Industry Leading Speakers
The Conference will bring together leading employers and industry experts to share their insights – a line-up you simply can't miss!
Medical Affairs Director, Pharmacogenomics
Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA is a molecular biologist by training and is the former CEO and founder of YouScript, recently acquired by Invitae. She has worked in pharmacogenomics since 2000 and was named one of the 25 leading voices in precision medicine. Kristine has authored multiple publications on the clinical and economic benefits of pharmacogenomic testing including one lauded as one of the most influential publications at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting. She serves on the Steering Committee of STRIPE, the FDA collaborative community for pharmacogenomics. She has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC Nightly News and has spoken at SXSW, American Society of Human Genetics, and numerous precision medicine conferences. She is committed to being a catalyst in the adoption of precision medicine.
Managing Director, Business Development and Partnerships
Tommy brings decades of experience in developing public and private health and welfare programs that deliver value to employees and retirees while mitigating risk and effectively managing overall program costs for employers. He’s worked closely with many hospital systems and physician groups in the development and deployment of Accountable Care Organizations, Clinically Integrated Networks, and Shared Savings contracts across commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid programs. Tommy also has extensive experience working with large employer groups to support the deployment of appropriate healthcare strategies that drive value for both employees and employers alike.
Prior to joining PHM, Tommy served as Vice President and Consultant Actuary for Aon’s Active Health Exchange where he was responsible for supporting the business’ overall strategy and growth. At PHM, Tommy is instrumental in continuing our impressive growth trajectory by developing demand generation strategies for businesses and for Individuals. In this role, he works closely with channel partners to drive market awareness and growth across both lines of business and is responsible for taking our solutions to market.
He received his Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary.
Tam Brownlee, MD
Chief Health Officer
Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee is the Chief Health Officer for Accenture. A respected health leader in the United States, her career spans more than two decades of senior leadership in healthcare focused on improving health and wellness and advancing health equity. At Accenture, she is charged with creating and innovating strategies to enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of associates across the globe – with an immediate focus on solutions to impact the shifting COVID-19 landscape and supporting the health and well-being, and mental resilience for the over 720,000 associates worldwide.
Most recently, she served as the senior vice president and chief community impact officer and Washington DC Market President at Ascension, a leading non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S. In that role, she led efforts to advance health equity, generate new service lines, create operational efficiencies, improve healthcare quality and health and well-being of communities across markets. Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee practiced clinical family medicine for 17 years and was a clinical and operational leader in Academic Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she advocated for equitable access and quality of care, built programs to address health disparities, and led teams to expand operations and growth.
Dr. Duperval-Brownlee is a board-certified Family Physician with additional training in public health, business, and ethics. She was recognized in 2021 by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders and by Fierce Healthcare as a Woman of Influence.
Lauren A. Collins, LCSW, CDWF, (she/her/hers) is director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Premise Health. She holds a BA from The University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.
At Columbia Lauren studied and conducted policy analysis, advocacy, and research. She later completed coursework at the VCU School of Social Work for clinical licensure and has taught clinical practice there to graduate students through an equity lens. Lauren is a certified Daring Way® facilitator (the Brené Brown method), Dare to Lead® trained, and holds certificates in diversity and inclusion from eCornell and integrated primary care and behavioral health.
Lauren joined Premise Health in 2018 as the behavioral health pilot for Capital One. Five years later, Lauren serves as the BH Program Manager for Capital One with 9 counselors across the country who provider clinical care and innovative and engaging programming and content. Lauren also owns a practice which specializes in person-centered, equitable, justice-focused work providing consultancy, speaking, training, internships, outpatient therapy and psychiatry. She began the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging program at Premise serving as the first DEIB program manager in 2021 and was promoted to director in 2022.
She has a passion for strategy, programming, training, and organizational change and development.
Lauren believes in the inherent ability of people and systems to enact change and is a firm believer in the power of harnessing and respecting identity and justice to support and sustain that change.
Manager, Health & Wellness Design
Dan Dentzer is Manager: Health and Wellness Design at United Airlines. He is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of health and wellness strategies for 90,000 union and non-union employees and 25,000 retirees enrolled in United’s group sponsored Medicare Advantage plan. Dan manages United’s relationship with both medical and pharmacy vendors, driving value through strong partnerships, strategic development, and operational excellence. He also administers United’s Center of Excellence programs as well as multiple point solutions.
Senior Director, Benefits and Workforce Insights
Brian Duclos, Sr Director Benefits and Workforce Insights, joined Amedisys in 2017 with a focus on improving and expanding benefits programs to better support the company’s team members and caregivers. Brian is responsible for the strategic vision, compliance, and delivery of all health and retirement benefit programs. In late 2020, Brian began supporting the Workforce Insights team that provides data analytics and internal consulting support to reduce employee turnover and meet staffing growth objectives of the company. Brian is passionate about using data and employee feedback to design relevant benefits programs that better support the company’s caregivers and increase overall employee satisfaction and retention.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD
Founder and CEO
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and a medical epidemiologist who began her public health career in 1998 as a member of the CDC’s elite Epidemic Intelligence Service. She has served as a foreign diplomat in the Caribbean, an academic researcher and former chief medical offi cer for the DC Medicaid program. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy and an Aspen Institute Health Innovator fellow. She is the founder and CEO of Grapevine Health, a digital health media company she established to build trust and improve patient engagement through delivery of culturally appropriate and relatable health information.
CEO & Founder
Julian previously served on the management team and was Managing Director, Global Research at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's largest membership-based platform for professional expertise. He oversaw GLG's service operation, products, and content, and directed management of its 400,000+ expert membership base. He formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as Associate and Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO and in Special Situations and Investment Banking. In 2001, he served in The White House as an aid to the Chief of Staff to the President. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and A.B. in Economics from Duke University.
Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer
Ernst & Young, LLC
As Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer, Frank works to create a culture of caring that meets the physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing needs of EY people. He leads a team that develops and delivers the resources and tools to enable EY people, teams, and leaders on their wellbeing journey.
Frank was previously the US East Region Leader for People Advisory Services, advising clients on organization effectiveness, talent management, culture transformation and leadership alignment matters. Frank has deep experience in helping organizations manage big, complex change initiatives, particularly in the M&A space.
Frank joined EY from Korn Ferry, where he was President, North America Advisory. Previous to Korn Ferry, Frank was with Willis Towers Watson, where he was Managing Director, Group Exchanges. During this time, he led the integration of multiple acquisitions to create a fully integrated health care exchange business. Prior to this role, Frank held multiple leadership roles, including Global Change Management Practice Leader and Global M&A Leader.
COE Leader, Advanced Analytics/AI
Dr. Mark L Homer is the Head of Healthcare AI at Fidelity Investments. He earned his BS & MS from MIT, a PhD from Brown University, and an MMSc from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Homer has led projects & teams in biotech, aerospace, and healthcare. Examples include software control for bioreactors, obstacle avoidance algorithms for Mars landers, and AI-driven brain computer interfaces for those with paralysis. He has been innovating in the healthcare space for 20+ years across many sectors of the industry, including payers, providers, academia, pharma, and a startup.
Vice President, Thought Leadership
Ben Isgur has spent more than 25 years guiding US and global health leaders and decision makers with industry intelligence and research-based perspectives. His work informs business leaders on the interdependencies between the health industry, benefit trends and the employee experience.
An author, Ben has written numerous reports, which have been cited by leaders across the health industry. He is frequently interviewed and quoted by journalists from media organizations and has given keynote addresses on diverse topics, from the drivers of US medical cost trend to the rise of the healthcare consumer’s voice to the importance of social determinants of health.
Prior to joining Fidelity Investments, Ben founded PwC’s Health Research Institute, where he led a team of industry experts, policy analysts and economists dedicated to developing original and independent thought leadership for the firm and its clients. Ben also developed health policy as a legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives and as a government relations officer for the City of Austin.
Ben received a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a US Department of Defense fellow. Ben is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a board member for multiple health-related not-for-profits.
Senior Director, U.S. Health & Wellbeing Benefits
For the last 14 years, Mike has served as a key member of the Global Total Rewards team at Walmart. He presently serves as the Senior Director for U.S. Health & Wellbeing Benefits, where he leads initiatives focused on pharmacy, medical pharmacy, mental and emotional health programs offered to Walmart’s 1.6 million U.S. Associates and their families.
Senior Director of Risk Management & Employee Benefits
Polk County School Board
Linda joined Polk County Public Schools in March of 2019 as the Director of Risk & Employee Benefits. She manages a staff of 19 professionals that serve near 13,000 full time employees and more than 104,000 students in over 150 schools. She also manages the District’s two full-service employee health clinics and its $130 million dollar health plan.
Linda began her career as a Human Resource Specialist for the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. She moved on to Eckerd Corporation, managing benefit communications for a merger of 3 companies and adding 30,000 associates to its benefits plans. Linda returned to the public sector, creating the first benefits administration section for the Martin County School District. Linda then served as the Risk & Safety Manager for the School District of Palm Beach County.
With over 30 years in public service, Linda is a professional public administrator, with a strong work ethic and a drive to constantly improve processes for the agencies she serves.
Linda has a BA in Business Administration with a Management Specialization from Saint Leo University and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Nova Southeastern University. She also earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management (CP, SHRM).
Linda is a past President of the Florida Educational Risk Management Association (FERMA), and member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mid-Florida Society for Human Resources Management and Public Risk & Insurance Management Association (PRIMA).
Senior Director, Human Resources
Megan Lankford leads the strategy and programming that guides associate experience, recognition, and well-being in support of more than 50,000 Capital One associates. Fueling Capital One’s talent strategy, and driving a culture of belonging, her team designs the well-being programs and work/life services that allow all associates to care for themselves and their families and feel healthy all around -- physically, emotionally, financially and socially. Megan started at Capital One in 1999 in Richmond, VA. Her background in product management and customer experience strategy has powered her contributions to, first, the U.S. branded credit card business, and since 2017, the Human Resources Total Rewards team. In her time with Total Rewards, she’s helped to implement an associate experience model using her product mindset and design thinking strategy that's supported the evolution of Capital One’s increasingly comprehensive, inclusive, and competitive set of benefits.
Tom X. Lee, MD
Founder & CEO
Tom is the CEO and visionary behind Galileo -- a data-driven, multi-specialty care model designed to improve quality and reduce total cost of care. Operating across 50 states and partnered with large employers and health plans, Galileo is one of the fastest growing innovators in care delivery.
Prior to Galileo, Tom helped build One Medical into the leading, independent primary care system in the country. And previously helped launch Epocrates, the #1 mobile app used by clinicians at the point of care.
Tom is a board-certified internist who completed training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his BS from Yale University, MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Harlan Levine, MD
Chair of the Board; President of Health Innovation and Policy
AccessHope; City of Hope
Harlan Levine, M.D., is chair of the board for AccessHope, a company focused on serving the employer market and making leading-edge cancer expertise available to all regardless of geography. Dr. Levine is also president of health innovation and policy for City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.
Dr. Levine previously held executive roles at UnitedHealth Group, Towers Watson and Anthem Inc. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed by the Medical Board of California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
Christopher J. Mosunic, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Chris Mosunic is Chief Clinical Officer at Calm. Chris is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Registered Dietitian specializing in starting, scaling, and managing large provider teams and networks at healthcare startups, as well as both privately and publicly held healthcare organizations. Prior to his current role as the Chief Clinical Officer at Calm, Chris served as an executive healthcare leader at Yale New Haven Health, Johnson and Johnson, Rivermend Health, Advanced Recovery Systems, and Vida Health.
Chris has authored numerous scientific publications, clinical programs, and presentations throughout his career on topics such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mental health, integrated care, obesity, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Chris received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Psychology from Bucknell University, his MS in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts, his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt, and his MBA from Yale.
Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards
University of Notre Dame
Denise currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Total Rewards for the University of Notre Dame. In this position, she is responsible for advancing the strategy development and overall management of compensation, benefits, and well-being. This includes programs for health and welfare, retirement, and well-being/work life as part of the total employment experience.
Prior to joining Notre Dame in 1997, Denise held the position of Director of Human Resources for Women’s Health Partnership, a physician organization in Indianapolis. In addition, she has held administrative positions in hospital systems and retail. Her experience includes talent development and acquisition, employee relations, organizational design, learning and development, compensation, benefits, and information systems.
Denise holds a BS in management from Bryant University. Her professional associations also include the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA/HR), World at Work, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). She has presented workshops for CUPA/HR and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Prachi Nagda, MD
Partner and Clinical Services Leader
Dr. Nagda is a Partner in Mercer's health practice and serves as the Clinical Services Leader, based in New York. She is the national leader for designing high value care strategies, which includes high performance network, advanced primary care, onsite/ worksite clinic, centers of excellence, cancer and virtual care solutions, helping clients of all sizes identify the optimal solution. A seasoned physician executive and consultant, Dr. Nagda brings years of experience managing and advising large employers on total human capital management including benefit, network design, and wellness strategies integrated with productivity impact. In her current role, Dr. Nagda assists employers with moving from volume to value while maximizing member experience. She has significant expertise in the area of high value care solutions leveraging clinical informatics and SDoH to drive engagement.
Prior to joining Mercer, Dr. Nagda was a corporate Medical Director at a large health system for their 150,000 employees. She led an integrated strategy to manage the medical trend and productivity. She also served as Medical Director oversight for disability and workers compensation. She also served as the Medical Director for their mid and large sized employer groups, helping employers with benefit and incentive redesign and payer-provider partnerships in form of ACO and COE design. Dr. Nagda has held several clinical thought leadership roles at carriers and health systems, focusing on improving quality, clinical management programs and better care delivery. Altogether, she has over 15 years of health industry experience, looking it through different key aspects.
Josh Ofman, MD
Josh Ofman, MD, MSHS, is President at GRAIL. Josh also serves on the Board of Directors of Cell BT, Inc, an immuno-therapy company focused on the discovery and development of innovative cancer therapeutics. Previously, Josh spent more than 15 years at Amgen, where he most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Value, Access and Policy. Prior to that, Josh was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Health Services Research at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as Senior Vice President of Zynx Health Inc., a subsidiary of Cerner Corp. Josh holds a BA in history and philosophy of science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MD from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Josh also has an MSHS from the UCLA School of Public Health.
Amy O'Neill, JD
Vice President & Director of Health and Well-being Strategy
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Amy O’Neill is Vice President & Director of Health and Well-Being Strategy at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She oversees the strategy, design and financial management of employee health benefits and well-being programs for nearly 100,000 employees, retirees and their family members. Prior to her career in HR, Amy spent over five years in the company’s government affairs group, while pursuing her law degree in the evenings. Her background in health policy and consulting has enabled her to employ a strategic, pragmatic mindset in driving the company’s benefits forward to become competitive among leading employers while delivering value to employees and to Liberty.
Urvashi Patel, PhD
Vice President Data and Analytics
Evernorth Research Institute
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the data analytics and her career has focused on the evaluation of clinical programs and services, including condition management, complex case management, quality improvement and provider performance programs. As a health services researcher, she has led studies evaluating the impact of health services programs.
In addition, Dr. Patel has extensive health plan and health system experience – most recently serving as the Chief Analytics Officer at Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS) with responsibility for actuarial and analytical functions. Prior to joining BHPS, she was the Associate Vice President, Population Health Analytics and Chief Data Scientist for the Care Management Division of Montefiore Health System, overseeing analytics and data management for value based care contracts and programs. Urvashi also held leadership positions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Care Management Technologies.
Urvashi earned her doctorate in Health Services Organization & Research from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and a Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Administration from the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. She is an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Social Medicine.
Matthew Resnick, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Matthew Resnick, MD, MPH serves as Chief Medical Officer of Embold Health, a data analytics company creating a new standard for healthcare quality. In this capacity, he measures provider, group, hospital and health system performance as well as guides provider engagement efforts to translate data insights into measurable improvements in the value of care delivered within local communities.
In addition to his role at Embold Health, Resnick remains on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he maintains an active health services research program.
Dr. Resnick attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed residency training in general surgery and urology. He then completed a clinical fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and advanced training in health services research and performance improvement as a Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar. Resnick holds master’s degrees in both public health and healthcare management from Vanderbilt University.
EVP of External Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Sean Robbins is executive vice president of external affairs for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 34 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Today, one in three Americans is covered by the Blue System. With a 20-year track record in business and government, Robbins’ experience as an operational health care leader combined with his public policy background is unique within the industry.
As a member of BCBSA’s executive leadership team, Robbins leads national efforts to shape healthcare policy through his insights and as a respected voice in Washington, D.C. He also has accountability for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, the most preferred name in health care and he oversees BCBSA’s strategic partnerships that accelerate innovation and drive tangible improvements for health care consumers, payers and providers.
Prior to joining the Association, Robbins was president of Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, a $350 million health plan serving nearly 200,000 members as part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies in four western states. He previously served as Cambia’s senior vice president of public affairs and policy, overseeing the company’s political, legislative and regulatory agenda and modernizing the company’s approach to public and government affairs.
Earlier, Robbins led two community development organizations and supported two governors in building Oregon’s statewide economic development strategy. He served Oregon Governors John Kitzhaber and Kate Brown as director of the Oregon Business Development Department and as CEO of Greater Portland Inc.
Founder & CEO
Prior to Firefly, Fay initiated Premji Invest’s U.S. healthcare growth equity investments. She co-founded and served as CEO of Mymo, bridging the gap between excess physician capacity and patient demand. Fay was also a partner at LG's venture fund, investing in health and enterprise software companies, and she led AetherWorks’ first spin-off. Fay attended Georgetown University.
Health Care Benefits Manager
State Farm Insurance Companies
Darcy Sementi is the Healthcare Benefits Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies where she is responsible for the overall healthcare benefit strategy for both agents and employees, covering more than 150K lives. Darcy oversees a team of analysts responsible for daily health plan operations, healthcare innovation, program optimization, and plan governance. Prior to joining State Farm, Darcy served as Regional Vice President of Sales and Director of Operations for a national health plan and was the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for the nation’s largest dental support organization. Darcy has her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinic Manager
Clarksville Montgomery, County School System
Sharla Smith has over 25 years of experience in the education field, working at the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), Clarksville, TN’s largest employer. Prior to this she worked in the insurance field, and has maintained her Property and Casualty Insurance Producer license, to serve as a resource for CMCSS. She is a Registered Nurse currently working as the Clinic Manager for CMCSS’s Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinic- a facility of six locations located throughout Clarksville-Montgomery County that treats insured employees and dependents of both CMCSS and Clarksville-Montgomery County. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in the Risk Management, Safety, & Health industry, and she has worked in various positions at CMCSS (within the same department) to include: Assistant Risk Manager / Safety Coordinator, Safety & Health Manager, Nurse Manager, On-the-Job Injury Nurse Consultant, and School Nurse. In 2007, Ms. Smith worked with her Administrator to develop the Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinic as a start-up facility targeting employee wellness. In 2019, by working closely alongside EpiphanyRx, the growth of the clinic soared by becoming an entity that started experiencing multi-million-dollar savings each year. This was primarily due to the success of developing an in-house infusion therapy clinic with a focus of continued savings by providing services using a select group of specialty medications. Ms. Smith can be reached at email@example.com.
David Stark, MD
Chief Medical Officer
David Stark is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and serves as Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Benefits where he is responsible for the health and wellbeing of Morgan Stanley’s employers and their families.
He joined the firm in 2018 from Mount Sinai Health System, where he was the creator and director of Lab 100, Medical Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, and an Assistant Professor of Health System Design and Global Health. Prior to that, David was a research fellow in the departments of medicine and bioengineering at Stanford University School of Medicine.
David serves on the board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and on the advisory board of the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health. He also serves on the board of the Business Group on Health.
David is a licensed physician, board certified in pediatric neurology and clinical informatics. He received his B.S. in biology from Yale University, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his M.S. in biomedical informatics from Stanford. He lives in Harlem with his husband, Stephen, and their two children.
Adam joined Walmart in 2018 and is the Senior Vice President, US Benefits. Adam is responsible for the strategy, design and delivery of all benefits and wellbeing programs for the 1.5 million US associates across Walmart, Sam’s Club and the ecommerce businesses. Adam works closely with leadership to ensure programs meet the needs of Walmart’s evolving businesses and workforce.
Prior to joining Walmart, Adam spent more than 20 years building benefits consulting businesses at a number of leading national firms, including AonHewitt, Mercer and Fidelity Investments. In those roles, he sold and led strategic reviews at many of the Fortune 500. In building businesses, he championed a requiring and trusting culture that enabled team members to deliver their best.
Adam also serves on the Board of Directors of ERIC (the ERISA Industry Committee), the Business Group on Health and is a member of the .406 Ventures Healthcare Executive Council.
Adam earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Northwestern University and his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Founder and CEO
Ashok Subramanian founded Centivo in 2017 after observing the inefficiency in the healthcare system and the pain that has resulted for employers and employees. Centivo provides a healthcare solution for self-insured employers that unlocks savings and value by better aligning incentives in today's healthcare system and activating employees to choose high-value providers.
Prior to Centivo, Ashok founded Liazon, operator of the nation’s industry-leading private benefits exchange for active employees. A pioneer in the industry, Liazon’s Bright Choices® Exchange empowers employees to buy the benefits they really need while enabling employers to achieve complete financial predictability for their benefits. In November 2013, Liazon was acquired for $215 million by Towers Watson, now Willis Towers Watson. After the acquisition, Ashok served as CEO of Liazon as well as Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson’s Group Exchange business.
Prior to Liazon, Ashok was an Associate Principal in the New York City office of McKinsey and Co., a global management-consulting firm, where he served as a leader in the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices.
In addition to his role at Centivo, Ashok serves as an independent Board director at Artemis Health as well as a senior advisor to Silversmith Capital, a growth equity firm.
Ashok received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Ashok is often sought out for his expert commentary on the health insurance and benefits industry. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Employee Benefit News, and CFO Magazine.
Senior Benefits Manager, Americas
Heather Tuttle is a seasoned employee benefits professional with over 25 years’ experience in many different industries. She has focused her career on global health, welfare and retirement structure development, compensation benchmarking, M&A due diligence, ERISA compliance, as well as EEO & Affirmative Action compliance. She has a BBA from James Madison University and achieved her C.E.B.S designation.
Jaclyn Wainwright is a national behavioral health expert, and the CEO of AiRCare Health, a mental and behavioral health company that combines the heart of clinical care management with the science of machine learning.
Under Jaclyn’s leadership, AiRCare is transforming the emotional and mental health of millions, one phone call at a time. Her predictive model has created a paradigm shift from "Chase and Treat" to "Predict and Prevent." Jaclyn’s work has the potential to help eliminate the burden of chronic diseases, and revolutionize the health and happiness of individuals, families and entire communities.
Jaclyn is also a featured speaker on how technology is improving patient outcomes for behavioral health disorders and is the co-author of several groundbreaking studies on substance use disorders and mental health treatment. She has built strategic partnerships with national providers, brokers, and data scientists and serves as a behavioral health subject matter expert for Microsoft’s Global Industry Leaders Program.
Chief Commercial Officer
Employer Direct Healthcare
Prior to EDH, Dickon was Chief Commercial Officer at WithMe Health, a modern PBM backed by Oak HC/FT. Prior to WithMe, Dickon was the Chief Commercial Officer at Big Health, a digital therapeutics company focused on mental health. Dickon was responsible for the go-to-market strategy, establishing product positioning, pricing and market and channel prioritization. During his tenure, Dickon grew the business from 0 to 2.5mm covered lives. Customers included Citi, Comcast, CVS, Delta, EY, Google, Target, and The Home Depot. To accelerate growth, he launched a first of its kind, strategic partnership with CVS, which became the CVS Point Solution Management platform.