Steve Nelson is the former chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare, a $180 billion division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) – No. 5 on the Fortune 500 list. UnitedHealthcare serves one in eight Americans, making it the single largest business dedicated to health and well-being in the United States.
Previously Steve served as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement business, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. Other past roles include leading UnitedHealthcare’s Community & State business, an organization that delivers Medicaid solutions in 30 states and the District of Columbia, serving 6.7 million beneficiaries, and leading the West Region of UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual business. Before coming to UnitedHealthcare, Steve was president of the Eastern Region and Senior Products Division at HealthNet (NYSE: HNT) and served for 10 years in executive roles at the Henry Ford Health System.
Steve and his family are active in their community and the outdoors. Steve, himself, is an avid triathlete and five-time IRONMAN finisher, including the IRONMAN World Championship. Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University and holds master’s degrees in Business Administration and Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, where he serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health.
Amy Rees Anderson is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, author, and public speaker.
Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner of REES Capital, an Angel Investing Firm; the founder of the IPOP Foundation, a charity focused on promoting entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance; and is currently serving on 13 boards.
Amy serves as a contributor to both Forbes and the Huffington Post and is the author of the newly released book, “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life”. She is an in-demand keynote speaker and an invited lecturer at a number of Universities.
Previously, Amy was the CEO of MediConnect Global, a healthcare technology company she grew and sold for over $377 million.
Amy has been the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She’s been featured in Inc Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and many other national publications. In 2015 Amy received an honorary Ph.D.
Britt Berrett served as the president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, an 898-bed hospital. In addition to his role as president of the Dallas hospital, Berrett also served at the system level as an executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. He oversaw strategic planning and operations for Texas Health Dallas, guiding the hospital in its mission to improve the health of the people in the community it serves.
While on a two-year mission in Peru, Berrett developed a great appreciation for the role that healthcare providers can play in improving the quality of life for an entire community. It is his concern for the quality of life in the community that makes him a passionate advocate for excellence in healthcare and a perfect fit for Texas Health Dallas.
Prior to joining Texas Health Dallas, Berrett served as president and chief executive officer of Medical City, a 677-bed hospital, since April 2000. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University and his master's degree in hospital administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Berrett also received his PhD in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Texas Health Dallas was recognized in 2007 as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital for Digestive Disorders, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics specialties. Texas Health Dallas received the Magnet Recognition Program Award for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's largest and leading nursing credentialing organization within the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Currently Dr. Berrett is the program director of the Jindal School of Management’s undergraduate Healthcare Management program, as well as the director of UTD’s Center for Healthcare Leadership & Management. He lectures nationally and internationally on transformational leadership, organizational change and performance. In 2013, he co-authored Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing the Way you Lead which has become a New York Times, USA Today and WSJ Best Seller.
Brian Bertha is a Senior Advisor at the Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab, or HITLAB, a Columbia University-affiliated research and consulting organization specializing in healthcare technologies. He has also recently worked as a Senior Consultant with iDNA, providing training to companies on innovation methodology. Previously, he was the COO for Crescendo Bioscience and helped grow it from a venture-funded private company to its sale to Myriad Genetics. He's also held several senior marketing, strategy, and consulting roles at McKesson, Baxter Bioscience, and Bain & Co. Brian attended Princeton and BYU, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, and later received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.
Dan Burton serves as CEO of Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing and analytics company. He became involved with Health Catalyst when it was a three-person startup. Mr. Burton is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the first outside equity holder in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Mr. Burton led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU). He also spent eight years with Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in strategy and marketing management roles. Before joining HP he was an associate consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies. Mr. Burton holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was elected a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BS in economics, magna cum laude, from BYU.
David Clark is a seasoned healthcare executive, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). With over 25 years of leadership experience managing health systems and hospitals in highly competitive markets, David’s past responsibilities have included executive roles in different integrated health systems: Trinity Health (Livonia, PA) as Regional President and CEO in Philadelphia; Intermountain Healthcare (SLC, UT) as Regional Vice President and CEO in Provo; and CHRISTUS Health (Dallas, TX) as Chief Administrative Officer of Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.
David serves as CEO of DDC Healthcare Consulting LLC, a management consulting and interim leadership firm dedicated to developing and deploying strategy to strengthen hospitals and healthcare networks, enhance the patient experience, and improve affordability. David works with values-driven leadership teams to drive improvements in employee & physician engagement, patient safety & satisfaction, patient flow, innovation, and cost effectiveness. David is motivated by patient-centered care and is a problem-solver utilizing Lean management principles with hospitals and health systems.
Since 2014, Clark’s interim leadership and consulting responsibilities have included clients in California, Texas, and Utah; including Interim CEO of three hospitals with Sutter Health in Oakland and Berkeley, Interim COO of El Camino Health with two hospitals in Silicon Valley (placed by B.E. Smith), President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Interim EVP of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, and strategic advisor to other healthcare clients. Clark has coached several healthcare executives across the U.S.
Early in David’s career, he served in various healthcare leadership roles in Texas, including CEO of two rural hospitals located in West Texas, and then later as CEO of CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital located in Corpus Christi. Clark also served two terms on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors.
As an early careerist, David was recognized as an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine. During the past 15 years, David’s been honored with the “Grassroots Champion” advocacy award by the American Hospital Association, a “Health Care Hero” by Utah Business magazine, “Manager of the Year” by Intermountain Healthcare, and a three-year term as Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives.
During 2011, Clark was published in Frontiers of Health Services Management for his article on Cost Containment without Compromising Quality Care. He served on The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee and also the ACHE’s National Nominations Committee.
David has a B.S. degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
David and his wife Dodie reside in Utah. David has served on numerous boards and advisory councils, including a regional United Way board (past chair), four different Chamber of Commerce boards (including past chair), and a university National Advisory Council (member). Dodie is an experienced R.N. with interests in NICU and obstetrics. They enjoy traveling, half marathons, community service, and family time.
Brik V. Eyre is recently retired as a Senior Executive for Baxter International. In his most recent role, he served as Senior Vice President and President of The Americas and of the Global Pharmaceutical Business. Prior to this role, he served as Corporate Vice President and President of Baxter's Hospital Products business, President for Baxter’s Renal business, and General Manager for Baxter's U.S. medication delivery business. Eyre joined Baxter in 2008 as General Manager for BioPharma Solutions, Baxter's global manufacturing and contract services business, where he was responsible for the company's global pharma partnering business.
During his time at Baxter, Eyre also served as executive sponsor of Baxter’s Global Inclusion Council and had a leadership role in the company's efforts to advance sustainability as a member of the company's Sustainability Steering Committee. He served on the board of directors for AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association) for five years, and currently serves on the board of HemaSource, Inc., the Governance Board at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois, and on the Brigham Young University, Marriott School National Advisory Council (NAC).
Prior to joining Baxter, Eyre held a variety of senior management positions at Cardinal Health, including president of Cardinal's PreSource Products and Services business.
Eyre earned his master's degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor's degree in finance from Utah State University. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 32 years, and have five children and two grandchildren.
Kim Henrichsen is the Senior Vice President of Medical Management for Centene Corporation, a Fortune 51 company focused on transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Centene, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, successfully provides high quality, whole health solutions for its diverse membership by recognizing the significance of the many different cultures its members represent and, by forming partnerships in communities that bridge social, ethnic, and economic gaps. Centene provides government sponsored healthcare programs in 32 states and two international markets serving more than 14.7 million managed care members.
Kim recently joined Centene to lead their care management, utilization management, and medical management programs following a successful tenure with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City where she served as the SVP Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive. Kim’s clinical background is in adult cardiac and critical care and she continues to be driven by the opportunity to positively influence health.
Kim completed both a bachelors and masters in nursing from the University of Utah. She is a graduate of Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Program, Wharton’s Nursing Executive Fellowship Program and Harvard Business School’s Managing Healthcare Delivery.
Jack Kane is currently the audit committee chairman of Health Catalyst (HCAT), MediRevv Inc., Aspenti Labs, DealerPolicy LLC, Capsule and GreenSea. He has previously served as the audit committee chairman for athenahealth (ATHN), Merchants Bank (MBVT) and eleven other private companies.
He previously occupied the position of CFO at IDX Systems Corp (IDXC) and Audit Manager at Ernst & Young in Boston. He has also served on not-for-profit boards of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Vermont Symphony and Chittenden Volunteer Hospice.
Jack received both his graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.
Natalie Lamberton, MBA/MHA, FACHE, is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Talas Harbor Healthcare, a healthcare management company with acute, post-acute, and behavioral health facilities. Previously, she was the CEO for New Health Services Pain Treatment Centers, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Prior to this, she was the COO for Jackson North Medical Center, in Miami, FL as well as CEO of Regency Hospital of Fort Worth. As CEO, Natalie was commissioned to oversee a 190 million dollar construction project for a new hospital for the Presbyterian Health System in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Early in her career, she served as the Director of Retail Services for the Poudre Valley Health System where she designed, developed, and implemented the corporate strategic plan for this new division in the system. Prior to this, she was the first post-graduate Administrative Fellow for the Poudre Valley Health System.
Natalie was honored as one of South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business for 2016. She is the recipient of the 2013 American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award and the 2009 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Early Careerist Award. She is a Fellow of the College and a faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives and teaches at the national annual Congress. In March 2018, the second edition of Natalie’s first book, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was released by Health Administration Press.
Natalie graduated from the University of New Mexico cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology and U.S. History. While there, she ran track and field on a full-ride division I scholarship for the Lobos. She holds a master’s degree in business and health administration and was awarded the distinguished University of Colorado Hoffman-Binger Graduate Presidential Scholarship. A former teacher, she taught science and history at the middle school and high school levels, and was a freshman biology instructor at the Community College of Denver.
Linda Llewelyn is the Chief People Officer at Health Catalyst. Linda joined Health Catalyst in June 2013 as the HR Manager. Prior to joining Health Catalyst, she worked in several industries, including medical technology, health care, and financial services in various HR leadership capacities. Linda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.
Sue is a Tax Managing Director and Pacific Northwest Geographic Lead for KPMG’s Development and Exempt Organization (DEO) practice. She is based in Seattle and has more than 20 years of tax and consulting experience. She has a strong background across multiple tax disciplines, focusing primarily on organizations in the not-for-profit arena including healthcare, higher education, governmental, private foundations and public charities where she serves a variety of clients in the Pacific Northwest market.
James C. Stansel is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where he is responsible for leading a team of lawyers in supporting PhRMA's policy, advocacy and science priorities and in the development of sound legal policies impacting the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Stansel previously served as Acting General Counsel of the United States Department of Health & Human Services, where he was the chief legal officer of HHS, including its subagencies the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. At HHS, he also served as Deputy General Counsel and as Counselor to the Secretary, where he coordinated with the White House and advised the Secretary on the development of health policy.
Immediately prior to joining PhRMA, Mr. Stansel was a partner and co-head of Sidley Austin LLP's Global Life Sciences Team, representing health care manufacturers, providers and insurers, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers, hospitals, nursing homes, therapy centers, mental health facilities, health plans and insurers, and consultants. These representations included litigation and investigations, regulatory counseling and policy advocacy on a wide range of health care issues, such as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, coverage, coding and pricing, promotion of pharmaceuticals and devices, kickbacks, false claims, transparency and corporate integrity.
Mr. Stansel has served for several years on Law360's Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board. After graduation from Yale Law School, where he was Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal, Mr. Stansel served a clerkship with the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson of the United States Court ofAppeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Stansel received a Bachelor of Science in Economics summa cum laude from Brigham Young University.
Heather’s expertise spans across the healthcare continuum with a focus on design, implementation and execution of hospital and health system strategies that improve patient care. Heather has a 20-year plus career where she held positions of significant responsibility for strategy, operations and finance, including various roles in hospital management, quality, strategy and high-value health care delivery.
Prior to joining Civica, Heather worked at Intermountain Healthcare as an Enterprise Initiative Partner and was responsible for driving forward Intermountain’s key strategic initiatives. Before this position, Heather was the Operations Officer for Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital, with accountability for hospital-wide operations, strategic growth and high-value healthcare delivery.
Before joining Intermountain in 2008, Heather was the President / Managing Partner of Tesaris Corporation, a healthcare consulting and technology company. In this position, Heather designed and optimized strategy and operational efficiency for hospitals, ranging in size from critical access facilities to academic medical centers.
Heather received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Science in management from Brigham Young University.