Administrative Fellowship

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Administrative Fellowship

Our administrative fellowship is a full-time program that offers the flexibility to accommodate an individual’s interests with exposure to a broad range of learning opportunities in a large and diverse healthcare system.

Throughout this program, fellows will be exposed to senior-level decision-making processes and participate in team decision making activities as well as project work throughout the system. While the program is designed to attract and retain emerging talent in the field of healthcare administration, the fellows will lead and participate in projects that will ultimately contribute value to the organizationā€™s strategic framework and operational initiatives.

The fellows will gain exposure to the key service lines, departments and core functions of the organization and gain experiences and benefits from formal, organizational, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, current fellows will serve in a mentor role for incoming fellows through their onboarding process and into the first few months of the fellowship.

St. Elizabeth offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

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Application Information

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Administrative Fellow application is available through NAFCAS Cycle 1. The application is available from Friday, June 8th until Friday, September 28th. St. Elizabeth Healthcare reviews applications on a rolling basis and may close the application early.

For more information, visit The National Council on Administrative Fellowships.

For questions, contact by email at

Fellowship Length:

18 months


Fellows are paired with a preceptor based on their professional goals and areas of interest. Preceptors are executive leaders who oversee departments throughout the organization. Past preceptors includeĀ President & CEO, St. Elizabeth Provider Network,Ā Senior VP & COO, St. Elizabeth Florence & St. Elizabeth Grant,Ā SVP Human Resources/CHRO, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, andĀ VP Revenue Cycle.


Mix of observational/rotational experience within the organizationā€™s different departments and clinical sectors, along with organized project work throughout the enterprise.

Professional Development:

Fellows will be given the opportunity to actively participate in meetings, present work to executives and work alongside individuals at all levels within the system. There are also opportunities to develop, both personally and professionally through St. Elizabethā€™s Leadership Academy.


Our application will open through National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS) in the second round of administrative fellowship applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be conducted accordingly. Once final applicants are selected, the application will be closed.


  • Resume/CV

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant): (1) ACADEMIC, (1) PROFESSIONAL, and (1) OTHER (academic, professional, or letter from your program director.

  • Official Graduate School Transcript (Visit the “Academic History” quadrant to submit colleges attended and to download the Transcript Request Form for your registrar’s office. Transcripts should be sent directly from your registrar’s office to NAFCAS.)

Personal Statements addressing the following:

  • Describe your education/career path to date. What influenced your decision to pursue health administration?

  • Discuss an issue in healthcare that you believe is important. Please state why you feel it is significant. What uniquely qualifies you for this fellowship? What is it that differentiates you from your peers?

To apply, visit NAFCASĀ and look for our application to open in the first cycle.

Meet Our Current Fellows

Selma Cikaric

Selma Cikaric

Selma is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but has grown up in Northern Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Family Sciences. In addition, she earned a Master’s in Health Services Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

During graduate school, Selma worked as a Workforce Initiatives intern with a local non-profit known as The Health Collaborative. There she assisted the Workforce Innovation team with creating steady pipelines into a myriad of healthcare professions. Selma’s professional interest include strategy, population and community health, and government relations. In her free time, Selma loves reading, snuggling with her cat Louie and trying new coffee shops.

Ashwin Nariani

Ashwin Nariani

Ashwin Nariani received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in Psychology. In addition, he completed his Master of Health Administration (MHA) at the prestigious Sloan Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Prior to joining St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ashwin spent over a decade working abroad in the non-profit sphere.

Past Fellows

Raegyn Branch, MS-HCM
Graduate School: University of Denver
Current Role: Practice Manager II Sports Medicine, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

KeyShawn Brown, MHSA
Graduate School: University of Louisville
Current Role: Manager of Follow Up and Payment Variance, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Alison Peoples, MHA
Graduate School: University of Charlotte
Current Role: IS Project Manager, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Jose Chavez Ruvalcaba, MHA
Graduate School: University of Kentucky
Current Role: Pre-Access Manager, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Kayla Wilfong, MHA

Graduate School: University of Kentucky
Current Role: Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives (Heart & Vascular Institute), St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Nick Maglic, MHSA
Graduate School: Xavier University
Current Role: Strategy Associate II, The MetroHealth System