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December 13, 2023 3:10pm

Health Enterprises Network graduates 19th cohort of Healthcare Fellows

Louisville, KY (December 13th, 2023) – The Health Enterprises Network (HEN), an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc., celebrated the accomplishments of 20 healthcare leaders and innovators who completed the Healthcare Fellows program. Healthcare Fellows is HEN’s signature program, created in 2005 to bring together leaders and innovators in healthcare to develop a supportive ecosystem.  Graduates of the 19th Healthcare Fellows class include:

  • Mike Bradshaw, advisor, strategy, & partnership, Humana
  • Aaron DuVall, regional healthcare market leader, FORVIS
  • Nick Fears, healthcare market leader, Kelley Construction
  • Manasa Garimella, senior product manager, Humana
  • Jaydee Graham, clinical outreach manager, Aware Recovery Care
  • Tyler Halbert, director of healthcare services, Accelecom
  • Misty Harned, director continuum of care, Baptist Health
  • Katherine Linzy, director of information technology, UofL Trager Institute
  • Ryan Mascio, distribution supervisor II, UPS SCS Healthcare
  • Bansari Mehta, director of operations, Eye Associates of Southern Indiana
  • Natalie Middaugh, director, program & health strategies, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
  • Brenda Nash, chair, School of Professional Psychology, Spalding University
  • Mary Luke Noonan, grants manager, Jewish Family and Career Services
  • Eddie Pillow, CEO, Pillow Express Logistics
  • Ellen Rhodes, senior operations manager, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  •  Lecresha Sewell, CEO and founder, Melanated Healthcare
  • Ameya Shigaonkar, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Brock Slavens, senior distribution manager, UPS Healthcare .
  • Angelina Strickland, CEO/PMHNP-BC, HaveHope Counseling & Consulting
  • Emily Tucker, vice president integrated marketing, Trilogy Health Services  

“The Healthcare Fellows is the leading program of the Health Enterprises Network, and for almost two decades, it has helped develop some of the top leaders in our region’s healthcare industry,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “I am thankful to each of the graduates for their time and dedication to the program, and to the employers who continue to invest in growing Greater Louisville’s healthcare ecosystem.”

Over the past 10 months, HEN Fellows met monthly to develop their leadership skills, deepen their understanding of the healthcare landscape, and expand their professional networks through connections with industry leaders. HEN Fellows and a network of more than 400 alumni foster collaboration within Louisville’s healthcare ecosystem, driving advancements in healthcare and contributing to the local economy.

“The valuable learning experiences and networking opportunities offered by this program have empowered our graduating Healthcare Fellows to establish meaningful connections to position themselves for ongoing professional success. HEN and its programs continue to serve as a powerful economic development tool to position Greater Louisville for long-term growth in this critical sector,” said Riggs Lewis, system vice president of health policy for Norton Healthcare and HEN Chair.

The graduation took place at one of GLI’s longstanding events, Business at Breakfast, which featured a fireside chat between Russ Cox, CEO of Norton Healthcare, and Christine Tarquinio, VP of Talent, Workforce & Brand Strategies at GLI. The discussion focused on talent attraction, particularly in the healthcare sector, and included a presentation on Live in Lou, GLI’s talent attraction initiative. Tarquinio and Cox shared how Norton has leveraged Live in Lou’s attraction fee-for-service offering to help run digital advertising campaigns in peer markets where Louisville has a competitive advantage to fill in-demand nursing and respiratory therapist positions at Norton Healthcare.

To learn more about the Healthcare Fellows, including the program alumni, click here.  Applications and nominations are now open, and the next cohort will begin in February.