Forest Kim, Ph.D., FACHE
Office: GB 205
Family & Hobbies:
Ph.D. in Health Services Research from University of Washington
M.H.A. from Baylor University
M.B.A. from UTSA
M.A. in Organization Research from Chapman University
B.S. in Physiological Sciences from UCLA
Beauvais, B., Kim, F., Cuyler, M., Richter, J., Johnson, L., Mangelsdorff, A.D. (2016). Developing the BEAR - assessing student competency development in graduate health management education. Journal of Health Administration Education, 33 (3), 377-392.
Childs, J. D., Fritz, J. M., Wu, S. S., Flynn, T. W., Wainner, R. S., Robertson, E. K., Kim, F. S., & George, S. Z. (2015). Implications of early and guideline adherent physical therapy for low back pain on utilization and costs. BMC health services research, 15(1), 150.
Fandre, M., McKenna, C., Beauvais, B., Kim, F., & Mangelsdorff, A.D. (2014). Patient centered medical home implementation effects on emergency room utilization: A case study. Hospital Topics, 92(3):1-7.
Brooke Army Medical Center, Health Administrator, 3 years
Madigan Army Medical Center, Health Administrator, 4 years
Lynn T. Downs, Ph.D.
Office: AGO 112
Leadership Succession Planning, Competency Based Education, Moral Hazard in Healthcare, Organizational Behavior in Groups
US Navy, Healthcare Administrator, 28 years
Ph.D., American University, Public Administration and Political Science
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Richter, J., Downs, L., Beauvais, B., The Impact of Open Access Appointing on Patient Satisfaction; Quality Management in Healthcare, 26(1): 22-28, January/March 2017
Beauvais, B., Richter, J., Kim, F., Weigel, F., Brezinski, P., Downs, L., ... & Powers, J. (2018). The Influence of CAHME Accreditation Findings and Program Reputation on Length of Healthcare Management Program Accreditation. Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(4), 569-584.
Richer, J., Beauvais, B., Downs. L., Kim, F., Staff Perceptions of Organizational Patient Safety Climate and Quality Outcomes: An Examination of Outpatient Medical Offices, Medical Care and Research Review, Submitted August 2018.
US Navy, Healthcare Administrator, 28 years
Kevin LaFrance, Ph.D.
Office: AGO 105
Ph.D., University of Alabama - Birmingham, Health Services Administration
Healthcare Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning and Policy
Organizational Development Capstone
Munoz, L. R., PhD, RN, PhD, NNP, LaFrance, K. G., PhD, Dominguez, D. G., PhD, Goei, K., A., PhD, RN, et al. (2014) Text Messaging as a Tool to Increase Physical Activity in College Students, The Physical Educator, 71 (3), 437-453.
Dominguez D., Garcia, C., and LaFrance, K.G. (2013), Developing a New Graduate Program in Healthcare Management: Embracing the Transformation of Healthcare Management Education on a Pathway to Success. Administrative Issues Journal, 3 (1), 34-44.
De Los Santos, E., LaFrance, K., Dominguez, D. (2011), Innovation in Competency-Based Program Development: Leveraging the Advisory Board Faculty Alliance. Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 1 (1), 47-56.
Dominguez, D., Teachout, M., LaFrance, K. (2009), Using a Client-Based Experiential Learning Approach to Address CAHME Criteria and Evaluate Program Effectiveness, Journal of Health Administration Education, 26 (3), 207-222.
25 years as a healthcare administrator in the U.S. Army holding positions as CFO and COO in clinic and hospital settings
Chris Nesser (pka Garcia), Ph.D.
Office: AGO 105
Hobbies & Interests:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Health Policy and Administration
Heathcare Finance I and II
Dominguez, D. G., Garcia, D.C., LaFrance, K. G., (2013). Developing a New Graduate Program in Healthcare Management: Embracing the Transformation of Healthcare Management Education on a Pathway to Success. Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, V3(1).
LaFrance, K., Garcia, D., and Dominguez, D. "The Concurrent Graduate Assistantship: Lessons from the Ground Up." Annual Conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. June 3-6, 2015 Miami, FL. Peer Reviewed Poster Presentation.
Nguyen, C., Crocker, A., Garcia, D., Ramirez, M., Valdes, M., and Sarbacker, B. "Campus-wide Awareness of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Among Health Professions. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Academic Pharmacy 2014, July 26-30, 2014, Grapevine, Texas. Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation.
Decima Garcia, Dan Dominguez, and Kevin LaFrance. "Interprofessional Practice Teams and the Role of the Health Administrator: An Educational Strategy." Annual Conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. June 19, 2014, San Antonio, TX. Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation.
Hospital Administrator in the U.S. Navy (23 years); Senior Project Manager for Parsons Archectual and Engineering Firm (2 years); Retail Manager (2 years)
Information Delivery Executive, USAA Bank
Mr. Abbas has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and healthcare. He is currently an Information Delivery Executive at USAA Bank in San Antonio, Texas.
His educational background includes a master's degree in Economics from the University of Delaware, a master's degree in Finance from Université Lumiere Lyon II (France), and a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Information Sciences & Management Information Systems from Université de Reims Champagne-Ardennes (France).
Assistant Professor, Texas State University School of Health Administration
Mr. Topinka has more than 20 years of experience of diversified legal and healthcare management experience at a large government medical center and other prestigious medical organizations at the local and corporate levels.
He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Health Administration at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Mr. Topinka's experience also includes two years at the U.S. Army-Baylor Graduate Program at Fort Sam Houston.
Dr. Dominguez is the founding director of the MHA program at the University of the Incarnate Word. He was a faculty member at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration for 15 years before retiring in 2018. Read more about Dr. Dominguez.