Current Administrative Fellows

Miller Lisa 17Lisa M. Miller, M.H.S.A – Henry Ford Hospital & Medical Group Fellow

Lisa Miller is from Southeast Michigan and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (U of M). She applied her education in women’s studies and statistics in her role as a research assistant for the Program in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice based in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Health System (now Michigan Medicine). Lisa returned to U of M to study in the Health Management and Policy (HMP) department of the School of Public Health where she graduated with a Master of Health Services Administration. Lisa completed an Administrative Internship at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital where she focused on process improvement and employee engagement. Lisa was hired on as a Project Assistant after her internship, and continued to work at the hospital until taking a job as a graduate student instructor for the HMP department. Outside of academics and work, Lisa is an avid skydiver and enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Balderas Cassandra 17Cassandra Balderas, M.H.S.A – Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Cassandra Balderas grew up in Southeast Michigan. She received her Master of Health Services Administration degree from the Health Management and Policy program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. During graduate school, Cassandra completed her internship at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, where she worked on continuing education for employees and assisted a program launch focused on connecting employees with educational opportunities. Cassandra completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, majoring in Health Policy Studies and Hispanic Studies. After graduation, Cassandra worked as a Program Assistant for Wellness Services at Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, an FQHC in Detroit, MI, helping to create and implement wellness programs for patients and community members. During her free time, Cassandra enjoys reading, traveling, and attending barre classes.

Spasevska Dragana 17Dragana Spasevska, M.H.S.A – Henry Ford Health System Quality and Safety and Office of CEO Fellow

Dragana Spasevska grew up in the Southeast Michigan area. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies with a focus on healthcare organizations. During her undergraduate career, Dragana worked in a number of organizations including Chelsea Community Hospital where she worked on community wellness programs, the Griffith Leadership Center at the U of M School of Public Health, a non-profit health policy think tank in Washington DC, and MHealthy’s Tobacco Consultation Services. After her undergraduate degree, she continued her work in healthcare by pursuing a Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed an administrative internship at Holy Family Memorial in Wisconsin where she worked on consumer concierge care transition processes, population health, and other quality initiatives. Dragana is originally from Macedonia. She enjoys camping, cooking new recipes, reading, yoga, and karaoke!