This year's Undergraduate Workshop's theme is The Evolving Healthcare Administration Program:  Preparing Diverse Students for Careers of the Future. The healthcare administration field remains an ever changing landscape. As such, the skills and attributes for professionals to be successful in it continue to evolve. Universities must be forward thinking to identify the needs of its programs, faculty, students, and the field. This year’s Workshop will highlight these four areas, providing for presentations, speakers, and discussions to highlight the current and future trends to successfully prepare future healthcare administration professionals.



AUPHA is pleased to have Dr. Nadine Barrett as this year's Undergraduate Workshop opening speaker. Dr. Barrett is a medical sociologist with over 15 years of experience engaging diverse health systems and communities. She has devoted her career to reducing health disparities among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations and effectively training healthcare professionals, research professionals, and trainees in community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and the principles of authentic and impactful stakeholder collaborations.

Her expertise includes developing effective partnerships with community, research, and health-system representatives to improve health outcomes and access to research. She also has directed health assessments to inform strategic priority setting and program development, implementation, and evaluation.

At Duke University, Barrett serves as the inaugural director of two offices: the Office of Health Equity and Disparities at the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Duke Community Engagement Core. The latter organization sits within the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement and the Clinical & Translational Science Institute. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine’s Division of Community Health.

Barrett is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the American Sociology Association’s Minority Fellowship, an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Drum Major for Justice Award for her work in advancing community health.


Stephen P. Fleming, NHA, MHA will be the closing keynote speaker for the 2019 AUPHA Undergraduate Workshop. Mr. Fleming is the President & CEO of The Well•Spring Group, a multi-modal aging services provider serving over one thousand individuals and their families. He leads the overall effort of The Well•Spring Group to service Life Plan Communities, Adult Day programs, caregiver educational services, home care, PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), and management consulting services.

In addition to being the President & CEO of The Well•Spring Group, Mr. Fleming currently serves on the Board of the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. He has also served as past chairs of LeadingAge North Carolina, the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, and the Health Care Management Advisory Board of Appalachian State University.

Mr. Fleming received his Bachelors in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Masters from Appalachian State University. He is also has a Graduate Fellowship in Strategic and Financial Planning from Harvard University.



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