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Event Date Tue Jun 8 EDT - Thu Jun 10 EDT (5 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

The WHCC21 agenda keeps care delivery and payment transformation front and center by sharing strategic initiatives, results, and steps to overcome access and affordability issues while delivering high-value care.

WHCC21 brings together global thought leaders and key decision-makers from all sectors of the health care ecosystem to connect, learn, and share best practices in an elite networking forum resulting in an exchange of valuable strategies.

4 days of C-Level keynote discussions with over 15 distinct, tactical streams of content where the most knowledgeable people in the field convene to learn about industry best practices and exchange ideas.


2021 Speakers

David Adamson, MD
Chief Executive Officer, ARC Fertility

Shantanu Agarwal, MD
Chief Health Officer, Anthem

Michael J. Alkire
President and Chief Executive Officer, Premier

Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD
Distinguished Clinical & Research Physician, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Intermountain Healthcare; Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center

Rani Aravamudhan, MD
Senior Clinical Consultant, Health Data & Management Solutions (HDMS)

Jennifer Atkins
Vice President, Network Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Eric Bailly, CM
Business Solutions Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Strategy, Anthem

David Baker
Executive Director, Population Health, LifeBridge Health

Stephen Batuello, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Precision Medicine Alliance, LLC at CommonSpirit Health

Manik Bhat
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Healthify

Ray Bowman
Senior Vice President, Talent and Team Development, MarineMax

William Boyles
Executive Editor and Publisher, Interpro Publications

Bartley Bryt, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions

Wesley Burks, MD
Chief Executive Officer, UNC Health; Dean, UNC School of Medicine

Melisa S. Byrd
Senior Deputy Director / Medicaid Director, D.C. Department of Health Care Finance

Thomas S. Campanella, JD
Director, Health Care and Professor, Health Economics, Baldwin Wallace University; Of-Counsel, Baker Hostetler, LLP

Carol Cassell
Executive Director, Advanced Health Network, Recovery Health Solutions (AHN|RHS)

Andrea Cockrell
Administrative Services Manager, City of Plano

James A. Colbert, MD
Senior Medical Director, Delivery System Innovation and Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Ceci Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

Michael Consuelos, MD
Executive Medical Officer, Canton & Company

Rebekah Couper-Noles, MSN, MHA
Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Community-Based Care, Intermountain Healthcare

Richard Cramer
Chief Healthcare Strategist, Informatica

Imelda Dacones, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente, P.C. (NWP); Chair, National Permanente Executive Committee, The Permanente Federation LLC

Karen M. Dale
Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia; Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

Smita Das, MD, PhD
Director of Psychiatry, Lyra Health

Stephanie Davis
Managing Director, Healthcare Technology and Distribution, SVB Leerink

Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Renee DeSilva
Chief Executive Officer, The Health Management Academy

John Dickey, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, Sound Physicians

Gary L. Disbrow, PhD
Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stan Dorsey
Director, Health Solutions Thought Leadership, Fidelity

Scott Draeger
Vice President, Customer Transformation, Quadient

Melissa Frieswick
Chief Commercial Officer, Total Brain

Jennifer Funaro
National Social Determinants of Health Strategist, Centene

Louis Gagnon
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Total Brain

Jim Gallagher
Commercial Marketing, Product & Sales Strategy/Operations Leader, Tufts Health Plan

Kulleni Gebreyes, MD
Principal, US Consulting Health Care Sector Leader, Deloitte

Doug Geinzer
Founder and President, High Performance Providers

Patrick J. Geraghty
President and Chief Executive Officer, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue, GuideWell Group, Inc.

Catherine Giles
Head of Sales, Philips Lifeline

Maeghan Gilmore
Director, Government Affairs, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)

Neil Goldfarb
President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Mary Grealy
President, Healthcare Leadership Council

Pamela Greenberg
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)

Susan Gross, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, The ObG Project

Robin Hacke
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Center for Community Investment

Paul Hain, MD
Chief Medical Officer, GoHealth

George C. Halvorson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for InterGroup Understanding

Catherine Hamilton
Vice President, Consumer Services and Strategic Planning, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

Diana Han, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Global Health, Unilever

Lonie S. Haynes, DLP
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

David Hines
Benefits Director, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Jeffrey Hogan
Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group

Melissa Hohenberger
Manager, Global Recognition and Wellness, Avantor, Inc.

Wema Hoover, GPHR
Global Head, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Google

Connie Hwang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Director Clinical Innovation, Alliance for Community Health Plans (ACHP)

Richard S. Isaacs, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group; President and Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group; Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Federation

Trina Jellison
Group Vice President, Women and Children’s Institute (W&C Institute), Providence St. Joseph Health

Tammy Jones
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Novant Health

Allen J. Karp
Executive Vice President, Healthcare Management and Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Matthias Kleinz, DVM, PhD
Vice President, Translational Programs, UPMC Enterprises

Brian Klepper, PhD
Principal, Worksite Health Advisors

Sarah Krevans
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Section Head, Epidemiology and Outcomes, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Emmilyn Lawson
Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware

Michael Le, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Landmark

Joshua Liao, MD
Medical Director, Payment Strategy, UW Medicine; Member, Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, US Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel Ludwig
Director, Benefits and Safety, Brakebush Brothers

John Madaus, RN
Workers’ Compensation Manager, Clemens Family Corporation

Christopher McFadden
Managing Director, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

Ted Meisel
Executive Founder, AVIA

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President, Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University

Neil Meltzer
President and Chief Executive Officer, LifeBridge Health

Alefiyah Mesiwala, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Humana Military

Byron Mickle
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Navitus Health Solutions

Ben Miller
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, GoHealth

Nick Minale
Chief Data Officer, Johns Hopkins Healthcare

Jason Mitchell, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

J. Mario Molina, MD
Board Chair, United States of Care; Founding Dean, Keck Graduate Institute School of Medicine; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Shore Medical; Former Chief Executive Officer, Molina Healthcare

John Moore, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Fitbit Health Solutions

Jason Morgan
Global Health and Wellbeing Lead, Splunk

Ian Morrison
Author, Consultant, and Futurist

Jaime Murillo, MD
Senior Vice President, OptumLabs; Chief CardioMetabolic Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Griffin Myers, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Oak Street Health

Megan Narrance
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Adept Benefits

Steven Nelson
Chief Executive Officer, Contigo Health

Doug Nemecek, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, Cigna

Anthony Nguyen, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD
Senior Vice President, Community and Specialty Pharmacy, AmerisourceBergen Corporation; President, Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Indira Paharia, PsyD, MBA, MS
Chief Operating Officer, Centene Advanced Behavioral Health

Matt Parker
Vice President, Products, HealthSparq

Stephen Parodi, MD
Chairman of the Board, Council of Accountable Physician Practices; Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Communications, and Brand,, The Permanente Federation; Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group

Lucas Pauls
Plan Sponsor Channel Lead, Mount Sinai

Robert Pearl, MD
Author, Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients

Andrew C. Philip, PhD
Senior Director, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

Brian D. Pieninck
President and Chief Executive Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Rajesh Razdan
Vice President, Products, Castlight Health

Michael Rea, PharmD
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rx Savings Solutions

Andrew Renda, MD
Vice President Bold Goal and Population Health Strategy, Office of Health Affairs & Advocacy, Humana

Dave Richard
Deputy Secretary, NC Medicaid, Department of Health and Human Services

Melinda Richter
Global Head of JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Jeffrey D. Rivkin
Research Director, IDC Health Insights

Craig E. Samitt, MD
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Eliza 'Pippa' Shulman, DO
Medical Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Atrius Health

Tamara Sims
Director, Behavioral Science, Fidelity

Leslie Small
Senior Reporter, AIS Health

Clay Smith, MD
Director, Blood Disorders and Cell Therapies Center, UCHealth

Delmonize “Del” Smith, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acclinate

Kendra Smith
Vice President, Community Health, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH)

Roy Smythe, MD
Chief Executive Officer, SomaLogic

Theresa Soriano, MD
President, American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM); Associate Chief Clinical Officer, Prospero Health

Leah Sparks
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Wildflower Health

Gurmeet Sran, MD
Associate Enterprise Chief Medical Information Officer, Department of Medical Informatics & Data Science, CommonSpirit Health

Michelle Stansbury
Vice President, Corporate Business / Revenue Cycle Systems and Innovations, Information Technology Division, Houston Methodist

John Stenerson
Deputy Executive Officer, Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC)

Courtney Stevens
Director, Virtual Care, Henry Ford Health System

Josh Stevens
President, DayTwo

Ferris Taylor
Executive Director, HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)

Kiran Taylor, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Hope Network

Jeff Terry
Chief Executive Officer, GE Clinical Command Centers

Hemi Tewarson
Incoming Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

Michael Thompson
President and Chief Executive Officer,National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance)

Lori Tishler, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Commonwealth Care Alliance

Rich Tremonte
Executive Vice President and President, Community and Specialty Pharmacy, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Karin VanZant
Vice President, Integrated Community Partnerships, CareSource

David Vawdrey, PhD
Chief Data Informatics Officer, Geisinger

Laura Veroneau
Partner, Optum Ventures

Janice Walters
Chief Operating Officer Consultant, Rural Health Redesign Office, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Debbie Welle-Powell
Chief Population Health Officer, Essentia Health

Brian Wheeler
Vice President, Provider Collaboration and Network Transformation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Joel White
President, Horizon Government Affairs

Greg Williams
Manager, Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform

Stephen A. Williams, MD
Chief Medical Officer, SomaLogic

Terri Broussard Williams
Chief Firestarter; Founder and President, Movement Maker; Author, Find Your Fire

Keith Wilton
Vice President, Product Management, Health Data & Management Solutions (HDMS)

Ian G. Worden
Chief Operating Officer, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Angela Yochem
Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health

DuAne L. Young
Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

Heather Zenk, RPh, PharmD
President, Distribution Services and Supply Chain Operations, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Michelle Zettergren
President Labor, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions

Sherri Zink
Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Engagement Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Ellie Zuehlke
System Director, Community Benefit and Engagement, Allina Health

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• AmerisourceBergen
• AoN
• Fitbit Health Solutions
• Somalogic


• Day Two
• Fidelity
• Ge
• Lifeline
• Navitus
• Quadient
• Rx Savings

• ARC Fertility
• Castlight
• Deloitte
• Healthcare Bluebook
• Healthify
• Healthsparq
• Informatica
• Landmark
• Lyra
• Premier
• Sound Physicians
• Total Brain
• Wildflower

• American Diabetes Association