Vicki was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley. She is a first-generation college graduate, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society with a correlate in Biology from Vassar College. Throughout undergrad and the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician, opening her to the world of health care leadership. Victoria recently graduated with her Master of Public Health in Health Care Management from Yale University. At Yale, she worked in state health policy with Connecticut’s Department of Public Health, focusing on COVID-19 strategies surrounding the re-opening of higher education institutions, as well as epidemiologic surveillance of the state. She completed her administrative residency at Cleveland Clinic, working with the Emergency Services Institute on various patient experience and clinical operations initiatives. Victoria is excited to be back at Cleveland Clinic as an administrative fellow to further expand her knowledge of both clinical and non-clinical services lines. Outside of work, Victoria loves trying new places to eat, perfecting her morning coffee recipe, reading for fun, and watching reality TV.
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Gabe grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to California in 2016. Gabe enjoys traveling, exploring food from diverse cultures, and walking his corgi, Kiwi. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention concurrently with his Master of Health Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2022. Prior to his fellowship, Gabe completed his 1000-hour administrative residency at Optum in Los Angeles. He managed the flu vaccination campaign for 23,000+ senior patients in LA County and streamlined risk adjustment workflows for eight clinical outpatient sites. He also worked as a research assistant for the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, where he explored the use of artificial intelligence in reading sonographic scans. Gabe is passionate about value-based care and aspires to lead a clinically integrated system that delivers “omnipresent” healthcare to patients.
Cierra is from Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in General Biology with a minor in Spanish as well as her Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Prior to graduate school, Cierra worked at Michigan Medicine as a medical scribe in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Additionally, Cierra was a clinical research assistant supporting two population health studies: observing the impact of wearable technology on patient health outcomes and assessing the benefits of alternative therapies for managing ovarian cancer survivors’ long-term side effects. Additionally, she interned with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Henry Ford Health System, where she examined best practices for increasing patients’ access to care. Cierra also worked with Arbor Hospice to create a strategic plan for expanding telehealth services. Her experience highlights her passion for health equity and women’s health as well as her goal to expand access to care for all people. In her spare time, Cierra enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Muskaan is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Her interest in clinical management began with her family’s healthcare experience. She attended Loyola University Chicago and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her undergraduate years, Muskaan volunteered in the surgery department at Advocate Condell Medical Center and shadowed various physicians in neurology and otolaryngology. She also gained her EMT license while doing a translational research internship in immunology at Lurie Children’s Hospital. These experiences allowed her to understand the needs of her community and increased her interest in public health. Muskaan received her Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota. In graduate school, Muskaan participated in various case competitions, served as secretary of the class governance board, and volunteered at a community health center to improve cancer screenings rates. She completed her administrative residency at ChildServe, a pediatric rehabilitation organization in Iowa. She led projects in service line design, market growth, and strategy for electronic medical record integration. Muskaan aspires to innovate as an administrator, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams at Cleveland Clinic, and ultimately, deliver compassionate, equitable, world-class care. In her free time, Muskaan enjoys finding new restaurants around the city, painting, going to dance fitness classes, and spending time with loved ones.
Vanessa was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida and her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. Vanessa is passionate about working with underserved populations to improve the quality of care and access for those in need. She worked with the elderly population as a home health aide and completed a strategic internship at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Vanessa also completed projects around interprofessional education, data trending, and governance with Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While in graduate school, Vanessa completed her administrative residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Regional Operations and is excited to be returning this year as an Administrative Fellow. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys going on nature walks with her dog, exercising, and exploring local restaurants.
Jacob is originally from Little Elm, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University where he served as mascot corporal for the university’s mascot, Reveille IX. During undergrad, Jacob gained experience in healthcare benefits consulting and saw the intricacies of healthcare from a payor perspective. In 2022, Jacob graduated from Cornell University with a Master’s in Health Administration. Last summer, Jacob gained broad exposure to enterprise governance structures while supporting the Executive Administration Office at Cleveland Clinic. Jacob is passionate about improving healthcare delivery and the overall patient experience through innovation and compassion. He is excited to gain experience in clinical operations and regional/facility management. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys weightlifting and walking nature trails with his fiancé, Hannah, and his dog, Henri.
Fellowship Program through project involvement, mentorship, and social activities. Alumni are available as a resource for the current Fellows during the Fellowship Program. connected to the Fellowship Program through project involvement, mentorship, and social activities. For the current Fellows during the Fellowship Program.connected to the Fellowship Program through project involvement, mentorship, and social activities. Alumni are available as a resource for the current Fellows during the Fellowship Program.
“As a native of New York City, living in the Midwest never crossed my mind. But shortly after moving here, I fell for Cleveland’s charm. The city has something for everyone’s social preferences – you just have to find the right crew and you’re good to go! Over the last year, I have had the chance to check out some of Cleveland’s best restaurants and patios, see some of my favorite artists in concert, and watch Lebron’s last games as a Cleveland Cavalier. Most importantly, Cleveland is a place where I have made some lifelong friendships. I am truly thankful for the experiences that I have had thus far and look forward to making more memories!.”
– Michele Acheampong
“As someone who was born and raised in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for graduate school, I was never supposed to like Ohio. I moved to Cleveland 5 years ago to serve as an Administrative Fellow for the organization and couldn’t see myself leaving until I had the opportunity to join our Cleveland Clinic London team and further our mission internationally. Having lived in Central London for a few months, I am enjoying it to the fullest yet missing all of the friendships, activities, scenery, and entertainment that Cleveland afforded me during my time there. Cleveland is an incredibly energetic and thriving city to start one’s career. There are countless restaurants, parks, breweries, sporting activities and night life. I look forward to one day relocating back to the city that has given me so much!”
– David Oliphant
The Administrative Fellowship has been a valued management development program within the Cleveland Clinic for over 30 years. Over the past five years, 100% of Administrative Fellows have been offered permanent positions post-fellowship. The list below includes Alumni from the last 10 years currently working at Cleveland Clinic.
|Guo, Xinyue||Northwestern University||2020/2021||Program Manager II||CC Lou Ruvo||Neurological Institute|
|Haffner, Andrew||Saint Louis University||2020/2021||Program Manager||Regional Operations||Regional Operations|
|Kabambi, Joséphine (Josie)||Columbia University||2020/2021||Contract Manager||CC Abu Dhabi||Global Mobility|
|Kaleel, Robert||Cornell University||2020/2021||Assistant Administrator||Respiratory Institute||Respiratory Institute|
|Tipper, Bradley||University of Alabama||2020/2021||Program Manager II||CC Florida Hospital Weston||Executive Office|
|Okie, Whitney||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||2019/2020||Administrator||Florida||Hospital Medicine Institute & Clinical Operations|
|Anstine, Nicholas||Ohio State University||2019/2020||Administrative Director||Regional Operations||Regional Hospital Administration|
|Adu-Brimpong, Joel||University of Michigan||2019/2020||Program Manager||CC Lou Ruvo Center Admin||Neurological Institute|
|Johnsen, Elisabeth||Ohio State University||2019/2020||Program Manager||Chief of Staff||Chief of Staff Division|
|Clare, Brianna||Saint Louis University||2018/2019||Assistant Administrator||DPSi||DPSi|
|Hook, Andre||Cornell University||2018/2019||Project Manager||CC London||International Operations|
|Loeger, Julia||University of Michigan||2018/2019||Project Manager||Innovations||Innovations|
|Koickal, Shanna||Rush University||2018/2019||Project Manager||CC London||International Operations|
|Martins, Alexis||George Washington University||2018/2019||Project Manager||Regional Operations||Regional Hospital Administration|
|Acheampong, Michele||Yale University||2017/2018||Project Manager||CC Community Care||CC Community Care|
|Beinkampen, Sarah||The Ohio State University||2017/2018||Project Manager||Chief of Staff||Clinical Affairs|
|Colvard, Cachet||University of Michigan||2017/2018||Associate Administrator||Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi||Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Emergency Medicine|
|Houser, James||University of Alabama at Birmingham||2017/2018||Assistant Administrator||CC Community Care||CC Community Care|
|Migliore, Nicholas||University of Minnesota||2017/2018||Project Manager||Market & Network Services||Market & Network Services|
|Zerbini, Steven||Boston University||2017/2018||Assistant Administrator||Hospital Medicine||Medicine Institute|
|Beutler, William||University of Pittsburgh||2016/2017||Project Manager||International Operations||International Operations|
|Bogues, Renee||Cornell University||2016/2017||Project Manager||CC London||International Operations|
|Crisp, McKinley||Yale University||2016/2017||Project Manager||Chief of Staff||Clinical Affairs|
|Rader, Ashley||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||2016/2017||Administrator||Medical Operations||Operations|
|Wesolowski, Paige||George Washington University||2016/2017||Manager||Medical Operations||Operations|
|Allyn, Brian||George Washington University||2015/2016||Administrator||Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute||Department of General Surgery|
|Chan, Sing Yuen (Joey)||Yale University||2015/2016||Administrator||Nursing Institute||Nursing Administration|
|Patzke, Andrew||University of Iowa||2014/2015||Interim Manager||Cleveland Clinic Canada
|Snowden, Joshua||The Ohio State University||2014/2015||Director||Global Patient Services||Operations|
|Stovicek, Deanna||Virginia Commonwealth University||2014/2015||Administrator||CC London||Critical Care Medicine|
|Yu, Vivian||University of Michigan||2014/2015||Administrator||CC Community Care||Primary Care & Internal Medicine
|Oliphant, David||University of Michigan||2013/2014||Administrative Director||CC London||International Operations|
|Read, Katherine||Cornell University||2013/2014||Department Administrator||Emergency Services Institute
|Zimmer, Ted||University of Michigan||2013/2014||Director||Market & Network Services||Market & Network Services|
|O’Rourke, Chris||University of Michigan||2012/2013||Institute Administrator||Emergency Services Institute||Emergency Services Medicine
|Schuessler, Kathryn||University of Michigan||2012/2013||Department Administrator||Emergency Services Institute||Emergency Services Medicine
|Zwischenberger, Andrea||George Washington University||2011/2012||Senior Director||Executive Administration||Executive Board Office|
|Smith, Nehemiah||University of Michigan||2010/2011||Institute Administrator||Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute||Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute|
|Laird, Travis||Penn State||2007/2008||Chief Business Operations Officer||CC London||International Operations|
|Cissell, Molly||The Ohio State University||2006/2007||Director||Regional Operations||Beachwood Family Health Center|
|Ibsen, Alison||Yale University||2006/2007||Senior Director, Cancer Programming||Taussig Cancer Institute||Taussig Cancer Administration|
|Vidmar, Erick||The Ohio State University||2006/2007||Administrative Director||Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Nevada||Neurological Institute, Las Vegas|
|Abhyankar, Dhanashree||UNC- Chapel Hill||2005/2006||Senior Director||CC Community Care||CC Community Care|
|Kinnan (Snow), Meghan||St. Louis University||2005/2006||Executive Director||CC Community Care||CC Community Care|
Life in Cleveland
Once a haven for immigrants and a powerhouse of industry, Cleveland's cultural identity springs from its past and includes a vibrant mix of families, young professionals, entrepreneurs and college students – all with different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Historically, Cleveland has been roughly broken into two parts, the east and west, split by the Cuyahoga River. The West side is home to the Gordon Square Arts District and attractions like the popular Great Lakes Brewing Company, while the East side houses the trendy East Bank Flats waterfront district and Progressive Field, home to the Cleveland Indians baseball team.
In recent years, Cleveland has been enjoying a renaissance. Today, this metro area on the banks of Lake Erie is experiencing growth and revitalization. With continued development, opportunities abound for construction workers and electricians, as well as for professionals in the medical and IT sectors.