2018 Speaking Faculty

Simon Ahtaridis
Simon Ahtaridis, MD
National Clinical Advisor and Chief Medical Officer
Sound Advisory Services

Joshuha Ayres
Joshuha Ayres
Manager, Utilization Management
University of Maryland Medical Center

Christopher Cloteaux
Christopher Cloteaux, MD, MBA
Medical Senior Director, Enterprise Utilization Management
Cigna HealthSpring

Candace Gaddis
Candace Gaddis, BSN, RN
Vice President, Medical Management & Quality
Arkansas Health & Wellness

David Goldner
David Goldner, MD, FACC
Medical Director Utilization Management and Appeals
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Larry Grab
Larry Grab, MBA
Staff Vice President, Behavioral Health Utilization Management
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Jessica L. Gustafson
Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq.
Founding Shareholder
The Health Law Partners, P.C.

Deb Jacobs
Deb Jacobs
Assistant Vice President, Utilization Management, Clinical Operations, Complaints & Grievances
UPMC Health Plan

Patricia J. Jones
Patricia J. Jones, RN, BHSA, CCM, CPHQ
Vice President, Care4U, Georgia Market

Jeffrey King
Jeffrey King, RN, MBA
Vice President, Health Care Services
Molina Healthcare

Abby Pendleton
Abby Pendleton, Esq.
Founding Shareholder
The Health Law Partners, P.C.

Jenny Prescia
Jenny Prescia, MSN, RN, ACM, CCDS, NE-BC
Director, Case Management/Social Services/Orders Management Unit/RAC
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Emran Rouf
Emran Rouf, MD, MBA, FACP
Vice President, Medical Director
Scott & White Health Plan

Prathima Setty
Prathima Setty, MD

Bob Soltis
Bob Soltis
Retired Administrative Law Judge
Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (joining remotely)

Portia J. Zaire
Portia J. Zaire, MSNEd BSN RN-BC
Director of Clinical Nursing
Primary One Health