Dr. David T. Feinberg is president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, one of the nation’s largest health services organization known for reinventing medical care. Geisinger is an integrated healthcare system consisting of 12 hospital campuses, two research centers, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, over 30,000 employees, 1,600 employed physicians, 420 residents and fellows, and a 551,000-member health plan, all serving and caring for more than 3 million residents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A longtime champion of the patient experience, Dr. Feinberg has caught the industry’s attention by introducing Geisinger’s latest evolution of its renowned ProvenCare® portfolio -ProvenExperience® - which allows patients to request a refund based on the outcome of their patient experiences.
Triple-board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Feinberg earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with distinction from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He earned a master’s of business administration from Pepperdine University.
Arbuckle is President/CEO of MemorialCare Health System, a leading Southern California non-profit integrated health care system with over 200 sites of care. Under his leadership, MemorialCare has experienced unprecedented growth and financial performance, growing in prominence regionally and nationally. He appeared on the cover of multiple business magazines noting MemorialCare’s leadership in clinical information, evidence-based medicine, financial and management systems, and preparing for health care reform. He is currently the Chair of March of Dimes-California, Chair-Elect of Integrated Healthcare Association, member of the Healthcare Leadership Council in Washington, DC, and past-Chair of the California Hospital Association. He speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in health care, including Health System Strategy; Economic Comparisons of U.S. and International Health Care; and Healthcare Reform and the ACA. A graduate of Missouri State University, Arbuckle earned his master’s degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina. He served on the adjunct faculty for the departments of psychology, sociology, and the graduate school of nursing at California State University Long Beach. He is married with four children.
Ruth W. Brinkley is an independent consultant and Senior Vice President, Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives, and President/CEO of KentuckyOne Health. KentuckyOne Health was formed when Jewish Hospital & Saints Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System came together in early 2012. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital (ULH) and James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC). The system’s vision was to improve the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, ambulatory surgery and urgent care centers, physician and provider practices, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. With nearly 12,000 employees and more than 3100 licensed beds across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana, KentuckyOne Health is Kentucky’s largest health system. In July 2017, the KentuckyOne Health partnership with ULH and JGB will end and the majority of KentuckyOne’s Louisville assets will be sold. KentuckyOne will concentrate on its legacy Saint Joseph facilities in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Brinkley has announced her departure from the system effective July 14, 2017. She will remain as an advisor to the Interim CEO until September 15, 2017.
A native of Georgia, Brinkley is a registered nurse experienced in working with private, public, academic, community–based, healthcare organizations, health systems and joint partnerships. Prior to joining KentuckyOne Health, Brinkley served as president and chief executive officer of Southern Arizona’s largest health system, Carondelet Health Network, part of Ascension Health. She was also responsible for overseeing Ascension’s operations in Idaho and Washington. Prior to joining Carondelet, Brinkley held several executive roles with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), including president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, TN; national senior vice president for performance management where she led system-wide financial turnarounds, operations improvement initiatives; and regional facilities within the mid-west and southeast. She also served as an executive operations turnaround consultant as a chief nurse and associate dean of clinical practice; and in various healthcare leadership and clinical roles.
Brinkley holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from De Paul University, an honorary Doctoral degree from Spaulding University, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a frequent speaker on leadership, health care delivery, leading and integrating complex organizations, and leading in turbulent times.
Often recognized for her accomplishments, she has received several honors and awards, including being consistently named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare and Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, and one of Becker’s 10 Most Admired CEOs.
Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The MetroHealth System, one of the largest, most comprehensive health systems in Northeast Ohio. He came to MetroHealth in June 2013, following 20 years of successful hospital leadership including five years as President of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions, an international advisory firm to health systems.
Dr. Boutros has led successful projects focused on strategic repositioning, operational redesign, clinical and physician integration and Accountable Care Organization development. He has served as an executive leader of community and specialty hospitals, and academic medical centers.
A graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, Dr. Boutros is utilizing his business acumen and collaborative leadership style to lead a transformation as The MetroHealth System moves from sick care to health care and plans for a new physical plant to deliver the health care of the future.
James L. Robinson III, Psy.D, now serves as President for Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago.
Prior to joining Presence, Jay was named as Senior Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of Methodist South on September 17, 2012. Jay enjoyed a 21-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs beginning as a staff psychologist, and concluded as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES).
Prior to joining Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Dr. Robinson served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The facility is an academic medical center with a $380 million dollar budget. The Memphis VAMC consists of one main campus with 244 inpatient beds, a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten Community-Based Outpatient Clinics. The medical center's primary affiliation is with the University of Tennessee, Memphis.
Dr. Robinson graduated from the University of Georgia in 1987 with a BA in Psychology. He obtained his Doctorate in Psychology from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology in 1992. He is currently an adjunct associate professor with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Robinson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). He is on the Board of Directors for Memphis March of Dimes, as well as Memphis REACH.
Active in several civic organizations and advisory boards, Dr. Robinson enjoys running, swimming, bicycling, golfing and reading. Jay and his wife have four children.
Larry R. Kaiser, MD, is the President and CEO of the Temple University Health System, Dean of the Temple University School of Medicine and Senior Executive Vice President for the Health Sciences. Prior to his current position he served as the President the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Surgery as well as a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at UCLA. He then completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Toronto. Following faculty appointments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Washington University School of Medicine Dr. Kaiser came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of General Thoracic Surgery. In 2001 he was named the John Rhea Barton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, a position he held until 2008.
He is the author or co-author of 15 books and over 250 peer-reviewed papers and is a member of every major surgical society. In 2005 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Lynn Britton has served as the president and chief executive officer of Mercy since January, 2009, after serving as senior vice president since 2004. Lynn has been with Mercy for 18-plus years, serving as vice president for Mercy's supply chain operating division, Resource Optimization and Innovation (ROi) from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as executive director of materials management for St. John's Mercy Health Care in St. Louis and director of materials management at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.
Lynn holds a master's degree in business from Oklahoma City University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Robert C. Garrett is the co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. Mr. Garrett began his time with Hackensack University Medical Center in 1981 and served as president and CEO of the Hackensack University Health Network from 2009 through July 2016. Mr. Garrett dramatically expanded the network through a series of acquisitions, mergers, partnerships and affiliations. In July 2016, the network merged with Meridian Health and created one of the largest health care networks in New Jersey which offers a full continuum of care for patients in seven counties.
In December, Hackensack Meridian Health made history by announcing a 10-year strategic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to develop a network-wide standard of care and to enhance research. Next year, the network will open a new medical school with Seton Hall University, a location that will also serve as major research hub for the network and partners including Georgetown University.
Always an innovator, Mr. Garrett also led the launch of a partnership with the New Jersey Innovation Institute, an affiliate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the state's leading technology university. The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees committed $25 million, a new revenue stream to help companies develop trailblazing products and services. Several companies have already pitched ideas to improve health care - an incubator that's typically only found in the nation's leading academic centers.
In 2013, Mr. Garrett was selected as a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council and was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Medical Executive Award, part of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards.
Mr. Garrett received his Master of Health Administration from Washington University in Saint Louis and his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in New York. He serves on the boards of the Bank of America Trust Advisory Board, Bergen Community College Foundation, Choose New Jersey, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as the QualCare Board of Directors.
An industry leader and expert, Mr. Garrett has spoken at numerous conferences and events, including: NYU Stern Alumni Relations and the Stern Healthcare Association Conference; the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School’s Ethical Leadership Conference; Meadowlands Regional Chamber’s Thought Leaders Conference; the Association for Corporate Growth’s NJ Bergen Chapter event; and the New Jersey Bankers Association’s Economic Forum Conference. Mr. Garrett serves on the boards of the Bank of America Trust Advisory Board, Bergen Community College Foundation, Choose New Jersey, The Eileen Fund, The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as the QualCare Board of Directors. He has also served on or is a member of: the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals, New Jersey Hospital Association, Greater New York Hospital Association, and the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board.
Nancy Howell Agee has served as president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, an integrated healthcare organization in Roanoke, Va., since July 2011.
Nancy Howell Agee serves as CEO of Carilion ClinicAs president and CEO, Ms. Agee oversees a multi-specialty physician group, eight hospitals, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences and a joint ventured medical school with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Ms. Agee began her career in healthcare as a nurse for Carilion Clinic. She has served in various management roles over the past 20 years. In 1996, she was appointed as vice president of medical education. In 2000, she became vice president of the organization. She was quickly promoted to executive vice president and COO in 2001, a position she held until her appointment as CEO.
Outside the health system, Ms. Agee participates in many professional and community activities. She is a member of the boards of the Roanoke Gas Company, HomeTown Bank, Solstas Lab, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Mill Mountain Theatre and Center in the Square.
Kevin Vermeer became Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. Vermeer was named President of UnityPoint Health in March 2015 in addition to his title of Chief Strategy Officer. Vermeer most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and UnityPoint Health Partners CEO.
Mark Neaman has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992. Mr. Neaman has spent his entire career in Evanston, joining the hospital in 1974 after earning his Master of Science, Business & Healthcare degree from Ohio State University.
Dr. Josh Luke is a national thought-leader and international speaker on care coordination, population health management, readmission prevention and developing integrated post acute networks. He is an experienced hospital CEO, health system Vice President and nursing home administrator. He is regarded as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum of care and has been described as an as an innovator, forward-thinking and a strategist on teaching ACO’s, BPIP’s, acute hospitals and post-acute leaders how to position themselves for revenue growth in a post-ACA model.
Most recently he has served as Interim CEO for Memorial Hospital of Gardena and prior to that as Interim Regional Administrator for SNF Management. He currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Compliagent, a leading national consultancy affiliated with Nelson Hardiman Healthcare Law. Having uniquely held executive positions in both acute and post-acute settings, Dr. Luke was selected to author the book Readmission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum published by the American College of Healthcare Executives, the best-selling book from Health Administration Press in 2015.
Tucker Carlson is the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, airing on primetime on FOX, and founder of The Daily Caller, one of the largest and fastest growing news sites in the country. Carlson was previously the co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. He joined FOX from MSNBC, where he hosted several nightly programs. Previously, he was also the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, as well the host of a weekly public affairs program on PBS.
A longtime newspaper and magazine writer, Carlson has reported from around the world, including dispatches from Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam. He has been a columnist for New York magazine and Reader's Digest. Carlson began his journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock. His most recent book is entitled, Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News. He appeared on the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
In this penetrating look at today's political climate, Tucker Carlson takes audiences behind closed doors, offering a candid, up-to-the-moment analysis of events as they unfold. From a look at Congress and the agenda ahead for the next Administration, to behind-the-scenes stories from his time following Donald Trump and his campaign during the 2016 race for the White House, you can always count on Tucker for a witty, informative and frank take on the future of the Republican party and all things political.
Dean’s groundbreaking campaign for the U.S. Presidency and subsequent four years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee provided him with both an insider's view and a reformer's commitment to the economy, foreign trade policy and international relations. His 12 years as Governor of Vermont and his Chairmanship of the National Governor's Association have given him a vast knowledge of domestic issues.
His skillful stewardship of the party as Democratic National Committee chair began in 2005 and continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Governor Dean made the Democratic Party competitive in every race, in every district, in every state and territory, while integrating national and state party operations and standing up for Democrats' core values.
Celebrated by many as “Mayor of the World,” Rudy Giuliani provides a resolute voice in tackling the toughest domestic and international issues of our time—from long-standing global conflicts to terrorism and the new reality of cyber warfare to the future of health care reform and immigration to political leadership and insights on future elections. Acclaimed as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American history for his leadership and bravery during 9-11, Giuliani was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, was given an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England and was awarded the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. Never one to shy away from a battle, Giuliani almost single-handedly took on organized and white-collar crime in New York with a remarkable record of 4,000 convictions—one that very few attorneys can match. Ushering in a new era of fiscal responsibility and broad-based growth, he turned an inherited $2.3 billion budget deficit into a multibillion-dollar surplus and added a record 450,000 new private sector jobs. Recognized by Consulting magazine as “Consultant of the Year,” Giuliani Partners is a leader in strategic consulting and emergency preparedness. Offering a dynamic and lively presentation accompanied by Q&A, Giuliani reminds audiences that eternal vigilance and leadership are required to protect freedom.
Debra A. Canales serves as executive vice president and chief people and experience officer for Providence Health & Services. Called to Providence in 2014, Canales is responsible for human resources, marketing, communications, and community ministry and foundation boards.
Prior to joining Providence, Canales served CHE Trinity Health for over 10 years, most recently as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. During her tenure, she guided the organization through significant change, creating synergy across a geographically and operationally diverse system in 21 states.
Throughout her 25-year human resources career, Canales has worked in a range of global Fortune 500 organizations, including Hewlett Packard/Compaq Computer Corporation, Yum Brands/PepsiCo, R.H. Macy’s Inc. and Centura Health.
A nationally recognized leader, Canales was named a “Healthcare Executive to Watch” by Modern Healthcare in 2016. A champion of creating an exceptional employee experience, Canales sponsored a groundbreaking benefits program that provides free or reduced medical insurance to those employees most in need, resulting in Providence Health & Services receiving the Employee Assistance Trade Association’s (EASNA) Corporate Award of Excellence in 2016.
Canales continues her service to community and business as a member of the boards of directors for AMICA Mutual Insurance, The Breakaway Group-Healthcare Division of Xerox and the Inforum-Women’s Alliance Group. Canales is a certified executive coach with a reputation for helping executives develop transformational leadership styles. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the American Society of Employers board.
A graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, Canales resides in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Betz served as the University of Utah’s senior vice president for health sciences, executive dean of the School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care from 1999 to 2011. He guided the university’s Health Sciences with a mission of providing world-class patient care, delivering outstanding medical education, and conducting transformative research. Dr. Betz’s Exceptional Patient Experience Initiative helped University of Utah Health become a top academic medical center in quality of patient care. Twice serving as interim president of the university, he was an early advocate of the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a state-sponsored program designed to fuel economic development.
Dr. Betz served as chair of the Association of American Medical College’s Council (AAMC) Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. He was named an AAMC Distinguished Service Member in 2012 in recognition of his work with that organization for more than a decade. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2011 and he is currently the chair-elect.
Dr. Betz held faculty appointments in the University of Utah’s Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and the Department of Physiology. Prior to coming to Utah, he served as the interim dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan. He served a residency and research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco after receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Wisconsin in 1975. He also has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Utah in 2012.
Laura L. Forese, MD MPH, is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services, and NewYork-Presbyterian Population and Community Health. She is responsible for achieving NewYork-Presbyterian’s operating targets, and implementing our patient-centered strategic vision and culture across the enterprise. She joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2003 as Vice President of Medical Affairs and, since then, has held roles as Chief Medical Officer; Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for NYP/Weill Cornell, NYP/Westchester, and NYP/Lower Manhattan; and President of the former NYP Healthcare System. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Dr. Forese spent four years as Vice Chair in Columbia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Forese has been a Columbia faculty member since 1993 and retains her appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Forese graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, and Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Forese also holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.