SHS Committee List

Students Community of Practice

Offers insights to students on healthcare industrial engineering careers including bios of members with successful careers, virtual webinars and mentoring programs. Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for student members.

Committee Email:
Chair: Christopher Gehrke
Board Liaisons: Neal Moriconi

Early Career/Young Professional Community of Practice

Serves as a conduit to help student members transition to career professionals. Creates a networking opportunity including mentoring and webinars. Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for young professional and early career members.

Committee Email:
Chair: Annie Shutt
Board Liaisons: Aaron Kanne

Experienced Professional Community of Practice

Ensures effective processes related to the Diplomate program. Guides the organization on activities and opportunities for experienced professional members.

Committee Email:
Chair: Wyatt Hockmeyer
Board Liaison: Jennifer Percival

Academic Community of Practice

Connection between the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and the Society for Health Systems. Supports members who work in academia with relation to publications, research, mentorship and student involvement.

Committee Email:
Chair: Rick Huang
Board Liaison: Valerie Boelman

Communications Committee

Actively engages members and non-members through social media and other forms of communication. Manages the monthly newsletter, improves the organizational brand, and creates consistent messaging.

Committee Email:
Chair: Taylor Rader                 
Board Liaison: Elizabeth Gentry

Conference Committee

Plans and coordinates the annual Society for Health Systems Conference – Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference. HSPI is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, methods and concepts such as lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation and project management.

Committee Email:
Chair: Ali Hobbs
Board Liaison: Cody Hall

Education Committee

Supports the educational webinars focused on relevant and timely topics that are important to our members. Manages the Lean Coffee Events that connect Society for Health Systems members in local cities (i.e., Atlanta, Knoxville, Birmingham, etc.).

Committee Email:
Chair: Shay Bergmann
Board Liaison: Jarvis Gray

Awards Committee

Organizes the recognition of prominent SHS members, including Diplomates, annual awards, conference recognition and competitions.

Committee Email: 
Chair: Josh Heurung
Board Liaison: Lauren Cooper

Clinical Community of Practice 

Provides a home for clinicians and others interested in clinical practice with SHS. This community serves as a focal point for ensuring the perspective of clinicians is an integral part of the mission of SHS. 

Committee Email:  
Chair: Melissa Cyr
Board Liaison: Todd Banks

Advisory Board

Chair: James V. Rawson, M.D.
Board Liaison: Mary Ellen Skeens