CEO Healthcare Symposium
Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.
Northwell Health is the largest integrated health care system in New York State with a total workforce of more than 66,000 employees — the state’s largest private employer. With 23 hospitals, 6,675 hospital and long-term care beds, more than 665 outpatient physician practices and a full complement of long-term care services, Northwell is one of the nation’s largest health systems, with $11 billion in annual revenue.
Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services.
Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.
Mr. Dowling has been honored with many awards over the years. They include: his selection as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City; induction into the Irish America Hall of Fame; the 2012 B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the 2011 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the 2011 CEO Information Technology Award from Modern Healthcare magazine and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the State University of New York’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of New York State, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, the Alfred E. Smith Award from the American Society for Public Administration, and the Gold Medal from the American Irish Historical Society. For 11 consecutive years, Modern Healthcare has ranked Mr. Dowling on its annual list of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare." In March 2016, Mr. Dowling was also listed No. 1 on Long Island Press’ 2015 “Power List” recognizing the 50 most-influential Long Islanders.
Mr. Dowling is chair of the Healthcare Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences and the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a board member of the Long Island Association. He is past chair and a current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. Mr. Dowling was an instructor at the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and his master’s degree from Fordham University. He also has honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast, University College Dublin, Hofstra University, Dowling College and Fordham University.
Dr. Andrew W. Brotman, senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, chief clinical officer, is responsible for physician/hospital programmatic initiatives and ambulatory care. In these roles, he also leads the Faculty Group Practice, manages our partnerships with affiliate hospitals, including those in the NYC Health + Hospitals, and manages our faculty office complex. He is the executive sponsor of the oncology service line, and played a significant role in the opening and ongoing operation of the Clinical Cancer Center at 34th Street, now part of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. He also leads the cardiac and vascular service lines and other strategic clinical areas. Dr. Brotman is also a professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He has been at NYU Langone Health since 1999 and was instrumental in leading the development of an infrastructure to manage the clinical enterprise over a period of significant growth.
Prior to NYU Langone, Dr. Brotman was senior vice president and chief operating officer for physician practice management and network development for CareGroup in Boston. In that position, he was responsible for the operations of employed physician practices, and was one of the founders of the managed care organization known as the Physicians Services Network. Dr. Brotman was also the chief of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and prior to that was chief of psychiatry at the Deaconess Hospital, where he also served as president of the medical staff and later as medical director of Pathway Health, a four-hospital network. He served as interim president of Mt. Auburn Hospital in 1998.
Dr. Brotman completed his psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital beginning in 1981 and had increasing levels of responsibility at that institution until 1991, when he went to Deaconess. He spent much of his time at Massachusetts General in a public-private partnership with the state, serving as director of public psychiatry for Massachusetts General and later as clinical director of the Eric Lindemann Mental Health Center.
He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has over 80 publications to his credit.
Annette M. Walker serves as president of City of Hope Orange County. City of Hope chose Walker, a nationally recognized health care executive, to drive the development and growth of a robust cancer network throughout Orange County, and a state-of-the-art cancer center in Irvine.
Walker comes to City of Hope from the nation’s second largest not-for-profit health system, Providence St. Joseph Health. She served as president of strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health and chief executive of St. Joseph Health. In 2017, she was named one of the top 25 women in U.S. health care by Modern Healthcare magazine. Walker was responsible for system-wide strategy, marketing and business development across the seven-state Providence St. Joseph Health system.
Among Walker’s many accomplishments was the development of wellness capability for both consumers and employers throughout Orange County. These centers focused on medical care, as well as services for helping people adopt healthy lifestyles, and were designed to reach people where they work and live.
In addition to the Modern Healthcare recognition, Walker was named one of Becker’s "130 Women Leaders to Know" (2018), Los Angeles Business Journal’s "Executive of the Year" (2017), Orange County Catholic Foundation’s Bishop’s Award winner for Exemplarily Business Integrity (2017) and Orange County Business Journal’s "Innovator of the Year" (2016).
She has a Master’s in Health Administration from University of Minnesota and Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Anthony Spero has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and business development within the acute and post-acute health care industry. As an operator in the post-acute space Mr. Spero has managed Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Facilities, Independent and Assisted Living Facilities, CCRC’s and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals. Currently as President of Ascend Health, he leads the company’s multi-state operation focused on providing best-in-class hospice, home health and concierge home care services. Previously, Mr. Spero worked as the National Vice President of Business Development at Golden Living. Mr. Spero received his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and his MBA in Finance from Suffolk University. He is a licensed nursing home administrator and is most proud of his employment as a certified nursing assistant completed very early on in his healthcare career. In 2015 Mr. Spero was a speaker at the AHCA Quality Symposium and the Home Care Leadership Summit and presented on the topic of “People Centered Care”.
As the Founder and CEO of Wellist, Ashley combines her passion for improving the lives of patients with deep experience in strategic planning and business development. While a Strategy Director at Philips Healthcare, Ashley defined corporate and business strategies across the company’s three major business groups: Imaging, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics and Home Health Solutions.
Founded in 2013, Wellist now works with Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, with combined patient populations of over 100,000.
Over the past 12 months, Wellist has received numerous awards including a Silver Stevie® Award for Company of the Year, selected for its exceptional growth and notable achievements in healthcare technology. Wellist was also awarded “Innovative Tech of the Year—Healthcare Tech” from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). The award cited Wellist’s significant contribution in the area of patient data and healthcare insights. In addition, Wellist was named a Rock Health/ Top 50 in Digital Health “for making exceptional progress in driving resources, attention, and innovation toward a massively better healthcare system.” Wellist received the “Diversity Leadership Award: Start-Up” for demonstrating “leadership in diversity, having continually shown their commitment to hiring, supporting, and building diverse teams to tackle the most pressing problems facing healthcare today.” Wellist was chosen as a “50 on Fire” company which recognizes “the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers”.
Ashley was also recently named a winner of Med Tech’s 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators.
Ashley earned her BA from Colby College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also completed coursework at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.
Dr. Heller received her medical degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Chicago. She has extensive professional experience within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and academic medical centers. As the Chief Scientific Officer at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Dr. Heller is responsible for all mission-related activities, including the research efforts and patient and provider support and education programs.
She previously worked for Weill Cornell Medical College, where she was Associate Dean of Intercampus and Industry Initiatives. In that role, Dr. Heller implemented plans to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the medical school and Cornell University faculties, facilitated the development of an NIH-funded intercampus center, promoted collaborative research projects with industry partners, and managed the intercampus pilot grant program. Prior to Weill Cornell Medical College, she was at Athena Healthcare Consulting, working with industry and academic centers regarding new product opportunities, new drug development, and clinical and translational research. While there, she developed Models of Care, a health care information series that identified and described best practices in disease management.
In addition, Dr. Heller has experience in pharmaceutical drug development, including design and implementation of clinical development plans and involvement in new drug applications resulting in drug approvals. She has been published in more than 20 publications and is the recipient of the “Best Journal Article on Disease Management” honor.
Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier was appointed dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health System, and senior vice president for health affairs for Penn State University in July 2014.
Dr. Hillemeier joined Penn State in 2001 as chair of pediatrics and medical director of Penn State Children's Hospital. He served as interim executive director of the Medical Center for nine months during 2006 and subsequently became vice dean for clinical affairs at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He also served as director and chief operating officer of Penn State Medical Group since its inception in 2008.
Dr. Hillemeier oversaw the development and opening of the Children's Hospital in spring 2013. Under his leadership, the Children's Hospital has regularly scored greater than the 90th percentile on inpatient patient satisfaction surveys and has been named among the nation's best since 2010.
During Dr. Hillemeier's tenure as chair of pediatrics, faculty grew from 63 to 143 in 14 divisions. The newest division, Child Abuse Pediatrics, was formed in 2012 to support the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.
As vice dean for clinical affairs, Dr. Hillemeier oversaw the growth of Penn State Medical Group to include nearly 900 physicians and 300 advanced practice clinicians, 64 specialty practices located at 24 clinics across central Pennsylvania, and more than 1,000,000 outpatient visits each year.
Dr. Hillemeier holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and earned his MD from Loyola University Medical School, where he then completed a residency in pediatrics.
Dr. Hillemeier is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and is immediate past chair of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Daniel Reingold, M.S.W., J.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of RiverSpring Health, a leading non-profit senior care organization with a century of history and leadership, which includes the operation of the renowned Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Under Mr. Reingold’s tenure, RiverSpring Health has grown significantly to include a comprehensive suite of care solutions, from managed long-term care and assisted living, to rehabilitation services, senior housing and skilled nursing. As a passionate advocate for older adults, Reingold and his team opened the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, the nation’s first elder abuse shelter. He serves on the boards of directors of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition, the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Association of Jewish Aging Services. He received a B.A. from Hobart College, an M.S.W. from Columbia University, and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Jaewon Ryu is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger. He came to Geisinger from Humana, where he was President of Integrated Care Delivery and was responsible for Humana’s care delivery assets, a business segment with nearly $3 billion of revenue and comprised of owned and joint ventured clinic practices, as well as Transcend, a management services organization (MSO) assisting affiliated practices to adopt population health under value-based reimbursement methodologies.
Prior to Humana, he was the Chief Medical Officer at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. He has also previously held leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and as a White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a practicing corporate healthcare attorney in the Los Angeles office of the firm McDermott, Will & Emery.
Dr. Ryu has served in various advisory roles including board positions with MCCI and JenCare, both being clinic/MSO organizations managing the financing and delivery of care for Medicare Advantage members under full-risk payment models. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association.
Dr. Ryu earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Jeffrey I. Farber, MD, MBA is President and Chief Executive Officer of The New Jewish Home. A specialist in geriatric medicine with extensive management experience, Dr. Farber came to Jewish Home from the Mount Sinai Health System, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Population Health, leading the quality, utilization, clinical integration, physician engagement, care management, and practice transformation efforts to drive performance in the System’s broad portfolio of value-based contracts. Dr. Farber was also Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai Care, LLC, the system’s Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization, which has more than 42,000 aligned Medicare beneficiaries.
Dr. Farber, who is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, has been an active clinician and educator. He serves as Associate Attending Physician in Geriatric Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a position he retains now that he is at The New Jewish Home.
Dr. Farber’s research interests include models of care for older adults, population health management, and the clinical interface with healthcare finance. He is a nationally recognized speaker and has twice received federal grant funding through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Farber’s research has been published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Farber holds an MD from Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He lives in Tenafly with his wife and three children.
Joanne Mather Conroy, MD, was selected as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health by the Board of Trustees on June 14, 2017.
Dr. Conroy comes to Dartmouth-Hitchcock from a position as CEO of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. In this role, she drove the clinical integration strategy for the hospital, expanded its educational and research programs and strengthened the organization’s operational infrastructure and facilities to support the overall objectives of Lahey Health.
Prior to her leadership role at Lahey, Dr. Conroy served for more than five years as Chief Health Care Officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. In this role, she advanced AAMC’s strategic imperative of leading change to improve the nation’s healthcare system. By working with member medical schools and teaching hospitals, Dr. Conroy helped establish national health priorities and developed best practices to improve health by focusing on medical education, care delivery, research, diversity and inclusion.
Prior to that, she served as Chief Medical Officer for four years, as Vice President, Academic Affairs for three, and Executive Vice president for three, at the Atlantic Health System based in Florham Park, New Jersey. The not-for-profit Atlantic Health System operates three acute care hospitals providing general medical and surgical services to residents of northern New Jersey. Its flagship Morristown Medical Center serves as a regional level 1 trauma center. While serving as Executive Vice President for the Atlantic Health System, Dr. Conroy was named president and chief operating officer for the Morristown Memorial Hospital (now called Morristown Medical Center) in Morristown, New Jersey.
Prior to these roles, Dr. Conroy held several academic and administrative leadership positions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Among other responsibilities, she served as President of the MUSC medical staff, Director of Residency Education for the Department of Anesthesiology, Chair of the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, Executive Medical Director, and Senior Associate Dean of the MUSC College of Medicine.
She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and was the recipient of a Robert Sloan scholarship from Singer Corporation. Dr. Conroy received her medical degree from MUSC, where she completed her residency in anesthesiology, serving as chief resident for one year.
Dr. Conroy is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiologists, attained a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management, and is a diplomate with the American Academy of Pain Management.
Johnese Spisso assumed the position of President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences on February 8, 2016. She is a nationally recognized academic healthcare leader with more than 30 years of experience, and oversees all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics as well as the health system’s regional outreach strategy.
Before coming to UCLA, Spisso spent 20 years at UW Medicine, in Seattle, Washington, where she was chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington. While there, she played a major role in expanding collaborations with regional hospitals and in the operational integration of two major community hospitals into UW Medicine. She also helped to lead development of a statewide trauma system.
A registered nurse, Spisso rose through the ranks at UC Davis Medical Center to direct critical care; trauma, burn and emergency services; and the Life Flight Air-Medical Program. Before that, she was a critical-care nurse in the medical, surgical and transplant intensive care unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
Spisso received a master’s degree in health care administration and public administration from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Chapman College. She earned her RN at the St. Francis School of Nursing. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on healthcare leadership, and she serves on several national boards, including the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.
John F. Rodis, M.D., M.B.A., is the eighth leader of Saint Francis, and the first physician to serve as President since its founding in 1897. Dr. Rodis previously served as Saint Francis’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Physician Executive. Prior to his executive leadership roles, Dr. Rodis served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physician Leader of the Women and Infants Service Line, a position he assumed in 2011.
Before joining Saint Francis, Dr. Rodis served as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Stamford Hospital, where he also previously held the position of Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to that, he was at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director, a member of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Genetics.
Dr. Rodis received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ. He completed fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He also recently received his Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the rank of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as well as the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Rodis is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is the author or co-author of over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed professional journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Connecticut Medicine, the medical journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society. He served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for 19 years. He currently serves on the Boards of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the University of Saint Joseph.
(Philadelphia, PA) - Aria Health’s Board of Directors has selected Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, to succeed Roy Powell as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 485-bed community health system. Powell, who has served as Aria’s President and CEO since 1996, announced plans to resign his position earlier this year. Kinslow, currently CEO and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will begin her new leadership role at Aria in November.
Kinslow joined Pennsylvania Hospital in 1992 as Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia, and since that time has held progressive management and leadership positions, including Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and, most recently, CEO and Executive Director. In addition, she served as Vice President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and has held the academic appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006.
During her tenure at Pennsylvania Hospital, Kinslow has led and supported strategic development, clinical service line expansion, and a variety of clinical quality and patient safety initiatives. These collective efforts have proven successful in continuing to enhance both the hospital’s market share and fiscal health.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to lead such a great health system,” said Kinslow. “Our focus will be to achieve the highest levels of quality and satisfaction for our patients, physicians and staff.”
Kinslow succeeds Powell, who as Aria’s President and CEO for 14 years led the expansion of the community health system into Bucks County with the acquisition and clinical development of Aria’s Bucks County Campus in Langhorne, Pa. In addition, he directed the growth of clinical programs across Aria Health, most notably the addition of a leading-edge Heart Center at Aria’s Torresdale Campus and expansion of Emergency Department facilities and services at the Torresdale and Bucks County campuses. Powell also acquired land and developed preliminary plans for a future hospital location in Lower Makefield, Bucks County.
“Aria is grateful for Roy’s leadership and vision which have enabled us to become a regional, leading health care provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County that is well positioned for the future,” said George A. Voegele, Chairman of Aria Health’s Board of Directors. “We are also very pleased to welcome Kathleen, who we are confident will bring dynamic energy as well as a strong mix of clinical and health care leadership experience to Aria.”
A Philadelphia native with more than 30 years of experience in health care, Kinslow began her career in nursing. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), she holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Ottawa University, Kansas City, a master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, a master’s degree in nursing from Temple University, Philadelphia, a doctorate in education from Widener University, Chester, Pa., and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University.
Kinslow was recently honored as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Pennsylvania (2009) and is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the American Association of Healthcare Executives (AAHE), the Delaware Valley Hospital Association (DVHA) Board of Directors, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), and the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANE).
Matthew L. Primack serves as President of Advocate Christ Medical Center, a quaternary academic center of the Advocate Aurora Health system serving the southwest region of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. His executive leadership role at the 800-bed Magnet Trauma 1 facility has been focused around safety, quality, and service while continuing the growth of key clinical institutes. Recognized as a Becker’s Top 100 Hospital, Top 8 Heart Transplant Program, and other national top ranking clinical programs, Primack prioritizes efficiency and excellence in operations, improved access for patients, and community partnerships.
Primack served as the Chief Operating Officer at Advocate Christ for two years prior to his current position. Before joining the leadership team at Advocate Christ, Primack served as the Vice President of Business Development and Clinical Institutes at Advocate Condell Medical Center where he was responsible for all strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, clinical service lines, and physician alignment initiatives. He started his career by opening a private practice in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. His practice, which he opened in 2000, grew significantly over seven years of operation and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Healthcare and Lake County’s Daily Herald for exemplary patient care and small business success. In addition to his clinical care and practice management, Primack launched a successful consulting firm dedicated to the growth and financial management of private medical practices.
Primack received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Pre-Medicine Biopsychology, a graduate degree from the Chicago Medical School in Physical Therapy, a clinical doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He completed the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Transformation Senior Fellowship and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been appointed to the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Executive MBA Ambassador’s Board and is a 2016 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.
Primack has a passion for the advancement and success of others, serving as a Healthcare Innovation Advisor to the University of Chicago and mentors graduate students and young careerists through opportunities and placement. He has been asked to advise on over 40 healthcare start-ups throughout the country and remains committed to the advancement of healthcare through innovation. Primack has lectured both regionally and nationally on the advancements of healthcare innovation and cost transformation. He serves on boards of several philanthropic and civic non-profit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area and remains committed to community improvement.
Nancy Howell Agee is president and chief executive officer of Carilion Clinic, a nearly $2 billion not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, serving more than 1 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.
Carilion Clinic includes seven hospitals ranging from the third largest in Virginia to mid-sized community and small rural or critical access hospitals. Carilion also operates complementary business lines, including home health, imaging services, pharmacies and free-standing surgical clinics and has a large physician group with more than 1,000 employed physicians.
Before becoming CEO in 2011, Ms. Agee served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her tenure as COO, she co-led Carilion’s reorganization from a collection of hospitals to a fully integrated, physician-led clinic. The reorganization resulted in a partnership with Virginia Tech to create an allopathic medical school and research institute.
Ms. Agee is recognized nationally as a health care leader and currently serves as chair of the American Hospital Association, a membership organization representing the nation’s 5,000 hospitals and health care systems. She was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 women in health care in 2017 and one of the national magazine’s 100 most influential people in health care in 2016 and 2017. She is a former member of The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners and past chair of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.
Dr. Robert Galvin is Operating Partner of Equity Healthcare. Before joining Blackstone, Dr. Galvin was Executive Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer for General Electric, in charge of the design and performance of GE's health programs, including both health spending and the services delivered in its global medical clinics. Dr. Galvin is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of market-based health policy and financing, quality measurement and payment reform. Dr. Galvin is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Science, and sits on the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services. Dr. Galvin received his BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Boston University.
As Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children's Hospital, Sandra L. Fenwick leads the nation's foremost independent pediatric hospital and the world's leading center of pediatric medical and health research. Ms. Fenwick has been a driving force to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of the care provided at Boston Children’s while at the same time reducing the costs of care. Through a combination of hospital affiliations, outpatient specialty care centers, community health centers and regional partnerships, she has helped create a children’s health network providing high quality pediatric care in local settings. She has also expanded its commitment to and investment in both basic, translational and clinical research, care, technology and delivery innovations and as well as prevention efforts focused on asthma, obesity and mental health. She is a tireless advocate for children’s health and has been instrumental in developing strategies that position Boston Children’s as the scientific and thought leader in pediatric health.
Ms. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s 1999 as senior vice president and was appointed Chief Operating Officer that year, was named President in 2008 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Boston Children’s is a 415-bed Harvard teaching hospital with over $2.6 billion of revenues including $375M of research funding. Boston Children’s has 1,600 physicians, trains over 1,000 residents and fellows annually and more than 12,000 employees.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of CRICO, Ltd.(Cayman), Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, Children’s Hospital Association, Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, MASCO, Inc, Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc., Massachusetts Digital Health Council and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Women Corporate Directors/Boston.
Prior to her arrival at Boston Children’s, Ms. Fenwick served as senior vice president of System Development for CareGroup, Inc. From 1976 to 1996, she served in a number of senior executive roles at the Beth Israel Hospital in operations, strategy and business development..
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Simmons College with distinction and a Masters in Public Health degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contribution to healthcare.
Thomas F. Zenty III is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals, a $4
billion comprehensive health system with a national reputation for
providing world class healthcare.
Headquartered in Cleveland, UH serves over 1.2 million patients through
an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers
and outpatient facilities, and physician offices in more than 200 locations
across 15 counties in northern Ohio.
Under Mr. Zenty’s leadership, UH has raised over $1.5 billion in
philanthropic support, grown market share, augmented clinical research,
and expanded community benefit. Since 2014, the UH system has integrated five suburban
community hospitals. A $1.2 billion systemwide investment added the state-of-the-art UH
Seidman Cancer Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center in suburban Beachwood, and several other
major services and community health centers. And Mr. Zenty supported the establishment of the
Harrington Project for Discovery and Development, an innovative initiative that supports leading
physician-scientists worldwide in the development and commercialization of new drug therapies.
Prior to assuming leadership of UH in March 2003, Mr. Zenty was Executive Vice President for
Clinical Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los
Angeles. Previously, he held leadership roles with health systems in Arizona, New Jersey and
Mr. Zenty earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration from
Pennsylvania State University; a Masters of Public Administration from New York University; and
a Masters of Health Administration from Xavier University. He completed Harvard University
Business School Executive Education programs in Competition and Strategy, and Audit
Committees in the New Era of Governance. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree.
Mr. Zenty is a former trustee of the American Hospital Association. He chaired the Coalition to
Protect America’s Health Care, a national public-interest group, and has chaired the boards of the
Health Research & Educational Trust, BioEnterprise, Invest in Children, and Western Reserve
Assurance. Mr. Zenty also served on the boards of Cuyahoga Community College Foundation,
Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Urban League, Ohio Business Roundtable and United Way of
Northeast Ohio, and several publicly traded and private corporations. Mr. Zenty is on the faculty
of universities in the U.S. and internationally.
Becker’s Hospital Review includes Mr. Zenty in its list of the top 100 Non-Profit Hospital Health
System CEOs to Know and Modern Healthcare listed Mr. Zenty among the 100 Most Influential
People in Healthcare. He is a perennial among Inside Business magazine’s Power 100 Leaders
in Northeast Ohio, and is in the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. Recent honors include
Global Institute for Leadership Development’s Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in
Leadership, B’nai B’rith International’s National Healthcare Leadership Award and The Diversity
Center of Northeast Ohio’s Humanitarian Award.
Featuring speakers from the hospital, insurance, biotech, pharma, medical device, medtech, senior living, and home care sectors, this event will bring together top executives from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss the current and future market trends that we are seeing in the industry.The breakout sessions, featuring our signature YJP format for maximum interaction and value, will focus on topics such as:
-The Future of Post-Acute Care
-Investing in Healthcare
-Positioning Your Organization for the Future
-Advances in Immuno-Oncology
-Transitioning to Value-Based Care
...and many more!Join us for two days of stimulating conversation, gourmet food and drink, and high-level networking with the top names in healthcare.
The YJP Organization is the world largest group of business leaders, executives and investors to provide mentoring leadership opportunities for the new generation of Jewish business leaders.Interested in speaking? Please contact Michelle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in sponsoring? Please contact Gabrielle - email@example.com
This event starts on February 11th at 4:00 PM.