Below you will find this year’s list of knowledgeable and dynamic speakers. Click on the boxes below to learn more about each individual.
Mesfin Tegenu, MS, RPh
Mesfin Tegenu is the president of PerformRx, LLC, one of the nation’s leading URAC-accredited pharmacy benefit management organizations. PerformRx offers cost-reducing PBM services for all sectors in the health care industry. A clinical pharmacist and executive with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Tegenu’s vision has resulted in the development of leading-edge pharmacy benefit solutions that enable health plans to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs.
Mr. Tegenu spearheaded the creation of PerformRx after successfully developing a comprehensive in-house pharmacy benefit management program for a national provider of managed care services. Under his leadership, PerformRx has grown to offer next generation pharmacy benefits to millions of people nationwide.
Leveraging the clinical expertise that has driven PerformRx’s continued success; Mr. Tegenu has directed the development of PerformSpecialty LLC, a new specialty pharmaceutical care management and fulfillment company providing services for those with complex illnesses. The company is based in Orlando, Florida.
Mr. Tegenu is active in the community and currently serves on the board of multiple civic organizations.
In addition to his New York State Pharmacy license, Mr. Tegenu holds a Bachelor’s of Pharmacy degree from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and a Master’s of Science degree from St. John’s University, Queens, New York.
Referred to by his fans as "the Artist for the People", Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience.
Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his metaart, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.
For the tens of millions who have seen Phil's art on TV and online, it's hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.
His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil's ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. "Phil's message of self-reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences-regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and re-energizes the creative spirit in us all." - Ford Motor Company
"We need to first be limited in order to become limitless." - Phil Hansen
At the request of some of his speaking clients, Phil has designed a unique art experience beyond the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect. "A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil's talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible." - Bethany Quam, General Mills President, Convenience & Foodservice Division
Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He's the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he's the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.
John is a defender and fixer of health insurance coverage in all its forms, especially Medicare, Medicaid, and subsidized individuals served by health plans. He has strong opinions and relies on evidence and sound policy.
He is the Founder and Former Chairman of Gorman Health Group (GHG). For 22 years, he led the development of the industry's leading consulting practice and several entrepreneurial ventures in government health programs. John’s work focuses on Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Accountable Care Act strategy, governance, and social determinants of health.
John speaks at two dozen industry conferences each year, and is regularly quoted in the trade press and national media. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of several industry publications.
Prior to founding Gorman Health Group in 1996, John was appointed by President Clinton as the first Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA, now CMS) Office of Managed Care, where he provided day-to-day management, and served as the external liaison for the Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs. During the 1993 debate on national health care reform, John was the chief lobbyist on health care financing issues for the National Association of Community Health Centers, an organization of Federally-funded primary care clinics for the medically underserved. His career in Washington began as Press Secretary and Staff Director for U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), then-Chairman of the Government Operations Committee.
Natalie Johnson is a nationally recognized expert in employee well-being, fitness, nutrition and health promotion. She has 30+ years’ experience working with a wide variety of populations including athletes, law enforcement, bariatrics and womens’ health. She has been featured in a variety of media outlets including FitTV, Body by Jake, Shape Magazine and Prevention. As an experienced Corporate Trainer, Natalie is dedicated to helping individuals increase engagement, productivity and overall performance in both their professional and personal lives.
Natalie is the President of Population Health Consultants a firm that works with employers and physician groups nationwide on well-being strategy and clinical integration. Natalie has received a variety of awards including Champion of Healthcare, Healthcare Hero, MFA Program Innovation Award, Executive Director of the Year, Corporate Wellness Leadership Award and Businesswoman Leader Extraordinaire. Natalie sits on the Board of Directors for the Medical Fitness Association and believes that in order to provide quality healthcare and prevention to individuals it’s imperative that medical and wellness professionals work collaboratively together.
Natalie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition & Fitness from Florida State University and a Masters in Wellness Promotion from the CA College of Health Sciences. She is a Certified Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Health Coach, ICF Credentialed Coach, and Sports Nutritionist.
The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute is the pioneer in delivering a science-based energy management training solution. Based on over 30 years of proprietary research, the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute has worked with elite performers, including Olympic gold medalists, military Special Forces, Hostage Rescue teams, surgeons, and Fortune 500 CEOs to achieve sustained high performance. In the last year, 25 of the Fortune 100 companies participated in Corporate Athlete® training, delivered across 35 countries, in over 500 sessions.
Laura Cranston, RPh
Laura Cranston serves as the CEO of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). In this role, she oversees PQA as a quality measure organization with roles as a healthcare quality educator, researcher, and convener, and its primary role as a developer of measures that assess the safe and appropriate use of medications. As part of her responsibilities, Laura works with different organizations (including federal and state payors, health plans, PBMs, community pharmacy organizations, technology vendors and life sciences organizations) to encourage the uptake and implementation of meaningful medication use measures into the marketplace.
Prior to her current position, Laura served as the Executive Director for the Institute for the Advancement of Community Pharmacy, an organization whose mission was to advance innovative practices and community pharmacist-delivered services in ambulatory care, as well as in independent and chain community pharmacy practice in the United States.
For over a decade Laura served as the Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). While at NACDS, she was responsible for shaping policy and positions in concert with NACDS chain corporations, on issues that included, but were not limited to: third party issues, state board of pharmacy regulations, DUR/counseling, training pharmacy technicians, and legislation to establish a Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Laura is very active within the healthcare community, and currently serves as Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the University of Notre Dame College of Pharmacy Board of Advisors, and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI). Laura is a pharmacy graduate of St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, and a former Executive Resident of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Andrew Maiorini, RPh
Andrew Maiorini has been with PerformRx since 2005, serving in various clinical roles supporting formulary management, Drug Utilization Review, and Drug Therapy Management. Andrew joined PerformRx as a clinical pharmacist. His scope of clinical expertise spans the growth and expansion of PerformRx’s award-winning Drug Therapy Management program, the implementation of Medicare Part D programs, as well as the specialty drug management, bleeding disorder and Hepatitis-C management programs. Additionally, he developed several advanced utilization management programs, including the opioid overutilization management program. In his current role, he oversees formulary development, drug therapy management, pharmacy informatics/analysis and PerformRx’s state-of-the-art prior authorization process.
Andrew graduated from La Salle University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy. Andrew and then completed a General Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Prior to working at PerformRx, Andrew was the ICU Clinical Pharmacist for Delaware County Memorial Hospital in the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Andrew joined PerformRx in October of 2005.
Dino Martino, RPh
With more than 18 years in the specialty pharmacy arena, Dino Martino, RPh, has held senior leadership roles in various aspects of the industry ranging from pharmacy supervision and design during the growth of one of the first large scale specialty pharmacies in the 90s to ensuring regulatory pharmacy practice and operations responsibility acting as Pharmacist-In-Charge for one of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacies as recently as 2010. In 2014, Dino accepted the role of Executive Director for PerformSpecialty where he is responsible for overseeing all operations.
Other aspects of his experience include pharmacy design and implementation of technology solutions including inventory management, order fulfillment, and quality assurance in state-of-the-art high volume, multi-million dollar pharmacy dispensing systems. He has also led overall lean six sigma initiatives and continuous improvement efforts to support clinical and pharmacy operations efficiency and advancements in quality standards for patient services. He has obtained multiple accreditations for specialty pharmacies including URAC, ACHC, HQAA, and JCAHO and has served as a key information and operations systems consultant in major departments, including new corporate business development, clinical endeavors, third party/government payers and process improvement in all areas.
Dino holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has completed additional post graduate work in the areas of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. He holds pharmacist licensure in multiple states.
Areas of Expertise
- Pharmacy Regulations and Licensure
- Facility Design
- Pharmacy Operations
- Support Programs
Binal Patel, MPharm, BCGP
Binal Patel joined PerformRx’s Clinical Outcomes and Therapeutic Optimization team in 2013 as a Clinical Pharmacist. Her experience in pharmacy spans multiple settings including hospital, retail and long-term care. In her current role as Director, Binal uses her expertise in medication therapy management to develop programs that optimize medication regimens, improve health outcomes, and increase quality measures scores. She is actively involved in training the next generation of pharmacists through her role as a preceptor for PerformRx’s Managed Care Residency Program. Binal is a member of PerformRx’s Clinical Services Advisory Team, which has oversight of PerformRx clinical programs. She is also a part of ASCP’s deprescribing task force.
Binal graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. She then received her Master of Pharmacy degree, with First Class Honors, from University College London, School of Pharmacy. She is a board certified geriatric pharmacist. Prior to working at PerformRx, Binal was a hospital pharmacist.
Charles Bacchi is the President & CEO for the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) representing 49 health plans providing coverage to over 25 million Californians. For the last ten years Mr. Bacchi served in leadership positions at CAHP, most recently as Executive Vice President, leading the Association’s advocacy before the California Legislature, the California Health Benefit Exchange, and the Department of Managed Health Care on behalf of CAHP’s health plan members.
A veteran of California’s political community, Mr. Bacchi has over 20 years of experience in California’s legislative, advocacy, and trade association arenas. Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans play a critical role in offering millions of Californians access to health care. As state policymakers crafted California’s approach to ACA implementation, Bacchi played a prominent role as the health plan voice on a range of issues, including translation of the ACA into state law, the start-up of Covered California, and the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal.
Audrey S. Brown
Audrey S. Brown leads the Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP), representing commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage insurers and managed care organizations across Florida. In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), she manages the trade association and advocates for access to high quality, affordable health care for Floridians. Brown has held leadership positions in both the public and private sectors and has nearly twenty years of legislative and regulatory experience, with primary focus on insurance and health policy.
Prior to taking the helm at FAHP, Brown served as chief of staff to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, where she was policy advisor to the commissioner, chief lobbyist on policy and agency fiscal matters and managed the operations of the Office of Insurance Regulation. Additionally, Brown served as deputy chief of staff to the commissioner and as director of government relations.
Brown also served as Manager of Contract Compliance & Administration for AvMed Health Plans in Gainesville, FL. She began her professional career in External Affairs and Appointments in the Executive Office of Governor Jeb Bush. Brown is a graduate of the Florida State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
Chris Chan, PharmD
Dr. Chan cofounded Gojji, Inc, a pharmacist-led chronic disease management company in 2018. Gojji is built on his prior work at Inland Empire Health Plan, where he sees a tremendous gap in medication safety, medication optimization and chronic disease management. Gojji combines the latest technology, wearable devices, with disease management and comprehensive medication review protocol, thus helping patients and providers to manage the patients effectively. Gojji’s aim is to help Payors to manage the patients using the whole person care approach with other healthcare stakeholders. Prior to Gojji, Dr. Chan served as the Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) managing over 1.2m Members with over US$700m pharmacy budget. Dr. Chan has special interest in Pharmacy Quality Program to increase quality of care and promote medication optimization and safety. Previously, he also served as a CPhA Academy Managed Care (AMC) and PQA Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP) B- MTM Board Member.
Dr. Chan currently serves on the Medi-Cal Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board for the Department of HealthCare Services (DHCS). He holds a Bachelor Degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of California, Irvine, a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Southern California. He has received numerous awards, including the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Excellence Award for its Innovative Community Pharmacy P4P program that sets the pave for their alternative payment model.
Karen M. Dale R.N., M.S.N.
Karen M. Dale is the Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a mission-based Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCO) in Washington, DC. She is ushering in the next generation of managed care with innovative solutions for the critical challenges faced by the members served by the MMCO. Opportunities for people to experience health and wellness are enhanced by addressing the social, economic, and environmental conditions that are drivers of poor health outcomes and harmful health disparities with comprehensive and tailored solutions.
Ms. Dale is a highly skilled, visionary leader who has dedicated her entire career to helping others and ensuring equal health opportunities for populations at risk. Having held multiple positions of leadership during the past three decades, she has worked with a broad group of stakeholders to address policies, and other key factors that impact the production of health. She considers it a privilege to utilize her expertise in program development, significant knowledge of health care finance and delivery systems to make a difference in the lives of so many.
Ms. Dale has guided the execution of unique approaches to managing the complex needs of persons with multiple health risks. These efforts include the use of telemedicine to aid in the management of chronic diseases, peer to peer outreach using community health workers, and the roll-out of a human-centered design member engagement approach. In addition, her philosophy that all persons deserve access to the right care, without barriers, starting where they are, has led to several collaborative relationships with providers, community partners, philanthropists and businesses to implement evidence-based, population health strategies.
Ms. Dale holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from The Catholic University, Washington, DC, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, and was a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2003. She serves as a Board Member for both Volunteers of America National Services and, the Volunteers of America National Board. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award and, in 2017 the Women Who Mean Business Award.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is an infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist. Her career has spanned research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education and patient advocacy. Most recently she served as the medical director for Washington DC’s Medicaid program.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and an adjunct clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is an Aspen Institute Health Innovator fellow and member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network.
She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health and Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In addition to public health and infectious diseases, Dr. Fitzpatrick's areas of professional interest include health literacy, patient engagement and health innovation for underserved communities, specifically digital health solutions.
In January 2018, Eric Linzer became president and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association (HPA), an Albany-based organization that represents 30 health plans in New York State. These plans provide comprehensive health care coverage to more than eight million New Yorkers.
As the chief executive of HPA, Eric is responsible for development of policy positions for the organization, advocacy with the executive and legislative branches of government, and serves as lead spokesperson to the media and the public on issues relating to the managed care industry.
Eric came to HPA from the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP) where he spent 15 years, most recently serving as executive vice president, where his responsibilities encompassed overseeing a wide range of operational activities as well as legislative and regulatory issues, outreach to business groups and brokers, and media relations and communications.
Prior to joining MAHP in 2002, Eric was an account supervisor in the public relations division of Arnold Worldwide and worked in the public affairs department of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School, a Master’s degree in Political Science from Suffolk University and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
In 2019, Eric was named to City & State's inaugural Health Power 50, listing the 50 most influential leaders in the health sector, as well as City & State's Albany Power 100, recognizing the 100 most powerful people in Albany. He is also a past recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report’s Leader in Quality – Rx for Excellence Award.
Eric and his wife, Pamela, have three teenage children, Hayes, Abigail and Megan, and a German Shepherd mix named Sarah.
Doug Long is Vice President of Industry Relations at IQVIA (formerlyQuintilesIMS) the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company. IQVIA offers services to the pharmaceutical industry in over 101 countries around the globe.
Doug has been with IQVIA since 1989. His fundamental task is to help secure data for all existing and new databases supported by IQVIA, manage supplier, manufacturer & association relationships, and develop information for data partners. As direct consequence of his involvement in these areas, Doug has considerable experience with, and a unique perspective on, the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace and pharmaceutical distribution.
Doug is a frequent Industry speaker for the following groups: Health Distribution Management Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Food Marketing Institute, National Council of Prescription Drug Programs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, National Community Pharmacist Association, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, BIO, AMCP, PhRMA, HSCA and many others. Doug was recently the opening speaker at the HHS Pharmaceutical Forum on Innovation, Access, Affordability & Better Health. His topic was the balance between Innovation and Smarter Spending.
Doug is the recipient of the 2016 IFPW Leadership Award. This award is given to an industry leader who has demonstrated a commitment to international collaboration and information sharing to assist IFPW on its mission to help members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.
Doug also received the distinguished “Harold W. Pratt Award” in 2011 which recognizes individuals whose activities have contributed to the promotion, recognition and improvement of the practice of pharmacy within the chain drug industry. NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, stated,
“Doug Long has earned a reputation as one of the foremost ‘go-to’ sources when it comes to the numbers and trends behind this industry. He has built a reputation of synthesizing the latest industry information and forecasting ‘what’s next’ in ways that helps stakeholders to understand what it means for their day-to-day businesses.”
Prior to receiving the Pratt Award, Doug was honored with the HDMA NEXUS Award for lifetime achievement in 2004, the IMS prestigious Summit Award in 2003 and the IMS CEO Team award in 2013. Before joining IMS Health Doug held positions at Nielsen Market Research for sixteen years in various sales and marketing capacities. A native of Illinois, Doug received a BA from DePauw University and holds an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Sharron A. Mackey
Sharron A. Mackey is the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer at Contra Costa Health Plan (CCHP) which has been serving the low-income population in Contra Costa County for over 45 years. The Health Plan provides comprehensive health care services for over 200,000 members. Recently, the Health Plan was designated with a “commendable rating” from the National Accreditation of Quality Assurance, a national organization that measures quality.
Sharron completed her Bachelors in Science degree with a double Major in Criminal Justice and Mass Communications from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her graduate work is in Health Services with Masters’ in Health Services Management and Public Administration from Golden Gate University. Sharron's professional military education and leadership skills were honed at the United States Air Force (USAF), Air University in Montgomery, Alabama. She retired from the United States Air Force as a field grade officer, Major, after faithfully and honorably serving her country for over 23 years.
Sharron has a wealth of healthcare experience working with five different Health Plans in California. In a myriad of roles, Sharron was involved with Health Promotions, Case Management, Utilization Management and Provider Network development and contracting. Among her various achievements, Sharron was a National Negotiations Manager with Foundation Health Systems, Interplan Corporation, as well as having served as National Director of Coram Health Care System, and Director of Contracting with Children’s First Medical Group. She was also the Director of Manage Care for a workers’ compensation Utilization Management company.
With over 27 years in the Health Care industry, Sharron’s experience scans from building provider networks both nationally and within California, working in all managed care product lines to include Medi-Cal, Medicare, Tri Care Commercial, and Workers’ Compensation. She has experience in the provider world and worked in all the major health plans including Aetna Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross, HealthNet and Blue Shield of California. Health care expertise includes managing clinical teams, in-depth experience in strategic planning implementing major infrastructure changes in Claims, Utilization Management, Case Management, a practitioner of Agile, Project Management techniques and Lean Sigma.
Joanne McFall is the Market President for Keystone First, Pennsylvania’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, and is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership, stakeholder engagement, and strategic focus to ensure improved population health for the health plan’s more than 430,000 members.
As Market President, Ms. McFall oversees the strategic direction, growth and leadership of Keystone First, including the daily operations of Provider Network Management, Member Outreach and Engagement, Communications and Marketing, Compliance, and Regulatory/Legislative Affairs.
Ms. McFall brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in health care operations, strategic planning, medical cost containment, information technology and financial oversight.
Prior to her role as Market President, Ms. McFall was Vice President and Chief of Staff at AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in health solutions for people in need, where she served as a liaison between the corporate Chief Operating Officer and all direct reporting departments and corporate functions. In this role, she was also responsible for all corporate project management and new business implementations in support of the organization's growth strategy.
Previously, Ms. McFall was Associate Vice President at AmeriHealth Caritas with responsibility for high-level oversight of operational functions and process improvement/cost containment opportunities.
Ms. McFall is a member of the Boards of Directors for the Urban Affairs Coalition and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. She received her MBA in Health and Medical Services Administration from Widener University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Delaware.
Tina Moen, PharmD
Dr. Tina Moen has spent the last 17 years in the healthcare information technology industry providing clinical leadership to colleagues and clients in the US and abroad. Dr. Moen serves as Senior Deputy Chief Health Officer & Chief Pharmacy Officer within IBM Watson Health. In this role, Tina works across the business providing clinical leadership and support for strategy and sales. Additionally, she leads efforts to educate the business on the published evidence that supports Watson Health solutions, as well as broader IBM technology. Prior to IBM, she was VP of Client Strategy for Health Language, part of Wolters Kluwer Health. In this role, she collaborated with clients to identify their terminology needs and worked to deliver a solution to "unlock" data and drive semantic interoperability across the enterprise. Previously, Tina worked at Truven Health Analytics in a variety of roles. She served as the VP of Provider Analytics, leading a team of data scientists and researchers responsible for creating/maintaining data and methodologies. As Chief Clinical Officer for the Truven Provider business, Tina was responsible for clinical leadership for the clinical evidence and intelligent evidence product lines. Tina led and contributed to a team of clinicians responsible for communicating the value proposition of Micromedex Solutions in domestic and international markets. In addition, she led the Truven editorial staff, who are responsible for creating/maintaining content for evidence-based medicine solutions, including drug, disease, toxicology, patient education and surveillance solutions.
Dr. Moen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. Prior to moving into the healthcare information technology industry, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in the specialty areas of pediatrics, home healthcare, HIV, and organ transplantation.
Dominick Pallone is the Executive Director for the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP), a Lansing based organization that represents 13 health plans in Michigan.
Prior to joining MAHP, Dominick was a Partner at Midwest Strategy Group, a multi-client lobby firm where he specialized in health care, state appropriations, Medicaid, higher education, transportation, and state procurement. He has also served as staff within the state House and Senate, most notably as Committee Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee.
Currently, Dominick volunteers his time by serving on the Board of the Michigan Transportation Connection and was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Municipal Services Authority Board.
Dominick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Michigan State University, James Madison College. During his academic years, he served on the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Council representing Division 1 student-athletes.
JC Scott is the President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 million Americans with health coverage provided through employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, Medicare Part D, and others.
Mr. Scott joined PCMA in the fall of 2018. Previously, he held senior association leadership positions at Washington-based organizations. Most recently, he served as Chief Advocacy Officer and Head of External Affairs for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), where he led the government affairs, public affairs, and third-party ally development functions for the association. Prior to AdvaMed, Mr. Scott served as Senior Vice President of Federal Relations for the American Council of Life Insurers. Mr. Scott has been recognized as one of The Hill newspaper’s “Top Association Lobbyists” in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Mr. Scott also brings experience from his work in government. He served in various capacities in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as Deputy Director of Policy for the House Republican Conference, Committee Associate with the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and Legislative Director for former-Representative Deborah Pryce (R-OH). He has also worked as an associate for the law firm of Travis & Gooch.
Mr. Scott has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Patricia Tanquary has more than 45 years of healthcare leadership of hospitals, health plans and third-party administrator (TPA) experience with significant involvement in health advocacy, planning, policy development, implementation and operations administration. She is currently consulting with multiple clients on health care policy issues including the proposed Pharmacy carve-out in California.
Most recently, she was CEO of Contra Costa Health Plan in the ninth largest county in California with the oldest government sponsored federally qualified health plan in the state. In supporting the Affordable Care Act both in Medi-Cal and in Covered CA, the plan doubled in size in less than two years. Under her leadership, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) (Tapestry) electronic health records systems were implemented with the county health department to improve information technology linkage of patient information. She further assisted the development of a large 340B program.
Her other achievements include developing a special needs plan for dual-eligible enrollees, providing commercial insurance for county employees and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and working with Applied Information Management and in-home supportive services workers. She also co-developed a primary care program for the uninsured with community FQHC partners and served as the TPA for that program. She in-sourced the low-moderate mental health benefit into the county mental health department and operated this benefit with other county intra-divisional management teams under the county board of supervisors. Patricia also supported the development of the Whole Person Care Waiver and the Drug Medi-cal Waiver in contra Costa County.
Patricia previously spent 18 years in management with Kaiser Permanente both in California and nationally. She served as hospital and health plan administrator for Kaiser hospital in San Rafael with clinics in Novato and Petaluma. She initiated case management teams and also directed national provider contracting for Kaiser Regions which could also meet local needs.
Patricia earned a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and Master of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley as well as a Master of Social Work and bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from San Diego State University.
Peter Wickersham has long been an influential leader in the US biopharmaceutical and pharmacy benefit management industries. Most recently, in May 2019, he joined Gilead Sciences as Vice President, Managed Markets, and Access Strategy & Operations and leads all payer and channel engagement for the US market. Peter joined Gilead from Express Scripts where he most recently served as President of Regulated Markets and Health Systems, responsible for the strategy and execution of Express Scripts’ business in regulated markets, including Medicare and Medicaid, where he also served as President and CEO of the Express Scripts Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). Prior to Express Scripts, he previously led the pharmacy business at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and was on the executive team of Prime Therapeutics LLC, leading cost of care and specialty. He has held senior leadership positions at Cigna, Mercer, Aetna and Merck & Co. From 2012-2017, Peter served as a Board member and then Chair of the Board of Directors for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, a collaborative of industry, academia, pharmacy associations and governmental agencies that partner to develop new pharmacy quality measures. Peter holds an executive master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering and a Master of Applied Statistics from Louisiana State University.
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