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Fall Leadership Forum 2020

Event Date: 10/5/2020 - 10/8/2020

Event Overview

 

The Fall Leadership Forum is one of two annual meetings that bring Alliance member executive leaders together for unparalleled strategic discussions and networking. Expect an agenda with peer-led case studies at its core, plus compelling insights from topic experts that fuel energetic conversations. 

Collaboration is at the center of everything we do. Every element of this event is crafted to facilitate relationship building and sharing between Alliance member executives from across the country. Expect powerful authenticity with a dash of fun.

Registration and additional information will be available soon!

 


3 reasons your executive leadership should attend
  

  • More time for talking with your peers in thoughtfully designed spaces that make meaningful conversations easy

  • Interactive discussion sessions that tap into the collective knowledge of the entire audience

  • Timely case studies from your Alliance colleagues on how their organizations are tackling the issues you’re facing


Featured presenters

 


FIRESIDE CHAT


Peter Urbanowicz
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal, Healthcare Industry Group LLC, and former HHS Chief of Staff

As former Chief of Staff to Alex M. Azar II, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Peter Urbanowicz functioned as the department’s chief operating officer and was responsible for coordinating all of HHS’ agencies and staff divisions. He was publicly credited for his vital role in the agency’s work to lower prescription drug prices, advance value-based care, and improve rural healthcare access. Urbanowicz also served as Principal Deputy General Counsel at HHS during the administration of President George W. Bush where he was part of the team that drafted the historic legislation creating the Medicare Part D drug program and Medicare Advantage plans.

 

Bob Cusack 


KEYNOTE

Bob Cusack
Editor-in-Chief, the Hill and national policy and politics analyst

Bob Cusack has developed a nuanced, insider's knowledge of policy and politics over his years, evolving from his post at the most respected news organization in Congressional circles. Cusack's insights support Alliance members who want to learn what's happening behind-the-scenes in the halls of Congress, how it could affect you, and what makes Washington's leaders tick.

 


FIRESIDE CHAT

Jessica Cordova Kramer
Co-founder and CEO, Lemonada, and Executive Producer, Last Day

Jessica Cordova Kramer knows firsthand that a substance use disorder is lonely, dark, complex, and entrenched in shame and stigma.  Jess—and her co-founder Stephanie—maintain that what we need now is a deeper understanding of the human toll the crisis has taken on so many people.  Enter Last Day, their award-winning podcast that confronts this massive epidemic with humanity, wit and a quest for progress. Season one zooms in on a person’s last day of life, namely Jessica’s little brother, exploring how he got there and how we as a society have gotten here.  They’ve interviewed experts all across the country, from doctors specializing in addiction medicine to harm reductionist with boots on the ground; from mayors fighting the crisis on the local level to policy makers trying to find solutions on the federal level. They’ve learned that there are a lot of practices that might actually help, that a combination of human-centered solutions can pave the way to a future where far fewer lives are lost to opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose.  In this conversation, we leave the numbers behind, and instead use storytelling to understand the depths of this crisis on a human level that invites us to consider the problem differently and imagine what our organizations could do to reframe what addiction and recovery look and sound like in America.

  

 

 


KEYNOTE

David Epstein
#1 NYT Best-Selling Author of Range & The Sports Gene, Expert on the Science of High Performance

David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance.  In his latest book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, which is on the top ten New York Times bestsellers list, named one of Amazon's best business books of 2019 as well as Inc.’s 2019 Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs, Epstein examines the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and Nobel laureates. Epstein brings bold new insights on the best approach to career development. His conclusion: In most fields, especially those that are complex, unpredictable, and difficult to automate, generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Sharing fascinating examples, Epstein shows that at every stage of life, from the development of children in math, music and sports to students fresh out of college trying to find their way, to mid-career professionals in need of a change and would-be retirees looking for a new vocation after moving on from their previous one — generalists triumph as the world around them becomes increasingly specialized.  Merging stories from the worlds of sports, business, medicine, and education, Epstein sheds light on the paths to peak performance. From how to best prepare for our specialized world to how to optimally incorporate AI into our workplaces, Epstein unpacks the science of success — and will leave Alliance members with actionable takeaways to improve how they live, work, and prepare for the future.

 


 

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Who attends

This meeting is only for Health Plan Alliance members and invited guests. We encourage all Alliance members to send two executives to ensure your organization obtains the full value of the meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 



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MONDAY, OCTOBER 5  |  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Alliance Strategy Session

This meeting is open to Alliance member CEOs, board of directors, board designated alternates and invited guests. The Alliance leadership will make recommendations for the organization’s strategic investments and we want every member CEO to have a say in our approach.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7  |  4:00 - 5:00 PM

Alliance Board of Directors Meeting

This meeting is open to all Alliance members and invited guests. The board meeting will be followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. If you are not able to attend in person you may join the teleconference. Please register to add this event to your calendar and receive the dial in instructions.

 





Highlights from Spring 2019


 

 

ATTENDEE QUOTES

"The networking was very valuable and it was great to connect with other health plans in similar circumstances."
 
"Speakers were very good and I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of vendors we may consider working with."
"The ability to share in a safe environment is the best thing about these meetings!"
Venue

Kimpton Hotel Born
1600 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
303.323.0024
Reservations 800.368.2544


The hotel room block expires on September 14, 2020
Our room rate is $285 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 800.368.2544 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to book online. Should you call after the 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
Uber/Lyft from the Denver International airport is approximately $30-35.  Click here for driving directions and taking the train from the airport.

DENVER WEATHER
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Attendees

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

  • Matthew Aug
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Cox HealthPlans
  • Richard Baney
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Health First Health Plans
  • Amor Brannin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, CFO at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Bob Bush
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at CommunityCare
  • Joseph Caldwell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Bridjit Campbell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Health Plan Operations at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Rita Datko
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Health Plan
  • Shawn Dewers
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Central Health Plan of California
  • Shane Greene
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Pharmacy Services at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Scott Hancock
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP of Sales and Operations at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Robert Hinckley
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • EVP, Strategy and Communications, and Chief Strategy Officer at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • James Holland
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Johns Hopkins HealthCare
  • Deanna Homer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Pharmacy Operations and Quality Programs at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Wendy Karsten
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Joleen Katula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Operations at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Siv Larsen
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Program Integration at Providence Health Plans
  • Alan Lederman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Kevin Lewis
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Community Health Options
  • Deena Louie
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Thomas Lundquist
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP & Chief Medical Officer at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
  • Garry Maisel
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Western Health Advantage
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Paramount Health Care
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • David Mocek
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Finance Manager at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Brian O'Grady
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • EVP, Commercial and Medicare Business, and Chief Marketing Officer at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Penny Ransom
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health
  • Amanda Reed
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Thomas Risse
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at SelectHealth
  • Stephanie Rogers
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, Government Programs at Scott & White Health Plan
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CFO at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • David Sand
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • John Tallent
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Travis Turner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP & Chief Population Health Officer at Mary Washington Health Plan
  • Eileen Wood
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP/Chief Pharmacy Officer at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Peter Marino
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • CEO & President at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island