

The mission of the organization is:

  • to encourage academic excellence in the field of healthcare administration. 
  • to promote Health Administration Program at Governors State University
  • to develop professional relationships with local and regional Health Services Executive groups that encourage academic and career opportunities.
  • to provide opportunities for student involvement, recognition, and presentation of the Health Services Administration profession.
  • to provide opportunities for meaningful interaction among Health Services Administration students, faculty and staff.
  • SHCMA will support the mission of College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University and Governors State University mission, vision and goal.

Membership Eligibility       

·         Membership is open to all healthcare administration students of the Governors State University regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, creed, marital status, public assistance status, or sexual orientation.  

·         To e-board members are elected by the members of the Student Association.  

Administration of the SHCMA 

1. Qualifying courses

a.    Undergraduate program – Health Administration

       b.    Graduate program – Health Administration

2. Officers

a.    The panel of officers of this organization consists of the following:

·         President 
·         Vice President 
·         Secretary
·         Treasurer
·         Activities Chair 
·         Chief Information Officer    
b.    Forthcoming boards are open to change the panel as they seem fit but shall always have the first four     officers listed above.

c.    All officers must be currently enrolled in Governors State University 

3. Advisor

Dr. Ning Lu, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chair, Full Professor for MHA Program

To know more about SHCMA, please contact Dr. Ning Lu 


Current Leadership

Upcoming Leadership


Lincy John

Lalit KarnamKarnam


Lalit Karnam

Xiaowei PanPan


Lisa Purdy

Neha UpasanaUpasana


Brittnee Harris

Atinuke Adesoye-ColemanColeman

Chief Information Officer

Jonathan Malin

Jonathan MalinMalin

Activity Chair

Rakesh Peddapalem

Victoria Palcowski