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MHSA Program Vision, Mission, Values and Advisory Board

The University of Kansas Master of Health Services Administration Program aspires to lead the nation as the pre-eminent program for preparing health administration professionals who will improve health and health services.

The University of Kansas Master of Health Services Administration Program improves lives and communities in Kansas and beyond by preparing students to be outstanding health administration professionals and future leaders in the health care sector. To accomplish this mission, the program:

  • Recruits students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, along with the ability to succee
  • Hires, values and respects faculty with varied backgrounds, who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service
  • Designs and develops a competency-based curriculum that stresses lifelong learning
  • Emphasizes interprofessional education through collaboration with learners and practitioners from multiple disciplines
  • Stresses the practical application of knowledge
  • Enables graduates to be competitive in the marketplace

To further the mission of our department and to advance our commitment to life-long learning, both within and outside the classroom, we espouse the following core values.

We welcome and embrace the diverse cultures, experiences, expertise and points of view that enrich the KUMC community and the MHSA program.

We act in an ethical, honest, trustworthy and accountable manner.

We maintain high standards for our community, vocational, and educational organizations; serving as faithful ambassadors for each.

We advance the quality of health care and education; we work collaboratively to achieve our individual and collective potential; we respect the educational process, the free exchange of ideas, and confidential information.

We recognize that we are a part of a health-focused profession; we respond with compassion to the needs of individuals and communities.

We anticipate and meet constantly changing needs; we guide the transformation of health care.

The Master of Health Services Administration Advisory Board assists the chair and faculty in their pursuit of educational and research excellence in the preparation of future health services administrators and policy leaders, keeping the academic programs responsive to the needs of the healthcare industry and the citizens of Kansas.

Kevin Arnhold, FACHE
Associate Director
Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Inspector General

Lindsey Cox Bailey, MHSA
Vice President, Operations
Envision Healthcare

Catherine Barrett, MHSA
Senior Consultant
Pershing Yoakley & Associates

Rebecca Boos, MHSA
Healthcare Executive Director (retired)
Cerner Corporation

Jason Burritt, MHSA
Vice President, Enterprise Accounts
B.E. Smith

Marshaun Butler, MHSA
Vice President
Children's Mercy South & Regional Medical Practices

Phil Buttell, JD, MHSA
Chief Operations Officer
Menorah Medical Center

Brenda Dykstra, MHSA
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
The University of Kansas Health System

Shirley Hill, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
The University of Kansas

Erica Kloehn, MHSA
Director, Provider Solutions
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Chris McKee, MHSA
Associate Vice President, Business Affairs
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Gene Meyer, MBA
The University of Kansas MHSA Program

Lee Norman, MD, HSA, MBA
Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Army National Guard

Barbara Sack, MHSA
Executive Director
Midwest Orthopaedics, P.A.

Robert St. Peter, MD
President and CEO
Kansas Health Institute

Jo Stueve, MHSA
Executive Vice President/Co-Chief Operating Officer
Children's Mercy Hospital

Nicholas Tejeda, MHSA
Group Chief Executive Officer
The Hospitals of Providence

Taylor Warwick, MHSA
Vice President Operations, South/East Region
Saint Luke's Health System

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780