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Peter Korzenik

Peter Korzenik

Country: USA

State:

Position


Specialization


Peter Korzenik is the Founder and President of Give Back Global, a US-based NGO established in 2006 with a mission to strengthen the management and leadership capacity of health managers in East Africa by connecting them with seasoned US health care executives.Before launching his own NGO, Mr. Korzenik spent 14+ years as a senior manager at International Executive Service Corps (IESC), a leading US international development nonprofit that sent skilled business executives to developing countries around the world on short- term volunteer projects. His final position at the organization was as Director of Global Program Resources, where he was responsible for the recruitment of IESC volunteer experts for clients in approximately 40 countries and also in charge of the Skills Bank database of 10,000+ senior-level business executives. Mr. Korzenik is a “global connector” who has sent hundreds of business executives to developing countries around the world on short-term training and mentoring projects since 1991. More recently, he has focused his energy and attention on virtual mentorship for African health managers, and has been a key member of the Wired4Ex team since its launch in Kenya in January 2015. He is a strong believer in the transformative power of “peer-to-peer mentoring and in charge of selecting mentors for Wired4EX.He has a graduate M.Sc. degree in International Management from Boston Univesity Brussels (Belgium) and a undergraduate B.A. degree in Russian Studies from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY). Mr. Korzenik is active in his Norwalk, Connecticut, community and serves on several health-related boards and committees, both locally and globally. In his spare time, he enjoys art, live music, reading, hiking, kayaking, sailboat racing and hanging out with his two teenaged daughters.

Maurice L. Mofffett, PhD 

Maurice L. Moffett, PhD

Country: USA

State: Indianapolis

Position


  • Health Economist Advanta Government Services
  • Remote/Annapolis Junction MD

Specialization


Maurice L. Moffett, PHD is a Health Economist and Health Services Researcher with 18 years of experience in academics, government, and industry. Currently, he is a Health Economist at Advanta Government Services and a Senior Lecturer at New York University. He has held academic appointments at the University of New Mexico, West Virginia University, and the Baylor College of Medicine. Previously he was a Senior Economist at the National Council on Compensation Insurance, a Research Economist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, a Labor Economist in the New Mexico Department of Labor, and a Senior Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.

Jennifer D. Symon, R.PH., M.BA., FACHE 

Jennifer D. Symon, R.Ph., M.B.A., FACHE

Country: USA

State: Saratoga Springs, New York

Position


  • CEO/President, Symon & Associates, LLC

Specialization


Automation technology Clinical information systems Data analysis, scorecarding Project management Work flow efficiency

Susan Crowe

Susan Crowe

Country: USA

State: Pelham, NY 10803

Position


  • Chief Administrative Officer, Norwalk Community Health Center Norwalk

Specialization


Experienced human resources and healthcare compliance professional dedicated to supporting the great works of mission-based organizations

Stephen Michael Erixon, FACHE

Stephen Michael Erixon, FACHE

Country: USA

State: 320 Christina Drive Lander, WY 82520

Position


  • Retired Chief Executive Officer with Lifepoint Hospitals
  • Current a Director at Erixon Consultants

Specialization


Steve is an experienced operations executive in the health care industry with both for profit and non profit organizations in urban and rural settings. He has extensive experience improving core business and care delivery process and delivering operational efficiencies, while enhancing quality outcomes. Steve is also an effective leader through his abilities to manage change, build relationships within both the organization and community, engage stakeholders and communicate effectively.

Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE

Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE

Country: USA

State: 4541 East Lake Harriet Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Position


  • Strategy Leader,
  • Consultant,
  • Advisor
  • CEO

Specialization


Expert in Organizational Transformation, Strategy Development & Performance Leadership

Richard Grogan

Richard Grogan

Country: USA

State: 1445 E. Hampton Street Tucson, AZ 85719

Position


  • Strategy Leader
  • Consultant
  • Advisor and CEO

Specialization


Expert in healthcare leadership, management and governance

Daniel S. Slipkovich

Daniel S. Slipkovich

Country: USA

State: 133 Steeplechase Lane Nashville, TN 37221

Position


  • Board Member at Quorum Health

Specialization


Senior Executive with thirty-three years of progressive experience in hospital and related operations. Responsibilities for past twenty five years have been in a corporate capacity covering hospitals in thirty five states in the southern, central and western United States.

Louise C. Myers

LOUISE C. MYERS

Country: USA

State: 3723 Chesapeake Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

Position


  • International Hospital & Health Care Consultant

Specialization


Executive, Healthcare Management and Governance Consultant, Health Care Facilities Design and Construction

George Boswell Moseley III

George Boswell Moseley III

Country: USA

State: Harvard School of Public Health, 157 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Position


  • Capacity development on Strategy
  • Management and Healthcare Law
  • Global leader and trainer

Specialization


I teach university-level courses at the Harvard School of Public Health (Cambridge US) and Strathmore Business School (Nairobi Kenya). The courses include Managing Health Care Business Strategy, Managing People in Health Care Organizations, Reforming the US Health Care System, and Health Care Law. I engage in collaborative research with other faculty members on topics like Social Determinants of Health and New Methods of Physician Compensation. I have written four textbooks on Strategic Planning and Health Care Compliance. I am the Founder and CEO of a startup business (AI-driven-strategy.com) that intends to use AI and ML to automate the strategic planning function for most businesses in the world. I support universities in developing countries by helping faculty to improve their research practices, and spurring growth in the university through new courses, programs, private-sector partnership, and funding sources.

Mark S. Wiener

Mark S. Wiener

Country: USA

State: Jersey City, NJ

Position


  • Chief Financial And Strategic Health care Leader

Specialization


A results-oriented executive with strategic and operational experience in complex and competitive settings. Proven ability to lead organizations post mergers and or reorganizations to improved financial performance. Successfully led organizational cultural transformation as measured by transitioning disparate organizations into unified service-oriented cultures. Demonstrated quantifiable improvement in quality of care. Created environments fostering respect, integrity, and compassion, while achieving growth, efficiency, and profitability. Strengths include building strong unified teams, establishing collaborative relationships in the community, and setting organizational direction to assure long-term success.

Mark Tozzio, FACHE

Mark Tozzio, FACHE

Country: USA

State: Broken Arrow.Tulsa area, OK 74013

Position


  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Turnaround
  • Healthcare Networks

Specialization


Visionary Healthcare and Human Services Executive with broad expertise in providing corporate vision, strategic planning, development, and innovative business solutions for-profit and nonprofit organizations ranging in size from community hospitals to multi-facility health care systems with multi-million dollar operating budgets. Insightful and Effective Manager with proven success in leading full lifecycle project management, sales cycle management, merger and acquisition, cross-functional collaboration, and joint venture processes.  Coordinating resources and activities to improve core capabilities in people, processes, and technologies for the purpose of promoting the provision of cost-effective, high-quality health care services. Identifying opportunities and potential challenges and driving change to deliver measurable results in systems turnaround, operational improvements, customer satisfaction ratings, and bottom-line profitability.

Mark Dooley, FACHE

Mark Dooley, FACHE

Country: USA

State: 136 Latesha Terrace Palatka, FL 32177

Position


  • Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka, FL

Specialization


Passion for healthcare leadership, mentorship of younger and inexperienced managers. Personal and organizational accountability

Sarah Torres MHA

Sarah Torres MHA

Country: USA

State: 5804 43rd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Position


  • Regional Director; Oversees the operation of the facilities in the state of Minnesota

Specialization


An experienced administrator, accomplished in leading organizational/business growth and change while delivering operational quality and efficiency. I’m a results driven, goal driven and strategic leader with excellent problem solving skills and possess the ability to create and lead collaborative, respectful and supportive work environments.

Robert C. Marquardt, LFACHE

Robert C. Marquardt, LFACHE

Country: USA

State: 708 Blackthorn Cove, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Position


  • Visionary Leader
  • Chief Executive Office

Specialization


Senior executive with 30+ years of experience in diverse settings from small community hospitals to large, urban teaching hospitals. Offers an extensive financial background and unique knowledge in the ISO 9001:2000 International Quality Standard and the Hoshin Planning process

Karen C. Teitelbaum

Karen C. Teitelbaum

Country: USA

State: 55 East Erie Street Unit 1805, Chicago, IL 60611

Position


  • President/ Chief Executive Officer

Specialization


Experienced, forward-thinking senior executive leader with a track record of innovative leadership in a variety of complex settings. Visionary leader able to plan for and execute in startups, turnarounds and corporate integrations. Highly motivated and passionate about service excellence. Proven success in customer, board, and staff relationship management and retention, creating collaborations, with an emphasis on building, developing, and leading for results

Craig Saylor

Craig Saylor

Country: USA

State: 212 Renee Drive Hollsopple, Pennsylvania 15935

Position


  • Chief Executive Officer

Specialization


Passion for healthcare leadership, mentorship of younger and inexperienced managers. Personal and organizational accountability

Bassam A. Kawwass, MHA, FACHE

Bassam A. Kawwass, MHA, FACHE

Country: USA

State: 925 Upper Hastings Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Position


  • Experienced healthcare executive leader

Specialization


As a passionate, dynamic, entrepreneurial and proven healthcare executive with rich experiences and diverse skills in healthcare start-ups, operations and growth: hospital; ambulatory surgery center; ambulatory services; physician practice leadership; operations; strategy; facility/program design, planning, and startup; new acute and behavioral health hospital development and commissioning; physician and clinical staff recruitment; information technology; EMR deployment; revenue cycle management; human capital management; marketing; growth; and innovation. I bring solid talent, comprehensive knowledge, and focused skills that would enable me to effectively and efficiently assume executive leadership responsibilities, manage start-up initiatives, and make visions become realities.

Karen E. VanSchoick

Karen E. VanSchoick

Country: USA

State: 400 W. Willoughby Rd. Lansing, MI 48911

Position


  • President/ Chief Executive Officer

Specialization


Dynamic healthcare and business leader with over 20 years of successful, diverse, and progressive leadership experience in multiple healthcare service settings. Proven abilities to direct and support physicians, team members, and executives in achieving strategic operational objectives. I have used these talents to help achieve key objectives, by researching, initiating, developing, and implementing numerous organizational programs and initiates; such as Medical Staff development, Hospital-based Quality Initiatives, Service growth and Medical education

Jean a. Smith, MBA, RN, FACHE

Jean A. Smith, MBA, RN, FACHE

Country: USA

State: 8350 W. Chase Ct. Goodrich, MI 48438

Position


  • Healthcare Senior Leader
  • Consultant

Specialization


Healthcare senior leader and change agent who consistently elevates quality performance, productivity and patient satisfaction at acute care community and teaching hospitals. Expert in analyzing healthcare organizations degree of compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards, designing strategies for improvement, and executing action plans to increase levels of performance excellence. Blends clinical background and financial acumen to customize design of quality which enhances ability to drive positive, sustainable change.

Philip. S Hanna. MA

Philip. S Hanna. MA

Country: USA

State: 675 Altenburg, Avenue Battle, Mountain, Nevada 89820

Position


  • Chief Executive Officer

Specialization


Chief Executive Officer who blends strategic, operations and business development expertise to optimize performance of Critical Access Hospitals and rural healthcare organizations. Deep understanding of emerging healthcare trends, as well as diverse experience across the full continuum of care, fuels operational innovation. Entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude and Strong communication skills combine to support development of strategic partnerships. Fair minded and Proactive leader! whose work style encourages team building and stabilizes difficult situations.

Brent R. Phillips 

Brent R. Phillips

Country: USA

State: 1602 Governors Dr. #2717, Pensacola, FL 32514

Position


  • President and Chief Executive Officer PHILLIPS CONSULTING, Pensacola, FL

Specialization


Experienced turnaround and inspirational leader who builds strong teams, eliminates ambiguity through clear communication and focused strategy, builds and enables winning partnerships that produce solid results without sacrificing long term success. Brings the savvy business experience and leadership from multiple integrated health system roles with increasing scope of accountability spanning hospital, medical group, market and system. Leads with a passion for excellence and a mission driven approach ensuring the very best patient care. Strengths include

Fredrick Kimemia PhD(cont) M.Sc. FeHSM

Fredrick Kimemia PhD(cont) M.Sc. FeHSM

Country: KENYA

State: Nairobi

Position


  • Healthcare Systems Specialist

Specialization


Fredrick Kimemia is passionate about addressing social and health problems in developing countries, providing solutions to challenges facing the African Continent and specifically Eastern Africa. He has served in health care institutions/programs, child care and protection, research, health financing schemes, professional bodies and training organizations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Zanzibar right from concept development, planning, implementation (operations), supervision, monitoring and evaluation. He has been guest speaker in local and international forums as well as taught and mentored many healthcare professionals in emerging countries.Within a span of 20 years, Fredrick has accumulated knowledge, skills and attitudes that have given him the so much needed competences to address these challenges from a leadership, Management and governance perspective at middle and senior level. He is founder and director of HeSMA, an East African Professional Body for Healthcare Managers. A volunteer at Wired4EX, a capacity development program for training and mentoring of the 21st Century healthcare leaders and a faculty member at Kenya Methodist University where he teaches Leadership, Management and Governance in Health Systems Department. He also holds the highest professional Certification (FeHSM) and is an alumnus of Salford University School of Business Management (graduate degree). He is Currently pursuing his Doctoral Program at Kenya Methodist University and actively involved in revolutionizing healthcare leadership in East Africa.

Martin Kimathi

Martin Kimathi

Country: KENYA

State: Nairobi

Position


  • Healthcare Management Practitioner

Specialization


Martin Kimathi is healthcare management practitioner with over 8 years’ experience in Healthcare Management, Supply chain and pharmaceutical waste management. He holds a Diploma in Pharmacy, Bachelor’s degree in Health Systems Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Strathmore University.He is undertaking International Supply Chain Management from Douglas College in Canada.As a trainer and practioner Martin has modeled other through coaching and mentorship and currently is involved in facilitating skills development with wired4EX program at Health Systems Management Association to healthcare managers from East and Southern Africa.

Dr. Norah Obudho, MBCHB, MPH

Dr. Norah Obudho, MBCHB, MPH

Country: KENYA

State: Nairobi

Position


  • Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist

Specialization


Dr. Norah Obudho is a medical doctor and public health specialist with a genuine interest in public health and project management. She has more than 10 years’ managing and leading teams in various public health programs including Comprehensive HIV, MNCH, and Sexual and Reproductive health and rights programs. She has excellent communication skills and enjoys working with a variety of different people and cultures. She has a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion. She has worked for the Ministry of Health in Kenya in health facilities in the Rift Valley and a number of local and international NGOs at regional (East and West Africa) and local level. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors – running and driving, good music and good food. Dr Norah is a graduate of the Nairobi University with a Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery; Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Israel with a Master degree in Public Health; An Afya Bora Consortium fellow in Global health Leadership in a partnership of the University of Nairobi and the University of Washington.