Julianne Bautista, MSN, RN
First Year Fellow
Julianne was born in Silicon Valley and is a Northern California native. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at New York University and brings four years of clinical inpatient bedside experience. After working at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she relocated to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania where she cared for critically ill patients on an Advanced Medicine Acute Care Unit. As a staunch advocate for patient-centered care and with a desire to create innovative, strategic and lasting solutions to healthcare delivery, Julianne pursued a Masters of Science in Nursing and Healthcare Administration at University of Pennsylvania with a focus in Health Care Management from the Wharton School. While at Penn, she was elected student body President where she led a variety of initiatives and served as a project lead at Penn Medicine. Julianne is a half-marathon runner, enjoys the outdoors and is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast for all major Northern California teams.
Olivia Hodgkiss, MPH
First Year Fellow
Olivia grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and received her B.A. in Organizational Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan. Her passion for health care grew while working with the University of Michigan Health System's Epic software implementation team at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. After her undergraduate experience, Olivia moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management (with a concentration in Management) at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She worked at both DeKalb Medical Center, a community hospital in the Atlanta area, as well as Emory Healthcare's Strategic Planning Office during her time in graduate school. Olivia loves traveling, and was fortunate to be able to travel to New Zealand last year. Outside of the office, Olivia is excited to explore all that life on the west coast has to offer including hikes with views, farmers markets, food trucks, and more!
Andreu "A. J." Reall, MHA, MBA
First Year Fellow
A. J. spent most of his childhood in Columbia, Missouri, but has traveled and lived all over the country. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a strategy emphasis from Brigham Young University. Upon earning his degree he moved to the east coast and entered the defense industry working in operations. While there, he gained a personal understanding of the disparities of healthcare quality and an appreciation for the need for improvement in healthcare cost and quality. Since his experience as a patient, he has adapted his strategy and operations skills toward innovation and quality improvement within the healthcare industry. A. J. completed his Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah. While there he completed two administrative internships within the University of Utah Health System (Information Technology and Strategic Planning), collaborated on research regarding PCMH sustainment cost, and led teams in innovation commercialization and healthcare strategic planning. In his spare time, A. J. enjoys new experiences with his family, reading, sports, and playing outdoors.
Devon Burnett, MBA
First Year Fellow
Devon is a San Francisco Bay Area native, as well as a former patient of UCSF Medical Center's pediatric specialties. After graduating from Archbishop Riordan High School, he attended Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, and earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Political Science. He has four years of experience working in both large academic and community-based health systems, including UCSF, UC Davis and Sutter Health. He served in a variety of administrative healthcare roles including: Patient Service Representative, Residency Program Coordinator, Hospitalist Program Coordinator, and Regional Oncology Project Coordinator. In all these roles, Devon collaborated with Physicians and Healthcare Administrators to ensure a patient-centric experience. While working, he earned his MBA from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah. Outside the office, Devon enjoys song-writing, traveling, and spending time with his wife and son.
Bradley Crow, JD, MBA, RN
Second Year Fellow
Brad hails from Flint, Michigan, and earned his bachelor of science in nursing with a minor in moral and political philosophy from the University of Michigan. Brad has five years of experience working at the bedside as an inpatient pediatric nurse at institutions such as Ann and Robert H. Lurie Hospital of Chicago, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Dallas Children's Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Rady Children's Hospital. Brad went on to earn his juris doctorate and masters of business administration at Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, Brad clerked for the United States Attorney Office and served as a patient centered outcomes intern for Barnes Jewish Healthcare. Outside of the office, Brad enjoys hiking, surfing, cycling, and discovering the Bay Area.
Megha Mahida, MPH
Second Year Fellow
A California native, Megha grew up just a few hours from UCSF in the Central Valley. Megha earned her bachelor of science in psychobiology with a minor in global studies from UCLA. Upon completion of her degree, Megha served as a health policy analyst with the B.R.I.T.E. Center for Minority Health Disparities Solutions and as a clinical research coordinator at UCLA Health. To further pursue her interest in healthcare, Megha attended the Yale School of Public Health where she earned her masters in public health with a focus on healthcare management. While at Yale, Megha interned with ambulatory services at Yale New Haven Hospital and spent a summer as a graduate administrative intern with Stanford Healthcare's Performance Excellence team. Beyond her time at work, Megha enjoys indulging in San Francisco's many delicious food offerings, and balancing that with an interest in yoga and tennis.
Galen Laserson, MBA
Previously a lifelong East Coaster, Galen grew up in New York City and received her AB from Princeton University in Religion with certificates in Medieval Studies and French. She began her career in investment banking at Lazard in New York, spending four years in Mergers & Acquisitions with the Financial Institutions Group. An avid backpacker, Galen discovered a passion for healthcare while training as a Wilderness First Responder and developed an interest in health system management through an internship with the Emergency Department at New York Downtown Hospital. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she received the Dean's Award for leadership in service of the school and society and interned with the Rwanda Ministry of Health. Galen came West to join UCSF in 2013; highlights from her Administrative Fellowship included operationalizing a CMS Bundled Payments pilot, developing a web-based business intelligence dashboard to improve discharge planning, and managing the USCF Multiple Sclerosis Center. In her current role, she reports jointly to the Chief Medical Officer (Pediatrics) and SVP of UCSF Health Affiliates to forward key system level initiatives in both operations and strategy. Galen has run a half-marathon in 10 states and is aiming to reach all 50.eventually.
Julie Whorton, MBA
Project Director, Cancer Strategic Initiatives
Julie is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland, California. She headed east for college where she received her undergraduate degree in biology from Vassar College and spent a semester studying classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon graduation, Julie returned to the Bay Area and secured a position with a boutique healthcare public relations firm. One year later, Julie transitioned into a role with Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Performance Excellence group and fell in love with healthcare administration. To further develop her leadership and strategic skill set, Julie once again headed east for school and earned her masters in business administration from Harvard Business School. While at HBS, Julie served as Co-President of the Healthcare Club and interned with Boston Children's Hospital. Julie joined UCSF in 2014 as an Administrative Fellow, where she developed the business case for opening a Clinical Decision Unit, assisted with the migration of clinical trials to the new Mission Bay hospital, and managed the Orthopedic Spine clinic. Upon completion of her fellowship, Julie transitioned into her current role in the Cancer Center. In her free time, Julie enjoys baking cookies and hiking in the plethora of parks the Bay Area has to offer.
Practice Manager, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes
LaKendra, a proud Arkansan, was born and raised in the small town of West Helena. She earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas and her Master in Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. LaKendra interwove hands-on experience in healthcare alongside her schooling, serving as a Health Information Management Clerk with Physicians' Specialty Hospital and an Administrative Resident with Practice Plus / Arkansas Health Group. In search of new opportunities for career advancement, LaKendra headed west to join UCSF as an Administrative Fellow. Highlights from her fellowship include leading a hospital-wide initiative to improve safe patient mobility, developing recommendations for improved processes in a hospital-based clinic, and reconciling expenses for the 6-year strategic investment requests. Upon completing her fellowship, LaKendra stayed with UCSF as the Practice Manager for the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes. Beyond work, LaKendra enjoys playing basketball, coaching youth basketball at the local Boys & Girls Club, and tackling athletic challenges, such as running a half marathon in every state and on every continent and cycling 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support a local cause.
Anya Greenberg, MBA, Fellow Class of 2013
Director, Strategic Planning & Physician Services
Anya is a San Franciscan through-and-through, raised just down the road from UCSF. She headed south for college, where she earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics/applied science and business economics from UCLA. Upon completion of her degree, Anya joined Deloitte Consulting and delivered actuarial and financial services for self-funded and fully-insured employer-sponsored health plans. Following four years with Deloitte, Anya headed back to school and earned her master in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, Anya served as a graduate student intern with Stanford Hospital & Clinics' Performance Excellence group. Anya joined UCSF as an Administrative Fellow after completing her degree with Stanford; highlights from her Fellowship include implementing a new funds flow model between the Medical Center and Faculty Practice; analyzing financial and strategic implications of growing UCSF's footprint in accountable care arrangements; and establishing a Collaborative with five Skilled Nursing Facilities to improve transitions across the continuum of care. Upon exiting the fellowship, Anya took on a Project Director role reporting to the SVP of Physician Services, and after only one year was tapped to expand her role and scope of responsibility and serve as a Director in Strategic Planning in addition to her work with Physician Services.
Min Zhu, MHA, Fellow Class of 2012
Adult Hospital Operations Manager
Min emigrated from Shanghai, China at the age of 10 to Honolulu, Hawaii and still calls the aloha islands her home. She earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. After college, Min worked as a Management Engineer with the Henry Ford Health System before returning to school to earn her Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Concurrent with her graduate program, Min served as a Performance Improvement Intern at Rush University Medical Center, Project Manager with Vanguard Health Systems, and Senior Consultant with Carow Consulting. Min joined UCSF as an Administrative Fellow in 2012, highlights of her project work include managing departmental operations planning for the new 289 bed hospital at Mission Bay, and planning for the implementation of TUG robotic transport system. Upon completion of her fellowship, Min served as Project Director with the UCSF Department of Anesthesia for two and a half years where she obtained funding of 5 million dollars from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in order to co-develop an app with Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute to integrate medical device data, reduce ICU acquired harms and to empower patients and families to take charge of their own care. In her current role as Adult Hospital Operations Manager, Min works directly under the President of the Medical Center. Her main focus currently is a system wide perioperative redesign project and improving processes to increase throughput on the adult inpatient units.
Select positions held by fellows within the first five years of completing their fellowship:
- Director, Strategic Planning & Physician Services at UCSF Health
- Project Director, Health System Strategy & Operations at UCSF Health
- Practice Manager, UCSF Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes
- Project Director, Cancer Strategic Initiatives at UCSF Health
- Adult Hospital Operations Manager at UCSF Health
- Director of Strategic Planning, University of Chicago Medicine