Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

For information on becoming and/or nominating a speaker, please contact Erin Graham at 212-967-2774, or email her at Erin.Graham@frost.com

Keynote Speaker

Busy Burr

Busy Burr

Former Chief Innovation Officer, Humana

Busy Burr is a C-level, cross-industry executive who can drive and monetize new businesses and innovation. Her career spans leadership positions in high-growth startups and large Fortune 100 global enterprises- and across healthcare, financial services, technology, retail – in functional roles spanning finance, marketing/branding, operations and corporate communications.

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She was most recently Vice President of Healthcare Cost Trend and Innovation at Humana- the Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, she led a 60+ person team driving the design, build and adoption of three new product platforms in digital health, provider experience, and telemedicine, to improve health outcomes, create superior member experiences, and bend the trend on health care costs.

Busy also founded Humana’s strategic investing practice, Humana Health Ventures, and built a world-class team and reputation in healthcare venturing and innovation in the space of a year – a remarkably short time. In 2017, she was named to the Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) Powerlist, placing her among the top 100 corporate venture leaders in the world.

Before joining Humana in 2015, she was Managing Director of Citi Ventures and led large- scale business transformation efforts as the Global Head of Citigroup’s DesignWorks. Among her accomplishments at Citi was the digital, process, and client experience transformation of Citi’s Global Private Bank, which received innovation awards as Spear’s Private Bank of the Year and Euromoney’s Best Overall Bank. She is the author of From Ideas to Impact, Citi’s playbook for executing innovation in a global enterprise.

She spent seven years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston executing IPOs and M&A deals for some of the best companies in the technology space. As Vice President of Global Brand Management at Gap, Inc. she was responsible for aligning the product, store, online, advertising, and merchandising efforts for the four Gap brands around the world. As Entrepreneur-in-Residence at eBay, she led the creation of an innovative social ecommerce platform.

Busy holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Economics from Smith College. She was named one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence and has been honored as Frost & Sullivan’s Innovator of the Year. A sought-after speaker and collaborator, she is also a long-time performing member of the Bay Area improv troupe Subject to Change.

Dr. Josh Luke, FACHE

Dr. Josh Luke, FACHE

Healthcare Futurist & Founder of Health-Wealth, Hospital CEO & Healthcare Faculty at University of Southern California

Dr. Josh Luke is a healthcare futurist and former hospital CEO who has become a social media & podcast personality advocating for healthcare affordability.

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He is currently a health policy professor at the University of Southern California and a sought after keynote speaker for events around the globe. Dr. Luke developed a curriculum for “Selling to Hospitals in the Value Based Care Era” and advises pharmaceutical and device companies, as well as post acute and senior (assisted) living companies on how to close sales in the rapidly changing hospital space.

His expertise includes sharing simple tactics on how to make health care more affordable for families and businesses. Dr. Luke started his career as a jet-setting sports marketer working with some of the most famous athletes in the world. Then, after a career change to healthcare brought on by his grandmothers disease process, he ascended to become a hospital CEO by age 32.

After ten years as a hospital CEO, a new owner arrived and Luke was out of a job, had no health insurance for his family, and his mother was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Soon after he penned his first book and became a best-selling author. He now finds solace in sharing his experiences as a caretaker for his mom and being without health insurance for his family has given him a deeply emotional understanding of the other side of care delivery. He has three Amazon #1 Best Selling Books.

Dr. Luke is known to expose the long-kept secrets of the healthcare trade to help businesses and families keep healthcare from bankrupting their American Dream. He also advises start-ups and Fortune 500 companies of what the Health System of the Future and how consumers and companies should be adapting and preparing for the future demands of Americans in regard to health and healthy living.

Sylvia Kang

Sylvia Kang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mira

Mira is the first FDA and CE registered comprehensive women’s health monitoring platform with 99% of accuracy in clinical trials. Mira tracks cycles, predicts ovulation, monitors fetal health, measures ovarian reserve and detects menopause at home, using the hospital-leveled technology within a palm-sized device. The data automatically syncs to the Mira app. The AI learns personal health patterns. The telemedicine connects users with doctors.

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Sylvia served as a business director in a Fortune 500 life science company, running a $100M global business. Sylvia holds an MBA from Cornell University, and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University. Sylvia is also a Concert Pianist. She has won multiple international piano competitions in France, China, and Hong Kong.

Speakers

Janice Baker

Janice Baker

Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Benevera Health

Janice Baker is the VP of Strategy and Operations for Benevera Health, a technology-enabled services company focused on population health and person-centric healthcare.  Developed through a joint venture among a health insurer and four hospital systems, the collaboration includes shared risk ownership across Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s insurance business in New Hampshire.

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In her role, Janice is responsible for ensuring Benevera Health’s partners succeed in collaboratively managing the quality and cost of care for all Harvard Pilgrim’s patients in NH.  Between developing an innovative technology platform and creating an organization culture that rewards creativity, empowerment, and high patient touch, she is at the forefront of breaking down the barriers between payers and providers and proving new models of care can work.

Prior to joining Benevera Health, Janice founded an IT system integration company and worked for Deloitte Consulting, managing the development and implementation of health care and human services enterprise systems for large government agencies.  Over the course of her 19-year IT career starting up big projects and managing by deliverables, milestones, and deadlines, Janice is a results-driven leader who likes big problems and working with innovative and hard-working people to solve them.

Janice received a BS from the University of New Hampshire and an MPA from the University of Pittsburgh.

John Barto

John Barto

Healthcare Evangelist, Microsoft

John, Microsoft’s Healthcare Evangelist, is a true visionary at applying technology to solving Healthcare challenges. John gained much of his hands-on experience early in his career when he was a CIO responsible for developing, deploying and managing all the Information Technology assets and personnel for a county hospital in central Ohio.

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Building on this foundation, he went on to architect and develop the first Preferred Provider Organization(PPO) ranking system, for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, helped build small to mid-sized Healthcare Information Systems providers and developed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) systems under a consortium of HMO’s in the state of Michigan. John’s contributions to healthcare have global reach as demonstrated when he was involved with creating agreements for the Thailand Ministry of Health to use early forms of TeleHealth to overcome some of the challenges with distributing healthcare into hard to reach rural populations within the country.

Since joining Microsoft in 2011, John has focused his energy on helping Healthcare organizations create engaging experiences focused on health consumers, employees and affiliates which are injected into daily workflows without creating additional effort to their targeted audiences. The secret to these efforts is the ability to spin up new services, test and modify them very quickly based on their measured effectiveness. Increasingly Health organizations are recognizing that offering new experiences in an agile manner requires the support of a robust set of secure, compliant hybrid cloud capabilities that can be easily assembled and deprecated within a business model that has similar flexibility. Mature capabilities in Advanced Analytics, Sensor management, Telecommuting, Cognitive computing and collaboration tools offered within the public cloud are real weapons to improve population health and personalized medicine. A great example would be continuously receiving patient reported data from wearable sensors which can feed analytics models to provide early warning of changing wellness conditions and engage a medical professional for early intervention to control the situation.

A student of the complete healthcare system, John understands the challenges of Healthcare information management and is focused on applying the latest information technology treatments to improve the overall results of the system.

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD

Assistant Professor Cardiology, PI Healthcare Innovation Laboratory, Scripps Clinic

Bio is forthcoming.

Greg Caressi

Greg Caressi

Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan

Greg Caressi is the Americas business unit leader for the Transformational Health practice at Frost & Sullivan, leading the Life Sciences, Advanced Medical Technology and Connected Health teams.

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In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Greg spends most of his time working on strategic consulting projects on next-generation healthcare solutions, with a primary focus on connected health and integrated health solutions. Greg served for two years as the Chair of the HIMSS Life Sciences Information Technology Committee, where he led the creation of industry guidance for Good Informatics Practices used by life science companies, from startups to major pharmaceutical companies.   Greg regularly serves as chair, speaker and leader of interactive workshops at major industry events in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America.
Douglas Cates

Douglas Cates

Chief Strategy Officer, UC San Diego Health

Douglas Cates is Chief Strategy Officer for UC San Diego Health and is responsible for clinical services program development and enterprise growth strategy, including network development and increasing UC San Diego Health’s footprint via affiliations and partnerships across UC Health.

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Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in market research and business development, combining market and data analytics best practices with disciplined service development processes.  Prior, Mr. Cates served as Senior Director of Strategy for the Cleveland Clinic. Earlier in his career, he served in various business development and market strategy positions for the Cleveland Clinic and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.

Angelina Colbert

Angelina Colbert

Vice President, Billing and Reimbursement, Apria Healthcare

Angelina Colbert is the Vice President of Billing & Reimbursement for Apria Healthcare. Apria Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of home respiratory services and certain medical equipment, including oxygen therapy, inhalation therapies, sleep apnea treatment, enteral nutrition and negative pressure wound therapy.

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Apria operates over 300 locations throughout the United States and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. As the VP of Billing & Reimbursement, she is responsible for all payor and patient revenue cycle management activities from claims submission to cash posting. Angelina has been working in healthcare RCM operations for 18 years supporting large national healthcare operations with a focus on data integration and leadership development. Angelina has a BA in Business Administration concentrating in Strategic Management and Operations from California State University, Sacramento and an MBA with a focus on Finance and Healthcare from University of California, Davis.
Michael O. “Coop” Cooper

Michael O. “Coop” Cooper

Founder, Innovators + Influencers

Michael O. “Coop” Cooper is an internationally recognized executive coach, advisor, facilitator and trainer who specializes in working with executive teams to develop the leadership skills, alignment and strategies to grow and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Coop has 23 years of experience as a coach, management consultant, strategist and project leader with Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses in over 20 countries.

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He has worked with leaders at Accuray, eBay, Genentech, Google, Novell, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Southwest Airlines, TeleNav, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, Yammer and hundreds of other organizations large and small. He co-lead the teams to develop the world’s first wireless web platform for Vodafone and Verizon deployed in 27 countries and developed the specifications for the first custom internet car-ordering system for Honda. He has facilitated global summits for Sony corporation and a conference on managing Millennials for the Northern California Human Resource Association. For the past 12 years, he has coached and advised Eric Rodenbeck, CEO & Creative Director of Stamen Design, named by Fast Company as one of the 50 Top Innovative Companies in America and one of the Top 50 Designers in America. He has also been selected to coach the prestigious TED Fellows.

Coop is a contributor to Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur and Wired Innovations. He was the founding president of the International Association of Coaching, has served on the faculty of Sony leadership programs, CoachVille, Thomas Leonard School of Coaching and the Graduate School of Coaching. He completed coach training at Coach U, CoachVille and the School of Shadow Coaching. He received an MBA from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a concentration in Information Systems and a special emphasis in Global Strategic Management and degrees in History, Communications Studies and Technology Education at Virginia Tech. He received the (Shop Local / Consulting) Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006 from San Francisco where he lives with his partner and dog. He is an active supporter of the arts and Burning Man community

John Daley

John Daley

Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, IBM Watson Health

John joined IBM in May of 2016 and is responsible for ensuring Watson Health’s portfolio complies with all relevant lifescience related regulations.  Prior to joining Watson Health, John was with Boston Scientific for nine years and had a number of positions there including the head of International Quality, Distribution and Supply Chain and management board level positions for their Endoscopy and Urology and Women’s Health.

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Prior to Boston Scientific, John worked for Johnson & Johnson and held quality related positions in their device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical sectors.  John has over 20 years of experience with FDA regulated industries and has special expertise in Design Control, Software Quality, and Quality Systems.

Sanjay Deo, CISSP, HCISPP

Sanjay Deo, CISSP, HCISPP

Founder & President, 24By7Security, Inc.

Sanjay Deo combines over 20 years of Cyber Security and Compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of rising Cybersecurity incidents and increased Regulations and Legal Action. Company clients include healthcare, financial services, media & entertainment, travel and cruise and industrial companies.

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As President of 24By7Security, Sanjay is responsible for all aspects of corporate development, business development including execution of strategic business plans. The company focuses on Cybersecurity services – Risk Assessment, Policy & Procedures and Training including incident response across various industry lines. 24By7Security clients include large hospitals, banks, financial institutions, Fortune 1000 companies and number of universities.

• Designed various assessment methodologies for HIPAA, GLBA and Cyber Security. Sanjay has conducted over 50 HIPAA Security Risk Assessments across large hospitals, medical universities, MSO and ACOs.
• Assisted in the implementation of EMR, Population Health and Patient Engagement Solutions.
• Conducted HIPAA-HITECH readiness audit, and risk assessment for a multi-center healthcare provider organization based in South Florida with over two hundred and forty centers located nationwide. Conducted review of operations, policies & procedures, and IT infrastructure. Participated in site inspections, documentation, compliance recommendations, and EMR implementation planning. Acting HIPAA Security Officer for the organization.
• Conducted HIPAA Security Risk Assessment for a major South Florida medical center and participated in the subsequent remediation and implementation of enhanced security measures and comprehensive ongoing risk management program.
• He currently serves on the Board of the South Florida CIO Council, he is also Co-Chairs the South Florida CISO Forum. Sanjay is part of the HIMSS’ Privacy and Security Committee focused on Risk Assessment in the Healthcare Industry. Sanjay is a frequent speaker on IT Governance and Cybersecurity at national conferences.
• Sanjay is a member of the South Florida FBI-InfraGard Alliance and Sector Chief for the Information Technology track.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul Dubey

Founder, Percynal Health Innovations

Rahul is currently responsible for collaborating with the C-level executives at AHIP’s Health Plan Membership to develop and implement innovative, best in class, emerging solutions and approaches that accelerate utilization of these mission critical applications in order to deliver a higher quality of care, improving the wellbeing of consumers and driving down the cost of care received.

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Rahul has extensive practical knowledge in regard to creating new, multi-stakeholder, collaborative business models as well as optimizing the use of effective next gen digital health solutions that create a simplified and positive consumer care experience. His role expands to include efforts on initiatives that have led to the creation of innovative care pathways, normalizing and sharing of data to build new and viable care measures, developing actionable and personalized programs and tools that ensure behavior change resulting in increased desired health outcomes. He continues to help develop, test, measure and iterate innovative platforms that increase efficiencies for all key stakeholders as they collectively focus on outcomes driven care.

Rahul’s most recent brainchild is the 26,000 sq ft AHIP Innovation Lab in Chicago’s West Loop. He is responsible for creating the Lab’s one of a kind concept, continues to fulfill its mission of delivering an invaluable resource for AHIP Membership and leads all of the Lab’s collaborative and confidential Solution Working Groups that involve individual payers, providers, manufacturers, MedTech, innovative solution providers and the AHIP Innovation Lab’s trusted and crucial Inaugural Partners.

Prior to joining AHIP, Rahul played a leadership role as a founding employee of a successful Digital Healthcare start-up based in Washington DC, WiserTogether. Along with WiserTogether’s Co-founders, Rahul was instrumental in developing their payer, provider and consumer focused platform as well as the company’s “go to market” strategy which resulted in successful market penetration for the industry’s first ever consumer-led shared decision making and treatment selection platform.

Rahul invites you to learn more about the AHIP Innovation Lab through their video overview located here: Welcome to the AHIP Innovation Lab

Daniel Durand

Daniel Durand

Vice President and Chairman, LifeBridge Health

Dr. Daniel J Durand, M.D. (“Dan”) is a physician executive with deep expertise in value-based care. He has served multinational corporations, ACOs, healthcare startups, provider-owned health plans, government agencies, and top-ranked academic institutions.

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Dan began his medical career on the radiology faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before working as an Associate with McKinsey & Company advising hospitals and health systems on post-ACA Strategy and Operations. He then joined the Executive Leadership Team at Evolent Health, where he served as the first Vice President of Clinical Transformation and helped grow revenues from $8M to over $118M en route to a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dan then served as the first Director of Accountable Care for Johns Hopkins before taking his current role as Chair of Radiology and Vice President of Clinical Strategy for LifeBridge Health System, where he has led the LifeBridge Health Clinically Integrated Network to become one of the most successful ACOs in the country.

Dan’s writing has appeared in top journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He regularly lectures at national conferences on topics related to medical innovation and is the president of Durand Ventures, a healthcare consulting practice that also takes equity positions in select digital health start-ups.

Peter Emigh

Peter Emigh

General Manager, CareMore Nevada, CareMore Health Plan

Bio is forthcoming.

Thomas Graf

Thomas Graf

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey

Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of
Healthcare Transformation for Horizon Blue Cross. He brings over 25 years of experience in advancing healthcare delivery, reducing cost of care, and supporting continuous growth and performance improvement.

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Dr. Graf applies his deep understanding of economic, social, and regulatory issues with his clinical experience to align diverse stakeholders and build consensus around shared strategic and operational goals, bridging the unique perspectives provided by physicians, hospitals, payors, patients, and employers. He adeptly translates overarching strategies into targeted operational and performance improvement efforts to help organizations navigate through the evolving and turbulent landscape.

Prior to joining Horizon, he was National Director for Population Health for The Chartis Group helping dozens of provider systems and groups to create strategy and improve performance in driving quality to lower total cost of care and comprehensively care for populations. Prior to Chartis, Dr. Graf served for nearly twelve years in various roles at Geisinger. In his final position there, Dr. Graf was the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and Longitudinal Care Service Lines. There, he was responsible for the value re-engineering of the care continuum and other population health initiatives for Geisinger including the ACO portfolio, the Physician Group Practice, and PGP Transitions Demonstrations and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement. Operationally he had responsibility for the community practice, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, neurosciences, women’s health, and care continuum service lines across 22 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania.

After graduating from University of Michigan Medical School and completing family medicine residency training at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Dr. Graf served on the faculty of the Henry Ford Family Practice Residency and was Director of the Southwest Georgia Family Practice Residency.

Wendy Horn

Wendy Horn

Vice President of Business Development, Community Health Network

Wendy leads the non-hospital strategic partnerships and ventures efforts for Community Health Network (CHNw), an Indianapolis-based health system with more than 200 sites of care and 20+ innovative partnerships.

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She and her Business Development team oversee the qualification, due diligence and partnership management process for the organization. Her team works with Operations to drive engagement and performance in strategic partnerships and related new business launches.

Wendy is also the Executive Champion for CHNw’s Home Health and Hospice operation; the largest ($40m rev.) health system-owned agency in the greater Indianapolis area providing care to more than 1,000 patients and families on a daily basis.

Wendy joined CHNw in 2011 after successfully selling a portfolio of innovative senior living and care communities developed in partnership with a national Real Estate Investment Trust. Since then she has participated and led many strategic efforts for the organization focusing on new customer channels, engagement and new lines of business. Wendy currently serves on CHNw’s Corporate Finance and Retail & Innovation Executive Leadership Teams.

Prior to joining CHNw, Wendy’s 30-year career highlights include many healthcare, seniors housing and consulting start-ups and engagements focused on new or improved products and services in high- growth sectors. She has national experience and has worked with non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Wendy holds a BA in Biology from Denison University and an MHA from Indiana University. She is active in her community and focuses her support on women’s, children’s, education, and civic organizations that develop individuals. She currently holds board seats with three organizations and regularly mentors rising professionals and start-up company leaders.

Dana Hosseini

Dana Hosseini

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Seqster

Dana is a serial entrepreneur who has managed and co-founder a number of genomics-based companies including Seqster, ProdermIQ, Iceland Genomics, deCode Genetics and DiThera.

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Mr. Hosseini’s skills in international medical device/diagnostic sales and marketing were developed at Abbott Laboratories, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Johnson & Johnson) and Sequenom where he held executive and management positions in business development, sales and marketing functions. He is the founder of the first genomics applications accelerator for Illumina (https://www.illumina.com/science/accelerator.html). Dana is a healthcare fanatic always looking to blend technologies and approaches for novel solutions to intractable problems, hence Seqster. He received both his B.Sc. and MBA from the University of British Columbia.
NL SHASHA JUMBE, PhD

NL SHASHA JUMBE, PhD

Co-Founder, Electronics & Data Science Stack, Context AI

What inspires you?
(Data, Purpose, Conviction: Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. –T.S. Elliot)

Shasha is a co-founder and the Technology and Data Stack lead at Context AI. He is an established healthcare and drug development problem solver and brings an ensemble of mathematical modeling, machine learning, electronics, signal processing, biology & physiology, and drug development tools to the collision of Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.

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His distinguished career spans innovative data science applications in implantable devices, artificial kidney irreversible thermodynamics, telemetry, biotechnology, infectious disease, oncology, immunology, precision medicine, child growth, and development and Global Health. Most recently, he was a senior program officer leading the Healthy Birth, Growth and Development knowledge integration (HBGDki) at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He also held data science positions at Amgen- as a senior scientist, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG- as Virology Disease Modeling Expert and Genentech- as Head of Modeling and Simulation.

Shasha’s North Star goal is an innovation-on-demand platform that fully capitalizes on rapidly evolving progress in materials science, electronic transducers, and information technologies to develop intelligent health platforms and democratize diagnostics. His goal is to leverage data and advanced analytics to provide actionable and immediate insights on health state and status, in order to promote preventive care, improve quality of life for patients, and predict and prevent costly medical events for care providers and payors.

Katie Lestan

Katie Lestan

Divisional Vice President, Health System, Walgreen Co.

Katie Lestan has been with Walgreens for 14 years in Health Care Sales and Account Management leadership. In her present role, she serves as Divisional Vice President for the Health Systems segment for Walgreens Health and Wellness. In this capacity, she leads an organization that partners with Health Systems, Physician Groups and Community Health Centers to demonstrate the value and innovation of Walgreens pharmacy, health and wellness solutions as the Healthcare Industry continues to evolve.

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Prior to her current role, Ms. Lestan served as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Midwest and Southeast Regions including Puerto Rico at Walgreens. She was responsible for Sales and Account Management teams partnering with Employers, Health Plans and Health Systems to provide programs and solutions that enhance member/employee health and well-being while improving clinical and financial outcomes.

From 2004-2009, Ms. Lestan was the Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Pharmacy Division of Walgreens. Before joining Walgreens, Ms. Lestan began her career and sales leadership roles with Apria Healthcare and Abbott Laboratories.

Ms. Lestan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University.

Simon Lin, MD, MBA

Simon Lin, MD, MBA

Chief Research Information Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovation. He is the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics at the Ohio State University.

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Dr. Lin leads a digital transformation team of 75 Health IT professionals to improve care safety, quality, and effectiveness. Under his leadership, Nationwide Children’s Hospital received the 2017 Innovation Finalist award by the American Hospital Association. He authored over 110 publications and trained more than 40 students and postdocs in his tenure at Duke University, Northwestern University, Marshfield Clinic, and the Ohio State University. Dr. Lin received the “CIO Innovator of the Year” award from CHIME in 2018.

Philip Marshall, MD, MPH

Philip Marshall, MD, MPH

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Conversa

Philip Marshall, MD, MPH is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Conversa, “Healthcare’s Conversation Platform” that keeps care teams and patients connected between visits using Conversational AI.

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Dr. Marshall has always had a passion for helping patients be equal partners in their care. Before Conversa Health, Dr. Marshall led product strategy and product management for Press Ganey serving over 2,000 hospitals, 650+ medical practices and 90,000+ physicians in the U.S.  Also, he contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information establishing technology and policy practices for the appropriate handling of personal health information. Throughout his career, he has designed profile-driven systems to ensure that  patients are engaged digitally with employers, payers, and their providers.

Following his work at GE Medical Systems and Kaiser Permanente, where he led large research studies on physicians’ and patients’ use of Electronic Health Records, Dr. Marshall was one of the early pioneers at WebMD.  As WebMD’s Vice President of Product Strategy, he led personalized health management solutions. He then led Press Ganey’s products and strategy, supporting the company’s expansion of quality and patient experience solutions.

Dr. Marshall received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and has residency training in general surgery and public health and preventive medicine.  He currently resides in Portland, Oregon where he also runs the Oregon Crusaders, a national touring marching music organization.

Jordan Mills

Jordan Mills

Chief Executive Officer, MirrorMe3D

Bio is forthcoming.

Tom Rice

Tom Rice

Vice President, Market Access & Payer Strategy, Amgen

Tom is the Vice President of U.S. RAV & Payer Strategy for Amgen Inc. His team is charged with
setting the strategic direction for market access across Amgen’s entire portfolio

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A 12-year veteran at Amgen, he recently served as Executive Director of the Cardiovascular
Reimbursement Value & Access (RAV) team including the flagship product Repatha®.

Tom’s 25+ years of industry experience also includes Product Marketing, New Product
Commercialization, Sales Management, Managed Care Marketing, Sales Analytics, Institutional and
Field Sales at Aventis and its predecessor companies.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an
MBA from the University of Kansas.

Tom has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science Program in Healthcare Decision
Analysis at the USC School of Pharmacy.

DENNIS ROBBINS, PhD, MPH

DENNIS ROBBINS, PhD, MPH

Dennis Robbins (M.P.H. Harvard, Ph.D., Boston College) is a prominent innovator, thought leader, speaker, and healthy living activist. His distinguished career spans multiple sectors of health, wellness, health care, industry, medical and surgical devices, AI, technology, reimbursement, digital health. payment, ethics and policy.

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His initial work on patient-centric engagement and now person-centricity ™ has stimulated a major paradigmatic shift in how we think about the culture of health, healthcare, and next generation empowerment across diverse ecosystems.

 Dr. Robbins was a National Fund for Medical Education Fellow, Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at Harvard. He has advised Presidential and White house Commissions, the military health system, multiple start-ups, two US Supreme Court Cases and chaired the PCMH 2.O national think tank, to help people become and stay healthier while adding years to their lives and life to their years. He blends elements of health information technologies, behavioral economics, exercise physiology, sleep, mindfulness, and healthy eating to help bend the sickness curve. He serves on several advisory boards and national organizations including the the American Heart Assn’s Technology and Innovation Advisory Board. He has been involved extensively working with large national companies preparing for reimbursement and payment, interacting with CMS and FDA in positions of influence and in insight into new technologies and new opportunities.

Dr. Robbins was a major force in the early Hospice Movement and worked closely across both aisles and CMS in helping to promote the Hospice Medicare benefit. His legacy of 10 published books and more than 400 articles is complemented by a plethora of keynote presentations and panels. He has been recognized in the national media in such publications as Forbes, Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, Hospital Ethics, and Managed Healthcare Executive who depicted him as among the top ten keenest thinkers in Managed Care.

Simeon  Sessley

Simeon Sessley

Director of Innovation, Navicent Health

Simeon Sessley serves as the Executive Director of Navicent Health’s Center for Disruption and Innovation (CfDI) which over the last 2 years has rapidly become a desirable place for both

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Domestic and International Startups as well as large company Product Managers to co-develop their concepts alongside some of Central Georgia’s top clinicians and local populations. Simeon and his team at Navicent Health have purposefully engaged the executive leaders throughout the multi-site Health System to re-imagine Healthcare delivery models that help establish healthy communities with equitable outcomes, leverage disruptive technologies and engage consumers in a meaningful way. Prior to working for Navicent Health, Simeon worked for the General Electric Company (GE), a global Fortune 500 conglomerate where he led a group of 420 Innovation Coaches who were chartered to change the paradigm for introducing new products to market via apply principles from The Lean Startup. Moreover, Simeon was a part of the GE Corporate Global Innovation Team and was responsible for training and empowering internal GE Coaches to model a new set of behaviors dedicated to putting the customer first in all our activities. Overall, Simeon is committed to introducing leaders to new ways to transform their organizations and therefore tries to demonstrate servant leadership while supporting the leaders at Navicent Health and other Healthcare Organizations that are interested in new models for 21st Century Healthcare.
Felicia Thomas-Spaulding

Felicia Thomas-Spaulding

Divisional Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico

Felicia Thomas-Spaulding is divisional vice president of clinical operations for government programs at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas and is the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States.

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Her responsibilities include strategic planning, program implementation and ongoing clinical operations across HCSC’s government programs in five states serving more than 700,000 people enrolled in Medicare and/or Medicaid.

Her many accomplishments over the course of her career include:

  • Participating in an early Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to address the heroin epidemic among Dallas-area teens.
  • Implementing a peer navigator program to facilitate safe discharge from OBs/acute setting following a behavioral health crisis.
  • Developing transition-of-care innovations for Medicare Advantage members.
  • Developing care-coordination innovations for Medicare and Medicaid members that address social determinants of health in chronic-condition management.

Prior to her current position, Felicia was senior director of behavioral health for HCSC’s government programs, where she implemented and managed care coordination and case management programs that met the integrated care needs of members across unique populations that included recipients of TANF, ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term services and support. In that role she also developed and oversaw utilization management programs for behavioral health and integrated services to ensure access and efficiency of the least restrictive and most effective services.

She began her career working for the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, where she worked with families in a wraparound family preservation model of in-home services, conducted home visits and testified in Child Protective Services cases.

Felicia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, a master’s from New Mexico State University and an MBA from Texas Woman’s University.

Janet Tomcavage

Janet Tomcavage

Chief Population Health Officer, Geisinger Health System

Janet Tomcavage is the Chief Population Health Officer for Geisinger. In this role, she has administrative accountability for Geisinger’s population health strategies and solution implementation across the clinical and health plan platforms.

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This includes population health functions supporting patient-centered primary care, a large rural-based Medicare ACO, inpatient and ambulatory case management, home health and hospice, post-acute management, clinical informatics integration, and home based medical/palliative care.

Ms. Tomcavage has spent her career focusing on population health initiatives that serve to support the Triple Aim. Geisinger’s ProvenHealth Navigator® was an industry leader in redesigning primary care and embedding care management services directly alongside primary care providers. More recently, she has led redesign for addressing social determinants of health including food insecurity and transportation, hospital system changes related to post-acute utilization and moving clinical management directly into the home supporting comprehensive medical and palliative care for the most vulnerable populations.

Ms. Tomcavage earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Bloomsburg State University and her master of science in nursing from College Misericordia. She has co-authored many publications on patient – centered primary care, diabetes, case management and the expanded role of nursing in health care. Ms. Tomcavage has lectured nationally on successfully driving transformation within health care and leveraging population health to achieve high quality and affordable health care.

Ms. Tomcavage was the first nurse at Geisinger to win the Pennsylvania Nightingale Award for clinical excellence in an advanced nursing role in 1994. She is an active member and has served in various leadership roles in the American Nurse Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Alliance of Community Health Plans, the American Hospital Association’s post-acute work team, and the CMS Executive Leadership Council of the Strategic Innovation Engine.

David A. Wyman, MPA

David A. Wyman, MPA

President and Chief Executive Office, Gracie Square Hospital

David Wyman, MPA is the President and CEO of Gracie Square Hospital. Mr. Wyman brings close to 20 years of expertise in healthcare operations and management to his new role as he leads the redevelopment and revitalization of Gracie Square Hospital.

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Prior to joining Gracie Square Hospital, Mr. Wyman spent 15 years in varying progressive roles as part of Continuum Health Partners in NYC. Most recently Mr. Wyman served as Vice President of Administration at the Mount Sinai Health System for both Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals. There he focused his expertise in the areas of operations management, finance and revenue cycle, information technology integration and implementation, quality and performance improvement and change management.

Mr. Wyman holds a Master of Public Administration, Health Policy and Management degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida.

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