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Master's in Health Administration Faculty Bios
Tamika Curry, MSN, RN, has 7 years of nursing work experience. Having worked in the field of nursing for several years, Tamika joined the faculty of the Community College of Philadelphia as an Assistant Professor to teaching in their nursing program. She is the author of several abstracts related to nursing care and has presented her work at regional meetings.
Edward holds a BA in Accounting from St. Thomas’s University and an MBA in Finance from Temple University. Additionally, he is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, with upwards of 20 years of experience as an accountant and accounting consultant. Currently, he is employed as a consultant, working on a variety of accounting projects in recycling and other industries. For the Department of Health Services Edward has taught several graduate courses including Healthcare Finance and Healthcare Accounting.
Brad holds a BS degree in History and Education from Albright College, a MPA from Kutztown University, and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University. Currently, he is employed as the Executive Director of the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center. He has also held a number of leadership positions in Long Term Care facilities and Non-Profit Organizations throughout Pennsylvania. Additionally, Brad serves on the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers as the Southeast Regional Coordinator and Committee Chair, the Suburban Transit Network, and the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown. For the Department of Health Services, Brad has taught a number of Graduate courses including Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Organization and Healthcare Law.
James holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and an MS in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. An engineer by trade, James has worked in the health care field since June of 1985. Throughout his career, he has held a number of managerial and leadership positions, including Management Engineers, Director of Management Engineering, and Director of Financial Operations. Additionally, James has retained professional membership to the Healthcare Information Management System Society.
Nakia Henderson’s professional experience varies across all life spans. Advocacy has always been number one on her agenda regardless of the person being served. Mrs. Henderson enforced adherence to resident’s rights laws for senior residents in long term care facilities; as well as encouraged implementation of federal performance standards for head start programs in health and nutrition. She served as a member of the St. Christopher's Hospital, Dental Advisory Committee providing practical and sound advice to approaches on compliancy for children’s oral health treatment plans. She was instrumental in the planning and organizing of Thomas Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine Comprehensive Training Grant for all educational levels including medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.
Currently she provides administrative oversight to the graduate programs and academic advising to students in Health Administration and Health Education. She believes in meeting each person or project exactly where it is and transforming from the “inside-out,” which resembles the Jesuit educational vision of "concern for the individual student" (cura personalis). She works every day to see that each student reaches his or her fullest potential and continues to work to improve health policy and public health issues facing all Americans.
Nakia is an active community advocate through several community and civic organizations. She maintains an optimistic view of human nature and of its possibilities.
Tom, a member of HFMA & the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, is a Senior Financial Manager with broad-based experience in the not-for-profit environment at both the board of director’s and staff level to include Health Care, Higher Education, and Community Service Organizations. He has taught graduate courses in Health Care Accounting and Finance for Saint Joe’s, and most recently worked for Maxis Health System as the Vice President of Finance.
- MBA, LaSalle University, 1987
- BA, Accounting, Saint Joseph’s University, 1975
Louis is a seasoned health care professional with expertise in health care administration, academic environment, new program development, and the re-defining and re-organizing of existing systems to ensure positive turn around. Louis has served in a variety of leadership capacities, such as Chief Administrative Officer, in a number of well-known health care facilities in the Tri-State area. Additionally, he holds certifications from the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association of Behavioral Health Executives, and has served as a board member of State Health Association for more than 5 years. At Saint Joseph's University he has taught and developed courses in Health Care Law, Health Care Ethics, and Health Administration, and currently, he is employed as the Executive Director of Intervention Associates.
- BA, Sociology/Psychology, Mount Carmel College, Niagra Falls, Ontario
- MA, Community Health Services, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Robert holds an AS in Journalism from Vincennes University, a BA in Journalism from Indiana University, and a JD from Indiana University. Robert has practiced law since 1983 as well as pursuing interests as a consumer advocate, and journalist. Additionally, Robert has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level for a number of institutions including Business Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Business Ethics, and others. Robert has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding utility market structure and reliability and appeared on CNBC C-SPAN and other local television shows to discuss similar issues. He is a member of multiple organizations such as the Federal Energy and Federal Communications Bar Associations, and is the recipient of a number of distinguished honors and awards.
Robert joins the Department of Health Services as an Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate Online Health Administration Program, teaching a course in Healthcare Law.
Amy holds a BS in Speech and Communications from Edinboro University and a MS in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. Amy has spent more than 15 years in the ever-changing industry of health care informatics, and is currently employed as the Corporate Director of Information Technology and Systems at Phoebe-Devitt Homes in Allentown, PA. For the Department of Health Services, Amy has taught several graduate health care informatics courses including Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare and the Internet.
Dr. Kuykendall (Black) is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Health Studies. Her major area of expertise is youth violence prevention. She evaluates programs to reduce and prevent violence, specifically bullying, youth gun carrying, and children’s exposure to domestic violence. Program funders include Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, Children’s Trust Fund, William Penn Foundation, and Pennsylvania Department of Education. From 2001-2006, Dr. Kuykendall (Black) conducted one of the longest running independent evaluations of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States. Drawing on her education in nursing, chemistry, and social sciences, Dr. Kuykendall (Black) developed several novel instruments to measure violence-related incident density and fidelity of implementation for the Olweus Bullying Prevention program. Dr. Kuykendall (Black) has co-authored eight peer reviewed journal articles, two conference proceedings, nine major grants, and over twenty professional conference presentations.
- RN, Diploma in Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
- BSc. Chemistry and Biology Plymouth Polytechnic
- M.S. Saint Joseph’s University Health Education
- Ph.D. Health Studies Temple University
John holds a BS in Biology from Saint Joseph's University and an MS in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University. In addition to his background in management at Merck Pharmaceuticals, he has taught Health Organization for the Graduate Health Services program for just under a year. Additionally, he is working closely with Tom Heron and Nakia Henderson on the new Online Health Administration program. Currently, John is employed with Albert Einstein Medical Center as a Residency Program Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Robert hold a BS in Biology from Villanova University, an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Management from Temple University, and an EdD in Educational Administration from Temple University. Robert is also certified as a Diplomat in Laboratory Management by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist, and as a technologist in Chemistry by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. In addition to more than 20 years of leadership positions in laboratory administration and management, Robert is currently employed as the Administrative Director of Clinical Laboratories at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Moreover, he has taught graduate courses such as Healthcare Finance and Accounting at Saint Joseph's University for upwards of 25 years.
Dr. Newhouse joined the faculty with more than 20 years of experience in health care administration. In addition to his administrative role as Chair of the Department, he has taught a plethora of graduate and undergraduate courses including health care organization, health care administration, health care strategic planning and marketing, program planning in health education and promotion, managed care, and health care industry's business/organizational structures. His leadership and guidance have culminated in a strong, robust undergraduate I H S program, a Nurse Anesthesia program in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital, and several Graduate programs including Health Administration and Health Education.
Areas of research include:
Technology in human services education, health care issues/policies, health care leadership development, and competency management in health care organizations.
Recent presentations include:
Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Society of Health Care Human Resources Association, American Society of Training and Development, Technology in Social Work Conference, National Academic Chairs Conference.
- BA degree from Temple University
- Masters in Organizational Development from University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Education and EdD in communications from Temple University
Dr. Rowe is a licensed psychologist who has taught courses in health psychology, chronic illnesses, disabilities, alternative medicine, non-traditional therapies, public health behaviors, statistics and research methods. Areas of research include: dental fear and phobia, personality style relating to stress and burnout, college students participating in service-learning or community volunteerism. Additionally, she was instrumental in the foundation of the Kinney Center for Autism which provides multi-disciplinary education and research opportunities for students, teachers, professionals, and parents who seek to improve and extend opportunities, outcomes, quality of life and best practices in the treatment of Autism. Her recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, the American Journal of Health Behavior, the American Journal of Health Studies, the Journal of Dental Hygiene, the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.
- BS degree in psychology from Glassboro State College
- Masters and Ph.D. from Temple University
Dr. Sullivan holds a BS in Biological Sciences from Rowan University, a BS in Pharmacy from Temple University, and a Pharm.D. from Senandoah University. Additionally, she is a registered Pharmacist in both NJ and PA.
Dr. Sullivan joined the Department of Health Services as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Undergraduate I H S Program with 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a member of the Drug Information Association, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Medical Writers Association, as well as the recipient of several prestigious awards.