Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Joel Adu-Brimpong

Joel Adu-Brimpong | Cleveland Clinic

Joel Adu-Brimpong was born in Ghana and raised in Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from University of Michigan where he was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholar. During his undergraduate studies, Joel participated in biomedical and health policy research at the NIH including analyzing data to inform the development of policy framework, design and implementation of the Precision Medicine Initiative (now the All of US Initiative). Post-graduation, Joel served as an Intramural Research Fellow at the NIH where he helped develop a novel algorithm and an agent-based simulation model to understand the impact of social determinants of health elements on obesity and cardiovascular outcomes. Joel then went on to receive his Masters in Health Informatics at University of Michigan where he served as President of the Health Informatics Student Association. During graduate school, Joel was an administrative intern at Cleveland Clinic where he led projects in remote patient monitoring technologies and proposals for an innovative concierge service line with the Digital Health team. Joel aims to help make healthcare more accessible, affordable and transparent through cutting-edge information technologies and personalized data insights. In his free time, he enjoys reading and hanging out with friends, listening to music and podcasts and playing sports.

Nicholas Anstine

Nicholas Anstine | Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas Anstine is from Columbus, Ohio and earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University (OSU). Upon graduation, he worked in pharmaceutical contract administration at Cardinal Health before moving into various behavioral health leadership positions. Most recently, Nicholas served as Director of Operations and then Interim Executive Director for The Woods at Parkside, a 50-bed behavioral health hospital. These roles solidified Nicholas’ passion for health care management, prompting him to return to OSU for a Masters in Health Administration degree. While in graduate school, he served as Board Chair for Heartland High School, Ohio's only recovery school for students with substance use disorders. Nicholas spent his summer internship at Cleveland Clinic in Regional Operations where he managed the redesign and relocation of Avon Hospital’s emergency code calls function. Outside of his professional interests, Nicholas spends as much time as possible seeking out new music, exercising, and golfing.

Chanan Batra

Chanan Batra | Cleveland Clinic

Chanan Batra grew up in Los Angeles, California and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California-San Diego, earning his bachelor’s degree in Global Health. At UCSD, Chanan participated in HFiT, a student-run free clinic that provides accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved in Tijuana's Zona Centro. Moreover, he served as a teaching assistant in Business Ethics at the School of Management, and piloted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion peer education program in Greek Life on campus. Chanan then went on to earn his Master’s of Health Services Administration in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In graduate school, Chanan worked on developing artificial intelligence to aid inflammatory bowel disease diagnoses in the Department of Gastroenterology at Michigan Medicine. Chanan initially joined Cleveland Clinic as an Administrative Intern in the Taussig Cancer Institute, where he worked on both Continuous Improvement and Cancer Programming projects. Outside of his academic and professional interests, Chanan enjoys running, concerts, traveling, and poker nights.

Lizzy Johnsen

Lizzy Johnsen | Cleveland Clinic

Lizzy Johnsen is from Dayton, Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University in Washington, DC. After graduating, Lizzy worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an administrator for an HIV/AIDS laboratory and as an assistant to the Executive Officer of the National Library of Medicine. After working at NIH, Lizzy moved to Columbus, Ohio to pursue both a Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health at the Ohio State University. During school, Lizzy participated in several extracurriculars, including working as the teaching assistant for two graduate level-health services finance courses and planning the OSU First-Year Healthcare Case Competition as part of her duties as vice-president of the MHA student organization. Lizzy also interned at the Yale New Haven Health System for two summers with Bridgeport Hospital and the Internal Consulting Group. Projects during these internships included data analysis on patient transfers from the Emergency Department, systematizing perioperative services, and developing integrated care models with the Chief Medical Integration Officer. In her free time, Lizzy enjoys yoga, CrossFit, rock climbing, and spending time with her dog.

Adrian Jones

Adrian Jones | Cleveland Clinic

Adrian Jones is from Bloomfield, Connecticut and received her Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University. During her undergraduate studies, Adrian served as a health policy intern and completed health disparities research in the Dominican Republic through the National Institutes of Health. Adrian ran NCAA Division I Track & Field, is a school record-holder and is one of the most decorated sprinters in school history. Adrian then went on to earn her Master of Health Administration from the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. During graduate school, she served as a volunteer assistant coach and as the president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement chapter at Cornell. Adrian was an administrative intern at Cleveland Clinic where she led projects in service redesign and operations in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute and the Head and Neck Institute. In her free time, Adrian enjoys traveling, shopping, and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

Gabrielle O'Donoghue

Gabrielle O'Donoghue | Cleveland Clinic

Gabrielle O’Donoghue is a developing healthcare administrator from New York where she completed her MHA from Columbia University. Prior to time at the Mailman School of Public Health, Gabrielle earned a degree in Sociology from Dartmouth College. Gabrielle’s unique academic background includes Sociology, engineering, and management - specializing in healthcare design thinking. This philosophy of socially-minded creativity culminated in an undergraduate capstone project that assisted a local NFP in identifying and training critical rural community assets in their attempts to end domestic violence in the Upper Valley. Outside her formal education, Gabrielle has sought hospital administration internships among many of New York Metropolitan’s top hospital organizations including New York Presbyterian and NYU Langone Health (NYULH). Gabrielle thrives in demanding situations by employing her creative problem-solving skills and ability to motivate others; this has been exemplified by her unique experiences assisting the openings of a level II trauma center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, as well as the new Kimmel Pavilion at NYULH. Gabrielle recognizes mentorship has played a critical role in her development; and in her personal time, Gabrielle volunteers in various young professional mentorship programs. Gabrielle firmly believes that success is not only measured in how far one succeeds, but how far they help others succeed as well. On the weekends, you can catch Gabrielle reading period piece fiction, binging whatever is new on Netflix, hiking, or training for a 10K.

Whitney Okie

Whitney Okey | Cleveland Clinic

Whitney Okie is originally from Cameroon and moved to Georgia for high school. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Georgia. As an undergraduate student, Whitney worked on two research publications focused around the effects of genetic background on obesity and co-founded an organization to help combat youth obesity in the Athens, GA community. Later on, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Master of Healthcare Administration. As a graduate student, she worked on a quality improvement project at UNC Healthcare and served as the president of the UNC Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter. Whitney was an administrative intern for CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital, where she worked on strategic planning, construction and business development projects.

Alumni Fellows

Alumni Fellows

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.

Name University Year of
Position at
Location Department
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
Sports Health
Orthopedics &
General Operations
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
Emergency Medicine
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

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.