Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education


Michael Geheb, MD, FACP, FCCM

Executive Director

Dr. Geheb has had executive responsibility for three Academic Health Systems and a major community Health System, six teaching hospitals (including a children’s hospital), and their associated physician group practices associated with four medical schools. Dr. Geheb has a long-standing interest in medical education and its training requirements, is experienced in developing clinical and academic programs including recruitment of physician and administrative leadershipand leading financial and operational integration strategies for academic health systems.  Dr. Geheb received his Medical Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine and his GME training at the University of Pennsylvania (Internal Medicine and Nephrology). He has served on the American Board of Internal Medicine and its Executive Committee (ABIM), was a member of the Internal Medicine review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medication (ACGME), and was a member of the board and executive committee of the University Health System Consortium (UHC – now Vizient Health), and the Region 5 Health Policy Board of the American Hospital Association. 

Email: mgeheb@semcme.org

Kristy Check, BA

Program Manager

Kristy is a new hire to SEMCME. She comes with a vast background in administration and scheduling. She has previously worked within the Beaumont Health organization as well as the Livonia Public Schools. Ms. Check received her Bachelors of Communications from Wayne State University. She majored in Public Relations as well as she earned an Associate’s Degree in Photography focusing on Sports and Lifestyle photography. Ms. Check will be a Program Manager with SEMCME.

Email: kcheck@semcme.org

Veronica Haque, BIS

Program Coordinator

Veronica Haque joined SEMCME in June 2022 and began her role as an administrative assistant. She currently works as a program coordinator, assisting on various SEMCME committees and completing miscellaneous administrative work. She graduated from Oakland University in Spring 2022 obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies. A majority of her coursework focused on business administration within the healthcare industry. She was also a member of Oakland University’s Women’s Golf Team and spent five years at the university pursuing both her athletic and academic abilities. She spent previous summers working for an assisted living/memory care center and a homecare nursing agency as an administrative and human resource intern.

Email: vhaque@semcme.org

Wendy Jolivet, MBA

Director of Operations and HR

Wendy Jolivet joined the SEMCME team in the fall of 2017. She has over 25 years of professional Human Resources experience in a variety of industries including healthcare and hospice, engineering, automotive, higher education, and insurance. She received her MBA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University and her undergraduate degree with dual majors in Management and Marketing from Saginaw Valley State University. Ms. Jolivet also serves as a private HR consultant to small businesses and designs and facilitates a variety of professional development programs centered on various HR topics, management skills, customer service, and Microsoft programs. In addition to her Director of Operations and HR roles with SEMCME, she manages multiple program offerings, leads various committee efforts, and supports the initiatives and efforts of the SEMCME strategic plan, Board of Directors, DIO/ADIO Council, and Executive & Finance committees.

Email: wjolivet@semcme.org

Nadia Juzych, DSc, MS

Director of Research Programs

Dr. Juzych is currently the director of the quality improvement programs for the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education and works on developing courses, programs, and presentations. She is the lead organizer for the Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, an annual gathering of nearly 400 medical professionals that showcases quality improvement projects completed by Michigan medical residents and fellows. She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Michigan Antimicrobial Resistance Reduction coalition (MARR), responsible for organizing statewide educational efforts and research programs for physicians and the public to reduce antimicrobial resistance. She was formerly on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the faculty of the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute, participating as an instructor of environmental health, risk sciences, and toxicology courses. Her research includes work for the US EPA, the CDC, HRSA, AFMIC, DOD and other federal, state and local agencies as well as private foundations. Dr. Juzych received her doctorate in environmental health from Boston University School of Public Health, MS in environmental and occupational health from CSUN and her BS in microbiology from UCLA.

Email: njuzych@semcme.org

Ginger Keiffer

Senior Program Manager

Ginger Keiffer has worked in medical education for over 35 years. She has held various roles at SEMCME and is currently a Senior Program Manager where she oversees the planning and execution of a broad array of medical education programs including all hands-on simulation courses and workshops. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Ginger is involved in SEMCME committee work. Currently, she shares her expertise with several committees including the Surgery Education Committee, Ob/Gyn Education Committee, and Research Committee. Over the course of her career, she has been responsible for over 700 medical education offerings covering the continuum of medical education – undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Ms. Keiffer is a graduate of Wayne State University.

Email: gkeiffer@semcme.org

Rita Miller, CPA

Director of Finance