This is an archived event recorded live during the 2017 National African American MSM Leadership Conference
on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities (NAESM Conference)

Archive will be available until March 31st, 2017

Nathan Anspach, MA, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Physician Network and Accountable Care, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Phoenix, AZ

Nathan L. Anspach is Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Scottsdale Lincoln Physician Network and the John C. Lincoln Accountable Care Organization. Nathan has led the development large-scale physician alignment and clinical integration initiatives in academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems and as a national consultant for more than 30 years. Most recently, he led the development of the John C. Lincoln Medicare Shared Savings Program approved by CMS in July 2012 and the John C. Lincoln Health Network's award winning National Policy Challenge initiative. Nathan earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Florida. He is a fellow of both the American College of Health Care Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Bart Asner, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Monarch HealthCare, Chair-Elect, CAPG, Irvine, CA

Bart Asner, M.D. is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Monarch HealthCare, A Medical Group, Inc., an IPA model medical group headquartered in Irvine, California. Monarch is comprised of 2,300 physicians providing care to 180,000 MediCal. Commercial and Senior patients throughout Orange County, California, and is proud to have been designated a 2012 Pioneer ACO by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Monarch HealthCare was acquired by an affiliate of Optum in November, 2011. Dr. Asner is a past Chairman and currently serves as Chair-elect of the Board of CAPG. He is a past Chairman of the board of Integrated Healthcare Association.

Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP

President and Chief Executive Officer
TransforMED, Leawood, KS

Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP, serves as president and CEO of TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians as they seek to implement the patient-centered medical home model of care in their practices. As president and CEO, Dr. Bagley serves as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for the company. Additionally, he directs overall management of the organization and oversees the strategic development of the company's product and service lines. He also actively participates in the development, deployment, and implementation of performance measures and continues to advocate for the importance of primary care as the foundation of a redesigned U.S. health care system. During his nearly 30-year practice career, Dr. Bagley provided the full range of family medicine services in a single-specialty family medicine group practice in Albany, N.Y. Dr. Bagley has been board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 1976. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y., and completed his family medicine residency at Saint Joseph's Hospital family medicine residency program in Syracuse, N.Y. He has also achieved the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.

Frederick Bloom, Jr., MD, MMM

President
Guthrie Medical Group, Danville, PA

Dr. Frederick Bloom is President of Guthrie Medical Group. He joined Guthrie in 2014 from Geisinger Health System where he worked for 28 years in increasing roles of physician leadership. He serves as both the President of the medical group and a practicing family medicine physician. Dr. Bloom graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and subsequently did his Family Medicine Residency at Saint Vincent Health Care Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bloom also earned his Master of Medical Management at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Bloom is a frequent national speaker and author of numerous peer reviewed articles on high value health care. He serves on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Program Review Oversight Committee and is the former chairperson of the American Medical Group Association Quality Council.

Bruce Broussard, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer
Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY

Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, joined Humana in 2011. Under his leadership, Humana is creating an integrated care delivery model that is expected to drive lower costs, enhanced quality, improved outcomes and a better member experience. With its holistic approach, Humana is dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.

Bruce brings to Humana a wide range of executive leadership experience in publicly traded and private organizations within a variety of healthcare sectors, including oncology, pharmaceuticals, assisted living/senior housing, home care, physician practice management, surgical centers, and dental networks.

Bruce also plays a leadership role in key business advocacy organizations. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and a member of the Board of Directors of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), also serving on AHIP's Executive Committee.

Donald H. Crane

President and CEO
CAPG (Moderator)

Mr. Crane is President and CEO of CAPG, the nation's only professional association that exclusively represents capitated, coordinated care organizations, and is a leading voice promoting the interests of physicians practicing accountable care across the nation. CAPG consists of over 160 multi-specialty medical groups and IPAs that provide medical care to over 18 million patients across 24 states. CAPG is in the forefront of public policy advocacy on behalf of accountable care organizations. CAPG also serves as a key communication conduit between health care plans and their physician networks within the delegated model of delivery, and provides a collaborative forum for benefit design, product design, and other strategic initiatives. Mr. Crane is a member of the UCLA Health Services Professional Advisory Council. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CAPG Health, a California magazine that reports on business trends, legislation, and industry initiatives impacting on coordinated care. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Mr. Crane received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Loyola University of Los Angeles.

Sean Cavanaugh

Deputy Administrator and Director
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Sean Cavanaugh is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He is responsible for overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program. Medicare provides health coverage to 50 million elderly and disabled Americans, with an annual budget of over $550 billion. Prior to assuming his current role, Sean was the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models, including accountable care organizations and medical homes. Previously, Mr. Cavanaugh was director of health care finance at the United Hospital Fund in New York City. He has also served in senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare (Brooklyn, NY), the New York City Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access, and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. He started his career on Capitol Hill working for a member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Kenneth R. Cohen, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer
New West Physicians of Denver

Dr. Kenneth Cohen has served as the Chief Medical Officer of New West Physicians since 1996. He is an experienced physician leader, practicing physician, and researcher who has attained local and national recognition for clinical research, internal medicine, and health care quality improvement. He has successfully developed, directed, evaluated and reported numerous clinical quality studies in primary care, including tobacco cessation, osteoporosis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic vascular disease. Dr. Cohen has served as principal investigator of numerous clinical research trials, in areas including COPD, Type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. He has presented at national and local conferences and symposia, and has authored numerous publications and reports. Dr. Cohen was one of the founding physicians of New West Physicians, which is the largest primary care group practice in Colorado. Dr. Cohen has received awards of recognition and distinction for teaching, and he serves as a preceptor for medical students. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was recognized as the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year in 2010. Dr. Cohen holds degrees from Dickinson College and Hahnemann University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Colorado Medical Society and Clear Creek Medical Society.

Norman H. Chenven, MD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Austin Regional Clinic

Norman H. Chenven, MD, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), a 330 physician multi-specialty medical group that servers the greater Austin metropolitan area with 21 clinical locations. ARC provides care to approximately 380,000 Central Texans in six cities. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Management Systems (CMS), an Austin based practice management company, third party administrator and medical management organization that provides technical support and services to medical groups, provider networks and governmental and employer based health plans. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Brown University, medical degree from the State of New York Medical Science Center in Brooklyn and post graduate training at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD

Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy
Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, Los Angeles, CA

Paul Ginsburg is Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he is affiliated with the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Continuing to be based in the Washington, DC area, he teaches graduate health administration courses and conducts health policy research. Until the end of 2013, he was President of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), which he founded in 1995. HSC was widely known for the objectivity and technical quality of its research and its success in communicating it to policy makers, industry and the media as well as to the research community. It enjoyed particular respect for its knowledge of developments in communities and health care markets. Ginsburg served as the founding Executive Director of the Physician Payment Review Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission) and as Deputy Assistant Director at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He earned his doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He has been named to Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential Persons in Health Care" eight times and received the first annual HSR Impact Award from AcademyHealth.

John Gorman

Founder & Executive Chairman
Gorman Health Group, Washington, DC

Under John's leadership, Gorman Health Group has become the leading professional services and solutions firm for government-sponsored health care, providing thought leadership and expert strategic, operational, and technology-based solutions in its 17 years of continuous operations and growth. John's work focuses on government health programs strategy, cultural transformation within healthcare companies, governance, and turnaround of distressed health plans. John and the Gorman team have led the development and launch of several entrepreneurial ventures in both software and business process outsourcing in government health programs. Under the mantra of "better to be new than improved" GHG has redefined solutions in risk adjustment, enrollment/eligibility/membership reconciliation, beneficiary marketing, sales agent compliance and management, and online training. The company now pursues 2-3 ventures annually, and sources acquisitions and investments for several private equity firms. John speaks at dozens of industry and investment community conferences each year, reaching thousands of senior health care executives with his predictions about the evolving government-sponsored managed care market. He is regularly quoted in the trade press and the national media, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and serves on the editorial advisory boards of several industry publications.

Bernard Hammes, PhD

Director of Medical Humanities and Respecting Choices
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Dr. Bernard Hammes is the director of Medical Humanities and Respecting Choices&174; for Gundersen Health System headquartered in La Crosse, Wis. Dr. Hammes' work has been primarily focused on improving care for patients with serious illness. He served as editor for the book Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most, which was released in 2012. He has authored or co-authored 44 articles and book chapters that are focused on clinical ethics, advance care planning and care of patients with serious illness. Dr. Hammes was awarded the PDIA Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2012. This award recognizes an individual for contributions to the advancement of the field of palliative medicine through the education and training of future leaders.

Stephen J. Hemsley

President and Founder
Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.

Former Deputy Assistant for Health Policy and Coordinator of Health Reform, The White House (Obama), Former Senior Health Advisor, The White House (Clinton), Washington, DC Chris Jennings, the White House’s coordinator of health reform, has resigned six months after he was recruited to try to iron out the implementation of major aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

Amy Hall

Minority Staff, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Washington, DC
House Energy and Commerce Committee, Former Director

Former Director, Office of Legislation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

Carlos O. Hernandez, MD

President
WellMed Medical Group, San Antonio, TX

Robert Margolis, MD, is Co-Chairman of the Board, DaVita HealthCare Partners and CEO Emeritus of HealthCare Partners, LLC. Dr. Margolis served as the managing partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners from the formation of the company in 1992 through February 2014. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the DaVita HealthCare PartnersSM Board of Directors. Dr. Margolis was a founding partner and the managing partner of HealthCare Partners' predecessor, California Primary Physicians Medical Group. Under Dr. Margolis' leadership, HealthCare Partners has become a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated medical group, independent physician association, and management services organization.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, PhD

President
American Action Forum, Washington, DC

Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action. Forum and most recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions. He was the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2003 to 2005. Following his tenure at CBO, Dr. Holtz-Eakin was the Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. During 2007 and 2008 he was Director of Domestic and Economic Policy for the John McCain presidential campaign. Dr. Holtz-Eakin serves on the Boards of the Tax Foundation, National Economists Club, and the Research Advisory Board of the Center for Economic Development.

Scott C. Howell, DO, MPH, MBA

Chief Medical Officer of Network and Population Health
OptumInsight, New York, NY

Chief Medical Officer of Network and Population Health, OptumInsight, New York, NY

John Jenrette, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Sharp Community Medical Group, San Diego, CA (Moderator)

John E. Jenrette, M.D. is Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Community Medical Group, a 750 physician Independent Practice Association (IPA) in San Diego, California caring for over 175,000 patients under HMO and ACO contracts. For the past two years (2011 – 2013) he also served as Chairman of the Board for the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) that represents over 150 physician groups in California with an enrollment of over 15 million patients. Dr. Jenrette has positioned SCMG to be a leader in Accountable Care Organization development through the group's five-year journey of being a clinically integrated IPA and with successful early models for commercial ACOs with major national payers. Prior to becoming the CEO for SCMG, Dr. Jenrette served as Program Director for two family medicine residencies throughout his career and as Chief Medical Officer for SCMG for ten years. Dr. Jenrette's medical training is in family medicine with fellowship work in geriatrics.

Randy S. Krakauer, MD

National Medical Director
Aetna, New York, NY

Dr. Randall Krakauer graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and in Rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and received an MBA from Rutgers. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medicine. He is past chairman of the American College of Managed Care Medicine. Dr. Krakauer has more than 30 years of experience in medicine and medical management, has held senior medical management positions in several major organizations. He is responsible for medical management planning and implementation nationally for Aetna Medicare members, including program development and administration.

Bernadette C. Loftus, MD

Associate Executive Director
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic, Rockville, MD

Bernadette C. Loftus, MD, has been with The Permanente Medical Group since 1991, serving in multiple positions, including Assistant Chief, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery;

William MacBain

Senior Vice President
Gorman Health Group, LLC, Washington, DC (Moderator)

Robert Margolis, MD

Co-Chairman of the Board
DaVita HealthCare Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Robert Margolis, MD, is Co-Chairman of the Board, DaVita HealthCare Partners and CEO Emeritus of HealthCare Partners, LLC. Dr. Margolis served as the managing partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners from the formation of the company in 1992 through February 2014. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the DaVita HealthCare PartnersSM Board of Directors. Dr. Margolis was a founding partner and the managing partner of HealthCare Partners' predecessor, California Primary Physicians Medical Group. Under Dr. Margolis' leadership, HealthCare Partners has become a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated medical group, independent physician association, and management services organization.

Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD

Senior Fellow and Director
Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Washington, DC

Mark McClellan is senior fellow, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Established in 2007, the Engelberg Center provides practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities on the national, state and local levels. A doctor and economist by training, McClellan has a highly distinguished record in public service and academic research. He is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. McClellan served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and senior director for health care policy at the White House under President George W. Bush. He also served in the Clinton administration as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, where he supervised economic analysis and policy development on a range of domestic policy issues. Previously, McClellan was an associate professor of economics and associate professor of medicine with tenure at Stanford University, where he directed Stanford's Program on Health Outcomes Research; served as associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics; and was co-principal investigator of the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal study of the health and economic status of older Americans. McClellan holds an MD from the Harvard University–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a PhD in economics from MIT, an MPA from Harvard University, and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.

John Mbagwu, PharmD

Clinical/Client Lead, Health Technology Pipeline, Medical Informatics Consulting
Optum, Eden Prairie, MN

John Mbagwu is currently Manager, PDL and Channel Strategies for United Healthcare Pharmacy. In this role, he is responsible for identification and development of programs and products to enhance the value of the commercial pharmacy benefit. Prior to this role, he was the Clinical/Client Lead for the Health Technology Pipeline at Optum where he monitored and analyzed the pharmaceutical pipeline, developed specialty pharmacy management strategies for Medicare and commercial plan clients, and assisted with clinical service requests. He received his Pharm.D degree from The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 at OptumInsight, specializing in specialty pharmacy management and pipeline management.

Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
CAPG, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified family practice physician. She has most recently served as the state medical director at Easy Choice Health Plan, a WellCare Company, where she oversaw clinical direction of medical services within appeals and grievances, care management, utilization management and quality improvement for 60,000 Medicare patients. Dr. Nguyen has extensive managed care experience overseeing revenue, quality and cost savings for over 500,000 lives in Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare lines of businesses. She has built strategic partnerships between medical groups, hospitals, external vendors and sales, especially in the areas of Dual Eligibles, Care Coordination, and Palliative Care. Dr. Nguyen continues to serve as a family physician at Playa Vista Medical Center and has held many clinical and medical organization leadership roles. She has worked with the underserved and indigent communities in both rural and urban areas. Dr. Amy Nguyen graduated with honors from Howard University School of Medicine and is board-certified in family medicine with training completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Afterwards, she received her Masters in Business Administration at University of California-Fresno State, with an emphasis on Finance. She is a National Health Service Corps Scholar and Ambassador, Vanguard member of the Academy of College Physician Executives, and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. She speaks English, Spanish, Vietnamese and French and has travelled internationally, leading medical mission trips to Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Kavita Patel, MD

Managing Director. Clinical Transformation and Delivery
The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Dr. Kavita Patel is a Fellow and Managing Director in the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform at the Brookings Institution where she leads research on delivery system reforms, healthcare cost, physician payment and healthcare workforce productivity. Dr. Patel is, in addition, a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and a clinical instructor at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Patel was previously a Director of Policy for The White House under President Obama and a senior advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Her prior research in healthcare quality and community approaches to mental illness have earned national recognition and she has published numerous papers and book chapters on healthcare reform and health policy. She has testified before Congress several times and she is a frequent guest expert on CBS, NBC and MSNBC as well as serving on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs.

Jose F. Pena, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director
RGV ACO Health Providers, Donna, TX

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Pena received his medical training at St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx, New York and was named "Resident of the Year". Due to his leadership aptitudes, he has served in the capacity of Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Board Member, for various local hospitals, organizations, and associations. He continuously credits his great mentors and peers for the success of his learning journey. Dr. Pena, is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Director, and Board Manager of RGV ACO Health Providers, LLC. His particular focus is population health.

Alice M. Rivlin, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and Director
Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Alice M. Rivlin is the Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University. In 2010 President Obama appointed Rivlin to the Simpson-Bowles Commission on the federal budget. She also co-chaired, with former Senator Pete Domenici, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force. An expert on fiscal and monetary policy, social policy, and urban issues, Rivlin served as the vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. She was director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996, helping to transform a large budget deficit into substantial surpluses by the end of the decade. She founded the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in 1975 and served as its director until 1983, creating an independent agency that continues to provide high-quality, nonpartisan analysis to Congress as it works on spending and revenue legislation.

Thomas A. Scully, Esq.

General Partner
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Washington DC

Tom Scully focuses his practice on health care regulatory and legislative matters. He is also a general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm in New York. Mr. Scully was the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), from 2001 to 2004. CMS administers Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, and is the largest agency in the U.S. Government, spending more than $1 trillion for fiscal year 2012.

James Schuster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA

James Schuster, MD, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, part of the UPMC Insurance Division. Dr. Schuster is board certified in psychiatry and in the subspecialties of geriatric and addiction psychiatry. He obtained his medical degree from University of Louisville and completed his psychiatric residency and a MBA at University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively on a number of clinical and management topics. He is a principal investigator on a grant from PCORI focused on health homes in behavioral health, and an investigator on another PCORI grant focused on shared decision making.

Robert Severs

Senior Vice President, Coast and Central Valley Operations
Golden Empire Managed Care

GEMCare Mercy Memorial Health System, San Luis Obispo, CA

Katie Simeon, MPP

Health Policy Advisor for Senator Orrin G. Hatch
US Senate

Health Policy Advisor for Senator Orrin G. Hatch, US Senate, Former Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Erik Paulsen, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Cynthia Struk, RN, PhD, PNP, MSN

President Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Services
Summa Health System, Akron, OH

As the President Home Care and Hospice Services Summa Health System, Ms. Struk is responsible for the overall operations of an integrated care delivery system providing home care, hospice, palliative care, and infusion services in the Akron, Ohio area. She also supports system wide integration of the clinical and quality efforts of the hospital into the homecare and hospice environment. She recently led the team in achieving advance palliative care certification from Joint Commission. Ms. Struk's diverse nursing practice includes a variety of clinical and operational positions, both in hospital and community settings. She began her home health career as a pediatric nurse practitioner implementing home care programs for patients with complex conditions. She has held positions in clinical management, quality, hospice operations, and chief operating officer in both independent and hospital based non-profit agencies. She holds a PhD in Health Services Research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland focused on quality and predictive modeling. She maintains faculty positions at Cleveland State University and CWRU. Her interest is concentrated on improving clinical practice through quality improvement efforts, better care delivery models and the use of evidence based practice across care delivery systems.

Brad Stuart, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Care Innovation Strategies (ACI Strategies), San Francisco, CA

Consulting group helps hospitals and health systems ensure that care for people with advanced illness is driven by dignity, choice and responsibility. The result: better outcomes, higher satisfaction, lower costs. Doing the right thing pays off.

Joshua B. Trent

Professional Staff (Majority)
Energy and Commerce Committee

US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Gail Wilensky, PhD

Senior Fellow
Project Hope, Washington, DC

Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D. is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President GHW Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is on strategies to reform health care, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research and military health care. Dr. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center, is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Medical School and the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System Foundation. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, served two terms on its governing council and currently chairs the Healthcare Servicing Board. She is a former chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, a former trustee of the American Heart Association and a current or former director of numerous other non-profit organizations. Dr. Wilensky testifies frequently before Congressional committees, serves as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.

Adrianne Wagner, MHSA, FACHE

Quality and Health Plan Strategy Manager
The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA

Adrianne Wagner has been working with The Everett Clinic for eight years. Her current roles include Quality Improvement Manager and Health Plan Strategy Manager, and she has been a lead on clinic initiatives to improve Medicare Advantage 5 Star performance for the past three years. Her background includes operations management, project and program management, patient experience, Lean Production Systems/process improvement, quality improvement, and value-based risk contracting. She received her master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in 2006. She is a board certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.