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.
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, MDPresident-Elect
Payman Arabzadeh, MDTreasurer
Cassandra Barnette Donnelly, MDDirector
Heather Fernandez, MBADirector
Suzanne B. Jackson, FACHEDirector
Alicia Tezel, MDDirector
Steve Sellars, MBAEx-Officio
Joseph Chow, MD, MBAImmediate Past President2021- 2022
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.
member services specialist
quality programs manager
learning experience program manager
director of finance & administration
lou ellen horwitz
chief executive officer
tracy patterson, mba, chc, mhsa
executive director for quality
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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