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Message from CEO Victoria W. Bayless

I am pleased to announce that Luminis Health will offer 2 administrative fellowships for 2024-2025, and I encourage you to apply. From personal experience beginning my career as an administrative fellow, I appreciate the value of these programs. The fellowship is a one-year immersion into a complex health care system through substantial hands-on projects.

This fellowship is an outstanding learning and career development opportunity for a recent health care master's graduate/candidate. Our fellows are able to apply their learning and continue to enrich their career in a vibrant and growing medical center.

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC) and Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center (LHDCMC) formed a new, integrated health system in July 2019. Luminis Health employs over 6,500 staff, operates 878 acute and sub-acute beds with $1.2B in revenue and $95M in community benefit. Grateful for its 1,400 volunteers and donors, Luminis Health continues to expand to meet community needs. In partnership with 3,600 medical staff, Luminis Health treats a region of more than 1.5M people with 34,400 hospital admissions, 141,300 emergency department visits, 32,000 surgeries, and more than one million outpatient visits. As a health system, Luminis Health provides coordinated care across the region, improved access to care close to home, enhanced quality and improved health outcomes.

I personally serve as mentor and preceptor to the fellows and assure that they not only have exposure to Presidents and senior executives across all functional areas of the health system, but also to governance through board, Medical Executive Committee, and executive team meetings, as well as planning sessions and retreats. Receiving intensive exposure to health care decision-making, the fellow can apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to a dynamic health care delivery system. This opportunity includes working on special projects aligned with our strategic vision, such as our annual operating plan and budget.

I encourage you to review the information below. If you have any questions, please contact our current administrative fellows, Vancci Celestin at [email protected] and Alisa Raju at [email protected].


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Meet Our Fellows

Administrative Fellow 2023-2024

Alisa received her Masters of Health Administration from Stony Brook University and her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University at Albany. During her first year of graduate school, she worked alongside the Director of the Department of Community Relations at Stony Brook Hospital as an Administrative Assistant. She focused on coordinating community outreach projects to provide healthcare and resources to underserved communities, in an effort to mitigate healthcare disparities. Alisa played a vital role in developing the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment. She was also a Quality Assurance intern at the hospital where she worked on various projects to improve training and compliance, and investigated manual auditing to enhance performance among the staff. During her second year of graduate school, Alisa worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering as a care coordinator, where she focused on bridging the gap between providers and patients by collaborating with various teams to enhance patient flow and patient experience. Alisa is very passionate about health equity and breaking barriers to care, especially in underserved communities. She continuously works to define a healthcare leader who is able to provide all individuals with equal access to care. Alisa can be contacted via email: [email protected].

Administrative Fellow 2023-2024

Vancci (Ven-chee) Celestin is a current MHA Candidate at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. Vancci obtained his B.S in Rehabilitation Science from Armstrong State University in 2016. Following his graduation, Vancci served as an Outreach & Enrollment Specialist in a federally qualified health center where he assisted patients with Medicaid and Healthcare Marketplace enrollment applications. This role solidified his interest in health administration and he continued to serve in medical office positions for various healthcare organizations. Additionally, Vancci served as a Graduate Administrative Intern at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Pediatrics department where he worked on process improvement projects for pediatric primary care clinics and the Neonatology unit. In addition to pursuing his degree, Vancci serves as a member of the GWU MHA Student Advisory Council and serves as a member of the 100 Black Men of Maryland, a chapter of a national mentoring and volunteer organization. He participates in group mentoring sessions for elementary to high school aged students and currently serves as the Communication & Marketing Chair for the chapter.

Administrative Fellow 2022-2023

Meghan earned her Master of Health Services Administration degree from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also a graduate of Michigan State University Lyman Briggs College with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. During graduate school, Meghan worked with Ascension and Michigan Medicine where she completed work surrounding process improvement, strategic planning, data analysis, and practice acquisition. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an Onsite Specialist for Stryker at Medstar’s Washington Hospital Center. Through this role, she was responsible for providing perioperative support to Stryker’s laparoscopic equipment. She is particularly passionate about the improvement of operational processes to increase workplace satisfaction and care outcomes. Meghan hopes to continue strengthening health equity as well as the role hospitals play in addressing the social determinants of health. Meghan’s Email is [email protected]

Administrative Fellow 2022-2023

Furhan completed his Master of Healthcare Administration degree at the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Science in Global Health Protection degree at IUPUI. During graduate school, Furhan worked at the Minnesota Department of Health in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. His work consisted of researching the current ACO market in Minnesota, conducting economic impact analyses that assist in exploring value-based budgeting options, and quantifying the impact of rural health care on rural economies. Additionally, Furhan worked as a Graduate Administrative Intern at Hartford HealthCare in the Health Equity Department where he helped medical centers and hospitals achieve LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader recognition and contributed towards equitable COVID-19 vaccine delivery for the community and colleagues. Furhan’s email is [email protected].

Administrative Fellow 2021-2022

Jennifer Charles joined Luminis Health in June of Fiscal Year 2022. Jennifer completed her Master of Business Administration degree from Florida International University and her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration degree from the University of Central Florida. During her fellowship she worked on several key projects including supporting the project development of the new LHDCMC Behavioral Health Pavilion, establishing and facilitating the LHDCMC Clinical Operational Council, and leading efforts to improve compliance scores for value-based quality measures.

Jennifer currently serves as a Senior Consultant of Clinical Operations at Guidehouse.

Administrative Fellow 2021-2022

Katherine McGrath joined Luminis Health in June of Fiscal Year 2022. Katherine completed her Master of Health Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degrees from The Ohio State University. During her During her time at Luminis Health, Katherine worked on many different projects including but not limited to, volunteer and staff redeployment efforts to support crisis standards of care operations during the COVID-19 Omicron surge, developing an Oncology KPI scorecard, and leading efforts to oversee and improve progress on our key HSCRC priority improvement initiatives.

Katherine currently serves as the Neuroscience Program Manager at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Administrative Fellow 2020-2021

Bryan Zielinski joined Luminis Health in June of Fiscal Year 2021. Bryan completed his Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Richmond. As a fellow, Bryan consistently crafted correspondence and presentations for various audiences including the Board of Trustees, health system staff, and community members and frequently presented system performance during Leadership forums. He worked on several projects including assessing and redesigning the system CDI program, addressing care disparities in the Latino patient population, launching a Cardiac Surgery program, and expanding the Behavior Health service line. 
Bryan currently serves as the Director of Health System Accounts at Zocdoc.

Administrative Fellow 2019-2020

Marguerite Crandall joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2020. Marguerite completed her Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare & Society degree from the University of Richmond. During her Fellowship, Marguerite authored several executive and governance level briefings and presentations, improved our dashboard reporting, and presented to Leadership Council on numerous occasions – keeping us apprised of our progress against our True North metrics.  Marguerite also participated in Luminis Health integration work, Vision 2030 planning, AOP tracking, McNew activation, and staffed the LHAAMC Cardiac Surgery Steering Committee and DCMC Obstetrics CON Workgroup.  
Marguerite serves as the Manager of Business Development at Luminis Health.  In this role, Marguerite serves as project manager for business planning and partnerships, and assists leadership in developing and tracking of Annual Operating Plan(s), regulatory planning and response, and Certificate of Need support. Marguerite can be reached at [email protected]

Administrative Fellow 2018-2019

Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2019. Marianthi completed her Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biology degree from Indiana University. During her fellowship, she worked on various projects including supporting leaders with various parts of the Doctors Community Hospital System partnership, strategic planning for cardiac surgery, preparing the second annual Health Equity Report, and authoring the American Hospital Association’s Equity of Care Award application.  Following her fellowship, Marianthi served as program manager to the Rapid Implementation of Strategic Experiments Unit at Luminis Health.

Marianthi currently serves as the Manager of Innovation at Meritus Health. 

Administrative Fellow 2017-2018

Christian Balcer joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2018. Christian completed his Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Operations degree from Calvin College. As a fellow, he worked on a wide range of projects, including serving on the system’s Opioid Taskforce, managing insurance denials, supporting hospital negotiations with its largest payer, developing the strategic vision for potential partnerships, and creating AAMC’s first annual Health Equity Report. He also authored AAMC’s runner-up application for the American Hospital Association’s 2018 Quest for Quality Prize. Following his fellowship, Christian Balcer served as the Manager of Nursing Operations at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Christian currently serves as the Manager of Telehealth & Business Development at Benefis Health System.

Administrative Fellow 2016-2017

Sarah Haas joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2017. Sarah completed her Master of Health Administration, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Management degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During her fellowship, Sarah worked on a variety of projects including: service line strategic planning, financial analysis for new business entities, Emergency Department process improvement, cardiac surgery program creation, and new payment model development. 
Sarah currently serves as the Senior Director of Value Models & Programs at Luminis Health. In this role, she evaluates and manages new payment models and methodologies, such as: value-based contracts, care redesign programs, and Maryland’s all-payer rate-setting policies. She can be reached at [email protected].

Administrative Fellow 2015-2016

Valerie Lehman joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2016. Valerie completed her Master of Health Administration degree from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in International Politics degree from Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College. During her fellowship, her projects included writing a business plan for expanding palliative care and a Certificate of Need application for a new mental health hospital at AAMC. Following her fellowship, Valerie served as practice manager for LHAAMC Oncology and Hematology and LHAAMC's senior manager for the Institute for Healthy Aging and manager for Palliative Care and Government Affairs. 
Valerie currently serves as the Program Officer at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Administrative Fellow 2014-2015

Shakina Russell joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2015. Shakina completed her Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Politics degrees from the University of Michigan.
Shakina currently serves at the Solution Portfolio Owner at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Administrative Fellow 2013-2014
Brandon Rahn joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2014. Brandon completed his Master of Health Services Administration degree from Saint Louis University and his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science degree from Saint Louis University Edwardsville. 
Brandon currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at SSM Health St. Louis.

Administrative Fellow 2012-2013

Zoe Hruban joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in June of Fiscal Year 2013. Zoe completed her Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Chicago.
Zoe currently serves as the Program Analyst at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Learn more about the Luminis Health Administrative Fellowship

The one-year fellowship program is under the direction of CEO Victoria Bayless and includes a high degree of involvement by all members of the Luminis Health executive leadership team and other members of both the LHAAMC and LHDCMC leadership teams. The fellow will take part in substantive hands-on projects that foster an understanding of overall operations of the medical center. 

The program emphasizes active involvement and becoming an independent contributing member at Luminis Health In addition, fellows are exposed to management decision-making processes though participating in leadership meetings and one-on-one time with Luminis Health executives and leadership committees. The fellow is also able to establish a professional network outside Luminis Health through contacts and involvement with professional associations. 

  • Meet weekly with preceptors Victoria Bayless, CEO and Hospital Presidents
  • Actively serve as a member of the Executive Team, including participation at all leadership meetings.
  • Draft the annual operating plan for the health system.
  • Recruit the next administrative fellow.
  • Work with many components of the health system, including: Operations, Strategic Planning, HR, Marketing, Quality and Safety, Finance, Nursing, Health Information Technology, the Medical Staff and Physician Enterprise, and Philanthropy.
  • Significant project work selected based on organizational initiatives and the interests of the fellow.

  • Sponsorship to attend one national conference of choice per year
  • Access to all on-site leadership and development training, including lean training
  • Mentoring by leaders across the medical center
  • Competitive salary and full benefits

Application Process

  •  By the start of the fellowship, applicants must have earned a MHA, MHSA, MPH or MBA from a CAHME, AASB or CEPH accredited program with an emphasis in health care management or have completed the didactic curriculum of such program and need to complete a one-year fellowship for conformance of their master's degree.
  • At this time, Luminis does not sponsor international visas for its administrative fellowship program.

  • Resume
  • Official Graduate School Transcript (Visit the “Academic History” quadrant to submit colleges attended and to download the Transcript Request Form for your registrar’s office. Transcripts should be sent directly from your registrar’s office to NAFCAS.)
  • Undergraduate Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant): (1) ACADEMIC, (1) PROFESSIONAL, and (1) OF CHOICE (Academic or Professional)
  • Personal Statement (not exceeding 750 words) containing:
    • Brief explanation of how your interest in healthcare management developed.
    • What your career objectives are and how the fellowship will help you achieve them.
    • Why, specifically, you are pursuing a fellowship at Luminis Health.

To apply for the Luminis Health Fellowship, please submit applications through the  National Council on Administrative Fellowships’ Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS).

Applications must be submitted through the NAFCAS portal by September 29, 2023. On-site interviews will be held October 15th and 16th.