UCA

URGENT CARE ASSOCIATION

The People Behind UCA

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.

The results:

  • Dr. Payman Arabzadeh was elected new UCA President-Elect
  • Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich was elected new UCA Treasurer (filling the position left vacant by Dr. Payman Arabzadeh) Congratulations to our new President-Elect, Dr. Payman Arabzadeh, and our new Treasurer, Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich.

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.

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Max Lebow, MD
President

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Payman Arabzadeh, MD
President-Elect

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Scott Prysi, MD
Secretary

Gerry

Gerald Cvitanovich, MD
Treasurer

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Cassandra Barnette Donnelly, MD
Director

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Jackie McDevitt, PA-C
Director

Mike-Dalton

Mike Dalton, MBA, CPA, NHA
Director

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Heather Fernandez, MBA
Director

Suzanne

Suzanne B. Jackson, FACHE
Director

Alicia

Alicia Tezel, MD
Director

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Steve Sellars, MBA
Ex-Officio

Chris

Chris Chao, MD
Ex-Officio

Joe

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. 

 

Sabrina Balthrop
Development Coordinator

 

Brittany Barnett
Membership Manager
331-472-8310

 

Handcrafted Playlists

Enjoy these staff-curated playlists made specifically for our members!

 

Dedra Benjamin
Meetings & Events Manager
331-472-3750

 

Katherine Bozarth
Quality Programs Manager
630-219-3053

 

Marley Haus
Executive Programs Assistant

 

Carly Gregan
Industry Data Coordinator

 

Sue Holzkopf
Chief Financial Officer
331-472-3741

 

Lou Ellen Horwitz
Chief Executive Officer
813-777-6453

 

Jami Kral
Membership Director
331-472-3742

 

Stephanie Moore
Coordinator, Learning Experience

 

Tracy Patterson, MBA, CHA, MHSA
Executive Director for Quality
331.472.3740

 

Yvette Powe
Development Manager

 

Sheri Ransford
Communications Manager

Cindy Simpson, CAE
Administrative Assistant

 

Jackie Stasch
Director of Corporate Relations
331-215-6063

 

Melodie Turk
Director, Learning Experience

 

Todd Windley
Creative Director

 

Samantha Wulff
Story Director

 

Kim Youngblood
Chief Government Affairs Officer
630-544-6534

 

 

 

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.

Armando Samaniego

Armando Samaniego, MD, MBA

 

President 2022

Don Dillahunty

Don Dillahunty, DO, MPH

 

President 2009-2011

Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball, MD

 

President 2015-2016

Sean M McNeeley

Sean M McNeeley, MD, FCUCM

 

President 2018-2019

William Meadows

Dr. William Meadows, MD

 

President 2004-2007

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman, MD, FAAFP

 

President 2013-2015

Richard Park

Richard Park

President 2019-2020

Lee Resnick

Dr. Lee Resnick, MD

 

President 2007-2009

Steve Sellars

Steve Sellars

 

President 2016-2017

Pam Sullivan

Pam Sullivan, MD, MBA, FACP, PT

 

President 2017-2018

 

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