I have served as a University Lecturer at Governors State University for the past three years, and another 11 years as Adjunct Faculty.
I'm currently teaching Organizational Behavior in the Health Care Setting and Management in the Health Care Setting. The emphasis is on a system thinking approach that includes the development and maintenance of logical, effective and unified goals, with a primary focus on healthcare operations, revenue cycle, clinical integration, operational compliance and lean process analysis within the health care delivery system.
I bring more than 25 years of health care management experience to the classroom, having served as the Chief Executive Officer for East Chicago Community Health Center; the Chief Operating Officer for Chicago Family Health Center and Associate Executive Director at the Near North Health Service Corporation.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Illinois State University and a Master's in Health Service Administration from GSU.
It's important for me to remain not only involved — but active — in creating better communities through education, management, leadership and serving as a mentor and role model. To that end, I have served as a committee member with the following organizations: the 9th Ward Business Advisory Board; the Metropolitan Family Service Advisory Board; the Illinois Department of Human Services Family Case Management Re-Structuring Task Force; the Illinois Department of Public Health; the Nehemiah Restoration Committee for the Greater Roseland Community; the Indiana Primary Health Care Association and the National Association of Community Health Centers. I am past president of the National Association of Health Care Executives, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Outside of school and work, I am a Certified Green Belt Lean Six Sigma.
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