Strategic Solutions Network was so pleased to transition our 14th Annual Medicaid Innovations
Forum back to an in person event! We look forward to bringing you an even
more robust, fully live program in 2023!
Due to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on our most vulnerable populations, the 2022
event explored how health plans and state agencies have delivered services to Medicaid members in
a way that addresses social determinants of health and meets members where they are. It focused
on how virtual patient interaction and innovative telehealth services were leveraged for both
physical and behavioral health issues. Health plans and state agencies shared how they gathered
and leveraged data to develop targeted interventions, designed flexible and sustainable care models
in response to the pandemic, and engaged members in their care to improve outcomes.
The 2023 program promises to go beyond policy to explore the specific strategies that leading
Medicaid organizations are leveraging to be nimble and responsive during these uncertain times.
This highly anticipated annual event offers a unique combination of case study presentations from
Medicaid managed care plans and state government agencies, interactive panel discussions
featuring a variety of perspectives on topics critical to Medicaid professionals, and insights from
If you are interested in joining our all-star faculty, please contact Pamela Masselli at
[email protected] For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aron Barkan at
[email protected] Space is extremely limited, so please connect with us today.
2022 ALL-STAR SPEAKERS
Health Tech for Medicaid (HT4M)
Senior Vice President, Business Development
KY Health Information Exchange
Deputy Executive Director, Office of Health Data and Analytics
Ana I’I Brown-Cohen
Senior Manager of Health Programs
Maryland Health Care Commission
Chief of Innovative Care Delivery
Sharon Colaizzi, RN BSN/BS, MPPM, CPHM
Corporate Director, Population Health Program Management
National Vice President, Government and Healthcare Partnerships
Vice President of Regulated Markets Client and Market Strategies
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas
Tiffany N. Davis, Esq.
Head of Medicaid Performance and Delivery
Pondera, a Thompson Reuters Company
Health Plan of San Mateo
Chris Esguerra, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Travis Gayles
Chief Health Officer
Division of Health Benefits, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Associate Director, Behavioral Health and IDD, NC Medicaid
Partners Health Plan
Karleen M. Haines, MPS
Chief of Community Relations
Enhanced Medication Services
Director of Quality Services
Director of Government Programs
Executive Vice President, Growth
Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN
Chief Health Informatics Officer
Enhanced Medication Services
Dean Koskinas, PharmD
Executive Sales Consultant
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Cynthia Knorr-Mulder, MSN, BCNP, NP-C
Administrative Director – Pain and Palliative Medicine
Independent Living Systems
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
John Loughnane, MD
Chief Operating Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community and State
Senior Policy Director for LTSS
Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare
Dr. Elizabeth McKune
Associate Vice President of Population and Behavioral Health Strategy
Genesee Health Plan
President and CEO
Dr. Pooja Mittal
Medical Director of Population Health Equity and Health Equity Lead
Health Care Service Corporation, (Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, MT, NM, OK, TX)
Velisiwe Nkomo, RN, MBA, CCM
Divisional Vice President Government Programs Clinical Operations
Executive Director, PAVE Florida Partnership
Mary Kay Owens
President and CEO, Intelligent Health
Senior Vice President of State Programs
Head of Telenutrition
Vice President Marketing
Darron Segall, MHS
Head of Market Access & Billing
Juan Pablo Segura
Co-founder & President
Karissa Smith, LPC, CADC I
Director of Care Coordination
Jan Smith Reed
Director, US Healthcare
Central California Alliance for Health
Frank Song, PhD
Data and Analytics Services Director
Triage and Data Integration Manager of Population Health
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Suzanne B. Thompson, MBA/MHA
Community Engagement and Empowerment Team Division of MH/DD/SAS
Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Vice President, Healthcare Services
Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, MT, NM, OK, TX)
Lead Information Technology (IT) Business Consultant - Government Business
Inland Empire Health Plan
Dr. Gabriel Uribe, DSW
Director of Community Health
Kurt Waltenbaugh, MBA
Senior Vice President of Insights and Growth
Healthcare Fraud Shield
Executive Vice President
Western Sky Community Care
Director of Medical Management
Nancy Wongvipat Kalev, MPH
Senior Director, Systems of Care
Mississippi State Department of Health
Dorthy K. Young, PhD, MHSA
Chief Health Data, Operations and Research Officer
Jamie Zajac, DC
Manager of Care Management
Who Should Attend:
From Health Plans, State Agencies, and Health Systems:
CEO’s, COO’s, Chief Medical Officers, and Medical Directors
Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers of:
Medicaid, Care Management, Health Services, Medical Management, Population Health, Care
Coordination, Clinical Services, Clinical Operations, Quality, Behavioral Health, Integrated Care,
WHO YOU WILL MEET
Our 2020 Event Featured Over 350 Attendees, Including Representatives from These Organizations:
RAVE REVIEWS FROM Delegates!
"Excellent speakers. C-Suite atttendees. Great networking opportunity and cutting edge information. Thank you for an excellent program."
Deborah Pfeifle, Former CEO, Gould & Lamb
"Great conference, loved the diversity of topics and networking opportunities"
Meg Hall, Program Manager, Primary Care, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
"This conference never fails to deliver a compelling agenda with thought provoking sessions that highlight the importance of data and analytics in the Medicaid space, and particularly for driving program and payment integrity."
Great networking discussions. Mostly the speakers stayed around, which was wonderful. I really like the single sessions—no conflicts!""
Melissa Moorehead, Senior Policy Analyst, Michigan Public Health Institute
"Topics were in alignment with current trends and changes in the healthcare industry, especially Medicaid managed care."
Lisa Truitt, Associate Director, Managed Care, Department of Healthcare Finance
"Great opportunities to network with other states and share experiences."
Marceil Case, ACC Program Manager, Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing
"Attendees can really network and engage in exchanging ideas and methodology. What a great opportunity!"
Felecia Stovall, Project Manager, Department of Healthcare Finance
"Chock full of insightful and relevant content with truly valuable networking opportunities"
Natasha Zimmerman, Director of Operations for Dual Eligibility Outreach, Human Arc
"Great conference. Speakers share real world experiences about practical initiatives to transform Medicaid"
Joe Miller, Director, AmeriHealth Mercy
"Well thought out subject matter and good presenters. Lots of information and practical examples of innovation."
Mark Santiago, Senior Vice President, Hudson Health Plan
"Love this format! So much great information is provided on many relevant topics. It holds your attention. Very well done!"
Sharon Ryan, Dasher Services, Inc.
"Great event! Presentations on point and on time. Left with several nuggets of improvements to try"
"The conference is a great place to network with various states, vendors, and MCO's."