Current Administrative Fellows

Adreun Malone Adreun Malone – Second Year Administrative Fellow, 2021-2023

Adreun Malone earned his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from the University of South Alabama. Adreun’s passion for pediatric healthcare was realized while assisting his sister during numerous hospital scoliosis procedures and inpatient stays. With this passion, Adreun continues to pursue a graduate degree in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

While completing his graduate degree, Adreun enhanced his knowledge by working at UAB Medicine as a Patient Experience and Engagement associate. During that time, Adreun developed and implemented a COVID-19 family communication program to enhance family engagement with care teams and conducted various analyses to monitor patient experience throughout UAB Medicines’ clinics. This exposure provided him the opportunity to join Connecticut Children’s as an Administrative Intern, where he focused on improving childcare resources for frontline staff and developing strategies of expansion for physical therapy.

Adreun’s desire is to ensure all children and their families have the same experience of excellent care and quality for themselves or their loved ones. As he embarks on his fellowship at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, he plans to continue to explore his passion for creating high-quality care while also building community initiatives to enhance public health.

Nariko Nakachi

Nariko Nakachi – First Year Administrative Fellow, 2022-2024

Nariko earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Texas A&M University. Throughout her undergraduate career, she interned and volunteered in positions that focused on building community and making connections between organization. This included being a community leader for first-generation low-income college students and completing a partnership internship with the US Census Bureau. Nariko also gained experience in community health research as an Undergraduate Research Scholar.

Nariko went on to obtain her Master of Health Administration from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. At Columbia, Nariko was on the executive board for the Black and Latinx Student Caucus and a volunteer project lead for the Columbia Student Service Corps. While completing her summer administrative internship at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Nariko was able to manage the electrophysiology department’s standardization of patient notes using PDSA cycles and provider, administration, and parent input. She also led the creation of scheduled work for the medical imaging scheduling team using staff input and volume trends from data including calls, emails, EPIC, and faxes.

As a former CHIP and WIC recipient, Nariko is passionate about improving access to services for low-income children. At Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Nariko hopes to learn more about how the organization provides care to children in the Bay Area and beyond.

In her free time, Nariko enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and reading a good book.