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Executive Master of Health Administration

MHA Alumni Association Board of Directors

Abisayo Ariwoola

MHA 2019

Abisayo Ariwoola is an experienced leader with proven success in streamlining operations and scaling innovative health care products. Abisayo is a project manager on Sutter Health’s Design & Innovation team, focused on scaling the health system’s first endeavor in value-based primary care. She has successfully expanded Tera, a virtual primary care model that leverages a care team consisting of a provider, nurse, advanced practitioner and health coach. Previously, Abisayo completed an administrative fellowship with Sutter Health’s Surgery Center Division and walk-in care service lines. She also served as the interim assistant administrator of Stanislaus Surgical Hospital. During her time, she was able to stabilize the hospital’s core operations, manage the off-site imaging center and consolidate hospital-owned leases.

Abisayo holds a bachelor's degree with certificates in entrepreneurship and global health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Washington. During her academic career, she served on several student and professional organization boards, including as secretary of the African Students’ Association at UW-Madison and as finance chair of the Master of Health Administration Student Association at the University of Washington.


Samantha Clark

MHA 2018

Samantha Clark is responsible for strategic planning and business development strategies for the MultiCare Behavioral Health Network, including designing virtual behavioral health service lines, growing partnerships and brick-and-mortar programs, and implementing new models of care. She's also responsible for all behavioral health operations in MultiCare's Inland Northwest Region, where she works closely with hospital, emergency department and medical group executives to improve patient access to integrated outpatient behavioral health care, improve safety and quality of care for inpatient and emergency department staff and patients, and align the region on evidence-best practice.

With a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Washington University and over a decade of community health and social work experience, Samantha can create change on a systemwide magnitude, which is a dream come true. In her time in the program, Samantha led University of Washington MHA case competition teams at Baylor University and University of Alabama at Birmingham, placing second out of 39 nationally accredited teams in 2017 and in the top 6 out of 42 teams in 2018.

Samantha received the first Dawn Gideon Foundation Honorarium and the Distinguished Presentation Scholarship in 2018. Continuing to support the incredible faculty and alumni of UW's MHA program is deeply important to her. She continues to work with MHA students and candidates, serves as a guest lecture and provides mentorship wherever she can.


Hanna Dinh

MHA 2016

Hanna Dinh graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with two bachelor's degrees in public health and medical anthropology and global health. She then pursued her UW MHA graduate degree and completed her studies in 2016. After graduation, she started as a clinic manager for the Puyallup Clinic at Sea Mar Community Health Centers. She then transitioned into the Quality Department where she served as the quality/clinical outcomes manager for three years. The programs she oversaw included the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition certification; Meaningful Use; patient portal utilization; and cancer prevention for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings. Hanna is currently a project manager/internal consultant at UW Medicine where she provides project management services to support the successful development, evaluation and implementation of key programs within UW Medicine’s Telehealth strategy. Hanna has experience in clinic operations, quality improvement, project management and leading multiple teams in various programs to meet quality and organizational goals.

Outside of UW Medicine, Hanna has stayed connected with the UW School of Public Health by serving as the alumni relations officer for the Public Health-Global Health Major Alumni Council from 2018 to 2020. She maintains a long involvement with Vietnam Health Clinic, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care access in low-resource communities in Vietnam, while promoting proactive learning and firsthand experience in primary care for the student members. She also served as the student affairs director from 2020 to 2021 before transitioning to secretary on the board of directors. She brings her alumni, board and student relations experience into the MHA Alumni Association Board to drive engagement with the student and alumni communities.


Raghu Durvasula

Executive MHA 2014

Raghu “Rags” Durvasula is the chief medical officer with Puget Sound Kidney Centers, a nonprofit dialysis organization that provides life-sustaining dialysis care in Washington state. Throughout his journey as a health care leader, he has demonstrated an undeniable passion for advancing quality and safety in health care delivery. Prior to joining PSKC, Raghu spent 20 years as a member of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington, and as a practicing clinician and educator in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health. As an associate medical director at University of Washington Medical Center, he led many institutional efforts promoting value, operational efficiency and stewardship in care delivery through more effective standardization.

Raghu grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. After receiving his medical degree from McGill University, he completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. In 1999, he moved to Seattle to pursue a nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington.


Marina Farah

Executive MHA 2005

Marina Farah is an experienced hospitalist, physician advisor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and performance improvement consultant. She is a leading national expert in improving health care quality, efficiency and profitability, having worked with more than 200 hospitals across the United States over the past 10 years.

Prior to founding her consulting firm, FarahMD Consulting, Marina spent 15 years in a variety of leadership roles at Sound Physicians, a leading U.S. provider of physician services. In her most recent role as a vice president of clinical innovation and policy interpretation, she was responsible for developing, testing and rolling out innovative solutions, as well as influencing health care policy and regulatory changes impacting hospitals and clinicians nationwide.

Marina is a winner of the Milliman Care Guidelines® Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare and an editorial board member and regular contributor to The Hospitalist. She is a sought-after speaker who frequently presents and writes about health care improvement, high-value care, health care reimbursement, value-based payment models, health care innovation and population management. Marina is board certified in internal medicine and holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Healthcare certifications from the University of Michigan.


Collin Furukawa

Executive MHA 2014 

Collin Furukawa is the executive director of strategy, business development and financial analytics at Kootenai Health. Based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Kootenai Health is a regional health system serving patients from across the Inland Northwest and Panhandle of northern Idaho. As part of his role, Collin leads the organization’s strategic and financial planning activities. This work integrates planning and business development activities across the system, medical group, key service lines and ACOs, as well as strategic partnerships. Collin also oversees the business and financial analytics function tasked with measuring profitability and performance of new and existing programs and services.

Prior to joining Kootenai Health, Collin worked at UW Medical Center in the Center for Clinical Excellence supporting quality improvement initiatives and providing clinical decision support. He attended the University of Washington for both his undergraduate and graduate course work. In addition, Collin holds several professional certifications in strategic planning, quality, Lean Six Sigma, and value-based care.


Darian Harris

MHA 2016

Darian Harris is an experienced health care leader with a demonstrated track record of optimizing strategic and operational capabilities of industry leading organizations. He is a servant leader who currently serves as the chief executive of Petaluma Valley and Healdsburg Hospitals within the Providence organization (Northern California Region). He recently transitioned from the role of vice president of operations for both facilities after joining the organization in April 2021.

Darian has also successfully held a variety of operational and strategic health care administration roles. Prior to joining the Providence organization, he was a director at Kaiser Permanente (San Jose, California), responsible for directing all operational, fiscal and strategic aspects of the pediatrics, OB/GYN and (regional) clinical genetics service lines across a multifacility service area. He also served as a director at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), responsible for overseeing all aspects of more than 18 jointly operated service lines and programs within the MGH/Southern New Hampshire Health System clinical affiliation portfolio.

He holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in health services management from East Carolina University, where he recently returned as an adjunct professor focusing on health care operations management and patient flow.


May Johnson

MHA 2009

Since graduating from the UW MHA program in 2009 and completing her administrative fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, May Johnson has spent the better part of the past 12 years working in hospital operations in the ambulatory setting. She spent six years as a clinic administrator at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington, working closely with providers and staff to solve problems, remove obstacles and create the best patient experience possible. In this role, May managed multiple clinics, including ENT, urology, urogynecology, gynecology, endocrinology, weight loss and bariatric care, wound care, infusion care and infectious disease care. She enjoys building teams, implementing organizational initiatives and supporting new programs and services.

Since June 2021, May has been a customer success manager for the CareConnect team at MultiCare Health System. She is very excited to be a part of this growing team, providing Epic and IT services to MultiCare’s partners in the Puget Sound and inland Northwest regions. May appreciates the opportunity to continue to serve on the board and stay engaged with current students and alumni.


Monica Salgaonkar

MHA 2016

Monica Salgaonkar is the program manager of continuing professional development at the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA). She leads operations and strategy for the WSMA Center of Leadership Development alongside MHA alumnus Dr. Ed Walker. She helps ensure the physician community is well equipped to lead the health care community, alongside their administrative counterparts. She has found that the involvement of physicians in leadership roles drives meaningful change.

She also manages the Better Prescribing, Better Treatment (BPBT) program, an opioid prescribing program aimed at promoting safe prescribing patterns across Washington state through transparent opioid reporting and clinic consultations. BPBT is in partnership with the WSMA, the Washington State Hospital Association, Department of Health and the Healthcare Authority.

Monica has a bachelor's degree in anthropology and an MHA degree from the University of Washington. During her time in the program, Monica was involved as secretary of the MHA Student Association and education chair of the UW Institute for Health Care Improvement group. She currently serves in the MHA mentor program. She is passionate about advancing the next generation of health care leaders, through both mentorship and coaching.


Chris Thompson

Executive MHA 2016

Chris Thompson serves as senior director for corporate and foundation relations at UW Medicine, where he leads a team that secures gifts and grants from institutional supporters to fund research, education and training, and other programs across the UW Medicine Health System, the UW School of Medicine, and the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine. He has worked in corporate and foundation relations at the University of Washington since 2011, helping to strengthen support from institutional funders throughout the university’s successful $5 billion “Be Boundless” private fundraising campaign. Prior to the UW, he worked in fundraising and communications for several Seattle-area nonprofits and served for more than three years as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. He completed the Executive MHA program in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Southern studies from the University of Mississippi.


Tony To

MHA 2022

Tony To is currently an administrative fellow for MultiCare Health System, where he's gaining health system management and administrative experience with mentorship from the senior executive team. He's expanding his knowledge and skill set in advancing health equity within their team-based curriculum and inclusive environment. Tony has also worked as a clinical research coordinator for Seattle Children’s Research Institute, managing an individual pilot study and assisting on several research projects. These experiences helped him understand how to assess and establish measures to improve patient-centered outcomes at Seattle Children’s Hospital. But most importantly, he gained valuable insight into how health care administration can provide equitable care and address health care disparities among marginalized communities.

Tony earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and communications and an MHA from the University of Washington. During his time in the MHA program, Tony was the 2021–2022 UW MHA Student Association president and a student ambassador. He also participated in the Ohio State University First-Year Healthcare Case Competition, placing his team as a finalist in 2021. As the incoming student representative for the MHA Alumni Association Board, Tony hopes to bring valuable insight from the student perspective to facilitate mentorship, networking and engagement opportunities for MHA students in the upcoming academic year.


Gaurai Uddanwadiker

Executive MHA 2017

Gaurai Uddanwadiker is the director of behavioral operations at Cerebral, a virtual mental health company, where she is responsible for the delivery of nationwide mental health services and leadership over a rapidly growing behavioral team, currently at 2,000+ clinicians. Her work at Cerebral has allowed her to straddle her clinical experience and data-driven health care operations and strategy, all areas she is passionate about.

She was the founder and CEO of a behavioral health startup in India before she transitioned to her immediate past role as the director of clinical operations for primary care and behavioral health at 98point6. She volunteers as a board member of Guided Pathways – Support for Youth & Families (GPS), which is a King County–based family-support organization committed to empowering and supporting families and youth struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges. Gaurai brings diverse perspectives arising from her clinical and business experiences, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring MHA students through their professional journey.