Administrative Fellowship Program
The Administrative Fellowship Program seeks candidates from strong Master's-level accredited programs. Our selection process aims for diverse skill sets, backgrounds, work experiences and interests.
You can watch this webinar to hear from current fellows about the expectations for the Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP) and the application process, as well as the Administrative Internship Program.
- Have a master's degree (M.B.A., M.H.A., M.H.S.A., or related field) or be on schedule to complete the degree before the fellowship start date in July
- Candidates with a master's degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) are preferred; applications from non-CAHME programs are accepted for review
- Have health care industry experience such as an internship, externship, fellowship, or applicable employment
- Possess broad knowledge of current and historical perspectives on health care strategy, business management and administration, clinical practice management, clinical research and education, hospital administration and management, finance, human resources and organizational development, information systems, and managed care
We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for individuals participating in the Administrative Fellowship Program.
The following materials are required during the online application process:
- Candidate Application Form
- Graduate letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
- Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts with the awarded or conferred degree
Click here to apply for all locations: Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, Rochester and Wisconsin.
In addition to your rotations, you can develop your leadership acumen in other ways:
- Participate in a structured mentorship program which includes a second-year fellow, alumni fellow, site director, executive sponsor, and other organization leaders
- Professional development funds to pursue individual outside learning opportunities, including but not limited to conferences, certifications, and courses, etc.
- Gain exposure to leadership groups through institutional committees as well as affinity groups (Mayo Clinic Employee Resource Groups)
- Participate in personalized and professional growth plans available prior to starting in position. This includes individual regular meetings, leadership assessments and programs, and coaching/mentoring from Site Directors and Preceptors.
Your time in the Administrative Fellowship Program consists of rotations through several key areas at Mayo Clinic. During your rotation planning discussions, you'll be encouraged to envision the full range of experience you hope to gain, so at the end of your fellowship, you'll be a strong candidate for the positions you wish to pursue.
Core Functional Rotations
- Education Administration or Research Administration
- Human Resources
- Practice Administration
These opportunities accommodate your career development interests. Areas are flexible and can be wide-ranging. Some examples include areas such as:
- Center for Digital Health
- Information Technology
- Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Additionally, you may have an Interim Operations Management experience.
The Administrative Fellowship Program's priority is two-fold: to support the long-term leadership needs of Mayo Clinic, serving as a talent pipeline, and a second priority to align the needs and opportunities of each Fellow. With these priorities in mind, we assign you to rotations according to your capabilities, interests and need for development. If you have a strong interest in a specific area, we will make every effort to provide an experience in that area, though we ask you to be flexible and responsive to our organizational needs and opportunities. During your rotation planning discussions, you'll be encouraged to envision the full range of experience you hope to gain so that, at the end of your fellowship, you'll be a strong candidate for the positions you wish to pursue. You are assigned to a base location, where most of your rotation assignments take place. However, we support the opportunity to experience another Mayo Clinic location during your fellowship. Your base location and "traveling" rotation may be a combination of any two location sites taking you to Jacksonville, Florida; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; Rochester, Minnesota; or a Mayo Clinic Health System practice located in either Mankato, Minnesota; Eau Claire or La Crosse, WI. Standard rotations and examples of recent assignments:
- Serve as National Strategies Interim Administrator
- Serve as Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Interim Administrator
- Serve as Division of Hematology Interim Administrator
- Develop operational plans and budgets for clinical departments
- Assist with organizational redesign of Admissions and Business Services
- Develop performance monitoring dashboard for Medical Revenue Systems
- Develop billing processes map to identify major improvement opportunities
- Develop performance management tools
- Measure activity analysis of benefits information
- Support clinical department staff recruitment
- Assist with Administrative Fellowship Program recruitment and selection activities
- Develop clinical trials program business plan
- Support Department of Internal Medicine research retreat planning team
- Serve as Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Interim Administrator
- Lead team in creating Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Alumni Association
- Coordinate the first Serving the Underserved Educational Forum
- Support electronic medical record project — automated patient itinerary
- Lead team in developing proposal for telecommunication site
- Develop new procedures for patient receiving unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
- Evaluate space requirements for Gonda Vascular Center
If you have questions, you can view FAQs here.
Program Mentors and Sponsors
T'Nita Walker, Program Director
T’Nita Walker, M.H.A., serves as an associate administrator with the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Ms. Walker joined Mayo Clinic as an Administrative Fellow in Arizona in 2006. Following completion of the fellowship, she served as operations manager for the Department of Surgery and Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology for four years. In 2012, she became an Operations Administrator in the Department of Neurosurgery, and her role expanded to Neurosciences in 2015. Ms. Walker transferred to Mayo Clinic in Florida in 2018 to serve as an Associate Administrator. In September 2021, she transitioned to the Associate Administrator role for the Center for Individualized Medicine. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University and a Master of Health Administration degree from The Ohio State University.
Lindsey Lehman, Rochester Site Director
Lindsey Lehman, M.P.H., M.H.A., FACHE, is the Operations Administrator for the Critical Care Independent Multidisciplinary Program (IMP) and Enterprise Office of Clinical Ethics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She joined Mayo Clinic as an Administrative Fellow in 2015. Following completion of the fellowship, she served as Operations Manager for the Division of Endocrinology and Community Division of Endocrinology. Ms. Lehman holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and earned Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration degrees from the University of Missouri. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as the Director of the Mayo Clinic Administrative Internship Program since 2018.
Hannah Johnson, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Site Director
Hannah L. Johnson, M.H.A., is an Operations Administrator in Mayo Clinic Health System – Northwest Wisconsin Region (centered in Eau Claire, WI). In her current role, she provides administrative leadership to the Neurosciences Center including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Pain Medicine, and Neurodiagnostics. She started her career with Mayo Clinic Health System in 2015 as an Administrative Fellow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and subsequently had leadership roles with Population Health and Access Operations. Hannah has also worked at Allina Health in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as an operational leader for General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Hannah received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and her Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Christine Feller, Mayo Clinic Health System La Crosse Site Director
Christine Feller, M.H.A., is an Operations Administrator supporting Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Rehab Services in the Southwest Wisconsin (SWWI) region of Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS). She is the Site Director of the SWWI Administrative Fellowship and Internship Programs. Christine joined Mayo Clinic in 2010 as an Administrative Fellow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has since held progressive roles in Rochester and SWWI including leadership experience with Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatry and Psychology. Christine holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Iowa.
Cyd Moser, Scottsdale/Phoenix Site Director
Cyd Moser, M.H.S.A., is the Operations Administrator for the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Center for Digital Health at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. In addition to partnering with the chairs and nurse administrators to lead clinical practices, she is also administrative partner to the Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and Vice Chair of the Operations Managers’ Forum. One of her favorite roles is serving as the Arizona Site Director for the Administrative Fellowship Program. Cyd joined Mayo Clinic in 2014 as an Administrative Fellow. In 2016 she became the Director for the Midwest Admissions and Transfer Center and then transitioned to Operations Manager for the Hospital Practice in Rochester, MN. She was also the founding chair of eMERGing Leaders, a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) supporting early careerists in leadership development. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, she had a career in outcomes research at the University of Michigan. Cyd earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Neuroscience from the Gustavus Adolphus College and Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. She also holds certificates in Health Equity and Innovation from Arizona State University. She is involved with the American College of Healthcare Executives where she was previously a board member in Education and Diversity.
Gregory R. Beliles, Jr., Jacksonville Site Director
Gregory R. Beliles, Jr., M.B.A., M.S.H.A., is the Administrator for Site Planning Services for Mayo Clinic in Florida. In this role, he provides support to the site CEO, site CAO, and Executive Operations Team in identifying, initiating, and implementing strategic priorities to advance MCF and Mayo Clinic. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2015 as an Administrative Fellow in Arizona and most recently served as Operations Administrator for the Office of Access Management and the Division of Endocrinology in Florida. Greg received his Bachelor’s degrees from Auburn University in Biomedical Sciences and the University of South Alabama in Nursing. He holds Master's degrees in Business Administration and Health Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The best way to learn about the Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP) is to ask someone who's immersed in the program. Below are brief profiles of our current Fellows.
For general information about the Administrative Fellowship Program and the application process, email MayoAFP@mayo.edu.
You may contact our Fellows directly to learn more about their experiences in our program:
Class of 2024
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Natalie Hamilton, M.H.S.A.: Hamilton.Natalie@mayo.edu
Erik Hill, M.H.A.: Hill.Erik@mayo.edu
Courtney Horace, M.P.A.: Horace.Courtney@mayo.edu
Skylar Tate, M.H.S.A.: Tate.Skylar@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Michaila Dix, M.H.A.: Dix.Michaila@mayo.edu
Erin Green, M.H.A.: Green.Erin2@mayo.edu
Summer Hill, M.H.A.: Hill.Summer@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Florida
Alec Bloom, M.H.A., M.B.A.: Bloom.Alec@mayo.edu
Renny Ma, M.H.S.A.: Ma.Renny@mayo.edu
William (Reid) Nelson, M.S.H.A., M.B.A.: Nelson.William3@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Health System – La Crosse, WI
Jackson (Boone) Allison, M.H.A.: Allison.Jackson@mayo.edu
Elizabeth Boland, M.P.H.: Boland.Elizabeth@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire, WI
Haley Schavemaker, M.P.H.: Schavemaker.Haley@mayo.edu
Class of 2025
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Matti Cembalisty, M.H.A.: Cembalisty.Mattison@mayo.edu
Kayla Quinn, M.H.S.A.: Quinn.Kayla@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Victoria Bent, M.H.A.: Hooker-Bent.Victoria@mayo.edu
Nate Hale, M.H.A.: Hale.Nathan@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Florida
Nia Close, M.S.H.A: Close.Nia@mayo.edu
Maddie Huinker, M.H.A.: Huinker.Madelyn@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Health System – La Crosse, WI
Emily Picone, M.H.A.: Picone.Emily@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, WI
Brett Louviere, M.H.A.; Louviere.Brett@mayo.edu
- We do not offer working visas, student visa or any sponsorship at this time
- Relocation assistance maybe provided as part of an offer for fellowship
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