About Us

Founded in 1943, the Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) program was the first at any business school to focus on healthcare. As Kellogg has evolved since your time on campus, so has HCAK. Over the past five years, we’ve worked to rebuild and reinvigorate our program to match the complex challenges facing leaders in the business of healthcare services, life sciences, medical devices, private equity and entrepreneurship.


The program, now led by Professor Craig Garthwaite, has developed new curricular offerings and a broad set of co-curricular events that better prepare students for their future careers as healthcare leaders. We believe that you, our healthcare alumni, are an important stakeholder and a powerful resource for the Healthcare program and for each other. One of our goals is to facilitate career-long connections - among alumni and between alumni and HCAK - and to strengthen this community. We hope this site and the Healthcare at Kellogg slack workspace, Kellogghealthalum.slack.com, make it easy for you to stay connected with HCAK and engage with each other.


The Kellogg Healthcare Alumni Network site includes a searchable directory available to members, of 4,600 Kellogg alumni working in healthcare, news about upcoming events for alumni, a library of past events with links to recordings and links to career services.

Kellogg Healthcare Alumni Network Board of Directors

Joshua Adland '16, Director of Marketing, GE Healthcare

James Beckemeyer '95, Director, Delivery System Planning, Kaiser Permanente

Scott Belsky '19, Regional Vice President, Oak Street Health

Colin Blaney '10, Senior Vice President, Crankfrog 

Blair Burke '14, USDMD Gene Therapy HCP Lead, Pfizer

Nic Eliason '07, Group Vice President, DaVita

Andew Guggenhime '96, President & Chief Financial Officer, Vaxcyte

Katie Hanculak '13, Product Director, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Keith Hennegan '12, Chief Operating Officer, US Fertility

Blair Kessler '17, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Chris Mioton '14, Partner, Shore Capital Partners

Irina Pelphrey '19, Vice President of Health, Albertsons

Natasha Phillips '08, Senior Director, Global Marketing and Marketing Analytics, Abbott Laboratories

Shannon Resetich '02, Global Franchise Head, Rare Diseases, Sanofi Genzyme


Engage With Us

Craig Garthwaite, Faculty Director, Healthcare at Kellogg

Professor Garthwaite is the Herman R. Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services, a Professor of Strategy, and the Director of the Program on Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK). He is an applied economist whose research examines the business of healthcare with a focus on the interaction between private firms and public policies.

Paul Campbell, Executive Director, Healthcare at Kellogg

Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy


Jim Boudreau, Major Gifts Officer, Kellogg Advancement


Karen Larkin Young, Senior Program Development Manager, Administrative Director, Healthcare at Kellogg


Shannon Reifsteck, Assistant Director, Kellogg Alumni Engagement

Shannon Reifsteck works closely with the Healthcare faculty and staff to advance their strategic alumni inititives, as well as helping to connect alumni with current students. 


Mary Susan Novak, Program Coordinator, Healthcare at Kellogg