Bart Asner, M.D. is President of OptumCare Southern California, in addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Monarch HealthCare, an IPA model medical group which he founded in 1994. Monarch is comprised of 2,250 physicians providing care to 250,000 MediCal, Commercial and Senior patients throughout Southern California, and is proud to have been designated a 2012 Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the Pioneer ACO program Monarch provides care coordination services for traditional Medicare patients. Dr. Asner is Chair and serves on the Board of Directors of CAPG, California's largest professional organization of medical groups and IPAs. Dr. Asner is immediate past Chairman, and current member of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide policy group that brings together the top decision makers from the major sectors of the health care industry. Dr. Asner holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Brooklyn College and is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. Board Certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Asner is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Asner has successfully pursued his passion to create a model for the delivery of quality, affordable health care to the patients of Orange County.
Trish has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles across the health care spectrum including IPA and medical group management, business development, and operations. She is very knowledgeable of managed care and the healthcare delivery business and has a long track record of success in her relationships with physicians, health plans, and hospitals. She has demonstrated success in improving service delivery, patient satisfaction, and building sound relationships with physicians. In her role as President of AppleCare, she remains focused on bringing value to the physician network through clinical and administrative support to enhance the physician and member experience. Trish is a member of the CAPG Board of Directors.
Benton is a 43-year veteran of the healthcare industry in the Denver Colorado market. Prior to joining New West Physicians in September 1994 as Chief Executive Officer, she served as Vice President of Operations and Managed Care for HealthONE from 1990-1994. Before then, she was Vice President of Administration for Healthcare United HMO from 1987 to 1990, Vice President of Operations and Finance for HMO Colorado from 1981 to 1987 and held various management positions for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado from 1971 to 1987. Benton is on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Health Institute, is a member of the Colorado Executive HC Forum, serves as the 2016 Chair for the C3 Investment Committee through the Denver Chamber, and is on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chamber. She holds an MBA from Colorado State University.
Dr. Robert Berenson has been an Urban Institute fellow since 2003, conducting research and analyzing policy primarily on healthcare delivery issues. A board certified internist who practiced for 20 years, Dr. Berenson previously served on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (2009-12); oversaw Medicare payment policy and private health plan contraction at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (1998-2000); and was an assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff under President Carter.
Scott Blakeman is a comedian and commentator who does not dumb down. An original member of Laughing Liberally, New York's longest running political comedy show, Mr. Blakeman was featured on MSNBC's live coverage of the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner. He appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC, and for more than three years was the most frequently booked liberal pundit on FoxNews.com Live.
Dr. Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His research centers on innovation and cost growth in healthcare, racial disparities, and medical malpractice. A member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisors, Dr. Chandra has served as Massachusetts Special Commissioner on Provider Price Reform. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and winner of the Arrow Award, Garfield Award and Association of Health Economists Medal.
Norman H. Chenven, M.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), a 340 physician multi-specialty medical group that serves the greater Austin metropolitan area with 21 clinical locations. ARC provides care to approximately 420,000 Central Texans in three counties. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Management Systems (CMS), an Austin-based practice management company, third party administrator and medical management organization that provides technical support and services to medical groups, provider networks and governmental and employer based health plans. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Brown University, medical degree from the State University of New York Medical Science Center in Brooklyn and post graduate training at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Dirck Clark is the President of MPact Health, a multi-state clinically integrated network covering Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Prior to MPact, Dirck was the Chief Strategy Officer for Mosaic Life Care. Before Mosaic, Dirck spent seven years working for the United States Senate engaged in healthcare and rural development issues. Dirck is in his 13th year on the Board of Missouri Western State University and stepped down last year as the Chair of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Dirck holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri.
Dr. Kenneth Cohen is an experienced physician leader, practicing internist, and researcher who has attained national recognition for clinical research, internal medicine, and health care quality improvement. He has successfully developed and reported numerous clinical quality studies in primary care, including tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic vascular disease. Dr. Cohen has served as principal investigator of numerous clinical research trials, in areas including COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. He was one of the founding physicians of New West Physicians, which is the largest primary care group practice in Colorado. He has served as Chief Medical Officer since 1995. Dr. Cohen has received awards of recognition and distinction for teaching, including the Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year award in 2011. Under his stewardship New West Physicians was awarded the AMGA Acclaim award in 2015. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen holds degrees from Dickinson College and Hahnemann University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Don Crane is the President and CEO of CAPG, a national professional association composed of physician groups dedicated to coordinated, accountable care. It is the nation’s largest trade association that explicitly promotes capitation as the payment model for its members, all of whom accept various forms of risk-based capitation or other population-based payment. These groups are in the forefront of national healthcare reform and represent the care model and payment methodologies adopted by federal legislation for the entire nation. Mr. Crane joined CAPG in 2001 and has served as President and CEO since that time. During his tenure CAPG has expanded from being a division of a regional hospital trade association consisting of 40 member groups to a national professional association consisting of more than 250 physician organizations. CAPG now has members with practices in 45 states and has become a leading voice in advocacy on both state and federal levels. With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CAPG maintains advocacy offices in Sacramento, California, and Washington, DC. CAPG’s mission is to provide advocacy and education for accountable physician groups, and to lead the coordinated care movement across the nation. In that quest CAPG has embarked on an extensive educational effort to spread and scale the experience of its members in the delivery of risk-based coordinated care. This work involves tapping the acumen of CAPG members as faculty in the many educational programs the association is offering, including CAPG conferences in California and Washington, D.C., and regional meetings in multiple locations around the country. A seasoned healthcare attorney, Mr. Crane has served as corporate counsel for several major integrated health systems. Mr. Crane speaks regularly on healthcare issues to a wide variety of physician groups, hospitals, and other professional meetings. He is a frequent guest lecturer on healthcare management issues to graduate students at major universities. Mr. Crane serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition on Health Care. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of CAPG Health, a magazine that reports on business trends, legislation, andindustry initiatives impacting coordinated care. In 2016 Mr. Crane received the prestigious Mathies Award for Vision and Excellence in Healthcare Leadership. Mr. Crane received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Loyola University of Los Angeles.
Bahar Davidoff, Pharm D is the Vice President of Pharmacy at Regal Medical Group, which is one of the largest networks of physicians and specialist in Southern California. Dr. Davidoff oversees a clinical pharmacy team providing strategic direction for formulary management, utilization management, operations and all clinical programs. She has implement high quality pharmaceutical care by providing a broad scope of services that meet the needs of the patients, the medical community, and the organization. Under her direction her team insure optimal use of medications through Medication Therapy Management and disease management. Dr. Davidoff also oversees an active Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, interdepartmental programs, and continuity of care initiatives. Bahar received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California and has been involved in retail, inpatient, and quality assurance roles. She serves as a co-chair for the CAPG pharmaceutical committee and is an active member of the Rite Care Initiative. Bahar is dedicated to the continual development of progressive and innovative pharmacy services beyond the current standards of contemporary pharmacy practice. It is her goal to lead Regal Medical Group into the future by establishing new benchmarks in healthcare.
Susan Dentzer is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a not-for-profit organization that seeks intelligent ways to advance health and improve health care at sustainable costs. With offices in Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA, and San Francisco, CA, NEHI represents more than 120 organizations across the spectrum of health and health care. One of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR, Dentzer previously served as senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nations largest philanthropy focused on health and health care in the United States. She also was formerly editor-in-chief of the policy journal Health Affairs, and the on-air Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. Dentzer wrote and hosted the 2015 PBS documentary, Reinventing American Healthcare, focusing on the innovations pioneered by the Geisinger Health System and spread to health systems across the nation.
Jeff Eichholz, Pharm.D., is senior director of Drug Trend Solutions at Express Scripts Holding Co. He is responsible for establishing clinically sound utilization management solutions and developing innovative trend management strategies to help clients control their pharmacy spend. Dr. Eichholz joined Express Scripts in 2004 as a clinical account executive. He also worked as senior director, Formulary Solutions, director, Trend Management, and director, Clinical Services, before transitioning to his current role in 2016. Previously, Dr. Eichholz spent nine years in the community pharmacy setting with Schnucks Markets. He benefits from a diverse range of experience both in the pharmacy setting and in the PBM industry. His experience in community pharmacy included work as both a staff pharmacist and a pharmacy manager. Dr. Eichholz also gained industry insight as a clinical account executive. In this role, he worked directly with clients to ensure the quality and cost-effectiveness of their prescription-benefit plans. He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy and his Pharm.D. from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Amy Frankowski, MD, currently serves as the Senior Medical Director of Population Health-Health Select and Chief Medical Officer with Mercy Health Select based in Ohio. Previously, at Mercy Health, Dr. Frankowski held the position of Chief Network Integration Officer in the Cincinnati market. Since joining Mercy Health Physicians in 2010, Dr. Frankowski has played an integral part in developing population health initiatives such as patient-centered medical home program, ambulatory care coordinators and physicians quality program and ensuring the employed physician group is clinically integrated with Mercy Health. Her experience has served her well as she leads Mercy Healths further integration efforts to coordinate patient care across conditions, providers, settings and time to provide patient-focused, effective, high-quality timely care. Dr. Frankowski graduated from the University of Toledo and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Jay M. Gellert is President and CEO of Health Net, Inc. He joined the company in 1996 as President and COO of Health Systems International, Inc., a Health Net predecessor. Previously, Mr. Gellert directed Shattuck Hammond Partners Inc.'s strategic advisory engagements in integrated delivery systems development, managed care network formation, and physician group practice integration. He also was President and CEO of Bay Pacific Health Corporation and SVP and COO for California Healthcare System.
Chris is a principal and consulting actuary in the San Diego office of Milliman, Inc. He joined the firm in 1994 after working for six years at Pacific Heritage Assurance Company in Portland, Oregon. Chris specializes in helping clients project and understand the risks and financial implications associated with their health care products, reimbursement systems, and risk sharing arrangements. He has worked with insurance companies, HMOs, provider organizations, employers, medical device manufacturers, and government agencies to help them assess risks associated with commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHAMPUS populations.
John Gorman is Founder and Executive Chairman at Gorman Health Group (GHG). In this role, he has led the development and launch of several entrepreneurial ventures in both software and business process outsourcing in government health programs. Johns work focuses on government health programs strategy, cultural transformation within health care companies, governance, and turnaround of distressed health plans. John brings GHG clients more than 25 years of experience in government-sponsored health program strategy, compliance and operations. Prior to founding his own company in 1996, John served as Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administrations (HCFA) Office of Managed Care, where he provided day-to-day management, and served as the external liaison for the Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs.
Dr. Grapey is a practicing urologist in Greensboro, NC. He received his MD degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency at Northwestern University. He is currently working on an executive MHA from the University of North Carolina. He was part of the original steering committee for the Triad HealthCare Network ACO (THN) and currently serves on the Operating Committee and is the Chairman of the Finance Committee for THN. He has recently accepted the position of Medical Director for Cone Healths new Medicare Advantage Plan, HealthTeam Advantage.
Eyal Gurion is Director of Business Development and leads IHA's Encounter Data initiative of an industry-wide, multi-stakeholder project to assess market challenges and develop solutions, including standardization of encounter data exchange processes. Mr. Gurion also leads IHAs Digital Health project which includes developing a database tool that captures digital health companies worldwide, categorized by metrics that represent potential use cases for various IHA members and working with various stakeholders to develop a digital health strategy and accelerate potential solutions. Prior to joining IHA, Mr. Gurion worked as a strategy and business development consultant with various healthcare organizations including start-ups, venture capital firms, academia and not-for-profits. Prior to that, he worked for Johnson & Johnsons medical device division in Israel, managing the commercial relationships with large integrated plan/provider organizations; and held various commercial roles with Agilent Technologies and Applied Materials. Also in Israel, he was a military commander in the Missing in Action unit. He received his bachelors degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and his MBA from the Haas Business School at U.C. Berkeley.
Dr Jeffrey Hay is a nationally-recognized expert in Accountable Care, Clinical Effectiveness, Post-Acute Care, and Managed Care. He is trained in the clinical fields of internal medicine and critical care medicine. He also is trained and experienced in health services research: the scientific approach to optimizing patient outcomes and resource utilization. Dr Hay was originally trained in engineering, which translates into his expertise in information technology, data analyses, & process improvement. Dr. Hay is the Chief Medical Officer for Prospect. The founding group, Prospect Medical Group (IPA) and Prospect Medical Systems (MSO), owns and manages over 20 IPAs across the United States and has entered into risk-based contracts for over 20 years.Dr. Hay is also the Chief Medical Officer for CRC. Dr. Hays education and training includes a chemical engineering degree from Purdue University, a research work experience at the Amoco Research Center in Naperville IL, a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and a residency & fellowship experience at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr Hay is a recent graduate of the California Health Care Foundations prestigious Healthcare Leadership Fellowship offered jointly by University of California, San Francisco and UCLA.
As SVP and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers, Stacey Hrountas leads a staff of over 2,500 employees dedicated to the business systems for more than 500 primary care and specialty physicians. Her team serves more than 400,000 patients in 22 medical office sites throughout San Diego County. Stacey has over 30 years experience in the health care industry. She joined Sharp in 1994 and has held several system-wide leadership positions including Vice President, Managed Care Contracting and Finance for the entire Sharp HealthCare system and affiliated medical groups. Prior to coming to Sharp, Stacey worked with Aetna Health Plans of San Diego, Mercy Physicians Medical Group, MetLife HealthCare Network, Travelers Health Network and Community Care Network.
Dr. John Jenrette is the Executive Vice President at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Network includes more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals, 8 HMO contracts, and 1,500 employees. The Medical Network provides care to over 140,000 members.Dr. Jenrette also serves on the Board of Directors for CAPG (The Voice of Accountable Physician Groups) and the Board for Premera Blue, a Blue Cross plan in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. He brings over thirty years of experience in healthcare delivery and management that ranges from California to the Midwest.
David is the CEO of Hill Physicians and PriMed, the management services organization serving Hill. David served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hill Physicians for two years before taking the CEO role. Prior to joining PriMed and Hill Physicians, David served for fourteen years as an executive of Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit health plan with more than 3 million members. His most recent position at Blue Shield was senior vice president large group and specialty benefits where he oversaw $2 billion in revenues for the large group employer, specialty benefits and stop loss insurance markets. His career also has included serving as president of Vivra Women's Health, a physician network and practice management company, and as a manager for Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm.David grew up in England and received his MA in chemistry from the University of Oxford and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Klein is a partner and the National Healthcare Group leader for Global 100 law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. He advises medical groups, hospital systems and health plans on mergers and acquisitions, physician alignment strategies, MSOs, risk-based contracting, Knox-Keene plans, ACOs, information technology and joint ventures. He was named as Law360 Healthcare MVP in 2013 and 2015 (Top 5 U.S. Healthcare Lawyers) and has been recognized by both Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as an outstanding healthcare lawyer. He is one of the most active physician group and hospital M&A lawyers, having advised on more than 60% of all major managed care physician group transactions in the Western U.S. in the past 5 years. Eric and his team have obtained a majority of all restricted Knox-Keene health plan licenses issued in California in the past three years and have counseled on innovative health plan structures and joint ventures. Eric also represents leading health insurance companies and health plans in merger and acquisition and healthcare reform projects. His clients include Molina Healthcare (assisting with Molinas health plan acquisitions), Cambia Health Services (Pacific Northwest Blue Shield plans), Humana, Highmark, March Vision Care and CarePoint.Eric received his law degree from Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1985) and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University (A.B., 1981, magna cum laude). He is a sought after speaker and has been featured at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association National Summit, CAPG and MDS annual meetings, the Hospital Association of Southern California annual meeting, American College of Health Care Executives, HealthLaw 2.0 and other trade associations.
Dr. Kopski is a practicing internal medicine physician and a Medical Director in Primary Care at Park Nicollet Health Services located in Minneapolis. Originally from the Philadelphia area and a Penn State alumni, she obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from Cornell University and her MD from Georgetown University. In addition to clinical practice, her work at Park is in clinical quality and care model innovation.
Neil Korsen, MD, MSc is a family physician/geriatrician with 18 years of practice experience, mostly in small towns in Maine. Since 2001, he has worked for MaineHealth, where he serves as medical director of the Behavioral Health Integration program and as medical advisor of the Shared Decision Making program. His research focuses on behavioral health integration, shared decision making, and health care quality. He has received funding support for his work from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Maine Health Access Foundation. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications related to behavioral health integration and has spoken extensively on these topics regionally and nationally. He has consulted and led efforts nationally related to quality measurement and quality improvement. Dr. Korsen received his undergraduate from Dartmouth College in 1975, his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical School in 1979, and a Masters of Science from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth (now the Dartmouth Institute) in 2002.
Prior to his tenure with Accordant, Doctor Krueger served as the Lead Medical Director of SHPS, Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky; and Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of National Health Services, Inc. Healthcare Review Corporation, also in Louisville. In addition, he held a number of positions with Humana Health Plans in Louisville, including Physician Director, Department of Medical Affairs; Center Medical Director; Chief of Adult Medicine; Staff Internist; and Associate Clinical Professor, University of Louisville. A current member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Physician Executives.He is the author of numerous presentations and publications on medical management strategies and related topics. Doctor Krueger earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Gundersen Medical Foundation in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Whitney Limm joined Surgical Associates, Inc. in 1991, and The Queens Health System in 2012. In his role as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Integration, Dr. Limm provides oversight for the Medical Staff Services Department, the employed physician group, and the Queens Clinically Integrated Physician Network. Dr. Limm previously served as the Chief of General Surgery at The Queens Medical Center and the President of the Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Aside from renal transplants, Dr. Limm also performs many general surgery procedures. His clinical interests are in endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid) and hernia surgery. Dr. Limm is a member of the HMSA Board of Directors, and an Associate Professor of Surgery for the University of Hawaii. He is active in the teaching of medical students and residents and is consistently featured in Honolulu Magazines list of Best Doctors.
Dr. Livaudais is in charge of Hawaii Health Partners. He is responsible for the overall development and strategic leadership of Hawaii Health Partners, working to create a new model of care that emphasizes clinical integration and care coordination. A board certified internist, Dr. Livaudais has more than 20 years of experience as an internist, medical manager, medical software professional, clinical leader and health care executive. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, where he also completed a combined internal medicine/pediatric internship and internal medicine residency. He served as chief resident and then co-director of the residency program before taking on roles as vice president of Medical Affairs at Louisiana Health Care Review (a HCFA Peer Review and Quality Improvement Organization), as well as medical director, board member and other leadership positions at multi-specialty groups (Medford Clinic, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group). Before joining Hawaii Pacific Health, he was the chief medical officer for Quantros, a patient safety and clinical quality software company. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Thomas R. Lorish, M.D., joined Providence as the medical director of Rehabilitation Services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in 1989. Over the years, his leadership responsibilities expanded to include medical direction for Providence Health & Services Neuromusculoskeletal program, Neurosciences Program/Brain and Spine Institute, and Orthopedic program. Currently, he is medical director for Orthopedics, Ambulatory services and Chief Executive of Outreach. In addition to helping shape the vision for Providence Brain and Spine Institute, Dr. Lorish helped establish the Providence Stroke Center, Providence Epilepsy Center, Providence ALS Center and Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center. He led the expansion of Providences hospital-based Rehabilitation Services into a community-based program that operates from 28 locations and the further development of the Orthopedic institute. Dr. Lorishs current focus is the further development of Providences Orthopedic Institute as Medical director and the expansion of durable statewide relationships in service to Population Health through his role as Chief Executive of Outreach. Dr. Lorish earned his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. He is a past president of the Oregon Medical Associations Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Section, has served on the Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board and is currently Board Chair of LifeFlight Network.
Jim Malone is the Chief Administrative Officer for Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in San Diego. Prior to joining SCPMG, Jim was the Executive Director of Ambulatory Services for Kaiser Permanente in Ventura and Coachella Counties. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2007, Jim served as Chief Executive Officer of the Buenaventura Medical Group, Inc. for more than 9 years. Previously he held executive positions with several prominent medical and pharmaceutical organizations, as well as Senior Consulting Manager with Arthur Andersen & Co. Jim has been very involved in the communities in which he lives, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. He also participated on the Leadership Ventura Board, Citizens Academy of the Ventura Police Department, Foothill Technology High School Advisory Board, and Rubicon Theater Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and on both the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG). He and his wife Launa have two sons and seven grandchildren.
Mr. Masters is a principal in Premier's west coast healthcare management consulting practice. With 30 years of healthcare experience, Mr. Masters focuses on strategic, business, and service line planning, transaction advisory, mergers, board/governance issues, and competitive positioning strategies for hospitals/health systems, physicians, and payers. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, professional associations, and other meetings nationwide and is a designated Advisor for the Governance Institute. Prior to joining Premier, he was the national strategy and business advisory practice leader for The Camden Group. Before that, he was with Ernst & Young's Los Angeles West Region Health Care Consulting Group, and served on their National Physician Services Advisory Committee. Mr. Masters holds a bachelor's degree in business from Iowa Wesleyan College, and a bachelor's degree in political science, as well as a master's in public administration from Brigham Young University.
Mara McDermott serves as the Vice President of Federal Affairs for CAPG, heading up the association’s federal legislative and regulatory activities in Washington, DC. Mara works on behalf of CAPG member organizations to advance policies that promote coordinated care. This role includes advocacy and education efforts with members of Congress and their staffs, the Administration, and other health policy stakeholders. Prior to joining CAPG, Mara was Counsel in the health industry practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. In this role, she focused on a variety of issues affecting health industry clients, with a particular emphasis on health policy and regulatory issues facing physician organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and academic medical institutions. Mara received her JD with high honors from George Washington University School of Law and her MPH from George Washington University. She received her BA from the University of California, Davis.
Mark Mugiishi, MD, FACS, is Chief Medical Officer for the Hawaii Medical Services Association (HMSA), Blue Cross Blue Shield Hawaii. A graduate of Northwestern University, he is a practicing general surgeon as well as Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery, Director of Surgical Education, and Associate Program Director of the Transitional Residency Program for the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He co-founded the Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii, the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii, and the technology accelerators Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. and Skai Ventures, LLC. Outside of medicine, he is the Producer of the Broadway musical Allegiance.
Mike Nagoshi is a graduate of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the Ekahi Health System and the immediate past Chief of Staff at Kuakini Medical Center. He has been a board certified general internist in private practice for 30 years.
As CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic, Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP oversees the largest outpatient healthcare delivery system in Santa Barbara County and one of the country's oldest and largest medical foundations.Dr. Ransohoff joined Sansum Clinic in 1992. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ransohoff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine from 1989-1992, and Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor from 1988-1989. Dr. Ransohoff was Chairman of Sansum Clinic's Internal Medicine Department from 1992-1994, and Assistant Medical Director from 1994-1997. He has been Medical Director since 1997, President since 1998, and CEO since 2002. Dr. Ransohoff was recognized as the Santa Barbara County Medical Association's Physician of the Year for 2014. He has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and as Healthcare Grand Champion by the Pacific Coast Business Times. Most recently, under Dr. Ransohoffs leadership, Sansum Clinic has earned numerous accolades for high clinical quality measures, including awards from the Integrated Healthcare Association's Pay for Performance Program and the Department of Managed Health Cares Right Care Initiative. Dr. Ransohoff serves on the boards of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and CenCal Health.
In her position as Chief Operating Officer at Signature Partners, Anne is responsible for the strategic development and leadership. Anne started with Inova Health System in 2001 and brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role as COO. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona, a Registered Nursing degree from State University of New York, and a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University, School of Management. She is a board member for multiple organizations including The Womens Center, Rx Partnership, The Fairfax County Community Health Care Network Advisory Board, and Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP). In her spare time she is a nurse volunteer for Operation Walk and the Mission of Mercy Project, and is a volunteer for Girls on the Run Northern Virginia.
John Rother is President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, Americas oldest and most diverse group working to achieve comprehensive health system change. Prior to joining the Coalition in 2011, Mr. Rother served as the longtime Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs at AARP. There he led the development of AARPs policy positions and advocacy strategies. Under his leadership, AARP engaged in robust public policy research and analysis, public education, and advocacy on health and retirement issues at the federal, state and international levels. Mr. Rother wrote numerous articles and was a frequent speaker on health, retirement security, the federal budget, and the boomer generation. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Rother was Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging under the direction of Chairman John Heinz (R-PA). From 1977 to 1981 he served as Special Counsel for Labor and Health to U.S. Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY). Mr. Rother is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the DC Bar, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Gerontological Society of America.
David Sayen (pronounced SIGN) is Senior Vice President of Client Relations at Gorman Health Group (GHG). In this role, David guides GHG clients in developing strategies to respond to rapidly changing federal program opportunities. GHG is a firm providing consulting services and software products primarily to health plans, medical groups and providers doing government business. David recently joined GHG after a distinguished career at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), most recently as the Regional Administrator of the San Francisco Regional Office. Prior to that he held executive positions at the agency in Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare and Financial Operations among other things. David is particularly interested in the development of new payment models like Accountable Care and Medical Homes that can improve access, raise quality and make care more affordable. David earned his MBA in Health Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.
Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D., M.P.H, MBA is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley where he also directs the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR). A leading health care scholar, Dr. Shortell and his colleagues have received numerous awards for their research examining the performance of integrated delivery systems; the organizational factors associated with quality and outcomes of care; and the factors associated with the adoption of evidence-based processes for treating patients with chronic illness. He is a recent recipient of the AHA/HRET TRUST Visionary Leadership Award.
Mr. Slaggert joined Providence Southern California in March 2015. His 25 years of healthcare experience cover physician group Executive Director, COO and CEO roles predominately in the Bay Area of Northern California. Most recently were 13 years as the CEO of Alta Bates Medical Group, a 600 physician IPA serving Berkeley, Oakland and beyond. Immediately prior to joining Providence Jim spent 3.5 years as a National Vice President at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a large Catholic health system based in Denver. Initially hired by CHI as the national COO for over 2,000 employed physicians across the country, his final 2 years at CHI were spent developing clinically integrated networks in multiple markets entailing collaborative partnerships between employed physicians, independent physicians and hospitals. Jims professional areas of focus are patient centric care, strategic planning, business planning and growth and physician leadership development. He and his wife have a 6 year old daughter, now in first grade. Jim is an avid hockey fan and occasionally still gets on the ice for a spirited game. Jim holds a BS degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology and earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
Mark D. Smith MD MBA is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. From 1996 through 2013 was the Founding President of the California HealthCare Foundation, which he led from its formation. An independent endowed philanthropy in Oakland, California, 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 care quality, and applications of new technology in health care. Smith is a nationally-recognized health policy expert. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters and monographs. A Board-certified internist, he maintains an active clinical practice in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital.
Greg joined Banner Health in 2006 as CFO at Banner Estrella Medical Center. With the acquisition of Sun Health, he was named CFO of Banner Boswell Medical Center in 2008. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Arizona West Region. In 2013, Greg began his current role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Banner Health Network. Prior to joining Banner Health, Greg was CFO at St. Lukes Medical Center, a for profit acute care facility in Phoenix from 2003 to 2006 and Vice President of Finance for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, a non-profit acute care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin from 1987 to 2003. He was controller at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin from 1983 to 1987 and an auditor for a regional CPA firm in Madison, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1983. Greg received his BBA in accounting and his MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 1979 and 1989 respectively. He is a CPA, American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow (FACHE), a Muncie Gold Merit Award recipient from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
William Wright, MD, MSPH, served as Executive Medical Director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group from 2007 till 2015. Prior to becoming executive medical director, Dr. Wright was CPMGs associate medical director of market and networks. He was charged with assessing and developing community network relationships with the medical group in partnership with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado. He was also a driving force behind the development of new insurance products designed to meet employers needs and emphasize the strengths of the integrated delivery model. Dr. Wright did undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma and received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1980. He completed a family medicine residency at St. Josephs Hospital in Denver. He has a Masters degree in public health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where his thesis project focused on factors that affect health care utilization. Dr. Wright serves on the Boards of the Colorado Trust, the Colorado Physician Health Program, and the Colorado Institute for Family Medicine. Dr. Wright belongs to the American Academy of Family Practice, the Colorado Academy of Family Practice and the Colorado Medical Society.
Dr. Wulf is the first physician Chief Executive Officer of COPC. Prior to this role, he served as the Corporate Medical Director of COPC for seven years. Bringing over 25 years of medical and leadership experience, he was a leader among the founding physicians that helped establish COPCP, Inc. in 1996. Dr. Wulf previously operated a private practice in Columbus and continues to serve as the COPC Laboratory Medical Director. Dr. Wulf is a member of the COPC Executive Committee, the Ohio State University Health Plan Quality Committee. He is also on the board of directors for The Health Collaborative of Central Ohio, The Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and The Ohio Health Information Partnership. As an internist, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.