Your Sloan journey comes with your own guide. Every year, two experienced Sloan alumni are assigned to the incoming class to help prepare students over their two years for the job market. During their regular campus visits, the EIRs critique résumés, perform mock interviews, and help identify and secure internships and full-time positions customized to students’ unique career interests.

Sloan is honored to have another exceptional group of Doug Brown Executives-in-Residence for 2018-2019.

This year, we are pleased to add Cathy Bartell and Valerie Lyon. They join Ed Dinan and Sandra Yeater, who are continuing for their second year of the two-year term. 

Cathy Gordon Bartell, Sloan '90, believed that her degree gave her the ability to lead and also to serve and she has actively combined leadership in healthcare organizations with volunteering in not-for-profits. She is currently providing interim management services at the UConn Health, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center in Farmington, CT. Prior to that, she was the Administrator of the Connecticut Surgery Center, a member the national organization Surgical Care Affiliates. She has 27 years of experience which included Consulting, Private Physician Practice Management and HMO Development. She is currently on the Board of the Simsbury ABC Program, an organization which brings boys from underprivileged neighbors to live in Simsbury and attend the competitive Simsbury High School. She served on Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell's Healthcare Reform Advisory Board and received Volunteer of the Year after serving on the Board of the Farmington Valley YMCA. Cathy celebrated 28 years of marriage to Thomas Bartell, CHE '86 and Law '94. They have a daughter Whitney CHE '12, a teacher in Washington DC and a daughter Eva who attends the Berkshire School and plays soccer for the Connecticut Olympic Development Team. They reside in Avon, CT.

Valerie Lyon, Sloan '91, is the past Director of Business and Finance for Cornell Health. During her 20 year career at Cornell, her passion and interest has been focused on improving access to care for college students. She played a key role in securing approval and funding for a $55 million health care facility expansion and renovation project (scheduled for completion Summer 2017) which will house integrated health and counseling services. She was also involved in the transition for the funding (summer 2015) for Cornell Health to a pre-paid funding, equalizing access to care for all students regardless of income or insurance status. Val's accomplishments for Cornell University include establishing the first self-funded student health benefits plan in the State of New York, which required enabling legislation.  For a more detailed biography, please click on the following link: Valerie Lyon.

Ed Dinan, Sloan ’79, was President/CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital from 2000-2015.  He guided the transition from community hospital for a fully integrated part of NYP.  During that time led two successful capital campaigns, acquisitions and implemented a number of innovative hospitality approaches.  Ed Dinan has also served as President/CEO of Western Maryland Health System, Sacred Heart Hospital and Seton Regional Health System.  He is a former ACHE Regent as well. For a more detailed biography, please click on the following link: Edward Dinan.  

Sandra Yeater, Sloan ’80, recently retired as the Executive Director of Integrity Health Group, the largest pediatric practice in Western New York. She is currently consulting with several medical practices in Western New York on strategic planning, and development.  Her work experiences spanned research, health planning, hospitals, nursing homes and medical practices. She holds a New York State Nursing Home Administrator’s license and is recognized as a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert. For a more detailed biography, please click on the following link: Sandra Yeater.