The Healthcare Management Student Association (HMSA) provides its members with real-world skills in order to create competent health administration professionals. We strive to uphold our values of: scholarship, leadership and professionalism.
Scholarship - We continually encourage our members to be involved in the educational process, and to take an interest in learning more about the field of health policy and administration.
Leadership - In today’s rapidly changing world of health administration, we emphasize the importance of providing programing that will allow members to be competitive leaders in the workforce.
Professionalism - Whether it be in the classroom, or in the boardroom, we teach members to carry themselves with integrity and provide them with the tools to create lasting professional networks.
HMSA provides students interested in health services administration with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of effective leadership skills in health care organizations and to develop their professional networks within the health care community. Here is a list of some of the activities with which HMSA is involved:
- Speaker series - in monthly meetings, HMSA brings in professionals from the local healthcare community to speak to students about trending topics and developments in their field. We’ve had speakers with a wide range of backgrounds.
- Career fair - with its inaugural fair in 2016, HMSA’s job fair is poised to become a major networking event in the college for students looking for careers and field experience opportunities.
- Professional development series - HMSA assists the Department of Health Policy and Management in providing students with opportunities to develop and polish their networking and career-seeking skills.
- American College of Healthcare Executives - Members of the USF Healthcare Management Student Association are also encouraged to join and participate in educational and networking events hosted by the ACHE Western Florida Chapter. Members attend the annual ACHE conference as well.
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President: Reem Yousif
Reem Yousif is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree. Prior to pursuing her MHA, Reem spent many years working in the field of finance. Most recently, she completed her administrative internship at Team Health and at ACHE West Florida Chapter. She is currently interning at Parallon and is a student member of the West Florida Chapter of ACHE. Reem holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Tampa and Green Belt Certificate in Lean and Six Sigma from Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute. Estimated graduation year: 2019.
Vice President: Angela Niedenfuer
Angela Niedenfuer is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree. Prior to the MHA program, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University while working as a certified personal trainer. Angela has interned at Tampa General in the patient experience department and is currently working as a recreation leader for Hillsborough County. She is a student associate member of the West Florida chapter of the American College for Healthcare Executives. Angela is the current Vice President of HMSA. Estimated graduation year: 2019.
Treasurer: Jordan Kutner
Jordan Kutner is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree. Prior to pursuing his MHA, Jordan graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences and a Certificate in General Business. Recently, Jordan interned with the Quality Improvement Team at USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Currently, Jordan serves as a Patient Care Coordinator at Locicero Medical Group. He is also currently a student member of the West Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Jordan is the current Treasurer of HMSA. Estimated graduation year: 2019.
Secretary: Aisha Gillam
Aisha Gillam is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Health Degree. Her concentration is Health Care Organizations and Management. Prior to pursuing her MPH, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, concentrating in Health Management and Biological Health. Through internships and her future career, she hopes to focus on population health and improving healthcare access in her local community. Aisha is currently a student member of the West Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Aisha is the current secretary of HMSA. Estimated graduation year: 2019.
Membership Engagement Officer: Johnny Galang
Johnny Galang is a first year graduate student pursing the Master of Public Health degree, specializing in Health Care Organization Management and Health Policy. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona in 2016, and joined the University of South Florida in Spring 2018. Alongside public health field work, he has experience in a variety of environments, including retail management, restaurant management, manufacturing, and agriculture, but finds passion in health care organizations. He currently works at Tampa General Hospital. He aims to become one such leader in the field after graduation, changing the way health care is provided and delivered, so life for the community is easier and healthier in all eight conceptual pillars of health. Estimated graduation year: 2020