Diane Scardino and Personal Definition’s of Leadership


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HSA’s guest speaker, Diane Scardino, shared a very inspiring talk regarding the daily decisions leaders are faced with in Healthcare. To overcome daily obstacles and make the best decisions, Diane suggested that each of us develop a personal definition of leadership and apply it daily as a reminder of the leaders we want to be.

On behalf of The HSA officers and members, we would like to thank Diane Scardino for joining us and sharing a very inspiring talk on Texas Children’s Hospital and Leadership.

HSA Administrative Fellowship Panelists Line-Up

The HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Discussion Panel scheduled for March 22, 2016 @ 6 PM (more on https://hsauhcl.net/2016/03/08/) has a great line-up. Learn more about our Panelists. Today we introduce:

Jency Mani, MPH, Current Administrative Fellow, Texas Children’s Hospital


Jency is one of the current Administrative Fellows at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is originally from Dallas and attended the University of Texas at Austin for her BBA in Corporate Finance and BA in Plan II Honors. After graduation, she worked as the Business Office Administrator for Healix Infusion Therapy, Inc. in Sugar Land for two years before beginning her Masters in Public Health in Healthcare Management at Yale University. During her MPH program, she was an intern in Strategic Planning at Yale New Haven Health System and was very involved with the Connecticut chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jency-mani-21b52784           

Cameron Bisset, J.D. and BBA, Current Administrative Fellow, Texas Children’s Hospital


Cameron is one of the current Administrative Fellows at Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended the University of Miami for his BBA; and in 2012, received his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center. After graduation, he practiced healthcare law for 3 years in Houston before moving to TCH for the administrative fellow program.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameronbisset

Marie Jeanne Nisnisan, MHA, Current Administrative Fellow, Kindred Healthcare (UHCL Alumna)

MJMarie Jeanne Nisnisan graduated from Houston Baptist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Business Administration. She later pursued her Masters degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She has held positions in multiple settings ranging from physician practice management to academic medicine. She is currently an Executive Fellow with Kindred Healthcare’s hospital division in the Houston integrated market.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=54707453

Zach Weyand, MHA/MBA, Project Manager and Former Administrative Fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital (UHCL Alumnus)

UntitledZach Weyand serves as Project Manager at Houston Methodist West (HMW) since January 2015 and currently oversees the Food Nutrition Services Department, Valet Services, a $177M expansion project, Palliative Care and Wellness Services. HMW is a 193-bed community hospital located in the fastest growing suburb of West Houston. Zach has over 6 years of experience in healthcare. He has wide-ranging experiences in the fields of finance, operations, reporting and analysis, healthcare planning and development, and project management. Zach started at Houston Methodist Sugar Land as a Patient Access Representative in 2011 and completed 18 month global fellowship at Houston Methodist in December 2014.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/zach-weyand/2b/98/528

Further Panelists:

  • Christopher R. Johnson, Former Fellow at Kelsey-Seybold (UHCL Alumnus)
  • Melissa Kam, Manager of Interpreter & Signature Services and Former Fellow at Memorial Hermann Hospital

Stay tuned for more posts.

Third HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Discussion Panel

The HSA invites all HADM students and HSA members to the
3rd HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Panel.

This event highlights the opportunities required to jumpstart your career if you are striving to become a Healthcare Executive or even a CEO! Our esteemed panelists are current and former Administrative Fellows of major hospital systems in Houston. They will offer students an experienced insight into the daily activities and responsibilities of a fellowship program. Students can also put forward queries about the selection processes and skill requirements of the various programs offered by the leading Healthcare institutions in Houston. The event provides a great opportunity to step into the world of Healthcare Networking.

Come and meet past and current Administrative Fellows including Alumni of UHCL, and get to know how they mastered their way through fellowships in Healthcare Administration.

Stay tuned. Find names and biographies of panelists here:
HSA Administrative Fellowship Panelists Line-Up (1)
The list will be updated shortly!

Save the Date!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 @ 6 PM

W. Holcombe Blvd. 2151
Suite 1200, Room 136

HSA Meeting Schedule (UPDATED for Spring 2016)

HSA Meetings will now be held on the first Thursday of every month, at 6 pm in Room# 136 at the UHCL- TMC Campus.

Save the new dates:
  • 03/03/2016
  • 04/07/2016
  • For the month of May, the date will announced shortly.

The Agenda will be announced timely before each meeting. Any further changes to the schedule will be updated on this page, and via email.

We invite fellow HSA members and all HADM students to join the HSA Officers and share in the experiences of our association.

See you there!

Your HSA Officer team.

Mark your Calendar’s for the New Member HSA Meeting!

Dear HSA members and Healthcare Administration Students,
HSA invites you to join us on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6 pm conference room #131 at UHCL-TMC campus to welcome our new members, introduce new officers, and discuss what we have in store for HSA this Spring.

We are really excited about our upcoming events and so we encourage you to not miss out. This Spring we will offer volunteer opportunities, social events, and one-to-one interaction sessions with our esteemed fellowship panel. More details will be shared throughout the semester.


Membership and dues 

Please be prepared to pay your $35 annual membership at the meeting; this fee will secure your membership, as well as ensure you receive multiple opportunities to enhance your network and knowledge in the healthcare field.


We want to thank Ashley Milhouse for participating in our HSA/ACHE Involvement survey, and congratulations on winning a free one-year HSA membership for 2016.


HSA Officer Team.

Please continue to periodically check our site for updates on events, and honor chord point opportunities. Questions? E-mail us hsauhcl@gmail.com.




Welcome, new HSA Officers!


Beginning with the Spring Semester 2016, HSA has new officers on Board. Short Bio and pictures will follow soon. Congratulations to all new officers!
Current HSA officers are:

Claudia Neumann President
Parth Vyas VP of Operations
Rahaf Abboushi VP of Finance
Sabah Pervez Director of Finance
Wilma Lobo VP of Marketing and Communication/PR
Mariana Smith Director of Marketing and Communication/PR
Abbas Naqvi SGA Representative
Joel Arthungal Undergraduate Enrollment Officer

If you want to contact officers, please use the official UHCL email (can be searched by name with UHCL email account) or email to Healthcare Students Association: hsauhcl@gmail.com.

First HSA meeting this semester on January 27



Dear HSA members,
dear Health Administration Students,

HSA invites you all to our first HSA meeting this semester on January 27, 2016, 6 pm in the conference room #131 at UHCL-TMC campus.

The meeting is open to all HADM students. However, the plan is to get HSA officers and HSA active members started with our work in the spring semester. View the (pretty full) Agenda for details on our GoogleDrive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_FJ5b0rBtZeY2FLNFY2b2FRdnc/view?usp=sharing
The ideal start for NEW HSA members will be our next HSA meeting on the firstWednesday in February, which is February 3rd, 2016. In that meeting we will give broad information about HSA, our goals, etc. HSA will invite you all to this meeting with a separate email.

For questions regarding HSA and involvement, please contact current officers or hsauhcl@gmail.com.*****

Membership and dues 

We will have new Membership and dues regulation starting 2016. Prices will remain $35 for a whole year, due in January. New: Proportional payments will be possible for new members joining in Summer or Fall Semester. More details on this will follow after the HSA meeting on January 27.


HSA / ACHE membership Survey

We are still missing the “waves” of your input on our HSA-/ACHE involvement survey. Please take 2 minutes and participate!

Find our Survey HERE: http://bit.ly/1P0JFqa
We will raffle off a one year free HSA membership for 2016, among all participants of the survey at our meeting on January 27. Thank you in advance, for your support.

HSA Officer Team.