Fanning Named Executive Director for Ambulatory Services

Kelly Fanning, MBA, was appointed to the role of executive director for Ambulatory Services, a newly named position within Brigham Health, in March.

As executive director, Fanning will partner with other hospital and BWPO leadership to advance the institution’s Ambulatory strategy, focusing on operations to improve access, quality and safety, while also offering more efficient practice for staff and physicians.

Fanning also focuses on enhancing the team’s organizational and governance structure to assist with operations and strategy within Ambulatory Services, in addition to overseeing its existing projects.

Prior to her current role, Fanning worked in Population Health Management in several positions since 2013. Most recently, she was executive director of Population Health Management and Care Innovation; previously, she served as the team’s senior director and, prior to that, its director.

Medina Promoted to Executive Director for Ambulatory Nursing

Danika Medina, MPA/HCA, RN, FACHE, NE-BC, CCTC, was named executive director of Ambulatory Nursing in April. She oversees nursing clinical practice, personnel management and financial performance across all Ambulatory sites, supporting BWH in providing exceptional patient care while ensuring quality of work-life and the promotion of positive fiscal outcomes.

Medina previously served as director of Ambulatory Nursing: Transplant Administration in the Heart & Vascular Center, a position she assumed in 2014. In this role, she was accountable for clinical operations and programmatic oversight of the hospital’s solid organ transplant operations, the ambulatory care clinics, the mechanical circulatory and advanced heart failure programs and the Lung Center.

Prior to joining the Brigham, Medina worked at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where she established all clinical and business operations for the hospital’s new advanced heart failure, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs. She also formerly served as manager and thoracic transplant coordinator at Houston Methodist.

Jessica LogsdonLogsdon Named Senior Director of Physician Assistant Services

Jessica Logsdon, MHS, MHA, PA-C, was promoted to senior director of Physician Assistant Services at BWH in April.

In her new role, Logsdon continues to serve as the primary contact for Physician Assistant Services (PAS) across BWH. She supports efforts to recruit and retain highly skilled physician assistants at BWH by collaborating with senior leaders and others across the organization.

Logsdon joined BWH in 2005 as a physician assistant (PA) in the Department of Neurosurgery. In 2011, she became chief physician assistant. Before her appointment as director of PAS in 2016, Logsdon worked on the inpatient floor in the Neurosciences Intermediate Unit and in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit. She currently still works in the Neurosurgical ICU on an as-needed basis.

Earlier in her career, Logsdon served as associate director for Performance Improvement after completing several BWH-sponsored programs, including the Clinical Process Improvement Program, the Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP) and the Brigham Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Rehm Joins MGH

Heidi Rehm, PhD, has been appointed chief genomics officer in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is part of the Center for Genomic Medicine. In her new role, she will focus on the clinical implementation of genomics.

Rehm was previously a co-chair for the BRI Center for Human Genomics. Rehm remains an associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and retains her connections to the Brigham, the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School. She is also a leader and principal investigator of ClinGen, and a co-leader of the Broad Center for Mendelian Genomics.


Bruynell Named Administrative Director of BEI

Karen Bruynell, MM, C-TAGME, joined BWH as administrative director of the Brigham Education Institute (BEI) in December. She is responsible for overall administration and operations of the BEI, which includes the Knowledge Center, Medical Library Services and numerous medical education programs.

Before coming to the BEI, Bruynell served in various roles at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) over the past 30 years, most recently as program administrator. She oversaw departmental educational activities in its Internal Medicine Residency Program, along with several subspecialty fellowship programs, medical student clerkships and faculty development programs. Earlier in her career at MGH, she held management positions in ambulatory residency training, nursing and human resources, among other roles.

In addition to her role at the BEI, Bruynell serves as a mentor to several administrators across Partners HealthCare and mentors military personnel transitioning to civilian jobs in health care through American Corporate Partners. She is also one of the founding members of the Massachusetts Society of Academic Medical Administrators; she was recently elected president and chair of the organization.

Kenyon Named Senior Administrative Director, Cardiovascular Medicine

Jessica Kenyon joined the Brigham as senior administrative director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine in January. In this role, Kenyon is responsible for the overall administration and operating results of the division. She reports to Samuel Goldhaber, MD, interim chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Kevin Giordano, executive director of the Department of Medicine.

A native of New England, Kenyon returns to Boston and the Longwood Medical Area after spending the last seven years working at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., most recently working as director of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Prior to that role, she served as manager of clinical Informatics at Virginia Mason. Earlier in her career, Kenyon worked at Boston Children’s Hospital in various management roles, including program manager for the institution-wide service excellence initiative.

Colasanto Named Director, Department of Finance

Nicholas Colasanto was promoted to director of the Department of Finance at BWH in March.

In this role, he will lead the development of the Brigham’s operating plan, controllership and general finance support activities.

Colasanto has held several positions in Finance over his seven-year tenure at BWH, most recently serving as budget manager for the last two years. He managed the development, analysis, reporting and monitoring of the hospital’s operating budget. Prior to that, he was a senior financial analyst.


McKinnon Appointed Executive Director of Finance

Garrett McKinnon was named executive director of the Department of Finance at BWH in March.

McKinnon is responsible for long-term financial planning, financial remodeling, operating plan development and finance project coordination. Working at the Brigham for more than 15 years, McKinnon most recently served as budget director at BWH.

As executive director, McKinnon continues to partner with Tom Walsh, MBA, vice president of Analytics, Planning and Process Improvement, to co-lead the implementation of rolling forecasts across Brigham Health. In addition, he collaborates closely with Steve Jenney, chief financial officer of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, and Jerry Hadley, vice president of Finance and Support Services at BWFH.

McKinnon started at the Brigham in 2003 as senior financial analyst. From 2005 until 2016, he worked as budget manager until he was named budget director in 2016.