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Program overview    

The American Health Network Administrative Fellowship is an 18-month program. It offers system-level learning through projects focused on our health system’s strategic initiatives.

Goals include:

  • Prepare individuals to contribute to our health system, its leadership and to health care overall. 
  • Introduce individuals to our organization’s philosophy, mission and vision. 
  • Provide opportunities to develop and use coaching, learning and mentoring skills.
  • Increase exposure to current management concepts and ideas from other institutions.


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Program details

  • You’ll spend six months focusing on finance and strategy and 12 months focusing on operations. You’ll also take part in and often lead committee meetings, clinical rotations, leadership meetings and lunch-and-learn sessions.

  • Rotations and learning opportunities include but are not limited to:

    • Business management and administration
    • Clinical management
    • Compliance, risk and safety
    • Finance
    • Facilities management
    • Information technology
    • Managed care and population health
    • Project management
  • Responsibilities and expectations include taking an active, hands-on role in substantive projects that help build verbal, interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • The Administrative Fellowship Program offers a complete compensation package, including salary, benefits and relocation assistance.

  • The Indianapolis area has many wonderful cultural and recreational attractions.

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How to apply    

The deadline for applications is October 3, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume/CV
  • Personal statement with qualifications, goals and objectives (one to two pages)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One academic or professional
    • One from another source (previous employer, colleague, etc.)

Submission instructions

Please email all application materials in one PDF to The subject line should say “Administrative Fellowship application for (your first and last name here).”


We seek candidates with strong skill sets and a deep commitment to health care:

  • You must have or will have an MHA, MPH, MBA or related master’s degree from an accredited graduate program before the program start date.
  • You must be driven by personal values that are in keeping with our organization’s values.
  • Consideration will be given to applicants with relevant health care experience.

Important dates

Key dates for the 2023 fellow selection:

  • Application opens — August 15, 2022
  • Application deadline — October 3, 2022
  • Phone interviews — October 2022
  • On-site interviews — October 31 - November 4, 2022
  • Offer extended — November 18, 2022
  • Employment begins (negotiable) — July 10, 2023

Current fellow 


Since receiving a Master of Public Health at Rutgers, Merline Maxi has been dedicated to revolutionizing the patient experience and addressing health disparities and systemic health inequalities.

This passion has led to work with nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood and data analytics internships with the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  

In her spare time, Maxi likes to attend festivals, try new restaurants and travel with family and friends.



Merline Maxi, MPH

Merline Maxi, MPH


Program leadership 


Senior executive sponsors

They champion our program, provide mentoring and make sure you’re involved in senior-level meetings and system-level operations.


Mark Benson, DO Chief Executive Officer at American Health Network

Mark Benson, DO

Chief Executive Officer


Nick Snoply Chief Administrative Officer at American Health Network

Nick Snoply

Chief Administrative Officer


Vijay Acharya, Director of Finance at American Health Network

Vijay Acharya

Director of Finance


Program preceptor

The preceptor directs the program, meets regularly with fellows and provides feedback and guidance. In addition, the preceptor creates and manages the program’s structure, assigns rotations and project work, and serves as liaison between fellows and senior leaders.


Shane Cullina, MBA, FACH, VP of Clinic Operations at American Health Network

Shane Cullina, MBA, FACHE

Senior Vice President of Operations



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