Our Speakers

Move to Value Virtual Summit

May 5, 2022 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. EST

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

Throughout the summit, you’ll hear updates on the role of emergency medicine in value-based agreements and how your organization can best prepare. The topics at the Summit are relevant, timely, and critical to success in this new age of health care.

Scheduled to Present

Kevin Biese, MD

Kevin Biese, MD serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as a Vice-Chair of the Board of the UNC Health Care Senior Alliance. He also serves as a consultant with West Health, a San Diego based philanthropic organization dedicated to improving care for older adults. With the support of the John A. Hartford and West Health Foundations, he is the co-leader alongside Dr. Ula Hwang of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, serving as PI of the implementation arm. He is grateful to chair the first Board of Governors for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program which has now improved the quality of care in over 300 emergency departments in 40 states and 4 countries.


Megan Donovan

Megan Donovan, MBA, is an Atlanta-based independent management consultant. She helps executives turn their ideas into reality and works closely with entrepreneurs, academic medicine and healthcare policy leaders to shape business strategy and operational implementation. Megan has a BA in psychology from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated in the top 10% of her class.


Megan Heiar

Megan C. Heiar, MSPT, MBA, serves as a Vice President of Population Health for Atrium Health. She supports strategy development and the implementation of value-based care models across the organization. Ms. Heiar also supports Atrium Health Emergency Medicine Value Strategy and Programs and leads the Population Health Integration work with new system partners. Ms. Heiar has been with Atrium Health for 26 years. She is a licensed physical therapist and served many years in hospital administration during which time she managed multiple clinical and nonclinical teams. She has led key initiatives, including patient experience, patient flow and throughput, demand management and incident command. Prior to joining the Population Health Division at Atrium Health, Ms. Heiar served as a system strategist. She has a passion to transform healthcare in a way that allows healthcare systems to provide convenient, connected, affordable and quality care to all patient populations, especially the most vulnerable populations.


Iltifat Husain, MD

Iltifat Husain, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, founder of iMedicalApps.com, Impathiq, and EMBoardBombs.

David Pearson, MD is a Professor in Emergency Medicine and has been a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) since 2006. He is currently the Greater Charlotte Region Clinical Leader for Emergency Medicine (EM) at Atrium Health and Chief of Quality, Operations, and Innovation for the Department of EM at CMC. His academic focus is on cardiac emergencies including cardiac arrest resuscitation, STEMI, and chest pain. He has spearheaded and led numerous innovative processes and initiatives across Atrium Health to include novel care delivery models, Code Cool, AH-modified HEART Score, high-sensitivity troponin deployment, Atrium Health Resuscitation Committee, and the J.L.G. Chest Pain Network. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics and is passionate about ED operations, medical education, value-based care, innovation, commercialization, clinical informatics, and entrepreneurship in health tech.

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT, is the Chief Transformation Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS/Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas, which provides ambulance service to 436 square miles and more than 1 million residents and responds to over 155,000 calls a year. MedStar is a high performance, high value Emergency Medical Services system, providing advanced clinical care with high economic efficiency.

Matt has helped guide the development and implementation of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as an MIH provider, including high utilizer, readmission prevention, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies. He is also the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

He has 41 years’ experience in EMS and holds a master’s degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. Matt is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, costing strategies and EMS research.

Matt is also Immediate Past President of the National Association of EMTs, and chairs their EMS Economics Committee. He is an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.

Our Host

Yates Lennon, MD, MMM, President of CHESS Health Solutions

Yates Lennon, MD, MMM, currently serves as the President and Chief Transformation Officer for CHESS Health Solutions. He is nationally known for his work in quality, previously serving on the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Quality Leadership Council and presently on the National Association of Accountable Care Organization’s Quality Committee. Dr. Lennon’s background includes 23 years as a practicing OB/GYN and a Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He served as Chief Quality Officer for Cornerstone Health Care before joining CHESS in 2018 as Chief Transformation Officer. Dr. Lennon assumed the role of President in 2021. He has a deep understanding of practice transformation and how to engage physicians and their staff. His value-based care expertise allows him to translate his knowledge into initiatives that health care teams understand and can implement to ultimately transform patient care.