Current Administrative Fellows

Melissa MinkMelissa Mink – Second Year Administrative Fellow, 2018-2020

Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. After her undergraduate studies, she spent two years working at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California as a Marketing Manager, managing high-visibility marketing campaigns aimed at retaining high-risk member segments. To broaden and deepen her knowledge of health care, Melissa enrolled in the University of Michigan’s Master of Health Services Administration program.

As a graduate student, Melissa led a process improvement project at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital aimed at reducing inappropriate usage of the patient transport elevator in the Emergency Department. There, the exposure to so many dedicated and inspiring health care professionals led to her desire to learn more about pediatric medicine. Melissa’s interest and passion grew during her internship at Intermountain Healthcare, where she learned about and interacted with leaders at Primary Children’s Hospital and formed a strong connection with the former CEO, a Michigan professor. As a result of these cumulative experiences, Melissa was inspired to play a role in helping to ensure children receive the highest quality health care and positively impacting the ways in which pediatric medicine is delivered.

As a Bay Area native, Melissa is thrilled to return to Northern California and honored to be completing her Administrative Fellowship at Stanford Children’s Health. She is excited to hone her skills in process improvement, operations and strategic planning while fully immersing herself in and learning more about pediatric health care at this prestigious organization.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and making excursions to the beaches and mountains.

Jordan GrahamJordan Graham – First Year Administrative Fellow, 2019-2021

Jordan earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington. She always knew she wanted to be in healthcare, after her brother battled Stage IV cancer at a young age, but that passion was reaffirmed during her undergraduate years, when she became a volunteer and student assistant at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She went on to work at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 3 years as front line staff and as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist before deciding to pursue her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington after learning how the degree could empower her to make systematic changes in how healthcare was delivered, and affect the quality and experience for patients and families.

During her graduate career, she was able to continue her work at Seattle Children’s Hospital, but as a consultant for the Improvement and Innovation Team for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, where she helped prepare the department for regional expansion, standardized provider deployment allowances, and transformed the patient triage and scheduling process. Jordan also had the opportunity to be a summer intern at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, a community-based adult public hospital in Kirkland, WA, where she was also to help develop the strategic plan for telemedicine initiatives for the organization. Upon her return to Seattle Children’s, her desire to help enhance the holistic well-being of pediatric populations was reignited, and a deep commitment to the field was solidified.

Jordan’s desire to understand a new organization, culture, and demographic, coupled with her eagerness to learn from new points of view led her to a fellowship at Stanford Children’s Health. As a Seattle native, she is looking forward to understanding the challenges that California faces in pediatric healthcare, and how Stanford Children’s Health is leading and creating pathways to better outcomes for children. She is also excited to expand her knowledge on how to operationalize lean principles, and develop her strategic and business development skills.

Outside of work, Jordan enjoys playing sports, being outside on hikes, travelling, and going back up to Seattle to cheer on the Huskies and the Seahawks with her family.