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Spring Leadership Forum 2022

Event Date: 3/21/2022 - 3/24/2022

Event Overview

 

Transforming while performing: How Alliance member health plans are evolving to continue delivering on their missions

During the Spring 2022 Leadership Forum, Alliance member executives come together to dig into tough questions facing regional and provider-sponsored health plans.  The agenda offers important insights on the current policy and regulatory landscape, coupled with broader market intel and the long-term implications for healthcare. We’ll also dig into the challenges we all face when it comes to people and culture. Now more than ever, intentionally building and maintaining unstoppable cultures means the difference between success and failure.  We’ll hear from member health plans that are developing new models for growth – rather than growing in standard market share, new geography or new service lines, Alliance members are leveraging assets differently to generate revenue. We’ll also explore what it will take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy, and how Alliance member plans can be a meaningful part of that transformation.


What you can expect

  1. Reconnect with your Alliance executive peer network during carefully crafted group experiences, such as the historic Grapevine wine/cider tour and dinner

  2. Engage with a lively panel of futurists and healthcare experts as they observe global forces at work, envision the future of healthcare, and debate how we must reshape our organizations to be a part of that future

  3. Swap war stories with your peers from health plan executive teams across the country and collect the best ideas for workforce management in a post-pandemic world

  4. Attend the Alliance Board of Directors meeting and participate in the discussion regarding latest developments in the HPA’s strategic planning process

  5. Learn how the best brands build unstoppable cultures so that they can create and sustain organizations of enduring greatness


Who should attend

Alliance health plan leaders in the following roles:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief medical officer/medical director
  • Chief operating officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • C-level executives
  • Business strategy and development executives
  • Strategy officers and managers

Featured presenters

 

 

Chris Condeluci, JD, LLM

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

Christopher E. Condeluci is principal of CC Law & Policy, a legal and policy practice that focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and third-party administrators to health IT companies and hospital/health systems.

Previously, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the Exchanges, the State insurance market reforms, and all of the taxes enacted under the law.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Connelly

Global Consumer Trends Expert & One of Fast Company's Most Creative People In Business

With the unique ability to translate how consumer and lifestyle trends will affect organizations across industry sectors, Sheryl Connelly outlines how to develop a futuring mindset, to act decisively in high-stakes business environments.

As a corporate futurist for more than a decade, Sheryl is skilled at identifying what’s coming around the corner and the potential influences to customer attitudes and behavioral patterns that directly impact business strategy. The in-house futurist at Ford Motor Company, Sheryl was twice named by Fast Company as one of its “100 Most Creative People in Business,” while TechWeek listed her among its “Top 100 Innovators”. 

Her insights into what’s next help audiences understand how STEEP factors – social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends – will affect business in the short- and long-term.

 


Ginger Hardage

Former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications
Southwest Airlines

Ginger Hardage retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team.  At Southwest, Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise.

Ginger currently serves as Global Chairman of the Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities. In Dallas, she serves on the board of The Trinity Park Conservancy and was a past president of the Trinity Commons Foundation. 

 


Stay connected with the CEO Network

In the CEO Private Group you'll find:

  • Contact information for all group members so you can easily connect by phone or email
  • Access to the private CEO discussion forum where you can quickly message the group with a question or information
  • Upcoming opportunities to collaborate with the group

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Registration
ALLIANCE MEMBER
Fee End Date Description Amount
3/21/2022 for Alliance members attending in-person MEMBER PASS
ALLIANCE GUEST
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3/21/2022 Only for invited guests of the Alliance GUEST PASS
SPONSOR
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3/21/2022 for invited sponsors attending the in-person event SPONSOR PASS
SPEAKER
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3/21/2022 Confirmed faculty members SPEAKER PASS
COVID Protocols

What to expect: Health and Safety Protocols

The Health Plan Alliance’s hallmark is the unique space we provide for our members and partners to come together and meaningfully connect around the challenges and opportunities your organizations navigate every day. The health and safety of every attendee is our top priority and we are implementing health and safety protocols for our in-person events aimed at protecting all participants. 

These protocols will be updated in response to ongoing guidance from CDC and local health authorities. If you have attended Alliance in-person meetings before, know this experience will be different in many ways – but also rest assured that we remain dedicated to creating unique opportunities to connect, learn and share with your colleagues from across the country.

Please review the Updated Safety protocols HERE

By registering to attend the event you agree and understand these specific risks noted below:

Liability Disclaimer and Release: COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious.  The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person, by contact with contaminated objects, and even possibly in the air.  People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms yet still spread the disease.  COVID-19 is reported to cause serious illness and death. The Health Plan Alliance cannot prevent attendees from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending a HPA event or activity.  Any in-person interaction may increase the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

I agree and understand these specific risks and nonetheless accept them in order to attend this HPA event.  These services are of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to participate in person rather than arranging for an alternative method participating or not participating at all.  I further hereby forever release and waive all claims and rights against the Health Plan Alliance in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing their services or premises or interacting with their members.  I understand that this release and waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease, property losses, or any other loss that may be released and waived under applicable law, including, but not limited to, claims of negligence, and I understand that this release and waiver prevents me from seeking damages in any way against the Health Plan Alliance, whether such damages are known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, or that occur now or in the future. 

I understand that the Health Plan Alliance and the event venue will implement COVID-19 health and safety protocols that align with the most recent guidance released by the CDC and the local health authority.  These protocols will include details regarding code of conduct and safety measures (ie, wearing masks in public spaces, maintaining physical distance during sessions, etc) for all attendees. I understand I will be expected t

Agenda

Updated December 31, 2021

Download the Full Agenda HERE.

 

MON, MAR 21

11:00am

CXS Workshop: Invitation only

6:00pm

Welcome reception

 

TUES, MAR 22

7:30am

Networking breakfast

9:00am

Welcome! Alliance update and look ahead from President Joe Lastinger

10:00am

Break

10:30am

The policy and regulatory landscape Provider-sponsored and Regional health plans must navigate

12:00pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00pm

Beyond Buzzwords: What will it take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy?

2:30pm

Networking break

3:00pm

Executive Panel: An exploration of new models Alliance leaders are embracing to deliver on their organizations’ missions

4:15pm

Sessions adjourn

5:15pm

Transportation to historic wine and cider tasting event

 

WED, MAR 23

7:30am

Networking breakfast

9:00am

Welcome back! Morning Keynote: Unstoppable Cultures: Creating and Sustaining Organizations of Enduring Greatness

10:30am

Networking Break

10:45am

Executive Panel: Attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing your workforce in a post-pandemic world

12:00pm

Networking luncheon

1:00pm

How big picture shifts will reshape Alliance members’ place in the healthcare industry

2:30

Sessions adjourn

3:00

Board of Directors Meeting

6:00

Networking dinner

 

THUR, MAR 24

7:30

Networking breakfast

Venue

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 North MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX  75038
972.717.0700

The hotel room block expires on February 28, 2022

Our room rate is $279 plus taxes/fees. This rate may be available three days prior and three days after our meeting dates, depending on the hotel's availability. You should call the reservations department at 972.717.2499 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to register online.  Should you call after the February 28th deadline, you will not be guaranteed to receive our group room rate or the hotel may be sold out. Please note that the group block could sell out before this date.

DRESS
Business casual attire is appropriate for the meeting. Remember that the hotel meeting room temperatures vary, so we recommend that you layer clothing to be comfortable in case the room becomes either hot or cold.


GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The hotel is about 7 miles from Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport (DFW) and is approximately a 15 minute drive.  Dallas Love Field (DAL) is 10 miles and is approximately a 20 minute drive. Taxi service is available for an estimated $30 one way. UberX is estimated $17-21. 


DALLAS WEATHER
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Special Events

 

Dinner at the Historic Grapevine Wine & Cider Experience

Choose your own adventure! Board the bus to Messina Hof Winery for a wine tasting or the bus to Wine Fusion for a cider tasting. The two groups will meet at Farina's Winery and Café for a second wine tasting and an authentic Italian dinner. You'll enjoy stepping back in time as you walk down the charming Main Street in downtown Grapevine. Shop vintage boutiques and find a souvenir or two to bring home.

Documents
12/31/2021

Agenda HPA Spring Leadership Forum 2022
The Alliance's 2022 Spring Leadership Forum and Board of Directors Meeting is March 22-23 at the beautiful Four Seasons in Irving, TX. The agenda offers important insights on the current policy and regulatory landscape, coupled with broader market intel and the long-term implications for healthcare. Weâ??ll also dig into the challenges we all face when it comes to people and culture. Now more than ever, intentionally building and maintaining unstoppable cultures means the difference between success and failure. Weâ??ll hear from member health plans that are developing new models for growth â?? rather than growing in standard market share, new geography or new service lines, Alliance members are leveraging assets differently to generate revenue. Weâ??ll also explore what it will take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy, and how Alliance member plans can be a meaningful part of that transformation.

Attendees

Below is a list of all delegates registered to date for this event

  • Ashley Allen
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Sr. VP, Chief Strategic Growth and Marketing Officer at AvMed
  • Rebecca Downing
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Legal Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Alan Fehlner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at SummaCare
  • Amie Goldman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Patricia Hsing
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • AVP of Core Operations at Texas Children's Health Plan
  • Lori Johnston
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Paramount Health Care
  • Joleen Katula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Operations at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Charlie Kirksey
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Alan Lederman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Thomas Lundquist
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer, Highmark Health Plan & SVP Enterprise Integrated Care Delivery, Highmark Health at Highmark Health Plan
  • Garry Maisel
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Peter Marino
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Brian O'Grady
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President, Health Plan Markets at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Penny Ransom
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health
  • Celeste Richards
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Rita Ruecker
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Mark Selna
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Paul Sherman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Richard Swift
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Health New England
  • Richard Tugman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Piedmont Community Health Plan
Speakers