Beginning in May 2018, Fanello and Sobelson will work closely with Intermountain leaders on projects that advance Intermountain’s mission. Intermountain’s Administrative Fellowship program offers one- to two-year roles to recent graduates from master’s and doctoral-level programs and prepares participants for leadership careers in healthcare.
Fanello will join Intermountain after completing his master of healthcare administration degree at the University of Utah. He interned at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital as part of the University of Utah Health administrative internship, where he was responsible for planning a comprehensive outpatient clinic reorganization. As a student intern, he also worked on a project with the Intermountain Medical Group to improve access to care. Prior to graduate school, Fanello worked as an operations analyst for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City.
Morissa Sobelson is currently a doctor of public health candidate at Harvard University. She’s worked with Intermountain on several cross-sector projects bringing together healthcare, government, and community stakeholders to reduce Utah's adolescent suicide rate. Morissa began her career in New York City focusing on the challenges children face as a result of poverty, lack of access to healthcare, and catastrophic events. She's served as chief of staff at the nonprofit Children's Health Fund, as a consultant at Manatt Health Solutions, and as an advisor in the New York City Mayor's Office.
Intermountain created its Administrative Fellowship program in 1980. “It's been a wonderful source of recruitment and a way of sharing Intermountain’s philosophy and best practices with other health organizations,” says Mikelle Moore, senior vice president of Community Health, who administers the program and who was herself a fellow in 1998-99. “The program gives participants the opportunity to learn about Intermountain through projects and interactions with leadership.”
Intermountain Healthcare announced the appointment of two administrative fellows: Aaron Fanello and Morissa Sobelson.