Who We Are

Helping health care executives achieve their transformation goals.

Health Evolution Connect is an invitation-only, curated convening of CEOs and C-Suite executives from providers, payers, and life science organizations, along with technology leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers. Connect 2023 will be held from September 27–29, 2023, in Nashville. Health Evolution Connect builds on the renowned Health Evolution Summit by probing critical emerging issues and challenges in health care with the same intensity and candor, but with a particular focus on near-term pathways for change and transformation.

Connect participants will experience a mix of unscripted panel discussions featuring top industry thought leaders and interactive small-group roundtable discussions. Leaders will enjoy ample time for networking and engaging with peers and counterparts across the health care ecosystem. Connect is designed for CEOs and C-Suite executives more broadly, and we encourage CEOs and their leadership teams to participate and learn together. Executives will leave Nashville with new strategies to accelerate progress, new relationships to amplify impact, and new perspectives on leading their organizations through a volatile time in our industry.

Urban Retreat in Nashville

Connect 2023 will take place at Grand Hyatt in Nashville, Tennessee. Grand Hyatt Nashville is a downtown luxury hotel on Broadway at Nashville Yards. Within walking distance of the Gulch and Midtown, our retreat features one of the highest outdoor rooftop bars in Music City, a spa, and seven food and beverage experiences.


We would not all be here today if not for our dedicated sponsors. We are immensely thankful for their investment of passion, brainpower and financial resources, making this powerful gathering—and our collective goal of fostering change for the better—possible. To inquire about sponsorship, please click here.

Past Discussion Leaders

  • Vineeta Agarwala, MD
    Vineeta Agarwala, MD General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Richard Baron, MD
    Richard Baron, MD President & CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
  • Robin Berzin, MD
    Robin Berzin, MD Founder & CEO, Parsley Health
  • Marty Bonick
    Marty Bonick President & CEO, Ardent Health Services
  • Akram Boutros, MD
    Akram Boutros, MD President & CEO, MetroHealth
  • Philip Bredesen
    Philip Bredesen former Governor of Tennessee
  • Remy Brim, PhD
    Remy Brim, PhD Principal, BGR Government Affairs, LLC
  • Bechara Choucair, MD
    Bechara Choucair, MD SVP & Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Gaurov Dayal, MD
    Gaurov Dayal, MD CEO, Axia Women's Health
  • Alexandra Drane
    Alexandra Drane Co-Founder and CEO ARCHANGELS; Cashier-on-leave, Walmart
  • Carladenise Edwards, PhD
    Carladenise Edwards, PhD Strategic & Board Advisor, Parsley Health, Clover Health, and HelunaHealth
  • Eric Eskioglu, MD
    Eric Eskioglu, MD EVP, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Novant Health
  • Robert Fields, MD
    Robert Fields, MD EVP & Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
  • The Hon. William Frist, MD
    The Hon. William Frist, MD Special Partner and Chairman of the Executives Council, Cressey & Company; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
  • Pat Geraghty
    Pat Geraghty President & CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
  • Karen Hanlon
    Karen Hanlon EVP & COO, Highmark Health
  • Patrice Harris, MD
    Patrice Harris, MD CEO, eMed; former President, American Medical Association;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Ellen Herlacher
    Ellen Herlacher Principal, LRVHealth
  • Kim Keck
    Kim Keck President & CEO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Ellen Kelsay
    Ellen Kelsay President & CEO, Business Group on Health
  • Joneigh Khaldun, MD
    Joneigh Khaldun, MD VP & Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health
  • Dawn Maroney
    Dawn Maroney President, Markets, Alignment Healthcare
  • Adam Myers, MD
    Adam Myers, MD SVP & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Hal Paz, MD
    Hal Paz, MD EVP, Health Sciences, Stony Brook University; CEO, Stony Brook University Medicine
  • Suchi Saria, PhD
    Suchi Saria, PhD Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University
  • Terry Shaw
    Terry Shaw President & CEO
    Advent Health
  • Pippa Shulman, DO
    Pippa Shulman, DO Chief Medical Officer, Medically Home
  • Lynn Simon, MD
    Lynn Simon, MD President, Clinical Operations & Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems
  • Micky Tripathi, PhD
    Micky Tripathi, PhD National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Turney, MD
    Susan Turney, MD President & CEO
    Marshfield Clinic Health System
    Summit Chair
  • Barbara Walczyk Joers
    Barbara Walczyk Joers President & CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
  • Consuelo Wilkins, MD
    Consuelo Wilkins, MD SVP & Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Ron Williams
    Ron Williams Chairman & CEO, RW2 Enterprises; former Chairman & CEO, Aetna
  • Martha Wofford
    Martha Wofford President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Felicity Yost
    Felicity Yost Co-Founder and Chief Product & Operating Officer, Tia