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Administrative
Fellowship Program

Administrative Fellowship

Current Fellows

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Aldea Meary-Miller, MBA, MPH
aldea.meary-miller@ucsf.edu
First Year Fellow



Aldea was born in France to a French father and American mother. After spending her childhood between Paris, San Francisco, and Cleveland Ohio, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. Upon graduation, Aldea worked for two years as a communication specialist for a healthcare marketing firm in Washington D.C. Her clients' work in payment reform and care delivery transformation sparked a lasting interest in the intersection of business and healthcare. She returned to school to learn more about health administration at the University of Virginia. While getting her MBA and MPH, Aldea spent two summers working at the UVA Health System-the first summer in telemedicine and the second in pharmacy. Aldea loves climbing, cooking and collecting recipes from around the world.
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Jermaine Blakley, MPA
jermaine.blakley@ucsf.edu
First Year Fellow



Jermaine grew up in Butler, Alabama, and received his B.S. in Biological Sciences and minor in Public Health Sciences from Morehouse College. His interest in health care stems from his passion to assist in enhancing the overall well-being and health of communities. His undergraduate summers were spent conducting biological and public health research at Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Michigan. Jermaine completed his Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management with specializations in Health Financial Management and Health Services Management. While at NYU, he completed administrative internships at Kaiser Permanente, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital. At Kaiser Permanente, Jermaine led a team in streamlining the clinical equipment requests and maintenance processes via an online interface. His time at Mount Sinai was spent collaborating on efforts to reduce avoidable readmissions. Jermaine enjoys watching and critiquing movies, traveling, running, spending time with family, and hanging out with friends.
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Julianne Bautista, MSN, RN
julianne.bautista@ucsf.edu
Second 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 Healthcare 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.

During the first year of the fellowship, Julianne spent her first three months working solely with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Faculty Physician Practices to build a multi-year strategic plan to address payor mix and fiscal sustainability. She also co-developed phase 1 of the Canopy Health mobile app and led an interoperability analysis to implement referral platform solutions for our Accountable Care Network. Julianne is also part of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center where she is part of a team building a startup in next generation cellular therapy in pharmaceutical CAR T-cell treatment. For her second year, Julianne will work in the Department of Finance focusing on strategic planning at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She will report directly to President, Dr. Michael Anderson and Chief Financial Officer, Robert Fries.

Julianne is a half-marathon runner, enjoys the outdoors and is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast for all major Northern California teams.
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Devon Burnett, MBA
devon.burnett@ucsf.edu
Second 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 roles such as patient service representative, residency program coordinator, hospitalist program coordinator and regional oncology project coordinator. Devon earned his MBA from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The first year of Devon's Administrative Fellowship has been filled with a wide array of projects that each aligned with one or more of the UCSF Health True North Pillars. Project experiences include developing a partnership with a local ride-share tech company to enhance the patient experience, collaborating with physicians to develop the Department of Neurology 2017-2025 strategic plan, process improvement efforts with perioperative services and implementation of a plan to increase effectiveness and utilization of UCSF Mychart. For Devon's second year he will serve as interim clinic manager in the UCSF Ambulatory Care Center.

Devon enjoys song-writing, traveling and spending time with his wife and son.
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Olivia Hodgkiss, MPH
olivia.hodgkiss@ucsf.edu
Second Year Fellow



Olivia grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and received her B.A. in Organizational Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan. 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 also worked at Emory Healthcare during graduate school in the Strategic Planning Office.

In her first year of the fellowship at UCSF, Olivia has worked closely on a number of programs and projects with Dr. Adrienne Green, Chief Medical Officer. With Dr. Kiran Gupta, she launched the Caring for the Caregiver program, which seeks to provide emotional support to care team members through a variety of initiatives including developing a peer support program. Olivia has also completed LEAN Bootcamp and is serving as an Improvement Coach with OB/GYN. In her second year of the fellowship, Olivia will be working as a Program Manager in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer.

Olivia enjoys spending time outside in San Francisco, hiking and running to see the amazing views.
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Andreu "A. J." Reall, MHA, MBA
andreu.reall@ucsf.edu
Second 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 and began his post-bachelors career on the east coast in the defense industry working in strategy and operations. While there, he gained a personal understanding of the disparities of healthcare quality, which motivated adapting his strategy and operations skills toward innovation and quality improvement within the healthcare industry. A. J. completed MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Utah and completed two administrative internships with the University of Utah Health System (Information Technology and Strategic Planning). He also collaborated on research regarding PCMH sustainment cost, and directed multiple teams in innovation commercialization and healthcare strategic planning projects. Some highlights from his Fellowship so far include senior management of UCSF's Primary Care New Patient Navigators and utilizing Lean principles to improve performance of the team, performing various environmental analyses of service lines, identifying barriers and solutions for patient flow into our clinics from affiliate provider referrals, and directing operation plans and execution for affiliation agreements. In his second year, A.J. will continue his work with Strategy in strategic partnerships and affiliate operations.

In his spare time, A.J. enjoys new experiences with his family, reading, sports, and playing outdoors.
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Bradley Crow, JD, MBA, RN
bradley.Crow@ucsf.edu
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 - Ann Arbor. Brad has over 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 eventually went on to earn his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, Brad served on the editorial board of the Washington University Law Review, volunteered at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, clerked for the United States Attorney Office in San Diego, and served as a Patient-centered Outcomes Intern for BJC Healthcare in St. Louis.

During the first year of his administrative fellowship, Brad's project highlights included working as a Lean Improvement Specialist on the ICU Unit Based Leadership Team. He also worked closely with Benioff Children's Hospital clinicians and managers to obtain five-year Special Care Center accreditation through California Children's Services for both its LIFE and Pulmonary Hypertension Destination Programs. The Special Care Center application model Brad helped develop for UCSF went on to help CRMC-Fresno obtain Special Care Center accreditation for many of its pediatric subspecialty clinics. During the second year of his administrative fellowship, Brad helped develop, staff, and launch UCSF's first Surgical Transitional Care Unit. Brad went on to serve as the units first interim assistant patient care manager, overseeing day-to-day operations and a clinical staff of twenty-eight.

Outside of the office, Brad enjoys hiking, surfing, skiing in the Sierra, cycling, playing jazz guitar, reading history/non-fiction books, and making occasional jaunts to the Napa Valley.

Alumni Fellows

mahida

Megha Mahida, MPH
Yale School of Public Health
Role post-fellowship: Project Director, Strategic Development



whorton

Julie Whorton, MBA, Fellow Class of 2014-2016
Harvard Business School
Role post-fellowship: Project Director, Cancer Strategic Initiatives, UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center

laserson

Galen Laserson, MBA, Fellow Class of 2013-2014
Harvard Business School
Role post-fellowship: Project Director, Health System Strategy & Operations, UCSF Health

spates

LaKendra (Bren) Spates, MHSA, Fellow Class of 2013-2014
University of Arkansas
Role post-fellowship: Practice Manager, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, UCSF Health

greenberg

Anya Greenberg, MBA, Fellow Class of 2013-2014
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Role post-fellowship: Director, Strategic Planning & Physician Services, UCSF Health

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Min Zhu, MHA, Fellow Class of 2012-2013
University of Illinois at Chicago
Role post-fellowship: Adult Hospital Operations Manager, UCSF Health


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