2021 Virtual Conference & Expo

Every Thursday, January 21 – February 18


Using a thorough, member-driven selection process, The 2021 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference & Expo have chosen presenters from across the country specializing in leadership, employee benefits, health and wellbeing to ensure all participants receive the tools and innovative ideas they need to transform their benefits program now and in the future.


2021 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference & Expo Speakers:


Dan Thurmon

Dan Thurmon
President, Motivation Works
Keynote Speaker – Week 1
Leading Through Change to Drive Results

Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc., a company that helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.

His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart. Dan is an expert speaker and performer.

He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences, including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame and was one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor. Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, including new governance, a new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.

He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored two books: Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose. Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.

Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s to finance his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business.

In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus, from live entertainment to corporate education, to more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level. He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling, and the flying trapeze.

Allison Massari

Allison Massari
Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, Artist
Featured Speaker – Week 2
The Mindset for Success℠ Activating True Resilience and Inspiration

It takes courage in a series of many moments to be successful. Allison Massari’s journey is the quintessential story of courage.

As a celebrated resilience keynote speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and interdisciplinary artist, Allison Massari knows what it takes to overcome and transcend devastating and seemingly impossible odds. After suffering two traumatic and nearly fatal car accidents, one where she endured severe burns on over 50% of her body, Allison’s tenacity, drive, curiosity, and unflagging hope propelled her to rise above extreme hardship and reach pinnacle achievements, both professionally and personally.

A fiery voice for the potent power of courage, kindness, and indestructible perseverance, Allison has been recognized with esteemed speaking engagements at TEDxZaragoza in Spain, speaking on “The Future of Happiness” and on the main platform at the Million Dollar Round Table Conference, with an audience of 8,600 from 75 countries. She has been featured on multiple media outlets, including ABC News, FOX, and NBC networks and was named one of the Top Ten Best Motivational Speakers by Meetings and Conventions magazine.

Allison’s experiences have given her the authority, compassion, and insight to be able to approach any challenge head-on, knowing that a “never-say-die” attitude is what it takes to reach our goals. In her words: “A certain confidence comes when we feel equipped to handle a crisis or unexpected events in life. That assurance… resilience… fearlessness… is borne from our willingness to grow from our experiences, and to always, always believe that we will get to the other side of any challenge.”

Through the power of storytelling, Allison takes her audiences on a journey, allowing them to fully understand the steps to embrace change and achieve true success. From adversity to vitality, from pain to hope and courage, Allison instills essential tools of self-mastery. She teaches how to access grace and resilience in the face of challenges quickly.

Her breathtaking keynote backdrop displays images of her stirring and stunning artwork in the permanent collection of the Vatican and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Partha Nandi M.D., F.A.C.P

Dr. Partha Nandi
Physician, TV Personality, Author
Keynote Speaker – Week 3
5 Steps to Longevity, Well Being and a Joyful Life

Partha Nandi M.D., F.A.C.P is the creator and host of the nationally and internationally syndicated medical lifestyle television show, Ask Dr. Nandi, reaching 95 million homes daily. He is the bestselling author of Ask Dr. Nandi: 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own Health Hero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life, and a practicing gastroenterologist. Dr. Nandi’s work on building and elevating organizational health has been recognized and embraced by corporate leaders worldwide.

Dr. Nandi is the Chief Health Editor at WXYZ ABC Detroit, a practicing physician and a renowned international speaker; his appearances include TedX, college commencements, numerous charity functions and premier medical meetings such as Digestive Disease Week. Dr. Nandi has partnered with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica and India and collaborated with The World Health Organization. Dr. Nandi delivers passionate and inspiring talks to diverse audiences. He continues to travel to international conferences and symposia, meeting with global health leaders on his quest to improve health care quality, access, and advocacy; to empower the world in his mission, “To Be Your Own Health Hero.”

Born in Calcutta, India, Dr. Nandi immigrated to the United States as a child. At the age of 16, he completed his high school education in Columbus, Ohio, where he was awarded a full academic scholarship to The Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame.

Heather Meade

Heather Meade
Principal, E&Y
Featured Speaker – Week 4
Healthcare Policy Update

Heather advises policymakers, business leaders, trade associations and not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of health and tax-exempt issues as part of EY’s Washington Council practice. Working with health care payors, providers, manufactures and consumers, Heather provides Affordable Care Act, employee benefits and health policy counsel and strategic legislative and regulatory advice.

Prior to joining Washington Council, Heather served as ERISA counsel to Fortune 100 companies, employers, insurers and unions in matters related to health care, employee benefits and public policy at The Groom Law Group Chartered. Heather previously served as the Deputy Director of Surrogate Outreach at the Democratic National Committee during the 2004 Presidential campaign, on the staff of Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and the transition staff of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

Heather received a B.A. in political science, Spanish and international studies from Western Washington University and a J.D. with an emphasis on health law from the University of Washington School of Law. Heather is a member of the bar of New York and the District of Columbia.

Nicholas Webb

Nick Webb
Keynote Speaker – Week 5
Healthcare Futurist, Entrepreneur, Professor
Leveraging Innovation for the Future of Healthcare

For the past 40 years, Nicholas has been a serial entrepreneur, launching startup companies and products into many markets and industrial categories.

A prolific writer and No. 1 bestselling author, his recent book The Healthcare Mandate: How to Leverage Disruptive Innovation to Heal America’s Biggest Industry charts a bold new path that focuses not on reactionary treatment but anticipation and prevention. Webb argues that we have a unique opportunity to leverage disruptive innovation to fulfill these goals. Emerging digital technologies now make it possible to collect, analyze, and act upon the enormous quantities of health-related data that every individual generates every day.

Long before he became one of the most in-demand futurist speakers in the world, Nick Webb was a successful entrepreneur and inventor, working on the front lines and competing against many of the biggest companies – and winning!

Despite a calendar packed with global speaking and media engagements, he’s still very much involved in the business.

“You cannot give advice to others,” he says, “unless you’re standing shoulder to shoulder with them in the trenches!”

As the founder and CEO of LeaderLogic® goleaderlogic.com, Nick works with Fortune 500 companies worldwide to help them lead their industries in innovation, strategy, and customer experience (CX) design.

As an inventor, Nick Webb has been awarded over 40 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for breakthrough technologies in a wide range of industrial and consumer products, including one of the world’s smallest medical implants.

Ash Merchant

Ash Merchant
President and CEO
Lionheart Partners
Leadership: Storytelling and the New Role of the CHRO
Week 1 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. EST

Ash Merchant is the Founder and President of Lionheart Partners, a firm specializing in Advisory Services, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching for clients in the U.S. and worldwide.

He is a business advisor, coach and senior executive fluent in a diverse range of human capital topics, risk management, relationship management, workplace trends and diversity. His 27-year career was developed through executive and partner-level leadership roles in the professional services sector, serving clients across various industries with the main focus on serving C-level executives, various business unit leaders, and their respective teams.

With a proven track record in collaborating across domestic and international geographic regions to serve clients with excellence, he quickly assimilates into new environments, ready to mobilize teams and motivate others across multiple departments and functions. A graduate of the University of Georgia — Terry College of Business, Ash holds a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.


Britt Provost

Britt Provost
Executive Vice President, People and Culture
Leadership: Storytelling and the New Role of the CHRO
Week 1 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. EST

Britt plays a strategic role in shaping Accolade’s employee experience and organizational growth, focusing on HR operations, talent acquisition, compensation, leadership and culture development.

She is a strategic and operationally focused talent and people executive with more than 15 years of experience developing and executing HR strategy in growing environments. Her industry experience spans healthcare technology, software as a service (SaaS), technology consulting, and educational technology. Before Accolade, Britt was Chief HR Officer at Promethean, a global educational technology company serving millions of teachers and classrooms worldwide. She also led the People function at Apptio, a SaaS technology business management company based in Seattle.

She currently sits on the boards of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business and the Washington Trails Association. Britt has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Sree Chaguturu

Sree Chagturu, MD
Senior Vice President, CVS Health
Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
Eliminating Health Disparities to Build Healthy Communities
Week 1 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Sree Chaguturu, MD, focuses on enhancing the quality of services provided to millions of its members and patients while also contributing to the overall mission of CVS Health. Most recently, he was Chief Population Health Officer at Partners HealthCare. In this role, he led the system’s accountable care organization, one of the largest in the nation serving over 600,000 lives. Previously, he was a health care consultant at McKinsey and Company.

Dr. Chaguturu is a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and his doctorate of medicine degree from Brown University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and primary care training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Thomas Chamberlain

Dr. Thomas M. Chamberlain, PharmD
Founder and CEO

Eliminating Health Disparities to Build Healthy Communities
Week 1 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

EdLogics is an education-based consumer engagement company that provides innovative health education and learning management solutions to employers, health plans, healthcare providers, and government entities. With more than 30 years of experience designing innovative educational programs and population health initiatives for the healthcare industry, Dr. Chamberlain brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the design and development of highly effective consumer engagement and health literacy improvement solutions.

Before founding EdLogics, Dr. Chamberlain founded and served as the CEO of several healthcare organizations including the Center for Health Information, Managed Market Resources, The Benefit Design Institute, and The Center for Long Term Care Research and Education.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also completed advanced clinical residency programs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and The Medical College of Virginia.

Zoe Griffith

Zoe Griffiths, RD
Global Director of Nutrition
Wellness and Personalization in a Virtual World
Week 2 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Zoe leads the integration and implementation of nutrition science across WW platforms. Nutrition is central to WW’s food program pillar, a focus of its consumer products and content, and plays an important role in partnerships. Her role is to collaborate with over 50 trained nutrition professionals to ensure WW is a trusted partner and thought leader in nutrition.

In her decade-plus tenure, she’s played a key role in the research, development, and evaluation of program innovations, experience design, partnerships, consumer products, clinical research, public affairs, and science communications. Before joining WW in 2008, she worked in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK throughout a range of adult specialties, including oncology, mental health, surgery, and community care. There she provided clinical care directly to patients and within multidisciplinary teams, supported dietitians’ training, and undertook research and evaluation to improve patient care.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Psychology at the University of Southampton and a postgraduate master’s degree in dietetics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby
Founder & CEO
Wellness and Personalization in a Virtual World
Week 2 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Jeff is a health innovator with an extensive entrepreneurial track record in preventive healthcare. Before founding Newtopia in 2008, Jeff was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Canada, a collaboration between the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Canyon Ranch, and Canada’s leading destination for preventive health and lifestyle management.

Before that, he served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Life Screening Centres Inc., a cancer screening and prevention company. Before that, Jeff was a Co-Founder and Head of Operations of Genetic Diagnostics Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company commercializing a new genetic diagnostic testing platform.

Jeff has a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration (JD/MBA) from Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University. Jeff is a global thought leader and expert on integrative, personalized, and highly engaging strategies to deliver affordable and sustainable health results and behavior change.

Mike Zeglinski

Michael Zeglinski
Senior VP & CEO
Optum Specialty and Infusion Pharmacies
Specialty Rx and Precision Prescribing
Week 2 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Michael Zeglinski serves as Senior Vice President at OptumRx and brings more than 30 years of experience in the specialty pharmaceutical and home infusion businesses. Mr. Zeglinski also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Optum’s Specialty and Infusion Pharmacies, including Avella and Diplomat Specialty/Infusion Pharmacies.

He is responsible for leading the division’s strategy, growth and sales efforts, patient service programs, payer services, and therapy care management solutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Zeglinski developed and implemented numerous pharmacy operating systems and disease-specific care management programs, which focused on increasing patients’ specialty pharmaceutical adherence and persistence rates, documenting cost-saving interventions and improving quality life for patients/members.

He is also Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma processes focusing on the healthcare industry.

Mr. Zeglinski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and pursued his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and has held licenses in 14 states as a registered pharmacist. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and on the Board of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).

Scott Megill

Scott Megill
President & CEO
Coriell Life Sciences
Specialty Rx and Precision Prescribing
Week 2 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. -1:15 p.m. EST

Scott Megill is President and Chief Executive Officer of Coriell Life Sciences (CLS), launched out of the renowned Coriell Institute for Medical Research in 2013. CLS has grown to become an internationally trusted provider of bioinformatics, genetic interpretation and reporting, and comprehensive medication risk management solutions under his leadership.

Pioneering innovation in precision medicine, Scott is a driving force in setting the industry standard for pharmacogenomics and advancing a healthier world. An entrepreneurial leader recognized for unlocking technology’s power to fuel smarter healthcare, Scott is spearheading the world’s first precision medicine approach to COVID-19 testing. By leveraging advanced infrastructure developed for pharmacogenomics reporting, Scott is consulting with employers and large organizations to deliver one of the only scalable and intelligent COVID-19 testing solutions for large enterprises in the U.S. and globally.

Scott previously served as CIO at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and held IT leadership roles at Dow Chemical Company and Rohm and Haas. He also founded the Moorestown Robotics Club, an organization that immerses elementary, middle, and high school students in science and technology excitement through international robotics competitions. Scott holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from Drew University.

Dr. Chris Mosunic

Chris Mosunic, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer
Vida Health
Polychronic Disease, Diabetes and Musculoskeletal Management
Week 3 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Chris is a national leader in behavioral health, having started and directed numerous behavioral health organizations, most notably leading the first behavioral chronic-condition focused program at Yale-New Haven Health-Greenwich Hospital, the behavioral sciences team at Johnson & Johnson, and IAFF Center of Excellence, an inpatient hospital which specifically helps firefighters struggling with behavioral health issues.

He is also a licensed clinical psychologist, registered dietitian, and certified diabetes educator. He has received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt, MS in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts and MBA from Yale.

Raymond Hwang

Raymond Hwang, MD
Medical Director
Hinge Health
Polychronic Disease, Diabetes and Musculoskeletal Management
Week 3 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Dr. Raymond Hwang earned two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MD from Harvard Medical School, underwent residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, and completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital.

In addition to his role as Medical Director at Hinge Health, Dr. Hwang is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, a reviewer for The Spine Journal and serves on the Institutional Review Board and Musculoskeletal Steering Committee at Beth Israel Lahey Health.

Dr. Amy Meister

Dr. Amy Meister
Polychronic Disease, Diabetes and Musculoskeletal Management

Week 3 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Dr. Meister is the CEO of Level2 and oversees Level2’s design, operations, clinical quality and affordability strategies to help support the health care needs of individuals and employers served by UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health care company.

Since joining the enterprise in 2015, Dr. Meister has held several leadership roles spanning care delivery, research and development and innovation. She collaborates with health care providers and consumers across the country to expand the adoption of wearable technology solutions, including continuous glucose monitors and smartwatches, to encourage well-being, prevent or achieve remission for certain chronic conditions, and make care more affordable for everyone. Before her current role, Dr. Meister treated patients as a hospitalist, including founding an advanced practitioner residency program and introducing the model in Italy and Japan. She started several physician and telehealth practices spanning primary and specialty care.

Dr. Meister is board certified in internal medicine. She graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Johns Hopkins University. She holds degrees from the Wheeling Jesuit University and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Meister earned a certificate of physician leadership from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Nichole Bowman-Glover

Nichole Bowman-Glover, Ph.D.
Wellness Advocate
Columbus State Community College
Health Equity Panel Discussion

Week 3 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Dr. Bowman-Glover earned her MPH from the Rollins School of PH at Emory University and her Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University. She has worked in the public health field for over 25 years. Her background is in international health & behavioral sciences as well as health promotion. Her work has ranged from disability advocacy for the Ability Center of Greater Toledo-OH, women’s health & breast and cervical cancer for the MA Dept of PH, health policy for the Children’s Defense Fund-OH, wellness for Columbus State Community College in Columbus, OH.

She has conducted presentations and seminars on various wellbeing topics for professionals and community members. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Lifestyle Coach, and fitness instructor. Her current work is in wellbeing and exploring how racial and social inequities impact the various dimensions of wellbeing.

Wendy Amengual Wark

Wendy Amengual Wark
Founding Partner
Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC
Health Equity Panel Discussion
Week 3 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Wendy Amengual Wark, is the Founding Partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC, an MWBE certified consulting firm that helps leaders at corporations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally to advance their organization’s missions through a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Wendy has been a thought leader in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors for more than 25 years. Wendy is in demand as a speaker and presenter and is the author of the blog “The Evolution of Inclusion.”


Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH
Director of Health Equity
Ohio Department of Health
Health Equity Panel Discussion
Week 3 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Johnnie (Chip) Allen currently serves as the first Director of Health Equity at Ohio
Department of Health. In this position, Mr. Allen is responsible for developing agency-wide goals,
objectives and strategies to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity for all Ohio
residents. Additionally, Mr. Allen works in partnership with national public health organizations,
state cabinet-level agencies and a variety of public health programs to target services to
disenfranchised groups, measure program performance, and assess outcomes.

Mr. Allen has served in various public health capacities. These include working as a Disease
Intervention Specialist, HIV Program Manager, and the Chief of the Center for Health Promotion.
Mr. Allen has implemented statewide social marketing activities to respond to chronic diseases;
developed agency-wide standards for the creation of health education materials; pioneered the
use of market research analytic tools to identify/respond to social determinants of health; and
created an enterprise-wide web application with GIS capability to measure program
effectiveness of grant-funded projects.

Mr. Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies from The College of Wooster and a
Masters in Public Health from Tulane University.


Julia A. Stone

Julie A. Stone
Managing Director, Health and Benefits North America
Willis Towers Watson
Evolution of Benefit Design and the Employee Value Proposition
Week 4 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Julie A. Stone is a member of the Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits North America Senior Leadership team and is engaged in broad strategic initiatives for our business. She is responsible for leading Health & Benefits Thought Leadership and Intellectual Capital initiatives in concert with Willis Towers Watson’s overarching strategy, innovation, and solutions that deliver optimal value to our clients. This includes a wide range of disciplines, including health management and wellbeing, pharmacy, leaves/absence and disability management, inclusion and diversity, dental and vision and more.

Julie and our thought leadership team partner closely with our Research and Innovation Center on employer and employee research and public policy. Julie’s background and expertise cover the full range of health and welfare programs and she has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, utilities, and pharmaceuticals. Julie joined Willis Towers Watson in 1999 after spending 18 years with Prudential in a variety of roles, including leading teams in underwriting, health analytics, national account management, and IT.

She has a BA and an MPA with a concentration in healthcare management, both from New York University.


Julia A. Stone

John J. Fazio
Director, North America Health & Benefits Consulting
Willis Towers Watson
Evolution of Benefit Design and the Employee Value Proposition
Week 4 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

John joined Willis Towers Watson in 2001 and is a Director in the North American Health and Benefits consulting practice. He works from the company’s Cleveland office and has focused on assisting national and global employers in developing benefits strategy and design and in evaluating health plans and cost-sharing alternatives.

John serves as the lead consultant for clients representing many industries including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, public sector and insurance. John uses his background and experience to assist his clients in developing comprehensive benefit management strategies, including incorporating inclusion and diversity into employee benefits programs.

John holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Gannon University and an M.H.A. degree from Ohio State University.


Andy Coccia

Andy Coccia
Senior Manager, Human Capital, Rewards and Wellbeing
Evolution of Benefit Design and the Employee Value Proposition
Week 4 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Andy is a Senior Manager in the New York office specializing in the design and financing of employee rewards programs, emphasizing health and welfare program strategy. He has worked in the employee benefits field for 24+ years and has over 16 years of tenure with Deloitte Consulting.

Andy develops strategies to enable employers to optimize their rewards programs’ return – improving engagement, driving population health, and reducing risk. He has worked across all industries and consults with Deloitte’s most complex clients. In addition to broad rewards consulting experience, Andy brings deep expertise in health and welfare program strategy to improve population health improvement and drive cost efficiency.

Before joining Deloitte Consulting, Andy was the health care leader for General Electric Capital and has served as a senior consultant for two other national benefits consulting firms.


Heather Hagg

Heather Hagg, Ph.D.
VP Analytics and Operations
Castlight Health
Predictive Analytics
Week 4 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Heather Hagg is Vice President of Analytics and Operations at Castlight Health. She comes to Castlight with executive experience in the private sector, federal government and startup healthcare organizations. As the Vice President, Medical Operations at K Health, she led the U.S. expansion of the K Health chat-based primary health platform. As the Vice President, Operations/Research and Development at Crossover Health, Heather oversaw national Clinical Operations, including Business Intelligence and initiated the Health Outcomes and Crossover Accelerator programs.

Before joining Crossover Health, Heather was the National Director for the Veterans Administration (VA) Health Systems Engineering Resource Centers, a program that integrated systems engineering, informatics and implementation science to facilitate enterprise deployment of transformational initiatives. Additionally, Heather has served as a Research Scientist at the VA Center for Implementing Evidence Based Practice and a faculty member at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE). Heather holds BS degrees in Ceramic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, an MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Before her work in healthcare, Heather spent nine years at Intel as a semiconductor process engineer. She has co-authored over 30 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in the areas of integrated health, health services research, implementation science and health system improvement.

Rani Aravamudhan

Rani Aravamudhan, MD
Senior Clinical Consultant
Predictive Analytics
Week 4 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Rani Aravamudhan joined HDMS as a Senior Clinical Consultant. She is a physician (specialty- General Medicine) with extensive experience in the EMR/EHR and population health industries focusing on clinical transformation, workflow design and development, value-based care, risk management and clinical quality and performance reporting.

Before joining HDMS, Rani worked for Philips Wellcentive as a Services Leader. She led teams of program managers, clinical specialists and training staff to head their Data Governance committee. Before that, Rani led EMR/EHR implementations, workflow and process optimization consulting at McKesson Corporation and was their resident subject matter expert for all CMS quality reporting programs.

Rani earned her medical degree at Grant Medical College in Mumbai University, India.

Andrew Le

Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Embold Health
The Data Driven Revolution
Week 5 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH serves as Chief Medical Officer of Embold Health, a data analytics company creating a new standard for healthcare quality. In this capacity, he measures provider, group, hospital and health system performance as well as guides provider engagement efforts to translate data insights into measurable improvements in the value of care delivered within local communities.

In addition to his role at Embold Health, Resnick remains on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he maintains an active health services research program.

Dr. Resnick attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed residency training in general surgery and urology. He then completed a clinical fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and advanced training in health services research and performance improvement as a Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar. Resnick holds master’s degrees in both public health and healthcare management from Vanderbilt University.

Andrew Le

Brad Kimler
Chief Commercial Officer
Embold Health
The Data Driven Revolution
Week 5 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Brad Kimler leads business development and strategy and serves as a member of the board of directors at Embold Health. Previously, Brad was an executive vice president at Fidelity Investments for 14 years, where he lead the benefits consulting business and served as a member of the firm-wide executive and operating committees.

Before joining Fidelity, Brad was a principal at Hewitt Associates (now Aon), where he lead their healthcare consulting practice for the eastern U.S. Brad has also been on the board of ERIC, a lobbying and research group for employee benefits and Minuteman Health, a health insurance cooperative. He is currently an independent director of meQuilibrium, a technology company that delivers resilience solutions to individuals and their employers.

Andrew Le

Andrew Le, MD
Co-Founder & CEO
Buoy Health
The Data Driven Revolution
Week 5 | Breakout Session 1 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Dr. Andrew Le is co-founder and CEO of Buoy Health, a Boston-based digital health company that uses AI to help people understand symptoms and navigate the right care. Since founding Buoy out of Harvard Innovation Labs in 2014, Andrew has led the company through three successful funding rounds, raising over $67 million, with prominent healthcare investors including Optum, Cigna, Humana, WR Hambrecht + Co., and F-Prime.

In 2020, Business Insider named Andrew was one of 30 healthcare leaders under 40 to watch, a Digital Innovator by Employee Benefits News, one of Boston Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 leaders, and recognized as a TEDMED Hive Innovator. Andrew holds a doctorate of medicine from Harvard Medical School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Marsha Hyslop

Marsha Hyslop, RN, CSA
Chief Clinical Officer
The Data Driven Revolution
Week 5 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

As Chief Clinical Officer, Marsha leads 2nd.MD Care Team and Clinical Operations. As a registered nurse with decades of experience, Marsha brings both a passion for helping people get the care they need and the business knowledge that comes with founding and running two businesses.

Under her leadership, Marsha’s team is responsible for understanding our members’ medical situation and guiding members throughout their entire journey with empathy and trust. Before joining 2nd.MD, Marsha served as the president of Liaisons for Healthcare and the CEO of The Pain Care Center, Inc. Marsha has her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Tourneau University.

Marsha Hyslop

Jenna Carl
Vice President of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Big Health
The Data Driven Revolution
Week 5 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Dr. Carl is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the research and treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and related disorders in adults. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented her research and clinical training at leading national and international conferences, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, World Congress for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Psychological Association (APA). She currently serves as Chair of the APA’s Division 12 Presidential Task Force for the integration of technology and treatment.

As the VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs for Big Health, Dr. Carl is responsible for developing evidence-based digital therapeutics for common mental health conditions that can be implemented within large employers and health systems. She obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University, with training in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the VA Health System’s National Center for Innovation to Implementation.

Valerie Hoffman

Valerie Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH
Head of Research
Meru Health
Mental and Behavioral Health Solutions for 2021 and Beyond
Week 5 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Valerie Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in Psychiatric Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University. She has been studying psychiatric epidemiology for two decades and has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers.

Valerie is currently the Head of Research at Meru Health, where she is part of developing a novel, telemedicine-enabled solution to battle depression, anxiety, and burnout.

Helena Plater Zyberk

Helena Plater-Zyberk
Co-Founder & CEO
Mental and Behavioral Health Solutions for 2021 and Beyond
Week 5 | Breakout Session 2 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST

Helena Plater-Zyberk is Co-Founder and CEO of Supportiv, which has helped over 600,000 people cope with, heal from, and problem-solve struggles like anxiety, depression, loneliness, social isolation and stress. Helena is the former CEO of SimpleTherapy. Previously, she was an Executive Director of Scholastic Inc.’s EdTech business unit and a Director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at media behemoth Condé Nast.

Helena is a former Rotary Scholar who has worked, studied, and traveled in over 60 countries, including hiking Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft) and Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft). She holds an MBA from Columbia University.