The Council Fellows Program

What is it like to be a Council Fellow?

  • Actively contribute to immersive experiences that lend new insights into the inner workings of our healthcare system.
  • Participate in lectures led by the most influential healthcare leaders of today.
  • Connect with your professional peers to create long-lasting bonds.
  • Grow your network to pave the way for collaboration that will create change in the industry for years to come.

A completed application consists of a submitted application, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

**The Council Fellows Class of 2024 application period has concluded.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Council Fellows program, sign up here to receive ongoing updates.


Candidate Criteria

Council Fellows candidates are accepted from a pool of applicants who fit the following criteria:

  • Currently a C-suite or senior leader in their organization
  • Eager to define complex problems, identify solutions and effect change
  • Open to learning more about and embracing innovation in health care
  • Part of a health care organization of any size in multiple sectors, including providers, managed care, technology, public health, government, academia, nonprofit, policy or finance among others
  • Able to commit to the Council Fellows class dates
  • Company based anywhere in the U.S.

The cost to participate in the Council Fellows program is $11,500 for Nashville Health Care Council members. Please contact to learn more about non-Council member pricing and scholarships.

**The Council Fellows Class of 2024 application period has concluded.

How are Council Fellows selected and placed?

The Council Fellows class features approximately 30 industry executives and esteemed thought leaders from various sectors within healthcare. When building each Fellows class, we are looking for a strong cross-section of candidates representing a mix of diverse experiences from varying subsectors of the healthcare industry. Our Selection Committee prioritizes candidate experience working directly in a healthcare setting and/or experience in a role that impacts care delivery, care management or funding in the industry.  To create a class with diverse perspectives, the candidate’s current role, organization, and experience are considered.

Consider the following questions when applying:

  • In what ways can my company and I contribute to strengthening and elevating Nashville as The Healthcare City?
  • Is my expertise relevant and additive to the learnings of other Council Fellows participants?

Class of 2024 Important Dates



Virtual or In-Person

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

2024 Class Welcome Reception

In-Person (Nashville, TN)

Thursday, January 25-Friday, January 26, 2024

Opening Retreat

In-Person (Nashville, TN)

Friday, February 9, 2024

Session 1


Thursday, February 15 – Friday, February 16, 2024

Session 2

In-Person (Nashville, TN)

Friday, March 8, 2024

Session 3


Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29, 2024

Session 4

In-Person (Nashville, TN)

Friday, April 5, 2024

Session 5


Wednesday, April 17 – Friday, April 19, 2024

Session 6

In-Person (Washington, D.C.)

Friday, May 3, 2024

Session 7


Thursday, May 16 – Friday, May 17, 2024

Closing Retreat

In-Person (Nashville, TN)

The Nashville Health Care Council is Grateful for Our Partners Who Support the Council Fellows Program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee CHS Community Health Systems Logo HCA Healthcare Logo Lifepoint Health Logo Small Shore Capital Partners Logo Optum