Tom Miller, PhD, MBA
Director of Analytics and Research Services, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Dr. Miller joined American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Director of Health Policy Research in August 2012. Previously, he was the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Centennial Endowed Chair in Regional Health Services in the Department of Family Medicine at Scott & White Healthcare and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In 2007, he received his Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Miller served as vice president in a national health care management consulting firm with more than 25 years of industry experience.
Rachele Misiti, LCSW
TCM Program Manager, Central Texas Veteran’s Affairs
Phil Robinson, MHA, FACHE
President, Lankenau Medical Center, Maine Line Health
Mr. Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE, became president of Lankenau Medical Center on March 31, 2011, after serving as interim president for the hospital for the prior eight months. Mr. Robinson has more than 30 years of health care experience and a career highlighted by successive executive leadership roles in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Robinson served as a managing director with the consulting firm Hunter Partners, working with major health care organizations throughout the country to enhance their operations. His prior executive positions with large hospital systems include serving as CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center, a 792-bed acute care teaching hospital in Houston, Texas, as well as CEO of two HCA health care hospitals in Texas and in Florida, including the HCA’s flagship, JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County Florida. Additionally, he served as the hospital director of the Ocshner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and held numerous executive roles at the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, where he began his career.
Sharon Larson, PhD
Executive Director, Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research (CPHR)
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Steven Brown, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Associate Vice President of Clinical Strategy, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Steven D. Brown, MD, serves as chief clinical officer and associate vice president of Clinical Strategy for the Health Science Center, and chief clinical officer and professor with the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Brown was formerly the vice president of clinical operations for Trinity Health Provider Network.
Before joining Trinity Health’s system office team, Dr. Brown’s prior experience included service as vice president and chief medical officer for Trinity Health’s Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital health system in Oregon and Idaho, and president of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. He previously concluded a 19-year career with the University of Texas as an associate dean and tenured professor at UT Health in Houston. He holds two degrees from Texas A&M University and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and is board certified in internal medicine with added certifications in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Rahul Shah, MD, MBA
Vice President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer
Rahul Shah, MD, MBA, serves as Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Health System. In this position, Dr. Shah is responsible for the leadership and oversight of patient safety, quality improvement, accreditation/licensure and patient care policies. He collaborates with medical staff in advancing the outcomes of care.
Dr. Shah is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement within otolaryngology and is active within the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with these initiatives. His clinical interests include the broad realm of pediatric otolaryngology. His interests include pediatric voice disorders, resource utilization and outcomes, and medical errors. Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Alec King, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Alec H. King is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Children’s National. King oversees financial operations of the over $1 billion health system, with a direct responsibility for fiscal policy, performance goals and health system planning. In addition, he works closely with clinical leaders to ensure we have the capital to meet the needs of our patients and research enterprise.
With more than 14 years of experience in financial management, King brings a wealth of knowledge in hospital operations, payer relationships and business development needed to navigate an increasingly competitive healthcare market.
Karan Uppal, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Grady Health System
Dr. Uppal’s primary research focus is computational metabolomics, integrative omics, biomarker discovery, and application of machine learning and natural language processing techniques to improve clinical decision-making. She has developed several tools and algorithms for pattern recognition in biomedical text and high-throughput biomedical data.
Alexander Quarshie, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MoreHouse School of Medicine
Dr. Quarshie is a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). He is a trained medical doctor, scientist, medical statistician and biomedical informatician, and currently serves as the Director and Principal Investigator of the T32 Interdisciplinary Sleep/Cardiovascular disorders research training program at MSM. He is also Co-Director of the MSM Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program, and Co-Director of the Research Education Training and Career Development (RETCD) program. These programs provide mentored clinical and translational research training to junior faculty as well as pre- and post- doctoral students. Through these programs, Dr. Quarshie has mentored several scholars that are pursuing clinical and translational research careers. His research focuses on diseases that disproportionately affect minority populations such as hypertension, stroke and diabetes as well as clinical and translational research training and career development of clinicians, postdoctoral and pre-doctoral students.
Senior Vice President of Customer Operations/Co-Founder, Restore Health
Mr. Flynn focuses on optimizing all areas within the department in order to meet future demands and to distinguish the SPD as a model for other hospitals to emulate. Some of his improvements included restructuring the distribution/sterile storage department for a more efficient workflow, replacing antiquated equipment to meet current standards/demand, implementing a career ladder with a focus on retention/recruitment, consolidating High Level Disinfectant (HLD) within SPD and thereby minimizing patient/compliance risk to the hospital, and updating all policy and procedures to meet current AAMI, AORN, and CDC standards.
William T. Mahle, MD
Chief of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Sibly Heart Center
Mahle has served on the Children’s Sibley Heart Center leadership team since 2005, and has achieved national recognition for his leadership in pediatric cardiology, serving as President of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group (PHTS), Chair of the Council of Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the American Heart Association, member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics section of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Vice Chair of Pediatric Committee of the United Network of Organ Sharing, and as a principal investigator for the Pediatric Heart Network. He has published more than 150 research and review articles, four book chapters and is an accomplished national and international speaker, presenting at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Annual Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease, the American College of Cardiology and the Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, among others.
Matthew Hagen, PhD
Jerome Jourquin, PhD
Manager of Scientific Programs
Director, Connected Health Foundry, AT&T
Director, Partner and Performance Management, Enterprise Informatics, Highmark
Mr. Gigliotti is the Director of Provider Facing Analytics in the Health Plan Informatics Organization at Highmark Inc., and is responsible for the development and deployment of the analytic infrastructure necessary to support various provider pay for value and quality incentive strategies. Throughout his 29 years in the health care industry, Mr. Gigliotti has experience in Provider Network Development, Care Management, Operations, Strategic Planning, Project Oversight, and Informatics.
Thomas Tracy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PennState Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Dr. Tracy Jr. began serving as chief medical officer of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group since August 2016. He wasappointed the first surgeon-in-chief at Lifespan’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1997. He also served as vice chair of the Department of Surgery at the Alpert Medical School from 2003 until coming to Hershey. For 19 consecutive years, Tracy received National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration research funding to conduct pediatric liver research. He served as chairman of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council of Chairs from 2011 to 2013 and chairman of its Council for Pediatric Surgery from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education surgical residency review committee and a senior director with the American Board of Surgery.
Vice President and General Manager, Siemens
Christian Eusemann, PhD
Vice President of Collaborations, Siemens Healthineers
Chris Brainard, MSHA, FACHE
Senior Director Patient Experience and Engagement, University of Alabama Health System
As a healthcare leader Mr. Brainard is interested in helping organizations build systems, grow leaders, and develop strategies to improve culture. He believes if these things are done effectively, you can improve outcomes and reduce cost.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Lakeshore Health System
Mr. Underwood is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeshore Foundation; a Birmingham, Alabama based non-profit organization providing people with physical disability programs in fitness, recreation and sport. Underwood has been in this position since July, 1991. During his tenure, Lakeshore Foundation has won numerous awards for its services, including the inaugural “Amazing Partner Award” from the United States Olympic Committee, the first non-profit “Live the Dream Award” from the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and the “Friends of Children Award” from Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Dustin Dew, MA
Research Collaborative Manager, Lakeshore Health System
Ken Cochran, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Opelousas General Health System
Dr. Cochran has more than 15 years of hospital experience, along with the clinical expertise of being a registered nurse. He most recently held the position of president and CEO at River Valley Health Partners in East Liverpool, Ohio. Before that, he served as CEO of Cibola General Hospital in Grants, N.M. Cochran is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and Board Certified in health care management.
Vice President of Strategic Network Partnerships, Alacare Home Health & Hospice
Senior Vice President of Managed Care, York Risk Group
J.J. Schmidt serves as Senior Vice President, Managed Care for WellComp and has over 20 years of managed care experience. Mr. Schmidt oversees WellComp’s data analytics processes and is responsible for identifying emerging trends and future cost drivers. J.J. earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Catholic University of America and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Thomas University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University.
During his career, Mr. Schmidt has held several high level positions in managed care and vendor management with several national managed care organizations.
President, Quantum Innovation, Inc.
Mr. Guillama has been involved in nearly every segment of healthcare for over 25 years. He is an innovator, and holder over 10 patents in healthcare systems, and communication protocols. He has been operator of integrated delivery systems, manage care operations, medical and diagnostic facilities, and developer of multiple healthcare technology platforms. He is the designer of PWeR ®, Quantum Innovations’ transformative electronic healthcare record platform. He is also Chairman of MediXall Group, Inc. a publicly listed (OTCQB:MDXL) healthcare incubator/accelerator. Mr. Guillama serves as a director for Florida International University Foundation and Palm Beach State College Foundation.
Last Best Chance
Vice President, Grants & Community Investments
Miss Goodwin has a master’s degree in public health and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology. She spent significant years working with refugees and survivors of torture, before joining the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at FIU as director of research. Most recently, Goodwin served as the executive director for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families Foundation. During her time with the Achievement Centers, she led the Healthier Delray Beach initiative, a collaborative, community-driven effort to improve the health and well-being of local residents
Sheryl Morelli, MD
Clinical Professor, Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Dr. Morelli believes that medicine is a collaborative venture between patient, family and medical professional. She sees her role as captain of the patient and their family’s healthcare team, steering their ship in the right direction to provide high quality, evidence-based medical care which allows her patients and their family to leading healthier and happier lives.
Mark Del Beccaro, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He is also an attending physician in the Seattle Childrens Emergency Department and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Del Beccaro first worked for Seattle Childrens in 1979 prior to entering the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1981. After graduating with his Doctorate of Medicine in 1985, Dr. Del Beccaro completed his pediatric residency at Seattle Childrens Hospital and then became the Chief Pediatric Resident at Seattle Childrens Hospital in 1988. He has held several positions at Seattle Childrens including Associate Chief, Emergency Services from 1999 to 2006, Chief Medical Information Officer from 1997 to 2011, Pediatrician in Chief from 2007 to 2012 and most recently the Vice President for Medical Affairs from 2012 to 2014. He completed a program in medical management at the University of Washington. Dr. Del Beccaro is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has been involved in many regional and national associations with a focus on improving the quality of care. He is the current chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council Management Committee.
Robert Bernstein, MD, MPH
Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Avizia
Dr. Robert Bernstein, a longtime family practice physician, is a pioneer in creating, and advancing standards for delivering quality virtual care. As a physician, Dr. Berstein worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital-owned primary care and urgent care clinics, community health centers, and his own preventive medicine consulting practice.
Chief Operating Officer & Founder
Christopher Hall, PhD
Senior Director, Advanced Concept Development
Philips Radiology Solutions
Olivia Banyon, MPH
Senior Director, Sanofi Innovative Solutions – Population Health
Scott McConnell, ACC
Regional Account Exective, Sanofi
Stephen Houghland, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Passport Health Plan
Dr. Houghland is the Chief Medical Officer for Passport Health Plan, a local Medicaid managed care plan serving over 170,000 members in Jefferson and the 15 surrounding counties in Kentucky. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Houghland is responsible for providing organization leadership in Medical Management, Quality Management, and related policy and practice initiatives. Dr. Houghland is the lead physician on the medical management team working closely with medical directors, physician reviewers, and numerous clinical directors and managers. Prior to joining Passport in 2010, Houghland served as the medical director and attending physician for University Physicians Associates as an Associate and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative and Health Education at the University of Louisville.
Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Passport Health Plan
Jill is responsible for all communications for the health plan. She is also responsible for Government Relations and Community and Media affairs for the 127,000-member Medicaid health plan. Her duties include communications, outreach and education to members in the sixteen county service area.
Prior to joining Passport Health Plan, Jill was the Field Marketing Manager for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She was responsible for implementing the statewide community relations, public relations and media strategies for the corporation. She also managed the $6.2 million Anthem Wellness Foundation and the statewide marketing and sales support functions. She was also Vice President of Marketing for Acordia of Louisville, a full service brokerage company. Prior to the creation of Anthem, Jill was the Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky. Before joining the health care industry Jill was Vice President and Managing Director for the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Ken Marshall, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center