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Leadership & mentoring

All fellows are partnered with a primary preceptor acting as mentors and advisors throughout the year(s). Fellows spend part of their time attending meetings with senior administrative leadership, as well as the sponsoring and primary preceptors. These meetings often involve senior level management from the medical center campuses, clinic management and executive leadership. Collectively, these activities will afford the fellow the opportunity to work with a large number of the hospital, clinic, and corporate staff and gain a strong understanding of challenges in delivering medical care in a rural setting.

Preceptors for 2021

  • Sam Balukoff, Vice President, Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Tom Sokola, Chief Administrative Officer, Geisinger Central Region
  • Lissa Bryan-Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital and Woodbine ASC
  • Lisa Golden, Chief Operating Officer, Geisinger Health Plan

In addition, three co-directors provide active oversight and strategic guidance for the fellowship:

  • Tracey Wolfe, MHA, Vice President, Medicine Institute
  • Catherine Caldwell, Director, Heart Institute
  • Alexis Duda, Strategy & Planning Consultant, Strategy