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The Master of Health Administration Program at the UK College of Public Health is excited to announce the Black History Month Professional Development "How to Accelerate your Career: Mentor and Sponsorship for Black Healthcare Professionals" virtual event on Wednesday, March 2nd at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) via Zoom.

This event is open to all CPH students along with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) programs.

Mentoring and sponsorship relationships provide students with important opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. This seminar will provide students with insight into the formal and informal networks that can help them be successful both in the academic and professional arenas. Furthermore, it will give students direct access to successful black healthcare leaders and the opportunity to learn from their experiences.

The speaker panel includes the following professionals:

a collage of all the professionals involved

Top Row (left to right): Maria Braman, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Appalachian Regional Healthcare; O’Brian Davis, MBA, MHSA, President, Ohio River Valley Chapter, National Association of Health Services Executive and Business Manager, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Reynalda “Rey” Davis, MHA, Senior​ Manager of ACO-APMs, Banner Health

Middle Row (left to right): Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Chief Executive Officer, Park DuValle Community Health Center Inc.; Joanne Imbert, MHA, Operations Manager at Ascension National Care Management at Ascension; Stanley C. Thompson, MD, MHA, FACEP, Chief Clinical Officer, LifePoint Group, Chief Diversity Officer, TeamHealth

Bottom Row (left to right): Duane Williams, MD, MHA, Medical Director of Patient Throughput, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Grayling Dwayne Yarbrough, MHA, Executive Director, Employee Solutions, Banner Health; and Khali Younger, MHA, CEO, Founder of HeadRight Wellness

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