Speaker Presentations now available from 2018 Alaska State of Reform Conference

On Wednesday we hosted our 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference and it was one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior health care executives and health policy leaders in the state. It is always an honor to bring these different silos of healthcare together. Here are some of the presentation materials from the speakers at the event.


Morning Keynote: Gary Kaplan, MD

What Would a “Blueprint” for Alaska’s Health Care Look Like?

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz: Chair, House Health & Social Services Committee

Cindy Alkire: Administrative Director, Alaska Women’s Health

Sandra Heffern: Owner, Effective Health Design

Building New Strategies and Staff for Alaska’s Workforce

Vandana Ingle: Program Officer, Workforce Development, Mat-Su Health Foundation

David Kinard: SVP, Business Development, Physicians Insurance

Jeff Jessee: Dean of the College of Health, University of Alaska

Health Care and the Alaska Fiscal Situation

Rep. Paul Seaton: Co-Chair, House Finance Committee 

Jon Bittner: Executive Director, Alaska Small Business Economic Development Center

Mouhcine Guettabi: Assistant Professor of Economics, UAA Institute of Social & Economic Research (ISER)

Integrating the Social Determinants into a Care Model

Patrick Anderson: CEO, Rural Alaska Community Action Program

Tammy Green: CEO, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

Derrick Pennington: Program Director, LINKS Aging and Disability Resource Center

Lunch Keynote: Robin Gelburd

Making Managed Care Work in Alaska

Rodger Brown: National Vice President, Business Development, United Healthcare Community and State 

Amy Mackin: Attorney, Hall Render

Nancy Merriman: Executive Director, Alaska Primary Care Association 

Updating the Strategic Vision of Alaska’s HIE

Laura Young: Executive Director, Health eConnect Alaska