LeBow EMBA Program Recognizes Alumni for Service to Profession and Entrepreneurship
On December 1, nearly 70 Executive MBA alumni and guests as well as LeBow faculty and staff celebrated the holiday season in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery in Drexel’s Main Building. The annual event included the EMBA Alumni Award ceremony, which honored two accomplished alumni, Robert Plotkin ‘99 and Anahi Santiago ‘10.
Honored for his entrepreneurship, Plotkin’s guiding passion has been making psychiatric services more convenient and accessible to patients. Previously a social worker, Plotkin completed the Executive MBA program to facilitate the start-up of his business and have an incubator for formulating ideas for his staffing company, Social Work PRN.
He then founded a second company, Arcadian Telepsychiatry, a company dedicated to delivering its nationwide network of licensed master level therapists and psychiatrists via HIPAA compliant video conferencing. Earlier this year, Arcadian launched its WholeCare model, integrating behavioral health services into primary care practices, delivering telepsychiatry, digital screening of patients, curbside consultations, care management and 24/7 nurse triage.
Santiago received her first degree from Drexel, a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering prior to going for her MBA. Honored for her service to the profession, Santiago has had a successful career, progressing from technical roles to broader leadership roles that bring her into the boardroom to speak on various business and technology issues.
Santiago is the Chief Information Security Officer for Christiana Care Health System, one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. In her role, she has overall responsibility for the organization’s information security program. Santiago leads a team of professionals in supporting Christiana Care’s strategic initiatives by managing risks, implementing policies and controls and generating overall awareness