EnableHealth is a global professional services firm whose vision and mission are to create and sustain an innovative global healthcare ecosystem by accelerating the growth of transformative healthcare initiatives worldwide and enabling entrepreneurs to more quickly and effectively bring to market disruptive health technologies and business process solutions which increase quality while lowering costs.
Mark W. Stevens
Mark Stevens is Managing Partner of EnableHealth, a professional services firm, which he co-founded in 2017. Since 2010, Mr. Stevens has also lead the health IT consulting firm he co-founded, ARRAHealth. During that time, Mark Stevens also served as a Vice President at Best Practice Partners (BPP), a leader in healthcare training, process re-design and IT optimization solutions serving providers, payers, HIEs and ACOs. Prior to joining BPP, Mr. Stevens was Vice President of Digital Collaboration Solutions, a health IT professional services firm; Senior Director for eHealth Innovation at World Congress, a leader in healthcare conference management; and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative (PAeHI), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 by Pennsylvania’s leading healthcare stakeholders to promote broader adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE).
Mr. Stevens is Past President of the Board of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which he co-founded. Mr. Stevens is a past recipient of the Spirit of HIMSS award, and in January of 2016 was named Contributing Editor for Health IT Leaders & News. Mr. Stevens also is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and serves as an advisor and co-chair for numerous Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summits, and is Managing Director for its Healthcare Informatics Innovation Lab Series. In February, 2017, Mr. Stevens was also named Managing Director of the newly formed National MACRA Advisory Council. His prior professional experience includes a decade each in public sector management and executive search.
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
M.A. Public Affairs 1992-1994
Activities & Affiliations
Principal, ARRAHealth Consulting, Inc.
Contributing Editor, Health IT Leaders & News
Past President, Central PA HIMSS
Managing Director, Healthcare Informatics Innovation Lab Series
Managing Director, National MACRA Advisory Council
William D. Chamblin III
During his career, Bill has built businesses in highly technical areas. During 20 years in telecommunications industry, he was a co-founder/president of a fully integrated, regional mobile network operator (MNO) covering a large, multi-county area in central PA. In addition, he developed a business which provided comprehensive communication services to commercial building developers and their tenants across the Philadelphia area. Bill also led Life Mist Technologies in its primary mission to commercialize an acoustic atomization technology in several key markets. One initiative involved providing safety/fire suppression systems to the aerospace industry. More recently, the company focused on using its technology for healthcare broad-area decontamination involving the eradication of pathogens in hospitals that cause Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s). In addition to his EnableHealth responsibilities, Bill is currently the CEO of Excetra, a company focused on the commercialization of Penn Medicine IP involving orthopaedic arthroscopic surgical instruments for procedures on the knee. He works closely with the Penn Center for Innovation Ventures group on this initiative. Bill also serves in a mentorship role for Canadian Technology Accelerator to support young Canadian health IT companies with product commercialization in the US.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
B.A. English 1978
Graduate Biology 1979
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA- DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Executive Leadership Program 1999
Activities & Affiliations
• Penn Center for Innovation Ventures
• CEO of Excetra
•Mentor for Canadian Technology Accelerator
Tyler Kennedy is an Associate Director of Advisory Services at Evolent. He brings extensive experience in health care consulting working with a wide range of health care payers and providers. His focus has been on assisting clients in navigating the challenges of moving towards risk contracts and pay-for-performance. Tyler has led efforts in performing market assessments, identification of strategic investment opportunities, and in building business plans and financial statements for clients ranging from early stage start-ups to large corporations. In addition, he has experience in business governance and project management leading the execution of implementation projects valued at over $2 million. Tyler is also a member of the National MACRA Advisory Council. He received his MSc from the London School of Economics in Health Policy and Finance.
Charles is an Advisor to Health2047, the innovation center of the American Medical Association (AMA). He has a comprehensive understanding of digital transformation of the healthcare IT market and deep experience in cloud and enterprise technology market strategy. Previously, he served as senior executive director of IT at Stanford Health Care, where he supported over 15,000 employees, enabled pivotal partnerships, and ensured digital alignment for patient-user interactions. Prior to that, Charles was a Senior Vice President at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he led the strategic planning and tactical execution efforts around cost balancing, business model development and technical operations optimization. Charles has also served in executive roles at major technology-driven organizations including Mubadala, Accenture, Citrix, NHS, Numonyx, and Bupa. He is recognized for his achievement and contribution to the IT profession and is a British Computer Society Fellow, and a member of the invitation-only Forbes Technology Council. Charles received his MSc in Information Systems Management from University of Liverpool.
Dwight Brown, MIM, CPHIMS, NRP is the Director of Analytics Operations at Mayo Clinic. He has over 20 years of broad-based healthcare experience gained through management and internal consultation roles at Mayo. In addition to Finance and Human Resources, he spent the past 15 years in Quality and Accreditation until recently moving to his current role. For the past 9 years he managed Quality measurement operations, providing strategic direction to a unit accountable for abstraction, analysis, and reporting of internal and external Quality data. He has expertise in the application of a variety of quality improvement methodologies and serves as an institutional expert on Meaningful Use and eMeasurement. During his time in Enterprise Quality Informatics he led the design and implementation of a strategy to move manual reporting to eMeasurement and Informatics.
Dwight received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Masters Degree in International Management from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems and a Nationally Registered Paramedic. In addition to his Quality work, he keeps his clinical skills honed as a part-time paramedic with Mayo Clinic Medical Transport.
Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience and Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working towards the position of Director of eTeaching and Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and external development projects while growing online student enrollment from approx. 200 enrollments in 2002 to 60,000+ enrollments a semester by 2012.
While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, a book chapter, and delivered several formal research presentations. At Jefferson, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing "cognitive concierges" for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.
Christina is a force of positive energy and is known as a thought leader who solves problems. She is transforming health care by synergizing her passions for policy, innovation, interoperability, consumer engagement, access to information and the adoption of health IT. She is an experienced and sought after national and international speaker. She thrives on identifying trends and initiatives and translating their impact. Christina’s mission as a co-founder of Kizmet Health is to transform healthcare, make a positive impact in the world and improve communities at the local, national, and international levels. She is the company’s Chief Operations Officer, resident subject matter expert, and liaison to the health IT industry. Kizmet Health is a public benefits corporation and service disabled veteran owned small business.
During her tenure at Get Real Health, a patient engagement technology trailblazer, Christina quickly solidified a reputation as a leading global subject matter expert on consumer engagement strategies and initiatives and has been at the forefront of the global culture shift to put patients and families at the center of care. Christina led the company’s government strategy, consulted with clients on how to best meet regulatory requirements, and oversaw the company’s health IT certifications.
She was appointed to the Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) by the Government Accountability Office. Recently, she served as Co-Chair for the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force where she led a group of industry thought leaders to produce recommendations to present to the National Coordinator for Health IT. She is currently working on ONC’s Annual Report to Congress. Previously, she was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee’s 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) task force.
As a recognized leader in the health IT sector, Christina was appointed to the Maryland-D.C. District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. She acts as an advisor to the Department of Commerce on global exports of health IT and expanding local, national, and global business opportunities for companies in the Maryland and DC regions. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE).
Christina was one of seven inaugural recipients of the HIMSS 2016 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award. She is currently a member of the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Judging Committee and is a leading voice in the women’s community participating in roundtables and speaking engagements focused on women empowerment and development. She is the immediate past Chair of the HIMSS Connected Health Committee and continues to remain active on a variety of work groups and conference planning committees focusing on topics ranging from policy, standards, interoperability, health information exchange, consumer engagement, and connected health. At the local level, she serves as a mentor for the HIMSS National Capitol Area chapter and is developing a chapter focused on women’s initiatives.
Christina brings a deep knowledge of healthcare legislation, advocacy and government relations to her post. Prior to joining Get Real Health, she served as Vice President of Government Relations at Capitol Solutions Group in Washington, D.C. She also served as the Director of Health Policy and Advocacy for the Alliance for Patient Advocacy, a national, non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of patients who rely on specialty therapies and Operations Manager for The Alliance for BioTherapeutics.
Christina holds a Bachelor’s in Communications from Penn State, a MBA with a focus in Health Management and Leadership from George Washington University, and an ONC Graduate Certificate in HIT from George Washington University.
Jeanine "Nini" Martin has been in the Health IT Industry for the past 25 years. She is a Fellow ACHE and FHIMSS Certified. She is a Global Healthcare Strategist, Nurse Advocate-TIGER Champion & Clinical Informatician by trade. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Economics (minor in Math) out of UCSB (Santa Barbara). She was then ONCHIT funded by Dr Farzad Mostoshari to attend the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to study Clinical Informatics via a 3 Year Certification program. She spent almost a decade working under the leadership of Bill Gates and Steve Balmer as a member of Microsoft's Global Healthcare Strategy Committee that recommended investments, strategy, vision, innovation, solutions (300+ products with clinical workflow relevancy) and partnerships (350+ Global HIT vendors leveraging the Microsoft platform as a revenue channel). She helped the Team build the 1st US Health & Life Sciences software and services practice from its inception to a $2.5B Industry Business Unit. She was then recruited under the leadership of yet another Fortune 100 CEO to be the Global VP of Sales & Business Development to lead a Sales Team of 12 strategic sales representatives that could solution sell consultatively to the C-suite LOB in health provider organizations for Midas+ (a Care/Case Management, Advanced Analytics & Population Health Division of Xerox Commercial Healthcare), now a Conduent company (World's largest Global, cross-industry BPO at $6.8B & 93K employees). She increased their market penetration to 44% of the US Health provider systems above 300+ beds, i.e. Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain, Banner, Sutter, Geisinger, UPMC etc... She is the Past President of WITI (Women in Technology International), Founding President of WiTT (Women in Technology of TN), Past President of TN Chapter of AITP (International Association of IT Professionals), Past President-elect of the PMI Nashville Chapter, Founding Officer of the TN HIMSS Chapter, their CIO Advisory Council and their National Health IT Summit which coined Nashville the "Silicon Valley of Healthcare" back on 5/5/05. She was a former member of the Nashville Health Care Council, Advisor to Leadership Healthcare and a Board Committee member of the NTC (Nashville Technology Council). She is a former Olympic-level athlete (tennis) who was born in Boston, raised in San Francisco and she now resides with her family in Brentwood, TN. Her husband is a Lt Colonel in the US Army out of Fort Knox, KY (former Deputy CIO for the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq) who implemented the 1st wireless EMR at the bedside during wartime (see HBO's series "Baghdad ER") etc....Her native language is German and she loves sports, travel and music.
Stephen Narigon is a Partner and the President of Best Practice Partners who leads the Advisory Services Practice. In this role, he brings extensive experience in healthcare advising, recruiting, and management of health Information Technology project development and its resulting innovations. He is an accomplished executive with a proven record of achievement in quality service delivery and project management experience in healthcare informatics, account management, strategic planning, business process and alliance management. He is a decisive, results-driven leader with demonstrated success in delivering consulting engagements on time and within budget, while maintaining customer expectations, outcomes, and satisfaction.
Prior to launching Best Practice Partners, Mr. Narigon was President of Nexxus Healthcare services providing professional nurse staffing services. Stephen is well known for a high level of commitment and passion related to delivering high-quality customer service and patient care directly and while working with Electronic Medical Records. He is also a registered Nurse with 28 years of experience in multiple settings delivering Clinical expertise in various national healthcare organizations.
Prior to his civilian healthcare career, Mr. Narigon was a member of the United States Air Force and served in the emergency medical services department at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton Ohio. Stephen is an active professional in a multitude of diverse business and nursing centric organizations, including DVHIMSS, ANA, NC HIMSS, NSA, and NCHICA. He received his doctorates in executive leadership from The University of North Carolina, an MBA from Capella, and is a Board Certified Advanced nurse executive
William D. Paiva
William D. Paiva, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI). The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through the implementation of innovative care delivery and IT solutions. Within CHSI, the Institute for Predictive Medicine is applying advanced analytics to the largest health care database which includes clinical information for over 63 million patients covering 16 years. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Paiva was for over 20 years in the venture capital industry, management consulting, and investment banking industries. Dr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Marie Roof served as President and CEO for a healthcare cloud computing company, Kodiak Systems, LLC. In this role, she helped grow the business, adding additional products and services. In addition, she and her team developed the corporate strategy including its mission, vision and values. Also, under her leadership, the company developed an account review process and implemented client onboarding processes and procedures.
Prior to Kodiak Systems, Marie was the CIO & HIPAA Officer for Vibra Healthcare, A post-acute care company. In this role, she was responsible for Information Technology for a privately held company that owns and / or operates more than fifty Acute Rehabilitation Hospitals, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing and Outpatient facilities covering 18 states. Her responsibilities included the development and implementation of the Vibra Healthcare information technology strategy and leading an enterprise-wide Information technology organization. This includes the implementation of Electronic Medical Records as well as ensuring capability for health information exchange, telehealth, patient population health technologies and business and clinical analytics. She was also responsible for the IT infrastructure, software, biomedical equipment, and other technologies used throughout the Vibra Healthcare system.
Marie has more than thirty years of experience in Information Systems with the majority of it spent in healthcare. Previously, Marie held leadership positions within Select Medical Corporation, Cigna Healthcare and Capital Blue Cross. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science, and a Masters of Business Administration. In addition to serving as Past President for CPAHIMSS (Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Systems Society), she is a member of CHIME (For healthcare CIOs), serves on the United Way Technology Committee, and serves on the Board of WITF, a Central Pennsylvania Public Broadcasting Company. She was recently selected as a Women of Influence in Central Pennsylvania.
Alex Szucs MSc is President of the Canadian Integrated Health Alliance - a unique not-for-profit company that provides regional, national and international healthcare organizations from government, academic medicine and industry with direct access to 500+ healthcare companies and associations, representing 18,000+ members from 30+ countries throughout Europe, USA, and China.
By connecting healthcare organizations from around the globe, the Alliance’s International Market Access Program (i-MAP) allows members to exchange information, products and services that provide solutions to complex problems in the delivery of quality health and social care much faster than any one organization alone.
With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Alex has served as a senior executive for pharmaceutical, informatics and research companies. He’s also served on several Boards including the Canadian Alliance for Canadian Health Education, the Global Alliance for Medical Education, the Canadian Pain Society and University of Toronto based Genesis Research Foundation for Women’s Health.
Mr. Szucs holds undergraduate degrees Medical Physiology and a Master of Science in Endocrinology. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Graduate Medicine, prior to his move to the pharmaceutical industry. He is married with three children, one grandson and he lives in Markham, just north of Toronto, CANADA.