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

Tru Byrnes, DNP, RN, CNL, GERO-BC, CMSRN

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

ChristianaCare

 

 
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

Providence

 

 
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

Providence

 

 
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

Tri Tang, MHA, FACHCE

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