SPRINGFIELD, IL – April 24, 2023 – Twenty Rural Health Fellowship candidates presented their projects April 19 in Springfield as the final step in the
2022 – 2023 ICAHN Rural Health Fellowship Program.
ICAHN’s Rural Health Fellowship is a six-month leadership development program for new C-suite and C-suite-track individuals from Illinois’ critical access and rural hospitals or other rural health organizations.
Fellows met twice monthly in-person and online and worked with a mentor to build and plan a rural healthcare project to be presented at the conclusion of the program.
This year’s graduating Fellows and their mentors are:
Tiffany Sparks, Hopedale Medical Complex Director of Cardiopulmonary Services mentored by Heather Whetsell
Scott Cruse, Hopedale Medical Complex Vascular and Ultrasound Department Manager, mentored by Will Davis
Kara Andrew, Memorial Hospital Carthage Director of Nutrition and Exercise Science Services, mentored by Bob Sellars
Chaka Batley, Memorial Hospital Carthage Director of Behavioral Health Services/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, mentored by Kim Bourne
Tommi Cline, Staunton Memorial Hospital Administrative Director of Nursing, mentored by Ada Bair
Carrie Cunningham, Horizon Health Services Director, EZ Care and NAL Clinics, mentored by Andrew Buffenbarger
Carolyn Davies, Salem Township Hospital CFO, mentored by Gregg Olson
Adam Elder, Gibson Area Hospital Executive Director of Organizational Accountability mentored by Andrew Kleinschmidt
Joe Higgins, Gibson Area Hospital Executive Director of Inpatient Support Services mentored by Jim Timpe
Kristi Hinegardner, Culbertson Memorial Director of Clinical Operations mentored by Marci Barth
Tabitha Lane, Washington County Hospital Technology Manager Informatics and HIPAA, Safety, Emergency Preparedness mentored by Richelle Rennegarbe
Aaron Maloy, Clay County Hospital IT Manager mentored by Sue Odle
April Nettleton, Gibson Area Hospital Director of Managed Care Contracting and Clinical Billing Services mentored by Kathy Hull
Kendra Rishling, Mercy Harvard Hospital Nurse Manager mentored by Nancy Allen
Amanda Ross, Carlinville Area Hospital Emergency Department Manager mentored by Rachel Prather
Heather Senaldi, HSHS St. Francis Director of Nursing mentored by Nancy Newby
Julie Smith, Hillsboro Area Hospital Assistant Director of Surgical Services mentored by Kimi Yuchs
Chastity Swope, Graham Hospital Director of Patient Access and Rural Health mentored by Terry Madsen
Michelle Timms, Lawrence County Memorial PFS Director mentored by Lacey Stults
Sheridan Voshake, Memorial Hospital Carthage Medical Laboratory Supervisor mentored by Kendra Taylor
Each of this year’s Fellow’s presentations can be downloaded here.