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Anthony Amabile
Current Fellow - Finance
University of North Florida

Anthony Amabile completed his undergraduate education at Florida International University in Health Administration. He earned his MBA with a concentration in finance and MHA from the University of North Florida. While in graduate school, he worked full-time at a Flagler Hospital enjoying progressively more responsibilities in the revenue cycle and finance, culminating with being responsible for the budgeting process. In addition, he also managed the accounting information system and various finance projects including a document management project for accounts payable. With a thirst for knowledge and a passion for building relationships, Anthony eagerly looks forward to the finance fellowship with Ochsner Health System. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, soccer and spending time with family. 

Laura Carleton
Current Fellow - Finance
Louisiana State University

Laura Carleton

Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Laura graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Management and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She also earned her Master's degree at LSU finishing with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance in May 2013. Laura competed for the LSU track team during both her undergraduate and graduate programs and holds school records in the 5000m and 10,000m.  Laura was attracted to the health care field because of the opportunity to use her financial skills in organizations where the mission is to help others. The Ochsner fellowship has been an amazing experience so far providing endless opportunity for learning and professional and personal growth. Laura enjoys living in New Orleans, in her free time she enjoys cooking, running, exploring the city, and playing with her golden doodle, Maddox.


Tiffany Henriques
Current Fellow - Finance
Loyola University of New Orleans

Tiffany Henriques

Tiffany was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she stayed to earn both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola University of New Orleans. Her business management concentration as an undergraduate student piqued her interest in many aspects of business. She chose to stay at Loyola to earn her Master of Business Administration, graduating in the fall of 2010. While earning that degree, she completed the coursework necessary to sit for the CPA exam. As a certified public accountant for KPMG LLP, an international accounting and advisory firm, she developed a wide range of skills and gained knowledge about various business entities. Her clients included oil and gas companies, law firms, and various other corporations and partnerships. In the spring of 2013, Tiffany chose to leave public accounting and prepare to use her knowledge of business operations and finance in the healthcare field. She currently lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans and is entering her second year of the fellowship. She recently began a corporate rotation with the System VP of Finance and is also doing work with the Project Management Office. Tiffany has completed her first Lean project and is looking forward to her next Lean assignment.


Andrew Hancher
Current Fellow - Operations
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Andrew grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned a degree in Biology with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Miami University (Ohio). Prior to pursuing his graduate education, Andrew worked as an administrative intern at The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA, where he affirmed his desire to pursue a career in health administration.  Most recently, Andrew earned a MSHA/MBA degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and gained valuable experience working as an administrative intern at UAB Health System.  He is excited to begin his career as an administrative fellow at Ochsner, where he hopes to build lasting relationships and continue to grow personally and professionally. In his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling, coaching, cycling, hunting and spending time with family. Andrew will be working at Ochsner Health System—Jefferson Highway.


Jessica Ann Jolly
Current Fellow - Operations
The Ohio State University

Jessica is a Detroit native, a graduate of the University of Michigan, a Teach For America alumnus, and Albert Schweitzer Fellow For Life. Teaching Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grade in inner-city Atlanta, GA ignited her passion for eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. She recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a MHA and MPH in Health Behavior Health Promotion. Jessica completed administrative residencies at Henry Ford Health System and The Emory Clinic in the areas of clinical operations, process improvement, and patient experience. While at OSU, Jessica worked with executive leadership at University Hospital East to evaluate service lines and develop clinical programs to meet community health needs. She also served as the Process Improvement Coordinator at Ohio’s first HIV/AIDS medical center and pharmacy. Jessica aspires to provide care to the underserved through culturally competent leadership, improved primary care, school-based healthcare, and care coordination. She loves jazz, mentoring, teaching, and singing opera. She is elated to move to New Orleans and join the Ochsner Family.

Wesley Kruse
Current Fellow - Operations
Xavier University

Wes Kruse graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Biology. He is currently in the ‘residency’ period of his graduate education, and will graduate from Xavier University with his MHSA degree next May. Prior to pursuing graduate school, Wes worked in the clinical lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) as a lab processor. This experience was a major influence on his decision to pursue a career in healthcare administration. Prior to joining Ochsner Health System, Wes interned for CCHMC in the Strategic Planning Department. His primary responsibilities included trend analysis, market research, and project implementation. In his spare time, Wes enjoys cheering for his favorite sports teams, cooking for friends and family, and exploring the great city of New Orleans. Wes works primarily in the North Shore region of Ochsner.

Robert List
Current Fellow - Operations
The University of North Caroline Charlotte

Robert was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. During his last year of college, Rob’s love of science coupled with his knack for leadership led him to pursue a career in Healthcare Administration. In 2012, Robert enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he completed his Master of Health Administration. While attending graduate school Rob served as a Graduate Assistant to the Associate Director at the Student Health Center. His work experience focused on OSHA compliance, AAAHC standards, updating organization policies, and filing insurance claims. Rob also served as an intern to Premier Healthcare Alliance; where he assessed and resolved data anomalies in their hospital contracts. In his spare time Rob enjoys playing guitar, being physically active, and exploring new restaurants with his wife, Emily. Robert will be working at Ochsner Health Systems Jefferson Highway.

Ethan Peters
Current Fellow - Operations
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Ethan Peters graduated from Beloit College (Beloit, Wisconsin) in 2012 with a dual BA in Economics & Management and Political Science. While an undergraduate, he completed a yearlong administrative internship at a local health system, where he worked on numerous projects spanning from quality improvement to the development of new programs and services. These experiences solidified his interest in pursuing a career in healthcare administration. He then earned his MHA from the University of Minnesota in 2014. While in graduate school, Ethan completed a summer administrative residency at a community hospital in Missoula, Montana. He also served as a student consultant to several major healthcare organizations in the Twin Cities. Ethan will be working at the Baton Rouge hospital and clinic locations.

Lilly Nix
Current Fellow - Supply Chain
Florida International University

Lilly graduated with a B.S. in engineering from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Her concentration was in bioengineering and for her senior capstone project she worked with a team to redesign a medical device used in endoscopic surgeries. Lilly recently graduated with an M.S. in engineering management from Florida International University. While pursuing her master’s degree, she interned at Camillus Health Concern in Miami. She developed spending projections, diagrammed operations and finance processes, and analyzed financial data to determine the most efficient ways to support the clinic’s mission of providing healthcare to the homeless population. This experience influenced her decision to enter the healthcare industry. Lilly previously worked as an automotive safety researcher at George Washington University, performing modeling and simulation with the goal of mitigating injuries in automotive crashes. In her spare time, she stays involved with her local community by teaching ESL classes and working with her church youth group.