July 20, 2022

Dr. Stanley Frencher Joins Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship

Stanley K. Frencher, Jr., MD, MPH is one of 21 senior health care leaders chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship this year. Across the country, the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators are committed to finding viable solutions to confront U.S. health care's problems.

Dr. Frencher is an Associate Professor of Urology at DGSOM, as well as the Perioperative Services Department Chair at Martin Luther King Jr Community Health and  the Chief of Urology at Martin Luther King Jr Community Health Campus. Learn more about his work at UCLA Health and on Aspen Institute.

From the press release "Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Selects Sixth Class":

Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Selects Sixth Class

Fellowship Catalyzes Innovative Leaders to Improve U.S. Health Care

Washington, DC, July 20, 2022 – Twenty-one senior health care leaders were chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship’s sixth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States. These leaders will embark on a two-year Fellowship that will strengthen their leadership and challenge them to develop new approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of Americans.

Fellows from this class hail from all parts of the country and work across the health care ecosystem, with expertise ranging from mental health and medicine to health care technology and venture capital. They represent business, nonprofit, and government organizations.

“We are delighted  to welcome this group of diverse, accomplished, and trail blazing individuals to the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and the Aspen Global Leadership Network,” said Tanya Harris, Executive Director of the Health Innovators Fellowship. “In today’s health care climate, it is imperative to bring thought leaders together to meet the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Only through collaboration and meaningful dialogue will we be able to leverage our collective efforts to magnify impact.” 

The Health Innovators Fellows will spend four weeks over the course of two years exploring their leadership, core values, desired legacies, and vision for the health care system. All Fellows commit to launching a leadership venture that will stretch and challenge them and have a positive and lasting impact on health care in the U.S. The Health Innovators Fellows join more than 3,000 other entrepreneurial leaders from over 60 countries to become members of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).

The members of the sixth class of Health Innovators Fellows are: 

Ambar Bhattacharyya, Managing Director, Maverick Ventures, San Francisco, CA 

Kurt Brenkus, Founder & CEO, Indigenous Pact, Oneida, WI

Jennifer Buechel, Chief Operating Officer, Delfi Diagnostics, Redwood City, CA

Stanley Frencher Jr, Associate Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Chief Executive Officer, HubMD, Chief Urology & Medical Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Martin Luther King Jr Community Health, Los Angeles, CA

Katherine Gergen Barnett, Vice Chair of Primary Care Innovation and Transformation, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University Medical School Affiliate, Harvard Center for Primary Care, Boston, MA

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Duke University School of Nursing Vice Chancellor of Nursing Affairs, Duke University Director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, Durham, NC

Nzinga Harrison, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health, Decatur, GA

Joneigh Khaldun, Vice President, Chief Equity Officer, CVS Health, Canton, MI

Noah Lang, CEO & Co-Founder, Stride Health, Inc, San Francisco, CA

Kameron Matthews, Chief Health Officer, Cityblock Health, Washington, DC

Robin Moon, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, sana solutions LLC, New York, NY

Lisa Pino, Attorney, Former Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Deputy Administrator, SNAP, Food and Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Edmondo Robinson, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL

David Rosenthal, Assistant Professor Yale School of Medicine, Medical Advisory Board 4Catalyzer, Former Medical Director Homeless Patient Aligned Care, Veterans Affairs Connecticut, New Haven, CT 

Avik Roy, Co-founder & President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, Austin, TX

Jennifer Sullivan, Enterprise Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC

Juanyce Taylor, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Adam Thiel, Fire Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA

Marcus Whitney, Founder and Managing Partner, Jumpstart Nova, Nashville, TN

Rachel Wilson, President, CIC Health, Cambridge, MA

Victor Wu, Chief Medical Officer, Division of TennCare, the State of Tennessee, Nashville, TN

Photos and bios are available at: http://agln.aspeninstitute.org/fellowships/healthinnovators/classVI/ 

The Health Innovators Fellowship was created in 2015 to strengthen the leadership of innovators across the U.S. health care ecosystem and to connect, inspire, and challenge them to create new approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of Americans. Using the Aspen Institute method of text-based dialogue and building upon the Institute’s commitment to values-based, action-oriented leadership, this two-year program offers successful health care leaders a unique opportunity to clarify their own core values and explore questions of effective and enlightened leadership with a diverse group of peers with whom they may not ordinarily interact. The Aspen Institute controls the content of the Fellowship and the selection of Fellows. https://agln.aspeninstitute.org/fellowships/healthinnovators/

The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of more than 3,000 high-integrity, entrepreneurial leaders from over 60 countries who share a commitment to values-based leadership and to using their creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. Because of their demonstrated accomplishment and abilities, they have been selected to join one of 13 geographic or sector-specific AGLN Fellowships around the world. Fellows convene annually at the AGLN’s flagship event, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/agln.

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

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More details: Dr. Stanley Frencher Jr. named Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow