PARTNER WITH US
Who We Are

Health Evolution Confab

A leadership gathering to advance inclusion and diversity in health care
Virtual Confab: April 13–14, 2021

Powerful connections. Inspired action.

The Confab is an intimate community of leaders committed to driving change by elevating dynamic, diverse voices leading health care. The Confab community of both women and men has honest conversations on the toughest leadership challenges and unpacks major societal issues impacting our industry. The 2021 Confab will be an invitation-only virtual gathering that highlights initiatives to address racial diversity in leadership to accelerate health equity. Similar to our in-person gatherings, the Confab agenda is designed to invigorate our thinking and create relationships to fuel corporate performance and impact.

Confab Discussion Leaders and Leadership include:
    • Gail BoudreauxPresident & CEO, Anthem, Inc.;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Nadine Burke Harris, MDSurgeon General, State of California
    • Alex DraneCo-Founder, Board Chair, Eliza Corporation; CEO & Co-Founder, Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Carladenise EdwardsSVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System
    • Patrice Harris, MDImmediate Past President, American Medical Association;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Kim KeckPresident & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Janice Nevin, MDPresident & CEO, Christiana Care Health System;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Cheryl Pegus, MDEVP of Health & Wellness, Walmart
    • Penny Wheeler, MDCEO, Allina Health;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Laurie Zephyrin, MDVice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

2021 Confab Agenda


Tuesday, April 13
8:30–8:40 a.m. PT (11:30–11:40 a.m. ET) Confab Welcome

Co-hosts: Patrice Harris, MD, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association; Health Evolution Leadership Committee and Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, Christiana Care; Health Evolution Leadership Committee
8:40–9:40 a.m. PT (11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m. ET) Main Stage Discussion:
2021 Reset: Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem, Inc.; Health Evolution Leadership Committee
• Additional discussion leader TBA
9:45–10:45 a.m. PT (12:45–1:45 p.m. ET) Main Stage Discussion:
The Reconstruction: Restoring Trust and Charting a Path Forward

Discussion Leader:
Carladenise Edwards, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System
• Additional discussion leaders TBA
10:50– 11:50 a.m. PT (1:50–2:50 p.m. ET) Main Stage Discussion:
Racial Diversity in Leadership to Accelerate Health Equity

Host: Laurie Zephyrin, MD, Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

Discussion Leaders:
Nadine Burke Harris, MD, Surgeon General, State of California
• Additional discussion leaders TBA
11:50 a.m.–12 p.m. PT (2:50–3 p.m. ET) Closing Comments

Co-hosts: Patrice Harris, MD, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association; Health Evolution Leadership Committee and Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, Christiana Care; Health Evolution Leadership Committee

Wednesday, April 14
8:30–8:40 a.m. PT (11:30–11:40 a.m. ET) Opening Comments

Co-hosts: Patrice Harris, MD, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association; Health Evolution Leadership Committee and Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, Christiana Care; Health Evolution Leadership Committee
8:40–9:40 a.m. PT (11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m. ET) Main Stage Discussion:
Gender and Racial Equality: Leaders Driving Change

Discussion Leaders:
Cheryl Pegus, MD, EVP of Health & Wellness, Walmart
• Additional discussion leaders TBA
9:45–10:45 am.. PT (12:45–1:45 p.m. ET) Get Reals– Leaders come together virtually in small, intimate groups for candid conversations with peers who "get it" to share stories and advice on today's biggest leadership challenges.

• Catalyzing the Power of Diversity in Leadership Teams
• Getting to 50:50 in the C-Suite
• Servant Leadership: Serving Communities, Caregivers and Consumers
• Activating Change: How Men Can Support Women Colleagues
• Making an Impact in the Boardroom
• Inspiring an Adaptive & Inclusive Culture
• Measuring What Matters To Advance Health Equity
10:50– 11:50 a.m. PT (1:50–2:50 p.m. ET) Main Stage Discussion:
Servant Leadership: Serving Communities, Caregivers and Consumers

Host:  Alex Drane, Co-Founder, Board Chair, Eliza Corporation; CEO & Co-Founder, Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS; Health Evolution Leadership Committee

Discussion Leaders:
Kim Keck, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Health Evolution Leadership Committee
Penny Wheeler, MD, CEO, Allina Health; Health Evolution Leadership Committee
11:50 a.m.–12 p.m. PT (2:50–3 p.m. ET) Confab Close

Co-hosts: Patrice Harris, MD, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association; Health Evolution Leadership Committee and Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, Christiana Care; Health Evolution Leadership Committee


Related Health Evolution Insights

 
Women CEOs: Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspires us to advance equity
Health Evolution builds Work Groups to advance health equity
The trust factor: Why life sciences companies must go all in on SDOH
Addressing racism as a social determinant of health
CEOs on leading through increased public scrutiny
BCBS Rhode Island’s joint venture with primary care: An interview with CEO Kim Keck
The data-driven vision: An interview with ChristianaCare CEO Janice Nevin


2017 Confab Report

2019 CONFAB REPORT

View Confab Report >


Fresh Perspectives from Outside of Our Health Care Bubble

Host: Stephanie Tilenius, CEO, Vida Health

Discussion Leaders:
Shari Ballard, Former Senior EVP & President, Multi-Channel Retail, Best Buy
Margo Georgiadis, CEO, Ancestry
Terri Kelly, Retired President & CEO, W.L. Gore and Associates