2023 Speakers

Change Healthcare

Summer Kahlon

Value Base Care Evangelist, Value Analytics
Florida Blue

Jennifer Mcgrath

Director of Value Based Programs
Elevance Health

Sherri Richardson

Strategy, Growth & Program Director, Coordination of Benefits, Program Integrity
United Healthcare

Rob Rude

Senior Director Network Strategy and Solutions
Elevance Health

Charlette Santiago

Operational COB Director
CVS Health

Mark Treshock

Executive Director, Emerging Technology
Kaiser Permanente

Brett Butler

Senior Director, National Payment Integrity
Genesee Health Plan

Jim Milanowski

President/ CEO
East TX IPA/ACO

Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

COO
UPMC Enterprises

Adele Towers MD MPH FACP CRC

Director, Risk Adjustment
University of Utah Health

Laura Marquez

Senior Director for Digital Transformation
EHNAC

Lee Barrett

Executive Director
CORE

Bob Bowman

Director
Healththink Advisors

Tina Burbine

VP Care Innovation & Enterprise Analytics
Grant Thornton

Donna Houlne

Director
Providence Health & Services

Luke Rockenbach

Chief Transformation Officer
WEDI

Charles Stellar

President and CEO
Barrow Neurological Institute

Alan Pitt

Neuroradiologist
CAQH

Erin Richter Weber

Director, CORE
Atrium Health

Neil Wlodyka

Assistant VP
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2022 Speakers

Mark R. Anderson, LFHIMSS, CPHIMS

COO
East TX IPA/ACO

Mr. Anderson is one of the nation's premier IT futurists dedicated to health care. He has 45 years’ experience in Healthcare as a CEO, CFO and the corporate CIO at 4 IDNs and has worked with over 250 hospitals and over 26,000 physicians. Additionally, since 2010, Mr. Anderson has worked with 28 ACOs regarding moving from FFS to VBR, has created over 20 Care Coordination and Patient Engagement programs, and has developed the 7-Stages of VBR functionality matrix. Finally, Mr. Anderson has served as an Expert Witness on numerous legal cases dealing with Healthcare Technologies, hospital protocols, and malpractice cases.

Lee Barrett

Executive Director
EHNAC

Lee Barrett is the Executive Director of The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a federally recognized, standards development organization designed to improve transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in healthcare, where has served in that capacity since the commission's inception in 1993. He has 10 years of experience leading healthcare professional services organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Covansys and Virtusa and 20 years in senior management roles in payer organizations including Travelers and Aetna. He has held senior leadership positions with the American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. (ADABEI), the for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA, a provider organization and has led several healthcare software/services development companies including: MBEXX, Claredi, HealthEC and others in which for many he facilitated their growth and acquisition. He has served as chairman of WEDI, and ASCX12N Insurance Subcommittee and currently serves on the eHi Leadership Council and DirectTrust Board and has been on many other industry boards.

A member of both the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force (405d) and ONC Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Tiger Team as well as Chair of the National Trust Network Data Sharing and Cybersecurity Task Group, Barrett works on key HIT industry initiatives that lay the foundation for health information technology – including support and implementation of important healthcare legislative mandates. He speaks nationally regarding security, privacy, ransomware and cybersecurity risk management/assessment and mitigation strategies, tactics and best practices and is a continued go-to resource for industry media.

Bob Bowman

Director
CORE

Tina Burbine

VP Care Innovation & Enterprise Analytics
Healththink Advisors

Brett Butler

Senior Director, National Payment Integrity
Kaiser Permanente

Donna Houlne

Director
Grant Thornton

Summer Kahlon

Value Base Care Evangelist, Value Analytics
Change Healthcare

Jennifer Mcgrath

Director of Value Based Programs
Florida Blue

Sherri Richardson

Strategy, Growth & Program Director, Coordination of Benefits, Program Integrity
Elevance Health

Luke Rockenbach

Chief Transformation Officer
Providence Health & Services

Rob Rude

Senior Director Network Strategy and Solutions
United Healthcare

Charlette Santiago

Operational COB Director
Elevance Health

Charles Stellar

President and CEO
WEDI

Alan Pitt

Neuroradiologist
Barrow Neurological Institute

Mark Treshock

Executive Director, Emerging Technology
CVS Health

Adele Towers MD MPH FACP CRC

Director, Risk Adjustment
UPMC Enterprises

Dr. Towers is the Director of Risk Adjustment for UPMC Enterprises, and is also a geriatrician on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. At UPMC Enterprises, she is directly involved in the development of healthcare related technology, with emphasis on use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Risk Adjustment coding and use of Clinical Analytics to optimize clinical performance. Prior to this role, she has served as the Medical Director for Health Information Management at UPMC with responsibility for Clinical Documentation Improvement as well as inpatient coding denials and appeals. She has been on the faculty in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh for over 25 years and continues to see patients at the Benedum Geriatric Center in UPMC. She is the former Medical Staff President at UPMC Presbyterian, and her prior positions have been as Vice Chair for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine, Medical Director of UPMC Home Health, Medical Director of the Benedum Geriatric Center and Medical Director of Primary Care at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Towers has presented the experience at UPMC with use of NLP and Clinical Analytics at multiple regional and national conferences.

Erin Richter Weber

Director, CORE
CAQH

Jim Milanowski

President/ CEO
Genesee Health Plan

Jim Milanowski has over 22 years experience in the management of mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health managed care and medical care coverage programs. Mr. Milanowski currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Genesee Health Plan (GHP), administering a community based indigent health care plan. The health plan has covered over 70,000 Genesee County residents since 2001. Since the start of enrollment into Affordable Care Act in 2013, GHP has conducted outreach and enrollment sessions with over 15,000 Genesee County residents. The health plan received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Michigan Association of Health Plans for this effort. As a strong advocate, his expertise includes working to reduce racial disparities, uncompensated care, and the impact of chronic disease. During his leadership, Genesee Health Plan has received the national quality award from URAC for Best Practices in Patient Empowerment and Protection, the Greater Flint Labor Council's Community Partnership Award and the Robert M. Pestronk Excellence in Public Health Award. He is a founding member of the Health Net Collaborative, and a member of the Greater Flint Health Coalition Access, Dental and Medical Group Visit Committees. He is the Treasurer of the Michigan Association of County Health Plans and is on the Board of Directors for the Genesee Community Health Center. Mr. Milanowski received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spring Arbor University and his Master's of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. He is a limited-licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan, and has extensive counseling experience with adult, child, and adolescent populations.

Neil Wlodyka

Assistant VP
Atrium Health

Neil Wlodyka is Assistant Vice President for Patient Financial Services for Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina for acute care facilities, Urgent Care and physician practices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Neil has been with Atrium Health for 27 years in April with a total of over 32 years of healthcare experience in revenue cycle operations. In his current role, Neil is responsible for effective and efficient management of the operational processes with patient cash posting, patient refunds, patient correspondence, Corporate Privacy Officer and Patient Experience/Complaint Relations. Neil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University with a concentration in healthcare management. Neil and his wife, Amy of almost 28 years, are the parents of four children – Jack, Sam, Mary, and Ryan.

Rami Rafeh

Vice President
Provider Strategy & Collaboration at Premera Blue Cross