Administrative Fellowships 101: An Overview Session for Students and Early Careerists

  • July 09, 2024
  • 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Virtual Interactive Event

HLNY is pleased to offer its student members and early careerists an opportunity to learn all about administrative fellowship roles in the healthcare industry. Administrative fellowships are unique opportunities that expose a small handful of people each year to the inner workings of hospitals and health systems. This program features three exceptional panelists who are either in or have recently graduated from administrative fellowship programs in the Greater NYC area. Our panelists will provide a high-level overview of the application process, pros and cons of becoming an administrative fellow, key advice for those wishing to pursue these coveted roles, and more. Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, July 9th for an insightful discussion regarding a position that can greatly shape your development as a future healthcare leader!



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Moderator: Zachary Almer, MPA, PMP, HLNY Committee Chair-Higher Education Network

Zachary Almer currently serves as the Director of Strategic Project Management at LiveOnNY, a nonprofit organization committed to facilitating lifesaving organ and tissue donation for New Yorkers. In this role, he works closely with the executive leadership team to drive strategic planning, compliance, quality, and process improvement initiatives across the entire company.
Prior to joining LiveOnNY in 2023, Mr. Almer spent over 7 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He most recently served as the Manager of Resource Alignment & Integration, where he partnered with senior leadership, administrators, and clinicians to plan and implement critical resource initiatives for the hospital. Earlier in his career at MSKCC, he served as the Manager of the Surgical Education & Training Office, where he oversaw a team that coordinated academic activities for over 450 fellows, residents, and medical students.
Mr. Almer holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Delaware. He also holds a Project Management Professional credential from the Project Management Institute. Mr. Almer has presented as a panelist at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in addition to programs sponsored by Healthcare Leaders of New York and the Greater New York Hospital Association. He has served on the HLNY Board of Directors since 2020.


Katherine Sanchez, MHA

Katherine Sanchez is an aspiring healthcare leader whose path to success began as a patient transporter, but whose aspirations knew no boundaries. With over a decade of experience in healthcare, she has assumed various roles, and gained invaluable insights that has shaped her character, skills, and expertise as a professional. Despite facing adversity as a first-generation immigrant and navigating social determinants of health, she remained steadfast in her pursuit of excellence. Her notable achievements include receiving the Caring Health award during her tenure as a nursing assistant, and attainting her associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in science and healthcare administration. In her pursuit of making an impact in the community, she is committed to providing access to equitable healthcare regardless the patients’ background. Currently, Katherine is an Administrative Fellow at Northwell Health, completing her rotations with Strategic Planning, Northwell Health Physician Partners, Government Affairs, and Behavioral Health. She is an advocate for mentorship, having graduated from the Northwell Health Emerging Leader Diversity Mentorship program and is on the membership committee for the Women in Healthcare Business Employee Resource Group at Northwell Health. Driven by her values of compassion, ambition, and leadership, Katherine is passionate about breaking down barriers and inspiring the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Daphne Loyd, MHA

Daphne currently holds the position of Administrative Fellow at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC). She earned her bachelor’s degree in health science from Boston University, where she complemented her studies with internships in diverse local and international healthcare settings. These experiences afforded her a breadth of exposure to clinical and administrative endeavors, including initiatives such as community-based workshops to address diabetes disparities and the creation of educational programs focusing on COVID-19 safety and cultural sensitivity for healthcare professionals. Motivated by these experiences, Daphne pursued a master’s degree in health administration at Hofstra University. During her time at Hofstra, she undertook roles as a revenue cycle analyst and administrative intern at Northwell Health’s Cancer Institute. In these roles, she contributed to projects aimed at enhancing patient advocacy, expanding community healthcare access, and bolstering financial transparency for local patients. At Columbia University, where she currently serves as a fellow, Daphne has engaged in a multitude of projects, providing her with invaluable exposure to the dynamics of an academic medical center. These experiences have honed her skills in strategy, operations, strategic planning, leadership development, health equity, project management, and more. Throughout her rotations, Daphne has cultivated mentorship relationships with senior leaders across the center, fostering her growth as a future leader in healthcare.

Lauren Williams, MHA

Lauren Williams is a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for improving the healthcare landscape, boasting seven years of dedicated experience in the industry as an early careerist. Currently, she serves as a Physician Network Administrative Fellow at Maimonides Health, where she is committed to driving excellence in operational efficiency. Her background has included various roles in Care Management, Emergency Management and Outpatient Clinic Operations with Legacy Health, PeaceHealth and Intermountain Healthcare. Through her various roles, she has developed a strong professional network and is always looking to connect with other early careerists to help navigate the healthcare landscape.
Throughout her career, she has been deeply involved in various aspects of healthcare management, from clinical operations to strategic planning. Her journey began with a strong foundation in healthcare administration, which she further honed through progressive roles that allowed her to foster strong relationships with medical professionals, streamline processes, and enhance the overall patient experience. With a firm commitment to continuous learning and a drive to enhance healthcare delivery, she is poised to meaningfully contribute to the industry’s ongoing evolution


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