Matthew received the H. Fleming Fuller Award for exemplary commitment to patient care, teaching, and community service. Matthew is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a distinguished professor and chair of the University of North Carolina’s department of neurosurgery. He’s been with the university’s hospital system for 17 years. The award is given annually by the University of North Carolina Health Care board of directors. Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Stephen has been elected to the board of directors of Luminex Corporation, a global biotechnology company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Since 2011, Stephen has served as vice president, oncology medical sciences, Astellas Pharma Global Development, a global pharmaceutical company with U.S headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. Prior to joining Astellas, he was vice president, translation medicine & pharmacogenomics at Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company. In addition to his B.S. degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College, Stephen holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Harvard University and an M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi.
Michael retired after 37 years as a family practice specialist in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. At K he majored in biology and studied abroad in Hannover, Germany. He completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. After a three-year residency at the E.W. Sparrow Family Practice Program in Lansing he opened his practice in Reedsburg.
Matt is the chief health officer at the National Council of YMCAs, which received in 2012 a federal grant of $12 million to test the value of a diabetes prevention program in eight states. In March of this year Matt was a member of a group that traveled to Washington D.C. to share an evaluation of the program. The results were excellent, showing both cost reduction and diabetes prevention. Based on those results the Obama administration is expected to expand Medicare to cover diabetes prevention programs among people at high risk of developing the disease, an expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Amy is division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and she was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues. She earned her B.A. at K in health sciences and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. Amy came to Pittsburgh in 2012 from UCSF Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, where she was medical director of pediatric rehabilitation. She also completed a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2005.
Nancy has been appointed to an adjunct faculty position at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Nancy earned a master’s degree in public accounting and is a C.P.A. After working at Plante & Moran for three years she returned to Wayne State University School of Medicine and earned her medical degree. Nancy completed her residency in Family Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich. She has been in private practice in Traverse City (Mich.) for 15 years and will have medical students join her in her practice and experience small town medicine. At K Nancy majored in economics and business and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Peter was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the 13-member Health Information Technology Commission. The Commission is part of the Michigan Department of Community Health, and it facilitates and promotes the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Michigan’s health care information systems. Peter is senior vice president of policy and data for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Previously, he served as vice president for Mission Health and Catherine McAuley Health System and as president of McPherson Hospital. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree at K in economics and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He earned a M.B.A. in health services management from Northwestern University.
Patrick has joined the advisory committee of Jivana Biotechnology, Inc., a Chicago-based company that develops RNA interference treatments for a wide range of cancers. Patrick is a registered patent attorney since 1993 and founder of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Hueschen & SAGE, PLLC, which specializes in advising innovator pharmaceutical, dermatological and fine chemical companies in portfolio development, prosecution, management, agency registration, enforcement and partnering. Patrick earned his J.D. at Loyola University (Chicago). At K he majored in biology and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He began his career as a biochemist with The Upjohn Company, conducting pharmacological research on potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Justine joined Glenpark Animal Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, last summer. At K she majored in biology and studied abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland. She earned her degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and graduated in May of 2013. After graduating from veterinary school Justine completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Although she enjoys all aspects of medicine, Justine takes particular interest in internal medicine (respiratory and endocrine disorders) as well as neurology and ophthalmology. She has two furry children of her own at home, a three-year-old American Bulldog named Lucy and a one-year-old French Bulldog named Lola. In her spare time she enjoys running, particularly in races and triathlons, as well as camping, rock climbing, and baking.
In May Terri was appointed to the board of directors of LaunchPoint Corporation (Itasca, Illinois), a provider of cloud-based solutions, software and services for healthcare organizations. Terri has spent nearly 35 years working in the health industry, two-thirds of them working with health plans. She currently provides strategic healthcare consulting, due diligence and interim management services to both development-stage and mature health organizations. In addition, she is a Limited Partner and Member of the CEO Council at Council Capital. At K Terri majored in biology and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.