Alison Acerra

Alison Acerra, M.S., R.D. completed her graduate studies at New York University and currently serves as Guckenheimer’s National Director of Nutrition Strategy, where she brings nearly 15 years of professional experience to her role.  She specializes in weight management, behavior economics and corporate health and performance. She has co-authored a diabetes cookbook, served as a workgroup contributor for the Department of Defense Treatment Guidelines on Weight Management and has appeared in various publications such as the Huffington Post and Food and Drink Magazine.  Alison serves as a liaison to the Oakland Food Policy Council in support of their work providing access to real, delicious, sustainable and healthy food to all Oakland residents.

Wyndolyn C. Bell

Wyndolyn C. Bell, M.D., F.A.A.P. initially joined UnitedHealth Group in 2000 as Medical Director responsible for the oversight and support for the Care Coordination System. She has also provided consultation and support for the state of Georgia’s health plan operations. She rejoined UnitedHealth Group in 2005 as Vice President, Health Care Strategies. She has developed an expertise working with employers to provide clinical evaluations of their benefit documents and assists them in implementing complex and non-standard benefit designs. Dr. Bell attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her M.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.  She completed a residency in General Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and is board certified in General Pediatrics.

 

Jan Berger

Jan Berger serves as Chief Clinical Strategist at Quantum Health. In her role, she acts as the senior consulting liaison between client partners and clinical leadership, assisting clients with clinical navigation and identifying additional opportunities in the clinical space. Jan has over 30 years of clinical and business experience, and in 2008 she founded the healthcare consultancy Health Intelligence Partners based on her work in both sectors. Prior to founding Health Intelligence Partners, Jan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for CVS Caremark. Jan holds both a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Master of Jurisprudence from Loyola University, as well as a Certificate in Healthcare Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Beth Ann Bird

Beth Ann Bird is a Director of Solutions Consulting for Castlight Health, a leading provider of a health benefits platform that engages employees and helps optimize benefits strategies. She joined Castlight in January 2013 following more than 13 years with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (now Express Scripts, Inc.) in the prescription benefit management industry. At Medco, Beth was a Senior National Account Executive. She subsequently assumed a leadership role focused on supporting clients and client-facing teams through a suite of proprietary, web-based reporting and analytic software capabilities. Beth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s degree in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jan Burnham

Jan Burnham is a communications and engagement strategist who has pioneered using creative marketing, persuasion and behavior design strategies to engage participants, leadership and other stakeholders. She is CEO of ROC Group, a communications consultancy named 2015 Mid-sized Agency of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicators. Jan brings to her client projects a breadth of experience in operations change and enterprise-wide transformation, as well as a depth of expertise in benefits and HR programs. Before co-founding ROC Group in 1998, she was a principal with both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). Her work has won numerous awards, and she has served as a guest speaker for courses at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and Marshall School of Business.

Robert Calder

Dr. Robert A. Calder is an expert in biostatistics. He has been at Merck & Co. Inc. since 1991, currently serving as the Medical Affairs Director. He lectures extensively on statistics, evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness trials, drug development and coronary disease prevention at medical centers throughout the U.S. A recipient of three Army Commendation Medals, he served in the U.S. Army as a Preventive Medicine Officer and a public health advisor. Dr. Calder earned a B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wisconsin, and his M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Calder has authored many articles, abstracts, and publications in various medical journals.

Zubin Damania

MD, aka ZDoggMD

Dr. Damania, aka ZDoggMD, is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup that is part of an ambitious Las Vegas urban revitalization movement.

During his 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under his pseudonym ZDoggMD, have amassed millions of views, focusing on educating patients and providers alike while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.

In Las Vegas, Zubin has made the leap from satire to actionable change by developing Turntable Health, a membership model team-based primary care ecosystem that is a ground-up effort to get healthcare right...for everyone. Zubin has been featured in Forbes as well as in the Morgan Spurlock Documentary, The Downtown Project, about the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.

For his music parody videos, visit his YouTube Channel here. The R&B parody anthem below is clinically proven to lower patient Readmission rates!

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Charis Eng, MD, PhD

Charis Eng, MD, PhD is the founding Chair of the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, founding Director of the institute’s clinical component, the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare, and Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

James A. Klein

James A. Klein is President of the American Benefits Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C., representing primarily Fortune 500 companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits covering more than 100 million Americans.

Jim is a founding board member of Americans for Generational Equity and serves on the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Jim is also a private-sector advisor to the U.S. government’s delegation to the Pension and Insurance Committee of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
 

Eric Krieg

Eric Krieg is known as a market innovator and disruptor.  By founding Risk International Benefits Advisors (RIBA) in 2014, Eric has effectively turned upside down long-held practices for how employers manage and procure employee benefit plans. Skilled in Total Cost of Risk (TCOR) methodologies, he focuses much of his time and energy advising employers on lean benefits management techniques to help trim the fat out of redundant, wasteful and underperforming health plans. Prior to joining Risk International, Eric served in senior management roles at two different brokerage firms and began his career at a large national insurance company. Additionally, he has served on national advisory boards for Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, CIGNA and Guardian, as well as regional groups for Medical Mutual, Anthem and Kaiser.

 

Andy Lee

Andy Lee serves as Aetna’s Chief Mindfulness Officer. In this role, he seeks to create a deeply rooted, mindful culture at Aetna that serves as an example for other companies to emulate. He is also helping to build an industry-leading product portfolio to bring the benefits of mindfulness to employers. Andy is a recognized expert in mindfulness training and program development. In 2010, he founded Working Mindfully, offering customized mindfulness training programs and mindfulness-based executive coaching. He was also a senior consultant with The Potential Project, the global leader in workplace mindfulness training. He holds an M.A. in organizational psychology, and has trained in mindfulness facilitation at the UMass Center for Mindfulness.

 

Mike Maczuzak

Mike Maczuzak is President and Founder of SmartsShape Design. He has been helping clients shape the future with new product innovation for over 30 years. With broad and deep experience and perspective, Mike enjoys working at the forefront of emerging technology and anticipating trends. He is most passionate about creating meaningful innovation that improves lives, such as innovation in healthcare systems and delivery and innovation that promotes sustainability, like electric vehicle technologies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in international business.

Mary Marzec

Mary Marzec, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher and Consultant with Redbrick Health. She leads their division for assessing workplace culture and contributes to research as part of the Health Strategy team. She recently transitioned from the Health Management Research Center (HMRC) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Marzec has been working with employers on population health and health risk reduction strategies for over 10 years. Her areas of focus have been stress and leveraging culture to improve program engagement and health. She led the development of the Workplace Culture of Health survey, which quantifies factors of the environment and culture.   Dr. Marzec has a master's degree from the Department of Biostatistics and a PhD from the School of Kinesiology, both from the University of Michigan.

Tara Morey

Tara Morey is a Senior Consultant who joined Findley Davies in 2007 and specializes in HR Service Delivery consulting services. Prior to joining the firm, Tara spent ten years in corporate HR roles. Tara has partnered successfully with organizational leadership in a wide range of industries to develop strategy, select or improve an organization’s use of technology, improve operational effectiveness, manage large scale change initiatives such as the deployment of technology or transformation solutions, and develop methods to align workforces with organizational objectives. Tara earned her B.A. in psychology from Ohio University, and her M.S. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Joshua Moore

Joshua Moore, J.D.  is a Manager of Business Sector Strategies at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In his role, Joshua contributes to the strategic expansion of the Alliance’s public-private partnership work in the education, healthcare, food and beverage, and technology industries. Joshua obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Morehouse College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the Alliance, Joshua had extensive experience working with youth in the juvenile centers and after-school programs in several metropolitan cities.

 

Rubin Pillay

Rubin Pillay, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical futurist and Professor of Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Pillay, M.D., Ph.D. is currently the Assistant Dean for Global Health Innovation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and the Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System. An international expert in health leadership with a global reputation as a healthcare innovation and innovation management specialist, Dr. Pillay is the first President of the International Society of Healthcare Entrepreneurship Education and Research (ISHEER), a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow in Health Innovation.

 

Jim Pursley

Jim Pursley is Chief Commercial Officer for Livongo Health, where he is responsible for its commercial efforts and go-to-market strategy, including sales and strategic partnerships. He played a similar role at EosHealth. Prior to joining EosHealth, Jim ran global sales and marketing for Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company where he also served as General Manager of the Independent Living business segment, overseeing the launch of three new products, including Care Innovations’ first direct-to-consumer offering in healthcare. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in Ireland and as a Commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) in Washington, DC.

 

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby is the Founder and CEO of Newtopia, an employee health engagement platform that provides personalized health through a tailored, holistic approach: personality, willingness to change and genetic testing.  Prior to 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. Ruby is a global thought leader and expert on integrative, personalized and highly engaging strategies to deliver affordable and sustainable health results and behavior change.

 

Rae Shanahan

Rae Shanahan is the Chief Strategy Officer at Businessolver, a leading provider of SaaS-based benefits administration services that provides “technology with heart” to hundreds of companies nationwide. She is responsible for providing strategic direction related to business excellence, training, client engagement, and product development. In addition, Rae leads the organizational focus on delivering delight to Businessolver employees and clients. Prior to joining Businessolver, Rae was a major accounts district manager for ADP and worked in various human resources positions at Maytag Corporation, including recruiting, compensation, organizational development, and employee training. She received her Bachelor of Arts in business management with a minor in communications from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.