UK HealthCare Administrative Fellowship

UK HealthCare's administrative fellowship program offers talented and aspiring professionals interested in health care administration an opportunity to experience the broad array of administrative functions of a large academic medical center. This two-year program will take fellows through a series of required and elective educational rotations to provide a mix of broad exposure and practical work experience spanning the breadth of UK HealthCare’s hospitals, colleges, and administrative services. 

Candidates for the administrative fellowship program are likely to have recently matriculated from a Master of Health Administration or a Master of Business Administration program. The successful candidate will have a proven academic record and work experience that demonstrates their ability to excel. 

Fellows will be compensated during the fellowship with salary and benefits commensurate with the PGY-1 and PGY-2 programs. Fellows will be selected by the fellowship committee (members below) following an application, screening, interview, and campus visit process. 

Cecelia Yeary and Sarah Heck are the overall assigned preceptors for the two-year fellowship. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by the preceptor to ensure continuous competency development for the fellow. Additionally, each rotation will have an identified mentor who will oversee and provide input into the fellow’s rotation. It is anticipated that a fellow will have a project or initiative that is the focus of their effort for each rotation. Fellows will have ongoing opportunities to present their work to executive leadership throughout the two-year duration.

Fellows will receive evaluation and feedback periodically from their fellowship preceptors throughout the two-year period. Additionally, the rotation mentor will provide regular coaching and evaluation of the fellow and their work. Each fellow will receive a certificate upon completion of the fellowship. 

Fellowship Preceptor

  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director
  • Sarah Heck, MBA, Hospital Director Assistant Director Kentucky Children's Hospital

Fellowship Coordinator 

  • Candice Corman, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Patient Experience

Fellowship Committee

  • Cecelia Yeary, MHA, Operations Integration Director
  • Sarah Heck, MBA, Hospital Director Assistant Director Kentucky Children's Hospital
  • J.J. Housley, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Operations Executive and Clinical Network Integration (Interim)
  • Justin Campbell, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, FACMPE, Chief Network Development Officer (Interim)
  • Angie Lang, MBA, Chief Experience and Operations Officer
  • Gwen Moreland, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nurse Executive
  • Jennifer Rose, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Tukea Talbert, DNP, RN, Assistant Operations Executive and Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mark Filburn, MS, FACE, Chief of Ambulatory Services
  • Tim Gaillarrd, FACHE, MHA, MBSA, Vice President of Ambulatory and Medical Group Operations
  • Current fellows and past fellows


We are a proud member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships.