USC Price School of Public Policy

EMHA Faculty

EMHA Faculty

USC faculty members are making substantial contributions to research and education in healthcare, management, policy and related fields. Executive MHA faculty members are drawn from among USC Price’s distinguished full-time faculty, as well as selectively from faculty of other schools, such as the School of Pharmacy, Marshall School of Business, Annenberg School for Communications, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and the Keck School of Medicine, among others.

Adjunct Executive MHA faculty members are active and experienced practitioners in the greater professional community, contributing to a practical classroom environment that stimulates the rapid integration of concept with both faculty and participants’ on-the-job experiences. In addition to the involvement of seasoned executives as guest lecturers in class sessions, the EMHA also features a stellar roster of periodic special speakers who enrich the learning experience.

USC Price’s Executive MHA faculty may include:

William Barcellona, JD, MHA
Vice President, Government Affairs
California Association of Physician Groups

Warren Barnes, JD
Former Assistant Deputy Director, California Department of Managed Health Care

Grace Cheng Braun, MPH
President & CEO, WISE and Healthy Aging

Thomas Collins, Dr. Ed.
Adjunct Professor
President, Strategic Advisors and
Former CEO and Chairman Former President / CEO and Chair, Memorial Health System

Mary Beth Formby, MHA
CFO, Lakewood Regional Medical Center

William Gil
President and CEO, Facey Medical Foundation

Lois Green, MHSA
President/Principal Consultant, The Performance Alliance

Howard Greenwald, Ph.D.

James Hale
Senior Consultant, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Peter Harbage
Senior Program Associate, New America Foundation
President, Harbage Consulting, LLC

Michael Harris
Managing Principal, Harris Consulting Inc.

Patrick G. Hays, M.A.
Adjunct Professor and Former President, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association

Bradford Hively
Senior Vice President, Medical Group Operations, Heritage Provider Network

Patrick E. Kapsner, MPA, FACMPE
Adjunct Professor and Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Park Medical Group

Cathy Kay, J.D.
Adjunct Professor and Health Attorney

C. Patrick Lash
Healthcare Finance Executive

LaVonna B. Lewis, Ph.D.
Teaching Associate Professor

Melissa Succi Lopez, Ph.D.
EMHA Adjunct Instructor

Gail Hybl Medeiros
MyHealthCommunity | Dir of Solutions Performance Analysis

Glenn A. Melnick, Ph.D.
Blue Cross of California Professor of Healthcare Finance and Director, Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management

Richard A. Merkin, MD (guest faculty)
CEO and Founder, Heritage Provider Network

Robert Myrtle, D.P.A.

Michael B. Nichol, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, USC Price Graduate Programs in Health

John Raffoul, DPA
Chief Financial Officer, White Memorial Medical Center

Ellen Riley, MBA
Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall

Simran Sahny
Strategic & Capital Planner, Kaiser Permanente

Leonard Schaeffer (guest faculty)
Judge Widney Professor and Chair
Founding chairman and CEO, WellPoint Inc.

Susan Sinclair, MA/MBA
Adjunct Associate Professor
Managing Principal, Market One Corporation

David Sloane, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Programs

Donna Staal, DPA
Adjunct Associate Professor
Woodland Hills Managing Director, CADREM LLC Corporate Development & Management

Clyde Wesp, Jr., MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
CMO/CMIO, St. Joseph of Orange Health System

Linda Womack, MHA
Manager, EHR Ancillary Applications, Sutter Health

Kathleen Wilber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Joint appointment with the School of Gerontology)

Vivian Wu, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Henry Zaretsky
Adjunct Professor
Principal, Zaretsky and Associates