Meet the 2023-2024 Mentors

The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship welcomes its 2023 cohort of mentors. Each of the 43 fellows of the Next Gen Leaders Fellowship is matched with an executive level health care leader during this 12-month program. Fellows and mentors work closely throughout the year on a capstone project and other professional development goals.

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Khalid Almoosa, MD, MS, MBA

Khalid Almoosa, MD, MS, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Memorial Hermann Health System


Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson, MBA


Tenet Healthcare - The Hospitals of Providence


Jackie Anhalt

Jackie Anhalt, RN, MS, MSN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

ThedaCare Health System


Vi-Anne Antrum


System-wide Chief Nursing Officer & Senior Vice President

Cone Health


Caroline Blaum

Caroline Blaum, MD, MS

Senior Research Scientist

National Committee for Quality Assurance


Brooke Buckley

Brooke Buckley, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital


David Burwell

David Burwell, MD, MBA

Chief Quality Officer, Vice President



Charles Callahan

Charles Callahan, PhD, MBA

President-Memorial Hospital Group & President/CEO-Springfield Memorial Hospital

Memorial Health System


Kimberly Chamberlin

Kimberly Chamberlin, MSN, RN, CENP

Vice President Patient Services/CNO

MercyOne North Iowa


Zafar Chaudry

Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA

SVP - Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Seattle Children's Hospital


John Chessare

John Chessare, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACHE

President & CEO

GBMC HealthCare System


Elissa Chessari

Elissa Chessari, PT, MPT, MBA, FACHE




Praveen Chopr

Praveen Chopra

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Bellin and Gundersen Health System


Kenneth Cochran

Kenneth Cochran, DSc, RN, FACHE

President & CEO

Opelousas General Health System


Robin Damschroder

Robin Damschroder, CPA, MHSA, FACHE


Henry Ford Health


Jim Diegel

Jim Diegel

Healthcare Consultant and Executive Coach


Denise Dugas

Denise Dugas

Senior Director of Mental and Behavioral Health

University Medical Center New Orleans


John Englehart

John Englehart

SVP, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery


David Feldman

David Feldman, MD, MBA CPE, FAAPL, FACS


The Doctors Company


Karen Grimley

Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Chief Nursing Executive

UCLA Health


Dan Gross

Dan Gross, RN, MS, DNSc

Retired Executive

Sharp Healthcare


Kyle Hunter

Kyle Hunter, MSN, CENP, CPHQ


Ascension Calumet Medical Center


Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Jacobs, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

Former CNO

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center


Laurie Jacobs

Laurie Jacobs, MD, FACP, AGSF

Associate Dean for the Office of Chair Support & Development, and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Hackensack Meridian Health


Linda Knodel

Linda Knodel

Former Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive

Kaiser Permanente


Lew Lipsitz

Lew Lipsitz, MD

Chief of Gerontology, Director, and Professor of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, and Harvard


Tammy Lundstrom

Tammy Lundstrom, MD, JD

SVP, Chief Medical Officer

Trinity Health


Wilhelmina Manzano

Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Group SVP & System Chief Nurse Executive; COO for Periop Services



Heather Ries

Heather Ries, DNP, RN-BC, CENP


Regional Medical Center


Karen Rose

Karen Rose, PhD, MS, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Dean; College of Nursing

The Ohio State University


Jay Roszhart

Jay Roszhart, MHA, FACHE

President, Memorial Health Ambulatory Group

Memorial Health


Shehzad Saeed

Shehzad Saeed, MBBS

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Lead, Patient and Family Experience

Dayton Children's Hospital


John Santopietr

John Santopietro MD, DFAPA

Physician-in-Chief, Behavioral Health Network and SVP

Hartford HealthCare


Sandra Scott

Sandra Scott, MD

Executive Director

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center-One Brooklyn Health


Peter Shamamian

Peter Shamamian, MD, MHA

Vice Chairman, Professor of Surgery, Director of Performance Improvement & Value Enhancement

Montefiore Medical Center


Kevin Stalnaker

Kevin Stalnaker, CPA

Chief Administrative Officer

Stonewell Jackson Memorial Hospital


Steven Summer

Steven Summer, MBA

President & CEO

Healthcare Institute


Pam Wells


Chief Nursing Officer

Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Healthcare


Lynn Whelan

Lynn Whelan, DNP, NEA-BC


Encompass Health Hospital


Williams LaDonna

LaDonna Williams, MPA

Senior Vice President, & Chief Operating Officer

Franciscan Health Physicians


Helene Wolk

Helene Wolk, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Englewood Health


Robert Zorowitz

Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD

Regional Vice President, Health Affairs, for the Northeast