Career Profiles

Health Services Management Alumni Career Profiles

Trying to choose the best career path may be difficult when you have not had real experience in the public health field. There are countless opportunities and paths to pursue, which is why we strive to equip our students with the tools and support they need to choose the public health career best for them.

Our Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management alumni working in the field were once prospective students too. Many of them have agreed to share their success stories in hopes of helping you discover a career path you will love. 

Christine Krieger, BSHSM 2017

Christine says the lessons she learned from the Health Services Management program have not left her. She chose this major because she wanted to provide care for others in a non-traditional way. Working at JWM Neurology, Christine now services more than 40 neurological care providers at eight offices throughout the Indianapolis area.

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Elena Smith, BSHSM 2017

Wanting to get involved with the constant changes in the health field, Elena was eager to study Health Services Management. Completing the program, she decided to enter the workforce and accepted her first position as pre-services coordinator at Eskenazi Health.

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Joseph Wamathai, BSHSM 2017

Joseph spent several years working as a caregiver and wanted to transition into an administrative or management role. He first earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech and then transferred to IUPUI for the Health Services Management program. He is now a part of the finance department's escalations team at Express Scripts.

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Sarah Vivo, BSHSM 2016

Program Manager, American Cancer Society 

Sarah was working with patients in the hospital setting, but believes real healing requires more than tests and prescriptions. That’s ultimately why she chose this program. As a graduate, she now enjoys working at a nonprofit, providing important supportive services that complement the traditional "diagnosis and treatment" side of medicine.

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Tyler Childress, BSHSM 2016

Tyler was at a crossroads before choosing to major in Health Services Management. He wanted to be in the healthcare industry, but also wanted to study business. Today, Tyler assists MDs and PhDs with grant funding, helping to construct their budgets.

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Viola Long, BSHSM 2016

Viola was originally focused on pre-med; she always knew she wanted to work in healthcare because she always had a passion for helping and inspiring others. Since completing the Health Services Management program, she has worked for three divisions within IU Health and currently works for the Digestive and Liver Disorders clinic.

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Abby Lauck, BSHSM 2015

Abby always knew she wanted to be in the healthcare industry. She started studying nursing, but didn’t believe nursing was the best fit for her. Abby completed the Health Services Management program and now works as a project coordinator on new construction and renovation projects throughout her organization.

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Josh Burger, BSHSM 2010

Josh’s decision to major in Health Services Management was, in his words, plain and simple – he wanted to be a leader in the healthcare industry. His first job after graduating was with IU Medical Group Primary Care as a Provider Relations Assistant. He had multiple advancements there and at Eskenazi Health before finding himself at MDwise, where he works today. 

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