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MHPA faculty & staff


Jae Kennedy
Jae Kennedy, PhD
HPA Professor & Department Chair

Anna Franklin
Lead Instructor – Online & Professional Lean Healthcare Certification

Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy, PhD
Assistant Professor

Gary Smith
Gary Smith, PhD, FACHE, PMP
Clinical Associate Professor


Robin Durfee
Robin Durfee
Academic Coordinator

Affiliate Faculty

Gerald Kobluk
HPA Instructor
Partner, Paine Hamblen
Litigation Specialist; Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice Group | PROFILE

Sterling McPherson, PhD
HPA Instructor
Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing | PROFILE

Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHHP
HPA Instructor
Managing Partner & Chief Anesthetist, Spokane Eye Surgery Center

Denise Smart, PhD
HPA Instructor
Associate Professor, WSU College of Nursing | PROFILE

John Kalb
HPA Instructor
Operational Excellence Executive, Kootenai Medical Center