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Save Your Seat!

September 21

2023

Bringing together the largest group of decision makers, innovators, and next generation healthcare leaders in the southeast

Save Your Seat!

September 21, 2023

Bringing together the largest group of decision makers, innovators, and next generation healthcare leaders in the southeast

We have a passion for connection
and collaboration.

We have a passion for connection
and collaboration.

The mission of Health Connect South is to serve the health community as a platform to promote regional health collaborations. Through our collective work, we seek to define and advance the Southeast’s role in the future of health. Serving as a gateway between health industry silos, we seek to facilitate unique and meaningful partnerships. Together, health advances.

Health Connect South is known for our signature annual gathering, which has become the largest healthcare gathering in the Southeast to hear and talk about “the new” in health, the current challenges, and possible solutions.

The content of our gatherings draw from the incredible pool of premier healthcare institutions in the Southeast, including; The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), The American Cancer Society, leading Research Universities, Governmental and Industry leaders and top-ranked Health Systems.

The platform for health leaders

Attendance map and attendee breakdown

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34%

CXOs, Executive Directors
and Senior VPs

22%

Dean, Professors, Researchers
and Grad Students

21%

President, Principals, Directors,
Senior Directors and Regional VPs

23%

Physicians, Managers,
Research Coordinators and Other

2022 Featured Speakers

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thomas Owens, MD

Thomas Owens, MD

President

Duke University Hospital and Senior Vice President for Duke University Health System

Robert M. Califf, MD

Robert M. Califf, MD

Commissioner

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Acting Principal Deputy Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD MBA

Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD MBA

Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Science

The White House

Maria Toler Velissaris

Maria Toler Velissaris

Founding Partner

SteelSky Ventures

Michael Mullins

Michael Mullins

Vice President Healthcare Investment Banking

Goldman Sachs

Stuart Smartt

Stuart Smartt

Head of Healthcare

NXT Capital

Shane Jackson

Shane Jackson

President

Jackson Healthcare

Monica Swahn, PhD

Monica Swahn, PhD

Dean

Wellstar College of Health & Human Services Kennesaw State

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

President & CEO

Morehouse School of Medicine

Delvecchio Finley

Delvecchio Finley

President and CEO

Atrium Health Navicent

Daniel Gagnon

Daniel Gagnon

Vice President of Global Healthcare Strategy

UPS

Deep Shah, MD

Deep Shah, MD

Primary Care Physician

Gwinnett Clinic

Jayne Morgan, MD

Jayne Morgan, MD

Executive Director Covid Task Force

Piedmont Healthcare

Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Professor of Practice

Georgia State University and Retired President of Metro Atlanta Chamber

Dalton Divakaran

Dalton Divakaran

Director, Industry Advisor

Global Healthcare at Salesforce

Sri Mani

Sri Mani

Director

The Chartis Group

Patrick Cashman

Patrick Cashman

President

USAntibiotics

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

President & CEO

Piedmont Healthcare

Junior Harewood

Junior Harewood

CEO, Georgia & Alabama

UnitedHealthcare

Sherrie Williams

Sherrie Williams

COO

Global Partnership for Telehealth

Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Southern Bureau Editor

Kaiser Health News

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA

Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

WakeMed

David Rubinger

David Rubinger

Market President and Publisher

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Kristy Klein Davis

Kristy Klein Davis

President

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH

Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President, Health Affairs and Dean

Morehouse School of Medicine

James Lewis

James Lewis

Co-Founder & CEO

11TEN Innovations Partners

Greg Martin, MD

Greg Martin, MD

Director

Predictive Health Institute and Center for Health Discovery and Well Being

Milton J. Little, Jr.

Milton J. Little, Jr.

President and CEO

United Way

Sherry Farrugia

Sherry Farrugia

CEO

Global Center for Medical Innovation

Jim Forbes

Jim Forbes

Chief Strategy Officer

Vizzia Technologies

Laura P. Dannels, PhD, MBA, SPHR

Laura P. Dannels, PhD, MBA, SPHR

Chief Talent Officer & VP Talent Management

Wellstar Health System

Mark C. Johnson, MD

Mark C. Johnson, MD

CEO

Gateway Community Service Board

Tarianna Stewart, PhD

Tarianna Stewart, PhD

Core AI Licensing Executive & Intellectual Property

IBM Research

George Painter, Ph.D

George Painter, Ph.D

Director

Emory Institute for Drug Development & CEO of Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory (DRIVE)

Brandon Herman

Brandon Herman

SVP of Employer Partnerships

Guild

Mark Michalski, MD

Mark Michalski, MD

Worldwide Head Healthcare & Life Sciences AI-ML BD

Amazon Web Services

Marcus Ruzek

Marcus Ruzek

Senior Program Director

The Marcus Foundation

David Ridley, PhD

David Ridley, PhD

Faculty Director, Health Sector Management

Duke University

Jonathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE

Jonathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE

Regional President (Atlanta)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Part of City of Hope

Adam Marcus, PhD

Adam Marcus, PhD

Deputy Director

Winship Cancer Institute Emory University

Norman L. Wright

Norman L. Wright

Executive Vice President Health Equity

UnitedHealth Group

Jenna Bryan-Krug, CFA

Jenna Bryan-Krug, CFA

Director

BlackRock

Jamila Goldsmith, MD, FACEP

Jamila Goldsmith, MD, FACEP

Emergency Room Physician

Goldsmith Medical Services, LLC

Greg Jungles

Greg Jungles

HealthTech Startup Catalyst

Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Joseph Ebberwein

Joseph Ebberwein

Co-Founder & CFO

Corstrata, Inc.

Tracy Mitzner, PhD

Tracy Mitzner, PhD

Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Georgia Institute of Technology

Jaimie Clark

Jaimie Clark

Director

Wellstar Health System and Founder at Catalyst by Wellstar

Joselyn Baker

Joselyn Baker

President

Grady Health Foundation

Claudia Douglass

Claudia Douglass

Principal, Health Industries Advisory - Provider Operations and Strategy

PwC

Dr. Asha D’Souza, PhD

Dr. Asha D’Souza, PhD

Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences

AWS

Anne Fischer

Anne Fischer

Senior Director Market Access & Commercial Innovation

Novo Nordisk

Charlie Kemp

Charlie Kemp

CTO

HelloRobot

Somanth Shenoy, PhD

Somanth Shenoy, PhD

Professor of Pharmacy

UGA

Seth Hain

Seth Hain

Senior Vice President

R&D Epic

Katie Giles

Katie Giles

VP, Learning & Professional Development

Kindred at Home Hospice

David Steele, MD

David Steele, MD

Senior Director, Digital Health Strategy

Stryker

Dana Weeks

Dana Weeks

CEO

MedTrans Go

Jarrett Millsaps, FACHE

Jarrett Millsaps, FACHE

Managing Director & Senior VP

Solas BioVentures

Dr. Hansa Bhargava

Dr. Hansa Bhargava

Chief Medical Officer

Medscape Education

Gregory Esper, MD, MBA

Gregory Esper, MD, MBA

Associate Chief Medical Officer & Medical Director Telehealth

Emory Healthcare

Grace Powers, MS, MBA, FRAPS

Grace Powers, MS, MBA, FRAPS

Founder/Principal Consultant

Powers Regulatory Consulting

Fabio van der Merwe, CHC

Fabio van der Merwe, CHC

CEO

DeKalb Community Service Board

Health topics are broad to create interdisciplinary partnerships

But information is specific to tackle current health challenges. And we explore where healthcare is going now and in the future.

Health Connect South could not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

OUR PREMIER SPONSORS FOR 2022

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