About the Preceptor and Program Sponsor
Donna K. Sollenberger
Executive Vice President and CEO, UTMB Health System
Donna K. Sollenberger serves as the preceptor for the UTMB Administrative Fellow. She is a nationally recognized leader in health care administration, and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the UTMB Health System. Over her career, Donna has been the preceptor of over 15 administrative fellows. She takes pride in fellows and their accomplishments, and continues a strong mentorship relationship throughout her fellows' careers.
She oversees the health system's clinical activities, including two hospitals and 80 clinics on Galveston Island and on the mainland. Prior to joining UTMB in September of 2009, Sollenberger was Executive Vice President and CEO of the Baylor Clinic and Hospital from October 2007- September 2009. From 1999-2007, Sollenberger served as president and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Under her leadership, UW Hospital and Clinics received many national honors, including recognition as one of Solucient's Top 100 Hospitals in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and a Top 100 Heart Hospital in 2006 and 2007. During her tenure, the system was named as a top performer in quality and accountability, outpatient diabetes care and outpatient orthopedic care by the University Health System Consortium, one of the "100 Most Wired Hospitals in America" multiple times, one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks and one of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers by Working Mother magazine in 2007. During her tenure, the American Family Children's Hospital was planned and opened. Sollenberger was also selected as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2007.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in 1999, Sollenberger served as executive vice president and COO of City of Hope, vice president for hospital and clinics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and chief administrative officer - surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Associate Vice President, Health System & Service Line Operations
Emily Blomberg serves as the program sponsor for the UTMB Administrative Fellow. She brings insight into achieving a successful fellowship under the mentorship of Donna Sollenberger both as a past fellow and as a program sponsor.
She comes to UTMB from UW Health, the clinical component of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she was Director of Business Development for the Department of Surgery. In that capacity, Emily developed budgets and marketing plans for strategic areas and worked collaboratively with other departments to provide integrated clinical services to advance UW Health's mission. Prior to that, she served as Senior Management Analyst at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In this role, she worked under the direction of the CEO and the Director of Operations to provide administrative support for all operational and management activities for the Baylor Clinic and Hospital building project. From 2004 to 2006, she was an administrative fellow for Donna Sollenberger at UW Health.Emily received her BS degree in Business from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and her MHA degree from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.