The Fellows

Taylor Gansmoe is from Woodbury, MN and received her MHA from the University of Minnesota and her BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Taylor completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In her free time, Taylor enjoys musicals, wedding planning, spending time with family at the lake, and going out to eat with friends.
Alana Bendler is from Huxley, IA and received her MHA and BS in Radiation Sciences from the University of Iowa. Alana completed her administrative internship at Washington County Hospital and Clinics. In her free time, Alana enjoys tennis, spending time outdoors, walking and playing with her dogs, and traveling.

Leaders at Mercyhealth who have completed the Mercyhealth Fellowship

Historically, Mercyhealth has offered employment to 100% of administrative fellows upon completion of their fellowship. In fact, former fellows now occupy leadership positions throughout the organization.

Past fellows:

Jeni Hallatt (2000) Vice President, Operations

Holly Francis (2002) Director, Quality Data Management and Infection Prevention

Laurie Howes (2004) Director, Ambulatory HIM and Epic Optimization

Brett Grady (2008) Director, Quality and Care Management

Ladd Udy (2013) Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health

Andrew Stonehocker (2014) Manager, Patient Care Services

Luke Nelson (2015) Administrative Director, Graduate Medical Education

Tyler Killpack (2016) Director, Office of the President/CEO

Brooke Spencer (2016) Director, Compensation and Benefits (HR)

Abraham Doolhoff (2017) Manager, Virtual Care and Patient Access to Care

McKay Winzenried (2017) Research Coordinator

Jessica Conway (2018) Business Unit Manager

Phillip Johnson (2018) Clinic Manager, South Family Practice Clinic

Nora Kopping (2018) Manager, Population Health

Brian Petersen (2018) Manager of Inpatient Nursing Operations

Kyle Wall (2019) Clinic Manager/Project Manager

Steven Holland (2019) Clinic Manager, McHenry County

Zachary Zeeryp (2019) Vendor Relations Coordinator