Current Administrative Fellows

Meher KachwalaMeher Kachwala – Second Year Administrative Fellow, 2016-2018

Meher Kachwala earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park where she majored in Business with a pre-health focus and minored in Technology Entrepreneurship. Throughout her college career, Meher partook in internships and volunteer efforts that peaked her interest in healthcare and specifically healthcare disparities as they affected the underprivileged pediatric population. In pursuit of increasing her understanding of the dynamic healthcare landscape, Meher moved to New York where she attended Columbia University and completed her Masters in Healthcare Administration.

In this process, she completed her Administrative Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, an experience that increased her understanding and interest in hospital operations and specifically process improvement. Her work at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center furthered her exposure to operations whilst peaking her interest in other areas of hospital management including strategy and finance.

Meher’s desire to continue building her experience and exposure to hospital operations along the continuum of care combined with her passion for enhancing pediatric medicine led her to Stanford Children’s Hospital. Here she hopes to make a difference in the patient’s life while finding her niche in the intersection of medicine and management.

Outside of this, Meher’s interests include painting, traveling and enjoying the California weather with her brand new puppy.

Meghan HowellMeghan “Meggie” Howell – First Year Administrative Fellow, 2017-2019

Meghan “Meggie” Howell earned her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Policy & Management from the University of Southern California. Through her classes, internships at healthcare organizations, and volunteer experiences with kids in the South Los Angeles community, Meggie discovered her passion for pediatric healthcare management. To prepare herself to make the greatest positive impact in children’s health, she then pursued her Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota.

As a graduate student, Meggie sought opportunities to expand her knowledge of pediatric healthcare delivery, specifically in the areas of operations, process improvement, and population health. She was most inspired by her Administrative Residency, during which she helped open and operationalize an oncology clinic at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania. This work solidified her dedication to ensuring all pediatric patients have access to quality, affordable, and personalized healthcare.

Meggie’s desire to deepen her understanding of operations and process improvement and to gain experience in strategy and business development drew her to a fellowship at Stanford Children’s Health. She looks forward to embracing lean thinking to improve the health and lives of children and their families in the Bay Area and beyond.

Outside of work, Meggie loves attending concerts and sports games, exploring the outdoors and traveling abroad.