WHCC21 | Conference Agenda

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  • Commentary on policy changes to expect and proposals on the horizon
  • Perspectives on the path forward for value-based payment reform
  • Addressing issues underscored by the pandemic: Outlook on population-based models, prevention, and reducing disparities
Mary Grealy
Mary Grealy
Healthcare Leadership Council

Additional Panelists TBA

Moderator TBA

  • Thinking beyond the rules and regulations: Empowering consumers with accurate information and enable them to make the right choices
  • Keeping the consumers/patients front and center: Efforts to keep costs down and improve quality
  • Enabling timely access to the right information at the right time
Jim Gallagher
Jim Gallagher
Commercial Marketing, Product & Sales Strategy/Operations Leader
Tufts Health Plan

Matt Parker
Matt Parker
Vice President, Products

Additional Panelist TBA


Mary Grealy
Mary Grealy
Healthcare Leadership Council

  • Leveraging public-private collaboration to help ensure a healthier and safer future
  • Anticipating, activating, and amplifying innovation to mitigate risk of future known and unknown diseases
  • Creating inclusive innovation and diverse collaborations
  • Addressing the priorities of tomorrow with urgency today
  • Identifying diverse needs and improving access to solutions
Gary L. Disbrow
Gary L. Disbrow, PhD
Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Melinda Richter
Melinda Richter
Global Head of JLABS
Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Delmonize “Del” Smith, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

10:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Concurrent Tracks (Agenda Coming Soon)

  • Efforts to keep employees healthy and productive during the pandemic and beyond
  • Return-to-work strategies that positively impact employee health and well-being
  • Investments in technology, digital apps, and virtual care to meet employee health needs
  • Initiatives to promote health equity nationally and globally
Diana Han
Diana Han, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Global Health

Additional Panelists TBA

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Concurrent Tracks (Agenda Coming Soon)

  • Discuss efforts to integrate clinical and social care
  • Explore community partnerships that mitigate health disparities
  • Examine disparities driving the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Latinx and some Native American communities
  • Focus on upstream drivers of care to improve overall health and well-being
Shantanu Agarwal
Shantanu Agarwal, MD
Chief Health Officer

Imelda Dacones
Imelda Dacones, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente, P.C. (NWP);
Chair, National Permanente Executive Committee, The Permanente Federation LLC

Neil Meltzer
Neil Meltzer
President and Chief Executive Officer
LifeBridge Health


Kulleni Gebreyes
Kulleni Gebreyes, MD

  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within and outside the workplace: Integrating DE&I within the organization’s mission, vision, and values
  • Innovative approaches to foster an inclusive culture
  • The impact of DE&I efforts on an individual’s health and well-being
  • Leveraging employees as resources and ambassadors to promote social responsibility and equity in the community
  • Prioritizing health equity to effectively meet the needs to of members/patients including vulnerable populations and underserved communities
Karen M. Dale
Karen M. Dale
Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia;
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

Lonie S. Haynes, DLP
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Wema Hoover
Wema Hoover, GPHR
Global Head, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Terri Broussard Williams
Terri Broussard Williams
Chief Firestarter; Founder and President, Movement Maker;
Author, Find Your Fire

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