Kevin Brown
National Keynote Speaker

Kevin Brown grew up in Muskegon, Michigan where his blue-collar roots taught him the value of hard work and determination. His resume includes an eclectic mix of career stops that ultimately led him to the purchase of a franchise at the age of seventeen.  With a street-wise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For the past seventeen years, he has been part of a leadership team that has grown a little-known brand into an industry giant with annual revenues exceeding one billion dollars.  Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child, he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.  Kevin entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

Nita Mohanty
Alliance Chicago

Dr. Mohanty is a pediatrician with experience in community health, federal policy, clinical research, academic medicine, and international volunteerism. Dr. Mohanty joined AllianceChicago in 2015 after spending a year in Washington, DC as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in a program supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As a fellow within a federal agency, she gained firsthand exposure to synergies between policy, health research, and clinical practice as well as the role of HIT in advancing national health priorities. At AllianceChicago, she works closely with the Research, Practice Transformation, and Informatics Teams. Her role is to lead efforts that leverage our HIT infrastructure and partnerships to enhance high quality, evidence-based practices in community health and generate new evidence through patient outcomes and health services research.

Roderick King

Roderick K. King, MD, MPH is currently, Assistant Dean of Public Health Education and MD/MPH Program Director, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Florida Institute for Health Innovation. He also holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy.

Prior to coming to the University of Miami, Dr. King held appointments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School where he was formerly Director of the Program on Cultural Competence in Research in Harvard Clinical Translational Science Center (Harvard Catalyst). His academic work/teaching and key consulting roles focus on minority health policy and improving the health of underserved communities via leadership and organizational change to address health disparities.

In 2011, Dr. King was selected as one of twenty scholars in the Western Hemisphere for the new Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving to improve the quality of life for communities in the region. Dr. King is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Fred Rachman
AllianceChicago

Dr. Rachman has been with AllianceChicago since its inception in 1997, assuming the role of CEO in 2003. In his role as CEO, Dr. Rachman has overall responsibility for AllianceChicago programs, including strategic direction, assurance of appropriate resources, and external relationships. He also serves as co-director of the Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC). Dr. Rachman is an attending physician in pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern Memorial Hospitals and sees patients at Erie Family Health Center. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society, and serves on the Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee. Dr. Rachman is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine (MD) and Johns Hopkins University (BA), and completed post-graduate courses in Ethics, Economics, and Healthcare Management at Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board-certified in Pediatrics.

Suma Nair
Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)

Suma Nair MS, RD is the Director of the Office of Quality Improvement in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care.  The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) administers the Health Center Program which supports 1,300 health centers operating approximately 9,000 service delivery sites, including community health centers, migrant health centers, health care for the homeless centers, and public housing primary care centers.  Located in communities nationwide, this network of health centers has created one of the largest safety net systems of primary and preventive care in the country providing comprehensive, culturally competent, quality health care to more than 22 million people.  .

Kimberly O' Loughlin
Greenway Health

With an extensive background in transformational leadership that spans the healthcare, telecom, insurance, and financial services industries, Kimberly O’Loughlin, president of Greenway Health, joined the health information technology and services provider with a results-driven record of notable achievements.  Previously, Kimberly was senior vice president and general manager at Philips Healthcare, where she led global connected care and health informatics businesses that delivered solutions for patients, caregivers, and clinicians.  Kimberly has a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in applied psychology with a concentration in human factors engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ron Yee
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Dr. Yee received his medical degree from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency and Chief Resident position through the University of California San Francisco, Fresno, California. He served as faculty and team coach for two Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Patient Visit Redesign Collaboratives, two Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Redesign-Finance Collaboratives, and on the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps. Through his 20-year health center service, Dr. Yee has developed a passion for patient care and communicates a unique blend of clinical practice style efficiency, care team focus, practical financial applications and organizational transformation.  He serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the Clinical Affairs Division at the National Association of Community Health Centers and is based in the Bethesda, Maryland.

Pamela M. Tripp
CommWell Health

PamelaTripp presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and refers to herself as the Chief Encouragement Officer of CommWell Health, a large community health system operating in multiple counties throughout southeastern NC.  Ms. Tripp is active in the NC legislative branches, and at the national congressional level advocating for rural community health centers  vital mission.  She actively serves on Health Choice Network National Board of Directors.

 

Pamela was the recipient of the NC Blue Cross Blue Shield Robert Gretzen Jr. Leadership and the Health Choice Network Betsey K. Cooke Award.

 

Ms. Tripp has spent half of her career focusing on innovations that are transformational and delivers excellence in culture, quality of care, and patient safety.  She is the creator of a transformational blueprint for organizational excellence, titled Corporate Transcendence.

 

Gary Puckrein
National Minority Quality Forum Inc. (NMQF)

Dr. Gary A. Puckrein is the President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum Inc. (NMQF), a nonprofit organization that he founded in 1998.  Under his leadership NMQF launched the Zip code Analysis Project (ZCAP).  ZCAP enabled the NMQF to develop the Health Assessment Tool (HAT) that measures and forecasts health status in small geographic areas, evaluates the impact of specific interventions, monitors changes in health outcomes, and undertakes risk assessments (health care utilization and its financial implications).  Dr. Puckrein possesses a unique business and academic background. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University where he received his doctorate in 1978) and masters degree in 1974.

 

Jeff Panzer
AllianceChicago

Jeff works for both AllianceChicago as the Director of Innovation and for Heartland Health Centers as a practicing family physician and the Medical Director of Quality and Innovation.  Since 2017, he led the launch of the Innovation Center at Albany Park (ICAP), which is a joint initiative between the two organizations to re-design the care delivery model within an existing FQHC.  Before his current role, Jeff spent several years practicing medicine and leading quality improvement initiatives in value-based care delivery models including Iora Health.  He also served as a senior advisor in the practice sustainability and professional satisfaction department at the American Medical Association, both as a speaker and a contributor to the STEPS Forward™ content.  Jeff attended Temple and Jefferson in Philadelphia for medical school and residency, respectively, and received his master’s degree in healthcare quality and patient safety from Northwestern.

 

Catherine M Gilpin
BKD

Working as a member of the BKD National Health Care Group, Catherine provides specialized consulting services to Community Health Centers (CHCs) receiving federal grant funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act).

She offers financially focused technical support to CHC management teams and helps clients strengthen financial departments through education, mentoring and technical assistance.  Her services include performing assessments of financial operations, clean-up work to assist in preparation for financial statement audits and monthly financial statement reporting.  Catherine also trains financial staff on generally accepted accounting principles and federal regulations related to grant funding and the development and review of policies and procedures.

Catherine is frequently involved with projects that assess CHC program compliance.  She assists with the preparation of numerous types of federal reports and budget submissions as well as the review, analysis and audits of 340B programs and contractual relationships.  In addition, she provides training to help CHCs comply with federal regulations, including the Uniform Guidance.

Jeff Allen

BKD

Jeff, a partner with BKD National Health Care Group, is a member of the firmwide Center of Excellence for Community Health Centers for the firm’s approximately 275 community health center clients.  He manages audit and cost report preparation services and provides consulting services in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, federal grant reporting and operational issues.  Jeff also serves as a firmwide resource regarding federal audit guidelines and their application to community health centers.

Jeff’s expertise is routinely called upon by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), state primary care associations and the Bureau of Primary Health Care for financial analysis of issues important to community health centers.  He serves as a resource to state primary care organizations and state Medicaid programs on Medicaid prospective payment system issues and the cost report submission and settlement process specific to state Medicaid programs.  He also provides training to individual health center management teams and boards of directors on financial management issues.

He is a frequent speaker on community health center topics for the NACHC and several state primary care associations.  He also conducts presentations for private and governmental organizations seeking to develop the community health center model for their communities.

Richard Klass

2CY, Inc.

Richard Klass has 30 years of strategic/business planning, market research, and management consulting experience.  This experience encompasses a broad range of industries, for profit and not-for-profit settings, and domestic and international arenas.  Notable achievements include: Building a consulting practice serving large and innovative companies with a seventeen-year track record of excellence. Receiving appointment to faculty of the University of Miami School of Business, Health Care Management. Serving as president of the American Marketing Association (Miami Chapter).  Judging market research promotion awards for Editor and Publisher magazine.  Serving on the editorial advisory board of Practice Economics. Publishing two books and many scholarly articles.

Domenic Segalla

Withum

Domenic is the Team Leader of Withum’s Healthcare Advisory Services Group.  With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Domenic has a broad spectrum of knowledge with his background of financial and operational executive level C suite positions. 15 of those years as a CFO.Primarily, he has worked in large academic acute care hospitals, but also has expertise in long-term care and physician practices. In addition to his comprehensive executive roles, Domenic has extensive experience in cost containment, integration and consolidation of facilities, Revenue Cycle, Strategic Planning, and “right sizing” the cost structure of facilities to correlate with their volumes.

Michael Lawton

UnitedHealthCare

Michael Lawton is the Chief Executive Officer of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida.  Leading a team of over 400 associates, helping the 350,000 members in Medicaid Managed Care, Long Term Care, Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), lead healthier lives and helping the health system work better.   Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Michael served as Vice President of Managed Care and Network Development for the University of Florida Health System and Shands Hospital, where he operated a Medicaid Provider Sponsored Organization on behalf the University and lead all managed care operations for over 2000 physicians and 7 hospitals.  He has served for more than 25 years in various executive roles in health systems and managed care organizations and has served the health care industry in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Florida.

Matthew Adkins
Greenway

Matthew has been with Greenway Health for 5 years and in the IT field for 18 years working in multiple disciplines in the technology spectrum, with the last three focused on security awareness and its impact on cyber-security posture. He holds multiple certifications in cyber-security, systems architecture, and network engineering, and is an active participant in US Federal Government and industry information sharing communities.

Stan Black

Citrix

Stan Black, CISSP, is the SVP and Chief Security and Information Officer at Citrix where he oversees the secure delivery of applications and data. Black has merged the role of CIO with CSO to create one larger global technology and security organization. By doing this, he is breaking down traditional IT silos, transforming his organization from a traditional IT shop into a more strategic technology and security team that pro-actively defends information and mitigates threats.

Black and his team stop 54 billion attacks per quarter. His organization also monitors the global threat landscape and manages incident response and physical security to protect the safety of Citrix employees.

Black is a seasoned security veteran with more than twenty years of experience in cyber security, reducing business risk, threat intelligence, corporate data protection, infrastructure simplification and crisis management. His experience has provided him the opportunity to deliver durable security and risk solutions to global 1000’s, countries and public agencies around the world.

Adam Cherrington

KLAS Enterprises

Adam Cherrington is a research director for KLAS, a research company dedicated to helping healthcare providers make informed decisions by measuring the performance of technology vendors. In this role, Adam plans, executes, and oversees all KLAS research and projects in Patient Engagement and Telehealth; and has overseen many other areas at KLAS including Clinical Decision Support, Pharmacy, Labor and Delivery, and Surgery Management. Adam is the author of several recent KLAS reports on Patient Engagement.  Along with his “KLAS mates” he has worked intimately with and provided consulting to most of the largest Healthcare IT firms in the world.  He has also presented KLAS findings for many national organizations including the Scottsdale Institute and at the annual national HIMSS meeting.

Adam has worked in healthcare for the last 14 years with experience with an electronic claims clearinghouse before joining KLAS in 2012.  He holds a Marketing Communications degree from Brigham Young University, and an MBA from the University of Utah.

 

Darrell Booker

Microsoft

Darrell serves as a cloud technology specialist with Microsoft working directly with CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs of the world’s largest nonprofits in their digital transformation to the Azure cloud. His passion for the nonprofit sector began while serving as CTO for Think of Us, where he and his co-workers to this day are striving to use technology to improve the lives of youth transitioning out of foster care.

Prior to his leadership efforts, Darrell, a software developer by education and passion, created and managed hundreds of websites, mobile apps and enterprise integrations for small businesses to large organizations such as state and federal government, banking and automotive. With over 2 decades of IT experience, Darrell has seen the industry change from administrating hardware in large on-premise server rooms to the quick and agile development world now powered by cloud and mobile technologies.

Jason Jones

Health Catalyst

Jason is Chief Data Scientist at Health Catalyst. Previously, he served at Kaiser Permanente including as Research Scientist and VP, Information Support for Care Transformation. Prior to KP, Jason was a Medical Informaticist for Intermountain Healthcare. Other roles have included analytic and marketing leadership positions at Bayer HealthCare, data and information product development at UnitedHealth Group, and various academic adjunct faculty positions. Jason received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Southern California in 2001. His mission is to leverage data to achieve the Quadruple Aim.

Kate Siano

Gallagher

Kate Siano is the Southeast Regional Wellbeing & Engagement Consultant for Gallagher. Kate works closely with our Healthcare clients, Hospitality clients and Public Sector clients as an extension of their strategic team. Each client is unique and our approach in supporting our clients and their employees’ wellbeing includes: Assessing and evaluating current resources and programs; Measuring levels of employee interest and evaluating employee engagement strategies and metrics; and Creating short and long-term goals and objectives as it relates to attracting and retaining talent and enhancing the employee experience by creating a Culture of Total Wellbeing.  Kate has 22 years of experience in the Health and Wellness industry and has been with Gallagher for three years.

 

Martina Young
Gallagher

Martina Young is a Senior Consultant in the Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. with 20 years of experience in compensation and human resources.  Ms. Young works with organizations from all industries nationwide, specializing in staff, middle management, and executive, compensation programs. She guides projects from assessment of pay programs through the design and implementation of new programs.  Ms. Young has a key interest in developing employee communication plans and conducting training around compensation to help organizations get the most benefit out of their compensation programming. She has also provided consulting services throughout the employee engagement survey process, from survey design through feedback of results and management training.

Martina served as the Director of Compensation and HRIS at a healthcare system in Florida for nearly three years.  There she helped lead the organization through two system upgrades, redesigned nursing pay in a union environment, and aligned pay across the system after the acquisition of a large physician practice.  Martina was a Senior Consultant for Integrated Healthcare Strategies prior to the healthcare system for over 15 years, providing compensation guidance to health systems nationwide.

 

Corina Sole Brito
ASPR TRACIE

Corina Solé Brito, a Senior Technical Specialist with ICF, has served as the Communications Manager and Technical Resources Lead for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) since its inception in 2015. In this role, she ensures that products and messages are tailored to and accessible by ASPR TRACIE’s stakeholders (e.g., healthcare coalition members and healthcare providers, emergency responders, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine preparedness and response).  She has also assisted with the development of communication and stakeholder plans geared towards raising awareness and interest in disaster preparedness among underserved populations.

 

Nora O'Brien
Connect Consulting

Ms. O’Brien is the CEO of Connect Consulting Services, Inc., a national healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning firm. She has served as an Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a masters degree in Public Affairs, Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) & served as the IAEM Healthcare Caucus Chair. CCS was named the 2018 Sacramento SBA Woman-Owned Business of the Year.

Mark Fuller
Consultant

Mark has over eighteen years of experience in facilitating and ensuring positive outcomes in the areas of emergency management operations that include: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, planning and logistics during both day-to-day and declared “states’ of emergency.”  During his tenure as Deputy Chief of Operations for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Mark’s operational supervision experiences included seventeen Major Federal Disaster Declarations, four Federal Emergency Declarations, twenty-eight Fire Management Assistance Grants / Federal Fire Suppression Grants, the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the multiple Florida hurricane impacts of 2004, and the historical mutual aid support that Florida provided to Mississippi and Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. During these disaster events, Mark supervised all response activities and the transition to successful recovery and mitigation operations.

Attila J. Hertelendy
Florida International University (FIU)

Dr. Attila J. Hertelendy, He is also a faculty member at Florida International University, College of Business where he teaches Management of Healthcare, Health Policy in the Healthcare MBA and he teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership in the Executive MBA Program.  His research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex organizational problems in healthcare and the field of disaster management that center on the leadership and development of teams, organizational culture and trust.  Dr. Hertelendy began his career in healthcare as a hospital administrator in Saudi Arabia. He has since been in executive positions in Canada and the US.

Javier Roca
Kforce

Javier earned his BS in Computer Engineering from Florida International University.  He worked for several years as a Pre-Sales Engineer for a technology integrator deploying Enterprise IT solutions.  For the last 12 years he has been at Kforce, the 4th largest IT staffing/consulting firm in the US .  From IT recruiting to leading operations as a Market Director, Javier has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and client relationship talents. Specialty skills he holds include: Executive Searches, Staff Augmentation, Recruitment/Retention and IT consulting.

Grissette Luzzi
Baptist Health South Florida

Grissette Luzzi has over 10 years of diverse human resources experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She is currently Sr. Organizational Development Consultant at Baptist Health South Florida. As an internal consultant, Grissette is responsible, for assessing and diagnosing organizational needs, driving change, and building high performing teams and leadership capability.

As an HR Professional, Grissette has worked with large organizations in various stages of their business cycles. She has experience with talent management including workforce planning, recruiting, training, performance management, employee development, and employee engagement. She also has significant experience managing employee relations, compensation, and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Baptist Health South Florida, she was Manager of Human Resources for the University of Miami, where she supported senior leaders in development and implementation of organization strategies and related workforce implications.

Grissette holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Florida International University. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a certified Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional (SMRM-SCP). Grissette is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA*HR).

Michael Sherman
Vanguard Building Solutions, LLC

Mike Sherman is President/CEO and Owner of Vanguard Building Solutions (VBS).  VBS is an Energy and Infrastructure Solutions company that focuses on lighting, mechanical and other energy conservation projects. VBS is widely recognized in healthcare, education, real estate, manufacturing and other commercial facilities as the expert in energy efficiency projects.  Mr. Sherman is dedicated to making VBS the #1 energy efficiency company on the east coast by providing design build turn-key solutions with two key drivers - no change orders and all client are references.  This VBS philosophy of “clientcentered solutions” leads to additional projects from existing clients and referrals from new clients.

Mr. Sherman has over 25 years experience in the energy, performance contracting, project development and asset management industries, developing energy retrofit and infrastructure solutions.  During Mr. Sherman’s career, he has been involved in healthcare, education and other commercial projects in excess of $400 Million.  Prior to starting VBS in 2013, Mike was Vice President of Asset Solutions for ARAMARK Healthcare, where he went from internal start-up to a $55 million group with 20 employees over a nine-year period.   During this time, he was recognized by ARAMARK with leadership awards 5 times during his tenure and promoted twice.

 Previously, Mike held leadership positions with Sodexo, Enron Energy Services and Honeywell Inc. He began his career with AVO Biddle Instruments.

Mr. Sherman maintains active involvement in several community service organizations.  He is a founding board member and Co-Chair of the Calling All Angels Gala, benefiting Rowan University CARES Institute.  This event has raised over $1.5 Million for kids who have been abused. Mr. Sherman is also the board Vice President of Habitat for Humanity – Burlington County Greater Trenton and Princeton affiliate. In addition, over the years Mike has been involved with the Jewish Relief Agency, YMCA and Jewish Federation helping those in need.  Mr. Sherman earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is married and has two children.

Jacqueline C. Leifer

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Jacki Leifer, a senior partner with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, has served as general counsel to NACHC for over 35 years.  She leads the firm’s health law practice group and, in addition to her work with NACHC, Jacki works with primary care associations, health-center controlled networks and hundreds of federally qualified health centers across the country.  She is one of the founders of the Board Member Bootcamp training effort and is proud to have trained tens of thousands of health center board members over the course of her career.  Prior to joining the law firm in 1980, Jacki was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of General Counsel, DHHS, where she served as principal counsel to the Bureau of Community Health Services (now the Bureau of Primary Health Care).

Robert Kelly

Dale Carnegie

Certified Trainer, Executive Coach and Sales Consultant of Dale Carnegie Training Southeast Florida, Robert Kelly delivers customized training programs and Executive Coaching in the areas of Leadership, Sales, Team Building, Customer Service, Public Speaking and Employee Engagement. Robert is very involved in the South Florida community.  He is a trustee member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Executives Association of Greater Miami.  Robert is originally from Philadelphia. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts in English from Villanova University in Villanova, PA, and a Master’s in Business Administration (Concentration in Human Resources Management) from George Washington University.

Bruce Baird

Productive Dentist Academy

Dr. Bruce B. Baird has a lifelong commitment to dental excellence. A nationally renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Baird is an international teacher and speaker on cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry, business management, and communication development.  Instrumental in development of the Quadra-Guide surgical stent and Equaspacer Implant System, Dr. Baird also founded the Texas Centers for Implant Dentistry and Compassionate Finance. Recognizing his ability to help other dentists achieve the same success he has experienced in his practice, Dr. Baird partnered with Vicki McManus Peterson in 2004 to create the Productive Dentist Academy which has been an invaluable resource to dentists nationwide.

 

Julissa Artiles

Citrus Health Network

Julissa Artiles, Psy.D. is a Nova Southeastern University graduate, obtaining a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.  She received training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in the Medical Psychology Consultation and Liaison track.  During that time, Dr. Artiles provided psychological services to surgical, emergency room, trauma, and medical units within the hospital. She acquired experience in conducting evaluations and interventions for pre-existing psychiatric issues, coping, chronic illness management issues, poor adherence to treatment, and establishing capacity to provide informed consent.  Dr. Artiles is licensed in the state of Florida and is the primary care psychology services coordinator and consultant at Citrus Health Network, Inc. She provides staff trainings, assessment, consultation, and brief interventions for psychological disorders and collaborates with medical staff to help patients improve self-management of chronic disease.

 

Margaret (Meg) Meador

Director of Clinical Integration and Education

Meg Meador is a quality improvement (QI)/health informatics professional with more than 20 years of experience supporting the optimization and provision of high-quality health care. Her work involves leading the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of new integrated strategies and QI initiatives for health centers that leverage population health data and health information technology to improve health, quality, and cost outcomes. Her current efforts include leading a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-sponsored national Million Hearts initiative focused on improving blood pressure control for African Americans, increasing appropriate statin use among high risk groups, and scaling strategies to address undiagnosed hypertension. Ms. Meador earned her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina and completed a graduate certificate in Public Health Informatics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Samuel K. Parish

SAMSHA

Dr. Parish is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and has clinical and healthcare leadership experience spanning three decades including primary care, urgent care, and addiction medicine. Dr. Parish served as the Chief Medical Officer and Addiction Services Clinical Officer in a Community Health Center organization in Tennessee. He developed an outpatient addiction services program including Medication Assisted Treatment and served on the legislative committee to write the first outpatient buprenorphine guidelines for the State of Tennessee. He presently serves as a treatment expert for the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance team in the State of Florida. Dr. Parish has a strong interest in and advocates for primary care integrated with behavioral health/psychiatry in the evaluation and treatment of substance use disorders. He is an active member in the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

 

Raul Soto-Yulfo

Citrus Health Network

Dr. Soto-Yulfo is a Doctoral Level Clinician at the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Citrus Health Network, Inc. and is working toward his licensure requirements preparing for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). Dr. Soto-Yulfo’s experiences in research consist of his doctoral project titled: Microaggressions and The LGBTQI2-S Population: A Training Program Design for Professionals in the Mental Health Field and his participation in a collaborative study titled: The Effect of Homelessness on Recidivism Rates among Hispanic Adults Suffering from Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders.

 

Hilary Wall

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Hilary K. Wall, MPH is a Senior Health Scientist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Ms. Wall serves as the Science Lead for Million Hearts®, a national initiative co-led by CDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with the goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022.  In this role, she provides scientific leadership and expertise to a portfolio of work related to health care systems change, clinical quality measurement, health information technology, and beyond.  For over 15 years, Ms. Wall has created evidence-based tools for and provided technical assistance to public health professionals, clinicians, and community-based organizations in cardiovascular disease prevention.

 

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