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Second Year Fellows

Kenneth Barnes

Kenneth Barnes

Advisor: Rick Redett

Ken Barnes, MBA is originally from Petersburg, Tennessee. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and was commissioned as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After 8 years of military service, during which time he served aboard the USS COLUMBUS, Ken moved back to Tennessee to attend business school at Vanderbilt University. While in business school, he co-founded Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (UBFM) Nashville, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing food, clothing, and other resources to those affected by homelessness in the Nashville community. This experience fueled Ken’s passion for population health and healthcare access for our most vulnerable neighbors. Also during business school, Ken spent a summer working as an administrative resident in a psychiatric hospital where he leveraged his background in operations and process improvement from his time in the Navy to add value on project work related to improving the hospital staff and patient experience. For Ken, this exposure highlighted the importance of mental health both in the military and in society at large.

In addition to volunteer work, Ken enjoys rock climbing, biking, triathlons, and international travel. The summer before joining the Hopkins team, Ken hiked Mt Kilimanjaro and completed a 150-mile mountain bike race in Tanzania.

1st Year Rotations: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Department of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Surgical Center Series (JHSCS), Patient Safety & Quality, Clinical Practice Association (CPA), Department of Medicine, Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Facilities, Pharmacy, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Supply Chain

Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

Advisor: Cheryl Koch

Jennifer Ho, MHA, MBA, is proud to be from Houston, Texas, where she graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in public health. After experiencing the barriers to health care in the Vietnamese community, Jennifer worked in Da Nang, Vietnam to gain exposure to global health efforts and alleviate the disparities that impact individuals with disabilities and HIV. She went on to obtain her Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. There, Jennifer received six scholarships, placed first in two case competitions and a semi-finalist in another, and became a co-founder for the Association of Asian Healthcare Leaders.

Jennifer became particularly passionate with strategic planning, operations, and healthcare innovation from her experiences in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. While pursuing her MHA and MBA, Jennifer worked full-time at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics and expanded her scope in phase I clinical trials, quality improvement, and grants management through her work with various pharmaceutical companies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

You can find Jennifer at a yoga studio, watching documentaries or mukbangs, and finding the best wine to complement her charcuterie board. A fun fact about Jennifer is that she has traveled to four countries by herself and is looking to pursue more solo traveling in the future.

1st year Rotations: Nursing, Department of Medicine, Marketing, Human Resources, Department of Surgery, Development, Finance, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Strategic Planning, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Population Health, Johns Hopkins Surgical Center Series, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Noah Mwandha

Noah Mwandha

Advisor: Robin Ingram

Noah Mwandha, MHA, is originally from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Noah was first interested in healthcare management after completing an internship at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where he was exposed to quality improvement in the health care realm. From there, he pursued his Master’s in Health Administration at The Ohio State University (OSU). Curious to gain experiences as an MHA candidate and delve deeper into the field, he worked part-time at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center of the James Cancer Hospital and during his second year, he served as President of the Association for Future Healthcare Executives at OSU. He became passionate in system-wide health improvement after working at UC Davis Health for his summer internship, where he developed a business plan and benchmarks for the home health division to increase productivity and provider satisfaction. It is from these experiences that Noah is eager to learn how health care system’s deliver high-quality, patient-centered care through the collaboration of its departments and staff.

Noah was first drawn to Johns Hopkins Medicine by the willingness and ability of its staff to advance the delivery of world-class healthcare. He understood this would be the best place to grow and learn as a future healthcare leader by gaining experiences in rotations, learning from JHM leaders, and having the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to the mission.

Outside of work, Noah loves watching world football, spending time with family and friends, and making playlists in Spotify.

1st Year Rotations: Department of Medicine, Supply Chain, Department of Surgery, Food & Nutrition, Finance, Johns Hopkins Home Care, Human Resources, National Capital Region, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Department of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Surgical Center Series, Development, Howard County General Hospital, and Population Health

First Year Fellows

Victor Hernandez

Victor Hernandez

Advisor: Nicholas Theodore

Victor Hernandez, MHA, is a native Mexican born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. After facing the health risks and disparities that first generation immigrants suffered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Victor worked towards a career that could impact his community and give a voice to the voiceless. He earned his Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration from Carroll University in Milwaukee.

In order to gain more exposure in the field, Victor joined the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There, he worked with global leaders in the healthcare transformation to foster the creation of innovative ideas regarding how to evaluate and improve the quality of patient care across diverse populations and geographic regions. Victor went on to pursue his Master’s in Healthcare Administration at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he served as the Founder and President of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) - Student Caucus and served on the founding executive board of the NALHE Wisconsin Chapter.

Victor is thrilled to join Johns Hopkins Medicine, the epitome of healthcare innovation, patient care excellence, and medical education. He seeks to widen his understanding of the healthcare landscape through mentorship and community driven projects that can expand his knowledge of healthcare operations and quality improvement. In addition to his passion for healthcare, Victor loves to watch & play soccer, play spikeball, watch Oscar worthy films, and spend quality time with the people he loves.

Isalynn Montgomery

IsaLynn Montgomery

Advisor: Angela Green

IsaLynn Montgomery is originally from Metro Detroit and eventually migrated to the University of Pittsburgh where she completed a BS in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies. She then went on to work as a Medical Receptionist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she realized her passion for healthcare. In 2020, IsaLynn moved to New Orleans, LA to attend the country’s first school of Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. There she held the role of President of the Healthcare Management Student Leadership Association, Research Assistant for COVID Treatment studies, Team Captain for the NAHSE case competition, and Graduate Assistant in the office of Sorority and Fraternity Programs. IsaLynn completed a year-long administrative residency at LCMC Health in New Orleans during the second year of her MHA program. She is passionate about Health Equity and Population Health in the Hospital and system-wide. In her free time, you can find IsaLynn traveling with friends and trying new restaurants.

Bianca Natt

Bianca Natt

Advisor: Caroline Shafa

Bianca Natt, MPH grew up near Los Angeles, where she received her BA in Political Science from UCLA. As an undergraduate, she decided to pursue a career in healthcare after witnessing the gaps in the provision of mental health services and the difficulty patients face in navigating our healthcare system. Prior to joining Hopkins, Bianca worked at UCLA Health for four years. She was involved in a number of key projects, including developing training curriculum for new hires, numerous process improvement initiatives, and the redeployment of critical staff during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with working full time, she enrolled in the Executive MPH program at UCLA. Her summer capstone project involved identifying race-adjusted algorithms within electronic health records at UCLA Health and making recommendations to the Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team. Along with her MPH, Bianca has also completed a Healthcare Leadership and Management Certification at UCLA Extension, and has received her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Bianca is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Bianca is thrilled to be a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine—an organization she has consistently admired due to its patient centered mission and commitment to excellence. She holds a particular interest in advancing health equity, promoting mental health, and advocating for marginalized communities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Poppy, reading, and listening to podcasts.

Yasmine Osman

Yasmine Osman

Advisor: Ryan Brown

Yasmine Osman is a proud native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and attended the University of Mississippi where she received her BA in Biochemistry. After witnessing healthcare inequities in the two places she grew up, Mississippi and Egypt, Yasmine wanted to take an active approach to invoke change in healthcare delivery, with a greater target of changing community health at large. Following her time at the University of Mississippi, Yasmine moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue an MHA at the George Washington University. During her studies, Yasmine served on the MHA Student Association Board as Recruitment Chair, completed a summer administrative internship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and worked part-time as a project manager in a large multi-specialty physician practice. Yasmine enjoyed her break between graduation and the beginning of her fellowship by spending time home in Egypt, swimming in the Red and Mediterranean Sea and biking in the desert. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be an Administrative Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medicine and to support the mission of the organization.

 

Our Cohorts: Present and Past (Slideshow)

Noah Mwandha, Lillian Chen, Jennifer Ho, Kechi Okocha, and Kenneth Barnes
Johns Hopkins Hospital Dome Tour

Noah Mwandha, Lillian Chen, Jennifer Ho, Kechi Okocha, and Kenneth Barnes

KaShondra Smith, Samuel Boadu, and Mira King.
2017-2019 Cohort

KaShondra Smith, Samuel Boadu, and Mira King.

Daniel McFarland, Rachel Gerhardt, and Jay Spafford.
2018-2020 Cohort

Daniel McFarland, Rachel Gerhardt, and Jay Spafford.

Kenneth Brown-Wilson, Aneena Patel, and Eric Hamscher.
2019-2021 Cohort

Kenneth Brown-Wilson, Aneena Patel, and Eric Hamscher.

Kenneth Barnes, Jennifer Ho, and Noah Mwandha
2021 – 2023 Cohort

Kenneth Barnes, Jennifer Ho, and Noah Mwandha

Yasmine Osman, IsaLynn Montgomery, Victor Hernandez, and Bianca Natt
2022-2024 Cohort

Yasmine Osman, IsaLynn Montgomery, Victor Hernandez, and Bianca Natt

Our Cohorts: Present and Past (Slideshow)

Noah Mwandha, Lillian Chen, Jennifer Ho, Kechi Okocha, and Kenneth Barnes
Johns Hopkins Hospital Dome Tour

Noah Mwandha, Lillian Chen, Jennifer Ho, Kechi Okocha, and Kenneth Barnes

KaShondra Smith, Samuel Boadu, and Mira King.
2017-2019 Cohort

KaShondra Smith, Samuel Boadu, and Mira King.

Daniel McFarland, Rachel Gerhardt, and Jay Spafford.
2018-2020 Cohort

Daniel McFarland, Rachel Gerhardt, and Jay Spafford.

Kenneth Brown-Wilson, Aneena Patel, and Eric Hamscher.
2019-2021 Cohort

Kenneth Brown-Wilson, Aneena Patel, and Eric Hamscher.

Kenneth Barnes, Jennifer Ho, and Noah Mwandha
2021 – 2023 Cohort

Kenneth Barnes, Jennifer Ho, and Noah Mwandha

Yasmine Osman, IsaLynn Montgomery, Victor Hernandez, and Bianca Natt
2022-2024 Cohort

Yasmine Osman, IsaLynn Montgomery, Victor Hernandez, and Bianca Natt

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