Administrative Fellow, 1st year
Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and started his career at Medtronic in the design and development of implantable cardiac devices and web-based patient management systems. He then joined GE Healthcare’s Patient Monitoring business as a Quality Assurance Leader during the rollout and implementation of a new Quality Management System.
In 2012, Lawrence completed his Master of Health Administration from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. Lawrence was an Administrative Resident at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2011. As part of his residency, he created an action plan to address a sentinel event, led a strategic planning retreat for rehabilitation services, developed perioperative scorecards, and analyzed OR utilization. He also served as a Graduate Assistant for the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ambulatory Services division. He was responsible for developing monthly scorecards to monitor key operational metrics for outpatient services. As a Research Assistant at OSU, he worked on projects to evaluate the impact of Medicaid Managed Care on state health care expenditures and developed a model to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a new cancer screening program.
Lawrence plans to devote his career to making improvements in the quality, cost and safety of healthcare. Outside of work he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family.
Administrative Fellow, 2nd year
Elena was born and raised in Illinois. She earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While in college, Elena advocated for children in a variety of ways including leading therapy sessions in a juvenile detention center and researching interventional strategies for at-risk youth. After college Elena spent two years as a legal assistant serving children in the Chicago area. She then returned to the University of Illinois to earn her Master of Social Work. During this time Elena traveled to India where she conducted an organizational analysis for a non-governmental organization aimed at rural development initiatives and micro-credit financing. After receiving her Masters, Elena returned to Chicago to serve as the program director for an organization focused on Autism legislation.
Elena recently completed her Master of Health Administration at the University of Iowa. During this time she was a graduate research assistant for Iowa’s Community Circle of Care Program focused on continuum of care programs for children with mental health diagnosis. She also served as administrative intern at Carle Foundation Hospital during health system integration. Some of the projects Elena worked on include: analysis of service-line partnership and physician outreach contract models, creation of a report card for monitoring regional network development efforts and tools to evaluate success of regional hospital partnerships, and development of transition plans to operationalize the perinatal program in accordance with state level codes.
Elena’s main interests in healthcare revolve around child welfare and health issues, access to care, and strategic planning. Outside of healthcare, Elena enjoys outdoor activities such as running and biking, and listening to live music.