PAST SPEAKERS

2018

2018 Speakers

  • Dr. Deb Houry, Director at National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC
  • Susan Dentzer, President and CEO at Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) & former editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs.
  • Dr. Rubin Pillay, PhD, MBA, MSc, AsstDean and Chief Innovation Officer at AsstDean and Chief Innovation Officer, University of Alabama Birmingham Medicine
  • Patrice A Harris, MD, MA, President- Elect American Medical Association
  • Christy Shaffer, Partner Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Jacque J. Sokolov, MD, CEO and Chairman at SSB Solutions
  • Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, Principal Deputy Director, NIH at Section on Biological Chemistry Principal Deputy Director, NIH
  • Elizabeth Thompson, CEO at National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Ben Greenberg, Vice President of Product & User Experience at WebMD/Medscape
  • Tanya Mack, President at Women’s Telehealth
  • Donald Mueller, CEO at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, President and Dean at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Kirk Barnes, Start-Up Catalyst at Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • David Rubinger, Market President and Publisher at Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, Professor and Chair at Department of Radiology Associate Dean for Research School of Medicine
  • Michele P. Madison, Partner at Morris Manning & Martin, LLC
  • Jon E. Zibbell, Senior Public Health Analyst at Behavioral & Urban Health Program
  • David Weeks, VP and CTO at National Account Service Company (NASCO) of Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • LA Gaylon, Managing Director at Brentwood Capital
  • Martin Entwistle, MD, President and CEO at ARES Health Systems
  • Bob Crutchfield, Managing Director at The Brightedge Venture Fund
  • Donald Palmisano Jr., Executive Director at Medical Association of Georgia
  • James Lewis, MBA, CEO at Innovation Hub Enterprises
  • Laura McCrary, EdD, Senior Vice President at KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Vence L. Bonham Jr., JD., Senior Advisor to the Director at Genomics and Health Disparities
  • Scott Boden, MD, VP Business Innovation, EHC at Emory
  • Shyam Parekh, Director Strategy and Business Development at Avanos Medical
  • Glenn Eggert, Managing Director at Healthcare & Life Sciences, Verizon Wireless
  • Thomas Bat, M.D, CEO and Medical Director at North Atlanta Primary Care
  • Will Ellaissi, MBA, Managing Director at Emory Health Care Innovation Hub
  • Tony Wang, JD, COO at Color Genomics
  • Roy Duvall, Senior Vice President at Engineering, Sharecare
  • Marc Overcash, Deputy CIO at Emory University
  • Sri Mani, Vice President Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs
  • Simeon Sessley, Executive Director at Center for Disruption & Innovation
  • Edward Perkins, PhD, Associate Professor at School of Medicine Mercer University
  • Jacob Warren, PhD, MBA, Director at School of Medicine Mercer University
  • Kevin Murnane, PhD,  Assistant Professor at College of Pharmacy Mercer University
2017

2017 Speakers

  • Anne Schuchat, MD,Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Bob Crutchfield, Operating Partner, Harbert Management Corporation.
  • Brad Fain,Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute.
  • Brian Liu, BSEE, MBA, Head, Advanced Human Integration Branch, Georgia Tech Research Institute.
  • Cheryl Hiddleson MSN, RN, CCRN-E, Director of the Emory eICU Center, eICU.
  • Daniel Dawes, J.D. Executive Director, Morehouse School of Medicine.
  • David Norris, CEO & Founder, DynoForms.
  • David Rubinger, Market President and Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  • Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President, MSM.
  • Ed Cantwell, President and CEO, Center for Medical Interoperability.
  • Guy Scull, CEO & President, CareLink of Northwest Georgia, Inc.
  • Heval Kelli, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University.
  • Howard Jacob, PhD, EVP Genomic Medicine, Chief Medical Genomics Officer, Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
  • Jason Rupp, Executive Director, Southeast Medical Device Association.
  • Jordan Amadio MD, Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Emory University.
  • Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP, President and CEO, CDC Foundation.
  • Justin Sabet-Peyman, Director, KKR.
  • L.A. Galyon, Managing Director, Brentwood Capital.
  • Larry Williams,President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia.
  • Lee Herron, VP of Venture Development, Georgia Research Alliance.
  • Lisa Kudlacz, Vice President and General Manager, Halyard Health’s Interventional Pain Management.
  • Marie Cameron, Lecturer, Georgia State University.
  • Omar M Lattouf, MD, PhD, FACC, FACS, Professor of Surgery / Cardiothoracic, Emory University.
  • Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, Head, Health Systems Strengthening Sector, The Task Force for Global Health.
  • PhD James Weyhenmeyer, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Georgia State University.
  • PhD Karen Minyard, CEO, Georgia Health Policy Center.
  • Russell Allen, President & CEO, Georgia Bio.
  • Steven Fraime, Director, Center for Health Transformation.
  • Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD, Director of the ECCC, Emory Center for Critical Care.
2016

2016 Speakers

  • Dan Cerutti, VP of Population Health and Cognitive Decision Support, IBM Watson
  • Carolyn Compton, MD, Chief Medical Officer at ASU Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Jon Duke, MD, MS, Director, Center for Health Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sweta Sneha, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Director of M-Health, Kennesaw State University
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia
  • David Rubinger, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, Patient Safety Officer, Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission
  • Walter J. Curran, Jr. MD, FACR, Executive Director, Emory Winship Cancer Institute
  • Ed Partridge, MD, Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Samir Khleif, MD, Director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia
  • Maurie Markman, MD, President, Medicine & Science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Otis W. Brawley, MD, MACP, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Tom Hawk, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Daniel Shook, Park Ranger, National Park Service
  • Chris Clark, Portfolio Strategy and Intelligence, Epilepsy, UCB
  • Margaret Wagner Dahl, Associate Vice President for Health IT, Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Inst. of Technology
  • Bill Mayfield, MD, Chief Surgical Officer, Wellstar Health System
  • Greg Martin, MD, Director, Research, Emory Center for Critical Care, Director, Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute
  • Marilyn Foreman, MD, MS, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Morehouse SOM
  • Neal Weintraub, MD, Kupperman Eminent Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine & Professor of Medicine, Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia
  • Herman Taylor, Jr. MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Colleen Doyle, M.S., R.D., Managing Director, Nutrition & Physical Activity, American Cancer Society
  • Nancy Paris, CEO, Georgia Core
  • Marc O’Connor, COO, Curant Health
  • Lori Chmura, President, Dune Medical Devices
  • Judy Fortin, Senior Director, Communications, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Michael Beach, PhD, Deputy Director, Division Foodborne, Waterborne, Environmental Diseases, CDC
  • Samantha Becker, Co-founder, TruePani
  • Jonathan Colasanti, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Amy Moore, PhD, Director, Research Programs, Georgia Research Alliance
  • Dennis Ashley, MD, Director of Trauma Services, The Medical Center of Central Georgia
  • Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, Chief of Acute Care Surgery & Medical Director, Marcus Trauma Center, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Omar Danner, MD, FACS, Director of Trauma & Associate Professor of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Donald G. Stein, PhD, Director, Brain Research Lab, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
  • Gary Ulicny, PhD, CEO, Shepherd Center
  • David Hill, MD, FAAP, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media
  • Lucky Jain, MD, MBA, Interim Director, Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Center of Georgia
  • Sona Shah, CEO & Co-Founder, Neopenda
  • Hansa Bhargava, MD, Medical Editor, WebMD
  • Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP, President & CEO, CDC Foundation

ALABAMA: Academic & Industry Partnerships

  • Mark J. Suto, PhD, Vice President Drug Discovery, Southern Research Institute
  • Maaike Everts, PhD, Associate Director, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, UAB School of Medicine
  • David Allison, PhD, Dean of Science, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Cherrie Hughes, Assistant Director of Industrial Outreach, University of Florida
  • Kathy Nugent, PhD, President, Biotechnology Association of Alabama
  • Doc24Seven

TENNESSEE: Entrepreneurship & Investing in Health

  • Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee
  • Michael Burcham, CEO, Narus Health
  • Sid Chambless, Executive Director, Nashville Capital Network
  • Amy Holcomb, CEO, Sky Medicus
  • Eric Johnson, PhD, Dean, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Stuart McWhorter, CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • Sig Mosley, Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures
  • Sidney Welch, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Harsh Vathsangam, CEO, MOVING ANALYTICS
  • Chun Yong, Chief Executive Officer, DIASYST
  • Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, Chief Medical & Science Officer, DIASYST
  • Sean Khant, VP of Healthcare Strategy, BIOSCAPE

NORTH CAROLINA: Health Tech, Tools and Platforms in Precision Medicine

  • John Ryals, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metabolon
  • Albert A. Lauritano, Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, BD Technologies
  • Arti Pandya, MD, Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism, UNC Dept. of Pediatrics
  • Mary Beth Thomas, PhD, Vice President, Centers of Innovation Program, NC Biotech Center
  • Robert Hauser, PharmD, PhD, Senior Director, CancerLinQ
  • Bob Bean, CEO, Harmonyx
  • Donna Crenshaw, PhD, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University SOM, MeTree Software

ATLANTA: Women Leaders in Health

  • Amber Gilroy, VP, Oncology Patient Services, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Adriane Randolph, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Executive Director of the BrainLab, Kennesaw State University
  • Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Rhona Applebaum, PhD, VP, Chief Science & Health Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD, VP & Exec. Vice Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Nancy Paris, President & CEO, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
  • Paula Bevington, Principal, Bevington Advisors, LLC
  • Tiffany Karp, Executive Director, Global Center for Medical
  • Renay Blumenthal, President at Grady Health Foundation

ATLANTA: Biotechnology CEO Luncheon

  • Vitamin C
  • TraumX
  • UGA
  • Betterwalk
2015

2015 Speakers

  • Tom Frieden, MD, Presenter for UnSung Hero Award, Director of The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Charles Stokes, CEO & President, The CDC Foundation
  • Betsy McKay, Atlanta Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
  • Charles Stokes, President and CEO, CDC Foundation
  • Dr. Oliver Morgan, Incident Manager, Ebola Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Joe Ruiz, Director, Humanitarian Relief and Resilience Program, The UPS Foundation
  • David Ratcliffe, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Co., & CDC Found. Board Member
  • Scott Cormier, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness and Management, HCA
  • Anita Sharpe, Bureau Chief, Editor-at-large at Bloomberg News
  • Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center
  • Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society
  • Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Renay San Miguel, Science & Technology Correspondent, GPB
  • Dr. Maurie Markman, President of Medicine and Science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Dr. Gaurav Singal, Director, Innovations Unit, Foundation Medicine
  • Dr. Robert Hauser, Senior Director, External Relations & Business Development, CancerLinQ, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick, Director, Center for the Study of Systems Biology, Georgia Institute of Tech.
  • Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola Survivor “Patient #3,” Infectious Disease Physician
  • Mike Cassidy, President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance
  • Dr. Mark Frisse, Vice Chair of Business Development, Vanderbilt University
  • David Day, Assistant VP & Director, Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida
  • Dr. Jim Weyhenmeyer, President & Chair, Georgia State University Research Found.
  • Dr. David Lee, Vice President for Research, University of Georgia
  • Eric Owens, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
  • Yingzhe (Lindsey) Wang, PhD Candidate, College of Pharmacy, Mercer University
  • Nivita Sharma, Research Scholar, University of Georgia
  • Derrick Akpalu, PhD Candidate & MSCR Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Tejaswini Nalamothu, Masters of Science in Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
  • Dr. Ephraim R. McLean, Director, Center for Health IT, Georgia State University
  • Jaspal Sagoo, CDC Chief Technology Officer, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Lauren Rosenbaum, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Dr. Donald Fetterolf, Chief Medical Officer, MiMedx Group
  • Ben Robinson, Executive Director, Center for Health Workforce Planning & Analysis, University System of Georgia
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO at Technology Association of Georgia
  • Dr. Suman Das, Director of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Lab at Georgia Tech
  • Craig Kaiser, Director, Business Development – IoT Solutions Group, AT&T Mobility
  • Dermot Waters, Senior Vice President of Market Development, Sharecare
  • Kornelius Bankston, Dir. of Bioscience, Ind. Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Dr. Eric Tomlinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Will ElLaissi, Partnership Development, Duke Institute for Health Innovation
  • Sherry Farrugia, Director, Georgia Institute of Technology & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Partnership
  • Ryan Jones, CEO, Florence Healthcare
  • Steven Fraime, Director, Wellstar’s Center for Health Transformation
  • Russell Allen, President & CEO, Georgia Bio
  • Dr. Tom Barrows, Executive Vice President and CSO, Cell Contructs
  • Dr. Harriet Robinson, Chief Scientific Officer, GeoVax
  • Steven P. Damon, President & CEO, 4P Therapeutics
  • Jason Rupp, Executive Director, Southeastern Medical Device Association
  • Steve Johnson, CEO CreatiVasc Medical
  • John Feltman, Chairman & CEO Brookhaven Medical
  • Cynthia Dilley, Head of New Patient Value Focus and Director, Strategic Marketing at UCB
  • Dr. Donald Palmisano, Executive Director & CEO Medical Association of Georgia
  • Dr. Jim Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Dr. Bruce Ribner, Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital
  • Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Georgia Dept. of Public Health and State Health Officer
  • Dr. Patrick O’Neal, Director of Health Protection, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Doug Patten, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director, Hospital Engagement Network at Georgia Hospital Association
  • Dr. Daniel Salinas, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Dr. Louis Sullivan, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President & CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
2014

2014 Speakers

  • Russ Lipari, Founder & CEO
  • Rhona Applebaum, PhD, Vice President, Chief Science & Health Officer at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, President & CEO, CARE
  • David Satcher, MD, PhD, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and 16th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Dennis Liotta, PhD, Executive Director, The Emory Institute for Drug Development
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Charles Stokes, President & CEO, CDC Foundation
  • Kevin Dellsperger, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Georgia Regents Medical Center
  • George Painter, PhD, President and CEO, The Emory Institute for Drug Development
  • Laura Stanley, Executive Director, Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine
  • Dawn Whaley, Co-President, Sharecare
  • James Weyhenmeyer, PhD, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Georgia State University
  • TJ Cradick, PhD, Director, Protein Engineering Core Facility, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
  • James Lillard, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Office of Translational Technologies, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Michael Pierce, PhD, Director, The University of Georgia Cancer Center
  • Richard Plemper, PhD, Professor, Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection, Georgia State University
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • David Hartnett, Vice President, Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Mark Buffington, Managing Partner, BIP Capital, LLC.
  • Amy Baxter, MD, CEO, Buzzy4PainRelief.com
  • Lucienne Marie Ide, MD, PhD, CEO, Rimidi
  • Shane Jackson, President, Jackson Healthcare
  • Partha Unnava, Student, Georgia Institute of Technology and CEO & Co-Founder, Better Walk
  • Paula Lawton Bevington, JD
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • The Honorable Jimmy Carter, Former US President and Founder, The Carter Center
  • Jim Nation, South Area Healthcare Vertical Accounts Manager, Verizon Wireless
  • Adriane Randolph, PhD, Director, Kennesaw State University BrainLab
  • Sig Mosley, Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures
  • Ileana Arias, PhD, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Robert Jansen, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Medical Officer, Wellstar
  • Ami Klin, PhD, Director, Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine
  • John Menna, Vice President of Global Strategy for Healthcare Logistics, UPS
  • Frank Richards Jr., M.D., Director, River Blindness Elimination Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program, and Malaria Control Program
  • Todd Sherer, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Executive Director of Technology Transfer, Emory University
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia
  • Robert Hendricks, Senior Vice President, Planning and Portfolio Management, McKesson Technology Solutions
  • Baha Zeidan, Co-founder and CEO, Azalea Health
  • Paul Spearman, MD, Chief Research Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Mark Braunstein, MD, Associate Director, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Chris Clark, New Journey Board Member, UCB Pharmaceuticals
  • Margaret Wagner Dahl, Associate Vice President, Health IT, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bill Todd, Executive Director for Healthcare Initiatives at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • George Daneker, MD, Chief of Staff, Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center
  • Len Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • John McDonald, PhD, Director, Integrated Cancer Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD, Director, Innovative Therapy/Phase I Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Emory+Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Research Center,
  • Anne Meisner, President & CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Tiffany Karp, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Leanne West, Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Maria Saporta, Editor, The SaportaReport, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Len Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Frank Richards Jr., M.D., Director, River Blindness Elimination Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program, and Malaria Control Program
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • Nancy Frates, ALS Awareness Catalyst and Mother of Pete Frates, who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon