Meet the 2023-2024 Next Gen Fellows

The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship welcomes a class of up to 43 talented health care leaders each year, including 12 Age-Friendly Health System scholarship recipients. During the 12-month fellowship program, participants hone essential skills, such as leading and effecting change, navigating the health care environment, driving transformation, improving care delivery, and developing operational strategies for success.

The John A. Hartford Foundation is providing scholarships for a cohort of Age-Friendly Fellows. These fellows will be asked to implement the Age-Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Framework at their organization for their capstone project in the fellowship program.

Mary Ann Allan

Mary Ann Allan

Senior Director of Budget

University of Iowa Health Care


Anish Amin

Anish Amin, MD

Electrophysiology System Chief

OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians


Eric Bates

Eric Bates, MBA, BSN, RN, CENP

Senior Director, Patient Care

Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital


Lisa Bauer

Lisa Bauer, MBA, BSN-RN, CNML

Director of Inpatient Services

Northfield Hospital + Clinics


Amanda Borer

Amanda Borer, MHA

Administrative Director for Neurosciences

Duke University Health System

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Jenna Brinks

Jenna Brinks

Vice President, Heart & Vascular Service Line

Corewell Health East


Tru Byrnes


Geriatric Clinical Nurse Leader

Atrium Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Desi Carozza

Desi Carozza, MD, FAAHPM

Medical Director Geriatrics and Bioethics

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Kathy Jo Carstarphen

Kathy Jo Carstarphen, MD, MPH, MA

Senior Physician

Ochsner Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Aiyana Cottman

Aiyana Cottman, MPH

Executive Director, Ambulatory Business Operations

Grady Health System


Keesha Cunningham

Keesha Cunningham, MSN-NE, RN

Director of Nursing

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital


Michael Cureton

Michael Cureton, MHA, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer

Sutter Amador Hospital


Ciandra D’souza

Ciandra D’souza, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine

University of Rochester, Strong and Highland Hospital

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Antoinette Danvers

Antoinette Danvers, MD, MBA, MS, MSCR

Family Planning Director and Residency Program Director

Montefiore Einstein


Kim Gannon

Kim Gannon, MD, PhD, FAHA

Neurosciences Service Line Physician Executive



Cody Hall

Cody Hall

System Director, Process Excellence

Davis Health System


Anisa Jivani

Anisa Jivani, MHSA

System Director, Strategic Equity Initiatives

Rush University System for Health


Jessica Kalender-Rich

Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD, MHA

Professor of Medicine, Post-Acute Medical Director

The University of Kansas Health System

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Nirav Kamdar

Nirav Kamdar, MD, MPP, MBA

Vice-President, Quality Improvement and Clinical Operations

Huntington Hospital


Bryan Kawasaki

Bryan Kawasaki

National PR Director



Nancy LaVine

Nancy LaVine, MD, FACP

Medical Director

Northwell Health


Lindsey Lehman

Lindsey Lehman, MPH, MHA, FACHE

Vice Chair, Hospital Operations

Mayo Clinic

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

James Liggins, Jr.

James Liggins, Jr.

Vice Chair of Board of Directors

Bronson Healthcare Group


Prentice Lipsey

Prentice Lipsey, MBA

President and CEO

Common Spirit Senior Living

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Julie McComish

Julie McComish, MBA

Director of Mental Health Strategy



Jason Melegari

Jason Melegari, RN

Director, Clinical Services

Sheppard Pratt


Clement Miller

Clement Miller, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Operating Officer

Salinas Valley Health


Bailey Myers

Bailey Myers, MHA

Director of Operations

Bon Secours Mercy Health, Mary Immaculate Hospital


DoRhonja Nichols

DoRhonja Nichols, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing, Critical Care & Behavioral Health Services

University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center


Brandon Okezie

Brandon Okezie, MHA

Director of Operations

Centura Health - St. Anthony North Hospital


Halina Palacios

Halina Palacios, MPH

Chief of Clinic Services

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Deana Ruby

Deana Ruby, APN, DNP, ACNP-BC

Director Ortho-Spine and Surgical Care Inpatient

Edward Hospital


Dalia Saleh

Dalia Saleh, PharmD

Vice President of Care Transformation

Advocate Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Alexandra Schwartz

Alexandra Schwartz, FACHE, MBA, MS, RD

Vice President Operations

OSF HealthCare

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Karan Singh

Karan Singh, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

Jason Sprawka

Jason Sprawka

Vice President, Consumer Experience

Corewell Health


Tri Tang


Vice President, Administration

Atrium Health


Karla Torain

Karla Torain, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC

Director of Neonatal Services

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City


David Trotter

David Trotter, MD, FACEP

Chairman of Emergency Medicine

Advocate Health


Taylor Warwick

Taylor Warwick, MHSA

Chief Operating Officer

Saint Luke's East Hospital


Karena Weikel

Karena Weikel, ASA

SVP, Advanced Analytics and Chief Actuary

Priority Health


Ashton Wyrick

Ashton Wyrick, MPH

Assistant Director of Government & Community Relations

Bryan Health


Geralda Xavier

Geralda Xavier, MD

Regional Chief Medical Officer

Atlantic Health System