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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

Sam

Year 1 (2020-2022)

Samantha Walker, MBA 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

samantha.r.walker@vumc.org

Nick

Year 2 (2019-2021)

Nicholas Garland, MS-HSM

Rush University

nicholas.m.garland@vumc.org


Program Alumni

Name

Class 

Position

Organization

Kristen Muncy

2020

Lead Payer Contract Manager

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hunter Nichols

2019

Ambulatory  Operations Associate

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Blake Buchert

2018

Program Manager

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Stephanie Nelson Eberly

2018

Planning & Innovation Strategist

Catholic Health Initiatives

Trey Bryant 

2017

Director, Business Operations, 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Tripp Grooms

2017

Director of Business Operations

Atrium Health 

Duncan Allen

2015

Chief of Staff

OneOncology

Jason Mathisen

2015

Associate Director, Patient Access Services 

Vanderbilt Medical Group

Andrew Haag

2014

Business Manager - Occupational Health Clinic

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ashia Cooper-Colquitt

2013

Assistant Director, Vanderbilt Operational Service

Vanderbilt Network Services at VUMC

Ruth Schimmel 

2013

Manager, Compliance Education 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Katie Troxler 

2013

Health Center Administrator, Duke GI of Raleigh 

Duke University Heatlh System

Samantha Cutter 

2012

Director, Financial Operations

Surgical Care Affiliates

Keon Jones

2012

Assistant Vice President, Medical Group Practice Improvement

WellStar Health System

Margaret Jones

2012

Department Administrator & Associate

Operating Officer

Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Dermatology

Sonia Barkat 

2011

Healthcare Director

Huron

Emily Rash

2011

Senior Director of Operations

Iora Health

Chris Westbrook

2011

Director, Children's Hospital Off-Site & After-Hours Clinics

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Chris Ferguson

2010

Assistant Director

Durham VA Health Care System

Robert Hennes

2010

Vice President Leasing & Development

Harrod Healthcare Real Estate

Taylor McClain Meek

2010

Director of Business Development

Saint Thomas Health

Kimberly Wells

2010

Operations Executive

TriStar Horizon Medical Center

Adrianna Mansolino

2009

Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Clinical Operations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Evan Giovanello

2008

Director of Operations

Aspire Health

Jennifer Causey

2007

Chief Operating Officer

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Nashville (OMSN)

Emily Allinder Scott

2007

System Vice President, Clinical Integration

Baylor Scott & White Health

Matt Wallace

2007

Senior Manager

Grant Thornton

Lee Ann Benson 

2005

Vice President, East Valley Market

Phoenix Children's Hospital

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email VUMCAdminFellowship@vumc.org 

Webinars

If you would like to find out more information from our current Administrative Fellow, please sign up for an informative webinar. Webinars will be held:

August 24th, 6PM-7PM (CST)

August 28th, 9AM-10AM (CST)