|Jan Simon is Professor in Charge of Health Care Management with Ottawa University. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University for two years to study Vocal Music Education before transferring to the University of Detroit/Mercy to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in English, Theater and Music with a teacher certification. After teaching in public and private schools, Jan returned to school to become a Registered Nurse. After earning her Associate’s Degree in Nursing, she completed the additional classes in the BSN curriculum. She then earned her Master’s in Health Services Administration from the Public Health School at U of M. In addition, Jan has earned certificates in Parish Nursing, Holistic Nursing and Wellness Coaching. She has been in Health Care Administration roles for 30 years, leading programs in quality improvement, case management and population health management. She served as Program Director for the Improving Performance in Practice study while working at the American Board of Medical Specialties and has published on this and other innovations in healthcare delivery. She began teaching at Ottawa University in 2001.
Jan and her husband divide their time between their Wisconsin and Chicago homes and enjoy visiting their three children in Washington, DC, Chapel Hill, NC and Los Angeles, CA.