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Meet the Fellows

Many of our alumni fellows have stayed employed with CHI Health.

Current Administrative Fellows


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Nicholas Pomernackas

2022-2024

Currently Serving as Administrative Fellow


Past Administrative Fellows


Alex Burhop
Alex Burhop

2021-2023

Graduate School: University of Iowa 

First/Current Position: Director of Regional Critical Access Hospital Operations for CHI Health



Taylor Moran
Taylor Moran

2020-2022

Graduate School: Saint Louis University

First Position: Clinic Administrator, CHI Health

Current Position: Client Manager, LRS Healthcare



Steve Darrington
Steve Darrington

2019-2021

Graduate School: The University of Utah 

First/Current Position: Clinic Manager, Mountain View Hospital



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Kandy Truong

2018-2020

Graduate School: The University of Nebraska Medical Center

First/Current Position: Clinic Administrator, CHI Health



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Brett McMillin

2017-2019

Graduate School: University of Missouri 

First/Current Position: Practice Manager, CHI Health  



Scott
Scott Cook

2016-2018

Graduate School: University of Iowa 

First/Current Position: Network Development Consultant, CHI Health



Wesley
Wesley Padron

2015-2017

Graduate School: University of Missouri

First/Current Position: Information Systems Coordinator, CHI Health Partners



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Chelsea Cooling

2014-2016

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Planning and Innovation Strategist, CHI Health

Current Position: Director Strategic Analytics, Sg2



Kristen
Kristen Blum

2013-2014

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Planning & Innovation Strategist, CHI Health

Current Position: Division Director, Transfer Center, CHI Health



Dan
Dan Loutzenhiser

2012-2013

Graduate School: Arizona State University

First Position: Manager, Urgent Care, Retail, and Corporate Clinics, CHI Health Clinic

Current Position: Division Director, Medical and Musculoskeletal Specialties, CHI Health



Meghan
Meghan Duffy

2011-2012

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Strategy and Innovation Administrator, CHI Health

Current Position: Vice President of Strategy, Denver Metro, Centura Health



Todd
Todd DeFreece

2010-2011

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Business Planning Administrator, CHI Health

Current Position: Vice President of Operations, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - University Campus



Nate
Nate Thompson

2009-2010

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Manager, Volunteers and Business Innovation

Current Position: Chief Executive Officer, Story County Medical Center



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Chris Evans

2008-2009

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Assistant Administrator, Retail and Corporate Clinics, CHI Health Clinic

Current Position: Division Director of Administrative Services, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative 



Matt
Matt Smith

2007-2008

Graduate School: University of Oklahoma

First Position: Manager of System Clinical Programs, CHI Health Clinic

Current Position: Chief Operating Officer, Crossroads of Western Iowa



Nick
Nick Niver

2006-2007

Graduate School: University of Oklahoma

First Position: Manager of the “After-Hours” Clinics, CHI Health Clinic

Current Position: Financial Advisor, Raymond James



Adam
Adam Muckler

2005-2006

Graduate School: University of Missouri

First Position: Financial Analyst, CHI Health

Current Position: Healthcare Consulting Supervisor, RSM, US LLP



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Eric Mooss

2004-2005

Graduate School: University of Iowa

First Position: Operations Director, Radiation Oncology, CHI Health

Current PositionPresident, Bryan Physician Network, Bryan Health