Program Objectives

The Clinician-Administrator Transition Certificate (CAT) expands educational opportunities for post-baccalaureate, clinical health care professionals to become administrators. Upon completion of the certificate students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide excellence in leadership and day to day management in the delivery of health care services in a changing health care environment.

The CAT program emphasizes the practical application of administrative theory to health care settings in the metropolitan Baltimore area, the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Students completing the CAT Certificate will have:

  • knowledge of the US health care market and organizational factors influencing delivery, financing and regulatory structures;
  • skills in selecting, using, and critically analyzing current health care administration literature based on real world situations;
  • ability to work productively with multidisciplinary and ethnically diverse colleagues in teams;
  • awareness of responsibility for actions and decisions on an administrative and organizational level, as well as the understanding of the need to assume responsibility for the action of subordinates in an organization;


  • creativity and competence in health care administration ethics, writing, presentation and information management applicable to finance, strategic planning and marketing, program planning and evaluation, human resources, business management and leadership.


Nancy Bearrs, PAC, MPH

Tamara Burton, M.S., RRT

Linda Caplis, M.S., RT (R) (QM)

Cyrus Engineer, DrPH

Sarah Galloway, M.A., HCA

Jill Johnson, MBA

Lewis E. LeBrun II, M.S.

Chuck Zorn, CPA, MBA, FHFMA