The Health Programs Student Leadership Council

The Health Programs Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a collaborative effort that brings together students and alumni from three SPS Grad Programs: the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, the Master of Science in Health Analytics, and the Master of Science in Health Informatics. Our SLC exists to create networking opportunities and to enhance the student experience through professional and social development. With strong leaders, a growing alumni base, and a diverse student body, the board empowers students to become the next generation of health industry innovators.


Students and alumni of Northwestern University’s MS of Healthcare Administration, MS of Health Analytics, and MS of Health Informatics programs will feel a sense of comradery with fellow students and a deep understanding of the health administration, analytics, and informatics fields in practice.


The Northwestern University Health Programs Student Leadership Council (SLC) is dedicated to supporting and connecting with current students and alumni in the MS of Healthcare Administration, MS Health Analytics, and MS of Health Informatics programs. The SLC aims to inspire and support the next generation of health leaders by promoting knowledge of both the health field and programs at Northwestern University.

Stay Connected

Health Programs SLC events will be posted on the SPS Grad Programs Events website. Full contact information is in development and will be posted soon.

2023–24 Student Leadership Council Members


Omar Hakim

Healthcare Administration

Photo of Omar HakimOmar Hakim graduated from Purdue University with a PharmD degree and a minor in Management. He started his career at CVS as a Floater/Staff Pharmacist before moving into a clinical role as an Inpatient Pharmacist at Insight Hospital and Medical Center (formerly Mercy Hospital) in Chicago. Outside of work, Omar enjoys traveling and sports, regularly playing at the Chicago Fire Pitch.





Rachel Marquell

Healthcare Administration

Photo of Rachel MarquellRachel Marquell earned a B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Ball State University. After graduation, her work in nonprofit marketing took her to Memphis, Tennessee for a few years. Now, living in Chicago she works at Northwestern Medicine as a member of the marketing department, supporting clinical partners and system-wide campaigns. In her free time, she enjoys running along the lake, exploring new restaurants in the city, and volunteering with Chicago Run - a local nonprofit that provides inclusive running and physical activity programs for youth.



Erik Doss-Carter

Healthcare Administration

Photo of Erik Doss CarterErik’s professional journey is marked by leadership in military operations, healthcare administration, and project execution. Drawing from experiences over a 13-year career as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army, he is currently serving as a Program Manager for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Erik is a reader, White Sox fan, and self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur who loves exploring Chicago's culinary scene.





Allan Dip

Health Informatics

Photo of Allan DipAllan is an MHI candidate with a deep interest in utilizing data to drive transformative change. He currently works in product management and has extensive experience developing and delivering artificial intelligence and analytics solutions to a wide range of customers in the healthcare market. Allan is deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of informatics and data science professionals and works with students and mentees to define development pathways to help them achieve their professional objectives. In his free time, Allan enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and soccer.



Erin Taylor

Healthcare Administration

Photo of Erin TaylorErin is a dynamic leader currently working as a leader in rehabilitation services at Northwestern Medicine. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Spanish Linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. Erin is passionate about healthcare and is dedicated to fostering growth and excellence within her team. Beyond her professional career, Erin enjoys traveling with her family, new restaurant experiences, and bike rides along the Chicago lakefront.


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