Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH - CEO and Founder of engagedIN
Dr. Kyra Bobinet has five words of advice on engaging people in health: be caring, authentic, and useful. As a national speaker, author and CEO-founder of engagedIN, a neuroscience behavior design firm, Kyra devotes her life to cracking the code of WHY we engage in our health. Everyday, she and her team use neuroscience to make products and communications more engaging.
For this work, Kyra received the 2015 Innovator Award from Harvard where she received her Masters in Public Health. She earned her medical degree at UCSF School of Medicine.
Dr. Bobinet is the author of Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life. She authors a column on behavior neuroscience design for ExperienceLife magazine.
She has founded health start-ups, created blockbuster products, health apps, big data algorithms, and evidence- based programs in mind-body & metabolic medicine.
Dr. Bobinet, co-teaches patient engagement and health design with Dr. Larry Chu at Stanford School of Medicine, and studied in BJ Fogg’s behavior design lab.
When she’s not geeking out on neuroscience, you can find her engaged in her kids, minimalist eco design, and surfing.
Bruce Japsen - Health Care Contributing Writer at Forbes; Journalist, Speaker, Industry Observer
Bruce Japsen is a healthcare journalist based in Chicago, best known for his articles and blogs with Forbes. He also contributes stories to the New York Times, Chicago Medicine magazine, and teaches at the University of Iowa School of Journalism. You can also see him nationally on Fox News Channel "Forbes on Fox,” and in Chicago you can hear his health segments and business analysis on WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM. Passionate about health literacy when it comes to explaining the complexities of health care, he wrote the new Forbes signature series book, Inside Obamacare: The Fix For America's Ailing Health Care System. Prior to his current work, he was health care business reporter at the Chicago Tribune (1998-2011) and previously wrote for Modern Healthcare magazine when first arriving in Chicago in 1993. Prior to that, he wrote for several Iowa newspapers including the Des Moines Register, where he covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy. He has covered the rise, fall and rise again of health reform, chronicling national trends as well as the influence of Barack and Michelle Obama from Chicago's South Side on changes to the U.S. health system from his base in Chicago.
Patrick Carroll, MD - Chief Medical Officer for Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinics
Dr. Carroll is the chief medical officer for Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinics. In this role, Dr. Carroll oversees all matters pertaining to provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety, healthcare information systems and strategic initiatives that enhance the care model. In addition, Dr. Carroll implements care management programs, manages relationships with health systems and collaborates with Walgreen’s Clinical Office in the development of enterprise clinical programs. Prior to joining Walgreen’s Dr. Carroll served as the chief medical officer of Integrated Care Partners, Hartford HealthCare’s clinical integration organization of 2200 healthcare providers. He served as medical director for Hartford HealthCare’s Medicare Shared Savings Program as well as the lead in population health for the organization. Dr. Carroll received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH. He completed his residency training at Middlesex Hospital/University of Connecticut. He is board certified in Family Practice as well as Adolescent Medicine and was a practicing primary care physician for 26 years.
Keith LeBlanc - Co-founder and CEO of MHM Urgent Care
Keith is the co-founder and CEO of MHM Urgent Care. In 2006, Keith returned to his home in hurricane- ravaged New Orleans with a vision to make urgent care services available in Southeast Louisiana. Together with his business partner, Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, Keith founded Millennium Healthcare Management (MHM) to provide a full-spectrum of urgent care services. Today, the company has grown to include 14 urgent care clinics across Louisiana, with an additional five dedicated occupational medicine clinics. Showcasing achievements both in business and in the community, Keith was nominated to the CityBusiness Money Makers class of 2013. Keith earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in health science from Louisiana State University.
Thomas A. Pascuzzi, MD - CMO of UnityBPO and Founder of GoPrivateMD
Dr. Pascuzzi is founder of GoPrivateMD, a direct-bill medical management company helping to lower self- insured employers’ health care costs. He is a consultant with Merchant Medicine, covering emergency medicine and urgent care clinical workflow, telemedicine, technology, and operations with a focus on using technology to improve the patient experience. Dr. Pascuzzi is board certified in emergency medicine. Prior to his current work, he was previously vice president and chief medical officer for Convenience Care at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM, leading urgent care, retail, workplace, mobile, and telemedicine service lines. In addition to leadership roles at Presbyterian, he was founder and CEO of MD Urgent Care, an urgent care operator with 2 centers, later sold to Presbyterian. He has been CEO of Northern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (ER Group) at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He began his emergency medicine career and completed his residency training through the United States Air Force. He received a BS in biology at the University of Michigan and MD at Wayne State University. He has been a member of the American Medical Association and the New Mexico Medical Society, and a speaker at the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) and McKesson Health Solutions Conferences.
Gordon A. Maner, Founder and Managing Partner of Plutus Capital Partners LLC - Managing Partner and Member of the Board of Directors at Allen Mooney Barnes Investment Banking
Gordon is managing partner and a member of the board of directors at Allen Mooney Barnes. He founded the investment banking department at AMB and its predecessor firm, Plutus Capital Partners. Gordon has a strong track record in investment banking and entrepreneurship, having founded his own firm at 27 and initiating several healthcare start-ups since. At AMB, Gordon focuses on strategy, the management of client relationships and transaction execution. In his career, Gordon has played a pivotal role in the consolidation of the walk-in medical industry, having advised multiple industry participants, including vertical integration strategies between payers and providers, many of whom have become the largest companies in the industry. Prior to AMB, Gordon founded Plutus Capital Partners, where he specialized in advising healthcare clients in their corporate finance and strategic initiatives. Prior to founding Plutus, Gordon was an investment banker at Susquehanna International Group focusing on the healthcare sector. Gordon is an avid public speaker and is frequently quoted in industry publications about various healthcare sectors. Gordon attended the University of Georgia and resides with his wife and daughter in Charleston, SC.
Jonathan K. Henderson, Office Managing Partner- Dallas - Chair, Corporate and Transactional Practice - Polsinelli PC
Jon is a shareholder, corporate and transactional practice chair, and Dallas managing partner at the law firm of Polsinelli, PC, which has more than 750 lawyers in 19 offices. Jon’s practice focuses on advising middle market health care service companies with business operations in multiple states with multiple locations on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions, along with overseeing the firm’s role as primary outside counsel in many of the relationships. Jon’s practice also includes advising on strategic venture capital investments in the health care industry. Current and recent projects include home health, hospice, correctional health care, health care IT, IOM services, ambulatory surgery center, toxicology lab, urgent care, virtual physician services, retail pharmacy, revenue cycle management, long term care pharmacy, dental services, dialysis services, and social health management. He is the founder of the Healthcare Dealmakers Conference (f/k/a Southwest Healthcare Transactions Conference), now in its 9th year. Jon is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to health care M&A and related transactional regulatory issues. He received his BBA in finance from The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in 1989 and his JD from St. Mary’s University in 1992.
Gary Loudamy - Operating Partner for Greenridge Investment Partners
Gary brings 30 years of Fortune 100 business experience to Greenridge Investment Partners. Prior to joining Greenridge, Gary held a variety of leadership roles with Johnson & Johnson where he developed expertise in the fields of human resource management, process management and improvement, strategic planning, change management, integration of acquisitions, and leadership development. As vice president of process excellence, Gary helped lead the deployment of 6 Sigma, lean, and other business improvement initiatives across Johnson & Johnson worldwide. His experience in assessing organizational processes, developing appropriate business improvement strategies, and optimizing human resources provides a unique blend of operational skills that can be applied to Greenridge partner companies. Gary earned his degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. He and his wife live in Austin, TX, and enjoy traveling, especially to see their children in St. Louis, MO, and Sydney, Australia.
Jay H. Sanders, MD, FACP, FACAAI - President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jay H. Sanders, M.D., is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. Known to many as the "Father of Telemedicine", he developed the first statewide telemedicine system, the first Correctional telemedicine program, the first tele-homecare technology, called ;"The Electronic House Call", and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the VA, the FCC, State Governments, WHO, multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. In 1994, he introduced telemedicine’s capability to the then Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Dr. Steven C Joseph, that culminated in the initiation of the use of this technology within DOD. He was subsequently asked to serve as the sole civilian representative on the DOD Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeon Generals of the Army, Navy and Air Force. During the Clinton Administration he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine, and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, a member of AOA, and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he became Chief Medical Resident. In 1970, he developed and started the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.
Ray Owens - President and Founder of DX Marketing
Ray founded DX Marketing in 2001 and currently serves as its President and majority shareholder. The company is best known for its use of unique modelling techniques in devising direct and digital marketing programs. His knowledge of major data compliers and location intelligence programs (GIS) adds to his tactical knowhow in devising marketing strategies for clients. Ray’s years of IT experience with the former Stouffer luxury hotel division served as a basis for his background in data analytics and customer insights. The company’s work in building customized targeted marketing programs covers many industries, including retail, healthcare, restaurants, hospitality services, real estate and financial services. Ray is also part of Oracle Corporation’s Strategy Council for new product development in database and marketing cloud initiatives. DX Marketing is one of Oracle’s largest cloud based customers storing over a billion records in their database cloud. Ray is based in Savannah, GA and is a self-professed Beatles fanatic with thousands of collectible items on show throughout the DX Marketing facility.
Bernie Kuhn - Principal and CFO of Merchant Medicine, LLC
Bernie is a Principal with Merchant Medicine, LLC. He assists clients with management, financial and operational modeling, employer programs, marketing, and real estate development. He was previously Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at Doctors Care/UCI Medical Affiliates in South Carolina and held a dual role as Vice President at parent company BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBSSC). Prior to BCBSSC, Bernie was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s management consulting group with experience across health care, insurance, and retail clients. Bernie received a BA in accounting at Michigan State University and an MBA at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a speaker and committee member for the Urgent Care Association of America.
R. Robert Rohatsch, MD, FACEP - Managing Director of Merchant Medicine LLC, Co-Founder and Former Chairman and CEO of Physician One Urgent Care
Dr. Rohatsch is a consultant at Merchant Medicine LLC. He focuses on long-range plans and business growth and development for hospital system clients. Prior to Merchant Medicine, Dr. Rohatsch was a founding member of Physician One Urgent Care (formerly Urgent Care of Connecticut), having grown the company from a single center in 2010 to 10 centers today. Prior to that he was an attending physician in a busy inner-city emergency department for six years. He is a clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine, teaching both medical students and residents. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during Desert Storm. Dr. Rohatsch is board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and has obtained the status of diplomate. He completed his undergraduate education at California State University, Sacramento in 1992 and then moved to Philadelphia to Department of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to assist in ongoing research in experimental ventilation techniques. He is a member of the Urgent Care Association of America and sits on the Continuing Education Committee.
Thomas A. Charland - Founder and CEO of Merchant Medicine, LLC
Tom is founder and chief executive officer of Merchant Medicine, helping hospital systems and large medical groups evaluate their options in the face of the growing convergence between various types of immediate or walk-in care. Tom was senior vice president of strategy and business development for MinuteClinic from the time it was known as QuickMedx, through its name change to MinuteClinic, and through the formation of its partnership with CVS Pharmacy, which is now MinuteClinic’s corporate parent. Tom introduced the concept of ConvUrgentCare®, the mingling of operating tactics from convenient care (retail clinics), urgent care, work site clinics, primary care and telemedicine. He hosts the annual ConvUrgentCare® Strategy Symposium and publishes a monthly newsletter and a detailed market report called The ConvUrgentCare® Report. Prior to starting Merchant Medicine, Tom was executive director of the National Association for Ambulatory Care, an urgent care trade association. He has also been involved in several company turnarounds, including Digital Cyclone Inc., a weather technology company that is now a subsidiary of Garmin, where Charland was CEO; and Control Data Systems, a software development and systems integrator that is now part of British Telecom, where he was managing director of the application development division. Charland grew up in Rhode Island, is a 1980 graduate of the Boston University College of Communications, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).