Katrina AdamsChairman of the Board, CEO & President, United States Tennis Association
Katrina Adams is the Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the United States Tennis Association, and Chairman of the US Open. Katrina is the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person to serve as President in the organization’s 135-year history. An accomplished pro, Katrina played for 12 years on the WTA tour. She is also the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, a National Junior Tennis & Learning network (NJTL) chapter.
Katrina AdamsChairman of the Board, CEO & President, United States Tennis AssociationBio
Nerio AlessandriFounder and CEO, Technogym
Nerio Alessandri is the President and Founder of Technogym, a world leader in the fitness and wellness solutions sector that has equipped 65,000 wellness centers and over 100,000 homes around the world. Nerio has also been instrumental in the “Romagna-Wellness Valley” initiative, promoted by the Wellness Foundation, which was created in 2003 by Nerio with the goal to create Europe’s first wellness district in Romagna, a living laboratory, which will enhance the quality of people’s lives and leverage wellness as an opportunity for economic development for the Romagna territory.
Nerio AlessandriFounder and CEO, TechnogymBio
Cynthia Ambres, MD, MSPartner, Heathcare Strategy, KPMG
Cynthia Ambres is an advisory partner in the Healthcare Strategy Group for KPMG, as well as a member of the KPMG Global Healthcare Center of Excellence. She primarily focuses on business model transformation, including organizational and payment reform strategy, clinically integrated entity redesign and care continuum redesign strategies. As SVP and CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, Cynthia led the pharmacy services management division and led innovation bringing the first synchronous online medical care to the northeast United States.
Cynthia Ambres, MD, MSPartner, Heathcare Strategy, KPMGBio
James Andrews, MDFounding Partner & Medical Director, Andrews Institute
James Andrews is one of the founding members of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also co- founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedic and sports medicine. He is also a founding partner and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is President and Chairman of the Board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation also dedicated to prevention, education and research at the Andrews Institute.
James Andrews, MDFounding Partner & Medical Director, Andrews InstituteBio
Jeff ArnoldFounder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sharecare
Jeff Arnold is Chairman and CEO of Sharecare, a health and wellness engagement platform he founded with Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications. Sharecare’s ultrapersonalized and comprehensive platform helps consumers connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. In 1998, he founded and served as CEO of WebMD, the first healthcare company to harness the power of the Internet to create a destination for consumers, healthcare institutions and physicians to find trustworthy medical information.
Jeff ArnoldFounder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SharecareBio
Linda AveyCo-founder & CEO, Curious, Inc.
Linda Avey is co-founder and CEO of Curious, Inc, a platform designed to help individuals track and assemble their personal health data—from wearables, sensors, environmental monitors, to genomics and microbiome sequences— creating a rich source of information helping propel the Precision Health movement. Precisely facilitates data sharing with researchers and physicians, all at the users' control and consent.
Linda AveyCo-founder & CEO, Curious, Inc.Bio
Dana Nicholson BledsoePresident, Nemours Children's Hospital
Dana Nicholson Bledsoe serves as president of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Medical City. She assumed leadership of the 100-bed academic medical center in August 2015 and is focused on building and expanding world-class programs at Nemours to provide the best possible care for the most-complex pediatric cases. Prior to joining Nemours, Bledsoe served as president of the 174-bed Children’s and Women’s Hospital, part of the Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida.
Dana Nicholson BledsoePresident, Nemours Children's HospitalBio
John L. Brooks, IIIManaging Director, Healthcare Capital LLC
John Brooks is the Managing Director of Healthcare Capital LLC, which advises early-stage life sciences companies. Healthcare Capital specializes in advancing disruptive and innovative solutions in healthcare, especially in obesity, pre-diabetes, and diabetes. John is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Joslin Diabetes Center, a Boston based diabetes research, clinical care, and education organization. He has co-founded seven life sciences companies, including Insulet (PODD), a disruptive insulin delivery company, and Prism Venture Partners, a $1.25B venture capital firm.
John L. Brooks, IIIManaging Director, Healthcare Capital LLCBio
Lynda Brown-GanzertFounder & CEO, Curatio
Lynda is an award winning digital media leader, with a lifelong passion in using technology to connect people. Lynda has held senior roles with world-class companies, including Edelman and Electronic Arts, and now leads Curatio - the world's first social health prescription. She holds the title of Chair Emerita for Simon Fraser University and has been appointed to a number of national and international boards in recognition of her leadership in the areas of innovation, health and technology.
Lynda Brown-GanzertFounder & CEO, CuratioBio
Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS17th Surgeon General of the United States; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona; President, Canyon Ranch Institute
Richard Carmona was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He is currently president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute, Distinguished Professor at both the University of Arizona and Ohio State University. He serves on several corporate boards and works with private equity and venture capital firms to identify emerging science and technology to translate to market for economic and public benefit.
Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS17th Surgeon General of the United States; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona; President, Canyon Ranch InstituteBio
Gloria CaulfieldExecutive Director, Lake Nona Impact Forum
Gloria Caulfield leads health and wellness strategy and planning for the Lake Nona Institute. Passionate about identifying partners determined to collaborate and innovate pivotal health care solutions, she is responsible for managing and identifying intersections with stakeholders in the Lake Nona community. Caulfield is a leader in advancing research, technology and new solutions for healthy lifestyles and quality of life.
Gloria CaulfieldExecutive Director, Lake Nona Impact ForumBio
Amitabh Chandra, PhDMalcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Weiner Professor of Public Policy, Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisors, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Chandra is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and recipient of the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research. His research focuses on productivity and innovation in healthcare with an emphasis on oncology and hospital care, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare.
Amitabh Chandra, PhDMalcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School of GovernmentBio
Jean ChatzkyFinancial Editor, NBC's TODAY Show
Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador and an educational partner for Fidelity. Jean is a best-selling author; her most recent books are Operation Money and Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. She believes knowing how to manage our money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters, increasing financial literacy both now and for the future.
Jean ChatzkyFinancial Editor, NBC's TODAY ShowBio
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACPFounder, The Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences. TIME magazine has described him as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACPFounder, The Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for WellbeingBio
Patrick Conway, MD, MScActing Principal Deputy Administrator and CMS Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, is the CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the programs that serve the over 130 million Americans that access health care services through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Patrick Conway, MD, MScActing Principal Deputy Administrator and CMS Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid InnovationBio
Tom DeRosaCEO, WellTower, Inc.
Tom leads the world’s largest healthcare real estate investment trust (NYSE: HCN) and is chief architect of its strategy to transform health infrastructure so an aging population can live well. Welltower invests across the healthcare delivery spectrum to provide innovative settings that can lower health care costs and improve outcomes. He is a frequent speaker on aging and the devastating impact of dementia on people and health care delivery systems.
Tom DeRosaCEO, WellTower, Inc.Bio
George Drusano, MDDirector, Institute for Therapeutic Innovation, Professor of Medicine, University of Florida
Dr. George Drusano is the Director for the Institute for Therapeutic Innovation at University of Florida, which has as a mission and focus of developing optimized chemotherapy for medically important Infectious Diseases. Dr. Drusano is also a professor of medicine.
George Drusano, MDDirector, Institute for Therapeutic Innovation, Professor of Medicine, University of FloridaBio
Pete Earley’s book, CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, describes his son’s mental breakdown and arrest, an event that led Earley to spend ten months in a jail following mentally ill inmates through the criminal justice system. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, his book and advocacy prompted CNN to name him one of nine U.S. “mental health warriors.”
M. Joycelyn Elders, MD15th Surgeon General of the United States
M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D. is the 15th Surgeon General of the United States. She is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a Distinguished Professor of The School of Public Health at UAMS. There is a chair in her name in “Sexuality Education in Medical Schools” at the University of Minnesota. As an author and coauthor of hundreds of professional publications in the areas of pediatrics, endocrinology and public health and as a national and international speaker, Dr. Elders is a strong advocate for children’s health, quality patient care and health safety.
M. Joycelyn Elders, MD15th Surgeon General of the United StatesBio
Ezekiel Emanuel, MDJoint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the NIH; Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and Budget
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare. Trained both as an oncologist and a political scientist, Zeke offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today. From February 2009 to January 2011, Zeke was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.
Ezekiel Emanuel, MDJoint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the NIH; Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and BudgetBio
William FairDirector, Life Sciences Business Development, Tavistock
Bill Fair is the Director of Life Sciences Business Development for Tavistock Development Company. Prior to joining Tavistock, Bill was the Managing General Partner for Ajax Ventures. He previously worked with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as vice president of strategic operations to develop pivotal projects including: the 1 million square foot Alexandria Center for Life Science at the East River Science Park, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute Campus, and the New York Genome Center for genomic sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.
William FairDirector, Life Sciences Business Development, TavistockBio
Peter Fasolo, PhDExecutive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Peter M. Fasolo is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for global talent, recruiting, diversity, compensation, benefits, employee relations and all aspects of the human resources agenda for Johnson & Johnson. Peter first joined Johnson & Johnson in 2004 as Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources for Cordis Corporation. Peter has more than 25 years of global experience in healthcare, having spent 13 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb in executive level, human resource roles in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer segments.
Peter Fasolo, PhDExecutive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Johnson & JohnsonBio
Patrick “Pat” GeraghtyChief Executive Officer, GuideWell and Florida Blue
As CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue, Pat Geraghty is leading a transformation at the company from a 70+ year old traditional insurance company to a $13 billion leading health solutions company with a strong health, wellness and prevention orientation. GuideWell is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care.
Patrick “Pat” GeraghtyChief Executive Officer, GuideWell and Florida BlueBio
Deborah C. German, MDDean & Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Deborah German, a physician, educator, and administrator, is Vice President of Medical Affairs for the University of Central Florida and the Founding Dean of the College of Medicine. She leads a team in the development of an academic health science center to anchor the Lake Nona Medical City.
Deborah C. German, MDDean & Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Central Florida College of MedicineBio
Len GreerPresident, Health and Wellness Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
Len Greer has more than 20 years of experience in improving patient health and lowering health care costs. He currently serves as president of Johnson & Johnson's Health and Wellness Solutions, which focuses on behavioral science and behavior modification, digital patient/consumer engagement, coaching tools and outcomes measurement and analytics to drive positive results for people around the world.
Len GreerPresident, Health and Wellness Solutions, Johnson & JohnsonBio
Sanjay Gupta, MDChief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Associate Chief of Neurology, Grady Memorial Hospital
Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and the multiple Emmy® award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN reporting on health and medical news around the world. He is also a staff neurosurgeon at Emory University School of Medicine, associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, contributor to CBS' news magazine, "60 Minutes," and the author of three New York Timesbest-selling books.
Sanjay Gupta, MDChief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Associate Chief of Neurology, Grady Memorial HospitalBio
Kevin HaganChief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association
Kevin L. Hagan is Chief Executive Officer of the American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Kevin joined the Association in June of 2015, after serving as President and CEO at Feed the Children. During his tenure at Feed the Children, he re-envisioned the global mission and successfully executed an integrated branding initiative to strengthen Feed the Children’s brand recognition and position it as the “next generation” anti-poverty organization.
Kevin HaganChief Executive Officer, American Diabetes AssociationBio
Mark Hyman, MDDirector, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Dr. Hyman believes that everyone deserves a life of vitality and has the potential to create it for themselves. As an educator and practicing physician, he focuses on tackling root causes of chronic disease through Functional Medicine and transforming healthcare. In addition to his work at Cleveland Clinic, he is founder of The UltraWellness Center and Chair of The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Mark Hyman, MDDirector, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional MedicineBio
Frans JohanssonFounder and CEO, The Medici Group
Frans Johansson, an author, entrepreneur and acclaimed speaker has inspired readers and audiences around the world with his ideas on leadership and success, innovation, and diversity. Since its publication in 2004, Frans’ debut book, The Medici Effect has become the definitive book on diversity driving innovation, influencing numerous industries and fields such as architecture, design, economic development, education, healthcare and medicine, and investing. Most recently, Frans has founded a strategy and innovation firm, The Medici Group, where he currently serves as CEO.
Frans JohanssonFounder and CEO, The Medici GroupBio
Michael JohnsonPresident, Michael Johnson Performance
Four times an Olympic champion and eight times a world champion, Michael Johnson is one of the most distinctive sprinters in the history of track and field. Today he is an award winning television commentator and documentary presenter. He is the President and founder of Michael Johnson Performance, a global leader in sports performance training, providing athletic training and support services to athletes and teams of all sports from youth athletes to some of the most recognizable professional and Olympic athletes in the world of sports.
Michael JohnsonPresident, Michael Johnson PerformanceBio
Eran KabakovCo-Founder & CEO, Docola
Eran Kabakov, CEO of Docola, a care communication platform and marketplace, is a physical therapist with 25 years of experience. From his earliest clinical engagements, Eran has been driven to develop technology solutions to optimize conversations between healthcare providers and patients. Over the past 15 years Eran designed and oversaw development of five commercial digital health solutions.
Eran KabakovCo-Founder & CEO, DocolaBio
Mercedes KerrExecutive Vice President, Welltower
Mercedes is Executive Vice President of the world’s largest healthcare real estate investment trust (NYSE: HCN). She is responsible for identifying, building and managing relationships with health systems, seniors housing operators, real estate developers and financial institutions to grow the company’s health care real estate portfolio and help transform health infrastructure so an aging population can live well. Welltower invests across the healthcare delivery spectrum to provide innovative settings that can lower health care costs and improve outcomes.
Mercedes KerrExecutive Vice President, WelltowerBio
James Kirkland, MD, PhDDirector, Kogod Center on Aging, Noaber Foundation Professor of Aging Research, Mayo Clinic
Dr. James Kirkland is Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Mayo Clinic. His research is on cellular senescence and strategies for targeting fundamental aging mechanisms to treat age-related diseases and disabilities. He discovered drugs that clear senescent cells–senolytic agents. James is a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging of the NIH and President-Elect of the American Federation for Aging Research. He is a specialist in internal medicine, geriatrics, and endocrinology and metabolism.
James Kirkland, MD, PhDDirector, Kogod Center on Aging, Noaber Foundation Professor of Aging Research, Mayo ClinicBio
Daniel Kraft, MDFaculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University. Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine
As a physician-scientist, inventor, and noted TED speaker, Daniel Kraft is a leading voice in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. In his role at Singularity University & Exponential Medicine, he explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential to reshape healthcare. He has served on faculty at Stanford and UCSF and is founder of RegenMed Systems & IntelliMedicine.
Daniel Kraft, MDFaculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University. Founder & Chair, Exponential MedicineBio
Howard Krein, MDChief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
Howard Krein is Chief Medical Officer at StartUp Health, which is organizing and supporting an army of Health Transformers. Howard acts as a strategic clinical advisor to the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies and responsible for shaping StartUp Health’s moonshot themes to help improve the health of everyone in the world. He currently serves as Senior Director of Health Policy & Innovation at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and as the Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
Howard Krein, MDChief Medical Officer, StartUp HealthBio
Steven KreinCo-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
Steven is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, investor, advisor and entrepreneurial coach. Steven has co-founded and led several technology companies since 1995 including OrganizedWisdom, Promotions.com and Webstakes, a global online advertising, direct marketing, and technology company, which he took public on Nasdaq and grew to a $500M market cap before it was acquired by iVillage in 2002.
Steven KreinCo-founder & CEO, StartUp HealthBio
Ray KurzweilInventor, Author & Futurist; A Director of Engineering, Google
Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists. Ray was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison." PBS selected him as one of the "sixteen revolutionaries who made America." Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best seller, How To Create A Mind (2012). He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.
Ray KurzweilInventor, Author & Futurist; A Director of Engineering, GoogleBio
Clifton LeafDeputy Editor, Fortune
Clifton Leaf is the deputy editor at Fortune, where he directs the editorial content of the magazine. He is the founding co-chair of the Fortune Brainstorm Health conference and editor of Brainstorm Health Daily, a newsletter focused on the intersection of big data and biology. Previously, he served as a guest editor for the New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review, and was executive editor at both the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine and Fortune.
Clifton LeafDeputy Editor, FortuneBio
Marc LeibowitzGlobal Head, Digital & Connected Health Johnson & Johnson
Marc is Global Head of Digital & Connected Health at Johnson & Johnson and has broad experience in technology with a demonstrated track record over two decades of negotiating and bringing impactful partnerships to market, building global-scale technology businesses and identifying and leading successful acquisitions. Prior to joining J&J, Marc served as Global Vice President of Partnerships, Platform and Corporate Development at Dropbox. Prior to Dropbox, Marc led all commercial activities at Stumbleupon and spent seven years at Google where he managed worldwide strategic partnerships.
Marc LeibowitzGlobal Head, Digital & Connected Health Johnson & JohnsonBio
James R. Mault, MD, FACSVice President & Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
"James Mault is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm
Life after its 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination and Remote
Patient Monitoring Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. His
leadership responsibilities include New Product Innovation including Intelligent
Care Analytics, Clinical Program and Regulatory Oversight, and Global Health Policy.
Formerly, James was the Director of New Products, Business Development and Clinical Programs for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft."
James R. Mault, MD, FACSVice President & Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm LifeBio
Simon MacGibbonCo-Founder & Partner, BCG Digital Ventures
Simon is a co-founder of BCG Digital Ventures, with over 20 years using technology to create and improve new digital businesses. BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate innovation, incubation, and investment arm of The Boston Consulting Group. Simon leads healthcare for BCGDV, where they have launched a diverse range of digital health and wellness solutions, such as a wellness centered insurance business in Australia, where customers are rewarded for their life-style choices and activity and an integrative medicine business to accelerate the growth of integrative and preventative approaches to healthcare and wellness.
Simon MacGibbonCo-Founder & Partner, BCG Digital VenturesBio
Poonacha MachaiahCo-Founder & CEO, Jiyo
Poonacha Machaiah has over 20 years of global experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and business leader in Fortune 100 companies. Poonacha is among the new breed of emerging social entrepreneurs who are using approaches from the commercial world and employing technology to tackle social and environmental problems. Poonacha has co-founded "Jiyo" a wellbeing platform along with internationally renowned physician and author Deepak Chopra M.D.
Poonacha MachaiahCo-Founder & CEO, JiyoBio
Mark McClellan, MD, PhDDirector, Duke Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy; Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University
Mark McClellan is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. His work has addressed a wide range of strategies and policy reforms to improve health care, including payment reforms to promote better outcomes and lower costs, methods for development and use of real-world evidence, and approaches for more effective drug and device innovation. He is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mark McClellan, MD, PhDDirector, Duke Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy; Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke UniversityBio
The Honorable Robert McDonaldFormer Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Robert A. McDonald was nominated by President Obama to serve as the eighth Secretary of Veterans Affairs and was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 29, 2014.
Secretary McDonald led the Department in its ambitious transformational journey to be a world-class service provider and the No. 1 customer-service agency in the Federal government giving Veterans consistent, high-quality experiences. That undertaking began with reinforcing the importance of VA’s inspiring mission to care for those “who shall have borne the battle,” their families, and their survivors, and re-emphasized VA’s commitment to its I-CARE Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The Department’s MyVA transformation strategy was its catalyst for change, for modernizing VA’s culture, processes, and capabilities.
Over the course of Secretary McDonald’s tenure, VA expanded Veteran access by focusing on staffing, space, productivity, and VA Community Care. VA continued driving down the disability claims backlog while positioning the Department for sweeping appeals reform. And VA made substantial progress in bringing an effective end to Veteran homelessness.
The Honorable Robert McDonaldFormer Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsBio
Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPPLeonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, National Academy of Medicine
Michael McGinnis has been an active front-line participant in national and international health policy and programs for more than four decades. Currently, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Michael is also Executive Director of the NAM Leadership Consortium on Value & Science-Driven Health Care. In his tenure at the Department of Health and Human Services, he was founder of the Healthy People program of national goals and objectives, the HHS/USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the Ten Essential Services of Public Health.
Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPPLeonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, National Academy of MedicineBio
Douglas Melton, PhDXander University Professor, Harvard, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Douglas Melton is the Xander University Professor at Harvard, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He is a scientific founder of Gilead Sciences and Semma Therapeutics. The goal of his laboratory is to make insulin producing-cells for diabetics. His work has been recognized by numerous awards and he has twice been named to the Time 100 Most Influential People. He also serves as Faculty Dean of Eliot House at Harvard.
Douglas Melton, PhDXander University Professor, Harvard, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute InvestigatorBio
Anil Menon, PhDGlobal President, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco
As president of the Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) initiative at Cisco, Anil Menon is responsible for the vision and strategy of the program. He drives the development of technology solutions, its transformative partnerships and investments, and sales for this global business vertical. Anil is also responsible for country transformation initiatives in Turkey, Russia, South Korea, Israel, France, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and India. He is Chairman of Cisco’s India Advisory Board comprising senior Indian corporate executives and former Indian governmental leaders. Anil also serves as vice-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Future of Cities and is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Health.
Anil Menon, PhDGlobal President, Smart+Connected Communities, CiscoBio
Richard Migliori, MDExecutive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Richard Migliori was appointed in 2013 as the executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, working with businesses across the enterprise to help improve health care quality, access and affordability. Richard is also part of the UnitedHealth Group enterprise-wide Innovation Council and is committed to deepening the value UnitedHealth Group brings to market through innovation, establishing critical strategic priorities, and driving cultural change and practical support for experimentation. He has previously served on the Harvard University / Kennedy School of Government Health Care Delivery Policy Committee.
Richard Migliori, MDExecutive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth GroupBio
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA19th Surgeon General of the United States
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., was nominated by President Barack Obama in November 2013 and confirmed on December 15, 2014 as the 19th United States Surgeon General. He previously co-founded VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India and the United States and the Swasthya project, a community health partnership in rural India, to train women to be health providers and educators. As a research scientist, Dr. Murthy has conducted laboratory research on vaccine development and studied the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials.
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA19th Surgeon General of the United StatesBio
Andrew Nierenberg, MDEndowed Chair in Psychiatry, Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Andrew Nierenberg holds the Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is the Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program. He has been listed among the Best Doctors in North America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders continuously since 1994. He was listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 and 2015 by Thompson Reuters for being in the top 1% of literature citations in psychiatry or psychology worldwide.
Andrew Nierenberg, MDEndowed Chair in Psychiatry, Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolBio
Sean NolanPresident & CEO, AveXis
Sean Nolan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AveXis. Sean previously served as Chief Business Officer of InterMune Inc.,a biotech company later acquired by Roche Holding AG. Sean led North American commercial operations, global marketing, corporate and business development, and global manufacturing and supply chain. He also planned and executed the U.S. launch of InterMune's treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare and fatal lung disease with no other approved treatments.
Sean NolanPresident & CEO, AveXisBio
Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPh14th Surgeon General of the United States
Antonia Novello served as the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, making her both the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position. Antonia also served as the 13th New York State Health Commissioner; one of the leading health agencies in the nation. Most recently, Antonia served as the Executive Director of Public Health Policy at Florida Hospital. She currently serves as a liaison between the government of Dominican Republic and its Attorney General on raising the awareness of domestic violence.
Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPh14th Surgeon General of the United StatesBio
Gilmore O'Neill, MDSenior Vice President, Late Stage Clinical Development, Biogen
Gilmore O’Neill is currently SVP, Late Stage Clinical Development at Biogen Inc. He is responsible for all late stage development programs, which include Pain, MS, Dementia and Rare diseases. During his tenure running Biogen’s Neurology Clinical Development team he played an integral part in the development of some of Biogen’s leading compounds. He has also worked on drug development programs in Immunology and Inflammation, Fibrosis, Pain, Rare disease and Gene and Cell Therapy, Spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Remyelination.
Gilmore O'Neill, MDSenior Vice President, Late Stage Clinical Development, BiogenBio
Andrew P. OdenbachVice President, Sports Ventures, Tavistock Development Corporation
Andy is currently the Vice President of Sports Ventures for Tavistock Development Corporation. He played a crucial role in landing the USTA’s “Home of American Tennis” and Orlando City Soccer Club’s Training Center. Andy is also the President of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Lake Nona Realty. Prior to joining Tavistock, Andy worked for the PGA of America as a Tournament Director for the Ryder Cup Matches and the PGA Championship. Andy is currently the President of the Florida Citrus Sports Board.
Andrew P. OdenbachVice President, Sports Ventures, Tavistock Development CorporationBio
Ryan OlohanNational Industry Director, Healthcare Google Inc.
As the National Industry Director for Healthcare at Google, Ryan Olohan leads the teams responsible for developing and managing Google's relationships with pharmaceutical and consumer health companies. Ryan and his teams partner with the largest companies in the world to leverage Google's search, display, mobile, online video, and other platforms. His teams are also responsible for connecting the vast health resources and innovation at Google in an effort to push the industry forward.
Ryan OlohanNational Industry Director, Healthcare Google Inc.Bio
Dean Ornish, MDPresident & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Dean Ornish is founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dean was appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. For over 36 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease.
Dean Ornish, MDPresident & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San FranciscoBio
Sandra (Sandi) E PetersonGroup Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
Sandi leads over two thirds of Johnson & Johnson’s workforce, including the company’s global operating infrastructure, multiple consumer-facing businesses, and key enterprise initiatives designed to spur innovation and accelerate growth. Sandi is at the forefront of Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to transform healthcare using technology and design-thinking to leverage the company’s unique assets in innovative ways to create breakthrough solutions for patients, consumers and providers.
Sandra (Sandi) E PetersonGroup Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & JohnsonBio
Hari PrasadCEO and Founder, Yosi
Hari has been passionate about improving our healthcare delivery experience. With his background in health informatics, finance and data analytics, he is uniquely positioned to champion the much-needed change in our healthcare system.
Hari has over 12 years experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked for large national insurance companies including United Healthcare & Amerigroup. Most recently, he was overseeing the financial operation for Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest integrated health delivery systems in the State of New York. Hari has a Masters in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ.
Hari PrasadCEO and Founder, YosiBio
John C. Reed, MD, PhDHead of Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development & Corporate Executive Committee Member, Roche
Dr. John Reed is global head of the Roche Group’s Pharmaceutical Research & Early Development (pRED) unit, where he directs R&D activities from discovery of a promising target through to Phase 2 proof of concept clinical trials. Prior to joining Roche, John served as CEO of one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the United States. He is also an Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
John C. Reed, MD, PhDHead of Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development & Corporate Executive Committee Member, RocheBio
Michael RhodinSenior Vice President, Watson Business Development, IBM
Mike Rhodin is Senior Vice President, Watson Business Development. Watson is one of IBM’s most significant innovations in the company’s 106-year history and represents a new era of information technology. IBM Watson is charged with accelerating a new class of “cognitive” solutions, services, and apps that will fuel a diverse cloud-based ecosystem of enterprises, academic institutions, and entrepreneurs. Mike was previously Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group. Under Mike’s leadership, Watson moved from a groundbreaking research project in artificial intelligence and machine learning to two thriving business units: Watson and Watson Health.
Michael RhodinSenior Vice President, Watson Business Development, IBMBio
Joshua Riff, MD, MBAChief Executive Officer, Onduo
Joshua Riff is a healthcare innovator with a passion for driving consumer centered solutions. Currently, Josh serves as the CEO of the newly formed precision care management company Onduo. Onduo is a Sanofi and Verily backed company that uses analytics and behavioral science to help people with diabetes live their best life. Prior to Onduo, Josh was the Senior Vice President of Prevention and Well-being at Optum and Chief Medical Director at Target.
Joshua Riff, MD, MBAChief Executive Officer, OnduoBio
David Satcher, MD, PhDFounding Director & Senior Advisor, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; 16th Surgeon General of the United States
David Satcher is Founding Director and Senior Advisor of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. David was sworn in as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States in February 1998 and served until 2002. He also served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services making him only the second person in history to have held both positions simultaneously.
David Satcher, MD, PhDFounding Director & Senior Advisor, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; 16th Surgeon General of the United StatesBio
Joanna SchneierCEO, Cognotion
Jo Schneier has built behavioral change digital products since 1999, including partners such as NIH, NYU, GW, NYU, Dept. of State, USAID, CUNY, Cornell, Stanford, Middlebury College, Village Capital, K12 Inc., Leapfrog, DHS, HHS, and many others. Cognotion has won the 1776 Education Challenge Cup, Techstars alum, won the AAP REVERE award, is a member of Startup Health and is in the Red Herring Top 100 companies.
Joanna SchneierCEO, CognotionBio
Thad Seymour, PhDCo-Founder, Lake Nona Impact Forum; Vice Provost, UCF Downtown
Thad Seymour serves as the vice provost of University of Central Florida Downtown. He is responsible for developing partnerships and leading the design of the 15-acre campus in the making in downtown Orlando. Formerly, Thad was president of the Lake Nona Institute and senior vice president of Tavistock Development Company where he led strategic planning, marketing and business development for Lake Nona, including its Medical City in Orlando, Florida. His role encompassed institutional recruitment and new business ventures, driving innovation, and cultivating collaboration among the Lake Nona partners.
Thad Seymour, PhDCo-Founder, Lake Nona Impact Forum; Vice Provost, UCF DowntownBio
Amit Sood, MDProfessor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Amit Sood directs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative and is Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Amit is the creator of the Mayo Clinic Resilience Program. He is the author of the books, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness, and Immerse: A 52-Week Course in Resilient Living. He was honored as Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Pioneer for February 2015 and in 2016, was selected as the top impact maker in healthcare in Rochester, MN.
Amit Sood, MDProfessor of Medicine, Mayo ClinicBio
Annika SorenstamHall of Fame Professional Golfer; Founder, ANNIKA; LPGA Major Championships Analyst, NBC Golf; 8-Time Player of the year
During her 15 year, Hall-of-Fame career, Annika Sorenstam rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards, and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed and covered. Annika also appears regularly as an Analyst for NBC Golf’s broadcast of LPGA Major Championships. In 2007, Annika created the ANNIKA Foundation as a way to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.
Annika SorenstamHall of Fame Professional Golfer; Founder, ANNIKA; LPGA Major Championships Analyst, NBC Golf; 8-Time Player of the yearBio
Ellen Strahlman, MD, MHScExecutive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer, Becton, Dickinson and Company
Ellen Strahlman is the Executive Vice President for Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer for BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company. Ellen Co-Chairs the company’s Innovation and New Product Development Council, Chairs the R&D and the Medical Affairs Leadership Teams and leads the Office of Science, Medicine & Technology for BD, comprising more than 3500 associates worldwide. Formerly, Ellen served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer GlaxoSmithKline in addition to working in the Office of the CEO as Senior Medical Advisor and Global Head of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Ellen Strahlman, MD, MHScExecutive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer, Becton, Dickinson and CompanyBio
Daryl TolPresident & CEO, Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Region
Daryl Tol is President and CEO of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Region. This responsibility includes the 8 Florida Hospital campuses in metro-Orlando as well as Florida Hospital Waterman in Lake County. Since receiving his first hospital administrator appointment at Florida Hospital Flagler in 2001, he has had the opportunity to lead multiple hospital locations as CEO. Most recently, Daryl led the East Florida Region of Adventist Health System comprising 5 hospital locations in Volusia and Flagler County.
Daryl TolPresident & CEO, Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida RegionBio
Margaret TrudeauFormer First Lady of Canada & Mental Health Advocate
Margaret Trudeau is a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to living with bi-polar disorder, Margaret tirelessly shares her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. Margaret is the author of four books, including her bestselling title, Changing My Mind, which charts her life’s ups and downs. Margaret sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the UBC Mental Health Institute as a community advocate.
Margaret TrudeauFormer First Lady of Canada & Mental Health AdvocateBio
Prakash VenkataramanExecutive Development, LinkedIn
Prakash is a leader in Executive Development at LinkedIn. In this role, Prakash brings practical tools that leaders can use daily to help them be more mindful in order to recognize and achieve their potential. Combining his experience as a former Division I athlete and top tennis player in the United States with his professional experience on the front lines of a global business, Prakash has successfully worked through key organizational challenges, and helped leaders understand the importance of well-being as a catalyst for high performance.
Prakash VenkataramanExecutive Development, LinkedInBio
Richard Wender, MDChief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
Dr. Richard Wender is the first chief cancer control officer of the American Cancer Society, Inc., a position he assumed in November, 2013. Dr. Wender began volunteering for the Society in 1985, serving as the president of two Divisions. In 2006, Dr. Wender became the first family physician to serve as national president of the Society. Dr. Wender and his team work to ensure that everyone facing a cancer diagnosis lead their best lives with cancer, with the best opportunity for achieving a cure.
Richard Wender, MDChief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer SocietyBio
Charles WoodsonHeisman Trophy Winner, National Champion, Superbowl Champion, ESPN NFL Analyst
Charles Woodson, Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl defensive back, joined ESPN as a NFL analyst in July 2016. The 18-year veteran appears on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. Woodson played cornerback and safety for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers during his legendary career. He is one of the few players in NFL history to play in a Pro Bowl in three different decades. Charles was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the NFL All-Decade Team (2000s).
Charles WoodsonHeisman Trophy Winner, National Champion, Superbowl Champion, ESPN NFL AnalystBio