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Health Systems Administration


The MS in health systems administration is led by a team of faculty who are experts in health administration. Faculty members are accessible, offer constructive feedback on course projects and assignments, and are at the forefront of providing an educational experience in which students can learn and directly apply classroom theories and concepts to the real-world practice of health care management. An advisory board made up of health administrators from around the country guides the development of the program to ensure the curriculum addresses today’s most pressing challenges for health care leaders.


Stebbins, Carla
Program Director, Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BA, Business/Marketing, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
MS, Health Care Administration, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Before joining RIT in 2016, Dr. Stebbins worked in various staff, faculty and administrative roles for over twenty years in higher education at Des Moines University. Most recently, Carla served as the program director of Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) program at Des Moines University. She led the program to achieve specialized accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Later that year, Dr. Stebbins was named a CAHME Fellow.

Dr. Stebbins is a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and an experienced facilitator of FLEX Care™: A training program to expand communication skills using personality type. She facilitates training to both clinical and non-clinical students and serves as a faculty for the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium’s Clinical Health Coach program providing Flex Care™ and leadership training to practicing health care professionals around the country. Carla earned the Master Practitioner credential through the Association of Psychological Type-International (APTi) along with Ethical Standards for the Practical Use of Type certification in 2016.

Carla serves on several committees for national associations serving health care administration education. In addition, she has actively served on a number college and university committees regarding accreditation; learning and outcomes assessment; and, program development. Her research interests surround empathy and the physician—patient relationship, student engagement/satisfaction, program evaluation and learning assessment.

Dr. Stebbins teaches in the area of marketing and management and currently oversees the programs capstone experience. She supports content on a variety of leadership topics to members of the university and college community; specifically, in the areas of interpersonal communication and relationship building, change management, team building, etc.

Carla’s students consistently comment on her accessibility, willingness to provide responsive feedback that was understandable and helpful.”  One student shared that “…she was open, friendly and provided feedback that was constructive and pushed me to try harder.”

Belloff, Richard
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BS, Finance, The Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
MBA, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
DBA, Strategic Management, St. John’s University, Paris, France

Dr. Rich Belloff was an assistant professor supporting a MHA program in Des Moines, Iowa until early 2017. He assisted in revising the program curriculum and efforts leading to the program receiving specialty accreditation from CAHME.  Prior to entering academia, Rich served for over 15 years in a number of senior leadership roles in managed care industry including senior management consultant, president/CEO and executive director.

Dr. Belloff is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former member of ACHE of Iowa, Board of Directors. He also recently achieved his credential with the Academy for Healthcare Management.  Rich is a sought-after speaker in health care and academic circles providing insight on provider sponsored health plans, value-based health care, medical plan inflation, clinical leadership, curriculum mapping for competency achievement, etc.  He is an active member of the MS program supporting curriculum development and learning outcomes management.

Dr. Belloff teaches in the areas of health care financial management, strategy formulation and implementation. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and advising roles.  Rich’s students enthusiastically comment on his ability to explain complex concepts and how it applies to their interests in health care, the detailed feedback he provides and how responsive he is to questions. One student wrote, “Dr. Belloff brought real world experience into the class room, not only through his use of case studies, but also through his personal career experience.”

Hazarie, Roopnarine
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
MS, Engineering Management, Walden University

Roopnarine (“Roop”) Hazarie's health care expertise spans over eleven years and includes a variety of senior level leadership positions in both acute and ambulatory care operations. Prior to entering the health care field, he enjoyed a 21-year career with Eastman Kodak Company where leadership experience was gained from a variety of senior operations roles spanning across diverse processes, cultures, products and technologies.

Professor Hazarie has over 19 years of direct experience leading Lean Six Sigma process applications to drive higher levels of quality throughout organizations and systems. He received his extensive training from recognized worldwide experts achieving the prestigious Management Black Belt certification and is the Senior Lean-Sigma (Process Improvement) consultant for the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. Mr. Hazarie is currently the Administrator for the Delaware Valley Practice Network at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Mr. Hazarie has served as an adjunct graduate professor at RIT since 2009 teaching in the area of health care quality and the principals of Lean Six Sigma. Roop’s students consistently comment on his timely, in depth feedback. One of his students share that his feedback was “not only praising what I did correctly, but also provided constructive criticism so I could further understand the principles we were learning.”

Hyers, Chris
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BS, Advertising, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MBA, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Mr. Hyers is the Chief Communication Officer for UConn Health, responsible for all marketing, branding, advertising and communications activity for the state's only academic medical center. Over a couple of decades in healthcare marketing, Chris has held senior positions with not-for-profit, for-profit, academic and faith based systems all over the country - from California to Florida, Ohio to Iowa and Nebraska.

Chris has taught graduate level health care management content since 2009 with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, marketing and corporate communication.  He has actively engaged in curriculum development, competency mapping and developing innovative teaching strategies. His students often comment on his weekly topic talks setting the “tone” for the week and his frequent reminders that ”health care is a business that is to be marketed.”  One student writes, “…he is a great instructor, very enthusiastic which made the class interesting and fun!”

Mr. Hyers is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an active member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, accomplished speaker, part time poet and aspiring author.

Lubba, Jodi
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BSN, Nursing, State University Brockport, Brockport, NY
MS, Health Systems Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Registered Nurse
Certified Professional Coder

Ms. Lubba has worked in the health care arena for over 30 years.  She began her career as a registered nurse, working in various acute care clinical settings in New York and Texas. The second half of her career has been in health plan executive administration in not for profit and for profit organizations; Commercial and Government Business, and with Independent Physician Practice Associations.  Currently, Jodi is the Staff Vice President for Total Population Health for Anthem where she oversees functions within the health plan including utilization management, case and disease management, network contracting and quality programs.

Professor Lubba has been teaching select courses in the health systems administration program for over 6 years.  Currently, she is the lead faculty for the Reinventing Health Care course for graduate and undergraduate students. 

One students writes, “Jodi was absolutely fantastic. The class was so well organized and easy to follow. I feel like I learned so much over the course of the semester. She gave great feedback on everything we did and communicated everything to us so well.”  Others share that she takes her time to help them understand every single topic, she is really professional and that they look to take additional classes from her.

Masonis, Travis
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BS, Information Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
MS, Healthcare Informatics Administration, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

Mr. Masonis has worked in various technology support positions for over fifteen years; specializing in health care for the last eight years.  Currently, he serves as CIO & Vice President of Information Technology at Jewish Senior Life. He previously worked at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY, where he had been the Director of IT Infrastructure.

Travis is a member of the advisory panel for; serves on Digital Rochester Board of Directors as Director of Digital Rochester’s IT Leaders Special Interest Group; and, holds a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Travis is the lead instructor for the programs Health Care Informatics course. Students site that he provided detailed feedback which “really helped me to know whether I was interpreting material correctly.”  They consistently comment on his ability to engaged them in thought provoking discussions that challenge their continued development as health care leaders.

Myers, William
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


AAS, Hotel Restaurant Management, State University of New York, Canton, NY
BS, Management of Human Resources, Robert’s Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
MS, Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
PhD, Sustainability Education, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

Dr. Myers has over 20 years of experience in health care management in variety of settings to include:  long-term care, acute care, not-for-profit, for-profit and within several organizations with multiple unions.  He also brings years of experience in international business practices, operations management, human resources, workplace safety, quality control, financial management, contract management, and organizational leadership.  Bill began working within higher education in 1997, and as a fulltime career in 2005.

Dr. Myers has taught health administration for many years. He has delivered papers or presentations in seven countries, and having traveled to many more, Bill brings a global perspective and cultural sensitivity to each course. His chosen areas of research include medical tourism, sustainability within higher education, and sustainable practices in healthcare.

Students indicate that they value Bill's ability to relate academic content to real-life application, his enthusiasm for the content that he teaches, and his caring support of their learning and development.

Poteat, Patricia
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology


BA, Community Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
MS, Health Systems Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
PhD, Doctor of Education Leadership, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Dr. Poteat (referred to as “Dr. P” to her students) is a full-time faculty in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at RIT. She has served as adjunct faculty within the HSA program since 2004. Her teaching interests include health research, quality, planning, and program evaluation.

Patricia has extensive experience working in the public and private sectors of health care. She has worked at the major hospital systems over the tenure of her career in the quality/risk management department. She has experience working with not-for-profit boards. Her career spans serving in leadership roles in quality, compliance, and risk management in the Rochester community.

Students praise Dr. P for making herself available to meet with them “outside of class,” for her communication skills and level of organization and clarity of her course design.  One students shares, “The syllabus and course schedule very well structured which allowed me to manage the course requirements, work, and family from the beginning.”

Turiano, Diane
Adjunct Professor
Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology



BA, Anthropology, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
MS, Health Systems Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Certificate, Healthcare Leadership Institute, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Ms. Turiano is currently a Vice President at Rochester Regional Health and leads the system care management programs.  With over 30 years of healthcare operational leadership, Diane has been in a variety of roles from Director of Utilization, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, and Executive Director of Safety and Clinical Innovation. She has leadership experience at the healthcare payer, healthcare academic center, and healthcare community level. 

As an adjunct professor, Ms. Turiano teaching interests include healthcare operations and leadership and has a passion for mentoring new healthcare leaders.  Ms. Turiano has been a sponsor for RIT capstone projects in both the health system administration and engineering programs.  She has also actively serves on the Health System Advisory Board and is a Steering Committee co-chair for the RIT/RRH Health Coaching program. 

Students value Diane’s quick turn-a-round on grading and answering questions; they especially value her thoughtful feedback that supports their professional development.  One student writes, “She set up the course in a way that built upon previous weeks, while encompassing a useful “tool box” for us to take with us.  It will definitely be a resource I utilized in practice.” 

Murphy, Joyce
Senior Staff Assistant
Medical Illustration, Health Systems Administration
College of Health Sciences and Technology
2161 CBT
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