Influential Voices Leading the Conversation
The Summit will bring together leading employers and industry experts to share their insights – a line-up you simply can't miss!
Director, Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Design, Planning and Analysis
Katie is a Director at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., and focuses on designing meaningful employee health and welfare plans. Prior to working at The Hartford she managed domestic and international benefit and well-being programs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, International SOS, and Goldman Sachs. She started her career supporting large employers with their health and welfare benefits administration prior to transitioning to the employer side. Katie is a graduate of Susquehanna University and lives in Cheshire, CT with her husband and two children.
Dena Bravata, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dena Bravata serves as Castlight’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bravata is the co-founder of Lyra Health where she also served as the Chief Medical Officer from 2015 to 2016. She was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Products at Castlight Health from 2009 through 2014. Dr. Bravata was a practicing internist for 16 years in her own private practice and as an attending physician at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA. As a senior research scientist in Stanford’s Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and a nationally recognized health services researcher, Dr. Bravata has published widely on the clinical effectiveness of a variety of key clinical and public health topics. She served on the Governing Council of the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, the board of trustees of the Society for Medical Decision Making, and was an assistant public health officer for Santa Clara County. Dr. Bravata has an undergraduate degree from Yale University, an M.D. from Columbia University, and a M.S. in health policy from Stanford University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Ambulatory Care Fellowship at Stanford University.
Enterprise Health Innovation Strategist
State Farm Insurance Companies
Mark Dorley is an Enterprise Health Innovation Strategist at State Farm® Insurance Companies. Based out of their corporate headquarters in Bloomington, IL, Mark currently oversees State Farm’s medical strategy including self-insured PPO and value-based ACO plans, as well as HMO plans, for roughly 150k members. In addition, he also leads key initiatives to support employee population health including MSK, DE&I, SDoH and expert medical opinion services.
Mark has deep, wide-ranging experience in U.S. health care. Prior to joining State Farm, Mark was an Affordable Care Act and Medicaid academic policy researcher at George Washington University, investigating and writing on issues related to access, coverage, design, and affordability of publicly-financed health programs. He has also worked in the hospital emergency department as a health care tech and an intake clerk.
Mark has a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Pharmacy and Health Plan Services Leader
Gallagher Benefit Service
As a proven industry leader, Seth’s focus is to build and implement best-in-class Pharmacy Consulting strategies, alongside innovative value propositions that help clients overcome current market complexities and ensure positive results for clients, their members, and Arthur J Gallagher (AJG). Seth is responsible for business development growth, new product development, client quality assurance and service accountability, and the overall P&L for the entire National Pharmacy Practice and Health Plan Services Divisions of Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS), employing over 50 people. Prior to AJG’s acquisition of Solid Benefit Guidance (SBG), Seth was Area Sr. Vice President and lead all regions of the firms Pharmacy Benefits Employer Consulting business. Being recognized as a seasoned PBM Consultant by top industry publications and organizations, Seth has published articles in Employee Benefit News, The Wall Street Journal, and other various Healthcare journals, along with being a sought keynote speaker at National Conferences, Business Group Symposiums, and other unique industry events.
Seth has over 22 years of Healthcare expertise as a senior-level executive in both the Consulting and Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) space. Most notable leadership positions include Northeast Regional Pharmacy Practice Lead at Aon Hewitt working with Fortune 500 employers, Taft-Hartley Funds, Municipalities and large Health Plans, and 15 years in lead roles at Medco Health Solutions a leading PBM before purchased by Express Scripts in Account Management, Business Development & Operations. Throughout his career, Seth’s extensive hands-on industry knowledge has empowered him with insider-insights giving him a broader perspective into all aspects of the pharmacy benefit landscape that help him strategically transform benefit programs and provide better results for individual clients.
Seth holds an MBA in Health Systems from Fairleigh Dickerson University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Management from Quinnipiac University.
Senior Director, Benefits
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Jennifer Ito is currently the Senior Director - Benefits for Lowe’s Companies, located in Mooresville, NC. Prior to joining Lowe’s in February 2020, she was with Cigna, Express Scripts, Advanced Technology Solutions, and Emergency Medical Services Corporation. She has spent 25+ in Benefits, Compensation and HRIS roles. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Global HR and another Masters degree in Organizational Management.
Vice President, Benefits
Jodice is responsible for the design and financial management of colleague benefits programs for ~300,000 colleagues at an annual expense of ~$2.5 billion. She directs a team of individuals engaged in program strategy, design and implementation, plan compliance, analytics, financial management, as well as partner relationship management.
Jodice has more than 30 years of benefits and compensation experience. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Bridgewater State College and holds Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) designations from World at Work.
Jodice is a member of the New England Employee Benefits Council, the Council on Employee Benefits, American Benefits Council, HR Policy Association, Business Roundtable, ERISA Industry Committee and the National Business Group on Health. She also serves as a Board Member for the Cost Solutions Institute within the National Business Group on Health and Connecting Children & Families, a non-profit organization in the city of Woonsocket, RI.
President and CEO
Business Group on Health
Ellen is president and CEO of Business Group on Health. Business Group on Health is the only 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 70 Fortune 100 companies and over 430 companies 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 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. She is a member of several industry organizations and is an active volunteer at the Arlington Free Clinic.
Total Rewards Senior Manager, U.S. Benefits
Sara Koda is currently the Senior Manager for US Benefits at PepsiCo, located in Purchase, NY. In her current role, she’s focused on designing meaningful and innovative employee health and wellness plans. Prior to joining the Benefits team, she supported Total Rewards at PepsiCo through multiple roles focused holistic Total Rewards. She has spent 10+ years in HR and Total Rewards. Sara holds a degree in Finance from Arizona State University and lives in New York City.
Tatjana Kolevska, MD
Medical Director of National Cancer Excellence Program
Dr. Tatjana Kolevska is the Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente National Cancer Excellence Program overseeing cancer care for more than 12 million members across 8 Kaiser Permanente markets. Dr. Kolevska Chairs the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Oncology, Hematology and Infusion Centers and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Physician Education and CME Program leading education for more than 10,000 physicians. She also co-directs the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Oncology Clinical Trials Program overseeing clinical research for 150 cancer experts. In her role, Dr. Kolevska organizes and leads cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies harnessing the advantages of the Kaiser Permanente integrated system. She completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at Columbia University and received an MD degree and Master of Science in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine.
Tim Kowalski, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Tim is a physician executive. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for Progressive Causality Insurance. In that role, he is responsible for onsite Patient Centered Medical Home primary care clinics, Fitness centers, and Wellness programs. In the last fifteen years he has been involved in the clinical strategy, design, and delivery of the health benefit for the Progressive people. During the pandemic, he has the added responsibility for knowing the latest objective science and integrating that with compliance requirements and the business needs of Progressive to develop appropriate policy and programs to keep the Progressive people, its business associates, and its customers safe.
North America Benefits Director
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Rick Kusnierz, North America Benefits Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific, has overall responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s benefits strategy in the US and Canada. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Rick ran his own benefits consulting firm. He spent most of his career in St. Louis and Seattle, working for large consulting firms such as Mercer and Aon, as well as taking on lead corporate benefits roles at Peabody Energy and Carnival Cruise Corp.
Business Group on Health
Shabboo Likouris joined the Business Group on Health in August of 2021. She is part of a team that identifies and disseminates best practices and effective solutions for controlling health care costs and improving the quality and safety of health care. Specifically, Shabboo leads the Evidence-based Benefit Design Committee, which seeks to promote value in health benefit plan design by identifying opportunities to incorporate evidence-based guidelines into coverage and programmatic decisions.
Shabboo has 19 years of benefits consulting experience working at Segal, Mercer and just prior to joining Business Group on Health was a Director at Willis Towers Watson. In her role, she advised large, self-insured employers in the development of long-term strategies for their employee benefit plans, including the design of innovative solutions that advanced their goals and objectives.
Shabboo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Richard J. Migliori, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
In 2013, Dr. Migliori was appointed executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, working with businesses across the enterprise to help improve health care quality, access and affordability. Dr Migliori is also part of the UnitedHealth Group enterprise-wide Innovation Council and is committed to deepening the value UnitedHealth Group brings to market through innovation, establishing critical strategic priorities, and driving cultural change and practical support for experimentation. Previously, as executive vice president for Health Services, Dr. Migliori was responsible for the ongoing development, design and adaptation of market-leading clinical innovations aimed at ensuring clinical excellence, improving clinical and economic outcomes, and delivering robust business performance on behalf of UnitedHealth Group’s largest public and private sector clients.
During his leadership at UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Migliori has spearheaded the design, organization and management of national health care delivery networks. He has been appointed as a member of Governor Dayton’s Governor’s Committee at the University of Minnesota’s Medical School. He has previously served on the Harvard University / Kennedy School of Government Health Care Delivery Policy Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Advisory Committee on Transplantation advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services on public policy for human organ transplantation. He has published more than 49 articles on topics ranging from continuous quality improvement methods in a clinical setting to surgical oncology and solid organ transplant.
Dr. Migliori received his Sc.B. (‘78), and MD (‘81) from Brown University, and completed a National Health Research Fellowship in immunology, transplantation and oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
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.
Executive Director, Global Benefits
Kristen is responsible for the strategy, design and performance of benefit programs impacting approximately 80,000 global employees at Linde Inc, the largest industrial gas manufacturing company in the world. In this role, she works closely with senior management in developing critical strategies to improve Praxair benefit programs from both an employee value and total cost perspective.
Prior to joining Linde she worked at Towers Perrin (now WTW) in various benefits-related roles, including managing their internal benefit programs.
With over 30 years of benefits experience, Kristen is very focused on improving quality of care while eliminating fraud, waste and abuse in the health care system. She believes that transparency and interest alignment are key to getting the help needed from the vendor and consultant communities.
Kristen earned her BS from Cornell University in 1988, an MBA from Fordham University and her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.
President, Digital Platforms
Rajeev Ronanki is the President of Digital Platforms and the Chief Digital Officer at Anthem Inc. where he is reimagining the future of healthcare by harnessing the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide consumers predictive, proactive, and personalized insights into their health.
Since joining Anthem in 2018, Rajeev has led the organization’s digital-first transformation across Digital, AI, Exponential Technology, Service Experience, and Innovation portfolios. In his role as President, Digital Platforms, Mr. Ronanki will continue to accelerate Anthem’s strategy to become a digital platform for health that utilizes a multi-channel approach to connect consumers, providers, employers, ecosystem partners, and more. To achieve this, Rajeev will create and execute the commercialization of Anthem’s digital capabilities to reinvent care delivery, operations, and interactions.
Over the last 20 years, Mr. Ronanki’s innovation-driven mindset, passion for social change, and in-depth industry knowledge has made him a regular speaker on topics related to navigating the future of healthcare, harnessing data driven insights, and delivering personalized experiences. In November 2021, Rajeev will also publish his first book, You And AI: A Citizen’s Guide to AI, Blockchain, and Puzzling Together the Future of Healthcare, which explores how exponential technologies can be integrated into a company’s DNA, creating AI-first, blockchain-first, data-first, technology-first digital enterprises for the twenty-first century and beyond.
Mr. Ronanki obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in India and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
M.S., Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania
B.E., Osmania University
Partner, Cognitive Advantage and Health Care Innovation Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Chief Technology Officer, Computer Sciences Corporation
Managing Principal, Tier Technologies
Business Group on Health
Magda Rusinowski serves as Vice President at Business Group on Health in Washington, DC. Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, and an ally for large employers. Magda has an overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Cost & Delivery Institute, leading that group in identifying best practices and promising solutions to employers’ health care cost and delivery challenges and influencing market-based payment and delivery reforms.
Prior to joining Business Group on Health in 2018, Magda served as the Director of US Health and Insurance Benefits at PepsiCo, Inc. In that role, Magda was responsible for developing US health care strategy, factoring into the plan design decisions evidence-based insights, industry best practices and the needs of the diverse and largely frontline population.
Magda is a CPA and spent the first 10 years of her career at PepsiCo working in various financial reporting and accounting roles. She graduated from Baruch College, City University of NY in 1995 with a BBA in Accounting and joined PepsiCo in 2000.
Magda resides in and works remotely from North Salem, NY.
Senior Vice President, Employer Sales & Account Services
Steve Schaper is Senior Vice President, Sales & Account Services at CVS Health. In this role, Steve has responsibility for PBM new business sales, consultant relations and sales operations. He also oversees existing Employer and Government client relationships.
Steve is an executive with more than 30 years of health care experience. He joined CVS Health in 2000 and has served in numerous key sales leadership roles in CVS Caremark and is a current member of CVS Caremark’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining CVS Health, Steve worked in several sales-focused and underwriting positions for The Prudential Insurance Company of America. He also previously worked at Aetna, Inc.
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Business Group on Health
Brenna Shebel joined Business Group on Health in July 2006. She currently oversees the strategy and day-to-day operations of the Business Group’s Center for Data-Driven Insights (CDDI), which provides Business Group members with key statistics and benchmarking data to identify trends and best practices in the areas of health care benefits, delivery system transformation, well-being and workforce strategy. Before joining the CDDI team, Shebel coordinated the operations for the Business Group’s Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions.
Before joining the Business Group, Shebel worked for Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) in promoting physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco resistance activities in schools, communities and workplaces in southern Maine. At HMP, she led efforts to establish tobacco-free communities, created youth advocacy programs in three school districts, and assisted with workplace wellness initiatives. Before that, she served as a research assistant at Dartmouth Medical School where she collected data for diabetes research, and mentored adolescents with a chronic illness in a variety of clinical, academic and community settings.
Shebel received a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Shebel has also completed a certificate in benefits and compensation from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
Louise Short, MD
National Clinical Leader
Brown & Brown
Dr. Short is the National Clinical Leader for Strategic Benefit Advisors (SBA) and Brown & Brown and leads the Population Health practice as well as the Health Innovation Hub. She has a focus on making the healthcare system work better and has relationships with as well as in depth knowledge of many of the innovative health companies in the market-place that are trying to solve key issues facing employers and workers. She is also a member of Business Group on Health Cost & Delivery Institute. Dr. Short has a background in internal medicine, occupational and preventive medicine, and 25 years of experience providing clinical leadership in designing, implementing, and measuring population health programs and strategies. As a consultant she has worked with many large and jumbo employers including Lowe’s, Bank of New York Mellon, Dollar General, and PepsiCo to help improve population health and medical costs. Prior to consulting Dr. Short worked for Anthem, UnitedHealthcare, Heathway’s (now Sharecare), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as being in clinical practice. Her expertise also includes analytics, epidemiology, managed care plan administration and medical management, clinical and behavioral health strategy and program management, and outcomes measurement strategy and execution. Dr. Short has helped lead the COVID-19 response for Brown & Brown teammates and develop approaches to assist our clients and other employers with issues, policies and strategies related to COVID-19 and safe Return to the Workplace.
Mark Douglas Smith, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
Dr. Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. From 2016 through 2019 he co-chaired the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
From 1996 through 2013, Smith was the Founding President & CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, which he led from its formation. An independent endowed philanthropy in Oakland, CA, the Foundation began operations with $500 million in assets, made $650 million in charitable grants under his leadership, and has a current corpus of approximately $720 million. In those 17 years, Smith helped build the Foundation into a recognized leader in delivery system innovation, public reporting of quality, and applications of new technology in health care. Smith spearheaded the launch of California HealthLine; the CHCF Innovation Fund, which invests in companies advancing the Foundation's mission; and the CHCF Leadership Fellows Program, whose 300 alumni/ae are senior leaders in virtually every clinical enterprise in the state.
He was a 2014 Menschel Senior Policy Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Smith has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters and monographs. He has consulted for the governments of Kuwait, Denmark, and Singapore, and has been a frequent keynote speaker, including for Microsoft, Health 2.0, Kaiser Permanente, and the Library of Congress.
Before his time at CHCF, Dr. Smith was Executive Vice-President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and of Public Health and directed the AIDS clinic there.
Dr. Smith was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001. He chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Learning Healthcare System, which produced the widely publicized 2012 report Best Care at Lower Cost. He serves on the Boards of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Commonwealth Fund, Teladoc Health, Phreesia, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and the Editorial Board of Health Affairs. He has been honored by the California Legislature, the California Hospital Association, Grantmakers in Health, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and others.
Dr. Smith holds a BA in Afro-American Studies from Harvard College, an MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A Board-certified internist, he maintains an active clinical practice in HIV care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Chief Product Officer
Nupur Srivastava is passionate about leveraging the power of technology and human empathy to raise the standard of healthcare for everyone. As the Chief Product Officer for Included Health, Nupur leads a diverse team of creative and impact-driven general managers, product managers, designers, researchers, and more. She was recently recognized by SF Business Times as a 40 under 40 award recipient as a recognition of her work in building a better future. Prior to Included Health, Nupur was Head of Product for AliveCor, a leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices. Before AliveCor she held product positions in Cisco’s telemedicine group as well as DRev, a product development company focused on affordable health technologies. Nupur earned her MBA from Stanford and her Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Senior Director, H&B Chief Actuary
Courtney serves as a senior health and benefits strategist in the business and has senior leadership responsibilities for Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefit (H&B) business. She leads the Financial, Actuarial, and Analytics function in our business which includes carrying the title of Chief Actuary. Courtney has leveraged her experience as a health actuary into leadership in many areas over her 27-year career in consulting. Her recent roles have included Solutions function leader (overseeing product development, promotion, operations, and delivery for H&B solutions), Health Care Delivery leader, and Financial Strategy leader for the H&B group marketplace, among other things. The backbone of her career is benefits consulting experience serving the needs of clients. She consults with clients on strategic aspects of their health and welfare plan offerings including data, analytics and employee insights, network/vendor/provider approaches and performance, high value interventions, and related financial expectations. In addition, she helps lead efforts around integrated benefit strategies and benefit administration solutions.
Courtney has experience working with employers across many industries facing different priorities and challenges, but she has extensive experience with technology, oil and gas, retail, and service industry companies. Some of her areas of specialization include value-based care approaches, virtual/digital health care and the vendor marketplace, health care innovation, retiree medical, and the design and measurement of health care delivery programs.
Courtney also worked for Shell Oil Company in Houston as a senior advisor developing comprehensive wellbeing programming, revamping strategies for a changing workforce, and streamlining global policies.
Education and Credentials:
Courtney earned a B.A. degree in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Senior Benefits Consultant
Amanda has 15+ years of experience within the HR and benefits field. She is a data-driven professional that leverages discovery findings to develop a relevant strategy by involving a cross-functional team throughout the company – bringing historically siloed groups together to solve critical business challenges.
Today, she helps Danaher associates across 20+ operating companies reach their life's potential through design, communications, harmonization and administration initiatives for Danaher's U.S. Health and Welfare Plans. Her responsibilities include medical and prescription program oversight, voluntary and flexible benefits strategic assessments, wellbeing, leave management, process improvement and overall governance.
Vice President, Physical & Emotional Well-being
Lisa Woods serves as Vice President, Physical & Emotional Wellbeing for Walmart Stores, Inc. Woods is a benefits professional with broad based knowledge and has been recognized nationally as an innovator and thought leader in health care with a strong commitment to ensuring that more than a million Walmart associates have access to benefits that are comprehensive, affordable, and competitive. Woods has played a key role in developing a portfolio of innovative programs focused on payment reform, reducing waste in the system, and ensuring appropriateness of care for Walmart associates.
Lisa led the effort with her team to design and implement the Centers of Excellence program for heart, spine, joint replacements, and cancer with leading quality health systems. Lisa has also worked on developing narrow network plans focused on quality including direct contracting with ACO’s. Walmart was presented with the 2019 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation by Business Group on Health for efforts to improve the health care delivery system. In addition, Lisa was named to Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders (#10) in 2019 as a result of her efforts and most recently she was awarded the 2020 Top 25 Health Care Innovators.
Lisa has expanded her role within Walmart and she is responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of all U.S. associates, both those enrolled in our medical plans and those not enrolled.
Lisa serves on many committees and boards including board chair for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), president for the Council of Employee Benefits, several Business Group on Health affiliated committees, the American Benefits Council and Leapfrog.
Vice President, Global Well-being and Benefits
Tammy Yee is the Vice President of Global Well-Being and Benefits at American Express. She provides strategic leadership and design of best-in-class benefits including healthcare, financial wellness, work-life, retirement, and mobility. In her role, she also oversees the company’s global wellness centers, medical services and health and safety initiatives.
Her top priority is to bring colleagues and their families innovative, effective and diverse programs to support their holistic well-being. She has played a key role in the design and rollout of the company’s award-winning Healthy Living program and led the initiative to expand benefits for working families, including the company’s gender-neutral, 20-week parental leave program in the U.S.
Tammy currently serves as a member on the board of the Business Group on Health and is a co-chair of the organization’s Health Cost and Delivery Institute. She also contributes to several organizations and councils including the Health Transformation Alliance, American Benefits Council, and Boston College Workforce Roundtable.
Prior to joining American Express in 2007, Tammy was the Director of Company Sponsored Benefits at Winged Keel Group, Inc., where she led the team responsible for the plan design, enrollment, administration, and servicing of group and individual disability benefits for institutional clients.