Conference Speakers

Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to set a vision for the future of advanced primary care and our health care system. Our theme this year, “Primary Care, Our Primary Cause: 10th Anniversary Celebration,” offers the opportunity for you and your colleagues to hear from the most innovative, influential, and impactful leaders in primary care from the past decade. This year our program will not only include high-level policy discussions and a post-election analysis, but also special spotlight¬†talks from the best and brightest primary care promoters of the past 10 years.

Get to know the speakers below:

Meet Our Speakers

Yvette Fontenot, MPP

Partner, Avenue Solutions

Ted Epperly, MD, FAAFP

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho; Core Team Leader of Family Medicine for America's Health

Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD

Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform

Susan Dentzer

President & CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

Salvatore Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, CHCQM

Chief Medical Officer, Staten Island Performing Provider System

Rodney Whitlock, PhD

Vice President, Health Policy, ML Strategies

Robert Dribbon (Moderator)

Director, Business Strategy & Development, Merck

Robert A. Berenson (Moderator)

Fellow, Urban Institute

Pauline Lapin, MHS

Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Chief Medical Officer & Global Director, Healthcare Transformation, IBM; Founding President, PCPCC

Paul Fronstin, PhD

Director of the Health Research & Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Melissa Thomason

Patient/Family Advisor - Vidant Health System

Maryjoan Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP

Senior Natural Scientist, Director, Boston Office, RAND

Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP

Senior Physician Advisor, Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability Group, American Medical Association

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH

President & CEO, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Louise Cohen, MPH

CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation

Lisa Stewart, MA

Engagement Officer, FMAHealth Engagement Team, PCORI

Len Nichols, PhD

Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics & Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University

Laura Sessums

Director, Division of Advanced Primary Care, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Kylanne Green, NP

President and CEO, URAC

Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA (Moderator)

Staff Vice President, Care Delivery Transformation, Anthem

Jill Rubin Hummel

President & General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut, WellPoint, Inc.

Glen Stream, MD, FAAFP, MBI

President & Board Chair, Family Medicine for America's Health

Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD (Moderator)

Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson

Edward Wagner, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute; Director (Emeritus), MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation

Douglas Henley, MD, FAAFP

Executive Vice President & CEO, American Academy of Family Physicians

Dominic Mack, MD, MBA

Director of the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine

David Nace, MD

Chief Medical Officer, MarkLogic

Dan Todd, JD

Principal, Todd Strategy

Christopher F. Koller

President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Christine Bechtel, MA

CEO, Bechtel Health Advisory Group; Consumer Advocate; and Co-Chair of PCPCC's Patient, Family & Consumer Stakeholder Center

Benjamin Miller, PsyD

Director, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, Department of Family Medicine - CU School of Medicine

Ann Hwang, MD

Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst

Adrienne White-Faines (Moderator)

Chief Executive Officer, American Osteopathic Association (AOA)