Megan Rapuano, MHA, 2023-24
The George Washington University
Megan brings a unique perspective to the administrative fellowship with a background in industrial engineering. She received her BSE from the University of Michigan and spent time working for a medical device company after graduating. She quickly realized her passion for enhancing the patient experience was better aligned to the healthcare delivery setting and decided to pursue her Masters of Health Administration at the George Washington University.
Megan chose to pursue her MHA to explore the intersection of process optimization and healthcare which will be foundational to creating a more patient-centric healthcare experience. During Megan’s time as an MHA Candidate, she interned for Intermountain Healthcare and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group to experience both acute and ambulatory aspects of healthcare administration. She had opportunities ranging from shadowing operating room procedures to attending executive leadership discussions. Her experiences across the healthcare spectrum allowed Megan to gain a broad range of critical competencies to benefit her year as an administrative fellow.
Having been born at Lankenau Medical Center, Megan is thrilled to be returning to the greater Philadelphia region to pursue this administrative fellowship and serve the community she grew up in. Megan is passionate about enhancing the healthcare experience and brings a systems thinking approach to addressing this during her administrative fellowship. Megan is looking forward to understanding the health system as a whole and how she can make the biggest impact both personally and for Main Line Health as an organization this year.
Cassidy Shaver, LCSW, CCTSW, 2022-23
Main Line Health, Manager, Kidney Transplant Program at Lankenau Medical Center
(May 2023-August 2023)
Main Line Health, Operational Effectiveness Internal Consultant
“The fellowship has been the single best professional experience of my career thus far. The fellowship has opened doors I didn’t know existed, and altered the course of my career for the better. Over the fellowship year I was able to form connections with leaders across the organization, ask endless questions, and understand the intricacies of the health system. Following fellowship, I’ve had the unique opportunity to return to my former department in a leadership role. In returning to the same environment, it’s been striking to acknowledge the shift in my thought process. I am so grateful for my fellowship experience and to continue within Main Line Health in a new capacity.”
Emma Myers, MPH, MSN, RN, CEN, 2021-22
The University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Public Health
Main Line Health, Manager of Clinical Integration
“This year challenged me beyond my expectations, and I am proud of my personal growth and the impact I had across the system. I am proud to have participated in a wide variety of projects and to have been welcomed into the Senior Leadership Team at Lankenau as a contributing member. The fellowship was the perfect bridge between my prior career as a bedside nurse and my new career in healthcare administration. I am grateful to have found my place here, both as fellow and in my new role at Main Line Health. I look forward to continuing the relationships I have built with mentors over the past year and to work with new colleagues in the future.”
Mili Shah, MHA, 2020-21
Des Moines University
Main Line Health, Operations Manager, Performance Excellence
"Being an Administrative Fellow during the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging but provided a unique experience unlike those of previous years. During my fellowship year, I worked closely with top executives to navigate COVID-19 recovery while aiming to keep employees and patients safe. Recovery planning and emergency preparedness brought about key opportunities and need for interdepartmental collaboration and clinician teamwork. From front-lines to the command centers, each day has been an opportunity to work on innovative initiatives and learn from colleagues of various disciplines. As a fellow, I was deeply involved with the COVID-19 vaccine operations in a variety of capacities- allowing me to work closely with individuals across the organization I otherwise may not have met! I am extremely grateful and humbled for the opportunity to have been on the vaccine rollout project and witness such commendable work by the Main Line Health team in this space. Overall, Main Line Health’s commitment to the fellowship program provided for an exceptional learning environment. I am grateful for my opportunities as a fellow and know that these experiences are invaluable to my professional development in health care administration.”
Caitlin Petrakis, MPP, 2019-20
University of Chicago
Merck, Senior Specialist of Cardiovascular Market Research
"My Fellowship year at Main Line Health was an incredibly special and valuable experience. I had the opportunity to create meaningful connections across Main Line Health while participating in a wide variety of projects related to operations, business development, staffing, and analytics, among others. The Senior Leadership Team at Main Line Health consistently supported me throughout my Fellowship and I was able to form connections with mentors that will last throughout my career. Given the unique experience of working as our Fellow during COVID-19, I now have an incredibly strong foundation in emergency response and management, teamwork, and process improvement. The Fellowship's preceptors encouraged and ensured my direct involvement in our ongoing response and work, for which I'll always be appreciative. I am so grateful for this experience – a wonderful start my career!"
Martha Rudi, MSN, RN, CCRN, 2018–19
University of Pennsylvania
Main Line Health, Director of Performance Excellence
"The fellowship provided me with endless opportunities to develop. Main Line Health's Senior Leadership Team is actively engaged in supporting fellows to explore and develop new skills. From preceptors to former fellows, I was supported throughout the year with meaningful mentorship. My project work provided opportunities to work within diverse groups. As a nurse, connecting and collaborating with teams like IT and business development help me develop strategies to support and lead system-wide transformation. I leave the fellowship with a uniquely broad perspective on how change happens within a complex organization. I am incredibly grateful to have had this experience as the foundation to my career!"
T. Jibri Douglas, MPH, 2017–18
Drexel University, Master's of Public Health
"Reflecting back on my administrative fellowship at Main Line Health, the first word that comes to mind is transformative! Throughout the year, I was exposed to so much ranging from system and entity projects, strategic planning, systemization of a health system, the transition from a legacy EHR to Epic, and the beginnings of a health system pivoting into this next era of health care management. I came into this fellowship as a recent graduate, and I'm leaving a early careerist with life long mentors, professional advice that will take me far throughout my career, and experiences that will also enhance my career for years to come. The Main Line Health Administrative Fellowship was truly an amazing and transformative opportunity!"
Neal Shah, MHA, RDN, LD 2017–18
University of Missouri, Masters of Health Administration
West Monroe, Senior Consultant- Healthcare & Life Sciences
"My year as a fellow for Main Line Health was an incredible experience tailored to my interests and career goals. I was given the opportunity to work with system and campus executives, lead various initiatives, attend community events, and build lasting relationships. The opportunities for mentorship and coaching can be found in any of the executives across Main Line Health. As a fellow, I had the privilege of attending system board meetings and strategic retreats where I was exposed to conversations and decision making at the highest level which I'm confident will guide my growth for years to come. I am grateful for the opportunity to have completed this fellowship and know these experiences will serve me well in my career!"
Laura Kreiser, MHA, 2016-2017
Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters of Health Administration
naviHealth, Senior Product Manager
"The Administrative Fellowship at Main Line Health provided a breadth of knowledge that was incomparable to a classroom experience. The engagement of the preceptors and senior leaders throughout the organization made the year so meaningful, and I am confident that the connections I formed at Main Line will be long-lasting. I was able to explore the health system from various perspectives, attend community events, and work on a wide range of strategic and operational projects. I am grateful to have had this fellowship experience and I know it will be invaluable moving forward in my career."
Daphne Ye, MHA, 2016-17
Cornell University, Master of Health Administration
Centura Health, Director of Physician Alignment Analytics
"It was such a privilege to be an administrative fellow at Main Line Health! Our preceptors and leadership at all levels of the organization provided us with opportunities not only to learn but also to actively contribute through both entity-specific and systemwide initiatives. I will always be grateful for the dedication of the senior executives to mentoring and furthering my professional development, and for the thorough exposure I've gained to all areas of a health system. The Administrative Fellowship was an amazing learning experience and has set a great foundation for my career in health administration!"
Tom Centore, MHA, 2015-16
Stellar Health, Provider Network & Strategy, Senior Associate
"As an early careerist, I am confident that the Administrative Fellowship at Main Line Health will help me navigate the complexities and nuances of an evolving health care landscape. Over the course of a year, I was able to gain valuable knowledge of the operational and strategic planning activities of a community based health system. My involvement in project work allowed me to fine-tune my existing skill set, while also developing new competencies and making meaningful contributions to the health system. Furthermore, the highly engaged nature of the senior leadership team is a testament to their commitment to learning and the professional development of future health care leaders. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to complete the Administrative Fellowship and be a part of the Main Line Health organization."
Lauren High, MHA, 2014–15
George Washington University, Masters of Health Administration
Main Line Health, System Director of Ambulatory Strategy
"The Administrative Fellowship at Main Line Health was an incredible year of learning, professional development, and exposure to healthcare administration at a system and hospital level. The preceptors and senior leadership are highly engaged in the fellowship program and long-term career development of the fellows. I was able to explore different aspects of health administration and work on projects based on my personal interests as well as the organization's needs during the year. I am so appreciative of all the opportunities I had during the fellowship and the experience will serve me well going forward in my career."
Nadja Mitchell, MHA, 2013-14
Texas A&M Health Science Center, Master of Health Administration
Baylor Scott & White Health, Director of Operations
"I am so thankful to have been an Administrative Fellow for Main Line Health! What an incredible opportunity to learn alongside so many talented and devoted health care leaders. The investment, commitment, and spirit for teaching, made this year so meaningful to my future. From exposure to system wide strategic initiatives, to various project opportunities and community events, I found Main Line Health's Administrative Fellowship, flexible to my interests, and most important an incredible learning experience. I am so grateful for the opportunities the fellowship brought me and couldn't be happier to be part of such a wonderful organization."
Jameyshia (Etchison) Franklin, MPH, 2012-13
West Chester University, Masters of Public Health
System Director of Volunteer Services & Visitor Experience
"Main Line Health's Administrative Fellowship was an amazing experience! Having the opportunity to shadow numerous senior executives and participate in system-wide initiatives, and the ability to understand the challenges that health systems face in a complex market, has given me a greater appreciation for health care management. The Main Line Health fellowship gave me the opportunity to explore my interest as well as get exposure to areas I was not familiar with. The Administrative Fellowship has given me the tools and skills to become a future successful health care leader. Words cannot express how grateful I am for my fellowship experience with Main Line Health."
Shruti Wadgaonkar, MBA, 2012-13
Ascension, Chief Strategy Officer, Imaging
University of Chicago Medicine, Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics
"Main Line Health's Administrative Fellowship was a great opportunity to explore different aspects of hospital administration and gain valuable experience for the future. The Senior Executive team is highly invested in the long-term career development of their Fellows and was involved throughout the whole year through rotations, project work, and job searches. In addition, I found Main Line's Fellowship to be flexible and customized to what I was most interested in. I couldn't be happier with my decision to join Main Line Health!"
Jessica Lampley, MHA, 2011–12
Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters of Health Administration
MSOC Health, Client Analyst, Chapel Hill, NC
"The Main Line Health Administrative Fellowship afforded me the unique opportunity not only to shadow numerous hospital executives, but to participate and lead in systemwide initiatives, and enabled first-hand exposure to services and programming where I lacked previous experience. Serving as a Fellow in a large health system versus a smaller community hospital was also advantageous, given the opportunity to understand how hospitals collaborate and work to share resources and overcome challenges in an increasingly complex market. As an early careerist, this experience has been essential in shaping my development as a future health care administrator."
Shane Flickinger, MHA, 2010-11
Penn State University, Masters of Health Administration
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Vice President Operations
"I would not be at this point in my career without completing an Administrative Fellowship at Main Line Health. The Senior Leadership Team provided me with exposure to all facets of health care operations and allowed me to lead projects crucial to the success of the organization. The understanding I gained of the larger health system operations is crucial as I work to link initiatives at the hospital-level to the health system's strategic initiatives. Most importantly, the mentorship I received during the Administrative Fellowship has continued and is invaluable to my professional development."
Teenice Nebblets, MHA, 2010–11
Penn State University, Masters of Health Administration
Huron Consulting Group, Manager
Being a part of the fellowship program at Main Line Health has truly been one of the most impactful contributors to my personal and professional development. The Main Line Health leadership team challenged me to think out of the box to seek innovative solutions to the problems that frequently challenge health care organizations. I feel honored to have worked with such a talented and devoted leadership team. The lessons learned and skills I developed during the program have set the groundwork for a successful career in health care management."
Fiona (Duffy) Felton, RN-BC,MSN, MBA, FACHE, 2009–10
La Salle University, Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Business Administration
Main Line Health, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Bryn Mawr Hospital
"The Main Line Health Administrative Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in health care administration! Main Line Health's commitment to the fellowship is evident through the guidance and mentorship provided by the executive team. The fellowship program allowed me to expand my knowledge of complex health care systems and expose me to decision making at the highest level of the organization. I was able to work on challenging projects and develop skills that I will carry with me throughout my career."
Lauren (Wixted) Glowienka, MHSA 2009-10
George Washington University, Master of Health Services Administration
Main Line Helath, Vice President of Operations, Paoli Hospital
"The Administrative Fellowship at Main Line Health was an unforgettable experience. Spending time with each of our senior executives and his/her team allowed me to gain an understanding of and appreciation for all entities of our health system. Working on various projects provided me the opportunity to develop problem-solving and leadership skills that I will take with me in the future. Thank you Main Line Health for your commitment to this program and to mentoring future health care leaders!"
Ginger (Houck) Lederman , MBA, 2008–09
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, MBA, 2008
Enterprise Improvement Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Manager
"The Main Line Health Administrative Fellowship provided me with an in-depth exploration into the world of health care management. The involvement in both operational and strategic projects allowed me to utilize my engineering and business skill sets. The Main Line Health fellowship experience gave me the health care foundation that I continue to build upon in my current process improvement role."
Tracy (Hanson) Hines, MHA, 2007–08
University of Minnesota, Master of Health care Administration, 2007
DTA Associates, Inc., Senior Consultant
"The fellowship at Main Line Health was the perfect opportunity for me to continue learning about health care leadership after graduate school. Jack and his team welcomed my solicitation for advice and experiences so I could grow as a young executive. During my fellowship I gained specific project management and improvement skills, which I have been able to utilize in my current position as the Director of Performance Improvement at Lakewood Health System. I will be forever grateful for the early guidance in my career and I hope to someday provide the same opportunities for other early careerists."