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Brigitte Sifuentes

Practice Manager

Sentara Healthcare

Brigitte Sifuentes is a practice manager at Sentara Healthcare. In this role, she oversees medical practice operations, human resources management and consumer-centric experience. Upon acceptance to Sentara’s Healthcare Administrative Fellowship, Ms. Sifuentes served numerous strategic, financial, operational and emergency management initiatives, rotating through Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Ambulatory Division and Sentara Obici Hospital. Before joining Sentara, Ms. Sifuentes provided program development to the Nutrition and Pediatric departments at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the largest community health center in Massachusetts. She obtained a Master of Health Administration degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Maine.

Outside of work, Ms. Sifuentes has a passion for elevating the quality-of-care services rendered to underserved communities and promoting spaces for minority students and early careerists to develop. She is the conference forum and events co-chair for the National Association of Health Services Executives Young Professional Committee. Ms. Sifuentes is originally from Lima, Peru, and loves to travel and experience other cultures to learn from different perspectives.

Sessions

Student Experience Session: Exploring Postgraduate Fellowship Programs I – Not-for-Profit Health Systems and Veteran’s Health Administration

Presented by Brigitte Sifuentes, Kaleb J. Behanna, Anish Bhavsar, Mina Noohi Mirshafiee at 3:45 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

During this one-hour panel discussion, current and recent healthcare administration fellows will reflect on their experiences over the course of their fellowship. Fellowship representatives from a variety of areas in healthcare will discuss the application process, scope of assigned projects, how to interact with preceptor and organizational leaders, and other lessons learned along the way.…