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Current and Former Fellows

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Chris O’Connor
Chief Executive Officer & President
Yale New Haven Health

Christopher M. O’Connor is Chief Executive Officer & President of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut and recognized nationally for advanced clinical care. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. O’Connor first served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer when he joined the Yale New Haven Health System in 2012. He was appointed President of YNHHS in 2020, where he was responsible for the operations of the System.

Mr. O’Connor previously served as President and CEO of the Saint Raphael Healthcare System and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, serving in that position until the successful affiliation with Yale New Haven Hospital, September, 2012. Previous roles included serving as President of Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center, the 340-bed flagship of the six-hospital system affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston and Tufts School of Medicine, and as Vice President of Clinical Operations for the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

Mr. O’Connor is a member of a number of boards, including serving as chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA). He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Mr. O’Connor received his Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts, Economics from George Washington University in 1993.

 

Current and Former Fellows

 

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Logan Sangree-Hills, MHA
Administrative Fellow
2022-2024
Yale New Haven Health
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Logan Sangree-Hills was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Gettysburg College and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. 

During graduate school, he worked full-time as a financial analyst at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. As a participant in the Finance Management Rotational Program, he spent year-long rotations within the Finance Project Management Office, Hospital Financial Planning and Accounting and Corporate Service Lines and Service Centers, before assuming the role of Senior Financial Analyst at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Outside of his professional role, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his friends and family, cooking and watching movies.

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Catherine Curtis, MPA
Administrative Fellow
2022-2024
Yale New Haven Health
[email protected]
 
Catherine Curtis was born and raised in Freeport, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a Master of Public Administration, with a focus in Health Policy and Management, from New York University. She also completed the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Harvard Extension School. 

During graduate school, she served as a full-time program manager and contracts coordinator at the Community Service Society of New York in New York City. In this role, Curtis oversaw a network of 29 community-based organizations that provide New Yorkers with health insurance and access to healthcare assistance. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she also served as a mentor for America Needs You, a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and career development for low-income, first-generation college students.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new cuisines in every city she visits, giving back to her community and discovering music from different genres. 

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Meaghan Licursi, MPH
Administrative Fellow
2021-2023
Yale New Haven Health
[email protected]

Meaghan Licursi is from Bristol, Conn. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Public Health degree, focused on Healthcare Management, from Boston University School of Public Health.

She has previously worked in various capacities with a number of academic medical centers, non-profit organizations and state governments. Most recently, she assisted in the development of a digital health strategy for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and utilized lean management principles to reduce physician burnout within Massachusetts General Hospital. She worked full-time as the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Regenerative Medicine of Boston University and Boston Medical Center and served as President for the Healthcare Management Student Association while attending graduate courses part-time.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys hiking, reading, experimenting with new plant-based recipes and listening to podcasts.

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Dorothy Alexis, MPH
Administrative Fellow
2021-2023
Yale New Haven Health
[email protected]

Dorothy Alexis was born in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in African and African American studies from Duke University and her Master of Public Health in Health Policy from the Yale School of Public Health.

She served as the Director of Finance and Development at the Haven Free Clinic, a student run free clinic at the Yale School of Medicine during graduate school. She also worked at the Equity Research and Innovation Center as a research assistant and was a teaching fellow for the Social Justice and Health Equity course. Upon graduating from her master’s program, she began her fellowship with Yale New Haven Health.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and discovering new music/podcasts. 

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Lyn Salsgiver, MBA
Vice President
Community Health Equity
Yale New Haven Health
[email protected]

Carolyn (Lyn) Salsgiver was born and raised in Massachusetts. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her first job was with General Mills where she learned business and product management.  

She completed an administrative fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then progressed through various roles in the health system including: development, strategic planning, marketing, operations and community health improvement. In her community health improvement role, she helped open the first free pharmacy in Connecticut. She is currently responsible for leading efforts to address health inequities in the community and improve the longer-term health outcomes in the health system’s regions, including development of an anchor mission strategy for the health system.  

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, hiking and traveling. 

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Theresa Zinck-Lederer, MPH, CPMSM, CPCS
Executive Director, Medical Staff Services
Medical Staff Administration
Yale New Haven Health
[email protected]

Theresa Zinck-Lederer was born and raised in Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration from the Yale University School of Epidemiology & Public Health.

She completed her administrative fellowship training which included supporting hospital quality improvement projects. One such project involved the evaluation of first case start times in the operating rooms. She also supported strategic planning and marketing initiatives. In the latter part of the fellowship, Zinck-Lederer worked with the medical staff and administrative leadership to establish a Yale New Haven Hospital medical staff independent physician group.

Zinck-Lederer has continued her career at Yale New Haven Hospital and, subsequently, Yale New Haven Health to support the administrative processes related to physicians, the medical staff and each of the health system’s Chief Medical Officers. Her current focus is on the standardization of operations and foundational documents including privileging and credentialing, medical staff bylaws and medical staff policies.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and two Yorkshire terriers, walking and going to the beach.  
 

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Yollanda London, MPH
Interim Chief Strategy Officer 
Yale School of Medicine, Yale Medicine Administration
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Yollanda London was born in Guyana and raised in Jamaica, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. When she was 14 years-old, she moved to the United States to attend a boarding school in Connecticut. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.

After completing the administrative fellowship, she took a role in operations in Yale New Haven Hospital’s ambulatory division. She eventually transitioned to business development with Yale New Haven Health. She continued to broaden her experiences with integrated delivery systems by accepting leadership positions for various healthcare organizations. She now works for Yale Medicine as Director, Strategy and Program Development and interim Chief Strategy Officer. 

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her family, running and working out. 

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Marie-Helene Gratton, MBA, MPH
Interim Vice President, Digestive Health and Administration
Office of the President
Yale New Haven Hospital
 [email protected]

Marie-Helene Gratton was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from McGill University and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Public Health from Yale University.

She began her career at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2007 as an Administrative Fellow and has collaborated on a number of strategic projects during her tenure, including establishment of a transfer center (Y-Access), creation of initial system-wide service line plans, planning and managing the acquisition and integration of the former Hospital of Saint Raphael. She also worked on the conceptualization and initial planning for the Center for Clinical Neurosciences at the Saint Raphael Campus.

Prior to joining Yale New Haven Hospital, Gratton worked for Bombardier and IMS Health as an Internal Consultant, where she conducted program risk assessments as well as market and financial analyses of new business line acquisitions.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, cats and friends. 

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Lewis Goodrum, MHA
Associate Director, Regional Practice Operations
Northeast Medical Group
[email protected]

Lewis Goodrum was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in Health Administration from The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health. 

Goodrum completed his administrative fellowship training at Yale New Haven Health and supported initiatives in hospital acquisitions, ambulatory care facility planning, patient experience and business development. He is now an associate director of Regional Practice Operations for Northeast Medical Group. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations of 13 medical practice locations, including services of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Walk-in, Allergy and Telehealth.

Outside of his professional role, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, exercising, hiking and participating in sports. 

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Jessica Lake, MBA
Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Ambulatory Services
Greenwich Hospital
[email protected]

Jessica Lake was born and raised in Long Beach, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from Cornell University and her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. 

Lake completed her administrative fellowship training with Yale New Haven Health and maintained a diverse project portfolio working on the development of clinical programs and the implementation of standard practices across the health system. She is now Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Ambulatory Services for Greenwich Hospital. In this role, she participates in operational and strategic initiatives to create and implement new clinical ambulatory services and sustain and optimize existing programs.

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and dog Kane.  

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Madelyn Kaehler, MHA
Manager, Supportive Care Navigation and Integrative Medicine
Smilow Cancer Hospital
[email protected]

Madelyn Kaehler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health.

Kaehler completed her Administrative Fellowship training at Yale New Haven Health in 2021 where she supported initiatives in strategic planning, finance and oncology program development. She is now the manager of the Supportive Care Navigation and Integrative Medicine teams at Smilow Cancer Hospital – part of Yale New Haven Hospital. She is responsible for building out a navigation team that facilitates referrals to the supportive care departments at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and day-to-day operations of the Integrative Medicine team. 

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, attending sporting events and traveling.  

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Lianne Brown, MHA
Senior Manager, Neuro, Ortho & Surgical Services
Yale New Haven Hospital
[email protected]

Lianne Brown was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and a master’s degree in Health Administration from Tulane University. She also completed the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of Virginia. 

During graduate school, Brown completed her administrative residency at Tulane Medical Center, focusing on clinical operations and clinical process improvement. She then joined Ernst & Young, LLP as a member of the healthcare PI consulting practice, where her clients included large academic health systems. She also worked on revenue cycle operations engagements. Immediately prior to joining the fellowship program, Brown co-founded a non-profit pediatric clinic that provides free developmental follow-up care for NICU graduates in central Virginia.  She is now a senior manager in the Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Surgical Services service lines for Yale New Haven Hospital.. 

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, tutoring for New Haven Reads and is a certified Pilates instructor. 

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