ATA’s EDGE2023 Policy Conference
December 13-15, 2023
Conrad Hotel, Washington, DC
The ATA EDGE2023 Policy Conference is the premier event focused on the latest in state, federal and international telehealth policies, to address the challenges and identify the opportunities for access to digital health. This year’s conference will answer questions about where virtual care policy stands during this extension period and what lies ahead. We’ll explore obstacles to overcome and new opportunities on the horizon, while maintaining telehealth’s positive momentum and bipartisan support. Join the ATA and ATA Action as we continue our work to establish policy conditions for digital health to thrive.
Learn from the Thought Leaders Who are Shaping Telehealth Policy
EDGE2023 will convene the innovators, policymakers, and pundits to discuss key perspectives – from The White House to state capitals across the country. Network with the changemakers, innovative healthcare delivery system executives and clinicians on the front lines, and telehealth policy advocates from all corners of healthcare.
Our speaker lineup features Congressional leaders and staff, policy experts and healthcare who are influencing the future of care delivery. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the decision-makers as they share thought-leading insights and best practices that will guide the next phase of telehealth implementation in a new hybrid healthcare system.
U.S. House of Representatives
CMS Center for Medicare
American Medical Association
Nixon Gwilt Law
Foley and Lardner
Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Foley & Lardner LLP
The Digital Health Society
Tusk Venture Partners and State Policy Advisor, ATA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Inside Health Policy
American Psychological Association
Federation of American Hospitals
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
HealthTech for Medicaid
U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Federal Trade Commission
Inside Health Policy
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
Uintah Basin Healthcare
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Advanced Policy Consulting, LLC
Washington Medical Commission
Third Horizon Strategies
Nixon Gwilt Law
D.C. Department of Health Care Finance
American Psychiatry Association
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn was sworn in to the Senate in January 2019.
In 2018, the people of Tennessee elected Marsha Blackburn as the first woman to represent the Volunteer State in the United States Senate. She serves on the Deputy Whip Team and is a member of the Finance Committee; the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; the Veterans Affairs Committee; and the Judiciary Committee. She serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security and the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law.
Marsha dedicates her public service to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live. A longtime ally of entertainment industry professionals, Marsha began her career in public service in 1995 when she was named executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission. While serving in the Tennessee Senate, Marsha led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. The tax was defeated, and Marsha’s leadership earned her a reputation as an anti-tax champion. Before her election to the Senate, Marsha represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, where she became a leader in the fight for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. She continued her advocacy on behalf of creators and rights-owners, establishing the bipartisan Songwriters Caucus and fighting for passage of the Music Modernization Act, which revolutionized music licensing processes. In 2016, Marsha won passage of the BOTS Act, which empowered the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to crack down on digital scalpers.
In the Senate, Marsha is a leader in the fight for fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, and strategic trade policies that advance competition in the United States. She has introduced legislation requiring 1%, 2%, and 5% across-the-board cuts to non-defense, non-veterans, and non-homeland security spending since she was first elected to serve in the 108th Congress. Her in-depth analyses of the threats to American sovereignty posed by the Chinese Communist Party have prompted Congress to examine legislation countering Beijing’s malign influence on global supply chains and technology infrastructure and within international organizations. A staunch supporter of the military, Marsha champions policies that support active duty servicemembers and guardsmen, their families, and their missions at home and abroad. In 2022, she successfully led the fight to repeal the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. She is a leading advocate for veterans and has fought tirelessly for the expansion of VA health benefit eligibility through the community care program. Marsha’s commitment to protecting quality health care for all Tennesseans motivated the creation of her “Rural Health Agenda,” an innovative series of bills that would expand access, support providers, and assist local leaders in making care provision a crucial aspect of economic development.
Marsha has championed numerous initiatives on behalf of the creative community including the AM/FM Act and the HITS Act, as well as a tax classification fix for self-employed workers that was implemented as part of the CARES Act. In the 116th Congress, she led the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, a roundtable-style working group dedicated to the examination of technology’s influence on American culture. Her work with the Consumer Protection subcommittee in the 117th Congress exposed Big Tech’s disregard for privacy and safety and introduced a new era of transparency into the platform-consumer relationship.
Marsha bases her approach to border policy on the simple truth that until our borders are secure, every town will be a border town and every state will be a border state. She is leading the charge to fully fund the United States Border Patrol, restart construction of a physical barrier, and impose harsher criminal penalties for drug smuggling. In the 118thCongress Marsha will continue this fight for law and order on behalf of the thousands of women and girls lost to cross-border human trafficking.
Marsha’s leadership philosophy is based on her experiences in the private sector as a small businesswoman and author, and as a mother and grandmother.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT-R)
A fifth-generation Montanan, Steve Daines brings 28 years of private-sector business experience to Washington, D.C. as he serves the people of Montana in the U.S. Senate.
Steve is a lifelong sportsman and grew up in Bozeman, Montana. After attending public schools (K-12) in Bozeman, Steve worked his way through college at Montana State University and graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He spent thirteen years in a management role for Procter & Gamble, the last six in China launching American brands to compete against Chinese companies, and then returned to Bozeman in 1997 to work in a family construction business.
In 2000, Steve took on the role of VP at RightNow Technologies, a Bozeman-based cloud computing start-up company. The company grew rapidly and became a publicly traded software company with 17 offices around the world, and products in over 30 languages. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2012 and remains one of Montana’s largest commercial employers. Steve was elected to serve as Montana’s United States Representative in 2012. During his time in the House, Daines championed legislation to expand responsible development of Montana’s energy resources, move forward meaningful forest management reform, increase transparency and accountability in government, and require members of Congress to balance the budget – or see their pay terminated. Additionally, he passed the most significant public lands bill for Montana in over 30 years. He was ranked the most effective first-term House member in 2013 and again in 2014.
In the U.S. Senate, Daines is working on issues of critical importance to growing good-paying Montana jobs, developing our state’s energy resources, managing and protecting our public lands and supporting the needs of Montana’s veterans and tribes. He serves on the Senate Committees on Finance, Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs.
In 2022, Steve received the “Life in Congress – Workplace Environment” Democracy Award from the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). The award recognizes offices that have established both formal policies and informal cultures that enhance the work-life fit and professional development of their staffs to better serve their constituents. In 2019, he received the Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability from CMF. In 2019, Steve was recognized by the Lugar Center as a leading bipartisan senator in the U.S. Senate. In 2019, Steve was also recognized by GovTrack, an independent entity, for his bipartisan leadership and effectiveness.
Steve has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 37 years. They are the parents of four children and proud grandparents of six. Steve and his family are actively involved in their church and community volunteer organizations and enjoy backpacking, hunting, skiing, and fishing.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
Sen. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a third term in November 2020. He serves as Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence and as a member of the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules Committees.
During his time in the Senate, Sen. Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who works across the aisle to accomplish real solutions for Virginians. He has served as a key author and negotiator of several pieces of critical legislation aimed at rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, improving cybersecurity, restoring domestic manufacturing, protecting national security, rebounding from the COVID-19 crisis, and investing in underserved and underbanked communities.
Sen. Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for families, hardworking Virginians, and our brave servicemembers. From protecting the highest levels of national security through his work leading the Senate Intelligence Committee, to fighting to expand broadband to every corner of the Commonwealth, Sen. Warner has been a tireless advocate for a safer, stronger, more prosperous Virginia.
From 2002 to 2006, he served as Governor of Virginia. When he left office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best-managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education. The first in his family to graduate from college, Sen. Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader in Virginia before entering public office. An early investor in the cellular telephone business, he co-founded the company that became Nextel and invested in hundreds of start-up technology companies that created tens of thousands of jobs.
Sen. Warner and his wife Lisa Collis live in Alexandria, Virginia. They have three daughters.
U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Congresswoman Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005. As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, she serves on the Health and Energy subcommittees and is the Vice Chair on the Communications and Technology subcommittee. She is committed to strengthening Sacramento’s flood protection, ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, promoting a clean energy economy, and creating a vibrant region where families can live, work, and play.
Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, the Sacramento area has one of the highest flood risks in the country. Congresswoman Matsui is a stalwart champion for increased flood protection, levee improvements, keeping flood insurance rates affordable, and rebuilding smarter and more resiliently in the face of a changing climate. She was at the forefront of the effort to build the Joint Federal Project at Folsom Dam by working to secure $1 billion for this critical project that became the model of cooperation and efficiency. In addition, she worked rigorously to federally authorize the Natomas Levee Project. More recently, the Congresswoman was instrumental in securing $1.8 billion to help strengthen the Sacramento region’s levees and raise Folsom Dam. She also fights to preserve the region’s water rights. With climate change being a primary cause of more intense and unpredictable weather patterns her role in securing funding for flood control and infrastructure projects is even more critical.
Congresswoman Matsui passionately works to increase public transportation options in Sacramento. She is engaged in the planning and execution of an intermodal transportation center in downtown Sacramento and secured federal funds to extend Sacramento’s light rail system. She also helped secure passage in the U.S. House of autonomous vehicle technology in the 115th Congress and plans to continue to lead in the effort to safely deploy intelligent and automated transportation technologies that will transform how we conduct business, transact and travel.
She has worked tirelessly to improve access to high-quality, affordable, accessible health care and was instrumental in crafting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. She is a leader in Congress on the rapidly growing issue of telehealth and is the author of the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2014. A $1.1 billion federal investment, the Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration will revitalize the community-based mental health system by creating a network of high-quality, evidence-based Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in communities across the country. Congresswoman Matsui is the co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Aging and Families, where she addresses the full spectrum of issues that affect seniors, from retirement security to long term care. Congresswoman Matsui also serves on the bipartisan Telehealth Working Group, helping to open up reimbursement for telehealth within the Medicare program.
Congresswoman Matsui has been a leader in Congress on promoting policies that address the climate crisis. Under her leadership as a co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), the Caucus has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable infrastructure, tax incentives for clean energy, and blocking harmful directives from the Trump Administration that would undermine protections for human health and the environment. She has also authored a number of legislative proposals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while boosting clean energy manufacturing and financing to help smaller clean energy companies grow and create jobs. This includes commonsense new legislation, H.R. 978 that preserves higher fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards as well as a bill that ensures our healthcare system is ready and able to rapidly respond to the climate crisis. She also sponsored legislation that allows her constituents to participate in the clean energy economy through specifically designated treasury bonds that fund renewable energy and energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy. Thanks in large part to her efforts, the Sacramento region has been transforming into a clean-tech capitol, with over 200 companies in the region.
Congresswoman Matsui is also a leader on technology and internet policy. She is a Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Spectrum Caucus, having authored laws that facilitated record-breaking spectrum auctions. She continues to focus on promoting the deployment of next-generation wireless technologies, such as 5G. She is also a leading proponent of net neutrality and ensuring access to the free and open Internet, previously writing legislation that would prohibit so-called Internet fast lanes from harming consumers, small businesses and innovators. As the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional High Tech Caucus, she advocates for policies to expand the innovative use of technology across every sector of the economy. She also is an ardent supporter of advancing STEM education, especially for women and girls.
Because she has always felt the arts connect innovation with creativity and passion, Congresswoman Matsui has been a strong supporter of the arts not only in the Sacramento community but nationwide. She currently serves as a Member of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian. She is also on the Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Council of the National Museum of American History. She has previously served on the National Symphony Board and the Arena Stage Board.
Before coming to Congress, Doris Matsui served as Chairwoman on the Board for the KVIE public television station in Sacramento, and in leadership capacities for the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Children’s Home, and the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra.
After growing up on a farm in California’s Central Valley, Congresswoman Matsui graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She served as one of eight members of President Clinton’s transition board and later served as Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Public Liaison. Congresswoman Matsui succeeded her late husband Robert Matsui (who served in Congress from 1979-2005) in a special election in March 2005.
Congresswoman Matsui has a son Brian Matsui and a daughter-in-law Amy Matsui. She has two grandchildren, Anna and Robby. In the Spring of 2020, Congresswoman Matsui married Roger Sant, adding four children, their spouses, and six grandchildren to her family.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Brian Schatz is Hawai‘i’s senior United States Senator.
Since joining the Senate, he has focused his work on helping workers, veterans, and families and has led key legislation on health care, climate change, and technology.
Senator Schatz chairs the Indian Affairs Committee, and serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Foreign Relations Committee; and the Select Committee on Ethics. He also serves on the Senate Democratic Caucus’s leadership team as Chief Deputy Whip.
Prior to his service in Congress, Senator Schatz was Hawai‘i’s Lieutenant Governor and served for eight years in the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives.
Senator Schatz grew up in Honolulu, and received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. He is married to Linda Schatz, an architect. They have a son and a daughter.
U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12)
Congressman Troy Balderson was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives on September 5, 2018 and represents Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.
Troy is a Member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees American energy, health care, and telecommunications policies, among other areas.
A lifelong Ohioan, Troy was born and raised in Muskingum County and graduated from Zanesville High School. Prior to his career in public service, he worked on the family farm and ran the service department for his family-owned small business.
A principled conservative, Troy is a champion for restoring American energy independence, advancing innovations that make it easier for rural Ohioans to access health care, and better preparing our region’s next generation for in-demand careers.
Troy currently resides in Zanesville and has one adult son, Joshua.
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine Cortez Masto has spent her career fighting for Nevada’s working families. She served two terms as Attorney General of Nevada and in November 2016, she made history by becoming the first woman from Nevada and the first Latina ever elected to the United States Senate.
During her time as Nevada’s top prosecutor, Cortez Masto became well known as an advocate for seniors, women, and children. She worked closely with local law enforcement to keep Nevada’s communities safe.
As Attorney General, Cortez Masto led the push to break up sex trafficking rings throughout the state. She partnered with community advocates to give first responders the tools they need to identify and intervene in trafficking incidents. She also helped pass a law to make sex trafficking a crime at the state level, an achievement that allowed state and local officials to share resources and information with federal prosecutors.
Cortez Masto sought to protect Nevada’s seniors and implement guardianship reform in the state. She created a senior protection unit to safeguard older Nevadans from identity theft, exploitation, and abuse.
To help middle-class families recover from the housing crisis, Cortez Masto created the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to investigate and prosecute lending scams. She led the fight to hold the Big Banks accountable for their role in the housing collapse and secured a $1.9 billion settlement for Nevada homeowners.
As a member of the United States Senate, Cortez Masto has taken her fight for working Nevadans to Washington, D.C.
Her position on four Senate Committees allows her to continue to advocate for the issues that matter most to Nevadans. She sits on the Committee on Finance; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; and the Committee on Indian Affairs. Cortez Masto currently serves as the chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee.
In Congress, Senator Cortez Masto remains a strong advocate for women and children and is working to pass legislation to strengthen women’s health care. She is a cosponsor of the Healthy Maternal and Obstetric Medicine (Healthy MOM) Act, which would ensure that mothers and their babies have access to the care they need, both before and after birth. Senator Cortez Masto continues to support our servicewomen by addressing the unique challenges they face as they transition from active duty. To ensure that they are empowered to access the full range of services they need to thrive, she has introduced the Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act of 2019, which would increase the knowledge of available VA health care resources like mental health assistance, maternity care, cancer screenings and casework management.
Senator Cortez Masto is working to repair our broken immigration system and protect hardworking families. She is a cosponsor of the DREAM Act and a fervent supporter of comprehensive immigration reform.
The Senator has also seized on Nevada’s innovation economy and leadership in renewable energy production. Cortez Masto has unveiled a key legislative initiative to strengthen America’s 21st century economy, called the “Innovation State Initiative.” Her legislative package is aimed at cementing Nevada’s place as a leader in innovation and strengthening America’s economic competitiveness in the fields of science, technology, and renewable energy. It consists of several pieces of legislation designed to promote technology jobs and innovation in the state, as well as nationally. This legislation also ensures there are guardrails in place for the responsible use of technology and the appropriate workforce training. Additionally, the bills prioritize investment in access to broadband internet in rural communities and disadvantaged urban areas, as well as enhanced drone safety and testing, and encourages investment in research and infrastructure that creates the smart communities of the future, improves infrastructure, and strengthens Nevadans’ quality of life and America’s economy.
Senator Cortez Masto is committed to finding solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Nevada, and across the country so that every hardworking family is able to pursue the American dream. Cortez Masto introduced the Home Loan Quality Transparency Act to reinstate key Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reporting requirements, which were repealed last year, that help regulators and advocates hold banks accountable for discriminatory or unfair lending practices.
Cortez Masto also believes that all Americans have the right to affordable, quality health care. She has been a strong advocate in the Senate for strengthening our health care system and for protecting Medicare and Medicaid. In response to provider shortages in rural communities that could affect the health care coverage of nearly 8,000 Nevadans, Cortez Masto cosponsored the Marketplace Certainty Act to stabilize the health care markets, lower premiums for consumers and prevent insurers from leaving rural counties. She also introduced bipartisan drug pricing transparency legislation to allow the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC) to access critical information on pricing and contracts under Medicaid and Medicare to reduce costs for those on the program and protect these vital programs. Senator Cortez Masto is also a proud cosponsor of the following legislation to improve health care for Nevadans: the Family Coverage Act, legislation that would fix a glitch in the health care system and ensure all spouses and children are able to get covered; Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices, a bill to authorize HHS to negotiate drug prices to protect seniors from exploitation; and the Stopping the Pharmaceutical Industry from Keeping Drugs Expensive (SPIKE) Act, a bill that would require drug manufacturers to publicly justify large price increases in prescription drugs.
Protecting survivors and combating human and child trafficking continues to be one of Cortez Masto’s top priorities. Cortez Masto introduced two bipartisan bills, titled the Not Invisible Act of 2019 and Savanna’s Act, which aim to address the crisis of missing, murdered, and trafficked Native Americans and Alaska Natives by increasing coordination among all levels of law enforcement, improving data collection and information sharing, and empowering tribal governments with the resources they need and bridging the gaps between tribal communities, law enforcement and the federal government. Cortez Masto has also introduced the Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act to ensure law enforcement officers have the necessary tools and training to recognize and rescue at-risk and exploited children.
An avid hiker and nature lover, Cortez Masto is committed to protecting our environment and public lands for future generations to enjoy. She is the cosponsor of the Clean Energy for America Act, a bill that would measurably reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector. In an effort to spur Nevada’s renewable energy development and production, Cortez Masto cosponsored legislation called the Electric CARS Act to encourage the use and development of electric vehicles, the GEO Act to promote the growth of geothermal energy, especially in the State of Nevada, and the Renewable Energy Extension Act to extend clean energy tax incentives and ensure continued deployment, growth, and innovation of green technologies. Cortez Masto has also defended the Antiquities Act to protect Nevada’s national monuments and worked alongside the Nevada congressional delegation to introduce the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act, which would ensure Nevadans have a voice in any plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.
Prior to her service as Attorney General, Cortez Masto served as Chief of Staff to Nevada Governor Bob Miller. She also worked as an Assistant County Manager in Clark County and as a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C.
Cortez Masto earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1986, and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1990. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband Paul, a retired Secret Service agent.
U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06)
Bill Johnson was born and raised on family farms, where he learned early the values of hard work, honesty, and sacrifice. Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after a distinguished military career of more than 26 years. Following his retirement from military service, Johnson turned to creating and building high technology businesses and also served in the executive leadership team as Chief Information Officer of a global manufacturing company. In 2010, Johnson was elected to his first term to represent the people of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District, which now covers much of Eastern Ohio. He was reelected to his seventh term in November of 2022. Since first taking office, Johnson has been fighting to create jobs in rural Ohio, improve services to our nation’s heroes – our veterans, and to make our federal government more effective, efficient, and accountable to the American people. He’s working hard to ensure that our children and grandchildren are blessed with the same opportunities of previous generations. 23 bills authored by Johnson have been signed into law by presidents of both parties. Congressman Johnson, and his wife LeeAnn, currently reside in Marietta, Ohio. Their son, Nathan, is an undergraduate at Youngstown State University. Johnson is also the proud parent of three grown children: Joshua, Julie, and Jessica, and is a grandfather of six.
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD is an accomplished, strategic leader with a deep understanding of health economics and a heart-felt commitment to outstanding patient care. Her diverse background as a health care executive, health economist, physician and health policy expert has given her a unique perspective on how health policy impacts the real lives of patients. As Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dr. Seshamani is responsible for policy and operations for the health care coverage of more than 64 million Americans in the Medicare program, with an annual budget of roughly $1 trillion. Since joining CMS, Dr. Seshamani has led her nearly 1,000 person team through historic transformation to further the agency’s goals to advance health equity, expand access to coverage and care, drive innovation for high-quality, whole-person care, and promote affordability and sustainability of the Medicare program for generations to come. She has driven bold policymaking in the Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, value-based care, and drug affordability spaces through proactive, thoughtful engagement with external stakeholders, and by creating a work environment in which people feel valued and their hard work is celebrated to truly drive operational excellence. She is also the senior official responsible for CMS’s implementation activities under the Inflation Reduction Act, which make the largest changes to the Medicare program since the enactment of Part D in 2003.
Dr. Seshamani is a Hopkins-trained surgeon and Oxford-trained PhD economist, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Prior to joining CMS, she served as Vice President of Clinical Care Transformation at MedStar Health, where she conceptualized, designed, and implemented population health and value-based care initiatives and served on the senior leadership of the 10 hospital, 300+ outpatient care site health system. She also cared for patients as a head and neck surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
Dr. Seshamani also brings decades of policy experience to her role, including serving on the leadership of the Biden-Harris Transition HHS Agency Review Team. Prior to MedStar Health, she was Director of the Office of Health Reform at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she drove strategy and led implementation of the Affordable Care Act across the Department, including coverage policy, delivery system reform, and public health policy.
Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, a Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also is an adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Ehrenfeld also has an appointment as an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, Md.)
Dr. Ehrenfeld’s research, which focuses on understanding how information technology can improve patient safety, outcomes, and health equity, has been funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and the AMA. The unifying theme of his work has been to comprehend the science behind how technology can change behavior, reduce variability, and facilitate improved health system reliability and performance. His work has led to the presentation of more than 250 abstracts as well as the publication of more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems and has co-authored 18 clinical textbooks that have been translated into multiple languages. A consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ehrenfeld provides technical expertise to the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group. He has also been a participant in the National Academy of Medicine’s Systems Engineering for Health Innovation Collaborative and previously served as co-chair of the Navy Surgeon General’s Taskforce on Personalized and Digital Medicine and as special advisor to the 20th U.S. Surgeon General. In 2018, he was an inaugural recipient of the NIH Sex and Gender Minority Research Award from the NIH Director.
Dr. Ehrenfeld earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford College (Haverford, Penn.) in 2000. He received his MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2004 and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health (Boston, Mass.) in 2009. From 2004-2005, Dr. Ehrenfeld completed an internship in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Mass.) and a residency in Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine there from 2005-2008. Dr. Ehrenfeld also completed an informatics research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2008-2010. He is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).
Carrie Nixon, Esq.
Carrie Nixon, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Nixon Gwilt Law, a law firm focused exclusively on healthcare innovation. She also serves as Special Advisor to Empactful Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Carrie is an expert in healthcare law and policy issues relating to healthcare innovation, including Remote Patient Monitoring, telehealth, mHealth apps, healthcare predictive analytics, personalized medicine, and value-based delivery/reimbursement arrangements such as Value-Based Enterprises (VBEs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other Alternative Payment Models (APMs). She provides counseling in healthcare regulatory compliance matters and strategy advice regarding business models and healthcare transactions. Carrie represents digital health companies and healthcare startups, along with hospitals and health systems, individual physicians and large physician groups, pharmacies, and post-acute care providers.
As a longtime attorney for a variety of clients in the assisted living and long-term care industry, Carrie has on-the-ground experience with the unique challenges facing those who serve our aging population. She has successfully defended these clients against malpractice claims and deficiency citations, helping them to navigate the ever-changing regulatory and risk management landscape.
Carrie is the founder of two successful companies and co-founder of a thriving non-profit public policy organization. She takes a comprehensive, integrated approach to serving clients, combining her expertise in law, public policy, and business strategy with skills in strategic communication and negotiation. This approach is particularly well-suited to clients navigating this new era of healthcare reform and value-based delivery/reimbursement. Carrie advises and advocates for her clients from every angle, using legal frameworks, business acumen, and a broad network of expertise and influence to achieve target outcomes.
After receiving her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, Carrie began her legal career as an attorney at Mintz Levin, an AmLaw 250 firm. She practiced in the firm’s DC office as part of the Health Law section. Carrie later joined the DC office of Reed Smith, another AmLaw 250 firm, practicing in the litigation section with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. She is a member of the Virginia Bar and DC Bar. Prior to attending law school, Carrie worked for a senior leader in the US House of Representatives as Deputy Policy Director. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Lisa Robin, MLA
Lisa Robin is Chief Advocacy Officer at the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). She joined the FSMB in 1994 and currently leads the FSMB Washington, DC office. Ms. Robin earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Christian University. During her tenure with the FSMB, Ms. Robin has been active in policy development and promulgation on issues including telehealth and license portability, pain management and addiction treatment, medical marijuana, stem cell and regenerative medicine, and issues related to ethics and professionalism. In addition to policy development, Ms. Robin, as an executive member of the C-Suite, is involved with the overall administration of the FSMB and is directly responsible for FSMB’s state and federal government affairs and policy, continuing education, communications/public affairs and the FSMB Research and Education Foundation.
Alexis Gilroy, a national leader in the digital health industry, advises on complex transactional and health regulatory issues with an emphasis on virtual health methods, such as telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health. Alexis is co-leader of the Firm’s Health Care & Life Sciences Practice.
Focused on transactions in the health care, life sciences, and digital health sectors for almost two decades, Alexis pairs practical experience with a keen understanding of often novel federal and state regulatory requirements. Health systems and other health providers, virtual care companies, technology organizations, pharmacy and retail leaders, life sciences businesses, medical device organizations, and investors across the United States and abroad seek her legal counsel on various digital health topics. She frequently structures and negotiates telehealth specific services and affiliation contracts and manages health regulatory matters for M&A and equity transactions with both investor/buy-side and company/target-side experience. She also advises on multijurisdictional digital health strategy and implementation, state-specific telehealth regulation, corporate practice of medicine, reimbursement, online prescribing, patient consent, credentialing by proxy, remote supervision, and fraud and abuse considerations.
Alexis speaks and writes extensively on matters involving telehealth, including testimony before legislative and regulatory bodies. She served on the board of directors and as vice president of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and is a member of the ATA College of Fellows. She was an appointee to the Maryland governor’s Telemedicine Task Force, member of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ workgroup on telehealth, leader of the American Bar Association’s Science & Technology Practice Group, and leader of the American Health Lawyer Association’s (AHLA) E-Health and Telemedicine Affinity Group.
“Love What You Do” is on a sign in Libby’s office for good reason: she loves her work as a dynamic public policy advocate, lawyer, strategist and facilitator. Clients hire her to delve deep in the issues, devise a strategy and execute on many fronts. Libby works primarily on policies and issues confronting health and technology stakeholders, but she also touches on the insurance industry. She has built trusted relationships with U.S. and international government agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers on both sides of the aisle.
Mark Hayes is a lawyer and pharmacist with more than 25 years of federal and private sector health law and policy experience through which he has played a leading role in the development and enactment of health care policy and legislation in Washington D.C. He served on the staff for four U.S. Senators (Grassley, Bond, Snowe and Jeffords), and served for more than seven years as Health Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee Republican staff for Chairman/Ranking Member Grassley. He has also represented numerous clients at the federal level including hospital systems, managed care plans, health care corporations, pharmacies, health care trade associations, and coalitions.
Through this experience, he was a leader in the policy development, legislative drafting and negotiations on the health care provisions of several major pieces of federal legislation including the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug benefit provisions of the Medicare Modernization Act, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, the Deficit Reduction Act, and the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Mark earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. In addition to his experience on the Hill, Mark has also held the position of Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, and Assistant Director for Federal Government Affairs for Hoffman-La Roche. Mark also worked for former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth as Vice President of St. Louis 2004, a non-profit organization dedicated to reviving the St. Louis region.
Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner and chair of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, and member of the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association. He advises entrepreneurial health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance, and corporate matters in telemedicine, digital health, remote patient monitoring, and click-and-mortar services. Working with hospitals, health systems, providers, and start-ups to build telemedicine arrangements across the United States, his practice emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling, and fresh approaches to realize clients’ ambitious and innovative goals.
Nate is recipient of the American Telemedicine Association’s Champion Award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to advocate for public policy changes that open payment support and provide regulatory pathways for telemedicine and digital health. Given to one person a year, recipients must have a demonstrated track record of leadership in educating the public about telehealth services and working with federal and state government officials to expand reimbursement of, and eliminate barriers to, telemedicine and digital health.
He has held several leadership positions with the industry, including a seat on the ATA’s Policy Council and former Chair of the ATA’s Business & Policy Special Interest Group. Nate was a member of the American Board of Telehealth’s inaugural advisory board. He speaks and writes frequently on issues at the forefront of telehealth and is often quoted for his insight about legal and business developments in this area. He has written telehealth legislation, regulations, comments and policy input to lawmakers, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Congressional Research Service, state Medicaid Agencies, and state boards of medicine across several states. He has helped write telemedicine policy letters and position statements with such organizations as the ATA and the American Heart Association. He has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, POLITICO, the Associated Press, Reuters, Modern Healthcare, Forbes, Huffington Post, MobiHealthNews, Wired, Inside Counsel, Buzzfeed, mHealthIntelligence, and Information Week, among others.
Ann Mond Johnson
With a rich history of experience working across the healthcare spectrum with providers, payers and innovative technology firms, Ann Mond Johnson joined ATA in early 2018. Johnson has been a pioneer in healthcare for more than two decades, spending most of her career building companies while raising Chicago’s profile as a major hub for healthcare technology firms. With extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and executive leader, she has launched and built innovative companies that leverage data, decision support tools and digital apps to make the healthcare experience better for consumers. Now at the helm of ATA, the leading global member-based group focused on telemedicine, Johnson leads efforts to advance ATA’s mission to ensure that people can get care where and when they need it while enabling clinicians to do more good for more people.
Megan Herber partners with clients to analyze and develop strategies related to legislative and regulatory policy developments impacting the health care industry. Megan managed the House Energy and Commerce Committee health care portfolio for U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-06) for four years, most recently as Legislative Director. While pursuing her Master of Public Health, Megan served as health policy legislative fellow for former Sen. John Rockefeller IV (D-West Virginia). Prior to moving to D.C., Megan worked in hospital consulting in California, where she performed revenue cycle auditing and strategic advising. She leverages her in-depth understanding of the processes and pressure points that drive federal health care policy to help clients adapt and thrive in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Joe Kvedar has focused on driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national
level. He is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Immediate Past Chair of ATA (The American Telemedicine Association), Co-Chair of the AMA’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal.
He is the author of two books on digital health: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017). The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for digital health. Dr. Kvedar is an advisor to and serves on the board of several Venture Capital Firms and digital health
Aaron Maguregui is a health care lawyer and member of the firm’s Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice, and national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. He advises innovative health care and technology companies to solve complex compliance, cybersecurity, data governance, data privacy, and risk management matters. Working with leading health care insurers, government-sponsored managed care organizations, health care providers, and technology companies, he delivers pragmatic legal advice and action-oriented solutions guidance to help clients reach their goals and objectives. Aaron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a global standard and essential industry credential accredited by (ISC).
Prior to joining Foley, Aaron was in-house counsel at one of the country’s largest publicly-traded managed health care insurance organizations, helping lead the company’s Privacy & Information Security Department and build its security incident response team. Aaron has managed dozens of privacy and security incidents, successfully resolved multiple publicly-reported data breaches, and led responses to inquiries, complaints, and investigations from various federal and state government agencies including, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), state Medicaid agencies, and state attorney generals offices. Aaron also counseled the company in obtaining HITRUST certification, a highly coveted certification that provides assurances to all stakeholders of the company’s security practices.
Bleddyn is a vastly experienced commercial lawyer with 30 years experience of outsourcings, privatisations and complex contracting and projects. He has a unique CV for a private sector lawyer, having spent three and a half years on secondment as General Counsel of the Commercial Directorate of the Department of Health.
On his secondment to the Department of Health he advised the Minsters (Prime Minister, Secretary of State, Ministers of State), Special Advisors and NHS organisations and gave evidence to the Health Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. Bleddyn has a very detailed understanding of the UK health sector and regulatory framework.
Quinn provides regulatory advisory services and develops and implements creative solutions for Tusk portfolio companies to achieve their mission, including engagements in the healthcare, technology, education, and food and beverage sectors. Her experience includes strategic regulatory counsel to help companies advance statutory and regulatory policy, craft cohesive messaging, build strategic partnerships, and facilitate stakeholder outreach.
She regularly speaks on telehealth policy, serves as an advisor to the American Telemedicine Association, and as Vice-Chair on the Uniform Law Commission’s Committee on Telehealth.
Prior to joining Tusk, Quinn was a litigation associate at two major international law firms and conducted public opinion research at Hart Research Associates in Washington D.C. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review. She received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and also studied at Oxford University. Quinn is based out of our Chicago office.
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, is a professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Much of Dr. Mehrotra’s research is focused on delivery innovations such as retail clinics, e-visits, and telemedicine, including their impact on quality, costs, and access to health care. He is also interested in the role of consumerism and whether price transparency and public reporting of quality can impact patient decision-making. Related work has focused on the impact of new payment models and quality measurement, including how natural language processing can be used to analyze the data in electronic health records.
Ben Leonard is a health technology reporter at POLITICO, covering digital health movement in Congress, at the agencies and in the White House, as well as the industry at large.
Stephen Gillaspy, PhD
Dr. Gillaspy is a licensed pediatric psychologist, clinical scientist and senior administrator with extensive experience integrating psychological services into larger healthcare systems. Over the course of his career, he has worked at the national and state levels to advance behavioral health services. For example, Gillaspy has served as an APA advisor to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), which is instrumental in setting reimbursement rates for psychological services. He also has worked with Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency to implement health & behavior codes for psychologists and develop policies on the reimbursement of clinical services provided by psychology interns and fellows. Gillaspy’ s clinical work has focused on the treatment of pediatric obesity, working with children and families to improve both their physical and behavioral health outcomes.
Gillaspy was a professor and director of pediatric psychology in the department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. He also worked as director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. Gillaspy was president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) in 2013 and chaired OPA’s Division for Research, Academics, and Training from 2009 to 2011. He has contributed to five book chapters and authored or co-authored 40 articles published in scientific journals.
Sarah-Lloyd Stevenson, MPH
Michelle has spent the last 15 years developing scalable solutions to bring healthcare to where it is needed most. Prior to Hazel, she was the Executive Director of The Addis Clinic, an organization that connects physician volunteers with frontline health workers through telemedicine technology. She was previously the Development Director of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a growth consultant for multiple nonprofits. She holds an M.S. in Health Science and a B.S. in Child Psychology.
Kate Steinle, MSN, WHNP
With a track record in health care advocacy and experience on Capitol Hill, Elliot Vice brings a valuable perspective to clients develop and advance their strategic goals related to legislative and regulatory policy developments.
Before joining Faegre Drinker, Elliot served as government affairs director for the first National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in Washington, D.C., opening the organization’s first D.C. office and building the team’s government outreach program from the ground up. In this role, Elliot managed NCSBN’s legislative and regulatory outreach, public policy agenda promotion and development of strategic relationships, focusing on the nexus between state regulation of health care and its intersection with the federal government. He also served on the American Telemedicine Association’s Policy Council and the Steering Committee of the Nursing Community Coalition.
Elliot was also a health care policy advisor in a D.C.-area firm, providing strategic guidance to clients advocating for congressional and regulatory activity. He also has insight into the inner workings of Capitol Hill from his time on the legislative and executive staffs of former Senator Evan Bayh.
Charles "Chip" Kahn
Mr. Kahn’s extensive health policy expertise, outstanding leadership abilities, lengthy Capitol Hill experience, and proven campaign and communications skills make him one of Washington, DC’s most effective and accomplished trade association executives. He is one of only six health care leaders who have appeared on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list (formerly the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list) since its inception. Becker’s Hospital Review included Mr. Kahn on its “50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list for 2015. He also appeared on the list in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.
In October 2015, The Hill newspaper selected Mr. Kahn as one of the capital’s top lobbyists for the 15th consecutive year. Fortune magazine, for three consecutive years, named the former Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA), under Mr. Kahn’s leadership, as the nation’s most influential insurance trade association.
Currently, Mr. Kahn is at the forefront of national initiatives to shape policy for advancing health care quality and information technology. He represents the FAH as a member of the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Coordinating Committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a multi-stakeholder private-public partnership for developing and implementing a national strategy for health care quality measurement. He also is a former member of the NQF’s Governing Board.
Mr. Kahn is a member of the Board of Directors of PharmMD, a medication therapy management company. He is the past Chair of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, which funds a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, D.C. as well as scholarships for health policy graduate students.
Mr. Kahn is also the recipient of the B’nai B’rith 2016 National Health Care Award, which has recognized exceptional trailblazers in the health care industry for more than 30 years.
Leslie Krigstein currently serves as the Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for Transcarent.
Leslie has been at the forefront of digital health policy throughout her career and most recently served the Vice President of Government Affairs for Livongo and Teladoc Health where she served as the primary liaison to government entities and policymakers. She oversaw the development and execution of Livongo’s government relations and advocacy strategy.
Previously, Leslie served as the Vice President of Congressional Affairs at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) where she oversaw CHIME’s congressional advocacy and engagement strategy. With a track record that includes passage of multiple pieces of legislation, Leslie positioned CHIME as a thought leader on issues including healthcare cybersecurity, patient identification, interoperability, and digital health.
Leslie first moved to the nation’s capital to join the legislative staff of Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (NY-25) and prior to joining CHIME, she was a member of the Congressional Affairs team at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She has provided public affairs and association management services to clients including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO).
Leslie is a proud graduate of Syracuse University, where she obtained degrees in Public Relations and Policy Studies. A native Vermonter, Leslie currently lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband (Alex) and son (Gordon).
Lisa Price Stevens, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Price Stevens is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She first realized her calling to medicine at age of 7 years – after saving a family member using the Heimlich maneuver. Dr Stevens was never formerly taught the technique but often admired her mother ( a nurse and hospital administrator) teach CPR in the community.
She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biochemistry) from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Medical School at Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia.
Thereafter, completed her training in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and later joined the Department as an assistant professor. She has also served as faculty at The American University Medical School of the Caribbean, Virginia Commonwealth University, Anna Maria College.
She obtained her Master’s in public health from Walden University, and a Master of Business Administration at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.
She was previously the Medical Director of the VCU Health System PACE Clinic, The Daily Planet- Federal Qualified Health Clinic for the homeless, and Medical Director- Vice President of Medical Affairs for Fallon Health (Worcester, MA), one of the first Integrated Care Organizations for Dual Eligibles under 65 in the United States. While in Boston, she was a provider at The Boston Healthcare for The Homeless Program.
Dr. Stevens gained further experience in integrated behavior and physical programs as the Chief Medical Officer for Magellan Health of Virginia. She recently returned to Hampton Roads, where she is able to leverage her clinical and administrative expertise in Value Based Care as the Regional Chief Medical officer for ChenMed -Jencare of VA.
Dr. Price Stevens was previously appointed to the Board of Medical Assisted Services, which was followed by being selected for the role of Virginia Medicaid Chief Medical Officer in May 2023. As DMAS Chief Medical Officer, she is a member of the Executive Leadership Team that supports over 2 million Medicaid Beneficiaries in the State.
Dr. Price Stevens works with Managed Care organization to ensure access to pharmacy and medical benefits, while serving as a medical SME ( subject matter expert ) for state Medicaid health policies. Dr. Stevens is dedicated to working with Federal and State agencies on important topics such as access to care, pharmacy therapeutic innovation, maternal/ child health outcomes, vaccinations, Behavioral health (Governor Youngkin’s Right Help Right Now), and social determinants of health programs geared towards improving health outcomes for Virginians.
Dr. Stevens is passionate about leadership development and collaborative teamwork. She is a trained and credentialed leadership coach, where she utilizes these skills to support individuals and teams to achieve peak performance.
During her career, she has led teams in implementing cost saving ER Diversion programs, launched two MLTSS plans, and developed reverse integration and collaborative care model with primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy, and social work teams. Her team’s collaborative work has resulted in the achievement of the quadruple aim: patient and provider satisfaction, quality outcomes, and cost effectiveness. In addition to her leadership duties, Dr. Stevens also practices primary care.
Price Stevens has been seated on many boards and advisory committees. She has made countless television appearances, as well being a medical expert for a monthly health program sponsored by national public radio. She has received numerous awards, including “Best Doc” by The Virginia Community Healthcare Association of Virginia.
She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Urban League, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Price Stevens is the author of a children’s book, “What’s That?, A Tale of Cholesterol”. She is married and has three children.
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior adviser to governments and industry on science policy and related regulation.
With Financial Times, he was the launch editor of CORDIS, the European Commission’s research information Service. He was Editor of the Commission’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Newsletter and CORDIS focus. His expertise covers ICT, Health, Defence, Space, Science Policy, GPRD legislation, EU R&D and Innovation policies, programmes and funding instruments. He has worked extensively on science policy evaluation methodologies and technology options for policy, and decision-makers use investment in science for broader economic development and competitiveness. With the Office of Science in the US Department of energy, he Launched the Ford Foundation Bellagio process on science policy evaluation methodologies.
He is closely involved in EU-Africa science and innovation relations and investments, particularly the EU’s investment strategy for Africa. The was closely involved in the South African government’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the SKA, South Africa and its partner countries succeeded in securing the rights to build the SKA in South Africa. He manages the Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Platform, AERAP.
Andy Taylor counsels clients in all stages of litigation, including pleadings, motions, discovery, trials, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. He has concentrations in commercial disputes, data privacy and cybersecurity litigation, and international arbitration.
Ellen Lukens is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). In this role, Ms. Lukens leads policy development at the CMS Innovation Center. Ms. Lukens has deep experience both within and outside the government tackling complex health policy issues. Prior to this role, Ellen served as the Group Director of the Policy and Programs Group (PPG) within the CMS Innovation Center, where she led the team that provides cross-cutting support for Center-wide policy and portfolio management, including related to the Advanced Payment Model (APM) portion of the Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Ms. Lukens also served as the Division Director for Ambulatory Payment models, where she led development of physician-focused specialty care models, including the Oncology Care Model. Prior to joining CMS, Ms. Lukens led the Provider Practice at Avalere Health. In that role, she worked with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers on many policy and strategy issues, including developing analytic tools to improve provider performance and to evaluate participation in CMMI models. Prior to Avalere, Ms. Lukens held policy roles in hospital associations. Ms. Lukens began her health policy career as Presidential Management Fellow at CMS. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.
Elisa Jillson is a senior attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she works on policy matters, investigations, and litigation related to privacy and data security. Elisa was previously Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she advised the Director on a variety of consumer protection matters, and an attorney in the FTC’s Division of Enforcement, where she worked primarily on order enforcement and litigation related to advertising, privacy and data security. She has lectured on privacy and artificial intelligence at the George Washington University Law School and George Mason University’s Scalia Law School. Before joining the FTC, Elisa was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC and a project manager for an electronic health record vendor.
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD is executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health®. He leads the CVS Health medical affairs organization spanning Aetna®, CVS Caremark®, CVS Pharmacy®, MinuteClinic®, women’s health and genomics, data and analytics, patient safety and health equity.
Sree is focused on advancing the highest possible clinical quality standards, increasing access to care, improving patient outcomes and reducing overall health care costs across the CVS Health enterprise.
Sree previously served as chief medical officer of CVS Caremark, the company pharmacy benefits management (PBM) business, where he provided clinical oversight for the pharmacy benefits design strategy. Additionally, he has served as a trusted advisor to employer and health plan clients, their members and CVS Health colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining CVS Health, Sree was chief population health officer of Mass General Brigham, the largest health care system in Massachusetts. He led the system’s accountable care organization and numerous clinical care delivery and innovation programs. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sree earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and his doctorate of medicine from Brown University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and primary care training at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, is a globally recognized healthcare technology leader steering the industry toward a new era. The former chief medical officer of Salesforce and AT&T and a consultant to the industry’s most influential organizations, Dr. G leverages new innovations, including artificial intelligence, to achieve previously unimaginable health and business outcomes. She serves on the board of the American Telemedicine Association.
Dr. G is the author of the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Dead Wrong: Diagnosing and Treating Healthcare’s Misinformation Illness, a post-pandemic look at the rise of medical misinformation in the digital age. In the book, she shows how healthcare organizations can apply emerging technologies to improve health literacy and advance strategic business goals.
Dr. G is a widely sought-after thought leader who has spoken at hundreds of events and appeared on media outlets such as CNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS, and Yahoo! Finance.
Greg works in the areas of government affairs, research and analysis, and strategic communication at Capital Results. With prior experiences in corporate accounting, the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and with the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee, Greg has a strong understanding of business strategy, policy, and strategic decision-making. Here at Capital Results, Greg primarily works representing clients in the industries of healthcare, technology, and local government.
Prior to moving to Virginia for law school, Greg worked for a large regional accounting firm in Portland, Oregon, practicing public tax accounting for clients primarily invested in large multi-family real estate projects. While attending law school at the University of Richmond, Greg interned in the Counsel’s Office for the Governor of Virginia as well as at a public interest legal services organization where he was tasked with developing policy to advance creditor’s rights in Virginia. During Greg’s final year of law school, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a legal fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee where he helped advance labor and health legislation.
Greg also has passions for reading, cooking, movies, and cheering on Oregon Ducks athletic programs.
James Marshall, FACHE
Jim Marshall has been the President & CEO of Uintah Basin Healthcare (UBH) since August of 2014.
Prior to his time at UBH, Jim was the President of CHI Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND and formerly the CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen, ND. Prior to this Jim worked as the Director of Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care Clinics for CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System in Shreveport, LA.
Jim is a Board-Certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, FACHE, earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Frost School of Business at Centenary College of Louisiana and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brigham Young University Idaho.
Jim and his wife, Jessica have three sons, Preston, Nathan and Owen. Jim enjoys spending time with family and friends, aviation, woodworking, fly fishing, biking, and snowboarding. Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, snorkeling, and reading. Their three boys are very active and enjoy playing with friends, riding motorcycles and ATV’s, camping and gaming.
When asked what he is most passionate about at UBH, he responded, “I am a very mission driven leader and I want to leave a lasting impact in the Uintah Basin. As a not-for-profit organization UBH’s Mission, Vision, Values and local Board of Directors provide me with the purpose but also the flexibility to be creative in how we care for and invest in our communities. We have made significant investments in critical areas that I believe have and will continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. I’m driven to ensure that UBH will be the most advanced and comprehensive rural healthcare systems for a community of our size in the United States; thereby elevating the overall health of our patients through access to exceptional healthcare services close to home.”
Joseph DeVivo is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of the Board at Butterfly Network, a digital health company transforming care through the power of handheld, whole-body ultrasound.
Mr. DeVivo brings over 35 years of business leadership experience, having held leadership positions at healthcare and medical device companies, as well as non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Butterfly, DeVivo served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Caption Health, a leading AI-guided ultrasound platform that enables earlier disease detection and monitoring through AI-based diagnostics and analysis. At Caption Health, DeVivo was instrumental in the successful sale of the company to GE Healthcare.
DeVivo was previously President of Hospitals and Health Systems at Teladoc Health, a telemedicine and virtual healthcare company, and as CEO and Director at InTouch Health, a leader in high acuity telehealth. He has also held executive positions at AngioDynamics, Smith and Nephew, RITA Medical Systems and Computer Motion Incorporated, and was Chairman and Independent Director at Surgiquest.
Active in industry leadership as well as philanthropy, DeVivo also serves on the Board of Governors for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for the Lausanne Collegiate School, and is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at the American Telemedicine Association.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the E. Clairborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
Jennifer Everett’s practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and information management.
Jennifer is a trusted adviser to multinational clients on a wide range of privacy and data compliance issues, including cyber governance, identifying strategies for international data transfers, developing global data protection compliance programs, and conducting privacy impact assessments.
Jennifer has particular experience in providing clients with strategic advice on compliance with state, federal, and global privacy laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (and other state privacy laws), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, and other U.S. consumer privacy statutes.
She also advises clients on compliance with various U.S. laws such as health insurance and health information technology acts (HIPAA/HITECH).
Her experience includes defending companies under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General offices, and other regulatory and government authorities.
Jennifer handles all aspects of U.S. and international data breach investigation and response, including advising clients on forensic investigations, notification and other legal obligations, and related regulatory investigations. She frequently conducts trainings for senior leadership and corporate boards in mitigating privacy and cyber risks.
Jennifer regularly counsels employers on issues concerning data protection that impact the workforce ranging from bring your own device (BYOD) policies, employee background checks, employee monitoring, e-discovery, and workplace investigations.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker on international data privacy and protection and cyber-related issues.
Jennifer maintains a substantial pro bono practice. She represents clients in collaboration with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
Janet Orwig, MBA, CAE
Janet Orwig, MBA, CAE in her position with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) serves as the Associate Executive Officer, Member Services and PSYPACT Executive Director. She is responsible for monitoring state regulatory and legislative actions and overseeing member services including the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). Her 27-year career in association management includes experience in customer service, public relations, advocacy, strategic planning, leadership development, grant management and project and program management. Janet earned her Paralegal Certificate and bachelor’s in business administration from Huntingdon College and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is also a Certified Association Executive.
Ellie Hamburger, MD
Dr. Ellie Hamburger practiced primary care pediatrics for over 30 years in a Children’s National Hospital-affiliated primary care teaching practice with a special interest in coordinating care for children with special needs. As Medical Director for that practice group, she led the clinical teams to engage in quality and operational innovations to adapt to the value-based primary care market, steered the group through management of the exigencies of the COVID pandemic, and promoted the growth of their telehealth services. Dr. Hamburger served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Health Network, a regional clinically integrated network, where she forged collaborations between Children’s National Hospital specialists and pediatricians to promote quality care and improve the patient experience. Since her retirement in 2022, she serves on the Children’s Hospital Board and as a consultant for a curriculum for mental and behavioral health for pediatric trainees and practicing pediatricians. Dr. Hamburger serves on the ATA Advisory Committee on Equity in Telehealth. She received her BA and MD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
As principal of the bipartisan lobbying firm Advanced Policy Consulting (APC), Matt McGinley provides strategic advice and implements winning legislative and regulatory strategies for his clients in the areas of tax, healthcare, technology, financial services, and energy. APC’s clients include Fortune 100 corporations, small businesses, and Washington’s leading trade associations. In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Advanced Policy Consulting was ranked as one of the “Top-Performing Lobbying Firms” by Bloomberg Government. Advanced Policy Consulting also had the distinct honor of being named one of the “Standout Lobbying Firms” in 2020 and 2022 by Bloomberg Government.
Matt has 20 years of legislative and regulatory experience. He has held significant leadership positions on Capitol Hill and at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a leading international trade association that represents hundreds of financial services firms. In his position as managing director at SIFMA, Matt was responsible for federal government relations in the Washington, DC office. He worked directly with company executive management teams to develop and implement winning strategies and assist in identifying legislative/regulatory issues and trends impacting their respective businesses. Matt worked extensively with both the executive and legislative branches on all of SIFMA’s top priorities.
Matt was previously chief of staff to the House Republican Policy Committee and chief of staff in the House of Representatives for a member of Congress who served on the Ways and Means and Financial Services Committees. As chief of staff, Matt served as senior advisor, responsible for overseeing legislative, press, and stakeholder outreach programs. He worked with members of Congress, senior staff and the executive branch with a primary focus on tax, healthcare, technology, financial services, energy, and regulatory reform.
As deputy general counsel at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Matt advised members of Congress and senior staff on election law and ethics. Matt also served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director in the House of Representatives for a member who served on the House Infrastructure and Transportation and International Relations Committees.
For over a decade, Matt has served on the Board of Directors of the Capitol Hill Club and is an active member of the Chiefs of Staff Association. Matt earned his BA from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and JD from the George Washington University Law School.
Micah Matthews, MPA
Micah started with the state nursing board as an intern in 2009 and has held the position of Deputy Executive and Legislative Director since 2014. He has been deeply involved in development of Washington policies on telemedicine and continuity of care, Artificial Intelligence, practitioner health, and implementation of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
He holds a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in health policy and successfully completed the Certified Public Manager program through University of Washington in 2014. He spends his free time with family that live locally, playing guitar with various groups, camping, hiking, and trying to keep current on events related to technology, music, health care, and politics.
Micah participates in multiple industry groups including the Council of Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR), on which he served as Chair administrative and legislative committees. He is currently serving his third and final term on the CLEAR Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. He was the Program Committee Chair for the September 2018 international educational conference in Philadelphia, PA and the Program Committee Chair for the 2020 CLEAR conference in Seattle, WA, which was adapted to the first ever virtual conference offering by CLEAR. Micah served as a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) workgroup on Marijuana and Medical Regulation and practitioner use policies, both of which were adopted by the House of Delegates in 2016. He served on the FSMB audit committee for 2016-2018 and is a member of the Board Executive Advisory Committee for 2017-2021, which is tasked with revising the FSMB model medical practice act. He has been named to the Digital Credentialing and Innovation Committee with FSMB for 2022-2023.
Kapil Parakh, MD, MPH, PhD
Kapil Parakh is a practicing cardiologist who serves as a Senior Medical Lead at Google. Over the last 9 years, Kapil has launched products that reach over a billion people and pioneered partnerships with a range of organizations including the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association. Kapil also currently sees patients part time at the VA Medical Center and serves as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown and an adjunct assistant professor at Yale. Before Google, Kapil served as a White House Fellow and was the principal health advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was also the co-founder of an award-winning non-profit on health innovation. He was previously Director of Heart Failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview where he developed novel care delivery models. As a clinician-scientist he has published a number of papers on psychosocial factors in heart disease. Kapil is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and holds a MD, MPH and PhD. His book, Searching for Health, was published by Johns Hopkins Press.
Jessica Rigsby, JD, CHC
Jessica Rigsby is the VP of Legal & Compliance at Ophelia, a leading telehealth MAT clinic for Opioid Use Disorder. She comes with over 17 years of experience, more than half of those specifically in healthcare. She is deeply passionate about access to care and protection of patient privacy and has demonstrated experience in the regulations and realities of prescribing controlled substances for OUD via telemedicine.
Before Ophelia, she worked at LifePoint and prior to that at CleanSlate. She received both her degree from Nashville School of Law as well as her Certification in Healthcare Compliance from HCCA while simultaneously working full time in healthcare.
David is the CEO and founder of Third Horizon Strategies (THS), a Chicago-based, boutique advisory firm focused on shaping a future system that actualizes a sustainable culture of health.
David is an expert in managed care, alternative payment models, and public health. He has established several coalitions focused on these efforts, most notably in the areas of Medicaid payment reform, opioid use disorder treatment, market stabilization, and health care and social disparities. He is the co-founder of the Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3), a group of Chicago-based health care businesses focused on economic development, system transformation, and social disparities. Prior to organizing THS, David was the chief client strategies officer and a partner with Leavitt Partners.
David serves on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care, a non-partisan initiative focused on expanding health care access, and as the project executive for the Medicaid Transformation Project. He is also on the board of the Sinai Hospital System.
David has a master’s of statistics in econometrics from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Utah Valley University.
Rebecca Gwilt, Esq.
The Strategic Translator—that’s how healthcare business clients refer to Rebecca Gwilt’s role in their businesses.
Her ability to understand how existing and forthcoming laws and regulations impact business growth is unmatched, as is her savvy advice to help innovators thrive within a complex regulatory environment. In addition, VC firms and healthcare accelerators across the country seek her expertise in helping them understand emerging opportunities and risks long before they make headlines or influence the market.
As the cofounder of Nixon Gwilt Law, a nationally-recognized law firm exclusively serving digital health, provider, and life sciences businesses—and the investors who fund them—Rebecca thinks like the innovators she serves. She and cofounder Carrie Nixon built a responsive, technology-driven firm valuing client outcomes over billable hours. This modern take on service helps Rebecca and her team anticipate and integrate with their clients, as opposed to simply reacting to challenges after they arise.
After graduating from the top-ranked HealthCare Law program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Rebecca served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she worked with executive agency leadership and the President’s domestic policy counsel to develop Affordable Care Act (ACA) policy, guidance, regulations and technology contracts. She went on to become the National Healthcare Policy Director at a global information technology consulting firm.
In both roles, Rebecca was *the* translator between regulators and the healthcare innovators navigating the country’s complex legal and reimbursement landscape. This experience tapped into her natural talent as a communicator and strategist, and it laid the foundation for the transformative work she does today.
As a female founder, she’s especially passionate about working with BIPOC and female entrepreneurs and founders. A federal government veteran, investor in underestimated founders, karaoke samurai, and kindness enthusiast, Rebecca lives in the traditional territory of the Powhatan Nation, colonially referred to as Richmond, VA, with her husband and three sons.
Melisa Byrd is the Senior Deputy Director / Medicaid Director of the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF). In this role, Ms. Byrd serves as the principal manager for the District’s Medicaid, CHIP, Alliance and Immigrant Children’s programs. Melisa directs the day-to-day organization, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programs to ensure compliance with federal and District laws. Melisa advises the DHCF Director on all major policy and budget issues related to DHCF’s health care programs. Previously, Ms. Byrd served as the agency’s Chief of Staff and as the Associate Director of the Office of the Public Provider Liaison.
Prior to returning to the Department as the Medicaid Director in October 2018, Ms. Byrd was a Senior Consultant with Health Management Associates (HMA) where she consulted with public and private entities across the nation on Medicaid, health care reform, and reproductive health.
Before initially joining DC Medicaid in 2008, Melisa served as Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. Melisa led the Department’s efforts to expand health insurance coverage to uninsured adults and worked on the state’s efforts to restore and redesign the health care delivery system in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Melisa began her career at the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C., where she was a policy analyst in the Health Division of the Center for Best Practices. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Ms. Byrd received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Wofford College in 2000.
Ms. Worthen is the Deputy Director of Digital Health at the American Psychiatric Association. She is focused on behavioral health equity, access, and quality through technology and has worked for international, federal, state and nonprofit agencies at the intersection of population health and health care policy and practice.
Previously, she consulted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, supporting technology-driven value-based care and systems transformation in state Medicaid programs; served as the public health liaison to Medicaid for the state of Colorado; worked for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stationed at the state of Wyoming and for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva; and provided patient navigation and wraparound services in New Orleans and public assistance case management in Philadelphia. Ms. Worthen holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and a BA in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Barnhill, J.D.