The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship welcomed a class of up to 32 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 expanding innovation capacity, driving organizational change and digital transformation, and leading the shift from health care to well care.

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 change project in the fellowship program.

In the 2021 - 2022 year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also providing scholarships to support a group of Project Firstline Fellows. These fellows will be asked to implement infection prevention and control improvement initiatives at their organization for their change project in the fellowship program.

Current Fellows
2020 - 2021 Fellows
Alicia LaPalombara

Alicia LaPalombara

Director, MSHCPM

Allegheny Health Network

 

 
Alona Jarmin

Alona Jarmin

Senior Account Manager, RN, BSN, MSN

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Beau Dexter

Beau Dexter

Director Clinical Operations, MBA

Genesis Health System

 

 
Biren Kamdar

Biren Kamdar

Associate Professor of Medicine, MD, MBA, MS, MHS

UC San Diego Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Clinical Faculty, Physician, MD, PhD

Atlantic Health System

 

 
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Cindy Gallaspie

Managing Principle

The MetroHealth System

 

 
Elizabeth Healy

Elizabeth Healy

Infection Prevention Coordinator, RN

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

CDC Scholarship Recipient

 
Emily Perish

Emily Perish

Director, MPP

University of Chicago Medicine

 

 
Erica Gruber

Erica Gruber

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, MSN, A-GNP, BCEN

National Veterans Health Administration

 

 
Ericka Easley

Ericka Easley

Senior Ambulatory Practice Manager, MHA

GBMC

 

 
Erin O. Vigne

Erin O. Vigne

Director of Clinical Affairs, RN, MA

AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Grace Kwon

Grace Kwon

Assistant Medical Director, MD

ChristianaCare

 

 
John Randolph Clements

J. Randolph/John R Clements

Podiatrist

Carilion Clinic

 

 
Jeannie McCabe

Jeannie McCabe

Vice President of Performance Improvement, IE, SSBB

Catholic Health Services

 

 
Jennifer Muniak

Jennifer Muniak

Assistant Professor of Medicine, MD

University of Rochester

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Jihae Lee

Jihae Lee

Clinical Assistant Professor, MD

Erie County Medical Center

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Kathryn Bazylewicz

Kathryn Bazylewicz

Vice President, Marketing and Population Health

Cottage Health

 

 
Kerri Elsabrout

Kerri Elsabrout

Vice President, Patient Care Services, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

White Plains Hospital

 

 
Kimberly Church

Kimberly Church

Program Analyst, National Lead, MS

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

 
Margaret Lozovatsky

Margaret Lozovatsky

SVP, Chief Health Informatics Officer, MD

Novant Health

 

 
Melanie Dempsey

Melanie Dempsey

VP for Finance and CFO

Davis Health System

 

 
Mike Woodruff

Mike Woodruff

Chief Patient Experience and Quality Officer, MD

Intermountain Healthcare

 

 
Nicholas DaCosta

Nicholas DaCosta

Program Director, MBA

Northwell Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Ryan Gruver

Ryan Gruver

Director, Operational Excellence, MHA, LSSBB

Sheppard Pratt

 

 
Sarah Sjostrom

Sarah Sjostrom

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Sean O'Neil

Sean O'Neil

Chief Operations Officer - Physician Group

Exeter Hospital

 

 
Serena Wong

Serena Wong

Assistant Professor, DO

Duke Regional Hospital

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Shannon Gotha

Shannon Gotha

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, RN

ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital

CDC Scholarship Recipient

 
Sadia Abbasi

Snehal Doshi

SVP Ancillary & Support Services, Pharm.D., MBA

Wellstar Health System

 

 
Susan Kwiatek

Susan Kwiatek RN, MBA, DNP, NE-BC

Vice President, Aging & Supportive Care, RN, MBA, DNP, NE-BC

Northwell Health

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Tripp Grooms

Tripp Grooms MHA

Director of Business Operations, MHA

Atrium Health Cabarrus

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient

 
Vonetta Daniels

Vonetta Daniels

Director, PMP

Grady Health System

Age-Friendly Scholarship Recipient