The MD Anderson fellowship is successful in training and developing fellows for their careers after the program. Past fellows have found great opportunities inside and outside of MD Anderson.
2012-2013 Administrative Fellows
MD Anderson welcomes the 2012-2013 administrative fellowship class.
Through the eyes of our administrative fellows, MD Anderson is the perfect place to grow. It offers opportunities for development, while making significant contributions to our institution. Under the leadership of Gerard Colman, senior vice president and chief of Clinical Operations, the fellows will spend one year employed at MD Anderson in an area they select based on their interests.
Alexandra Blake, Amy McLeod and Elizabeth Pomierski are the new 2012-2013 administrative fellows. Along with their willingness to learn, they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight into hospital operations and programs.
Amy McLeod, a native of Aiken South Carolina, earned a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. While she was at MUSC, Amy cofounded the College of Health Professions Student Alumni Council and completed several internships, including a full-time administrative internship at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, GA. Her experience includes project management, research and preparation of text for publication, and program development.
Alexandra Blake, a native of Belleville, Illinois, earned her Master of Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. During her graduate studies, Alexandra collaborated to establish an IHI Open School Chapter at her University and led a multi-disciplinary quality project in a hospital setting. Her professional experience includes working as an administrative intern at Children’s National Medical Center in the Center for Hospital-Based Specialties and an administrative resident at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Research Department.
Elizabeth Pomierski, of Meridian, Mississippi, studied at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she pursued a dual Master’s degree program to earn her Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration. During which time she worked as an Administrative Intern for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center serving under the Service Line Director. There she facilitated service line planning and data analysis objectives as well as collaborated on special projects and business ventures including The UAB Cancer Care Network.
In Their Own Words
“In my search for fellowship opportunities I was looking for a program that included rotations throughout the organization as well as the opportunity to work on meaningful projects. I also wanted to be a part of an organization that held itself to a standard of excellence, put patients and their families first, and was always looking for ways to become even better. I’m so grateful and honored to be at MD Anderson where I have found all that and more. I know that this coming year will be an invaluable experience in terms of my personal and professional growth.” – Amy McLeod
“When searching for the right fit in a fellowship, I looked for a robust program that included rotations and a variety of projects that exposed me to the many facets (or aspects) of a health care organization. MD Anderson’s fellowship program goes beyond this to provide its administrative fellows with strong mentorship and a supportive senior leadership team that is highly invested and engaged in their professional development. MD Anderson’s mission to eliminate cancer resonates throughout the organization and I am grateful to be a part of a patient-centered organization that strives for excellence each and every day.” – Alexandra Blake
“During my search for an administrative fellowship I was looking for an organization that would foster both my professional and educational development. As a world leader in both cancer care and academic medicine, I knew that MD Anderson would afford an unparalleled experience. In particular, MD Anderson’s Fellowship Program would provide an opportunity to learn from some of the foremost leaders in the healthcare industry. Looking forward, my ultimate goal is to gain a well-rounded fellowship experience and learn how to positively impact the future of cancer care through innovation in leadership and personal growth.” –Elizabeth Pomierski
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 fellows, all four of whom remained with us at MD Anderson, for a very successful year! Kyle Taylor now serves as an Administrative Manager in the Regional Care Centers, while Nolan Miller serves as a Clinical Business Manager in the Gynecologic Oncology Center. Danielle DiMonda is a Program Manager in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Emily Neal is a Program Manager in the Division of Radiation Oncology. We wish them all the best in their new positions.