Health Science students connect with professionals

On April 17, more than 150 people attended the Fourth Annual Health Services Administration Mixer and Professional Panel at San José State University, sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ Health Science and Recreation department along with the Health Leadership Organization.

The panelists who spoke included a prestigious array of professional health administrators including:

  • Zettie Page III, MD, PhD, MBA, MSW, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Tri-City Health Center
  • Tiffany Ho, MD, Mental Health Medical Director and an Executive Manager of Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
  • Jerick Caballero (Health Science/Health Services Administration alumni),  Program Support Assistant, Psychiatry Department at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto
  • Barbara Kalt, Director, Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House Adult Day Services

The annual event offers a chance for health science students, especially those who enrolled in the Health Services Administration concentration, to gain important and helpful information on health services from professionals who are working in the field to which they aspire. The panel this year included Tiffany Ho, a recent graduate of the Health Science Health Services Administration concentration. The panelists discussed their backgrounds, training and experience as well as current trends.

The annual event allows students to connect with administrators from agencies that offer internship opportunities, an integral part of the concentration that requires students to complete 200 internship hours in their last semester.

Associate Professor Van M. Ta Park worked with students to coordinate the event. She is the director of the Health Science Undergraduate Program and the coordinator of the Health Services Administration Concentration. For more information on the mixer or degrees in Health Science, visit or email

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