Health care speaker, writer, and consultant
A columnist for Hospitals and Health Networks Online and the Physician Executive, Joe Flower has emerged as the premier observer and thought leader on the deep forces changing healthcare in the United States and around the world. Mr. Flower was a founding member of the International Health Futures Network and is a member of the faculty of the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.
Professor of public service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Senior Political Analyst for CNN
Mr. Gergen serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and contributes to Parade Magazine. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his book, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. In the 1980s, he also served as chief editor of U.S. News & World Report.
Paul Keckley, Ph.D.
Executive Director Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS)
DCHS is the health care research arm of Deloitte LLP. Dr. Keckley brings a distinguished 30‐year career in health services research in the private sector and academic medicine. He is a health economist and policy expert, and a regular contributor to CNN and Fox News health reform coverage. Paul is considered one of the country's leading experts on U.S. health reform.
Captain Mark E. Kelly
Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission
A former Gulf War combat pilot and a veteran of four shuttle missions, Mark Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight into space.
Michael O. Leavitt
Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush
Michael O. Leavitt is the founder and Chairman of Leavitt Partners where he advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. In previous roles, Leavitt served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as a three‐time elected governor of Utah.
Paul Grundy, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM
Global Director of IBM Healthcare Transformation IBM Corporation
In this role, Dr. Grundy develops and executes strategies that support IBM's health care industry transformation initiatives. Dr. Grundy also serves as the President of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an Adjunct Professor, University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.
David Hanekom, M.D., FACP, CMPE
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer MDdatacor, Inc.
Dr. David Hanekom is responsible for business and product development, oversees the professional services group, and provides strategic leadership in product development for MDdatacor. Prior to joining MDdatacor in 2012, he was the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Management of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, where he supervised a spectrum of medical management activities.
Christine Hunter, MD
Chief Medical Officer
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Dr. Christine Hunter joined the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as Chief Medical Officer in December 2011, bringing over 30 years of experience in federal health care. As a Navy Rear Admiral and Deputy Director of TRICARE Management Activity from 2009-2011, she coordinated health care for 9.6 million military beneficiaries and managed a $22 billion portfolio. At OPM, Dr. Hunter serves as Medical Director for the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program, oversees health care quality, and contributes to the design of new insurance offerings.
Dr. Hunter is a Distinguished Alumnus of Boston University, where she earned both her BA and medical degrees. After beginning her medical career as one of the first women to serve on Navy ships, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Hunter speaks regularly on achieving the "Triple Aim" in health care: better care for individuals, better health for populations, and greater affordability for all.
President and CEO
Rick Lee has made a career in the creation and sales of specialty health care applications sold to employers as the CEO of Healthrageous, a company launched by Partners HealthCare and the Center for Connected Health. From 2006‐2008, Mr. Lee was the President of Employer Solutions, an Employee Assistance division of Magellan Health Services. In 1995, Mr. Lee founded Quality Oncology, a cancer disease management firm.
David K. Nace, M.D.
Vice President and Medical Director of Clinical Development
McKesson Corporation is one of the world's largest health care services and information technology companies. Prior to his current role, Dr. Nace served as senior vice president and corporate medical director with United Health Group, vice president and chief medical officer with the Aetna Corporation, and founding principle of Health Strategy Solutions, LLC.
President and CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Scott Serota was named BCBSA President and CEO in 2000, after serving four years as a senior executive, including two years as Chief Operating Officer. Before becoming COO, he served as Executive Vice President for System Development, responsible for new business, strategy and the Blue Technology Evaluation Center, the nation's leading source for evaluating the safety and efficacy of emerging medical treatments. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Serota was President and CEO of Chicago‐based Rush Prudential Health Plans.