2023 Connect Discussion Leaders


1Richard Schwartz

CEO, Health Evolution

4Rob Lazerow

EVP, Health Evolution

Aadam Hussain

SVP, Consumer Health Solutions & Partnerships, Cambia Health Solutions

Adam Boehler

CEO, Rubicon Founders

Airica Steed, EdD

President & CEO, The MetroHealth System

Alexandra Drane


Amit Shah, MD

Chief Medical Officer, CareOregon

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

President of Product Development & Chief Medical Officer, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA

Andrew Watson, MD

Chief Medical Digital Health Officer, UPMC Health Plan

Aneesh Chopra

President, CareJourney; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Anita Patel

Vice President, Pharmacy Services Development, Walgreens

Bill Nordmark

CEO, Enlace Health

Brad Smith

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Russell Street Ventures; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Main Street Health; Executive Chairman, CareBridge

Caitlin Zulla

CEO, Optum Health East

Cara McNulty

President, Behavioral Health & Mental Well-being, CVS Health

Carmen Peralta, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Interwell Health

Corbin Petro

Founder & Board Member, Eleanor Health

Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic

Curt Vinyard

SVP, Payer, ixlayer

David Shulkin, MD

The 9th Secretary of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Daymon Smith

Chief Product & Technology Officer, Interwell Health

Derek Streat

CEO, DexCare

Ed Glynn, MD

Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare Physician Services Group

Edmondo Robinson, MD

Chief Digital Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center

Erin Satterwhite

CEO, Optum Specialty Pharmacy

George Barrett

Founder, The Overtone Group; former Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health

Georges Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

James Hildreth, PhD, MD

President & CEO, Meharry Medical College

Jay Desai

CEO, Bamboo Health

Jeanine Maier

VP, Consumer Experience, Kaiser Permanente

Jenny Schneider, MD

Co-founder & CEO, Homeward

John Frownfelter

Chief Strategist, Data Driven Health, NTT DATA

Jon Perlin, MD, PhD

President & CEO, The Joint Commission

Jordan Harmon

Chief Innovation & Commercialization Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

Josh Peterson, MD

VP for Personalized Health & Director, Center for Precision Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Julian Harris, MD

Chairman & CEO, ConcertoCare

Kapil Parakh, MD

Senior Medical Leader, Google

Katherine Schneider, MD

CEO, Two Canoes Health, LLC

Kathleen Noonan

President & CEO, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Ken Young

President & CEO, Medecision

Kevin Ban, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Walgreens

Kim Victory

Healthcare & Life Sciences Director, Google

Kumar Shwetabh

President - US Operations, Access Healthcare and CEO, Pacific BPO

Lynn Simon, MD

President, Healthcare Innovation & Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems

Maureen Suhr

SVP, Clinical Operations, ViewFi

Michael Vennera

EVP, Chief Strategy, Corporate Development, and Information Officer, Independence Blue Cross

Mike Peresie

Interim CEO of Software, Network and Data Solutions, Optum Insight

Mike Serbinis

CEO & Founder, League

Neil Borg

Senior Managing Director, Ziegler

Neil de Crescenzo

CEO, Optum Insight

Niall Brennan

Senior Advisor for Data Modernization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Nimesh Jhaveri, RPh

EVP & Chief Impact Officer, McKesson

Nishi Rawat, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Bamboo Health

Nwando Anyaoku, MD

Chief Health Equity Officer, Providence Swedish Health Services

Nzinga Harrison, MD

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health

Patrick Conway, MD

CEO, Optum Rx

Phoebe Yang

Board Director of GE Healthcare, Doximity, CommonSpirit Health; former General Manager, Amazon Web Services

Rahul Singh

Senior Partner, Advisory & Transformation, West Monroe Partners

Ramita Tandon

Chief Clinical Trials Officer, Walgreens As the Chief Clinical Trials Officer at Walgreens, Ramita Tandon is responsible for leading and driving growth for the Company’s new clinical trials business. In…

Ravi Kavasery, MD

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California

Rebekah Gee, MD

Founder & CEO, Nest Health

Rob Andrews

CEO, Health Transformation Alliance

Rob Saunders, PhD

Senior Research Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Roger Jansen, PhD

Chief Strategic Growth Officer, MSU Health Care

Sara Vaezy

EVP, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, Providence

Sarah Pletcher, MD

SVP & Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist

Secretary Kody Kinsley

Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Shami Feinglass, MD

Health Innovators Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Steve Collis

Chairman, President & CEO, Cencora

Suchi Saria, PhD

Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Sukanya Soderland

SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Susan Monarez, PhD

Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

Susan Turney, MD

CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System

Susannah Fox

Board Member, Cambia Health Solutions; former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tammy Sun

Co-Founder and CEO, Carrot Fertility

Taylor Hamilton

Chief Consumer Officer, Ballad Health

Tommy Ibrahim, MD

President & CEO, Bassett Healthcare Network

Troy Brennan, MD

Former EVP and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark; former Chief Medical Officer, Aetna

Vickie White

SVP & Chief Brand and Consumer Officer, AdventHealth

Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD

General Partner, a16z

Virna Little

Co-founder & Chief Clinical Officer, Concert Health

Winjie Tang Miao

SEVP & COO, Texas Health Resources

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