Our Speakers

Move to Value Virtual Summit

October 13, 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

Jennifer Houlihan, MSP, MA is the vice president of value-based care and population health for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, where she is focused on operational and financial performance in value contracts, engagement with community partners, and leveraging best practice from innovation and translating into new care models.  With 20+ years as an experienced healthcare leader, her role is to understand and develop the capabilities needed to implement and sustain population health management and community engagement to minimize care fragmentation, improve quality and reduce costs. Ms. Houlihan earned a master’s in planning from Florida State University with an emphasis in health policy and a master’s certificate of population health from Thomas Jefferson University.

Shannon Parrish, RN, BSN, CCM, is the Director of Care Coordination for CHESS Health Solutions. Shannon provides clinical and operational guidance to CHESS Value Partners and direct supervision to the CHESS Care Coordination HUB. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill, and she 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 VBC space with CHESS. She is an alumnus of NC’s Great 100 and is passionate about equipping teams to have maximum outcomes for patients.


Nishi Rawat, MD, MBA, began her healthcare career in 2002 as an emergency medicine and critical care physician, treating a significant number of patients suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). As a healthcare faculty member and researcher, she led quality measure development and implementation at Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Using her previous years of frontline medical care experience and passion to improve care delivery, in 2015, Dr. Rawat founded and served as lead technologist for OpenBeds®, a company dedicated to improving access to mental health and SUD treatment. Following the company’s acquisition by Appriss Health (now Bamboo Health), a healthcare technology solutions company focused on fostering care collaboration and providing information and actionable insights across the entire continuum of care, Dr. Rawat continues to lead the OpenBeds® solution and behavioral health strategy as Chief Clinical Officer at Bamboo Health.

Dr. Rawat completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School. She holds a medical degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from McGill University, and an MBA from Georgetown University.


Mia Yang, MD, MS, is a geriatric clinician-research who approaches dementia from both clinical and research backgrounds. As the Director of Wake Forest House Call program providing home-based medical care to homebound elders and as a consultative specialist in Wake Forest’s Kulynych Geriatric Consult Clinic, Dr. Yang works closely with persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners. She is the Physician Liaison for the Wake Forest Memory Counseling Program, where licensed counselors provide mental health counseling and caregiver support groups for those living with memory loss. As an investigator with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Wake Forest Sticht Center on Aging, she is an experienced cognitive adjudicator on multiple clinical trials through the ADRC. She is the site co-Investigator for the D-CARE study, a NIA-PCORI-supported pragmatic, randomized, national study comparing health-system-based collaborative dementia care vs community-based dementia care, with important implications for Medicare policy. With the covid-19 pandemic, entire D-CARE study protocol has pivoted to virtual, leading to increased access for those living with dementia in rural and underserved areas. Dr. Yang has real-world experience in implementing clinical trials, managing diverse teams, problem-solving, and collaborating with collaborators around the country. 

Our Hosts

Kelly Garrison, MBA, MHA, is a passionate and energetic leader.  She brings over 13 years of healthcare experience from a variety of different backgrounds including, Quality, Provider Network Development, Operations, and Informatics.  She has worked in a variety of settings throughout the healthcare industry including inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings.  Through her experience in both hospital and community settings, she has developed a desire to support all sectors of health care with innovative models to drive improvement. Kelly earned a certificate from NC State University in Lean Healthcare and a certificate from The University of Virginia in Business Strategy. She completed a dual Masters program, earning a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University, and has a BS in Sports Medicine from Lynchburg College.  Kelly serves on the Board of the Forsyth County School Health Alliance and the School Health Advisory Council.


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.