Postgraduate Administrative Fellowship

Two business professionals.

The application for the Corewell Health 2024-2025 Administrative Fellowship program will open June 1, 2023 and will close September 3, 2023.

Interested in the Postgraduate Administrative Fellowship? Begin the application process by emailing us the appropriate documents.

Corewell Health provides statewide administrative fellows with a broad health care experience. As an integrated health system, the insurance and delivery of care entities collaborate to provide the best experience focused on health. The organization is focused on creating a culture of belonging for its 60,000+ team members, rooted in our values of compassion, collaboration, clarity, curiosity and courage.

Program structure

The structure of the Corewell Health fellowship allows individuals to study and work in every area of the health system while also participating in projects suited to their specific interests and career goals. The fellowship experience also allows for exposure and opportunity at the system level, the different regions and the health plan. Under the supervision of President & CEO Tina Freese Decker and Chief Operating Officer Darryl Elmouchi, fellows work with and participate as members of the system leadership team, enabling them to gain experience through interaction with executive leaders. This is accomplished by attending board meetings and executive and medical staff meetings, and participating in projects focused on strategic planning.

Fellowship focus

This one-year fellowship gives postgraduate students a valuable professional learning and working experience in health care operations, strategy and systems thinking.

Two professional women.

The goals of the program include:

  • Develop and hone problem-solving and decision-making skill sets
  • Lead or be involved in projects, including finance, human resources, hospital operations, health plan operations, medical group operations, strategic planning, marketing, information technology, facilities, quality and medical affairs
  • Enhance leadership and critical-thinking skills by working one-on-one with executive leaders
  • Participate in valuable networking experiences that promote future career opportunities
  • Obtain valuable career experience in diverse areas of management

Past fellow projects

  • Aided in the expansion of the Department of Behavioral Science and Lifestyle Management by garnering interest and gaining leadership and provider buy-in for culinary medicine programming
  • Led a systemwide telehealth strategy and development of a resource center for implementation
  • Worked with leadership to develop a five-year strategic plan for primary care
  • Assisted in the robotic surgery enterprise expansion plan and acquisition of five da Vinci robots
  • Developed recommendations for new Medicare Advantage supplemental benefit design
  • Led development of a system LGBTQIA+ health strategy
  • Created a patient and family-centered care foundation program, impacting over 25,000 team members
  • Led the creation of a system transfer center by consolidating eight campus programs into one central program
  • Led the development of a business plan and filed the Certificate of Need for a $10 million, 12-bed Pediatric Medical Psychiatry Unit
  • Led assessment and implementation of scrub color standardization
  • Served as member of corporate Emergency Operations Center during COVID-19 response, including the launch of a laboratory callback system for COVID-19 test results, site ventilator transfers, and safe reemergence plan to address time-sensitive surgeries


Tina Freese Decker, MHA, MSIE, FACHE

President & CEO, Corewell Health

Known for her vision and drive, Tina is passionate about tackling the health field’s greatest challenges. After earning a Bachelor of Science in finance from Iowa State University and a Master of Health Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa, she began her career as an administrative fellow in 2002. In the ensuing two decades, she has served in a variety of executive roles, exemplifying collaborative, inclusive and visionary leadership.

Tina Freese Decker, MHA, MSIE, FACHE
Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA

Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Corewell Health

Darryl leads strategy, operations, clinical care delivery and financial performance for Corewell Health, championing the system’s transformation to value-based care and inspiring people to move through challenges. In addition, Darryl is a clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and holds a Master in Business Administration from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Current fellows

Daniel Orhorhoro 2023 – 2024
Sana Matloub 2023 – 2024

Daniel Orhorhoro has seven years of experience serving in health care as a direct care worker for Saints Inc. and as a regulatory coordinator at KCI. He was also a supervisor with the Community Housing Network of Troy, Michigan, overseeing a team and the documenting the distribution of a $60 million federal grant. Daniel received a Bachelor of Biological Science from Wayne State University and a Master in Health Service Administration from University of Detroit Mercy. Through his various experiences, Daniel has come to understand that health care is the vehicle by which he can impact his community and the world at large. He aspires to be in the C-suite of a health system championing the importance of equity and diversity, and advocating for communities from within. In his free time, Daniel enjoys photography, playing the drums and watching movies.

Sana Matloub is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received a Bachelor in Human Health from Emory University, and a Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sana honed her research skills as an undergrad at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and then conducted research at the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research as a graduate student. Her internship at VA Ann Arbor resulted in a business analyst position in strategic planning. Known for her drive, clarity and authenticity, Sana is passionate about helping people live healthier lives with high-quality care that is affordable and accessible in her community. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, pickle ball and trying new baking recipes.

Previous fellows and their current professional positions
close icon

Year of fellowship Name Current positions Organization
2021 – 2022 Spencer Gillis Sr. Consultant – Provider Strategy & Solutions Priority Health
2020 – 2021 Stephanie Hughes Sr. Project Specialist Corewell Health
2019 – 2020 Micalah Webster Henry Ford Health
2019 – 2020 Brandon Fjerstad findhelp
2019 – 2020 Justin Gray Northwestern Medicine
2019 – 2020 Nate Hill Cascadia Healthcare
2019 – 2020 Tony Madison MedStar Health
2019 – 2020 Ryan Zayance Accenture
2019 – 2020 Michael Henry Director of Operations – Radiology & Radiation Oncology Corewell Health
2019 – 2020 Nicholas Buhay Director of Finance Corewell Health
2019 – 2020 Ciara Williams Hallmark Health Care Solutions
2019 – 2020 Dallas Johnson UT Southwestern Medical Center
2019 – 2020 Fareeha Malik Tenet Healthcare
2018 – 2019 Dave Fife Care Oregon
2018 – 2019 Claire Fleming Xealth
2018 – 2019 Dan Cook Manager – Cardiology Corewell Health
2018 – 2019 Matthew Orsey Manager – Quality & Medicine Service Lines Corewell Health
2018 – 2019 Bianca Nguyen Cleveland Clinic
2018 – 2019 Bryson Kruthoff Envision Healthcare
2018 – 2019 Corinne Foote CVS Health
2018 – 2019 Vijay Patel Kaiser Permanente
2017 – 2018 Michelle Rizor Director – Operations Virtual Health Corewell Health
2017 – 2018 Bryan Wickersham Non-Healthcare
2017 – 2018 Kristia “Tia” Le Business Manager Corewell Health
2017 – 2018 Blaine Rogalski Director – Surgery Corewell Health
2017 – 2018 Jesse Eikenberry Director – Business Development & Operations Corewell Health
2016 – 2017 Kate Swanic Optum
2016 – 2017 Dana Snyder Director – Human Resources Business Partner Corewell Health
2016 – 2017 Chelsea Szafranski Munson Healthcare
2016 – 2017 Yaqoota Aziz Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
2015 – 2016 Lauren Schmidt Alvarez & Marsal
2015 – 2016 Jessica Burgett Henry Ford Health
2015 – 2016 Kisha McPherson Henry Ford Health
2015 – 2016 Heather DeCoster Intermountain Healthcare
2014 – 2015 Erika Arndt Michigan Medicine
2014 – 2015 Peter Vogelsberg Memorial Hermann Health System
2013 – 2014 Allison Honstain Michigan Medicine
2013 – 2014 Elizabeth Urdah Koha Health
2014 – 2015 Leslie Anderson Vizient
2012 – 2013 Rashelle Ludolph Vice President Service Line, Surgical Services Corewell Health
2012 – 2013 Suzy Ogawa Blue Cross NC
2012 – 2013 Steven Schimpke Non-Healthcare
2012 – 2013 Abrar Founas Trinity Health
2002 – 2003 Tina Freese Decker President & CEO Corewell Health
*Data as of April 2023

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan

As Michigan’s largest health system, Corewell Health maintains dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield. While the fellowship will be based in Grand Rapids, it will provide fellows with opportunities to interact with teams and communities throughout the state.

About Southeast Michigan

From groundbreaking life sciences research and forward-thinking start-ups to pioneering in urban farming and biofuels, Southeast Michigan is home to paradigm-busting innovation. Sample Detroit’s art and culinary renaissance and bustling entertainment district, experience the vibrant college towns of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, or enjoy a quiet sunrise from Port Huron or Port Austin.

Southwest Michigan Fellows
West Michigan Fellows

About West Michigan

With a history of creativity, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and an exceptionally high quality of life, it is no surprise businesses and talent are flocking to West Michigan. Enjoy Grand Rapids’ award-winning breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, museums and cultural attractions; the area’s many golf courses, parks, trails and inland lakes; and Lake Michigan’s famed sugar sand beaches.

Applying to the fellowship

Application process
close icon

The application for the Corewell Health 2024-2025 Administrative Fellowship program will open June 1, 2023 and will close September 3, 2023. Candidates selected will have first round interviews early September and on-site second-round interviews in late September. Offers will be extended by early to mid-October.

The typical start date is between May and July.

To begin the application process, candidates must provide the following:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Personal statement explaining why the candidate is seeking the Corewell Health fellowship
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Address documents to the Corewell Health Administrative Fellowship Committee and send via mail or email to:

Corewell Health
221 Michigan Street NE, Suite 501
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


close icon

The fellowship is open to recent graduates from accredited programs in health care administration.

close icon

Fellows are paid an annual stipend at market rate. In addition, fellows receive the same benefits available to full-time employees, including health benefits and paid time off.

More information
close icon

Informational Sessions

Please join us for an informational webinar to go over program details, the application process, hear from current and former fellows, and learn more about integrated health systems.

  • Jul 28, noon – 1pm
  • Aug 4, noon – 1pm
  • Aug 11, noon – 1pm

Apply now

Interested in the Postgraduate Administrative Fellowship? Begin the application process.