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Robert R. Redfield, MD

Robert R. Redfield, MD

Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dan Heath

Dan Heath

New York Times Best Selling Author

Duke University’s Case Center - Senior Fellow

Gary Reedy

Gary Reedy

CEO

American Cancer Society

Judy Monroe, MD

Judy Monroe, MD

President and CEO

CDC Foundation

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

CEO

Navicent Health

Candice L. Saunders, FACHE

Candice L. Saunders, FACHE

CEO & PRESIDENT

WellStar Health System

Carol Fleming

Carol Fleming

Director

Marcus Stroke Network

Junior Harewood

Junior Harewood

Executive Director

UnitedHealthcare

Alex Louw, OD

Alex Louw, OD

Chief Medical Officer, OD Services

National Vision, Inc.

Michael Frankel, MD

Michael Frankel, MD

Director

Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital

Lee Burnes

Lee Burnes

Senior Vice President - Gloabl R&D and Clinical Affairs

Avanos Medical

Gary D. Nelson, PhD

Gary D. Nelson, PhD

President

Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.

Ben Scruggs, PhD

Ben Scruggs, PhD

Associate

Hatteras Venture Partners

Milton J. Little, Jr.

Milton J. Little, Jr.

President and CEO

United Way

Anita Sharpe

Anita Sharpe

Bureau Chief, Editor-at-Large

Bloomberg News

Gaurav Lal

Gaurav Lal

Executive Director

Innovative Solutions Merck & Co, Inc.

Eve Byrd, DNP, MPH

Eve Byrd, DNP, MPH

Director

Carter Center’s Mental Health Program

Alicia Philipp

Alicia Philipp

President

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Duane Barnes

Duane Barnes

President and Head of U.S. Operations

UCB, Inc.

Elizabeth Mynatt

Elizabeth Mynatt

Executive Director and Regents’ Professor Institute for People and Technology

Georgia Tech

Debbie Camp, RN, MHA, SCRN

Debbie Camp, RN, MHA, SCRN

Stroke Program Manager

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Matt Reed

Matt Reed

President & CEO

Georgia CEO

Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD

Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD

Dean

Mercer University School of Medicine

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD

Medical Director

The Marcus Foundation

Barbara “Bobbi” Cleveland

Barbara “Bobbi” Cleveland

Executive Director

Tull Charitable Foundation

Donald Mueller

Donald Mueller

CEO

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

David Rubinger

David Rubinger

Market President and Publisher

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Kenneth W. Saffold

Kenneth W. Saffold

Director

Black Rock Private Capital Group

Dianne Foster

Dianne Foster

Vice President, Quality & Systems Improvement

American Heart Association - Southeast Affiliate

Ben Isgur

Ben Isgur

Health Research Institute Leader, PWC
Sepi Browning

Sepi Browning

MHA, PMP, FHIMSS, CPHIMS – President

Brighthour, Inc., Health IT Consulting

Sonja McLendon

Sonja McLendon

Chief of Operational Excellence

North Georgia Health System

Vince Calhoun, PhD

Vince Calhoun, PhD

Founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science

Georgia State University, GRA Eminent Scholar

Bob Crutchfield

Bob Crutchfield

Managing Director

American Cancer Society BrightEdge Impact Fund

Cathy Cox

Cathy Cox

Dean

Mercer University School of Law

Eller Mallchok

Eller Mallchok

Managing Director

Jumpstart Foundry

James Weyhenmeyer, PhD

James Weyhenmeyer, PhD

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Auburn University

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD

Director of Center for Ethics

Emory University

Sharon Byers

Sharon Byers

Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer

American Cancer Society, Inc.

Laura Grill

Laura Grill

President & CEO

East Alabama Medical Center

Keisha Callins, MD, MPH

Keisha Callins, MD, MPH

Ob/Gyn, Community Health Care Systems

(Jones and Twiggs County)

Kathleen Ruddy

Kathleen Ruddy

CEO

St. Baldricks Foundation

Devin Absher, PhD

Devin Absher, PhD

Director of Genomic Health

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

David Widmann

David Widmann

President & CEO

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA

Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

WakeMed

Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM

Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM

Chief Academic Officer

PCOM South Georgia

Daniel Gagnon

Daniel Gagnon

Vice President of Global Healthcare Strategy

UPS

Andreas Raptopoulos

Andreas Raptopoulos

Founder & CEO

Matternet

Debra L. Stokes

Debra L. Stokes

Executive Director

Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine

Lauren R. Gilbert, PhD, MPH

Lauren R. Gilbert, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Mercer University School of Medicine

Laura Calhoun, MHA

Laura Calhoun, MHA

Executive Director

Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC)

Sergey Plis, PhD

Sergey Plis, PhD

Director of Machine Learning Core at TReNDS

Georgia State University

Jessica Turner

Jessica Turner

Professor of Psychology

TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

John D. Banja, PhD

John D. Banja, PhD

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics

Emory University

Cynthia George

Cynthia George

CEO

Horizons Community Solutions

Mary Shirley-Howell

Mary Shirley-Howell

Director, Research Engagement

Auburn University

Martha L. Elks, MD, PhD, FAPC, FACE

Martha L. Elks, MD, PhD, FAPC, FACE

Professor, Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs

Morehouse School of Medicine

Evan Beasley, MD

Evan Beasley, MD

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

Blue Ridge Community Health Services

David Stevenson

David Stevenson

Managing Director

Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Bob Zambon, PhD

Bob Zambon, PhD

Senior Director, R&D Data Science Strategy & Innovation

Janssen Research & Development

Ritu Aneja, PhD

Ritu Aneja, PhD

ICART Founder Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology

Georgia State University

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Head of the U.S. Neurology Patient Value Unit

UCB

Shri Parikh

Shri Parikh

President

Sanuwave

Elaine Tseng, JD

Elaine Tseng, JD

Partner Life Sciences

King & Spalding

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

VP of Human Resources

East Alabama Medical Center

Sweta Sneha, PhD

Sweta Sneha, PhD

Founder and Executive Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics, Coles College of Business

Kennesaw State University

Glenn Eggert

Glenn Eggert

Director, Enterprise Mobility - Healthcare & Life Sciences

Verizon Business Group

Douglas Patten, MD

Douglas Patten, MD

Associate Dean, SW Regional Campus

Medical College of Georgia

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