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Health Care Management Advisory Board

The Health Care Management Advisory Board is a select group of health care executives, alumni and current students who meet regularly with the faculty to provide input to the department on current best practices within health care organizations and to provide feedback on courses taught. 

Members of the Advisory Board are available to guest lecture in classes from time to time.

Advisory Board - December 2022

Nimo Abdi, B.S.
Patient Access Representative 
Emory Healthcare 

Winifred Akpan, B.S.
Student Assistant, System Support
Kennesaw State University

Ken Burnett, MHA, LNHA
Administrator at Pruitt Health-Brookhaven
Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center
770-451-0236 Work
678-906-0916 Cell 

Julius Chege, MPH, LNHA
404-754-8416 Cell   

Michael Dalmat, Dr.PH, MPH, MPIA
Retired Associate Professor of Health Care Management
Clayton State University 

Sandra DeShields, Director
Client Services Office (CSO)
Human Resources Office (HRO)
Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
770-488-0252 Work
404-583-0158 Work Cell
404-694-4561 Personal Cell 

Peter Fitzpatrick, Ed.D., R.Ph.
Professor Emeritus 
Retired Chair, Department of Health Care Management
Clayton State University 

Crystal Michelle Leakes, MHA
Systems Implementation Contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton 

Veronica Linder, MHA 
Foundational Trainer 
Athena Health 
Corporate Training Division 

Sharonda Malcome, MPH
Research Administrative Coordinator 
Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 
404-712-9810 Work
404-578-8066 Cell 

Francisco Martinez, MHA
678-978-0295 Cell  

Erika Ortega, B.S.

Tasha Parrish, Student Representative
CSU Health Care Management Undergraduate Program
President, CSU Health Care Management Student Organization 

Ann Phillips, MHA
Director, Government and Standards
Intelligent Medical Objects
Washington, D.C.

Roxana Porupca, MHA
Healthcare Representative
Internal Medicine/Cardiology
Pfizer, Inc.

Jessica Reed, MHA
Health Engagement Advisor 
770-841-1742 Cell

Afrika Samuel, Student Representative
CSU Health Care Management MHA Program 

Neena Smith-Bankhead, MS
Senior Public Health Program Associate
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
404-712-9211 Work
678-523-6443 Cell

Andrea Watson, MHA, LNHA
404-587-3883 Cell

Nancy Xiong, MHA
Market Strategy Data Analyst
Kaiser Permanente
678-425-5266 Cell 

MeriBeth Stegall, M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Health Care Management Program Advisory Board
Associate Professor, Health Care Management
College of Health
Clayton State University