Kristine Martin Anderson is Booz Allen’s chief operating officer. A member of the firm’s leadership team, she accelerates firmwide operational performance and the transformation of the company’s business model, in collaboration with leaders from across the firm.
Kristine has been a leader at Booz Allen for more than 16 years. Previously, she led the firm’s civil and health businesses. She is recognized as a thought leader for her expertise in health information technology (HIT), HIT-enabled quality measurement and improvement, payment reform, health data exchange, and interoperability.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, she was vice president for operations and strategy at CareScience, a software solutions company that she helped launch in 1992 and take public in 2000. There Kristine oversaw the launch of several innovative products, including the nation’s first web-based clinical decision support system for hospitals and the nation’s first health information exchange.
Kristine serves on the board of directors for Executives for Health Innovation (formerly eHealth Initiative). She also serves on the Cost and Resource Use Standing Committee as well as the Appeals Board of the National Quality Forum.
Kristine is a frequent speaker and has authored several published articles. She holds a B.A. in neurobiology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.
Bill Bernstein is the chairperson of the board of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and leader of Manatt Health, a 160-person national legal and consulting practice that combines legal excellence, firsthand experience in shaping public policy, extensive strategic and business planning expertise, and deep analytic capabilities to assist health care stakeholders in implementing their strategic and business goals.
His practice concentrates on providing strategic, business and legal advice to clients in the health care industry, including provider organizations, managed care companies, emerging companies and financial institutions. He has led engagements to create new business models for the organization and payment of health services, developed plans for the broad use of health information technology to support new care delivery systems and counseled numerous states on implementation issues resulting from health reform.
Bill serves as chairperson of the Center for Democracy and Technology, chairperson of Human Rights in China and vice-chairperson of the board of Executives for Health Innovation, and he is a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Bill was named a 2021 Champion of Public Health by Public Health Solutions for his work leading the NYC COVID-19 Rapid Response Coalition, a cross-sector team of more than 75 health care leaders serving medically vulnerable New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis. He also was named to City & State’s 2021 Health Power 100 list, which annually recognizes leading health care professionals in New York.
Bill received his B.A. and M.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as a Root-Tilden Scholar and an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. Bill began his career working as a special assistant at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Pettine of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Paul Brient is Chief Product Officer at athenahealth. Brient comes to athenahealth from PatientKeeper, Inc. where he served as CEO for 17 years and led the company’s mission to advance healthcare with instinctive, empowering technology that respects the importance of physicians.
Before joining PatientKeeper, he held senior executive-level positions at leading healthcare and consulting firms, including McKesson Corporation, HPR, and The Boston Consulting Group. Brient launched his healthcare IT career as the founder and president of BCS, an early physician practice management software company.
Brient serves on the Advisory Board for LRVHealth and has held board positions for a variety of healthcare technology companies, including GetWellNetwork and Reva Systems. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year New England Region award winner.
Brient earned his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science summa cum laude from Princeton University.
For over twenty years, Jennifer has focused on quality and technology solutions for healthcare. Jennifer has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009, providing leadership for all the research, education, and advocacy components. Working closely with executives from across the spectrum of healthcare, she has helped refine the organization’s strategic focus to concentrate on interoperability; cybersecurity, value-based care, data use and access; and patient/provider technology adoption. She has led the development of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports on data exchange, mhealth, social media, accountable care, data and analytics, telemedicine, and chronic care technology. In 2017, Health Data Management recognized her as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Thought Leaders." As part of her work with the eHealth Initiative Foundation, she has led projects for the California Health Care Foundation and Commonwealth Fund. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; a member of the HL7 Advisory Council and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer joined eHealth Initiative in 2002 supporting the then emerging electronic prescribing efforts, privacy, and health information exchange. Prior to joining the eHealth Initiative, Jennifer headed healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc., and OpenNetworks, focusing on security and data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for health plans. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways, and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She completed coursework in the doctoral program in healthcare administration at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.
Dr. Carladenise Armbrister Edwards, Henry Ford Health’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer provides executive counsel and leadership for the system’s strategic planning efforts and partnership ventures, business development and transformation initiatives, government affairs, as well as Henry Ford Innovations, the health system’s multi-disciplinary team responsible for product design and commercialization, technology transfer, licensing agreements and international programs.
Dr. Edwards is an accomplished healthcare executive with nearly three decades of healthcare, nonprofit and government experience. Prior to Henry Ford, she was executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, a $24 billion Catholic health system headquartered in Renton, WA, comprising 51 hospitals and 800+ clinics across seven states.
Before that, she served as chief administrative officer for Providence Health & Services’ Population Health division and was instrumental in the 2016 merger with St. Joseph Health.
Additional executive leadership roles include chief strategy officer for Alameda Health System in Oakland, CA, where she facilitated the expansion and rebranding of the integrated public health system with a mission of caring, healing, teaching and serving all.
An expert in the intersection of healthcare and technology, Dr. Edwards also served as founding president and CEO of a nonprofit corporation, which governed California’s electronic Health Information Exchange, held technology based leadership roles in Georgia’s Department of Community Health, and advised healthcare, technology and nonprofit clients as principal advisor and CEO with a Florida based consulting firm.
Rooted in a strong commitment to service, Dr. Edwards serves on several boards, including the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, Seattle-based College Success Foundation, Heluna Health, a not-for-profit population health company headquartered in California, and Apatics, Inc.
She has a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in Education and Psychological Services and bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edwards also studied neuroscience at the University of Leuven in Belgium and gerontology at the University of California Los Angeles.
Todd Fessler is a Principal and Chief Revenue Officer of MedInsight in the Seattle office of Milliman. MedInsight is one of the industry’s leading solutions for healthcare analytics, benchmarks, and health market intelligence data. Todd’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of MedInsight’s revenue operation including new and retention business across all product and service lines. In addition, he oversees the marketing and sales operations functions. He joined the firm in 2009. In addition to his primary responsibility at MedInisght, Todd has also served Milliman in additional roles including chairing the health discipline's products subcommittee and serving on the Health Steering Committee, Product Advisory Group, and firm-wide marketing committee.
In addition to leading the revenue and GTM activities for MedInsight since 2009, Todd built and managed the sales function for Enclarity from 2006-2009, helping the company to eventually be acquired by LexisNexis. From 1992-2005, Todd was a successful sales representative with leading health IT companies such as Optum and Landacorp, as well as companies in the life sciences and medical device industries. Todd combines a strong background of growth and go-to-market expertise with a deep understanding of the sales process and sales enablement technology. He embraces the power of analytics to help inform the growth strategies at MedInsight. Todd has a B.S in Business Management & International Business from Illinois State University.
Kristin Ficery leads Accenture’s North America Health practice. This practice consists of over 500 professionals serving the largest health systems, physician organizations, and payers in the United States and Canada. In 2020, it was named the leader in Healthcare consulting by Forbes and KLAS. Kristin also directly serves several large hospital clients on financial, strategic, and transformational initiatives. Her experience comprises 30 years of advising and executing on behalf of clients across the spectrum of profitable growth and operational strategy, M&A, and complex transformation programs. Previously, Kristin was a founding member and leader of the Growth and M&A businesses. She oversaw the development and delivery of M&A assets into the marketplace and was involved in over a dozen industry-defining mergers in high-technology, telecommunications, and healthcare.
Kristin holds three patents, has authored over a dozen externally published articles, and lectured on business transformations and M&A at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School and the University of Georgia’s business and law schools. Kristin holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Finance and Healthcare Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Gregg and their two daughters.
Kris Joshi is executive vice president and president, of Network Solutions, for Change Healthcare. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Mr. Joshi was global vice president for healthcare product strategy for the Health Sciences global business unit at Oracle Corporation. He helped launch the Health Sciences business unit and successfully led two acquisitions for Oracle in Life Sciences. Before joining Oracle, Mr. Joshi served in senior strategy roles with IBM's Global Sales and Distribution organization, and prior to IBM, Mr. Joshi was at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on strategic issues.
Mr. Joshi holds a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the boards of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and the eHealth Initiative in Washington, DC.
Ms. Koester has spent the past eight years with Marshfield Clinic, now overseeing the long-term information services needs and technology vision for the system. She has experience developing IT strategy, software development, and hardware acquisition and integration. Ms. Koester was able to generate at least 6 percent savings with her team in 2019 on operational improvements. She has led several key initiatives, including expanding IT business management practices to support the system's strategic planning and a 50 percent reduction in cost for data connectivity between remote sites and its data center.
Kevin Larsen, MD, is the senior vice president of clinical innovation and translation at Optum. Prior to his current role, Larsen held several leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, he was the senior health IT advisor at the office of the chief technology officer. Before that, he was the director of an enterprise strategy and improvement at CMS. He launched and spearheaded the agency's transformation into process improvement and human-centered design. He was also a senior advisor at CMS on health IT and health policy for numerous innovation program models. Earlier, Larsen was also the medical director of meaningful use, at the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, where he led the development of clinical quality measurement for the meaningful use program. Larsen started his career at Hennepin County Medical Center, where he held several leadership roles, including chief medical informatics officer. He received a degree in biology and chemistry from Concordia College and his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Sophy is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Northwell Health. Her responsibilities include the strategic direction, implementation, and support for the health systems’ digital transformation and integrated product innovation and delivery. Northwell Health was founded in 1997, the largest Health System and the largest employer in New York State. Northwell’s integrated system encompasses 23 hospitals and 830 ambulatory practices and employs over 74,000 people with more than 2,000 solutions at the fingertips of its caregivers and administrators at 1.44B community impact.
Sophy has her B.S in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. After graduation, Sophy had the opportunity to design, build and start up a Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Indonesia as a young female chemical engineer. She also designed multiple air separation plants and processes in the industrial gas industry to provide global clean energy. Prior to joining Northwell, Sophy served as an executive in the healthcare and global information technology industries for 20+ years.
Sophy ultimately joined Northwell Health in 2010. Throughout her tenure she has been the Director of Applications and then in 2012, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Business Solutions. In June of 2017, Sophy was promoted to Vice President and Chief Applications Officer to help deliver the health system's long-term strategic vision, and digital and technology transformation. Sophy has always thrived on solving the impossible, leading a team of diverse talent, organizing chaos into calm, helping people, making a difference every day, and always enjoying the journey!
Outside of work, Sophy lives in Brooklyn with her husband, their two teenage kids, their four Labradors, and two Norwegian Forest Cats. She enjoys cooking, skiing, knitting, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Adam is Head of Global Strategic Operations in RWTS Practice at IQVIA, helping healthcare companies build better analytics, achieve insights, and leverage data as an investment and asset. He brings an extensive clinical background as a nurse, 20+ years of IT experience in data management, master data management, data integration and analytics spaces, and a decade of legal experience as an attorney.
Adam has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in public health/population health. As an attorney, he focuses on healthcare, intellectual property, and contract law, as pro bono civil rights and immigration work in support of underserved communities.
As the Chief Operating Officer for Fitbit Health Solutions, Amy leads the team working with employers, health plans, and health systems to design solutions and programs focused on engagement, positive return on investment, and health outcomes. Before her COO role, Amy took on several key positions leading Fitbit’s B2B efforts. Prior to Fitbit, Amy held strategic roles at CNET Networks, including Director of Audience and Content Development for the Community Division and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Network. Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in Andover, MA, and a Professional Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the UC Berkeley Extension program.
Adam Pellegrini is a digital health executive with nearly 30 years of experience in health care. In his current role as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Virtual Care and Consumer Health, Pellegrini is leading a team of seasoned industry executives to build out the next-generation consumer health experience for CVS Health. Previously, Adam built the health care strategy for Fitbit as its SVP and General Manager of Fitbit Health Solutions leading the acquisition of Twine Health and roll out of the Fitbit Care platform.
Previous to Fitbit, Adam leads the creation of the Digital Health and Telemedicine strategy for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Prior to Walgreens, Pellegrini helped create the care management platform HealthyCircles, which was acquired by Qualcomm Life and was the product leader for Microsoft HealthVault. Adam started his career in the U.S. Army as a surgical tech and aviation medic.
Josh Schoeller is the CEO of LexisNexis Healthcare. He has over 20 years of experience across the Payer, Provider, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy industries leading product and growth strategies. Mr. Schoeller specializes in big data, provider and identity data management and integration, application architecture, predictive analytics, and decision support. His track record of success working with multiple segments across health care has provided him the expertise to solve challenges faced by stakeholders at various levels within an organization, leading them to keep the big picture in focus while solving specific problems.
Mr. Schoeller is responsible for ensuring the development and growth of the overall strategy for LexisNexis Healthcare and customer satisfaction. In this role, he oversees all existing and new revenue for the company’s four health care verticals: Payer, Provider, Pharmacy, and Life Sciences. He does this by working with the sales, engineering, and product teams to ensure healthcare solutions are solving emerging healthcare technology issues. Mr. Schoeller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Forbes Council.
Dr. Roy Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell. Since co-founding the company with his brother Ido Schoenberg, Amwell has grown to become one of the largest telehealth eco-systems in the world, digitally connecting healthcare’s key stakeholders - payers, providers, and millions of patients in an efficient, modern healthcare experience. Prior to Amwell, Roy was the founder of CareKey and served as Chief Information Security Officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Taskforce that issued the landmark guidelines for the “Use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine. An inventor at heart, Roy holds over 50 issued US Patents in the area of healthcare technology, speaks frequently in industry and policy forums, serves on the healthcare advisory board of MIT Sloan, holds an MD from the Hebrew University, and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba diver, and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.
Daniel Shaw is Vice President of Consumer Innovation Products, as part of the office of the Chief Operating Officer at CVS Health. In this role, he oversees the development and rollout of the Attain Health app, a new well-being management experience designed to empower users with personalized health recommendations.
Mr. Shaw brings to this role nearly 20 years of experience in global marketing and product strategy, with a particular passion for digital solutions in health and wellness. Most recently, he served as Product Brand Director for Eli Lilly, where he built and led a patient-focused marketing team that pioneered a groundbreaking digital-first experience for diabetes management. Mr. Shaw has developed an expertise in wearable technology over several years at Fitbit, where he led multiple product launches for their bestselling smartwatch portfolio, successfully representing the consumer voice from concept to on-shelf and serving as one of the external faces of the brand.
He also managed partnerships with professional sports leagues, including a comprehensive jersey patch partnership with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves integrating Fitbit into all aspects of their organization.
Prior to this, Mr. Shaw has worked in consumer marketing strategy for a number of household brands, including Under Armour, LeapFrog, and General Mills.
Mr. Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, and a master’s in business administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.