Program Benefits

The program provides a foundation in leadership skills that are transferable to many career paths in health care management. Specifically, the program will enhance and develop an individual's analytical, communications, project management, organizational and leadership skills.

Katie Konson, Administrative Fellowship Coordinator
Katie Konson is the program manager for the University of Michigan Health System Administrative Fellowship. She provides coordination and oversight to the program. She also acts as a mentor and guide for the fellows throughout their time at UMHS by ensuring fellows are working towards their goals as well as participating in projects that are valuable for both the individual and the organization. Katie participates in the recruitment and hiring process each year. In addition to this, she is committed to ensuring that the fellows develop both leadership and analytical skills through the performance planning administrative competencies and individual professional development assessment.

Current FellowsCurrent UMHS Administrative Fellows

2015 - 2017
Hillary Gallagher
Sangeeta Vijayagopalan

2014 - 2016
Christopher Nagata


Selected Projects Undertaken by Previous UMHS Administrative Fellows

Process Improvement Strategy Marketing Operations
Emergency Department Patient Flow Analysis Created infrastructure for Nurse Magnet Recognition process Analysis for outpatient facility expansion Operational Planning for Cardiovascular Center
Care Management Program Implementation Post-acute care network development New program analysis for ambulatory surgery center Electronic Medical Record Optimization
Improved patient rehabilitation therapy CMS 3-hour rule compliance Mobile health technology Created strategic priorities for marketing a clinical service line based on key metrics (i.e. access, OR utilization) Emergency Response Preparedness
Business Development Financial Analysis Human Resources Population Health
Cancer Center Market Analysis Department Financial Benchmarking Conducted Employee Engagement Analyses Community Benefit Report
New center of excellence business proposal Graduate Medical Education Budget Project Create dashboard with key nurse retention and recruitment metrics Interim project manager
New service line proposal Year-end financial analysis of collaborative relationship with local community hospital Benefit review analysis Home health network analysis

Previous Fellows and Their Current Professional Positions

Year of Fellowship Name University Current Position Organization
2014 - 2016 David Cruz University of Michigan Senior Project manager Children's & Women's, UMHS
2013 - 2015 Kristin Bernstein University of Minnesota Senior Project manager Cancer Clinical Services, UMHS
Mike Rose The Ohio State University Interim Executive Director Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada and Stanford Specialty Clinics at Dignity Health
2012 - 2014 Heather Burke Rush University Manager Professional Affairs, Department of Surgery, Northwestern Medical Group
Patrick Brady Emory University Strategic Planner Lead Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, UMHS
2011 - 2013 Meghan Moore University of Michigan Senior Project Manager Ambulatory Care, UMHS
2010 - 2012 Katie Konson University of Michigan Senior Project Manager Faculty Group Practice, UMMS
Safia Al-Kharsa University of Michigan Independent Consultant Consultancy (International Consulting)
2009 - 2011 Marisa Rodriguez University of Michigan Division Administrator Allergy, UMHS
2008 - 2010 Christine La Jeunesse University of Michigan Manager Program Management Office, UMHS
2007 - 2009 Carolina Typaldos University of Michigan Operations Manager Cancer Infusion, UMHS
2006 - 2008 Amy Huang University of Michigan Project Senior Manager and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Global Reach, UMHS
2005 - 2007 Aarti Aurora (Porwal) University of Michigan Manager Strategic Initiatives, Stanford University School of Medicine
2004 - 2006 Kendra (Brown) Jackson University of Michigan Hospital Services Administrator Dept. of Psychiatry, UMHS
2003 - 2005 Ed Cho   Internal Consultant Ooyala, Inc.
2002 - 2004 Erika Motz (Johnson)   Director of Strategic Research & Analytic Services University Health System Consortium, Oak Brook, IL
2001 - 2003 Ebbin Dotson University of Michigan Associate Dean and Assistant Professor for School of Public Health University of Illionis Chicago
1991 - 2001 Amy Hooberman   Manager Deloitte Consulting
Amy Hiemstra (Cody) University of Michigan Specialist Asension Health
1991 - 1992 Patricia Lyons   Senior Project manager UMHS - Ambulatory Care Services
1990 - 1991 Eric Kratochwill   Contracting and Business Development Officer UMHS Planning
1989 - 1990 Mindy Eisenberg University of Michigan Instructor and Yoga Therapist Yoga Spirit and Wellness
1986 - 1988 Virginia Elsenhans      
1985 - 1987 Heidi Romans Nelson University of Michigan Chief Executive Officer Duffy Health Center
1984 - 1986 Glenn Pearson The Ohio State University Priniciple Pearson Health Tech Insights, LLC
1983 - 1985 Bridget C. Brooske   Senior Scientist Population Health Institute
Michael Ladevich University of Minnesota Chief Operating Officer Signature Health Services, Inc
1982 - 1984 Peter Roberts   President Roberts Health Solutions
1981 - 1983 Tony Denton University of Michigan Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer UMHS - Hospitals and Health Centers

Pay and Benefits

Fellows receive a salary competitive with leading administrative fellowship programs as well as a competitive benefits package, including health care insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plan eligibility, a generous "Paid Time Off" program, Child Care and Health Care Reimbursement Accounts, and disability and life insurance. The fellow also receives support to attend two conferences of his/her choice over the course of the fellowship and the Association for Academic Medical Center's Fellow's Conference during the first year.