Current and Alumni Administrative Fellows

Current and Alumni Administrative Fellows

Current and alumni fellows of the Rush University Medical Center Administrative Fellowship Program

Current and alumni fellows of the Rush University Medical Center Administrative Fellowship Program

Current Administrative Fellows

Hayden Krauss earned his Master of Health Administration from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to Rush, Hayden was an Administrative Resident and later a Project Analyst at UPMC, primarily focusing on the Hillman Cancer Center and the ongoing hospital development in Chengdu, China. In addition, Hayden previously worked abroad in Singapore for Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre and in the United Arab Emirates for Imperial College London Diabetes Centre. In his home state of Alabama, he has worked for UAB Health System and Grandview Medical Center.

Through this experiences, Hayden became passionate about increasing quality and accessibility on both a community and global scale through strategic initiatives. In his free time, Hayden enjoys PC gaming, watching soccer, and trying new foods.

Ashley Lawler earned her Master of Health Administration from the University of Iowa. While in graduate school, Ashley served as the Vice President of Alumni Relations for the Student Leadership Council at Iowa's College of Public Health. She gained experience in the quality improvement program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, working to standardize the order and distribution of infusion therapy across the system, and improve the overall patient experience. Ashley also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate marketing courses. She completed a summer internship at NorthShore University Health System, working at the system's designated COVID-19 hospital.

Ashley attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received a Bachelor of Science. While there, she worked at a community health center serving the northern Omaha community. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running along Lake Michigan, trying new restaurants, and exploring the various neighborhoods in Chicago.

Alumni Fellows

Name

University

Year of fellowship

Current position

Location

Connor Porterfield University of Alabama at Birmingham 2020-2021 Practice Administrator, Rush University Medical Group Rush University Medical Center
Erin Provagna University of Michigan 2020-2021 Manager, Access Center Rush University Medical Center

Jacqueline Rollin

John's Hopkins University

2019-2020

Process Improvement Manager, Research Affairs

Rush University Medical Center

Danielle Vazquez

University of Buffalo

2019-2020

Senior Project Manager, Hospital Operations

Rush University Medical Center

Daniel El-Zein

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2018- 2019

Financial Operations Manager

Rush University Medical Center

Shannon McCarthy

University of Iowa

2018-2019

Practice Administrator, Cancer Service Line

Rush University Medical Center

Nathan Simon

Medical University of South Carolina

2017-2018

Finance Manager, Service Lines

Rush University Medical Center

Alexander Benjamin

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2017-2018

Project Manager, Project Management Office

Rush University Medical Center

Casey Brackett

University of Kentucky

2016-2017

Director of Clinical Innovation, Cancer Service Line

Rush University Medical Center

Lauren Allyn

George Washington University

2016-2017

Program Manager III, Taussig Cancer Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Akkara Srauy

Temple University

2015-2016

Senior Financial Analyst

Advocate Aurora Health

Brandon Nelson

University of Missouri

2015-2016

Consultant

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Meredith Neff

University of Michigan

2014-2015

Project Manager, Project Management Office

Rush University Medical Center

Spenser Troiano

University of Washington

2014-2015

Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development

Swedish Medical Center

Christopher Nolan

New York University

2013-2014

Director of Anchor Initiatives, Office of Community Health Improvement

BJC Healthcare

Kara Stubbins

The Ohio State University

2013-2014

Executive Administrator, Department of Neurology

University of Chicago

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

Senior Manager

ECG Management Consultants

Arthi Susai

University of Michigan

2011-2012

Executive Director, Clinical Operations

Froedtert Health

Geoff Zar

University of South Carolina

2011-2012

Division Vice President

DaVita Kidney Care

Nicole Buikema

University of Michigan

2010-2011

Director, Provider Operations

Northwestern Medical Group

Katherine Brennan

Medical University of South Carolina

2010-2011

Sr. Advisor, Business Development and Joint Ventures

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

Senior Director, Central Processing and High-Level Disinfection/ Sterilization

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kristy Anwuri

Yale University

2008-2009

Managing Consultant, Workplace Planning

Berkeley Research Group LLC

Braden Mantei

University of Michigan

2008-2009

Department Administrator, Neurosurgery

University of South Florida

Gauri Brown

Yale University

2007-2008

Senior Consultant, Transformation Management Office

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Nisha Lulla

Johns Hopkins University

2007-2008

Vice President, Office of the President

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association