2021 Speakers

Formerly, Director of Medicare Advantage Operations, CMS

Michael S. Adelberg

Principal, Lead, Healthcare Strategy Practice, Faegre Drinker
Decision Point Healthcare Solutions

Saeed Aminzadeh

Chief Executive Officer
Einstein Healthcare Network

Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD FACP

Chief Population Health Officer and ACO Executive
Community Relations and Population Health Consultant, Mountain Laurel Medical Center

Jonathan Dayton

Executive Director, Maryland Rural Health Association
Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients

Scott Feeser, MD

Medical Director
SCAN

Eve Gelb

Sr. Vice President Member and Community
Geisinger Health Plan

Allison Hess

VP Health Services
Geisinger Health Plan

Amie Hoffman

Director, Behavioral Health
VillageMD

Sachin Jain, MD MPH,

National Medical Director,
Jefferson College of Population Health

Dr. Mike Kaminski

Navvis Associate Professor of Population Health, Program Director, Population Health
CareSource

Amy Kendall

Vice President Complex Health Solutions
UCare

Susan Klug, MAOL, BS, PMP

Program Manager, Population Health
Green & Health Homes Initiative from Affinity by Molina

Michael McKnight

Senior Vice President of National Programs
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

William Narrow, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
America’s Essential Hospitals

Erin O’Malley

Senior Director of Policy
Kaiser Permanente

Shannon O’Neill

Associate Consultant, Medi-Cal and State Programs, Southern California
Strategic Health Group

Henry W. Osowski

Managing Partner
Behavioral Health Integration

Phoebe Rostov, MSW, LCSW

Senior Program Manager
MedeAnalytics

Brett Schelenski,

AVP, Medicaid Enterprise Analytics Strategy,
MedeAnalytics

David Schweppe,

Chief Analytics Officer,
Kaiser Permanente

Martha Shenkenberg, MBA

Senior Manager, Consulting Services, Medi-Cal, State Programs, Charitable Care and Coverage
Wellspark Health

Maryann Videtto

RN - Former Senior Director Total Population Health
Silver Fern Healthcare

Garry Welch, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Lisa L. White

Director, Value-Based Partner Transformation
Henry Ford Medical Group

Eunice Yu, MD FACP,

Medical Director of Care Design, Innovation, and Engagement,
Speakers Biographies


Michael S. Adelberg

Principal, Lead, Healthcare Strategy Practice,
Faegre Drinker
Formerly, Director of Medicare Advantage Operations,
CMS

Mike Adelberg leads the Healthcare Strategy Practice at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting. He has 25 years progressive healthcare industry and government experience in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health insurance. Mike spent fifteen years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including concurrently serving as the director of the Insurance Programs Group and the acting director of the Exchange Policy and Operations Group in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) where he oversaw most of the functions of the federally-run health insurance exchanges; serving as the Director of Medicare Advantage Operations, where he supervised the annual cycle for review and award of Medicare Advantage bids and contracts, developed CMS’s operational policy, and led the monitoring of Medicare Advantage contractors; and serving as the associate regional administrator for Medicare operations (Chicago Region) and the director of education and assistance programs. Mike gained private sector experience as vice president of product development and government affairs for the Universal American Corporation, a multi-state health insurer which operated Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans (subsequently acquired by Wellcare).

He has also led or co-led health policy studies published in Health Affairs and The American Journal of Managed Care. Mike speaks and publishes frequently on healthcare topics and has served on numerous advisory committees. He’s been quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, Modern Healthcare, NPR, and other leading media. In his spare time, Mike is an author. He’s written three novels, a history book, several scholarly journal articles, and over sixty book reviews.

Saeed Aminzadeh

Chief Executive Officer
Decision Point Healthcare Solutions

Saeed founded Decision Point with the mission of improving health plan clinical, financial and operational performance through informed, data-driven predictions on strategic decisions. He has more than 25 years of health information technology experience, with a track record of developing innovative approaches to solve complex business problems. He has held key senior management positions at Eliza Corporation, Ingenix (currently Optum), IHCIS and ProVentive, where led high-performing teams focused creative uses of technology for practical problem- solving. Saeed is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Economics.

Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD FACP

Chief Population Health Officer and ACO Executive
Einstein Healthcare Network

Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD, FACP has served as a primary care physician, educator, and physician executive for over 15 years. He is currently the Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) and ACO Executive Director at Einstein Healthcare Network, now part of Jefferson Health. In this role, Dr. Chandrasekaran serves as the lead executive accountable for producing improved clinical and financial outcomes under value-based payment contracts. His work focuses on engaging with payers around value-based payment, supporting the transition from providing care for individuals to providing care for populations, and coordinating clinical standardization, care coordination, patient engagement, and community partnership programs.

Dr. Chandrasekaran serves as an Instructor in the Jefferson College of Population Health for interdisciplinary professional development courses focused on developing actionable strategies and practical solutions for success in value-based payment models.

He previously served as a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, as a community primary care physician, and as Population Health Medical Director supporting independent primary care practices at Tandigm Health, an Independence Blue Cross initiative dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare in the Philadelphia region.

Jonathan Dayton

Executive Director, Maryland Rural Health Association
Community Relations and Population Health Consultant, Mountain Laurel Medical Center

Scott Feeser, MD

Medical Director
Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients

Eve Gelb

Sr. Vice President Member and Community
SCAN

Eve Gelb is the Senior Vice President of Member and Community Health at SCAN Health Plan, the third largest non-profit Medicare Advantage Plan serving more than 220,000 members in California.

Since its founding in 1977, SCAN has been a mission-driven organization dedicated to keeping older adults healthy and independent by integrating social services and support with high-quality health care.

In her role, Gelb is responsible for developing and implementing whole person health strategy at SCAN and Independence at Home, SCAN’s community service organization. She also oversees all social determinants of health and health equity activities, and operations for SCAN’s Special Needs Plans. Gelb serves as the board chair for the SNP Alliance, a national organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals living with significant, complex needs through specialized managed care. She also serves on the board of directors for WISE & Healthy Aging, a non-profit social services organization serving older adults in the Los Angeles area.

Prior to SCAN, Gelb worked at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where she built asthma education programs and primary care networks for low-income children.

Allison Hess

VP Health Services
Geisinger Health Plan

Allison Hess is the Associate Vice President of Health and Wellness Programs for Geisinger. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of health and wellness programs for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid populations, community based programming and programming for the Geisinger employee population. Ms. Hess earned her bachelor of science in Health Education with a concentration in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and is currently pursuing her MBA. She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) and has additional certifications in the wellness and health education field.

Ms. Hess has worked for over 15 years in the specialty of community health and worksite wellness. Her most recent work involves community based strategies impacting food insecurity and focusing on social determinants of health and the impact on condition management.

Amie Hoffman

Director, Behavioral Health
Geisinger Health Plan

Amie Hoffman is currently Director of Behavioral Health for Geisinger Health Plan and is a goal-driven, accountable, and empathetic healthcare professional with over 17 years of experience in both acute and outpatient settings, last 8 in the managed care industry. In her current role, Amie was instrumental in the successful in-sourcing of Geisinger Health Plan’s behavioral health benefit from an outside vendor and the development of an innovative, expanded care model to serve members in the community. An experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry, she has a proven track record of successfully managing staff, impacting managed care outcomes and improvement of patient engagement strategies. Amie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master’s in Social Work and more recently obtained her Master’s in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s University in 2018. She is currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania.

Sachin Jain, MD MPH,

National Medical Director,
VillageMD

Sachin Jain, MD MPH, is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician. He is a National Medical Director at VillageMD, serving as the clinical lead for Village Medical markets in the Northeast and leading company-wide efforts on transitional care management, behavioral health integration, and COVID response as Chair of the COVID Task Force.

He previously held leadership positions as a Medical Director at Aledade, Executive Director of the Primary Care Information Project at the New York City Department of Health, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Community Healthcare Network in New York City, and Medical Director of HIV Prevention Programs at Montefiore Medical Center. He served on the Board of Directors of Unite For Sight, an international eye health NGO, for nearly a decade. He is also an alumnus of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

He completed his medical degree from Rush Medical College, Internal Medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Mike Kaminski

Navvis Associate Professor of Population Health, Program Director, Population Health
Jefferson College of Population Health

Dr. Kaminski is a family physician who has combined clinical practice and teaching with a career in healthcare leadership that has included private groups, hospital systems, and academic institutions. Prior to joining the Jefferson College of Population Health, he served as Chief Clinical Officer at the Delaware Valley ACO, helping to develop the clinical strategy and teams in one of the largest ACOs in the country. He has continued to care for patients part-time, most recently at the Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine. He embraces the complex challenges of our transforming national and regional healthcare systems, and continues to bring front-line perspectives to his leadership positions.

Since joining the Jefferson College of Population Health in August 2018, Dr. Kaminski has led enhancement of the College curriculum to include greater emphasis on value-based care, population health management, and an increasing focus on the social determinants of health. He speaks to diverse groups on population health topics, value-based care, and physician leadership.

Dr. Kaminski also enjoys working in collaboration with NAVVIS in a joint mission to promote successful transformation of health care to meet the population health needs of today’s patients…and tomorrow’s.

Amy Kendall

Vice President Complex Health Solutions
CareSource

Amy Kendall is Vice President Complex Health Solutions with CareSource where she drives innovation in CareSource’s managed care programs for individuals with complex needs. Ms. Kendall has been with CareSource for almost three years and brings more than a decade of experience in Medicaid managed care building programs to improve health and wellness for adults and children with complex social and healthcare needs.

Susan Klug, MAOL, BS, PMP

Program Manager, Population Health
UCare

Susan has nearly 15 years of health plan and care delivery experience in population health, program and project management, and process improvement. In her current role, Susan facilitates the oversight and direction for designing, implementing, and supporting an organization-wide population health management program that is aligned with the Quadruple Aim. Prior to joining UCare, she was the Manager of Disease Management at HealthPartners in Bloomington, MN. As such, she oversaw the Compliance and Project Management teams and projects.

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and PROSCI certified in Change Management. Susan is currently a member of the St. Catherine University Alumnae Association.

Michael McKnight

Senior Vice President of National Programs
Green & Health Homes Initiative from Affinity by Molina

Michael McKnight is GHHI’s Senior Vice President of National Programs, heading up advocacy, policy analysis, and work on innovative financing and partnerships. He leads projects around the country that are collaborations that include healthy homes and energy efficiency providers, healthcare payers, and healthcare providers, utilizing the impact that housing has on health outcomes as a new funding source for home repair services. He has focused on reimbursement for healthy homes interventions from Medicaid and other healthcare payers and the return on investment of education and environmental control in combatting asthma and home-based injuries.

William Narrow, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Section Director, General and Community Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Medical Director for Behavioral Health
Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients

Erin O’Malley

Senior Director of Policy
America’s Essential Hospitals

O’Malley joined America’s Essential Hospitals in September 2015. She oversees all federal public policy initiatives to protect essential hospitals’ interests and support their mission to provide equitable care to all. She has a focus on policy development and analysis, regulatory advocacy, and safety net financing. She serves as the association's main liaison with federal regulators. In 2018, O'Malley conceptualized and launched an expansion of the association's policy focus to include analysis of state policy issues of interest to essential hospitals.

She has almost two decades of experience in health policy and has deep expertise in strategic planning, public-private partnerships, advocacy initiatives, and public health campaigns. While serving as a health policy consultant, O'Malley designed and executed legislative and regulatory health policy initiatives and advised clients on public policy key issues impacting their communities and businesses. She started her health policy career at the American Hospital Association where she served as a project manager on the public policy team and was instrumental in supporting and developing the association's health care reform policy platform.

O’Malley holds a master’s degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in public communications from American University.

Shannon O’Neill

Associate Consultant, Medi-Cal and State Programs, Southern California
Kaiser Permanente

Associate Consultant, Consulting Services, Medi-Cal, State Programs, Charitable Care and Coverage, Kaiser Permanente Shannon has three years of healthcare consulting experience and currently is supporting Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California region in implementing the care delivery changes associated with CalAIM. Shannon joined the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medi-Cal team as a Graduate Intern in the summer of 2019 where she supported the implementation of the Health Homes Program and the Whole Child Model. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Shannon worked as a revenue cycle management consultant with Triage Consulting Group in San Francisco. Shannon earned her Bachelor's degree from Claremont McKenna College and her Master's in Public Health from UCLA.

Henry W. Osowski

Managing Partner
Strategic Health Group

Hank Osowski, a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Strategic Health Group, is an experienced health care executive and strategist who has provided leadership to commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans for more than three decades. He has led several engagements for the firm’s clients on the key challenges of Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care programs in diverse markets, such as California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, West Virginia and Hawaii. He has also provided leadership to more than two dozen client plan development undertakings for commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid business startups in multiple states.

A frequent speaker and resource on critical issues facing the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including the opportunities for strengthening a Medicare Advantage plan’s market position, the challenges of supporting programs for the Dual Eligible populations, as well as the principles for structuring effective long term care programs. His insights on some of the challenges facing the healthcare industry have been published in “Managed Care”, “Healthcare Marketing Report”, “Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor”, “Payers and Providers” and “Becker’s Hospital Review” among other publications. He is a regular contributor to Managed Care On-Line’s Thought Leaders monthly publication.

Formerly the senior vice president of corporate development for SCAN Health Plan, Hank was a key member of the senior leadership team that turned the company around from a “near death experience” into an exceptionally strong financial position and one of the largest nonprofit Medicare Advantage plans in the country. He led SCAN’s expansion into seven additional California counties and as well as its first out-of-state expansion into Arizona where Hank then served as CEO of SCAN Health Plan Arizona and SCAN Long Term Care. He has also led the organization’s strategic planning efforts and initiated an innovation development regimen to seek improvements in care coordination practices and future care outcome protocols.

Prior to SCAN, Hank served as a Principal in a national health care consulting organization providing a range of strategic, financial and development services for health plans, physician groups and hospitals. He also served as vice president International Operations for American Family Life Assurance Corporation where he directed the development of start-up operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, as well as the financial turnaround of the company’s Canadian operations.

Hank began his California career as a member of the senior management team responsible for the turnaround and financial survival of Blue Cross of California. In this capacity, Hank led the financial improvement of the individual and small group division and provided leadership to the organization’s strategic planning efforts.

Phoebe Rostov, MSW, LCSW

Senior Program Manager
Behavioral Health Integration

Brett Schelenski,

AVP, Medicaid Enterprise Analytics Strategy,
MedeAnalytics

Brett joined MedeAnalytics in January of 2018, bringing 15 years of experience in government healthcare. Brett leads the product strategy and operational support for MedeAnalytics’ Medicaid Solutions, enabling a collaborative platform that allows states and managed care plans to improve underprivileged population health outcomes. Before joining MedeAnalytics, Brett founded a strategic consultancy specializing in MMIS and government regulatory application modernization projects. Brett’s focus was building self-service and predictive reporting capabilities onto a single, interdepartmental platform.

David Schweppe,

Chief Analytics Officer,
MedeAnalytics

David joined MedeAnalytics in October 2021, bringing more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare data, analytics and reporting. He is passionate about finding innovative business and technical solutions that can provide actionable insights to enhance the quality, affordability and value of patient care. In his role, David provides key leadership to the company’s market, product and technology strategies. Additionally, he helps customers identify and implement best in class analytical strategies and solutions to realize the value of informed data-driven decision making.

Martha Shenkenberg, MBA

Senior Manager, Consulting Services, Medi-Cal, State Programs, Charitable Care and Coveragee
Kaiser Permanente

Martha has been a health care consultant for more than thirty years. She has focused on implementing clinical programs throughout the United States. Currently she is with Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena where she leads all the Medi-Cal clinical implementations in Southern California. Her next area of focus will be to implement CalAIM in an integrated delivery network. Martha received both her BSN and MBA from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining KP, she worked at Deloitte Consulting and BoozAllen.

Maryann Videtto

RN - Former Senior Director Total Population Health
Wellspark Health

In her most recent role, Maryann was responsible for overseeing the health programs at WellSpark Health, leading a team of registered nurses and health coaches in understanding the clinical and behavioral barriers impacting proper self-care, uniquely empowering clients to embrace healthier lifestyle through this personalized approach. The team focus was always to ensure the best clinical care for our participants.

Maryann’s credentials included Chronic Condition Professional Health Coaching throug the Health Sciences Institute, and Lifestyle Coach Training Certification from the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC). She received her registered nursing degree from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing.

Garry Welch, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Silver Fern Healthcare

Dr. Welch has thirty years of scientific research in behavior health and chronic disease management. He is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Silver Fern Healthcare where he oversees the company’s scientific activities, including management of the clinical research teams, research compliance, data quality, analyses, research dissemination, and external, medical strategic relationships.

Previously, Dr. Welch was Director of Behavior Medicine Research at Baystate Medical Center and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. His extensive clinical research in chronic disease has focused on behavior change strategies for chronic disease management, including providing proven strategies for medication management and telehealth decision support tools for primary care. Prior to Baystate, Dr. Welch was a diabetes researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, a global leader in diabetes care and research and on Faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than a decade. Dr. Welch is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Professional Interest Group. He has been a reviewer in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) behavior medicine scientific review panels and a journal reviewer for Diabetes Care and Diabetes Spectrum, leading diabetes journals for diabetes clinicians and educators. He serves on the Connecticut Health Council’s think tank for Medicaid innovation.

Dr. Welch received his Ph.D. (Psychological Medicine) from the Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lisa L. White, Director

Value-Based Partner Transformation
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Lisa White, Director, Value-Based Partner Transformation, is an innovator and change agent for all value-based programming at Horizon BCBS NJ. Lisa is entrusted with bringing forth the right mix of initiatives and accountabilities to serve all plan stakeholders in Commercial, MA, and Medicaid lines of business. Her career successes include leadership in long-term care, pharmacy, Medicaid and Commercial health plans. With an M.S. in Patient Safety Leadership, Lisa brings a human factors engineering and LEAN/Six Sigma focus to all program features and enhancements that are undertaken. Outside of Horizon BCBS NJ, Lisa invests herself in efforts around Intimate Partner Violence and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) that shape health across a lifetime.

Eunice Yu, MD FACP,

Medical Director of Care Design, Innovation, and Engagement
Henry Ford Medical Group

Eunice Yu, MD FACP is the Medical Director of Care Design, Innovation, and Engagement at Henry Ford Medical Group, responsible for evolution of primary care towards value-based approaches and associated care team engagement. She has 10 years of experience in value-based care models, building practices focused on Medicare Advantage at Iora Health. She completed medical school at the University of Michigan and internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview where she trained with a focus on innovative, whole-person care.