The Iowa Student Association of Healthcare Leaders (ISAHL) is a student-driven organization associated with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network and with the Iowa Association of Healthcare Leaders (IAHL), the local chapter of ACHE.
ISAHL aims to provide a supportive community that equips early careerists with the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to thrive in healthcare. Through ISAHL’s three pillars of membership (professional development, civic responsibility, and member engagement), students gain practical skills by engaging with local healthcare leaders, participate in professional development events, give back to their communities, and create meaningful connections with each other.
For more information or to connect with a member of the Executive Board, please contact ISAHL at email@example.com or via the ‘Comments’ box below.
Create a student-driven environment to develop and empower future leaders in the health administration profession through education, service, and connection.
This organization is open to all University of Iowa graduate students within the Department of Health Management Policy. Other interested individuals may be considered on an ad hoc basis. Members pay annual dues. For a complete list of membership requirements, please review the full ISAHL Constitution and Bylaws.
2023-24 Executive Board
McKenna Raimer is a dual-degree JD/MHA student. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in medical anthropology and a bachelor of arts in criminology, law and justice and religious studies from the University of Iowa in 2020. McKenna also serves as the 2023-2024 director of physical health and safety for the UI Graduate and Professional Student Government. McKenna is looking forward to working towards better communication and transparency on behalf of ISAHL, diversifying opportunities to connect with healthcare leaders in and around Johnson County, and increasing use and knowledge of ACHE resources.
Vice President of Professional Development
Grace Wimpffen is a second-year MHA student who graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in public health. As vice president of professional development, Grace is looking forward to enhancing the professional development opportunities offered to ISAHL members, as well as finding new ways to support students in their professional development. She hopes to increase the number of events held, as well as facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships with other professional organizations.
Roderick Pierce II
Vice President of Finance
Roderick Pierce II is a second-year MHA student who graduated with a bachelor of science in healthcare administration from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2021. As vice president of finance, Roderick aims to find methods that allocate funds to provide ISAHL members with unique experiences, allowing members to grow and develop their professional skills.
Vice President of Civic Responsibility
Alex Marchant is a second-year MHA student who graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science in May 2022. As the vice president of civic responsibility, Alex is looking forward to providing ISAHL members with the opportunity to engage and connect with members of the Iowa City/Coralville community. He is excited to promote service opportunities and to help ISAHL members understand the importance of community involvement as healthcare leaders.
Hailey Strudthoff is a second-year MHA student who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and business administration from the University of Northern Iowa in 2022. Hailey is looking forward to coordinating more events for ISAHL members and working to raise more money to contribute to reimbursements for ACHE Congress.
Vice President of Engagement
Nicole Yoder is a second-year MHA student who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health and human physiology (health studies) and a certificate in entrepreneurial management from the University of Iowa in 2022. As the vice president of member engagement, Nicole is looking forward to creating opportunities for first and second-year members to connect with one another through a variety of exciting activities during the school year.
First Year Representatives: Emily Jensen and Varun Korutla
Faculty Advisor: Beth Jaggers, MBA, CPA