Current Fellows

Administrative Fellows - Operations

Quentin Bradley
Loyola University

Quentin J. Bradley graduated from Doane University (Crete, NE) in 2006, earning a B.A. in Mass Communications. He has since accumulated the following honors: A Middle School Alternative Certification from Louisiana Resource Center for Educators in 2009, a M.Ed. from Southern University of Baton Rouge in 2012, and an MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2018. Quentin has served as an educator, over the past ten years, in various roles which included: mentor, coach, counselor and teacher. He finished as an administrator at East St. John High in Reserve, LA. In this role, he created and upheld systems for a safe school environment, guided instructors on setting clear and measurable objectives, analyzed data for vision achievement and invested all stakeholders in that vision. Quentin provided the St. John school district with a free consultation project, on the retention and attendance problem of teachers within the district. He used a variety of qualitative and quantitative data to provide efficient and adequate solutions. His commitment to excellence has provided positive results, developing into an annual celebration and incentive programs for those serving in education. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, attending sporting events, working out and spending time with family and friends.

Madeline Sherman
University of Iowa

Madeline is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology in 2016 and completed her Masters of Health Administration at the University of Iowa. During undergrad, she completed a project at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). She analyzed qualitative survey responses from patients in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Madeline discovered that the problem that correlated with low satisfaction scores in the department was a lack of transparency and an absence of inter-team collaboration. She presented her findings to the director of the ambulatory surgery center who then implemented her analysis into a strategy to improve patient-centered care within the department. This project and the experience solidified Madeline’s interest in healthcare administration and taught her that a career in this field could influence patients’ lives. In grad school she interned and became a graduate research assistant at the Carver College of Medicine at UIHC. Madeline led a project to create a statewide directory of provider practice opportunities for the joint benefit of healthcare providers and physician residents interested in working in the state. She conducted a turnover analysis for each specialty type in communities across Iowa to evaluate different retention and recruitment strategies. This information allowed collaboration amongst her and her colleagues to assess the competition of each hospital network and be able to benchmark the recruitment, retention strategies, base salaries and benefit packages offered to physicians around the state and country. This information was particularly important during contract reviews with physicians entering a new network. During Madeline’s free time she volunteers with a nonprofit organization, Girls on the Run, and enjoys discovering new restaurants in town and spending quality time with friends.

Lindsey Caruso
Louisiana State University

Born and raised in New Orleans, Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from University of Holy Cross. Upon graduating, Lindsey joined Ochsner’s Radiology team as a radiologic technologist in the hospital. She spent a year in general radiology, before pursuing a career in mammography at The Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center. Lindsey spent nine years at the Tansey Breast Center where she assisted in the implementation of Epic, developed a system to utilize philanthropic dollars for women who could not afford 3D mammography, supported system wide mammography during a reporting system transition and participated in the utilization of Tyrer-Cuzick scores, which provides women a lifetime risk of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Lindsey has served on the system wide Mammography Steering Committee, Rewards and Recognition Committee and the Ignite team. Lindsey has served the community through Ochsner’s Service Corps, participating in events at Second Harvest Food Bank. Lindsey became the Breast Imaging Supervisor in 2016, where she completed the Supervisory Leadership Program and enrolled in the Leadership Learning Series. As supervisor, she played a vital role in the opening of the Outpatient Imaging Center and assisted in the design of the new Breast Center in the Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center. During her time as supervisor, Lindsey received a nomination for Leader of the Year. In 2017, Lindsey obtained a Master of Healthcare Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Lindsey is married with three children and resides in Old Metairie. She enjoys traveling to the beach and Disney World, watching the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers and visiting local festivals.

Jacob Credeur
New York University

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Jacob Credeur graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in economics. Jacob subsequently graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he served as the Articles/Index Editor for the Loyola Law Review. After completion of his Juris Doctor, he went on to obtain a Master of Laws from the New York University School of Law. Jacob then spent almost a decade practicing law in a variety of corporate fields, primarily focusing his practice in labor and employment law. During the course of his career, he worked at one of the largest law firms in the country and gained valuable insight into a variety of corporate environments through his representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies. After changing his focus to health care, he graduated in 2018 from the University of New Orleans Master of Science program in Healthcare Management with a 4.0 GPA.

Finance Fellows

Marshall Wadleigh
Tulane University

A Slidell, Louisiana native, Marshall graduated from Tulane University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. While at Tulane, Marshall was a member of the Green Wave football team, which he walked on to in 2013. He played for four seasons, eventually earning an athletic scholarship his senior year and becoming a team captain. While an undergrad, Marshall, was one of several students chosen for the Darwin Fenner Student-run endowment program, where he and his classmates actively managed over $1.5 million of Tulane’s endowment fund. Marshall interned with Catholic Charities in 2016, where he spent time as a donation coordinator for the immigration and relief services department. For nearly two years he has continued to work with Catholic Charities, teaching English as a Second Language courses weekly.

Choosing to remain at Tulane, Marshall then completed his master’s degree in accounting in the spring of 2018. While in graduate school, Marshall worked for Tulane’s athletic department, tutoring student athletes in accounting and finance courses. Marshall spends much of his free time with his family, especially his younger siblings; he has an eight-year old brother and a fourteen-year old sister. He enjoys sports, reading, and going to mass.

Kristina Crouch
Tulane University

Originally from New Orleans, Kristina graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin America Studies. She went on to pursue a Master of Science in Healthcare Management at the University of New Orleans. After graduating, she returned to Tulane in the MBA program concentrating in Finance and Data Analytics, where she served as the Vice President of Administration in the Graduate Business Council. After her first year at Tulane, Kristina worked as a Post-Graduate Intern at Norton Healthcare where she worked with Clinical Intelligence and Decision Support. While an undergraduate student at Tulane, Kristina helped establish Girls in STEM at Tulane, an outreach organization which aims to provide middle school girls the opportunity to meet and work with female role models in STEM. She continues to volunteer with the organization and currently serves as one of its Program Coordinators.

Finance Fellow - 2nd Year Fellow

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Jr.
University of New Orleans

Originally from Mandeville, LA, Patrick graduated from the University of New Orleans in December 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Management. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree, Patrick entered the Graduate Program at the University of New Orleans. In May 2013, he completed the program and earned his MBA with a Finance concentration. After completing the Graduate Program, Patrick began working as a Financial Analyst for Postlethwaite and Netterville. During that time, he developed an understanding of financial reporting across a variety of industries, gained valuable experience in working within a team setting, and utilized accurate and balanced decision-making, resulting in total award payments exceeding tens of millions of dollars. In December 2014, he was promoted to a leadership position as a Senior Financial Analyst, after consistently exceeding the production and quality expectations of his previous position. As a Senior Financial Analyst, Patrick worked with a team of six analysts, focusing mainly on non-profit organizations. It was during this time, he developed an interest in healthcare financial reporting. As a fellow, Patrick hopes to expand upon his current understanding of healthcare financial reporting and further develop within a leadership role. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Stacy, and their family and friends.

Revenue Cycle Fellow

Bridget Knight
University of Minnesota

Bridget is originally from Minneapolis Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate degrees and her MHA at the University of Minnesota. She has over 5 years of healthcare experience in various supportive roles. She worked in a large long-term care and rehabilitation facility and then transitioned to an ambulatory position at a mobile primary care clinic that managed patients with complex medical needs in their homes. Here she worked alongside an interdisciplinary care provider team and developed a more efficient scheduling model for the clinic. She later transitioned to a part time role at an integrated primary care and addiction medicine clinic, answering and prioritizing a high volume of phone calls daily, while completing patient registration and scheduling, and assisting with documentation requirements from various payers and agencies. Bridget also had the opportunity to live and work in a small community hospital in Brattleboro Vermont as part of her administrative residency. Here, her main projects focused on a developing community and hospital respite bed collaboration and an EMR implementation go live and transition. Bridget is one of the revenue cycle fellows, with particular interest in health information and documentation. She is looking forward to continuing her education and career, and meeting new people, as part of a great healthcare system like Ochsner.

Savanah Burnett-Arceneaux
University of New Orleans

Savanah was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado and moved to New Mexico for college. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology at the University of New Mexico in 2013. During her time at UNM, Savanah helped lead a group of students, paired with Habitat for Humanity and Operation Smile, who traveled to the Dominican Republic and Brazil to assist medical facilities who were in need of various medical and financial services. Upon graduation, she held leadership roles as an Assistant Manager at both a local restaurant and clothing store in Albuquerque while volunteering in the Emergency Department at the University of New Mexico.

In an effort to combine her passion of health care and management, Savanah moved to New Orleans where she obtained her Master of Science in Health Care Management and graduated in the top 5% of her class in December of 2017. During her time at UNO, Savanah interned with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where she helped lead the Student Series team in recruiting schools within the chapter market to partner with fundraising programs that help raise millions of dollars each year in the fight against blood cancer. Before graduation, Savanah worked with a small faculty to create UNO’s first Health Literacy Awareness Month where she hoped to help the students and staff find the right words for better health.

Supply Chain Fellow

Kyle Simnick
University of New Orleans

Kyle Simnick grew up in Louisiana where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He has held professional operations and supply chain roles for Intralox and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Kyle’s primary specialties are in the optimization of supply chain asset utilization, strategic supply partnering, process improvement methodology, logistical analysis, and international contract execution.

Over the course of his professional career, he has contributed directly to domestic and international business development and has played a vital role in global commerce and international export. In addition, Kyle has led numerous value driving process improvement initiatives through the application of LEAN improvement methodologies.

“As a Louisiana Native, I have witnessed the positive impact Ochsner Health System has had on our community. It is an honor to be part of an executive fellowship program that is built upon dignity, compassion, and integrity."

Supply Chain Fellow - 2nd Year Fellow

Rene Gurdian
Loyola University

Originally from Kenner, LA, Rene graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Management in 2013. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he worked at Chevron Oronite for the past three years within Chevron’s Supply Chain. From logistics to inventory planning, Rene’s focus was dealing with Chevron’s third party facilities involving tasks that varied from SAP execution to Quality Assurance. In his former role, Rene managed the planning for Americas Region drumming production while aligning with Chevron’s lean Global Inventory targets. This role included planning for over 121 oil-additive materials for various customers across the industry. In addition, he worked closely with Global Master Data Organization teams to streamline Chevron SAP/APO application structure that minimizes operational planning risk. During his years at Chevron, Rene became an SAP power user within the PC3 and POS21 environments used by Chevron. In May 2017, Rene received his Master’s in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Loyola University. In his free time, Rene enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing recreational sports such as soccer and basketball.

“During my time within the Ochsner Fellowship, Ochsner has not only enhanced my overall knowledge about the Healthcare industry but also has strengthened my professional presence by observing Ochsner’s dynamic administrative leaders during executive meetings and conferences.

Throughout the Administrative Fellowship, Ochsner provides a platform that enables the Fellow to continue their educational development in Healthcare but also continues to serve Ochsner’s patients in the best way they can – through the development of their own employees. The Fellowship enables Fellows to view the organization through the eyes of executives while also giving a chance to be mentored by Ochsner’s brightest and strongest leaders.

I am humbled by the opportunity to continue to learn and grow through the guidance of administrative leaders who play a pivotal role throughout the Fellowship.”

PGY2/Pharmacy Resident

Jonathan L. Hartmann-Pharm D
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Born at Ochsner, Jonathan is a native of Metairie and the Greater New Orleans area. Jonathan attended Jesuit High School in Mid-City and then graduated from Louisiana Sate University in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences. Afterwards, Jonathan completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy in Memphis, TN. It was at UTHSC that Jonathan began an exciting journey in healthcare service and leadership. Elected as the president of the class of 2017 for the first year pharmacy students, Jonathan fostered relationships advocating for his peers, collaborating with college faculty and school administration in addressing academic affairs. Starting in his second year of pharmacy school, Jonathan was then elected as Patient Care Vice-President for the Executive Committee of his local chapter of the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists. It was in this capacity that Jonathan worked with leaders in the community-at-large empowering and motivating fellow students to strive for continued success in patient care service initiatives both locally and nationally.

Throughout his schooling, Jonathan worked as a pharmacy intern for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis. Having completed his PGY-1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Jonathan is continuing his training as the PGY-2 Health-System Administration Pharmacy Resident. Jonathan's interests include health informatics and geriatrics, and his current career goal is to be a supervisor of clinical services. Jonathan is an avid musician, playing saxophone and clarinet, and enjoys building computers in his spare time. Jonathan will be located at Jefferson Highway and under the mentorship of Debbie Simonson.


Michael Guidry
University of South Alabama

A native of Cut Off, Louisiana, Michael graduated from Nicholls State University in Fall of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After obtaining his degree, he began working as a critical care nurse at Terrebonne General Medical Center. In 2014, he relocated to Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Galliano, Louisiana, where he started as an intensive care nurse, and eventually progressed to charge nurse in both the intensive care unit and the telemetry unit, while also assisting in the emergency room as a staff nurse when needed. In his time as a charge nurse, he helped implement a new EHR system and create a standardized rounding report system involving multiple disciplines in the facility. Since 2013, he has been a part of a group called Learn to Live, which is an organization of nurses, physicians, and other volunteers providing health care and education to rural areas of Indonesia, Laos, and South Africa. As a nurse in the program, he has attended multiple trips as a registered nurse to Indonesia and has helped assess, diagnose, treat, and educate individuals who would not receive healthcare otherwise. He has also helped create education documents, provide fundraising opportunities, and help coordinate operations as a member of the core team. In Summer of 2018, he obtained his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, with a focus in Executive Nursing Administration. During his clinical preceptorship for his program, he implemented a quality improvement project in which protocol was created to help curb smoking from both patients and employees at a facility in the Ochsner system. Michael hopes to expand in his knowledge of executive functions, creation of policies, and further develop as a future leader in the healthcare setting as a member of the administrative fellowship. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis and golf, watch all sports, travel the world, and spend time with friends and family.

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