The Fellowship

Javon R. Bea
President and CEO
Fellowship Executive Sponsor
Master of Health Administration
University of Minnesota
Mercyhealth service since 1989
Jeni Hallatt
Vice President
Fellowship Preceptor
Master of Health Administration
University of Minnesota
Administrative Fellowship 2000-2001
Mercyhealth service since 2000
Tyler Killpack
Administrative Director
Fellow Direct Report
Master of Health Administration
University of Washington-Seattle
Administrative Fellow 2016-2017
Mercyhealth Service since 2016


Preceptorship is offered by over 15 executive leaders within Mercyhealth according to each fellow’s individual areas of interest.

Mercyhealth is dedicated to the long-term development of their fellows, all of whom have successful careers within the healthcare industry


Applicants should be currently enrolled in an accredited masters level graduate program (preferably CAHME accredited) in Health Administration. Coursework must be completed prior to the start of the Administrative Fellowship in June 2021.

Fellowship Structure

The Administrative Fellowship program offers a unique, one-year, project-based experience at a fast-paced, growing, integrated health care delivery system.

As a result of Mercyhealth’s 29 years of experience employing administrative fellows, fellows are able to become immediately involved in the workings of a nationally recognized, vertically-integrated health system.

Administrative fellows have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in high-level discussions regarding strategic and operational issues affecting the system
  • Receive mentoring from and develop relationships with the Mercyhealth executive leadership team
  • Provide support to hospital and clinic operations
  • Gain exposure to health insurance, community outreach initiatives, and accountable care organizations

Since this is a system-wide Fellowship, administrative fellows have the opportunity to be involved in initiatives at all Mercyhealth’s hospitals, over 85 primary and specialty center locations, home health and hospice, retail services, and a wholly owned insurance company depending on your interests.

The Fellowship is a project-based experience. Fellows are encouraged to be self-directed in pursuing their areas of interest with the support of system leaders. 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.

Compensation and Benefits

The Mercyhealth administrative fellowship offers a competitive salary. Also included in the compensation package are benefits and moving expense reimbursement. Benefits include paid time off, retirement plan, and medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance.

National or Regional Healthcare conference registration and travel cost reimbursement are also covered as a part of the fellowship for a conference of your choice.