• AAMC Administrative Fellowship Program

    A Message from President and CEO Victoria W. Bayless

    Tori_Bayless_LeadershipI am pleased to announce that Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer an administrative fellowship for 2019-2020, and I encourage you to apply. From personal experience beginning my career as an administrative fellow, I appreciate the value of these programs. The fellowship is a one-year immersion into a complex health care system through substantial hands-on projects.

    This fellowship is an outstanding learning and career development opportunity for a recent health care master's graduate/candidate. Our fellows are able to apply their learning and continue to enrich their career in a vibrant and growing medical center.

    Vision 2020: Living Healthier Together

    I personally serve as mentor and preceptor to the fellow and assure that he/she not only has exposure to all functional areas of the health system, but also to governance through board, Medical Executive Committee, and executive team meetings, as well as planning sessions and retreats. Receiving intensive exposure to health care decision-making, the fellow can apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to a dynamic health care delivery system. This opportunity includes working on special projects aligned with our strategic vision, such as our annual operating plan and budget.

    I encourage you to review the information below. If you have any questions, please contact our current administrative fellow, Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou, at 443-481-1419.

  • Fellowship Mission and Purpose

    The one-year fellowship program is under the direction of president and CEO Victoria Bayless and includes a high degree of involvement by all members of the AAMC executive leadership team and other Leadership Council members. The fellow will take part in substantive hands-on projects that foster an understanding of overall operations of the medical center.

    The program emphasizes active involvement and becoming an independent contributing member at AAMC. In addition, fellows are exposed to management decision-making processes though participating in leadership meetings and one-on-one time with AAMC executives and leadership committees. The fellow is also able to establish a professional network outside AAMC through contacts and involvement with professional associations.

    Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC): Information, Facts & Figures

    Fellowship Structure

    • Meet weekly with preceptor Victoria Bayless, President and CEO.
    • Actively serve as a member of the Executive Team, including participation at all leadership meetings.
      • Participate in AAMC's lean initiative, High Quality, Low Cost.
      • Draft the annual operating plan for the health system.
      • Recruit the next administrative fellow.
      • Work with many components of the health system, including: Operations, Strategic Planning, HR, Marketing, Quality and Safety, Finance, Nursing, Health Information Technology, the Medical Staff and Physician Enterprise, and Philanthropy.
      • Significant project work selected based on organizational initiatives and the interests of the fellow.

      Compensation and Benefits

      • Sponsorship to attend one national conference of choice per year
      • Access to all on-site leadership and development training, including lean training
      • Mentoring by leaders across the medical center
      • Competitive salary and full benefits


      • By the start of the fellowship, applicants must have earned a MHA, MHSA, MPH or MBA from a CAHME, AASB or CEPH accredited program with an emphasis in health care management, or have completed the didactic curriculum of such program and need to complete a one-year fellowship for conformance of their master's degree.
      • At this time, AAMC does not sponsor international visas for its administrative fellowship program.


      To apply for the AAMC Fellowship, please submit applications through the National Council on Administrative Fellowships’ Centralized Application Service(NAFCAS).

      • Resume
      • Official Graduate School Transcript (Visit the “Academic History” quadrant to submit colleges attended and to download the Transcript Request Form for your registrar’s office. Transcripts should be sent directly from your registrar’s office to NAFCAS.)
      • Undergraduate Transcript (official or unofficial)
      • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the “Supporting Information” quadrant): (1) ACADEMIC, (1) PROFESSIONAL, and (1) OF CHOICE (Academic or Professional)
      • Personal Statement (not exceeding 750 words) containing:
        • Brief explanation of how your interest in healthcare management developed.
        • What your career objectives are and how the fellowship will help you achieve them.
        • Why, specifically, you are pursuing a fellowship at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

      You must complete application in the NAFCAS portal by 5pm EST on Monday, Oct. 1. This deadline conforms with the Code of Good Practice set by The National Council on Administrative Fellowships. On-site interviews will be on Oct. 21 and 22. We will notify the selected candidate on Monday, Nov. 12.

      Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou

      Administrative Fellow 2018-2019

      Marianthi HatzigeorgiouMarianthi Hatzigeorgiou joined Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in June as the Fiscal Year 2019 Administrative Fellow. A native of Indiana, she completed her Masters of Health Services Administration degree in Global Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2018. During graduate school, she worked at the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and completed her internship at the global headquarters of Siemens Healthineers in Erlangen, Germany.

      Hatzigeorgiou graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a concentration in Growth and Development. Before returning to graduate school, she worked as a Program Supervisor at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


      Christian Balcer

      Administrative Fellow 2017-2018

      Christian BalcerChristian Balcer recently completed his tenure as AAMC’s FY 2018 Administrative Fellow. He now serves as Manager, Nursing Operations, in the main hospital. In this position, he will conduct business analytics, benchmarking, facilitate performance improvement, and help implement standard work across nursing departments. He is also responsible for day-to-day operations of the patient sitter program and serves as a liaison to Kaiser Permanente. As the fellow, he worked on a wide range of projects, including: serving on the system’s Opioid Taskforce, management of payer denials, supporting hospital negotiations with its largest payer, development of the strategic vision for potential partnerships, and creation of AAMC’s first annual Health Equity Report. He also authored AAMC’s application for the American Hospital Association’s 2018 Quest for Quality Award, resulting in recognition as a finalist for the prize.

      Prior to joining AAMC, Christian completed his Masters of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Operations from Calvin College. He has previous experience interning at a variety of organizations: Holy Family Memorial, Spectrum Health, and University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, and Goldman Sachs. He is an active member of three professional associations: ACHE, NAHSE and HFMA.


      Sarah Haas

      Administrative Fellow 2016-2017

      Sarah HaasSarah Haas serves as the Manager of Healthcare Payment Redesign Programs. In this role, she evaluates and manages new payment models and methodologies, such as: value-based contracts, care redesign programs, and Maryland’s all-payer rate-setting policies. She joined Anne Arundel Medical Center as the Administrative Fellow for FY 2017. During her fellowship, Sarah worked on a variety of projects including: service line strategic planning, financial analysis for new business entities, Emergency Department process improvement, cardiac surgery program creation, and new payment model development. Before joining AAMC, she gained experience working in rural healthcare, practice management, hospice services, and health policy. Sarah graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in management and specialization in healthcare. She received her Master’s degree in Health Administration and Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).


      Valerie Lehman

      Administrative Fellow 2015-2016

      Valerie LehmanValerie Lehman is Senior Manager, Institute for Healthy Aging at Anne Arundel Medical Center. In this role, she is responsible for the operations of this new Institute, which focuses on spreading and supporting age-friendly best practices across the health system. She is also responsible for AAMC's government relations work. Prior to this role, Val was AAMC's Manager for Palliative Care and Government Affairs for almost two years. She started at AAMC as the FY 2016 Administrative Fellow. Her project work included a business plan for expanding palliative care and a Certificate of Need application for a new mental health hospital at AAMC.

      Her prior professional experience includes serving as Health Policy Fellow in the Washington, DC office of Congressman John P. Sarbanes (MD-03) and in various program support positions at the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) for more than three years. Val first developed her interest in health care by interning for Congressman Patrick J. Murphy (former PA-08) in 2010 while the Affordable Care Act was being crafted and voted on. She graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Health Administration degree in 2016 and The Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College with a BA in International Politics in 2009.