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Administrative Fellowship Program

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ECU Health Medical Center offers an intensive, 24-month administrative fellowship program that provides post-graduate candidates the opportunity to gain training and management experience in a large and diverse health care system.

Administrative Fellowship Program - Summary


A One-of-a-kind Experience

The ECU Health Administrative Fellowship is a leadership development experience designed to attract and retain emerging talent in the field of health care administration. The Fellowship will provide comprehensive exposure to develop and strengthen understanding and skills by having the opportunity to:

  • Lead and participate in projects that will ultimately contribute value to the organization's strategic framework and operational imperatives
  • Gain exposure to key service lines, departments and core functions of the organization
  • Gain extensive exposure to the hospital and health system's executive leadership team and decision making processes
  • Experience and benefit from formal, organizational and professional development opportunities

Program Structure and Curriculum

The Fellowship offers a rotational and project-based experience for aspiring health care executives to gain experience and knowledge in many different areas of the health system and health care management. The first year of the Fellowship will be focused on the core rotations and orienting the Fellow to the organization and system. Year two will involve additional projects, elective rotations and the completion of a Fellowship portfolio and presentation.


  • First-year fellows will complete five 6-8-week core rotations in Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Quality and the Foundation
  • Fellows will complete two additional rotations of their choice during their second year


  • Fellows will complete multiple projects throughout their fellowship, both within and outside of their rotations, based on their interests and organizational needs

Leadership and Mentorship

Organizational leadership will serve as the preceptors for the program and help the fellows reach program and personal goals by providing guidance and feedback on opportunities and progress. These leaders will serve as teachers, supervisors, supporters, coaches and advisors. Working together, the following individuals contribute to a successful fellowship experience:

  • Program Executive Sponsor: Responsible for the oversight and quality of the program, ensuring the experiences, support and evaluation are consistent with the goals and expectations of the organization
  • Program Manager: First point of contact for fellows and will assist with programmatic strategy, development and fellowship guidance
  • Preceptor: Immediate supervisors for specific, long and short-term assignments
  • Mentor: Helps champion the Fellows. Mentors will offer advice to develop personal growth and assist in immersing the Fellow into the culture of ECU Health
  • Rotation Leads: Immediate and daily contacts for each rotation. Ensure Fellows are exposed to a wide net of tasks within the department

To view a more detailed list of ECU Health’s leaders, please visit our organizational leadership site here.

Administrative Fellowship Program - Requirements

Application Requirements


Diverse candidates are sought for ECU Health Medical Center's Administrative Fellowship Program. Current and previous fellows have hailed from across the United States and have completed their academic training at a wide variety of institutions.

Qualified applicants must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited advanced degree program in health care administration, health policy, business administration or other as deemed appropriate. This position is designed to serve as an extension of an academic experience to meet requirements for degree completion or for additional exposure to health care management.

A message from our Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent Management Officer: “At ECU Health, we are committed to enabling a culture where inclusion, equity, diversity and belonging are intentionally embedded in everything we do to serve all. This is present in our patient care, education/research, community engagement and workforce. It takes all of us to effectively pursue ECU Health’s vision to become a rural model for rural health and wellness.”

Process and Timeline

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation, (1) academic and (1) professional
  • Current CV/resume
  • A statement of interest (2 pages maximum) expressing:
    • How your interest in health care management developed
    • Goals you would like to accomplish during the Fellowship
    • How the experience will advance your career

Applications must be received by September 30, 2022.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Interested applicants may apply online or send the required documents above to [email protected]

Questions or concerns should be directed to: [email protected]

Important Dates

August 2022 - Application period opens
August and September 2022 - Informational webinars (Register here)

  • August 15 from 12 - 1 p.m.
  • August 26 from 12 - 1 p.m.
  • September 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Late September - Applications due
Early-Mid October 2022 - Phone and video interviews with top qualified candidates
Late October 2022- In-person interviews with final candidates
November 2022 - Selection and notification

Administrative Fellowship Program - Benefits

Compensation and Benefits

ECU Health Medical Center fellows will receive a compensation package that is competitive with other fellowship programs. Fellows will receive the same benefits as other ECU Health Medical Center team members, including

  • Insurance benefits (medical, vision, dental, flexible spending accounts)
  • Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Option to contribute to our 401k retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Funding to attend one national conference of your choice

To access more information about the benefits, click on the link to access the All-In-Website.

Administrative Fellowship Program - Current Fellows

  • Current Fellows

    Gabriella Boccia, MHA (She/Her/Hers)

    First-Year Fellow

    Gabriella obtained her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from East Carolina University. While at ECU, her passion for health care management flourished through her research on social determinants of health, health equity and access to care. As an Administrative Fellow and eastern North Carolina native, she is honored to be part of ECU Health’s mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. Outside of work, Gabriella enjoys spending time with her husband, AJ and their dog, Olive at their home in Greenville.

    Kyanh Huynh, MHA (He/Him/His)

    First-Year Fellow

    Kyanh is a graduate of University of North Carolina Charlotte and obtained his Bachelors in Health Systems Management and two minors in Communications and Public Health. He also earned his Master of Health Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at UNCC. Kyanh has a strong passion for developing improvement strategies in health care and working in a robust system that strives to provide equitable care for all types of individuals and communities across eastern North Carolina. Kyanh enjoys traveling, eating, swimming and hiking outside of work.

    Sawyer Brown, MHA (He/Him/His)

    Second-Year Fellow

    Sawyer is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s MHA program and began an Administrative Fellowship with ECU Health in 2021. During his fellowship he has been able to focus on understanding the challenges that rural community hospitals face, lead process improvement projects and be involved in work across ECU Health’s community hospital system. Sawyer currently lives in Rocky Mount and enjoys spending time kayaking and fishing in eastern North Carolina.

  • Program Alumni

    Graduate School
    Year Completed Fellowship
    Current Position at ECU Health
    Koai Martin
    Graduate School: University of Memphis
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2022
    Current Position: Equity & Special Projects Consultant
    Mathew Johanson
    Graduate School: University of Utah
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2022
    Current Position: Revenue Cycle Program Manager
    Brandon Bishop
    Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2021
    Current Position: Experience Manager
    Monica Menon
    Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2021
    Current Position:
    Rachel Roeth
    Graduate School: Ohio State University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2021
    Current Position: Strategic Planning Associate
    Dolapo Busuyi
    Graduate School: East Carolina University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2020
    Current Position: Digital Content Specialist, Marketing & Communications
    Adam Willard
    Graduate School: Ohio State University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2019
    Current Position:
    Jana Wong
    Graduate School: SUNY Brockport
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2019
    Current Position:
    Jordan Berry
    Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2016
    Current Position: Program Manager, Transformation Execution Office
    Marlon Julius
    Graduate School: University of Memphis
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2014
    Current Position: Operations, Administrator, ECU Health North Hospital
    Lyndsey Hogue
    Graduate School: Texas A&M University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2013
    Current Position:
    Dustin Allis
    Graduate School: East Carolina University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2009
    Current Position: System Service Line Administrator, ECU Health
    Jay Briley
    Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2004
    Current Position: President, ECU Health Community Hospitals
    Patrick Heins
    Graduate School: East Carolina University
    Year Completed Fellowship: 2003
    Current Position: President, ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital
    Examples of current roles held by former fellows include:
    • Administrator
    • Program/Project Manager
    • Manager
    • Consultant
    • Senior Manager
    • Director

  • Program Testimonials

    The Administrative Fellowship at ECU Health was a great learning experience for me as an early careerist. Coming in fresh from my MHA program I found the rotations to be really valuable. The rotations provided me with the chance to not only see what I learned in the classroom in action but also to get to know some of the ins and outs of the organization. Coming into the fellowship program I was unsure exactly where I wanted to land in the health care space. However, the program forces you out of your comfort zone into spaces you may have never thought of. I believe that because of this and the program’s emphasis on networking, I was able to find my niche within the organization. - Koai Martin

    The ECU Health Administrative Fellowship program was a fantastic learning experience for me. Through this program I was able to gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge to be of value in a complex academic health system. The balance of support and autonomy helped push me out of my comfort zone while supplying me with the resources to succeed. The relationships I developed through this program have shaped the professional I am today and who I hope to become. I feel very fortunate to have started my career here at ECU Health. - Mathew Johanson

    The Administrative Fellowship program was an incredible opportunity that provided a hands-on experience across our large, complex delivery system. The exposure to senior leadership was incomparable and the chance to work in various areas afforded me the opportunity to explore different career pathways. The two years I spent as a fellow gave me a strong foundation and helped jump start my career in health care strategy. - Rachel Roeth

    The Administrative Fellowship Program was an incredible experience. I had access to all the people, places and programs that a large academic health system offers and I was able to learn from incredible leaders from across the organization. The fellowship was a perfect segue from the classroom to an applied professional setting. - Jordan Berry

Administrative Fellowship Program - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions