Faculty - Healthcare Administration
Our adjunct professors work at some of the best healthcare organizations in Boston, and they hold a wide range of titles, such as executive director, registered nurse, director, manager, and chief information officer. These exceptional leaders bring their valuable experience into the classroom with engaging discussions, case studies, and site visits. They also leverage their professional networks to coordinate guest lectures and site visits.
Linda Akuamoah-Boateng is a healthcare practitioner with administrative and clinical experience from the US, the Netherlands, and Ghana. She is a licensed Dutch physical therapist, certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ), and a Lean Green Belt. Her areas of expertise include quality improvement, patient safety, health analytics, cross-cultural facilitation, global health, and program evaluation.
She has worked with health leaders from Kenya, Ghana, China, Bermuda, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, and the US to develop quality improvement strategies. She has worked with several world-renowned institutions, including the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she provided leadership for various analytics and process improvement activities. She also served as the manager for quality improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Professor Akuamoah-Boateng holds a bachelor of physical therapy from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and is an alumna of Suffolk’s MHA program. She is currently a doctor of public health candidate (ABD) at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her areas of interest include global health quality improvement, health systems strengthening, capacity building, and access to care for vulnerable populations.
Professor Al-Amin's expertise and passion are in hospital performance, hospitalists, and staffing levels. She has developed the concept of sustainers, which are healthcare organizations with sustained superior performance.
Her research is published in top journals such as Health Services Research, Health Care Management Review, and Journal of Hospital Medicine. She teaches Health Systems I: Healthcare in the US as well as Healthcare Operations Management and Performance Improvement, where she shares her knowledge of the healthcare field with her students.
Professor Al-Amin's research interests include organizational theory, organizational structure, Value Based Purchasing, and organizational performance. She is currently working on research projects to investigate the determinants of COVID-19 mortality rates. She has received the Dean’s awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Research. In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Al-Amin serves on the University Senate and the University Handbook Committee.
Professor Gregg is the director of programs in Healthcare Administration and instructor of Healthcare Administration. Before joining Suffolk, he worked in government and politics, provided management consulting services to healthcare and nonprofit organizations, and served as director/CEO of a large health and wellness center. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Community Health Programs in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, and he formerly served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Massachusetts.
Professor Martelli's expertise and passions are in evidence-based management and quality and safety in healthcare. He is known for his work on organizational reliability.
His research is published in top journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, Health Care Management Review, and the Journal of Health Organization and Management. He teaches Evidence-based Healthcare Management as well as Health Systems II: Economics, Law, and Policy, where he brings together examples from theory, practice, experience, and current events.
Professor Martelli's research focuses on behavioral models of risk, safety, and reliability, and he has worked at the cutting edge of theory in high-reliability organizing and strategic error management. He is currently pursuing research projects in Ethiopia, Guinea, Ghana, Georgia Republic, France, and Italy. He has received the Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching and the Graduate Student Association’s award for Outstanding Instruction to Graduate Students. He loves working with current and former students to explore their research interests.
Professor Sullivan’s expertise and passion are focused on how to build leaders, teams, and culture in healthcare, with a particular emphasis on strengthening frontline leaders in primary care.
Her research is published in top journals such as the Journal of Healthcare Management and the Journal of Health Organization and Management. She teaches Ethics, Leadership, and Organizational Change in Healthcare and the MHA Capstone, where she shares her knowledge of the healthcare field with her students. She has substantial teaching experience in the areas of leadership and organizational change and in case-based teaching and learning.
Professor Sullivan’s current research projects address physician leadership, the impact of COVID-19 on the primary care workforce, and patient safety and physician burnout. In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Sullivan serves on the editorial board of the Case Research Journal.
Professor Sullivan joined Suffolk University after working as the research and curriculum director at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. During her tenure at Harvard Medical School, she was also a lecturer within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.
Professor Conway brings more than 30 years of clinical development experience in rare diseases—enzyme replacement and gene & cell therapies—along with academic nursing research experience in gastroenterology, neurology, and oncology. Most recently, she was Clinical Head of Biologics at PTC Therapeutics where she led the clinical development team for AGIL-AADC gene therapy leading to an MAA submission.
Prior to that Conway was VP of Clinical Operations at Agilis Biotherapeutics, responsible for clinical development operations and pharmacovigilance. Before joining Agilis, she founded AMC Consulting, LLC, which provided clinical development support to companies. She also worked at Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT) and Transkaryotic Therapies (TKT) where she held increasingly senior leadership roles including VP of Clinical Development Operations.
MHA, Suffolk University
BA in Nursing, Boston University
Professor Holland teaches Healthcare Accounting and Healthcare Financial Management. He is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Atrius Health, which is an Eastern Massachusetts-based multi-specialty, independent physician practice with nearly $2 Billion in revenues, 36 practice sites, and approximately 6,000 employees, including more than 800 employed and contracted physicians. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategy as well as direct oversight for payer and hospital contracting, revenue cycle operations, financial investments, real estate, financial accounting, and budgeting and forecasting. Prior to joining Atrius, he was a partner in the healthcare advisory practice at KPMG Consultants in Boston and founder and managing director at Wakely Consulting Group in Boston. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer, and one of the initial startup team, at the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority in Boston. The Connector was the model for the health insurance exchanges that were later created nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Holland has an MBA/Health from Suffolk University.
MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, Suffolk University
BS Business Administration, University of Lowell
Lecturer of Healthcare Administration
Professor MacNulty teaches Health Systems I. She is President of MacNulty Consulting, LLC, a healthcare management consulting firm that provides strategy and planning services to healthcare organizations.
Professor MacNulty is project director for Community Care Linkages, a Mass Home Care-sponsored initiative to link the Massachusetts Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) network into the evolving healthcare delivery system in response to health reform. Under her direction, Community Care Linkages bridges the gap between the existing healthcare systems and long-term services and supports “whole-person” care for the elderly and disabled individuals.
Recently, she has been engaged by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as a Learning Network Facilitator to identify collaborative opportunities for sustaining self management supports with community-based organizations and health care organizations, such as Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, new Dual Eligible Plans, and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Prior to starting MacNulty Consulting, LLC, Professor MacNulty served as senior principal and northeast region manager for Noblis, a nationally recognized science, technology, and strategy organization. She effectively combined her strategic planning, organizational development, and program design skills to manage a broad range of planning projects. Before working at Noblis, she was managing principal and owner of The Bristol Group, Inc., with responsibility for implementing firm-wide marketing activities, expanding the client base, and developing new service offerings.
In 2006, Professor MacNulty co-authored Strategies for Physician-Hospital Alignment: A National Study, sponsored by the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD). She has presented on this topic to a variety of national and regional associations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Baptist Leadership Institute, Missouri Healthcare Executive Group (MHEG), and New England Society for Healthcare Strategy (NESHS). She was co-editor of Noblis’ Horizons: Journal of the Center for Health Innovation that was published for three years. She was awarded “Healthcare Strategist of the Year” in 2007 by NESHS.
MBA, Northeastern University
BA, George Washington University
Professor Sedlak teaches Health Information Systems. Prof. Sedlak is currently Project Manager at athenahealth on the Emerging Services Customer Success team. In this role, she leads cross-functional project teams through implementation of information systems in the hospitals and health systems market. Throughout the implementation, her focus is strategic planning, change management, data analysis, and performance optimization. Previously, as a Project Manager at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she focused on improving operational and strategic outcomes, including, but not limited to: access, patient satisfaction, and productivity/financial metrics. Prior to her time at Brigham and Women’s Prof. Sedlak was a Practice Specialist for Ambulatory Operations and later a Practice Team Leader for the Department of Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center.
Prof. Sedlak is an alumna of Suffolk’s MHA program, where she earned top honors for academic achievement and was chosen as commencement speaker for the Sawyer Business School. Prof. Sedlak has remained very involved in Suffolk Healthcare Programs since her graduation: she transitioned from being a student member to an alumni member of the Suffolk Healthcare Programs Advisory Board and, in addition to teaching Health Information Systems, she has served as a mentor for several years in Suffolk Healthcare’s Mentor Program. A Florida native, she earned her BSBA from the University of Central Florida.
MHA, Suffolk University
BS in Business Administration, University of Central Florida
Professor Seligman teaches Big Data Analytics for Health. She is Principal Consultant and Director for Data and Advanced Analytics Tools at Optum Insights, Life Sciences in Boston. In this role, she serves as the primary point of contact for data license clients and provides direction and support in content and uses of Optum Life Sciences' claims data and clinical data assets, including variables derived from natural language processing (NLP) data. Prof. Seligman was originally trained as a pharmacist and she holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University. Prior to her work at Optum Insights, she worked for many years in the clinical education field, including as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at a medical education company in Virginia and Chief, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Officer at DBC Pri-Med in Boston.
Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University
BS, Pharmacy, Long Island University
Lecturer of Healthcare Administration
Professor Turner teaches Legal Environment of Healthcare and Performance Improvement and Patient Safety. She also co-teaches Leadership Ethics in Health Organization with Professor Nelson.
She is a nurse-attorney whose practice focuses on health care law. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience in both clinical and administrative roles, including the areas of healthcare policy and regulation, quality assurance, and program design and evaluation. She has worked in the public and private healthcare sectors, including the Medicare and Medicaid programs, managed care organizations, private insurers, and state agencies. She has a particular interest in healthcare regulation, access to health care services, professional practice issues, including related employment matters.
Professor Turner is respected for her expertise in the areas of healthcare practice, regulation, and licensure issues. She has worked with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the various state licensing boards on professional practice and controlled substances matters. She represents individual practitioners, healthcare facilities, and programs and organizations. With a strong interest in public health and health policy issues, she has worked with agencies and practitioners providing healthcare services to the homeless, mentally ill, and indigent.
Professor Turner is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and has served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter. She lectures extensively, both locally and nationally, on professional practice, regulatory compliance, and health policy issues, and she has authored several related articles and references. She is a founding partner of Snyder, Turner, Phillips & Ober, LLC, the first all nurse-attorney law firm in the country, located in the Boston area.
BS, Merrimack College
JD, Suffolk University
MPH, Boston University
Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing
Professor Williams teaches Global Health. In addition, in the Fall of 2018, she is co-teaching Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System and Leadership and Ethics in Healthcare Organizations with Prof. Rivard. Prof. Williams is Director, Global Health, Hospital Operations Planning at Partners HealthCare International advising in the areas of organizational operations, quality and patient safety, clinical program planning, workforce development, nursing and leadership development. In collaboration with a variety of experts across the Partners HealthCare System, she plays a leading role in the design and development of high quality and efficient programs and organizations that also create healing, caring, and satisfying environments for those served and for caregivers. Prof. Williams has extensive work experience in both the community and academic settings as a senior leader, professional development specialist, and a clinician. Prior to joining PHI, she was the Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO at Yale New Haven Health’s Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Westerly Hospital.
Prof. Williams has a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in the Administration of Nursing Services from Boston University. She began her healthcare career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing. She also holds a certificate in advanced graduate studies in Global Health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. In 2017, she was selected to participate in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (Geneva, Switzerland).
Doctor of Management, Administration, Case Western Reserve University
Certificate in Advanced Studies, Global Health, MGH Institute of Health Professions
MS Administration of Nursing Services, Boston University
RN, Peter Bent brigham Hospital School of Nursing
BSN, Salve Regina University
Distinguished Guest Lecturer
David Seltz is the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC). The HPC is a first-in-the-nation independent state government agency charged with bending the health care cost curve and providing data-driven policy recommendations regarding health care delivery and payment system reform. The HPC’s goal is better health and better care—at a lower cost—for all residents across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Since the HPC's establishment in 2012, health care cost growth in Massachusetts has been below U.S. averages every year, resulting in billions of dollars in savings for local businesses, families, and individuals. Additionally, the HPC has invested nearly $100 million in innovative care delivery models, aimed at addressing the medical, behavioral, and social needs of the state’s most vulnerable and complex patients.
Prior to this role, Seltz was the Special Advisor on health care for Governor Deval Patrick (MA) and Senate President Therese Murray. Through these positions, Seltz advised the passage of historic health care access reform legislation in 2006, a forerunner to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Subsequently, he worked on landmark cost containment legislation in Massachusetts, which has also become a model of success for many states.
A 2003 graduate of Boston College, Seltz is originally from Minnesota. He was a recipient of Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Up and Comer Award, which recognizes young executives that have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.