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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 was an invitation-only virtual gathering that highlighted 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.

2021 Confab Discussion Leaders included:
    • Nancy Howell AgeePresident & CEO,
      Carilion Clinic;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Carrie Byington, MDEVP, UC Health (California); Co-Chair, Health Evolution Forum Roundtable on Community Health and Advancing Health Equity
    • Mandy Cohen, MDSecretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Lloyd DeanCEO, CommonSpirit
    • Alex DraneCo-Founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS; Cashier-on-leave, Walmart;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Carladenise Edwards, PhDEVP, Chief Strategy Officer,
      Henry Ford Health System
    • Patrice Harris, MDImmediate Past President, American Medical Association;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Sachin Jain, MDPresident & CEO,
      SCAN Health Plan
    • Kim KeckPresident & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Janice Nevin, MDPresident & CEO, Christiana Care Health System;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Nwando Olayiwola, MDSVP & Chief Health Equity Officer, Humana
    • Cheryl Pegus, MDEVP of Health & Wellness, Walmart
    • Ramona SequeiraPresident, US Business Unit and Global Portfolio Commercialization, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited;
      Health Evolution Leadership Committee
    • Tom SkeltonCEO, Surescripts;
      ChangeMaker Committee
    • Stephanie TileniusFounder & CEO, Vida Health
    • Laurie Zephyrin, MDVice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

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2017 Confab Report


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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

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