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Program Alumni

For almost a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has offered a formal training and development program for future health system administrators. Originally offered as a 1-year residency program, the program has recently evolved into a 2-year fellowship. Over the course of this evolution, many exemplary program participants have remained at Vanderbilt and continue to be vital to the administrative leadership team.

Current Administrative Fellows

Year 1

Nicholas Garland, MS-HSM, Rush University

nicholas.m.garland@vumc.org

Year 2

Kristen Muncy, MHA, University of Memphis

kristen.muncy@vumc.org

Program Alumni

Class of 2019

Hunter Nichols, Ambulatory Associate, Adult Ambulatory Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Class of 2018

Blake Buchert, Program Manager, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Stephanie Nelson Eberly, Planning & Innovation Strategist, Catholic Health Initiatives

Class of 2017

Trey Bryant, Director, Business Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Tripp Grooms, Director of Business Operations, Patient Care & Emergency Services, Atrium Health 

Class of 2015

Duncan Allen, Chief of Staff, OneOncology

Jason Mathisen, Associate Director, Patient Access Services at Vanderbilt Medical Group

Class of 2014

Andrew Haag, Senior Project Manager, Health & Wellness at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Class of 2013

Ashia Blake, Assistant Director, Vanderbilt Network Services

Ruth Schimmel, Manager, Compliance Education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Katie Troxler, Health Center Administrator, Duke GI of Raleigh, Duke University Heatlh System

Class of 2012

Samantha Cutter, Director, Financial Operations, Surgical Care Affiliates

Keon Jones, Assistant Vice President, Medical Group Practice Improvement, WellStar Health System

Margaret Jones, Department Administrator & Associate Operating Officer, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Class of 2011

Sonia Barkat, Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University - Milken Institute School of Public Health

Emily Rash, Senior Director of Operations, Iora Health

Chris Westbrook, Director, Children's Hospital Off-Site & After-Hours Clinics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Class of 2010

Chris Ferguson, Ambulatory Care Operations Director, VA Southeast Network

Rob Hennes, Manager, Vice President, Air Methods

Taylor McClain, Director of Business Development, Saint Thomas Health

Kimberly Wells, Operations Executive, TriStar Horizon Medical Center

Class of 2009

Adrianna Mansolino, Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Class of 2008

Evan Giovanello, Director of Operations, Aspire Health

Class of 2007

Jennifer Causey, Chief Executive Officer, Select Specialty Hospital

Emily Allinder Scott, Vice President of Clinical Transformation, Memorial Hermann Health System

Matt Wallace, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

Class of 2005

Lee Ann Benson, Vice President, East Valley Market, Phoenix Children's Hospital