Who We Are

Health Evolution Summit

An invitation-only retreat of influential CEOs from across the industry
Next Summit: August 25–27, 2021, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Candid discussions. Big minds. Real impact.

Health Evolution Summit is an invitation-only gathering that engages leaders committed to the transformation of health care. CEOs from health system, health plan, and life science organizations, as well as select policymakers, convene in an intimate environment to candidly debate ideas, build relationships and inspire creative solutions essential to the industry’s future.

    • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhDPrincipal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
    • Greg A. AdamsChair & CEO,
      Kaiser Permanente
    • Bruce BroussardPresident & CEO, Humana
    • Michael DowlingPresident & CEO, Northwell Health
    • Richard Gray, MDCEO, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona
    • Wright Lassiter, IIIPresident & CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chair-Elect of AHA
    • Rhonda Medows, MDPresident, Population Health Management, Providence and CEO, Ayin Health Solutions
    • Jon Perlin, MDPresident, Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer, HCA Healthcare
    • David RicksChairman & CEO, Eli Lilly & Company
    • Jaewon Ryu, MDPresident & CEO, Geisinger

The 2021 Summit will gather health care CEOs and senior leaders to reset the agenda for health care in a post-pandemic world.  It will examine the Biden administration’s policies and market implications, approaches to accelerate value-based care, new models of care delivery during austerity, the expanded role of IT and virtual care, and strategies to achieve lasting health equity in prevention and care. 

The Community

Health Evolution’s influential leaders from across health care convene at the Summit to develop connections to peers who seek to drive meaningful change. CEOs and C-suite executives from health system, health plan, and life science organizations, as well as leading health care innovators and select policy makers collaborate to envision and create health care system based on prevention, affordability, access, equity and outcomes for people and their communities.


The Summit report highlights key takeaways and video insights from our time in Laguna. The 2019 Summit convened a cross-section of prominent health care CEOs and leaders who opined, debated and shared their diverse perspectives on the forces shaping one-fifth of the U.S. economy. Invariably, their interactions forecast and shape the health care industry’s transformation.

Upstream Investment for Downstream Health

Host: Paul Tufano, Chairman & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas; Partner Committee

Discussion Leaders:
Mandy Cohen, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Lloyd Dean, CEO, CommonSpirit Health
Steve Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare

A Perspective: The State of the Industry

Nancy-Ann DeParle, Partner & Co-Founder, Consonance Capital; Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under President Obama, in discussion with Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem Inc.; Catalyst Circle; Confab Chair

View Video Insights

Past Discussion Leaders

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD
    Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD Principal Deputy Commissioner
  • Bruce Broussard
    Bruce Broussard President & CEO
  • Alice Chen
    Alice Chen Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning and Chief of Clinical Affairs
    California Health and Human Services
  • Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD
    Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Cohen
    David Cohen Senior Executive Vice President
    Comcast Corporation
  • Steve Corwin, MD
    Steve Corwin, MD President & CEO
  • Francis deSouza
    Francis deSouza President & CEO
  • Joaquin Duato
    Joaquin Duato Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee
    Johnson & Johnson
  • David Feinberg, MD
    David Feinberg, MD VP, Google Health
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD
    Rushika Fernandopulle, MD Co-Founder & CEO
    Iora Health
  • Peter Fine
    Peter Fine President & CEO
    Banner Health
  • Mark Ganz
    Mark Ganz Former CEO
    Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Pat Geraghty
    Pat Geraghty President & CEO
    Guidewell & Florida Blue
    Summit Chair
  • Jason Gorevic
    Jason Gorevic CEO
  • Eric Hargan
    Eric Hargan Deputy Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrice Harris, MD
    Patrice Harris, MD Immediate Past President, American Medical Association;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Dan Hilferty
    Dan Hilferty CEO
    Independence Health Group
    Summit Chair
  • Rod Hochman, MD
    Rod Hochman, MD President & CEO
    Providence Health & Services
  • David Holmberg
    David Holmberg President & CEO
    Highmark Health
  • Karen Ignagni
    Karen Ignagni President & CEO, EmblemHealth
    Former CEO, AHIP
  • Omar Ishrak
    Omar Ishrak Chairman & CEO
  • Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
    Larry Jameson, MD, PhD Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • John Kao
    John Kao Founder & CEO
    Alignment Healthcare
  • Vinod Khosla
    Vinod Khosla Founder
    Khosla Ventures
  • Wright Lassiter, III
    Wright Lassiter, III President, Henry Ford Health System;
    Chair-Elect of AHA
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Paul Markovich
    Paul Markovich President & CEO
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
    Mark McClellan, MD, PhD Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
  • Larry Merlo
    Larry Merlo President & CEO
    CVS Health
  • Bernd Montag
    Bernd Montag CEO
    Siemens Healthineers
  • Farzad Mostashari, MD
    Farzad Mostashari, MD Founder & CEO
  • Felicia Norwood
    Felicia Norwood EVP & President, Government Business Division,
    Anthem Inc.
  • Peter Orszag
    Peter Orszag Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard
    Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Terry Shaw
    Terry Shaw President & CEO
    Advent Health
  • Tom Skelton
    Tom Skelton CEO
  • Andy Slavitt
    Andy Slavitt Chairman, United States of Care
    Former Acting Administrator, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Summit Chair
  • Mark Smith, MD
    Mark Smith, MD Founding President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Steve Udvarhelyi, MD
    Steve Udvarhelyi, MD President & CEO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Andrea Walsh
    Andrea Walsh President & CEO
  • Gene Washington, MD
    Gene Washington, MD Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
    President and CEO, Duke University Health System
  • Dave Wichmann
    Dave Wichmann CEO
    UnitedHealth Group