2018 Speaking Faculty

Currently Confirmed

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Chief Commercial Officer

Joshua Benner
Joshua Benner
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rick Brooks
Rick Brooks
Director, Healthcare Workforce Transformation
Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services

Richard M. Celko
Richard M. Celko, DMD, MBA
Chief Dental Officer
UPMC For You

Laura Finkelstein Chaise
Laura Finkelstein Chaise
Staff Vice President, Long Term Services and Supports
Centene Corporation

Kevin Coughlin
Kevin Coughlin
Executive, Policy Initiative Advisor, Division of Medicaid Services
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Mohit M. Ghose
Mohit M. Ghose
Health Care Executive

Martha Hodgesmith
Martha Hodgesmith, JD
Associate Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living
University of Kansas

Anne Jacobs
Anne Jacobs, PhD
Managing Director
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

John J. Kaelin
John J. Kaelin
Senior Advisor, Centene Corporation ; Visiting Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government

Bob Kalin
Bob Kalin, LNFA, BA, MEd
Vice President of Long Term Care Operations
Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc.

Amy K. Kendall
Amy K. Kendall
Chief Administrative Officer
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Josh Krintzman
Josh Krintzman, JD
Director, Government Relations
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Debra J. Lipson
Debra J. Lipson
Senior Fellow
Mathematica Policy Research

John Loughnane
John Loughnane, MD
Chief of Innovation
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Serena Lowe
Serena Lowe, PhD
Senior Policy Adviser, Office on Policy Analysis & Development, Center for Policy & Evaluation
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Leah M. Lozier
Leah M. Lozier, PhD
Social Science Analyst, Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Development and Research
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Jay Ludlam
Jay Ludlam, JD
Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation, Division of Health Benefits, Department of Health and Human Services
North Carolina

Nick Macchione
Nick Macchione, FACHE
Agency Director
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Cindy Mann
Cindy Mann
Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Andy McMahon
Andy McMahon
Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Shannon M. McMahon
Shannon M. McMahon, MPA
Executive Director, Medicaid Policy
Kaiser Permanente
Former Medicaid Director

Perry Meadows
Perry Meadows, MD, JD, MBA
Medical Director, Government Programs
Geisinger Health Plan

Maureen Pero
Maureen Pero, JD
Vice President, National Business Development
Aetna Medicaid

Randy Ricker
Randy Ricker
Vice President, MLTSS
Optima Health

Marisa Scala-Foley
Marisa Scala-Foley
Director, Office of Integration Care Innovations
U.S. Administration for Community Living

Claudia Schlosberg
Claudia Schlosberg, JD
Senior Deputy/State Medicaid Director, Department of Health Care Finance
Washington, D.C.

James Schuster
James Schuster, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization;
Vice President, Behavioral Integration and Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health and Medicaid Services, UPMC Insurance Division

Robert Seifert
Robert Seifert, MPA
Commonwealth Medicine—Center for Health Law and Economics

Alexander Shekhdar
Alexander Shekhdar, JD, MHS
Vice President, Federal and State Policy
Medicaid Health Plans of America

June Simmons
June Simmons, MSW
President, Chief Executive Officer
Partners in Care Foundation

J. Scott Strenio
J. Scott Strenio, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Department of Vermont Health Access
State of Vermont

Lisa Strouss
Lisa Strouss, BS, RPh, PharmD
Director, Field Medical Strategy
ODH Inc.

Shawn Terrell
Shawn Terrell, MS, MSW
Health Insurance Specialist
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Bea Thibedeau
Bea Thibedeau, DNP RN
Director, Clinical Management and LTSS
Tufts Health Plan - Public Plans

Lori Tishler
Lori Tishler, MD, MPH
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Patsy Tschudy
Patsy Tschudy , RN, CCM
Corporate Director, Managed Care,
Cantex Continuing Care Network

Marissa Whitehouse
Marissa Whitehouse, MEd
Senior Program Specialist, Center for Healthy Aging
National Council on Aging