Health Policy and Management

Healthcare Management Student Association

The Healthcare Management Student Association provides students interested in health services administration with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of effective leadership skills in healthcare organizations and to develop their professional networks within the healthcare community. It is open to students enrolled in the degree or Certificate programs of the Department of Health Policy and Management. Additionally, the Healthcare Management Student Association is an affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network, which provides numerous resources for students, including the ACHE annual Congress.

The objectives of the Healthcare Management Student Association include:

  • Providing a vehicle for constructive student involvement, recognition, and representation in the profession of health services administration.
  • Providing an opportunity for students to meet with local and regional health services executives to enhance academic and career opportunities.
  • Establishing congruence between graduate and professional continuing educational activities to foster a skillful and sensitive approach to health services administration.
  • Providing faculty and students in health services administration with a forum for professional dialogue.
Speaker Series

The Healthcare Management Student Association holds monthly meetings during the regular academic year that include a reception for students, faculty and distinguished guests, and a current topic in health services administration presented by a local healthcare executive. The Executive also will assist the students in internships and employment.


The Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives is the local ACHE chapter for the Tampa Bay area (http://wfc.ache.org), and the Healthcare Management Student Association President serves on this chapter as well. 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.


If you are a student enrolled in a degree or Certificate program of the Department of Health Policy and Management and would like to join the Healthcare Management Student Association please complete the HMSA Application below and return it to one of the Advisors indicated on the form. HMSA Application

Current Officers:
  • President: Mike Kuck

    Michael Kuck is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration. Mr. Kuck has his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Prior to pursuing the MHA track, Mr. Kuck developed his professional skills in the fields of retail and law. Mr. Kuck has worked at WellCare Health Plans as a public policy intern, and also has significant field experience as a consulting intern with the Carnahan Group. Mr. Kuck is a student associate member of the Western Florida chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives for Tampa Bay. Mr. Kuck is proud to lead HMSA. His career aspiration is to provide strategic consulting to healthcare systems nationwide.

    Est. Grad Year: MHA Candidate 2015, HPM Department

  • Vice President: Catherine Wong

    Catherine Wong is a second year graduate student, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Organizations and Management. Ms. Wong achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Miami in 2013. She currently serves as the Director of Development for the East Coast Asian American Student Union, a national non-profit organization which advocates for minority rights. Ms. Wong is the public health research committee coordinator for the International Health Service Collaborative at USF. She is an International Student Ambassador for USF Health and utilizing her knowledge, skills, and attitudes as a volunteer at Lifepath Hospice. Ms. Wong aspires to take an active approach to public health policy by promoting the provision of high quality care.

    Est. Grad Year: MHA Candidate 2015, HPM Department

  • Treasurer: Glory Okwori

    Glory Okwori is a second year, dual degree seeking, graduate student in the MHA/MPH program. Ms. Okwori currently holds the position as treasurer of the HMSA organization. Ms. Okwori is interested in gaining experience in large integrated healthcare systems, management, and program analyses. Her passion has guided her to invest in professional skills that will allow her to effectively strengthen programs and interventions that directly affect traditionally underserved populations. Ms. Okworki desires to address the health disparities which affect these populations and the syndemic relationships among various health conditions.

    Est. Grad Year: MHA/MPH Candidate 2016, HPM Department

  • Secretary: Ann Mislovic

    Ann Mislovic is a second year graduate degree student in the Masters of Health Administration program. Ms. Mislovic also achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2013. She enjoys working with students as a Graduate Instructional Assistant for the undergraduate course Understanding U.S. Health Care. Additionally, she is a student associate of the Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and volunteers as a surgical waiting area ambassador for St. Joseph's Hospital-North. Her primary responsibilities as secretary include all correspondence for HMSA between members, speakers, and other organizations. Upon graduation, Ms. Mislovic intends to apply her knowledge and skills as a hospital administrator in an acute care setting.

    Est. Grad Year: MHA Candidate 2015, HPM Department