Incoming Fellows 2022 - 2023

Kaitlyn Chana

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Kaitlyn Chana

Kaitlyn Chana is a passionate and diligent healthcare leader who strives for purpose and helps others. She obtained her Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from the University of North Florida in December 2021. Following a decade in the news industry with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Central Florida, Kaitlyn felt compelled to amplify people’s voices to create change. But, she wanted to do more, so she dreamed bigger.

Her strengths lie in her commitment and vision for the future by leveraging quantitative data in a qualitative format to forge better connections that capture the why behind her actions. Previously, she asked people to tell their stories daily, which, in turn, compelled her to share her story. Kaitlyn is a survivor of three different eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders.

Kaitlyn is honored to join Texas Children’s Hospital because of the characteristics that blend her values with the organization’s mission, focused on creating a healthier future for children and women. She wants to serve by helping grow the behavioral health services, work in business and organizational development, and enhance the patient experience.

Kaitlyn aspires to be the President at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Houston’s community hospital, serving the community's health through access to the highest quality healthcare and community partnerships. Her goal is to achieve positive outcomes that continue to aid Texas Children’s Hospital in being the leading pediatric and women's health organization.

My personal definition of leadership

Lead with heart and intention. Those combined traits will equip colleagues around her to feel supported personally while working to serve our patients and their families.


Megan Helfers

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Megan Helfers

Megan Helfers received her Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in May 2022. During her time in the program, Megan served as a graduate consultant for local healthcare organizations. She also contributed to quality improvement efforts for both a local and free student-run clinic and a live housing demonstration for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Prior to attending graduate school, Megan earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree with an academic minor in Healthcare Management from Butler University in May of 2020. During her time at Butler University, Megan participated in a vast number of extracurricular activities. Her favorite roles included serving as the Vice President of Fundraising for a campus organization called Be the Voice, which is partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as her time as a peer mentor for first-year business students within Butler University’s Lacy School of Business.

Megan is beyond grateful to join the team at Texas Children’s Hospital. In the future, she hopes to hold positions that grant her the opportunity to further contribute to the organization’s mission of creating a healthier future for children and women globally.

My personal definition of leadership

Leadership is present when one shows their commitment to helping others grow both personally and professionally, assisting them in their journey to reaching their full potential.


Madison Haynes

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Madison Haynes

Madison Haynes obtained her Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University in May 2022. Throughout her time in Chicago, she took on a role within Rush University Medical Center’s Clinically Integrated Network, diving into the realm of value-based care. The majority of her time was spent in the Cancer Center, where she learned to tailor the patient experience to a more vulnerable population and took part in the initiative to increase access for Cancer patients. She was able to take advantage of her time at Rush and participate in a case competition and help to organize Rush’s TedX event with the overarching theme of “Minor Setback, Major Comeback”.

Before beginning her graduate degree, Madison attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Leadership and Management. The internship experience that resonated with her the most was within the University of Kentucky Gill Heart and Vascular Institute, as her journey in healthcare began as a pediatric cardiology patient. That being said, she looks forward to learning more about the #1 nationally ranked Heart Center at Texas Children’s.

Madison is excited to join the Texas Children’s Hospital family and embrace the “One amazing team” mentality. Coming in with an open mind, she looks forward to engulfing herself in all things TCH and helping to improve the lives of children and women. As there is no better place to learn about pediatric care, she hopes to end her fellowship year more knowledgeable, skillful, motivated, and able to identify strong career interests and goals.

My personal definition of leadership

Leadership is an influential mindset that allows an individual to facilitate the efforts of others to reach a shared objective.