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Fellowship Alumni

Current Administrative Fellows

Ali Hussain

2021 - University of Houston – Clear Lake, MHA/MBA

Background: Ali Hussain is a born-and-raised Houstonian who has been a part of the healthcare industry for the past six years. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business at the University of Houston - Main Campus. Prior to this fellowship, Ali was a Project Intern with Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. In this role, his projects focused on protocol implementation, leading the Fellowship Editorial Board Committee, and the responsibilities of CME Coordinator. At the same time, Ali also completed two internships at Houston Methodist. While there, Ali was first an Administrative Intern with the Volunteer Services Department. He conducted projects involved with new cloud software implementation, process improvement, and program development. Following this, he was selected to become a Project Specialist Intern with the DeBakey CV Education team in the Heart and Vascular Center. In this role, Ali worked on projects related to social media analytics, business venture opportunities, and intern recruitment.

Loan Lam

2021 – Texas Woman’s University, MHA/MBA

Background: Loan is a native Texan who received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with focus on Management Information Systems and minor in Marketing. She has an extensive background in Data Analytics, Information Management, and Consulting. Her healthcare experience spans across five years in Finance, Analytics, and Business Intelligence at Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Health Plan, both within the Texas Children’s system. In these roles, she focused on Value Based Care, Patient Access, Business Operations, Finance, and Quality and Outcomes.

Shannon Patilla

2020 – Colorado State University, MHA

Background: Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion from Colorado State University. While earning her degree, Shannon obtained 4 years of volunteer experience and 3 subsequent years of professional experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado - one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. During this time, Shannon was involved in a variety of projects, ranging from philanthropy and patient satisfaction to operations and quality improvement. This exposure enabled her to leverage and grow her leadership and project management skills, as well as further navigate the intricacies of clinical and administrative collaborative efforts to improve patient care.

Previous Administrative Fellows

Precious Knighton
Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

2018 - University of Houston – Clear Lake, MHA/MBA

Fellowship Experience: “Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s Administrative Fellowship program provided the opportunity for me to work directly with Executive leadership to improve clinic operations and make decisions to improve patient care. As a Fellow, I was involved with projects that challenged me as a young healthcare professional. From observing Executive leadership during strategic planning to assisting with capital budget, I was able to gain a unique insight of how a multispecialty clinic system operates. The Administrative Fellowship fosters continuous learning and development to help groom future healthcare leaders.”

Amreen Charolia Maknojiya
Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

2018 – Texas A&M School of Public Health, MHA

Fellowship Experience: “Kelsey-Seybold’s Administrative Fellowship Program provided me with an opportunity to engage with executive leadership, including physician leaders. It provided me a platform, in which I had access to learn from the best. As a fellow, various projects and interactions with all levels of leadership helped enhance my skill sets, as well as, assisted in my professional growth. The program allows young careerist to be exposed to various leadership styles, decision making process, and organizational strategies. Kelsey-Seybold embraces the fellows by ensuring that they have the opportunity to be engaged and be a part of critical decisions. Additionally, Kelsey encourages fellows to bring new ideas and viewpoints that will contribute to the success of the organization.”

John Cauthen

Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

2017 – Texas A&M School of Public Health, MHA

Hannah Parks
Fellowship Year: 2016-2017

2016 – Texas A&M School of Public Health, MHA

Fellowship Experience: “As a Kelsey-Seybold Fellow, I had the opportunity to learn and work with senior leadership, clinic management teams and frontline staff, through clinic and department rotations. Throughout my fellowship year, I was able to work on a variety of meaningful projects that had a positive impact on the clinic and improved patient care. The fellowship program helped me learn what type of leader I wanted to be and prepared me for my healthcare career.”

Jennifer Abbey
Fellowship Year: 2015-2016

Clinic Administrator II, Specialty Care
2015 – Texas Women's University – Houston, MHA

"Kelsey-Seybold provides a hands-on, in depth style of learning that is an essential component of the administrative fellowship. As a fellow you are involved in many projects, that not only expose you to many opportunities clinic wide, but contribute to the success of the organization. The leadership here at Kelsey is personally vested in your development as an employee, individual, and business professional creating lasting relationships. This fellowship has built a strong foundation which I will carry with me for the rest of my career in health care"

Sammy Siu
Fellowship Year: 2014-2015

Practice Manager at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
2014 – University of Houston – Clear Lake, MHA

“One of the best things about being part of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic team is that it’s large enough to provide a wide span of opportunities and yet small enough to build meaningful working relationships with the clinical and administrative staff. As the Fellow I’m privileged with a unique opportunity to learn from and contribute to the nation’s first Accountable Care Organization.”

Christopher Johnson
Fellowship Year: 2013-2014

Operations Manager at VillageMD
2013 – University of Houston - Clear Lake, MBA/MHA

“As a KSC Fellow, you will be exposed to and involved in high-level management projects that actually carry meaning behind them. You will be working with successful members of the senior leadership team who are not only there to provide you with an education but to also support you in your future endeavors. In the end, you can read all the books and work on the numerous projects in graduate school, but there truly is no better way to learn about what it takes to be in healthcare administration than with a Fellowship at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “

Ken Janis
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Vice President, Healthcare Finance

“The Kelsey-Seybold Fellowship was instrumental in launching my career in Health Care. It provided me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects while learning from business and clinical leaders across the company. The breadth of the organization allowed me to experience several areas of HealthCare - from Clinic Operations to the Central Billing Office, and from Managed Care/Contracting & Payor Relations to Accounting/Finance. For a large organization, Kelsey has a unique entrepreneurial culture and can provide a broad and rich learning environment for a recent graduate. 18 years later and still with Kelsey-Seybold, I look forward to helping the next Administrative Fellow at Kelsey-Seybold get the most out of their Fellowship.”

Jeff Carr
The Methodist Hospital System
Vice President, Finance, Administration and Managed Care

“The Kelsey-Seybold fellowship provided me with the opportunity to understand what elements are needed to lead a large multi-specialty group practice. The fellowship structure of observing meetings and working on dedicated projects allowed me the best level of exposure I could ask for. I was able to learn from the C-suite what was taking place strategically and had the opportunity to spend time in the clinics working on projects. The fellowship was extremely beneficial to my career in healthcare and provided a well-rounded learning experience.”

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