Speakers

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 Liz Beckius

Sr. Manager, Employee Benefits, Best Buy 

Liz is a Sr. Manager in Employee Benefits at Best Buy where she is responsible for strategy, plan design and communication for variety of Work-Life programs such as Paid Time Off, Leave of Absence, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, and the Employee Assistance Program for Best Buy’s 120,000 employees nationally. Liz has worked at Best Buy for 14 years in various HR roles. She has a B.A. in Management from Hamline University.

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Cara Bradley 

Founder, Verge BodyMind

Cara Bradley best-selling author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, is an innovative leader in bodymind training — integrating movement and mindfulness practices to optimize wellbeing. She is a former pro-skater for Rollerblade and the founder of Verge BodyMind Center in Philadelphia. Cara is a keynote speaker, hosts a weekly podcast, and trains CEOs, corporations and universities including Wells Fargo, the World Bank Group, SAP and Yale University and college teams including Villanova football and men’s basketball. She is a frequent contributor to Mindful Magazine and The Huffington Post. For more visit carabradley.net and vergebodymind.com 

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Susan Campbell 
Senior Leader, Wellness Strategy, American Airlines

Susan Campbell, PhD, American Airlines wellness strategist, is a lifelong warrior mobilizing healthy and fit people and places. As the former President and Chief Mission Officer of The Cooper Institute and Department of Defense (DoD) department head, Susan guided program design, development and evaluation in grants funded to reduce chronic disease in large populations. Her work has been funded through CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NFL Foundation, and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation among others.  Susan has authored well-being materials for CDC and the American Heart Association and developed CME weight management courses along with patient weight loss tools and resources.  

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Maureen Corcoran 
Vice President-Health, Life & Inclusion, Prudential Financial 

Since joining Prudential in 1983, Maureen has worked in the Comptroller’s and Human Resources Departments of the company.  In 1990, she joined HR to help design and launch Prudential’s Diversity initiative. In 2001, she assumed responsibility for its Work/Life initiative. In 2010, Maureen joined the Global Health Organization where in addition to work/life, she has strategic oversight for health communications. Maureen is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, PA, an advisor to Boston College Center for Work and Family’s Work/Family Roundtable, a Chris Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy Award winner for work/life leadership and a Ted Child’s Life Work Excellence Award winner for advancing the work/life industry.  

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Ray Fabius
Co-founder, HealthNEXT

Raymond J. Fabius, MD, CPE, Distinguished FACPE is Co-founder of HealthNEXT – the emerging leader in building Cultures of Health.  Previously he has held physician executive positions at Cigna, US Healthcare, Aetna, GE, iTRAX, Walgreens, Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics (now part of IBM Watson Health).  He spent the first decade of his career providing frontline primary care.  Dr. Fabius has medical and business leadership experience in an extraordinary variety of healthcare management areas including strategy, operations, network development and oversight, patient management, quality management, disease management, national accounts, occupational medicine, emergency preparedness, worker productivity, wellness and health promotion, travel medicine, web-based health content delivery and data warehousing and analytics.  Dr. Fabius has served in academics, private practice, managed care, the health insurance industry, e-health, corporate health, workplace health, the pharmaceutical industry and health informatics and analytics.  He has authored four books on quality management and population health – the latest one is a graduate / medical school textbook entitled Population Health: Creating Cultures of Wellness.

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Marianne Fazen 
Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health

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Kim Fremont Fortunato 
Director, Community Affairs & President - Campbell Soup Foundation 

Kim Fortunato was named Director-Community Affairs and President-Campbell Soup Foundation in May 2016. Kim is responsible for Campbell’s community affairs strategy and program, including employee volunteerism, Campbell’s Healthy Communities, and enterprise-wide expansion of the community affairs strategies. She joined Campbell in 2010 as the founding Director of Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the company’s signature philanthropic program based on a collective impact approach. Kim speaks nationally on the role of the private sector in public/private partnerships employing a collective impact approach. In December 2015, the National Academy of Medicine published her report on “The Private-Sector Role in Building Healthy Communities: A Collective Impact Approach.” Kim earned her B.A. degree in French and comparative literature from Duke University, and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.

 

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Neil Goldfarb
President, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health 

Mr. Neil Goldfarb is founding President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH, www.gpbch.org), an employer-led non-profit organization with the mission of developing best practices for maintaining a healthy workforce, and ensuring that when healthcare is needed it is safe, high-quality, accessible and affordable. GPBCH represents over 1.5 million covered lives nationally, including 750,000 lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  Mr. Goldfarb brings over 30 years of healthcare research and management experience in academia, Medicaid managed care, and consulting organizations to his Coalition leadership position. As Associate Dean for Research in the Jefferson College of Population Health, he was responsible for developing and carrying out the school’s research agenda, focused on healthcare quality and value, and economic evaluation of healthcare technologies.  Mr. Goldfarb is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

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Darcy Gruttadaro, JD 
Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health 

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Jane Hamilton
CEO & Founder, Partners on Path

A nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20, she has created research-based, resilience-building resources to help caregivers remain productive while working, and compassionate while caring. Jane is a skilled consultant, educator, author, group facilitator and public speaker who has consulted with more than 150 organizations and presented over 3,000 workshops and keynote addresses, nationwide.

 

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Meg Kabat

National Director, Veterans Affairs' (VA) Caregiver Support Program

Ms. Kabat, a Licensed Social Worker, serves as the National Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Caregiver Support Program.   In this role, she serves as the principal advisor on family caregiving to senior leaders across VA.  She is responsible for critical and sensitive national policy development and program oversight with an annual budget in excess of $500 million.  Ms. Kabat joined the Caregiver Support Program in 2011, serving as its Deputy Director.  Ms. Kabat graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from the Catholic University of America, where she earned a Masters in Social Work. 

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Deb Krause 
 Vice President, Minnesota Health Action Group 

Deb is Vice President of the Minnesota Health Action Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who write the checks for health care in Minnesota. In this role, she led program development, management and administration of Minnesota Bridges to Excellence, a highly-regarded program recognizing clinics across Minnesota for delivering optimal care. In addition, she is directly involved in major Action Group initiatives, including the organization’s Mental Health Learning Network, annual employer benefits survey, community dialogues, member meetings, and partnership with Consumer Reports. She collaborates with other purchasers nationally by representing The Action Group on work groups led by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Deb also represents employers/purchasers on Minnesota Community Measurement’s Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC), Measure Review Committee (MRC), and Cost Technical Advisory Committee (TAG), for which she is the 2017/2018 Chair.

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Chairman, Obesity Action Coalition 

Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, founded ConscienHealth in 2009. Ted is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who works with health and obesity experts for sound policy and innovation to address obesity. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, advises The Obesity Society on advocacy, and consults with organizations addressing the needs of people living with obesity. His widely-read daily commentary, published at ConscienHealth.org, reaches an audience of more than 10,000 thought leaders in health and obesity.  



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Co-Founder & President, Happify 
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Farshad Marvasti, MD 
Chief Medical Officer, MyShapers

Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH (Dr. Shad) is actively engaged in creating solutions to promote health and prevent the chronic diseases of our time. He is dynamically working as a physician executive and start-up medical consultant to develop and expand new models of health education and primary care that are accessible, patient focused and holistic in their approach to medicine and prevention.

He is a distinguished graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and has obtained both his MD and MPH from the University of Arizona. Completed his postgraduate medical residency training at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Former CEO, Somerset Medical Center, and Healthcare Foundation

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Employee Benefits Manager, City of St. Paul 

Nance Lee is the Employee Benefits Manager for the City of St.  Paul, Minnesota where she is responsible for strategic planning and management of employee and retiree health care, wellness and other benefit programs for the City’s 3,000 employees. She previously served as Benefits Manager for G&K Services with operations in 41 states and 4 countries. Nance Lee has 12 years underwriting experience, including 8 as Director of Underwriting at United Healthcare. She has a B.A. in Communications from Bethel University.


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Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Business Group on Health 

Dr. Nobel is the Medical Director at the Northeast Business Group on Health (www.NEBGH.org), directing its Solutions Center and working with large self-insured employers, health plans and health systems to address major health issues like obesity, diabetes, chronic pain and cancer. The goal of the Center’s work is to develop innovative approaches to managing these challenging conditions, as well as identify patient engagement models and care models and the value-oriented payment models that can sustain them.

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Public Health Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors 

Alice “Ali” Jaglowski, MSH : Ms. Jaglowski has consulted with NACDD for almost a decade. She started on a policy focused healthy community initiative, ACHIEVE from 2008-2012, where she provided technical assistance, expertise, and leadership to communities in establishing policy and environmental changes for physical activity, healthy nutrition, and tobacco. She has also provided leadership and training around use of social media for communication, marketing, and sustainability. Ms. Jaglowski started her career in public health in Florida at the local and state level at Duval County Health Department and Florida Department of Health, respectively. Locally, she focused on community engagement, and health behavior change program development, implementation, and evaluation. As a state administrator of Florida Department of Health’s Obesity Prevention Program, she worked to develop state and local level partnerships around obesity prevention and implemented a statewide plan for addressing obesity prevention. Currently, she supports the National Diabetes Prevention Program under the CDC grant 1705 at NACDD. The 1705 grant focus is to scale and sustain National DPP through increasing availability, marketing, referrals and reimbursement of the National DPP lifestyle change program.

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Bruce Rogen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan 

Dr. Bruce Rogen graduated from Brown University and then attended Tulane University Medical School for both his MD and MPH degrees, and completed his residency in general internal medicine at UCLA in 1991. Since returning to his birthplace of Cleveland in 2009 he has been Chief Medical Officer for the 98,000 member Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan, while maintaining a small clinical practice. He was recently appointed interim chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network based in Northeast Ohio with over 6,000 providers.

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President, Caregiver Action Network

John Schall is a public policy and communications professional with more than 30 years of noted expertise in a wide range of policy fields, including healthcare, labor, education, economic development, taxation, and budget policy. He became Chief Executive Officer of the Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) in June 2012. Prior to CAN, Mr. Schall handled government relations for several companies and organizations. John also brings a wealth of experience in senior federal government positions, including serving as former Sen. Bob Dole’s chief budget advisor; chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Labor in the early 1990s; and as deputy of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George H.W. Bush. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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Interim CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health 

Candice Sherman is Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), the employer-led coalition of healthcare leaders and stakeholders based in New York. Sherman held the position of Chief Operating Officer at NEBGH for four years. Prior to NEBGH, Sherman was COO of St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, a $23 million Federally Qualified Health Center in Los Angeles. She has an extensive business background including senior general management roles at TABB Group, Dun & Bradstreet and Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters), and was also COO at two Internet startups.

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Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Zipongo 

Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Zipongo, the San Francisco-based based digital health and wellness company that focuses on enabling healthy eating -“Healthy Eating, Made Simple”. Dr. Shurney is the former Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Health Benefits and Corporate Wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy. He has distinguished himself as a recognized leader in his profession in numerous ways. Prior to Cummins, Dr. Shurney was the Chief Medical Director of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. During his tenure at Vanderbilt he also held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management.  

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Executive Director, Houston Business Coalition on Health 

Chris became Director of Houston Business Coalition on Health in August of 2014. Prior to HBCH, he was President and Founder of Corporate Health Management Solutions, an organizational health and productivity management company providing consulting and software to employers and their health management partners to demonstrate the value of an integrated health management strategy. Dr. Skisak had previously worked 25 years with Houston Fortune 50 energy companies in a variety of health management positions. He is originally from Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. He received his B.S. from the University of Houston and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas School of Public Health.
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CEO, Performance Research Sciences, Arizona State University



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CEO, BrightDime 

David Stedman is the Founder and CEO of BrightDime, a leading financial wellness firm designed to create real behavior change in employees through an unbiased, integrated financial platform coupled with concierge features of personalized coaching and content. David built his career in executive management roles with Goldman Sachs in New York and Barclays Capital in London before leading a very profitable, Charlotte-based hedge fund for 12 years. His deep industry knowledge, authentic leadership style, and relentless passion for enhancing the financial wellness for Americans in all demographic groups have contributed to BrightDime’s exceptional business growth.
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Bob Stephen 
Vice President, Caregiving, and Health, AARP 

Bob Stephen is AARP’s Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs and serves as AARP’s lead for family caregiving. In these roles, he leads the strategy and execution of AARP’s enterprise-wide efforts to help 50 plus Americans live independently at home while supporting the 40 million family caregivers who so often make this possible. Prior to joining AARP in 2010, Bob spent over two decades in strategy development and management consulting where he worked with rural communities and healthcare.  He has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. 

 


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Michael Tingey, MD 
Chief Medical Officer, Cappa Health 

Mike is passionate about preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes. With more than 15 years of primary care experience, he has witnessed the great benefit of nutrition and physical activity in preventing illnesses. Mike studied nutrition at Arizona State University before attending medical school at the University of Arizona in 1990. He completed a three-year Internal Medicine Residency from 1994-1997 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix Arizona. He started a private internal medicine practice in Tempe, Arizona in 1997 providing both hospital and outpatient services. That private practice grew to over 4 providers with a large percentage of the practice devoted to diabetes prevention, management, and care. In private practice, he saw first hand the benefit of nutrition and exercise in the prevention of many chronic diseases. 

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Karen van Caulil 
President/Chief Executive Officer, Florida Health Care Coalition

Karen van Caulil, Ph.D. is President/Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC).  Karen serves on the Executive Committee of the National Alliance’s Board of Governors, the Finance Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. Karen graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Science, Technology and Human Values program, received a Master’s of Science in Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina and her interdisciplinary Doctorate in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida.  Karen teaches graduate level courses in health informatics and quality management.

 

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Mike B. Weiner, LMSW
EY Assist Leader, Total Rewards, Ernst & Young 

Mike joined EY in 2015 after serving more than two decades in the Employee Assistance and behavioral health fields.  He previously worked for Anthem as the clinical account manager for their largest global EAP / behavioral health account and MHN, the behavioral health division of Health Net, Inc. as the director of account management. He graduated from Columbia University in 1992 with a Masters of Science in Social Work and has a Bachelors in psychology from Binghamton University. Mike is passionate about providing best in class resources to help his clients balance their work, family and wellbeing.  In 2016, Mike’s team helped launch EY’s innovative campaign to address the stigma of mental illness and addictions in the workplace. 





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Michelle Zamperetti 
Manager of Community Health Programs, GE Ventures and Health

Michelle Chuk Zamperetti is the Manager of Community Health Programs for Healthymagination and New Growth Markets,  the Health Innovation Division of GE Ventures and Health.  At GE Michelle is responsible for working within communities across the country to implement programs, develop strategies and determine collaborative approaches to improve population health outcomes.  She has more than 20 years of experience in public health, primarily in the non-profit world. Prior to joining GE, Michelle held several leadership positions at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).  She was the Senior Advisor and for Environmental Health from 2005-2009 and then the Senior Advisor and Chief for Public Health Infrastructure and Systems from 2009 – 2015.  In those roles, Michelle was critical in developing national strategy and policy for local health departments as they navigated health system transformation and the Affordable Care Act.  Michelle was instrumental in the rollout of public health accreditation in state and local health departments, leading efforts in health equity and social justice for local communities and was one of the original organizations tasked with creating the CDC Public Health Tracking Initiative.