President and C.E.O.
Meredith Hurston, a native of Flint, Michigan, is a graduate of The University of Michigan-Flint and The University of Phoenix. She is the President and CEO of M Square Healthcare Consulting. She has an academic concentration in clinical laboratory science and healthcare administration, along with personal experience navigating the healthcare system for over 20 years as an advocate for her Mom. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. Influenced by her Mom’s passion for the well-being and education of others, Meredith founded The Empowered Mocha Patient website as an online healthcare resource for people of color in 2011.
Meredith has nearly 18 years of work experience in healthcare, starting with humble beginnings as a phlebotomist (blood collector). After completing her bachelors, she climbed the ladder to become a board certified medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist, certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. While in graduate school, her career interests broadened and she transitioned into hospital quality management. In that position she developed a great rapport with many physicians, learned quality systems and auditing processes, and gleaned an appreciation of the various accreditation processes and regulatory requirements.
At the start of 2010, God blessed Meredith with the opportunity to combine both of her career interests into one role. She relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to accept a position as a Quality Assurance Technologist/Patient Safety Data Coordinator for the department of pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She doesn’t take her journey to success for granted and realizes her blessings come from God. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., enjoys traveling, and is always ready for a good laugh.