NCAF Leadership: Steering Committee & Subcommittees
 

STEERING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Gina Cronin, Cleveland Clinic 
Committee Objective: To strategically set the direction of NCAF’S forward trajectory, in alignment with membership goals and to advise the NCHL staff on the evolving Code of Good Practice, membership, long-term strategy, events/meetings/webinars, development, partnerships, research and data collection, and member communication 

ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP SITES

CLEVELAND CLINIC 
Gina Cronin 
Executive Director, Global Leadership & Learning Institute 

JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE 
Conan Dickson, PhD
Senior Director, Business Development 

MASSACHUSETTES GENERAL HOSPITAL 
Andrea Paciello 
Executive Director, Teaching & Education 

TRINITY HEALTH 
D'Anne Carpenter 
Executive Director, Talent Development 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Troy Treanor
Director, Women's Cancer & Specialty Services 

GRADUATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 
Lindsay Loewer 
Director, Professional Development 

RUSH UNIVERSITY 
Diane Howard, PhD 
Director, Student Development & Associate Director, Department of Health Systems Management 

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 
Julie Robbins, PhD 
Director, MHA Program 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 
Suzanne Austin Boren, PhD 
Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Studies 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 
Samuel Friede 
Assistant Professor & Director, External Relations, Health Policy & Management 

BENCHMARKING, METRICS, & RESEARCH SUBCOMMITTEE

Subcommittee Chair: Julie Robbins, PhD, The Ohio State University 
Subcommittee Objective: To focus on the scientific community to analyze and evaluate fellowships

ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP SITES

CHI HEALTH 
Scott Cook 
Administrative Fellow 

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES 
Marilyn Ho
Administrative Chief of Staff

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH 
Victoria Bratcher 
Director, Population Health 

JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE 
Conan Dickson, PhD 
Senior Director, Business Development 

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK 
Rachel Lefebvre 
Vice President, Operations & Senior Military Advisor

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS CLEVELAND MEDICAL CENTER
Nathaniel Kunce
Business Analyst, Business Operations

GRADUATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

COMMISSION ON THE ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT (CAHME) 
Eric Brichto 
Director & Counsel, Accreditation Operations 

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 
Julie Robbins, PhD 
Director, MHA Program 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 
Suzanne Austin Boren, PhD 
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies 

LONG-TERM PLANNING & SPECIAL PROJECTS SUBCOMMITTEE

Subcommittee Chair: Sam Friede, University of Pittsburgh 
Subcommittee Objective: To focus on potential of future projects for NCAF

ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP SITES

AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 
Marilynn McCoy RN, BSN, SHRM-CP, PHR 
Deployment Leader 

BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL 
David Keyes
Program Director, Deland Fellowship in Health Care and Society

JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE 
Joe Riggs 
Assistant Director, Operations 

TRINITY HEALTH 
D'Anne Carpenter 
Executive Director, Talent Development 

UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Britta McCombie
Administrative Fellow

YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH SYSTEM 
Carolyn Salsgiver 
Vice President, Strategy & Business Planning 

GRADUATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 
Chrisopher Louis, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management Program Director, Healthcare Management 

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 
Lindsay Loewer 
Internship Director 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 
David Moxley 
Associate Director, Executive Programs 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 
Samuel Friede 
Assistant Professor & Director of External Relations, Health Policy & Management

MEMBERSHIP & OUTREACH SUBCOMMITTEE

Subommittee Chair: Nicole Powell, Loyola University Medical Center
Subcommittee Objective: To focus on the availability of member resources, growth of new fellowship sites, and prospective member outreach

ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP SITES

CHI HEALTH 
Brett McMillin 
Administrative Fellow

HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM 
Madelyn Van Tassel 
Program Coordinator, Administrative Fellowship & Group Practice Director, Department of Neurosurgery 

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 
Nicole Powell 
Manager, Anatomic Pathology

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 
Casey Sparks 
Project Manager 

STANDFORD CHILDREN'S HEALTH - LUCILE PACKARD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL STANFORD
Megan Howell
Administrative Fellow

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Alex Catalano 
Director, Wound Healing Services Service Line

YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH SYSTEM 
Susan Castagna 
Strategy Project Assistant 

GRADUATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

RUSH UNIVERSITY 
Diane Howard, PhD 
Director, Student Development & Associate Director, Department of Health Systems Management 

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 
Dan Gentry 
Director, MHA Program & Clinical Professor, Health Management and Policy 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 
Gretchen Gemeinhardt, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Management, Policy & Community Health 

FELLOWS EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE

Subommittee Chair: Troy Treanor, UPMC 
Subcommittee Objective: To focus on the oversight of the online fellows network, leadership webinars, and any additional educational opportunities for fellows

CURRENT FELLOWS

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES 
Mina Noohi 
Administrative Fellow 

CONE HEALTH 
Kaitlyn Nease
Administrative Fellow 

JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE 
Samuel Boadu 
Administrative Fellow

MOUNT SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM 
Nina Williams 
Administrative Fellow 

WELLSPAN HEALTH  
Erica Kahl 
Administrative Fellow 

FORMER FELLOWS

CLEVELAND CLINIC 
McKinley Kelcy 
Project Manager, Chief of Staff Office 

MAYO CLINIC 
Lindsey Lehman 
Operations Manager 

STANFORD HEALTH CARE 
Sinthusan Sinnadurai 
Director of Business Operations, Clinical Services

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Troy Treanor 
Director, Women's Cancer & Specialty Services