The upcoming 2nd Administrative Fellowship Panel is the second panel hosted by HSA. It is a great door opener for new students into the world of Health Care Networking. Come meet past and current Administrative Fellows including Alumni of UHCL, hear their stories, and get to know how they mastered their way through residencies and fellowships in Health Care Administration.

Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 PM
UHCL – TMC Campus –  Room will be announced.

Panelists are:

  • Sara Loewy, former Houston Methodist Fellow.Sara joined the Administrative Fellowship after completing a Bachelors of Arts at the UniversBusiness Headshots for Houston Methodist Hospital.ity of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University.
    Sara’s passion for healthcare was inspired during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As her hometown of New Orleans began the long recovery process, she recognized that local and regional healthcare institutions would require massive financial and intellectual resources to prevent a disaster of that magnitude from ever occurring again. Her passion became her career when she began working as the Marketing Director at Doctors Imaging Services, an independent outpatient imaging company in New Orleans. There she had the opportunity to work with employees from all levels of the organization and learned firsthand the value of strong organizational communication.
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  • Zach Weyand: Former Houston Methodist Fellow.
    Untitled 2013 – University of Houston –  Clear Lake, MBA/MHA 2010 – Texas A&M University, BA – Business ManagementZach Weyand serves as Project Manager at Houston Methodist West (HMW) since January 2015. 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. Zach has wide-ranging experience in 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.
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  • Jennifer Abbey: Current Fellow at Kelsey Seybold.
    JenniferIn her Position as the Administrative Fellow Operations Management at Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, Jennifer reports to the Vice President of Operations. She has exposure to strategic planning, finance, leadership and the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization. She has exposure to strategic planning, finance, leadership and the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization. Jennifer interned at Baylor College of Medicine as a Ambulatory Care Services Intern, where she gained knowledge of hospital processes and procedures and helped enhancing awareness and effectiveness of healthcare performance improvement.
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  • Jane Slusher: Current Houston Methodist Fellow.
    janeJane is currently an Administrative Fellow at Houston Methodist. She received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to completing her MBA, Jane gained valuable healthcare experience working for a patient advocacy company. During her time as a patient advocate, she served as a resource for patients to understand and navigate through the complexities of the healthcare system. It was in this role that Jane developed a keen interest in healthcare and a desire to learn more. During her MBA program she worked as an intern at Willis Knighton Health System in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this role she gained an increased understanding of hospital operations. She worked as part of the Process Improvement department on projects aimed at increasing operational efficiency in the Operating Rooms and in the Cardiac Cath Labs.
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  • Katie Rushdi: Current Fellow at MD Anderson.
    OriginKatieally from Memphis, Tennessee, Katie received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will receive a Master of Science in Health Administration upon completion of her fellowship at MD Anderson. During her time at UAB, Katie interned in customer support with Greenway Health, an electronic health record company. She also served as the graduate administrative intern for Spar Medical, a medical sales company. Katie holds a Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and was the New Member Chair on the Junior Executive Board for the American Cancer Society in Birmingham, Alabama.
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  • Taylor Huffman: Current Fellow at MD Anderson.
    Originally from Pasadena, Texas, Taylor received a Master of Health Administration dtayloregree from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. While at Texas A&M, Taylor interned at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she worked on a Lean project to improve patient satisfaction in the surgical department. She also completed an internship at East Texas Medical Center-Fairfield, where she analyzed and improved processes in the Rural Health Clinic and emergency room.LinkedIn Profile:
  • Marie Jeanne Nisnisan: Current fellow at Kindred.
    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.
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Submit questions to the panelists:

View impressions from the first HSA AR/FS Panel here:
HSA Administrative Residency/Fellowship Panel

Stay tuned! More information coming soon!

Published by HSA (UHCL)

Our mission is to be the avenue for students to stay connected with the HADM program and upcoming professional events. We encourage member development by networking with students, faculty, and administrative professionals. Officially recognized September 29, 2017. President: Kaagan Powers VP of Marketing & Communications: Andrew A. Mendoza UHCL Advisor: Ashish Chandra, PhD

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