From left: Jenny Caldwell and Richa Castellino

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 lead health care institutions. Each fellow works closely with a member of the senior leadership team who serves as their mentor.

Jenny Caldwell, MBA

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Executive mentor: Sheila Harris, Vice President, Patient Access Services

Previous roles: Most recently, pharmacy technician supervisor at University of Utah Home Infusion Pharmacy. Prior to that, a pharmacy technician in the Outpatient, Inpatient, Operating Room and Investigational Drug Service pharmacies at Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

What drew you to the Brigham? The opportunity to work for a top-ranked, patient-centered, innovative health care organization committed to research, training and advancing clinical care initially drew me to the Brigham. Innovation at the Brigham — including the early adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and the electronic medication administration record (eMAR) and barcoding system — has had a significant impact on my career in pharmacy, and it excites me to work for an organization that continues to pioneer health care advancements. The unique structure of the Deland Fellowship provides me with broad exposure to the academic health system, fostering an environment for me to grow professionally and advance my career in a dynamic and evolving industry.

What types of projects are you looking forward to working on during your fellowship? My primary interests are patient access, health equity and value-based care initiatives. I am excited to help support the Patient Transfer and Access Center. In addition, I am looking forward to being involved in work surrounding system integration, strategic planning and executing strategies, and finance.

Fun fact about you: Within my family, I am known as the “faunt” (fun aunt) to six nieces and six nephews.

Richa Castellino, MBBS, MHA

Name: Richa Castellino, MBBS, MHA

Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Executive mentor: Mallika Mendu, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Medical Officer

Previous roles: After completing medical school in India, I worked as a primary care physician before moving into the administrative side of health care. I also worked as the senior clinical manager of a health tech start-up in India before starting graduate school at Cornell University. Most recently, I worked as an M500 Consulting intern at the University of Florida Health with the Anesthesiology Department.

What drew you to the Brigham? The commitment to providing high-quality care through research and education, clinical and administrative leadership, along with the focus on data and innovation drew me to the Brigham. I was looking for an opportunity to contribute to an organization that shares my dedication to the improvement of patient care, community health and health equity. The exceptional leadership team at the Brigham, along with the opportunity to work in the academic medical center and community hospital settings were also huge motivators for me.

What types of projects are you looking forward to working on during your fellowship? I am very excited about the opportunity to work with senior leadership to solve problems that the Brigham currently faces, specifically those relating to patient access. I am eager to work on improvement of access and capacity through efficient care continuum management and leveraging data, innovation, and technology to reduce length of stay. I am also excited to get more experience to the finance and strategy side of health care while working towards improving the quality of patient care.

Fun fact about you: I have a 10-year-old Labrador, Tammi, who is back in India, and I would give anything to have her in Boston with me.

Learn more about the Deland Fellowship in Health Care and Society by attending for an upcoming informational webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4–5 p.m., or Thursday, Sept. 7, noon–1 p.m. Register here.