Thank you for making our 10th Anniversary conference a huge success!

2023 Featured Speakers

Brian P. Kemp

Brian P. Kemp

83rd Governor of Georgia

Mandy K. Cohen,</br> MD, MPH

Mandy K. Cohen,
MD, MPH

20th Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Shane Jackson

Shane Jackson

President

Jackson Healthcare

Jonathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE

Jonathan Watkins, MPA, FACHE

President

City of Hope Atlanta

Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Deputy Director for Program and Science

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Tom Price, MD

Tom Price, MD

23rd Secretary Health and Human Services

Candice L. Saunders, FACHE

Candice L. Saunders, FACHE

CEO & President

Wellstar Health System

Joon Lee, MD

Joon Lee, MD

CEO

Emory Healthcare

Antrell Tyson, Esq.

Antrell Tyson, Esq.

Regional Director

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

David Rubinger

David Rubinger

Market President and Publisher

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

President & CEO

Morehouse School of Medicine

Dennis Liotta, PhD

Dennis Liotta, PhD

Executive Director Emory Institute for Drug Development

Emory University

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

SVP Health Equity Strategy

UnitedHealth Group Office of Health Equity

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Professor Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

Reade Fahs

Reade Fahs

President & CEO

National Vision

Monica Swahn,</br>PhD, MPH

Monica Swahn,
PhD, MPH

Dean Wellstar College of Health & Professor of Health Promotion/Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Tom Hawk, JD

Tom Hawk, JD

Partner

King & Spalding

Bob Crutchfield

Bob Crutchfield

Managing Director

Hotspot Ventures, LLC

Michael Mullins

Michael Mullins

Vice President Healthcare Investment Banking

Goldman Sachs

Carol Burrell

Carol Burrell

President & CEO

Northeast Georgia Health System

L.A. Galyon

L.A. Galyon

Managing Director and Partner

Brentwood Capital Advisors

Matt Caseman

Matt Caseman

CEO

Georgia Nurses Association/Georgia Nurses Foundation

Mary Martin

Mary Martin

President & COO

Duke University Hospital

Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis

Partner

Fulcrum Equity Partners

Deep Shah, MD

Deep Shah, MD

Primary Care Physician

Gwinnett Clinic

Kelly Kerner

Kelly Kerner

President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Piedmont Healthcare Foundation

Laura Croft

Laura Croft

Chief Advancement Officer

CDC Foundation

Huanbiao Mo, PhD

Huanbiao Mo, PhD

Dean, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Professor, Department of Nutrition

Georgia State University

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

Acting Director

CDC's Office of Health Equity (OHE)

Jorge Calzada

Jorge Calzada

Acting Associate Director - Platforms Division

CDC's Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology

Ray Kotwicki, MD

Ray Kotwicki, MD

Psychiatrist

Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Association

Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD

Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD

Dean

Mercer University School of Medicine

Preston Smith

Preston Smith

President

Premier Anesthesia

Beth Brown

Beth Brown

Managing Director Mental Health and Well-Being

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Alice K. Asher, PhD, RN

Alice K. Asher, PhD, RN

Senior Health Scientist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hari Athreya, MD, MPH

Hari Athreya, MD, MPH

Primary Care Physician

One Medical

Carlos Del Rio, MD

Carlos Del Rio, MD

Interim Dean

Emory School of Medicine

Sherry Farrugia

Sherry Farrugia

CEO

Global Center for Medical Innovation

Darshak Sanghavi, MD

Darshak Sanghavi, MD

Program Manager

ARPA-H

Saylan Lukas

Saylan Lukas

Director of Design & Development Engineering

Global Center for Medical Innovation

David C. Hess, MD

David C. Hess, MD

Dean

Augusta University

Todd C. Sharp

Todd C. Sharp

Healthcare & Life Science Solution Management and Strategy

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Kumiko (Kelly) Newmark

Kumiko (Kelly) Newmark

Founder

JourneyLights

Francesca Rinaldo, MD, PhD

Francesca Rinaldo, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

CareLinx

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

Founder

Age Tech Atlanta

Marta Sokolowska, PhD

Marta Sokolowska, PhD

Deputy Center Director for Substance Use and Behavioral Health

FDA

Vijay Trisal, MD

Vijay Trisal, MD

Chief Medical Officer

City of Hope

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

CEO

1 True Health, Inc.

Whitney Nash, PhD, APRN

Whitney Nash, PhD, APRN

Dean of Waters College of Health Professions

Georgia Southern University

Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

President & CEO

Hamilton Health Care System

Uren Patel

Uren Patel

Associate Director ESG – Social Strategy

KPMG

Sheryl G.A. Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Sheryl G.A. Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief Scientific Officer

Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE)

Brittany Bogle

Brittany Bogle

Industry Technology Leader, Healthcare & Principal Data Scientist

IBM Technology

Stuart Bracken

Stuart Bracken

Managing Director

Northeast Georgia Health Ventures

Elise Lockamy-Kassim

Elise Lockamy-Kassim

Assistant Vice President Community Health & Center for Health Equity

Wellstar Health System

Cindy Zeldin

Cindy Zeldin

Vice President of Health Policy and Government Affairs

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Ben Shobert

Ben Shobert

Chief Alliance Officer

Microsoft Healthcare & Life Sciences

Von Nguyen, MD, MPH

Von Nguyen, MD, MPH

Clinical Lead for Population Health

Google

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

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A Special Thanks To:

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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

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.

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Thank you for making Health Connect South 2022 our largest attendance in our 9 year history!

A Special Thanks to our 2022 Partners and Sponsors

CONTACT US – to become a 2023 Sponsor and help advance the Southeast’s role in the future of health.

PREMIER

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CHAMPION

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ADVOCATE

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CONTRIBUTING

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A Special Thanks to the Following Supporting Organizations

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