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Center for Health Care Team

Fellows

Students apply in the spring of their first year to become Center for Health Care Fellows. The Fellows collaborate with the Center for Health Care faculty and staff to identify the needs and create opportunities for students, serve as ambassadors and build the health care community at Tuck. Fellows have taken on a variety of projects and activities, including hosting visiting health care executives, writing cases, conducting alumni research, organizing health care speakers, events and panels and engaging prospective students.

Joemma Bererich T’19

Health Care Fellow

Joemma is a second-year student at Tuck and a dual degree student in the MPA/MBA program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Tuck, Joemma worked at Rare, a non-profit that has worked with local communities in over 52 countries to develop strategies to better manage their natural resources. While at Rare, Joemma managed the strategic development and operations for the organization’s first global initiative to protect near short fisheries and on launching new programs in China. At Tuck, Joemma has been involved in a number of health care-focused endeavors including a First-Year Project focused on health care operations and a consulting project with Red Logan Dental Clinic in White River Junction, Vermont. Over the summer, Joemma interned with CVS Health on the Enterprise Strategy team. She graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Affairs and concentration on Latin American Studies.

Sophia Cornew T’19

Health Care Fellow

Sophia is a second-year student at Tuck. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College where she studied Economics and Biology. Prior to Tuck, Sophia worked at Bridgewater Associates in their management program first working in the Investment Engine, then later in the office of the CEO doing internal consulting and transformation projects. After Bridgewater Associates, she was a founding team member at LifeCo, an early stage health care company based in New York creating a simple, integrated health care experience across primary care, insurance and medical data management. In her first year at Tuck, Sophia and an MD/MBA classmate founded an Entrepreneurial First-Year Project building a technology platform for high risk patients being discharged from the emergency department. This summer, Sophia interned at Collective Health on the product marketing team.

Lauren Fallon T’19

Health Care Fellow

Lauren is a second-year student at Tuck. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology and Pre-Medical Studies. Prior to Tuck, Lauren worked as a sales representative at Ethicon, one of Johnson & Johnson’s medical device companies. She specialized in minimally invasive bariatric and thoracic surgery and was also responsible for negotiating contracts with various health systems. She then transitioned into life science consulting, working mainly in the risk mitigation space. In her first year at Tuck, she participated in a First-Year Project that examined the operational and profitability issues surrounding a satellite office of a large, east coast metro hospital system. During the summer, Lauren worked at Barclays as an investment banking associate in the health care group.

Sarah Igoe T’19

Health Care Fellow

Sarah graduated from Yale University with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. After college, she performed neuropsychiatry research at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where her interest areas included Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and gender differences in emotion regulation. She received her MD from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and did residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. This summer she worked as an investment analyst at Camber Capital, a Boston-based health care hedge fund, where she focused on investing opportunities in the surgical robotics industry.

Brynn Johnson T’19

Health Care Fellow

Brynn is a second-year student at Tuck. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics and minor in Biology and Managerial Studies in Corporate Strategy. Prior to Tuck, Brynn worked in health care consulting at Compass Professional Health Services, specializing in decreasing medical spending and improving employee health for self-funded employer groups. In her first year at Tuck, she completed a First-Year Project that diagnosed why a satellite office at a specialty hospital was underperforming and from that information, developed strategies to improve its operations and profitability. This past summer, Brynn interned with Deloitte Consulting in Denver, Colorado.

Teja Kadire T’19

Health Care Fellow

Teja is a second-year student and serves as both a Center for Health Care and Business, Government & Society Fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree from Penn State in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to Tuck, Teja worked as a business manager for Siemens Healthcare based out of Chicago, focusing on nuclear medicine. In her first year at Tuck, she competed in the MIINT impact investing case competition and worked with an eFYP client on a go-to market strategy for a cultured meat product. During the summer, she interned at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.

Nilav Ranpara T’19

Health Care Fellow

Nilav is a second-year student and serves as a Center for Health Care Fellow focusing on emerging digital health technologies. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Industrial and Systems Engineering and currently serves on the Senior Capstone Design Board that evaluates Lean Six Sigma Projects. Prior to Tuck, Nilav worked for four years at Deloitte Consulting LLP in a variety of roles in the health care industry ranging from technology and operations strategy for biotech clients to patient experience and digital health initiatives. During the summer, Nilav worked at Keheala in Tel Aviv, Israel, a mobile health startup that improves health care access and treatment outcomes for patients through behavioral health interventions, where he worked on developing pricing and marketing strategies to help commercialize the product.

Elyse Rich T’19

Health Care Fellow

Elyse is a second-year student at the Tuck School of Business. Originally from Carmel, IN she attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where she majored in Operations Management and Marketing with minors in Spanish and Environmental Management. Prior to Tuck, Elyse spent ten years as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers with experience in both Mergers and Acquisitions and Supply Chain consulting. Elyse also spent two years on secondment to PwC’s PRTM Japan Management Consulting based in Tokyo, Japan. Elyse’s consulting clients included a top 15 pharmaceutical company where she led the integration management office for a $10B deal and led the supply chain integration workstream for a $20B deal. Elyse spent her summer back home in Indianapolis at Eli Lilly, working in their Investment Banking (M&A) group. At Tuck, Elyse is a co-chair of the Women In Business Conference, Tuck Admissions Associate, and Career Development Office Mentor and winner of Tuck Top Chef.

Emily Sterling T’19

Health Care Fellow; Health Care Club Officer

Emily is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and a Center for Health Care Fellow. She is a CPA, and graduated from Miami University (OH) with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a minor in History. Prior to Tuck, Emily worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and subsequently held finance roles with increasing responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies, including her role immediately prior to Tuck as a Manager in Internal Audit at Owens Corning. Emily’s professional experience spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and energy. Her prior work specialized in audit and compliance for both financial and operational processes, process improvement across a range of functions, and financial reporting.  Emily’s First-Year Project at Tuck focused on diagnosing issues at an underperforming satellite office of a large specialty hospital to develop strategies to improve operations and drive profitability. Emily plans to transition into the biopharmaceutical industry after Tuck. Emily interned at Genentech, a large biotech company in South San Francisco as a member of the forecasting and business analysis team focused on production planning and forecasting.

Amanda Cassidy Torres T’19

Health Care Fellow

Amanda is a second-year MBA student at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, she worked in strategic initiatives at Cognate Bioservices, a contract manufacturing organization specializing in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of cell therapies. At Cognate, she was responsible for identifying new opportunities and potential ventures, supporting FDA regulatory filings and helping intellectual property development. Amanda is passionate about introducing innovative technologies into mainstream patient care and plans to return to the biotech industry post business school. She received her PharmD from the University of Navarra in Spain and completed a M.S. in Biotechnology at Georgetown University. This summer, Amanda interned at Trinity Partners, a global life science strategic consulting firm.

Club Officers

The Health Care Club is a student-led club that provides a forum to learn about career opportunities in health care. The club fosters interaction between first and second-year students, helps students navigate the job search, plans treks to health care companies and collaborates with the Career Development Office. The Center for Health Care works closely with the club to support programming and events.

Tom Curran T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Tom is a second-year student at Tuck. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Prior to beginning his MBA program Tom worked at Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations practice. While at Deloitte, he had experience leading health insurance companies through large-scale core admin system transformations as well as performing data testing and analytics. While at Tuck, Tom has been involved in the health care community and an entrepreneurial First-Year Project focused on medical device markets. Over the summer, Tom interned at Liberty Mutual Insurance in an internal consulting and strategy role.

Ted Chen T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Ted is a second-year student at Tuck. He was born and raised in Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a degree in Economics. Prior to Tuck, Ted worked as an Associate Consultant for ZS Associates, where he focused on developing go-to-market strategy for global pharma companies. He also interned for a health care-focused venture capital and a digital health startup before he came to Tuck. Over the summer, Ted interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the health care group and GGV capital as a Summer Associate covering digital health.

Effie Edusei T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Effie is a second-year student at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, she lived in Europe and Africa and graduated from the University College London with a degree in pharmacology with a neuroscience focus. Following her undergraduate degree, she completed her masters at the London School of Economics (LSE) focused on biomedicine, society and leadership in health care. Effie's career has spun across biopharma consulting and market research to strategic planning and most recently in business development for a venture backed health care start-up working to improve access and affordability to drugs in Africa. While at Tuck, Effie is focusing her MBA on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and is taking many interesting classes and collaborating with professors in this area. Over the summer, Effie was a General Management Development Program (GMDP) intern with Leica Microsystems, a Danaher Life Sciences company.

Emily Sterling T’19

Health Care Fellow; Health Care Club Officer

Emily is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and a Center for Health Care Fellow. She is a CPA, and graduated from Miami University (OH) with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a minor in History. Prior to Tuck, Emily worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and subsequently held finance roles with increasing responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies, including her role immediately prior to Tuck as a Manager in Internal Audit at Owens Corning. Emily’s professional experience spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and energy. Her prior work specialized in audit and compliance for both financial and operational processes, process improvement across a range of functions, and financial reporting.  Emily’s First-Year Project at Tuck focused on diagnosing issues at an underperforming satellite office of a large specialty hospital to develop strategies to improve operations and drive profitability. Emily plans to transition into the biopharmaceutical industry after Tuck. Emily interned at Genentech, a large biotech company in South San Francisco as a member of the forecasting and business analysis team focused on production planning and forecasting.

Student Stories

Tuck graduates enter a wide variety of healthcare-related careers, discover the pathways that students have taken in the past.

Claire Winiarski T'18

Building a Solid Foundation in Business

Before coming to Tuck, I spent six years in the health care industry in a variety of product manager roles.  I was able to take ownership, run my own product line, and work across different functions. I was really learning a lot and was passionate about what I was doing, but I felt that if I wanted to advance in my career, I had to solidify my foundation in business.

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Eduardo Abby T'17

Why Tuck?

When I came to visit, I left my suit on the Dartmouth Coach and I had an interview the next morning. Tiago Fauth T’16 was kind enough to lend me his suit for the day. I was also impressed when I visited a professor’s class, and I saw him later in the afternoon and he remembered my name. That’s when I knew I wanted to spend two years of my life here. As I come from a different country, I thought it would be very important for me to have a close relationship with faculty and classmates. Here, you know everyone by name and people connect much more with each other. It’s a different MBA experience than other schools.

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Nick Ritter T'17

WHY MBA

Before Tuck, I worked in a very technical field: electrical engineering. Many of my managers were MBAs, and they told me the value of taking a step back for a couple years to get an eagle eye view of the industry, the many roles that exist within each industry, and have a chance to focus on what the perfect fit is for me in terms of a career. Beyond that, I wanted to be able to round out my education and develop myself as a person.

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David Washer T'17

A JOINT DEGREE WITH DARTMOUTH

Prior to Tuck, I had done some public health casework, strengthening social safety net health care systems. Of all my casework, it was the most confusing. That was when I got a better sense of how complicated the U.S. health care system is. It made me think more about pursuing a master’s of public health degree, especially at Dartmouth which is focused on health care systems and unwarranted variation across them.

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Eric Giles T'16

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Mayur Kasetty T'16

WHY TUCK?

I’m in the MD-MBA program. Since I was already at Dartmouth, I had a couple years to really visit Tuck, meet a lot of people here, and develop relationships. Even though I had no real-world experience in business or even medicine, everyone at Tuck was so friendly and helpful. I knew that Tuck was the place I needed to be to grow and develop in the best way possible.

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Ayobami Olufadeji T'16

Why Tuck?

When I came to med school at Dartmouth, I wasn’t thinking I was going to go to business school. I realized that we weren’t really going to learn anything about improving access to care for people and that’s what I want to do in Nigeria. So I searched for the program that would best supplement my MD. After speaking with some people at Tuck and taking some electives here, I realized Tuck would give me the best analytical and strategic skills I needed to achieve my dream.

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Andrew Allison T'15

WHY TUCK?

I lived in New York City for four years prior to Tuck. When looking at potential business schools to attend, I wanted to go somewhere I’d be surrounded by classmates without the constant distractions of a big city. If I wanted to truly transform myself, I knew I’d need a fully immersive experience which few schools could offer, Tuck being one of them.

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Kenoma Anighoro T'15

WHY TUCK?

I was already at Dartmouth in medical school, but I thought that there was something missing from my education that I could get from business school. I wanted to understand greater commerce, how things fit into everything else, and develop the soft skills of business leaders. When I came to Tuck, I saw how rich the social life was here and how vibrant, diverse, and energetic the culture was. I knew I could gain a lot from Tuck and thrive here, too.

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Emily L. Chen T'15

Why Tuck?

I did my undergrad at Dartmouth and absolutely loved my time here. In many ways, it was a life-changing experience. I met so many smart, driven, and thoughtful people who were, on top of all these things, well intentioned in their aspirations. Being surrounded by those people bred my desire to be impactful and led to my eventual interest in health care. So when I was selecting a program for my MBA, I wanted that same sense of community on which to build my leadership skills. I sought to build a network with people who also valued leading good organizations. That, plus the incredible access to superstar faculty and a strong alumni network made my decision to come to Tuck easy.

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Vivien Cui Cui Lee T'14

Why Tuck?

I chose Tuck because of the people. I met two first-years over a coffee chat in Singapore and one of them actually took extra time to speak with me on a different day too. The enthusiasm that student had for Tuck was such a different experience from the other schools I’d looked at.

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Erin McInerney T'14

Why Tuck?

I came to Tuck looking to transition from business development as an adviser within a foreign government to a corporate strategy function inside a health care company. So I reached out to a lot of different people—professors, alumni, and visiting executives. Tuck’s health care network is intimate and strong and they were really helpful. I did my summer internship with the marketing team at Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer. After graduation, I’m going to Boston Scientific to work in corporate strategy. Tuck helped me achieve exactly what I said I wanted to do, and it also helped me realize it was the right path all along.

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Craig S. Silverman T'14

Why Tuck?

Coming into business school, I wanted to establish lifelong friendships with my classmates and build a great professional network. During my admissions visit to Tuck, I noticed that my tour guide said hello to every person that we passed in the hallways. I remember that she pointed out that Tuck is a relatively small school where you get to know everyone in your class. She also talked about a tight-knit community where students come to learn for two years and make great friendships. I knew that Tuck would be the perfect business school for me.

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E. Selemon Asfaw T'14

Why Tuck?

For me, one word that encapsulates Tuck is ‘open.’ I first noticed this at the Diversity Conference I attended as a prospective student, where the entire community got involved, not just the people of color. I saw it again when a few classmates and I started Wall Street Edge, a program that helps connect incoming students with financial services firms. The support I received from all levels of the administration showed me you can take advantage of the pre-existing opportunities at Tuck or try something completely unheard of. As I’ve seen the effort pay off for classes behind me, it’s been very rewarding. Tuck has plentiful possibilities.

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Alumni Stories

Betsabeh Madani

Vice President of Strategy for Equicare Health

Before you know what she is, you first need to know what Betsabeh Madani T’13 is not: She is not an astronaut. Or at least, not yet anyway.

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Michael Carusi

General Partner, Lightstone Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures

Not many people in ball bearing sales finish their careers in venture capital. For Mike Carusi T’93, now one of the most successful health care investors in Silicon Valley, that unlikely journey started with two eye-opening years at Tuck. 

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James “Jim” Lindstrom

Partner, The Spruce House Partnership

Jim Lindstrom T’01 has a career of both investment and senior operational roles—a unique perspective to lead a multinational corporation in today’s dynamic environment.

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Amrit Ray

Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Essential Health

Amrit Ray T’02 is working to improve compassionate access to investigational medicines and medicines for children—callings that combine his professional strengths with his personal convictions.

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Duncan Reece

Vice President and General Manager, Iora Health

Duncan Reece T’08 was seven years into a career in finance when he realized he wanted to have a greater impact on the world around him. He found that connection in the health-care industry.

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John Sory

Chief Executive, Regional Alliance, University of Miami Health System

In pioneering new health-care models emphasizing preventive care, John Sory T’93 overcame skepticism in the most direct way possible: He guaranteed better results.

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Lea Tompsett

Principal for Transformative Impact, Health Leads

At Boston-based nonprofit Health Leads, Lea Tompsett T’06 is working with health care providers and social service agencies to ensure patients have access to basic necessities: food, transportation, housing.

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