Current and Former Administrative Fellows
Administrative Fellow | Carle Foundation Hospital
Graduate: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During her time at SLU, Brenna found interests spreading all over the healthcare world. She completed an internship with OSF St. Francis Hospital, where she taught nurse managers about the importance of Transplant Services regarding the undocumented migrant population. She also helped implement an HR focused culture change within nursing units. While at UIUC Brenna spent the her last year as a Contracts Administration Volunteer here at Carle Hospital.
Administrative Fellow | Health Alliance
Graduate: Saint Louis University
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
While at Saint Louis University, Megan completed an internship with Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, to provide issue management remediation and data analytics. In this role, Megan worked to streamline workflows and educate employees on proper processes to create a lean focused work environment. Megan then transitioned into a project manager role within the strategy and planning department where she helped lead system-wide initiatives surrounding employee engagement and employee retention.
Interim Manager, Palliative Care | Carle Foundation Hospital
Graduate: University of Iowa
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Claire joined us after working for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Department of Pediatrics. She also worked in the Patient Financial Services at UIHC with a focus on revenue cycle management. In addition to her time at UIHC, she completed an administrative fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center where she gained experience in ambulatory care management, population health, and payer strategies.
During her fellowship, Claire worked closely with the Women’s and Children’s department. She oversaw the opening of the Labor and Delivery Recovery and Post-Partum unit as well as the establishment of Carle’s PICU. Claire also worked with Health Alliance to make recommendations to the leadership team about participation in government programs. For the last six months of her fellowship, she took on the role of manager over palliative medicine.
Director, Marketing & Communications | Health Alliance Medical Plans
Graduate: The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate: Idaho State University
While at Idaho State, Tynan completed an internship with the Pocatello Veterans Home followed by an internship with Vizient the summer after graduation. During his time at Penn State, he completed a summer residency with Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute where he worked to implement lean methodology, reduce wait times, and improve CG CAHPS scores.
During his time as an administrative fellow, Tynan led teams that developed a millennial-focused health plan, proposed the addition of a new service line and accompanying facility, and proposed Intensive Cardiac Rehab as a way to improve cardiac recovery. He also worked with a team that is implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program at six area hospitals.
Director, Carle Cancer Center | Carle Foundation Hospital
Graduate: Rush University
Undergraduate: Weber State University
Jason began his career at Rush University Medical Center while working on administrative initiatives related to campus risk, process improvement, and business continuity. He then went on to work as a consultant with Leavitt Partners where he supported provider organizations with strategy, market research, and economic/business analysis.
During his time as an administrative fellow, Jason worked on projects focused on increasing access through the patient portal, the development of the Small Baby Unit (SBU), and the accreditation process for the Carle Catheterization Lab.
Program Manager, Medication Access and Renewal Center | UCHealth, Denver, CO
Graduate: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
During her time at OSU, Rachel completed a summer residency with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Neurological Institute where she worked to improve utilization, patient access, and telestroke service costs.
As Carle’s first administrative fellow, Rachel worked to improve nurse retention, extend the reach of the Heart and Vascular institute to clinical affiliates, and develop a heart failure management program. Additionally, Rachel assumed the role of Interim Patient Care Manager within the Heart and Vascular Institute during the last 4 months of her fellowship.