UCA is led by a strong group of innovative, creative, persistent and motivated people who only want to bring the best in Urgent Care education, resources and industry news to you when you need it most.
The UCA Board of Directors held a re-election on June 15, 2022. Following President Dr. Armando Samaniego’s passing on May 21, 2022, President-Elect Dr. Max Lebow stepped in to fill the role, leaving the position of President-Elect open.
And thank you to the entire Board of Directors. We are proud to have such passionate, intelligent, and caring individuals leading our organization.
UCA is governed by a Board of Directors. A new class of Directors is elected annually via an online process that culminates at the UCA Convention. Each Director serves a three-year term, and can serve up to two consecutive terms. Board Officers are elected by the Directors.
Max Lebow, MD
Payman Arabzadeh, MD
Cassandra Barnette Donnelly, MD
Heather Fernandez, MBA
Suzanne B. Jackson, FACHE
Alicia Tezel, MD
Steve Sellars, MBA
Joseph Chow, MD, MBA
Immediate Past President
The UCA staff has an abundance of talent from different backgrounds and disciplines. we are passionate about urgent care and believe it plays an integral role in our healthcare landscape, and we lead with that purpose every day.
Meetings & Events Manager
Quality Programs Manager
Executive Programs Assistant
Industry Data Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
Lou Ellen Horwitz
Chief Executive Officer
Coordinator, Learning Experience
Tracy Patterson, MBA, CHA, MHSA
Executive Director for Quality
Cindy Simpson, CAE
Director of Corporate Relations
Director, Learning Experience
Chief Government Affairs Officer
The UCA board president is a volunteer role which requires an extraordinary amount of work and dedication to the association. we are grateful to these past presidents for their wisdom, leadership, and the impact they have had on the association and the urgent care industry at large.
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