Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

The Largest Premier Gathering of Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Healthcare Executives

Speakers

José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation

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Sam Hanna

Executive in Residence and Program Director

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David Qu

Global Vice President of Publications, Education and Electronic Products

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Donald Kuk

President & CEO

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Marcos Paganini

VP, of Global MAKE Strategy & Deployment

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Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader

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Katherine Voetelink

Lead Performance Improvement Advisor

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Dr. William Maples

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Jennifer Ford

Director of Product Effectiveness

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Scott Whitmore

Research Manager, System Architect - Precision Neurotherapeutics Program

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Dr. Karen Tilstra

Co- Founder

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Vatsala Sadasivan

Operational Excellence Lead, R&D North America

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Andy Tilstra

Chief Information Officer

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Jennifer Krippner

Chief Experience Officer

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Matt Thibaudeau

Director, Business Efficiency

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Paul Buonopane

Process Improvement Expert

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Kenya Smith

Solution Marketing Manager, Healthcare

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Geoffrey "Duff" Glaser

Sr. Director, Healthcare Lead, Americas

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Matt Williams

Lead Healthcare Business Development Manager

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José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Sam Hanna

Executive in Residence and Program Director, American University Washington

Biography

Sam is the Executive in Residence and the Program Director of the master’s in healthcare management at American University in Washington, DC. He is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Divurgent, a unique and a trusted advisor consulting firm focused on digital transformation and innovation in healthcare. He is an industry visionary and has developed a unique approach of bringing key industry best practices that represent the future direction of where the entire healthcare industry is headed. He is a sought-after advisor, mentor and speaker, and has provided consulting services to various organizations in the governments, industry, startup and the non-for-profit fields

David Qu

Global Vice President of Publications, Education and Electronic Products, Joint Commission International

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

David Qu is an accomplished business leader with 25 years of experience in healthcare management, strategy, technology and innovation.  He currently serves as the Global Vice President of Publications, Education and Electronic Products at Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI).   JCR/JCI is the global leader in improving healthcare quality and patient safety. 

At JCR and JCI, David is responsible for our overall strategy, digital publication, online education and cloud-based software and mobile solutions to transform healthcare accreditation, certification, quality improvement and patient safety.  In previous 15 years, David held Vice President and General Manager role at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a leading Electronic Health Record company, and Chief Executive Officer role at CellTrak Technology, a VC funded technology pioneer in workflow automation and GPS tracking for home care industry.  David has substantial international business experience. 

David is a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) and a Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).  He earned recognition of Executive Scholar of Professional Achievement from Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University and certification of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford School of Business.  He has held Board of Director and business advisory roles for numerous healthcare and technology organizations.   

Donald Kuk

President & CEO, Enterprise Transformation Excellence, Inc.

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 13:30 - 15:30 pm

Biography

Donald Kuk is an innovative, multiple industry award winning Global Transformation, Cognitive Automation and Operational Excellence Senior Executive with 20 plus years of delivering record setting top line growth, customer and employee satisfaction, and margin improvement leading rapid Enterprise Transformation and Intelligent Automation for the world’s most highly regarded manufacturing, retail and centralbanking, insurance, technology, health care and health sciences industry leaders.

Widely published successes include advanced metrics, analysis, strategy, mission, vision, opportunity identification, milestones, budget and roadmap development, multi-tiered communication, transformation and improvement program management, training, change and performance management, and results verification.

Named the “Enterprise Whisperer” by Fortune Magazine, Donald is a frequent invited Conference Chairperson, Keynote Speaker, Session Chairman and Tutorial Presenter at CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, Operational Excellence and Enterprise Strategy events worldwide.

Marcos Paganini

VP, of Global MAKE Strategy & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Health Products

Biography

My current role as Global Vice President of Manufacturing Strategy involves bringing outside-in and innovative improvements. Includes knowledge, expertise and process standardization across the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain network focusing on critical choices on key technologies and capabilities aligned with customer needs.

Global Network footprint, Digital Manufacturing Strategy, End to End supply chain optimization, Agility programs, Culture of innovation, Change management, Operational Excellence and Performance/Program management are core foundational elements under my leadership. 

Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader, Dell Technologies

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 13th July 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

I have had the opportunity to work with customers around the world implementing strategic and analytical-based solutions leveraging data as a corporate asset. Experience with data-centric and cloud technologies from my tenure at IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Dell.  Previous roles have included cloud and enterprise architect, consultant, product and performance benchmarking manager.

Currently, I lead AI and Data Analytics initiatives at Dell Technologies and spend most of my time supporting customers from the financial services, retail, public sector, healthcare, and higher education industries. Customer AI projects have included: jointly developing the customer’s AI strategy, assessing AI accelerators, developing AI and data best practices, benchmarking deep learning algorithms, and jointly developing the technology roadmap with C-level executives, data scientists, and/or enterprise architects.

I have authored a number of articles, whitepapers, books on strategic data-technologies, and a currently the author and editor for a quarterly AI newsletter. Courses taught have included database management systems, systems analysis and design, accounting information systems, and strategic IT planning.

Katherine Voetelink

Lead Performance Improvement Advisor, Penn Medicine, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Thursday 12th May 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Kat Voetelink is a certified lean six sigma black belt with over 10 years of experience in a largeacademic healthcare institution in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Kat received her lean six sigma black belt certification through the American Society for Quality in 2015 and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Temple University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wilmington University.

In her role as a Lead Performance Improvement Advisor at Penn Medicine, Kat serves as an internalconsultant leading large-scale, entity-wide initiatives. She won best poster presentation at the 2017 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit for her work on an initiativeto decrease the utilization of continuous observation of patients for safety precautions. Kat is also published in the September 2019 volume of the Journal of Nursing Administration for the sameinitiative.

As a certified black belt, Kat developed and teaches the hospital-wide yellow belt six sigma process improvement training program and mentors green belt candidates and hospital staff inprocess improvement initiatives.

Dr. William Maples

President and Chief Executive Officer , The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 30th June 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

William J. Maples, M.D. - Dr. Maples is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, a national organization supporting care redesign and cultural transformation in delivery systems across the United States. 

Dr. Maples earned his undergraduate, Masters in Oncology, and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He completed his residency and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Maples practiced Medical Oncology for 25 years at Mayo Clinic and helped lead the Mayo Clinic quality, safety, and experience journey.

He then served as Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina where he helped Mission Health navigate cultural transformation and become a leading healthcare organization recognized for its impeccable quality and safety. Dr. Maples more recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Professional Research Consultants, Inc. Dr. Maples is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Oncology at the Mayo College of Medicine and a Clinical Professor at Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Jennifer Ford

Director of Product Effectiveness, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Jennifer Ford, Director of Product Effectiveness at Veteran’s Health Administration, possesses nearly two decades of ealth care experience. Ms. Ford optimizes health care investments by producing evidenced-based assessments to maximize the intended value for America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities and serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Optimizing health care performance through a whole systems approach necessitates the expertise to improve patient care delivery and experience for the demonstration of positive patient outcomes while remaining cost effective. Ms. Ford deploys proven methodologies tailored to the health care industry to extract and maximize value throughout the health care continuum. She specializes in high reliability organizations, access to care, whole health and health IT programs which supports the mission of VA’s healthcare model.

Director Ford ensures that health care organizations learn and adopt the products and programs in which they invest to achieve the expected valuation, while maintaining a culture of quality improvement and patient safety.

Jennifer Ford is a published author and frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Ms. Ford is an integral player in early stage legislative policy making. In addition to her work at VHA, she is a professor at both Georgetown University and George Washington University. Director Ford is a graduate of American University and holds an MBA from George Mason University. Jennifer Ford has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is a Whole Health Coach.

Scott Whitmore

Research Manager, System Architect - Precision Neurotherapeutics Program , Mayo Clinic

iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 1st July 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Scott Whitmire is a senior enterprise architect with over 40 years of system architecture and development experience, including a number of major applications. He has designed and built large applications for several industries, including healthcare, research, aerospace, manufacturing, professional practice management, financial services, wholesale, retail, and telecommunications.

Mr. Whitmire serves on the Boards of Directors for the Association of Business Process Management Professionals International (ABPMP International) and Iasa Global, the association for IT architects. He is an industry thought leader on the practice of business architecture with expertise in troubleshooting and measurement, and has developed both full courses and multiple parts of multiple bodies of knowledge.

Mr. Whitmire is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Iasa Fellow, and holds the CITA-P and CITA-D certifications. He has mentored many architects and engineers. He has published one book (so far), "Object Oriented Design Measurement," as well as numerous papers, articles, and presentations. He is a frequent speaker at business and IT architecture events. He has written extensively on business and IT architecture at https://scottwhitmire.wordpress.com.

Dr. Karen Tilstra

Co- Founder, AdventHealth Innovation Lab (FHIL)

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Monday 18th March 2019 | 08:00 - 17:00 pm

Biography

Dr. Karen Tilstra, Ph.D., believes everyone is creative with leadership potential. She thinks the world would be happier if everyone embraced this truth. Until that happens, she wants to help anyone who’s interested develop their inner wellspring of creativity.
Karen co-founded the award-winning AdventHealth Innovation Lab (priorly knows as FHIL), co-created the Orlando Magic’s Innovation Lab, and helped launch the San Diego State U Idea Lab. She co-designed one of the nation’s first undergraduate degrees in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College.
Karen has designed innovation labs and developed design thinking teams at Santa Clara University, Pioneers International Institute, Seminole County Health Department, and Orange County. Over the last ten years, Karen and her team have facilitated over 610 Design Thinking projects for healthcare, government, universities, and Fortune 100 companies. Karen and her team have earned three innovation awards.
Karen has presented both nationally and internationally and has taught at the university level in both the US and Asia. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at AdventHealth University, and a visiting professor for Rollins College.
Karen holds a Ph.D. in Innovation and is a licensed Educational Psychologist. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BS in Journalism. She currently serves as the Executive Fellow for Innovation at the University of Santa Clara.

Vatsala Sadasivan

Operational Excellence Lead, R&D North America, Sanofi

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Vatsala is an operational excellence leader with business, technical and organizational skills focusing in the biopharmaceutical industry, with 14+ years of experience. She has worked in 4 differentbiopharmaceutical companies, from R&D to clinical and commercial manufacturing operations, with experience in process and analytical science, technology development, manufacturing and quality control operations and quality systems.

She is a continuous improvement expert with skills both instrategy and operations management. A strategic thinker who is able to translate vision and strategyinto operational solutions. She is passionate about global networking, collaborations, benchmarking and has experience working in multicultural environments (North America, South America, Europe and Asia).

Vatsala is currently the Operational Excellence Lead for Sanofi’s R&D North America Hub, where she is responsible for managing Operational Excellence activities in the North America region and global R&D. Prior to the current role, she held various Operational Excellence roles within Sanofi Genzyme in the Commercial Manufacturing Operations business.

Before joining Sanofi Genzyme, Vatsala worked for Shire, Millipore and Pfizer in various functions from R&D to clinical and commercial manufacturing operations. She received her MS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University-Boston and B. Sc (honors) in Chemical Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also has completed the Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence - Implications for Business Strategy from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Andy Tilstra

Chief Information Officer, Advent Health Innovation Lab

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Tuesday 17th November 2020 | 08:00 - 17:00 pm

Biography

Andy Tilstra, co-founder of Creativity Effect, is by nature is a collaborator, innovator, who’s always up for a ’safe' risk. Andy has five years experience facilitating design thinking projects in healthcare, government and universities. Andy also has extensive experience in launching and leading innovation projects for the AdventHealth Innovation Lab.  
Andy is the co-author of the Orchard Model of Innovation and is currently rolling it out for both government and university sectors. Andy earned a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago graduating in 2019, with his thesis focusing on power dynamics of public space in downtown Chicago. Currently Andy is an adjunct professor at AdventHealth University, and is co-writing a design thinking curriculum with Dr. Karen for Rollins College Currently Andy co-hosts a podcasts. 

Jennifer Krippner

Chief Experience Officer , The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 30th June 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jennifer is a fierce advocate for connecting things, concepts and people, seen and unseen, that positively move the patient experience forward. Before joining The Institute for Healthcare Excellence in 2016,  her obsession with the voice of the patient and family helped several health systems in Minnesota achieve and sustain remarkable patient experience performance. Jennifer also worked to help organizations generate revenue, inspire engagement and drive positivechange.

Jennifer, often described as a social chemist, believes that kindness and thoughtfulness is a key ingredient for creating meaningful relationships while still being focused on generating growth and loyalty for the organization. Her ability to lead, inspire, manage and mentor employees, providers and community made her a perfect fit for Chief Experience Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence.   While Jennifer takes great pride in her work, her true north remains her family, friends and relationships she develops. A graduate of the College of St. Benedict, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies/Communications.

Matt Thibaudeau

Director, Business Efficiency, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Thursday 12th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Matt has been leading strategic transformation programs for 15 years, driving organizations to increasing higher levels of sustained performance. Under Matt’s leadership, the Business Efficiency team at BCBSM has managed all aspects of a series of enterprise-wide programs, comprised of hundreds of individual initiatives, delivering operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Matt has deep expertise in establishing and operationalizing program management offices, as well as the supporting cultural and communication efforts to drive successful implementation of transformational initiatives within business process and technology applications.

Over the past 10 years at BCBSM, enterprise programs under Matt’s leadership have delivered over $1 billion in economic value to the enterprise. Matt resides in Novi, Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has industry expertise in automotive manufacturing, financial services and healthcare.

Paul Buonopane

Process Improvement Expert , ABBYY

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Paul has spent over 20 years in business intelligence, process mining and analysis and process automation technologies.

He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and has worked extensively with process improvement and automation teams focused on managing complex revenue cycle and business operations, achieving financial and strategic targets at leading management consulting firms such as Deloitte Consulting. 

Kenya Smith

Solution Marketing Manager, Healthcare, ABBYY

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Kenya brings over 16 years of experience in marketing, solutioning, R&D, consulting, training, and support – all within the healthcare industry.

Kenya’s research interests are in the areas of technology and solution integration. The healthcare industry continues to experience a significant degree of consolidation, with healthcare organizations combining to achieve greater market power. Kenya plans to analyze this trend extensively and develop case studies for how ABBYY solutions can help address solution integration deficits.

Kenya is a current Doctoral of Business student at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and an MBA from Meredith College. Kenya currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you can find her visiting friends and family every chance she gets in her hometown of San Diego, California.

Geoffrey "Duff" Glaser

Sr. Director, Healthcare Lead, Americas, Blue Prism

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Geoffrey “ Duff “ Glaser lives outside Boston, MA with his wife Dr. Laura Myers and two kids Lauren and Garrett. He leads Healthcare at Blue Prism, responsible for combining technologies to build Intelligent Enterprise Workflows that transform Healthcare.

Outside of work, he can be found hiking with his five rescued dogs, supporting his Hockey infatuated children and writing the quintessential book on “Environment Friendly Cooking”

Matt Williams

Lead Healthcare Business Development Manager , ABBYY

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Matt Williams the lead Healthcare Business Development Manager at ABBYY. He’s a Continuous Process Improvement Yellow-Belt and will be moderating today’s discussion.

Previous Healthcare Live Speakers

Jennifer Ford

Director of Product Effectiveness

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Erich Heneke

Director of Business Integrity and Continuity

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Erin Pelletier

Director of Operational Excellence

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Jason Warrelmann

Global Healthcare Practice Lead

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Patricia MacTaggart

HealthInformatics@GWU Program Director and Health Services Policy and Management Teaching Instructor

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Teena Wilson

Executive Change Management Coach

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Dr. Karen Tilstra

Co- Founder

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José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation

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Cliff Tironi

EVP - Client Success & Strategic Sales

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Maggi Savo

Healthcare Improvement Analytics Director

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Daniel Weaver

VP Medicare and Medicaid Quality Programs

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Mohan Nair

Senior VP Chief Innovation Officer

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Joseph Peri

Chief Automation Officer

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Andy Tilstra

Chief Information Officer

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Mouhanad Hammami

Senior Vice President, Safety Net Transformation, Community Health and Well Being

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Kurt Alexander

Senior Technology Analyst

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Gary Grena

Principal Consultant, Digital Process Automation

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Dr. William Maples

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Jennifer Krippner

Chief Experience Officer

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Jennifer Ford

Director of Product Effectiveness, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Jennifer Ford, Director of Product Effectiveness at Veteran’s Health Administration, possesses nearly two decades of ealth care experience. Ms. Ford optimizes health care investments by producing evidenced-based assessments to maximize the intended value for America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities and serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Optimizing health care performance through a whole systems approach necessitates the expertise to improve patient care delivery and experience for the demonstration of positive patient outcomes while remaining cost effective. Ms. Ford deploys proven methodologies tailored to the health care industry to extract and maximize value throughout the health care continuum. She specializes in high reliability organizations, access to care, whole health and health IT programs which supports the mission of VA’s healthcare model.

Director Ford ensures that health care organizations learn and adopt the products and programs in which they invest to achieve the expected valuation, while maintaining a culture of quality improvement and patient safety.

Jennifer Ford is a published author and frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Ms. Ford is an integral player in early stage legislative policy making. In addition to her work at VHA, she is a professor at both Georgetown University and George Washington University. Director Ford is a graduate of American University and holds an MBA from George Mason University. Jennifer Ford has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is a Whole Health Coach.

Erich Heneke

Director of Business Integrity and Continuity, Mayo Clinic

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 17:15 - 17:45 pm

Biography

Erich Heneke is currently Director of Business Integrity and Continuity in Mayo Clinic’sSupply Chain Management (SCM). His financial emphasis is in Enterprise & Supplier Risk Management, Audit/Controls and Financial Planning & Analysis. Erich has workedin Mayo SCM for 11 years, focusing his efforts on sound SCM controls, fraudprevention/detection, accuracy of balance sheet accounting and other controls relatedwork, including Mayo’s voluntary Sox compliance.

During his time at Mayo, Erich and his team have completed several projects addressingproper controls with Supply Chain, including: development of an award-winning creditcard risk scoring platform, completion of a segregation of duties project mappingemployees’ accesses across multiple applications, detection of several types ofoverpayments to vendors – including detection, collection and prevention of futureleakage, automated management of pharmaceutical pricing and several other initiatives.

Erin Pelletier

Director of Operational Excellence, Care New England Health System

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 12:15 - 14:00 pm

Biography

Erin Pelletier is employed at Care England, the second largest health system in Rhode Island, as the Director of Operational Excellence. Here, she has led multiple transformation projects yielding savings over $100 million. As the organization continues to improve, she is installing an integrated approach to system-wide performance improvement activities designed to drive transformational change and maximize financial results.

Erin holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of New Haven, B.S. degree in Mathematics with a concentration in statistics, and is a certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Green belt.

Erin lives in scenic Connecticut with her husband and three children. She enjoys cooking and any activity outdoors such as hiking, passing the football, or lounging on the beach.

Jason Warrelmann

Global Healthcare Practice Lead , UiPath

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jason Warrelmann has been transforming healthcare operations for over 15 years  with some of the largest healthcare provider, payer, and pharmacy organizations. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Change Manager, and Agile coach, which gives him a unique view into what works in a healthcare environment.

Currently, he leads the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice at UiPath, which focuses on transforming the Healthcare landscape and developing capabilities, integrations, and reusable components that make UiPath a healthcare automation platform and not just a tool that works in healthcare.

Patricia MacTaggart

HealthInformatics@GWU Program Director and Health Services Policy and Management Teaching Instructor, George Washington University

Biography

Ms. MacTaggart is the HealthInformatics@GWU Program Director and Health Services Policy and Management Teaching Instructor at George Washington University (GWU).  MacTaggart has an appointment at the Veteran’s Health Administration. 

Professor MacTaggart previously completed a three-year appointment at HHS in the Office of the National Coordinator as a senior adviser in the Office of Care Transformation and has been a county, state, and federal public servant for over 40 years, including serving as Minnesota's Medicaid director. She has been an executive for a nonprofit insurance, an IT vendor, and a for-profit consulting firm. She is on multiple national advisory committees, including HIMSS, e-HI, NASI, and AcademyHealth Education Council.

Teena Wilson

Executive Change Management Coach, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Biography

Teena Wilson, is currently the Executive Change Management Coach, for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. Ms. Wilson has over 25 years of project and operational leadership experience. She is an experienced Joint Commission certified Master Change Leader and Green Belt with strong leadership and communications skills.

Ms. Wilson has more than 10 years of experience in developing, utilizing and teaching Robust Process Improvement (RPI®) methodologies and tools to internal and external audiences. Currently, she is responsible for teaching, mentoring and coaching on the Robust Process Improvement® tool set with emphasis on Facilitating Change™, Meeting Facilitation, and Advanced Meeting Facilitation methodologies, and tools to positively affect process improvement, change management, leadership effectiveness and team development.

Dr. Karen Tilstra

Co- Founder, AdventHealth Innovation Lab (FHIL)

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES)

Monday 18th March 2019 | 08:00 - 17:00 pm

Biography

Dr. Karen Tilstra, Ph.D., believes everyone is creative with leadership potential. She thinks the world would be happier if everyone embraced this truth. Until that happens, she wants to help anyone who’s interested develop their inner wellspring of creativity.
Karen co-founded the award-winning AdventHealth Innovation Lab (priorly knows as FHIL), co-created the Orlando Magic’s Innovation Lab, and helped launch the San Diego State U Idea Lab. She co-designed one of the nation’s first undergraduate degrees in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College.
Karen has designed innovation labs and developed design thinking teams at Santa Clara University, Pioneers International Institute, Seminole County Health Department, and Orange County. Over the last ten years, Karen and her team have facilitated over 610 Design Thinking projects for healthcare, government, universities, and Fortune 100 companies. Karen and her team have earned three innovation awards.
Karen has presented both nationally and internationally and has taught at the university level in both the US and Asia. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at AdventHealth University, and a visiting professor for Rollins College.
Karen holds a Ph.D. in Innovation and is a licensed Educational Psychologist. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BS in Journalism. She currently serves as the Executive Fellow for Innovation at the University of Santa Clara.

José Pires

CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Cliff Tironi

EVP - Client Success & Strategic Sales, Thinaer

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 12:00 - 13:30 pm

Biography

Cliff Tironi is Managing Partner of Thinaer. Thinaer is an IoT platform that integrates actionable data from highly-calibrated sensors and real-time employee and client feedback to give their clients unparalleled insight into their operations, predictive analytics to see the future, and consultative business process redesign to get improved results. (https://thinaer.io/)

Prior to working with Thinaer, Cliff was the Manager of Performance Analytics at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.  At Fox, Cliff was the chief architect and co-creator of RoadMap™, a Microsoft-supported tool for students to visualize their progress on competencies across courses. 

Cliff understands the challenges of harnessing never-ending data—and the need to leverage it in imaginative yet impactful ways.  He regularly conducts data visualizations workshops to business professionals across all industries, coaching others to embrace a humanized mindset as a means to making data more relatable and, most importantly, actionable. 

 

Fluent in Spanish, Cliff earned his M.B.A. from Arcadia University and his B.S. in Marketing from Siena College. 

Maggi Savo

Healthcare Improvement Analytics Director, BaylorScott & White Health

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Maggi Savo, Ph.D. is the Healthcare Improvement Analytics Director for the Quality Alliance at Baylor Scott and White Health. The Quality Alliance is the accountable care organization (ACO) affiliated with the health system.

In this role she leads a team to build machine learning models and implement value-based analytics that enable the Quality Alliance to achieve high quality, cost effective care. This work has contributed to tens of millions of dollars in savings and success in risk-based contracts.

Maggi holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Daniel Weaver

VP Medicare and Medicaid Quality Programs, Gateway Health Plan

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Thursday 12th May 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Daniel Weaver spent the first fifteen years of his career advancing through various departments at an international BPO organization. With experience managing multiple disciplines including analytics, business development, operations, financial modeling, and performance management, Daniel advanced to the Director of Analytics and Vice President of Corporate Planning prior to accepting a role in the Healthcare industry with Highmark Inc. in 2013.

Dan helped establish and grow a Stars Quality organization within Highmark, serving as the Director of Programs and successfully achieving 4.0+ Stars ratings for over 5 years. Dan joined the Gateway Health team as the Vice President of Stars, Quality, and Risk Adjustment. In his first year at Gateway, Dan led the company to its first 4.0 Star Rating, improved the NCQA Accreditation rating, and implemented a complete organizational redesign.

Throughout his career, Dan has overseen the development and implementation of analytic-driven and customer-focused programs. Leveraging deep analytics expertise and a strong focus on team development, Dan has created methodologies and infrastructure that drive consistent results. Dan is an industry thought leader that believes in challenging the status quo and embracing innovation.

Mohan Nair

Senior VP Chief Innovation Officer, Cambria Health Solutions

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Mohan, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, guides the Innovation Force (IF) an enterprise wide incubator/accelerator creating and launching 5 companies in 5 years. He reports to the CEO who is accountable for 25 businesses totaling $9 billion.

Mohan joined Regence Group (now a subsidiary of Cambia) as Executive VP and Chief Marketing Executive with the mission to bring consumer-focus, transparency, digital transformation and new business models to the company. Mohan was then assigned the leadership of three health plans for three years. Before joining Cambia, Mohan founded both a venture and a consulting firm; led as President of two software companies, ABC Technologies (sold to SAS) and ProTools Inc. (sold as McAfee).

He is also shaped by senior roles at Intel and Mentor Graphics Corporation at the defining years of the tech industry. He has been an adjunct professor of business at Kellogg School of Management and authored three books – Essentials of Balanced Scorecard, Activity-Based Information Systems, and Strategic Business Transformation. (Wiley & Sons) Mohan has served the Government's Committee on Performance and Accountability for the State of Oregon.

He was also called to serve on the Chronic Care Workgroup under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His community activities include board roles in United Way and National University of Natural Medicine. He serves as advisor to the Presidents of George Fox University and Great Lakes Institute of Management in India. Lost at America’s Got Talent.

Joseph Peri

Chief Automation Officer , Change Healthcare

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Recruited to build an enterprise wide automation CoE to deliver and enable efficiency improvements for business operations and customers. Change Healthcare supports 5.5k hospitals, 900k physicians, 118k dentists, and 600 laboratories with $14B transactions, $1T claims and 2.2k payer connections. Change healthcare touches 1 in 3 US patient records. Achieved $5mm savings in the first year and achieved annualized savings of $18mm in 18 months with 7 direct reports and 50 contractors.

Andy Tilstra

Chief Information Officer, Advent Health Innovation Lab

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Tuesday 17th November 2020 | 08:00 - 17:00 pm

Biography

Andy Tilstra, co-founder of Creativity Effect, is by nature is a collaborator, innovator, who’s always up for a ’safe' risk. Andy has five years experience facilitating design thinking projects in healthcare, government and universities. Andy also has extensive experience in launching and leading innovation projects for the AdventHealth Innovation Lab.  
Andy is the co-author of the Orchard Model of Innovation and is currently rolling it out for both government and university sectors. Andy earned a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago graduating in 2019, with his thesis focusing on power dynamics of public space in downtown Chicago. Currently Andy is an adjunct professor at AdventHealth University, and is co-writing a design thinking curriculum with Dr. Karen for Rollins College Currently Andy co-hosts a podcasts. 

Mouhanad Hammami

Senior Vice President, Safety Net Transformation, Community Health and Well Being, Trinity Health

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Thursday 12th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Dr. Hammami, a senior health executive and chief health stratgist served as the Senior Vice President for Safety Net Transformation, Community Benefit, Health and Well-Being at Trinity Health. In this role he led the strategy to improve health for individuals and improve the underlying social determinants of health in communities served.

He also led work for Trinity Health's community-based delivery models and public health initiatives and partnered closely with state and national experts to integrate health caredelivery with public health activities. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dr. Hammami served as Chief Health Officer and Director of the Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness in Wayne County, Michigan for almost ten years.

A graduate of Aleppo University, Syria, Dr. Hammami completed his post doctoral research in Pediatrics at the Newborn Center of the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then accepted a faculty appointment at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and a research position at the Detroit Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics. He then received his Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

Kurt Alexander

Senior Technology Analyst, HCA Healthcare

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Kurt Alexander, HCA - My entire career has been focused on healthcare in various capacities. I have worked in data informatics, finance, and most recently information technology as part of HCA’s Enterprise Technology and Architecture team.

I am passionate about technology and understanding how we leverage both existing and upcoming tech to improve the care we provide to our patients. As it relates to automation, the name of the game is delegation. Machines are capable of performing much of the tedious (but necessary) work it takes to keep the lights on. My goal is empowering the myriad teams of HCA with the tools they need to work smart, deliver results quickly, and love the work they do.  

Gary Grena

Principal Consultant, Digital Process Automation, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit Healthcare Live

Tuesday 10th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Gary Grena BCBS NC - Gary began his career with Caterpillar, Inc. where he worked while completing his engineering degree.  After graduation, he progressed thru many supervisory and management positions in Operations and Planning where he helped build some of the biggest construction machines in the world.  After moving to a project leadership role, he was on the team that created the construction Industry's first Internet build and quote configurator.  Gary earned his Lean 6 Sigma certification in 2005 after leading over a dozen successful continuous improvement projects that produced over $2MM in SOX-compliant savings.

After earning his MBA from the University of North Carolina, Gary was recruited to become a Partner at a startup focusing on high-temperature plasma applications.  Gary directed the accounting and financial investment functions for the firm where he worked to raise over $5MM in investment capital.  Gary gained an expensive education in the necessity of driving hard-dollar value and cash flow during his 5 years working at this eventually unsuccessful venture.

Gary has worked at Blue Cross, North Carolina for the last 5 years where he has been part of the team that launched the Digital Process automation program at BCNC in 2017.  This program has delivered over $7MM in annual hard-dollar, auditable value.  Gary has created a financial reporting framework that accurately communicates the financial value of automation to executive leaders.  This framework has been instrumental in gaining our internal investor support for continued year-over-year investment.  Gary is currently leading a team to expand and accelerate robotic development beyond IT by developing our employees to become Citizen Developers who can build their own robots.

Dr. William Maples

President and Chief Executive Officer , The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 30th June 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

William J. Maples, M.D. - Dr. Maples is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, a national organization supporting care redesign and cultural transformation in delivery systems across the United States. 

Dr. Maples earned his undergraduate, Masters in Oncology, and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He completed his residency and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Maples practiced Medical Oncology for 25 years at Mayo Clinic and helped lead the Mayo Clinic quality, safety, and experience journey.

He then served as Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina where he helped Mission Health navigate cultural transformation and become a leading healthcare organization recognized for its impeccable quality and safety. Dr. Maples more recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Professional Research Consultants, Inc. Dr. Maples is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Oncology at the Mayo College of Medicine and a Clinical Professor at Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Jennifer Krippner

Chief Experience Officer , The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 30th June 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jennifer is a fierce advocate for connecting things, concepts and people, seen and unseen, that positively move the patient experience forward. Before joining The Institute for Healthcare Excellence in 2016,  her obsession with the voice of the patient and family helped several health systems in Minnesota achieve and sustain remarkable patient experience performance. Jennifer also worked to help organizations generate revenue, inspire engagement and drive positivechange.

Jennifer, often described as a social chemist, believes that kindness and thoughtfulness is a key ingredient for creating meaningful relationships while still being focused on generating growth and loyalty for the organization. Her ability to lead, inspire, manage and mentor employees, providers and community made her a perfect fit for Chief Experience Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence.   While Jennifer takes great pride in her work, her true north remains her family, friends and relationships she develops. A graduate of the College of St. Benedict, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies/Communications.