Advisory Council

Since its establishment in 2010, the MHA advisory council has helped to shape the structure and direction of the MHA program. The council is made up of key stakeholders in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex area, who share an expertise of healthcare management, as well as a commitment to educating the next generation of healthcare leaders. Their input and engagement is helping to make the UNTHSC MHA program the best in Texas.

Oscar Amparan, MHA, FACHE
Chair, MHA Advisory Council
Executive Vice President
and Southeast Zone Operations Leader
Texas Health Resources

David Ballard, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President
and Chief Quality Officer

Baylor Health Care System

Barclay E. Berdan, MBA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Texas Health Resources

Manager of Health System Services
Loopback Analytics

Joseph Dalpiaz, MHA
Network Director
VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

Joseph DeLeon, MPA

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital –
Southwest Fort Worth

Jack DuFon
VISN 17, Chief Logistics Officer
Veterans Health Administration

John Dugan, LFNA


Matlock Place

Rear Admiral Epifanio Elizondo, PhD, PA-C
Regional Health Administrator
Department of Health and Human Services

Emily Hovde, MHA
Healthcare Administrator
Brookdale Senior Living – Broadway Plaza

Christine Kalish, MBA, CMPE
National Practice Director,
Strategic Advisory Group
Beacon Partners

Winjie Tang Miao, MHA
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Alliance

Steven R. Newton, MPH, FACHE
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine

Terri Nuss, MS, MBA
Vice President of Patient Centeredness
Baylor Healthcare System

Scott Rule
Chief Risk Officer
JPS Health Network

Carmen Santiago, DrPH, RN
Medical Health Management

Liz Trevino, DrPH, MPH
North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc

Michael R. Williams, DO, MD, MBA
UNT Health Science Center

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
Director of Public Affairs
MedStar Mobile Healthcare