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Fellowship Program

Administrative Fellowship

Current Fellows

First Year Fellows


Rachel White, MHA
First Year Fellow

Rachel is a San Francisco Bay Area native and comes to UCSF after completing her Master of Science in Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University. While in Washington D.C., she completed a 10 month internship with MedStar Washington Hospital Center where she split her time between their Quality and Safety, and Perioperative and Anesthesia Services departments. Reporting to the directors of each department, her responsibilities included revising the physician peer review process, leading lean management and process improvement projects within central sterile processing, and initiating OR block utilization improvements. Before earning her MHSA, Rachel worked at InTouch Health, a leading telehealth technology provider, where she was involved in the implementation of acute care telemedicine services for large and small, urban and rural, multistate hospital networks. Among her accomplishments, she led a cross functional team that trained and educated the company's 1600 customers' doctors, nurses, and internal staff as they implemented their telehealth initiatives. In addition, she drove business development projects to promote the unique applications of telehealth as well as InTouch's operations and workflow development for the company's physician services team. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Arizona State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with an emphasis in Management, and Child and Maternal Nutrition. Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends.

Avi Tutman, MBA, MPH
First Year Fellow

Avi was born in Boston to immigrants from the former Soviet Union. His childhood was split between Massachusetts and Northern California. Avi received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He went on to work for two asset management firms in the SF-Bay Area. His interest in healthcare emerged when he provided end-of-life care for his paternal grandfather. From that experience, Avi became passionate about improving care coordination for patients with complex care needs and incorporating the social determinants of health into patient care. He then enrolled in the MBA/MPH joint-degree program at Yale University. While completing his graduate education, Avi spent his first summer at the Cleveland Clinic, working to reduce avoidable readmissions in the Urology service line. Avi spent his second summer at McKinsey & Company, a management consultancy, advising a state client on behavioral health integration for their Medicaid program. Avi enjoys piano composition, watching the latest Broadway musical, and traveling.

Second Year Fellows


Aldea Meary-Miller, MBA, MPH
Second 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. In her first eight months at UCSF Aldea worked with Cancer Services on modeling the financial impact of new high cost treatment modalities, supported the capital budget process, consulted with ambulatory clinics on streamlining new patient referrals, developed education and analysis around a new neurosurgical care pathway and contributed to various other projects. For her second year she has joined the UCSF Cancer Center and is managing the gynecologic oncology clinic at the Mission Bay Campus.

Jermaine Blakley, MPA
Second 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. Jermaine enjoys watching and critiquing movies, traveling, running, spending time with family and friends.

During the first year of the fellowship, Jermaine took on multiple projects. To highlight a few, he spent several months integrating a pediatric multispecialty clinic with two electronic health records under the mentorship of the Chief Integration Officer. Jermaine also helped the Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Center create its 5-year strategic plan which included thorough market analysis and specialized program developments. Additionally, he served as the project manager for UCSF Care of the Homeless initiative, a project that aims to place homeless patients with substance abuse issues in a community treatment center. For his second year, Jermaine will work primarily with UCSF Clinical Systems where he will assist with operational alignment of our San Francisco and Oakland campuses and an EHR implementation for one of our partnering hospitals. He will report directly to UCSFH Health's VP of Clinical Systems.

Alumni Fellows


Julianne Bautista, MSN, RN, Fellow Class of 2016-2018
University of Pennsylvania
Role post-fellowship: Associate, UCSF Innovation Ventures


Olivia Hodgkiss, MPH, Fellow Class of 2016-2018
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Role post-fellowship: Operations Manager, Heart & Vascular and Neurosciences Services, UCSF Health


Andreu "A. J." Reall, MHA, MBA, Fellow Class of 2016-2018
University of Utah
Role post-fellowship: Chief of Staff, El Camino Hospital


Devon Burnett, MBA, Fellow Class of 2016-2017
Western Governors University
Role post-fellowship: Manager of Special Projects, Centene Corporation


Bradley Crow, JD, MBA, RN, Fellow Class of 2015-2017
Washington University
Role post-fellowship: Associate Director, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Affiliate Hospitals and Program


Megha Mahida, MPH, Fellow Class of 2015-17
Yale School of Public Health
Role post-fellowship: Project Director, Strategic Development


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


Galen Laserson, MBA, Fellow Class of 2013-2015
Harvard Business School
Role post-fellowship: Project Director, Health System Strategy & Operations, UCSF Health


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


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


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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