The Carol Emmott Foundation Selects Its Largest Class of 24 Participants For The Fellowship Class of 2024

The Carol Emmott Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 24 women health leaders for the Fellowship Class of 2024. This represents the largest Fellowship class since the inception of the organization, drawing from a diverse and talented group of accomplished leaders.

The Carol Emmott Fellowship, the original flagship program of The Carol Emmott Foundation, aims to be at the forefront of transforming the face of the healthcare industry. The Fellowship works to accelerate gender equity in healthcare leadership by providing women leaders a platform for national visibility as well as a continuously growing network of peers, mentors, and sponsors in the industry. The Fellowship program equips participants with the necessary resources and connections to lead change and foster gender and racial equity within their healthcare organizations.

The Fellowship Class of 2024 comprises a remarkable group of healthcare leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to making a significant impact in their communities. These leaders were nominated by senior executive leadership at their institutions and carefully selected via a competitive process, ensuring the inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and experiences. The Class of 2024 represents a range of disciplines within healthcare, from clinical care to financial analysis, data science, operations, and strategy, bringing a comprehensive perspective to this cohort.

“The Fellowship Class of 2024 is truly exceptional. These remarkable leaders have the vision and dedication to drive change in healthcare, contributing to a more equitable and inclusive industry,” said Anne McCune, CEO of The Carol Emmott Foundation. “We are excited about the size and potential of this cohort and their ability to impact the industry nationally.”

The Foundation’s commitment to gender equity extends beyond the individual Fellows. By providing support, mentorship, sponsorship, and a strong network of Fellows, the program creates a ripple effect, influencing not only the career trajectories of its participants but also the organizations they serve. The impact of the Fellowship program can be seen in the increasing number of Fellows in executive leadership roles, as well as in the growing awareness and advocacy for gender equity in healthcare leadership at their organizations.

The Carol Emmott Foundation invites healthcare organizations, leaders, and advocates nationwide to join in celebrating the Fellowship Class of 2024 and to support the ongoing efforts to create gender and racial equity in healthcare leadership. By expanding the reach of the Fellowship program, the Foundation aims to drive meaningful change at every level of healthcare, ultimately benefiting patients, providers, and communities.

Class of 2024 Fellows

* Foundation-sponsored fellows are denoted with an asterisk

Nadia Carlesso, MD, PhD; Professor & Chair, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute

Audrey Corbett, MD, MBA; Chief Medical Officer, OU Health Physicians – Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, School of Community Medicine

Caroline Davidge-Pitts, MBBCh; Associate Chair, Practice, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Mayo Clinic

Beth Godsey, MBA, MSPA; SVP Data Science, Methodology & Product Strategy & Management, Vizient, Inc.

Stephanie Guzik, MBA, BSN, RN, CHRC; Associate Vice President and University Compliance Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Sara Haggerty, MBA; VP, Budget and Financial Planning & Analysis, University of Chicago Medical Center

Crystal Hernandez, PsyD, MBA; Chief Forensic Officer, Muscogee Creek Nation*

Meredith Hileman, MBA; Chief Executive Officer, Sutter West Bay Medical Group, Sutter Health

Sara Johnson, MBA, PMP; Associate Vice President, Population Health and Innovation, Duke Primary Care, Duke University Health System

Samantha Klebe, DO, SFHM; Chief Medical Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System

Marjorie Lazarre, PharmD, MBA; Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer & ED Pharmaceutical Business Innovations, Yale New Haven Health System

Jessica Liddle, MHA; Director of Enterprise Performance and Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Health Systems

Chemen Neal, MD, CPCC; Executive Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion | Chief Diversity Officer, Indiana University School of Medicine

Karlyn Paglia, MD; Chief Medical Officer, Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger

Vanessa Roshell-Stacks, MHA; Vice President, Ancillary and Support Services – Site Admin Oakland Campus, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Monica Russo, MHA; Regional Vice President Practice Operations, MaineHealth Medical Group

Teresa Sarlitto; Executive, Clinical Operations, Sutter Health

Joy Sclamberg, MD; Senior Associate Dean Graduate Medical Education, Rush University Medical Center

Cindy Sheridan, JD; Associate Chief Legal Officer, Litigation Services, Geisinger

Julia Swanson; Senior Vice President, Planning and Transformation, Henry Ford Health System

Courtney Tanner, JD, MSW; Senior Director, Government Relations, Dartmouth Health

Danielle Wharton, MHSA, NHA; Vice President Clinical and Support Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Health System

Katina Williams, MBA; Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System

Robin Wood, PhD, RN; Senior Clinical Director of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Capacity Management & The Penn Medicine Transfer Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Learn more about this year’s Fellows, as well as the work and mission of The Carol Emmott Foundation, by visiting