Name Time Location Name Speakers
Monday, November 11, 2019
Coalition Breakfast8:00 AM - 9:00 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2 
Coalition Member Meetings (Coalitions Only)8:00 AM - 1:00 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2 
General Registration9:00 AM  
Cannabis is here, Getting into the Weeds on Business & Benefits Issues1:00 PM - 2:30 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Jane Terry - National Safety Council
Christine Samsel - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Ryan Smith - Virginia Tech
Deborah Krauss-Kelleher - Carpenter Technology Corporation
Mark Bolton - Greenwich Biosciences
Sarah Urfer - ChemaTox
Leveraging Evidence-based Practices for Obesity, Health & Wellbeing1:00 PM - 2:30 PMVirginia A - BTed Kyle - ConscienHealth
William Dietz - Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness
Christine Gallagher - STOP Obesity Alliance
Abby Ammerman - H-E-B, LP
Benefit Design in Action: Eliminating Low-value Care while Incentivizing High-value Care2:30 PM - 4:00 PMVirginia A - BBruce Sherman - National Alliance
A. Mark Fendrick - University of Michigan, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
Beth Bortz - Virginia Center for Health Innovation
Dan Leonard - National Pharmaceutical Council
Getting Down and Dirty on Episodes of Care2:30 PM - 4:00 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Susanne Dade - Washington Health Alliance
Thomas Woodruff - State of Connecticut
Ryan Catignani - Beaumont Health
Daniel Crowe - Superior HealthPlan
Max Holfert - Cambia Health Solutions
Converging to Value through Employer Activation4:30 PM - 5:15 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Scott Ransom - PwC|Strategy&
EXHIBIT HALL OPENS5:15 PMExhibit Hall A 
Opening Welcome Reception5:30 PM - 6:30 PMExhibit Hall A 
NHLC Dinner Meeting - INVITE ONLY6:30 PM - 9:00 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Bill Kramer - Pacific Business Group on Health
Bruce Sherman - National Alliance
Jenny Bryant - PhRMA
Adam Beck - America's Health Insurance Plans
Deborah Krauss-Kelleher - Carpenter Technology Corporation
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Breakfast7:15 AM - 8:00 AMExhibit Hall A 
Welcome and Opening Remarks8:00 AM - 8:05 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2 
Navigating Disruption, Consolidation & Cost Pressure8:05 AM - 8:45 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Ford Koles - Advisory Board
Healthcare: A View from the Independent Press8:45 AM - 9:35 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2James Gelfand - The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)
Reed Abelson - The New York Times
Julie Appleby - Kaiser Health News
Anna Mathews - The Wall Street Journal
NETWORKING BREAK9:35 AM - 10:10 AMExhibit Hall A 
Health Policy - Medicare for All & Beyond10:10 AM - 10:55 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Bret Jackson - The Economic Alliance for Michigan
Robert Berenson - Urban Institute
James Klein - American Benefits Council
Mark Wilson - HR Policy Association
Impact of Technology on the Future of Healthcare10:55 AM - 11:30 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Emmanuel Fombu - The Healthcare Futurist
Innovator Showcase11:30 AM - 12:00 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Andrew Federici - DayTwo Inc.
Zev Suissa - eMindful
Sean Karbowicz - MedSavvy
Lunch12:00 PM - 1:10 PMExhibit Hall A 
Awards Presentation1:10 PM - 1:30 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2 
Leading Change - The View from our Coalition Boards1:30 PM - 2:15 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Cristie Travis - Memphis Business Group on Health
Kathleen Harris - Warner Media, LLC
Susan Prochazka - Rice University
Lisa Woods - Walmart
Innovator Showcase2:15 PM - 2:45 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2JoAnna Brogdon - Lyra Health
Scott Given - Motivve Health
Josh Riff - Onduo
NETWORKING BREAK2:45 PM - 3:30 PMExhibit Hall A 
Impact of a Personalized Approach to Emotional Health3:30 PM - 4:25 PMVirginia CBruce Sherman - National Alliance
Stuart Sutley - Johns Hopkins HealthCare
Jennifer Hunter - emVitals, Inc.
Maren Fragala - Quest Diagnostics
Access & Value to Care in Rural Communities3:30 PM - 4:25 PMVirginia A - BRanda Deaton - Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
Lisa Evans - Southwire Company
Laurie Lee - State of Tennessee
Anand Parekh - Bipartisan Policy Center
Jenny Goins - Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Getting Real on Personalized Medicine3:30 PM - 4:25 PMDelaware AKatherine Capps - GTMRx
Eleanor Perfetto - National Health Council
Chip Parkinson - Myriad
Kevin Favro - Kroger Prescription Plans (KPP)
Stacey Brown - Foundation Medicine, Inc.
eValue8 Showcase: Best Practices for Health Plans & PBMs3:30 PM - 4:25 PMDelaware BJenifer Curry - Regence BCBS
Allison Hess - Geisinger
Jean Shahdadpuri - Health Net - Centene
Allison Emery - Kaiser Permanente Washington
Bringing Advanced Primary Care into Focus4:30 PM - 5:25 PMDelaware AKathryn McLeod - The Alliance
Ken Cohen - OptumCare
Michael Tuggy - Primary Care Innovators Network
Kayur Patel - Proactive MD
Lessons Learned in Direct Contracting & Joint Purchasing4:30 PM - 5:25 PMVirginia CBob McCollins - Employers' Advanced Cooperative on Healthcare
Chelsea Pollet - Henry Ford Health System
Peter Hayes - Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
Gary Rost - Savannah Business Group
Beyond Population Health: Getting out of the Box on Health, Wellbeing & Engagement4:30 PM - 5:25 PMVirginia A - BShelley Duncan - Kansas Business Group on Health
Susan Campbell - American Airlines
Carole Silberhorn - WSSC Water
John Rott - Kaiser Permanente
Shemekka Ebony Coleman - 100 Million Healthier Lives
Realizing the Value and Opportunity of Biosimilars for Employers4:30 PM - 5:25 PMDelaware BLauren Vela - Pacific Business Group on Health
Juliana Reed - Pfizer Inc.
Wayne Winegarden - Pacific Research Institute
Mohannad Kusti - United States Steel Corporation
Evening Reception5:30 PM - 7:00 PMExhibit Hall A 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Breakfast7:30 AM - 8:00 AMExhibit Hall A 
Welcome and Opening Remarks8:00 AM - 8:05 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2 
Getting Results: Disciplined Execution to Achieving Total Health8:05 AM - 8:30 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Tony Merlo - Agile Edge Health, Inc
Karen Personett - DTE Energy
Cathryn Gunther - Merck & Co., Inc.
Employer Strategy: In the Trenches8:30 AM - 9:05 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Sheila Savageau - General Motors
Hospital Pricing: Moving from Transparency to Equity9:05 AM - 10:00 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Robert Smith - Colorado Business Group on Health
Gloria Sachdev - Employers' Forum of Indiana
Chris Peterson - Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC)
Mark Miller - Arnold Ventures
Richard Gundling - Healthcare Financial Management Association
NETWORKING BREAK10:00 AM - 10:30 AMExhibit Hall A 
Scaling Public/Private Partnerships for our Nation's Health10:30 AM - 11:15 AMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Karen Moseley - Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
Christa-Marie Singleton - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Robert Turner - National Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Mike Thompson - National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Coalition Panel: Key Take-Aways to Lead the Change11:15 AM - 12:00 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2Karen van Caulil - Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value
Chris Syverson - Nevada Business Group on Health
Jessica Brooks - Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
Paul Grady - Alera Group
Closing Remarks12:00 PM - 12:10 PMMarriott Ballroom Salon 2