Alumni Updates

Nathan Lindshield (2015) has accepted a position as Quality Resource Analyst at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Lafe Bauer (2009) is now the Director of Supportive Medicine for Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. Lafe's responsibilities span eight hospitals, four ambulatory clinics, and home based patient care services. Supportive Medicine is also known as palliative care.

Sara Maata (1994) has been a Senior Financial Analyst at Froedtert in Milwaukee since 2014.

Catherine Barrett (2014) completed her fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital and is now their Manager of Patient and Family Services.

Katelyn Kaiser (2014) completed her fellowship at City of Hope and is now their Clinical and Basic Research Business Manager in the Center for Gene Therapy.

Andrew Warnes (2011) has relocated to Saint Luke's Health System as an Operations Project Consultant.

Since February, Savanna Greer (2012) has served as a Clinical Integration Coordinator at Nebraska Health Network. She worked at Cerner Corporation prior to her move.

Amy Christensen (2009) has accepted a new position with Novartis. Still based in Kansas City, Amy had been at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for a number of years.

Katie Ferro (2011) is a Total Health Outcomes Manager at New Directions Behavioral Health. She is working on trials of integration of behavioral health with primary care.

Jessica McDowell (2014) has joined Cerner Corporation as a Professional Services Consultant.

Steve HIlburn (2013), who graduated with his JD/MHSA degree, is now an attorney at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in Kansas City.

Laura Cook (1998) is now the Director of Proposal Development at Beacon Health Options in Norfolk, VA.

Brian Gager, FACHE (1999) was appointed this December as Vice President for Acute Care Operations for HealthEast, which is located in Minneapolis-St. Paul. HealthEast includes St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Woodwinds Health Campus, and HealthEast Transportation. Brian provides strategic and operational direction for ancillary and support services focusing on efficient, high quality, safe care. Before joining HealthEast Brian spent more than 12 years in a number of positions with the Mayo Clinic Health System. Most recently he was the Site Administrator for Mankato. Brian also worked for Cerner and Carondelet Health.

Jeremy Armstrong (2003), FACHE, recently retired from the KAHCE Board and his role of ACHE Regent for the State of Kansas. Jeremy is the CEO of Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems in Beloit, KS.

Jeremy Fotheringham (2003) was named Operations Director for the Neurosciences Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare. In this role Jeremy has system-wide (22 hospitals, 160 clinics) responsibility for Neuroscience within Intermountain Healthcare. (This includes neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology, and other services.) The scope includes care across the continuum, business management and strategy, marketing and outreach, research and product innovation. To quote Jeremy, "I am very excited to be here, although I still miss KU."

Christina King (2007) was named Information Services Project Manager for the Saint Luke's Health System this December. Chis earned Project Management Professional certification in September, and her new job expands her responsibilities for enterprise integration, strategic planning, and process management. She supports non-clinical customers in the System, including Human Resources, Finance, Materials Management, Accounts Payable and Receivable, and ancillary departments.

Brian Dolan (2008) was recently appointed Director, Supply Chain and Logistics at the University of Kansas Hospital, where he is responsible for oversight of the health system supply chain and logistics. Prior to his promotion Brian had served for five years as Director, Business Operations and Value Analysis for the University of Kansas Hospital.

Marty Baumbach (2009) has relocated to Okinawa, Japan, where he started a new role in the 3rd Medical Battalion, a medical support unit of the United States Marine Corps.

Rebecca Miller (2011) has relocated to Austin, Texas where she is the Director of Nursing Practice at Senton Healthcare Family.
Andrew Warnes, (2011) is at Saint Luke's Health System as an Operations Project Consultant.

Julie Campbell (2012) has relocated to Boston and is the Practice Administrator, Department of Urology, at Boston Children's Hospital.

Molly Lack (2013) has returned to Kansas City and is a Planning Consultant, Business & Strategic Development, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Charity Stowers (2013) is the Administrative Fellow at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

John Green (2014) has moved "home" to Montgomery, Alabama where he is the Director of Physician Services at Baptist Health.

Drew Zerr (2014) is the Clinic Manager at Greeley County Health Services in Greeley, KS.

Michael Conyers (2014) is an IT Specialist at Saint Luke's Hospital.

Last modified: Sep 11, 2015
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