Meet the 2021-2022 Mentors

The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship welcomed its 2021 cohort of mentors. Each of the 32 fellows of the Next Gen Leaders Fellowship was matched with an executive level health care leader during the 12-month program. Fellows and mentors worked closely throughout the year on a transformation project and other professional development goals.

Ever wondered what mentorship is like from the eyes of our recent fellows? Watch this video to learn why mentorship matters.

Current Mentors
2020 - 2021 Mentors

Ann Hendrich, PhD, RN, FAAN

 

Hendrich II Fall Risk Model

 

 
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Barb Edson

Executive Director, Virtual Care Center

UNC Health

 

 

Barbara Jacobs

Chief Nursing Officer

Anne Arundel Medical Center

 

 
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Benjamin Anderson

Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals

Colorado Hospital Association

 

 

Brooke Buckley, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer 

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

 

 
Christine Waszynski

Christine Waszynski

President, Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

American Delirium Society, Hartford Healthcare

 

 
Cynthia Barginere

Cynthia Barginere

Chief Operating Officer

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

 

 

Daniel Gross

Former Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Retired, Sharp Healthcare

 

 
David Lee

David Lee

Vice President of Employer Services

OhioHealth

 

 
David Omura

David Omura

Medical Center Director and Chief Executive Officer

Columbia VA Health Care System

 

 

Douglas P. Cropper

President & CEO

Genesis Health System

 

 
James M. Lai

James M. Lai

Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs for Geriatrics

Yale University School of Medicine

 

 

Jim Diegel

Chief Strategy Officer

Maui Health System

 

 
Joan Wynn

Joan Wynn

Clinical Assistant Professor

East Carolina University College of Nursing

 

 

Joanne Carrocino

President & CEO

Cape Regional Health System

 

 
Joanne Reifsnyder

Joanne Reifsnyder, PhD, MSN, MBA, FAAN

Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer

Genesis HealthCare

 

 

John Chessare, MD

President & CEO

GBMC Healthcare

 

 

John Nunes, MD, FACOG

Chief Medical Officer

HCA Healthcare

 

 
Jonathan Bandel

Jonathan Bandel

Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

White Plains Hospital

 

 
Julieanne Eddy

Julieanne Eddy, RN, MPH, CHPN

Executive Director, Palliative Care & Inpatient Geriatric Services

University Hospital

 

 
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Karen Frush

Chief Clinical Officer

Safe and Reliable Healthcare

 

 

Linda Knodel

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive

Kaiser Permanente

 

 
Maria Carney

Maria Carney

Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Medical Director, Post Acute Services

Northwell Health System

 

 
Mindy Fain

Mindy Fain

Co-Director

University of Arizona Center on Aging

 

 

Patrice Weiss, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Carilion Clinic

 

 

Robert G. Larrison, Jr., FACHE

President

Carolinas Rehabilitation Network

 

 
Ron Werft

Ron Werft

President & CEO

Cottage Health

 

 
Sonja Rosen

Sonja Rosen

Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Medical Director, Geriatrics

Cedars-Sinai

 

 

Vance Jackson, FACHE, FACMPE

President & CEO

Davis Health System