Each summer, the Brigham welcomes a new class of Deland Fellows in Health Care and Society. This one-year administrative experience prepares early-career professionals to be leaders of health care institutions. Fellows work closely with a member of the senior leadership team who serves as their mentor.
Levi DeLuke, MS, MBA
Hometown: Vancleave, Mississippi
Executive mentor: Kevin Giordano
Previous role: Graduate Research Fellow at Amgen
What drew you to the Brigham? After graduate school, I was aiming to work in a hospital as part of a career transition from medical devices and startups. The Deland Fellowship was the perfect opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience working in multiple aspects of hospital operations.
What projects are you looking forward to working on? I’m particularly looking forward to projects that will allow me to gain a better understanding of the daily operations of the hospital. Initially, I’ll be working on projects in the hospital’s Central Processing Department and another related to ambulance transport, which I find interesting as a prior EMT.
Fun fact about you: I used to be a beekeeper!
Alison Magruder, MBA
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Executive mentor: Julia Sinclair
Previous role: Strategic Planning Analyst at Montefiore Health System
What drew you to the Brigham? The opportunity to work with and learn from so many amazing people dedicated to providing world-class care to patients.
What projects are you looking forward to working on? I’m looking forward to working across a variety of departments and functions to learn more about how the Brigham (and Mass General Brigham more broadly) operates. Specific interests include the intersection of clinical operations and strategy, but my list grows longer with each conversation.
Fun fact about you: Here are two: I have 27 first cousins. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer.
Tiffany Moncur, CSSGB, MS, MBA, PMP
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
Executive mentor: Tom Walsh
Previous role: Anatomic and Pathology Supervisor at Quest Diagnostics
What drew you to the Brigham? The Brigham provided me with the opportunity and the environment to not only learn and grow at an academic medical center, but also to challenge myself in utilizing my skillset and knowledge to work on problems and seek solutions that are beneficial for patients, the community, employees and the organization.
What projects are you looking forward to working on? There are ample projects that Brigham has in the pipelines, and as I continue to learn more about Brigham and Mass General Brigham, the project areas I would like to work on continue to expand. However, as of now, I am looking forward on working on projects within the inpatient setting, projects involving diversity, equity and inclusion; analytics, planning, strategy and improvement, clinical IS; human resources; operations; and finance.
Fun fact about you: My fellow sorority sister Shirley Chisholm once stated that “service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” Therefore, once given the opportunity, I volunteer with my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., as well with the Bahamas and American Red Cross. I also spent a summer and winter break in Ocotal, Nicaragua, where I volunteered at the Centro de Salud, the Technical Institute and the women’s shelter. In addition, I enjoy spoken word, a fun game of dominoes, outdoor activities and jazz, and I love collecting vinyl records (first vinyl record bought was Billie Holiday).
Courtney Ortiz Miller, MS, MBA
Hometown: Enfield, Connecticut
Executive mentor: David McCready
Previous role: Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for Spine Orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery
What drew you to the Brigham? The Deland Fellowship provides an opportunity to explore my personal interests in health care. Combine this with the fact that the Brigham is in the Mission Hill/Roxbury neighborhood of Boston and with its integration with Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, I figured I would be in a good position to get more involved and explore the intersection of health care and community work.
What projects are you looking forward to working on? Initiatives that aim to address and improve behavioral health, community health, social determinants to health and health equity. Additionally, areas I would like to possibly work with include neurology, psychiatry, surgery and emergency medicine, among others.
Fun fact about you: I love the beach, and I enjoy boxing in my free time.