Participants from across North Carolina Gather in Raleigh to celebrate!

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, NCMS proudly graduated it’s 2024 Health Care Leadership and Management (HCLM) class of clinicians and health care administrators. HCLM is led by NCMS members, Drs. Genie Komives, CMO, WellCare of NC, and Bryant Murphy, Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations at UNC HealthCare.

The scholars convened in Raleigh at NCMS headquarters last weekend for their final lecture session led by Jonathan Vehar titled, Mastering Leadership. The session culminated a year’s long training that included 1:1 coaching sessions, lecturing, and CBO site visits to glean new management strategies from CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and CMOs throughout the state. Sunday’s session highlighted the work of the scholars where they presented projects demonstrating leadership insights, strategic thinking, financial understanding, and innovation in tackling a real-world problem.

Team One members were comprised of Sankalp Puri, MD; Tambetta Ojong, MD, FAAFP; Nicole Six, LCSW; Kalpana Iyer, MBA. Their presentation was entitled, Fueling Hope: Your guide to beating food insecurity with flavor and fun.

Team Two members were comprised of Colby Dendy, MD, MPH, FAAP; John Nicholls, MD, JD, DFAPA; Debbie Naylor; and Kelly Phillips, MBA. Their presentation was entitled, Revolutionizing Mental Healthcare in Rural North Carolina.

The 2024 cohort participants hailed from Asheville to Wilmington, NC.

HCLM is a renowned leadership program designed to provide a strong framework for professionals in healthcare administrative roles. The program consists of intensive training sessions and tools to navigate organizational financial strategies, negotiate contracts, master leading C-suite executives and more. Scholars are nominated or self-identified as exceptional leaders in their healthcare community to join other elite healthcare leaders throughout NC. To learn how you can join the next HCLM cohort, contact Erica Neal, Manager, Professional Growth.

Congratulations to our 2024 HCLM graduates!