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November 17, 2022 11:22am

Greater Louisville Inc.’s Health Enterprises Network Graduates 18th Healthcare Fellows Class

Louisville, Ky. (November 17, 2022) – Last night, the Health Enterprises Network (HEN), an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc., honored 21 leaders and innovators in the healthcare space for their successful completion of the Healthcare Fellows program. The graduation of the program’s 18th class featured a keynote address from Russ Cox, CEO of Norton Healthcare, remarks from GLI and HEN leadership, and individual recognition of each participant. The 21 graduates include:

  • Jaime Bell, director of strategy, &Well
  • Chris Boylan, internal audit manager, Dean Dorton
  • Christopher Boyle, finance manager, Lacuna Health
  • Brian Byrne, founder & CEO, Purifier Man LLC
  • Ashlea Christiansen, government relations director, Kentucky, American Heart Association
  • Cierra Clark, WIC director, Park DuValle Community Health Center
  • Manoj Dahal, distribution manager II, UPS Healthcare
  • Russ Farmer, associate professor, surgery; assistant dean, School of Medicine, UofL Health
  • Nick Ficklin, director, Blue & Co., LLC
  • Barbara Gordon, director of community engagement, University of Louisville Trager Institute
  • Christopher Jones, executive medical director, Trager Transplant Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, UofL Health
  • Mackenzie Wallace, director of public policy, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky, Southern Indiana
  • Quinton Mills, distribution manager, UPS
  • Jennifer Morani, senior director of branding, UofL Health
  • Austin Perkins, senior managing consultant, FORVIS
  • Deanna Schiavone, vice president and controller, Kindred Hospitals
  • Jessica Sharon, director of innovation programs, University of Louisville
  • John Shasky, commercial relationship manager – Healthcare, Fifth Third Bank
  • Tim Smith, account manager, Vimarc
  • Teresa Walker, CEO/psychiatrist/owner, New Leaf Clinic Inc.
  • Lana Watson, chair, School of Nursing, Spalding University

“The Healthcare Fellows is the signature program of the Health Enterprises Network, and for more than 18 years it has cultivated some of our region’s top leaders in the healthcare industry,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “I commend each of the graduates for their dedication to growing professionally and expanding their reach in one of our region’s leading industries.”

Over the last 10 months, fellows were challenged to hone their leadership abilities, develop their health-related knowledge, and expand their professional network through monthly sessions with community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers, and entrepreneurs in the sector. Program days included a tour of UPS Healthcare facilities, analysis of workforce development strategies in the region, and a review of Louisville’s competitive advantages as the aging care capital of the world.

“I am pleased to have worked alongside this year’s cohort of Healthcare Fellows as they developed new professional relationships across the extensive regional healthcare ecosystem,” said Logan Gatti, director of Healthcare Enterprises Network. “I am confident that the learning and networking opportunities this program provided has given the fellows a chance to build connections and set themselves up for continued professional success.”

To learn more about the Healthcare Fellows, including the 350 program alumni, click here. Applications for the 2023 cohort are set to open on December 1, 2022.

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Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.