John Adams Director, Innovation and Voice of the Customer
Gray Matter Analytics
John Adams is an expert data scientist with over 10 years of experience leveraging machine learning, advanced analytics and data visualization to help healthcare providers implement effective population health strategies.
As Director, Innovation and Voice of the Customer at Gray Matter Analytics, Mr. Adams is responsible for engaging with our customers as they are onboarded and/or innovation on features that are either not on our roadmap or are adjacent to our core value-based care solutions. He works on new innovations to add to our solution portfolio, and will also be responsible for rapidly prototyping innovative solutions to assess value prior to product development.
Prior to Gray Matter Analytics, Mr. Adams created and implemented a risk segmentation engine to guide clinicians in targeting individuals for health interventions across 14 state Medicaid markets, developed machine learning algorithms to enable an application to understand medical texts and patient interviews, providing likely diagnoses, assessing acuity and recommending dispositions and established sophisticated ad hoc reporting infrastructure to derive actionable insights for external clients using large amounts of data. He previously worked at the American Hospital Association, Centene Corporation and Baylor Health System.
Mr. Adams has an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and a BS in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michelle is a Senior Clinical Manager at Camden Coalition for the Care Management and Redesign Initiatives Department. Michelle is a registered nurse and has experience working with individuals with medical and social complexities to identify barriers to care and assist in developing patient-centered care plans to support reaching personal wellness goals. Much of her work has been specifically focused on maternal health, substance use, and individuals involved with the child welfare and justice systems. She currently oversees a maternal health initiative that aims to improve timely access to pregnancy care following Emergency Room visits.
Prior to serving as La Clínica’s Chief Program Officer, Dr. Linhales Barker served as La Clínica’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Community Action. Dr. Linhales Barker has always believed that healthcare is a fundamental human right and has focused her career on ending health disparities related to poverty and discrimination. As the Chief of Programs and Community Services, she is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and evaluation of programs that are culturally and linguistically grounded. In 2015, Dr. Linhales Barker was awarded the Distinguished Community Advocate Award by the District of Columbia Primary Care Association. She holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from the State University in Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Cyrus Batheja
National VP, Enterprise Transformation and Strategic Solutions
Dr. Cyrus Batheja National VP, Enterprise Transformation and Strategic Solutions
United Health Group
Dr. Cyrus Batheja is the National Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Health Equity and Enterprise Transformation within UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealthcare serves approximately 70 million members including 20 million Medicaid and Medicare members.
As part of the leadership team, Dr. Batheja has a direct focus on building strategies and programs aimed at supporting people with physical, behavioral, social, and safety complexities. His work is focused on achieving system improvement and equity through the design, execution, and measurement of person-centered wellness strategies at scale. He supports the development, execution, and measurement of programs aimed at helping individuals and families access essential social services that are the gateway to better health. His work has demonstrated that relationship-based health care results in cost reduction, population health improvement, and meaningful system-based experiences. Dr. Batheja has twenty plus years of experience in managed care and Medicaid/Medicare Home and Community Based Services. The application of his research and experience has been particularly focused on developing fully integrated, biopsychosocial models to support historically marginalized populations.
Dr. Batheja earned his ADN from Normandale College, his BSN and MBA from Augsburg University, and his Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas. As a community leader, in 2016, he was inducted into the University of Minnesota's, Sigma, Zeta Chapter. He currently serves on several academic and healthcare boards, including: the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing, Dean's Board of Visitors; Normandale College’s Foundation Board; the Augsburg University’s Board of Regents; Hennepin Healthcare’s Public Research Advisory Board (PRAB); and the board of the Creative Nursing Journal, an international peer-reviewed publication. He has received the 2019 UnitedHealth Group Sage of Clinical Service Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine 2013 award in Administrative Nursing Leadership, and he is a 2012 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. In addition, Dr. Batheja is a 2021 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
John W. Boerstler was sworn-in on February 16, 2021, as the Chief Veterans Experience Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this role, John will provide oversight of the projects and programs housed within the VEO and work collaboratively within VA’s leadership to help achieve greater access and outcomes for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. Prior to his current position, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Combined Arms which helped unite collaborative methodology and technology in order to more effectively connect Veterans to government and non-profit services. John is a recipient of both the Eisenhower and Marshall Memorial Fellowships, having travelled to the UK, France, Denmark, Israel, Bosnia, Hungary and Ukraine to write comparative papers on their military transition systems. As the first Marshall Prize recipient, John completed a 3-year project in Ukraine to assist in the development of their Ministry of Veterans Affairs – the first of its kind in Europe. John is a native Texan who served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999-2007 as a non-commissioned officer and infantry unit leader, including one combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005 and Operation Natural Fire in the Republic of Kenya in 2006.
Christine Bracamonte Wiggs
Staff Vice President, Community & Health Advancement
Christine Bracamonte Wiggs Staff Vice President, Community & Health Advancement
Dr. Wiggs leads corporate social responsibility, philanthropic investment, and public health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement. Leveraging over two decades of experience in healthcare and public health, Dr. Wiggs spearheads multifaceted strategies that support and elevate the health of customers, members, community organizations, and Arizonans statewide.
She launched and provides strategic guidance for Mobilize AZ, BCBSAZ’s public health initiative, which tackles substance use disorder, mental health conditions, diabetes, and the social determinants of health. The work and impact begun with Mobilize AZ continues through the Foundation under Dr. Wiggs’ leadership as president.
Prior to joining BCBSAZ in June 2018, Dr. Wiggs held senior leadership roles with Aetna Medicaid, at both the health plan and national level. During her tenure she led the organization’s national health equity and social determinants of health strategy. Dr. Wiggs built her public health-focused career at the University of Arizona where she led community-based applied research and evaluation initiatives, serving vulnerable populations including substance using, HIV/AIDS, as well as youth and adults experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Wiggs serves on several boards including being a community advisory board member for the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. A member of Valley Leadership’s Class 41, Dr. Wiggs represented BCBSAZ as a strategic partner on the Opioid Health Impact Maker team.
Dr. Wiggs received her Bachelor of Science from Gonzaga University, and holds a Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. A native Arizonian, Dr. Wiggs is passionate about working closely with communities to build the resources and capacity needed to improve the health of all.
Matthew Broad joined the Trenton Health Team in January 2017. Matthew is passionate about combating food insecurity, school health and wellness, and transforming the built environment. Currently Matthew co-chairs the Trenton Food Stakeholders, a collaborative of more than 50 organizations working to address food systems issues facing our region. Prior to joining the Trenton Health Team, Matthew worked at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where he collaborated extensively on the New Jersey Child Health Study in Trenton and Newark.
Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Montclair State University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He received his Master of Public Health with a concentration in Urban Health Administration from Rutgers State University.
Ezekiel Brooks is the Chief Technology Officer at U.S. Hunger (formerly Feeding Children Everywhere), a global nonprofit feeding families today and uniting them to a healthier tomorrow. In total, U.S. Hunger (USH) has provided over 150 million meals to families in need. Ezekiel has nearly 30 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing software solutions for companies in medical, entertainment, military, retail, and nonprofit organizations. He has built software solutions for Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, Sony-Ericsson, and NCR. He is now focused on fighting Hunger and Food Insecurity alongside U.S. Hunger. Ezekiel attended North Carolina State University where he studied Electrical Engineering. He has been married 26 years to his loving wife, Monica, and together they have raised 3 daughters in Central Florida.
He has 5+ years of experience in health services research and big data analytics. Jarrod’s passion includes leveraging complex, fragmented healthcare data to gain insight for opportunities to improve care delivery processes and subsequent patient outcomes and quality of life. Jarrod has extensive experience in experimental and observational research study design and employing various rigorous statistical methodologies best suited for analytic and evaluative purposes as well as developing and validating predictive, risk stratified models. Jarrod’s additional expertise involves building interactive dashboards and data visualizations and utilizing spatial analysis methodologies to identify geographical gaps and opportunities in healthcare.
Prior to joining RTI Health Advance in 2022, Jarrod worked as a Data Scientist with the Atrium Health healthcare system based in Charlotte, North Carolina. There he supported quality improvement related research across the continuing care service areas and readmissions at the enterprise level. His work assisted clients in identifying patients who might benefit from end-of-life care interventions early on, identifying high utilizers across the enterprise and prevention of subsequent acute care utilization and readmission outcomes, and developing quality improvement related metrics and assistance with annual goal calculations and tracking performance.
Jarrod holds a PhD in Health Services Policy and Management with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Biology with a Biomedical emphasis and MPA with a Health Administration concentration both from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Jarrod also has an adjunct faculty position in the MPH@UNC program with the Gilling’s School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Louis Cabanilla Director of Corporate Data and Analytics
Louis Cabanilla has a healthcare analytics career that spans payor, provider, pharma, and policy. Over the past six years with Point32Health, Louis designed and implemented analytic solutions to drive Population Health and Health Equity initiatives. Through collaboration with academic collaborations at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute the Enterprise Segmentation and Stratification tool was developed to identify unmet needs in populations, to create algorithms to match members to interventions, to drive processes to measure program effectiveness, and to build predictive models. Most recently, Louis led the development of a composite Social Inequality Index for all Point32Health members leveraging geospatial analytics which has enabled the company to pinpoint actions for their Health Equity initiatives. Louis is passionate about analytics and how it can be leveraged to unlock equity in healthcare. He has a special interest in addressing health literacy in marginalized communities to improve preventative care. Louis received an MSc in Health Economics from Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Jen Callahan is the Chief Operating Officer of ATRIO Health Plans. For the past 18 years, Jen has established herself as a trusted thought leader and helped shape the managed care industry with her innovative ideas and expertise. Jen has dedicated her career almost exclusively to managed care and is an industry leading expert in all areas of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement programs.
Currently, Jen oversees the day-to-day operations of ATRIO Health Plans, including, claims, enrollment, information technology, and product development. In her current capacity, she focuses on the strategic product portfolio creation and then works to ensure members are enrolled correctly, claims are paid timely, and that all beneficiaries are receiving the best care a health plan can offer.
Prior to joining ATRIO, she co-founded a field management organization, Keen Insurance Services, Inc. to create a provider-centric Medicare focused sales and distribution organization from the ground up. She also held the position of Vice President, Medicare Product at Aetna, a CVS Health company where she oversaw the product development and implementation Aetna’s entire Medicare portfolio, contributing over $24 billion to Aetna’s revenue. Throughout her career, Jen has also held various leadership positions at Healthfirst, Inc. and Anthem, focused exclusively on Government sponsored business.
Jen holder her MBA from North Carolina State University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in New York. Jennifer currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her
As Chief Customer Officer at Good Measures, Caroline Carney collaborates with health plans, employers, nutrition experts, and digital disruptors to deliver innovative solutions focused on the intersection of social determinants of health, Food as Medicine, chronic condition management and prevention, and mental health. Caroline has been instrumental in Good Measures partnering with grocery delivery entities and health plans to offer nutrition coaching and deliveries of medically tailored groceries to members.
With a background as a registered dietitian, Caroline is dedicated to helping people feel their best through good food. Caroline holds a BA from Brown University and an MS degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She completed her training in nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Carmela Costiniuk Vice President, Population Health, Clinical Integration
Catholic Medical Partners
Carmela Costiniuk is Vice President of Population Health and Clinical Transformation at Catholic Medical Partners, the largest network of independent practice physicians in Buffalo, NY, with nearly 900 physician members. She develops and implements population health and operational strategies and oversees the operations team, which provides direct support to physician practices to improve quality performance and care coordination across the health continuum.
A native of Canada, Carmela earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and her Masters in Health Services Administration from D’Youville University where she is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Health Administration.
Carmela has held various administrative positions in home and community based care, acute care, long-term care, and the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Ontario Ministry of Health.
Alyssa Craigie Director, Health System Integration
Health Share of Oregon
Alyssa Craigie is Director of Health Systems Integration at Health Share of Oregon, a regional Medicaid Coordination Care Organization serving 425,000 members. In this role, she works with diverse stakeholders to develop and execute initiatives to improve population health. Her work involves facilitating strategic conversations that result in aligned approaches to solving regional challenges. Recently, she has focused on implementing Health Share’s housing benefit, an innovative effort to align health system, housing, community, and governmental partners around a community response to the homelessness crisis. She has a background in research and evaluation as well as Medicaid policy.
Keslie is the Chief Sales Officer for Benelynk. In her role, she is not only responsible for new business development but also works on innovative partnerships to improve outreach strategies and health outcomes for our client’s members. At the core of BeneLynk’s services, Keslie and her team work to identify, document and solve member’s social determinant of health (SDoH) challenges by “leading with help”. This increases BeneLynk’s engagement rates across our integrated services while also providing our clients with crucial information they need to deliver care and improve their quality metrics.
Keslie has worked in managed care for over 25 years with a focus on SDoH solutions that improve members lives but also provide a return on investment for our clients. Keslie's passion lies in working on strategies that put members at the center while ensuring we deliver increased risk-adjusted revenue, quality performance, and member retention.
Keslie holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University and worked toward her MBA and Masters in Healthcare Administration at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She is also a licensed Realtor® and spends time serving volunteering for several non-profit organizations.
Community Engagement & Health Planning Coordinator Community Health Region 9
Lesa Curry Community Engagement & Health Planning Coordinator Community Health Region 9
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Lesa Curry grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas and moved to rural Southeast Oklahoma in 2003 and began working for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in June of 2004. She currently resides in Durant, Oklahoma, and serves in a leadership role as the Community Engagement & Health Planning Coordinator for District 9 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Her team consists of health equity specialists, community health workers, a public information officer, and an Opioid prevention coordinator, all serving Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, Leflore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha counties. Lesa is also currently serving as the Interim Community Health Worker Program Manager for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, providing training and technical assistance to the 47 Community Health Workers serving in 75 county health departments across the state of Oklahoma.
In the midst of covid response, Lesa wrote the framework for the Rural Health Initiative to pilot in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. The county-specific model was initiated in December of 2020 to leverage community resources and achieve coordinated and holistic health and healthcare services throughout McCurtain County. The efforts embedded community health workers within the rural health systems to connect patients with providers, services, and programs.
As the community engagement and health planning coordinator, Lesa ensures collaboration with community stakeholders and partners to coordinate efforts of addressing health disparities throughout district 9, primarily focusing on inequity hotspots throughout the region. Lesa has a heart for public health and a passion for serving all Oklahomans.
Executive Director of Quality Improvement and Health Equity
Tiffany Davis Executive Director of Quality Improvement and Health Equity
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Tiffany Davis currently serves as the Executive Director of Quality Improvement and Health Equity for Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. She has worked as an executive health plan leader, attorney and servant leader focused on improving outcomes for high-risk populations and underserved communities.
Tiffany has led Government Program teams at HCSC for 6 years working for the Illinois Medicaid and Enterprise Medicaid programs supporting more than one million members. She is responsible for the development and implementation of enterprise-wide Medicare and Medicaid Health Equity initiatives, supplier diversity, including Medicaid program business development, policies and procedures, which focus on equity of care and performance analysis across the enterprise. Prior to HCSC she worked as a as a Medicaid attorney and ombudsman for the elderly in long-term care facilities and a program coordinator for first time youth offenders in the Washington DC area.
Tiffany is a graduate of Bennett College for Women, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, before attending the Howard University School of Law with a focus in criminal justice. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys volunteering for Butterfly Dreamz, a non-profit focused on developing girls into leaders founded in honor of her late sister, who was a victim of gun violence. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in her hometown of Gary, Indiana. Tiffany is passionate about her work with areas of focus in SDoH and Health Equity (with a special emphasis on violence prevention and intervention), supplier diversity, community investment and economic development and Re-Entry.
Lorena de Leon Sr. Director, Population Health & SDoH
Maryland Physicians Care
Dr. Lorena de Leonhasover 25 years of clinical and operational experience including program development, strategic planning, digital health and technology, and affordability/cost savings. She is currently the Sr. Director of Population Health and Social Determinant of Health for Maryland Physicians Care, the 3rdlargest Medicaid managed care organization in the State of Maryland. Her previous experience includes working at United Healthcare, Optum, Johns Hopkins, and the Office of Healthcare Quality for the State of Maryland. Lorena holds an MBA in Healthcare management and Doctorate in Public Administration from University of Baltimore. She also holds a certificate in Value-Based Care from the University of Houston and is a Green Belt in Six Sigma and Lean certified.
Shannon Decker, MBA, MBA, MEd., MEd, PhD Principal
Dr. Shannon Decker is principal at VBC One, a consulting firm assisting physician groups, health plans and vendors maximize the performance of their value based contracts and offerings. Dr. Decker has more than 20 years experience in health care and most recently led teams in risk, quality, data and analytics, telehealth, COVID response and delegation compliance. Of her more than 20 years of experience in healthcare--15 include working with risk adjustment, quality and Medicare. Dr. Decker has a PhD. in Interdisciplinary Studies, dual MBA degrees--in Finance and in Marketing, as well as an M.Ed. in Secondary Education and a M.Ed. in Administration and Leadership. Dr. Decker is on the faculty at Arizona State University and is also an associate professor of Higher Education & Adult Learning (HEAL) and chief methodologist for Walden and Capella Universities where she chairs and oversees the dissertations of doctoral students. An author of two books and several peer-reviewed articles, and a prolific national public speaker, her interests include the study of human behavior and how theories on motivation and learning may be brought to bear on population health management.
His background is in management and operational processes for 15 years and begun working in the Risk Adjustment arena 15+ years ago. Ryan has proven himself by helping Medical Groups and Health Plans to accurately improve their documentation with a solid track record of provider engagement. Ryan uses a unique blend of comedy, and deep risk adjustment knowledge to get buy-ins from providers to improve their documentation. His track record of results of improving documentation and thus improving revenue streams and patient care brings value to any group he works with. Having worked on the provider, payer, and now the vendor side Ryan is able to bring a unique perspective to the conversation and develop out of the box ideas to help any size group. In 2020 Ryan co-founded New Vision Healthcare Solutions to fill a niche in the market on providing provider education with data stemming from analytics, and provider chart data. Ryan is a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) credential through the AAPC.
Sarah Downer joined CMMI in 2022 as a Health Insurance Specialist in the State and Population Health Group, where she focuses on developing and implementing components of the Innovation Center’s strategy related to social determinants of health.
Prior to her work at CMMI, she served as Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI), leading CHLPI’s Whole Person Care initiative and the Social Determinants of Health Law Lab. This body of work analyzed opportunities to integrate novel services and supports into health care delivery and financing and explored legal barriers to scaling innovation within the health care system.
Sarah holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Senior Director for Care Management and Redesign Initiatives
Natasha Dravid Senior Director for Care Management and Redesign Initiatives
Natasha Dravid serves as Senior Director for Care Management and Redesign Initiatives at the Camden Coalition. She oversees an interdisciplinary team and a portfolio of systems-based interventions designed to improve care for patients who face the systemic barriers of racism, poverty and limited access to care. Natasha has been instrumental in standing up the Coalition’s clinical redesign operations including designing and implementing the organization's 7-Day Pledge transition of care program; leading the organization's maternal health and behavioral health initiatives; and overseeing the Camden Coalition's Accountable Health Communities social determinants of health screening and navigation program that wrapped in 2022. She also oversees operations of the Camden Coalition Community Health Information Exchange (CHIE) which drives regional workflow enhancements in clinical and social care delivery. Natasha serves as an appointed member of New Jersey's COVID-19 Taskforce on Racial and Health Disparities, as well as New Jersey's Maternal Care Quality Collaborative. Natasha holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in English from Haverford College.
Passionate, driven, and tenacious are words that describe this successful entrepreneur’s award-winning professional service nationally and to the state of Maryland. Jean Crowder Drummond is the President and Founder of HealthCare Dynamics International (HCDI), a national quality improvement and population health firm recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its innovative achievements as a prime contractor.
She began HCDI in 1991 after a successful career as a practicing clinician serving vulnerable communities. She has worked extensively on critical projects addressing federal health policy, health equity, and access to quality healthcare for the underserved. Many of the national, state, and local initiatives identified community-based interventions to mitigate the social determinants of health.
As a lifelong Marylander, she has an extensive history of working in diverse and marginalized communities. She has lived in Prince George’s County for over 25 years, where she raised her family and grew her business. Under her leadership, HCDI has provided professional services for over 31 years for numerous federal, state, local and commercial organizations. Currently employing more than 200 full-time staff from 20 different countries, HCDI’s vision is to improve the quality of health for all, especially vulnerable populations.
HCDI is committed to innovative strategies to drive healthcare transformation on a local level that can scale and spread nationally. HCDI applies data-driven decisions to guide their work integrating current research, best practices, and evidence-based approaches. The multidisciplinary, multicultural team Jean leads is focused on provider, patient, community, payor, and policy engagement that embraces value-based care delivery and payment reform. Their goal is to improve health outcomes at lower costs.
Whether designing a health promotional campaign to reduce cardiovascular disease, conducting outreach to close HEDIS gaps, or analyzing population health data to address social determinants, HCDI is committed to service excellence. Leveraging her clinical experience coupled with her business acumen, Jean values partnerships across the healthcare landscape. Her goal is to foster collaboration that creates win-win-win solutions: a win for patients, a win for the payor, and a win for HCDI.
Georgina Dukes Senior Director of Social Care Advocacy
Georgina Dukes-Harris is a social justice advocate leading in a career that inspires social innovation through healthcare and technology. Georgina began her career in healthcare administration as a student at Clemson University where she managed student clinics and emergency department patient access in low-income, rural areas. She has a master's degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she continued to build her experience in healthcare through academic medical center operations.
After graduation, she continued her work at Duke Health where she executed strategies bridging the gap between hospitals and community health initiatives. With over 13 years of experience in health equity, technology, population health, and strategic operations across the health industry, Georgina has the proven ability to use innovation design, implementation, and communication tactics to support organizations' impact on the communities they serve, patient outcomes, and social determinants of health. Georgina Dukes is now the Senior Director of Social Care Advocacy for Unite Us – a tech company created to address Social Determinants of Health by connecting social and health care. In this role, she is leading a national effort to increase awareness of social care, challenge systemic causes of poverty and health inequities, and strengthen community voices and experiences in partnership with Unite Us.
In recent years, Georgina has been a White House Administration PREVENTS speaker, received the Leaders in Diversity award, helped to launch the first statewide coordinated care network (NCCARE360), won the 2020 Women in Business, Community Outreach award, and was nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 in healthcare. Georgina also spoke on an expert panel for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Population Specific Data Gaps in 2021.
When Georgina is not advocating for health equity, innovation, and justice, you can find her with her husband and son, watching a Marvel superhero movie, blogging about a life experience, or on Instagram!
Dr. Michael Dulin is a nationally recognized leader in the field of health information technology and application of analytics and outcomes research to improve care delivery and advance population health.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dulin directs Gray Matter Analytics’ growth and success by leading the clinical activities throughout the organization. He drives overall clinical strategy and design for Gray Matters’ CoreTechs® analytics platform and Dynamic VBC Analytics Solutions. He also educates the customer base on how to leverage healthcare data analytics to advance their clinical, operational and financial outcomes.
Prior to joining Gray Matter, Dr. Dulin led the development and implementation of an analytics center of excellence for one of the largest non-profit health systems in the Southeast. He is currently a professor at UNC Charlotte in the Department of Public Health Sciences where he directs the Academy for Population Health Innovation.
Dr. Dulin has led population health initiatives and related research projects funded by AHRQ, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Duke Endowment and NIH. He started his career as an electrical and biomedical engineer and received his PhD in Neurophysiology prior to becoming a primary care physician.
Jeffery Erdman, a nationally recognized public health program director and evaluator, currently serves as the Associate Executive Director for the Illinois Public Health Association, where he oversees IPHA’s grant programs focused on community engagement.
Prior to his tenure at IPHA, Mr. Erdman coordinated numerous community engagement programs and evaluation projects for the Illinois Department of Public Health and related public health organizations.
Mr. Erdman has 30 years of experience in the public health programming field, including decades of experience implementing social determinants of health, health equity, HIV/AIDS/STI, and revenue generation programming for local health departments, community-based organizations, and other healthcare providers.
Besides these accomplishments, Mr. Erdman has been honored with awards from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the American Association for World Health, and the Society of Professional Journalists, and he has been published in various journals and periodicals for work he completed as a research specialist at IDPH, Northwestern University and the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital.
Emma Ericksen is Vice President, SDoH at WellSky, responsible for the company's social care coordination solutions and community network development initiatives. She is a thought leader in the social care space and an advocate for addressing the social determinants of health through equitable and collaborative partnerships between healthcare and social service organizations. Prior to joining WellSky, Emma was VP, SDoH Products at Signify Health. She also held the role Interim VP, Community Connections at WellCare, leading enterprise wide SDOH programs for all Medicaid and Medicare health plans. Emma was at UnitedHealthcare for 11 years and held a variety of roles including: business risk management, member engagement, new business implementation, clinical technology and lastly, with the Community & State’s SDOH start-up team myConnections – leading community engagement, data, and technology. Emma has a Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Principal Program/Project Mgr. Drivers of Health Strategy
Dr. Fink-Samnick has a Doctorate in Behavioral Health with specialization in Health Equity, Integrated Care, Quality, Leadership, and Trauma-Informed Practice, She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board-certified Case Manager, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, as well as a member of the academic honor society, Delta Epsilon Tau.
Dr. Fink-Samnick serves the industry through a variety of roles with academic appointments at Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies, George Mason University’s College of Public Health, and the University of Buffalo School of Social Work. She is a clinical supervision trainer and instructor for the National Association of Social Workers of Virginia and Metro DC, lead for Rise Association’s Social Determinants of Health Community, moderator of Ellen’s Ethical LensTM on LinkedIn, and author of the blog, Ellen’s Interprofessional Insights. She is also a consultant for the Case Management Institute and moderator of their Case Managers Community.
Dr. Fink-Samnick is known for her fierce professional voice. Along with leadership and committee roles across credentialing entities and professional associations, she has served on the Gravity Project and the National Coalition for Social Work and Health. She is a board consultant to the American Association of Doctors of Behavioral Health, and editorial board member for the Professional Case Management Journal, and Case Management Monthly. Further information is available on her LinkedIn Profile.
Bill has deep expertise in selling and marketing digital health engagement solutions to payers and providers with an intimate knowledge of the health payer landscape. Most recently, Bill led payer sales at Carrot Fertility, a global provider of fertility benefits. Prior to Carrot, Bill led all sales and lead generation for Zipari, a SaaS-based consumer engagement solution for health insurers. His team was instrumental in the company's growth from startup to scale and eventual acquisition by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity firm. Additionally, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for Health Republic Insurance of New York, the largest CO-OP health insurance carrier in the nation, leading sales operations, broker relations, strategic sales planning, and marketing growing the company from startup to 220,000 members in less than three years. Prior to joining Health Republic, Bill served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Easy Choice Health Plan of New York, where he was vital in launching the company’s Medicare Advantage products, and Atlantis Health Plan, a provider-owned HMO focused on the commercial health insurance space. In his spare time, Bill enjoys live music, playing guitar, the NY Yankees, and he is currently studying for his private pilot’s license. He lives in New York's lower Hudson Valley with his wife, Lisa, four children, and two poodles.
Veatrice Futch Director, SDoH and Community Partnerships
Veatrice Futch is the national leader of Field Operations and Innovation for the Social Determinants of Health & Health Equity, Medicaid Product team at Aetna. She leads field engagement activities within marginalized communities, creates strategic partnerships with community-based organizations and operationalizes solutions addressing social care barriers that impact the overall health of members and their communities.
Veatrice is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with nearly 20 years of government, clinical, quality, community behavioral health, leadership, and managed care experience. Veatrice began her career in the government sector gaining experience in Child Protection, Foster Care & Adoptions and Quality. She spent 13 years at WellCare/Centene followed by time at Unite Us prior to joining Aetna. Her social work interests include interpersonal practices that focus on the emotional and mental health of children, youth and families as well as organizing, assisting, and stabilizing vulnerable communities.
Veatrice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida. Veatrice resides in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband and three (3) children.
Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, is the CEO and Founder of EMI Advisors LLC, an 8(a) certified Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business. EMI was started to further Evelyn’s mission of delivering value-driven health data management advisory services to her government and commercial clients. Evelyn is a trusted advisor in helping her clients bridge the gap between health information technology policy and standards and business requirements. She has a strong ability to work across and build consensus with diverse stakeholder groups, including multidisciplinary providers, policymakers, healthcare payers, researchers, system vendors and implementers, and standard development organizations.
Ms. Gallego provides specialized expertise in digital health interoperability and health policy with a focus on the alignment of regulatory, technical, and process improvement requirements to enable the effective adoption and use of technology. She is a thought leader in the areas of care coordination, social determinants of health (SDOH), health IT policy analysis and development, health information exchange and interoperability, and health IT standards development.
Ms. Gallego is the co-founder of the Gravity Project, which develops nationally recognized consensus-based data standards for social care integration, and currently serves as the Program Director for leading interoperability and workforce development projects, including the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals Challenge, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Multiple Chronic Care (MCC) electronic Care Plan Project, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Community SDOH Information Exchange Toolkit Project and Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Social Determinants of Health Public Health Business Care and Use Case Development Project.
Stacy Garrett-Ray Senior Vice President, Chief Community Impact Officer
Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray passionately leads strategies that address community needs, healthcare access, investing in and maintaining sustainable impact for health, and partnerships to direct investment and program development. A family physician, Dr. Garrett-Ray previously served as Vice President/Medical Director of the University of Maryland Medical System's Population Health Services Organization and President of both the University of Maryland Quality Care Network and Transform Health MD. In 2010, Dr. Garrett-Ray was appointed Deputy Director of Comprehensive Women's Health for the Veterans Health Administration and later held other leadership positions, including serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Integration. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond; her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine; and her MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Gillespie is Chief Health Officer at Umoja Supply Chain Solutions, where he co-leads the Umoja Food for Health division. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Research Center and a Research Affiliate at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Center for Digital Health Innovation.
Dr. Gillespie is lead author of the book “Patient-Centric Analytics in Health Care: Driving Value in Clinical Settings and Psychological Practice”, and his research has appeared in numerous academic journals and industry periodicals, including Academy of Management Review, American Behavioral Scientist, European Journal of Social Psychology, Harvard Business Review, International Journal of Healthcare Management, and Strategic Management Journal.
Dr. Gillespie’s education includes Northwestern University, MS, PhD; Harvard University, JD; Princeton University, MPA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS; Carnegie Mellon University; and Rand Graduate School. He is fortunate and honored to have served his country in the United States Army Reserves.
Community Engagement Director
North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services
North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services
Krissie Guerard is the Director of Community Engagement for the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the Community Engagement (CE) Unit is to understand and reduce health disparities among all North Dakotans. The primary goal is to work alongside North Dakota communities in addressing health-related needs to reduce disease rates by providing opportunities for interventions and improving access to health care. To ensure that all North Dakotans have the ability to reach their optimal health.
Krissie is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Moorhead with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Education and Minnesota State University – Mankato with a Master of Science Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in community health.
Krissie began her public health career with the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, in August 2006 as the Ryan White/HIV Surveillance Coordinator. She then took over as the HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Program Manager in May 2007. Krissie worked in that role through February 2013. In March 2013, Krissie took over as the STD/HIV/TB Section Manager at the Minnesota Department of Health. In August of 2018, she came back to the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of Community Engagement.
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
Dr. Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, is the Director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a position she assumed in August 2019. NCCDPHP has an annual budget of more than $1.3 billion and more than 1,000 staff members dedicated to preventing chronic diseases and promoting health across the life span.
Dr. Hacker leads an executive team that sets the strategic direction for the center’s portfolio, which focuses on:
Surveillance and epidemiology to move data into action.
Policy and environmental improvements to support health and healthy behaviors.
Health care system collaboration to strengthen delivery of preventive services.
Links between community and clinical services to improve self-management of chronic conditions and enhance quality of life.
From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Hacker served as Director of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for 1.2 million residents in 130 municipalities, including Pittsburgh. Under her leadership, the Department achieved national public health accreditation in 2017. Dr. Hacker also launched the Live Well Allegheny initiative, aimed at reducing cigarette smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.
Previously, Dr. Hacker was the Senior Medical Director for Public and Community Health at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts. Between 2002 and 2013, she held a variety of leadership roles at the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Institute for Community Health (both part of the Cambridge Health Alliance).
Dr. Hacker served as Interim Chief Public Health Officer (2006 to 2007) and Medical Director for the Cambridge Public Health Department (2004 to 2013) and as Executive Director of the Institute for Community Health (2002 to 2013). She also spent several years working for the Boston Public Health Commission, with a focus on adolescent health, serving as Division Director for Child and Adolescent Health (1999 to 2002), Director of Adolescent and School Services (1992 to 1999), and Director of Adolescent Services (1989 to 1992).
As an expert in community-based participatory research (CBPR), Dr. Hacker served as the Director of the CBPR program of the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Award Initiative (Harvard Catalyst). She wrote Community-Based Participatory Action Research, a widely used academic text, and taught a course on the topic at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As the Executive Director of the Institute for Community Health, she designed, led, and published on numerous community participatory health projects. She has published 67 peer-reviewed articles on a wide variety of topics, including adolescent health and school-based health centers, obesity, substance use, and health policy.
Dr. Hacker received her BA from Yale University, her MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine, and her MPH with Honors from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her internship and residency training in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital, followed by an adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She is board-certified in internal medicine and has served as an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (2010 to 2015) and at Harvard School of Public Health (2012 to 2015), and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health and Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Emory School of Medicine.
Ana Handshuh, Principal at CAT5 Strategies, is a government programs executive with expertise in creating and implementing corporate programs for the healthcare industry. Her background includes Quality, Core Measures, Care Management, Benefit Design and Bid Submission, Accreditation, Regulatory Compliance, Revenue Management, Communications, Community-based Care Management Programs and Technology Integration. Ms. Handshuh currently serves on the Board of the Resource Initiative and Society for Education (RISE), the preeminent national professional association dedicated to managed and accountable care financing and delivery. She is a sought after speaker on the national healthcare circuit in the areas of Quality, Star Ratings, Care Management, Member and Provider Engagement, and Revenue Management. Her recent consultancy roles have included assisting organizations create programs to address the unmet care management needs in the highest risk strata of membership, document their processes and procedures, achieve accreditation status, design and submit government program bids, institute corporate-wide programs and create communications strategies and materials. She possesses sophisticated business acumen with the ability to build consensus with cross-functional groups to accomplish corporate goals. Ms. Handshuh served as the Vice President of Managed Care Services at Central Florida Inpatient Medicine (CFIM). In this role, she provided leadership and strategy on CFIM projects and collaborations with physicians, risk entities, hospital health care systems, and health plans. CFIM is the largest Hospitalist group in Central Florida, with 70 providers discharging over 50,000 patients annually from multiple hospitals across two health care delivery systems and 24 skilled nursing facilities. At CFIM Ms. Handshuh previously served as the Vice President of Operations. Prior to those assignments, she worked with Precision Healthcare Systems as their Vice President of Quality Improvement. In that capacity, she led the IPA’s Quality efforts and collaborated with payers on implementing programs to move the needle on Quality and Star Rating initiatives. Ms. Handshuh also served as the Director of Corporate Program Development at Physicians United Plan. In this role, she led the Quality Management and Corporate Communications departments and spearheaded the development of innovative integrated technology solutions to drive business excellence and Star Rating achievement initiatives. For the past fifteen years Ms. Handshuh has taken an active role in redefining and implementing changes that have led to improvements and greater efficiency within Government programs and healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Physicians United Plan Ms. Handshuh was the founder of I-Six Creative. Under Ms. Handshuh’s vision and leadership, I-Six Creative provided expertise in the areas of managed Medicare benefit design, MSO/IPA operations, provider network strategy, new market launches, technology integration, corporate communications and quality improvement.
At Socially Determined (SD), Lauren Hedinger leads a team focused on helping a diverse portfolio of clients integrate SDOH analytic insights into their business strategies and operations. She partners with SD’s product team to advance innovative solutions for their payer and provider customers. Lauren has a track record of building trusting relationships. She makes it a priority to understand her client’s strategic priorities and the specific needs of the populations they serve, ensuring that SD’s analytic insights and strategic recommendations are positioned to make the greatest impact.
Prior to joining Socially Determined, Lauren led New York Presbyterian Hospital’s response to the CMS Mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment initiative. She established the strategic plan as a member of the NYP Strategy Division and continued to manage implementation as the Orthopedic Service Line Administrator. Lauren also spent time at the Greater New York Hospital Association focused on issues related to insurance expansion and delivery system reform in the Health Economics and Finance Department.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University and an MPA in Health Policy and Management from New York University. She lives with her husband and two-year-old daughter in Alexandria, VA.
Haile Hernandez is a first-generation immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He is a MSW by training, with over 15 years of lived and professional experiences
in the health care industry. He has a strong background in developing and restructuring Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) & Clinical Innovative programs for vulnerable populations with Complex Medical, Social, and Behavioral health needs. As the Head of Social Determinants of Health Strategy-Health Equity, he is responsible for building national solutions to address social determinants and social health disparities for members, patients, and employees, across our entire footprint, while also creating localized community-based solutions for specific communities, markets, and populations as part of our mission and commitment to improve Health Equity for all in our communities. Haile specializes in community health innovation. He builds strong partnerships with the community and develops programming to support both our operations mission and vision. He is skilled in identifying gaps and services and structural inequities and building both individual care plans and programming to empower the population we serve to overcome barriers to care and reach their goals.
Prior to joining Point32Health, Haile spent more than seven years working as manager of Acute Care Services & Clinical Innovation at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), where he gained leadership and operational experience through running highly visible community/clinical initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the commonwealth of Massachusetts responses to the global pandemic between 2020-2022. He was responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Isolation and Recovery sites for positive Covid-19 patients without a place to stay, and the temporary transitional housing program for homeless individuals as part of the response to the humanitarian crisis centered around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in the city of Boston; to support the commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents struggling with housing insecurity, substance use disorder and behavior health needs. In addition, Haile ran a hospital to home program at CCA, whose structure allowed for clinicians embedded in high volume ED’s to divert patients to home using Mobile Integrated Health, thus avoiding ED visits and subsequent acute admissions.
Allison Hess is the Vice President of Health Innovations for Geisinger. She has been part of the Geisinger family for 14 years and is responsible for the oversight and implementation of health and wellness programs for Geisinger patients and insured members, employees and community members. She started her career in community health education/corporate wellness and has continued to expand to include innovative community-based population health initiatives driven by data analysis and clinical outcome measurements. Ms. Hess has earned a Bachelor of science in Health Education and her MBA from Bloomsburg University. She has been the recipient of several awards focused in various areas of health including health equity, worksite wellness and supply chain. She has also been recognized nationally for her work with the Fresh Food Farmacy program. Ms. Hess has 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field. Her most recent work involves community based strategies impacting food insecurity and other social determinants of health.
When you look into the face of Chanda Hinton, you see vitality and radiant health; you see a young woman with passion and determination; you see a person of strength and purpose. If you glance down from her face, you will see her wheelchair, and you realize that the goals of the nonprofit organization she founded 17 years ago. You will see that her role is rooted in her own personal story.
Chanda is the Executive Director of the Chanda Center for Health and Chanda Plan Foundation, which provides access to holistic, collaborative, access and disability competent healthcare programs to individuals with physical disabilities. In 2009, she led the movement to pass Colorado House Bill 1047, which created the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Waiver, offering acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care through Medicaid to evaluate cost-effectiveness and improve quality of life for persons with spinal cord injuries in the Denver metro area. In 2021, she expanded these services legislatively to other diagnosis and to be a statewide benefit.
In addition to her work (passion), Chanda presents extensively to diverse audiences about wellness and disability. Her previous honors include the 2008 Unsung Hero Award from Mayor Hickenlooper in honor of Denver’s 150th anniversary, 2010 Health & Wellness Award from the Commission for People with Disabilities, 2015 Kathy Vincent award from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, 2015 Diversity Award from Mayor Hancock, 2017 Denver Business Journal 2017 40 under 40 honoree, 2019 Linda Andre Lifetime Trailblazer Award from the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities and 2019 AMTA National Government Relations Activist Award, Colorado Women's Chamber 2020 Top 25 Powerful Women
Chanda is from Nebraska and has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Denver and recently earned a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University. In her spare time (wait, what spare time?), she enjoys cheesy ‘80s chick flicks, intense conversations with people in community and spending time with loved ones.
Chanda Center for Health: Deliver and advocate for integrative therapy, primary care, and other complementary services to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for persons with physical disabilities. https://chandacenter.org/
Chanda Plan Foundation: To support the mission of the Chanda Center for Health by providing sustainable financial impact. https://chandacenter.org/chanda-plan-foundation/
Josh Hix is co-founder and CEO of Season Health, a food-as-medicine platform that integrates clinical care and education, food ordering and delivery, and benefits management for chronic condition management. Prior to Season, he was the co-founder and former CEO of Plated, which shipped millions of meals to over 95% of the United States before being acquired by Albertsons grocery brands for $300M in 2017. He has a lifelong interest in health and nutrition. Josh received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Senior Director, Equity, Access, Engagement and Health Approaches
Heather Hodge Senior Director, Equity, Access, Engagement and Health Approaches
YMCA of the USA
Heather Hodge is the Senior Director for Equity, Access, Engagement, and Health Approaches at YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). In this role, Heather provides support for the Y’s effort to help all community members live their healthiest lives through improved lifestyle health and health outcomes. Through public/private partnerships, Ys are strengthening the foundations of community by providing membership, programs, and services to address factors impacting health outcomes, like socioeconomic factors, physical environments, and health behaviors.
During her more than 20 years with the Y, Heather has led efforts to strengthen Y support of individuals and families who struggle to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles while demonstrating cost savings and improved health resulting in reimbursement for Y program delivery and outcomes. Specifically, Heather has been responsible for the implementation of nearly $5 million dollars of federally funded efforts to support arthritis management, with an extensive emphasis on the Enhance®Fitness program model.
Heather received a BA from Butler University and a Master’s of Education from DePaul University. In her free time, she loves to travel, and enjoys watching college basketball – Go Bulldogs!
Senior Director of Supportive Housing & Employment Services
Sarah Holland Senior Director of Supportive Housing & Employment Services
Central City Concern
Sarah joined Central City Concern in fall of 2021, recently transitioning into the role of Sr. Director Supportive Housing and Employment Services. She has worked in the social services field for 18 years in a variety of settings, focused on addressing equity issues in health and housing. She earned her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from Saint Louis University with a focus in community health in 2009 and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Theater from Rockhurst University.
Olivia Jefferson Vice President for Social Responsibility
Olivia Jefferson is the Vice President for Social Responsibility at United Healthcare which includes the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation and the Empowering Health intiative. In this role, Olivia is responsible for leading the strategic oversight and execution of expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for families and local communities in key UHC markets. She also leads UHC’s employee volunteerism efforts, participates in Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion’s Leadership Advisory Council for the African American Employee Resource Group and works closely with leaders at United Health Group and Optum to align social impact initiatives across the enterprise. Olivia comes to UnitedHealthcare with vast sectoral experience ranging from small non-profit management, state and local government to corporate population health and wellness, and philanthropy. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, she was one of the leaders in Community Impact at Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) focusing on the grant stewardship of their impact areas: Household Stability, Educational Success, and Economic Opportunity. Likewise, Olivia was responsible for leading the organization’s internal equity steering committee, which sought to ensure GTCUW was a best in class workplace for all by fostering an inclusive environment for its employees, regardless of race, gender, nationality, ability, age or sexual orientation.
Prior to joining the United Way, Olivia served as Program Evaluator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. While at Blue Cross, Olivia developed metrics that captured quantity and quality, numbers and nuance, and shifted the narrative from mere transactions to transformative evaluation outcomes and processes. Olivia works hard to keep equity and humility at the core of her work. She ultimately became an evaluator to disrupt a system that often “took from” instead of “partnered with.”
When not working, Olivia is setting roots in the Twin Cities community. Olivia is a current board member for the nonprofit organization, Hope Community, the Opus Foundation, the Minnesota Council on Foundations and is the co-chair of the Philanthropy Pillar as part of the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE). More recently, Olivia was named one of the 2022 40 under 40 honorees by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. She was selected and completed the American Express and Independent Sector NGen 2020 Fellowship and the 2021 Mission Investors Exchange – Impact Experience focused on approaches to best steward capital, rebuild impact investing portfolios, and make decisions that are more equitable and just in philanthropy. Olivia loves art and also served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the historic Rondo neighborhood, Penumbra Theatre for over two years.
Dr. Kim M. Johnson is the founder and President of the Center for Racial Health Equity, a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating health inequities and improving health outcomes for persons of color. Dr. Johnson works to advance health equity using innovative strategies that leverage emerging and best practices in public health, healthcare, and social justice. She has more than 20 years of experience leading national health equity programs to improve the capacity of healthcare providers and public health organizations to provide culturally competent prevention and treatment services.
Throughout her career, Dr. Johnson has demonstrated expertise in integrating health equity and social determinants of health, developing health equity strategy, designing and implementing evidence-based interventions, community investment and engagement, and systems change approaches that decrease health disparities. A skilled strategist, trainer, and speaker, Dr. Johnson is committed to increasing community investment for better health outcomes, improving access and quality of care, and driving equitable development within communities of color to improve systems and cross-sector collaboration among stakeholders who share responsibility for achieving health equity.
Most recently, Dr. Johnson served as the Senior Director of the African American Health Equity Initiative at Susan G Komen where she led the health equity portfolio to reduce breast cancer disparities in African Americans. Prior to joining Komen, Dr. Johnson served as the Principal Investigator and Director at the National Minority AIDS Council where she led initiatives to improve HIV health equity within communities of color nationwide.
Since earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and doctorate degree from the Medical College of VA School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson completed a Family Medicine residency at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC where she specialized in minority health and women’s health. She has served as a consultant to several healthcare and public health organizations as well as agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services where she is recognized for developing high quality, public health programs targeting communities of color and resource constrained populations.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the National Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Public Health Association. She and her family live in northern VA and enjoy volunteering at charitable organizations and family outings.
Senior Director, Community and Patient Risk Analytics
Ashlin Jones Senior Director, Community and Patient Risk Analytics
Ashlin Jones is a dynamic analytics leader passionate about leveraging data to highlight the complex relationships between health outcomes and patient-specific economic and social conditions. A trusted partner of physician leaders, Ashlin applies advanced analytic techniques to healthcare and SDOH data, delivering the insights needed to transform healthcare delivery and address health disparities. In her role as Senior Director of Community and Patient Risk Analytics, Ashlin integrates data on community and patient-level social risk factors to help clinical teams strategize around quality improvement initiatives, with a specific focus on reducing health disparities.
As Chief Experience Officer at FarmboxRx, Jenn Kerfoot is the head of Client and Member Experience Operations. In this role, Jenn leads the strategic planning, design, and implementation of initiatives that drive Member Satisfaction & Retention. Additionally, Jenn spearheads the Member Insights function using qualitative and advanced analytic approaches to understand the gaps in care and unmet needs of populations. Jenn has helped companies articulate and achieve success across several aspects of the healthcare space. As a military veteran, Jenn brings leadership and vision to diverse audiences, and offers a unique perspective within start-ups and high-growth stage companies. With a passion for organizational mission and values, as well as the unique competitive advantage of establishing a strong culture, Jenn works with all departments to streamline processes and programs that integrate the member experience into every aspect of the business.
Margaret Klein Director, Care Integration and Coordination
OHSU Health Services
Maggie is a nurse, attorney, ethicist, education and published author with over 46 years of experience in healthcare, managed care, law and ethics, and over 35 years in care management. Maggie has held positions in direct patient care, management and administration – serving in leadership positions in acute care and academic hospitals, clinics and managed care organizations, and community non-profit organizations. Maggie currently serves as director of the Care Integration and Coordination Program, overseeing care coordination and complex care management for OHSU Health Services.
Mindi Knebel is the Founder & CEO of Kaizen Health, as well as Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. A startup junkie who is passionate about social entrepreneurship, Mindi has worked across several industries and has seen companies from inception through successful exit.
Mindi was part of the founding team of MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator formed through a public-private partnership in the city of Chicago. Prior to that, she lead operations and corporate development initiatives for growth stage companies in service, veterinary and technology industries.
Mindi holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s in business from Colorado Technical University. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, running, yoga and is a proud Packers shareholder and also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks.
Vice President, National Strategy and Partnerships (SDOH)
Shari has been involved in rural healthcare in Idaho for over 35 years. She currently serves on the hospital’s steering committee for the Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care; as a member of the Idaho Region II Behavioral Health Board, representing hospitals; and as a board member and treasurer of the Idaho Community Health Worker Alliance. She has an extensive background in family practice clinic nursing and practice management and was the director of the population health team prior to recently being named COO/CNO.
In her spare time, Shari volunteers in her home community of Nezperce, Idaho, as an EMT and with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation as a Safety Day coordinator. She has a passion for farm families and their health and safety. Shari and her husband Dave have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Rachel Landauer (she/her) is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Innovation of Harvard Law School. Her work primarily focuses on technical assistance and policy advocacy to support partnerships and programming that break down silos between the health care and social services sectors. Rachel is especially passionate about building the capacity of organizations, through resource development, trainings, and other tools, to navigate health care regulatory and compliance matters such as patient privacy laws as they apply to interventions that address health-related social needs.
Rachel graduated from UCLA School of Law in May 2016 as a member of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and with a Master of Public Health degree from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Center, Rachel was an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. She is a licensed member of the California Bar.
John Lumpkin VP, Drivers of Health Strategy and President
Blue Cross NC Foundation
John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH has been President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation since April 2019. He leads the organization in pursuit of its stated mission to improve the health and well-being everyone in North Carolina through a focus on: improving access to oral health, expanding access to healthy food, supporting a healthy start in life for children, improving the conditions where people live by strengthening the ability of communities to improve health.
In addition to his role as Foundation President, John also serves as Executive Strategic Counselor, Corporate Social Responsibility and Drivers of Health for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and as chair of Digital Bridge, a multi-sector forum to collaborate on solutions for a nationally consistent and sustainable approach to using electronic health data to improve public health.
Most recently, John served as Senior Vice President, Programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) where he was responsible for the organization’s efforts to transform health, broaden access to stable and affordable health care coverage, build leadership, and engage business toward building a Culture of Health in the United States. Before joining RWJF in 2003, he served as director of the Illinois Department of Public Health for 12 years.
John is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American College of Medical Informatics. Among his previous leadership positions, he is past chairman of the board of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, as well as past chairman of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He has also served on, and advised, several federal-level committees and commissions to advance and improve health in the United States.
John is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. In addition, his many distinctions and honors include the Arthur McCormack Excellence and Dedication in Public Health Award from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, as well as the Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award.
He earned his MD and BMS degrees from Northwestern University Medical School and his MPH from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. He was also the first African-American trained in emergency medicine in the country after completing his residency at the University of Chicago, and he has served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois at Chicago.
John and his wife Mary S. Blanks, MD, a health care mediator, reside in the Chapel Hill area. They have two adult children.
Director of Health Equity Product Development and Innovation
Emily McGrath Director of Health Equity Product Development and Innovation
Emily McGrath serves as the Director of Health Equity Product Development and Innovation, as part of Humana’s Health Equity and Social Impact team. In her role, she leads the testing, validating, and scaling of products to address health equity-related drivers of health.
Emily has been with Humana for 14 years, with experience in management consulting, provider network development, clinical product, and Medicare benefit strategy. She has a passion for integrating health-related social needs into benefits and healthcare delivery.
Emily received a bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Centre College and a master’s in business administration from Bellarmine University.
Kelsey McNamara is a public health professional with experience in digital health, behavioral interventions, and obesity-related chronic diseases. As the Senior Director of Research at Papa, she evaluates the clinical and economic value that Papa provides to members and clients. Prior to joining Papa, McNamara held research and strategy positions at Omada Health, Google, and the Harvard Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing. McNamara received her BS from Cornell University and MPH with a focus in Social & Behavioral Sciences from Harvard University.
Lyle Mioduszewski Vice President, Population Health
Lyle Mioduszewski is Vice President of Population Health for Ciox Health, where he works with risk-bearing entities to understand the utility of social determinants of health factors, with the goal of improved and equitable outcomes for all individuals. With twenty years of experience throughout the health care continuum, Lyle has clinical expertise in emergency and trauma nursing of adults and pediatric populations, as well as cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology nursing. Lyle has been a leader in the health information technology and medical device industries with previous companies, including McKesson Corporation, PointClickCare (Collective Medical), and Zoll Medical. He is passionate about advancing value based care modalities, augmenting process relative to varying health literacies, care collaboration, interoperability, and influencing an end to the opioid epidemic through the use of innovative technologies.
Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP)
Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP)
Beck Moore serves as CEO at Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), working with the 43 Community Action Agencies across the Commonwealth. Having a deep-rooted appreciation stemming from personal experiences, Beck is devoted to examining intersectionality of the social determinants of health and identity to the correlation of poverty in Pennsylvania.
Beck has served in nonprofit leadership roles over the past 20 years and has a passion for values-based leadership. Beck’s experience shines in member-based organizations, with expertise in membership growth and program development. He served in various roles across multiple Girl Scout councils, leaving an impact of membership stabilization and growth through creating valuable programs, gaining national recognition. In addition, Beck also saw success in growing volunteer bases by providing exceptional support to volunteers through data driven strategies. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, while many youth serving organizations struggled, Beck’s leadership helped stabilize Girl Scout membership and continued to provide virtual and hybrid experiences to reinvigorate membership value and engagement. Beck is currently authoring his first book about his journey of authenticity, a story about coming out in midlife, transitioning from female to male, and becoming a father through nontraditional means. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Penn State and a master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton. Beck serves on the Board of Directors and board committees, at the Keystone Business Alliance, United Way of PA, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
Warren Moore, PharmD. Vice President, Social Determinants of Health
Warren J. Moore, was born and raised in Memphis, TN and attended Purdue University on a full athletic scholarship (1996 to 2002) where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Upon graduating, Warren went to work for Walmart Stores, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN as a practicing pharmacist. His career progression took him from Staff Pharmacist to Assistant Pharmacy Manager then eventually Pharmacy Manager. After 4 years of practicing as a pharmacist, Warren’s career then ventured into management. He has held various Field and Home Office roles which include:
• District Pharmacy Manager • H&W Market Manager • Regional H&W Director • Divisional H&W Senior Director II • Sr. Director Operations Coordinator & Support • Divisional Senior Director II, Clinical Services and Specialty Pharmacy • Vice President Health and Wellness Central Operations • Vice President of Neighborhood Market Pharmacy Operations
In his last role as Vice President of Neighborhood Pharmacy Operations, Warren has responsibility for overseeing day to day operations for 690 pharmacies across the US.
In June of 2020, Warren was asked by Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon to lead the company’s Health Shared Value Network, with the goal of creating better health outcomes for the Black and African American Community in ways that are embedded in how they conduct everyday business. Based off Warren’s history of high performance with the company and his success in leading the SVN, Warren was recently promoted to a newly created role as Vice President of Social Determinants of Health Actions where he is creating a new line of business focused on achieving health equity in the areas of Food and Nutrition Security, Maternal and Infant Health, and Prevention & Treatment of Cardiometabolic Diseases.
Over his 20-year career, honors include being selected as Regional/Divisional Community Pharmacist of the Year, Regional/Divisional Pharmacy District Manager of the Year, Health and Wellness Leadership Award Recipient, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Inductee.
Warren currently serves on the Walmart Political Action Committee Advisory Board, and has previously served as an Officer Sponsor for the Walmart Associate Resource Group inAble which focuses on including people of all abilities.
Outside of work, Warren serves on the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Dean’s Council, and sits on the Board of Directors for Sunshine School and Development center in Rogers, AR.
Warren’s career has afforded him the opportunity to live in Indiana, Louisiana, Arizona and now Arkansas. He is married to Aneasha (Walmart Pharmacist) and has 4 daughters Aerial Charece, Aubree LeeAnn, and twins Addison Janae and Arren Jenel. His hobbies included watching sports, hacking up the golf course, binge-watching shows, grilling, and spending time with his family on their RV adventures. His long-term goal is to retire at 55 years of age because he believes life is full, and there is so much to experience.
Suellen Narducci is Plan Chief Operating Officer of Trillium Community Health Plan and Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc., subsidiaries of Centene Corporation, which offer Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance throughout the state of Oregon. Suellen joined Trillium/Health Net in 2019, where she provides strategic leadership and direction on building quality assurance and accountability, cultivating a process excellence and data-driven culture, and implementing a robust health equity program.
Suellen has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience in operations and technology. Throughout her career she has demonstrated proven results by centering the member and provider experience, as well as correlating operational and IT investments to achieve growth in existing businesses and new markets. At Trillium/Health Net, Suellen is responsible for Claims, Enrollment and Eligibility, Call Center, Provider Data Management, Training, Marketing and Communications, Health Equity, Community Engagement, Medicaid Product, Business Analytics and the Project Management Office.
Suellen is particularly passionate about advancing health equity within the organizations and communities she serves. She has developed the operational and staffing model for the Trillium/Health Net health equity program, which includes applying advanced analytics to inform process and program investments, implementing targeted community engagement activities, and devising and communicating a long-term strategy that ensures sustainability and continuous growth.
Prior to her role at Trillium/Health Net, Suellen served as Staff Vice President, Enterprise Quality for Anthem. Previously, she served as Service Operations and Strategy Support Lead at The Hartford, Assistant Vice President for Membership Information Initiative and Eligibility and Enrollment Operations and Client Services at CIGNA, and Assistant Vice President, Producer Services at Lincoln National. Suellen holds a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University.
Jamie Nee has over 35 years of experience in health and mental health programming and currently serves as the Director of Social Work for the Allegheny Health Network Case Management Team, spread across nine hospitals. She has received multiple awards for going above and beyond in providing exemplary service to patients, patients’ families, and/or her co-workers. She was also elected by her fellow citizens in 2021 as a Township Commissioner in her hometown of Latrrobe, PA where she first earned that helping others and being kind matters. Jamie earned her bachelor’s in social work from Penn State University and her master's in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a PA license in social work and an ACM-SW certification. But Jamie’s most important education came from a Latrobe native Fred Rogers who once said, “Imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”
Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, joined the organization in 1993 and has led its development into one of the nation’s most effective and foremost authorities on healthy housing and its impact on the social determinants of health and racial equity. An expert on lead poisoning prevention, healthy homes and the intersection of climate, energy and health, Ruth Ann directs GHHI’s national strategy, policy framework and services to integrate climate, healthcare and healthy housing as a platform for improved health, economic, educational and social outcomes for low-income communities.
She broadened the organization’s mission by designing the GHHI comprehensive model in 2009 in partnership with HUD and CDC that is built on a framework of cross-sector collaboration. GHHI works in over 75 partner jurisdictions to implement its model that effectively integrates resources to comprehensively deliver lead hazard reduction, healthy homes, energy efficiency and housing rehabilitation interventions. She has been at the forefront in building the business case for healthcare investments in housing to address the social determinants of health and racial equity.
Ms. Norton serves as a member of: the EPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ National Advisory Group, the Ohio Asthma Council, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center For Population Health Information Technology Advisory Board. She is Chair of the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission and is also a federally appointed Liaison Member to the CDC’s Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee.
Dr. Paroski is the is the President & CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Catholic Medical Partners, an independent practice association with 900 physician members. A board certified neurologist, Dr. Paroski has held various administrative positions including Medical Director at Erie County Medical Center; Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Admissions and Interim Vice President of Health Affairs and Interim Dean at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Kaleida Health.
She began her medical career at the Buffalo VA Medical Center and held hospital appointments at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center. In addition to her clinical and leadership roles, Dr. Paroski has been a faculty member in the Neurology department at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the past 38 years.
As President & CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Catholic Medical Partners, Dr. Paroski leads clinical integration and standardization efforts and physician relations among the organization’s medical and specialty practices. She is also responsible for engaging physician members in population health initiatives and value based payment model adaptation.
As the Healthcare Data Analytics Director at HealthCare Dynamics International (HCDI), Raj serves as an organizational leader with a passion for data and analysis with a clear vision for how data can transform corporate-wide strategy along with data's impact on informing health equity strategy.
Dr. Pinnock is a healthcare industry veteran with deep clinical strategy and digital health experience and brings a strong passion for improving access and quality to -elevate health for all with a focus on social determinants of health (SDOH). As Chief Medical Officer at Wider Circle, Dr. Pinnock is responsible for crafting, directing, and overseeing the execution of the company’s clinical strategy for expanding its Medicare and Medicaid business. In addition, he leads research, business development and supports the senior leadership team in their efforts to further shape and grow the organization, including collaborating closely with Wider Circle’s product development, marketing, and sales teams. Dr. Pinnock began his clinical career in the United Kingdom, earning his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at the University of Nottingham and his master’s in public health from Cambridge University. While he began his career as a practicing physician in rural Cambridgeshire, a personal interest in driving the adoption of value-based healthcare in EMEA eventually led to a position at International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). Following a move to the United States, he held leadership positions addressing service redesign, quality improvement, and strategy in public and private health sectors (Stanford University School of Medicine, Clarify Health Solutions). Most recently, he managed global strategic partnerships in health at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and led their health partnerships innovation team driving global adoption of vaccines.
Katrina Pratt Roebuck
Senior Director of Systems Integration
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services City of Philadelphia
Katrina Pratt Roebuck Senior Director of Systems Integration
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services City of Philadelphia
Katrina Roebuck is the Senior Director of Systems Integration for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities. In this role, she is tasked with working across the divisions of DBHIDS as well as system wide stakeholders including government agencies, community based organizations and other key partners to coordinate integrated approaches impacting population health in alignment with DBHIDS’ priorities, processes, operations and programming.
Katrina served in various leadership positions with the City of Philadelphia over the last 15 years including, Director of Operations for the City’s Out of School Time Initiative, Deputy Director of the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, responsible for oversight of all administrative units, Director of Policy and Planning for the Office of Housing and Community Development and Deputy Director of the Office of Supportive Housing (now the Office of Homeless Services), responsible for oversight of the Permanent Supportive Housing Clearinghouse, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program and Emergency Assistance and Response Units.
Prior to joining the City, Katrina held progressively responsible positions with Pennrose Management Company and the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
She earned her BS from Howard University in Washington DC and MBA from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
Sara is currently the President of Government Programs at Nomi Health. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President, Government Markets and Strategic Initiatives at Icario. Sara has held senior executive roles throughout her career, helping venture-backed organizations develop Medicare and Medicaid program strategies for emerging markets to drive growth and expansion. Sara has also served in various executive team roles at Virgin Pulse (formerly RedBrick Health) and CVS Health (MinuteClinic division).
Sara serves on several Boards of Directors, including both for-profit and nonprofit Boards. Throughout her career Sara has received notable awards such as the Business Journal Top 25 Women to Watch, Top 40 under 40, and was named part of Twin Cities Business Real Power 50. She has also spoken and written extensively at the national level on government programs, SDoH and health equity.
Ariel Robbins, is the Program Director for the Dane County Health Council managing a portfolio of reproductive justice initiatives that connect clinical care activities with community-based programming. Connect Rx Wisconsin is a Care Coordination program that centers the impact of social determinants of health and addresses Black maternal child health inequities. The overall goal of Connect Rx is to eliminate racial health disparities resulting in low birth weight and increased infant mortality in the Black birthing population of Dane County.
She has worked in the non-profit health care sector for the past 10 years on projects with varying focus areas including access to health care, health equity, and health education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center with a concentration in Management and Policy. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is also Certified in Public Health.
Advocacy and health promotion are at the heart of both her professional and personal life. She co-chairs the Community Whole Health section of the Wisconsin Public Health Association. In her downtime, she enjoys volunteer work and is especially proud to mentor black youth who are experiencing adverse home-life situations.
Seun Ross is the Executive Director Health Equity at Independence Blue Cross. In her most recent past role, she was the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Master Service Provider Operations at InGenesis. She also worked in health policy with the previous Presidential administrations (Obama & Trump) as the Director of Nursing Practice & Work Environment at the American Nurses Association. In her most recent clinical role, Dr. Ross was the Vice President of Clinical Operations for AL Health in Washington D.C. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Patient Care Services at MedStar Harbor Hospital.
Dr. Ross is a published author, most recently as a committee member of the National Academies of Medicine-Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Saves Lives; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Advance Practice Nursing Leadership: a Global Perspective; and the American Nurse Credentialing Center- The Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Executive Role. She has lectured on many topics within her research interests, which include health equity, SDOH, healthcare policy, evidence based practice, workforce management, and developing/mentoring the novice RN. She received The Healthcare Award from the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in 2014, in recognition of her efforts in advancing the profession of nursing.
Dr. Ross earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree from Coppin State University and her Doctoral Degree from Chatham University. She is currently the President of IMBUEfoundation, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)-Baltimore, immediate past President of Chi Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, a member of the Academy of Healthcare Executives and holds certifications as a family nurse practitioner.
Helene Roybal is the Chief Transformation Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas, a $20 billion Managed Care Organization specializing in serving Medicaid, DSNP, and Exchange populations. With over 30 years’ experience at start-up, high-growth, and large-scale healthcare organizations, her experience has spanned Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Commercial health plans.
Over her career, Ms. Roybal spent 15 years at the intersection of managed care, behavioral health, and home care, and is passionate about recognizing and respecting the importance of whole person care, especially in vulnerable and economically disadvantaged populations.
In her role at AmeriHealth Caritas, Ms. Roybal provides leadership for the Social Determinants of LifeSM business segment that encompasses the social and environmental factors that engender or inhibit wellness and opportunity. She serves on the board of Wider Circle, a tech-enabled, hyper-local health program and peer-to-peer social network company. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the University of Louisville.
In May of 2016 David Saunders joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health as the Director of Health Equity. In addition to more than 30 years of non-profit management experience, David brings with him extensive knowledge in the fields of education, public health, disparities and youth development.
He has collaborated on health disparity reduction initiatives, developed cutting edge programs targeting underserved communities, and established state training institutes; collaborating with state, county and local officials. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University and a Master’s in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He comes to the Commonwealth after serving as School Health Education consultant with the California Department of Education and having held leadership positions at the American Cancer Society, YMCA.
In April 2020 David took on the massive task of developing a collective response to COVID 19 and the implications of the pandemic on vulnerable populations in the Commonwealth. 15 population groups were explored from a variety of angles using 12 stakeholder groups with an eclectic membership including government, academia, non-profit, and healthcare. 60 recommendations were developed that seek to mitigate the affects of the pandemic both now and in the future.
He is married, and has two children. In his spare time, he engages in community service activities through his fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha), and church. For fun, he roots for New York sports teams, walks and hikes, and collects R&B and soul albums from the era of music from 1970-85.
VP, Community Health & Transformation Executive Director
Eric Schwartz VP, Community Health & Transformation Executive Director
Capital Health - Institute for Urban Care
Eric Schwartz, MD, MBA, FACP is the Executive Director of Capital Health’s Institute for Urban Care and is Vice President of Community Health & Transformation. The Institute’s mission is to coalesce, grow and align the services with community and other partners to advance the health and well-being of the residents of Trenton. Dr. Schwartz is project director for the For My Baby and Me program, a community collaborative providing integrated care for women and their infants impacted by opioid use disorder. He is also the director of the VICTORY program, a hospital violence intervention initiative designed to prevent retaliation, re-injury and the incidence of PTSD for victims of penetrating injury or serious assault in the Trenton community. Before joining Capital Health, Dr. Schwartz led the 400-clinician Medical Group of the Christiana Care Health System. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Henry J. Austin Health Center, a federally qualified health center, in Trenton, NJ. He is a former member of Robin Hood Ventures, one of the region’s largest angel investing groups.
Dr. Schwartz is a board certified internist with sub-specialty training in gastroenterology. He earned his MBA in Health Care Management from the Fox School of Business and received a certificate in Managing Health Care Delivery from the Harvard Business School.
Vice President of Government Programs, Product, & Community Outreach
Vice President of Government Programs, Product, & Community Outreach
As the vice president of product, marketing and community outreach, Steve Selinsky is responsible for coordinating all sales and enrollment activities for HAP’s individual and Medicare customers, as well as the development of HAP’s government and commercial products. He is also responsible for all of HAP’s marketing and communications activities, as well as the company’s community engagement, which includes sponsorships and community partnerships in the geographic areas in which HAP does business.
Steve joined HAP in 2013, having held sales leadership positions at several major health insurers throughout his 25-year career. He served as the president of the National Association of Health Underwriters from 2010 to 2011 and was a board member and chair for NAHU’s education foundation. In 2017, Steve received the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award from NAHU. The award is NAHU’s highest honor and recognizes him as the Health Insurance Person of the Year.
Steve is a board member and past president of the Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters, as well as a board member and chair of the Health Underwriters Political Action Committee (HUPAC). He also serves on the board of the Hannan Center, which is dedicated to serving the senior population, as well as RISE, an association that provides quality resources for health care professionals. He previously served on the boards of Oakland Literacy Council and the Village School for Autistic Children.
Steve holds a bachelor's degree from Albion College in Albion, Mich. He is also a graduate of Leadership Oakland and Leadership Detroit.
Amy Shannon has over two decades of experience within the healthcare industry. As a licensed social worker, she is passionate about designing and implementing programs that support every member’s whole health – physical, social, and mental health. Throughout her tenure at Highmark, she has supported the development of community-based programming for at risk populations, virtual wellness programming, design and implementation of social needs assessments and the program delivery for member interventions. Amy’s early work with Highmark included the design and implementation of the Caring Program: Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs for children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Highmark in Pennsylvania. The Caring Program demonstrated successful outcomes and earned the Blue Works Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Amy is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her master's degree in Social Work.
For over 13 years, Adam has built patient centered healthcare solutions to address the social drivers of health. He has worked with healthcare systems, clinical teams and CBOs nationwide to improve patient outcomes and experience. At About Fresh since 2019, he serves as the Chief Program Officer, supervising program operations and their ongoing strategic alignment with changes and opportunities in the healthcare landscape. Prior to joining About Fresh, Adam served for nearly a decade as a Principal and National Director of Program at Health Leads, working with health systems nationwide to embed SDOH screening, referral, and reporting in diverse healthcare settings and workflows.
Providence Health & Services, Community Health Division
Providence Health & Services, Community Health Division
Rachel is a Program Manager in the Community Health Division with Providence Health & Services Oregon. In her role, she aids in the design, implementation and management of social determinants of health initiatives and strategies in health care and community settings. Her passion for reducing disparities among underserved groups has included working with immigrants, refugees, American Indian tribes and formerly incarcerated communities. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Communication and Political Science from University of Oregon, and a Master of Public Health and Certificate in Social Determinants of Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
President, Social Determinants of Health Institute Corporate Vice President, Community Relations and Social Investments
Kate Sommerfeld President, Social Determinants of Health Institute Corporate Vice President, Community Relations and Social Investments
Kate Sommerfeld is the president of the Social Determinants of Health Institute for ProMedica, a mission-driven, not-for-profit, health care system based in Toledo, Ohio. ProMedica is the 15th largest hospital system in the country, serving communities in 28 states.
Kate is responsible for shaping and leading ProMedica’s work in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including clinical integration, medical education and training, and strategic community initiatives. Under Kate’s leadership, the work of the SDOH Institute has grown in ways that have impacted thousands of lives in ProMedica’s service area, while also positioning ProMedica as a clear industry-leader in SDOH.
ProMedica has also put a big stake in the ground around the $50 million place-based Ebeid Neighborhood Promise, an initiative serving local residents through financial coaching, job training, and access to a (ProMedica-run nonprofit) grocery store in an identified food desert. Even more broadly, ProMedica is leading in its commitment to Anchor Strategies – that is, using its resources to serve as an anchor and catalyst in the community. Under Kate’s leadership, ProMedica launched the Health Impact Fund with LISC in 2018, a $25M loan pool to drive economic development in low-income neighborhoods. The Institute is also driving housing development, engaging in local and inclusive hiring and purchasing, and catalyzing new growth for downtown Toledo.
Kate and the SDOH Institute is increasingly being recognized nationally for their innovative work. In 2018, ProMedica’s Food as Medicine intervention was featured in the Wall Street Journal. In 2019, ProMedica won the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. In June of 2020 it was announced that ProMedica was the recipient of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award. Just recently, ProMedica was honored by Healthcare Innovations as the No.1 Innovator in 2023 for its work in addressing social determinants of health within clinical care and its commitment to community partnerships. ProMedica also leads among its peers, cofounding the Root Cause Coalition as well as the Healthcare Anchor Network.
Prior to joining ProMedica, Kate worked for various community-based and nonprofit organizations including in the United Way system leading both rural and urban change. Kate has Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and child psychology from Purdue University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Bowling Green State University.
Jennifer Spear is an innovative healthcare leader with expertise in creating, implementing and scaling social health programs for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid beneficiaries. She spent 11 years with Humana in a variety of roles, but most recently served as Associate Director of Social Needs Business and Physician Integration. During her time as part of Humana’s Population Health Strategy team, she was responsible for executing and integrating interventions and programs that address the health-related social needs of members throughout Humana’s core business and for Humana member, including clinical and quality programs, supplemental benefit design and SDOH referral platforms. She also led Humana’s food insecurity strategy, including Humana’s COVID-19 emergency food response program development and deployment. Under her leadership, this program served over 1.4 million meals during its 18-month run. Additionally, she was responsible for developing pilots, programs and research projects to advance the ability for government programs to address unmet health needs through food-based interventions. She is a leader in collaborating with healthcare leaders across the industry to advance the role of health plans in addressing social health, navigating complex situations with multiple stakeholders, and collaborating with a variety of types of organizations, including community-based organizations, academia, government entities and the private sector.
Barry Stelmach is the Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Medical Partners, the largest network of independent practice physicians in Buffalo, NY, with nearly 900 physician members. He is responsible for the overall financial operations and leads payor negotiations for the organization. Barry also oversees the development and evaluation of risk contracts between payors and providers for all lines of business. He has played a significant role in preparing practices for the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care and risk-based contracts.
A native of Buffalo, NY Barry earned his undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Economics and a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mikal Sutton is Managing Director of Medicaid policy for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of thirty-four independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. BCBSA covers 114 million lives across all lines of business in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Twenty-four of the BCBSA Plans operate a Medicaid program in twenty-nine states and Puerto Rico with more that twelve million Medicaid members.
With almost 15 years of experience Sutton has collaborated with state and local agencies, organizations, and external stakeholders to build substantive policy solutions. Sutton oversees detailed Medicaid policy analysis and strategies to support BCBS companies, in collaboration with BCBSA’s legislative, regulatory, research and modeling teams. Since joining the Association in 2020, Sutton has worked on regulatory and policy development on a wide variety of program issue areas including maternal health, social determinants of health, long-term services and supports, expansion of Medicaid and the Public Health Emergency unwinding.
Sutton has worked on Medicaid policy in Illinois, policy initiatives with the Illinois Department on Aging and as a director of grant operations for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant focused on growing the nursing pipeline in Illinois. Sutton has a master’s degree in political studies and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
An Illinois native, Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in political studies from the University of Illinois, Springfield. She enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music and traveling with her family.
Sr. Project Manager
University of Chicago, Section of General Internal Medicine
University of Chicago, Section of General Internal Medicine
Jake Tanumihardjo (Tah-new-me-hard-jo), MPH, is the Sr. Project Manager for a Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. He works in the National Program Office at the University of Chicago supporting dissemination and evaluation efforts across the grantees. Jake earned a BS in biology and global health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPH in public health administration and policy with a focus on analysis and global health from the University of Minnesota. He has held research positions at the University of Wisconsin, Allina Health, and the Minneapolis Health Department in addition to serving as a project director for an Iowa State Innovation Model (SIM) grant at Great River Health. He has focused on a wide variety of public health topics throughout his career including diabetes care and prevention, social needs assessment workflows, community health needs assessments, health promotion programming and implementation, and improving access to healthy foods.
A Neuro-Transformational Coach, speaker and facilitator, Rachel Tenenbaum fosters the growth and development of mission-driven and people-driven leaders and organizations, from Fortune 100 to start-ups. Published in Forbes, Thrive Global, and other syndications, Rachel speaks, facilitates, and coaches leaders on subjects related to the Brain, Stress, Leadership Development, and Mindfulness to optimize individual and team performance and wellbeing.
Rachel Thornton Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer
Nemours Children's Health
Rachel J. Thornton, MD, PhD is Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at Nemours Children’s Health where she leads work on health equity strategy to support the organization’s vision to create the healthiest generations of children. With hospitals in the Delaware Valley and Central Florida, Nemours Children’s Health is one of the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the United States. Dr. Thornton has committed her career to health equity research and practice, including organizational transformation.
Prior to joining Nemours Children’s, Dr. Thornton was Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Inaugural Executive Director for Clinical Services in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Population Health where she led population health management services and community health. A practicing primary care pediatrician, Dr. Thornton served as a Health Policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2011-2013. As a nationally recognized innovator in health equity research and practice, she served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study committee on Shaping Summertime Experiences, Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth and as a member of the Strategy Group on COVID and Rental Evictions.
Dr. Thornton received a B.A. from New York University, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After residency, she completed fellowship training in general academic pediatrics.
Kate has dedicated her career to improving the health of populations in Ohio. She is currently the Director of Health Equity for the Ohio market at CareSource, Ohio’s largest Medicaid Managed Care company. In her role, Kate oversees the strategic design, implementation, and evaluation of health equity efforts into quality, clinical, and population health initiatives. She also partners to inform population health strategy and target quality improvement areas, including the design of clinical programs that improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. She helps inform decision-making around best payer practices related to disparity reductions, including the provision of health equity and social determinant of health resources and research to leadership and programmatic areas. In her role she supports the CareSource mission by helping the most people possible.
Kate joined CareSource in June 2021. Prior to joining CareSource, She also has held positions at Cleveland Clinic, The James Cancer Center at Ohio State University, and Ohio Department of Health investigating health disparities in cancer, diabetes, depression, and infectious disease. Kate also serves as the Co-Chair for the Ohio Partners for Cancer Control (OPCC), where she also helped initiate the OPCC Health Equity subgroup. An author of more than 50 scientific publications and frequent speaker at conferences and events, Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from John Carroll University and master’s degrees in public health (epidemiology) and health information management from The Ohio State University.
Kate resides in Cleveland with her husband, daughter, and dog. In her free time, she enjoys running, teaching fitness classes, traveling, and cooking.
Dr. Carolyn Vessel, I Am Able CEO President. I Am Able is a non-for-profit organization that has served the communities in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas for 30 years. I Am Able is founded and incorporated from a strength-baed perspective due to overwhelming challenges and disparities faced by African Americans and Latino families who are plagued by substance abuse, family violence, marital breakup, family dysfunction, adverse system issues and child welfare involvement.
Executive Vice President of Product Operations and Stars Strategy
Daniel Weaver Executive Vice President of Product Operations and Stars Strategy
Daniel Weaver is the Executive Vice President of Product Operations and Stars Strategy at NationsBenefits, with nearly 25 years of experience in Operations and Star Ratings strategy. Daniel most recently served as VP, Government Quality Programs at Gateway Health, where he led the company to its first 4.5 Star Rating and an improved Medicaid NCQA Accreditation rating. In his career, Dan has overseen the development and implementation of many analytics-driven and customer-focused programs, and he advocates for continuous improvement and operational excellence philosophies for sustained success. In his new role with NationsBenefits, Daniel will drive strategic planning, facilitate execution, oversee product financial performance, manage operational performance across all products, and ensure strong internal controls are in place to enable efficiency in the growth of the business. Daniel will also help drive prospective and retrospective investigation into quality outcomes and customer engagement across the company’s distinct benefit management programs while continuing to innovate new solutions for health plan partners focused on growth and strong quality performance.
Rick Whitted is the President & Chief Executive Officer at U.S. Hunger, a global nonprofit whose mission is feeding families today and uniting them to a healthier tomorrow. In total, U.S. Hunger (USH) has provided over 150 million meals to families in need. Before his appointment as CEO in March 2020, Rick served on USH’s board of directors.
Rick has overseen the launch of several of the organization’s initiatives: expanding home delivery of fresh produce into its supply chain; aligning its Full Cart® program with the government payor spaces; and, developing a SaaS solution that uses Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to identify root causes of food insecurity in the U.S.
Rick is a graduate of Stetson University and Nova Southern University where he received a BA in Political Sciences/American Studies, and an MBA, Business Administration and Management, respectively.
Karen Marie Wilding is the enterprise Chief Value Officer (CVO) for Nemours Children’s Health.
Nemours is one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, with two free-standing children's hospitals, collaborations with 19 community hospitals, and a network of nearly 72 primary, specialty, and urgent care practices across four states.
Working “well beyond medicine”, Karen’s areas of focus include the growth of strategic partnerships that support the value journey, clinical practice transformation, and emerging payment models. Through community engagement, an emphasis on care across the continuum, and promoting overall health and well-being, she is positioning Nemours as a national thought leader in this area. The Nemours value portfolio includes over 15 active value-based contracts, over 200k children, and over 280M of expense under management, with contracts in both upside and downside risk. In realizing the quadruple aim, she brings commitment and vast experience to accelerate clinical and business transformation at Nemours. She has extensive knowledge of commercial and government payer models, facilitating workstreams and process improvement efforts on accountable care for our acute facilities and practice locations across all regions. Moving care upstream is an essential commitment as the organization advances health equity and work around SDoH.
Karen also serves as President of the Delaware Children’s Health Network (DCHN), the Nemours-owned clinically integrated network. The DCHN partners with practices, payers, and care providers to ensure the most efficient, effective, equitable, and high-quality care; the foremost goal is improved population health outcomes and create the “healthiest generations”.
A former first responder, she has over twenty years of experience in healthcare, with over ten years in senior leadership for accountable care, analytics, and quality. Karen brings a robust value-based care background, with start-up, contracting, and innovation work that has paved transformation for both clinical and business operations. She holds a master’s degree in Health Administration, several professional certifications, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs). She resides in Delaware with her family and children.
Dr. David Williams
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. David Williams Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
As Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Williams leads and executes CareSource’s clinical vision and strategy to ensure member needs are met across the full continuum of care. Using a comprehensive physical, behavioral, social and pharmaceutical framework, he positions the organization to enhance the care and support of members with a focus on complex populations.
With more than 20 years of experience in putting patients and consumers first, Dr. Williams has ensured quality adherence and compliance for managed care organizations.
Prior to joining CareSource, Dr. Williams held the role of Chief Medical Officer for Optum’s Enterprise Clinical Services where he built market-level partnerships to advance high quality and affordable health care to consumers. He also held several roles at UnitedHealthcare including Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi where he provided clinical oversight for Medicaid, CHIP, and DSNP programs and the carve-in approach for inpatient care.
With his extensive medical background and expertise in value-based care, he is a highly decorated clinician who is often sought after as a guest lecturer at national conferences. During his career, he has been a proactive contributor on several task forces in Mississippi including maternal and infant health and clinical competency to positively impact outcomes in an area with historically low results.
A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College, master’s degree in chemistry from Jackson State University and doctor of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a member of many professional societies including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association.
Aviva Woog is the Director of Community Engagement and Impact at WellCare of NJ. In her role she is responsible for the execution of the Community Connections program focusing on connecting the community to sustainable social services and supporting community-based organizations to participate in healthcare delivery for government sponsored beneficiaries. Her work also focuses on community engagement and innovation, developing and implementing collaborative partnerships with external stakeholders to support the social drivers of health that impact health outcomes of communities. She also championed, created and chairs WellCare NJ’s internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council leading internal committees focused on Cultural Competency in Healthcare Delivery, Provider Diversity, Stakeholder Engagement, and Employee Inclusion. She chairs Centene corporation’s Employee Inclusion Group ABILITY, for persons with disabilities, caregivers, and allies. She continues to demonstrate her commitment to the needs of the community. Before joining WellCare, Ms. Woog has held community relations positions at Healthfirst NJ and Amerigroup.
Prior to her fifteen years in Healthcare, Ms. Woog worked in community programs supporting initiatives for youth as Program Officer for Supplemental Education Services after school programs throughout New York City through the White House “No Child Left Behind” initiative and at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, as the Director of Prevention Programs where she was integral in creating gang awareness, prevention, and intervention programs for Newark families and the Boys and Girls Clubs movement.
Ms. Woog has received recognitions and awards for her dedication to the communities she serves. Aviva is a graduate of Loyola University, holds a certificate for DEI Practices from Cornell University continuing education, and completed the McKinsey Accelerated Management Program. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.
John Yount is responsible for the growth of FinThrive’s portfolio in emerging and adjacent markets and amplifying FinThrive’s identity in the heathcare information technology industry. With more than 25 years of experience, Yount joins FinThrive following leadership roles at McKesson Corporation and TransUnion Healthcare. Yount joined TransUnion Healthcare in 2016 as part of the healthcare leadership team, where he helped define the strategies that led to a billion dollar+ valuation. Yount is focused on creating value by helping customers address issues – which has positively impacted customer success and company growth.
David Zimmerman is a champion for innovation and efficiency and brings strategic vision and organization to Highmark Health’s High Performing Social Care Network programs. These initiatives compensate community-based organizations that address social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, transportation barriers, and housing, for members and patients referred by the health care system. Before joining SDoH, David spent six years leading advisory, assurance, and workforce enablement engagements within the Enterprise Risk & Governance division of Highmark Health. His work supported the identification, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of risks that arise from operations of a multi-billion-dollar blended health organization. David is an alum of Duquesne University, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration.