Convening Panel

Our Convening Panel is a diverse and engaged group of leading policy makers, advocates, and analysts from across the spectrum of health care. They bring a diversity of perspectives and engagement that helps make our event truly unique. This group of leaders will inform our overall agenda, shape the content and help identify speakers.  In short, they are the backbone around which our entire conference is built.

We couldn’t be more appreciative of their role in our event!

If you are interested in joining the Convening Panel, if you want to be a speaker, or if you just have questions, drop us a line!  We’d be honored to hear from you.

NameTitleOrganization
Alan BloomVice President, Legal & Regulatory ServicesCare 1st Health Plan
Beth MalinowskiDeputy Director of Government AffairsCalifornia Health+ Advocates
Brandi WolfPolicy DirectorSEIU Local 2015
Charles BacchiPresident & CEOCalifornia Association of Health Plans
Corey ShankManaging Director, Health SystemsPointCare
Danielle SmithDirector of Marketing and Events
California Telehealth Network
David AxeneManaging PartnerAxene Health Partners
David PanushPartnerCalifornia Health Policy Strategies
David WethereltDirector of Business Development, Payment and Population Solutions 3M Health Information Systems
Dawn H. JohnsonExecutive Vice PresidentCOPE Health Solutions
Deanne CalvertDirector, State Government AffairsSanofi
Dimitrious AlexiouPresident & CEOHospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Gina Magana-ZwickRegional Vice President of Provider ServicesSynerMed
Greg Buchert, MDCMOHealthNet
Hon. Ed HernandezChairSenate Health Care Committee
Hon. Rob BontaMemberCalifornia State Assembly Committee on Health
Ian ShakilCEOAugmedix
Jim GrossPartnerNielsen Merksamer
John BaackesChief Executive OfficerLA Care
Karen Hansberger, MDSenior Vice President & Chief Medical OfficerWhite Memorial Medical Center
Lisa Chan-SawinPartnerTransform Health
Mark HerbertCalifornia DirectorSmall Business Majority
Mark ZuiderveenChief Administrative OfficerDowney Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente
Marty GallegosSenior Vice President, Health Policy/CommunicationsHospital Association of Southern California
Melissa Stafford-JonesRegional DirectorUS Dept of Health and Human Services, Region IX
Michael TouDirector, State Government RelationsProvidence Health & Services
Nate PerrizoChief Executive OfficerPH Tech
Patrick PineChief Administrative OfficerRobert F. Kennedy Medical Plan
Peter MacklerExecutive Director, Government Relations and PolicyMemorialCare Health System
Rachelle WengerDirector, Public Policy & Community AdvocacyDignity Health
Renee Dua, MDFounder and Chief Medical OfficerHeal
Richard ThomasonProgram ManagerBlue Shield of California Foundation
Roland FargoPresident, Medical Services NetworkAdventist Health, Southern California Region
Sarah SummerDeputy Director of Public PolicyBlue Shield of California
Scott SuckowExecutive DirectorAmerican Liver Foundation, Pacific Coast
Shannon ButlerDirector, State Government RelationsAetna
Stacy StelzriedePartnerMoss Adams
Mark DiehlCEOCalifornia Coverage & Health Initiatives
Stefanie ElkinsCalifornia Medical Outreach & Organizing ManagerCompassion and Choices