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Valadez

Marianna Valadez
2019 – 2021 
First Year Fellow
mvaladez@chw.org

Marianna Valadez, MHA was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Cornell University's Sloan Program in Health Administration in 2019. Before attending Cornell University, she went to the University of Minnesota where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in research as well as patient care as a Registered Nursing Assistant. Working clinically helped her discover her desire to have a broader influence on patients' lives. While in graduate school, she interned at Stanford Health Care in Quality Improvement where she worked on projects in the School of Medicine, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery service lines. Marianna is excited to begin her career in Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Administrative Fellowship program under the mentorship of a strong leadership team, and is interested in community health, hospital operations, and quality improvement. Outside of school and work, Marianna enjoys traveling, reading, and trying new foods.

Former

Jenny Patterson, MHA

Patterson

Jenny Patterson, MHA
2016 – 2017
Manager, Clinical Integration
Children’s Specialty Group

"I can’t express enough gratitude and praise for the experience that I was afforded during my time as the administrative fellow for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It’s an opportunity unlike any other offered in healthcare. I had the opportunity to “lift the curtain” and peer into every aspect of what makes this system run efficiently and effectively from operations to finance to research and beyond. And I did this all with the support and guidance of a strong, passionate leadership team. I experienced firsthand the way the mission and vision of Children’s pulses through the entire organization, from the top all the way down. I am confident that my time in the fellowship helped shape my career path and positioned me to be a successful healthcare leader in the future."

Jack Scalcucci, MS-HSM

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Jack Scalcucci, MS-HSM
2012 – 2013
Executive Director, Ambulatory Services
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

“The Administrative Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is an amazing opportunity to learn within an organization that fully supports the fellowship model. The access, opportunities, and projects aligned with the fellowship included major initiatives and organizational priorities. While the work and experience was, in itself, rewarding, the culture and support of the organization during the fellowship created an environment that truly afforded me the ability to grow as a healthcare leader.”

Mike Flaherty, MHA

Flaherty

Mike Flaherty, MHA
2010 – 2012 
Business Manager, Ambulatory Specialty Care
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

“The Administrative Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provided a wonderful opportunity to gain in-depth insight into the inner workings of a health system and immerse myself in pediatric healthcare. This was accomplished through work on high value strategic projects, direct leadership opportunities, and access to learn from the teams across the system about the work that they do to better the lives of children throughout Wisconsin. The accessibility of senior leaders throughout the system furthered my understanding of leadership and all that goes into strong decision making that drives an organization forward. I would not be the leader I am today if I did not have these experiences and will continue to use what I learned during the fellowship throughout my career.”

Jenny Movrich, MSHA

Movrich 

Jenny Movrich, MSHA
2009 – 2010 
Sr. Program Manager, Health Management
Children’s Hospital and Health System

“The Administrative Fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Health System is an immersive experience where young leaders can observe the intricacies of a complex, academic health system while testing their leadership skills and different areas of interest. It’s a great opportunity to take charge on projects with the support of the leadership team, while also testing boundaries and innovation. You not only learn about the type of work that exists in a leading children’s health system, but the importance of culture and managing through change. My experience was invaluable as I still maintain close relationships across the health system and utilize and expand on what I’ve learned in my fellowship.”

Phil Kissack, MHA, MS, RD

Kissack 

Phil Kissack, MHA, MS, RD
2006 - 2007
Director, Quality Improvement and HEDIS Reporting
Children’s Community Health Plan

“A great opportunity to interact with and learn from executive leadership.”

Elisa Gricunas, MHA, RN

Gricunas

Elisa Gricunas, MHA, RN
2004 – 2005 
Pediatric Nurse II

"The Administrative Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was a year filled with complete immersion into the corporate and organizational culture of CHW. This opportunity promoted administrative growth, and fostered a dynamic application of my graduate knowledge in a pediatric health care setting. The projects I pursued in my Fellowship confirmed my interest in patient safety and clinical quality improvement. The fellowship experience transcended into my nursing practice in how I care for my vulnerable pediatric patients. This includes promoting safe care delivery to the patients and families I serve, and has also influenced the various council and committee work I have pursued."

Nandita Nanchal, MHA

Nanchal 

Nandita Nanchal, MHA
2003 – 2004 
Director, Clinical Operations
Children’s Specialty Group

“Looking back at my fellowship, I remember it as a year filled with learning and spreading my wings. My mentor gave sound advice that the best way to learn was to be a sponge, and not say “no” to any project no matter how big or small. I got to lead some high profile projects for the institution, with oversight, such as the bond rating. I also got to interact very closely with the senior leaders at CHW and build lasting relationships that extend to this day. The administrative fellowship is a very unique experience that allows you to learn and be mentored in the real world, while still having a safety net to fall back on.”

Juliet Kersten

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Juliet Kersten
1988 – 1989 
Vice President, Ambulatory & Regional Services
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

“I joined CHW as the administrative fellow at an exciting time when we were moving from downtown to our current campus. Over the years I’ve been blessed to contribute and lead in many different areas of the hospital, including 20 years as preceptor for our fellowship program. What’s always been true is that Children’s values learning and training of leaders. As a fellow, I had the access and interest of all leaders in the organization to help me learn and develop as a healthcare leader. Our aim is to provide an enriching fellowship experience and find high potential talent to recruit into our organization.”

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