Three students at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health participated in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ (NAHSE) 20th Annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The event took place October 13-16 in New Orleans. NAHSE, a non-profit association of Black health care executives, was founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders. The organization strives to elevate the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities.
[Photo: (left to right) Ms. Maryann Bolis, Mr. Larry Wrobel, Ms. Tia Faraon, Mr. Tarek Behery, Ms. Raven Patterson, and Ms. Kate Carow]
“NAHSE is happy to see a renewed commitment in the form of an Institutional Membership from UIC and its Office of Diversity and Inclusion,” said Mr. Anthony V. King, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers and President of NAHSE. “Broad school participation is important for the encouragement of the student teams that participate in the Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition each year. We were very impressed with the fourth place finish of the UIC student case competition team, Ms. Raven Patterson, Mr. Tarek Behery, and Ms. Kristia Faraon. Both levels of participation are key to supporting the mission, and advancing the purpose of NAHSE.”
Ms. Patterson, Ms. Behery and Ms. Faraon are of Master of Healthcare in Administration (MHA) students at UIC. Mr. Larry Wrobel, Assistant Clinical Professor, organized the team’s participation. These three students, as well as Maryann Bolis who was selected as an alternate, were chosen to represent UIC based on their “specific knowledge and experience in operations, marketing, finance the ability to present effectively in both a small and large group environment.” They made it through two rounds of competition and were one of only five teams selected for the finals. They placed 4th overall. This is the second time UIC students have placed in the finals in the NAHSE national competition in the past three years.