Meet The Senior Executive Preceptor of Ayer Fellowship Program

Wendy Elberth, MBA, OTRL

Senior Vice President, Ayer Neuroscience Institute
Hartford HealthCare

Wendy Elberth was the recipient of the 2013 Preceptor of the Year Award for Health Services Management and Leadership from The George Washington University. She has served as the preceptor and primary professional mentor for 9 Administrative Fellows over 7 years. Wendy brings a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge to the fellowship program, having provided over 30 years of service at Hartford HealthCare. She has a natural ability for recognizing each fellow’s own unique leadership potential, coaching for results, and positioning the Fellow for success.


I have had a wonderful relationship with Wendy that has spanned the course of 6 years. Wendy is an incredibly devoted and thoughtful leader. During my fellowship, Wendy made herself available for weekly one-on-one sessions where she spent a great deal of time coaching and guiding me, asking strategic questions to challenge me in my own decision-making. When I worked in another department for 5 years post-fellowship, I sought out Wendy often for career advice which she readily offered. I am thrilled to say I have come full circle and now work with her again as a Director. I owe a lot of my career growth to Wendy and I am beyond grateful.

- Maria Shimer
Specialty Program Director
Ayer Neuroscience Institute



Wendy is a Senior Vice President at Hartford HealthCare, and yet she consistently finds time to meet with me for at least on hour on a weekly basis. I am lucky to have such a wonderful preceptor. The best way to describe Wendy is as a coach. She always has my best interests at heart and strategically and consistently creates exceptional learning opportunities. She creates a safe learning environment and is committed to helping me grow as both a person and a professional. Typically, when I leave my one-on-one meetings with Wendy, no matter how well I think I am doing, I leave with a burning desire to elevate my performance.

- Colin McMillan
System Integration Manager
Ayer Neuroscience Institute


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