Current and Former Fellows

The Administrative Fellowship program at Jersey City Medical Center – RWJBarnabas Health produces high-quality talent, who at the end of their one year commitment are poised to deliver as strategic thought leaders in health care.

Please see below the list of current/past fellows with their fellowship year, name, graduate school, position and organization.

Current Fellow

Lea Abecassis, MPA – Binghamton University
Administrative Fellow 2023-2024

Former Fellows

  • Olivier Payen, MHA– Seton Hall University
    Consultant, Ascension
    Administrative Fellow 2022-2023

  • Rakel Barrientos, MHA – Rutgers University
    Administrative Manager of Surgical Services, Jersey City Medical Center
    Administrative Fellow 2021-2022

  • Doha Moussa, MHA – The George Washington University
    Senior Business Insights Analyst, Syneos Health
    Administrative Fellow 2019-2020

  • Melissa Scialabba, MHA - Seton Hall University
    Health Science Advisor, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies
    Administrative Fellow 2018-2019

  • Ridhima Suntewari, MPH - Columbia University
    Senior Director of Operations, Jersey City Medical Center
    Administrative Fellow 2018-2019

  • Sheridan Blackwell - Seton Hall University
    Head of Systems Change, Hospitals & Partnerships, Irth App
    Administrative Fellow 2017-2018

  • Rishi Shah - University of Texas at Dallas
    Administrator, Parkland Hospital
    Administrative Fellow 2017-2018

  • Divya Padgaonkar – Columbia University
    Sr. Manager of Strategy, Planning & Business Development at NYU Langone Health
    Administrative Fellow 2016-2017

  • Lisa Petrin – Seton Hall University
    Director Business Analytics, Clara Maass Medical Center
    Administrative Fellow 2016-2017

  • Alisha Ghosh – Georgia Southern University
    Director of DE&I, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
    Administrative Fellow 2015-2016

  • Eugene Podborits – NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
    Director of Clinic Operations, Bond Vet
    Administrative Fellow 2015-2016

  • Tiffany Li – Cornell University
    AVP of Client Relations Management, Emblem Health
    Administrative Fellow 2014-2015

  • Maimuna Sayyeda – University of Illinois at Chicago
    Service Line Director of Pediatric Brain Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
    Administrative Fellow 2014-2015

  • Elyisha Sodhi – Cornell University
    Senior Director of Operations, Cardiac Service Line, Mount Sinai Health Systems
    Administrative Fellow 2013-2014

  • Michelle Sinkovics – Bellevue University
    Director of Imaging Services, Goshen Health
    Administrative Fellow 2013-2014

  • Austeja Vidugiryte – University of Minnesota
    Executive Director of Business Service, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Administrative Fellow 2012-2013

  • Kwaku Gyekye – George Washington University
    Director, Population Health & ACO, Jersey City Medical Center
    Administrative Fellow 2012-2013