The President's Desk

Contributor: John Harris, WG'88
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Dear Friends,

Our careers are complex journeys, packed with challenges and accomplishments. One of the best things we can do to strengthen the healthcare management education at Wharton is to assist alumni throughout our careers to be successful, fulfilled, and committed to improving healthcare in our society. 

With this in mind, the Career Development Committee of the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) has been hard at work reconceiving and re-launching our career development program. 

The goal of the career development program is to enhance the life-long value of your Wharton degree by connecting WHCMAA members at every phase of their career from first jobs through retirement, providing network navigation, coaching/mentoring, community building, and life-long learning. 

In coordination with Wharton’s MBA Alumni Career Services, we have identified excellent programs under each of these areas that will be provided to our members.  In addition, we have identified additional initiatives that WHCMAA will spearhead specifically for alumni in healthcare: 
  • Interest groups (members with shared interests) will communicate online and gather at industry conferences to strengthen networks in focused healthcare sectors. 
  • Networking leaders will help guide members who are seeking to connect with others in their industry sector. 
  • A webinar describing Wharton Career Services capabilities specifically for healthcare alumni will be offered.
By providing career development support, we believe the WHCMAA will better fulfill its status as the leading network for the business of healthcare.

I would like to thank the following alumni who were instrumental in re-launching our Career Development program: Maureen Spivack, Marina Tarasova, Kate Reed, Bryan Bushick, Sharon Soforenko, and Michael Rovinsky. Their focused and thoughtful effort has vastly improved our alumni association. 

We will be reaching out to all alumni eligible to be WHCMAA members, including Health Care Management program alumni as well as alumni of Wharton and WEMBA who are in the business of healthcare. Watch for our emails, and take the opportunity to connect!  

Warm regards,

John Harris
President, WHCMAA
Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association

To contact John:
JHarris@Veralon.com
877.676.3600