Thanks to everyone for attending Health Connect South 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

All Sessions Now Available on Video

8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome Message

8:20 – 9:10 am

The Path Forward: A Conversation with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Connect Speaker Rochelle Walensky

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Director of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention

Health Connect Speaker Judy Monroe

Judy Monroe, MD

President & CEO
CDC Foundation


David Rubinger

Market President and Publisher
Atlanta Business Chronicle

9:15 – 10:05 am

Preparing Hospitals for the Next Pandemic

Health Connect Speaker Regina Herzlinger

Regina Herzlinger

Nancy R. McPherson Professor
of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School

Health Connect Speaker Barak Richman

Barak Richman, JD

Bartlett Professor of Law
and Business Administration,
Duke University

Health Connect Speaker Jimmy Childre

Jimmy Childre, Jr., FACHE

Former Chair and CEO
Washington County
Regional Medical Center,
President, Childre Ford, Inc.

9:15 – 10:05 am

From Angel to Exit – Seeding The Future of Health

Health Connect Speaker Lance Black

Lance Black, MD, MBID

Senior Medical Director

Health Connect Speaker Richard Munassi

Richard Munassi MD MBA

Blackfin Technology Partners and Blackfin Venture Partners,
Director Tampa Bay Wave Accelerator

Health Connect Speaker Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Chairman, CEO & Co-founder
Huxley Medical

Health Connect Speaker Tim Howe

Tim Howe

Cox Enterprises

Health Connect Speaker Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis

Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

10:10 – 11:00 am

Virtual Health: Blending Care Delivery to Improve Health Outcomes

Health Connect Speaker Lea Sims

Lea Sims

Vertical Marketing Lead Verizon Healthcare,
Insurance & Life Sciences

Health Connect Speaker Ann Mond Johnson

Ann Mond Johnson

American Telemedicine Association

Health Connect Speaker Nate Lacktman

Nate Lacktman

Partner & Chair of National Telemedicine & Digital Health
Foley & Lardner, LLP

Health Connect Speaker Sherrie Williams

Sherrie Williams

Global Partnership for Telehealth

10:10 – 11:00 am

Neurological Diseases: Bench to Bedside – Collaborations & Progress

Health Connect Speaker Doug Martin

Douglas Martin

Director, Scott-Ritchey
Research Center
Auburn University

Health Connect Speaker Miguel Sena-Esteves

Miguel Sena-Esteves

Associate Professor Neurology

Health Connect Speaker Heather Gray-Edwards

Heather Grey-Edwards

Associate Professor Neurology

Health Connect Speaker Gavin Corcoran

Gavin Corcoran

Chief R&D Officer
Sio Gene Therapies

11:05 – 11:55 am

Epidemic of the Underserved: The South’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Health Connect Speaker Pam Shipley

Pam Shipley


Health Connect Speaker Wade Rakes

Wade Rakes

President & CEO,
Peach State Health Plan,
Centene Corporation

Health Connect Speaker Samantha Boreland

Samantha Manderson, MD, FACOG

CareConnect Health

Health Connect Speaker Barry Igoubadia

Barry Igoubadia, MD

CareConnect Health

11:05 – 11:55 am

The Changing Future of Healthcare Investments


Ben Scruggs, PhD

Hatteras Venture Partners

Health Connect Speaker Sri Mani

Sri Mani

The Chartis Group


L.A. Galyon

Managing Director and Partner
Brentwood Capital Advisors

Keynote Panel
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Hospital Leadership: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Healthcare


Candice L. Saunders, FACHE

President & CEO
Wellstar Heath System

Health Connect Speaker Carol Burrell

Carol Burrell

President & CEO
Northeast Georgia Health System

Health Connect Speaker Jonathon Lewin

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

CEO & Chairman of the Board
Emory Healthcare

Health Connect Speaker Andy Miller

Andy Miller

CEO & Editor
Georgia Health News

1:00 to 1:15 pm — Networking

1:20 – 2:10 pm

How Precision Medicine is Transforming Treatments for Oncology and Neonatal Patients

Health Connect South Speaker Devin Absher

Devin Absher, PhD

Faculty Investigator, Director of Genomic Health
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Health Connect Speaker David Bick

David Bick, MD, FACMG

Lab Director/Clinical Geneticist,
HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Laboratory and
Medical Director, Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine

Health Connect Speaker Jessica Merritt

Jessica Merritt

Director of Business Development
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

1:20 – 2:10 pm

A Data-Driven Approach to Designing and Implementing Systemic Gender Parity Solutions

Health Connect Speaker Susan O’Connor

Susan O’Connor

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

Health Connect Speaker Adam Dubow

Adam Dubow

Chief Compliance and
Ethics Officer
Bristol Myers Squibb

Health Connect Speaker Devray Kirkland

Devray Kirkland

Chief Diversity Officer
VP, Diversity and Inclusion
Cardinal Health

Health Connect Speaker Nicola Greenway

Nicola Greenway

SVP Human Resources,
Global Manufacturing,
Supply and Quality

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Executive Insights – Leading Community Based Healthcare

Health Connect Speaker J. Scott Steiner

J. Scott Steiner, FACHE

President and CEO
Phoebe Putney Health System

Health Connect Speaker Delvecchio Finley

Delvecchio Finley

President & CEO
Atrium Health Navicent

Health Connect Speaker Angela Ammons

Angela Ammons

Clinch Memorial Hospital


Matt Reed

Georgia CEO

2:15 – 3:05 pm

5G’s Impact on Health Equity

Health Connect Speaker Lucienne (Lucie) Ide

Lucienne (Lucie) Ide, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

Health Connect Speaker Jeffrey Rosowski

Jeffrey Rosowski, PAC

Senior Manager

Health Connect Speaker Greg Jungles

Greg Jungles

Healthcare Technology Catalyst

Health Connect Speaker Bill Bellando

Bill Bellando

Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer,

3:10 – 4:00 pm

Fallacies and Dangers of Practicing Race-Based Medicine

Health Connect Speaker Bonzo Reddick

Bonzo Reddick MD, MPH, FAAFP

Professor & Chair
Community Medicine,
Mercer University
and Family Physician
at J.C. Lewis
Primary Health Care Center

Health Connect Speaker Angela Ward

Angela Ward

Talk Show Host, Philanthropist,
Motivational Speaker
The Game Changers

3:10 – 4:00 pm

Pediatric Mental Health – National Crisis, Local Solutions


Don Mueller

St Christopher’s Hospital
for Children


Lisa Carter

Niswonger Children’s Hospital
& VP Pediatric Services,
Ballad Health


Barry Gilmore, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital


Gabe Roberts

CEO & Founder
Roberts Consulting Group,
Former CEO TennCare

4:00 to 4:15 pm — Closing Session