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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Faculty Listing

Below is an alphabetical listing of our faculty members with a brief biography and their contact information. (Faculty Roster)


Full Time Faculty

Tony Tony Sinay, Ph.D
Professor and Department Chair

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Tony Sinay is the Professor and Chair of Health Care Administration at California State University Long Beach and teaches undergraduate health care economics, health care finance and the integrative capstone course entitled “Project” for graduate students.  Dr. Sinay 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 the Social Science & Medicine, the 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 B.S. and M.S. degrees in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He obtained an M.S. degree in finance and a Ph.D. in economics 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 Erlyana , MD, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

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Erlyana Erlyana has been an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Administration since 2009.   Her research interests include access to care to underserved population; social determinant's of health care utilization, disparities on health, managed care, and comparative health.

Dr. Erlyana is a physician who received her MD from University of Atmajaya, Indonesia, and earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Service Administration from University of Southern California.

She teaches the following courses:  HCA 300 The Health Care System, HCA 422 Global Issues in Health Services, HCA 451 Economics of Health, HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services, and HCA 537 Managed Care.


Brenda Freshman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Brenda Freshman is an assistant 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 of the UCLA School of Public health where she lectured and trained health care professionals in managerial and leadership competencies.  She also holds an appointment as William Dickson Faculty Fellows Program Chair and Director of Research, Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership.

Her research and practice interests concentrate on collaboration across disciplines, workforce development, 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), a MA in Applied Psychology (University of Santa Monica), a 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.

HenryHenry O'Lawrence, Ph.D. MDP

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Henry O’Lawrence, formerly Chair of Professional Studies Department is a researcher and data analyst who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Health Care Administration Program.

Dr. O’Lawrence holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from Guilford Tech, a B.S. degree in Economics witha minor in Information System 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. He also holds a diploma in Leadership Management Program (MDP) from Harvard University; Action Inquiry and Reflective Teaching from Oxford University, and he is 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), HCA 698A Project Part I and HCA 698B Project Part II.

Grace Grace Reynolds, D.P.A.
Associate Professor

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Grace Reynolds is the Associate Director at 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.

She teaches the following courses:  HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services, HCA 535 Quantitative Methods for Health Administration, HCA 698A Project Part I,  and HCA 698B Project Part II.

Sandhya Shimoga

Sandhya Shimoga, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

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Sandhya Shimoga is the newest addition to the Department of Health Care Administration.  She was hired as an Assistant Professor in the 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 Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She holds a M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, University College and a M.Sc. 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 currently teaches the following courses:  HCA 300 The Health Care System, HCA 416 Management & Information Systems, and HCA 517 Advanced Health Care Information Systems Management.

Full Time Lecturers

TerryTerence Cunningham, MHA, FACHE

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A recent retiree, Mr. Cunningham worked over 44 years as a Senior Health Care Executive (CEO, COO, and VP) in 11 different hospitals and two clinics with a special interest in hospital strategic and tactical operations.

He served as a preceptor for HCA interns, residents, and fellows for over 20 years in collaboration with eight different university graduate and undergraduate HCA programs.  Mr. Cunningham is also the Coordinator for the HCA Internship Program.

Mr. Cunningham received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, with minors in Economics and Business, from CSULB and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The George Washington University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and is a Board Certified Specialist in Heath Care Administration.

He teaches following the courses: HCA 410 Health Management and Organization, HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration and HCA 481 Internship and Career Developement in Health Care Administration.

LindaLinda Martinez, Ph.D


Linda Martinez has an extensive background in both the academic world and in the business world.   In academia, she was the director of a multi-million dollar Department of Education grant for the leadership department at the University of Houston, developed and launched statistic’s online courses for both Texas A & M University and California State University Long Beach.  At CSULB, she was the coordinator of a Master’s program in Emergency Services Administration and a Bachelor’s program in Occupational Studies that graduated several thousand students.

Dr. Martinez spent ten years as the Vice-President of ARC, a large engineering company. Here she was in charge of all employee issues and courtroom presentation preparation. Dr. Martinez has developed websites and presented papers nationally and internationally on internet research, stress management, and career choices.

Dr. Martinez has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and Math, a Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology and holds a school counseling credential. She obtained a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Educational Psychology with minors in Human Resources, Administrative Leadership, and Statistics.

She teaches the following courses: HCA 410 Health Management and Organizations, HCA 417 Technology, Ethics, and Society, and HCA 457 Working Around the World.

NatalieNatalie Whitehouse-Capuano , MPH


Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano is the coordinator for the Master’s in Health Care Administration Accelerated Program and teaches undergraduate courses in both the Health Care Administration and Health Science programs.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Whitehouse-Capuano spent 18 years working for CSULB Foundation on tobacco prevention grants. She worked on smoke-free workplace policies, university and community college policies as well as smoke-free bars, restaurants, parks and beaches.

Mrs. Whitehouse-Capuano received her teaching credential, Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Food Administration and Master’s degree in Public Health at California State University, Long Beach.

She teaches the following courses: HCA 300 The Health Care System, HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration and HCA 481 Internship and Career Developement in Health Care Administration.

Executive Faculty


Veronica Acosta-Deprez, Ph.D.

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Veronica Acosta-Deprez is currently a Professor in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach.  She is a member of the California State University Consortium on Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and has participated in research related to the integration/infusion on emergency management and disaster preparedness in various courses in 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.

She has received funding on several service related grants on program assessment and evaluation and research grants related to health care access and community-based participatory research.  Most recently, she and Dr. Sarath Gunatilake, 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 numerous publications and presentations.

Dr. Acosta-Deprez has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University, Philippines, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She teaches the following courses, HCA 698A Project Part I and HCA 698B Project Part II, in the accelerated program.

Courtney Courtney Atkins, MHA, FACHE

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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 teh following courses: HCA 320 Operations Management in Health Administration and HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of the Health Care Services.

Rus Rus Billimoria, M.D., M.P.H, C.P.H.Q.

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Rus Billimoria is Director of Health Services for LA Care, a managed care company in Los Angeles. Prior experience includes consulting to PfizerPharmaceuticals; 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 Orane 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.

Kim B Kim Brant-Lucich, MBA, PMP, FHIMSS

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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 the 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, entitled “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 Dana Brown, JD

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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 Degree 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.

Heidi Heidi Burkey, MPH, CHES

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Heidi Burkey is the Coordinator of the Health Resource Center in the CSULB Student Health Services and has served at CSULB since 2001.  Ms. Burkey 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 the Student Health Services. Her academic interests are elimination of health care disparities, total quality management and cultural competency of healthcare providers.

Ms. Burkey holds a BA in Environmental Studies (emphasis in Hazardous Materials Management) and a Master’s degree in Public Health from CSULB.

She teaches HCA 202 Introduction to Health Care in America.

Ana Ana Carricchi-Lopez, MPP

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Ana Carricchi 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. 

Her experience as a political analyst includes work assignments at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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 the West Coast Regional Director for Silia Maria Calderon, Governor of Puerto Rico.

Ms. Carricchi currently serves as the treasurer for the Latino Caucus for Public Health and is a board member with the Public Law Center of Orange County and 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 has a Bachelor’s of Art in Social Ecology and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

She teaches HCA 470I Latinas/os: Heatlh Status and Health Care Access. to Latino Health).

Charles Charles Del Campo, MBA

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Charles Del Campo is a medical group practice management administrator with over 25 years 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 25 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


Daniel Fahey is an 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 Chief Executive Officer of three large, multi-specialty medical groups and Chief Executive Officer 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 the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration.  Dr. Fahey has been published in several healthcare journals and has presented at national and regional healthcare meetings.

Dr. Fahey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, California State University, Los Angeles, a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Health Services Administration), University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration, with an emphasis in health policy, from Arizona State University.

He teaches HCA 537 Mnaged Care in the Accelerated Masters Program.

Nora Nora Goto RN, MSN, MSHCA, PMP, CPHQ


Currently, Nora Goto is the vice president of Healtth Management Operationsof 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 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. 

Her 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.

CindyCindy Gotz, DHsc, MPH, C.H.E.S.


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 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 20 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 James Lott, Sr. MBA


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, Mr. 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, Mr. Lott is a sought after source for political commentary and analysis of current health policy issues by the print and electronic media.

Mr. Lott received his undergraduate education at Cal State L.A. and his MBA degree from the University of Redlands.

He teaches HCA 502 Health Care Systems.


Thomas P. McCabe, J.D., MBA

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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.

Chris M Christopher Majdi, MSHCA

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Christopher Majdi, MSHCA, CHBC, CBA,CVA. is a Managing Director at Transition Consultants and Medical Practice Appraisers, Inc.. He is a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA),and a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant (CHBC).

Mr. Majdi’s industry experience comes from the world of healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and business valuation. He works with physicians and health groups nationwide on medical practice sales, mergers, valuations, hospital integrations, and ACO projects.  His professional involvement includes serving as a Technology Chair of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.

Mr. Majdi holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton and a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from California State University, Long Beach.  He is a proud graduate of the Accelerated MSHCA Program.

He teaches the following courses: HCA 341 Financial Management of Health Care Institutions and HCA 416 Management and Information Systems.

Rebecca 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 439/539 Management Challenges in Long Term Care.

RebeccaAaron 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 Managment.

Gerrie Evelyn Schipske, R.N.P., J.D.


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.

Robert S Robert Siemer, MS, JD


Robert Siemer is a practicing attorney and a member of the Non-Profit Organizations Committee of the California State Bar.With 35 years of experience as the General Counsel of a five-hospital, tax exempt health care system, Dr. Siemer has extensive experience in the application of legal concepts to health care organization operations.

Dr. Siemer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Idaho State University, a Master’s degree in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from the University of Colorado, and a JD from Southwestern University’s School of Law.

He teaches the following courses: HCA 340 Legal Aspects of Health Administration and HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration.

Richard Richard Tradewell, Ph.D


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.


Emeritus Faculty

Janice Frates, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus

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 Ph.D. 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, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Robert Tumelty was the foundering Director of the Health Care Administraiton Program. He came to CSULB from UC San Franciso in 1974. He started as the head of the Center for Health Manpower Education. The center's function was to coordinate the health related programs within our University.

Dr. Tumelty's initial academic appointment was within the Center of Public Policy and Adminstration (CCPA). He soon transfered his academic appoinment to the Center for Health Manpower Edcuation bringing the CCPA coursse with him. In 1997, the Center for Health Manpower Education was disbanded. All resourses 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 develope 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.