Our Speakers

Move to Value Virtual Summit

June 22, 2021 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

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 summit, you’ll hear updates on policy, regulations and best practices from leaders at the forefront of crafting and deciding health care policy. The topics at the Summit are relevant, timely, and critical to success in this new age of health care.

Our Host

Jesse C. James, MD, MBA, chief medical officer for CHESS Health Solutions.

Scheduled to Present

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. 

Teresa Wilson has worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more than 30 years. From 2004-2010, she was a founding employee of a biomedical device company for which she managed the intellectual property, FDA submissions, and global marketing. Teresa rejoined CMS in 2011 to work with Medicare MSSP, Pioneer, and Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations. She currently works with 27 Next Generation ACOs. Teresa is a guest faculty member of Georgia’s Tech’s Biomedical Innovation & Design Master’s program. She is also a TEDMED Innovation Research Scholar.

Seth Edwards, MHA is a vice president of Strategy, Innovation and Population Health with Premier Performance Services. In this role, Seth is responsible for the management and operations of Premier’s Strategy and Performance Improvement Collaboratives: the Population Health Management Collaborative, the Bundled Payment Collaborative, QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals Collaborative, and Premier’s Perinatal Collaborative. He has expertise in health care policy and the nexus between policy, strategy and implementation with a focus on delivery system reform and value-based payment models, such as the Medicare ACO initiatives.  Moreover, Seth has worked with ACOs to drive performance improvement in cost, quality and patient experience. Members of the Population Health Management Collaborative outperform the nation in the generation of savings and quality scores for the Medicare ACO models.

Tony Malcoun, JD, MBA is a Vice President and member of Premier’s Strategy, Innovation, and Population Health Group’s executive team.  He leads Premier’s Provider Network Strategy practice.  He offers a broad national perspective and thought leadership derived from strategy and organizational change experience in over 90 diverse markets and 35 states. His areas of expertise include sustainable health system growth strategies, Clinically Integrated Networks, organizational operating models, physician incentives, virtual health, and the formation of strategic partnerships. 

Melissa Pollock

Melissa Pollock, M.Div, CHC, is Director of ACO Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for CHESS, and brings over nine years of experience in value based health care compliance. Melissa acts as the Compliance Official for CHESS’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and has extensive knowledge and experience related to the formation and management of Medicare ACOs. As part of her role, Melissa serves as the CHESS liaison to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), engaging in frequent discussions with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and other CMS leaders. More recently, Melissa has become increasingly involved in advocacy efforts to help inform value-based policy making based on CHESS experience and perspective, at both the state and federal level. Melissa maintains CHESS relationships with our advocacy partners, giving an active voice to the needs of value-based organizations.