Bruce Bradley Fellowship

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Named in honor of The Leapfrog Group's first Board Chair, The Bruce Bradley Fellowship is a year-long education and training program for corporate-health professionals who want to take an active role in steering employees and their families to safer, higher-quality hospitals and health systems.

Fellows will gain expertise in measurement of and advocacy for hospital quality and safety, as well as effective methods of steerage. After training, Leapfrog expects that fellows will become recognized leaders, facilitating and promoting employers’ selection of higher-quality, safer hospitals and health systems locally, regionally and nationally.

Applications are now open for the 2020 Bruce Bradley Fellowship Class.

Download the application here and email to by November 15, 2019. 

2019 Leapfrog Bruce Bradley Fellowship Class:

  • Aaron Schrader, Human Resources Manager II, State of Delaware Statewide Benefits Office
  • Cheryl Tolbert, President, Louisiana Business Group on Health 
  • Jon Bucheri, Health and Benefits Principal, Mercer
  • Kendall Cislo, Senior Investment Operations Strategist, United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
  • Sharon Castillo, Director, Delivery and Administration, Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018!

Michelle Ilitch, Regional Director, ACO/CIN, St. Joseph Health System (Not pictured)

Lisa Morgan, Marketing Director, South Carolina Business Coalition on Health (Far right)

Sharmila Shankarkumar, Partner, National Leader, Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC), Mercer (Far left)


2017 Class

From top left, Bret Jackson, The Economic Alliance for Michigan; Angela Mattie, Quinnipiac University; Marnie Vaughan, Severn Trent Service; Bruce Bradley; Jill Hutt, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health; Jonathan So, Detroit Regional Chamber; Kendra Gipson, State of Tennessee, Benefits Administration; Terrisca Des Jardins,  Physician Organization of Michigan ACO; and Leapfrog president and CEO Leah Binder. 


2016  Class

Dylan Landers-Nelson, National Business Group on Health; Lorrie Evans, System Director, Primary Care Division at Central Maine Healthcare; and Michelle Probert, Director of MaineCare Services.


See what past Fellows have to say about the program:

"The Bruce Bradley Fellowship has broadened and deepened my knowledge about quality and safety transparency through collaboration with the Leapfrog executives, hospital executives, policy experts, and the other six Fellows in my group. This kind of professional education could only be gained from this unique experience."

- Jill Hutt, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health, 2017 Bruce Bradley Fellow

"Being a Bruce Bradley Fellow has been a wonderful experience! It has enriched my understanding of the challenges around creating a more transparent marketplace, and also taught me where to find the opportunities to drive change.” 
- Sharmila Shankarkumar, Mercer, 2018 Bruce Bradley Fellow 


The Bruce Bradley Fellowship is funded in part by individual and corporate contributions. If you are interested in contributing to this program, please contact


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