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Ann York

Ann York

PT, Ph.D., FACHE

Admission staff

The admission staff is here to assist you! Please contact us if you have any questions about the admission process by calling 515-271-1538 or email mhaadmit@dmu.edu.

Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Director of Admissions and Recruitment,
MHA/MPH/PPDPT admissions

Advisory board members

  • Chris Blair
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Iowa Health Des Moines
  • Samantha Brower
    Student Representative
  • Jodi Cahalan
    Dean of the College of Health Sciences
    Des Moines University
  • Kevin DeRonde
    Corporate Administrator
    Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Matthew Doré
    Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor
    Drake University Law School
  • James Foreman
    Chief Financial Officer
    On With Life
  • Jason Harrington
    President and CEO
    Lakes Regional Healthcare
  • Kevin Kincaid
    Chief Executive Officer
    Knoxville Hospital & Clinic
  • Jessica Meisner
     Vice President, Human Resources & Education
    Unity Point Clinic & Unity Point at Home
  • Shannon Minshall
     Director of Health Services
    Deerfield Retirement Community
  • Dane Pelfrey
    Manager
    Optimity Advisors
  • Amber Raveling
    Student Representative
  • Jennifer Richards
    Assistant Vice President
    Performance Improvement/Risk Management
    Acute Care, Inc.
  • Valerie Rivera
     Director, Marketing
    Wellmark
  • Deann Sheppard
    Administrative Director
    The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
  • Carla Stebbins
    Assistant Professor and Director,
    Graduate Program in Health Care Administration
    Des Moines University
  • Mikki Stier
    Senior Vice President of Government and External Relations
    Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Shannon Strickler
    President/CEO
    LeadingAge Iowa
  • Mark Teigland
    President/CEO
    Calvin Community
  • Tray Wade
    Vice President of Patient and Family Care
    Hospice of Central Iowa