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Administrative Fellows

Current Administrative Fellows

Billy Diamandopoulos Billy Diamandopoulos
Billy Diamandopoulos grew up in Addison, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Upon graduating, Billy utilized his degree to work in physical therapy as a Rehabilitation Aide at Athletico Physical Therapy. Throughout his tenure at Athletico, he was introduced to working closely with a multitude of patient populations and obtained a comprehensive understanding of how vital it is to promote patient safety and wellness within the field of healthcare. His time at Athletico prompted him to seek a position at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush as an Office Administrator within their physical therapy department. Through this position, he was able to combine his clinical knowledge with business acumen. During his time working at Midwest Orthopaedics, he decided to garner a deeper understanding of the business-end of healthcare and went back to the University of Illinois at Chicago to pursue his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. Billy then began working at UI Health as an Administrative Intern within the Radiology Department. There, he was responsible for updating and presenting various department dashboards, as well as working on collaborative projects within the department. Of these projects, the department presented him with an initiative to streamline non-operating room anesthesia scheduling. While working with various department leaders, Billy was responsible for creating a non-operating room anesthesia scheduling model that was intended to streamline the scheduling of diagnostic procedures. As Billy now transitions into the role of Administrative Fellow here at UI Health, he is eager to continue to work on various organization initiatives, while further developing into a trusted healthcare leader within the UI Health community. Outside of work, Billy is passionate about fitness, golf, spending time with loved ones, and trying new food.


Alayna MeyersAlayna Meyers
Alayna Meyers grew up in Geneva, IL. She graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy. Upon graduation, she returned to Chicago to pursue her Master of Science in Health Systems Management at Rush University. While at Rush, Alayna interned in the Perioperative and Interventional Services department, developing operational efficiency reports and dashboards to track surgical metrics. These dashboards were distributed to hospital leadership to help inform decision-making regarding volume, utilization, and surgical scheduling. During her second year at Rush, Alayna interned at UI Health in the Patient Experience department, where she launched several hospital-wide initiatives, including a standardized patient admission folder and patient communication whiteboards for every room. She also collaborated with the Associate Chief Nursing Officer to develop dashboards to monitor visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, CAHPS survey results, and physician and APRN performance specific to organization-wide patient experience goals. Outside of her internship, Alayna served as the president of TEDxRushU and organized the 2021 TEDx event. She is excited to continue to learn and develop her leadership skills at UI Health. In her free time, Alayna enjoys trying new restaurants, seeing live music, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.


Cotis MitchellCotis Mitchell
Cotis Mitchell is from Chicago, IL. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013 with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he worked as an Operations Supervisor at CSX Intermodal Terminals, overseeing the safety and productivity of loading and unloading containers on trains. Since 2017, he has been working at UI Health in the Volunteer Services Department, first as a Program Coordinator and then as Health Care Administrator. In the Volunteer Services Department, Cotis has streamlined many of the onboarding processes, worked with partnering departments to identify and address inefficiencies, designed its newsletters, and prepared and analyzed data to assess the contributions of the department to UI Health's mission. While working at UI Health, Cotis decided to pursue his Master of Business Administration at UIC's Liautaud Graduate School of Business. During his time at UIC, Cotis has been an active member and Co-President of Net Impact, acting on his desire for environmental and racial equity and providing resources for the chronically underserved. When not working, Cotis enjoys cooking and exploring the city for great places to eat, practicing yoga, and spending time with his family.


Past Administrative Fellows

  • Paige Doran and Mary Kate Titus 2020-2021
  • Magdalena "Maggie" Popek 2019-2020
  • Katie Peters and Ashley Reid 2018-2019
  • Jack VanOverloop 2017-2018
  • Kevin Lowe 2016-2017
  • Farah Ahmed 2015-2016
  • Anooja Rangnekar 2014-2015
  • Polina Gorodinsky 2013-2014
  • Matthew Rennie 2012-2013
  • Eileen Doherty 2011-2012
  • Kyle Benoit 2010-2011
  • Stephanie Christians 2009-2010
  • Donald Dracolulis 2008-2009
  • Derrick Tung 2007-2008
  • Kristin Wozniki 2005-2006
  • Sheetal Ghayal 2004-2005
  • Niha Wunnava and Rick Goins 2003-2004
  • Jalpa Sheth 2002-2003
  • Amy Cannady 2001-2002
  • Aaron Simon 2000-2001
  • Jane Lie 1999-2000
  • Brian Carlson 1998-1999