Education: BA in Economics, Master of Health Services Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Certifications: Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, IL; Health and Life Insurance License; TPA License (1997-1999)
Publications: Samuels, Noer, Chen, Coleman, et al: The Impact of Market Factors on Hospital Closures, presented at the FHSRR Annual Convention (1990).
Author of Economic Trends and related articles in Hospitals Magazine and AHA News (1989-1990).
Honors/awards: 2016 Calhoun Award, Radiology Business Management Association, Junior Faculty Award, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Corporate Community Volunteer of the Year Award (2000), Priority Health, Traverse City, MI; Presenter, ACHE Graduate Seminar (1995), Presenter, Sachs Strategy X, “Windows of Opportunity” (1994).
Community involvement: Old Mission Peninsula School Board, Co-founder of the Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation, Graduate, Leadership Michigan; Graduate, Leadership Grand Traverse; Health Care Committee, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Advisory Board, Michigan Chamber of Commerce; PTO Volunteer; Health and Human Services Committee, Michigan Chamber of Commerce(2006); Women's Resource Center Extravaganza Committee and Community Outreach Lead (thru 2006); TIPDON Advisory Board (thru 2004); Master Gardening Association of Northwest Michigan (thru 2007); Chicago Health Executives Forum (thru 1997); Tutor, Mercy Home for Boys (thru 1995)
Hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving, golf, photography, fly-fishing, jewelry making and gardening (Master Gardener certification.)
Officer Roles: President, Radiology Business Managers of Michigan, Past Vice President & Treasurer Old Mission Peninsula School, Past Treasurer Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation