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Health Evolution Confab

Pre-Summit Experience: April 9, 2019

Powerful connections. Inspired action.

Our Confab of Women ChangeMakers is an intimate community for women and men driving industry change by understanding how women at the top are taking on the big issues.

We go beyond the talking points to have honest, transparent conversations with the dynamic, diverse voices leading health care. We dive deep into their front-line stories, go personal on the “how” of these leaders, unpack broader societal issues, and discover new perspectives on our biggest challenges. New friends and colleagues invigorate our thinking and spark ideas that help us tap opportunities ahead to transform health care.

Participants gather to “Get Real” in small, intimate groups for candid conversations with peers to share stories and dig into the biggest leadership challenges.

Leaders share their personal, front-line stories on how they’re setting a new tone for our industry, transforming organizations and driving real progress.
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Highlights from the 2018 Confab of Women ChangeMakers

The Next Health Tsunami: The Epidemic of Loneliness
Host: Alexandra Drane, Cashier, Walmart; Co-Founder, ARCHANGELS and Eliza Corporation; Confab Chair 

Discussion Leaders:
Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville
Joan Harvey, VP, Consumer Health Engagement, Cigna; Partner Committee 
Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, Sharecare

Leadership Activism: The Art of Taking a Stand

Host: Donato Tramuto, CEO, Tivity Health

Discussion Leaders:
Madeline Bell, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Annie Lamont, Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT
Kate Walsh, President & CEO, Boston Medical Center

Past Speakers

  • Shari Ballard
    Shari Ballard Former Senior EVP & President-Multichannel Retail,
    Best Buy
  • Madeline Bell
    Madeline Bell President & CEO
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Beth Bierbower
    Beth Bierbower President, Employer Group Segment
  • Gail Boudreaux
    Gail Boudreaux President & CEO
    Anthem, Inc.
    Confab Chair
  • Ruth Brinkley
    Ruth Brinkley Former President & CEO
    KentuckyOne Health
  • Nancy Chockley
    Nancy Chockley President & CEO
    NIHCM LLC & NIHCM Foundation
  • Carolyn Clancy
    Carolyn Clancy Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Molly Coye, MD
    Molly Coye, MD Executive in Residence
    Confab Chair
  • Karen DeSalvo, MD
    Karen DeSalvo, MD former Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Alexandra Drane
    Alexandra Drane Cashier, Walmart
    Co-Founder ARCHANGELS and Eliza Corporation
  • Esther Dyson
    Esther Dyson Executive Founder
    Way to Wellville
  • Mary Grealy
    Mary Grealy President
    Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Joan Harvey
    Joan Harvey VP, Consumer Health Engagement
  • Terri Kelly
    Terri Kelly Retired President & CEO
    W.L. Gore and Associates
  • Annie Lamont
    Annie Lamont Managing Partner
    Oak HC/FT
  • Gary Mendell
    Gary Mendell Founder & CEO
  • Dean Ornish, MD
    Dean Ornish, MD Founder & Chief Medical Officer
    Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, Sharecare
  • Dawn Owens
    Dawn Owens President
  • Ramona Sequeira
    Ramona Sequeira President
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
  • Tom Skelton
    Tom Skelton CEO
  • Alexis Stiles
    Alexis Stiles Consultant
    Spencer Stuart
  • Kate Walsh
    Kate Walsh President & CEO
    Boston Medical Center
  • Penny Wheeler, MD
    Penny Wheeler, MD President & CEO
    Allina Health;
    Summit Chair
  • Pascale Witz
    Pascale Witz Founder & CEO, PWH Advisors
    former EVP, Sanofi; former CEO, GE Medical Diagnostics