Welcome New Board Members

Kathleen Conway

Kathleen Conway

Kate Conway is Administrator for Pediatrics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and Director of the School-Based and Community Health Program. She has a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration. She was formerly a Fellow of the Michigan Community Health Leadership Institute and the Educational Policy Fellowship in Michigan. She previously held a variety of health care positions and has been working in school-based health care since 1987.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including, in October, 2007, of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the CATCH Foundation, Detroit; the Michigan Hospital Association Ludwig Community Benefit Award, 2008; the Henry Ford Health System Focus on People Award, 2008 and in April, 1992, the University of  Detroit  Mercy ALUMNI AWARD,  given  for academic excellence and service to the community.

She is the Founder of the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan and served as Board President 2001-2006. She is currently a member of the Alliance Executive Committee as Past-President  She is also Chair, Executive Board, Michigan Council for Maternal Child Health.

She served as President of the Board of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, from 2006-2008 and President Elect, 2004-2006. She also served in numerous leadership positions for the Assembly.

She has been a Board Member for Communities In Schools, Detroit since 1999 and she is a former board president of Board of Education, Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Mara Bryant

Ms. Bryant has held the position of the Vice President of Organizational Excellence / Health Information Management at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, since June 2010.  She has a Master’s in Business Administration from La Sierra University as well as a Master’s Prepared, Healthcare Administration,California State University,Los Angeles, 1994.

Currently, at White Memorial, Ms. Bryant is Strategically responsible for facilitating the strategic pillars of Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety and Service.  She is also responsible for organizational leadership of the hospital’s use of the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and Lean Six Sigma.  She currently also manages the following departments:  Clinical Performance Improvement, Performance Improvement Data Collection, Accreditation and Licensure, Patient Safety, Complaint Management, Clinical Pathways and Physician Order Sets, Medical Staff Peer Review, Customer Loyalty, Concierge Services, Operator Services, Patient Transportation (internal), Clinical Records, Medical Coding, Project IntelliCare Implementation and Development (electronic health record), Hospital-wide Policies & Procedures, Case Management and Social Work.


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