Current Administrative Fellows

Darren Evans, PharmD, MPH, MHA – Henry Ford Health System Office of the CEO Fellow

Darren Evans grew up in Bristol, Florida. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University. Immediately after graduating, he worked as a retail pharmacist and later became the Director of Pharmacy at Eastside Psychiatric Hospital. During his tenure as director, Darren decided to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Florida A&M University and founded a foundation with a goal to protect, cultivate and simulate the minds of the underserved through education, empowerment and social change. To achieve this goal, he established a mentoring program and scholarship fund at his high school alma mater. Most importantly, he coordinated and executed the first Community Health and Wellness fair in his hometown that he designed to address both immediate and long-term problems through free health and medical advice, health screenings and by facilitating connections with accessible health resources. Darren also conducted and published research that examined the relationship between substance abuse and suicide among adolescents after adjusting for socio-demographic, interpersonal violence and mental health variables. Additionally, he served as the Bureau Chief of Public Health Pharmacy for the Florida Department of Health. In this position, he was able to decrease the lead time for medication delivery, implement new clinical initiatives, and play a critical role in the integration of the pharmacy’s inventory system with the state’s Electronic Health Record (EHR). To strengthen his skill set, Darren decided to further his education and earned a Master of Health Administration degree from Florida A&M University. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, mentoring, and spending time with family and friends.

 Dan Herzberg, MHA, PMP – Health Alliance Plan Office of the CEO Fellow

Dan is a native Hillsdale, MI. He received his BS in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University in 2012 and his Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Scranton in 2017. He enlisted in the US Navy as an active duty Hospital Corpsman with secondary training in radiology in July 2013. From 2015-2017 he was stationed with Fleet Surgical Team Two in Norfolk, Virginia. In that time, he was selected to work on the Defense Health Management System Modernization project (DHMSM) as a radiology subject matter expert and completed a 6-month deployment aboard the USS Wasp in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning. From 2017-2021 he was stationed at US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy in the radiology department. While in Naples, he held multiple positions including lead supply and equipment representative, lead mammographic technologist, and clinic manager. As clinic manager, he oversaw the purchase and installation of over $4 million worth of radiographic equipment. Dan is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified through the University of Michigan School of Engineering. He also holds certification as a project management professional (PMP), radiographic technologist, and mammographic technologist. In his spare time, Dan is an avid triathlete and enjoys travelling with his wife, Christina.

Dhruv Patel, MHA – Henry Ford Health System Office of the COO and CCO Fellow

Dhruv grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, Dhruv joined a Professional Development Program at Peoples Bank gaining valuable experience on how businesses operated successfully. Afterwards, Dhruv joined CBC Companies and Pearson Inc., as a Quality Assurance Analyst working on improving processes and protecting private data. Dhruv’s decision to pursue a Masters in Health Administration came about after realizing an MHA would allow him to incorporate his passion for business, healthcare, and his desire to address health inequities in the communities he served. Dhruv pursued his Master of Health Administration at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Home Care Group (JHHCG) in Baltimore, Maryland. During this experience, Dhruv assisted the executive team in responding to COVID-19 as well as working with HR to create a tracking tool designed to assess and track the impact of COVID-19 within the organization and the patients JHHCG serves. In addition, Dhruv assisted in leading the collaboration effort with a community university partner in Maryland to develop and submit a Planning Grant to create a home health care transition to practice model. Outside of work, Dhruv enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Shivaani Shanawaz, MPH, Henry Ford Health System Office of North Market CEO

Shivaani Shanawaz grew up in Toronto, Canada. She earned a Bachelor in Health Sciences from Western University. Following graduation, she interned with the Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda, where she worked on the development and roll out of a HIV testing program for vulnerable communities. Shivaani then developed an interest in healthcare administration and pursued an MPH in Healthcare Management at Yale University. During this time, she worked with Yale Clinical Optimization Services in efforts related to process improvement and patient experience to improve Yale Medicine’s ambulatory delivery systems. She completed her administrative internship at Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, with the Pharmacy Services department where she led a three-year risk assessment for the department. She later interned as a consultant with Stanford Health Care’s market development team, working to identify primary care expansion/disruption opportunities. During her time at Yale University, Shivaani served as the CFO and later President of the American Public Health Association – Yale Chapter, a Fellow at the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, and a Quality Improvement team lead at the Haven Free Clinic. Outside of work, Shivaani enjoys spending time with family & friends, volunteering, and baking.

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