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Current and Alumni Administrative Fellows

Current administrative fellows

Alexander Benjamin earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will receive his Masters of Science in Health Administration upon completion of his Administrative Fellowship. Alexander interned in the Finance Department at UAB where he worked on a number of projects including analyzing $10 million in faculty fund transactions and constructing financial projections. Alexander also volunteered in the Arts in Medicine program at UAB’s hospital.

Prior to entering graduate school, Alexander worked as a Program Assistant in the University of Utah’s Office of the Vice President of Health Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Biology. While attending the University of Utah, Alexander was a Resident Advisor, Peer Mentor for the Black Student Leadership Institute, and music volunteer at Primary Children’s Hospital. During his administrative fellowship, he is excited to further develop his interest in healthcare innovation, quality improvement, and community outreach. In his free time, Alexander enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and expanding his culinary palate in Chicago. 


Nathan Simon earned his Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. During his graduate program, he worked as the financial manager for the CARES Clinic; an inter-professional student-run clinic for Charleston’s underserved community. Additionally, Nathan completed a summer internship at Emory Healthcare, where he worked on several projects including the development of a post-surgical care model and the creation of a pediatric to adult transplant transition clinic.

Prior to his graduate work, Nathan received his undergraduate degree in finance from Tulane University. He spent a summer working at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, where he developed his passion for the healthcare industry. During his administrative fellowship, Nathan is excited to continue to build the skills needed for his interests in clinical operations, process improvement, and ambulatory care. In his free time, Nathan is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling.

Alumni fellows

Name University Year of fellowship Current position Location
Casey Sparks University of Kentucky 2016-2017 Project manager, Cancer Center Rush University Medical Center
Lauren McCarter George Washington University  2016-2017 Program manager, Distance Health Cleveland Clinic
Akkara Srauy Temple University 2015-2016 Department administrator, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rush University Medical Center
Brandon Nelson University of Missouri 2015-2016 Operations manager, Environmental Services Rush University Medical Center
Meredith Neff University of Michigan 2014-2015 Practice administrator, Rush University Medical Group Rush University Medical Center
Spenser Troiano University of Washington 2014-2015 Manager, Business Development & Analytics Swedish Medical Center
Christopher Nolan New York University 2013-2014 Manager, Community Benefit & Population Health Rush University Medical Center
Kara Stubbins The Ohio State University 2013-2014 Division administrator, Endocrinology and Geriatrics Rush University Medical Center
Elizabeth Wurth University of Michigan 2012-2013 Clinical and business administrator, Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado
Stephen McMillen John's Hopkins University 2012-2013 Manager ECG Management Consultants
Arthi Susai University of Michigan 2011-2012 Service line administrator, Solid Organ Transplant Services Rush University Medical Center
Geoff Zar University of South Carolina 2011-2012 Regional director of operations DaVita Kidney Care
Nicole Buikema University of Michigan 2010-2011 Director, Physician Experience Northwestern Medical Group
Katherine Brennan Medical University of South Carolina 2010-2011 Project Manager OhioHealth
Carolyn Miller University of Iowa 2009-2010 Assistant vice president, Heart and Vascular Institute Indiana University Health Physicians
Robert Silverstein Medical University of South Carolina 2009-2010 Director, Central Processing Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Kristy Anwuri Yale University 2008-2009 Managing consultant Berkeley Research Group LLC
Braden Mantei University of Michigan 2008-2009 Department administrator, Neurosurgery University of South Florida
Gauri Brown Yale University 2007-2008 Vice president, Project Management EmCare 
Nisha Lulla Johns Hopkins University 2007-2008 Associate vice president, Supply Chain Rush University Medical Center