Brennan Royalty, MD
Physician, CHI St. Joseph Health
Charles Foulks, MD
Staff Nephrologist, Central Texas Veteran’s Affairs
Amberly Risinger, RN
RN Case Manager
Assistant Chief Social Work Service
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.
Justin Beaupre, PhD
The research interests of Justin Beaupre, EdD, MPH, include improving health outcomes within historically underserved populations. He earned his MPH in health administration with a focus on public health from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and his EdD from the University of New England.
Sharon Larson, PhD
Resident Faculty, Executive Director
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.
Linda Talley, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Jerome Jourquin, PhD
Dr. Jerome Jourquin joined Susan G. Komen® in January of 2011 as a member of the team managing the money provided to breast cancer researchers around the world. In 2015, he became Manager, Scientific Programs, a position in which he oversees the Komen Scholars, a group of breast cancer research and advocacy leaders guiding Komen as advisors. He also co-leads Komen’s Big Data for Breast Cancer (BD4BC) Initiative that aims at using big data to fuel scientific discoveries and accelerate the delivery of equitable, patient-focused care. Dr. Jourquin also works closely with Komen’s nonprofits partners to assess programs and other partnerships aligning with Komen’s Bold Goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026. Committed to the Nashville community where he is based, Dr. Jourquin sits on the Race for the Cure® Planning Committee, serves on the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s Community House and is the treasurer of the Alliance Française of Nashville.
Senior Director, Data Science and Impact
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.
Senior Vice President, Customer Engagement & Insights
Charles DeShazer, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Vice President Chief Medical Information Officer
Vice President and General Manager, Siemens
Christian Eusemann, PhD
Vice President of Collaborations, Siemens Healthineers
Project Director, Siemens Healthineers
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
James Rimmer, PhD
Director, Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Collaborative
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.
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.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Shawn Stapleton, PhD
Principal Data Scientist
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.
Josh Miller, MBA
Co-Founder & CEO, IDEAS xLab
Patricia Appelhans, JD
CEO, Association of Professional Chaplains
President & CEO, YouthBuild Louisville
David Lichter, D.Min
Executive Director, National Association of Catholic Chaplains
President & Founder
Seattle Children’s Hospital Primary Care
Mark Del Beccaro
Senior Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
Seattle Children’s Hospital Lab Medicine
Manager – Laboratory Stewardship Program & PLUGS
Kelly Brandy Pryor
Senior Director of Programs