Harrison, NY—September 4, 2014


Transamerica Retirement Solutions Announces
2014 Recipients of the Leaders in Health Care Scholarships


Transamerica Retirement Solutions, a sponsor of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (“the Institute”), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship. This year’s winners, Sheryl Muirhead-McCrae and Tina Huynh, will each receive a $5,000 scholarship toward pursuing an advanced degree in health care administration.

Transamerica recognizes healthcare administration students for their academic achievements and community service. Candidates are also required to demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and community service. The Institute coordinates the application and candidate selection process on behalf of Transamerica.

Muirhead-McCrae will begin her graduate studies in health care management at Florida International University (FIU) in the fall. She has also worked in the health care field for a number of years and is deeply committed to delivering health care services to underserved communities. Her volunteer work includes coordinating free health fairs aimed at helping women gain access to health services.

Huynh will pursue dual Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Utah. In addition to her academic achievements, she has proven her dedication to community service. Huynh has volunteered for a number of organizations such as AmeriCorps, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the University of Utah Hospital. Ultimately, she plans to become a health care administrator for a non-profit organization.

“This year marks Transamerica’s eighth anniversary as the sponsor of the Leaders in Health Care Scholarship, and it’s an honor to have recognized so many deserving individuals,” said Brodie Wood, vice president and national practice leader of not-for-profit markets at Transamerica Retirement Solutions. “This year’s winners are outstanding examples of dedication to the field of health care and community service.”

For more information about the Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care Scholarship, contact Chris O. Biddle at
312-422-2658 or Applications for the 2015 scholarship will be available online at the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s website,, beginning in September.


About Transamerica Retirement Solutions
Transamerica Retirement Solutions (Transamerica) is a leading provider of customized retirement plan solutions for small to large organizations.

Transamerica partners with financial advisors, third party administrators, and consultants to cover the entire spectrum of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including: 401(k) and 403(b) (Traditional and Roth); 457; profit sharing; money purchase; cash balance; Taft-Hartley; multiple employer plans; nonqualified deferred compensation; and rollover and Roth IRAs.

Transamerica helps more than three million retirement plan participants save and invest wisely to secure their retirement dreams. For more information about Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation, please visit

About the Institute for Diversity in Health Management
In 1994, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to the lack of diversity in the health care management
ranks by founding the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD). The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) and, more recently, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) signed on as sponsors.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works closely with health services organizations and educators to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. The Institute’s mission is to increase the number of people of color in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. To accomplish this, the Institute has designed several initiatives to generate significant long-term results through educational
programs, summer internships, professional development and leadership conferences. For more information, visit

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