Industry Leading Speakers
The Conference will bring together leading employers and industry experts to share their insights – a line-up you simply can't miss!
Head of Global Benefits
Katie Archer leads global benefits at Organon, a global healthcare company with a mission to deliver impactful medicines and solutions for a healthier every day. Prior to joining Organon, Katie worked in the employee benefits space across a variety of industries with a focus on global and US retirement, health and wellness programs. She was named as the Outstanding Employer Benefits Manager by the Validation Institute in 2020 and received a P&I and DCIIA Innovation Award in 2017. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.
Medical Affairs Director, Pharmacogenomics
Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA is a molecular biologist by training and is the former CEO and founder of YouScript, recently acquired by Invitae. She has worked in pharmacogenomics since 2000 and was named one of the 25 leading voices in precision medicine. Kristine has authored multiple publications on the clinical and economic benefits of pharmacogenomic testing including one lauded as one of the most influential publications at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting. She serves on the Steering Committee of STRIPE, the FDA collaborative community for pharmacogenomics. She has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC Nightly News and has spoken at SXSW, American Society of Human Genetics, and numerous precision medicine conferences. She is committed to being a catalyst in the adoption of precision medicine.
Jennesa Atherton, DPT
Head of Clinical Affairs
Dr. Jennesa Atherton, PT, DPT, has worked extensively with orthopedic and pelvic-health patients. While working clinics, she quickly recognized limitations and barriers to care with the current healthcare model, with respect to cost, accessibility and quality. Jennesa is a founding team member of Bloom, the next-generation pelvic-health solution developed by Sword Health. She leads Clinical Affairs, connecting members with pelvic therapy from home.
Jennesa advocates for innovative approaches to reach more people with advanced technology. Jennesa Atherton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University. She lives in the Windy City with her husband, Derrick, and goldendoodle, Jack.
John Boxer, JD
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
Metropolitan Wealth Management, LLC an affiliate of AR Global
John Boxer serves as General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer of Metropolitan Wealth Management, LLC (MWM), a private multi-family office and subsidiary of Bellevue Capital Partners. Through his role at MWM, John serves as a member of the leadership team at AR Global Investments, LLC, an MWM affiliate, and in this role consults on the employee benefit packages.
John is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience in estate planning, estate, gift and fiduciary income taxation, and wealth management. In addition to his legal career, John is an accomplished speaker and has been a panelist at various legal seminars and events, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, and Association for Advanced Underwriting (AALU). He is actively involved in several organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Audrain Automobile Museum, Inc., and as a member of The Wistar Institute Leadership Counsel. He has been recognized for his achievements in the legal field, receiving the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star Estate Planning and Probate award in 2013.
Managing Director, Global Benefits Manager
Bernadette Branosky is the Global Head of Benefits for JPMorgan Chase. In her U.S. role, she is directly responsible for employee programs covering 170,000 employees – such as medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) and retirement programs, onsite health and wellness centers, and the Employee Assistance Program. During the Global Pandemic, she held an HR Leadership role in the firm’s COVID Response team. Outside of the U.S. she and her team balance global consistency with local market practices to arrive at competitive benefit offerings across 60+ countries. JPMC’s global programs cover ~470,000 employees and dependents and represent ~$3 billion annual investment in our people. Bernadette is a member of the client advisory committees of Cigna and CVS Caremark, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) and on the Board of the Health Transformation Alliance (HTA). She is also an advisor with the Health Growth Advisory Network (HGAN). Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Bernadette worked as a benefits consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and predecessor organizations, focused primarily on U.S. Retirement plan design and administration. Bernadette holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
Tam Brownlee, MD
Chief Health Officer
Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee is the Chief Health Officer for Accenture. A respected health leader in the United States, her career spans more than two decades of senior leadership in healthcare focused on improving health and wellness and advancing health equity. At Accenture, she is charged with creating and innovating strategies to enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of associates across the globe – with an immediate focus on solutions to impact the shifting COVID-19 landscape and supporting the health and well-being, and mental resilience for the over 720,000 associates worldwide.
Most recently, she served as the senior vice president and chief community impact officer and Washington DC Market President at Ascension, a leading non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S. In that role, she led efforts to advance health equity, generate new service lines, create operational efficiencies, improve healthcare quality and health and well-being of communities across markets. Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee practiced clinical family medicine for 17 years and was a clinical and operational leader in Academic Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she advocated for equitable access and quality of care, built programs to address health disparities, and led teams to expand operations and growth.
Dr. Duperval-Brownlee is a board-certified Family Physician with additional training in public health, business, and ethics. She was recognized in 2021 by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders and by Fierce Healthcare as a Woman of Influence.
CEO & Co-founder
Jan Bruce is the CEO and Co-founder of meQuilibrium, a software focused to help people and organizations deal with the stress of change, uncertainty & adversity. Jan recognized that the science of resilience, integrated with advanced technology, made possible the ability to predict problems and prescribe personalized solutions at global scale. meQuilibrium has proven the measurable impact of its resilience-building solution on critical workplace metrics: Transformational change due to digitization and on-going crisis is resulting in ‘change fatigue’ and contributing to a spectrum of workplace issues -- from extreme stress and burnout, to rising behavioral health issues and performance challenges.
The company’s growth, achievements and potential have been recognized by inclusion in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past two years, Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500, and the 2019 Brandon Hall Technology Award for Product Innovation. Jan is a recognized resilience and workplace behavioral health and technology subject matter authority. She has been a keynote speaker and/or a panelist at many conferences including pre-eminent employer health and wellbeing events. She is a co-author of the book meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, and is a regular contributor to Forbes on Leadership.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions Inc.
Amber has a history of fixing, building, and tenaciously seeking solutions to complex challenges. After meeting her husband Marcus at Southern Illinois University, she spent over a decade supporting his military career as a U.S. Navy SEAL.
As her own personal and professional life began to unravel upon Marcus’ separation from the military, Amber became determined not to become a victim, but rather to pursue victory for her own family, as well as countless others. Amber has successfully built and led the VETS organization from a grassroots movement into a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. Her strategic approach, keen intuition, and knack for team building have been key components in assisting 500+ veterans, raising over $6MM, adding to the growing body of psychedelic research, and successfully advocating for policy change across the U.S.
Amber is a devoted wife and mother, admires strong leadership, and is fiercely principled and deeply passionate about issues facing veteran families. She possesses a heart for serving others and a steadfast determination to make a difference.
Co-Founder and Chairman; Founder & CEO
VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions Inc.; TARA Mind
Marcus is on a mission to combat the mental health crisis in America by expanding safe and therapeutic access to psychedelic-assisted therapy. Marcus Capone is Chairman and co-founder of VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. Special Operations veterans seeking alternative mental health treatments. As a global leader in the psychedelic space, VETS has raised over $10MM to provide therapeutic access abroad to over 800 veterans, while also spearheading research and policy change at the state and federal levels.
Due to demand for these treatments, Marcus recently founded TARAMIND, a mental health company and Public Benefit Corporation that enables safe and affordable access to psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Marcus started his career in finance at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, later becoming a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, launching a Healthcare Innovation Fund. He went on to start a boutique risk management consulting firm that eventually merged with a large scale government contractor.
A Veteran Navy SEAL, Marcus was medically retired from active duty in 2013 after 13 years of service in Special Operations. He received numerous combat awards for valor throughout his 7 combat tours at SEAL Team 10 and SEAL Team 6, the nation’s premier counter-terrorism unit.
Marcus attended Southern Illinois University on scholarship, playing quarterback for the SIU Salukis. He received his MBA from The University of Southern California Marshall Business School and a graduate degree in Global Leadership from The University of San Diego Knauss School of Business.
Co-Founder & CEO
Frank Cheung, FSA, MAAA, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Accorded, a technology platform company for value-based contracting, powered by actuarial and data science. A health actuary with over 18 years of experience, his prior experience includes Blue Shield of California, Deloitte Consulting, and Collective Health. Frank has worked with providers, health plans, employer groups, and public entities on issues related to strategy, pricing, budgeting, and forecasting, reimbursement, and risk management.
Janet Choi, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist; Former Medical Director, CCRM New York; Chief Medical Officer
Janet M. Choi, M.D., a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, member of Progyny’s Medical Advisory Board, medical director of CCRM New York After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in English literature, Dr. Choi earned her medical degree from Columbia University. She remained at Columbia for her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Subsequently, she completed her sub-specialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
Prior to joining CCRM New York, Dr. Choi was an assistant clinical professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and served as the Director of Onco-fertility and Co-Director of the Fertility Preservation Program. While there, she maintained a busy clinical practice for twelve years and was actively involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows. She has years of experience in IVF treatment, IUI treatment, PCOS treatment, gestational surrogacy, among other areas.
Dr. Choi has written, published and lectured extensively on the subjects of infertility, onco-fertility and fertility preservation. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (and served on their Patient Education Committee for several years); the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; as well as the New York Obstetrical Society.
She was selected as one of Castle Connolly's New York Magazine’s top doctors in 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021 & 2022, as a New York Super Doctor in 2019, a Castle Connolly Exceptional Woman in Medicine in 2019 and 2020.
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Clifton is CEO of Gallup, the global analytics and advice firm. Mr. Clifton’s mission is to help organizations create thriving workplaces; put one billion people in touch with their strengths; and help 8 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning over 150 countries.
Clifton has been with Gallup since 2008. He previously served as Global Managing Partner of the company’s worldwide consulting group — advising global leaders on how their organizations and countries can thrive using behavioral economics and analytics-based insights.
Clifton’s 2022 book, Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Clifton serves on the boards of directors for Gallup and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. He has also served on the boards of Meridian International, Streetwise Partners and the International Business Advisory Board at the University of Nebraska.
Clifton received a bachelor's degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor in international law from the University of Nebraska. He is a nonresident senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Midland University.
Lauren A. Collins, LCSW, CDWF, (she/her/hers) is director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Premise Health. She holds a BA from The University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.
At Columbia Lauren studied and conducted policy analysis, advocacy, and research. She later completed coursework at the VCU School of Social Work for clinical licensure and has taught clinical practice there to graduate students through an equity lens. Lauren is a certified Daring Way® facilitator (the Brené Brown method), Dare to Lead® trained, and holds certificates in diversity and inclusion from eCornell and integrated primary care and behavioral health.
Lauren joined Premise Health in 2018 as the behavioral health pilot for Capital One. Five years later, Lauren serves as the BH Program Manager for Capital One with 9 counselors across the country who provider clinical care and innovative and engaging programming and content. Lauren also owns a practice which specializes in person-centered, equitable, justice-focused work providing consultancy, speaking, training, internships, outpatient therapy and psychiatry. She began the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging program at Premise serving as the first DEIB program manager in 2021 and was promoted to director in 2022.
She has a passion for strategy, programming, training, and organizational change and development.
Lauren believes in the inherent ability of people and systems to enact change and is a firm believer in the power of harnessing and respecting identity and justice to support and sustain that change.
Executive Vice President of Account Management
Elizabeth Colyer is executive vice president of account management at Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. She oversees relationship management and growth efforts across the company’s Enterprise and Provider portfolios, integrating Sharecare’s full suite of research-backed solutions to maximize well-being for clients and partners.
Colyer also leads the evolution and commercialization of Sharecare’s Community Well-Being Index, the most comprehensive assessment of community health in the country. Focusing on measurement across individual health risk and social determinants of health, Sharecare’s Index informs well-being transformation efforts targeted at employee, member, and community populations.
With Sharecare since 2014, Colyer has held various roles in the organization that have enabled the company’s data-driven approach to creating better outcomes. Previously, she served as senior vice president of business intelligence, overseeing reporting and analytics, competitive intelligence, outcomes strategy and execution, predictive modeling, academic collaborations, performance intelligence, research and data sciences, and search engine optimization (SEO).
Colyer worked at a San Francisco-based digital agency, Rauxa-ThoughtMatrix, where she consulted for clients like General Motors, AAA, Amway, Oracle, and Verizon across measurement, digital strategy, social listening, integration, information architecture, and data best practices. Prior to Rauxa, Colyer worked for WebMD managing client analytics, including scalable reporting, insights and optimization across pharma and consumer goods portfolios.
Colyer sits on the advisory board for the Emory Innovation Hub in Atlanta, serves as executive liaison to global health nonprofit Health eVillages, and is a member of the editorial board of Population Health Management.
Guy David, PhD
Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management; Chair, Health Care Management Department
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Guy David, PhD is Allen B. Miller Professor, Health Care Management at the Wharton School and Professor of Health Policy and Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. David pays attention to aspects of the health care system that are understudied, just emerging, or difficult to measure. His research on nonprofit hospitals, hospitalists, emergency medical services, home health care, primary care, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), retainer based medicine, ambulatory surgery centers, data driven diseases management and medical technology disadoption has yielded insights into how individuals, firms, and regulators interact across the continuum of care. His research has shed new light on persistent questions in labor economics, industrial organization, and public finance. Emerging phenomena and new organizational trends in health care delivery hold a special interest for Dr. David. He is the recipient of the 2015 Health Services Research article-of-the-year award.
Dr. David is a mentor and educator as well as a researcher. He is the Chair of the Health Care Management Department and the former director of the doctoral program in Health Care Management and Economics at the Wharton School, where he teaches undergraduate, MBA, WEMBA, and PhD courses, as well as executive education programs, mostly around physician leadership. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management. He received his MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and his PhD in Business Economics from the University of Chicago.
Sr. Director HR Operations, Compensation & Benefits
Alex Lee, Inc.
Kim Davis is the Sr. Director of HR Operations, Compensation & Benefits for Alex Lee, Inc. (one of the largest food retail and wholesale distribution companies in the Southeastern United States.)
Kim is both a strategic and innovative HR, benefits and compensation professional that has developed multiple programs that support the employee’s health and well-being. With a comprehensive knowledge and application of benefit and copmentation best practices in a large-scale, highly-matrixed organization, Kim is recognized as a thought leader and subject-matter expert within the Alex Lee management team. She has advanced and sustained a culture of health and wellness at Alex Lee while supporting employees to let them authentically be themselves and unleash the talent they possess.
Kim is a natural influencer who thrives on tough challenges.
Kim holds a BS, in Business Administration from Gardner Webb University.
On a personal note Kim is an avid Peloton cyclist and passionate about mind and body wellness.
Manager, Health & Wellness Design
Dan Dentzer is Manager: Health and Wellness Design at United Airlines. He is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of health and wellness strategies for 90,000 union and non-union employees and 25,000 retirees enrolled in United’s group sponsored Medicare Advantage plan. Dan manages United’s relationship with both medical and pharmacy vendors, driving value through strong partnerships, strategic development, and operational excellence. He also administers United’s Center of Excellence programs as well as multiple point solutions.
The Honorable Tammy Duckworth
United States Senator for Illinois
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who was among the first handful of Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Duckworth served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms.
In 2004, Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. On November 12, 2004, her helicopter was hit by an RPG and she lost her legs and partial use of her right arm. Senator Duckworth spent the next year recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she quickly became an advocate for her fellow Soldiers. After she recovered, she became Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, where she helped create a tax credit for employers that hire Veterans, established a first-in-the-nation 24/7 Veterans crisis hotline and developed innovative programs to improve Veterans’ access to housing and health care.
In 2009, President Obama appointed Duckworth as an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, where she coordinated a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help end Veteran homelessness, worked to address the unique challenges faced by female as well as Native American Veterans and created the Office of Online Communications to improve the VA’s accessibility, especially among young Veterans.
In the U.S. House, Duckworth served on the Armed Services Committee and was an advocate for working families and job creation, introducing bills like her bipartisan Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act to ensure new mothers have access to safe, clean and accessible lactation rooms when traveling through airports, which is now law. She helped lead passage of the bipartisan Clay Hunt SAV Act, which enhanced efforts to track and reduce Veteran suicides. She also passed the Troop Talent Act to help returning Veterans find jobs in the private sector and worked to cut waste and fraud at the Pentagon and throughout government, including passing a common-sense provision that was projected to save taxpayers $4 billion by reducing redundancy in military uniforms.
In the U.S. Senate, Duckworth advocates for practical, common-sense solutions needed to move our state and country forward like rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, protecting Illinoisans from lead poisoning, growing manufacturing jobs while supporting minority-owned small businesses, investing in communities that have been ignored for too long and making college more affordable for all Americans. She co-founded the Senate’s first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus and also continues her lifelong mission of supporting, protecting and keeping the promises we’ve made to our Veterans as well as ensuring that we stand fully behind the troops our nation sends into danger overseas. In 2018, after Duckworth became the first Senator to give birth while serving in office, she sent a message to working families across the country about the value of family-friendly policies by securing a historic rules change that allows Senators to bring their infant children onto the Senate floor.
Senator Duckworth serves on several influential committees that give her an important platform to advocate for Illinois’s working families and entrepreneurs: the Armed Services Committee; the Environment & Public Works Committee; the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. The first Senate bill she introduced—which supports Illinois jobs by helping prevent bureaucratic delays in infrastructure projects—became law in record time. As a result of her achievements, Duckworth was ranked as a "highly effective lawmaker" and as the most effective freshman Democratic Senator in the 115th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking.
Duckworth is fluent in Thai and Indonesian. She attended college at the University of Hawaii and earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University. Following graduation, Duckworth moved to Illinois and began pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northern Illinois University and later worked for Rotary International. To this day, the Senator volunteers at local food pantries and participates in community service projects in her free time.
Senator Duckworth and her husband Bryan are the proud parents of two daughters, Abigail and Maile.
Senior Director, Benefits and Workforce Insights
Brian Duclos, Sr Director Benefits and Workforce Insights, joined Amedisys in 2017 with a focus on improving and expanding benefits programs to better support the company’s team members and caregivers. Brian is responsible for the strategic vision, compliance, and delivery of all health and retirement benefit programs. In late 2020, Brian began supporting the Workforce Insights team that provides data analytics and internal consulting support to reduce employee turnover and meet staffing growth objectives of the company. Brian is passionate about using data and employee feedback to design relevant benefits programs that better support the company’s caregivers and increase overall employee satisfaction and retention.
Patrick Dunn, PhD
Program Director, Center for Health Technology & Innovation
American Heart Association
Patrick Dunn, PhD, MS, MBA, FAHA is the Program Director for Connected Heart Health and the architect of the Intelligent Health Solutions for the American Heart Association’s Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation. He also is Contributing Faculty in the School of Health Sciences and Public Policy at Walden University where he teaches statistics and mentors doctoral student. Patrick has a unique blend of knowledge and experience in healthcare, business development, software engineering, quality and research. Dr. Dunn is a clinical exercise physiologist and health educator with 36 years of experience in cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and wellness with specific expertise in digital health literacy and digital coaching methods.
Senior Vice President
Frank is a Senior Vice President and National Strategic Advisor based in Austin, Texas. He consults in all areas of group welfare benefit programs, including strategy and design, exchanges, wellness and incentives, data analysis, plan management and health care reform.
Frank co-leads the Aon “Deep Dive” team of senior consultants, focusing on driving innovation and developing the next generation of healthcare solutions. Frank contributes to the development of Aon’s annual health care “Point of View” and has led Aon’s national Health Care Forums. He also serves on the Aon Health Industry Councils for Retail and Transportation.
Frank’s clients have included many Fortune 500 and industry-leading organizations across the technology, retail, transportation, telecommunications, service, state and local government, and higher education sectors.
Frank has been with the company since 1997 and holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Operating Officer
Health at Scale
Zahoor is the Chief Operating Officer of Health at Scale. He was previously Senior Vice President at Optum, United Health Group. In his roles at Optum, Zahoor was focused on product innovation and use of transformative technologies to maximize client value in the changing healthcare ecosystem. Zahoor has scaled and grown business within and outside of large enterprises over his career. Zahoor holds at BS in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MEng from Cornell University.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD
Founder and CEO
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and a medical epidemiologist who began her public health career in 1998 as a member of the CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service. She has served as a foreign diplomat in the Caribbean, an academic researcher and former chief medical offi cer for the DC Medicaid program. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy and an Aspen Institute Health Innovator fellow. She is the founder and CEO of Grapevine Health, a digital health media company she established to build trust and improve patient engagement through delivery of culturally appropriate and relatable health information.
CEO & Founder
Julian previously served on the management team and was Managing Director, Global Research at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's largest membership-based platform for professional expertise. He oversaw GLG's service operation, products, and content, and directed management of its 400,000+ expert membership base. He formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as Associate and Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO and in Special Situations and Investment Banking. In 2001, he served in The White House as an aid to the Chief of Staff to the President. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and A.B. in Economics from Duke University.
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Mike’s areas of expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of healthcare coverage, including medical, pharmacy, and other welfare programs. His primary responsibilities include modeling and analysis of medical and prescription drug plans in the commercial market and assisting large complex organizations with managing employer-sponsored healthcare coverage. In addition, he works closely with organizations to evaluate and interpret price transparency data.
His experience includes pricing, state insurance department rate filings, experience analysis, and financial modeling for individual, small group, and large group plans. He has worked extensively with large employers and health plans. Mike has also provided objective, independent consulting services to organizations by evaluating private exchange solutions, and served as an expert witness.
Director of Partnerships Absence, Disability and Life
Marsh McLennan Agency
Chris Gerrick has worked in the Absence Management Industry and employee benefits field for more than 30 years and currently serves as Director of Partnerships, Client & Customer at MarshMMA ADL. Chris has provided consultative services to clients for over 22 years. She also worked on the carrier side for nine years in customer service and account management leadership roles.
Chris leverages her client and leadership experience and supports clients with trend analysis, employee behavior, financial stability, and strategic planning as it relates to their absence and life insurance programs, for both domestic and international needs.
Chris has helped many Fortune 500 companies manage cost and maximize the value of their life, disability and voluntary benefits programs. She achieves this through her strong product and industry knowledge and her expertise in vendor management.
Chris has a bachelor degree in Social Work. Chris and her husband Jim have 4 children, their spouses and 4 grandchildren.
Natalya Gertsik, PhD
Vice President, ClearCancer Solution Management
Private Health Management
At PHM, Natalya advises employers on emerging and chronic health risks, providing actionable guidance to optimize cancer care at both the organizational and individual level. This includes improving cancer outcomes and reducing wasteful medical spend, benefits and formulary design, precision medicine adoption, case management approaches, and the use of the latest early detection technologies.
Prior to joining PHM, Natalya was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she worked across industries including biopharmaceuticals, health insurance and the social sector. Natalya received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer
Ernst & Young, LLC
As Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer, Frank works to create a culture of caring that meets the physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing needs of EY people. He leads a team that develops and delivers the resources and tools to enable EY people, teams, and leaders on their wellbeing journey.
Frank was previously the US East Region Leader for People Advisory Services, advising clients on organization effectiveness, talent management, culture transformation and leadership alignment matters. Frank has deep experience in helping organizations manage big, complex change initiatives, particularly in the M&A space.
Frank joined EY from Korn Ferry, where he was President, North America Advisory. Previous to Korn Ferry, Frank was with Willis Towers Watson, where he was Managing Director, Group Exchanges. During this time, he led the integration of multiple acquisitions to create a fully integrated health care exchange business. Prior to this role, Frank held multiple leadership roles, including Global Change Management Practice Leader and Global M&A Leader.
Anupam Goel, MD
Senior Medical Director
Anupam Goel is a senior medical director at Accolade. He is board-certified in general internal medicine with additional training in clinical epidemiology and medical informatics. Over his career, Anupam has held roles in academic medicine care delivery, academic medicine administration, nonprofit medical center administration, for-profit health insurance and, currently, employer benefits. His most meaningful career achievements have been to help establish a health information exchange for the San Diego metropolitan area, to serve as the physician lead for migrating over 5000 physicians from telephone transcription to real-time dictation over smartphones (reducing transcription costs by 60% with sustained reductions two years later) and to develop a protocol to help manage blood pressure for a telemedicine-only patient population. He has been focused on using technology 1) to increase value in health care delivery and 2) to make health care delivery more patient-centric. He believes health information technology can address knowledge gaps, highlight the implications of diagnostic/treatment preferences, identify social norms and alternative sites of care to support decision-making and sustain behavior change for improved health states. In addition, health IT can support novel methods of care delivery for managing chronic conditions.
Pascal Goldschmidt, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt is an accomplished cardiologist, professor, academic healthcare leader, and medical researcher. Currently the Chief Medical Officer of Lennar Corporation (LEN on NYSE), He has served as a Tenured Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Ohio State University and University of Miami. He was Center Director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology at OSU, then at Duke, and Chairman of Medicine at Duke. In 2006, he became Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and Founder/CEO of UHealth, the University of Miami Health System. Dr. Goldschmidt and his team expanded UHealth to include the medical practice, four hospitals, and major outpatient clinic facilities along both coasts of South Florida. Clinical revenues increased three-fold over a ten-year period, which represented one of the fastest compound annual growth rate for academic medical centers in the USA.
During his tenure at the University of Miami, the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine rose up 13 positions (from 51 to 38) in the national rankings of research medical schools based on grants received from the National Institutes of Health, establishing this School as the highest-ranked medical school in Florida. To achieve this, he established new Institutes and Centers focused on team science and big data that brought in groundbreaking new knowledge, jobs, millions of dollars in research funding.
He graduated as a medical doctor and Valedictorian from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and received the inaugural Schottenstein Prize in cardiovascular disease, the top prize in his discipline.
Chief People Officer
Ron Gover is the Chief People Officer at Victra and leads all aspects of HR to support Victra’s 6,600 employees, in more than 1,500 locations across 49 states.
Ron is a highly accomplished and award-winning HR career executive and a catalyst for change in well known, large-scale companies across multiple industries including retail, technology, wireless and financial services. His performance driven track record for leading organizations through change, revitalization, and accelerated growth is equally combined with his ability to build extraordinary culture and people development.
Previously, Ron held senior executive roles with T-Mobile, Bank of America, Ross Dress For Less and 99 Cents Only stores from California. His expertise and focus have always been on modernizing the businesses and positioning them for significant growth.
Outside of work, Ron enjoys spending time with his wife of 38 years, his two grown children and grandson. He also loves the outdoors and the ocean.
COE Leader, Advanced Analytics/AI
Dr. Mark L Homer is the Head of Healthcare AI at Fidelity Investments. He earned his BS & MS from MIT, a PhD from Brown University, and an MMSc from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Homer has led projects & teams in biotech, aerospace, and healthcare. Examples include software control for bioreactors, obstacle avoidance algorithms for Mars landers, and AI-driven brain computer interfaces for those with paralysis. He has been innovating in the healthcare space for 20+ years across many sectors of the industry, including payers, providers, academia, pharma, and a startup.
Vice President, Thought Leadership
Ben Isgur has spent more than 25 years guiding US and global health leaders and decision makers with industry intelligence and research-based perspectives. His work informs business leaders on the interdependencies between the health industry, benefit trends and the employee experience.
An author, Ben has written numerous reports, which have been cited by leaders across the health industry. He is frequently interviewed and quoted by journalists from media organizations and has given keynote addresses on diverse topics, from the drivers of US medical cost trend to the rise of the healthcare consumer’s voice to the importance of social determinants of health.
Prior to joining Fidelity Investments, Ben founded PwC’s Health Research Institute, where he led a team of industry experts, policy analysts and economists dedicated to developing original and independent thought leadership for the firm and its clients. Ben also developed health policy as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives and as a government relations officer for the City of Austin.
Ben received a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a US Department of Defense fellow. Ben is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a board member for multiple health-related not-for-profits.
Senior Director, U.S. Health & Wellbeing Benefits
For the last 14 years, Mike has served as a key member of the Global Total Rewards team at Walmart. He presently serves as the Senior Director for U.S. Health & Wellbeing Benefits, where he leads initiatives focused on pharmacy, medical pharmacy, mental and emotional health programs offered to Walmart’s 1.6 million U.S. Associates and their families.
Manager of Workforce Wellness
Stephanie A. John, MS, LMFT/S, LAC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Supervisor, and Addiction Counselor who joined Prisma Health in July of 2016 assuming leadership roles in the provision and development of social, emotional, and mental wellness resources for team members. Prior to her work at Prisma Health, she served as the Clinical Director of Collaborative Community Services at Community Reach Center in Adams County, Colorado. Stephanie graduated from the University of Hawaii with her Bachelors in Experimental Psychology and with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. Stephanie currently serves as the Prisma Health Manager of Workforce Wellness where her objectives are to support the implementation of wellness strategies, assist team members as they navigate resources to support their overall wellbeing and to collaborate to assure that resources for team members and loved ones are of high quality, accessible, timely and support the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the workforce.
Lyell K. Jones, Jr., MD
Neurologist and Medical Director, Contracting and Payer Relations
Lyell K. Jones, Jr., MD, FAAN is a Consultant, Professor, and Vice Chair (Education) of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Wake Forest University before completing his neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Health care quality and value have been the central focus of Dr. Jones’s health system leadership roles. He currently serves as Mayo Clinic’s Enterprise Medical Director of Contracting and Payer Relations and his previous roles at Mayo Clinic include: Chair of Government Program Strategy, Medical Director for the Office of Patient Experience, and Chair of Payment Model Operations. He serves on the boards of the American Academy of Neurology (AANI) and the Mayo Clinic ACO.
Dr. Jones has served on numerous national committees, developed a national clinical quality data registry, established strategic private-sector partnerships, and founded a Neurology Residency Health Disparities Initiative (NeuroHDI). He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, been recognized with the AAN Program Director Award, the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, and has been inducted into the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame.
Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Bill Kampine, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer for Healthcare Bluebook, is one of the most well-respected thought-leaders in healthcare cost and quality transparency. Bill brings over 25 years of experience in new venture development, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and advanced analytics. Bill oversees healthcare economics, product development, innovation and strategic growth initiatives at Bluebook.
In 2018, Bill was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee at the fourth of five hearings aimed at identifying the drivers of rising healthcare costs. The series, entitled Reducing Health Care Costs: Examining How Transparency Can Lower Spending and Empower Patients, was led by HELP Chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Following Bill’s presentation, he and other industry experts were invited to contribute foundational information to bi-partisan draft legislation sponsored by Alexander and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) by providing specific recommendations for improving transparency and reducing cost.
Prior to Healthcare Bluebook, Bill assisted in the development of CareSteps Inc., a predictive modeling and disease management company that successfully merged with Healthways (2001) where he served in a variety of executive roles. He has also served as an economist and consultant to global Fortune 1000 companies in the healthcare, insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
Bill conducted post-graduate work in economics at George Washington University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Director of Benefits
Founded in 1954, Lennar is one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes. Lennar also offers mortgage and title services. Lennar employs over 10,000 Associates across the country. Average age mid 40s, and gender mix near 50/50.
Lennar’s motto: Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason, provides insight as to why Well-Being is so important to the Company.
Melissa has worked for Lennar since 1994 and moved into the Benefits department in 1997. Melissa’s team is responsible for health and welfare, as well as retirement, leave of absence and Well-Being Max. Melissa’s team launched Lennar’s first dip into wellness years ago when wellness just began to be “a thing.” In late 2020 Melissa’s team remodeled, rebranded and relaunched Well-Being Max. Prior to the relaunch Lennar saw wellness program participation at levels below 20%. With the relaunch, the Company has enjoyed 60% participation for 2021 and 2022 and is hoping to pump that up to 80% by the end of 2023. Lennar’s Well-Being Max program is multi-faceted and designed with a view toward inclusion and diversity, offering multiple options for members to participate in healthy activities and earn rewards. The program aims to reach Associates where they are in their well-being journey and help them become their healthiest self. Lennar partnered with Sharecare in 2022 as a way of offering an all-inclusive, one-stop shop where Associates and their Spouses can enjoy access to healthy tips, incentives, rewards, and alternatives. Lennar is continuing to enhance the Sharecare partnership in 2023.
President and CEO
Business Group on Health
Ellen is president and CEO of Business Group on Health. Business Group on Health is the largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspectives on critical health, well-being and workforce strategy issues. The Business Group keeps its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address the delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Leveraging its network of members and industry thought leaders, the Business Group drives change by sharing best practices, shaping health care policy and crafting innovative solutions to improve employee health and well-being and optimize business performance. Business Group members, many of whom have operations globally, include 72 Fortune 100 companies and over 440 companies in total who provide health coverage and well-being solutions for more than 60 million workers, retirees and their families in over 200 countries.
Previously, Ellen served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Business Group. During this time, she was responsible for shaping the strategy for the organization and its membership. She had overall strategic and operational responsibility for all key initiatives.
Prior to joining the Business Group, Ellen was a senior partner at Mercer; a global human resources consulting firm. During her 20-year tenure with Mercer, she held several leadership roles including: senior strategic consultant, member of the North America Leadership Team, and market business leader for East, South, Mid Atlantic and Canadian regions. She was responsible for leading the successful delivery of strategic consulting services to clients across the geography. She also led several strategic and operational initiatives on behalf Mercer’s North America Health & Benefits business. Ellen worked at Aetna prior to joining Mercer.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and business administration from the University of Richmond and is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Director of Risk Management & Employee Benefits
Polk County School Board
Linda joined Polk County Public Schools in March of 2019 as the Director of Risk & Employee Benefits. She manages a staff of 19 professionals that serve near 13,000 full time employees and more than 104,000 students in over 150 schools. She also manages the District’s two full-service employee health clinics and its $130 million dollar health plan.
Linda began her career as a Human Resource Specialist for the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. She moved on to Eckerd Corporation, managing benefit communications for a merger of 3 companies and adding 30,000 associates to its benefits plans. Linda returned to the public sector, creating the first benefits administration section for the Martin County School District. Linda then served as the Risk & Safety Manager for the School District of Palm Beach County.
With over 30 years in public service, Linda is a professional public administrator, with a strong work ethic and a drive to constantly improve processes for the agencies she serves.
Linda has a BA in Business Administration with a Management Specialization from Saint Leo University and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Nova Southeastern University. She also earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management (CP, SHRM).
Linda is a past President of the Florida Educational Risk Management Association (FERMA), and member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mid-Florida Society for Human Resources Management and Public Risk & Insurance Management Association (PRIMA).
Senior Director, Human Resources
Megan Lankford leads the strategy and programming that guides associate experience, recognition, and well-being in support of more than 50,000 Capital One associates. Fueling Capital One’s talent strategy, and driving a culture of belonging, her team designs the well-being programs and work/life services that allow all associates to care for themselves and their families and feel healthy all around -- physically, emotionally, financially and socially. Megan started at Capital One in 1999 in Richmond, VA. Her background in product management and customer experience strategy has powered her contributions to, first, the U.S. branded credit card business, and since 2017, the Human Resources Total Rewards team. In her time with Total Rewards, she’s helped to implement an associate experience model using her product mindset and design thinking strategy that's supported the evolution of Capital One’s increasingly comprehensive, inclusive, and competitive set of benefits.
Tom X. Lee, MD
Founder & CEO
Tom is the CEO and visionary behind Galileo -- a data-driven, multi-specialty care model designed to improve quality and reduce total cost of care. Operating across 50 states and partnered with large employers and health plans, Galileo is one of the fastest growing innovators in care delivery.
Prior to Galileo, Tom helped build One Medical into the leading, independent primary care system in the country. And previously helped launch Epocrates, the #1 mobile app used by clinicians at the point of care.
Tom is a board-certified internist who completed training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his BS from Yale University, MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Harlan Levine, MD
Chair of the Board; President of Health Innovation and Policy
AccessHope; City of Hope
Harlan Levine, M.D., is chair of the board for AccessHope, a company focused on serving the employer market and making leading-edge cancer expertise available to all regardless of geography. Dr. Levine is also president of health innovation and policy for City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.
Dr. Levine previously held executive roles at UnitedHealth Group, Towers Watson and Anthem Inc. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed by the Medical Board of California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
Chief Commercial Officer
Health economist Tanya Little is skilled at unlocking organizational potential and harnessing talent and technology for growth.
In her role as Vitality’s Chief Commercial Officer, Little is responsible for developing new lines of business as Vitality deepens its offering and extends its platform, and driving execution of go-to-market strategy. Additionally, she serves as an external face of the organization, speaking regularly at key market conferences and connecting with leading influencers.
Previously a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Little held strategic leadership roles at Investec, an international specialist bank and asset manager, and prior to joining Vitality was Group Operations Executive at global healthcare organization Life Healthcare, where she initiated a turnaround process for a healthcare solutions business and launched a primary care business from the ground up.
Little is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, and has a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Little is a wife and mother of two exuberant girls. Outside of work she spends her time outdoors, engaged in all manner of sports, and is an avid foodie.
Robert Lorenz, MD
Executive Medical Director, Market and Network Services
Robert Lorenz is the Executive Medical Director of Market and Network Services for the Cleveland Clinic. He is an active Head & Neck surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the former Chief Medical Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
In his current role as Executive Medical Director of MNS, Dr. Lorenz participates in all aspects related to Cleveland Clinic’s contracting for specialty care, including innovative payment models, for both government and commercial payors.
On the national level, Dr. Lorenz served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery as the Coordinator for Practice Affairs. His commitment to payment reform and willingness to embrace alterative payment methodologies has been a focus of his role as co-Chair of the Physician Payment Policy Committee for the Academy. He served as a member of the American College of Surgeons Health Policy and Advocacy Committee, which advocates for all surgeons in North America and their patients at the national level, and currently serves on the ACS Alternative Payment Model Task Force.
Dr. Lorenz received his undergraduate degree from Yale University with a Bachelors of Science in the field of Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics. He completed his medical degree with Honors from the University of Rochester and completed his clinical training in Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic and Vanderbilt University. He received an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.
Head of Global Benefits
The Coca-Cola Company
As the Head, Global Benefits at The Coca Cola Company, Rich is responsible for the delivery and ongoing evolution of the vision and strategy for employee benefits. Within his role, Rich collaborates with business leaders to develop high-value solutions in employee benefits and well-being aligned with Company brands and values.
Prior to joining The Coca Cola Company, Rich spent 20+ years at Johnson & Johnson in Total Rewards and was part of an international team responsible for shaping the global benefits vision and strategy for the company. His duties were wide-ranging and included developing the company’s global benefits delivery model, designing and implementing innovative global funding solutions for health and welfare benefits and developing global minimum standards for specific benefits and leaves of absences.
In his free time, Rich is an avid Peloton fan, enjoys the outdoors, and loves to travel. He’s also a long-suffering NY Mets and NY Jets fan with no sympathy from his Atlanta-based Coca-Cola colleagues. Rich is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and continues to live in New Jersey with his family.
Sr. Consultant, Population Health & Evaluation
Sarah Monley is a Senior Consultant at Cardinal Health. As a member of the Benefits team, she manages program evaluation and health equity efforts. She is responsible for establishing stakeholder support for population health projects in the areas of physical, mental and social health.
Christopher J. Mosunic, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Chris Mosunic is Chief Clinical Officer at Calm. Chris is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Registered Dietitian specializing in starting, scaling, and managing large provider teams and networks at healthcare startups, as well as both privately and publicly held healthcare organizations. Prior to his current role as the Chief Clinical Officer at Calm, Chris served as an executive healthcare leader at Yale New Haven Health, Johnson and Johnson, Rivermend Health, Advanced Recovery Systems, and Vida Health.
Chris has authored numerous scientific publications, clinical programs, and presentations throughout his career on topics such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mental health, integrated care, obesity, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Chris received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Psychology from Bucknell University, his MS in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts, his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt, and his MBA from Yale.
Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards
University of Notre Dame
Denise currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Total Rewards for the University of Notre Dame. In this position, she is responsible for advancing the strategy development and overall management of compensation, benefits, and well-being. This includes programs for health and welfare, retirement, and well-being/work life as part of the total employment experience.
Prior to joining Notre Dame in 1997, Denise held the position of Director of Human Resources for Women’s Health Partnership, a physician organization in Indianapolis. In addition, she has held administrative positions in hospital systems and retail. Her experience includes talent development and acquisition, employee relations, organizational design, learning and development, compensation, benefits, and information systems.
Denise holds a BS in management from Bryant University. Her professional associations also include the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA/HR), World at Work, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). She has presented workshops for CUPA/HR and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Prachi Nagda, MD
Partner and Clinical Services Leader
Dr. Nagda is a Partner in Mercer's health practice and serves as the Clinical Services Leader, based in New York. She is the national leader for designing high value care strategies, which includes high performance network, advanced primary care, onsite/ worksite clinic, centers of excellence, cancer and virtual care solutions, helping clients of all sizes identify the optimal solution. A seasoned physician executive and consultant, Dr. Nagda brings years of experience managing and advising large employers on total human capital management including benefit, network design, and wellness strategies integrated with productivity impact. In her current role, Dr. Nagda assists employers with moving from volume to value while maximizing member experience. She has significant expertise in the area of high value care solutions leveraging clinical informatics and SDoH to drive engagement.
Prior to joining Mercer, Dr. Nagda was a corporate Medical Director at a large health system for their 150,000 employees. She led an integrated strategy to manage the medical trend and productivity. She also served as Medical Director oversight for disability and workers compensation. She also served as the Medical Director for their mid and large sized employer groups, helping employers with benefit and incentive redesign and payer-provider partnerships in form of ACO and COE design. Dr. Nagda has held several clinical thought leadership roles at carriers and health systems, focusing on improving quality, clinical management programs and better care delivery. Altogether, she has over 15 years of health industry experience, looking it through different key aspects.
Uma Naidoo, MD
Director of Nutritional & Metabolic Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutritional biologist & author of the national & international bestseller: “This is Your Brain on Food.”
Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food and medicine space. Her book has been published in 22 countries and 18 languages.
Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first and only hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Metabolic Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She serves as a regular media contributor at CNBC and is on the Harvard Health Publishing Editorial Advisory Board. She has been invited by the World Economic Forum to consult on their New Frontiers of Nutrition initiative.
After being one of only four US physicians to be invited to meet personally with King Charles III, she was then invited to lead a public health Brain Food collaboration in the UK.
She is currently developing the first CME based educational program at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard to educate other clinicians globally about her work.
Dr. Uma has appeared as a Nutritional Psychiatry expert on Live with Kelly & Ryan, Today Show, 700 Club, ABC, and been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Thrive Global, Harpers, Shape, Parade, Boston Globe, AARP, and more.
Senior Manager, Workplace Equality Program
Human Rights Campaign
Raina Nelson (they/them) is the Senior Manager of the Corporate Equality Index for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In this role, they engage directly with employers nationwide to identify and improve LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, practices and benefits. Before joining HRCF, Raina began their professional career conducting research on gender equity in education and the workplace. Raina graduated from New College of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Josh Ofman, MD
Josh Ofman, MD, MSHS, is President at GRAIL. Josh also serves on the Board of Directors of Cell BT, Inc, an immuno-therapy company focused on the discovery and development of innovative cancer therapeutics. Previously, Josh spent more than 15 years at Amgen, where he most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Value, Access and Policy. Prior to that, Josh was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Health Services Research at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as Senior Vice President of Zynx Health Inc., a subsidiary of Cerner Corp. Josh holds a BA in history and philosophy of science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MD from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Josh also has an MSHS from the UCLA School of Public Health.
Amy O'Neill, JD
Vice President & Director of Health and Well-being Strategy
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Amy O’Neill is Vice President & Director of Health and Well-Being Strategy at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She oversees the strategy, design and financial management of employee health benefits and well-being programs for nearly 100,000 employees, retirees and their family members. Prior to her career in HR, Amy spent over five years in the company’s government affairs group, while pursuing her law degree in the evenings. Her background in health policy and consulting has enabled her to employ a strategic, pragmatic mindset in driving the company’s benefits forward to become competitive among leading employers while delivering value to employees and to Liberty.
James Rhee is an acclaimed impact investor, founder, CEO, goodwill strategist, community connector, and educator. He empowers people, brands, and organizations by marrying capital and creativity through operationalized purpose. He is an award-winning thought leader on topics such as multidimensional transformation, the intersection of capital, race, and gender, the future of capitalism, and values-based investing and leadership. His newest venture, red helicopter, is forging systemic alliances through the principles of kindness and math to shape a more sustainable form of capitalism. His work has been featured on by TED Conference, Brene Brown, and the leading global media outlets and platforms. He is a soon-to-be-published author.
Through business, James has created impact across multiple industries and peoples. As an investor, chairman, and first-time CEO (from 2013-2020), James & the female leaders of Ashley Stewart led the reinvention of a company, which was facing almost certain liquidation in 2013, to a place of unprecedented success. The story of the remarkable transformation and re-imagination of Ashley Stewart, one of America’s largest clothing brands serving plus-sized Black women, offers a glimpse into the future of organizations and ecosystem behavior. The story is proof of how trust and joy, grounded in math and amplified by authentic voices and digital excellence, can overcome impossible odds and fuel individual and enterprise-wide innovation. It is a tangible example of the power of diverse ecosystems, as well as a commentary on a potential way forward for achieving multi-stakeholder goals. At its core, it is the story of an unlikely friendship between the son of Korean immigrants, who had previously spent his career managing billions of dollars of private equity capital at two elite firms, and a predominantly Black female employee group who placed their mutual trust in each other, learned from one another, and then proceeded to quietly shock the world.
Through red helicopter, James’ philosophies and methodologies are connecting entrepreneurs with civic leaders, students with CEOs, investors with professors. James serves as the Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Senior Adviser to the Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership, at Howard University. He is also Executive-in-Residence and Strategic Advisor at the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also teaches a class at Duke Law School entitled, “The Way It All Works: Investing, Negotiating, and Operating in the Real World” a course that teaches the systems of money, life, and joy. Before all of this, James was a high school teacher and an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
James serves as a founding member of the Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways and a member of the Governing Committee of the CEO Action for Racial Equity. He is a newly elected charter member of Ashoka’s Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur Network, which brings together high-impact entrepreneurs from the business sector with the world’s most powerful social entrepreneurs at Ashoka. James formerly served on the Board of Directors of National Retail Federation, where he served as Chair of the Innovation Committee and earned their Power Player Award, given to the industry’s most influential CEOs. For his life work, the New York Urban League awarded him its Frederick Douglass Award. He works with the most forward-thinking leaders and organizations on creating sustainable and systemic change during inflection points. He is an honors graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Program Manager - Health & Wellbeing
Alyson is a program manager who works with executives, leaders, cross functional partners and more to drive cultural transformation. She executes comprehensive strategies and drives continuous improvement. Alyson knows that the work we do benefits not only employees and businesses, but the families and communities they belong to; because health and wellbeing are drivers of everything we do at the most foundational level.
Alyson holds a master’s in public health from Oakland University and enjoys travel, home projects, and turning her husband into a cat person.
VP of Strategic Alliances and Consulting Relations
Rupa Patel is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Consulting Relations at Cleo, the first global family benefits platform to support every stage of parenting and caregiving, pioneering the next generation of family-centered care. Prior to her current role at Cleo, Rupa also led enterprise sales efforts on the east coast; she also continues to lead Cleo's partnership channels, which includes resellers, partners, and health plan channels.
A veteran in the healthcare benefits space, Rupa held national sales and strategic account management positions in the healthcare finance space at Businessolver and HealthEquity, where she spent 10 years working with jumbo clients to evaluate and implement impactful consumer driven health plans and accounts. Rupa began her career in the wellness space as a national account manager at AllOne Health Management Solutions and AllOne Mobile, wholly-owned subsidiaries of BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Residing in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two daughters, Rupa is an active member of the ALS Association. Rupa holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Political Science from The University of Georgia as well as both a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Urvashi Patel, PhD
Vice President Data and Analytics
Evernorth Research Institute
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the data analytics and her career has focused on the evaluation of clinical programs and services, including condition management, complex case management, quality improvement and provider performance programs. As a health services researcher, she has led studies evaluating the impact of health services programs.
In addition, Dr. Patel has extensive health plan and health system experience – most recently serving as the Chief Analytics Officer at Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS) with responsibility for actuarial and analytical functions. Prior to joining BHPS, she was the Associate Vice President, Population Health Analytics and Chief Data Scientist for the Care Management Division of Montefiore Health System, overseeing analytics and data management for value based care contracts and programs. Urvashi also held leadership positions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Care Management Technologies.
Urvashi earned her doctorate in Health Services Organization & Research from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and a Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Administration from the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. She is an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Social Medicine.
Senior Director, Global Benefits Strategy & Operations
Jill Personett Is the current Senior Director, Global Benefits Strategy & Operations for PayPal. Prior to joining PayPal, Jill was recruited by Comcast NBCUniversal and for more than seven years filled a variety of roles within Total Rewards. Jill was instrumental in the design and development of the Total Rewards 3-year strategy, establishing audit protocols and developing RFP’ s. During her tenure she led a multi-year initiative to deliver a world class Behavioral Health program that focused on eliminating all barriers to care, enhanced their fertility program and oversaw the co-creation and implementation of the Comcast NBCUniversal COVID processes.
Jill has also served in various benefit roles over her career with such companies as, Macy’s, Safeway, Steelcase, BMW, and Discovery Communications. She created and implemented Macy’s wellness program Live Healthy. She was also the medical program manager for Safeway, where she oversaw the design, implementation and management of the retailer’s innovative reference-based pricing program and custom pharmacy network.
Jill received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Ferris State University. In addition, she has earned certifications in Negotiating and Influencing from MIT, Creativity as Competitive Edge: Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation from Northwestern, Compensation and Rewards Management from Michigan State and Health Informatics from Northern Kentucky University. She has been active in professional organizations, such as Council on Employee Benefits, Business Group on Health - Cost and Quality Board, Pacific Business Group on Health and Employer Health and Innovation Roundtable.
Michael Rea, PharmD
Founder and CEO
Rx Savings Solutions
A former retail pharmacist, Dr. Michael Rea founded Rx Savings Solutions in 2008 after routinely witnessing consumers struggle to pay for medications. His research on behalf of patients uncovered ways to find equivalent therapies at lower costs, which became the foundation of the company’s groundbreaking technology. Throughout his career, Michael has studied the pharmacy industry and its pricing practices at all levels of the supply chain. His time with a large pharmacy benefit manager provided invaluable experience and insight for developing Rx Savings Solutions’ patented transparency solution. A graduate of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy, he is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on pharmacy, healthcare and entrepreneurship.
Matthew Resnick, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH serves as Chief Medical Officer of Embold Health, a data analytics company creating a new standard for healthcare quality. In this capacity, he measures provider, group, hospital and health system performance as well as guides provider engagement efforts to translate data insights into measurable improvements in the value of care delivered within local communities.
In addition to his role at Embold Health, Resnick remains on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he maintains an active health services research program.
Dr. Resnick attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed residency training in general surgery and urology. He then completed a clinical fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and advanced training in health services research and performance improvement as a Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar. Resnick holds master’s degrees in both public health and healthcare management from Vanderbilt University.
Christine has been with Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, for over fifteen years and has extensive experience working with healthcare data from an analytic and strategic perspective. In her current role in Merative’s Analytic Advisory Practice, she provides leadership for the execution of high-quality analytics and actionable recommendations. Since joining the company, she has held a variety of analytic roles where her customers included state governments, health systems, and large Fortune 100 employers. In these roles she designed and delivered new and on-going analytic engagements with customers, including efforts around disease and care management, quality reporting and clinical and financial management. Prior to joining Merative, Christine’s experience included conducting disease management effectiveness analytics for Universal Care, a regional health plan in Southern California, and public health analytics ranging from local birth trends to bioterrorism readiness assessments for the Orange County Health Care Agency in Orange County, California.
Christine earned a Masters of Public Health degree with a focus in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology from Boston University.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Sean Robbins is executive vice president of external affairs for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 34 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Today, one in three Americans is covered by the Blue System. With a 20-year track record in business and government, Robbins’ experience as an operational health care leader combined with his public policy background is unique within the industry.
As a member of BCBSA’s executive leadership team, Robbins leads national efforts to shape healthcare policy through his insights and as a respected voice in Washington, D.C. He also has accountability for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, the most preferred name in health care and he oversees BCBSA’s strategic partnerships that accelerate innovation and drive tangible improvements for health care consumers, payers and providers.
Prior to joining the Association, Robbins was president of Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, a $350 million health plan serving nearly 200,000 members as part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies in four western states. He previously served as Cambia’s senior vice president of public affairs and policy, overseeing the company’s political, legislative and regulatory agenda and modernizing the company’s approach to public and government affairs.
Earlier, Robbins led two community development organizations and supported two governors in building Oregon’s statewide economic development strategy. He served Oregon Governors John Kitzhaber and Kate Brown as director of the Oregon Business Development Department and as CEO of Greater Portland Inc.
VP, Employer Health Strategy
Jenn brings 20+ years experience in health management and consulting to Hello Heart including roles at AJG and Mercer consulting firms. A former professor of Health at her alma mater the University of Houston and exercise physiologist by training, Jenn began her career in clinical research on multiple NIH and biopharma studies focused on cardiovascular health generating multiple publications highlighting successful interventions. She then moved into the employer space designing award winning wellness programs delivering clinical outcomes and ROI.
Jenn leads Employer Health Strategy for Hello Heart and serves as a clinical subject matter expert. She is married with 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 bunnies and a gaggle of chickens on her small, sustainable farm "Robertshire", just outside of Houston.
Senior Vice President of Employer Sales
Craig is the Senior Vice President of Employer Sales at Teladoc Health. He leads a team of sales professionals across the country who work with employers to make Teladoc Health’s full suite of virtual care, chronic care, and mental health services available to their employees. Craig has been with Teladoc Health for nearly 6 years and joined Teladoc Health by way of Livongo. Craig has an additional 5 years of experience in the HR and benefits industry, working for a benefits communication company as well as a recruiting firm. Prior to that, Craig got firsthand experience as a provider within Medicaid and commercial environments with his 5 years of experience as a clinical social worker. Craig holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and BA from Hope College.
Craig resides in the western suburbs of Chicago, he has a wife and three children, is an avid runner and cyclist, and is passionate about helping others improve their overall health.
Analytics Lead, Absence, Disability and Life
Marsh McLennan Agency
Michael Rossiter is the Analytics Team Lead for the Absence, Disability and Life practice at Marsh McLennan Agency East with over 12 years of experience in the analytics space. He is responsible leading a team that builds out custom dashboards and reports for large employer clients as well as creates specialized tools to assist clients in making strategic business decisions.
Founder & CEO
Prior to Firefly, Fay initiated Premji Invest’s U.S. healthcare growth equity investments. She co-founded and served as CEO of Mymo, bridging the gap between excess physician capacity and patient demand. Fay was also a partner at LG's venture fund, investing in health and enterprise software companies, and she led AetherWorks’ first spin-off. Fay attended Georgetown University.
Health Care Benefits Manager
State Farm Insurance Companies
Darcy Sementi is the Healthcare Benefits Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies where she is responsible for the overall healthcare benefit strategy for both agents and employees, covering more than 150K lives. Darcy oversees a team of analysts responsible for daily health plan operations, healthcare innovation, program optimization, and plan governance. Prior to joining State Farm, Darcy served as Regional Vice President of Sales and Director of Operations for a national health plan and was the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for the nation’s largest dental support organization. Darcy has her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
Nilay Shah, PhD
Managing Director, Health Analytics and Innovation
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Nilay Shah is Managing Director in Global Health and Wellbeing at Delta Air Lines and leads Health Analytics and Innovation. Prior to Delta Air Lines, he was the Chair of the Division of Health Care Delivery Research at Mayo Clinic and a Professor of Health Services Research in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He was also the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern endowed Director for Research in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic.
Sharon Smith, MD
Corporate Medical Director
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Dr. Sharon E. Smith is the Corporate Medical Director for the Estée Lauder Companies. In this role she is responsible for developing and supporting a culture of health, working with the Global Benefits team to address health and wellness gaps that affect employees and their families. She is also a partner in crisis leadership, addressing infectious disease and illness threats that affect ELC’s employees around the world. Previously she served as Chief Medical Officer for Prudential as part of their Health and Benefits Center of Expertise.
Dr. Smith has practiced Internal Medicine for over 20 years in diverse roles and has held medical leadership positions. She holds a MD degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, is a Certified Medical Review Officer, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
When not at work Dr. Smith is active in the community as a member of several organizations. She is a member of the North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a co-chair of the Health and Wellness committee. She is the chair of the Good Health Wins committee of her local section of the National Council of Negro Women. Dr. Smith is active in the alumni association Columbia Business School, where she is co-chair of the Hermes Society, co-Chair of The Student Relief Fund, and a founding member of the Columbia Women’s Circle.
David Stark, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Benefits
David Stark is a physician, executive, and technologist with a track record of developing and deploying data-driven products and services to improve the quality, experience, and affordability of healthcare.
Currently he is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and serves as Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Benefits where he leads a team responsible for the health and wellbeing of Morgan Stanley's 83,000 employees and their families in 40 countries. Additionally, David advises on population health internally and externally and co-led the Firm's global COVID-19 response. David is also a Trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health, which funds research on children's mental health, promotes thought leadership, and orchestrates specific programs in schools, hospitals, and physicians' offices. He also serves on the Investment Committee of Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab, a startup accelerator that promotes early-stage tech and tech-enabled companies led by underrepresented founders.
David joined Morgan Stanley in 2018 from Mount Sinai Health System, where he was the creator and director of Lab100, Medical Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, and an Assistant Professor of Health System Design and Global Health. Previously, he was a research fellow in the departments of medicine and bioengineering at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Outside Morgan Stanley, David is active in the community of employer-sponsored healthcare purchasers. He serves on the Board of the Business Group on Health, an industry group comprised of large employers that provide health plan coverage for a collective 60 million workers and is on the Advisory Board of EHIR (Employer Health Innovation Roundtable). David also serves on the Board of HealthRight International, a global nonprofit that addresses health and human rights issues in marginalized populations.
David is a licensed physician, board certified in pediatric neurology and clinical informatics. He received his B.S. in biology from Yale University, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his M.S. in biomedical informatics from Stanford. His work has been featured in JAMA, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, NPR, PBS, The TODAY Show and numerous other outlets. He lives in Harlem with his husband and their three children.
SVP, US Benefits
Adam joined Walmart in 2018 and is the Senior Vice President, US Benefits. Adam is responsible for the strategy, design and delivery of all benefits and wellbeing programs for the 1.5 million US associates across Walmart, Sam’s Club and the ecommerce businesses. Adam works closely with leadership to ensure programs meet the needs of Walmart’s evolving businesses and workforce.
Prior to joining Walmart, Adam spent more than 20 years building benefits consulting businesses at a number of leading national firms, including AonHewitt, Mercer and Fidelity Investments. In those roles, he sold and led strategic reviews at many of the Fortune 500. In building businesses, he championed a requiring and trusting culture that enabled team members to deliver their best.
Adam also serves on the Board of Directors of ERIC (the ERISA Industry Committee), the Business Group on Health and is a member of the .406 Ventures Healthcare Executive Council.
Adam earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Northwestern University and his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Founder and CEO
Ashok Subramanian founded Centivo in 2017 after observing the inefficiency in the healthcare system and the pain that has resulted for employers and employees. Centivo provides a healthcare solution for self-insured employers that unlocks savings and value by better aligning incentives in today's healthcare system and activating employees to choose high-value providers.
Prior to Centivo, Ashok founded Liazon, operator of the nation’s industry-leading private benefits exchange for active employees. A pioneer in the industry, Liazon’s Bright Choices® Exchange empowers employees to buy the benefits they really need while enabling employers to achieve complete financial predictability for their benefits. In November 2013, Liazon was acquired for $215 million by Towers Watson, now Willis Towers Watson. After the acquisition, Ashok served as CEO of Liazon as well as Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson’s Group Exchange business.
Prior to Liazon, Ashok was an Associate Principal in the New York City office of McKinsey and Co., a global management-consulting firm, where he served as a leader in the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices.
In addition to his role at Centivo, Ashok serves as an independent Board director at Artemis Health as well as a senior advisor to Silversmith Capital, a growth equity firm.
Ashok received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Ashok is often sought out for his expert commentary on the health insurance and benefits industry. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Employee Benefit News, and CFO Magazine.
TraShawn Thornton-Davis, MD
Assistant Service Chief OB-GYN
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Dr. Thornton-Davis is a board certified OB/GYN physician who serves as Assistant Service Chief in DCSM for Kaiser Permanente. She leads a team of over 90 OB-GYN physicians, and OB-GYN Specialist at the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG). In this role, she supports physician development, works toward the achievement of quality, service and access metrics within the department, and facilitates GYN surgical services, including surgical access and quality metrics for DCSM OB/GYN.
Dr. Thornton-Davis has served as PRIMO Champion (Physician/Patient Relationships Improve Medical Outcomes). In this role, she helped to coach colleagues on optimal patient interactions, so that medical outcomes are ideal. Additionally, Dr. Thornton-Davis serves on the EID (Equity, Inclusion and Diversity) team as a EID Ambassador. In this role, she promotes and supports Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) initiatives throughout the medical group. Dr Thornton Davis also serves on the State of Maryland's Community Health Resources Commission, and on several other committees focused on quality of medical care and patient satisfaction. She has a passion for women's health thorughtout all life stages; especially changes specific to the menopausal transition.
Dr. Thornton-Davis received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and completed her residency in OB-GYN at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Doctor several years in a row, and serves as a leader in numerous community service organizations throughout Prince George’s County.
Senior Benefits Manager, Americas
Heather Tuttle is a seasoned employee benefits professional with over 25 years’ experience in many different industries. She has focused her career on global health, welfare and retirement structure development, compensation benchmarking, M&A due diligence, ERISA compliance, as well as EEO & Affirmative Action compliance. She has a BBA from James Madison University and achieved her C.E.B.S designation.
Dana Udall, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Udall is Chief Clinical Officer at Headspace Health, where she oversees coaching, therapy, and psychiatry to ensure clinical excellence in a multidisciplinary, collaborative model. She was previously Chief Clinical Officer of Ginger, and has spent the 25 years helping individuals and groups make positive and enduring changes in their lives. At the cornerstone of her work is her belief in the power of relationships to help people heal and grow. Dr. Udall has worked in a wide range of settings, including residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, university counseling centers, and private practice. She’s a licensed psychologist with a PhD from the University of Southern California and Pre- and Post-Doctoral training from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alethea Varra, PhD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Care
Dr. Alethea Varra is a licensed clinical psychologist and Senior Vice President of Clinical Care for Lyra Health. She serves as the senior clinical leader for therapy programs and is responsible for driving overall clinical strategy and oversight of clinical quality, training, and service delivery. Alethea received her bachelor degree from Dartmouth College and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her internship training at VA Puget Sound Healthcare System and a research fellowship at the Mental Illness Research and Education Center (MIRECC) in Seattle. She has over 20 years of experience in mental health and clinical operations. Her focus is on healthcare innovation and program development and she is passionate about improving access to evidenced based mental health care, especially to underserved populations.
Jaclyn Wainwright is a national behavioral health expert, and the CEO of AiRCare Health, a mental and behavioral health company that combines the heart of clinical care management with the science of machine learning.
Under Jaclyn’s leadership, AiRCare is transforming the emotional and mental health of millions, one phone call at a time. Her predictive model has created a paradigm shift from "Chase and Treat" to "Predict and Prevent." Jaclyn’s work has the potential to help eliminate the burden of chronic diseases, and revolutionize the health and happiness of individuals, families and entire communities.
Jaclyn is also a featured speaker on how technology is improving patient outcomes for behavioral health disorders and is the co-author of several groundbreaking studies on substance use disorders and mental health treatment. She has built strategic partnerships with national providers, brokers, and data scientists and serves as a behavioral health subject matter expert for Microsoft’s Global Industry Leaders Program.
Chief Commercial Officer
Employer Direct Healthcare
Prior to EDH, Dickon was Chief Commercial Officer at WithMe Health, a modern PBM backed by Oak HC/FT. Prior to WithMe, Dickon was the Chief Commercial Officer at Big Health, a digital therapeutics company focused on mental health. Dickon was responsible for the go-to-market strategy, establishing product positioning, pricing and market and channel prioritization. During his tenure, Dickon grew the business from 0 to 2.5mm covered lives. Customers included Citi, Comcast, CVS, Delta, EY, Google, Target, and The Home Depot. To accelerate growth, he launched a first of its kind, strategic partnership with CVS, which became the CVS Point Solution Management platform.
Managing Director, Global Wellness
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lilly is the Head of Global Wellness at JPMorgan Chase & Co. responsible for development and delivery of the firm’s global Well-being strategy. This includes large scale global initiatives and Wellness programs including parental supports, physical, emotional well-being and mental health efforts across the firm including support for JPMC employees and families throughout the pandemic. Lilly is the co-chair of the Access Ability Business Resource Group for North America which provides support for those with disabilities and caregivers and allies of those with disabilities. Before joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs focused on strategy and delivery of Wellness and Benefit programs holding various roles overseeing Wellness operations and developing healthcare strategy recommendations. Lilly is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology and received her Master of Arts Degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology from New York University.
Director of Health and Wellbeing
Alexis Zygmund is the Director of Health and Wellbeing for Barry-Wehmiller. Alexis is responsible for the strategy, design, communication and compliance of the benefit programs and initiatives that provide support for Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000+ team members and their families as they navigate the complex healthcare system and their own personal wellbeing journeys. Her primary focus is to develop partnerships and programs that support her team’s vision of sending all team members home safe, well and fulfilled. In Alexis’ 10+ years with BW, she has served in a variety of change management, engagement strategy and program leadership roles, including most recently guiding the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic by developing and implementing policies and procedures to provide a safe work environment for all global team members.