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Current Fellow


Wendy Huang, MHA, Columbia University

Wendy Huang graduated from New York University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Global Public Health and Applied Psychology. Her devotion to healthcare stemmed from serving underserved communities in diverse settings, ranging from a political campaign to a local nonprofit to hospitals across New York City. After her role as community organizer on Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s 2016 campaign, Wendy volunteered at Bellevue Hospital as a Health Leads advocate connecting patients and families to community-based resources and government-funded programs based on socioeconomic needs. She then worked at NYU Langone – Brooklyn as an administrative intern in the postpartum and nursery department where she gained an interest in the impact of operations on patient care.

Realizing the multiple facets that impact access, quality, and cost of care, Wendy decided to pursue her Master of Health Administration at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system from a management perspective. During this time, she interned at The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) where she worked with industry leaders in philanthropy and geriatrics to urgently improve care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. She conducted market research on acute and long-term care facilities to advance grant development and drafted academic publications with notable organizations, such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and National Academy of Medicine. She has published a book in collaboration with JAHF and IHI to spread the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement and teachings.

Post—matriculation, Wendy is thrilled to begin her career in hospital administration at a leading academic medical center like Montefiore whose commitment to the community is unparalleled. In her free time, Wendy enjoys traveling, exercising to HIIT and Pilates, and urban hiking while eating her way around the city.

Previous Fellow


Khadyja Sarr, MPH, Boston University
Project Manager of Special Projects, Faculty Practice Group

Khadyja Sarr, a New York native, graduated from Howard University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in healthcare management. During that time, she interned at the Department of Family Medicine at Howard University Hospital and gained a keen understanding of the registration process for patients. Khadyja was also a charter member and Co-President of GlobeMed at Howard University, an organization that assisted in bringing the value of public health to the forefront at her university. She was a certified peer educator for GlobeMed, which also gave her the opportunity to develop and coordinate workshops designed to educate and create behavioral change related to substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

After graduating, Khadyja pursued her Master of Public Health degree, concentrating in healthcare management at Boston University School of Public Health. While there, she interned at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine during the school year. Additionally, Khadyja also interned at Mount Sinai Health System in the corporate supply chain department as part of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Summer Enrichment Program. While interning there, she worked on a project to address outstanding invoices for three out of the eight hospitals in the system. In the 10-week internship, she was able to resolve over 250 invoices valued at $2.25M.

Having always been passionate about community service, Khadyja is an active member of Sister to Sister International, Inc. Within this organization she has served as a mentor, panelist, scholarship recipient—among other roles throughout her matriculation of high school, college and graduate school and now as a young professional.

After spending nearly six years away from home, Khadyja is excited to be back, especially now, with the opportunity to work in an organization like Montefiore. Serving in the community that she grew up in has always been a goal of hers, and she is thankful to be able to do so with such a committed health system. In her free time, she likes to paint, travel and cook new recipes—as a self—described “foodie,” being back in New York City is a dream come true!


Fellowship Alumni

Fellow University Years Current Role
Khadyja Sarr, MPH Boston University 2020­–2021 Project Manager of Special Projects, Montefiore Health System
Vinnie Pierino, MHA Cornell University 2015–2016 Senior Director of Business Development and Faculty, Montefiore Health System
Casey Browder, MHA University of South Carolina 2014–2015 Project Manager, Montefiore Health System
Adam Davis, MBA Baruch College 2013–2014 Associate Director, Fitch Ratings
Rachel G. Warfield, MHA University of Florida 2012–2013 Director of Ambulatory Services, Texas Children’s Hospital
Meredith Kydd-Hindelang, MHA Hofstra University 2011–2012 Director of Operations, Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners
J. Chris Follmer, MBA Tulane University 2010–2011 AVP, Primary Care & Pediatrics, Clinic Operations, Ochsner Health System
Shaun Grubert, MBA Vanderbilt University 2009–2010 President and CEO, Fulcrum Enterprises, LLC
Roba Ghanayem, MHA University of North Carolina 2008–2009 Executive Director of Medical Operations, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Lili Beit, MS Harvard University 2007–2008 Senior Consultant, Robert Half Management Resources
Aurora Trahan, MHA Tulane University 2006–2007 Director, Press Ganey
Darryl Hull, MPH Yale University 2005–2006 Vice President of Operations, WellMed Medical Management