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Current and Alumni Administrative Fellows

Current administrative fellows

Lauren McCarter earned her Master of Health Administration degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During her graduate program, McCarter worked as a graduate administrative assistant, served as president of the Master of Health Administration Student Association, and participated in the University of Birmingham Alabama Case Competition. McCarter completed a summer internship at UNC Health Care with Patient Safety and Performance Improvement. She worked on several projects including analyzing predictive analytic tools to implement in Epic and creating a value-based purchasing scorecard for system leaders.

Prior to entering graduate school, McCarter taught high school chemistry with Teach For America in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in genetics from Clemson University. While attending Clemson, McCarter volunteered for a federally qualified health clinic and local community hospital. During her administrative fellowship, she is excited to further develop her interests in hospital operations, system transformation, process improvement and finance.

Casey Sparks earned her Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Kentucky. During this time, Sparks interned for the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center. She worked on a variety of projects, including implementation of an electronic medical record system, process improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives. Most significantly, Sparks worked with various mentors to request a lab, triage center and central registration for Markey, combining finance and operational knowledge.

Prior to graduate school, Sparks received her undergraduate degree in biology, also from the University of Kentucky. During her undergraduate studies, she spent many hours volunteering, shadowing and working within various facets of health care, as well as a bench cancer research lab. During her administrative fellowship, Sparks is excited to continue building the skills needed for her interests in process improvement, hospital operations and patient access.

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Alumni fellows

Name University Year of fellowship Current position Location
Akkara Srauy Temple University 2015-2016 Project manager, Rush University Medical Group Rush University Medical Center
Brandon Nelson University of Missouri 2015-2016   Rush University Medical Center
Meredith Neff University of Michigan 2014-2015 Manager, IS Business Operations Rush University Medical Center
Spenser Troiano University of Washington 2014-2015 Senior business development specialist Swedish Medical Center
Christopher Nolan New York University 2013-2014 Project manager, 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 Division administrator, Hematology/Oncology Rush University Medical Center
Stephen McMillen John's Hopkins University 2012-2013 Senior consultant 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 Practice manager, Orthopedics North Shore University Health System
Nicole Ashmus University of Michigan 2010-2011 Division administrator, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Northwestern Medical Group
Katherine Hinty Medical University of South Carolina 2010-2011 Director of Business Process Improvement Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Carolyn Miller University of Iowa 2009-2010 Service line administrator, General Surgery Indiana University Health Physicians
Robert Silverstein Medical University of South Carolina 2009-2010 Director, Supply Chain Rush University Medical Center
Kristy Anwuri Yale University 2008-2009 Consultant Berkeley Research Group LLC
Braden Mantei University of Michigan 2008-2009 Director, Medical Affairs Rush University Medical Center
Gauri Brown Yale University 2007-2008 Senior project manager Emergency Medical Associates
Nisha Lulla Johns Hopkins University 2007-2008 Associate vice president, Supply Chain Rush University Medical Center