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Health and Human Services Graduate Program Faculty

Learn from Leaders

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, the online Master of Health and Human Services Administration is delivered by professors who are working professionals in the health and human services field. Our experienced faculty bring real-world administrative experience to their classrooms. The faculty work experience enhances the students' ability to apply their learning to the workplace. You'll learn from instructors who can help you unlock your full leadership and management potential while you develop a deep understanding of the policy, regulation, financial and collaborative skills it takes to build a successful and sustainable health and human services organization.

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Program Director

  • Program Director and Associate Professor

    Dr. Amy Heinz has worked in healthcare as an occupational therapist for nearly 25 years. She has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings including nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation units and homecare settings. Amy began teaching at...

Faculty

  • Adjunct Instructor

    A long-term care administrator for more than 20 years, Professor Strittmater holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. John's University and a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    A leader in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years, Professor Kleinsasser holds a bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration and a master's degree in Public Health and Human Services Administration.

  • Associate Professor

    Dr. Michael Lee is a writer, researcher, and educator with more than fifteen years experience in community organizing, volunteer management, and fundraising in human services.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    A registered nurse, Professor Brodin has worked in a variety of high-intensity healthcare settings and has helped trained countless other nurses to provide exceptional patient care in the most trying environments.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Professor Lovrein has more than 30 years of applied experience in healthcare and behavioral healthcare. He served as State Director and Commissioner of Hospitals and Behavior Health Care in Georgia and West Virginia.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Lucia has worked in human resources field for more than 25 years, in both the public and private sectors, primarily in health care.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Cranmer has worked in the field of business form many years. Along the way he studied psychology extensively, obtaining a B.A., M.A., and eventually a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

  • Assistant Professor, SGPP

    Scott Gifford is a Senior Business Analyst in the Education Project Management Office for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Justin Bell is a public health attorney specializing in public policy for health & healthcare.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Jean Cole, M.A., is a licensed nursing home administrator with 26 years of operations experience in post-acute care to include skilled nursing, homecare, and senior housing-with-services.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Ryan is an Administrator at Mayo Clinic with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of operational roles supporting clinical practices and support service areas.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Virginia has 40 years of healthcare experience ranging from bedside care as a R.N. to administration.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Sean Clark joined Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Health and Human Services Administration Program as an Adjunct Instructor in 2015.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Jennifer Minear has been with Mayo Clinic for more than 15 years in a variety of roles, most recently as an Operations Manager.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Heather Steffens is a Service Line Director for Medical Specialties for MHealth Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Nicole is a Human Resources Services Director for UCHealth, supporting the UCHealth Medical Group.

  • Associate Professor

    Dr. William Fenske is an accomplished healthcare executive having served in the healthcare provider industry for over 30 years.