Health Affairs Elective Program (HAEP)

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The “Health Affairs Elective Program for Residents & Fellows” is designed to provide residents and fellows with direct experience and exposure to the core principles of hospital administrative leadership. This program is sponsored by the Health Affairs department.

Through mentoring with senior leadership and interaction with various high-level committees, program participants will observe the processes of hospital operations from a variety of disciplines. This program will offer customized programs based on the specific interests of the resident. Program offerings include a 2-week basic curriculum as well as a **4-week intensive curriculum.

This online course will serve as a companion tool to your experience in the program. Your goals and interests expressed in the course will be summarized and shared with your mentor. The feedback you provide will be used for program improvement, and your identity will be withheld in any related discussions.


The Health Affairs Elective Program (HAEP) was developed to provide an introduction to healthcare administration from the perspective of both high level governance as well as direct program and project work. The purpose of this is to view the industry from a non-clinical perspective, thus providing a well-rounded to the top down mechanics of a high-reliability organization.

Sidney Hilker, MD
Chief Resident, Boston Combined Residency Program

Jay Joynes, CCEP, CHC
Program Manager, Health Affairs & Program Manager, HAEP

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, M.Ed, MBE
Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education

Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd
Chief Education Officer

Joan Li, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics

Tery Noseworthy, C-TAGME
Program Director, Graduate Medical Education

Theodore Sectish, MD
Program Director and Vice Chair, Education

Sharon Silk, MPH
Vice President, Health Affairs

Mentors are an essential part of the HAEP. You will be paired with a mentor based on the response received in your application statement of interest as well as your initial intake assessment. Participants in the 2-week basic course will have a single mentor for the duration of the program. Participants in the extended program will have a second mentor for the second half of their program.

MentorTitleAdministrative Support
Dick ArgysEVP, Hospital, Satellite, & Ambulatory Operations and Chief Culture OfficerLeslie Robbins
Dr. John BrownsteinChief Innovation OfficerArmine Gulbankian
Donna CaseySVP, Strategic Business PlanningDenira Gomes
Dr. Vincent ChiangSVP & Chief Medical OfficerSkyler Stewart
Randy CookVP, Enterprise Contracting & PricingJillian Allston
Dr. Gary FleisherPhysician-in-ChiefCindy Chow
Dr. Margaret FryPresident & CEO, PPOCJustine Zozula
Marcia GutscheVP, MA AlliancesPerla Gonzalez
Tim HoganSVP & Chief Compliance OfficerSusan Levesque
Dr. Peter LaussenEVP, Health AffairsJoni D’Annolfo
Dr. Michael LeeMedical Director, Department of Accountable Care & Clinical Integration Erika Norkus
Dr. Chase ParsonsChief Medical Information OfficerN/A
Dr. Sara ToomeyEVP & Chief Safety & Quality OfficerRobert Nguyen
Doug VandersliceEVP, Enterprise Systems & System CFODenira Gomes
Laura WoodEVP, Patient Care Operations & System CNOJulie Myers

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