Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is pleased to announce the 2021 Healthcare Fellows.  The 19 healthcare executives represent the broad healthcare ecosystem that is the basis for one of the largest industry sectors in the Greater Louisville region.  The Healthcare Fellows will participate in a 10-month program where they will explore the healthcare sector, develop their industry knowledge, hone their leadership skills and expand their professional connections. The 2021 Healthcare Fellows include:

Patty Belden, CEO, ElderServe

Fata Dzeko, Senior Director, Operations, Lacuna Health

Shane Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Nikki Gaudio, Healthcare Logistics and Distribution Director of Operations, UPS Healthcare

Christopher Johnson, Director, Inclusion & Diversity, Humana

Kevin Kyde, RVP of Sales, Anthem, Inc.

Gretchen Leiterman, Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Health Louisville

Charlotte Mabry, Account Manager, Vimarc

Sara Mahoney, PhD, Chair-Exercise Science Program, Bellarmine University

Edward Miller, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division Director and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Louisville Health

Reylene Robinson, Vice President of External Affairs & Advancement, Seven Counties Services

Shantelle Simpson, Chief Operating Officer, Park DuValle Community Health Center

Scott Skinner, System Director, Clinical Engineering, Norton Healthcare

Derek Szesny, Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations, Kindred Healthcare

Tracy Tanner, Regional Manager of Community Outreach, Hosparus Health

Robbie Tindall, Chief of Staff for Retail (Medicare/Medicaid) President, Humana

Jennifer Vandgrift, Contract Logistics Manager II, UPS Healthcare

Kylie Waters, Associate Director of Healthcare Consulting Services, Dean Dorton

Elisa Zuber, PhD, Physical Therapy Program Director and Professor, Spalding University

The Healthcare Fellows program was formed by the leaders of the Health Enterprises Network in 2005 in response to the area’s need for executive talent as defined in the “Beyond Merger” report from the Brookings Institute.  Since its inception, the fellowship structure has produced motivated, informed and connected individuals ready to take on the challenges and opportunities in our community, nationally and abroad.

Learn more about each candidate here.