Program Overview 

The Providence Health & Services Administrative Fellowship Program is a one-year preceptor-directed learning experience that fosters practical development and operational experience in a values-based, not-for-profit health care delivery system. This position will report to the System Manager for Strategic Project Management. The goals of the Fellowship Program are:

    • To develop outstanding health system leaders who contribute to meeting Providence’s need for talented leaders in the future
    • To provide an opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills and knowledge through experiences tailored to the interests of the candidate selected
    • To enhance and expand the culture of learning at Providence by providing opportunities for networking, collaborative learning, best practice sharing, the introduction of current academic theory techniques into the system, and the overall enrichment of the Providence community
    • To expand the gender and ethnic diversity of Providence leadership.

Our Administrative Fellowship Program  is directed toward individuals who are interested in health care excellence, collaboration, management development, and growth opportunities in a values-based, not-for-profit health care delivery system. Fellows participate in a wide variety of projects, meetings, and other professional experiences designed to strengthen leadership and administrative skills. These  experiences include training in change facilitation and acceleration, project management, and more. Project  and learning opportunities are tailored to the individual interests of the fellow; however, it is intended that each fellow will experience a broad range of assignments and organizational sites across the system.

Program Roles

Throughout the fellowship year, the fellow will have the opportunity to work with leaders at various levels of the organization. Listed below are the primary contacts for the fellow.

Jan Jones, SVP Chief Administrative Officer, is the executive sponsor of the position.  Jan sets the overall goals of the program, ensures that the program has budget approval, assists in the selection process, and mentors the fellow.  Jan and the fellow have scheduled meetings at least once a month to discuss projects, issues, questions, and career development.

Kristina Hansen-Smith, Chief of Leadership Services, is the official manager for the fellow.  Kristina is a director-level leader that conducts the official evaluations of the fellow and plays a key role in the application and hiring processes. 

Mike Hall, System Manager, serves as the daily manager.  Mike solicits and coordinates the fellow’s projects, provides project guidance, mentors the fellow, and conducts informal and formal evaluations (with the program supervisor).  It is Mike’s job to ensure that the fellow accepts projects that will be meaningful to the fellow’s development.