The Sloan Program in Health Administration executives-in-residence provide students with opportunities for mentoring and networking. The newly expanded roster of executives includes (l-r) Lisa Goldstein, Katherine Rogers, Kyllan Cody, Maureen Boyle, and Christina Sanon Woods.

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Sloan Program grows with new collaboration, new executives-in-residence

To give students and faculty new opportunities for research and learning, the Sloan Program in Health Administration at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy will collaborate with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 7,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.

The Sloan Program in Health Administration prepares graduate students for management positions in hospitals, consulting firms, primary care and ambulatory surgery centers, health care tech and pharmaceutical firms.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the Sloan Program in Health Administration will share research capabilities with ASAM and ASAM will provide a dedicated executive-in-residence to mentor students.

“We are thrilled to be able to increase our students’ exposure to research and policy making opportunities in the field of addiction medicine practice and policy,” said Sloan Program Associate Director Julie Carmalt. Overdoses are the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S.

Sloan graduate Penny Mills MBA ’82, former ASAM CEO, helped facilitate the new arrangement. She is completing her term as Executive-in-Residence with the Sloan Program in Health Administration, capping a career leading health care organizations.

“The Sloan Program has a rich tradition of bringing back Sloan alumni to connect with entering students and then mentor, coach and advise them until they graduate,” said Associate Director Cathy Bartell, MHA ’90.

With the new ASAM collaboration, the Sloan Program in Health Administration Doug Brown Executives-in-Residence roster will grow to feature five prominent health care leaders with diverse and distinguished backgrounds:

  • Lisa Goldstein MPS ’79, Senior Advisor (former EVP and COO, retired) at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 
  • Kyllan Cody MHA ’04, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Dallas.
  • Christina Sanon Woods ’08, MHA ’09, Director of Health Industries Advisory at PwC.
  • Katherine Rogers MHA ’15, Northern California Complex Needs Practice Leader at Kaiser Permanente.
  • Maureen Boyle, PhD, Chief Quality and Science Officer at ASAM, is a neuroscientist experienced in behavioral health care policy, clinical quality measurement, science communication, and public health and research program development.

The Sloan Program in Health Administration, now in its seventh decade, has prepared students for leadership positions in the health care industry. With the guidance of the executives-in-residence, Sloan graduates enter the job market with strong management skills in finance, accounting and marketing, a deep understanding of the health care industry, and connections to a vast Sloan alumni network.


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