Current and Former Fellows

Lewis Goodrum
Associate Director, Regional Practice Operations
Northeast Medical Group

Lewis Goodrum was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He earned his bachelor of science degree 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, Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, exercising, hiking and participating in sports.   


Jessica Lake
Director, Operations
Greenwich Hospital

Jessica Lake was born and raised in Long Beach, New York. She earned her bachelor of science degree 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 a director of operations for Greenwich Hospital. In this role, she participates in operational and strategic initiatives to create and implement new clinical services and sustain and optimize existing programs.

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


Adriana Barajas, MHA, MPH
Administrative Fellow
Yale New Haven Health

Adriana Barajas was born and raised in San Diego, California.  She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern California, and an MPH from the Keck School of Medicine and an MHA from the Sol Price School of Public Policy. 

After undergrad and during graduate school, Barajas worked at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW) in a variety of roles.  Her work was mainly focused on Quality Improvement and conducting family planning research.  She was involved in a California demonstration project (HWPP 171) that clarified scope of practice for advanced practice clinicians and changed California law. In her last few years at PPPSW, she was responsible for Operations and Clinical Services Accreditation readiness.  

Outside of her professional role, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching football and soccer and experimenting with new recipes. 


Bianca Castro, MHSA
Administrative Fellow
Yale New Haven Health

Bianca Castro was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in health services administration from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico and Medical Sciences Campus.

During graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for the Center of Public Health Preparedness. Post-graduating, she spent the summer working at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in New York. There she worked with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She returned to Puerto Rico and took her first job as a healthcare administrator with an Independent Physician Association group in an ambulatory setting. Later, she became a healthcare administrator at the Medical Center of Puerto Rico and Trauma Center.
Outside of her professional role, Bianca enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog Max, cooking, painting, traveling and going to the beach. 



Gina L. Calder, MPH, FACHE
Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital
Administrator, Milford Campus

Gina Calder was born and raised in New Jersey.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. 

During graduate school, Gina was elected to and served on the New Haven Board of Alderman. Calder completed her administrative fellowship training with Yale New Haven Health where she focused on streamlining ambulatory operations for geriatric practice and oncology infusion. She joined Bridgeport Hospital in 2009 and currently has operational, strategic planning and business development responsibility for the Milford Campus. Prior to this role, Calder successfully planned, implemented and had executive oversight of the Park Avenue Medical Center, an ambulatory care center. 

Outside of her professional role, Gina enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving her church and community and traveling the world.   


Lyn Salsgiver, MBA
Vice President
Community Health Equity
Yale New Haven Health

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 health system 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, Lyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, hiking and traveling. 


Marna Borgstrom 
Yale New Haven Health and
Yale New Haven Hospital

Marna Borgstrom began her career at Yale New Haven Hospital over 37 years ago. Her varied roles have taken her from a post-graduate fellowship, to various staff and management roles, to her promotion in 1994 to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2005, she assumed the position of CEO of Yale New Haven Hospital and President and CEO of Yale New Haven Health and now serves as the CEO of both organizations.

Borgstrom chairs the boards of the Healthcare Institute and the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare and is the past chair of Vizient, a Dallas, Texas-based health care company. She serves on several other boards including the Connecticut Hospital Association and New Haven Promise.

Borgstrom has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her advocacy and community involvement including the AHA Grassroots Champion Award, the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award and Business New Haven Business Person of the Year. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Quinnipiac University and Sacred Heart University and a Doctor of Business Administration by the University of New Haven.

Borgstrom, a former YNHH Administrative Fellow, received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and was awarded a master’s of Public Health by Yale School of Public Health.


Chris O’Connor (preceptor)
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Yale New Haven Health

Christopher M. O’Connor is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Yale New Haven Health.  His focus is on the continued development of shared system services and programs for the entire health system, including Strategy, Northeast Medical Group, Supply Chain and Corporate Procurement, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology and shared clinical services. 
Prior to this position, O’Connor was president and CEO of the Saint Raphael Healthcare System and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, serving in that position until its successful affiliation with Yale New Haven Hospital in September, 2012.  

O’Connor sits on a number of boards including chairing the Northeast Purchasing Coalition and is president of the Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). O’Connor received his bachelor’s degree in economics from George Washington University in 1993 and his master’s degree in health services administration from his alma mater in 1996.