MHA Administrative Fellows
The UIC MHA program's Fellowship Support Program is offered to current students through assistance in their applications to administrative fellowships for the upcoming year. Nearly 80 percent of students who participate receive and accept offers to Local and national Administrative Fellowship Programs.
Meet our 2021 Administrative Fellows
Past Administrative Fellows
Lalli Akurati will engage as an Administrative Fellow with Allina Health System in a 12-month program under the mentorship of Dr. Penny Wheeler, system CEO and president. Allina Health is a non-profit health system that is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Through their 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies and associated services across the care continuum, Allina health is dedicated to providing patient centered care. Lalli will be involved in attending and participating in leadership forums, attending Allina board meetings and working on various executive system and corporate projects. The Allina Health fellowship provides flexibility for her to pursue projects in areas of interest such as social determinants in addition to system operations.
Ashritha Chintam’s administrative fellowship at Sentara Healthcare is a one-year program consisting of a rotation schedule, developed and designed around her areas of interest and project-based work. She will be rotating among various hospitals across the system and will receive guidance from executives who have launched their own careers through the fellowship and strongly believe in the foundation offered by the program. Fellows at Sentara Healthcare collaborate with executive leaders during board meetings and monthly meetings. They also actively contribute to strategic and operational initiatives, expanding skills by creating new projects and pitching in with projects already in progress.
Ose Ituah will engage in a 12-month long project-based fellowship with AdvocateAurora Health, with a focus on leadership and project management skills. He will be mentored by Rashard Johnson, who is an established leader in healthcare and the CEO of two hospitals Advocate Trinity Hospital and South Suburban Hospital on the Southsides of Chicago. Ose will have the unique opportunity to work with underserved communities in theses areas, specifically focusing on improving and retaining Primary Care Physicians affiliated with these hospitals. He also aims to build strategies in community engagement to improve and increase community relations between the hospitals and the patient populations they serve.
Danielle Moore is joining Mercy Health in St. Louis as a quality and safety administrative fellow. She will engage in advanced learning in quality and patient safety. Danielle and other fellows will work with leaders in both core and elective rotations to enhance both contextual and functional knowledge through department immersion. She will gain valuable experience through active participation in and completion of projects across the organization in areas including patient safety, social determinants of health, performance improvement, hospital quality, infection prevention and virtual care.
Jud Mustapha will engage as an administrative fellow with Atlantic Health System in a 12-month program of meaningful project-based work that supports both the ongoing needs and goals of the health system as well as the interests and development of the fellows. Atlantic Health System is a leading non-profit, multi-hospital, clinically integrated health system, dedicated to establishing a Trusted Network of Caring and setting standards for clinical innovation and quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area. Fellows are exposed to and become involved in a broad range of functions and areas across AHS, including operations, planning, integration, ambulatory care networks, telemedicine, analytics, business development, and performance improvement in corporate, hospital, ambulatory, and physician practice settings.
Vi-An Nguyen’s administrative fellowship will take place at Indiana University Health over a two year period. During her first year, she will engage in project-based work across the system and business areas. In the second year, she will be participating in customizable rotations with the leadership team in mher areas of interest. Additionally, she will be attending and participating in executive leadership meetings and work on various system strategies in the most extensive health system in Indiana with 17 hospitals. Vi-An will work with a mentor from the executive leadership team as well as have access to a diverse steering committee that will provide extensive development opportunities and additional mentorship.
Ann Starling will serve as an administrative fellow at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan. During her first year, she will engage in strategic rotations and high-impact project work aimed at advancing institutional priorities while cultivating core health care leadership competencies. Fellows also support executive-level meetings to observe first hand enterprise management and decision making. Year two of her fellowship is structured as a customizable immersion that thoughtfully allows for continued growth and contribution to the health system. She will serve as an embedded resource under the direction and mentorship of preceptors and supervision of selected area leads.
Shivani Shah will be engage as an administrative fellow with Vizient in Chicago. Fellows will work directly with the senior vice president of advanced analytics & product management to assist in internal and external analyses using data from Vizient’s clinical and operational databases, including the clinical database/resource manager. Projects include the use of data to facilitate performance improvement, quality and safety assessment and health services research for Vizient’s diverse membership of academic medical centers, complex teaching hospitals, community hospitals, pediatric facilities, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. The fellows will work with internal analytic teams and directly with members on various initiatives and gain exposure to senior-level executives from more than 100 academic medical centers, integrated health systems and community hospitals.