Collin Brady, MBA, MEng, and Elizabeth Stanley, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, may have diverse interests and backgrounds, but there’s one thing they have in common: a passion to improve health care.
This year, the pair will serve as BWH’s newest Deland Fellows. The Deland Fellowship in Health Care and Society is a one-year administrative experience at BWH and BWFH that prepares early-career professionals to be leaders of health care institutions.
Throughout the fellowship, Brady and Stanley will work closely with senior leaders at BWHC. Brady’s mentor is Rich Fernandez, MBA, BWH’s senior vice president of Ambulatory Services. Stanley is working with Julia Sinclair, MBA, senior vice president of Clinical Services at BWH. Both Sinclair and Fernandez are former Delland Fellows.
Just a few months into the program, Brady and Stanley say they have already developed a great appreciation for the opportunities available to them at BWH.
“My parents always instilled in me to leave something better than I had found it,” said Brady. “The people I have met here all share this same ambition. I plan to learn as much as I can from the Brigham community so that I can add to the current transformation taking place in health care.”
Brady earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received dual bachelor’s degrees from Pennsylvania State University.
Brady says he is looking forward to working on several different projects, including helping teams and departments transition into the new building at 60 Fenwood Road. He’s also interested in learning more about how the hospital will develop its physician network, interacting with the Brigham Innovation Hub and Brigham Research Institute, and understanding how strategic decisions are evaluated financially.
“My family has been personally affected by neurological diseases,” he said. “I believe that the Brigham is a leader in innovation in these areas, among others, and I am proud to be a fellow here.”
For Stanley, she looks forward to working with BWH’s new Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation to further develop its organizational strategy and growth.
The more experiences Stanley has in health care, the more she realizes how interested she is in hospital operations. She enjoys exploring how and why things are done certain ways in hospitals.
Wherever she might land in her career, Stanley says she’s certain the fellowship experiences will serve her well.
“The Deland Fellowship adds to my nursing foundation for a career in health care leadership and affords me an opportunity to accelerate my professional development,” Stanley said. “The comprehensive mentorship and engaging project work allows me to distinguish myself in a rapidly changing health care environment.”
Stanley received her MBA, with a focus in health care administration, from the University of Colorado, Denver and her bachelor’s from Northeastern University.
The fellowship honors the memory of former board President F. Stanton Deland, Jr., a key figure during the merger of BWH’s predecessor hospitals.