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President, Future Healthcare Executives

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After a successful tenure as Community Service Chair, I was nominated and elected as President of the Future Healthcare Executives (FHE) group for the school year 2013-2014. As President, I am responsible for overseeing all operations of the organization and developing the vision for the year.

I will have the privilege of speaking to all new MBA/MHA students at Georgia State’s annual orientation, presenting to the Institute of Health Administration Alumni Board of Directors, and attending a limited capacity Q&A with Quint Studer of the Studer Group.

Member Relations Committee Representative, Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives

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Starting in 2013, I became involved in the Member Relations Committee for the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). My responsibilities will include assisting in the organization of monthly member events, reaching out to new members to gain a better understanding of how we can tailor our events to them, and volunteer at various events.

My primary responsibility will center around the Student Task Force. Within this subcommittee, I will be traveling to regional schools recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to join ACHE as a student member. In addition, I will help provide the resources they will need to make a long lasting impact in healthcare.

Community Service Chair, Future Healthcare Executives

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From 2012-2013 I served as the Community Service Chair for the Future Healthcare Executives (FHE) group. The Future Healthcare Executives group a student interest group at Georgia State University. Comprised of roughly 120 members, the organization brings in speakers and hosts networking events.

During my tenure as Community Service Chair, we brought in the CEO of United Healthcare and an Administrator from The Emory Clinic. In the fall we were able to host a Toys for Tots event in which we were able to make a sizable donation.

Spirit Team

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Employee morale is extremely important to maintain in the workplace. Happy employees are productive employees and in large organizations it can be difficult to maintain. At the Emory Clinic, the building that housed a lot of the support staff (Patient Financial Services, one of the three Call Centers, and Revenue Cycle teams), had over 600 employees and had a group of ten employees who made up the Spirit Team. This team organized recognition and appreciation events for the employees. This involved working with vendors, senior leadership, and working with a tight budget.

 

Class Officer – Historian

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At the start of the school year at the Medical College of Georgia nominations were held for the class officers. I was elected as class Historian, a position which involved attending all class activities and documenting it. In addition to this, I was an active participant with the other class historians in weekly meetings which involved working with our Professors, Vice-chairs, and Directors to help guide our class through medical school.

The Hearts and Hands Clinic

In 2007 two Georgia Southern University Students had a dream to open up a medical clinic for the uninsured population in Bulloch County. I knew those two members and they asked that I help get their vision off the ground. I began volunteering my time and joined their Business Subcommittee which involved helping develop a business plan and meeting with the larger group to assist in the development of this clinic.

 

 

East Georgia Regional Medical Center

From 2007 to 2009, I volunteered at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in various aspects. I spent a considerable amount of time working with the post anesthesia care unit helping patients as they began waking up after their surgery.

Spending time with patients and helping them through a stressful time was very meaningful. Good customer service is not made through grandiose gestures but rather small gestures. The nicest recovery room doesn’t mean as much as a person spending a few minutes getting to know someone or just being there if they need anything. I was very happy to be able to make difference.

Peer Leader / Conversations with Professors

In the spring semester of 2007 at Georgia Southern University I was personally invited by the Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, Dr. Todd Deal, to participate as a Peer Leader as well as a student facilitator for a program called Conversations with Professors. Both programs revolved around the idea that students should help other students with their transition into college.

All first-year students had to go through this First Year Experience program that was co-facilitated by a student. The student’s role is to provide real examples, helpful tips, and to serve as an experienced mentor for a group of 20-30 students. Part of this responsibility included an opportunity to independently teach a session. This experience helped develop my comfort level speaking to a group of people as well as help me work on my ability to motivate a group of people – a skill that has served me well […]