Executive Placements

Michael Rothman

Executive Director, Process Excellence

Michael is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 15 years of experience in spearheading strategic programs that drive significant change, foster cultures of continuous improvement, and enhance organizational capability. His expertise lies in successfully implementing Lean management systems, resulting in sustained revenue growth, the delivery of high-value care and services, and substantial cost reductions. Read More

In his role as the Executive Director of Process Excellence, Michael will play a pivotal role in leading the School of Medicine's process improvement and change management program. Collaborating closely with the School, department leaders, and the Office of Chief Operating Officer leadership team, he will ensure the alignment of process and operational excellence initiatives with the School's mission, goals, and overarching strategies. 

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Clariecia Groves 

Director of Workforce Analytics

Clariecia has over 13 years of analytics and insights experience, including in visualizations, statistics, and predictive analytics. She loves to bridge the gap between business, analytics, and strategy and has a strong passion for teaching and helping others to use data to make better  Read More

decisions. Most recently, she led the workforce analytics function at Tenneco, an auto manufacturing company, where she focused on developing roadmaps, creating a data governance structure, and building a team. Prior to that, Clariecia worked at Ascension Healthcare, serving in various leadership and analytical roles focused on business intelligence, data analytics, and research.

As a lifelong learner, Clariecia has a B.S. in Mathematics, a M.S. in Statistics and Operations Research, and a doctorate in Engineering Management. 

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Patrick Hare

Department Operations Manager, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Patrick is an accomplished healthcare executive with expertise in financial management, team leadership, and strategic planning. In his previous role as a Faculty Practice Manager at Stanford Children’s Health, Patrick provided operational support for two key divisions - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics where he streamlined operations, supervised   Read More

clinic teams, and enhanced patient experiences. In his new role, Patrick will support the Neuro Critical Care, Stroke, Hospitalist, IOM, Autonomic, Neuromuscular, and Comprehensive subspecialties, and partner with service chiefs and faculty to achieve the clinical, research, and teaching mission and goals of the department. 

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Michele Lima

Senior Administrative Division Director, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Michele is an experienced manager with deep knowledge of Stanford University. She started her Stanford career 13 years ago as a research administrator in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She moved to a finance specialist role in Molecular and Cellular Physiology (MCP) in 2013 and was promoted to Associate DFA in 2017.  She was responsible for all financial and administrative  Read Morefunctions within MCP including human resources, grants management, and department budgeting and financial activity. She also participated in Lean process improvement teams in Finance as part of her role. Michele spent a year in Biochemistry as the DFA where she was responsible for administrative and financial functions. 

 In February 2020, Michele joined the Department of Medicine as an Administrative Division Director for Immunology/Rheumatology. Her strong interest in both research and clinical initiatives, and her ability to mentor and train staff on financial and other tasks fueled her success in I/R.

Michele holds Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Spanish from Johns Hopkins University. 

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Erick Garcia

Department Operations Manager, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

In his recent position at Stanford Health Care, Erick served as the Business Manager within the Facilities Services and Planning (FS&P) department, overseeing four business units with a combined annual budget in the multimillions. In this capacity, he collaborated with department leaders to establish yearly budgets and shared services agreements. In addition, Erick was responsible for the day-to-day management of labor and other operating expenses,  Read More

conducting regular meetings with leadership to ensure effective financial management. In his new role, Erick will support the Memory, Movement, Headache, Epilepsy, Neuro-Onc, and Neuro-Immunology subspecialties, and partner with service chiefs and faculty to achieve the clinical, research, and teaching mission and goals of the department. 

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Dawn Rorig

Chief Human Resources Officer, Stanford Health Care

Dawn joined Stanford Health Care in 2018 as the Vice President of Human Resources and has made a tremendous impact on the HR function - transforming the approach to talent acquisition and onboarding, compensation and benefits, and employee and labor relations. In addition, she has effectively led the stabilization Read More and streamlining of department operations resulting in significant improvements in recruitment and employee retention.

Before her tenure at Stanford Health Care, Dawn dedicated nearly 20 years at Charles Schwab, where she held the position of Senior Vice President for Human Resources. There, she led a 150-member human resources team responsible for managing the firm’s more than 16,000 global employees.  

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Jennifer Calvert

Chief of Staff, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Jennifer has her Ph.D. from Drexel University and has worked in higher education for over 20 years at multiple universities including Dartmouth College and Texas Christian University. She came to Stanford 12 years ago to work in Student Affairs and has served as the Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Provost for strategy for the division for the last five years. Jennifer was instrumental in helping manage key initiatives including the development of the division's  Read More long-term vision and acting as the project manager for ResX, one of the first initiatives in the President and Provost’s Long Range Vision. She has also been a strong force in advancing fundraising efforts, leading communications, and gathering data to understand the impact and chart the future pathways for the division. Jennifer is also a Resident Fellow in Neighborhood D’s Schiff House.

In her new role, Jennifer will assist in managing organizational cadence to achieve Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability's strategic goals, focusing on expediting communication and decision-making inside the school. In addition, she will play integral roles in supporting external engagements and supporting the stewardship team headed up by External Relations.  

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Krithika Kumar

Director of Discovery, Stanford Medicine Catalyst

Krithika is a venture capitalist, scientist, and entrepreneur. Her career spans multiple sectors and geographies, first as a founder of a health tech company in India, then with her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Postdoctoral Research in gut microbiome in the US, and lastly, through her VC investments in sector-agnostic startups in the US, Asia, and LATAM.  Read More

Prior to joining Catalyst at Stanford Medicine, Krithika was working part-time as the interim CEO of a women’s health startup and a Principal at Alumni Ventures where she led over 25 deals and diligence in life sciences, clean tech, digital health, AI/ML, consumer, enterprise, fintech, and web3, among others.  

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