Thanks to the generosity of AUPHA’s Corporate Partner, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), individuals who register and attend the full Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop are eligible to receive two face-to-face continuing education units (F2F CEUs). This includes the joint AUPHA/ACHE Keynote Breakfast and two panel sessions. 


Thanks to the ongoing support of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop (APPW) will once again bring together leaders from practice and academe to exchange information and to discuss issues that are crucial in educating future healthcare leaders.
The 2024 APPW will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 East Wacker Drive, in Chicago, during the 2024 ACHE Congress. It will start at 7:00 a.m. Central Time with an opening breakfast keynote by Andy Shin, JD, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Mass General Brigham. It will then be followed by two panels to continue the discussion around the theme of Innovation and Entrepreneurism: Preparing Healthcare Leaders to Thrive in Environments of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and AmbiguityThe first panel will focus on Industry Perspectives and Implications, while the second panel will focus on Academic Insights and Imperatives. Scroll down to learn more about the keynote and panels/panelists. 
A special thank you to Carla Jackie Sampson, PhD, MBA, FACHE, and Kevin Broom, PhD, MBA, who are leading the development of this year's program. Visit this site regularly to stay up to date on the Workshop's details.


Tuesday, March 26, 2024
(7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Central Time)

Andy Shin, JD, MPH, MBA
Senior Vice President of Strategy
Mass General Brigham


Trends, Tension, and Transformation:  
Maintaining Mission During Times of Change 

Unprecedented systemic forces threaten the sustainability of healthcare providers, forcing many organizations to strategically navigate the tension between financial sustainability while still maintaining mission. At the same time, the healthcare workforce is reporting historically high levels of disengagement across both clinical and administrative roles. In healthcare, our role as leaders and educators of future leaders is to make the hard decisions, while still facilitating connection to purpose, even amidst tremendous change. This keynote will describe the most impactful trends shaping our environment, how health systems can respond to them, and how leaders can more effectively undergo the necessary transformation to sustain their missions.

About the Speaker

Andy Shin is Senior Vice President of Strategy at Mass General Brigham, where he is responsible for shaping and advancing the strategy for one of the nation’s largest integrated academic health systems and leading biomedical research organizations in the world. Previously, he has held leadership positions across the social, public, and private sectors in strategy, operations, business development, and policy roles. This includes forming and leading the American Hospital Association (AHA) Center for Health Innovation - the combined health services research, performance improvement, data solutions, advisory, and commercial business units of the AHA -  including the AHA Innovation Venture Fund. In addition, he was part of the founding team that launched the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI), a health policy fellow for the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, and has experience as a consultant, investment analyst, and officer in the United States Air Force.
For a full biography, please click here.  


Innovation and Entrepreneurism: Preparing Healthcare Leaders to Thrive in Environments of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity


Panel One: Industry Perspectives and Implications 
(8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Central Time)


Carla Jackie Sampson, PhD, MBA, FACHE
Clinical Professor of Healthcare Management and Public Service
Director of Online MHA and MPA Health Policy and Management
New York University

Eric Alvarez, MHA

CEO and Founder
Grapefruit Health

Michael Bloom, PhD
Founding Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Loyola University Chicago


Whitney Holmes, MHA
Senior Business Consultant
Medicare Retention Center of Excellence
Aetna, A CVS Health Company


Edwin O. Ukpaby, MS
President & CEO
Medix Systems Consultants, Inc.

Panel Two: Academic Insights and Imperatives  
(9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Central Time)


Kevin Broom, 
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director of MHA and MHA/MBA Programs
University of Pittsburgh


Ryan Armbruster, MHA
Senior Fellow & Director
MHA Executive Program

School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Benita David, MBA, DBA
 Founding Chair
Department of Healthcare Administration
AdventHealth University



Edward Schumacher, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Care Administration
Trinity University



Daniel Volshteyn
Class of 2024 Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Candidate
Cornell University Sloan Program