HEALTH:FURTHER 2018 | SPEAKERS

Our speakers are experts and innovators who are making healthcare better for all of us. Hear from our speakers to gain the insights that will change your business and the inspiration to move the needle at your own organization.

R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

HCA Healthcare

R. Milton Johnson is chairman and chief executive officer of Nashville Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services with 178 hospitals and approximately 1 800 sites of care including surgery centers freestanding ERs urgent care centers and physician clinics in 20 states and the United Kingdom. A $44 billion company HCA Healthcare and its 249000 employees provide approximately five percent of all U.S. hospital services. Under Johnson’s leadership HCA Healthcare has advanced clinical quality throughout its hospitals using data from its more than 28 million patient encounters annually to identify leading clinical practices and continually improve patient care and save lives. A more than 35-year veteran of HCA Healthcare Johnson has served in various financial and senior management positions for the company including head of the Tax Department senior vice president and controller and executive vice president and chief financial officer. Johnson became president of HCA Healthcare in 2011 and was appointed CEO in January 2014. He was elected chairman on December 31 of that year. Johnson provides leadership to the healthcare industry and Nashville community through his service on various boards and organizations. Currently he serves as chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and The HCA Foundation and is immediate past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. He serves on the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable and is a member of Business Roundtable and The Business Council. He also serves on the boards of the Center for Medical Interoperability Nashville Health Care Council and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. A graduate of Belmont University, Johnson also is a member of his alma mater’s Board of Trustees.

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder

Wellville

Esther Dyson(@edyson on twitter) is executive founder of Wellville (@WaytoWellville), a 10-year project to help US communities dramatically improve the health of their residents, and to develop and spread new business models for the cultivation of health. Wellville advises the five US-based Wellville communities on accelerating their own health initiatives, in Clatsop County, OR; Lake County, CA; Muskegon County, MI; North Hartford, CT; and Spartanburg, SC. Dyson is the W2W lead for Muskegon, and is actively involved in overall policy and fundraising for the project. Overall, Dyson works to leverage new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economic and political). From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. Apart from this brief sabbatical, she is an active board member for a variety of companies, including 23andMe, Luxoft, Pressreader, Wellpass (the company behind text4baby.org), and Yandex (Russia - YNDX). Her healthcare investments include 23andMe (also a director), 4D Healthware, Basil Health, Big Health, Boundless.ai, Care.Coach, Clover Health, Eligible, Enso, Hawthorne Effect, Health Loop, HealthCelerate, HealthTap, i2Dx, Joany, Kurbo, Medesk, MedicaSafe, mEquilibrium, Nanowear, NeuroGeneCES, Nuna, Omada Health, PatientsLikeMe, PatientsKnowBest, Prognos.ai, Proofpilot, Resilient, Sapiens DS, StartupHealth, Supportiv, Syllable, Tega Pharmaceutical, Tocagen, Turbine.ai, Valkee, Virgo, Vital Score, Wellpass (director) and Zipongo.

Marcus Osborne

Marcus Osborne

Marcus Osborne

Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation

Walmart

Marcus Osborne serves as Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation for Walmart. In that role, he is focused on furthering Walmart’s stated goal of improving the healthcare industry in the U.S. by increasing access, quality and affordability in the system for consumers. Prior to joining Walmart, Marcus was a Senior Management Consultant with Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. Marcus attended the Harvard Business School and received his Master’s in Business Administration, graduating with honors.

Jess Barron

Jess Barron

Jess Barron

Editor-in-Chief

Livestrong.com

Jess Barron is the Editor-in-Chief of Livestrong.com. With an audience of 32 million monthly visitors, Livestrong.com is the number one healthy living site in the U.S. Prior to working with Livestrong.com, Jess was the business leader of Beachbody's online subscription website with digital videos and online tools. Jess also honed a deep understanding of the types of headlines and content that appealed to all demographics of people when she ran the editorial content team for the Yahoo! home page, which at the time was the most popular site on the Internet. Jess is a frequent speaker at Create & Cultivate and CoffeeCon. Her writings have appeared on Livestrong.com, Fortune and MyDomaine.

Stacey Chang

Stacey Chang

Stacey Chang

Founder & Executive Director

Design Institute for Health, UT Austin

Stacey Chang is a designer, an unintentional academic, and an unapologetic ringleader for new creative solutions to age-old dilemmas in health. Until 2014, Stacey was the Managing Director of the Healthcare practice at IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. He left to found the Design Institute for Health at the University of Texas at Austin, a first-of-its-kind institution, dedicated to applying design approaches to solving systemic health care challenges as an integrated part of an operating health system and a medical education and training program. The Design Institute considers topics as broad as the design of health services and tools, the built environment, new care models, and the structure and functionality of the health ecosystem itself. Stacey has served as a TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board member, and a Thought Leader for NEJM Catalyst. He holds degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford.

Marty Paslick

Marty Paslick

Marty Paslick

Chief Information Officer

HCA Healthcare

Marty Paslick is the Chief Information Officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. A 33-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Paslick leads the company’s Information Technology & Services department (IT&S), which provides IT strategy and support for HCA Healthcare and its 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom. IT&S has more than 5,800 employees across the U.S. and includes six data centers and 15 division support centers responsible for delivering IT services. The department’s array of services includes business analysis, systems development, systems integration, information security, customer support, training and education, and infrastructure support. During his career at HCA Healthcare, Paslick has led the development of new IT units to pursue business opportunities and the transformation of the organization’s field-based IT operations. He became responsible for the day-to-day operations of IT&S when he was named the department’s COO in 2010 and later appointed HCA Healthcare’s CIO in June of 2012. He and others led the efforts to acquire PatientKeeper and Mobile Heartbeat, two Boston based healthcare technology companies. Paslick is currently a member of the KLAS Advisory Board (KAB), a role focused on improving the delivery of healthcare technology. Paslick is a board member and past chairman of the Nashville Sports Council. He is also past chairman of the board of the Nashville Technology Council and past board member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Paslick holds two undergraduate degrees and an MBA, all from the University of Louisville.

Neil de Crescenzo

Neil de Crescenzo

Neil de Crescenzo

President and CEO

Change Healthcare

Mr. Neil de Crescenzo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Change Healthcare. He leads teams working across multiple healthcare segments that help customers accelerate their efforts to improve healthcare. Prior to Change Healthcare, Mr. de Crescenzo was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle’s Global Health Sciences business. Previously, he spent a decade at IBM Corporation, including his last role as a senior executive for Global Healthcare Business Consulting Services. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions in a major hospital system, a large multi-specialty group practice and at a major health insurer. Mr. de Crescenzo earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth, and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Healthcare Leadership Council. He is a member of the Aspen Group.

Andrew Lasher

Andrew Lasher

Andrew Lasher

Chief Medical Officer

Aspire Health

Dr. Andrew Lasher is the Chief Medical Officer for Aspire Health, a Nashville-based company providing community-based palliative care to over 17,000 patients in 25 states. He is an internist and board certified palliative care physician. Prior to joining Aspire as “Employee #2” in 2013, he served as Director of Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at California Pacific Medical Center, and as a Medical Director for Sutter Health At Home’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) project and Hospice in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lasher completed his residency and palliative care fellowship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He and his wife Melissa have three children, and can usually be found at hockey rinks across the greater South.

Derek DuBois

Derek DuBois

Derek DuBois

Founder & President

DOC

Derek D. DuBois, MD is an entrepreneur and executive with experience ranging from building startups and health analytics businesses to partnership at McKinsey & Company and Accenture. Derek is the Co-Founder and President of DOC (DOCjobs.com), the premier recruiting site for doctors and scientists pursuing industry careers. He built DOC from a local networking group into a 43,000 member community and recruiting platform used by over 1,000 leading healthcare employers including startups, health IT companies, biopharmaceutical companies, investment banks, VC/PE funds, consulting firms, and many others. At McKinsey Advanced Healthcare Analytics and at Accenture he led the development of predictive and artificial intelligence analytics that identified hundreds of millions of dollars in upside for clients through improved go-to-market plans, targeting of member acquisition and retention, and accuracy in risk and quality scores. Outside of work he is a passionate outdoorsman, cook, husband and father.

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Founder

Physician Entrepreneur Summit

Gregory Goodman, M.D. is a physician entrepreneur with a passion for solving healthcare’s biggest problems. Dr. Goodman is an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Home Hospital program and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Greg is the Founder of the Physician Entrepreneur Summit and Host of the ModernMD Podcast and has interviewed some of the most influential physician innovators. Previously, he served as an Innovation Fellow at Remedy Partners, The Episodes of Care Company, and was responsible for physician quality performance and clinical technology innovation. During medical school, he Co-Founded CEO in a Box, a custom venture-incubator focused on developing and training young leaders and visionaries. Greg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Brandeis University.

Erin Tolbert

Erin Tolbert

Erin Tolbert

Founder

MidlevelU

MidlevelU creator, Erin Tolbert, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner practicing in an emergency department in Nashville, TN. Happy with her personal career choices, she founded MidlevelU to share her life and love of the NP profession with prospective and practicing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the healthcare community as a whole. Through MidlevelU, she has built a thriving online forum to support NPs and PAs from the beginning of their education throughout their careers. Midlevels for the Medically Underserved, MidlevelU's residency-like program for nurse practitioners helps facilitate the transition from education to practice for new graduate NPs. Erin is also the author of "Unlocking the Value of NPs and PAs: Increase Revenue and Create a Healthy and Thriving Practice with Midlevel Providers", a new book that gives healthcare administrators and practice owners control over staffing, and fiscally-smart practice structures for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Griffin Myers, MD

Griffin Myers, MD

Griffin Myers, MD

Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Oak Street Health, a growing organization of value-based primary care centers serving adults on Medicare. A board-certified physician, Dr. Myers is responsible for the excellence of health care delivery at Oak Street Health. He successfully developed the company’s innovative care model and champions partnerships that further its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be: personal, equitable, and accountable. He is a frequent speaker and publisher on behalf of Oak Street Health and a rising voice in the healthcare industry. Dr. Myers is a BS graduate of Davidson College, has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and has an MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Satchel Health

Dr. Robert Moskowitz is an emergency room physician with over a decade of medical director experience. A graduate of both Amherst College and The University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Moskowitz completed his residency at The Ohio State University and his executive MBA at Vanderbilt University. He is the chief medical officer for Satchel Health. Satchel Health is a telemedicine solutions company that expands clinical reach and provides intelligent insights on care delivery and operations. The company provides an adaptive telemedicine and analytics platform, for quality assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the post-acute care setting (skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living/senior living communities).

Bonnie Clipper

Bonnie Clipper

Bonnie Clipper

VP, Practice & Innovation

American Nurses Association

Dr. Clipper is the VP, Practice & Innovation for the American Nurses Association. Prior to this role she served as a chief nurse executive for 20 years. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse alumna and an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership alumna. She currently serves on the advisory panel for Improving Health Systems and Reducing Disparities for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and on the editorial advisory board for Telehealth in Medicine Today. Bonnie is a strong advocate for bringing nurses into the innovation space and was responsible for building the ANA’s Innovation Framework, which includes celebrating nursing innovation, developing innovation competencies among nurses and facilitating nurses in creation and invention. Dr. Clipper is a clinical assistant professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, School of Nursing and is a guest lecturer at Winona State University School of Nursing. Bonnie is passionate about developing millennial leaders and has authored the book The Nurse Managers Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce and was a key member of the writing team for The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders.

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Chairman and Founder

Society of Physician Entrepeneurs

Dr. Hausfeld led the field in otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery for many years and is now a business operator and entrepreneur. He invests, manages and consults to a variety of healthcare businesses, including assisted living facilities for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, medical device companies, healthcare information technology and biotech firms, debt collection services for physicians, as well as syndicating and raising capital for health care related real estate ventures, including other life science entrepreneurial enterprises, both regionally and nationally. Dr. Hausfeld is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer of BioFactura, a Biotech firm specializing in the production Biosimilars as well as novel biologic drugs. He is the Chairman and Founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (www.sopenet.org ), a global network focused on educating healthcare and life science professionals in Bioentrepreneurship and Innovation.

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Chief Medical Officer & EVP of Product

MDLIVE

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is a primary care physician, a digital healthcare innovator and a health tech entrepreneur. He is Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product for MDLIVE, as well as President of the MDLIVE Medical Group, one of the largest virtual primary care groups in the nation. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of healthfinch, Board Member of Oneview Healthcare, the Executive Director of the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program and previous Director of Innovation for Northwestern Medicine. He serves on the Governance Board of the Innovation Learning Network, the Advisory Board of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the Editorial Board for Clinical Innovation + Technology, and is the author of Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare. He has been listed as one of HealthLeader’s “Twenty People Who Make Healthcare Better”; Healthspottr’s “Future Health Top 100”, and Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Clinical Informaticists”. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. You can find him at www.DrLyle.com and @DrLyleMD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Founder & Principal

Value Prop Shop

Dr. Cordes is a physician executive, investor, and serial entrepreneur with 18+ years of clinical and business experience with a proven track record of generating revenue and scaling companies.   She is currently the Founder and Principal at Value Prop Shop, helping healthcare startups drive revenue, win and retain customers, secure capital, and achieve sustainable growth.  Their clients range from NewCo stage to post Series B.  Value Prop Shop provides consulting and services around company roadmap, sales, marketing, product, engineering, operations, and fundraising.    Prior to Value Prop Shop, Dr. Cordes was the COO and Head of Commercial Operations at Healthfinch. She helped grow this 4-person health tech startup into a 35+ person national market leader.  She drove a 10x revenue increase, helped secure 2 rounds of fundraising- including a $7.5M Series A, and overhauled and expanded existing and new products to grow the user base to 3,500+ providers in 2 ½ years.    She served as the Chief Development Officer for Cogent Healthcare, producing over $16.5M of new total contract value in the first year, and had a 3 tenure at Hearst Healthcare in a variety of product, sales, and corporate strategy roles.  She began her earlier career as a Medical Director for Providence Health system.   She is an investor in 3 startups and a board advisor to two others.  She is a national physician thought leader who speaks, judges, and mentors at conferences, regularly.  

Austin Purkeypile

Austin Purkeypile

Austin Purkeypile

VP of Operations/Chief Operating Officer

Florida Hospital - East Orlando

Austin Purkeypile is the VP of Operations & COO of Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 275-bed hospital serving a diverse and growing population. Previously, Austin has held leadership roles in Strategy, Operations, and Finance with Stanford Children's, Loma Linda University Health, and Dignity Health and has taught MBA classes on Accounting and Organizational Behavior. He is also a frequent contributor to forums on healthcare redesign and health system strategy.

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax Practice

LBMC

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax practice With over twenty years of experience in state and local tax, as an attorney and a CPA, Brian specializes in multi-state tax planning and controversy services. He advises Fortune 500 companies, as well as middle-market companies, with national operations. He has represented clients on a variety of issues before state tax departments across the country. Brian is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of multi-state taxes. The industries Brian typically serves include healthcare, manufacturing, software and information technology, online retailers, hotel owners/operators, and retail consumer services. Brian works with CFOs, controllers, and tax directors in two main areas: Strategic Planning: Due to the changing and complex tax environment, companies should regularly review their business structure and state specific issues to improve compliance and take advantage of opportunities. Brian helps clients align their multistate tax positions with their core business objectives. Audit and Appeal Representation: State tax audits are on the rise in the digital economy. States are expanding their definitions of nexus and changing the taxability of new products and services. Brian routinely represent clients during the audit and appeal phase. Brian has represented clients with operations in states with complex tax structures such as Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Prior to joining LBMC, Brian was a Managing Director in the CBIZ National Tax Office for three years. In this role, he provided state and local tax services to CBIZ accounting and tax offices nationwide. Brian was the partner in charge of state and local tax services for twelve years with Thompson Dunavant, PLC, a local CPA firm based in Memphis, TN. Under his leadership, the state and local tax practice was structured as a multi-discipline practice, offering clients compliance and consulting services in the areas of income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, and property tax. Brian began his career in 1993, and held positions with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and Ernst & Young, LLP in Atlanta, GA.

Charlotte Wu MD

Charlotte Wu MD

Charlotte Wu MD

Founder and Principal

Harness Health Partners

Charlotte Wu MD is a primary care internal medicine physician, founder and principal of Harness Health Partners, and faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She has led health system transformation efforts integrating technology to support multidisciplinary teams in multiple countries and organizations, most recently in her role as Director of Adult Primary Care at Boston Medical Center. She is passionate about improving the health of communities and vulnerable populations globally. Her clinical, teaching, and administrative experience is focused on achieving the quadruple aim through the integration of healthcare technology and system innovation, quality improvement, design-thinking, and the humanities in medicine.

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Vice President of Sales & Development

AccuReg

With a drive and passion for results and the goal of serving customers with best-in-class solutions, Clint leads the overall sales efforts of AccuReg and manages a team of sales people that cover the U.S. A graduate of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, Clint holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. Clint’s career includes sales and leadership roles, most recently as COO of a 10-clinic system that provided on-site health and wellness services. Combining this experience with his sales background provides Clint with the unique ability to drive sales performance from a provider perspective.

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

CIO and Technologist

Health Catalyst

Email Tiffany@tnhimss.org

Dr. Korak Sarkar

Dr. Korak Sarkar

Dr. Korak Sarkar

Director of Om3d Labs

Innovation Ochsner

Dr. Korak Sarkar completed his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University medical school at University of California San Diego and his Neurology training at University of California Davis. He is a board-certified neurologist who completed sub-specialty training at Northwestern and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in Brain Injury Medicine where he completed a Bio-Innovation fellowship via Northwestern’s Center for Device Development. He has been active in research throughout his career and was awarded the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) Founder's Award in Translational Research. He participates in the AAN's policy and advocacy efforts including participating in Neurology on the Hill. He is currently an attending physician in the Department of Neurology at Ochsner Health System and a staff physician in the department of PM&R at the New Orleans VAMC. He is director of Ochsner’s medical 3D(Om3d) lab which applies additive manufacturing virtual and augmented reality healthcare delivery.

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

Product Development Director

Change Healthcare

Emily Vaughn oversees Change Healthcare’s blockchain development and integration strategy. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Emily assisted startups, small business, and enterprise companies cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption. She worked across many markets, retail / ecommerce, healthcare, insurance, and finance. Emily served as the head of business development at Gem, a blockchain development company in Los Angeles. While there, she architected a global marketing initiative to segment the blockchain industry. She was responsible for the design of a consultative sales strategy for enterprise blockchain development, bringing Philips, Capital One, Mercer, Tieto, the Centers for Disease Control and others to the blockchain market. Fulfilling many roles at Gem, Emily supported - sales, marketing and account management. Previously, Emily served as marketing director at BitPay, where she managed digital marketing, customer communications, and developer evangelism channels. She is a founding contributor to Distributed.com and Distributed: Health and the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group. Emily holds a BA in French and International Relations from the University of Alabama, Honors College. Graduated 2012.

Jase DuRard

Jase DuRard

Jase DuRard

Chief Revenue Officer

AccuReg

Jase DuRard brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare and software solutions to AccuReg. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Zelis Payments as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Provider Solutions, Passport Health as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, and AIM Healthcare Services where he served in various sales and operations management capacities. DuRard is also the Chief Strategy Officer and co-owner of GlassbookRx, a company designed to bridge the communication gap between providers, compounding pharmacies and patients. DuRard graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, College of Business Administration, with a B.A. in Marketing.

Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Co-Founder and CEO

Utilize Health

Jessica Harthcock is the Co-Founder & CEO at Utilize Health a speciality care management solution that focuses on creating a better healthcare experience for patients and a cost savings for payers. Utilize Health was born out of personal experience after Jessica was paralyzed at age 17 and spent years traveling in search of highly specialized rehabilitation treatments that eventually helped her learn to walk again. Amazed at how much of the work her family had to do on their own Jessica vowed to create a service that assists patients as they traverse the healthcare system while saving on medical spend for key stakeholders. At Utilize Health Jessica is responsible for formulating and overseeing the vision and strategic plan. Additionally Jessica is involved in many other aspects of the business: patient engagement and retention business development raising capital and product development.

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Manager

GE Healthcare Partners

Josh utilizes his skills as a racing instructor to help individuals and organizations across the country drive change and achieve high performance. Josh combines more than 20 years of experience behind the wheel with his healthcare and business expertise to help organizations deliver high quality, cost-effective care for patients and their families. Josh earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Cornell University.

Margaret Laws

Margaret Laws

Margaret Laws

President/CEO

Hopelab

Margaret Laws is President and CEO of Hopelab where she leads a multidisciplinary team combining behavioral science user-centered design and partnership with innovators to create technology products to help improve health and well being for teens and young adults. Prior to Hopelab Margaret held a number of roles at the California HealthCare Foundation including Director of Public Financing and Policy and Director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. She founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund a mission-focused fund investing in health care technology and service companies that improve access to and lower costs of care. Margaret holds an MPP from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government and an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. She is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is co-chair of the board of Health Leads and advises a number of early stage health companies.

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

Shareholder

LBMC

Mark Burnette is a Shareholder at LBMC. In that capacity, Mark oversees LBMC’s information security consulting services and is the service line leader for LBMC’s PCI security practice. During his decorated career, Mark has served as the President and Global Practice Leader for a national information security consulting company, has built and led information security functions for two major publicly-traded corporations and worked for several years in key leadership roles with two of the Big 6 accounting firms where he specialized in developing, implementing, assessing, and securing information technology solutions for companies in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, banking, and insurance industries. In 2005, while serving as the Global Information Security Officer for international insurance broker The Willis Group, Mark was named the Information Security Executive of the Year at the ISE Southeast Awards. In 2008, while serving as the Executive Director of IT Operations and Security for hotelier Gaylord Entertainment Company, he was named one of Information Security Magazine’s “Security 7” top seven security leaders, and he was chosen by ComputerWorld Magazine as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009. In January 2011, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) named Mark a Fellow. This prestigious honor, which has only been granted to a handful of individuals worldwide, is bestowed by the ISSA Fellow Program for distinguished accomplishments in the field of information security, leadership, and future service to the association and profession. Mark’s unique background allows him to bring a “walk a mile in the shoes” perspective to all of LBMC’s security engagements, and his experience building and running information security functions allows him to develop solutions that are relevant, practical, and actionable.

Mary Alice Heston

Mary Alice Heston

Mary Alice Heston

Vice President, Industry Acceleration

Salesforce

Mary Alice Heston, Vice President of Industry Acceleration, is responsible for strategic, customer and partner, programs delivering on digitization and innovation solving disruptive industry business challenges. Mary Alice is a member of the Global Distribution executive leadership team. Ms. Heston’s responsibilities encompass developing an overall Industry strategy that helps our customers invest in the right technology to stay competitive and earn the trust of their customers. In addition, she is responsible for partner programs that accelerate time to value and success for customers. Primarily, this includes providing customers with industry specific business solutions, growing the Partner ecosystem, and global Industry alignment.Members of Industry Acceleration team interact with a diverse group of global customers and partners spanning Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Communications & Media, Government, and Travel, Transportation & Hospitality. Ms. Heston leads a team of 25 people with an average tenure of 5 years. She has built an organization focused on new market development, innovation, and expanding the partner ecosystem. She is personally engaged in several strategic customer and partner relationships acting as an executive sponsor or participating on an executive steering committee. Ms. Heston joined Salesforce in 2013. Prior to her current position, Ms. Heston was the Senior Director for Industry execution responsible for Industry Marketing, Enablement, and Sales delivery. Prior to Salesforce Ms. Heston held leadership positions at Oracle. She was the Senior Director of Oracle’s Customer Interaction Strategies organization, where she was responsible for developing and delivering programs that fostered and improved the overall customer relationships. Mary Alice’s previous positions with Oracle include: Director Global Internal Communications and Director of North America Consulting specializing in database design and implementation, business intelligence, and knowledge management. Ms. Heston began her technology career in 1990 at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), where she held the position of Program Manager until 1992. From 1992 until 1997 she held the position of Program Director with ABB and managed global teams, lived abroad, was responsible for large scale customer implementations. Ms. Heston has a BS in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. She and her family reside in Nashville, TN. Locally she devotes her time to several organizations including College Mentor for Kids, The Imagination Library, and The Special Olympics.

Meg Barron, MBA

Meg Barron, MBA

Meg Barron, MBA

Director, Digital Health Strategy

American Medical Association

Meg is passionate about driving change by collaborating with physicians, technology leaders and solution innovators to improve health care. She has served in product development and business development leadership roles and most recently is responsible for driving the roadmap of initiatives that support the AMA’s digital health and medicine strategy. In addition, she has led partnerships and innovation related initiatives, such as the inaugural AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge, the establishment of the AMA Interaction Studio at MATTER and the AMA Physician Innovation Network that enables entrepreneurs and physicians to collaborate on the development of new solutions.

Rick Starbuck

Rick Starbuck

Rick Starbuck

SVP, Chief Design Officer

Change Healthcare

Rick Starbuck got his first computer at age nine. At fourteen, Activision paid him for some optimized graphics code he had written. His early work in 3D animation produced an award-winning TV spot. Over more than twenty years, he has worked with dozens of world-class brands to drive their digital strategies. In 1996, Starbuck joined a startup in Sausalito, California and beat out well-established ad agencies for accounts with Disney, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and many others. The startup was acquired by internet agency iXL, Inc. in 1998 and he went on to work with Schwab, the Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, Travelocity, BV Wines and many more over the next three and a half years. The web had become a place to buy things and get things done, and Starbuck began to examine the traditional notions of “technology” and “creative”. Specifically, how to improve the standard process through the application of user-centered design techniques. When he left the agency world and moved over to Washington Mutual in 2002, he put together a multi-disciplinary team that produced two complete redesigns of WaMu.com (2004 and 2007) that were lauded by customers and critics and set a new bar for how “simple” a financial services site could be. His work at WaMu was recognized by JPMorgan Chase who, after taking over the WaMu company and brand in 2008, asked him to come aboard to lead their web and mobile design teams and advance the customer experience-driven culture and vision inside the bank. After leading the Chase team for four years, he was recruited by Bank of America to head up their web and mobile UX team. He left the banking world in 2015 and now leads UX design and Design Thinking for Change Healthcare, bringing a truly customer-centric point-of-view and process to the business of healthcare.

Tammy Hawes

Tammy Hawes

Tammy Hawes

CEO and Founder

Virsys12

Tammy Hawes is CEO and Founder of Virsys12, an award-winning Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner focused on healthcare innovation nationwide. With more than 25 years of executive success, guiding organizations both large and small, private and public, Hawes now helms one of Nashville’s most successful healthcare technology growth firms. Tammy’s career path includes the IT department at HCA to executive and CTO/CIO roles for organizations including Paradigm Health, SSR, Axis Accounting and Primex Wireless. Virsys12 has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award in Healthcare and Life Sciences, the 2015 Nashville Business Journal’s “Best in Business”, and 2013 NEXT Award for Technology Start-Up. Hawes was named a member of the 2016 Nashville Health Care Council’s Fellows Initiative and one of four “Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the Nashville Post.

Theresa Zuckowsky

Theresa Zuckowsky

Theresa Zuckowsky

Principal Project Manager

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Health IT

Theresa has been involved in various technology industries for more than 25 years. She has lead training companies focused on the Intel and Unix platforms. Verticals she has worked in include; Government, Insurance and Healthcare. She co-lead the 5 year transition to ICD-10 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Recently completed running the training centers for Vanderbilt’s transition to Epic and currently a Principal Project Manager working on the inpatient and outpatient expansions for VUMC.

Tracy Evers

Tracy Evers

Tracy Evers

Security Account Manager

Check Point Software

Tracy is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry who has held sales, marketing and consulting roles. She is well versed in the Software, Hardware and Services sectors and is an expert at aligning business goals with technology strategy and helping clients improve business results with the use of technology.

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Chief Financial Officer

OSF Healthcare

Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer at OSF Healthcare based in Peoria, IL. Michael is the incoming nominee for the Secretary/Treasurer of the HFMA National Board of Directors and previously served as a Director on HFMA’s National Board of Directors from 2012 through 2015. A member of HFMA since 1993, Mr. Allen has served the National Association as Chair of the Board of Examiners, member of the National Advisory Council and Value Project, Healthcare Reform and MapApp task forces. Mr. Allen also has served the McMahon-Illini Chapter as Program Chair, President-Elect and President. He has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards. Mr. Allen, a Fellow of HFMA, is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.

Charles Hagood, DSc

Charles Hagood, DSc

Charles Hagood, DSc

Partner & Practice Leader; Press Ganey Strategic Consulting

Press Ganey, Inc.

Dr. Charles Hagood is a Strategic Consulting Practice Leader and Partner at Press Ganey Inc. Charles was the Founder and Former CEO of Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP); was an Affiliate of Clayton Advisors, Co-Founder and President of The ACCESS Group (TAG), Founding Partner of LifeFilez, LLC., and Co-Author of the Shingo Prize winning book "Lean Led Hospital Design-Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future". In healthcare, as Founder of HPP and as a Partner of Press Ganey Strategic Consulting, Charles has overseen performance improvement engagements, and implementation of improvement initiatives , Lean, Patient Safety, and Quality Management Systems in numerous healthcare organizations around the world. Charles has also overseen international assignments and projects for various Fortune 500 companies as Co-Founder of a manufacturing engineering consulting firm, The Access Group (now TranSystems). Charles previously held various positions in the aerospace industry and as a consultant has overseen projects in numerous industries. He has degrees in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Business Administration, an MBA from Belmont University, and a Doctorate of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Charles was the Director and Founding Faculty Member of the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program at Belmont University and partnered in the launch of the Denver Health Academy. Awarded 2003 State of Tennessee's top award for his work in Economic Development by the Tennessee Economic Development Council , was 2008 Alumnus of the Year by the Belmont University School of Business, and was voted a Nashville Business Journal Healthcare Hero in 2013.

Erika Albarran

Erika Albarran

Erika Albarran

Patient Financial Services Manager

Magnolia Regional Health Center

Erika Albarran is an experienced Revenue Cycle Manager with a history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. She has worked for Magnolia Regional Health Center since 2011. In 2013, Erika began her current career in Patient Financial Services, after finding interest in the Revenue Cycle.

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

HCA healthcare

Paul Connelly is Vice President of Information Protection & Security and Chief Information Security Officer for HCA Healthcare, the largest private healthcare provider in the United States. HCA owns and operates 179 hospitals and more than a thousand urgent care centers, physician practices, and other facilities across the US and in the UK. Paul leads the program and teams responsible for Cybersecurity, Physical Security, Privacy, Information Lifecycle Management, and Identity & Access for all HCA business units and facilities. Paul started as an information security analyst at the National Security Agency in 1984, spent nine years as Chief Information Security Officer at the White House, and six years as a partner leading a Washington, DC-based information security consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has led HCA’s program since 2002. Highlights of Paul’s career include: • The first Chief Information Security Officer at the White House, serving under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton • The first civilian Presidential Communications Officer, leading communications and emergency support for the President during travel throughout the world. • Inducted into the White House Communications Agency Hall of Fame, 1998 • Winner of the top award for Information Security in the federal government (the Frank B. Rowlett Trophy), 1992 • Winner of the top award for Information Security in the private sector for North America (Information Security Executive of the Year), 2009 • 18 individuals from Paul’s teams have been selected as Chief Information Security Officers at other organizations • Leadership Nashville class of 2018 Paul has obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and the National Security Agency’s Information Systems Security Professional certifications. He completed the Naval War College National Security Studies program. Paul has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Resource Economics from the University of Florida.

Bruce D Greenstein

Bruce D Greenstein

Bruce D Greenstein

EVP and Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

LHC Group

Bruce D. Greenstein is the Chief Innovation & Technology Officer at The LHC Group, a national leader health care in the home. Previously, Bruce was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the CTO at HHS, Bruce provided leadership and direction to ensure that HHS effectively uses data, technology and innovation to improve the lives of the American people and the performance of the operating divisions across the Department. Greenstein previously served as President-West at the New York City-based behavioral health technology company, Quartet. In his last government role, Greenstein served as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana. Prior to this, Greenstein led Microsoft’s worldwide health and human service business vertical with teams across the globe.

Dr Yomi Durojaye

Dr Yomi Durojaye

Dr Yomi Durojaye

MD

Cecy Health Consult

I am a medical doctor focuing on primary care. Trained from OAUTHC Ile-Ife Nigeria Lives in Nigeria. Having worked with Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy Teaching Hospital, Pfizer, UNICEF, tHE RODING MEDICAL CENTRE, and Cecy health consult for over 15 year in Nigeria and across west Africa... I have seen the challenges of health care in Africa and how harnessing the power of exponential technologies can improve the healthcare system in communities across the continent without re-inventing the wheel. Being a student of the Exponential thinking teachers and coaches like Peter Diamandis Dr Eric Topol, Tony Robbins... I have seen that it becomes a mandate for me to change the face of healthcare system in Africa by leverage on the accelerating technologies and point of care smart devices that helps to demonetize and democratize quality health care i communities here.

Dr. Yared Alemu

Dr. Yared Alemu

Dr. Yared Alemu

Founder/CEO

TQINTELLIGENCE

Dr. Alemu has earned his Ph.D. from Auburn University and BA from Georgetown University. He has completed his doctoral clinical practicum at Emory University School of Medicine, a Clinical Psychology Fellowship at the Durham VA Medical Center and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia Student Health Center. Dr. Alemu is founder/CEO of TQIntelligence, Inc., a behavioral health technology startup; previously, for more than 13-years, Dr. Alemu devoted much of his professional life helping organizations, both public and private, to adopt best practices in management and clinical service delivery. TQIntelligence Inc embodies the personal, clinical and administrative experiences of Dr. Alemu's journey; this journey is characterized by overcoming big personal and professional challenges. TQIntelligence's team is going after a big and complicated healthcare problem and we are motivated by the concept of the “outlier People” that “Inspirational people solving aspirational challenges.”

Lindsay Neese Burton

Lindsay Neese Burton

Lindsay Neese Burton

Reputation.com

Lindsay Neese Burton spent more than a decade as a healthcare marketer at large Academic Medical Centers in the Southeast (Duke Health, University of Virginia) focused on developing marketing strategies for consumers and referring physicians. Now as part of the Reputation.com team, Lindsay helps healthcare organizations create digital marketing strategies and leverage online feedback to meet their goals.

Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson

Co-Founder & COO

Synchronous Health

Lisa Henderson is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Synchronous Health and a licensed professional counselor, diagnosing and treating mental and behavioral health conditions. Lisa has worked in community agencies, treatment centers and private practice; has treated patients with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and combinations thereof. In addition to a variety of treatment settings and conditions, Lisa has also worked in a variety of business structures, ranging from cash pay, commercial insurance, and Medicaid revenue models. As Chief Operating Officer, Lisa is tasked with operationalizing a model of precision support on a population health scale. Leveraging technology is the only way this can be accomplished. Matching complementary technologies to those Synchronous Health created and patented is key to the company's success. Lisa's role encompasses regulatory compliance and building the network of human behavioral health providers. She serves as Past-President of the Tennessee Counseling Association and is Chair-Elect of the American Counseling Association Southern Region. These roles allow Lisa to participate in state and federal legislation impacting behavioral health services and providers, as well as building relationships across the country, in Europe, Central America, and parts of Africa.

Michael Brody-Waite

Michael Brody-Waite

Michael Brody-Waite

CEO

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Michael Brody-Waite is the current CEO of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The EC’s mission is to “connect entrepreneurs with critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses.” Previously Michael was the CEO and Co-Founder of InQuicker: a software company that provides leading national health care systems enterprise digital self-scheduling software so that patients can schedule healthcare services in real time across the continuum of care. Under Michael’s direction, InQuicker grew 20,000% in 6 years and was acquired by a publicly traded company in late 2015. InQuicker has been named to the Inc 500, Inc 5000 and has won “Best Place to Work in Nashville” 4 of the last 5 years. Personally Michael was named “Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce’s Next Awards and has been recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” as well as “Most Admired CEO” by the Nashville Business Journal. Michael is extremely passionate about recruiting, developing and leading successful teams but his “jam” is building culture where growth, humility, transparency and love thrive.

Morgan Knochel

Morgan Knochel

Morgan Knochel

Co-Founder

OneRecord

Morgan knows what it’s like to navigate the healthcare system on her own, spending years frustrated until being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (a condition that causes the vertebrae in one’s spine to fuse together). She carried around a 3-inch binder with her paper medical records and a cover letter she created to maximize the short time she had with each doctor. Morgan’s disease became her second job, and it was even more exhausting than her 9 to 5 as a web developer. Now, Morgan is the CTO and Co-Founder of OneRecord, making sure that every step is influenced by her real-world knowledge of the patient experience when it comes to navigating the healthcare system. Morgan is very involved in Health IT Interoperability. She holds a position on the Carequality Advisory Council and is involved in several committees within Carequality and CommonWell.

Stephen Konya

Stephen Konya

Stephen Konya

Senior Innovation Strategist

HHS - Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

In 2015, Stephen Konya joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as Senior Innovation Strategist for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In this capacity, he serves as the innovation lead for agency projects and initiatives specifically targeting engagement opportunities with healthcare startup and investor communities. Prior to his position with the Federal Government he served concurrently as Chief of Staff Chief Operating Officer and Chief Results Officer for the Illinois Department of Public Health, as Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and CFO of the IL Human Rights Commission. He holds a BBA in finance and international business from Loyola University of Chicago, and was both a Fellow and Mentor of the Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI) program, at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health.

Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH

Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH

Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kumah-Crystal’s research focuses on studying communication and documentation in healthcare and developing strategies to improve workflow and patient care delivery. Dr. Kumah-Crystal works in the Innovations Portfolio at Vanderbilt HealthIT on the development of Voice Assistant Technology to improve the usability of the EHR through Natural language communication. Within VUMC HealthIT, Dr. Kumah-Crystal functions as a Core Design Advisor. In this role, she works across clinical systems, to perform internal reviews on and provide advice about EHR change and integration projects-- with the goals of optimizing products and processes. Dr. Kumah-Crystal remains clinically active and supervises Pediatric Endocrine Fellows and sees her own clinic patients. Her research and affiliated publications define the use of technology to improve care and communication for providers and patients.

Nicole McNew

Nicole McNew

Nicole McNew

Executive Director

Prime Health

Nicole McNew is Executive Director at Prime Health, a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the adoption of digital health technologies across the continuum of care. Nicole has worked with large health systems, critical access hospitals, payors and public health organizations to promote public-private partnerships that address community health and market needs around data liquidity, care coordination, and patient engagement. Prior to joining Prime Health, Nicole co-founded Narrative Design, a marketing company focused on extending the voice to the community of health innovators and nonprofits through strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement. She previously ran Community Health Strategies for the American Diabetes Association and led Communications and Member Engagement for the Colorado Business Group on Health. Nicole combines her background in public health, payment reform initiatives, and advocacy to scale programs that drive value across the healthcare ecosystem.

Hillary Blackburn

Hillary Blackburn

Hillary Blackburn

Dr. Hillary Blackburn is the founder and CEO of the Natural Products Resource Center (NPR Center). NPRC offers an online community for professionals to share knowledge which will help this niche develop a standard of care. NPRC has partnered with a leading research institute to curate credible information on cannabis so that patients needing medical cannabis will have access to trained and confident healthcare professionals. Dr. Blackburn is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is a clinically trained pharmacist with experience in healthcare strategy, business development, and formulary management and is licensed to practice in 11 states. Dr. Blackburn is the founder of Pharmacy Advisory Group which provides pharmacy expertise in consulting and education. Her popular podcast, Talk to Your Pharmacist, promotes stories of successful pharmacy leaders and discusses current healthcare trends. She's passionate about healthcare transformation and delivering safe, expert patient care.

Jim Stefansic

Jim Stefansic

Jim Stefansic

President & CEO

Raiven Healthcare

Jim Stefansic serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Raiven Healthcare a rapidly growing provider of healthcare artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions. An accomplished healthcare entrepreneur Dr. Stefansic has years of experience launching and growing numerous healthcare technology businesses. Dr. Stefansic was previously Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Pathfinder Therapeutics Inc. where he helped bring two industry-leading image-guided surgical products to market. He was instrumental in raising more than $17 million in venture capital and SBIR funding to support Pathfinder’s growth as well as in the eventual sale of the company to Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG). Dr. Stefansic was involved in every facet of the business from investor road shows R&D clinical trials and regulatory approval to business development financial management pricing and commercialization. His experience includes serving as the Director of Commercialization at Launch Tennessee where he led the statewide SBIR program and assisted numerous technology businesses in their growth and development. He was also a Research Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques in image-guided neurosurgery and was critical in the initiation of this technology within the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen peer reviewed scientific articles. Dr. Stefansic received his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MS and PhD from Vanderbilt University. His MBA is from Belmont University where Jim was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2011 and is on faculty.

Joe Conrad

Joe Conrad

Joe Conrad

Founder and CEO

Grit Digital Health & Cactus

Joseph Conrad Founder and CEO Grit Digital Health & Cactus Joe Conrad is a creative entrepreneur and a digital health pioneer and he believes that the power of innovation and technology can solve any problem. He is the Founder and CEO at Grit Digital Health –– a team of specialists in behavioral health, wellness, technology and marketing committed to transcending barriers like stigma and access to help people get the support they need, when and how they need it. Joe and his team are the creators of Man Therapy, an innovative and award-winning campaign that uses humor to engage working-age men and an immersive, entertaining, digital experience where therapy actually happens. In 2016 Grit Digital Health launched YOU at College, a personal and customized well-being portal that helps students navigate life and campus. Since 1990, Joe has led the charge at Cactus, a purpose-driven branding and creative agency with the mission of growing brands that help people thrive. Cactus has developed a reputation of one of the nation’s leading social marketing agencies by leveraging the power of branding, creative and technology to create meaningful work that makes a huge impact. The Grit Digital Health and Cactus teams have worked on a wide range of national initiatives including mental health, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, marijuana education, tobacco cessation and prevention, grief counseling and student wellness. His team’s work has received recognition in the One Show, Cannes, Ad Age Pro Bono Campaign of the Year, Obies, Webby, and Best of Show at SXSW and the Addy’s.

Julia O’Brien

Julia O’Brien

Julia O'Brien

Principal Behavioral Scientist

Duke University

Julia O’Brien is a Behavioral Scientist and Principal at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight. She leads the Center’s Better Living & Health Initiative, where her team carries out basic and applied research on disease management, medical decision-making, and preventative health behaviors. She works at the intersection of research and technology to build impactful and scalable interventions aimed at improving health outcomes across the population. Her work uncovers the psychology behind behaviors that individuals know are important and intend to carry out but fail to follow through on. Most recently, she has focused on increasing vaccination, reducing diet failures, and applying behavioral science to policy. She has a PhD in Social Psychology and a background in product research.

Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter

Tom’s experience includes marketing, product design, voice of the customer, behavioral health and intellectual property in games, healthcare and telecommunications. Prior roles range from marketing at global companies like Thomson Reuters to founder and CEO of Glymetrix, a behavioral health company that used the motivational elements of games to help people manage their diabetes. His background includes software product design, and he is the co-inventor of US Patent 6758746 Method for Providing Customized Interactive Entertainment Over a Communications Network. Tom has done extensive work applying technology, methodologies and protocols that originate from entertainment, marketing and customer experience to telemedicine applications. He is a passionate supporter of evidence based use of technology to break down barriers to treatment and motivate patients to better outcomes.

Buffy Loveday

Buffy Loveday

Buffy Loveday

VP

CarePayment Technologies, Tn HFMA

Buffy is the VP Strategic Development with CarePayment Technologies. In this role, Buffy is responsible for developing and maintaining growth strategies, client relations, and solution strategies. Prior to joining CarePayment, Buffy spent 11 years with Emdeon in various roles including Sales Executive and Product Management. Buffy also spent 18 years working in various strategic healthcare settings, including case management, physician practices, physical rehabilitation centers, and acute care centers. Through the years, Buffy has seen many changes in our industry. Buffy has worked in all areas of the revenue cycle holding various positions in Patient Access, Business Office, and Administration. Buffy currently holds HFMA CRCR certification and is part of the TnHFMA Board of Directors.

Dr. Yuri Maricich

Dr. Yuri Maricich

Dr. Yuri Maricich

Chief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Development

Pear Therapeutics

Dr. Maricich leads the Clinical/Regulatory team at Pear Therapeutics as the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Clinical Development. He collaborates with the executive team on management and strategy. He leads and manages the clinical development programs from Discovery/TPP to Therapeutic Translational Clinical Development through Regulatory submission and prosecution. He leads the team for Pear’s reSET clinical program including the team and strategy for their De Novo Request/Submission of reSET to the FDA which was cleared by the FDA as the first prescription digital therapeutic to treat disease. In addition to overseeing subsequent pipeline programs including reSET-O (1st drug/software combination) Dr. Maricich leads Medical Affairs responsible for successful coverage decisions and works closely with the Pear BD team on business development and biopharma deals and partnerships. Dr. Maricich is a licensed board-certified physician investor clinical developer and strategist. He works to improve patient health and our healthcare system by providing care investing in advising and providing leadership at innovative firms. He has worked with and lead successful teams and programs at Healthcare & Life Science/biotech (HLS) firms including Corixa (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline) Xdynia (acquired by Cavion) Cavion AWS and Pear Therapeutics (1st FDA-cleared clinically validated digital therapeutic to treat disease) and maintains clinical practice. He founded a digital health firm while a 3rd year med student that used AI and NLP to structure clinical data. Dr. Maricich earned his M.D. degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his M.B.A from Harvard University.

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan

Founding Principal

Ryan Search & Consulting

In his role as Principal at Ryan Search & Consulting, Dan leads the Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Strategy processes for the firm and their clients. The primary market segments for the firm include Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Corporate, and Healthcare. Dan has worked with multi-national clients employing large workforces and has also helped small firms in the emerging economy understand how to best understand, utilize and leverage their existing talent. Dan has earned a M.Ed. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Tennessee State University, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Murray State University. He is an adjunct faculty member for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and has also taught for Belmont University. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Alex Yergin

Alex Yergin

Alex Yergin

Vice President

Datawallet

Alex Yergin is Vice President at Datawallet, a blockchain-based personal data management platform that gives users control over their own data and fuels the world’s most powerful consumer-to-business data exchange. At Datawallet, Alex helps oversee business development and operations. He has spent much of his career building data businesses, including working at Palantir, Dataminr (an information discovery company), and GridPoint (a smart energy company). Alex was also a management consultant at Monitor Group. Earlier in his career, Alex worked on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Alex holds a BA from Yale University, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Atlantik-Brücke German-American Young Leader, and a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.

Brennen Hodge

Brennen Hodge

Brennen Hodge

Founder & CEO

Citizen Health

Brennen Hodge is the Founder & CEO of Citizen Health, an impact organization rebuilding healthcare on an open & transparent marketplace. In this role, he is focused on developing technology to bring optimal health & affordable care to everyone, regardless of social standing. In the decade Prior to launching Citizen Health, he founded multiple tech startups with the latest being Pharmedio, a pharmaceutical analytics platform. Brennen attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Master's in Business Administration with a B.S in Biochemistry.

Dr. David Koepsell

Dr. David Koepsell

Dr. David Koepsell

CEO/Co-Founder

EncrypGen

David is an entrepreneur, author, philosopher, attorney (retired), and educator whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He is the founder and CEO of Encrypgen, LLC. He has provided commentary regarding ethics, society, religion, and technology on: MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, NPR Radio, Radio Free Europe, Air America, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Associated Press, among others. He has been a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management in the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at UNAM, Instituto de Filosoficas and the Unidad Posgrado, Mexico, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives at COMISIÓN NACIONAL DE BIOÉTICA in Mexico, and Asesor de Rector at UAM Xochimilco. http://davidkoepsell.com

Erika Beerbower, PharmD

Erika Beerbower, PharmD

Erika Beerbower, PharmD

Clinical Content Specialist

Obtaining permission to share company name

Clinical pharmacist with a passion for blockchain and new technology application in the healthcare industry. Currently practicing as a drug information pharmacist evaluating published clinical trials and guidelines for inclusion into a clinical decision support database. Background in hospital pharmacy, IV therapy, and compounding pharmacy practice. Served as an advisor for a blockchain-enabled medical record company and currently developing education materials on blockchain technology for healthcare professionals. Specialties include pharmacogenomics, statistics, literature analysis, quality of evidence ratings, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology.

Gloryvee Cordero & Joyonna Gamble-George, Ph.D.

Gloryvee Cordero & Joyonna Gamble-George, Ph.D.

Gloryvee Cordero & Joyonna Gamble-George, Ph.D.

Co-Founders

SCIX LLC

Gloryvee Cordero, M.Ed., PMP 20+ years in developing software platforms for 15 Fortune 500 companies (such as Sony, General Motors, WellCare, FIS, Verizon, GTE, Ford), securing over $100M in government contracts (DOD, DOE, DOH). Created over 500+ mobile apps with over 15M downloads, generating top ranks & earnings for over 100+ clients worldwide. M.I.T. Certified and Harvard Graduate Student. Joyonna Gamble-George, MHA, Ph.D. 10+ years, 80k+ hours of medical science and biotechnology research at Top Research I universities with budgets up to 7-Figures, conducting research in drug addiction, anxiety and stress-related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, therapeutics, HIV, prostate cancer, environmental health, neurotoxicity, and bio- and inorganic chemistry.

Heather Leigh Flannery

Heather Leigh Flannery

Heather Leigh Flannery

Founder

Blockchain in Healthcare Global

Heather Flannery is the Founder of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (BiHG) a new 501(c)6 membership organization within the IEEE ISTO (ieee-isto.org) working to mitigate the barriers to adoption of blockchain and converging innovations such as AI and IoMT in healthcare delivery and the life and social sciences while advancing progress in scientific reproducibility medical ethics human rights and global inclusion. BiHG is developing a trans-jurisdictional policy roadmap and regulatory agenda seeding industry self-regulation and driving infrastructure and standards development and adoption in support of the common business interests of its members and for social good. Ms. Flannery is a member of the Boards of Directors for Hedron Analytics Science Distributed and the non-profit Virginia Obesity Research Institute. She is an active participant in HIMSS IEEE and G working groups on blockchain and healthcare is an Innovation Fellow of the EP3 Foundation produces the open-access "Blockchain in Healthcare" webinar series.

James Todaro, MD

James Todaro, MD

James Todaro, MD

CEO

MedCredits

Dr. Todaro graduated with honors from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is a licensed medical doctor in the United States. He has cultivated technology and industry experience during his employment at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and as Director for a medical device company. In addition to serving as the CEO of MedCredits, Dr. Todaro is also a managing partner for Blocktown Capital. Dr. Todaro has been actively involved in blockchain technology since 2013.

Kamal Obbad

Kamal Obbad

Kamal Obbad

CEO

Nebula Genomics

Kamal is CEO of Nebula Genomics. Formerly, he graduated from Harvard University and also attended Cambridge as Gates-Cambridge Scholar. He worked at Google and founded a medical device start-up that went through the Y Combinator Fellowship.

Lee Brenner

Lee Brenner

Lee Brenner

Chief Strategy Officer

Global Blockchain Business Council

Lee Brenner is Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer at the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the world’s leading trade association for the growing blockchain technology ecosystem. Launched at the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2017, the GBBC is an industry-led, Swiss-based non-profit dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology through engaging and educating business leaders, regulators, and global decision-makers on how to harness this groundbreaking tool to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies. A technology & media veteran, Lee previously was the Market Development & Storytelling Lead on Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Engagement team. Prior to Microsoft, Lee co-founded, managed, and oversaw the acquisition of HyperVocal, a digital media start-up. During his time at HyperVocal, Lee also reported from the White House and co-hosted "Politics Powered by Twitter," a daily radio show on SiriusXM. Earlier, Lee founded FastFWD Group, a digital communications and marketing firm dedicated to targeting often underserved demographics. During the early days of social media, Lee was Politics & Cause Marketing Lead at MySpace at its height of popularity, working closely with organizations like the innovative 2008 Obama Presidential campaign. Lee was also an Executive Producer of the groundbreaking MySpace-MTV Presidential Dialogues. Before MySpace, Lee was a Senior Editorial Producer at CNN in New York and Washington, DC, where he produced live TV interviews with heads of state and other global newsmakers. With a desire to use technology for social good, whether in government, civil society, or non-profits, Lee has tried to maintain that integrity during his career. Lee was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations for 5 years; he sits on the Board of Advisors of Why Tuesday?, a voting rights organization; and he sits on the Technology Board of Advisors to Atlas Corps, an organization that brings technology & social innovators from around the world to train in the United States. Lee earned his Masters degree in International & Public Affairs at the University of Hong Kong and did his undergraduate work at Tufts University. He is currently based in Washington, DC, with his wife and twin children.

Mercina Tillemann-Dick

Mercina Tillemann-Dick

Mercina Tillemann-Dick

Chief Operating Officer

The Global Blockchain Business Council

Mercina Tillemann-Dick currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Experienced in strategic planning and communications, she has spent her career translating complex ideas for broad audiences in the public and private sectors. Mercina has advised state and national governments and fortune 100 companies on issues surrounding technology and public health. An expert in blockchain technology, Mercina works with corporations and governments to identify relevant applications for the technology; she speaks regularly about the technology around the world – from the G20 Summit to the European Parliament to the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mercina has worked in the offices of the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and for the Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. While working with Janssen’s Global Public Health Group, she drafted congressional testimony, authored publications and spearheaded multiple public information initiatives. She holds a degree in Bioethics, Political Science and Law from Yale University.

Adam Koopersmith

Adam Koopersmith

Adam Koopersmith

Partner

Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Adam joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2004 and leads the firm’s healthcare practice. Adam also invests in companies providing innovative SaaS applications and marketplace-driven solutions. Prior to joining Pritzker Group, Adam held various senior operating and business development roles at Sportvision (the world’s leader in technology-based enhancements for live sports programming and a Pritzker Group portfolio company) helping the company grow from the “business plan” stage to eight figures in annual revenue. Prior to Sportvision, Adam worked at Berkshire Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, and as an investment banker at Alex Brown & Sons. Adam currently serves on the boards of Analyte Health, Apervita, G2 Crowd, InterOptic, Kollective, and SilverVue and works closely with AiCure, LevelEx, Outcome Health, PreparedHealth, and SpotHero. Adam graduated with a BS from the Wharton School and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

Alex de Winter

Alex de Winter

Alex de Winter

Managing director

GE Ventures

Alex de Winter is a managing director at GE Ventures, where he has led investments in Labcyte, RainDance Technologies, Syapse, and Veracyte. Alex joined GE Ventures from Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he served as a board observer for CardioDx, Corventis, Crescendo Bioscience, DVS Sciences, and Personalis. He started his career as a research scientist with 454 Life Sciences and Pacific Biosciences. Alex has an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford, and graduated from Amherst College.

Becky Stoll

Becky Stoll

Becky Stoll

VP, Crisis & Disaster Management

Centerstone

Becky Stoll is responsible for the overall operation of Centerstone’s Crisis Call Center, Mobile Crisis, Suicide Prevention and Disaster Management services. Ms. Stoll graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a BS in Psychology. She received her Master’s in the Science of Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Stoll is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of behavioral health experience. She is a recognized leader in the areas of crisis services, disaster mental health, and suicide prevention. She is faculty for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Zero Suicides in Health and Behavioral Healthcare initiative. Ms. Stoll has provided training, consultation, and response nationally and internationally to aviation, banking, educational institutions, emergency response organizations, and professional sports. Ms. Stoll is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomate of the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional.

Dan Parsley

Dan Parsley

Dan Parsley

President

AngelMD

Dan is the president of AngelMD a Seattle-based company which has developed an investment platform connecting medical-related startup companies with a large growing digital network of physician experts investors and healthcare companies. Dan is based in Houston Texas. Dan is a passionate entrepreneur having started and lead numerous companies over the past 20 years including SalvageSale on internet based asset auction company; a “green tech” commercial contracting company focused on energy efficiency & sustainability; a single stream recycling company and currently AngelMD. Dan started his career with Accenture. Dan has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was in the inaugural class of the AGGIE 100 which recognizes former Texas A&M Aggie-owned or Aggie-led companies from around the world. In addition his companies have also been a multi-year recipient of the annual FastTech50 Award. He is also very active in the charitable and business community. He is the current president of the Executives Association of Houston the oldest business breakfast club in Houston; past President of the Children’s Museum of Houston Co-Chairman of the Parsley Charity Golf Classic a member of the San Jose Clinic Advisory Board and co-founder of the Technology Executive Club of Houston (TECH). He is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 55 of the Boy Scouts of America. Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

David Jones

David Jones

David Jones

General Partner

Bull City Venture Partners

David is a co-founder and General Partner of BCVP. Previously, he was with the Deloitte Consulting practice in Washington DC. He is co-Founder and former Chief Technology Officer of medical device portal Orthocopia.com. David is on the board of Medfusion, Reveal Mobile, and Biospatial and a board observer Spoonflower and AdWerx. David was also on the board of ArtusLabs (acquired by PerkinElmer) board observer at AVIcode (acquired by Microsoft) and board member at BrightContext (acquired by WealthEngine). David's background in technology stems from the military where he served as a Naval Aviator flying over 1900 hours in the P-3C Orion. . He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the US Navy Academy his MS in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Adam Graham

Director of Emergency Psychiatric Serivces

Mental Health Cooperative

Adam Graham, LPC-MHSP, is the Director of Mental Health Cooperative’s Emergency Psychiatric Services, overseeing Nashville's Mobile Crisis Team and three voluntary inpatient crisis units. Adam chairs Mental Health Cooperative’s Zero Suicide Initiative, is a certified Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) workshop trainer, and is a member of the Nashville FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Mental Health Partnership. Adam has served on the Tennessee Governor’s Suicide Prevention Advisory Board and Lipscomb University’s Suicide Prevention Advisory Board. Adam is a valedictorian graduate of Lipscomb University’s undergraduate and professional counseling graduate program.

Don Lazas MD

Don Lazas MD

Don Lazas MD

Managing Partner

NueCura Partners

Donald J. Lazas, MD, FACP, AGAF Dr. Lazas is a physician leader specializing in the care of digestive diseases with over 25 years of experience in patient care, healthcare management & delivery, clinical research, and entrepreneurial innovation, both in and outside the medical practice setting. Dr. Lazas is a partner at Nashville specialty practice Associates in Gastroenterology. He is the co-founder and medical director of Digestive Health Research, a leading regional clinical research company, and the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Objective GI, a national research business operating clinical trial sites in partnership with gastroenterologists. Don is a seasoned investor and consultant in medical technology businesses and has focused expertise in realizing the impact and opportunity of technology as it pertains to the physician-patient encounter. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of the prominent Nashville angel investment company, NueCura Partners. Don is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and received post-graduate and fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association. While serving in the United States Army, Don achieved the rank of Major in the Army Medical Corps. Most important to Dr. Lazas is his wife Kathy of 34 years, his 5 children, grandchildren, and extended family and the faith that guides him daily.

Irem Mertol

Irem Mertol

Irem Mertol

Director

McKesson Ventures

Irem Mertol is a Director at McKesson Ventures responsible for sourcing and performing due-diligence on potential investments, synthesizing industry trends to develop investment theses and supporting portfolio management. She brings several years of experience as both an investor and entrepreneur across healthcare services and technology companies. Most recently, Irem was responsible for developing and implementing network management, pharmacy benefit management and wellness products for self-insured organizations at Burd Health. Prior to Burd Health, she held product and business development roles with healthcare startups such as Omada Health, MC10 and Caremerge. Irem also brings relevant venture and growth equity investment experience from Andreessen Horowitz, Canvas Ventures, StartUp Health and Madison Dearborn Partners. Irem holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Jeff Thompson, MD

Jeff Thompson, MD

Jeff Thompson, MD

Chief Executive Officer Emeritus

Gundersen Health System

JEFF THOMPSON, MD, is a pediatrician, chief executive officer emeritus at Gundersen Health System, author, and speaker on values-based leadership. Jeff led diverse teams, projects, and divisions, before holding multiple senior executive roles, including fourteen years as a CEO responsible for a staff of seven thousand, hundreds of thousands of patients, and a billion dollars of the community’s money within the Gundersen Health System. His experience as intensive care pediatrician and senior executive has shown him how leading from one’s values has the power to affect long-term meaningful change in patient care, organizational culture, and communities. During Dr. Thompson’s tenure, Gundersen Health System was recognized for high-quality patient care, superior service, lowering the cost of care and leading outside its walls to serve the community. Gundersen has also earned the highest honors of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best AwardTM for 2012 through 2016. In 2015 he was the only US provider to speak in the Blue Zone at the Paris Climate talks. Dr. Thompson received the White House Champions of Change award in 2013.. Dr. Thompson is a past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, AboutHealth and is currently board chair of Healthcare Without Harm. He also serves on boards for the Catalysis Center for Healthcare Value, EPIC Systems and Aspen Health Strategy Group. Dr. Thompson is the author of Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community, (Forbes Books, March 2017). He has also authored and been featured in many articles, book chapters and abstracts on healthcare, leadership and sustainability topics. Dr. Thompson has been board certified in Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, and Pediatrics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He resides in Lacrosse, Wisconsin with his wife and in near proximity to his three grown children.

Kerry Rupp

Kerry Rupp

Kerry Rupp

General Partner

True Wealth Ventures

Kerry Rupp is a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainable products and technologies. She is also teaches for the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program. Kerry was previously CEO and GP at DreamIt, a Top Ten US startup accelerator and early-stage fund. During her 5-year tenure, she grew the programs to five cities, helped launched 150 companies, managed over $20M in funds, and led DreamIt Access (minority), DreamIt Athena (female), and DreamIt Health and EdTech programs. Before DreamIt, Kerry was the founder of an online travel service, Holiday Golightly, which organized group travel for women. She held Vice President positions at AllRecipes.com, Jobster, Classmates.com and LexisNexis (and several startups that preceded these). Kerry began her career at McKinsey and Andersen Consulting (Accenture). She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University.

Kimberlie Cerrone

Kimberlie Cerrone

Kimberlie Cerrone

Founder and CEO

Tiatros Inc.

Kimberlie is a dealmaker and IP strategist with graduate degrees in neuroscience, business, and law. She practiced technology and IP law at two of Silicon Valley’s top law firms, advising companies like Yahoo! and Google when they were startups. She’s been a C-level executive at nine venture-backed companies; two of which she took from idea through IPO. After her sons came home from military service with PTSD, Kimberlie founded Tiatros Inc., a San Francisco-based Digital Therapeutics company for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, insomnia, and other mental illnesses. Today, Tiatros offers a portfolio of safe and engaging online psychotherapeutic and resilience programs that combine the benefits of evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment, online learning, and the healing power of peer groups.

Mark Mescher

Mark Mescher

Mark Mescher

Senior Vice President, Professional Relations

AngelMD

Mark Mescher, SVP of AngelMD, has spent the past 20+ years representing, managing and advising medical device, biologic and health IT innovations. He is passionate about supporting the introduction, evolution and advancement of healthcare innovations, focused through the lens of creating efficiency, improving outcomes, better data or clinical superiority. As SVP at AngelMD, Mark’s focus is building a robust, active physician network on the platform and developing strategic partnerships that advance opportunities for our startups and members. He works to foster relationships with top industry representatives, executives, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking physicians to advance healthcare in meaningful ways.

Michael Baron, MD, MPH

Michael Baron, MD, MPH

Michael Baron, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Tennessee Medical Foundation's Physicians Health Program

Dr. Michael Baron attained his Medical Degree, Masters in Public Health and completed an internal medicine internship at Tulane University, School of Medicine. He completed his first residency in Anesthesiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine and his Psychiatry training at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. He has maintained Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has practiced in the Nashville area since 1998 in a variety of settings including private practice, teaching hospitals and residential treatment centers. Dr. Baron maintains a clinical faculty appointment at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. He was appointed by Governor Bredesen to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) in 2010 and reappointed by Governor Haslam in 2015. He served as Chair of Tennessee’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) committee for 3 years as well has served on numerous rules committees for Chronic Pain and Medication Assisted Treatment for the Department of Health and Department of Mental Health. He resigned from the BME and PMP Boards in January 2017 to become the Medical Director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation – Physician Health Program.

Mike Biselli

Mike Biselli

Mike Biselli

Founder and President

Catalyst HTI

After being named 1st Team All PAC-10 Kicker in 1999 and playing in the Rose Bowl with the Stanford Cardinal the following year – all while earning his BA and MA – Mike Biselli hung up his cleats and brought his unwavering determination and collaborative spirit to the field of healthcare. During his tenure with several industry-leading medical device companies in Nevada and Colorado, Mike quickly recognized the potential of digital health technology to significantly improve medical outcomes, and decided to join the growing movement of entrepreneurs, technologists, and clinicians who were reimagining healthcare through innovation. MedPassage, a health-tech startup that connected the buyers and sellers of medical implants via an online platform, represented his first attempt at using technology to address the US healthcare system’s pervasive inefficiencies. After a private equity group acquired MedPassage in 2013, Mike began collaborating with a wide range of individuals and organizations dedicated to accelerating the current transformation of the US healthcare industry through health-tech innovation. Yet it was only as a Board Member of Prime Health and a Senior Advisor to 10.10.10 that Mike witnessed firsthand the tremendous power a determined community of clinicians, executives, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and investors could wield. Realizing just how much more could be accomplished if that power were harnessed, Mike developed the industry integrator concept, a completely new feature of the innovation economy that allows the healthcare industry to be integrated at the point of innovation by physically housing an entire healthcare innovation ecosystem in a single location. In partnership with governmental, academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations, Mike Biselli and his team have created Catalyst HTI, a 180,000 square foot, first-of-its-kind industry integrator, in Denver’s River North District (RiNo) that houses 50+ health-tech startups and Fortune 20s alike in the race to fix American healthcare. In addition to his realized vision for Catalyst HTI, Mike is also a Managing Partner at Firepoint Studios, where him and his team work to partner with healthcare organizations to identify and engineer innovative processes and solutions to some of the industry’s toughest problems. “We’re not going to re-imagine healthcare just through the largest and most powerful organizations that have dominated the space for the past fifty years. And it won’t happen with startups alone. We have to do it together. Because if we don’t, we are trending towards a five trillion dollar problem that can bring our country to its knees. If you are passionate about reimagining healthcare, you have a seat at our table.” -TEDx RiNo

Misty Leitsch, BBA, BSW

Misty Leitsch, BBA, BSW

Misty Leitsch, BBA, BSW

Zero Suicide Director

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Misty Leitsch is in charge of overseeing statewide implementation of the Zero Suicide Initiative by TSPN and community partners. Before joining TSPN’s staff, she served for five years on the TSPN Advisory Council, having been appointed to this post by the Office of the Governor of Tennessee. As chair of TSPN’s Mid-Cumberland Region, Misty organized the region’s first Annual Memorial Walk and conducted numerous suicide prevention training sessions for crisis centers, behavioral health facilities, schools, businesses, and civic groups. These duties were carried out strictly on a volunteer basis, outside of her professional involvement in the mental health field. This included her work as the Statewide Education Coordinator at the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee (now Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee), where she coordinated depression screenings and mental health education sessions for people across Middle Tennessee, including K-12 school staff. She also created and produced several public outreach workshops and curricula while in this position. Misty has also worked with other TSPN partners and allies, including New Transitions, Inc., Rolling Hills Hospital, and the Mental Health Cooperative. Misty double-majored in Social Work and Business Administration while working on her bachelor’s degree at Belmont University in Nashville, graduating in 2007. Misty may be reached via e-mail at mleitsch@tspn.org or by phone at (615) 312-3121.

Christopher S. Penn

Christopher S. Penn

Christopher S. Penn

Cofounder

BrainTrust Insights

Christopher S. Penn is an authority on digital marketing and marketing technology. A recognized thought leader, author, and speaker, he has shaped four key fields in the marketing industry: Google Analytics adoption, data-driven marketing, modern email marketing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning in marketing. As Chief Innovator of BrainTrust Insights, he is responsible for the creation of products and services, technology and marketing strategy, brand awareness, and research & development. Mr. Penn is an IBM Champion in Watson Analytics, co-founder of the groundbreaking PodCamp Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast. Prior to cofounding BrainTrust Insights, he built the marketing for a series of startups with a 100% successful exit rate in the financial services, SaaS software, and public relations industries. Mr. Penn is a Google Analytics Certified Professional, a Google AdWords Certified Professional, a Google Digital Sales Certified Professional, and a Hubspot Inbound Certified Professional. He is the author of over two dozen marketing books including bestsellers such as AI for Marketers: A Primer and Introduction, Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer, Marketing Red Belt: Connecting With Your Creative Mind, and Marketing Blue Belt: From Data Zero to Marketing Hero, and Leading Innovation.

Paul Alexander Clark

Paul Alexander Clark

Paul Alexander Clark

Director of Healthcare Research

Digital Reasoning

Inspired by his own experience as a patient for 20 years recovering from a traumatic childhood accident, Paul Clark devoted his professional life to improving healthcare, serving as Director of Healthcare Research for Digital Reasoning. Previously, Paul served as Vice President of Research & Education at The Health Management Academy leading the research agenda and educational development for C-Suite executives of America’s leading health systems. At Press Ganey, Paul originated the position and development of patient satisfaction improvement solutions as Director of Knowledge Management, where he led a team of researchers conducting quantitative and qualitative research to determine best practices for improving health care quality. He also managed the Internet presence for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the launch of two leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. Paul’s extensive research includes two books, two book chapters, over a dozen peer-reviewed original research articles and hundreds of conference presentations. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Public Administration in Science and Technology Policy from George Mason University, a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Healthcare Policy from the Loyola University Chicago, and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Todd Charest

Todd Charest

Todd Charest

Chief Product Officer

Qualifacts

Todd Charest is currently the Chief Product Officer for Qualifacts, a leading Behavioral Health EHR technology company. Todd has over 24 years of experience and a proven track record across both healthcare technology firms and provider based healthcare organizations. His experiences cross product management and innovation, IT strategy and operations, and business process redesign efforts but has always been focused on the intersect of enabling technology and improving the lives of clinicians and the patients they serve. He was the prior Chief Product and Innovation Officer for Ingenious Med, CIO of Cogent Healthcare (Sound Physicians), and held key positions at both Spheris (MModal) and Dynamic Healthcare Technologies.

Ryan Howells

Ryan Howells

Ryan Howells

Principal

Leavitt Partners

Ryan Howells is a Principal at Leavitt Partners. Ryan’s work with clients is focused on health insurance market reforms, the competencies required of risk-bearing entities who are transitioning to the value-based healthcare economy, disruptive distribution channels that have occurred through the emergence of public and private exchanges, and how the implementation of technology can improve the triple aim of reducing costs, increasing quality, and improving outcomes. Ryan has over 20+ years’ experience working in healthcare IT. Ryan is currently the executive director of the Private Exchange Coalition, the Medicaid Technology Alliance, and helps lead CARIN, a multi-sector, public-private alliance focused on providing consumers digital access to their health information where, when, and how they need it. Ryan received his master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and has a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Tim Hayden

Tim Hayden

Tim Hayden

President & Co-Managing Partner

Brain+Trust Partners

Tim Hayden has two decades of experience leading high growth technology firms and marketing agencies. Before Brain+Trust Partners, he headed marketing at Zignal Labs, a real-time media intelligence platform. He is also former head of the Mobile program at Edelman Digital in North America. Tim has served as a catalyst for transformational change in some of the world’s leading brands, including Dell Technologies, Bacardi USA, McDonald's, ExxonMobil, Hilton Worldwide, Humana, and Walmart. He is co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution (QUE Biz Tech, October 2014), lives in Austin with his wife and son, and he hasn't owned a car since 2003.

Neil Smiley

Neil Smiley

Neil Smiley

CEO

Loopback Analytics

Neil Smiley is the founder and CEO of Loopback Analytics, a pioneer in leveraging data analytics to empower health systems and community-based organizations to more effectively manage care and reimbursement challenges in a "pay-for-outcomes" environment. Smiley started Loopback Analytics in 2009 after serving for 12 years as the founder and CEO of Phytel, a provider-led population health improvement company that grew to serve more than 30 million patients before it was acquired by IBM as part of the launch of Watson Health in 2015. Smiley started his professional career in management consulting with Accenture and later as a partner with EY, working with Fortune 1000 clients across a variety of industries. Smiley also serves as President of the Charles H. Hood Foundation supporting child health research in partnership with leading institutions across New England. He also serves on the Board Advisors for the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, and the board of the Carson Leslie Foundation, which seeks to advance new cures for children with Medulloblastoma. In 2013 Smiley was one of four finalists nominated for the Tech Titans Award for Emerging Technology Innovation in Dallas and was selected as one of the top 25 most influential persons in health care by the Dallas Business Journal. He serves as an active investor and mentor with Health Wildcatters, a health technology accelerator based in Dallas, working with emerging health care startups. Smiley holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.

Bryan Menell

Bryan Menell

Bryan Menell

CEO

Verimos, Inc.

Mr. Menell is a serial technology entrepreneur having founded and exited Exact Systems (1991), Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) (1997), Fusion Learning Systems (2001), and Mahana (2013). He is active in Austin’s technology scene, and is a co-founder and Mentor at Capital Factory, a seed stage mentoring program for technology companies. Bryan is an investor and advisor to a select group of early stage technology companies and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour.

Lillian Eve Moore

Lillian Eve Moore

Lillian Eve Moore

Co-Founder

Mindlight

Lillian Moore is on a mission to bring the latest in brain science into techniques and practices that change lives. For the past 12 years Lillian has been developing and implementing revolutionary approaches to mental and emotional wellness in her private practice but began her studies of the psyche and healing arts at age 9. For the last 5 years, she has run a training program for practitioners looking for an alternative to psychotherapy and psychiatry. As a Co-Founder of Mindlight, she is creating strategies for companies to cultivate emotionally resilient teams. She leads workshops and speaks nationally and internationally, most recently at SXSW speaking on Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace.

Nandini Ramani

Nandini Ramani

Nandini Ramani

Chief Operating Officer

Outcome Health

Nandini Ramani has been the Chief Operating Officer of Outcome Health since December 2017 and before that she served as its Chief Engineering Officer. Prior to joining Outcome Health, Ramani was the Vice President of Engineering at Twitter, the most senior female role at the company. She also previously led the $320 million Java business unit for Oracle.

Lisa Brantley

Lisa Brantley

Lisa Brantley

Key Account Manager

Apex Revenue Technologies

Lisa is a Key Account Manager with Apex Revenue Technologies where her role is to provide the highest level of consultation to strategic growth clients by facilitating a deep understanding of their business, organization, and operations. A graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Lisa’s career includes over 10 years of business development and account management roles in the healthcare industry. She currently holds the HFMA Certified Revenue Cycle Representative certification and serves on the Board of Directors for the TN HFMA Chapter as Programs & Education Chair.

Dr. Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS

Co-Founder, CEO

Thalamus GME

Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS is the CEO & Founder of Thalamus, the premier cloud-based interview management platform designed for application to graduate medical education (GME) training programs. He is passionate about medical innovation, education and technology with work featured in Health Leaders Media and PracticeLink Magazine, as well as leading medical journals including The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME), The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and Movement Disorders. Currently, he also serves as an advisor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Formerly, Jason trained in the combined Pediatrics/Anesthesiology program at Stanford University, with interests in pediatric chronic pain. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, while concurrently earning his MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Health Sciences Management. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biochemistry and Theatre Arts, while concurrently sub-matriculating to earn a Master’s of Science in Chemistry. He was recognized as a Physician of Tomorrow award recipient (2012) by the American Medical Association for his entrepreneurial, humanistic and medical journalism pursuits.

Kevin Clauson

Kevin Clauson

Kevin Clauson

Associate Professor

Lipscomb University

Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., is an Associate Professor at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. He began investigating the potential for blockchain technology to address challenges with the health supply chain in 2015 as follow-up to his previous work as founding director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center. Dr. Clauson has explored blockchain for clinical trial data sharing at the White House, CryptoKitties and CryptoZombies as hands-on assignments with his students, and serves in roles including the editorial board of Blockchain in Healthcare Today, HIMSS Blockchain Working Group, and IEEE Blockchain Clinical Trials SMEs. Dr. Clauson recently received the Blockchain for Education Collaboration Award, recognizing the initiative he lead for Lipscomb University in partnership with Hashed Health to build a system on the Ethereum platform to allow graduates and potential employers to verify credentials of health professions students. His digital health research appears in journals, books, and other media and his work has generated coverage by the New York Times, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, and BBC Radio. Dr. Clauson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Brian Moyer

Brian Moyer

Brian Moyer

CEO and President

Nashville Technology Council

Brian Moyer is President & CEO of the Nashville Technology Council Previously, he served as Executive VP and CIO for GAFFEY Healthcare and HealthTechS3. He served as President of the HIMSS TN Chapter and received national recognition from HIMSS as chapter leader of the year. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems and is a HIMSS Fellow.

Chris Bayham

Chris Bayham

Chris Bayham

SVP, CIO, IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Services

Change Healthcare

Technology executive with experience leading IT organizations and driving large-scale transformational change throughout the healthcare industry.

John Wark

John Wark

John Wark

Founder and President

Nashville Software School

John Wark founded Nashville Software School in 2012. He believed that Nashville’s technology talent shortage would never be solved by trying to import experienced developers from other cities that also suffer from talent shortages or by waiting for colleges and universities to start graduating enough students and/or appropriately trained students.

Melissa Camp

Melissa Camp

Melissa Camp

Director of Special Operations

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center

Melissa Camp is the Director of Special Operations for Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center (CDMHC) in Charleston, SC. She has a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Charleston Southern University. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling, from Webster University. Melissa has worked for CDMHC since 2002 in various counseling and supervisory capacities. She is trained as a Crisis Negotiator and serves as the Program Manager for several divisions of services at CDMHC, to include Emergency Services, Forensic Services, and the Tri-county Crisis Stabilization Center.

Roscoe Bass

Roscoe Bass

Roscoe Bass

Apprentice

Microsoft

Roscoe Bass is a former boxing coach/banker/air traffic controller turned software engineer. He always had a strong interest in technology but never had a clear path to take to take until his apprenticeship with Microsoft.

Hannah Bascomb

Hannah Bascomb

Hannah Bascomb

Patient Access Manager

Magnolia Regional Health Center

Hannah Bascomb is an experienced Patient Access Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. She has worked for Magnolia Regional Health Center since 2014. Finding interest in Patient Access Hannah began her career as a Patient Registration Clerk moving her way through Quality Analyst and now is over MRHC's patient access department as manager.

Hayley Hovious

Hayley Hovious

Hayley Hovious

President

Nashville Health Care Council

Hayley Hovious is the president of the Nashville Health Care Council. Prior to her appointment as president, Hovious served as the executive director of the Council Fellows, an initiative which seeks to engage, educate and inspire senior executives in health care. Prior to joining the Council staff, Hovious served as trade director at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development where she developed and managed the states export program. She worked as a marketing manager for software startup, Consensus Point and before that as a brand manager at E.J.Gallo Winery in Modesto, Calif. A Nashville native, Hovious is a cum laude graduate of Smith College and has an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Tennessee District Export Council, is a member of the Downtown Nashville Rotary and is on the board of Sister Cities of Nashville.

Jagruti Solanki, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Jagruti Solanki, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Jagruti Solanki, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Assurance Senior Manager, Technology & Blockchain

Aprio

Jagruti is an assurance senior manager at Aprio. Prior to joining Aprio, Jagruti worked as an auditor at Maganlal Thacker & Co (a member company of Alliott Group, UK) a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Oman. She has worked for the firm since November 2007, specializing in Technology & Blockchain, including fintech (SaaS, software). Jagruti is a leader in the firm’s blockchain practice with a focus on accounting advisory and auditing. She has dealt with issues in revenue recognition, business combinations, consolidations, variable interest entities, capitalization of intangible assets and software development costs, fair value accounting, discontinued operations, troubled debt restructure, share-based compensation, alternative financial instruments including hedge funds and other derivatives, and audits of cryptocurrencies/blockchain. She is specifically focused on working with software companies and assisting them with assessing the impact of the new revenue recognition standard. Additionally, she has experience in risk assessment, identifying and testing internal controls over financial reporting, researching complex technical accounting matters and drafting technical accounting memos. Jagruti writes articles, whitepapers and blogs around revenue recognition and regularly conducts webinars and implements case studies with strategic revenue recognition partners like RevPro/Leeyo, NetSuite, SaaSOptics and Softrax. Jagruti received her Bachelors of Commerce in Advanced Accounting and Post-Graduate Diploma in Finance from India. She graduated with her MBA in Management Accounting from Iowa. She holds a CPA in the State of Georgia. Jagruti’s professional affiliations include: • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants • The Institute of Internal Auditors

Katie Sulkowski

Katie Sulkowski

Katie Sulkowski

Director of Innovation Services

The Disruption Lab

Working in startup and entrepreneurial companies as well as a global health services company, Katie brings over fifteen years of experience in marketing and business communications in publishing and health care. As Director of Innovation Services, she oversees all aspects of the Member Experience, marketing and communications, as well as provides support for strategic planning and growth. Katie’s passions are building brands and communities, and implementing transformative business models. Katie holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. from Lipscomb University.

Monica Greene

Monica Greene

Monica Greene

Manager of Ambulatory Implementations

LifePoint Health

Monica was born and raised on a farm in rural Northeast Tennessee, only to end up living in Paris, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York before rounding back to Tennessee--in Nashville--in the name of Healthcare. She transitioned her career from leadership roles at AT&T to clinical technology at LifePoint Health and cultivating a newfound passion--improving operations and lives through IT. Since starting at LifePoint, Monica has grown into a role she describes as a “translator” between technology and operations. Her team leads clinical technology implementations for all LifePoint employed physician practices in more than 70 communities and 22 states. In addition, Monica has played a crucial role in creating processes and standards across the organization--including provider onboarding, patient engagement, and population health, as well as strategic development for provider credentialing and enrollment optimization through blockchain solutions. When not at the office, Monica is currently pursuing her Healthcare MBA at Belmont University. Afterschool activities include her attentive involvement in various organizations. She is an Ambassador for the TN Chapter of HIMSS Board of Directors where she serves on the Advocacy Committee and supports multiple initiatives for the chapter. She is also active in Nashville Health Care Council and Leadership Health Care, where she was part of the pilot Operations Cohort and serves on the Education Committee. Earlier this year, Monica was chosen for Nashville Technology Council’s ELITE program--a fellowship program cultivating Emerging Leaders in IT to which she devotes a generous amount of her time. She’s a passionate devotee to her undergraduate alma mater, serving on the University of Tennessee’s Haslam Young Alumni Board the past two years. With what free time is left, Monica loves travelling to mountains, water, and friends. She’s an avid snow skier and slalom water skier and is always shopping for flights around the world to reunite with loved ones in both familiar and new destinations. While in Nashville, she spends precious time with friends and church family. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find her in Knoxville cheering on the Volunteers and engaging in her family’s exuberant tailgate--which was featured on CBS Sports during the 2016 football season.

Scott Monty

Scott Monty

Scott Monty

CEO

Brain+Trust Partners

Scott Monty is an internationally recognized Fortune 10 leader whose background in classics positioned him to see through the shiny objects and drill down to understand the common human needs that drive us all. As CEO and co-managing partner of Brain+Trust Partners he addresses and advises businesses and groups on how to move at the speed of customers. Scott spent six years as an executive at Ford Motor Company where he established the digital/social function. Scott's clients have included Walmart IBM McDonalds Coca-Cola and Google. The Economist ranked him as #1 atop the list of 25 Social Business Leaders. He is a past board member of the American Marketing Association a trustee of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and an adviser for a number of Silicon Valley companies. He writes about the changing landscape of business technology, communications, marketing, and leadership at ScottMonty.com.

Stuart Lackey

Stuart Lackey

Stuart Lackey

CEO

Solaster

Stuart Lackey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solaster, a company focused on creating a new, global health data language standard for decentralized applications and smart contracts. Prior to Solaster, Mr. Lackey worked in the med-tech startup world for 16 years, bringing new, disruptive technologies to market across the United States. Throughout his career, he has spent considerable time in consulting with hospitals network and physician provider groups in the area of economic and clinical value assessment of new technologies. With that, he has also observed some of healthcare’s biggest challenges: administrative waste, misaligned incentives, lack of data interoperability and overspending across the continuum of care. In mid-2016, Mr. Lackey first began researching the healthcare implications of distributed ledger technology and became extremely passionate around its potential to empower global patient populations. It was this interest and the implications of patient data sovereignty that helped inspire Solaster. Mr. Lackey has been a guest panelist and speaker at multiple blockchain healthcare conferences and recently attended Tim Draper's inaugural Executive Blockchain Summit in San Mateo, CA. Mr. Lackey earned his Master's Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Lipscomb University in 2018.

Miriam J. Paramore

Miriam J. Paramore

Miriam J. Paramore

President

OptimizeRx

Miriam Paramore is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience in healthcare and deep expertise in health information technology. As President of OptimizeRx, she is an officer of the company and is responsible for all day-to-day operations. She is a Senior Advisor at NueCura, a Nashville-based healthcare angel investment company, as well as advisor to several venture and private equity firms. She is a member of Advisory Board of RxREVU, an early-stage prescription decision support company. Previously, Paramore held executive roles in health IT companies including COO/CTO of digital health marketplace Lucro and EVP of retail pharmacy health IT vendor PDX. During her tenure as EVP of Strategy and Product at Emdeon, she reported to the CEO and helped lead the company to over $1.2 billion in revenues and largest health IT IPO in history. Paramore is the architect of The U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index™, the policy platform that resulted in the passage of the electronic healthcare payments provision of the Affordable Care Act. Since pioneering that work, the healthcare industry has experienced more than $1 billion in annual savings due to increased efficiencies in healthcare provider payment processing. Paramore has held many Board positions including: CareSource, HIMSS, the Louisville Health Information Exchange, and the eHealth Committee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Fellows Program and a member of Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Women to Watch.

Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

Senior Director

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Currently serve as Senior Director of Patient Experience for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and joined Vanderbilt in 2007 as Administrator for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Prior to Vanderbilt served as CEO/COO of a multi-specialty physician group practice in Western New York and started professional career at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago as a Practice Manager. In my current role, I am strategically and operationally responsible for institutional performance on service programming and metrics. Operationally I have direct oversight to Guest Services, Patient Relations, Service Consulting, Physician Liaison and Center for EMS Excellence. Strategically I advise on institutional goals, employee engagement, culture, and patient engagement programs, including on-line patient portal My Health at Vanderbilt.

Eiland Glover

Eiland Glover

Eiland Glover

Co-Founder/CEO

Kowala

Eiland Glover is the CEO and Cofounder of Kowala, creator of the world’s first autonomously stabilizing cryptocurrency: kUSD. Eiland has spent his career creating systems and companies at the intersection of finance, technology, education, game theory, and human psychology. He is a firm believer that new technologies must be consciously designed and utilized to empower humans. In 2012, Eiland learned about bitcoin and wondered why this amazing technology had not become ubiquitous. He co-created Kowala based on his belief that a decentralized stable coin is necessary for the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

Katya Kharlamova

Katya Kharlamova

Katya Kharlamova

Senior Software Engineer

Collective Medical

Katya is a senior software engineer at Salt Lake City-based Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest network for care collaboration. Collective’s real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform supports all points of care and is proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Katya has broad experience in various technology stacks and across verticals, such as e-commerce, recruiting and healthcare. However, she has always found the effort to improve healthcare through technology the most rewarding. In her current role, she and her team focus on maintaining the existing system, architecting and implementing new capabilities and mentoring her junior peers. Katya holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Neumont University.

Nikki Smith-Bartley

Nikki Smith-Bartley

Nikki Smith-Bartley

VP & Special Counsel - Diversity & Inclusion

Asurion

Ms. Yanika “Nikki” Smith-Bartley. Ms. Smith-Bartley is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She is married to Brian Bartley and they have two sons, Grayson (6) and Harper (4). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fisk University and her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School. She currently holds the position of Vice President & Special Counsel – Diversity and Inclusion at Asurion where she is responsible for development and implementation of global diversity and inclusion strategies for Asurion. She also serves on Human Resources Leadership team providing legal advice and counsel and oversight on matters of equality, employment law compliance & HR policies and processes. Ms. Smith-Bartley is the first diversity and inclusion officer at Asurion and spearheaded and launched its diversity and inclusion initiative that won Asurion the 2018 “Diversity Game Changer” award from the Nashville Technology Council. Before joining Asurion, Ms. Smith-Bartley practiced employment law at Baker Donelson, where she also served as a diversity inclusion trainer, Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee and as a member of the Recruiting Committee. Ms. Smith-Bartley served as secretary for the Nashville and Napier Looby Bar Associations, is an alumnus of Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Young Leaders Council, and Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, and a past board member of Bethlehem Centers of Nashville and Nashville Electric Service, where she served as Vice-Chairman of the Board. Currently, Ms. Smith-Bartley serves on the board of Nashville Public Television and the board of the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women as Immediate Past President. She is also an active member of the Kappa Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and served as their past parliamentarian and held the regional position of Tennessee Connections Chair. She served mock trial coach for the Harpeth Hall’s High School Mock Trial team for many years and regularly mentors young lawyers and women. She also was a 2013 honoree for Nashville Business Journal’s “Top Forty under 40” and a 2017 honoree for Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of The Bar.”

Pamela Weir

Pamela Weir

Pamela Weir

President & Chief Executive Officer

Precera Bioscience

Pamela Weir joined Precera Bioscience as President & Chief Executive Officer in January of 2018. Precera Bioscience is dedicated to Optimizing Medication Therapy by personalizing drug therapy practices and improving outcomes through cutting-edge science and a precise, patient-centric approach. Pamela has 30 years of pharmaceutical experience - innovating, building and transacting successful companies, divisions, product portfolios and global brands, based in the U.S., Europe and Canada. She has led functions in Commercial, R&D, Operations, Business Development and General Management. Pamela has extensive leadership and launch experience in global & U.S. markets, with primary care, hospital and specialty products in both retail and buy and bill distribution, across numerous therapeutic areas.

Phil Gibbs

Phil Gibbs

Phil Gibbs

Principal

The Disruption Lab

Phil is the founding Principal of The Disruption Lab, a growth and innovation lab for corporations based in Nashville. The Disruption Lab supports executives in learning about and applying the lessons of disruptive innovation as they address the challenges of growth and continual transformation. Phil’s experience includes co-founding multiple companies, serving as a principal in an early-stage investment firm, and working in and consulting with large corporations. He co-founded and served as CEO of E|SPACES, an industry-disruptive work and meeting space, and co-founded LifeFilez with members of The Disruption Lab. The consulting firm Phil founded and led for over a decade, Executive Learning, Inc., was one of the country’s leading change agents focused on continual improvement, particularly in healthcare. Early in his career, Phil worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He holds degrees from Lipscomb University and Auburn University and a doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma

Co-Founder and CEO

Health Wizz

Raj Sharma is the co-founder and CEO of Health Wizz, a secure mobile platform that provides consumers with necessary tools to aggregate, organize and share medical records over the blockchain. An accomplished executive, Raj has over 20 years of leadership experience. A passionate entrepreneur, he has expertise in product and market identification, data management and distributed applications. In this role at 3CLogic, he successfully led the first distributed cloud-based telecom platform serving the enterprise market. Raj was instrumental in taking the platform from conception to commercial success with hundreds of loyal customers. He also served as the president and CEO at NexTone communications where their annual sales grew from $4M to $23M. Raj holds an M.B.A. degree from the Stern School of Business at N.Y.U. and a Master of Science Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Rebecca A. Stametz, D. Ed, MPH

Rebecca A. Stametz, D. Ed, MPH

Rebecca A. Stametz, D. Ed, MPH

Senior Director, Clinical Innovation

Geisinger

Rebecca A. Stametz is the Senior Director, Clinical Innovation at Geisinger. She is a healthcare innovator and radical collaborator focused on a commitment to building a people-centered culture and fostering the creative confidence of individuals. Her work philosophy couples an emphasis on collaborative engagement and strategic development and deployment of end to end health information technologies and analytics in community, clinical and home settings. As a principal, her research focuses on program implementation, medical transparency, family-patient engagement, and learning healthcare system models. She holds a Doctorate of Education from Penn State, a Master’s of Public Health from East Stroudsburg University and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University.

Julie Rockey

Julie Rockey

Julie Rockey

Strategic Program Director

Geisinger

Julie Rockey is the Strategic Program Director representing Geisinger for the publicly announced, strategic collaboration between Geisinger and Merck. Julie’s day to day responsibilities primarily focus on representing Geisinger’s interests in working with Merck and Healthbox to commercialize the workflow solutions developed through the collaboration that aim to improve patient outcomes. Before joining the collaboration team, Julie served as the Chief Operating Officer for MedMining, a Geisinger for-profit business that licensed de-identified data to industry. Prior to her work at Geisinger, Julie held roles at 3M Health Information Systems, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and the University of Pittsburgh Physician Group. Julie received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Scranton and her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. In the community, Julie is passionate about serving on various boards and has started several 5K events that have collectively raised over $500K since 2010 for local non-profit organizations.

Justin Gernot

Justin Gernot

Justin Gernot

Vice President

Healthbox

Justin Gernot is Vice President of Healthbox, a consulting and fund management firm dedicated to empowering the reinvention of healthcare. Justin leads business development for Healthbox and shares responsibilities for general management and services delivery. He helped lead the company to an acquisition by HIMSS, the global leader in transforming health through information and technology, in 2018. Prior to joining Healthbox, Justin held senior sales and management roles with GE Healthcare, Sg2, Intuitive Surgical, and Dell EMC, where he introduced new clinical technologies, engaged provider leaders to create new service lines, and led the commercial efforts around new clinical, business and IT strategies. Justin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Justin and his wife Vesna have three children and live in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Founder and CEO

Risk Cooperative

Dante Disparte is an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert. He is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage firm based in Washington, D.C. Dante serves on the board of the American Security Project, where he founded and chairs the Business Council. He is also a member of the Bretton Woods II Council and a fellow at New America and a founding advisor to the Global Blockchain Business Council. Dante’s wide-ranging views are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Forbes and International Policy Digest, among others. He is the co-author “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognized as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list.

John Bass

John Bass

John Bass

Founder & CEO

Hashed Health

John Bass is the Founder and CEO of Hashed Health, a healthcare blockchain innovation firm focused on building the distributed and decentralized solutions in healthcare. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in shared operating systems that build trust, transparency, and incentives across health value chains. Since 2015 John has been a leading voice in the development of the global healthcare blockchain market. John is an internationally recognized speaker on value-based care, blockchain and decentralized healthcare technology. He was recently named 2017 Innovator of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council for his work building decentralized products at Hashed Health, and Hashed Health was selected Top Blockchain Developer of 2017 in an unbiased survey by Black Book. Prior to Hashed Health, John was CEO at InVivoLink, a care management start-up which sold to HCA in 2015. John’s experience also includes healthcare B2B startup empactHealth.com which was acquired by Medibuy / Global Healthcare Exchange. John is a native of Nashville and has a Chemistry degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Scott Ridgway, MS

Scott Ridgway, MS

Scott Ridgway, MS

Executive Director

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Scott Ridgway has served as Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network’s Executive Director since 2001. He works closely with TSPN’s gubernatorially-appointed Advisory Council to implement suicide prevention strategies within the state of Tennessee. He served six years on the Steering Committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and he was a member of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Task Force that created the revised National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. A dedicated volunteer he frequently advocates for children and families through the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) the Foster Care Review Board, Nashville Citizen’s Police Alumni Association, Leadership Donelson-Hermitage group and served as a surrogate parent for Nashville Public Schools. He has served as Past President of the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee Association for Child Care; Temporary Residents of Adolescents in Crisis Inc. (TRAC); First Steps Inc. and the Crisis Intervention Center (now a division of Family and Children’s Services). He was also a founding member of Renewal House and Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Brooks Fund Advisory Council. He served three terms as president of the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare’s Board of Directors and two terms on the Board of Directors for OutCentral and Nashville Cares. He served on the Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission for six years under two different mayoral administrations including a two-year term as the Commission’s Chair. Scott holds a Master’s of Science in Public Service Management from Cumberland University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from the University of Knoxville.

Theodore Waz

Theodore Waz

Theodore Waz

President

The Opinion Economy

An entrepreneur and investor, Ted is passionate about innovative technologies and relentlessly seeks opportunities that deliver high returns to investors while making a difference is people's lives. Focus areas include AI/machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, edge services, cybersecurity, quantum & superchip technologies. Ted spent over 20 years serving and leading Fortune 50 companies such as, UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, Emdeon, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Development Corporation and other startups delivering transparency, cross functional collaboration, sustainability, and efficiency. ​He has an undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College, and attended graduate executive programs at Harvard University (GSE), Harvard Medical School (SQIL), and Oxford University-Said Business School (BSP).

Helen Lane

Helen Lane

Helen Lane

Senior Managing Partner

Ankura

Helen Lane is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in the Nashville office. With more than 25 years of experience, she focuses on organizational change that drives operational, technical, and financial improvements and on innovative, creative solutions that build value. She has worked in various industries, with particular expertise in healthcare and technology. Helen joined Ankura with the firm’s 2018 acquisition of c3/consulting, where her accomplishments included launching and co-leading a dedicated healthcare practice. Prior to c3, she was the CIO of a web-based provider of healthcare services and the CIO of a healthcare solutions corporation, among other corporate leadership roles. Helen began her career at IBM, with positions in systems engineering, sales, and management. Helen is active in the community and serves on several boards, including Gilda’s Club of Middle TN and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. She is a Nashville Health Care Council Fellow and has been named the Massey MBA Graduate of the Year and a Nashville Business Journal Health Care Hero.

Stewart Fey

Stewart Fey

Stewart Fey

Director of Technical Security Services

LBMC

Stewart has 10 years of experience in the security and audit industry, and specifically, 15 years of experience conducting penetration testing. His previous experience includes senior manager of IT Internal Audit with a Fortune 100 healthcare company. Stewart serves as LBMC’s technical security specialist, having significant experience in security penetration and assessments in operating systems, applications, and network systems. He is active in the security and audit community and has published security-related articles in various trade magazines. His recent project experience includes leading external and internal penetration testing engagements (Ethical Hacking) for various corporations and government agencies, wireless network assessment and penetration testing, social engineering assessments, physical security evaluations, and vulnerability assessments. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with an emphasis in Information Technology. He continues education annually through ongoing continuing professional education programs offered by various professional groups. He is active in and continues to support many professional and civic organizations, including: Information System Security Association and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Derek Rush

Derek Rush

Derek Rush

Senior Information Security Analyst

LBMC

Derek began his career in Information Security during the process of obtaining a degree in Information Security from Purdue University. Derek has worked in both the telecommunications vertical and the healthcare vertical during his career. Roles he has held have varied from operations support to Security Operations Center manager. Notable accomplishments include leading a company’s PCI program to successfully obtain compliance, completion of the Wharton School of Business Emerging Leadership Program, effective management of both onshore and offshore security teams, facilitating Sarbanes Oxley and PCI-DSS audits, and deploying numerous security-centric technologies at an enterprise level. Derek continues researching and learning about security in order to better serve clients. His current focus is on penetration testing of enterprise environments and auditing clientele for HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and current state assessments. Derek has four years of experience conducting penetration testing.

Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Jason Jones

VP, Cyber Threat Management

Change Healthcare

Jason Jones joined Change Healthcare in 2014 as the VP of Cyber Threat and Response Center. He is tasked with ensuring that the organization takes a proactive approach to security operations through applying threat intelligence, building cyber threat hunting capabilities, and mature incident response processes and tools. He is a Security Professional with over 16 years in IT Security and almost a decade of Network Engineering experience in his IT career. Jason has a track record with being a strong collaborator, providing guidance on IT architectural designs, and building security programs. Some of his previous roles included Senior Director of Global Security Engineering at Equifax, Security Architect/Engineer at The Home Depot, and a Security Architect consulting role. He holds the CISSP certification as well as the GIAC Security Leadership Certification.

Joel Comm

Joel Comm

Joel Comm

Co-Host of Bad Crypto Podcast

Bad Crypto Podcast

Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

Michael Rusch

Michael Rusch

Michael Rusch

Director of Bioinformatics Software Development

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Michael Rusch is the Director of Bioinformatics Software Development at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the technical lead and primary developer for the launch of clinical genomics at St. Jude, and helped conceive and design St. Jude Cloud. He currently leads a top-notch team of software engineers in the department of Computational Biology. In addition to their central role on the St. Jude Cloud project, the team develops and runs systems that power clinical genomics and bioinformatics research at St Jude.

Travis Wright

Travis Wright

Travis Wright

Co-Host of Bad Crypto Podcast

Bad Crypto Podcast

Travis Wright is a top marketing technologist, author, keynote speaker, blockchain advisor, tech journalist, and podcast host. He is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the Norton brand. Wright is the cofounder & CMO of CCP.Digital, a Kansas City & SF-based digital ad & content agency. Wright is the author of Wiley & Sons, "Digital Sense, The Common Sense Approach to Social Business Strategy, Marketing Technologies, Customer Experience and Emerging Technologies", which published in January 2017. Wright also cohosts one of the top ranked blockchain podcasts, The Bad Crypto Podcast, with Joel Comm. And he co-hosts Venture Beat’s podcast, VB Engage, with Stewart Rogers.

William Hanning

William Hanning

William Hanning

Director, Information Security Assurance

Parallon

William “Bill” Hanning, is the Director of Information Security for Parallon Business Solutions. He has worked in the Information Technology and Security field for over 20 years in the retail, commercial and healthcare verticals. Bill has a Masters in Information Security Assurance and has several industry recognized security certifications, including his Certified Ethical Hacking, Forensics and the CISSP.

Alex Zhavoronkov

Alex Zhavoronkov

Alex Zhavoronkov

CEO

Insilico Medicine

Dr. Zhavoronkov is the CEO of Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based leader in the next-generation artificial intelligence technologies for drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research. At Insilico he pioneered the applications of generative adversarial networks and reinforcement learning techniques for generating the novel molecular structures with the desired properties. He was the first to develop the deep-learned multi-modal predictors of age for drug and biomarker development. He set up the R&D centers in 6 countries including the United Kingdom, Korea, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan and launched multiple biomarker initiatives including Young.AI. Prior to founding Insilico Medicine, he worked in senior roles at ATI Technologies (acquired by AMD in 2006), NeuroG Neuroinformatics, the Biogerontology Research Foundation and YLabs.AI and established AgeNet.net competitions and Diversity.AI initiative. Since 2012 he published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and books including “The Ageless Generation: How Biomedical Advances Will Transform the Global Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He is the co-organizer of the 5th Annual Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum and the 2nd Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Healthcare Forum at the EMBO/Basel Life, one of Europe's largest industry events in drug discovery. Dr. Zhavoronkov holds two bachelor degrees from Queen’s University, a master’s in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow State University. He is the adjunct professor of artificial intelligence at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. About Insilico: Insilico Medicine is committed to extending human performance and longevity using the latest advances in AI. It employs over 50 deep learning scientists and bioinformatics experts in 6 countries and is responsible for the many “firsts” in drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research. The company is pursuing internal drug discovery programs in cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, diabetes, sarcopenia, and senescence. In 2017, NVIDIA selected Insilico Medicine as one of its Top 5 AI companies in its potential for social impact and in 2018 it got the Frost & Sullivan award for artificial intelligence for aging research and drug development. It is CB Insights Top 100 AI companies.

Ashley Bauer, MHA

Ashley Bauer, MHA

Ashley Bauer, MHA

Vice President, Patient Experience

TriStar Health

Ashley is the Vice President of Patient Experience for TriStar Health, a 14 hospital division of HCA, serving Southern Kentucky, the greater Nashville area, Chattanooga, and northwest Georgia. With nearly 12 years of experience in Patient Experience roles, Ashley has previously served as the System Director of Patient Experience for Baptist Health, a 9 hospital health system serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana, as an Advisor at Press Ganey for six years, and as the System Director of Service Excellence for Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, MO. Ashley believes reducing avoidable patient suffering, while increasing patient engagement and purposeful connections are the foundations for creating experiences that put patients at the center of their care.

Cheri S. Kane

Cheri S. Kane

Cheri S. Kane

VP of Revenue Cycle

Community Health Systems

Cheri Kane is the VP of Revenue Cycle for Community Health Systems in Nashville, TN. In her current position, she manages revenue cycle processes for approximately 200 hospitals. She possesses 30 years or revenue cycle experience in a variety of settings including hospital and physician for-profit and non-profit, managed care and vendor management. She has led large health system transformations for organizations including, but not limited to, ProMedica, Integris, Grady Memorial and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center. She recently left PWC as a managing director of revenue cycle to join Community Health Systems in December of 2016. She possesses a Masters of Science in Healthcare from Webster University and is a Fellow in both HFMA and MGMA. In addition, she is a recognized national speaker and writer on a variety of healthcare topics including revenue cycle transformation and managed care contracting.

Brian Laskaris

Brian Laskaris

Brian Laskaris

Director of Interoperability

Medhost

Brian has spent over 20 years in the service and technology industry ensuring a positive customer experience through sound strategy, intelligent user-friendly product design, and successful operational delivery. In his current role, Brian develops strategies to implement MEDHOST positioning and vision of interoperability for its offerings and healthcare industry in general. Previously, Brian was a Program Director of Meaningful Use program at MEDHOST leading the organization-wide efforts to deliver Meaningful Use compliant software to its customers. In this role, Brian gained extensive experience with the interoperability advances we have seen over the last few years, customer’s best practices and regulatory requirements. Brian has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer

Director, Distinguished Engineer

Cerner

Greg is a director and distinguished engineer at Cerner Corporation. He’s responsible for the architecture of the Cerner Direct cloud solution and remains actively engaged in coding and mentoring new software engineers and upcoming architects. He has recently completed migrating DirectProject to a cloud native architecture while implementing a streamlined CI/CD strategy for cloud deployment. Outside of Cerner, Greg is responsible for the open source Direct Project Java reference implementation and is the primary source contributor. He also serves as a workgroup chair and contributing member of several national health care informatics, standards, and governance initiatives. Greg is also an accomplished musician and enjoys dabbling in music production.

Guice Smith

Guice Smith

Guice Smith

Managing Partner

Guice Smith & Associates

A seasoned business executive, Guice Smith offers more than 27 years of executive search consulting experience in such disciplines as executive administration, accounting and finance, and operations. He has built C-level executive teams for manufacturing, healthcare, technology, professional services and other industries throughout the United States and internationally. Guice was a partner for 17 years with an international search firm, where he was responsible for building the firm’s healthcare, accounting and finance, and management consulting practices. Before entering the executive search field, Guice was in the audit practice for the New Orleans office of Deloitte. He went on to work with Burkhalter and Company (BKD), a national boutique accounting and consulting firm focusing in the healthcare, public utilities, not-for-profit and manufacturing industries. Guice is a 1981 Accounting graduate of the University of Mississippi and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was the 2017-2018 President of Tennessee HFMA, Board Member – Vice President of Collaboration of Tennessee HIMSS, ACHE member, an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 217, a Life Group Leader at Judson Church and past Board Chair for the Donelson/Hermitage/Harding YMCA.

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Vice President of Healthcare

cSpire

Robert Morris is a successful entrepreneur and a seasoned HIT professional. Rising mortality rates, run away expenses, aging population growth and legislation have laid the justification and roadmap for improving healthcare. It will take teamwork and practical hands on leaders with extensive “Real World” healthcare facility knowledge and experience to manage this transformation. Roberts 25+ year HIT career and positions have taken him from Analyst to CEO. In 1997 Robert was relocated to Nashville by Community Health Systems, Inc to be on the ground floor of what would become one of the nation’s largest healthcare corporations. The mission was to take modern healthcare to rural communities across America. This same mission led him to the HHS/ONC/ TN Regional Extension Center in 2009 to help hundreds of physicians navigate Meaningful Use. In 3rd Quarter 2018 Mr. Morris joined C Spire as VP of Healthcare & Security Solution Services. Over his career he has developed HIT clinical application strategy, conducted HIPAA/HITECH Privacy & Security Risk & Vulnerability Assessments and deployed HIT projects/onsite transitions of acquisitions for over 100 hospitals, 500 hundred ambulatory clinics and skilled nursing facilities.

Sandi Hoff

Sandi Hoff

Sandi Hoff

VP, Technology Learning & Development

Nashville Technology Council

Sandi Hoff is the Chief of Staff of the Nashville Technology Council. For the last five years, she has been committed to driving the NTC’s workforce and education efforts forward. She is currently leading the Apprenti TN initiative.

Evan Grossman

Evan Grossman

Evan Grossman

Vice President of Integration Services

athenahealth

Evan Grossman is athenahealth's Vice President of Systems Integration, responsible for interoperability between athenaNet and over 11,000 trading partners / endpoints. Prior to his current role, Evan served in a range of roles at athena, leading its consulting organization, driving EHR product strategy, and running clinical opeations. Evan joined athenahealth in 2010 after serving in senior management positions at several technology-based companies, most recently as managing director, EMEA Retail, for RedPrairie Corp. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and a journalist with PC Week. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Larry O’Toole

Larry O’Toole

Larry O'Toole

Associate Vice President

Meditech

Larry O’Toole’s engaging personality, outstanding work ethic, and dedication to cultivating long-standing relationships make him an exceptional leader for MEDITECH’s Strategy division. His teams are responsible for business development, product management, government affairs, healthcare policy and interoperability. As recognition for his dedication and contributions in the field of interoperability he was elected to the Board of Directors at the CommonWell Health Alliance. Mr. O’Toole’s interest in healthcare was sparked in part by his mother and father, who spent their careers working in nursing homes and behavioral health, respectively. From them, he learned the importance of delivering quality care to patients. As a young man, Mr. O’Toole worked his way to an undergraduate degree at Salem State College, by serving in the Army and Army National Guard. Later, he earned his M. Ed. degree in Organizational Management from Endicott College, all the while programming and repairing computers as a hobby. MEDITECH After joining MEDITECH in 1995, Mr. O’Toole’s desire to learn and do more in the field of HIT quickly moved him up the ranks of the Implementation and Client Services divisions. His goal for achieving better patient outcomes through electronic health records motivated him to raise the bar on every project and challenge his staff to do the same. Mr. O’Toole also sits on the board of the charitable organization, JB’s Keys to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He recently established a scholarship at Northeastern University, for boys with the disease. In his spare time, Mr. O’Toole enjoys wine-making, and traveling with his wife, Antonietta

Nelson Petracek

Nelson Petracek

Nelson Petracek

Chief Technology Officer

TIBCO

As the global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TIBCO, Nelson Petracek is helping to shape the development of TIBCO's emerging technology platforms and products. With over 20 years of experience, Nelson works to deliver solutions for the next stage of digital business, drawing upon his deep knowledge of cloud, blockchain, low-code applications, microservices, and event processing. A strong technology evangelist, he works with customers to identify and define the appropriate use of various technologies and architectures, and advises on best practices and information delivery patterns. Nelson received his Bachelor of Commerce in Computational Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

John Farkas

John Farkas

John Farkas

CEO/Storyteller

Golden Spiral

John Farkas is the Founder and CEO/Storyteller of Golden Spiral; an integrated marketing agency based in Nashville focused on helping business to business technology companies realize their objectives. His whole career has been centered on connecting audiences with stories that have the power to change how they see their world. He is a tireless creative who loves distilling and understanding the essence of how things work and relate and loves few things more than bringing elements of a brand together in a way that captivates its target market. John and his wife Renee have been married 31 years. They have two Sons, Bennett and Luke and a daughter Lauren. John is a perpetual tinkerer and always has some remodeling project in process. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys exploring the back roads or trails of Middle Tennessee. He is also and executive board member of the Nashville Technology Council.

Giffin Daughtridge, MD

Giffin Daughtridge, MD

Giffin Daughtridge, MD

Co-founder & CEO

UrSure Inc.

Giffin is the co-founder and CEO of UrSure Inc., which makes diagnostic tests aimed at monitoring and improving medication adherence. To date, UrSure has raised $1.9M in nondilutive funding by winning the Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, the Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge, and receiving an NIH Small Business Innovation Research Phase I and II Grant. Giffin holds an MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School where he was a Zuckerman Fellow in the Center for Public Leadership. He has been a Fulbright research scholar to Colombia, and he was recently named to the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list for healthcare.

Anne Marie Polak

Anne Marie Polak

Anne Marie Polak

Senior Director

Leavitt Partners

Anne Marie Polak Anne Marie Polak is a senior director based in Washington, D.C. In her role, Anne Marie provides policy counsel and analysis to clients with matters involving regulations, legislation, and business implications. Anne Marie’s experience includes developing strategic messages and policy positions for Capitol Hill, administration, trade associations, and corporate audiences. Prior to joining Leavitt Partners, Anne Marie was a vice president for Faegre BD Consulting in the firm’s health and biosciences group. She also spent five years with the Podesta Group in Washington, D.C., while completing her law degree in the evenings at the George Mason University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2010. Anne Marie also worked in the government and legal affairs office of Novo Nordisk in Washington, D.C., and as a congressional aide to Rep. Michael Ferguson of New Jersey. In 2004, Anne Marie served as a policy research assistant on the Bush-Cheney campaign after graduating, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. Anne Marie also was an assistant to the chief of staff for House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX-26). Anne Marie received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia.

Beth R Chase

Beth R Chase

Beth R Chase

Senior Managing Consultant

Ankura Consulting Group

Beth R. Chase is a Senior Managing Director and Partner with Ankura Consulting Group and has more than 25 years of professional services experience helping organizations navigate critical inflection points to accelerate growth and value creation. A trusted advisor recognized for her influence and expertise, she has successfully partnered with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and private-equity-owned companies to identify, create, and implement strategies for value-building innovations and transformational growth. Beth was the founder and CEO of c3/consulting prior to its acquisition by Ankura in 2018. Beth is a serial entrepreneur, starting, growing and selling two different management consulting firms in her career. She began her career at IBM Corporation. Beth is the current Board Chair at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and has won numerous Entrepreneur awards over the past 5 years, including Nashville NEXT Entrepreneur of the Year and EY Women Entrepreneur of the Year.

David Klements

David Klements

David Klements

President & CEO

Qualifacts

David Klements currently serves as the President & CEO of Qualifacts Systems, a role he's held since 2006. During his time at Qualifacts he has lead the company through a strategic turnaround, an entrepreneurial growth phase and a most recently a private equity recapitalization. Qualifacts revenues have increased more than 20-times under his leadership. Prior to Qualifacts, David held various management roles in both early and growth stage businesses. Outside of work, he enjoys catching live music, spending time with family and friends, travelling and eating ceviche..

Erik Larsen

Erik Larsen

Erik Larsen

Vice President - Special Assets Group

HCA Healthcare

Erik Larsen serves as Vice President of HCA’s Special Assets Group. Special Assets Group leads and executes investments, joint ventures and acquisitions involving critical and next-generation technologies, services and solutions serving HCA’s core enterprise. Special Assets Group’s principal strategic objective is to increase HCA’s vision and insights into new and emerging products, services and markets that will impact our core operations and deliver competitive advantage in the immediate & near future. Erik’s career at HCA and Special Assets Group started in 2011, after 10 years of prior experience in healthcare investment banking and corporate development; which included experience advising and leading investments, joint ventures and acquisitions within the healthcare industry. During Erik’s career before HCA, he completed numerous transactions in a variety of healthcare industry sub-sectors, providing a strong knowledge base from which to draw to execute the Special Assets Group mandate. Erik earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Masters in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Holly Fletcher

Holly Fletcher

Holly Fletcher

Journalist/Founder

BirdDog

A journalist who has made a career out of covering the issues underpinning how a society moves and functions: health care, power and renewables, corporate finance, infrastructure and how shifts in technology and the economy are re-shaping communities. BirdDog is an experiment to establish a sustainable medium to cover the obstacles and challenges facing people, particularly Tennesseans. Previously, Holly covered the business of health care and policy for The Tennessean. Prior to that she covered M&A in the power and renewable energy sector in the Americas for Power Finance & Risk in New York City. A native of Tennessee, Holly graduated from Northeastern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicholas Holland

Nicholas Holland

Nicholas Holland

VP of Product / GM of Marketing Hub

HubSpot

Nicholas Holland is a VP of Product at HubSpot and General Manager of HubSpot's $400M+ Marketing Hub. Prior to joining HubSpot in 2015, Nicholas was a serial entrepreneur with ventures and exits ranging from a 40 person boutique software development agency to a venture backed SaaS application for sales enablement.

Nicholas White

Nicholas White

Nicholas White

Founder + CEO

Helix3

Nicholas White has spent the last 15 years working with various technology companies. After spending a couple years working with Tivoli, Nicholas lead the business development efforts at Senable Technologies, which was later acquired by 3D Systems. He spent the last decade leading a team of account executives and engineers to solve many challenges dealing with back end computer networks. Nicholas has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the world, helping them secure and maintain their critical network infrastructure. Some of the companies Nicholas has done business with include Partners Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland Clinic & CVS Health.

Sam Asgarian, M.D.

Sam Asgarian, M.D.

Sam Asgarian, M.D.

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Products and Services, Consumer Health and Services

Aetna

Sam Asgarian, M.D., is chief medical officer for the Product and Services division of Aetna’s Consumer Health and Services organization, and is vice president of Clinical Practice and Product Management. He is responsible for clinical policy operations, medical management and the Product and Program Development Office, which drives operations and enterprise-wide portfolio coordination to improve consumer convenience and personalized holistic wellness. Before rejoining Aetna in 2018, Sam was the chief development and strategy officer for axialHealthcare, a startup company focused on mitigating adverse pain management, leading to better health care quality for patients across different segments and geographies. Prior to that, Sam was vice president of Strategy and Operations for Aetna Consumer Health and Services, where he was responsible for driving the enterprise strategy to transition the organization from a business-to-business health plan to a business-to-consumer health and wellness company. As part of these efforts, Sam successfully led the first-of-its-kind collaboration between Aetna and a best-in-class consumer technology company, resulting in new wellness support for members. He first joined Aetna in 2015 as deputy chief of staff to the Aetna Chairman and CEO. In that position, Sam helped evolve and execute Aetna’s enterprise strategic roadmap, including acquisitions and new business organization development. Sam earned bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in medical sciences from Loyola University Chicago, a medical degree from Tulane University, and a master of business administration from Cornell University. Sam enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally and combines his love of travel and automobiles by going on extended road trips throughout the United States.

Travis Reeder

Travis Reeder

Travis Reeder

CTO

GoChain

Travis is a Software Architect with over 20 years of experience building high scale, big data applications. He was previously co-founder and CTO of Iron.io, a top-tier VC funded startup that pioneered serverless cloud computing. Travis is now the CTO of GoChain, a 100% Ethereum compatible blockchain that is 10x more decentralized, 100x faster and 1000x greener. Travis holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Alexander Poston Jr.

Alexander Poston Jr.

Alexander Poston Jr.

Chief Information Officer

Cumberland Heights

Alex Poston joined the Cumberland Heights family as Chief Information Officer in 2017. Having grown up in a healthcare family, Alex has spent more than 29 years understanding the healthcare sector, recognizing inefficiencies that could be solved by targeted technology platforms and building organizations and products to provide real and tangible business solutions. Most recently Alex was Chief Information Officer at NavigatorMD. Alex also serves as a business mentor for Jumpstart Foundry, Healthbox and the Entrepreneur Center helping young entrepreneurs successfully launch their companies. Prior to NavigatorMD, Alex was founder and CIO at Entrada and is seen as a pioneer in voice recognition clinical documentation and cross vendor data exchange technology, as well as technical process and software redesign.

Michael Dershem

Michael Dershem

Michael Dershem

CEO

MAPay, LLC

Mr. Dershem serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MAPay, LLC. Mr. Dershem is a seasoned business development entrepreneur who has assisted multiple ventures, attracted millions of dollars of capital, and has an outstanding track record in strategic business planning and development, capital and financial sourcing, multi-disciplinary problem solving, and technology development. He also has a strong technology-transfer background from government and university research to private sector commercialization. Mr. Dershem began his ‘serial entrepreneur’ career over twenty years ago. His first foray was as co-owner of RX Returns, which grew to become the largest pharmaceutical returns company in the nation. He later helped form a niche banking company, which became one of the fastest growing private companies in New Jersey. Serving as founding CEO of Pharmasset, an Emory University start-up company, Mr. Dershem successfully raised over $25 million in private equity funding and executed a $30 million research and development agreement with DuPont. The company has subsequently gone public and was acquired by Gilead Sciences for $11 Billion. Mr. Dershem graduated with a BA in Economics from Dickinson College and holds an MBA as well.

Molly Moore

Molly Moore

Molly Moore

Health Plan Operations Lead

Decent

Molly is the first employee at Decent. She is focused on building a health insurance plan from scratch leveraging blockchain technology. She is a massive healthcare nerd, and has spent the last 20 or so years exploring the healthcare industry from many angles. She has worked in a variety of roles for doctors, health plans, and venture capital investors. Molly hopes that her work with Decent will disrupt the status quo healthcare industry, and drive meaningful change to improve the lives of all. Molly lives in Seattle with her family and coaches roller derby in her spare time.

Tom Nguyen

Tom Nguyen

Tom Nguyen

Tom is a tech entrepreneur who seek emerging technology to build useful things. With a diverse background in Economics, Medicine, and self-taught Programming, Tom is an award-winning developer who has created many successful consumer facing applications and consistently delivered new innovative products over the last 10 years. Currently, Tom is the founder and CEO of Emrify Inc. leading the vision for the Health Information Token (HIT) to reinvent healthcare. Tom has a personal goal of health expectancy exceeding 150 years.

Marcus Whitney

Marcus Whitney

Marcus Whitney

CEO

Health:Further

Marcus Whitney is President and co-founder of Briovation, an Innovation Catalyst company with the mission to be the catalyst of the world’s most important health innovations. Through Briovation, Marcus is CEO of Health:Further, a global community focused on the future of health, and Founding Partner of Jumpstart, a new kind of venture capital firm focused on innovative, early stage healthcare companies. Jumpstart’s seed fund, Jumpstart Foundry has a portfolio of over 60 companies including Reemo, ScriptDrop, Life Detection Technologies and Sightbox (recently sold to Johnson and Johnson Vision). Marcus is also co-founder and co-owner of Nashville Soccer Club, a professional soccer franchise in the United Soccer League (USL). Marcus has been listed in the Upstart 100 by Upstart Business Journal, Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured in Techcrunch, Fast Company and The Atlantic. Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and an Arts Commissioner for the city of Nashville.

Nick Dougherty

Nick Dougherty

Nick Dougherty

Program Director, MassChallenge

MassChallenge

Nick is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health​ accelerator that matches startups to work on demonstration projects with over 30 partners like the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Vertex, AARP, MGH, and Cerner to address health’s most massive challenges. Since 2010, MassChallenge has held the core believe that solving the world's massive challenges starts with helping entrepreneurs win. MassChallenge startups raised over $3B in funding, earned over $2B in revenue, created over 80,000 jobs, and significantly impacted issues like health, climate change, and food. Its programs are all equity free, serve locations all over the world (including Israel, Mexico, and Switzerland), and drive success through world-class mentorship, industry-agnostic and vertically-focused programming, innovation advising, and startup-corporate-government collaboration.​ ​Prior to joining MassChallenge, Nick was Co-Founder and CEO of VerbalCare, where he designed patient-centered communication platforms for providers and both verbal and nonverbal patients to improve shared decision making, healthcare management, and patient engagement. ​He was named General Manager in 2015 after Medical Specialties Distributors acquired VerbalCare.

Eller Mallchok, Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry

Eller Mallchok, Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry

Eller Mallchok, Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry

Eller Mallchok is the Managing Director of Jumpstart Foundry, a seed-stage healthcare innovation fund based in Nashville, TN. She manages a portfolio of 65 healthcare startups from across the country and works with them to build value over through connections within the healthcare and investment industries. She enjoys fly fishing and is a devoted foodie of Nashville ...Ask her for restaurant recommendations, she'd love to give you her opinion.

Gino Tenace

Gino Tenace

Gino Tenace

Founder and Managing Partner

Tenegrity Ventures

Gino is Founder of Tenegrity Ventures, a company that seeds, builds and manages early stage health care companies. He has been the Founder, CEO and/or President of eight separate health care start-ups, with combined revenues of over $1B. He has built companies in care management, ACOs, bundled payment, and insurance. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer of MedSolutions. Gino started his career at UnitedHealth Group, where he led Quality and Affordability Programs, the collection of all programs intended to impact the cost and quality of care for the 45 million commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lives UnitedHealth Group served. Gino has served as policy adviser to President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius, President Bush and Governor Schwarzenegger. He also served our country through the U.S. Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Major. He received both a BS and MBA from Clarkson University, graduating first in his class.

R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

R. Milton Johnson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

HCA Healthcare

R. Milton Johnson is chairman and chief executive officer of Nashville Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services with 178 hospitals and approximately 1 800 sites of care including surgery centers freestanding ERs urgent care centers and physician clinics in 20 states and the United Kingdom. A $44 billion company HCA Healthcare and its 249000 employees provide approximately five percent of all U.S. hospital services. Under Johnson’s leadership HCA Healthcare has advanced clinical quality throughout its hospitals using data from its more than 28 million patient encounters annually to identify leading clinical practices and continually improve patient care and save lives. A more than 35-year veteran of HCA Healthcare Johnson has served in various financial and senior management positions for the company including head of the Tax Department senior vice president and controller and executive vice president and chief financial officer. Johnson became president of HCA Healthcare in 2011 and was appointed CEO in January 2014. He was elected chairman on December 31 of that year. Johnson provides leadership to the healthcare industry and Nashville community through his service on various boards and organizations. Currently he serves as chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and The HCA Foundation and is immediate past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. He serves on the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable and is a member of Business Roundtable and The Business Council. He also serves on the boards of the Center for Medical Interoperability Nashville Health Care Council and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. A graduate of Belmont University, Johnson also is a member of his alma mater’s Board of Trustees.

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder

Wellville

Esther Dyson(@edyson on twitter) is executive founder of Wellville (@WaytoWellville), a 10-year project to help US communities dramatically improve the health of their residents, and to develop and spread new business models for the cultivation of health. Wellville advises the five US-based Wellville communities on accelerating their own health initiatives, in Clatsop County, OR; Lake County, CA; Muskegon County, MI; North Hartford, CT; and Spartanburg, SC. Dyson is the W2W lead for Muskegon, and is actively involved in overall policy and fundraising for the project. Overall, Dyson works to leverage new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economic and political). From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. Apart from this brief sabbatical, she is an active board member for a variety of companies, including 23andMe, Luxoft, Pressreader, Wellpass (the company behind text4baby.org), and Yandex (Russia - YNDX). Her healthcare investments include 23andMe (also a director), 4D Healthware, Basil Health, Big Health, Boundless.ai, Care.Coach, Clover Health, Eligible, Enso, Hawthorne Effect, Health Loop, HealthCelerate, HealthTap, i2Dx, Joany, Kurbo, Medesk, MedicaSafe, mEquilibrium, Nanowear, NeuroGeneCES, Nuna, Omada Health, PatientsLikeMe, PatientsKnowBest, Prognos.ai, Proofpilot, Resilient, Sapiens DS, StartupHealth, Supportiv, Syllable, Tega Pharmaceutical, Tocagen, Turbine.ai, Valkee, Virgo, Vital Score, Wellpass (director) and Zipongo.

Marcus Osborne

Marcus Osborne

Marcus Osborne

Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation

Walmart

Marcus Osborne serves as Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation for Walmart. In that role, he is focused on furthering Walmart’s stated goal of improving the healthcare industry in the U.S. by increasing access, quality and affordability in the system for consumers. Prior to joining Walmart, Marcus was a Senior Management Consultant with Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. Marcus attended the Harvard Business School and received his Master’s in Business Administration, graduating with honors.

Jess Barron

Jess Barron

Jess Barron

Editor-in-Chief

Livestrong.com

Jess Barron is the Editor-in-Chief of Livestrong.com. With an audience of 32 million monthly visitors, Livestrong.com is the number one healthy living site in the U.S. Prior to working with Livestrong.com, Jess was the business leader of Beachbody's online subscription website with digital videos and online tools. Jess also honed a deep understanding of the types of headlines and content that appealed to all demographics of people when she ran the editorial content team for the Yahoo! home page, which at the time was the most popular site on the Internet. Jess is a frequent speaker at Create & Cultivate and CoffeeCon. Her writings have appeared on Livestrong.com, Fortune and MyDomaine.

Stacey Chang

Stacey Chang

Stacey Chang

Founder & Executive Director

Design Institute for Health, UT Austin

Stacey Chang is a designer, an unintentional academic, and an unapologetic ringleader for new creative solutions to age-old dilemmas in health. Until 2014, Stacey was the Managing Director of the Healthcare practice at IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. He left to found the Design Institute for Health at the University of Texas at Austin, a first-of-its-kind institution, dedicated to applying design approaches to solving systemic health care challenges as an integrated part of an operating health system and a medical education and training program. The Design Institute considers topics as broad as the design of health services and tools, the built environment, new care models, and the structure and functionality of the health ecosystem itself. Stacey has served as a TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board member, and a Thought Leader for NEJM Catalyst. He holds degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford.

Marty Paslick

Marty Paslick

Marty Paslick

Chief Information Officer

HCA Healthcare

Marty Paslick is the Chief Information Officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. A 33-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Paslick leads the company’s Information Technology & Services department (IT&S), which provides IT strategy and support for HCA Healthcare and its 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom. IT&S has more than 5,800 employees across the U.S. and includes six data centers and 15 division support centers responsible for delivering IT services. The department’s array of services includes business analysis, systems development, systems integration, information security, customer support, training and education, and infrastructure support. During his career at HCA Healthcare, Paslick has led the development of new IT units to pursue business opportunities and the transformation of the organization’s field-based IT operations. He became responsible for the day-to-day operations of IT&S when he was named the department’s COO in 2010 and later appointed HCA Healthcare’s CIO in June of 2012. He and others led the efforts to acquire PatientKeeper and Mobile Heartbeat, two Boston based healthcare technology companies. Paslick is currently a member of the KLAS Advisory Board (KAB), a role focused on improving the delivery of healthcare technology. Paslick is a board member and past chairman of the Nashville Sports Council. He is also past chairman of the board of the Nashville Technology Council and past board member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Paslick holds two undergraduate degrees and an MBA, all from the University of Louisville.

Neil de Crescenzo

Neil de Crescenzo

Neil de Crescenzo

President and CEO

Change Healthcare

Mr. Neil de Crescenzo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Change Healthcare. He leads teams working across multiple healthcare segments that help customers accelerate their efforts to improve healthcare. Prior to Change Healthcare, Mr. de Crescenzo was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle’s Global Health Sciences business. Previously, he spent a decade at IBM Corporation, including his last role as a senior executive for Global Healthcare Business Consulting Services. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions in a major hospital system, a large multi-specialty group practice and at a major health insurer. Mr. de Crescenzo earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, NashvilleHealth, and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Healthcare Leadership Council. He is a member of the Aspen Group.

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Chief Medical Officer & EVP of Product

MDLIVE

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is a primary care physician, a digital healthcare innovator and a health tech entrepreneur. He is Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product for MDLIVE, as well as President of the MDLIVE Medical Group, one of the largest virtual primary care groups in the nation. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of healthfinch, Board Member of Oneview Healthcare, the Executive Director of the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program and previous Director of Innovation for Northwestern Medicine. He serves on the Governance Board of the Innovation Learning Network, the Advisory Board of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the Editorial Board for Clinical Innovation + Technology, and is the author of Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare. He has been listed as one of HealthLeader’s “Twenty People Who Make Healthcare Better”; Healthspottr’s “Future Health Top 100”, and Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Clinical Informaticists”. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. You can find him at www.DrLyle.com and @DrLyleMD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Sanaz Cordes, MD

Founder & Principal

Value Prop Shop

Dr. Cordes is a physician executive, investor, and serial entrepreneur with 18+ years of clinical and business experience with a proven track record of generating revenue and scaling companies.   She is currently the Founder and Principal at Value Prop Shop, helping healthcare startups drive revenue, win and retain customers, secure capital, and achieve sustainable growth.  Their clients range from NewCo stage to post Series B.  Value Prop Shop provides consulting and services around company roadmap, sales, marketing, product, engineering, operations, and fundraising.    Prior to Value Prop Shop, Dr. Cordes was the COO and Head of Commercial Operations at Healthfinch. She helped grow this 4-person health tech startup into a 35+ person national market leader.  She drove a 10x revenue increase, helped secure 2 rounds of fundraising- including a $7.5M Series A, and overhauled and expanded existing and new products to grow the user base to 3,500+ providers in 2 ½ years.    She served as the Chief Development Officer for Cogent Healthcare, producing over $16.5M of new total contract value in the first year, and had a 3 tenure at Hearst Healthcare in a variety of product, sales, and corporate strategy roles.  She began her earlier career as a Medical Director for Providence Health system.   She is an investor in 3 startups and a board advisor to two others.  She is a national physician thought leader who speaks, judges, and mentors at conferences, regularly.  

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld

Chairman and Founder

Society of Physician Entrepeneurs

Dr. Hausfeld led the field in otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery for many years and is now a business operator and entrepreneur. He invests, manages and consults to a variety of healthcare businesses, including assisted living facilities for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, medical device companies, healthcare information technology and biotech firms, debt collection services for physicians, as well as syndicating and raising capital for health care related real estate ventures, including other life science entrepreneurial enterprises, both regionally and nationally. Dr. Hausfeld is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer of BioFactura, a Biotech firm specializing in the production Biosimilars as well as novel biologic drugs. He is the Chairman and Founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (www.sopenet.org ), a global network focused on educating healthcare and life science professionals in Bioentrepreneurship and Innovation.

Andrew Lasher

Andrew Lasher

Andrew Lasher

Chief Medical Officer

Aspire Health

Dr. Andrew Lasher is the Chief Medical Officer for Aspire Health, a Nashville-based company providing community-based palliative care to over 17,000 patients in 25 states. He is an internist and board certified palliative care physician. Prior to joining Aspire as “Employee #2” in 2013, he served as Director of Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at California Pacific Medical Center, and as a Medical Director for Sutter Health At Home’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) project and Hospice in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lasher completed his residency and palliative care fellowship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He and his wife Melissa have three children, and can usually be found at hockey rinks across the greater South.

Derek DuBois

Derek DuBois

Derek DuBois

Founder & President

DOC

Derek D. DuBois, MD is an entrepreneur and executive with experience ranging from building startups and health analytics businesses to partnership at McKinsey & Company and Accenture. Derek is the Co-Founder and President of DOC (DOCjobs.com), the premier recruiting site for doctors and scientists pursuing industry careers. He built DOC from a local networking group into a 43,000 member community and recruiting platform used by over 1,000 leading healthcare employers including startups, health IT companies, biopharmaceutical companies, investment banks, VC/PE funds, consulting firms, and many others. At McKinsey Advanced Healthcare Analytics and at Accenture he led the development of predictive and artificial intelligence analytics that identified hundreds of millions of dollars in upside for clients through improved go-to-market plans, targeting of member acquisition and retention, and accuracy in risk and quality scores. Outside of work he is a passionate outdoorsman, cook, husband and father.

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Dr. Gregory Goodman

Founder

Physician Entrepreneur Summit

Gregory Goodman, M.D. is a physician entrepreneur with a passion for solving healthcare’s biggest problems. Dr. Goodman is an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Home Hospital program and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Greg is the Founder of the Physician Entrepreneur Summit and Host of the ModernMD Podcast and has interviewed some of the most influential physician innovators. Previously, he served as an Innovation Fellow at Remedy Partners, The Episodes of Care Company, and was responsible for physician quality performance and clinical technology innovation. During medical school, he Co-Founded CEO in a Box, a custom venture-incubator focused on developing and training young leaders and visionaries. Greg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Brandeis University.

Erin Tolbert

Erin Tolbert

Erin Tolbert

Founder

MidlevelU

MidlevelU creator, Erin Tolbert, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner practicing in an emergency department in Nashville, TN. Happy with her personal career choices, she founded MidlevelU to share her life and love of the NP profession with prospective and practicing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the healthcare community as a whole. Through MidlevelU, she has built a thriving online forum to support NPs and PAs from the beginning of their education throughout their careers. Midlevels for the Medically Underserved, MidlevelU's residency-like program for nurse practitioners helps facilitate the transition from education to practice for new graduate NPs. Erin is also the author of "Unlocking the Value of NPs and PAs: Increase Revenue and Create a Healthy and Thriving Practice with Midlevel Providers", a new book that gives healthcare administrators and practice owners control over staffing, and fiscally-smart practice structures for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Griffin Myers, MD

Griffin Myers, MD

Griffin Myers, MD

Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Oak Street Health, a growing organization of value-based primary care centers serving adults on Medicare. A board-certified physician, Dr. Myers is responsible for the excellence of health care delivery at Oak Street Health. He successfully developed the company’s innovative care model and champions partnerships that further its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be: personal, equitable, and accountable. He is a frequent speaker and publisher on behalf of Oak Street Health and a rising voice in the healthcare industry. Dr. Myers is a BS graduate of Davidson College, has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and has an MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Robert Moskowitz, MD MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Satchel Health

Dr. Robert Moskowitz is an emergency room physician with over a decade of medical director experience. A graduate of both Amherst College and The University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Moskowitz completed his residency at The Ohio State University and his executive MBA at Vanderbilt University. He is the chief medical officer for Satchel Health. Satchel Health is a telemedicine solutions company that expands clinical reach and provides intelligent insights on care delivery and operations. The company provides an adaptive telemedicine and analytics platform, for quality assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the post-acute care setting (skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living/senior living communities).

Bonnie Clipper

Bonnie Clipper

Bonnie Clipper

VP, Practice & Innovation

American Nurses Association

Dr. Clipper is the VP, Practice & Innovation for the American Nurses Association. Prior to this role she served as a chief nurse executive for 20 years. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse alumna and an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership alumna. She currently serves on the advisory panel for Improving Health Systems and Reducing Disparities for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and on the editorial advisory board for Telehealth in Medicine Today. Bonnie is a strong advocate for bringing nurses into the innovation space and was responsible for building the ANA’s Innovation Framework, which includes celebrating nursing innovation, developing innovation competencies among nurses and facilitating nurses in creation and invention. Dr. Clipper is a clinical assistant professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, School of Nursing and is a guest lecturer at Winona State University School of Nursing. Bonnie is passionate about developing millennial leaders and has authored the book The Nurse Managers Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce and was a key member of the writing team for The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders.

Austin Purkeypile

Austin Purkeypile

Austin Purkeypile

VP of Operations/Chief Operating Officer

Florida Hospital - East Orlando

Austin Purkeypile is the VP of Operations & COO of Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 275-bed hospital serving a diverse and growing population. Previously, Austin has held leadership roles in Strategy, Operations, and Finance with Stanford Children's, Loma Linda University Health, and Dignity Health and has taught MBA classes on Accounting and Organizational Behavior. He is also a frequent contributor to forums on healthcare redesign and health system strategy.

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA

Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax Practice

LBMC

Brian B. McCuller, JD, CPA Shareholder-in-Charge of the LBMC Tax practice With over twenty years of experience in state and local tax, as an attorney and a CPA, Brian specializes in multi-state tax planning and controversy services. He advises Fortune 500 companies, as well as middle-market companies, with national operations. He has represented clients on a variety of issues before state tax departments across the country. Brian is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of multi-state taxes. The industries Brian typically serves include healthcare, manufacturing, software and information technology, online retailers, hotel owners/operators, and retail consumer services. Brian works with CFOs, controllers, and tax directors in two main areas: Strategic Planning: Due to the changing and complex tax environment, companies should regularly review their business structure and state specific issues to improve compliance and take advantage of opportunities. Brian helps clients align their multistate tax positions with their core business objectives. Audit and Appeal Representation: State tax audits are on the rise in the digital economy. States are expanding their definitions of nexus and changing the taxability of new products and services. Brian routinely represent clients during the audit and appeal phase. Brian has represented clients with operations in states with complex tax structures such as Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Prior to joining LBMC, Brian was a Managing Director in the CBIZ National Tax Office for three years. In this role, he provided state and local tax services to CBIZ accounting and tax offices nationwide. Brian was the partner in charge of state and local tax services for twelve years with Thompson Dunavant, PLC, a local CPA firm based in Memphis, TN. Under his leadership, the state and local tax practice was structured as a multi-discipline practice, offering clients compliance and consulting services in the areas of income/franchise tax, sales/use tax, and property tax. Brian began his career in 1993, and held positions with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and Ernst & Young, LLP in Atlanta, GA.

Jase DuRard

Jase DuRard

Jase DuRard

Chief Revenue Officer

AccuReg

Jase DuRard brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare and software solutions to AccuReg. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Zelis Payments as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Provider Solutions, Passport Health as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, and AIM Healthcare Services where he served in various sales and operations management capacities. DuRard is also the Chief Strategy Officer and co-owner of GlassbookRx, a company designed to bridge the communication gap between providers, compounding pharmacies and patients. DuRard graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, College of Business Administration, with a B.A. in Marketing.

Charlotte Wu MD

Charlotte Wu MD

Charlotte Wu MD

Founder and Principal

Harness Health Partners

Charlotte Wu MD is a primary care internal medicine physician, founder and principal of Harness Health Partners, and faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She has led health system transformation efforts integrating technology to support multidisciplinary teams in multiple countries and organizations, most recently in her role as Director of Adult Primary Care at Boston Medical Center. She is passionate about improving the health of communities and vulnerable populations globally. Her clinical, teaching, and administrative experience is focused on achieving the quadruple aim through the integration of healthcare technology and system innovation, quality improvement, design-thinking, and the humanities in medicine.

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Vice President of Sales & Development

AccuReg

With a drive and passion for results and the goal of serving customers with best-in-class solutions, Clint leads the overall sales efforts of AccuReg and manages a team of sales people that cover the U.S. A graduate of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, Clint holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. Clint’s career includes sales and leadership roles, most recently as COO of a 10-clinic system that provided on-site health and wellness services. Combining this experience with his sales background provides Clint with the unique ability to drive sales performance from a provider perspective.

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

CIO and Technologist

Health Catalyst

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Dr. Korak Sarkar

Dr. Korak Sarkar

Dr. Korak Sarkar

Director of Om3d Labs

Innovation Ochsner

Dr. Korak Sarkar completed his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University medical school at University of California San Diego and his Neurology training at University of California Davis. He is a board-certified neurologist who completed sub-specialty training at Northwestern and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in Brain Injury Medicine where he completed a Bio-Innovation fellowship via Northwestern’s Center for Device Development. He has been active in research throughout his career and was awarded the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) Founder's Award in Translational Research. He participates in the AAN's policy and advocacy efforts including participating in Neurology on the Hill. He is currently an attending physician in the Department of Neurology at Ochsner Health System and a staff physician in the department of PM&R at the New Orleans VAMC. He is director of Ochsner’s medical 3D(Om3d) lab which applies additive manufacturing virtual and augmented reality healthcare delivery.

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

Emily Vaughn

Product Development Director

Change Healthcare

Emily Vaughn oversees Change Healthcare’s blockchain development and integration strategy. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Emily assisted startups, small business, and enterprise companies cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption. She worked across many markets, retail / ecommerce, healthcare, insurance, and finance. Emily served as the head of business development at Gem, a blockchain development company in Los Angeles. While there, she architected a global marketing initiative to segment the blockchain industry. She was responsible for the design of a consultative sales strategy for enterprise blockchain development, bringing Philips, Capital One, Mercer, Tieto, the Centers for Disease Control and others to the blockchain market. Fulfilling many roles at Gem, Emily supported - sales, marketing and account management. Previously, Emily served as marketing director at BitPay, where she managed digital marketing, customer communications, and developer evangelism channels. She is a founding contributor to Distributed.com and Distributed: Health and the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group. Emily holds a BA in French and International Relations from the University of Alabama, Honors College. Graduated 2012.

Mary Alice Heston

Mary Alice Heston

Mary Alice Heston

Vice President, Industry Acceleration

Salesforce

Mary Alice Heston, Vice President of Industry Acceleration, is responsible for strategic, customer and partner, programs delivering on digitization and innovation solving disruptive industry business challenges. Mary Alice is a member of the Global Distribution executive leadership team. Ms. Heston’s responsibilities encompass developing an overall Industry strategy that helps our customers invest in the right technology to stay competitive and earn the trust of their customers. In addition, she is responsible for partner programs that accelerate time to value and success for customers. Primarily, this includes providing customers with industry specific business solutions, growing the Partner ecosystem, and global Industry alignment.Members of Industry Acceleration team interact with a diverse group of global customers and partners spanning Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Communications & Media, Government, and Travel, Transportation & Hospitality. Ms. Heston leads a team of 25 people with an average tenure of 5 years. She has built an organization focused on new market development, innovation, and expanding the partner ecosystem. She is personally engaged in several strategic customer and partner relationships acting as an executive sponsor or participating on an executive steering committee. Ms. Heston joined Salesforce in 2013. Prior to her current position, Ms. Heston was the Senior Director for Industry execution responsible for Industry Marketing, Enablement, and Sales delivery. Prior to Salesforce Ms. Heston held leadership positions at Oracle. She was the Senior Director of Oracle’s Customer Interaction Strategies organization, where she was responsible for developing and delivering programs that fostered and improved the overall customer relationships. Mary Alice’s previous positions with Oracle include: Director Global Internal Communications and Director of North America Consulting specializing in database design and implementation, business intelligence, and knowledge management. Ms. Heston began her technology career in 1990 at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), where she held the position of Program Manager until 1992. From 1992 until 1997 she held the position of Program Director with ABB and managed global teams, lived abroad, was responsible for large scale customer implementations. Ms. Heston has a BS in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. She and her family reside in Nashville, TN. Locally she devotes her time to several organizations including College Mentor for Kids, The Imagination Library, and The Special Olympics.

Meg Barron, MBA

Meg Barron, MBA

Meg Barron, MBA

Director, Digital Health Strategy

American Medical Association

Meg is passionate about driving change by collaborating with physicians, technology leaders and solution innovators to improve health care. She has served in product development and business development leadership roles and most recently is responsible for driving the roadmap of initiatives that support the AMA’s digital health and medicine strategy. In addition, she has led partnerships and innovation related initiatives, such as the inaugural AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge, the establishment of the AMA Interaction Studio at MATTER and the AMA Physician Innovation Network that enables entrepreneurs and physicians to collaborate on the development of new solutions.

Rick Starbuck

Rick Starbuck

Rick Starbuck

SVP, Chief Design Officer

Change Healthcare

Rick Starbuck got his first computer at age nine. At fourteen, Activision paid him for some optimized graphics code he had written. His early work in 3D animation produced an award-winning TV spot. Over more than twenty years, he has worked with dozens of world-class brands to drive their digital strategies. In 1996, Starbuck joined a startup in Sausalito, California and beat out well-established ad agencies for accounts with Disney, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and many others. The startup was acquired by internet agency iXL, Inc. in 1998 and he went on to work with Schwab, the Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, Travelocity, BV Wines and many more over the next three and a half years. The web had become a place to buy things and get things done, and Starbuck began to examine the traditional notions of “technology” and “creative”. Specifically, how to improve the standard process through the application of user-centered design techniques. When he left the agency world and moved over to Washington Mutual in 2002, he put together a multi-disciplinary team that produced two complete redesigns of WaMu.com (2004 and 2007) that were lauded by customers and critics and set a new bar for how “simple” a financial services site could be. His work at WaMu was recognized by JPMorgan Chase who, after taking over the WaMu company and brand in 2008, asked him to come aboard to lead their web and mobile design teams and advance the customer experience-driven culture and vision inside the bank. After leading the Chase team for four years, he was recruited by Bank of America to head up their web and mobile UX team. He left the banking world in 2015 and now leads UX design and Design Thinking for Change Healthcare, bringing a truly customer-centric point-of-view and process to the business of healthcare.

Tammy Hawes

Tammy Hawes

Tammy Hawes

CEO and Founder

Virsys12

Tammy Hawes is CEO and Founder of Virsys12, an award-winning Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner focused on healthcare innovation nationwide. With more than 25 years of executive success, guiding organizations both large and small, private and public, Hawes now helms one of Nashville’s most successful healthcare technology growth firms. Tammy’s career path includes the IT department at HCA to executive and CTO/CIO roles for organizations including Paradigm Health, SSR, Axis Accounting and Primex Wireless. Virsys12 has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award in Healthcare and Life Sciences, the 2015 Nashville Business Journal’s “Best in Business”, and 2013 NEXT Award for Technology Start-Up. Hawes was named a member of the 2016 Nashville Health Care Council’s Fellows Initiative and one of four “Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the Nashville Post.

Theresa Zuckowsky

Theresa Zuckowsky

Theresa Zuckowsky

Principal Project Manager

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Health IT

Theresa has been involved in various technology industries for more than 25 years. She has lead training companies focused on the Intel and Unix platforms. Verticals she has worked in include; Government, Insurance and Healthcare. She co-lead the 5 year transition to ICD-10 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Recently completed running the training centers for Vanderbilt’s transition to Epic and currently a Principal Project Manager working on the inpatient and outpatient expansions for VUMC.

Tracy Evers

Tracy Evers

Tracy Evers

Security Account Manager

Check Point Software

Tracy is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry who has held sales, marketing and consulting roles. She is well versed in the Software, Hardware and Services sectors and is an expert at aligning business goals with technology strategy and helping clients improve business results with the use of technology.

Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Co-Founder and CEO

Utilize Health

Jessica Harthcock is the Co-Founder & CEO at Utilize Health a speciality care management solution that focuses on creating a better healthcare experience for patients and a cost savings for payers. Utilize Health was born out of personal experience after Jessica was paralyzed at age 17 and spent years traveling in search of highly specialized rehabilitation treatments that eventually helped her learn to walk again. Amazed at how much of the work her family had to do on their own Jessica vowed to create a service that assists patients as they traverse the healthcare system while saving on medical spend for key stakeholders. At Utilize Health Jessica is responsible for formulating and overseeing the vision and strategic plan. Additionally Jessica is involved in many other aspects of the business: patient engagement and retention business development raising capital and product development.

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Manager

GE Healthcare Partners

Josh utilizes his skills as a racing instructor to help individuals and organizations across the country drive change and achieve high performance. Josh combines more than 20 years of experience behind the wheel with his healthcare and business expertise to help organizations deliver high quality, cost-effective care for patients and their families. Josh earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Cornell University.

Margaret Laws

Margaret Laws

Margaret Laws

President/CEO

Hopelab

Margaret Laws is President and CEO of Hopelab where she leads a multidisciplinary team combining behavioral science user-centered design and partnership with innovators to create technology products to help improve health and well being for teens and young adults. Prior to Hopelab Margaret held a number of roles at the California HealthCare Foundation including Director of Public Financing and Policy and Director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. She founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund a mission-focused fund investing in health care technology and service companies that improve access to and lower costs of care. Margaret holds an MPP from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government and an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. She is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is co-chair of the board of Health Leads and advises a number of early stage health companies.

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

Mark Burnette

Shareholder

LBMC

Mark Burnette is a Shareholder at LBMC. In that capacity, Mark oversees LBMC’s information security consulting services and is the service line leader for LBMC’s PCI security practice. During his decorated career, Mark has served as the President and Global Practice Leader for a national information security consulting company, has built and led information security functions for two major publicly-traded corporations and worked for several years in key leadership roles with two of the Big 6 accounting firms where he specialized in developing, implementing, assessing, and securing information technology solutions for companies in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, banking, and insurance industries. In 2005, while serving as the Global Information Security Officer for international insurance broker The Willis Group, Mark was named the Information Security Executive of the Year at the ISE Southeast Awards. In 2008, while serving as the Executive Director of IT Operations and Security for hotelier Gaylord Entertainment Company, he was named one of Information Security Magazine’s “Security 7” top seven security leaders, and he was chosen by ComputerWorld Magazine as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009. In January 2011, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) named Mark a Fellow. This prestigious honor, which has only been granted to a handful of individuals worldwide, is bestowed by the ISSA Fellow Program for distinguished accomplishments in the field of information security, leadership, and future service to the association and profession. Mark’s unique background allows him to bring a “walk a mile in the shoes” perspective to all of LBMC’s security engagements, and his experience building and running information security functions allows him to develop solutions that are relevant, practical, and actionable.

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Chief Financial Officer

OSF Healthcare

Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer at OSF Healthcare based in Peoria, IL. Michael is the incoming nominee for the Secretary/Treasurer of the HFMA National Board of Directors and previously served as a Director on HFMA’s National Board of Directors from 2012 through 2015. A member of HFMA since 1993, Mr. Allen has served the National Association as Chair of the Board of Examiners, member of the National Advisory Council and Value Project, Healthcare Reform and MapApp task forces. Mr. Allen also has served the McMahon-Illini Chapter as Program Chair, President-Elect and President. He has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards. Mr. Allen, a Fellow of HFMA, is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.

Charles Hagood, DSc

Charles Hagood, DSc

Charles Hagood, DSc

Partner & Practice Leader; Press Ganey Strategic Consulting

Press Ganey, Inc.

Dr. Charles Hagood is a Strategic Consulting Practice Leader and Partner at Press Ganey Inc. Charles was the Founder and Former CEO of Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP); was an Affiliate of Clayton Advisors, Co-Founder and President of The ACCESS Group (TAG), Founding Partner of LifeFilez, LLC., and Co-Author of the Shingo Prize winning book "Lean Led Hospital Design-Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future". In healthcare, as Founder of HPP and as a Partner of Press Ganey Strategic Consulting, Charles has overseen performance improvement engagements, and implementation of improvement initiatives , Lean, Patient Safety, and Quality Management Systems in numerous healthcare organizations around the world. Charles has also overseen international assignments and projects for various Fortune 500 companies as Co-Founder of a manufacturing engineering consulting firm, The Access Group (now TranSystems). Charles previously held various positions in the aerospace industry and as a consultant has overseen projects in numerous industries. He has degrees in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Business Administration, an MBA from Belmont University, and a Doctorate of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Charles was the Director and Founding Faculty Member of the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program at Belmont University and partnered in the launch of the Denver Health Academy. Awarded 2003 State of Tennessee's top award for his work in Economic Development by the Tennessee Economic Development Council , was 2008 Alumnus of the Year by the Belmont University School of Business, and was voted a Nashville Business Journal Healthcare Hero in 2013.

Erika Albarran

Erika Albarran

Erika Albarran

Patient Financial Services Manager

Magnolia Regional Health Center

Erika Albarran is an experienced Revenue Cycle Manager with a history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. She has worked for Magnolia Regional Health Center since 2011. In 2013, Erika began her current career in Patient Financial Services, after finding interest in the Revenue Cycle.

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

HCA healthcare

Paul Connelly is Vice President of Information Protection & Security and Chief Information Security Officer for HCA Healthcare, the largest private healthcare provider in the United States. HCA owns and operates 179 hospitals and more than a thousand urgent care centers, physician practices, and other facilities across the US and in the UK. Paul leads the program and teams responsible for Cybersecurity, Physical Security, Privacy, Information Lifecycle Management, and Identity & Access for all HCA business units and facilities. Paul started as an information security analyst at the National Security Agency in 1984, spent nine years as Chief Information Security Officer at the White House, and six years as a partner leading a Washington, DC-based information security consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has led HCA’s program since 2002. Highlights of Paul’s career include: • The first Chief Information Security Officer at the White House, serving under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton • The first civilian Presidential Communications Officer, leading communications and emergency support for the President during travel throughout the world. • Inducted into the White House Communications Agency Hall of Fame, 1998 • Winner of the top award for Information Security in the federal government (the Frank B. Rowlett Trophy), 1992 • Winner of the top award for Information Security in the private sector for North America (Information Security Executive of the Year), 2009 • 18 individuals from Paul’s teams have been selected as Chief Information Security Officers at other organizations • Leadership Nashville class of 2018 Paul has obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and the National Security Agency’s Information Systems Security Professional certifications. He completed the Naval War College National Security Studies program. Paul has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Resource Economics from the University of Florida.

Bruce D Greenstein

Bruce D Greenstein

Bruce D Greenstein

EVP and Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

LHC Group

Bruce D. Greenstein is the Chief Innovation & Technology Officer at The LHC Group, a national leader health care in the home. Previously, Bruce was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the CTO at HHS, Bruce provided leadership and direction to ensure that HHS effectively uses data, technology and innovation to improve the lives of the American people and the performance of the operating divisions across the Department. Greenstein previously served as President-West at the New York City-based behavioral health technology company, Quartet. In his last government role, Greenstein served as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana. Prior to this, Greenstein led Microsoft’s worldwide health and human service business vertical with teams across the globe.

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