Denise L. Jackson
Denise L. Jackson
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
AMN Healthcare
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Denise Jackson joined AMN Healthcare (AMN: NYSE) in 2000 and is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. AMN Healthcare is the nation’s largest healthcare talent management solutions company with a market cap and annual revenues of roughly ~$5B.

Ms. Jackson serves on the Board of Tractor Supply Company, the country’s largest rural lifestyle retailer and a Fortune 300 company. Ms. Jackson is Chairperson of the Nominating/Governance Committee. Previously Ms. Jackson served as a director of PipelineRx, a telepharmacy technology and services company, and as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Jackson also serves as a Director for AMN Healthcare’s 25 subsidiaries, and as Chairperson of the Women Corporate Directors – San Diego Chapter.

Ms. Jackson leads the legal, governance, compliance, equity compensation, risk management, and government affairs functions for AMN Healthcare. Notably, Ms. Jackson is also accountable for the development and delivery of AMN’s ESG strategy, including delivery on its health, economic growth, and climate commitments. Ms. Jackson’s expertise reflects the topics that are top of mind in the boardroom today: strategy, ESG, enterprise risk management, privacy, information security, and executive compensation.
Before joining AMN Healthcare, from 1995 to September 2000, Ms. Jackson worked for The Mills Corporation, a NYSE-traded REIT, serving as Vice President and Senior Counsel.

Denise holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona, a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University, and a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies from the University of Arizona. Ms. Jackson is licensed as an attorney in California, the District of Columbia, Arizona and New York.

Daphne E. Jones
Daphne E. Jones
CEO and Founder, The Board Curators
Author, Win When They Say You Won’t
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Daphne E. Jones is a seasoned executive with extensive experience implementing digital technologies to drive market growth, seamless customer fulfillment, and internal efficiencies within Fortune 50 corporations. She has over thirty years of experience in general management and executive-level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer), and General Electric.

During her tenure at GE, she served as SVP for Future of Work, SVP, and CIO. She co-led a global team that defined GE’s Digital DNA and ran IT for $13B GE Healthcare businesses of Product Engineering, Imaging, Ultrasound, and Post Market Product Services. Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as Executive Director and VP IT, followed by her role as SVP and CIO at Hospira, Inc. a $5B global pharma & and infusion technology company.

Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp, and is on Audit, Compensation, and Governance committees. Named by Savoy Magazine as one of the most influential AA Directors in 2021, she is a member of NACD, Accenture Cybersecurity Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), IT Senior Mgt Forum (ITSMF), and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

Daphne is the CEO/founder of The Board Curators, a company that prepares senior leaders for paid board service (www.theboardcurators.com), and is launching her book November 15, 2022 from McGraw-Hill titled Win When They Say You Won’t. Her thought leadership and experience make her a sought-after speaker on digital, DEI, board development, & personal transformation.

Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.

Colleen Reitan
Colleen Reitan
Retired Executive Vice President
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
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Colleen Reitan was most recently an executive vice president with HCSC, and retired in 2018. Reitan has worked in every aspect of the health plan business during her 36-year career. At HCSC, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states covering 16 million members, she served in both an internal role as Chief Operating Officer and an external role as President of Plan Operations which included P&L responsibility of $72B.

Prior to retirement, Reitan was an experienced board member serving on Prime Therapeutics, the 4th largest PBM in the U.S., Availity, an innovative health information technology firm, the Federal Employee Program Board, and two HCSC wholly owned companies, Medecision and Dearborn Life.

Since retirement, she serves on the boards of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ALN); Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ: MYGN); Walking Mountains Science Center, a non-profit offering education to all ages on the natural environment; and until its sale in August 2022 to Fresenius Medical Care (NASDAQ: FMS), Cricket Health, a privately held kidney care business.

During her nearly 10-year HCSC tenure, Reitan had accountability for the employer group market segment covering 12 million members, established HCSC’s entry into government programs, and oversaw nearly $60 billion in annual health care and pharmacy spending. Reitan came to HCSC from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where she was President and Chief Operating Officer of the state’s largest health insurer.

Reitan has a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree in urban studies and economics from Minnesota State University.

Sandra Volpe
Sandra Volpe
Independent Director
Republic Services
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Sandra Volpe, MBA, is currently an independent Director on the Board of Directors of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) and serves on the Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility committees. She is also an accomplished senior executive and a Qualified Financial Expert. Passionate about health, education, leadership development, DEI, and entrepreneurship, Sandra is the incoming Chair of the Board of the American Heart Association, Eastern States Region, Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Board of Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and a National Trustee on the Board Of Trustees of Kent State University.

Until retiring in June 2022, Sandra was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Communications, and Business Development Solutions at FedEx. Prior to that, she held a series of positions as VP, Strategic Planning, VP, Finance, and Managing Director, Finance at FedEx with a reputation as a strong leader with broad capabilities to advise and influence at all levels of an organization on corporate finance, capital budgets, strategic planning, M&A, business development, marketing, and communications.

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