State of Reform returns to North Texas in-person for its annual health policy conference 


Boram Kim


After being virtual for 2020 and 2021, the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference returns  in person at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, September 27th. 


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Dr. Fred Cerise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, is scheduled for the Morning Keynote and will share his thoughts on the safety-net provider’s path moving forward. 

Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Stephens and Parkland Health and Hospital System CEO Fred Cerise.


Among the other notable health experts and policy leaders scheduled to speak at the event are Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Stephens, who is scheduled for the Afternoon Keynote, and her predecessor at Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Stephanie Muth. 

Stephens will provide insights on recent Medicaid updates and share her vision for leading the program as the state recovers from the pandemic. Muth, who now consults on health policy, will lead a conversation on Texas Medicaid with Joyce Tapley, Chief Executive Officer of Foremost Family Health Centers and John Burruss, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Metrocare Services. 

The all-day conference will feature 14 panel discussions with topics ranging from the health effects of gun violence to the role of virtual care in the post-pandemic health landscape. 

Other distinguished officials scheduled to present at the conference include:

  • Sen. Nathan Johnson, Vice Chair of the Senate Administration Committee
  • Dr. Theresa Daniel, District 1 County Commissioner, Dallas County
  • Greg Thompson, President, Texas Medicaid, Amerigroup
  • Dr. Chris Crow, Founder & CEO, Catalyst Health Group
  • Joli Robinson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Dallas Homeless Alliance
  • Sandra McKay, Associate Professor, Fellow, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • Elizabeth Merwin, Ph.D., Executive Director, University of Texas Arlington Center for Rural Health and Nursing
  • Jon Roth, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Dallas County Medical Society
  • Greg Thompson, President, Texas Medicaid, Amerigroup
  • Claudia Tucker, Vice President of Government Relations, Teladoc

To hear from this great list of speakers and more, you can register for this event here.