Administrative Fellowship in Health Administration


The ChristianaCare Administrative Fellowship is a one-year training program offered to students in their final year of, or a recent graduate, of an accredited Masters program in Health Administration (MHA), Business Administration (MBA), Public Health (MPH), or a related field.

As a large health system in a small state, ChristianaCare will offer a unique, challenging and diverse learning experience for our fellow. We are engaged in many efforts to transform our health system and meet the health care challenges facing our community and nation. The selected candidate for this role will gain hands-on, project-specific experience, while getting exposure to many elements of our health care delivery system in areas such as our service lines, essential services, medical group, information technology, home health, and others. This work will also include opportunities to interact with key system-wide leaders as we work collaboratively to improve the health of our neighbors across Delaware.

ChristianaCare has three distinct campuses and a large physician network providing the fellow exposure to multi-disciplinary project work that will prepare them for the complexities of serving various communities. In addition to project work, the fellow will attend senior management meetings which will support the understanding of operating as a total health care system. They will also engage in rotations to develop a broad understanding of the integrated health system.

Rotation Examples

  • Campus Operations (Christiana, Wilmington, and Union Hospitals)
  • Finance (Revenue Cycle, Business Planning, Financial Planning)
  • Service Lines (Women’s & Children’s Health, Behavioral Health, Heart & Vascular, Neurosciences, others)
  • Medical Group (Acute and Ambulatory Practices)
  • Human Resources (Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition)
  • Patient Experience
  • External Affairs
  • Clinical Essential Services
  • Facilities and Design/Construction
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Information Technology

Project Examples

  • Gene Editing Institute Laboratory Move
  • Outpatient Hemodialysis Strategy Concept
  • Phlebotomy Outsourcing
  • Pediatric Center Operations Workflow Design
  • Clinical Pathways for Care Standardization
  • Operating and Capital Budgets
  • Business Planning and Proposals
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Projects
  • System Implementation
  • Partnership Engagements
  • System Integrations & Acquisitions
  • Center for Women’s & Children’s Health Operations Relocation
  • Direct to Consumer Bariatric Surgery Program
  • CLABSI Rate Process Improvement
  • Standardization of Medical Group Onboarding

Documentation to be submitted

  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current Transcript
  • A one-page narrative/personal statement focusing on the applicant’s:
    • Interest in healthcare administration
    • Career goals and objectives
    • Specific interest in ChristianaCare

The Administrative Fellowship application process is now open and will close on Friday, September 29, 2023, for the 2024-2025 Administrative Fellow position. Applications must be submitted by the deadline with all required documentation. Apply Here.

To learn more about the ChristianaCare Administrative Fellowship, email us at

Please join us for one of our upcoming informational webinars by registering here.

  • Webinar #1 – Friday, August 25, 2023, 12 PM – 1 PM EST
  • Webinar #2 – Friday, September 8, 2023, 12 PM – 1 PM EST

Meet Our Fellows

  • Sarah Rappazzo

    Administrative Fellow, 2023-2024
    The George Washington University

  • Andrew Levine, MHA

    Administrative Fellow, 2022-2023
    Practice Manager, MedStar Health
    The George Washington University

  • Meera Pattni, MHA
    Project Manager, Office of Integration
    Administrative Fellow, 2021-2022
    The George Washington University

  • Jodie Waldron, MHA
    Senior Associate, Kaufman Hall
    Administrative Fellow, 2020-2021
    The George Washington University

  • Kathryn Tadduni, MBA
    Senior Financial Analyst, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    Administrative Fellow, 2020-2021
    St. Joseph’s University

  • Jasmine Patel, MHA
    Campus Operations Manager, Avenue North,
    Administrative Fellow, 2019-2020
    The George Washington University

  • Nikita Mistry, MHA
    Strategic Execution Manager, The Medical Group of ChristianaCare
    Administrative Fellow, 2019-2020
    The George Washington University

  • Weston Riesselman, MHA
    Director of Operations, Center for Virtual Health at ChristianaCare
    Administrative Fellow, 2018-2019
    University of Iowa

  • Ashlee Rowles, MHA
    Director of Operations, Women and Children’s Health at ChristianaCare
    Administrative Fellow, 2017-2018
    University of Iowa

  • Richa Mandlewala, MHA
    Director of Corporate Compliance
    Family First Health (York, PA)
    Administrative Fellow, 2016-2017
    The George Washington University

  • Ei Phyu, MHA
    Director, Care Transformation
    UnitedHealth Group – Optum
    Administrative Fellow, 2015-2016
    The George Washington University

  • Andres Moreira, MHA
    Senior Director, Patient Experience & Patient Relations
    Mount Sinai Health System
    Administrative Fellow, 2014-2015
    The George Washington University