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

Connor Porterfield earned both his Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During his time in graduate school, Connor served as the vice president of external relations, working closely with the Alabama chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additionally, he completed a student workforce program at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital and a summer internship in hematologic malignancies and oncology services at UCLA Health in Los Angeles. Prior to graduate school, Connor worked as the administrative operations manager of an ambulatory care clinic in Birmingham.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Auburn University. In his free time, Connor enjoys traveling with friends and family, running and exploring restaurants in Chicago.

Erin Provagna earned both her Master's of Health Services Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. During her time in graduate school, she worked with the Michigan Perioperative Clinic to streamline patient flow and with a Detroit Community Health Center creating and analyzing a community needs assessment. Erin joins Rush with over five years of retail management experience and having spent two years with the Region V Public Health Training Center.

Prior to graduate school, Erin was involved in LGBTQ+ health disparity research surrounding patient-provider interactions. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and watching women’s soccer.

Alumni Fellows

Name

University

Year of fellowship

Current position

Location

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

Program Manager, Cardiovascular Service Line

Rush University Medical Center

Shannon McCarthy

University of Iowa

2018-2019

Project Manager, Cancer Center

Rush University Medical Center

Nathan Simon

Medical University of South Carolina

2017-2018

Senior Business Development Consultant, RUMG Administration

Rush University Medical Center

Alexander Benjamin

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2017-2018

Project manager, Neurological Sciences

Rush University Medical Center

Casey Brackett

University of Kentucky

2016-2017

Manager of Clinical Innovation, Cancer Center

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

Manager, Planning and Performation, RUMG/Nursing Administration

Rush University Medical Center

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

Director, Strategy and Business Development

Swedish Medical Center

Christopher Nolan

New York University

2013-2014

System Manager, Community Health and Benefit

Rush University Medical Center

Kara Stubbins

The Ohio State University

2013-2014

Executive Director, 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

Administrative Director, Medical College Physicians, Office of the CMO

Medical College of Wisconsin

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. Advisory, 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

Director of Operations, Envision Physician Services

Envision Physician Services

Nisha Lulla

Johns Hopkins University

2007-2008

Vice President, Office of the President

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association