Professionals from the Healthcare
Industry to Inspire Future Leaders
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UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs
The School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top-ranked academic institutions devoted to medical research, education, and healthcare services. Its physicians and researchers have been lauded with numerous awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize and the membership of over 80 faculty members in the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine. UC San Diego Healthcare is known as a center for leading-edge medicine and outstanding clinical programs. Furthermore, San Diego has become one of the most advanced centers in the world for biotechnology, clinical research, telecommunications, and computer software. This is due in no small measure to the University of California, San Diego. More than 90% of the technology companies in San Diego can trace their roots to either faculty or graduates of UC San Diego.
In addition to research and degree work, UC San Diego is home to one of the most diverse continuing education programs in the world. UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs provides critical support for workforce development to San Diego and other partnering organizations. It addresses the lifelong knowledge and skill development needs of individuals, organizations and the community. Every area of study, from biotechnology and the arts, to foreign languages and healthcare, evolves with the community. Courses are refined as the workplace changes and as new ideas and technologies arise.
Janette Williams, IMBA, PhD+
Anya Umlauf, MS+
Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH+
Kenneth J. Serio, MD+
Steve Martin, MBA+
Adam M. Keene, MBA+
Philip C. Hansen, PhD, MS+
Dan H. Deuprey, JD+
Janette Williams, IMBA, PhD
President/Senior Organizational Design/Development and Business Consultant
Janette Williams, IMBA, PhD has over 29 years of experience in management, leadership, consulting, and strategic business planning. Her various career moves have helped her gain expertise in business development, change management, organizational leadership, networking, and training. She currently utilizes her skills as an Organizational Design/Development and Business Consultant.
Janette holds a BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, an International MBA from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, and a PhD in Organizational/Consulting Psychology from Alliant International.
Anya Umlauf, MS
Anya Umlauf, MS graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s in Statistics. Anya is currently a statistician for HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) at the University of California, San Diego, and collaborates with US and international researchers on studying genetic, neurovirologic, neurobiologic, neuromedical, neurobehavioral, and neuroimaging data. In her role as a statistician, she assists HNRP researchers and trainees with all aspects of designing and implementing medical and behavioral studies, including preparation of grant applications, statistical analyses of the data, interpretation of the results, and publishing those results in scientific journals. Ms. Umlauf has been teaching statistics since 2007.
Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH
Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH is a tenured Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego in the Division of Health Policy. Her research focuses on the practice behavior of primary care physicians, patient-provider communications, and healthcare economics. Her novel approach towards foundational research in healthcare services, which promotes a multidisciplinary approach to investigations involving the practice behavior of providers, patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and the affordability and accessibility of quality healthcare has gained her national and international recognition. As a prolific researcher, her career publications output includes 92 peer-reviewed works, with 63 original research articles, 42 as first or senior author in such high impact journals in the field as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Medical Care, and Journal of American Geriatrics Society. She has received numerous awards for her research. Further evidence of her impact as a researcher can be seen in her roles as a panel member and reviewer on various national agencies and editorial boards including the National Institute of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition to her faculty appointment at UC San Diego, she is the Director for Outcomes Analysis at the UC San Diego Health Information Services, and a Consulting Investigator at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. Dr. Tai-Seale earned her Ph.D. in Health Services with a cognate in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles. She also has an MPH from Emory University and received medical training at Jiaotong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China.
Kenneth J. Serio, MD
Kenneth J. Serio, MD is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician (Scripps Green Hospital), Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit (Scripps Green Hospital), and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor (UC San Diego). He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such of asthma, sepsis, and healthcare reform. He has also developed and operates the MD Nexus website.
Steve Martin, MBA
Steve Martin, MBA has over 24 years’ experience in healthcare administration while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He has extensive in-depth knowledge of federal policies with senior level experience developing, optimizing, and delivering cost effective, high quality health care systems throughout military clinics and hospitals around the world. Most recently, he served as the Director of Network Operations, for the TRICARE Regional Office, which oversaw the management of 200,000 network providers and 10,000 facilities providing care for 3 million people across 21 states. Steve has experience in $19B Medical Support Contract transitions, strategic planning, budgeting, cost accounting, medical acquisitions and leadership. He was recognized as the Young Healthcare Administrator of the Year and the Health Plans Officer of the Year for the Air Force. He received his MBA from Columbia Southern University and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Adam M. Keene, MBA
Adam M. Keene, MBA, has served as Clinical Systems Manager for UC San Diego’s Medical Center since 2010. He fulfills multiple roles encompassing the development, implementation, management, and ongoing support of UC San Diego Health System’s comprehensive clinical information system. He partners with senior clinical and administrative leadership to develop and refine strategies for advancing clinical computing capabilities. Past work experience includes working for Spectrum Health and Bronson Healthcare Group in Michigan as an IT Analyst, and as an Adjunct Instructor at Western Michigan University. He received his MBA with a concentration in Finance, and BBA in Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University.
Philip C. Hansen, PhD, MS
Philip C. Hansen, M.S., Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is an Advanced Integrated Technologies Group (AIT) Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a PMP trained Project Manager. He has 34 years of experience in consumer products Research and Development, Project Management, Manufacturing and Operational Excellence, in regulated industries at Pillsbury, Frito-Lay, Nutrilite, OptumRx, Ventura Foods and MedImpact, where he is a MBB Kaizen Facilitator. He is an instructor of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts at UCSD Extension. His experiences span a wide range of consumer products, business processes and contract manufacturing. He is experienced in using Toyota Production System (TPS) methodology, KAIZEN Workshop techniques, QFD, Root Cause Analysis and Value Stream Mapping for process improvement in healthcare and business process improvements in addition to manufacturing operations. He is an excellent problem solver who effectively communicates complex technical information to non-technical audiences.
Dan H. Deuprey, JD
Dan Deuprey, JD has been representing healthcare providers in litigated matters since 1972, including physicians, hospitals, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and others. Dan has extensive experience with jury trials, private binding arbitrations, and appeals, and has also served as counsel for physicians and other providers before licensing boards. He has served as hearing officer for medical staff peer review proceedings, and has served as a neutral arbitrator and mediator in resolving disputes involving healthcare providers. For over 20 years he has held membership in national organizations dedicated to education about the civil court system, holding the highest rank of Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and the rank of Master in the American Inns of Court.