Speakers and Advisory Board

Conference Chairs

as of September 14, 2016 – Click image for bio

Advisory Board & Speakers

as of October 23, 2016 – Click image for bio

Former DHC Speakers and Advisory Board members from 2003 to 2015

(Some titles listed represent the position or organization the person was at at the time they took part in DHC)

Jim Adams, Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company
Christopher Alban MD, VP & Clinical Informationist, Epic
Oskar Anderson, Director, Office of Health Informatics, WI Dept of Health Services
Henry Anderson MD, Chief Medical Officer, WI Dept of Public Health
Sanjay Asthana MD, Director, Geriatric Research, UW Madison Medical School
Richard Bakalar MD, CMO, Global Healthcare Solutions IBM
Leroy Baker, CTO, UW Health
Bevan Baker, CHE Commissioner of Health, City of Milwaukee
Mark Bakken, Founder & Managing Partner, HealthX Ventures
Jessica Bartell MD, MS, Population Health and Clinical Informatics, UW Health
Edward Barthell, Executive VP of Strategy & Clinical Affairs, Infinity Healthcare
Paul Benson, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Nancy Birschbach, VP & CIO, Agnesian HealthCare, Inc.
Steve Biskupic, US Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Patti Brennan RN, Director, National Library of Medicine
Kent Brodie, Enterprise Technical Systems Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin
Ulrich Broeckel MD, Asst Professor, Cardivascular Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Jennifer Brown, Managing Director, Ponder & Co.
Joel Buchanan MD, Medical Director of Information Technology Services, UW Hospital and Clinics
Michael Burger, Director, Fitch Ratings
John Busch, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Sandy Butschli, CIO, ACL Laboratories
John Byrnes, Managing Director, Mason Wells; Board of Trustees, Medical College of Wisconsin
Pascale Carayon, Professor, Industrial Engineering UW Madison
Robert Carlson MD, CIO, Marshfield Clinic
Bryan Chan, President and Founder, SupraNet Communications, Inc.
David Channin MD, Assoc Professor of Radiology, Chief of Imaging Informatics, Northwestern University
Melissa Chapman, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Carl Christensen, CTO, Marshfield Clinic
Peter Christman, EVP, COO, UW Medical Foundation
Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor, City of Madison
Sandy Clark, Chief Application Officer, UW Health
Sarah Coyne, Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP Health Law Group
Michael Cummens MD, Marshfield Clinic
Trevor D’Souza, Managing Director, Mason Wells
T. Forcht Dagi MD, Visiting Professor, Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
John Daniels, CIO, Evolvent Technologies
Frances Dare, Director, Cisco IBSG Healthcare Practice
Dennis Dassenko, CIO, UW Hospital and Clinics
Stephen Day, Director of Medical Affairs, Third Wave Inc.
Shannon Dean MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UW Health
Oliver Degnan, CTO, Marshfield Clinic
Beth DeLair RN, JD, Director of Compliance, UW Hospital and Clinics
Mark Dente MD, VP of Healthcare Solutions, GE Healthcare
Peter DeVault, VP & Director of Interoperability, Epic
Jocelyn DeWitt, CIO, UW Health
Howard Diamond, Chairman and CEO, Aventura
Rodney Dykehouse, VP of Information Services and CIO, ProHealth Care
Colin Dykes, Chief Scientific Officer, VP OpGen Inc.
Reed Eichner, VP and CIO, HIMSS
Alan Eisman, Senior Vice President Sales, HBI Solutions, Inc.
Judy Faulkner, Founder & CEO, Epic
Jamie Ferguson, VP, Health IT Strategy, Kaiser Permanente
Richard Ferrans MD, Founder, Value Based Care Transformation Consulting
Bradley Fox MD, Clinical Informatics, Epic
Annette Fox RN, Benefits Realization, Epic
Kent Gale, Founder & Chair, KLAS Enterprises LLC
Mark Garsombke, Shareholder, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Raymond Gavery MD, President, Gavery Information Systems
Mark Gehring, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, UltraVisual Medical Systems
Ken Gersing MD, Director of Clinical Information Services, Dept of Psychiatry, Duke Medical Center
Dick Gibson, Former Senior VP and CIO, Legacy Health
Rick Gillis MD, Director of the Office of Clinical Informatics, Medical College of Wisconsin
John Glaser, VP and CIO, Partners Healthcare
Jorge Gomez, Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Mark Gottlieb, Epidemiologist, MetaStar, Inc.
Lorna Granger, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, ProHealth Care
Jeff Grossman MD, CEO, UW Medical Foundation
Mark Grube, Managing Director, Kaufman Hall
Kerra Guffey, EVP & CIO, WPS Health Insurance
Alfonso Gutierrez, Director, UW RFID Lab
Thomas Handler MD, Research Director, Gartner Inc.
Christopher Hanna, CEO and President ,TeraMedica
John Hansmann, Regional Manager, Management Engineering, Intermountain Healthcare-Urban South Region
David Hanson, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Martin Harris MD, CIO, Cleveland Clinic
Kevin Hayden, Chief Executive Officer, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Thomas Hefty, Former CEO, Cobalt Corporation, Reinhart Boener Van Deuren s.c.
Eric Helsher, Clinical Adoption Program, Epic
William Hendee, Dean, Medical College of Wisconsin
James Hermann, VP Asset Management, RF Technologies
Kathleen Heuer, Dept Asst Sec Budget Technology and Finance, US Dept of Health and Human Services
Sean Hogan, VP and Global Leader, IBM Healthcare Delivery Systems
Don Holmquest MD, CEO CalRHIO
Steve Huser, Senior Vice President Treasury Services, Aurora Health Care
Elizabeth Johnson, Vice Chair of HIMSS; VP, Applied Clinical Informatics, Tenet Healthcare Corp
Hector Joseph, CTO, Froedtert Health
John Kelly, Former SVP of Systems, Gundersen Lutheran
Sean Kennedy, Solution Architect, salesforce.com
Charles Kennedy MD, VP Health Information Technology, Wellpoint
Mark Kirschbaum SVP, Quality of Information UW Hospital and Clinics
Kenneth Kleinberg, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company
Karen Knecht, Healthcare and Life Science Global Provider Solutions Manager, Healthlink (An IBM Company)
Marty Kohn MD, Chief Medical Scientist – Care Delivery Systems, IBM Research
Rajiv Kolagani, Director, Product Management, Information Builders
Jean Kolowrat, VP, Information Services, WPS Health Insurance
Ross Koppel, Ph.D. FACMI, Sociology Dept and Sch of Medicine, Senior Fellow, LDI Wharton, Univ of Penn
Tom Koulopoulos, Founder & CEO, Delphi Group
Frederick Kron MD, Clinical Asst Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, UW Madison
Mary Krueger, President, St. Clare’s Hospital
Julie LaJoice, Manager of Performance Analytics, Henry Ford Health System
Thomas Lathrop, MD, Medical Director, Information Systems, Gundersen Lutheran
Bill Lazarus, Principal, Techiverse Consulting
Jay Lee, Rockwell Automation, Professor UW Milwaukee
Philip Loftus, CIO, SSM Health
Dave Lundal, CIO, Presence Health
Scott MacLean, CIO, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Barry Mason, VP, Global Healthcare Payers, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences
Thomas McGill MD, CIO and VP of Quality and Safety, Butler Memorial Hospital
Mike McGill PhD, Manager of Health Sciences, Internet2
John Melski MD, Clinical Informatics Medical Director, Marshfield Clinic
Galen Metz, CIO/Information Services Director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Daniel Miller, Shareholder, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Holly Miller MD, Principal, Miller Health Information Technology Solutions
Rhonda Montgomery, Professor and Endowed Chair, UW Milwaukee, Dept of Social Work
William Mortimore, Managing Director, Healthcare Growth Advisors
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer & Director-Global Business Services, IBM Healthcare
Paul Nagy, Asst Professor of Radiology, Dir of Radiology Informatics Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin
Paul Nannis, VP, Dept of Government and Community Relations, Aurora Health Care
Bruno Nardone, Segment Leader, IBM Corp
Helene Nelson, Secretary, WI Dept of Health and Family Services
Ken Ong MD MPH, CMIO, NY Hospital Medical Center of Queens
Jim Orr, Business Development Director, Information Builders
Drew Palin MD, CEO, PointOne Systems
Art Papier MD, Associate Professor, Univ of Rochester
Austin Park, CTO, PDS
Deborah Peel MD, Founder and Chair, Patient Privacy Rights
Adam Pellegrini, Vice President of Digital Health & Advisor, Walgreens Ventures
Kim Pemble, MS, CPHIMS, Corporate Director IMS Operations and Technical Services, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Rob Petershack, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Erik Phelps, General Counsel, Epic
Terri Potter, President, Potter Consulting
Martin Preizler, President and CEO, Physicians Plus
Jim Prekop, President and CEO, TeraMedica
Bruce Quade, CIO, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Jonathan Ravdin, CEO, Paragon Development Systems
George Reynolds, Principal, Reynolds Healthcare Advisers
Guy Ringle, SVP Bank Operations, Associated Bank
James Riordan, CEO, WPS Insurance
Lisa Risberg, Information Security Officer, UW Hospital and Clinics
Debra Rislow, CIO and Director of IS, Gundersen Lutheran
Bob Robke, VP Interoperability, Cerner
Mike Rosencrance, VP Information Services, UW Medical Foundation
Charles Safran MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mike Sauk, VP & CIO, UW Hospital and Clinics
Craig Schiefelbein, CEO & Co-Founder, PDS
J Schwan, CEO / Founder, Solstice Mobile
Vi Shaffer, Research Vice President and Global Industry Services Director, Gartner Healthcare
Robyn Shapiro, Partner & Director of Heatlhcare Practice Group, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Jamie Shiels, Director Social Media & Digital Communications, Aurora Health Care
Edward Shin, CEO, Quality Reviews, Inc.
Ashok Singh, SVP, Analytics & IT, TransUnion Healthcare
Niko Skievaski, Co-founder & President, Redox
Greg Smith, Retired Senior Vice President/CIO, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care
Paul Smith MD, Assoc Professor Dept of Family Medicine, UW Medical Foundation
Donna Sollenberger, EVP & CEO, University of Texas Medical Branch
Derek Stettner, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Lindsy Strait, Chief Technology Strategy Officer, SeeBeyond Healthcare Vertical, Sun Microsystems
Peter Strombom FCHIME, Retired VP & CIO, Meriter Health Services
Ruth Taylor, Director of Information-Based Medicine, IBM
Gene Thomas, VP-CIO, Memorial Hospital
John Thomure, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Tanya Townsend, MSMI CHCIO, System SVP & CIO, LCMC Health
John Traxler MD, Co-Director, M.S. in Medical Informatics, MCW/MSOE
Bruce Van Cleave MD, SVP & CMO, Aurora Health Care
Raj Veeramani, Professor College of Engineering, UW Madison
Paul Verberne, Legal Counsel, HSA Bank
John Wade, VP & CIO/Chair -Elect HIMSS, St. Luke’s Health System
Emily Wadhwani, Director – US Nonprofit Healthcare, Fitch Ratings
John Wadsworth, Vice President, Health Catalyst
Denise Webb, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Information Services & CIO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
Carl Weigle MD, Medical Director of IS, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Gary Wendt, Assoc Professor Neuroradiology, CHS
Louis Wenzlow, Director of Health Information Technology, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Thomas Wiegers Former Administrator for the Division of Enterprise Services, UW Dept of Health Services
Dow Wilson, President and CEO, GE Medical Systems/Information Technologies
Jack Winters, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
Eric Yablonka, CIO, Univ of Chicago Medical Center
William Yasnoff MD, Managing Partner, NHII Advisors
Raymond Zastrow MD, Advanced Healthcare Instructor, MSOE