Sanam Ghazvini is a graduate of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a Master's in Health Administration. She also received her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she went on several international medical trips in Kenya and Ecuador where she developed a deeper interest in community health and identifying ways to reduce barriers to access healthcare, prompting her to pursue graduate school.
During graduate school, she had the opportunity to work at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she gained experience in hospital operations and patient experience working on projects aimed at reducing readmission rates, reconstructing staffing models, and improving language access services. Additionally, she also worked as a Marketing Intern for UCSF Health Hub and was responsible for planning the annual UCSF Health Awards event where she was exposed to the role of digital health start-ups in advancing care delivery.
Ultimately, Sanam's prior experiences in health care have made her most excited about exploring the intersection of community health and innovation to foster a more accessible and personalized care experience.
Lyndsey McLain is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), where she earned her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Administration. Lyndsey also earned a B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Biology, and a minor in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Early on, Lyndsey cultivated a passion for improving healthcare provision and access to progress the health of diverse populations. At Penn, Lyndsey served as the president of Penn’s Public Health Society, and as a student representative on the admissions and curriculum steering committees. She also founded the Penn MPH Mentorship Program to advance diversity and inclusion, provide networking opportunities, and foster student relations and support. Lyndsey also interned at Penn Medicine and Stanford Health Care. She worked in the ambulatory setting, conducting process improvement for patients post-discharge to more efficiently and effectively address both their social and medical needs. She also worked to create and strengthen partnerships between Penn’s hospital and other healthcare entities and community-based organizations to better serve patients’ social needs. During Lyndsey’s time as an intern, she worked to improve processes and quality, develop partnerships, and enhance the overall patient experience.
Lyndsey is excited for the advancement of health care through technology and the digital space. She is passionate about using digital health to expand the delivery of health care to more diverse populations.
Michael Pham’s life purpose is breaking down silos between communities to be an effective healthcare leader for disfranchised populations. Michael has an undeniable track record of implementing and providing equitable opportunities, equal representation, and non-discrimination practices for vulnerable communities. For the last four years, Michael pushed these efforts at Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and Apple Inc. while serving as the youngest member on developmental disabilities boards at the city, county, and state levels.
Michael is a first-generation scholar and Bay Area native who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology and from California State University - East Bay with a Masters in Public Administration focusing on Public Management and Policy Analysis. Michael is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with a Health Care Management concentration at Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School while being an administrative fellow at Stanford Health Care.
Sylvia Ciszek earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017 from the University of Michigan where she majored in Psychology and minored in Applied Statistics. During her undergraduate studies, she gained a lot of exposure to the healthcare landscape, through conducting research at the Ann Arbor VA Geriatrics Department, holding an internship position at HealthRise Revenue Cycle Management Solutions and traveling abroad for various international health trips. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she accepted a position in Change Healthcare’s 2-year, Accelerated Development Program. During her time in the program, she rotated through four different departments, including Production Operations, Imaging Workflow & Care Solutions, Network Solutions and User Experience & Design. With each new rotation assignment came a new role that provided an opportunity to expand on skills related to analytics, product development and program management. Having developed a strong passion for patient access and improving data & price transparency throughout the lifecycle of patient care, she decided to pursue a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) at Johns Hopkins University and ultimately an administrative fellowship at Stanford Health Care. After completing her fellowship with Stanford, she rolled off into in a Patient Experience Program Manager position, overseeing Access Standards at Stanford’s Enterprise Contact Center (ECC).
Jaclyn first joined Stanford Health Care in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant for Inpatient Rehabilitation Services. Through her time with SHC, she developed a passion for ensuring quality, patient-centered care with particular interest in enhancing community health and promoting health equity. In 2017, she obtained her Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification in and 2020, graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a Master of Science in Healthcare Management while working full-time before starting as an Administrative Fellow. A Bay Area native, Jaclyn enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Kyle is currently the Director of Innovation and Strategy and Stanford Health Care, assisting faculty and staff scale their innovations within clinical settings. With a strong background in hospital operations and corporate finance, Kyle helps health care entrepreneurs bridge the gap between clinical operations and venture capital financing. His previous experiences provided him exposure within digital health, international development, clinical operations, and investment banking. Kyle studied finance at the University of Utah and later pursued his Master of Health Administration and Virginia Commonwealth University. He enjoys skiing, golfing, biking, and spending time with his small family.
2018-2019 Nicole Altamirano
2017-2018 Sinthu Sinnadurai
Sinthu Sinnadurai joined Stanford Health Care from Cornell University, where he completed his Master of Health Administration. Most recently, he completed his graduate summer practicum in proccess improvement at Stanford Health Care in 2016. He brings over five years of experience in performance improvement, physical integration, and clinical effectiveness. Prior to joining SHC, Sinthu worked with several healthcare institutions including Centure Health, Cayuga Medical Center, Gannett Health Services, and the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Sinthu holds a Bachelors of Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa and Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma from Cornell University.
2017-2018 Eric Pace
Eric Pace joined Stanford Health Care from the University of Denver. A Colorado native, Eric grew up in Olathe, Colorado. He attended the University of Denver where he graduated with degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish Language. He developed his passion for health care working at Montrose Memorial Hospital, the rural community hospital in his hometown. He has experience working in urban, rural, and academic medical centers. His areas of interest are business development, strategy, and hospital operations. In June 2017, Eric graduated from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business with his Master of Busienss Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management.
2016-2017 Patrick Adams
Patrick is the Director of Project Management and Integration with Fairview Health Services, an 11-hospital system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his current role, Patrick reports to Fairview's corporate CEO and supports integration efforts across Fairview Health Services. As a 2016-2017 Stanford Health Care Administrative Fellow and 2015 Graduate Student Intern, Patrick supported a variety of strategic and operational projects across Stanford Health Care, including a number of projects focused on lean improvement and patient experience transformation. He completed his Master's degree in Health Services Administration at Xavier University, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Priya Joshi currently works on the Strategy & Market Development team as Stanford Health Care, developing strategic insights ad assessing the business impact for new market opportunities and current SHC initiatives. Priya joined Stanford Health Care as an Administrative Fellow in 2016, giving her the opportunity to gain exposure to the depth and breadth of SHC and contribute to various strategy and operations projects across the organization. Prior to that, she received her Master of Health Administration degree from Columbia University and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. She has previously worked at the Primary Care Development Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the New York State Health Foundation - all providing her with various perspectives of the health system.
Rachel Rizal M.D.
Rachel Rizal, M.D. was a Stanford Hospital Administration Fellow from 2015-2016. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received her M.D. from Stanford School of Medicine. Prior to joining Stanford Hospital, Rachel had extensive experience building health programs. Rachel launched a Philippines national HIV awareness campaign, worked with the World Health Organization to improve newborn vaccination rates, and created a resource center & health screening program for patients in Stanford’s emergency department. During her Hospital Administration Fellowship, Rachel focused her time on hospital operations, scalability, patient experience, and design thinking. One of her main projects was applying Lean operations to improve processes, such as the supply chain and patient flow, in recently acquired primary care clinics around the Bay Area. She gained insight in how hospitals operate, from IT systems to the construction of new clinics to partnerships with other corporations. She plans to use these insights to tackle problems in healthcare delivery, care coordination, and health education. Rachel is currently an emergency medicine physician at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.
Jared is the Administrator of the Stanford Medicine Catalyst program, providing operational, strategic planning, and financial support to medical innovators across Stanford campus. The program aims to help validate and scale innovative medical technologies to transform health and healthcare delivery.
Jared joined Stanford Health Care in 2015 as an Administrative Fellow. While he was born and raised in the Bay Area, Jared received his Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management and a Master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.
Katherine Autin is the Director of Medical Group Business Operations with University HealthCare Alliance (UHA), the medical foundation of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine. She first began working with UHA-affiliated medical groups in 2015 to support activities such as events, project management, budgeting, and management recruitment. In her new role, Katherine manages business operations of the medical group corporation, including: finance, human resources, corporate compliance, business infrastructure, performance management, and communications.
2013-2014 Isaiah Zirkle
Isaiah Zirkle earned a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. As Assistant Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he leads a number of departments and is responsible for key growth initiatives, including the expansion of the emergency department and OR suites.
Isaiah completed his Administrative Fellowship with Stanford Health Care in 2014, gaining insight into nearly every aspect of hte organization, from operational issues to the highest level strategic planning. As part fo the Performance Excellence team, he was trained in principles of lean thinking and process improvement, and was able to apply those skills throughout the organization, particualrly within the oncology service line.
2012-2013 Bryanna Gallaway
A health care professional for nearly 15 years, Bryanna graduated with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco. After completing the fellowship program in 2013 as SHC's first Administrative Fellow, she joined the management team, overseeing patient experience programs. Her role includes the strategic development and deployment of patient satisfaction data collection and performance improvement initiatives related to that experience data, from complaint and grievance management to recognitions and celebrations. She also oversees the Volunteer Resources and Patient and Family Partners team, engaging about 1000 volunteers in meaningful opportunities across the organization.
In addition to her work at Stanford Health Care, she remains active in many local and national healthcare organizations. She served as a Board Chair for the Communication and Higher Education Network Committees for hte California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL), and was awarded the 2016 CAHL Volunteer of the Year award and 2017 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Early Careerist Regent Award. She is currently the active past President of the Women Health Care Executives (WHCE), one of seven ACHE Women Health Executive Networks. Bryanna recently joined The Beryl Institute Advisory Board and is among the earliest cohort of leaders to achieve teh credential of Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP) from the Patient Experience Institute.