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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

HCA Student Forum (HCASF)


My name is Carlos D. Mena and I am your Healthcare Administration Student Forum (HCASF) President for Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. It is a great honor working alongside faculty and students in order to make your success our own. In joining HCASF you are invited to general meetings and workshops hosted throughout the semester. There you are given the opportunity to receive tips and advice from keynote speakers who currently work in Healthcare fields.

Another great advantage in participating in HCASF is the ability to meet a potential mentor who can help guide you into a path he or she took and give you their input based off the previous experiences that they’ve had. Altogether HCASF is an organization that prides itself in helping students out in building career relations and giving tips and advice that is essential in growth and future success.

The Healthcare Administration Student Forum has grown tremendously and we expect greater successes to come, but it all starts with student involvement. I invite you to our general meetings and workshops and hope to see you all there.

Have a great semester and remember: Go Beach!


About Our Organization

The California State University Long Beach Health Care Administration hcasf_sealStudent Forum (HCASF) is a recognized campus student academic organization. HCASF provides a vehicle for constructive student involvement, recognition, and representation in the profession of health care administration. Its mission is to promote an environment conducive to educational and ethical development of personal and social skills for effective leadership in healthcare organizations.

Once you are enrolled in HCA 300, you are automatically enrolled into the HCA Student Forum's organizational mailing list on BeachBoard. On BeachBoard, go to My Organizations, and search for or click on “HCA Students” to find information about upcoming meetings.

If you wish to learn more about and apply to become a member of the HCASF, go to CSULB's OrgSync; both it and HCASF's BeachBoard organization have contact information for the HCASF officers and the faculty sponsor. These sites also contain information on HCA meetings, and, additionally, community events of interest to students preparing for careers in healthcare administration as well as for career and paid internship opportunities.


HCASF's Activities

  • Develop associations with local and regional healthcare executive groups in order to enhance academic and career opportunities.

  • Invite alumni and health care administrative practitioners to meet with students.

  • Participate in campuswide student government.

  • Advise the HCA Department Chair and faculty of student concerns and suggestions for improvement.

  • Help students network and find internships and jobs.

  • Have FUN with fellow students and alumni!


Your 2016-2017
HCA Student Forum Officers
President Carlos Mena
Vice-President Briseida Gonzalez
Treasurer Alyssa Watkins
Secretary Brittany Johnson
Membership Dinah Nguyen
Events Claudia Villasenor
Fundraising Beatriz Perales
Community Outreach Joseph Sapida
Public Relations Lauren Blaschke
Liaison Natalie Garcia