Below is an alphabetical listing of our faculty members with a brief biography and their contact information.
Tony Sinay, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Tony Sinay is a full professor and Department Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Sinay teaches undergraduate health care economics and health care finance; he formerly taught courses in research and quantitative methods, statistics, health care economics and policy, and rural health care issues.
Dr. Sinay’s research focuses on hospital mergers and closures, rural health clinics, access to care, healthy communities, osteopathic hospitals and community health centers. His recent publications have appeared in Social Science & Medicine, AAO Journal, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Care Finance, Journal of Rural Health, Journal of Economics and Finance, Eastern Economic Journal, and Journal of Public Health and Health Management.
He has conducted manuscript reviews for the Journal of Rural Health, Healthcare Management Science, Health Care Management Review, and the American Journal of Managed Care. In addition, Dr. Sinay has extensively consulted with local health care organizations, including four local hospitals in the greater Long Beach community since 2005.
Dr. Sinay earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He obtained his MS in Finance and PhD in Economics degrees from Saint Louis University in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
He teaches the following courses: HCA 341 Financial Management of Health Care Institutions, HCA 451 Economics of Health, HCA 503 Health Care Economics, and HCA 515 Advanced Financial Management in Health Care.
Erlyana Erlyana, MD, PhD
Erlyana Erlyana is an associate professor in the Department of Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach. She worked as a physician for more than seven years before joining the HCA department as a tenure-track faculty member in 2009; she currently serves as the faculty advisor for CSULB Health Care Administration Student Forum (HCASF).
Dr. Erlyana received her MD at theUniversity of Atmajaya, Indonesia, and earned a PhD in public administration (with a concentration in health service administration) from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include access to care for underserved populations, social determinants of health care utilization, disparities on health, managed care, and comparative health. Dr. Erlyana also teaches CSULB study abroad courses in Taiwan and Germany.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 300/ 502 The Health Care System, HCA 422 Global Issues in Health Services, HCA 428/ 528 Population Health Management, HCA 451/ 503 Economics of Health, HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services, HCA 537 Managed Care.
Brenda Freshman, PhD
Brenda Freshman is an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach in the Health Administration Program, where she has been a full-time faculty member since fall 2007. From 1996-2006, Dr. Freshman served as a faculty member at the UCLA School of Public Health, training health care professionals in both managerial and leadership competencies. She also holds an appointment on campus as Director of Research for the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership.
Dr. Freshman's research and practice interests concentrate on collaboration across disciplines, workforce development for an aging population, the impact of ethics training, and how thoughts and emotions influence behavior, productivity, and quality of life. She is a sought-after speaker and has been facilitating workshops on self-development and leadership skills since 1993.
Dr. Freshman holds a BS in Psychology (UCLA), an MA in Applied Psychology (University of Santa Monica), an MS in Organizational Psychology (California School of Professional Psychology), and a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology (California School of Professional Psychology).
She teaches the following courses: HCA 312 Health Personnel Management, HCA 410 Health Management and Organization, HCA 505 Organization and Systems of Health Care, and HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care.
Nathan Gerard, PhD
Nathan Gerard joined our faculty in the fall of 2015 as an assistant professor. His scholarly work explores the changing relationship between the individual and the organization with specific focus on topics of motivation, meaning, creativity, and alienation at work. Dr. Gerard’s work in the health care field spans two continents and involves initiatives in organizational development, group dynamics, and change management in the public, private, and charitable sectors.
Dr. Gerard received his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University; he also lectured at Columbia University and was a visiting scholar at London Business School. He also holds a master's degree in philosophy from Kings College London, and a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from Tufts University.
Dr. Gerard teaches the following courses: HCA 312 Health Personnel Management and HCA 410 Health Management and Organization.
Henry O'Lawrence, PhD, MDP
Henry O’Lawrence, formerly the chair of the CSULB Professional Studies Department, is a researcher and data analyst who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Health Care Administration Program.
Dr. O’Lawrence holds an associate's degree in business administration from Guilford Tech, a bachelor's degree in economics (with a minor in information systems) from Winston-Salem State University, a master’s degree in business and marketing education from the University of North Carolina, and a doctorate degree in workforce education and development from Penn State University. Dr. O'Lawrence also holds a diplomas in Leadership Management Program (MDP) from Harvard University and in Action Inquiry and Reflective Teaching from Oxford University; he is also a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP).
He teaches the following courses: HCA 410 Health Management and Organizations, HCA 417 Technology, Ethics and Society, HCA 422 Global Issues in Health Services, HCA 457 Working Around the World (Global Workforce), and HCA 698 Project.
Yanling Qi, PhD
Yanling Qi is an economist who joined the Department of Health Care Administration as an assistant professor in fall 2015. Her fields of interest involve health economics, health care finance, and labor and public economics with a focus on program evaluation. Dr. Qi's research focuses on individual behavioral responses to public policies that impact health outcomes, health care utilization, and labor market outcomes. Her recent studies investigate the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for young adults on health outcomes, health care utilization, primary care quality, and risky behaviors.
Dr. Qi received her PhD in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining CSULB, she was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and lectured at Georgia State University.
Dr. Qi teaches the following courses: HCA 300 The Health Care System and HCA 341 Financial Management in Health Care.
Grace Reynolds, DPA
Grace Reynolds has served as Associate Director of the CSULB Center for Behavioral Research and Services since 2000. She has extensive experience in data analysis and program evaluation for a variety of health and human services organizations including The Mental Health Association of Greater Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Program, the State of California Alcohol and Drug Programs, and the State of Alaska Division of Public Health.
Dr. Reynolds holds a B.A. in English from Macalester College, master's degrees in public administration and creative writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Since 2012, Dr. Reynolds has published six abstracts and seventeen papers and has presented over fifty times at national conferences. She also has acted either as the primary or co-investigator in the administration of over $2 million in public health-related grants.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services, HCA 527 Research Methods in Health Care Management, HCA 535 Quantitative Methods for Health Administration, and HCA 698 Project.
Sandhya Shimoga, PhD
Assistant Professor Sandhya Shimoga joined the CSULB Department of Health Care Administration in fall 2014. Her areas of research include health and behavioral economics pertaining to health behaviors; patient-provider decision-making behaviors and their intersection with information technology; and health policy analysis of public programs including health policies in emerging economies. Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Shimoga worked as a management consultant and manager in health insurance and provider practices at premier consulting firms including Cap Gemini and Accenture.
Dr. Shimoga received her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a MS degree from the University of Maryland, University College and a MSc degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM). She has been a recipient of AHRQ’s Health Services Research Dissertation grant (R36).
Dr. Shimoga teaches the following courses: HCA 416 Management & Information Systems and HCA 517 Advanced Health Care Information Systems Management.
Terence Cunningham, MHA, FACHE
Mr. Cunningham's career as a senior health care executive (CEO, COO, and VP) in the health care industry has spanned over 44 years among eleven different hospitals and two clinics. Mr. Cunningham's specialty is hospital strategic and tactical operations.
Having served as a preceptor for HCA interns, residents, and fellows for over twenty years in collaboration with eight different university graduate and undergraduate HCA programs, Mr. Cunningham is also the coordinator for the CSULB HCA Internship Program.
Mr. Cunningham received a bachelor’s degree from CSULB in microbiology (with minors in economics and business), and a master’s degree in health care administration from The George Washington University. He also is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and a board-certified specialist in health care administration.
Mr. Cunningham teaches the following courses: HCA 410 Health Management and Organization, HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration, and HCA 481 Internship and Career Development in Health Care Administration.
Linda Martinez, PhD
Dr. Linda Martinez has an extensive background in both the academic world and in the business world. In academia, she was the director of a multimillion-dollar Department of Education grant for the leadership department at the University of Houston, and developed and launched online statistics courses for both Texas A & M University and California State University, Long Beach. At CSULB, Dr. Martinez served as the coordinators of both our Master of Emergency Services Administration program and bachelor’s program in occupational studies.
Dr. Martinez spent ten years as a vice-president of ARC, a large engineering company, supervising employee issues and courtroom presentation preparations. She also has developed websites and presented papers throughout the world on internet research, stress management, and career choices.
Dr. Martinez has a BS in Education and Math and an MS in Educational Psychology; she also holds a school counseling credential. She obtained her PhD from Texas A&M University in Educational Psychology, minoring in human resources, in administrative leadership, and in statistics.
Dr. Martinez teaches HCA 353 Marketing for Health Services Organizations, HCA 417 Technology, Ethics, and Society, and HCA 457 Working Around the World.
Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, MPH
Ms. Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano currently serves as Coordinator for the CSULB HCA MS in Health Care Administration Accelerated Program; she also teaches undergraduate courses in both the CSULB Health Care Administration and Health Science departments.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Whitehouse-Capuano spent eighteen years working for CSULB Foundation on tobacco prevention grants. In addition, she also authored a number of smoke-free policies covering workplace, commercial, public, and university enrovironments.
Ms. Whitehouse-Capuano received her teaching credential as well as her BS in Dietetics and Food Administration and her Master of Public Health degrees at CSULB.
She teaches HCA 300 The Health Care System, HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration, and HCA 481 Internship and Career Development in Health Care Administration.
Veronica Acosta-Deprez, PhD
Dr. Veronica Acosta-Deprez is currently a professor in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach. Currently a member of the California State University Consortium on Emergency Management and Homeland Security, she has participated in research related to the integration/infusion of emergency management and disaster preparedness in various courses within higher education curricula. Dr. Acosta-Deprez has been involved in a collaborative research to study the impact of mobile technology and its integration into disease prevention and health promotion activities.
Dr. Acosta-Deprez has received funding on several service-related grants covering program assessment and evaluation as well as research grants related to health care access and community-based participatory research. Most recently, she and Dr. Sarath Gunatilake of the CSULB Department of Health Sciences, have been recipients of a HRSA grant to develop a bioterrorism and disaster preparedness curriculum to train students as volunteers, staff, and managers in the event of a disaster; she also has authored numerous publications and presentations on these topics.
Dr. Acosta-Deprez holds a BS in Nursing from Saint Louis University in the Philippines, and both master's and doctorate degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 527 Research methods in Health Care Management and HCA 698 Project in the MSHCA Accelerated Program.
Courtney Atkins, MHA, FACHE
Courtney Atkins is a Manager of Performance Improvement and Clinical Decision Support for MemorialCare Health System, where she coordinates the collection, analysis and reporting of all clinical data sources for a five hospital system.
She evaluates current data sources for use in key quality initiatives which includes incorporating data from the system-wide electronic medical record for clinical reporting. Ms. Atkins also leads the coordination and submission of surveys which have led to recognition and awards from US News and World Report, Integrated Health Networks, and Modern Healthcare.
Other work includes creating physician report cards and performance improvement reporting for the Board of Directors. Prior experience includes serving as Data/Quality Improvement Coordinator for Emergency Medical Services, Health Care Agency of Orange County and Trauma Data Analyst/Project Manager, University of California Irvine Medical Center.
Mrs. Atkins holds a BS degree in Biology/Pre-Med from the University of California Riverside and a Master's in Health Care Administration from CSULB.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 320 Operations Management in Health Administration and HCA 450 Quality Assurance in Health Care.
Rus Billimoria, MD, MPH, CPHQ
Rus Billimoria is Director of Health Services for LA Care, a managed care company in Los Angeles. Prior experience includes consulting to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; director of Health Services for Maxicare Health Plan; and Director of Quality Management for Molina Medical Centers. Before joining Molina, he was Director of Quality Management for CalOptima in Orange County, and was manager of Quality Management for CareAmerica Health Plan
He has conducted quality research studies for UniHealth American health system and served as medical advisor to a multinational pharmaceutical firm in its conduct of drug trials and post-marketing studies. His publications and conference presentations encompass a wide range of topics, from pharmacology to access to care to quality management.
Dr. Billimoria received his medical degree from the University of Bombay, India, and also completed a post-graduate degree with a pharmacology major. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA and is certified in health care quality.
He teaches the following courses: HCA 450 Quality Assurance in Health Care and HCA 550 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Services.
Louise Borda, CPC, MBA
Louise Borda is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she oversees the department’s financial, academic, human resources, and research operations. Prior to her employment at UCI, Ms. Borda spent over 25 years in Boston Massachusetts at various Harvard affiliated health care organizations including Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Joslin Diabetes Center. Ms. Borda’s roles included Administrative Director for Sports Medicine, Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Orthopaedics, Associate Director for Medical Coding, and Patient Accounts Director.
Ms. Borda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Master’s of Business Administration in Health Policy and Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Ms. Borda also holds a Certified Professional Coder credential from the American Association of Professional Coders. She is past-President of the Orange County Medical Group Management Association, and current Treasurer for the Executive Board of the California MGMA.
She teaches HCA 353 Marketing for Health Services Organizations.
Kim Brant-Lucich, MBA, PMP, FHIMSS
Kim Brant-Lucich works for Providence Health & Services as Program Director for Clinical Integration Technology, and is responsible for providing primary technology support for a joint venture between Providence and 900 member physicians. She is in charge of developing and implementing their connectivity strategy as well as rolling out a member web portal, physician performance reporting dashboard. Ms. Brant-Lucich prepares and delivers executive communications and acts as liaison between the joint venture and Providence Information Services.
Previously, at Zynx Health, Ms. Brant-Lucich managed a team of project managers and oversaw implementation of Clinical Decision Support solutions for the Western United States. Before joining Zynx Health, she was Director of Process Redesign, Information Services for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. In addition, she worked with IT and Business Executives at the various St. Joseph Health ministries to develop their IT Strategic Roadmaps and Value Propositions for IT initiatives. Ms. Brant-Lucich also worked at Kaiser Permanente Health Plan as a Senior Project Manager, and at Ernst & Young LLP as a Manager in the Healthcare/Managed Care Consulting Practice.
In addition to her current responsibilities, she authored a chapter on the "Principles of Process Redesign" for a 2009 HIMSS publication titled Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems. Ms. Brant-Lucich served as national Chair of the HIMSS ME-PI Community. She holds her PMP and is a volunteer instructor for PMI’s PMP prep course. She is a yoga practitioner, an advocate of holistic health, nutrition and wellness, and a former actress, stand-up comic and theatrical producer.
Ms. Brant-Lucich holds a bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts from UC Davis and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
She teaches HCA 517 Advanced Healthcare Information Systems Management.
Dana Brown, JD
Dana Brown has been a lecturer in the Health Care Administration Program at CSULB since 2006. She was a professor in the Health Science Division at Cypress College from 1974 until her retirement in 2008. During her tenure there, she developed related courses in pathophysiology, medical terminology, legal aspects in health care, and cultural awareness in health care.
Ms. Brown received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CSULB as well as a J.D. from Western State University College of Law.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 202 Health Care in America, HCA 300 The Health Care System, HCA 340 Legal Aspects of Health Administration and HCA 502 The Health Care System.
Ana Carricchi-Lopez, MPP
Ana Carricchi-Lopez manages a philanthropy and health equity campaign association; some of her clients have included the National Council of La Raza, St. Joseph Health System Foundation, the Office of Outdoor Environmental Education for Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training.
Ms. Carricchi-Lopez' experience as a political analyst includes work assignments with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the City of Los Angeles, and with various state level advocacy organizations. She is a former political appointee of the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Aging, and also served as West Coast Regional Director for Silia Maria Calderon, the former Governor of Puerto Rico.
Ms. Carricchi-Lopez currently serves as the treasurer for the Latino Caucus for Public Health, is a board member with the Public Law Center of Orange County, and is an advisory member with the Research in Minority Initiative at CSULB. Her research fields include Latino HIV/AIDS, building healthy communities, obesity prevention, and health equity advocacy in federal legislation.
Ms. Carricchi-Lopez has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Public Policy and Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
She teaches HCA 470 Latinas/os: Health Status and Health Care Access to Latino Health.
Charles Del Campo, MBA
Charles Del Campo is a medical group practice management administrator with over 25 years of experience in physician group and independent practice association (IPA) management. He currently serves as the administrator of Emergent Medical Associates in Manhattan Beach, California, an emergency physicians' group with multisite hospital contracts in the greater Los Angeles area.
Prior administrative experience includes the Sinskey Eye Clinic in Santa Monica and the TCS Medical Group in Long Beach, California, a large cardiology practice with multistate contracts and operations. As Director of Network Development for PrimeHealth, Mr. Del Campo oversaw the application process for a limited Knox-Keene health care service plan license for a provider sponsored network of twenty-five nonprofit hospitals and affiliated medical groups and IPAs. As an instructor for the UCSD School of Medicine, he taught courses for physicians on the health care system, health care finance and the financial aspects of medical practice.
Mr. Del Campo holds an undergraduate degree in foreign service from The American University in Washington, D.C. and a master's degree in finance from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey.
He teaches HCA 452/552 Medical Group Practice Management.
Daniel Fahey, MPA, MPH, PhD
Daniel Fahey is a professor emeritus and Program Director in Health Services Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. His areas of interest are health policy, health systems, organizational behavior, and managed care. Before becoming a full time faculty member, Dr. Fahey served as CEO of three large, multi-specialty medical groups; he also served as CEO of several acute care hospitals where he managed satellite hospitals, a skilled nursing facility, a home health agency, and several medical office buildings.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives; serves on the ACHE Regent’s Advisory Council for District 9, and is the recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Award for Senior-Level Executive. Dr. Fahey is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association and of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration. Dr. Fahey has been published in several health care journals, and has presented at national and regional health care meetings.
Dr. Fahey earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Public Administration degree at California State University, Los Angeles, a Master of Public Health (Health Services Administration) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Public Administration degree (with an emphasis in health policy) from Arizona State University.
He teaches HCA 537 Managed Care in the MSHCA Accelerated Program.
Heidi Girling, MPH, CHES
Heidi Girling is Coordinator of the Health Resource Center in CSULB Student Health Services and has served at CSULB since 2001. Ms. Girling specializes in sexual health (including STDs, HIV, and family planning) in the college health arena. Program planning, implementation and evaluation are critical components of her work experience.
She is a state-certified HIV test counselor, and manages several sexual health and nutrition programs in CSULB Student Health Services. Her academic interests are the elimination of health care disparities, the area of total quality management, and the cultural competency of healthcare providers.
Ms. Girling holds both Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (emphasis in Hazardous Materials Management) and Master of Public Health degrees from CSULB.
She teaches HCA 202 Introduction to Health Care in America.
Nora Goto RN, MSN, MSHCA, PMP, CPHQ
Currently, Nora Goto is the vice president of Health Management Operations of Proview Resource Group. It is her belief that a culture of being “open to consider all options" is ideal in the health care management of individuals and that a “learning” environment facilitates the exchange of information/care contributions from all members from the care team. The patient-centered care model offers an infrastructure/system of care that provides for development and monitoring of diverse and creative approaches to health care delivery.
Ms. Goto's prior experience includes project manager-patient centered care at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, project management at OptumHealth, A Subsidiary of United Healthcare, nursing and management at UCI Medical Center and UltraLink, consulting at UltraLink, patient and professional education UCI Medical Center and OptumHealth. Recently, she completed six years of voluntary service as part of the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute of Orange County. During this time she held roles leading the organization’s operation, administrative and marketing activities.
Ms. Goto graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
She teaches HCA 416 Management and Information Systems.
Cindy Gotz, DHsc, MPH, CHES
Cindy Gotz is the manager of Registration, Scheduling and Financial Navigation at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial. She is passionate about providing survivorship care and education for cancer patients and survivors, and her research interests focus on quality of life and psychosocial care for women with cancer.
In addition to her hospital duties, she is adjunct faculty in Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach, teaching the undergraduate and graduate internship/field placement courses.
Dr. Gotz completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at CSU Dominguez Hills and she holds a master’s degree in Public Health and graduate certificate in Health Care Administration from CSULB. In December 2014, she completed her doctorate in health science with a concentration in organizational leadership at A.T. Still University.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 480/580 Internship in Health Care Administration and HCA 481 Internship and Career Development in Health Care Administration.
Matthew Graeser, MSHCA
Mathew Graeser is Associate Director for Cardiac Services at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He has worked in the health care industry for almost twenty years.
Mr. Graeser was elected to the Board of Directors of the national nonprofit organization Healthy Teen Network (HTN) in 2010, which provides education, advocacy, and networking for health professionals that work with adolescents.
Mr. Graser received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach.
Mr. Graeser teaches the HCA 502 Health Care Systems course in the MSHCA Accelerated Program.
James Lott, Sr., PsyD
Dr. Jim Lott is the executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California, where he is responsible for health care policy development, advocacy, and association communications for hospitals serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. He also serves on the Citizens Financial Oversight Committee for the state’s stem cell program, the board of the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Insure the Uninsured Project.
He served a five-year stint as the president and chief executive officer of the Hospital Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties, a trade association representing the hospitals and health systems in the southern-most region of California. Prior to San Diego, Dr. Lott served for nine years as staff director and chief consultant to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services of the California Legislature. He also held various administrative, policy development and advocacy positions with the Los Angeles County Health Department over a six-year period.
As a result of his extensive and productive history in influencing health policy in California, and of the numerous articles he has written on the subject, Dr. Lott is a sought after source for political commentary and analysis of current health policy issues by the print and electronic media.
Dr. Lott received his undergraduate education at Cal State L.A., his MBA degree from the University of Redlands, and a doctorate in psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
Dr. Lott teaches HCA 300 and 502 Health Care Systems.
Deborah Ludke, MHA
Deborah Ludke is the Administrative Operations Officer for Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development as well as the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education within the Veterans Health Administration National Headquarters Office of Academic Affiliations. In this role Ms. Ludke administratively oversees all aspects of national portfolio emphasizing the development of research, scholarship, and clinical skills for post-residency physicians and post-doctoral associated health professionals in areas which are critical to the health of our Nation’s Veterans.
Her long career with the Veterans Health Administration has included administrative leadership in the areas of education, research, blood/organ/tissue donation, and surgery at the local, regional, and national levels.
Ms. Ludke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Health Care Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, she served as past president of the Health Care Administration Alumni Network (HCAAN) at California State University, Long Beach.
She teaches HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration and HCA 481 Internship and Career Development in Health Care Administration.
Thomas P. McCabe, JD, MBA
Thomas McCabe has extensive experience in medical group practice and managed care administration. Most recently he was Director of Finance for North East Medical Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Prior experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and in-house legal counsel for American Medical Specialty Organization, a specialty physician management services firm; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for MD HealthShares/Patient's Choice, a start-up HMO in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Executive VP/In-House Counsel for the Friendly Hills Healthcare Foundation, a physician-hospital delegated risk contracting entity in southern California; Chief Operating Officer for the Friendly Hills Medical Group; Executive Director, United Medical Group Association; and Assistant Controller, FHP International HMO.
Dr. McCabe holds a J.D. from Western State University College of Law and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from CSULB, where he also received his BS in Accounting.
He teaches the following courses: HCA 340 Legal Aspects of Health Administration and HCA 341 Financial Management of Health Care, HCA 515 Advanced Financial Management in Health Care.
Rebecca Perley, MHA, NHA
Rebecca Perley is owner and CEO of AIT Exam Prep, a nationwide company that prepares Administrators-in-Training to take the California and national nursing home administrator licensure exams.
Ms. Perley is a guest lecturer for the State of California, Nursing Home Administrator Program. She lectures on topics which include the history of long term care, current state and national trends and the positive impact of culture change on the quality of life of nursing home residents. In addition, she is also a licensed California Nursing Home Administrator with experience in skilled nursing facility management.
Ms. Perley earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Southern California and her Master of Science in Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach.
She teaches HCA 410 Health Management Organizations, HCA 417 Technology, Ethics and Society, HCA 439/539 Management Challenges in Long Term Care, HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration.
Aaron Reich, MBA
Mr. Aaron Reich has over 15 years of experience in the business, technology, and services sectors. His action-oriented work ethic, vast experience, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously earned him a management position within an Orange County-based technology company where he specializes in Healthcare Regulation and Compliance.
Mr. Reich is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California and Rio Hondo College, where he holds a B.A. in Organizational Management and an Associate of Science. He also earned his M.B.A. with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership from Ashford University. Additionally, he is a Lean Six Sigma program graduate and a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
He teaches HCA 312 Health Personnel Management.
Evelyn Schipske, JD, RNP
Evelyn "Gerrie" Schipske is a professor in the Health Care Administration Department at California State University Long Beach, and has an extensive background in health care, law and labor relations. Ms. Schipske teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration, political science and women’s studies. When she is not teaching, Ms. Schipske is an attorney and frequently consults on medical records review.
Ms. Schipske’s previous health care industry experience includes being a Regional Contracting Manager for Blue Shield, a Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Kaiser Permanente, a Senior Operations Counsel for MedPartners and a Director of Labor Relations for SEIU Local 399.
Ms. Schipske is the first and only Registered Nurse Practitioner to serve on a state medical board in the United States. She currently serves as the Vice President of California Senate Rules Committee, being appointed in both 2007 and 2012. She was also elected to the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees in 1992 as well as the Long Beach City Council where she chairs the Personnel and Civil Service Committee.
Ms. Schipske has a Juris Doctorate from Pacific Coast University School of Law, a Master of Science in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCI and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing Science from Golden west College.
She teaches the following courses: HCA 312 Health Personnel Management and HCA 340 Legal Aspects of Health Administration.
Richard Tradewell, PhD
Richard L. Tradewell comes to CSULB from Claremont McKenna College where he was a Fellow of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. Hel has worked in Public Policy Analysis since 1995, publishing reports for policy institutes such as Reason Foundation and for government agencies, including school and public health districts. Earlier career roles included product development for Traveler’s Health Network, Hospital Administration for Comprehensive Care Corp. and Principal Health Services Program Analyst for County of Los Angeles, Chief Administrative Office.
His research interests extend from his doctoral dissertation, an analysis of financing at 547 school districts in California and reasons for variation in productivity. Dr. Tradewell is now analyzing key factors in the potential future decline in health care costs, including application of disruptive technologies in finance and delivery.
Dr. Tradewell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University and a PhD in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University.
He teaches the following courses: HCA 422 Global Issues in Health Services, HCA 451 Economics of Health, HCA 503 Health Care Economics, and HCA 536 Hospital Management.
Jan Frates. PhD
Janice Frates taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Health Care Administration Program at California State University, Long Beach from 1997 to 2014. She helped to develop elective courses in Medical Group Practice, Long Term Care Management, and Geographic Information Systems in Health.
Dr. Frates has held positions at Kaiser Permanente Health Plan (Southern California region) as a business analysis consultant, San Diego-Imperial Counties Health Systems Agency as a health economist, and Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California as a futures research management consultant.
Dr. Frates holds a PhD in Public Administration from USC, with a concentration in Health Services Administration as well as a Master of Social Work from the University of California.
Dr. Frates retired from the HCA Department at the end of the Fall 2014 semester. She is reactivating her clinical social work license and will be doing geriatric care management for Ativa Home Care agency in Orange County. She will also continue to do grant writing, business development, market research and other "rent-a-brain" projects for various healthcare organizations. She will also be traveling more with her husband Steve (the other Dr. Frates),
Robert Tumelty, PhD
Dr. Robert Tumelty, the founding director for the the CSULB Health Care Administration Program, came to CSULB from UC San Francisco in 1974. Dr. Tumelty headed the CSULB Center for Health Manpower Education, an organizational unit designed to coordinate campuswide health-related programs at CSULB.
Dr. Tumelty's initial academic appointment was within the CSULB Center of Public Policy and Administration (CCPA). He soon transferred his academic appointment to the Center for Health Manpower Education, bringing the CCPA course with him. In 1997, the Center for Health Manpower Education was disbanded, all resources were transferred to the Office of Special Programs, and immediately a certificate program in health care administration was approved; soon after, an undergraduate degree major in HCA was developed.
Dr. Tumelty headed a consortium program development committee to develop a master's degree in HCA; at same time he was able to revise the undergraduate program.
Dr. Tumelty retired in 1992. He is a member of the HCA advisory board.