"Before I came to Grand Valley, I ran various nonprofits for 10 years. I bring in real-life examples to the classes." - Heather Carpenter, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
The mission of the Masters of Health Administration program is to develop new, early, and mid-career students into leaders who combine the essential knowledge, specific competencies, and practical experiences for a management career in nonprofit and governmental healthcare organizations in the Midwest, nation, and world. We actively engage the healthcare community to prepare ethical and effective practitioners for healthcare management and leadership.
To be a nationally respected and regionally-distinguished graduate program that is recognized as preparing high-performing managers and leaders and is the first choice for nonprofit health care management education.
Laurel Jackson (MHA '08) has been group practice operations director for the Henry Ford Health System since January 2012.
Richard Kline, MHA '08, is currently executive director of Covenant Retirement Communities.