Priya Bathija
Priya Bathija J.D., MHSA
CEO
Nyoo Health, LLC
Priya Bathija is a nationally recognized healthcare leader, attorney, and policy expert. She is the Founder and CEO of Nyoo Health, an organization dedicated to improving health and healthcare for women. Priya is also a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Previously, she was at the American Hospital Association where she led policy efforts and strategic initiatives on value, health equity, and maternal health. She started her career as a healthcare attorney and served as in-house counsel and as a member of the leadership teams at ProMedica and MedStar Health.

Chris Chu
Chris Chu
Head of Sales, Healthcare Medical Devices
Amazon
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Born in Hong Kong, Chris Chu moved to the United States at the age of 16. As a technologist and entrepreneur, Chris co-founded a company named Electronic Vaulting Services (EVS), a technology company offering online data backup services. In 2007, EVS was named a Top 100 Fastest Growing Startup, and Chris received the prestigious “Top40Under40” award from Memphis Business Journal.

Chris has over 15 years of technology sales and leadership experience. In her current role as Head of Sales for US Healthcare and Life Sciences - Medical Devices at Amazon Web Services, Chris harnesses her entrepreneurial spirit and industry expertise to drive growth, forge strategic partnerships, and deliver innovative solutions to healthcare organizations around the globe.

Chris is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and is active in the DEI community. She co-leads the DEI initiative across AWS, co-founded the AWS DEI Community Mentorship Program, and is the HCLS Community of Interest leader. Chris was recently honored as a Leader in Diversity by Nashville Business Journal in 2023. Outside of work, Chris enjoys getting involved in mentorship opportunities and spending time with her 2-year-old son.

Sabrina Coleman
Sabrina Coleman JD
Chief Compliance Officer
Clever Care Health Plan
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Sabrina Coleman brings over 15 years of experience as an attorney and healthcare compliance professional. She is currently serving as Chief Compliance Officer at Clever Care Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage startup health plan in Huntington Beach, CA, where she is responsible for building processes and managing the execution of Regulatory Compliance, Delegation Oversight, Special Investigation, Payment Integrity, and HIPAA Privacy Programs.

She previously served as the Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer of PacificSource Health Plans, where she was responsible for administering and managing the enterprise's Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial Compliance Program, ensuring that it maintained full compliance with all governmental agencies, including all federal and state regulatory agencies. Prior to that, she served as Senior Director of Delegation Oversight for L.A. Care Health Plan and as Senior Director of Compliance and Audit Services in an earlier role with that same company.

Coleman’s career also included consulting with the New York State Department of Health on the drafting of regulations and compliance protocols and the oversight of integrated healthcare delivery systems for its DRSIP program, which intended to evolve the way the Medicaid population received care across the state. Coleman previously held various legal and compliance roles with other New York-based organizations and currently serves as an adjunct professor at USC Law teaching compliance and privacy classes.

Coleman earned her Juris Doctorate in Law from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Japanese from Lincoln University, both in Pennsylvania.

Paula Dearolf
Paula Dearolf
Executive Vice President Revenue Cycle Operation
TeamHealth
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Paula Dearolf is a metric-driven and result-focused revenue cycle executive with 30 years of leadership experience in the physician revenue cycle space. She is passionate about motivating teams, developing talent, and promoting leaders. Her strengths include the ability to develop and implement strategies for growth, revenues, and cost reductions.

Paula currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations for Health Care Financial Services (HCFS) of TeamHealth, one of the nation’s largest revenue cycle operations with more than 2,800 employees. She is responsible for end-to-end revenue cycle operations for more than 25 million annual patient encounters. During her 30 years of experience with Health Care Financial Services, Paula has demonstrated invaluable leadership skills, expertise, and experience across multiple service lines including emergency medicine, hospital medicine, acute/post-acute, and anesthesiology.

Paula possesses a BS in Healthcare Administration from California Coast University and a certification in medical coding from the American Academy of Professional Coders. While she serves on multiple executive and physician-led committees, she is especially grateful for her service on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee where she is a member of the patient experience and clinical outcomes subcommittee and co-chairs the LGBTQ+ Resource Group. Paula resides in Knoxville TN with her spouse and she enjoys spending time with her family.

Cathy Eddy
Cathy Eddy MBA
Board Chair and Board Member
Sutter Health Plus and MediGold
Cathy Eddy is the chair of the Sutter Health Plan Board and previously served as chair of the Finance and Planning Committee. She is a member of the MediGold Board and chairs the Governance Committee. She serves on Strategic Advisory Boards for Curatus, NOCD, Silver Fern Healthcare, HealthCorum, RevealDx, and Spring Street Exchange. Her advisory areas include governance, innovation, provider/payer integration, and product positioning and strategy.

Previously, she served on the Presbyterian Health Plan Board from 2005-2016 and on the System Board Quality Committee until 2018. She served on the Health First Board of Trustees and the Health First Health Plan Board of Directors from 2013-2018. She has served on the advisory boards of DST, Discovery Health Partners, Fibronostics, Talix, and TractManager.

Cathy is the founder of the Health Plan Alliance, a group of provider-sponsored and independent health plans. She retired as president in April 2018. She has been a speaker and facilitator for numerous boards, addressing the challenges of health care integration, provider ownership, managed care trends, governance, accountable care, innovation, and future direction.

Ohme Entin
Ohme Entin FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
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Ohme Entin is the Chief Operating Officer of Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is responsible for driving operational performance and executing strategic initiatives for the 808-bed hospital in downtown Orlando, which is Orlando Health’s flagship medical center and home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Center.

She formerly served as President of Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital, where she was responsible for leading the strategic and operational direction for the 84-bed, acute-care hospital, and before that as Chief Operating Officer of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.

Ohme has extensive experience in managing healthcare facilities, including leadership roles at HCA Houston Healthcare-Southeast in Pasadena, Texas, and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. During her career, she has achieved success in emergency services, operations, and facility construction.

A native of New Jersey, Ohme holds a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a bachelor’s degree in public health from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mary Flipse
Mary Flipse JD
President & Co-Founder
PreferCare, Inc.
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Mary Flipse currently serves as Co-Founder and President of PreferCare, a healthcare startup partnering with independent primary care practices in America’s smaller cities and rural areas to support their efforts in successful value-based care.

Mary’s career spans almost 30 years, with most of it in healthcare. Mary spent almost ten years as the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary at publicly traded Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY) (formerly Healthways, Inc., a care coordination and well-being pioneer in population health), whose signature product is market-leading SilverSneakers®, a senior engagement solution for beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage plans. Mary was the company’s third and longest-serving general counsel and rebuilt the legal, compliance, and privacy functions.

Mary also spent time in life sciences as a Vice President & Assistant General Counsel with King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty branded pharma company that specialized in opioids and autoinjectors, notably the EpiPen® (King was acquired by Pfizer in 2011). There, Mary supported M&A, generic-branded settlements under Hatch-Waxman, the largest collaborative partnerships, and the EpiPen® and nerve agent antidote manufacturing and domestic and international distribution arrangements.

Mary earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jennifer Griffin
Jennifer Griffin JD
Interim Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Amedisys
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Jennifer Guckert Griffin is Interim Chief Legal Officer for Amedisys, overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal affairs.

Ms. Guckert Griffin brings 20 years of legal experience to Amedisys. She joined Amedisys in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles in the department with increasing responsibility, most recently rising to Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining Amedisys, Ms. Guckert Griffin focused her career on employment law and worked in the legal department of a publicly traded engineering, procurement, and construction company and at regional and national law firms. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Guckert Griffin is a graduate of the 2022 Nashville Healthcare Fellows program.

Carla Harris
Carla Harris
Senior Client Advisor
Morgan Stanley
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Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a Vice Chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She was the founder and creator of the award-winning Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley, and the award-winning podcast, Access and Opportunity. In her 30+ year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history.

She is the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), The Sesame Workshop, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and is a member of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation, Cummins Corporation, and MetLife. She is the author of the books Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press), and Lead To Win (2022).

Sherie Hickman
Sherie Hickman FACHE
Board Director
ADEii Health
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Sherie Hickman is the CEO of Sutter Delta Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health system and located in Antioch, California. Sutter Delta provides a range of services to the community including cardiac catheterization, serving as the STEMI receiving center for the area.

Before transitioning to Sutter Delta, Ms. Hickman served as the Administrator for Sutter’s Novato Community Hospital. During her tenure in Novato, the hospital achieved the distinction of becoming only the 6th hospital in California and the 58th in the country to attain Advanced Certification by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee replacement procedures.

Prior to joining Sutter Health, Ms. Hickman served as Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Sequoia Hospital, part of the Dignity Health organization. Before joining Dignity Health, Ms. Hickman worked for the Kaiser Permanente organization; her last position there was serving as Chief Operating Officer at the Walnut Creek Medical Center in their Northern California region.

Ms. Hickman is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a member and past President of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders, a member of the Women Healthcare Executives group of Northern California, and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives. In 2007, Ms. Hickman received the Regents Award from the ACHE for Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare Administration, and in 2018 received the North Bay Women in Business Award.

Ms. Hickman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle, and her Master’s in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Laura Huang
Laura Huang
Author and Harvard Business School Professor
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An award-winning Harvard Business School professor, Laura Huang has spent her academic career studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. She is the author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, an insightful and deeply-researched book on how to turn our strengths and weaknesses into a competitive advantage. Laura's research has also been featured in publications such as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.

Previously, Laura held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.

Arti Masturzo
Arti Masturzo MD, MBA
CMO
CCS
Dr. Arti Masturzo is the Chief Medical Officer at CCS, a company focused on simplifying holistic chronic care management for patients. Prior to joining CCS as its first-ever commercial Chief Medical Officer, she was at Humana where she led value-based care transformation in the home.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Masturzo has held strategic and operational roles in companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50. She is a proven business transformer with deep knowledge of all areas of healthcare, including payors, hospital administration, life sciences, medical devices, digital health, pharmacy, and durable medical equipment. Dr. Masturzo also brings a fresh entrepreneurial spirit to all of her work — serving as a strategic advisor to emerging healthcare companies.

A cancer survivor, Dr. Masturzo understands the challenges of navigating our healthcare system and the critical need for patients and caregivers to have a strong voice in decisions that impact health and well-being. Her own experiences with America’s healthcare system have further reinforced her commitment to defragmenting healthcare, while also working to bring compassion back to the trusted relationship between patient and physician.

A seasoned speaker and clinical expert on topics such as chronic care management, value-based care, person-centered care best practices, and the impact of social determinants of health on those living with chronic conditions, Dr. Masturzo takes great pride in bringing her clinical prowess to her work and when caring for her own patients.

Jeanne Meserve
Jeanne Meserve
Moderator and Speaker
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Jeanne Meserve is an expert interviewer, sought-after moderator, and award-winning journalist. She hosts the Special Competitive Studies Project’s NatSec Tech podcast which explores the impact of technology innovation on security, economics, and democracy.

Jeanne interviews top leaders in industry, government, and academia, moderating discussions on a wide array of topics. Engagements have included the White House Summit on Democracy, the Munich Security Conference, AtlanticLIVE events, the Copenhagen and Denver Democracy Summits, the Halifax International Security Forum, and the global conferences of the International Women’s Forum.

During her career as an anchor and correspondent with CNN and ABC News, Jeanne earned her profession’s highest honors, including two Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award. She also contributed to two CNN Peabody Awards.

At CNN, Meserve anchored worldwide coverage of the Yitzhak Rabin assassination and the death of Princess Diana. She created the network’s homeland security beat and was the first to report on the devastating flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She was also a key member of the CNN political team during the 1996 and 2000 elections. While at ABC News, she covered the State Department and reported from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

Jeanne has provided communications coaching to leaders in the corporate, government, academic, and non-profit world. She is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.

Delphine O'Rourke
Delphine O'Rourke
Lead Partner
Portfolia
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Delphine Park O’Rourke, Esq. is on a mission to advance innovation in health, with a particular focus on women, because she believes that we have suffered and died unnecessarily for too long.

She is a globally recognized leader in women’s health and wellness who leverages multiple platforms, experience, and expertise to drive meaningful change. Delphine is active as a strategic executive, health law expert, venture capital investor, and board member.

Delphine advises a broad range of clients whose businesses intersect with laws and regulations that impact healthcare delivery and innovation – Fortune 500 companies, institutional investors, employers, health systems, entrepreneurs. She previously built the first global legal practice dedicated to the women's health industry as a partner with Goodwin.

In addition to her legal practice, Delphine is a lead partner in Portfolia, the leading venture investing platform designed for women where she focuses on investments in femtech. Beyond Portfolia, Delphine works with health sector clients to drive investment in innovative solutions to health issues faced by women and in companies at the intersection of health and work. She serves on a number of advisory boards of women’s health companies such as e-Lovu, MDisrupt, Everviolet, Flourish, and Beyond Basics Innovation.

Delphine earned her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School where she was also a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar, and her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, cum laude, from Georgetown University, and clerked for the United States District in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Paine
Jennifer Paine MS, RAC, FRAPS
Chief Quality Officer
Johnson & Johnson
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Jennifer M. Paine has more than 20 years of cross-functional experience in global, executive roles in the health care industry. In her current role as Chief Quality Officer for Johnson & Johnson, she is responsible for partnering with regulators, health authorities, and other stakeholders to accelerate innovation from Johnson & Johnson’s pipeline to improve the lives of patients globally.

Prior to her current role, Paine served as Head of Global Regulatory Affairs for Johnson & Johnson MedTech and as Chief Quality and Regulatory Officer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics. At Ortho, she was responsible for leading the company’s worldwide quality systems, regulatory affairs, and compliance strategy. Paine also served as Chief Product Portfolio Officer, driving product portfolio strategy and managing R&D, Project Management, and global marketing organizations.

Paine served four years on the AdvaMed Dx Board of Directors, where she also held the role of Regulatory Vice Chair (2014-2019). She was Vice President/President of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Central New Jersey Chapter Board (2017-2019), working to further the impact and advancement of women in healthcare, and she is a member of WBL and Women50.

Paine earned a Master of Science in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rhodes College. She holds a Regulatory Affairs Certification from the U.S. Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and a Regulatory Affairs Dual Certificate in Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals. She was named Regulatory Fellow by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and serves on the RAPS Board of Directors and RAPS Affiliate Board of Directors.

Cheryl Pegus
Cheryl Pegus
Managing Director
Morgan Health
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Dr. Cheryl Pegus is Managing Director at Morgan Health. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Health & Wellness at Walmart, leading the company’s health care businesses. She has been consistently recognized as one of the country’s most influential health care leaders and clinical executives.

Dr. Pegus has more than 25 years of experience across the health sector. Prior to joining Walmart, Dr. Pegus served as President of Consumer Solutions and Chief Medical Officer for Cambia Health Solutions, where she was responsible for pharmacy services, including pharmacy benefit management across the enterprise; provider and network management; clinical services and cost stewardship; behavioral health and medical management; and new product development, including leading and expanding Cambia’s consumer solutions platform.

She also served as the first Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens and previously held roles at Pfizer, where she focused on the development of clinical protocols and early disease management programs, and Aetna, where her work supported a focus on wellness, women's health, health equity initiatives, and predictive analytics. She began her career in private practice as a cardiologist and previously served as board chair for the Association of Black Cardiologists.

In addition to her role at Morgan Health, Dr. Pegus serves on the boards of the American Heart Association, the Alice Walton School of Medicine, and Kindbody, and is Co-Chair of the Atria Academy of Science and Medicine. She is an investor in a number of healthcare companies including the digital in-home innovator, QurateHealth.

Dr. Pegus received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and her medical doctorate from Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Tissa Richards
Tissa Richards
CEO
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Tissa Richards is a repeat software founder & CEO, TedX and keynote speaker and leadership expert who works with global F500 companies and fast-growing startups. She helps organizations directly connect leadership development to desired outcomes: developing leaders, leadership teams and high potential executives. Tissa regularly delivers keynotes and workshops to some of the largest private equity, investment, and technology firms in the world. Her book, “No Permission Needed” has won multiple awards and is an Amazon best-seller. Tissa guides hundreds of diverse candidates to public and private board positions each year. Learn more at www.tissarichards.com

Sarah Richardson
Sarah Richardson MBA, ACC, DTM, CHCIO, CDH-E, and FCHIME
SVP, CD&IO
Tivity Health
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Sarah Richardson is a transformative, innovative, and results-driven healthcare and technology executive within large-scale healthcare environments. She attains aggressive goals, catalyzes change, and advances sustainability by designing and executing high-performance-based strategies. Sarah cultivates top-tier talent, infuses expectations and accountabilities, instills customer-centric practices, accelerates innovation, and forges collaborative cultures. Through comprehensive, human-centered design, she enables digital and organizational transformation of multiple organizational domains utilizing proven methods of engagement resulting in improved experiences across the continuum.

With a B.S. in Hospitality Administration, a Master’s in Business, and a certification in Healthcare Administration, Sarah currently serves as the SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Tivity Health. Tivity Health, Inc. is a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, WholeHealth Living, and Burnalong.

Sarah is an active member of CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO), board and faculty member, and fellow. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Distinguished Toastmaster, as well as Chair for the SoCal Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM), and is an active member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL). Sarah advises several healthcare and adjacent leadership teams and boards.

Additionally, Sarah is CEO and President of Concierge Leadership, an executive coaching firm that empowers leaders to reach their full potential through personalized coaching, training, and development programs. She consistently shares insightful industry-related content on its website at www.conciergeleadership.com, establishing herself as a thought leader in her field. She is an avid scuba diver and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for conservation.

Eleanor Rosiak
Eleanor Rosiak
CEO
WBL
Eleanor Rosiak is the CEO of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation based in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and the organization’s governance activities. Additionally, she focuses on WBL’s corporate governance-related initiatives, such as working with board search firms and other individuals to seek out corporate board opportunities for WBL’s members.

She authored a chapter of Answering the Call, WBL’s publication about the duties, risks, and rewards of corporate governance. Eleanor joined WBL’s staff in 2004 as a Research Assistant. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia where she graduated with Honors with a minor in Politics. She enjoys Mexican food, riding bikes that go nowhere, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Barbara Senich
Barbara Senich BSN, MPH, MBA
Board Advisor
Intellihealth
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Barbara Senich is a biopharmaceutical and managed care executive with extensive experience in pharmaceutical commercial strategy, clinical product optimization, customer research/data analytics, managed care, pricing, and product management/launch. She possesses unique skills in creating managed care brand access, leveraging experience in negotiating on both sides of the table.

She joined the Intellihealth.co Board of Advisors in 2020, a private equity-backed organization providing comprehensive telehealth/digital healthcare for patients with obesity.

Prior to this, Barbara served as SVP, Product Marketing at ConnectiveRx (a combination of PDR, PSKW, LDM, and Careform) for affordability, access, and EHR communications. She created the market research function to support product development, sales, and marketing. Barbara held the position of SVP/Chief Marketing Officer at Generation Health Inc., an early-stage pharmacogenomics benefit management start-up later acquired by CVS Caremark.

Barbara created and funded the Research Innovation Endowment Fund at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Nursing focused on the eradication of obesity. She is currently chair of the UNC-CH School of Nursing Board of Visitors. She also serves on the UNC-CH Board of Visitors in support of the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor. She volunteers with the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

Barbara earned her B.S. in Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.B.A. from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, and her M.P.H from Columbia University, School of Public Health.

Theresa Sexton
Theresa Sexton
Managing Partner
Claritas Capital
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Theresa Sexton joined Claritas Capital in 2007 as the third member of the team during its formative years when the firm had $40 million under management. Since then, Theresa has played an integral role in growing the firm into a business platform and brand that has deployed over $1 billion of private capital across equity, real estate, and private credit. In the process, she played a significant role in establishing Claritas Capital’s reputation as one of the most balanced financial service firms, in terms of gender representation, within the private capital community.

Theresa has shepherded multiple efforts toward advancing female-led companies with a solid value proposition and growth potential. Since 2012, Claritas Capital has deployed over $70 million to 13 female-founded or female-led companies. Notably, these 13 businesses represent nearly 15 percent of the overall venture capital dollars deployed from Claritas Capital’s equity program.

This longstanding commitment to advancing and supporting women and female-founded businesses has led Theresa to create The Athena Initiative at Claritas Capital. The Athena Initiative is supported by the entire Claritas Capital team and is a multi-faceted effort that includes events showcasing female founders, networking events for female leaders, support and engagement of several non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing women within the investment industry such as PE-WIN, WAVE, and Women Business Leaders in Healthcare, and much more.

Theresa currently serves on the board of directors for Kindbody, Alchemy 43, Forbes Travel Guide, Genomind, Marinalife, Scene Health, and TwelveStone Health Partners. She resides in Middle Tennessee with her husband, young daughter, and two adult children.

Lynn Snyder
Lynn Snyder JD
Senior Member/Chair
EBG/WBL
Lynn Shapiro Snyder is a Board Member and Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green in Washington, D.C., a law firm with one of the largest health care and life sciences practices in the country. There, she advises clients about federal, state, and international health law issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, compliance, and managed care issues. Her clients include health care providers, payors, pharmaceutical/device manufacturers, and those companies and financial services firms that support the health care industry, including management and separate board representations. She publishes extensively and is a frequent speaker, particularly on topics related to health reform, enterprise risk, and compliance. She has been at Epstein Becker Green for over 40 years.

Additionally, Lynn is the Founder, Chairperson, and President of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL), a non-profit that connects and convenes senior executive women from all across the health care industry. WBL’s focus is on helping these women expand their leadership, such as by serving on a board of directors. The organization has helped to propel hundreds of women to board directorships and C-suite positions.

Named a “Director to Watch,” Lynn is a leader in the governance arena, currently serving on the boards of EBG, Trustmark Companies, PT Solutions (a General Atlantic Company) and WBL. She also is on the advisory board of the Nashville Health Care Council and was most recently on the board of Apria (a Blackstone Company) before its sale. She authored Advancing Women in Business: 10 Best Practices and co-authored Answering the Call: Understanding the Duties, Risks and Rewards of Corporate Governance.

Tanya Sukhu
Tanya Sukhu MpH, MBA
Partner
West Monroe
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The healthcare industry continues to transform, and Tanya Sukhu is right in the middle – guiding positive change every day. Her work as Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences at West Monroe, involves some of the most complex and high-risk projects that health plan organizations undertake. She helped a large national healthcare payer consolidate and modernize five large commercial administrative processing platforms into one, unlocking nearly $500 million in annual SG&A cost savings and reducing IT spend over three years. She also helped build an innovation center for a large national healthcare payer, enabling the organization to advance its consumer-centricity and innovation objectives.

Prior to joining West Monroe in 2021, she spent nearly 16 years with Deloitte Consulting. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in healthcare policy from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

A career-long consultant, she truly loves advising on pressing issues and challenges while helping develop and mentor her teams along the way. She is a member of Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation and Women in Health Administration of Southern California.

Jhaymee Tynan
Jhaymee Tynan MBA
Principal, Healthcare Services and Member of the Board and CEO Practice
Korn Ferry
Jhaymee Tynan serves as Principal, Healthcare Services at Korn Ferry, a leading global organizational consulting firm. In her role, she provides executive search and leadership advisory services for academic medicine, hospitals, health systems, private capital, and for-profit healthcare services organizations. She is an active member of Korn Ferry’s Board and CEO Center of Excellence (COE), Human Resources COE, and the Marketing Officers COE. Passionate about health equity, Jhaymee enjoys working with leadership teams across the healthcare ecosystem to bring greater representation of diverse talent into executive-level roles.

Previously, Jhaymee was Enterprise Assistant Vice President, Integration at Atrium Health (now Advocate Health), an academic healthcare system where she led multi-billion-dollar post-merger integrations for health system mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across the Southeast. She was also a Manager at Deloitte Consulting, focused on business model transformation in healthcare, and a Consultant at another global executive search firm.

In addition to her full-time work, Jhaymee serves on the Emory Alumni Association Board. She has received numerous industry awards for her work in healthcare strategy and M&A and for championing sponsorship for women of color, including Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders, Becker’s Healthcare 70 African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know, Diversity MBA’s Top 100 Executives under 50, and Bizwomen’s Headliners in Healthcare.

Jhaymee is also a published author and regularly presents on the importance of sponsorship in healthcare leadership. Her first book, Inclusive Sponsorship – A Bold Vision to Advance Women of Color in the Workplace was published in 2022.

Jhaymee holds a BS in Finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She is also board-certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jami Youmans
Jami Youmans MHA
President & CEO
The HealthEco, LLC
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Jami Youmans is an executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist with over 15 years of healthcare experience investing in and operating companies from inception through growth stages. Her foundational experiences as a hospital administrator with Trinity Health and BJC Healthcare have uniquely positioned her to navigate and spearhead transformative leadership in the complex healthcare ecosystem, setting new standards of excellence and innovation.

Jami currently serves as the President and CEO of HealthEco, a trusted advisory and investment firm, where she strategically collaborates with healthcare organizations to foster and scale pioneering ventures throughout the industry. Since founding HealthEco in 2019, Jami has grown the company through the creation of a robust healthcare ecosystem, diverse venture network, venture studio, commercialization accelerator, and investment platform. These achievements have magnified HealthEco’s influence across both established providers and emerging startups, establishing the company’s market-leading position as a business model transformation partner dedicated to improving patient outcomes.

Jami is also the Chief Operating Officer and member of the board for HealthEco portfolio company, Atalan. Launched in partnership with an expanding network of the nation’s leading health systems, Atalan is a tech-enabled clinical partnership creating access to the best in laboratory medicine.

As an investor, Jami has led the syndication of over $40M in strategic capital across three portfolio companies, and generated over $250M in equivalent net patient revenues for health systems. She is active in the venture capital networks, serving on the boards of the Mid-America Healthcare Investor Network and the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association.

Jami has a Master of Health Administration from St. Louis University, a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, and a minor in Chemistry from Missouri State University.

As a senior executive, The WBL Summit is the one event of the year that allows me to recharge professionally. The sessions and the speakers are always timely and thought-provoking. The opportunity to meet with peers and form lasting connections is unmatched.

— Stacy Mays, EVP Healthcare Delivery, Capital Blue Cross