Fellowship Coordination

UNC Hospitals Program Coordination

Chris Ellington
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, UNC Hospitals & Chief Financial Officer of System Affiliations, UNC Healthcare

Chris joined UNC Health Care in 2008 and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for UNC Hospitals and the UNC Health Care System Chief Financial Officer for System Affiliations.

As CFO of UNC Hospitals, Chris is the principal financial leader of the NC Cancer Hospital, NC Children's Hospital, NC Women’s Hospital, NC Memorial Hospital, and NC Neurosciences Hospital. As CFO for System Affiliations, Chris leads system-wide integration and acquisition activities - working with UNC Health Care’s Chief Operating Officer for System Affiliations to develop and attain system-wide performance metrics and targets.

Prior to joining UNC, Chris served as the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for Appalachian Regional Healthcare from 2002 to 2008. He has held various senior financial executive roles for Norton Healthcare (KY), Columbia HCA (KY), Health Management Associates (SC) and Tenet Healthcare (TX). Chris is a Fellow and Certified Healthcare Financial Professional in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson and an MBA with a focus on healthcare management from the University of Phoenix. In 2010, Chris was recognized by both the Triangle Business Journal and Business Leader magazines as a Top CFO in the Triangle.

Fellowship Coordinator
Dan Lehman, FACHE
Associate Vice President, Support Services, UNC Hospitals

Dan came to UNC Hospitals in 1994 as Associate Director of Planning and Program Development. While in this capacity the focus of his responsibilities included strategic planning, database development and management, facility planning and design, business and network development including the establishment of a network of UNC-owned and operated community-based physician clinics.

In early 2000, Dan moved to a leadership position in hospital operations and now serves as an Associate Vice President Operations with principal responsibility for a number of support and professional services including: UNC Wellness Centers, Nutrition and Food Services, Clinical Dietitians, Supply Chain Services, Medical Engineering, Environmental Services, Patient Transportation, Guest Services, the Service Response Center and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Clinic.

Prior to coming to UNC Hospitals, Dan completed the two-year post-graduate fellowship program at Johns Hopkins and worked for Danville Regional Medical Center as Director of Planning and Market Research. He has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University (B.S. in Allied Health - Medical Technology) and a master's degree from The Sloan Graduate Program in Health Policy and Administration at Cornell University.