Our Speakers

Move to Value Virtual Summit

October 13-14, 2020

The Move to Value Summit has assembled an impressive list of speakers who will meet you where you are on your journey to value. 

Throughout the conference, you’ll hear success stories and lessons learned from physician leaders at renowned academic medical centers, ACOs and group practices from across the US. Analytics experts will illustrate how data, when presented as actionable information, will make a real difference in patient engagement and health outcomes. Find out what your peers are doing to improve quality, reduce costs and benefit financially from well-designed risk contracts. Learn how specialists and ancillary providers are finding innovative ways to collaborate and thrive in a value-based world. The topics at the Summit are relevant, timely and critical to success in this new age of health care.

Scheduled to Present

Layne Adams, MSN, RN, is the Quality/Performance Improvement Manager at Catawba Valley Medical Group in Hickory, NC. She oversees quality programs and leads the Care Coordination Team in population health initiatives, including preventive health outreach and chronic disease management, identification of social determinants of health, connecting patients to community and payer resources, Transitional Care Management to coordinate care after hospital discharge, and utilization review. Most recently, she led the startup of the organization’s Chronic Care Management program, allowing RN Health Navigators to work more closely with patients to manage disease processes and outcomes.

Keith Anderson, MBA, is the Executive Director of Value Based Care at LabCorp. Keith’s focus is to support and develop LabCorp’s strategy in the current transformation of healthcare through services & technologies evolution to support clients in the value-based care environment. Prior to joining LabCorp, Keith was a healthcare consultant, assisting clients in the transition to the fee for value environment through payer contract reviews, pricing strategy development and helped facilitate the creation ACOs and CINs. He has over 25 years’ experience working in the space between payers and providers, improving the relationship for both parties. Among his background, he managed a $500 million contract portfolio for a large integrated system in the Southeastern United States. Keith’s overall areas of expertise include value-based care, contract negotiation, process improvement, pricing strategy and database and reporting systems.

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Chris Broga, MD, is a board certified pediatrician and has been a medical director at CVS/Aetna since 2017. He earned his MD at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and completed his pediatrics internship and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia. He has worked in managed care for 12 years and prior to joining Aetna served as VP Medical Affairs at Magellan’s managed Medicaid division.

Tara N. Cho, JD, CIPP/US, CIPP/E chairs Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Her practice is dedicated to counseling clients on privacy and data security issues across industries such as technology, retail, e-commerce, and life sciences, with an emphasis on compliance risks and regulatory requirements affecting the healthcare and healthtech sector. Tara became certified as a legal specialist in Privacy and Information Security Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2018 as part of the inaugural class of specialists in this field. She is also a recognized by the IAPP as a certified information privacy professional for both the U.S. (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E). 

Cindy Conner, BSN, RN, CCM is the Population Health Manager at AdventHealth in Hendersonville, NC. She has been an RN for over 25 years and brings to her role a depth of experience in Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine, Infection Control, Home Health, and Case Management. She considers each of these experiences “feathers in her cap.” Cindy joined AdventHealth in 2016 where she’s built a successful team with RNs and Patient Care Advocates. Cindy developed and leads a program which provides Chronic Care Management and Transition of Care Management services for over 12,000 MSSP and MA plan patients. She is passionate about equipping patients with what they need so they are better able to successfully manage their health.  

Lucinda DeMarco, MD, is Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of North and South Carolina. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, including her passion for pediatric medicine and dedication to consumer health and wellbeing. As a member of UnitedHealthcare’s leadership team for more than three years, Dr. DeMarco serves as the Chair for the Regional Peer Review Committee and the Regional Quality of Care Committee, while maintaining her daily work of assisting local practices and facilities to provide excellent quality and affordable care for UnitedHealthcare members. 

Ajay Dharod, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and serves as the Vice Chair of Informatics and Analytics for the Wake Forest Department of Internal Medicine. His qualifications have provided a range of expertise: developing EHR tools that facilitate research, enhanced workflow, population management, quality improvement, clinical decision support, principles of data safety, interoperability, and the challenges of conducting research from EHR-derived data. 

Keya Eaton, BSN

Keya Eaton, BSN, RN, is the Population Health Manager for Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC.   She provides clinical and operational management to multiple teams within the department.  She provides direct supervision to the Supportive Care Nurses, Supportive Care Triage Nurses, Enhanced Care Nurses, Population Health Social Workers, Ambulatory Care Navigators, and Community Health Workers.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University and holds a certificate in Public Health Leadership from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Keya is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, an End of Life Nursing Consortium trainer, and Respecting Choices Instructor. She has special interests in Hospice and Palliative Care and Population Health.

Robert Fields, MD, MHA, is a family medicine physician and the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Population Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Fields leads a network of 4000 physicians managing the clinical and financial outcomes of 400,000 lives across multiple risk contracts and all lines of business. He has overseen the redesign of the clinical model including care management, provider engagement, quality programs, practice transformation, social determinants, and other aspects of the system’s population health strategy. Dr. Fields serves is the Chair-elect of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and serves on the Board of America’s Physician Groups (APG). He is also the Co-Chair of the Measure Applications Partnership group for NQF and a member of the Core Quality Measures Collaborative as part of the ACO workgroup.

Jennifer Gabbard, MD is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is triple boarded and completed training in Internal medicine, Geriatric, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Arizona and then went on to complete an educational fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gabbard, serves as the Palliative Care Research Director along with as the Associate Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program. In addition, she serves as faculty at the Wake Forest School of Medicine teaching the course called Medicine and Patients in Society (MAPS). Her clinical interests include integration of early palliative care in patients with serious illnesses, clinical care of comorbid chronically ill and frail older adults both chronically and during acute illness, along with promoting healthy aging. This interest translates into both the educational and research setting. 

Chris Garcia, MD

Christopher Garcia, MD, is a medical director for the Value-Based Care and the hospitals and health systems group at LabCorp Diagnostics. He is also a co-discipline director of Digital Pathology within the company. He is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and completed a 2 year pathology informatics fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is actively involved in LabCorp’s COVID-19 efforts.

Jennifer Grayson, RN

Jennifer Grayson, RN, is the Care Coordination Hub Manager with CHESS. She leads a team of Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants whom perform Care Coordination services for more than 50,000 patients. She began her career in 1995, working as a Nursing Assistant. She later received her Associates in Applied Science-Nursing in 2001 from Guilford Technical Community College. Jennifer has 25 years of clinical experience in varied disciplines and settings including Gastroenterology, Geriatric Psychology, Emergency Medicine, and Population Health. She has served in various management and leadership roles over this time.  Jennifer was recognized for clinical excellence in 2015 when she was named one of the Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Terrific 10 and the Novant Health Network Remarkable 45.

Gary Gunderson, M.Div., D.Min., D.Div. is Professor of the Health of the Public in the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and Professor of Public Health Science in School of Medicine. He serves as Vice President for FaithHealth at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center which includes spiritual care in the 880 bed hospital, Clinical Pastoral Education and counseling centers in 37 locations across North Carolina as well as guiding community health strategy

Jesse C. James, MD, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer for Chess Health Solutions. Dr. James served as Associate Medical Director at Inovalon, and most recently as Chief Medical Information Officer at Evolent, where he worked as the clinical architect for enterprise information systems and data use, working collaboratively across the organization to enhance clinical goals in value-based development.  He has much experience with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC-HIT). There, he was deeply involved in the EHR Meaningful Use program, development of clinical quality measures, and served as clinical advisor on multiple federal committees. He is the recipient of the honorary award for excellence in Innovation at the ONC-HIT, and served as a co-chair for the MACRA Technical Expert Panel for the CMS Quality Measure Development. 

Tabatha Loyd, RN is ACO Care Coordinator at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She has lived in rural North Carolina the majority of her life. She is a working wife and mother of a boy and a girl, ages six and three respectively. Her skills are varied with experience in the skilled nursing setting, inpatient medical-surgical-telemetry nursing, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient care coordination. If you ask her where she learned the most, her answer would be psychiatry because the range of information learned there was wide: from street terminology, brain chemistry, and socioeconomic barriers. Tabatha is the first person in her family to graduate high school and has experienced first-hand many socioeconomic barriers. Being able to help people see the light or break their barriers is something Tabatha is passionate about, which is why care coordination is so special to her!

Jim McCormick, MD, MBA, currently manages the Humana UM and CM teams for the Mid-Atlantic region, while providing medical and healthcare insights to shape internal business and population health strategies.  The teams’ goals are to achieve optimal member outcomes, enhance business performance and support Humana’s PCP and provider-focused initiatives.  His board certified is in Emergency Medicine received after training at the LAC+USC program.  Jim was a partner in Southern California Permanente Medical Group for over 10 years.  He then managed the west coast medical operations for Concentra.  Previous to his current role he led as the ACMO of the Humana owned primary care operations during the MCCI acquisition and subsequent reorganization into Conviva and Partners in Primary Care. He received his MBA from Pepperdine in 2008.

Mara McDermott, JD, is an accomplished health care executive with a deep understanding of federal health care law and policy, including delivery system reform, physician payment and Medicare payment models. Most recently Mara served as the senior vice president of federal affairs at America’s Physician Groups (formerly the California Association of Physician Groups, CAPG), a professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing in capitated, coordinated care models. 

Leslie McKinney, MD, FACEP, is the Senior Medical Director for Blue Cross NC Advanced Primary Care and Value-Based Provider engagement. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. She has been a leader in various positions throughout her career and prior to joining Blue Cross NC led the development of WKCC a physician led ACO in Wake County. She has special interests and has been leading the development of value based primary care models in North Carolina for many years.

David P. Miller, MD,is a board-certified clinical informaticist, primary care physician, and experienced health care delivery researcher who is dedicated to transforming the way we deliver medical care. Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed his internal medicine residency, including a year as Chief Medical Resident, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on developing, studying, and implementing digital health interventions to increase cancer screening on a population health level. Through this work, Dr. Miller and Dr. Ajay Dharod created mPATH™ (mobile Patient Technology for Health), a digital health navigator that empowers patients to manage their own preventive health needs. 

David B. Nash, MD, MBA is the Founding Dean Emeritus, and remains on the full-time faculty as the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His 11 year tenure as Dean completes nearly 30 years on the University faculty. JCPH is dedicated to developing healthcare leaders for the future.  After voluntarily stepping down as Dean, Jefferson Health asked him to take on some additional responsibilities as “Special Assistant” to the Chief Physician Executive, and a member of the board of our ACO, one of the largest in the nation, effective July 2019. A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement. Dr. Nash’s work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, and online column on MedPage Today.  He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 25 books, including The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (3rd edition).  Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

Richard L. Orr, Jr., MD has practiced internal medicine in High Point, NC for over 30 years in a large number of settings and leadership positions including hospital internal medicine medical staff leader, inpatient hospital care, nursing home medical director, and outpatient office practice. In 2013 he led the Cornerstone Health Care move to value as the front-line clinic leader in the Complex Care Clinic where patient care redesign reduced the cost of care by $4,246,625 (14%) within 13 months while improving clinical outcomes. He currently serves as the clinical medical director of the WFHN Complex Care Clinic with goals of leading an expert clinical team that provides the right care at the right time in the right place for the most complex patients in value-based contracts.

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Shannon Parrish, BSN, RN is the Director of Care Coordination for CHESS Health Solutions. She provides clinical and operational guidance to CHESS Value Partners and direct supervision over the CHESS Care Coordination HUB. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill and holds her CCM certification. Shannon has 21 years of experience in nursing; 14 years in inpatient Oncology and Palliative Care and the last 7 years in the Value-based care space with CHESS. She is an alumni of NC’s Great 100. She is passionate about equipping teams to have maximum outcomes for patients.

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA is Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system. He is the Ralph Muller Presidential Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel is on faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, and a Staff Physician at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, NBC Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Forbes, Time, NPR and CNN.

Antonia Peck, JD, is a partner in the Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Team. Her practice is focused on assisting healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory compliance and corporate matters, including Stark law and federal and state Anti-Kickback Statute compliance, HIPAA, 340B Drug Pricing Program, physician recruitment, medical staff issues, and antitrust concerns. Toni also counsels healthcare entities on transactional and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, management services organizations, academic medical center affiliation agreements, and hospital-physician alignment strategies.

Peter Read, DO

Peter Read, DO, is the Medical Director for UnityPoint Health’s Care at Home.  After completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa Des Moines, he joined the UnityPoint Central Iowa Hospitalists.  He spent many years caring for patients with acute medical illnesses and became passionate about transformational care delivery.  In 2018, he had the opportunity to join other transformational care leaders and design UnityPoint’s Hospital to Home and Care at Home Clinic. 

Dianne K. Schultz, DNP, MSN, RN

Dianne K. Schultz, DNP, MSN, RN is an Operational and Clinical Strategist in Healthcare Redesign. As a Director of Operations with UnityPoint Health System she engineers innovative and sustainable ambulatory options to high cost facility care.  She is professionally inspiring with an extensive background in transformational health care leadership and strategic execution.  Proven ability to develop and implement highly effective cross continuum health care delivery models such as Hospital to Home, Primary Care at Home, and 30-60 Day Ambulatory Care Bundles. Through a population health lens, these services provide proactive, preventative, and urgent support for at risk populations  while improving quality and economic outcomes for patients and organizations alike.

Cory J. Sessoms, MD worked as a hospitalist for the first seven years following residency. In 2015 he helped start the Transitional Care Clinic which focused on caring for uninsured and high-risk patients following discharge for the hospital. He serves as medical director of this clinic and has reduced readmission in this population. In 2016 he helped develop a successful system-wide sepsis initiative using lean process improvement. He then began serving as the hospital’s Readmission Team physician leader focusing on reducing hospital admissions. In 2019 he began serving as administrative medical director of the WFHN Complex Care Clinic with goals of transforming the clinic into a transition-based clinic as well.

Emily Volk, BSN, RN, is the Transitional Care Nurse at Northern Regional Hospital, assuring patients are surrounded with community resources as they transition from the acute hospital setting to their homes. She serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Stroke team at Northern, as well as leads the Care Coordination team for Northern Family Medicine. Emily is also integral to the Patient Satisfaction efforts at Northern and is a champion of promoting and sustaining the Culture of Compassion that exists in the organization.