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The UAB School of Health Professions has four alumni named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Rising Stars of Health Care” list.

Nathan Clark and Martin Smith, alumni of our Master of Science in Health Administration program, join Tiffani Collins, alumna of our Master of Science in Health Informatics program, and D’Rondrell (Ron) Hamner a double-SHP alumni who in addition to graduating from the MSHA program, also has a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy.

Nathan Clark (MSHA, Class 44)


Clark is director of specialty services and development at Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB Health System. Part of his response to the BBJ question, “What’s your ultimate career goal?” was:

“I want to influence others with purpose and integrity-driving transformation in the way health care is delivered and utilized.”

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Tiffani Collins (MSHI, 2012)


Collins is the solutions director at PointClear Solutions. When asked by the BBJ “What’s been the highlight of your career so far?, she said:

“Being given the opportunity to take all of the building blocks from the first part of my career, along with my educational background, and utilize them to partner with numerous companies to add successful products to their portfolio.”

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D’Rondrell (Ron) Hamner (RT, 2006; MSHA, Class 43)


Hamner is health system specialist at Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His response to the BBJ question, “What’s your ultimate career goal?” was:

“My ultimate career goal is to gain a wealth of experiences, skills and qualities to adequately prepare the next generation of  health care executives for the challenges yet to come.”

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Martin Smith (MSHA, Class 43)


Smith is operations administrator at Callahan Eye Hospital. Part of his response to the BBJ question, “What’s your ultimate career goal?” was:

“It is both motivating and refreshing to be surrounded by professionals dedicated to improving the health care processes and taking innovative approaches to barriers.”

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All four of those selected are alumni of our Department of Health Services Administration.