2018 ACMPE Scholarship Fund Recipients
Antonette Shockey, MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship Recipient
Antonette Shockey currently attends the University of Minnesota, obtaining her Masters of Healthcare Administration. She currently serves her class as a class officer, and helps run a student-run free clinic to indigent populations in Minneapolis. She hopes to someday become a VP of Ambulatory/Outpatient services. She also endeavors to utilize innovative approaches in delivering care to increase access for patients, while maintaining high quality care at a low cost.
Breanna Wong, MGMA Western Section Scholarship Recipient
Breanna Wong is a graduate student pursuing her MBA in Health Administration and an MS in Finance at the University of Colorado Denver. She served as a Student Ambassador at the MGMA Annual Conference in 2017 and currently serves as an Early Careerist Ambassador for her local branch, CMGMA. Breanna is dedicated to promoting physician practices and currently works to support their IT needs. In her prior role, Breanna provided HIPAA and contracting consulting for private practices. Breanna is Co-President of the CU Denver Health Administration Student Organization and has been published in several journals. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University where she triple majored and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction in Research. Breanna plans to continue using her education and resources from MGMA to improve our healthcare system and aid physicians with their business operations so they can focus on patients.
Callie Parks, Andrea M. Rossiter – FACMPE Scholarship Recipient
Callie Parks earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Central Arkansas and is pursuing a Master of Health Administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is actively involved in the MHA student association and currently serves as the Vice President. Callie is participating in an administrative residency at Baptist Health’s corporate office in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is interested in healthcare because of the complexity of the field and the ability to transform the lives of others.
Cindy Nguyen, MGMA Southern Section Scholarship Recipient
Cindy is from a small city called Eastvale, located in sunny Southern California. She received her B.S. in Health Sciences from California State University, Fullerton. Cindy is currently a Master in Health Administration candidate at Texas A&M University. She recently completed her summer practicum at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Cindy has an interest and passion for veterans and military health. She is an administrative assistant at Brazos Valley Women’s Center in Bryan, Texas. She has gained medical group experience in tandem with education to allow the opportunity to apply her skills obtained in class into her work. She is very grateful to have been selected as the MGMA Southern Section Scholarship of 2018.
Clayborne Cook, Harry J. Harwick Scholarship Recipient
Clayborne Cook is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He started his graduate degree in 2014. As a Peace Corps Master’s International volunteer he served as a Health Education and Promotion Specialist in the Republic of Moldova for three years. During this time, Clayborne devoted himself to promoting the betterment of Moldovan community members and to ensuring that they have the appropriate resources to live healthy, prosperous lives. He has returned to Pittsburgh to complete his MPH degree during the 2018-2019 academic year and is eager to build on his experiences so as to further reduce the burden of disease.
Erin Fanning, Andrea M. Rossiter – FACMPE Scholarship Recipient
Erin Fanning is honored to have been chosen as the recipient of one of the Andrea M. Rossiter – FACMPE scholarships this year. This fall she has returned to Kent State University as a sophomore pursuing her Bachelor of Science in public health with a concentration in health services administration. On campus she is involved in Public Health Student Ambassadors. This fall she has taken on the role of Finance Chair and is hoping to expand the club’s reach on campus. She is very excited to further her education in public health. This scholarship will help fund the path to her ultimate career goal of one day facilitating the building of healthier, happier communities.
Jordan Wirtz, Leaders Scholarship Recipient
Jordan Wirtz is from Lockport, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She is currently a full-time, second year graduate student at Rush University, pursuing a M.S. in Health Systems Management. Prior to her graduate studies, Jordan completed her B.S. in Health Systems Management at Loyola University Chicago with minors in Bioethics, Biology and Business Administration. Jordan currently works part-time as a Project Manager in the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, where she is responsible for maintaining departmental dashboards and provider scorecards. This past summer, she interned at Cleveland Clinic, where she analyzed workflows for MRI and CT exams to improve throughput at the Family Health Centers.
Katherine Koo, Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – Managers Scholarship Recipient
Katherine Koo is a 2nd year Master of Science in Health Systems Management student at Rush University in Chicago. Prior to joining Rush, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she became interested in the provision of health policy and administration on individual and population-based outcomes and care. In addition to seeing the collective impact of social and structural determinants of health, like health insurance and food insecurity, while providing care as a medical assistant, Katherine is passionate about integrating equitable health policy into clinical best practice. In her current role as the Senior Administrative Project Assistant in the Office of Community Engagement at Rush, Katherine works with interdisciplinary providers and stakeholders to implement interventions that mitigate these determinants, including the Rush Food is Medicine Program, an inpatient-facing food assistance program. As an aspiring clinical and administrative leader, Katherine looks forward to providing efficient and quality patient care while reducing disparities in care delivery and health outcomes by advocating for equitable health systems and structures that support this mission.
Nathan Carroll, Richard L. Davis, FACMPE/Barbara B. Watson, FACMPE – National Scholarship Recipient
Nathan Carroll is a 1st year MBA student and 3rd Medical student enrolled in Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (RowanSOM) dual DO / MBA program. He is one of the first students to enroll in Rowan’s dual DO / MBA degree. At RowanSOM, Mr. Carroll has worked in and studied the business of medicine at the New Jersey Institute of Successful Aging. He is especially interested in medical practice management issues and identifying patient / provider / practice pain points. During his first year at Rowan, Nathan worked with fellow students to found InvestMed – Rowan’s Business of Medicine club. The following year he worked with InvestMed to create an Area of Distinction in Medical Practice Leadership. Mr. Carroll is a non-traditional medical student and before medical school worked as a family counselor, mentor, and karate instructor. Currently he spends most of his time working with a healthcare startup, exercising, supporting InvestMed, and studying. He hopes to one day practice psychiatry and work as a healthcare leader.
Nathan Evans, Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – UNC Scholarship Recipient
Nathan is a second-year MHA student at the University of North Carolina. He is also working as an Administrative Intern in the Hematology/Oncology Division at UNC Health Care. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a Business Analyst for Intermountain Healthcare for several years focusing on increasing data standardization of product identifiers with major suppliers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Global Supply Chain. Nathan is passionate about caring for patients as well as lowering healthcare costs by increasing operational efficiencies.
Taylor Jordan, Leaders Scholarship Recipient
Taylor Jordan’s undergraduate education in public health at the University of Georgia piqued an interest in healthcare, particularly in the areas of access, quality, knowledge, and inequities. Following graduation, these interests, in combination with a curiosity for healthcare operations and management lead her to Emory Healthcare’s Operations Development Program. She worked at Emory for two years as an operations analyst focusing on leveraging technology to improve patient access-specifically leading the implementation of a ticketing system that transformed and streamlined the way Emory made changes to physician’s schedules. Currently, a second-year Master of Health Administration candidate at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Taylor’s career aspirations involve hospital operations/strategy, healthcare technology product development, product/systems implementation, and project management. Additionally, she is passionate about developing cultural competence within healthcare organizations. This summer, Taylor interned at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hospital in the operations department assisting with a strategic partnership to grow the orthopedics program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Wesley Stroupe, Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – Appalachian Scholarship Recipient
Wesley Stroupe, is a junior at Appalachian State University majoring in Health Care Management with a minor in Employee Benefits. Currently, he is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma and the Future Health Care Executive Club. He plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a dual degree program in Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration.