2024 Speakers

State of Nebraska

Kevin Bagley, DHA, MBA, FACHE

Former Medicaid Director
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Chris Barrott

Program Manager, Bureau of Long Term Care
KY Health Information Exchange

Andrew Bledsoe

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Health Data and Analytics
Pronchorus Advising LLC

Daniel B. Bruzzini, MD, MBA, CPE

CEO
Quest Analytics

Mark Christian

Senior Sales Executive of National Payer Segment
Mom’s Meals

Tim Conroy

National Vice President, Government and Healthcare Partnerships
Health Care Service Corporation

Tiffany Davis

Executive Director, Quality Improvement and Health Equity
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Network

Rachel Dawkins, MD FAAP

Medical Director
North Carolina Medicaid

Shannon Dowler, MD, FAAFP, CPE

Chief Medical Officer
Washington State Health Care Authority

Glory Dole, BSN, MA, RN

Section Manager, Medicaid Contracts and Compliance, Medicaid Programs Division
HealthCare Dynamics International

Jean Drummond

President
Health Plan of San Mateo

Chris Esguerra, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Mostly Medicaid

Clay Farris

Founder and Practice Lead, Client Solutions
Department of Health and Welfare

Alexandra Fernandez

Bureau Chief, Bureau of Long Term Care State of Idaho
Maven

Dawn Godbolt, PhD

Director of Health Equity
mPulse

Greg Gould

Senior Solution Engineer
NourishedRx

Eric Hazzard, PhD

Senior Director of Business Development

Nikki Hungate, MS, MHA

Government Programs Industry Leader
RRD Healthcare Solutions

Steve Keca

Director of Solutions Development
Kaizen Health

Mindi Knebel

CEO
Outcomes

Dean Koskinas

Executive Sales Consultant
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Janet Mann

Deputy Director of Health and State Medicaid Director
Genesee Health Plan

James Milanowski

CEO
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Alketa Mezini, MD, MBA

Director of Operations and Strategy, Primary Care
Happiest Baby, Inc.

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP

Interim Vice President of Medical Affairs
Vheda Health

Shameet Luhar

CEO
Sentara Health Plans

Traci A. Massie, PMP, MBA, CCHW

Senior Director, Outreach, Market Development and SDOH
Sentara Health Plans

Chantel Neece DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, GERO-BC, CPHQ, SSBBP

Sr. Director- Maternal/Child Services & Member SDOH
Aetna, a CVS Company

Brielle Osting

Senior Manager, Social Impact Growth and Innovation
University of Missouri Health Care

John Pardalos, MD

Neonatologist
Wider Circle

Claude Pinnock MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Rosemond Sarpong Owens, CDM/MPH

Director, Health Equity Integration
K. Scott Concepts

Kalin Scott

Principal
Scene Health

Sebastian Seiguer, JD, MBA

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
mPulse

Reva Sheehan

Senior Director, Customer Insights
Twill

Jennifer Sisto Gall, MPH

Vice President of Government Programs
Clearlink Partners

Angela Smith-Hietikko, LMSW

Executive Consultant, Behavioral Health
Banner Health Plans

Sarah Spiekermeier

Chief Operating Officer
Aetna Medicaid

Elizabeth Starr

Executive Director, Social Impact
Evernorth Health Services

Rob Summitt

Business Development Director, Regulated Markets
Humana

JaQuoia (JQ) Sylvester, LMSW, MBA

Clinical Strategy and Practice Lead, Medicaid Behavioral Health
Inland Empire Health Plan

Gabriel Uribe

Director, Community Health
Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology

Justin Villines

HIT Policy Director
Mostly Medicaid

Kris Vilamaa

Partner and Chief Growth Officer
CareSource

Cameual Wright, M.D., MBA

Vice President, Market Chief Medical Officer, Indiana Market
ATRIO Health Plans

Caroline Yaun, RN, BSN, LNC

Executive Director, SNP Programs
Speakers Biographies


Andrew Bledsoe

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Health Data and Analytics
KY Health Information Exchange

Mr. Bledsoe has 17 years’ experience in healthcare with the past 10 focused on Health Information Technology. He began his career at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, obtaining insight into rural medicine for both hospitals and ambulatory providers. Leveraging his rural experience, Andrew moved to the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO), serving as the Network Director initially, later moving into the role of Executive Director. Andrew’s current position is the Deputy Executive Director for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Data and Analytics where he oversees the strategic planning and daily operations for the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE). Andrew is a graduate of Morehead State University with a MBA in Business Management and in his spare time is an apprentice baker.

Daniel B. Bruzzini, MD, MBA, CPE

CEO
Pronchorus Advising LLC

Dan was the National Medical Director for Centene’s Neonatal Center of Excellence, responsible for directing and coordinating maternal and neonatal health programs to help women be healthy, have healthy pregnancies, and enjoy their healthy babies. He is now the CEO of Prochorus Advising LLC helping managed care/businesses, and policy makers/advocates develop and implement programs and products to improve the health of pregnant women and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies. He is also a full-time clinical Neonatologist for a multi-state private practice group. He travels to Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas to help families care for their NICU babies.

Dan grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, and went to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He then attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the military medical school in Bethesda, Maryland. This prepared him well for his first assignment as a flight surgeon for fighter pilots with combat tours in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Oman. Afterwards, he returned to the academic world, completing his pediatric residency at Wright-Patterson AFB/Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Throughout his 25-year military career, Dan participated in humanitarian missions in Haiti, Oman, and Indonesia, caring for children and training local healthcare providers in obstetrical, pediatric, and neonatal care. After a later humanitarian OB/pediatric tour in Afghanistan, he developed a pediatric trauma/critical care training program in collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, making the US military the first military in the world with a formal training program to prepare its doctors, nurses, and medics for the critical care needs of children affected by natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and war.

Dan honorably served in the Air Force for 25 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Upon leaving the service, he earned his MBA, became a Certified Physician Executive, and joined a multi-state, private practice Neonatology group. He served as their medical director and executive director helping it expand to 9 states with 20 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

Before serving as Centene’s Neonatal Center of Excellence, Dan worked as a Medical Director at Centene’s local Medicaid health plan in Missouri (Home State Health). While at Home State, he broke down internal and external silos to coordinate care for NICU families and their babies in partnership with community leaders, local organizations, physicians, and hospitals.

Dan lives in Saint Louis with his wife, a university professor in Anatomy and Cell Biology. They have two adult children and a German Shepard. Dan enjoys Shakespearean theatre, studying for his Master’s in public policy at St. Louis University, American history, and beekeeping.

Mark Christian

Senior Sales Executive of National Payer Segment
Quest Analytics

Mark is an accomplished Executive Sales Leader, specializing in collaborating with health insurance companies to deliver cutting-edge solutions that fuel growth and enhance network and member satisfaction. With over 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Mark has consistently provided a diverse range of innovative solutions, addressing the most pressing challenges faced by health plans strategically. His expertise extends across various healthcare domains, successfully introducing new-to-market solutions through early-stage organizations and holding key roles within prominent insurance carriers. Currently, as a valued member of the Quest National Team, Mark focuses on empowering key National Plan partners, including four of the nation’s largest, to optimize network performance, maintain regulatory compliance, and elevate access to care across all lines of business.

Kevin Bagley, DHA, MBA, FACHE

Former Medicaid Director
State of Nebraska

Kevin Bagley, DHA, MBA, FACHE is passionate about finding ways to improve the systems of care that support Medicaid participants across the country. Kevin’s most recent role was as the Medicaid Director for the state of Nebraska, serving under two Governors, Pete Ricketts and Jim Pillen. Prior to serving as Nebraska’s Medicaid Director, Kevin served as the Director of LTSS for the state of Utah’s Medicaid program.

Kevin served on the Board of Directors at the National Association of Medicaid Directors, the Nebraska Health Information Technology Board and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kevin earned his Doctor of Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Utah State University. Kevin enjoys reading at night with his four kids, playing board games and walking the dogs with his wife.

Chris Barrott

Program Manager, Bureau of Long Term Care
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Chris is the Program Manager for the Bureau of Long Term Care with the Idaho Division of Medicaid. She is managing the Duals programs for Idaho as well as the Quality Assurance program for the Bureau of Long Term Care. She has specialized in operational and systems development and contract management for over 25 years and loves the opportunity to find operational efficiencies that result in better outcomes for participants on Medicaid.

Tim Conroy

National Vice President, Government and Healthcare Partnerships
Mom’s Meals

In his role as National Vice President, Government and Healthcare Partnerships for Mom’s Meals, Tim Conroy has responsibility for overseeing Long Term Services & Support (LTSS) waiver benefit programs, helping customers and clients access state benefit programs for home-delivered meals. He partners with executive management teams at the state government managed care, and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), and Community Based Organizations (CBO) organizations to ensure the continuation of partnerships to support member services.

Before joining Mom’s Meals, Conroy gained nearly 20 years of healthcare executive experience in acute and post-acute care delivery, in healthcare sales and operations overseeing national field sales teams supporting Medicare and Medicaid, in clinical operations, and in program development. He earned an MBA in Health Services Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an MS from East Tennessee State University, and his BS from the University of Kentucky – both in Health Sciences. Currently, Tim is working toward his Ph.D. in Public and Community Health.

Tiffany Davis

Executive Director, Quality Improvement and Health Equity
Health Care Service Corporation

Tiffany Davis currently serves as the Head of Medicaid Performance and Delivery for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC).

She has worked as an advocate, attorney and servant leader focused on improving outcomes for high risk populations and underserved communities.

Tiffany has led Medicaid teams at HCSC for 5 years working for the Illinois Medicaid and Enterprise Medicaid programs supporting more than 1M members. She is responsible for diverse spend partnerships, vendor management and Medicaid program oversight, privacy & security compliance to ensure the strategic operational, compliance and financial success of Medicaid programs in Illinois, New Mexico and Texas.

Prior to HCSC she worked as a as a Medicaid attorney and ombudsman for the elderly in long-term care facilities and a program coordinator for first time youth offenders in the Washington DC Area. Tiffany is a graduate of Bennett College for Women, (B.A. Journalism) and Howard University School of Law with a focus in criminal justice. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland.

In her free time she enjoys volunteering for Butterfly Dreamz a non-profit focused on developing girls into leaders which was founded in honor of her late sister and spending time with her husband and two children.

Rachel Dawkins, MD FAAP

Medical Director
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Network

Rachel Dawkins, MD FAAP is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Network (ACCN), a clinically integrated network of over 150 independent pediatricians and 250 pediatric subspecialists working together to deliver high quality care for the children and families in West Central Florida. The ACCN is the only pediatric specific clinically integrated network in the state of Florida.

A general pediatrician and former medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in her hometown of St. Petersburg, FL, Dr Dawkins also holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, she previously did her residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where she became an Assistant Professor as well as the Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program.

Dr. Dawkins is involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics on both a state and national level. She also serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast.

Shannon Dowler, MD, FAAFP, CPE

Chief Medical Officer
North Carolina Medicaid
Assistant Secretary for Health Access
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services

Dr. Dowler joined NC DHHS as the Chief Medical Officer for North Carolina Medicaid in 2019. Her past experience with Medicaid includes chairing the Physician Advisory Group for Medicaid (an independent legislated non-profit whose sole purpose is advising Medicaid on clinical policy) for many years. In the COVID pandemic she led efforts across DHHS related to Telehealth and Health Equity with a focus on increasing testing and vaccinations in Historically Marginalized Populations. She was recently appointed Assistant Secretary for Health Access for NC DHHS to continue to drive equity work across the state.

Dr. Dowler obtained her medical degree from East Carolina (Brody) School of Medicine and completed a Family Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Asheville at MAHEC. She has spent her career in the service of non-profits including: the local health department providing full spectrum care (OB without deliveries) as well as a long standing and ongoing role in the STD clinic, as CMO for a large FQHC in WNC, and prior to joining Medicaid, as Associate Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Community Medicine for a medium sized Health System, focused on integration of healthcare and reducing unnecessary care variation across a health system. She serves on the CDC HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment.

An avid educator and advocate for sexual health, Dr. Dowler speaks at the local, state and national level on STD prevention, diagnosis and treatment to both professional and lay audiences. Known by the moniker "RapDrD", she has produced two educational rap videos for lay audiences, the second (STDs Never Get Old) achieving brief international attention. In January, 2023 she published her first book, a lay audience book on STDs in the aging population.

Jean Drummond

President
HealthCare Dynamics International

Dynamic, Futuristic and Committed are words that describe the President of HealthCare Dynamics International (HCD International). Jean is a healthcare professional committed to improving the quality of health for all, especially vulnerable populations. Guided by her servant leadership model, she provides executive oversight on national, state and local quality improvement and population health initiatives across multiple markets within the health and social service sectors.

As a clinician, she is particularly focused on strategies to translate current healthcare policy implications and their impact on providers as they deliver care to the most vulnerable. In the midst of a rapidly transforming healthcare delivery system, Jean assists physicians in making data-driven health care decisions to improve their practice model. Among her many accomplishments, she has designed and launched a proven methodology known as the Parachute ModelTM, a broad, macro- level approach that targets a population in a specific geographic location to improve health outcomes and lower cost. This methodology has been utilized for over 10 years and has contributed to HCDI’s national success across its portfolio of services.

She began HCD International in 1991 after a successful career as a practicing clinician. In addition, Jean believes in giving back to the community and works to support health plans to increase market share and improve quality, every day.

Jean holds a bachelor’s degree as a Physician’s Assistant from Howard University and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Healthcare Management from Bowie State University. She is also a devout mother of three and wife to Dr. Jimmie Drummond, a Veteran of the US Air Force. Recognizing her divine purpose in life, Jean realizes her success rests in giving the greatest gift of all - love and service to mankind.

Alexandra Fernandez

Bureau Chief, Bureau of Long Term Care State of Idaho,
Department of Health and Welfare

Alexandra (Ali) Fernández is the Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Long Term Care under the Division of Medicaid. She has spent her career working for programs that support individuals with disabilities and the aging population, from direct service to policy analysis and program implementation.

Dawn Godbolt, PhD

Director of Health Equity,
Maven

Dr. Godbolt holds her PhD in sociology with a concentration on race, class, and gender inequalities. She came to Maven from the National Partnership for Women and Families, where she advocated for creating a more equitable health care system through federal policy levers. Prior to joining Maven Clinic, Dr. Godbolt was heavily involved in drafting and development of critical federal health legislation, including the Health Equity Accountability Acts of 2018 and 2020, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, and the COVID-19 Safe Birthing Act. Today, Dawn works alongside Maven’s clinical team to expand Maven’s footprint to historically minoritized communities and ensure we continue to provide equitable, culturally-affirming care to all members. Prior to joining Maven, Dr. Godbolt worked in the Reproductive Justice space and at the National Partnership for Women & Families where she integrated a reproductive justice framework into the maternal health portfolio. Her previous work examined race differences in mothers’ fear of allowing children outside, disparities in neighborhood factors, and the connection between stereotypes, religion and obesity. Dr. Godbolt holds a Bachelors of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters of Science and Doctorate in Sociology from Florida State University, she is a McNair Scholar, and a fellow of the OpEd Project.

Greg Gould

Senior Solution Engineer
mPulse

Greg Gould is a Senior Solution Engineer at mPulse, the leader of conversational AI for healthcare. Greg has a Masters of Health Communication from Emerson College and Tufts Medical School and over a decade of experience in health communication, behavioral science, and patient- centered design.

Eric Hazzard, PhD

Senior Director of Business Development
NourishedRx

Eric Hazzard is the Senior Director of Business Development at NourishedRx. Eric is a proven healthcare technology executive who drives significant results by understanding complex market value propositions, achieving strategic clients and partnerships, and shaping go-to-market strategy. He is a passionate and determined leader who has spent his career leveraging data to inform and scale solutions to improve health and health-related social needs. Prior to joining NourishedRx, Eric worked to better integrate health and social care at Partners in Care Foundation and Unite Us. Eric has a PhD in Nutritional Biology and a BS in Animal Science, both from the University of California, Davis. Eric proudly serves on the board of directors of Leah’s Pantry, the leading voice in trauma- informed nutrition security.

Nikki Hungate, MS, MHA

Government Programs Industry Leader,

Steve Keca

Director of Solutions Development
RRD Healthcare Solutions

Steve Keca is currently the Director of Solutions Development for RR Donnelley’s Healthcare practice. Located in the Chicago suburbs, he analyzes industry trends and client needs to develop communication solutions for Payers. Steve leverages his 25-year background in healthcare, data management, content, workflow, and the communication lifecycle to develop solutions to help Payer clients maximize the effectiveness and organizational value of their member communication.

Mindi Knebel

CEO
Kaizen Health

Mindi Knebel is the Founder & CEO of Kaizen Health, as well as Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. A startup junkie who is passionate about social entrepreneurship, Mindi has worked across several industries and has seen companies from inception through successful exit. Mindi was part of the founding team of MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator formed through a public-private partnership in the city of Chicago. Prior to that, she lead operations and corporate development initiatives for growth stage companies in service, veterinary and technology industries. Mindi holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s in business from Colorado Technical University. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, running, yoga and is a proud Packers shareholder and also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks.

Dean Koskinas

Executive Sales Consultant
Outcomes

Dean Koskinas is a seasoned clinical pharmacist branching from a clinical MTM and Quality residency. He has gained wide exposure to various practice models of delivering quality interventions. Dean has managed teams of pharmacists and technicians and worked with clients directly to operationalize programs. He is a subject matter expert in quality clinical intervention execution, meeting volume expectations, and Medicare program requirements that impact the delivery of MTM and quality services. Dean is passionate about overcoming clinical challenges and improving engagement to deliver better outcomes. He has trained hundreds of pharmacists and technicians in motivational interviewing and overcoming resistance to participation in services.

Janet Mann

Deputy Director of Health and State Medicaid Director
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Janet Mann has over twenty years’ experience in healthcare and healthcare finance. She has worked in the public and private sector for multiple states and clients. Janet has served as the Division Director for DHS’s Division of Medical Services overseeing the Medicaid operations before and during the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency until April 2021. She also served as DHS’s Chief Financial Officer for a year in 2017. In addition, Janet was a Deputy Administrator for Medicaid in Mississippi during Governor Haley Barbour’s administration, 2006-2010. Janet has worked in the private sector focused on healthcare and public sector for several entities throughout her career but most recently at Horne LLP in Ridgeland, Mississippi. While consulting, Janet worked closely with other states implementing public policies and programs in areas of program integrity, managed care, audit and compliance and financial processes. Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant. Janet has been married to Doug for over 29 years and has 2 grown children, Sydney and Will.

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP

Interim Vice President of Medical Affairs,
Happiest Baby, Inc.

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP is Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine/University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is the 2018 Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kraft received her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Kraft is known for her work in integrating care for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral health conditions into primary care pediatrics, and frequently lectures on pediatric topics at international conferences. Dr. Kraft serves on the Medical Affairs team for Happiest Baby, Inc.

Shameet Luhar

CEO
Vheda Health

Shameet Luhar brings nearly 2 decades of experience leading and growing payor-focused technology companies. As the grandson and son of two generations of physicians, enabling access to care has been a cornerstone focus of his career. Shameet currently serves as CEO of Vheda Health, a virtual health engagement company dedicated to accelerating health equity for everyone by providing simple access to care from anywhere.

Under Shameet’s leadership, Vheda Health has transformed itself into an industry leader, partnering with the nation’s largest government payors, consistently delivering a 3:1 ROI and average 20% medical savings by inspiring action in underserved populations.

Prior to Vheda Health, Shameet held senior roles at Anthem, CareFirst BCBS, and Deloitte. Shameet was an early member of Resolution Health, a data analytics company purchased by Anthem. There Shameet was responsible for deploying member care management programs for Anthem’s 33 million Commercial and Medicare members. Shameet’s work on the Medicare STARS Outbound Call program was recognized by URAC with a 2013 Gold Medal.

Shameet holds an MS in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University and BS in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland – College Park. As an avid cycler, you can find Shameet on his outdoor and Peloton bikes. His favorites are long- distance, HIIT, and Power Zone Endurance rides. You can find him on the leaderboard as imshamazing

Traci A. Massie, PMP, MBA, CCHW

Senior Director, Outreach, Market Development and SDOH
Sentara Health Plans

Mrs. Massie is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW). She earned these certifications because she is an accomplished leader with a 25-year track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the healthcare industry.

She specializes in project management, business process optimization and reengineering, and regulatory compliance. She has developed management policies and procedures designed to maintain a transparent and strong operating environment regardless of the size of the organization. Additionally, she has created social determinants of health programming to address health equity and barriers faced by the underserved and worked to foster an environment rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and authenticity. She has extensive experience in operations management, corporate culture change, policy and procedure development, and major project management in her positions of Director of Government Programs, Director of Project Management, Product Development Manager, and Contract Manager at Optima Health Plan and Sentara Healthcare.

Earlier in her career, Mrs. Massie was Assistant Finance Director for the Museum of the Confederate (Now known as the American Civil War Museum) in Richmond, VA. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, she promotes thought leadership and innovation in her approach to tasks. She has expertise in leading and implementing enterprise-wide initiatives, demonstrated the ability to instill a common goal and develop a balanced team based on trust and mutual respect. Mrs. Massie has a collaborative leadership style with highly effective planning, organizational, and communication skills, which drive solutions and results.

Mrs. Massie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Business Administration.

Believing in creating strong communities and being a conduit of opportunities, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Certification Board and the University of Richmond Customer Experience Program Advisory Board. She is the Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council for Optima Health. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc. (Past Chair of the

Audit Committee & Past Financial Secretary), a member of The Links, Inc. (Past Editor of the Newsletter), and an active member in her church (Pre-K thru 1st grade Sunday school teacher and ministry leader of the Culinary Arts Ministry). She has also served as the Past Co-Chair for the United Way Fundraising Campaign for Optima Health Plan, Norfolk, VA, and Past Co-Chair for the Major Gift Donor Fundraising Committee for the Capital Campaign for Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA.

Mrs. Massie is married to Michael Massie and has been for twenty-seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Massie have four children, Michael a law student at Howard University, Taylor a law/business student at Golden Gate University, Kennedy a student at Spelman College studying biology and Caroline, a student at Morgan State University studying business. In her free time, she enjoys meditating, doing hot yoga, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends. She loves to cook, travel, read, and enjoys all types of music. Additionally, Mrs. Massie enjoys mentoring and coaching aspiring leaders and believes in community service.

Chantel Neece DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, GERO-BC, CPHQ, SSBBP

Sr. Director- Maternal/Child Services & Member SDOH
Sentara Health Plans

As a board certified and licensed Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of healthcare experience, Chantel Neece currently serves as Sr. Director for Maternal/Child Services & Member SDOH at Sentara Health Plans. From a Nurses’ Aide to Doctor in Nursing Practice, her current role focuses on eliminating healthcare disparities, enhancing member engagement, improving health literacy, optimizing healthcare satisfaction, opening access to care, and heightening care outcomes for all. Chantel has volunteered with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Standard Setting Committee, and the National Association for Healthcare Quality as a change agent redefining nursing practice and healthcare fundamentals. She also serves on the Board for Nurses Supporting Reproductive Health via their Executive Leadership Committee. In her spare time, Chantel enjoys gardening, traveling, and sampling international cuisine with her family.

Brielle Osting

Senior Manager, Social Impact Growth and Innovation
Aetna, a CVS Company

Brielle Osting is the Senior Manager of Social Impact Growth and Innovation at Aetna, a CVS Company. Brielle has over a decade of experience creating, implementing, and supporting SDoH and maternal child health initiatives in managed care, healthcare technology, and community-based settings. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Community Engagement at CareAdvisors, a health-tech start up. She also led WellCare’s Community Connections team in the Illinois Market. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, and a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago. In her free time, Brielle enjoys spending time with her daughters, reading, and powerlifting.

John Pardalos, MD

Neonatologist
University of Missouri Health Care

A resident of Columbia, Missouri, born in Jefferson City, Dr. Pardalos has spent his life serving the neonatal and pediatric populations in my home state. After undergraduate studies at Washington University, he completed his graduate and post graduate work at the University of Missouri- Columbia School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital at University Hospital and Clinics. He is currently board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine with a past certification in Pediatrics. He is the Division Director of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital at University Hospital and Clinics and Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Transport Service. He previously held the position of Chief Medical Officer of Missouri Care Health Plan in Columbia, Missouri. He also supports the future leaders as a Professor, Department of Child Health- Division of Neonatology. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics as well as state and county medical associations.

He is passionate about research and education and has published and lectured both in the United States and internationally. He presents at grand rounds and resident lectures. He has served as a preceptor in Ambulatory Clinical Experience, Minorities in Medicine Outreach, Tomorrow’s Health Care Elite, and Millennium Health Care.

Claude Pinnock MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
Wider Circle

Dr. Pinnock is a healthcare industry veteran with deep clinical strategy and digital health experience and brings a strong passion for improving access and quality to -elevate health for all with a focus on social determinants of health (SDOH).

As Chief Medical Officer at Wider Circle, Dr. Pinnock is responsible for crafting, directing, and overseeing the execution of the company’s clinical and business development strategy for expanding its Medicare and Medicaid business. In addition, he leads research, and supports the senior leadership team in their efforts to further shape and grow the organization, including collaborating closely with Wider Circle’s product, marketing, and sales teams.

Dr. Pinnock began his clinical career in the United Kingdom, earning his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at the University of Nottingham and his master’s in public health from Cambridge University. While he began his career as a practicing physician in rural Cambridgeshire, a personal interest in driving the adoption of value-based healthcare in EMEA eventually led to a position at International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). Following a move to the United States, he held leadership positions addressing service redesign, quality improvement, and strategy in public and private health sectors (Stanford University School of Medicine, Clarify Health Solutions). Most recently, he managed global strategic partnerships in health at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and led their health partnerships innovation team driving global adoption of vaccines. Dr. Pinnock’s recent speaking engagements include AHIP Medicare, Medicaid, Duals & Commercial Markets Forum and The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health.

Chris Esguerra, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Health Plan of San Mateo

An experienced healthcare leader, Chris Esguerra, MD, MBA, FAPA, CHCQM has led systems transformation, program evolution, and public/private partnerships leading to outcomes meeting the quadruple aim of improving health, cost effectiveness, enhancing patient experience, and supporting provider well-being. He serves as Chief Medical Officer for Health Plan of San Mateo, a local community plan serving Medicaid and dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. He also advises nonprofits partnering in healthcare delivery, healthcare startups, and provider groups.

His experience encompasses health care provider and systems leadership, managed care operations, novel payment models, public-private partnerships, and health care transformation. He has led significant efforts around integration of care and services for a variety of populations, holistically addressing social determinants of health in healthcare delivery, and helping people remain and age in the community with appropriate long-term services and supports. He most recently served on a National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee that published Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health.

Dr. Esguerra is board certified in both Psychiatry and Health Care and Quality Management and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He received his BS in Chemistry and Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He also received his MBA in business management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Clay Farris

Founder and Practice Lead, Client Solutions
Mostly Medicaid

Clay has advised CMS administrators, state Medicaid Directors, health plan CEOs, technology COOs and a wide range of other clients in the healthcare industry. His unique blend of management consulting, project management, policy making and analytics help deliver on-time, actionable results for a wide array of business challenges. His Weekly Medicaid Roundup is read and loved by more than 10,000 professionals in the Medicaid industry.

His experience includes policy making at both the federal (CMS) and state levels (State of Georgia), management consulting for large organizational change initiatives, big data solution sales and implementation and cutting-edge analytics.

He currently leads key project components related to consultation design, Medicaid subject matter expertise and project management. He has a master’s in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg of School of Public Health and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

Jim Milanowski

President and 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.

Alketa Mezini, MD, MBA

Director of Operations and Strategy, Primary Care
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Dr. Alketa Mezini is currently the Director of Operations and Strategy, Primary Care at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. This innovative program provides home-based primary care to high-risk homebound patients who are members of the Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.

Since Dr. Mezini has led this practice, she has added several high-value initiatives that increase the quality of care for the patient in practice and improve quality metrics and cost for the Health Plan. As a physician executive, Dr. Mezini is focused on improving care while lowering healthcare costs. Dr. Mezini uses her clinical skills and business knowledge to support those that provide patient care. She advocates for the voice of the diverse population, the underserved in particular. Dr. Mezini’s prior experience includes Peer Review, Medical Management Analyst and Project Lead, Health Educator, and Direct Patient-centered-care.

Dr. Mezini was educated and trained as a physician at the University of Tirana, Albania. She completed a Fellowship at the University Sacred Heart of Roma and was successfully certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in Pennsylvania, and has an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Mezini serves as a Board Director of the Academy of Family Physicians, RI. She further contributes to their Advocacy Committee, aiming to improve healthcare in RI by arranging for presentations by patients and doctors at the RI State House.

As the daughter of the Dean of the University and a middle school teacher, Dr. Alketa Mezini has always loved interacting with people and found that medicine was the perfect career for her. “I wanted to help people in need, and being a physician allows me to do that.”

Mike Rapach

CEO
CareFirst Community Health Plan of Maryland

Mike Rapach is the President and CEO of CareFirst Community Health Plan Maryland, a subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The plan provides Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs coverage across the entire state of Maryland. In that role, Mike is responsible for the strategic planning and direction of the organization, along with managing the relationships with regulators. He is also directly accountable for the financial, operational, and clinical performance of the company. Mike has 20 years of experience in Health Care both regionally and nationally, having served in leadership roles with Centene, Highmark, United HealthGroup, and Coventry Healthcare. Prior to joining CareFirst, Mike implemented and led the Medicare Advantage and Marketplace businesses for Centene in Pennsylvania. He was also the lead for the implementation of the new Managed Long- term Services and Support (MLTSS) program for Centene in the same market. In other prior roles, Mike has led business and technology organizations supporting Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, ACA/Marketplace, and commercial health insurance. Mike has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s in Finance from Penn State. He enjoys traveling the world with his wife, Jennifer, playing ice hockey, and cooking the new dishes he encounters on his travels.

Anne Santifer

Director
Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology

Anne Santifer is Director of the Office of Health Information Technology. Anne has nearly 13 years of experience in the operations, development, and policy supporting Medicaid quality improvement programs. She is experienced in program management, value-based programs and data and information technologies supporting health care and social service programs.

Rosemond Sarpong Owens, CDM/MPH

Director, Health Equity Integration
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Rosemond Sarpong Owens is a seasoned leader with a distinguished career in the field of racial and health equity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly within healthcare and is on a mission to eliminate racial and health inequities and drive transformative change. Currently serving as Director of Racial and Health Equity Integration at Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, Rosemond has dedicated herself to making a difference in healthcare and beyond.

Having worked across various healthcare organizations, Rosemond possesses a wealth of experience and insights into the complexities of the healthcare system. She is known for her ability to navigate intricate organizational landscapes and design innovative solutions that foster truly inclusive environments.

Rosemond sees herself as an architect of change, constantly working to shape a more just and equitable society. Her expertise in crafting and executing strategic priorities for equitable outcomes have left an indelible mark on the healthcare system. In a world where health equity, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more crucial than ever, she stands as a beacon of hope and progress. Her mission is to continue shaping the future of healthcare and society at large, ensuring that every individual has access to the care. and opportunities they deserve.

As a visionary in the field of racial and health equity, Rosemond serves as a source of inspiration for many, demonstrating that true change is possible. She reminds us of all that we have the power to create a brighter, more equitable future for all.

Kalin Scott

Principal
K. Scott Concepts

Kalin Scott is a healthcare writer, consultant and advisor. A former Medicaid policymaker, she has a strong track record of experience and deep knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare policy and operations, delivery system reform, health-related social needs, new care models, and value-based payment. Kalin leverages her expertise to support healthcare organizations focused on tackling healthcare’s biggest challenges, addressing barriers to quality care, and creating healthier communities.

With a background in policy making, consulting, project management, and strategic planning, Kalin plays a pivotal role with clients in bringing their most innovative ideas and messages to life. Kalin served as a principal negotiator on New York's Medicaid Redesign Team 1115 Waiver amendment, which resulted in an $8 billion federal investment, commonly known as New York’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, to transform New York's health care delivery system. She also developed, supported, and managed New York Medicaid’s Value Based Payment (VBP) workgroup, subcommittees, and clinical advisory groups, and was an author of the state’s VBP Roadmap.

Kalin’s experience as both a senior state Medicaid advisor and healthcare consultant benefits clients including provider organizations, health tech companies, payers, consulting firms, and healthcare marketing agencies across the country. She partners with founders, executives, and their teams to craft and implement industry-leading messaging and strategy aligned with the latest developments in healthcare.

Sebastian Seiguer, JD, MBA

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Scene Health

Sebastian is the CEO and co-founder of Scene (previously emocha), a medication engagement company that provides personalized, breakthrough medication support by combining video technology, clinical coaching, and validated interventions to radically improve medication adherence rates. In 2014, Sebastian spun Scene out of Johns Hopkins with Dr. Bob Bollinger and other medication adherence experts to help communities served by public health departments, health plans including Medicaid and Medicare, and health systems. Scene is now the standard of care for infectious disease adherence monitoring and is scaling quickly. Sebastian started his career as an attorney with Allen & Overy in London before launching his first company in Munich, Germany, in 2000. He earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and his MBA in Health Care from Johns Hopkins University.

Reva Sheehan

Senior Director, Customer Insights
mPulse

Reva has more than 15 years’ industry experience ranging from long term care and compound pharmacy management to health plan operations and quality. As an avid collaborator, Reva engages internal and external stakeholders to improve processes for optimal outcomes while keeping the member’s experience at the heart of every conversation.

Jennifer Sisto Gall, MPH

Vice President of Government Programs
Twill

Jennifer has spent 15 years in the healthcare industry at the intersection of business strategy, health policy, and technology. She currently leads Government Programs at Twill, bringing person-centered digital health solutions to guide people to the care they need and improve health outcomes. For Medicaid beneficiaries, Jennifer is focused on improving the care journey for pregnant and postpartum people.

Prior to Twill, Jennifer was the Director of Policy and Clinical Programs at Phreesia, focused on advancing digital-first, person-centered data collection for health equity, including the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in quality measurement programs and CMS Innovation Center models. Jennifer also led Lyft’s Government Business Development and Strategy for Lyft’s Healthcare business, focusing on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and transportation as a social determinant of health and bringing rideshare newly into 22 Medicaid programs. Prior to Lyft, Jennifer worked with Evidation Health to launch digital biomarker research with clients to understand how everyday behavior and health interact. She also worked at Change Healthcare, where she led Enterprise Strategy initiatives across the $3B portfolio, focused on software and services for health systems and health plans. She completed a post-graduate Rotational Program with RelayHealth, a division of McKesson, where she drove the go-to-market launch of a clinical and claims data platform with a focus on quality measures. Jennifer started her career as a consultant with Accenture within both the public and private sector Healthcare consulting practices, including with HHS/ONC and CMS on the Healthcare.gov recovery effort.

Jennifer has her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. She received her BS from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in Systems Science and Mathematics, with a second major in Healthcare Management from Olin School of Business.

Angela Smith-Hietikko, LMSW

Executive Consultant, Behavioral Health
Clearlink Partners

Angela Smith-Hietikko is a professional with over 25 years of multifaceted experience in behavioral health program management, strategy design & planning, and development of innovative clinical programs. She brings subject matter expertise to all Behavioral Health Product lines ensuring effective cost-of-care savings initiatives, behavioral health quality metric and design solutions, and value-based payment programs. Angela has led and executed strategic planning initiatives to improve access to and optimize behavioral healthcare delivery across managed care.

Sarah Spiekermeier

Chief Operating Officer
Banner Health Plans

Sarah Spiekermeier has over fifteen years of experience in healthcare leadership with an emphasis on health plan operations, program implementation, and Medicaid and Medicare regulations. As COO of Banner Health Plans, she provides operational senior leadership and oversight for their Medicaid and Medicare plans with over 340,000 members within Central and Southern Arizona. Before her COO role, Sarah held several positions within Banner such as program implementation manager, Medicaid contract compliance officer, and Sr. Director of Operations. A few examples of Sarah's accomplishments are:

  • Led an 80,000 Medicaid member transition from one plan to another, which was acknowledged as one of the most successful member transitions by the state and deemed a “Best Practice” by state leadership.
  • Led and implemented two State Medicaid Requests for Proposals resulting in the successful Contract award for 10 Arizona Counties.
  • Launched three Medicare Advantage plans during a pandemic while moving the entire health plan workforce from in-office to remote
Sarah graduated with her MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Ashford University-Forbes School of Business and is a Certified Public Manager from Arizona State University- College of Public Programs. She is an Association for Community Plans (ACAP) member and completed the 2020 ACAP Leadership Academy. She also participated in the "Valley Leadership's Ready Together Program" focused on mobilizing Arizonans to make an impact in the face of coronavirus. Sarah is a Board Member of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Arizona.

Elizabeth Starr

Executive Director, Social Impact
Aetna, a CVS Company

Elizabeth Starr currently serves as Product Director of Social Impact for Aetna Medicaid. In her role she develops, implements, and provides oversight of Aetna Medicaid’s Social Impact strategies and programs nationally. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 20 years of clinical, quality, leadership, and managed care experience. Elizabeth began her career in the nonprofit sector serving low-income families and children for 10 years.

Recognizing the importance of the social safety net, Elizabeth moved into managed care to address health equity through data driven initiatives to improve health outcomes. She spent 7 years at WellCare/Centene followed by a year at Mindoula before joining Aetna in 2021. Her knowledge of the Medicaid population and community needs drives her work, but her passion for health equity and healthy communities is why she has dedicated her career to serving others. She enjoys collaboration and identifying opportunities to improve member care, communities, and provider relationships. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky and Master of Social Work from the University of Louisville before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She resides in Louisville, KY with her family.

Rob Summitt

Business Development Director, Regulated Markets
Evernorth Health Services

As a Director of Business Development, Regulated Markets at Evernorth Health Services, Rob leads the development and execution of effective strategies to grow and retain Medicare and Medicaid business. He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, with a focus on complex population management and innovative healthcare solutions. Rob leverages his strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills to collaborate with and influence internal and external stakeholders, as well as to drive high-impact enterprise change. He is passionate about creating market-leading strategies, action plans and accountability models that align with the organization's vision and mission, and that deliver value to clients and members.

JaQuoia (JQ) Sylvester, LMSW, MBA

Clinical Strategy and Practice Lead, Medicaid Behavioral Health
Humana

JaQuoia (JQ) Sylvester LMSW, MBA is a Social Work Doctoral Candidate – Stephen F. Austin State University, and chief among her passions is her zeal for guiding others to, and through, their goals. She has, on some level, understood the joy and benefits of facilitating the success of others can extend to all parties involved.

As a licensed Social Worker, she has spent the last 15 years promoting positive change. Said change has come in the form of coordinating and/or directly providing services to underserved/Medicare/Medicaid populations, as well as her role as an Associate Director at a leading managed care organization.

As a leader, she has learned that accomplishment is achieved through knowing the strengths and talents of those around you. As such, her approach posits that the growth of each team member and the overall success of team are often inextricably interwoven. As a graduate of the Disney Leadership Institute, she can attest that this approach has been adopted by some of the most profitable companies in the world.

While her experiences have taken her throughout the country, and have contributed to her holistic approach, she currently resides in Houston, Tx with her Husband and two kids. You can find her most days at a cheerleading competition with her daughter, playing catch with her son, or trying a new restaurant with her husband.

Gabriel Uribe

Director, Community Health
Inland Empire Health Plan

Dr. Gabriel Uribe serves as the Director of Community Health at the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and as a Professor of Social Work Policy at La Sierra University. IEHP is a not- for-profit public entity, rapidly growing Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in California. With a network of more than 6,000 Providers and 2,400 employees, IEHP serves over 1.3 million residents of California’s Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, and Cal MediConnect (Medicare-Medicaid Plan). Dr. Uribe oversees operations of IEHP’s Community Resource Centers, Community Health Worker program and diversity services.

In addition to his formal occupations, Dr. Uribe serves as the President of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC). The IEDC provides networking and educational resources to over 2,500 disability service professionals employed at over 400 regional organizations that serve nearly half a million seniors and persons with disabilities in Southern California. Dr. Uribe earned a Doctor of Social Work at the University of Southern California and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Cal Poly Pomona. He is an experienced social service professional committed to the delivery ofaccessible health care for low income and underrepresented communities.

Justin Villines

HIT Policy Director
Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology

Justin Villines is an Arkansas native and currently serves as the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Director for the Office of Health Information Technology that oversees the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas’ only statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). He has 17+ years combined experience in Health Information Exchange, EMR/EHR systems, Public Health and Community Education, practice transformation, healthcare consulting, project management, teaching, and federal/state service. He has extensive knowledge in practice transformation health initiatives and has led the implementation of Health Information Exchange (HIE) efforts throughout Arkansas to support Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Practice Transformation efforts in Arkansas and nationwide, Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) and Arkansas Medicaid PCMH program. He also teaches the Masters of Health Administration and Masters in Management and Leadership as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University- Little Rock Metro Campus and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Park University at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

In his previous roles with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) he has worked on PCMH transformation, published 7 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) teaching modules for the UAMS Family Medicine Residency programs and as a quality assurance coordinator he evaluated performance improvement requirements for The Joint Commission and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Serving in the US Army for 8 years with two combat tours in Iraq, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (BSM) and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Healthcare Management. He is presently working on his DrPH in Public Health – Community Health Promotion and Education

Kris Vilamaa

Partner and Chief Growth Officer
Mostly Medicaid

Kris Vilamaa is a Partner and Chief Growth Officer for Mostly Medicaid. Mostly Medicaid is one of the premier Medicaid consulting and marketing entities in the country, using best-in-class HHS expertise to help state and county government agencies, health plans and solution providers to navigate a wide variety of challenges. Kris was recently named one of the Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2022 by The Consulting Report. Kris has led consulting engagements in twenty-three different states with hundreds of clients in his career. His experience includes improving existing solutions, bringing new solutions to market, driving innovation, growth strategy development, change management, policy assessments and operational assessments. Kris is a national thought leader on information technology in behavioral health and the use of data in integrated care models to improve care. As a consultant, he has also served as the CEO of HealthCare Perspective and Director of Behavioral Health for Germane Solutions. Prior to entering consulting in 2015, Kris served in state government for fifteen years, the last three as the Chief Information Officer for the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

Cameual Wright, M.D., MBA

Vice President, Market Chief Medical Officer, Indiana Market
CareSource

As the Vice President, Market Chief Medical Officer for CareSource Indiana, Dr. Wright oversees the development and implementation of all clinical policies, procedures and operations, ensuring adherence to regulatory and care standards. She is responsible for fostering effective relationships with healthcare providers, state agencies and community-based organizations to improve the health and well-being of both members and the community.

Prior to joining CareSource, Dr. Wright practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Indiana for 15 years and has held multiple clinical leadership positions. She continues to passionately advocate for improvements and equity in maternal and infant outcomes, serving on multiple local and national boards and committees, including the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Committee, the Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee, the March of Dimes, as a Maternal and Infant Health Expert with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and most recently, as the Chair of the American Diabetes Association Women's Health Initiative Scientific Advisory Committee. A vocal proponent of health equity, Dr. Wright dedicates both time and talent to efforts aimed at mitigating health disparities in Indiana and across the nation. She has spearheaded multiple equity initiatives at CareSource, including the CareSource Re-entry Program, recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a “Healthcare Hero” in community achievement. Dr. Wright has steered the development of both internal and external committees focused on ensuring that every individual has an opportunity to achieve their full health potential, regardless of how they identify.

Dr. Wright has been tapped by numerous local and regional media outlets to provide expert perspective on current events that are impacting the health of CareSource members and the community, including the infant formula shortage, childhood vaccinations, women’s health, re-entry, health equity, COVID and more.

Caroline Yaun, RN, BSN, LNC

Executive Director, SNP Programs
ATRIO Health Plans

In her role as Executive Director of SNP Programs at ATRIO Health Plans, Caroline leads the development and implementation of innovative and effective health plan benefits and clinical programs for dual eligible and special needs populations. She has over 15 years of experience in managed care, product strategy, public policy analysis and implementation, and relationship management in the healthcare industry.

Caroline is passionate about improving health disparities and addressing social determinants of health by partnering with state and community agencies, providers, and members. She currently serves as secretary of the Board of Trustees for Laura Baker Services Association, a community non- profit that supports the I/DD population.