Meet our Fellows

Many of our alumni fellows continue their career path within Allina Health.

Current Administrative Fellows

Margit Herrmann

Margit Herrmann
Allina Health System Office Fellow

Louis Monette v2

Louis Monette
Allina Health Abbott Northwestern Fellow

Taylor Sinn
Taylor Sinn
Allina Health Group Fellow

Incoming Administrative Fellows

Aashika Ashok, University of The Incarnate Word:

My name is Aashika Ashok and I am so excited to be the incoming 2023-2024 Allina Health Abbott Northwestern Fellow! I am a MHA Candidate at the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX and had the amazing opportunity of completing my Administrative Residency at ANW this past summer. I have always loved learning the intricacies of healthcare systems, specifically hospital management, and dream of creating easily accessible high-acuity care for the community at hand. ANW is an amazing healthcare institution, filled with the most caring and motivated administration and healthcare workers. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and truly excited to be a part of the whole person care that Allina Health provides. 

L. Chad Wang, University of Michigan:

L. Chad Wang is pursuing his Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan and will be graduating in April of 2023. During his time at Michigan, Chad interned at Michigan Medicine with the University of Michigan Medical Group. His primary project focused on performing a Practice Health assessment with the OB/GYN clinic, where he evaluated clinical operations and role delineation and completed investigative interviews with physician leads and staff and clinical shadowing. He also worked with the MSW team in developing a grid of social isolation resources and further collaborated with Trinity Health and the Farm at St. Joe's to provide healthy produce options for patients based on SDOH. In addition, Chad served on the social committee for the Michigan Healthcare Executive Student Association. Prior to his graduate studies, he was as a researcher for the Lemos Laboratory and worked as an emergency medical scribe in Minneapolis, MN. Chad obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota with a minor in Nutrition.

Johanna Knutson, University of Iowa:

My name is Johanna, a current MHA candidate at the University of Iowa! I am originally from Amery, Wisconsin, which is about 45 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities, just tucked inside the Wisconsin boarder. I did my undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for a degree in Communication Studies and double emphases in Health and Wellness Management and Business Administration. I moved to Iowa about a year and a half ago and though it has been good to me, I am ready to come back to the upper Midwest and join the Allina family.  Having worked as a Medical Scribe in my undergraduate career at a few Allina Hospitals, I am excited to see the work of Allina from a different perspective. Personally, I love to play golf, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, traveling and firefighting. I currently am a volunteer firefighter and I hope that I can continue to do that work while working as a fellow! I will try my best to bring laugher, (hopefully) funny jokes and smiles to the conversations that are yet to be had.

Past Administrative Fellows

Laurel Oswald Pearson
2021-2022 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Program Manager-Clinical Service Line
Libby Storrick Peil
2021-2022 Administrative Fellow
Current positionManager Care Integration
Bush Anna Kate

Anna Kate Kollasch Bush
2020-2021 Administrative Fellow
Current position:Operations and Program Manager


Lalli Akurati
2020-2021 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Population Health Manager, Reporting & Performance

Mackenzie Schutz

Mackenzie Schutz 
2019-2020 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Manager of Mental Health Integrated Psychology


Rachel Riedesel
2019-2020 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Manager Population Health 


John Crist
2018-2019 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Manager Innovation
Previous position: Innovation Consultant

Emily Herrmann

Emily Herrmann
2018-2019 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Director, Staffing and Scheduling 
Previous position: Manager – Labor Productivity and Benchmarking

Kayla Vinje

Kayla Vinje
2017-2018 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Manager IT Strategic Programs
Previous position: Program Manager, Convenience Care

Ellie Madison Hallen

Ellie (Madison) Hallen 
2015-2016 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Director Population Health 
Previous position: Neuroscience Program and Operations Manager


Erika Schuld
2015-2016 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Director, Senior Health and Palliative Care
Previous position: Manager, Courage Kenny Pain Services

Julia Crist

Julia Crist
2014-2015 Administrative Fellow
Current position:Chief Operating Officer of Inbound Health
Previous position: VP Operations Home Care Services

portrait of Amanda Mortenson

Amanda Mortenson
2014-2015 Administrative Fellow
Current position: Director, Surgical & Procedural Clinical Service Line
Previous position: Manager, East Region General Surgery