Yakima Resident on the Road to Health Care Leadership
YAKIMA – Yakima resident Lesly Ellis is advancing her career. Recently accepted into an administrative fellowship program, Ellis will continue her path to a career in health care administration with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. She will continue with the organization as one of its newest fellows in the Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship program for the 2019-2020 program year.
She completed her undergrad at Whitworth University and finished her masters in one year, while working fulltime as an administrative specialist at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.
“Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic aligns with many of my personal values. I focused on community health/public health because I wanted to protect and improve the health of all people and their communities,” she said.
The Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship program is a postgraduate fellowship that fosters the development of individuals committed to the patient population of federally qualified community health centers, and to careers in health care administration. This fellowship has three key components: orientation, project based training, and community service.
The goal of the program is that fellows will gain a greater understanding of the unique dynamics of a Community Health Center, develop, and prepare the next generation of leaders at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.
“We are so proud that this year’s fellows are part of our current staff,” CEO Carlos Olivares said.