Meet Our Current and Past Fellows

Brianna Gaytan, M.H.A

  • Current Role: Administrative Fellow City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2021-2022
  • Graduate School: Texas A&M University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2021)

Alexis McDowell, M.H.A

  • Current Role: Administrative Fellow City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2021-2022
  • Graduate School: California State University, Long Beach
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2021)

Alex Henderson, M.S.H.S.M.

  • Current Role: Access Hope Strategic Business Analyst
  • Fellow Year: 2020-2021
  • Graduate School: Rush University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Systems Management (2020)

Gurjot Kaur, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Clinical Operations Manager
  • Fellow Year: 2020-2021
  • Graduate School: University of Southern California
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2020)
 

Nandita Kotwani, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Associate Account Manager at Flatiron Health
  • Fellow Year: 2019- 2020
  • Graduate School: Columbia University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2019)
 

Azka Khawaja, M.P.H.

  • Current Role: Operations Program Manager, Medical Foundation
  • Fellow Year: 2019-2020
  • Graduate School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters of Public Health - Health Administration and Policy (2019)

     

Yegor Ivanov, m.H.A.

  • Current Role: Business Manager of Radiation Oncology 
  • Fellow Year: 2018-2019
  • Graduate School: Cornell University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Services Administration (2018)

 

Patrick Miller, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Operations Program Manager, Office of Chief Executive MF, City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2018-2019
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Services Administration (2018)

 

Brittany Cassar, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Service Line Manager - Hematology
  • Fellow Year: 2017-2018
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Services Administration (2017)

 

Talar Kakilian, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Operations Program Manager, Office of CMO, City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2017-2018
  • Graduate School: University of Southern California
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2017)

 

AustIn Thornhill, M.H.A., M.B.A.

  • Current Role: Business Manager of Diagnostic Radiology, City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2017-2018
  • Graduate School: University of Utah
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2017) and Masters in Business Administration (2017)

 

Kelsey Hunt, M.H.A., M.B.A.

  • Current Role: Manager, Outpatient Specialty Services at University of Utah Health
  • Fellow Year: 2016-2017
  • Graduate School: University of Utah
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2016) and Masters in Business Administration (2016)

 

Sabrina Khan, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Practice Manager, City of Hope ǀ Newport Beach
  • Fellow Year: 2016-2017
  • Graduate School: University of Southern California
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2016)

 

Kelsey Ingriselli, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Administrative Director, Orthopedic Service Line & Transfer Center Liaison at Adventist Health St. Helena Hospital
  • Fellow Year: 2016-2017
  • Graduate School: Cornell University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2016)

 

Rebecca J. Davis, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Operations Manager at Mayo Clinic
  • Fellow Year: 2015-2016
  • Graduate School: University of Minnesota
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2015)

 

Neena Philips, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Manager, Service Line Operations at City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 2015-2016
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Services Administration (2015)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: Working with leaders and executives to create a business plan for a physician dispensing program, or an oral dispensing pharmacy, at the City of Hope community practice sites. It was a fantastic learning opportunity to present to executive leadership and gain their insight into the factors that matter most when developing a new service line.

 

Katelyn Kaiser, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Value Based Operations Program Manager at Dignity Health
  • Fellow Year: 2014-2015
  • Graduate School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters of Health Services Administration (2014)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: Working closely with executives across the enterprise to create and manage the medical center’s $5 million capital budget. This was a huge responsibility that taught me a lot about organizational agility and the capital expense authorization process in general.

 

Stephen Miller, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Associate Director, Breast Health Services and Radiation Oncology at Cedars Sinai
  • Fellow Year: 2014-2015
  • Graduate School: Georgetown University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters of Science in Health Systems Administration (2014)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: Working to develop and standardize an inpatient rounding program where nurses receive real-time patient experience feedback. This provides information that allows us to quickly respond to issues in order to improve the patient’s stay at City of Hope and drive HCAHPS scores.

 

Erin Cheng, M.S.H.A., M.S.H.I.

  • Current Role: Business Intelligence and Process Improvement Consultant at Point B
  • Fellow Year: 2013-2014
  • Graduate School: University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters of Science in Health Administration (2014) and Masters of Science in Health Informatics (2013)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: Attending the opening of our new facility in Lancaster, California, and seeing the passion that our physicians have for the organization's mission, vision and values. All the hard work leading up to that moment paid off.

 

Preston White, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Principal, Operational Excellence at UC Davis Health
  • Fellow Year: 2012-2013
  • Graduate School: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2012)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: I worked with a team of physicians and administrators in Pathology to create an expanded Lab Outreach Program, which generates additional revenue for the medical center and helps build a robust Pathology Department.

 

Priscilla Ohanesian, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Senior Director, Operations Support Services
  • Fellow Year: 2011-2012
  • Graduate School: University of Southern California
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2011)
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: I worked with the comprehensive lung cancer program and implemented programs such as Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation.

 

Louis Magdits, M.H.A.

  • Current Role: Vice President of Clinical Network Operations, Imaging & Radiation
  • Fellow Year: 2008-2009
  • Graduate School: Missouri University
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Administration (2008)
 

Lenny Chen, M.H.S.A.

  • Current Role: Senior Director, Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology at City of Hope
  • Fellow Year: 1998-1999
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan
  • Degree and Year Received: Masters in Health Services Administration
  • Most Memorable Fellowship Moment: Starting at City of Hope! The FY1999 budget process taught me a lot about the work environment. Processes, dynamic personalities, prioritization, you name it.