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Leadership & mentoring

All fellows are partnered with a primary preceptor acting as mentors and advisors throughout the year(s). Fellows are invited to join and participate in meetings with senior administrative leadership, as well as the sponsoring and primary preceptors. These meetings often involve senior-level management from the platforms, institutes and executive leadership team.
Preceptors for 2021 will include senior administrators:
  • Tracey Wolfe, chief administrative officer, Medicine Services (Geisinger Clinic concentration)
  • Tom Sokola, chief administrative officer, Central Hub (central market concentration)
  • Emily Lafeir, senior director, innovation operations, together with Karen Murphy, executive vice president, chief innovations officer (Steele Institute for Innovation concentration)
In addition, three co-directors provide active oversight and strategic guidance for the fellowship program:
  • Tracey Wolfe, chief administrative officer, Medicine Services
    MHA, Wilkes University
    BA, Susquehanna University
    “What I like most about Geisinger is that there is a chance to learn and grow every day. As a director of the fellowship program, I am excited to be a part of our fellows’ career development journey. It is my hope that I can help them to understand who they are and why they want to work in healthcare.”
  • Catherine Caldwell, operations director, Heart Institute
    MHA, Seton Hall University
    BS, Mount Aloysious College
    “Geisinger feels like working with a family. We all collaborate to do what’s best for our patients and employees. Our fellows bring a breath of fresh air into our family. We welcome great ideas and encourage a fellow’s hunger to learn. I often feel like I’m learning from them! I hope our fellows leave the program with a good foundation of the skills they need to manage and lead any team in healthcare. I also hope they gain a sense of the importance of getting involved in the communities we serve and the education of future fellows/students.”
  • Alexis Duda, strategy & planning consultant, Strategy
    MHA, MPH, University of Iowa
    BS, Syracuse University
    "In my experience, Geisinger is passionate about continuously improving and innovating the way we deliver care and manage total health in partnership with our patients, members and communities. As valued members of the team, our fellows bring perspective, ideas and a passion for advancing healthcare. Our program is designed to allow and encourage fellows to explore their interests while developing the foundational functional competencies for success in their careers post-fellowship. It is my hope that the fellows gain all of this and more through the program, including life-long friendships and personal growth."