Information About The Event

Each year, the LHCC AI Summit shines a light on the most pressing focus areas in the healthcare aging innovation industry. As defined by our member CEOs, these themes build an actionable narrative on how we provide solutions and innovations in caring for an aging population.

Hosted virtually fromLouisville, Kentucky on April 29,2021, the LHCC AI Summit is the premier chief executive level-Summit for discussions on needed innovations and solutions-based interventions related to healthcare aging innovation.

During the LHCC AI Summit, member CEOs will discuss the LHCC Innovation Engine, a pathway for discovery, deployment and scaling of innovations and interventions, including insights learned through proprietary Discovery Labs into LHCC member company challenges. We then move to conversations with LHCC CEOs “in their words” about why our strategic focus for 2021 is Education and Engagement. Our day ends with the Global Innovation Search launch for solutions and innovations that address these corporate company challenges that will be presented at our annual Aging2.0/CareTech3.0 Pitch competition.

Agenda

Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, April 29th

 11:00 – 11:15 am
 11:15 – 11:30 am

Benjamin A. Breier

CEO, Kindred Healthcare, LHCC Board Chair

Benjamin A. Breier is the Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, LLC, one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. He became CEO in March of 2015, after having been named President in 2012.

Kindred operates a diverse blend of health care services including long-term acute care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in approximately 300 locations across the country. Kindred was named one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies nine times.

In July 2018, Mr. Breier led a consortium of buyers, including Humana, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in a successful leveraged buyout of previously publicly traded Kindred Healthcare (KND:NYSE). Prior to taking the company private, Kindred had revenues in excess of $7.5 Billion, 110,000 employees, operations in 47 states, and served more than one million patients per year.

Throughout Mr. Breier’s tenure at Kindred, he has strategically deployed capital to create leading scaled businesses in a variety of areas. Acquiring and integrating publicly traded RehabCare in 2011 made Kindred the largest rehabilitation provider in the United States. Acquiring and integrating Gentiva Health Services in 2015 made Kindred the largest provider of Home Health and Hospice in the country. In December 2020, Kindred completed the sale of its RehabCare business to Select Rehabilitation, solidifying the Company’s position as a leading provider of hospital-level, patient-driven solutions for the nation’s most challenging patients, while successfully transforming its portfolio for long-term success. In 2017 Mr. Breier completed the divestiture of one of the largest skilled nursing facility platforms, completely exiting the skilled nursing industry. Mr. Breier also acquired Centerre in 2015 creating one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation facility platforms.

Mr. Breier received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He received both an MBA and an MHA from the University of Miami (Fla.).

Mr. Breier serves on the Board of Kindred Healthcare, the Federation of American Hospitals, InnovaCare Health and is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He also serves on the Board of the University of Miami’s School of Business, the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Louisville Health Board of Directors. He chairs the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.

Modern Healthcare magazine named Mr. Breier one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare on three occasions and in 2010 recognized him as one of the young leaders aged 40 and under making a difference in healthcare. Louisville’s Business First named Mr. Breier one of the top Power50 in 2021, the Health Care Leader of the Year in 2015 and in 2018 named him the Excellence in Business Leadership honoree.

Tammy York Day

President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Tammy York Day is the President and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, a 501(c)4 organization formed to leverage the collective voice of Louisville’s top Healthcare companies. The member CEO’s actively engage in initiatives designed to address and provide national solutions needed in healthcare, specifically in aging innovation, and to leverage the strength of the cluster to promote economic vibrancy in the Louisville region.

Tammy’s previous positions included being Chief Operating Officer for Delta Dental, and she has deep healthcare experience across multiple business units including strategy, underwriting, operations, sales and marketing and philanthropy. Tammy holds a Global MBA in finance and economics from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix.

Tammy is also the co-founder of the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed to hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for selected non-profit beneficiaries and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally. York Day has received numerous awards, most notably Leadership Louisville Foundation “100 Wise Women”, Business First 20 People to Know in Insurance, Nfocus 2015 Women of Empowerment award and the George W. Bush President’s Council Award for Volunteer Service.

 11:30 – 12:00 am

Arif Nazir M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Signature HealthCARE

Dr. Arif Nazir is a practicing geriatrician and currently serves the roles of Chief Medical Officer for Signature HealthCARE and the President of SHC Medical Partners. As a practicing post-acute care geriatrician, researcher and an implementation champion, he continues to focus his efforts on finding practical solutions for solving care coordination gaps in care and also on enhancing the engagement of physician leaders in the post-acute setting. Dr. Nazir is the past president for AMDA, the Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is the founding member of the Society’s Innovation Council. Dr. Nazir has received many professional awards, his research is published in several peer-reviewed journals and frequently presents at regional and national platforms on geriatric care issues.

Todd Schmiedeler PhD.

Chief Engagement and Innovation Officer, Trilogy Health Services

Todd Schmiedeler serves as Trilogy Health Service’s Chief Engagement & Innovations Officer. Todd provides leadership for the Innovation, Workforce Development, Trilogy Foundation, Live a Dream Foundation, Resident/Family/Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing, and Community Outreach. Trilogy provides senior living services across 120 Midwest campuses with 15,000 employees. In addition, Todd provides leadership support for Trilogy’s sister companies – PCA Pharmacy, Paragon Rehab, and Synchrony Lab Services. Part of Todd’s focus is blending compassionate, highly skilled workforce with innovative technologies to meet the growing demands of senior living. During COVID-19, Todd led the effort to implement an autonomous touchless entry screening and attestation for employees, vendors, and visitors throughout Trilogy. His team implemented a COVID testing system responsible for notifying, tracing, and tracking over 20,000 COVID tests weekly. In addition, Todd developed the Family Pulse app that enables loved ones of Trilogy’s residents to have visibility of key health and activity information updated multiple times daily.

Todd’s efforts are often centered around the employee experience and growth. Under Todd’s leadership, the Trilogy Foundation has increased its impact by awarding 3,024 scholarships in 2020 (up from 25 scholarships in 2010) and 1,912 Employee Emergency Assistance awards in 2020 (up from 41 awards in 2010). Todd has developed and implemented the Trilogy Apprentice Programs (CNA, Culinary, Hospitality, Life Enrichment, Business Office, Environmental, Plant Operations, Pharmacy Tech, Nursing). These programs are DOL approved with 6,000+ employees enrolled, making it the largest healthcare apprentice program in the US and the largest employer-based apprentice program in their four states. Trilogy also launched its Trilogy Promise program with free tuition for all full-time and part-time employees at Purdue Global’s 172 degrees (627 Trilogy Employees).

Todd spends most of his time with his wife (Emily), their ten children (Stephanie, Jermaine, Layla, Hope, Noah, Jesus, Ava, Briana, Abby, and Olivia). In addition, he is involved with his alma mater, University of Louisville, where he has served as President of the Student Government Association (1995), on numerous Boards and served as the UofL Alumni Association President (2006). Todd received his Educational Doctorate in Leadership and his Masters of Business Communications from Spalding University.

Armel de Lesquen

Co-Founder, Famileo

TBA

Thomas Letourneur

Head of International Expansion, Famileo

Thomas is Director for Famileo North America.

Thomas was one of the first Famileo customers for his grandma Marie-José. Convinced about the benefits and persuaded about the development potential of this service abroad, he joined the team a year ago to launch Famileo in North America.

Thomas has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from a top-tier European Business School. Thomas has experience working in an international environment, on development projects both industrial & business in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, North Africa, etc.

 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Moderator:

Tendai Charasika

Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Louisville & Chief Strategy O‰cer, Saling Wealth Advisors

Tendai Charasika is presently the Chief Strategy Officer for Saling Wealth Advisors and is an appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the University of Louisville Office of Research and Innovation. Tendai has a wealth of experience and successes in the realm of entrepreneurship and innovation ranging from his work in economic development fostering an innovation ecosystem to building venture backed companies. Tendai regularly moderates panels and speaks at conferences on the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Panelists:

Randall Bufford

Founder & Chairman, Trilogy Health Services
Randall Bufford

Founder and Chairman of the Board

303 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 200 Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 213-1700
Email: Randall.Bufford@trilogyhs.com

Assistant: Angela Powell (502) 213-1737 Angela.Powell@trilogyhs.com

Randall Bufford, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trilogy Health Services, has nearly 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, primarily in providing care and support services to seniors. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Trilogy Health Services, LLC, is a privately-held owner, operator, and developer of over 120 senior living communities throughout the Midwest. Trilogy Senior Living Communities provide care across the healthcare spectrum, from independent and assisted living to memory care, short-term care, and post-acute healthcare services.

Built on the values of compassion and servant leadership, Trilogy prides itself in its investments in both the customer and employee experience. The Company has been named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work, and is also Great Places to Work Certified. Trilogy’s customer service has likewise earned the Company praise – it received a record 9.43 out of 10 on its most recent company-wide Customer Satisfaction Survey. Mr. Bufford’s commitment to high standards and consistent growth has resulted in a proven track record of strong returns to investors, lenders, and most importantly, the families he serves.

Cedric Francois M.D. Ph.D.

President & CEO, Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Rick Remmers

Strategic Advisor, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Rick served as the leader of Humana’s Employer Group Sales and Market Operations organization since 2012. Under his leadership, the team of 500 associates was accountable for developing and executing the segment’s sales, client management and consumer engagement strategies for all medical, specialty and wellness offerings to employer customers, generating over $7 billion in annual revenue. Effective January 2021, Rick transitioned to a role of Strategic Advisor to Humana, where he is available for assisting the company in various specific engagements.

With more than 30 years of experience at Humana, Rick has a diverse and extensive background in healthcare, serving in a variety of hospital and health plan executive leadership roles. Responsibilities have included sales and client management; service operations; provider network strategy and operations; and hospital administration.

Rick is passionate about creating value by re-thinking operating models, simplifying experiences, and driving change that helps people live healthier and happier lives. He has also been praised as an effective and inspiring leader of people with demonstrated success in driving excellence and results while promoting a culture of inclusiveness, development and achievement.

An active community advocate, Rick serves on various local leadership boards. Most recently, he was instrumental in transforming Louisville’s health care economy as a co-founder of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, representing the 12 largest national healthcare companies in Louisville committed to showcasing its rich senior-focused healthcare ecosystem and driving economic development in the healthcare sector. He is also the current chairman of the YPO-Gold Bluegrass chapter in KY; and serves on the Board of Directors of Sword Performance, Inc, an early stage beverage hydration company located in Lexington, KY. Rick lives in Naples, FL and Louisville, KY with his wife, Elizabeth, and has two grown children.

 12:45 – 1:00 pm
 1:00 – 1:50 pm

Moderator:

Tray Cockerell

Strategic Relationship Executive, Humana

Tray Cockerell works in the Office of Population Health at Humana leading Strategic Relationships. Mr. Cockerell’s current focus is to collaborate with the University of Houston to support the start-up of a new medical school and to help integrate the existing clinical colleges in an inter-professional model that leverages Humana’s clinical expertise and application of value-based care payment innovation and integrated care delivery. Mr. Cockerell has expanded this work to additional universities in multiple geographies, including Florida and Tennessee.

Additionally, Mr. Cockerell has recently assumed leadership of Humana’s health equity efforts in Louisville, working cross-functionally to devise and execute a strategy to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes. This collaborative work will focus on targeted populations in a narrowly defined geography to demonstrate measurable outcomes and will subsequently expand to additional geographies in Louisville and in other Humana Bold Goal communities.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Cockerell worked in Corporate Strategy, supporting transition efforts in the Office of the CEO. He worked with operational and functional leaders to streamline organizational efforts and establish metrics and reporting for key operational and strategic priorities.

During his almost twenty year career at Humana, Mr. Cockerell has been responsible for leading Employee Relations, Associate Communications, and Human Resources Business Leadership, as well as Corporate Policy and Acquisition Integration. He functioned as Chief of Staff for Marketing and Innovation before moving into a broad-based leadership role, working for the Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Cockerell also led start-up, strategy, and operations for Humana’s Bold Goal initiative: “To improve the health of the communities we serve 20% by 2020 by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.” Mr. Cockerell worked to bring market-based Humana assets, community partners, and clinical leadership into a more cohesive whole, delivering an integrated care model to consumers that improves population health and social determinants of health. Through this model, the Bold Goal has measurably improved the Healthy Days of the communities in which it operates.

A lifelong learner, Mr. Cockerell holds a Master’s Degree in English, with an emphasis on rhetoric and other effective communication models. He recently completed three terms (12 years) on the Greater Louisville YMCA Board of Directors, serving as Annual Campaign Chair for three of those years, exceeding fundraising goals every year by more than 10%. He also served on the Advisory Council of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville, where he mentored numerous up-and-coming professionals in the Louisville community.

Panelists

Russell Cox

President & CEO, Norton Healthcare

Nwando Olayiwola M.D.

Chief Health Equity O‰cer, Humana

Dr. Nwando Olayiwola is the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Humana, Inc., a role she commenced in April 2021. In this role, she is responsible for setting a health equity agenda and strategy to promote health equity across all Humana lines of business, including its care delivery assets. She is also responsible for defining enterprise-wide measures for equity, designing a health equity lens for improvement, setting goals and coordinating efforts to achieve true health equity for millions of patients and members across the nation.

Prior to this, she served as the Chair & Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she was also the Founding Director of the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and Chief of Family Health Services in one of the nation’s largest academic family medicine departments. She also serves as a Board-certified practicing family physician Heart of Ohio Community Health Center, serving a largely medically underserved patient population. Additionally, as an Adjunct Professor in the OSU College of Medicine and College of Public Health, Dr. Olayiwola continues to serve as a faculty advisor on anti-oppression, health disparities and health equity research, programs and policy for multiple colleagues and trainees. She was appointed as the co-Chair of the OSU Medical Center’s Anti-Racism Action Plan Oversight Committee, which she began leading in June, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been a national leader and voice for telehealth expansion, primary care operations and redesign, improving the digital divide, and championing anti-racism and health equity efforts. Her OSU team’s efforts to expand telehealth during the pandemic and her novel description of a new “frontweb” of care was published in JMIR-Public Health in August 2020. She was also the lead author on a seminal August 2020 article in Health Affairs on making anti-racism a core value in academic medicine, as well as an August 2020 article in The Lancet on what organizations can do to combat racism. She is also a 2020-21 Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for women leaders in academic medicine. At OSU, Dr. Olayiwola also co-led the Primary Care Advisory Council and Primary Care COVID-19 Response Team. She was a member of the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Health Equity Steering Committee and Telehealth Strategy Committee. In October 2020, Dr. Olayiwola was named to Columbus CEO’s Future 50 Class of 2021, which recognizes 50 leaders in the region who embody core values of achievement, altruism, boldness, creativity and inclusivity. In October 2020, Dr. Olayiwola was given the prestigious award, Family Physicians who are Changing our World, by the Family Medicine Education Consortium. In October 2020, she delivered her first Tedx Talk, Do No Harm: Combating Racism and Place-ism in Medicine, where she spoke about the adverse consequences of racism and place-ism in medicine, as well as the role of education and technology in mitigating them to achieve health equity. Because of her national and international leadership in health equity, Dr. Olayiwola was selected as the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President for Humana, Inc. one of the nation’s largest Fortune 500 companies committed to health and wellness.

Prior to her role at OSU, Dr. Olayiwola served as the inaugural Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for RubiconMD, a leading eConsult platform that improves primary care access to specialty care for underserved patients. In this role, she worked to better integrate eConsults into primary care settings across the nation using principles of practice transformation and implementation science, and she co-created the nation’s first Clinical Transformation University and Clinical Transformation Specialist Certification Program© to train a cadre of cross-functional leaders in effective health technology adoption, implementation or expansion. She also created a novel and registered model, the Clinical Transformation in Technology™ framework, to clinically transform primary care delivery settings and empower high value technology integration. This model was published in the Harvard Health Policy Review in February 2019 as a change management approach for primary care. Additionally, she designed & implemented a nationally accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, the first of its kind in a technology-based start- up, recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and secured the nation’s first CME

Mark Vogt

President & CEO, Galen College of Nursing
Mr. Vogt is an accomplished and insightful leader with over 30 years of experience, dedicated to providing vision, integrity, and drive throughout Galen College of Nursing. He has served as the CEO since 2004, leading one of the largest nursing colleges in the country with campuses and programs in Louisville, KY; Hazard, KY; Cincinnati, OH; San Antonio, TX; Tampa Bay, FL; and Online. Grounded in a mission dedicated to expanding access to nursing education, Mr. Vogt has guided a significant expansion of nursing academic programs, modern learning environments, and the pioneering of innovative pathways for entering the nursing profession.

Prior to joining Galen, Mr. Vogt was Chief Operating Officer of a private investment group specializing in education. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Republic Bancorp. Early in his career, Mr. Vogt was employed by a “Big Four” public accounting firm as a certified public accountant and provided accounting, securities, and consulting services to a wide array of clients.

Mr. Vogt is active both in his local community and the national professional nursing community, serving on various volunteer boards. He currently serves on the National League for Nursing Board of Governors, National League for Nursing Foundation Board, as well as its Public Policy and Finance Committees. He is also a member of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, and the Health Enterprises Network of Kentucky. Mr. Vogt is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
 1:50 – 2:15 pm

Tammy York Day

President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Tammy York Day is the President and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, a 501(c)4 organization formed to leverage the collective voice of Louisville’s top Healthcare companies. The member CEO’s actively engage in initiatives designed to address and provide national solutions needed in healthcare, specifically in aging innovation, and to leverage the strength of the cluster to promote economic vibrancy in the Louisville region.

Tammy’s previous positions included being Chief Operating Officer for Delta Dental, and she has deep healthcare experience across multiple business units including strategy, underwriting, operations, sales and marketing and philanthropy. Tammy holds a Global MBA in finance and economics from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix.

Tammy is also the co-founder of the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed to hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for selected non-profit beneficiaries and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally. York Day has received numerous awards, most notably Leadership Louisville Foundation “100 Wise Women”, Business First 20 People to Know in Insurance, Nfocus 2015 Women of Empowerment award and the George W. Bush President’s Council Award for Volunteer Service.

Benjamin A. Breier

CEO, Kindred Healthcare, LHCC Board Chair

Benjamin A. Breier is the Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, LLC, one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. He became CEO in March of 2015, after having been named President in 2012.

Kindred operates a diverse blend of health care services including long-term acute care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in approximately 300 locations across the country. Kindred was named one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies nine times.

In July 2018, Mr. Breier led a consortium of buyers, including Humana, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in a successful leveraged buyout of previously publicly traded Kindred Healthcare (KND:NYSE). Prior to taking the company private, Kindred had revenues in excess of $7.5 Billion, 110,000 employees, operations in 47 states, and served more than one million patients per year.

Throughout Mr. Breier’s tenure at Kindred, he has strategically deployed capital to create leading scaled businesses in a variety of areas. Acquiring and integrating publicly traded RehabCare in 2011 made Kindred the largest rehabilitation provider in the United States. Acquiring and integrating Gentiva Health Services in 2015 made Kindred the largest provider of Home Health and Hospice in the country. In December 2020, Kindred completed the sale of its RehabCare business to Select Rehabilitation, solidifying the Company’s position as a leading provider of hospital-level, patient-driven solutions for the nation’s most challenging patients, while successfully transforming its portfolio for long-term success. In 2017 Mr. Breier completed the divestiture of one of the largest skilled nursing facility platforms, completely exiting the skilled nursing industry. Mr. Breier also acquired Centerre in 2015 creating one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation facility platforms.

Mr. Breier received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He received both an MBA and an MHA from the University of Miami (Fla.).

Mr. Breier serves on the Board of Kindred Healthcare, the Federation of American Hospitals, InnovaCare Health and is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He also serves on the Board of the University of Miami’s School of Business, the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Louisville Health Board of Directors. He chairs the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.

Modern Healthcare magazine named Mr. Breier one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare on three occasions and in 2010 recognized him as one of the young leaders aged 40 and under making a difference in healthcare. Louisville’s Business First named Mr. Breier one of the top Power50 in 2021, the Health Care Leader of the Year in 2015 and in 2018 named him the Excellence in Business Leadership honoree.

John Moore

Chairman & CEO, Atria Senior Living

John Moore is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atria Senior Living, a leading operator of more than 200 independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in 28 U.S. states and 7 Canadian provinces.

John has served on the board of Atria and its predecessor’s boards since 1999, and as Chief Executive Officer for Atria and its predecessor since 2003.

Prior to joining Atria in 1998, John worked as Managing Director of Lazard Alternative Investors and a Managing Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Lazard Real Estate Partners (LREP) in New York. He also worked as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of World Financial Properties, a private New York City-based office property owner/operator and a predecessor to the public company Brookfield Financial Properties Corporation.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. He is also a member of the Argentum Board of Directors and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care.

John is a Yale graduate. He loves great restaurants and gathering with friends. Outside of Atria, John also adores his wife and their dogs: Dumpling, Teddy and Charlie.

 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Neeli Bendapudi Phd.

President, University of Louisville

Neeli Bendapudi is the 18th President of the University of Louisville. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Kansas and has taught at The Ohio State University and Texas A&M University.

She most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Kansas, where she had previously been Dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the KU School of Business. Professor Bendapudi specializes in the study of consumer behavior in service contexts. Her research deals with customers' willingness and ability to maintain long-term relationships with firms and with the brands and employees that represent them. Her research has been published in top tier journals including the Journal of Academic Medicine, Harvard Business Review, and Journal of Marketing, and featured by popular media outlets including the New York Times, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, WebMD and Fox News Network. She has experience on public and private boards and served as EVP and Chief Customer Officer of Huntington National Bank.

Her vision is to ensure that the University of Louisville a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place to invest, because it celebrates diversity, fosters equity, and strives to achieve inclusion.

Steven E. Trager

Chairman & CEO, Republic Bank & Republic Bankcorp

After completion of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his B.A. degree in finance, Mr. Trager went on to receive his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. For a period of two years, he was associated with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

Mr. Trager has been with Republic Bank since 1987 and now serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer where he remains actively involved in the operation and retail management of Republic’s forty-two full service banking centers throughout five states: Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee with assets of approximately $6 billion.

Mr. Trager is past chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association, the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the 2016 Fund for the Arts Campaign and Leadership Kentucky; and a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Trager currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees. He is involved in local community nonprofit organizations and was recognized as the Louisvillian of the year in 2017 and was awarded the Lincoln Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award. Mr. Trager’s past recognition includes the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Man of the Year in 2003, recipient of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern Ohio and Kentucky region, induction into the Atherton High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2004, recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Council Chair with the Boy Scouts of America for the 2009 Friends of Scouting Campaign, and induction into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2015.

 2:30– 3:15 pm

Moderator:

Brian Holzer

President, Kindred Innovation, & Founder Lacuna Health

Brian is a senior physician executive serving as President of Kindred Innovations and the founder and CEO of Lacuna Health, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare. Brian is a frequent speaker in the area of post-acute care and population health. In 2018, Brian was recognized by Health Data Management as one of the 30 top chief innovation officers at healthcare organizations as well as being selected to the “Council of 33” by the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society (HIPS).

Brian joined Kindred from Highmark Health, the third-largest integrated healthcare delivery and financing network in the nation. Most recently, Brian led the formation of HM Home and Community Services (“HMHCS”) and served as President of the organization. HMHCS has since helped drive improved clinical outcomes, better patient experience and a reduced overall cost of care for a Pennsylvania ACO and a health insurer’s Medicare Advantage line of business. Previously, Brian led the post-acute care operations at the Allegheny Health Network (“AHN”), a western Pennsylvania-based integrated healthcare delivery system under the Highmark Health umbrella. At AHN, Brian led the development and operations of AHN Healthcare@Home, resulting in a hospital system-driven continuum of care model consisting of home health, hospice, home medical equipment and home infusion.

Brian has also held positions in healthcare consulting and various strategy, operations, and sales and marketing roles in the biotechnology industry. He received a medical degree from the Drexel School of Medicine and an MBA with a major in healthcare management from the Wharton School of Business.

Panelists:

Jon Rousseau

President & CEO, BrightSpring Health Services

Jon joined BrightSpring with a distinguished career as a senior health care executive, with a demonstrated track record of success at multiple Fortune 500 health care companies and as a private equity and investment banking professional.

Jon previously served as executive vice president of Kindred Healthcare and president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, the largest diversified rehabilitation services company in the U.S. by sites of service. Prior to that, he was president of the Care Management Division and Kindred at Home, Kindred’s home health, hospice, home care and home-based primary care businesses.

Before Kindred, Jon held a number of senior leadership positions at other market-leading health care product and technology companies, including vice president of global marketing, strategy and commercial development at Mylan and global senior director of the continuous glucose monitoring franchise with Medtronic.

For the first part of his career, Jon worked at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC, a leading private equity firm, and at Morgan Stanley in investment banking. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Jon has received numerous awards and certifications and is frequently requested to speak at events and with media. More recently, he was named “CEO of the Year” at the Business Transformation and Operational Excellence World Summit, “Most Admired CEO” by Business First in Kentucky, a “Changemaker 2020” by Home Health Care News, and one of the “20 People to Know in Health Care.” Under Jon’s leadership, BrightSpring has won “Business of the Year,” the “Fast 50 Award” for top growth companies, and many other company awards, while growing BrightSpring’s revenue by over three times and income by fivefold over the past several years.

BrightSpring Health Services is the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides clinical, nonclinical, pharmacy and other ancillary care services for people of all ages, health and skill levels across home and community settings.

BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to medically complex, high-cost populations. Our primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ over 50,000 dedicated team members in 50 states and provide services to over 300,000 people every day.

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging and high-cost populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste.

Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company has been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – helping people live their best life.

E. Joseph Steier III

President & CEO, Signature HealthCARE

E. Joseph Steier (Joe) Steier, III is the President & CEO and Co-Founder of Signature HealthCARE (SHC), one of the nation’s leading long-term care, rehabilitation, and health care providers with 108 locations in 10 states and approximately 13,800 employees.

Signature’s mission and vision is to “radically change long-term care forever" through its three foundational pillars - Spirituality, Learning and Intra-preneurship. Under Joe’s leadership, SHC has earned many national accolades including Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work’ designation, the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies, U.S. News & World Report’s list of ‘Best Nursing Homes,’ and more.

Signature has launched multiple spin-off organizations including Silver Angels Home Care Services, and SHC Med Partners. As well as Sig Rehab, A Signature Healthcare subsidiary. Also, various philanthropic endeavors aid Signature’s own employees and the communities it serves.

On the leading edge of health care innovation and specialization, Joe and his leadership team have expanded into the care continuum including post-acute units inside of acute care hospitals, developing specialized behavioral centers, operating dementia and Alzheimer’s programs within various healthcare settings, and operating high acuity pulmonary programs including ventilator care. With Signature's most recent acquisition, the aggressive expansion of SHC Medical Partners, the launching of Signature Advantage, the addition of YourDOC2U, our telemedicine launch, and the massive policy changes impacting all healthcare providers and consumers, Signature, under Joe’s leadership, is leading the evolutionary healthcare landscape through market-based intelligence, demographic shifts, specialty needs, and intuitive prowess, as sweeping unknowns continue to outpace the rate of operational change.

Signature helped catapult the city of Louisville into the national spotlight as a leader in innovation in aging care. SHC is now among Louisville’s dominant economic clusters, a feat that has earned the industry and the city coverage in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other renowned publications. Joe is cofounder of the Louisville Innovation Summit to convene national leaders in health care, technology, design and other fields, and spark dialogue about the future of aging care.

A Louisville native, Joe has over two decades of professional experience invested in health care. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bellarmine University, a CPA license, a health care executive leadership MBA from the University of Miami, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Education from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business.

In 2017, Joe was inducted into the Kentucky Chamber’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In addition, he has received the Business First Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame award, Partners in Healthcare ‘Leader of the Year’ award and Community Health Charities of Kentucky’s Champions in Health Leadership award, among many other honors.

Joe Ventura

Chief Legal O‰cer, Humana
 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Moderator:

William Altman

Senior Advisor, Kindred Healthcare

Panelists:

Gerard Colman

CEO, Baptist Health

Tom Stafford

Healthcare Chief Technology Officer, CDW

Tom Stafford is Chief Technology Officer for CDW Healthcare. In this role, Stafford provides guidance to CDW customers on digital transformation strategies to improve hospital operations, enhance clinical workflow and communication, and utilize data to improve care delivery, as well as enrich the patient experience. Stafford also consults with teams across the organization on new healthcare offerings that address industry trends and drivers. He is an experienced industry speaker and regarded thought leader on ways to support the transformation of healthcare through the application of information technology.

Prior to joining CDW in March 2020, Stafford served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida, for eight years where he was responsible for leading and overseeing all IT initiatives. Notably, Stafford’s efforts included redesigning communication workflow and improving real-time collaboration between physicians and other staff members; driving adoption of secure, HIPAA-compliant texting; and measuring the effect of interoperability between the hospital's EHR, predictive alerting and real-time communication system. Additionally, his team’s strategic efforts around increasing operational stability resulted in the implementation of a more highly available Meditech EHR system that eliminated the need for downtime during server patching, ultimately reducing delays and mitigating risk for the hospital. Stafford and his team also introduced proactive measures to strengthen the hospital’s overall security posture, including penetration and ethical hacking testing.

Prior to his CIO role, Stafford worked as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Stafford holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified project management professional and holds a Green Belt Six Sigma certification.

Stafford is also a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award recipient, recognized for his leadership and innovative approaches. He was named one of the top 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Becker’s Hospital Review. He is also an active member of CHIME and HIMSS.

Kennan Wethington

President & CEO, Anthem BC/BS KY

Kennan Wethington, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kentucky Commercial Business

  • Wethington joined Anthem in 2003 and was named president in October 2017. In this role, he oversees Anthem’s commercial business in Kentucky, including sales, marketing and underwriting, cost of care, provider relations and clinical management functions. He also leads long-term strategic planning, serves as a primary contact for state regulators and public officials, and oversees Anthem’s corporate social responsibility efforts in Kentucky.
  • Prior to being named president, Wethington served as the regional vice president of sales for Anthem. In that position, he managed individual and group sales, account management and distribution throughout the state, generating significant membership growth. Prior to that role, Wethington served as sales director and account executive.
  • Before joining Anthem in 2003, Wethington practiced law for seven years, with an emphasis in medical and business litigation. He has a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Richmond.
  • Wethington is a board member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council. He is also a member of the Shriners Hospital for Children – Lexington Corporate Council and past Chair of the Lexington American Cancer Society’s Friends of the Hope Lodge.

Cathy Zion

Board Member, Interim Co-CEO, Hosparus Health
 4:00– 4:15 pm
 4:15– 4:45 pm

Ben Keeton

Executive Director, Health Enterprises Network

Ben Keeton is the Executive Director of the Health Enterprises Network and the Owner/Publisher of Medical News. He is passionate about Louisville’s healthcare ecosystem and specializes in healthcare advocacy by helping organizations tell their story and facilitating relationship building. In addition to promoting the region’s health-related sector, Ben is interested in supporting education initiatives and the arts community in Louisville. He is the Chair of the Board for Educational Justice and Vice-President of the Board for the Louisville Youth Orchestra. When he is not working, Ben is either sailing, making pizza or supporting his daughter’s activities.

Tawana Bain

Owner & Publisher, Today’s Woman Magazine
As CEO at TBAIN & Co, Tawana manages business development, market research initiatives, and strategic direction of the firm. Tawana is a leading marketing strategist and visionary with a niche in streamlining outsourced services. In addition, Bain is the Founder of the Global Economic Diversity Development Initiative, Black founded and predominantly black-led, a non-profit foundation seeking donations to afford its fund development arm the ability to make grants to non-profit and for-profit recipients focused on building economic wealth for the black community in the following areas - workforce opportunities, economic empowerment, supply chain opportunities, leadership and development, and business acceleration. Through GEDDI, donors are assured their gift is going to vetted organizations serving the needs of the black population. One of GEDDI's most notable programs is the Derby Diversity & Business Summit (DDBS) program that launched in 2017 and is designed to drive innovative strategies to attract diverse consumers while promoting the intersection of best in class diverse business leaders within the Executive Workforce and Global Supply Chain.

Aside from Bain's philanthropic and social justice work, she is also the proud owner of Today’s Woman Magazine – a regional publication that inspires and promotes women from the community with a circulation over 22,000, The Black Jockey’s Lounge (formerly) known as Encore on 4th, a historic eatery that educates on the history of the black jockey with Live Music, situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky and known for serving as an intersection for various cultures to network, enjoy good food and shake a tail feather. Not only is she a force to be reckoned with on the entertainment scene, but she’s the founder of one of Louisville’s hottest curated boutiques - AFM Threads, located in both Oxmoor and St. Matthews Mall. AFM is known for its trendy, chic and unique head-to-toe wear.

Bain has been featured in Savoy, WE CEO, Tops Louisville, Voice-Tribune, Diversity Professional and many other publications for her work and success as an African American multi-preneur.

Tawana’s leadership skills have led her enterprise to receive National Recognition and Minority Supplier of the Year for Supplier Excellence by NMSDC, Regional Supplier of the Year by TSMSDC, and the Diversity Excellence Award by One Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Benjamin Moore

VP Strategic Alliances, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Ben Reno-Weber

Executive Director, Microsoft Future of Work & Chairman, Amplify

Ben Reno-Weber is a social entrepreneur whose career has been dedicated to creating opportunities for all people to reach their full potential. He has run tech start-ups, non-profits, and government programs in the US and abroad, and his current focus is on what advances in data science and automation are going to mean for a future workforce and education system.

In 2019, Ben became the Director of the Microsoft Future of Work Initiative, a Microsoft funded nonprofit initiative focused on establishing Louisville as a hub for Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and the Internet of Things. In that role he works with companies, educators, non-profits, and government agencies to understand the possibilities and limitations of the coming technological revolution, and how to take advantage of the opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls.

Ben is the co-founder of the tech-start-up MobileServe, which is used by more than 300 organizations around the world to support more vibrant and engaged volunteer communities. He has served as the Executive Director for the Greater Louisville Project and the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, non-profits focused on empowering engaged citizens.

Previously, Ben has worked for the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Boston Consulting Group. Ben has a degree in international political economy from the George Washington University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. If you rearrange the letters after his name they can spell MAMBA BAP.

He currently serves on the boards of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, AMPLIFY (Louisville’s entrepreneurial support hub), the University of Louisville Logistics and Distribution Institute, Bellarmine University Rubel School of Business’s Executive Board, the Awesome Foundation, and advises a variety of early-stage start-ups. In his free time, he is a competitive eater, currently holding world records in both speed and volume of watermelon consumption (pre-sliced division).

 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Katy Fike PhD.

Co-Founder, Aging2.0 & Partner, Generator Ventures

Katy is a Managing Director of Generator Ventures. Katy is a gerontologist, former investment banker and co-founder of Aging2.0, the premiere global innovation network focused on aging and senior care. Recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Katy speaks frequently on topics related to innovation and aging in media outlets such as NPR, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Time, PBS NewsHour, TechCrunch and the Huffington Post. She holds an undergraduate degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

Tammy York Day

President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Tammy York Day is the President and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, a 501(c)4 organization formed to leverage the collective voice of Louisville’s top Healthcare companies. The member CEO’s actively engage in initiatives designed to address and provide national solutions needed in healthcare, specifically in aging innovation, and to leverage the strength of the cluster to promote economic vibrancy in the Louisville region.

Tammy’s previous positions included being Chief Operating Officer for Delta Dental, and she has deep healthcare experience across multiple business units including strategy, underwriting, operations, sales and marketing and philanthropy. Tammy holds a Global MBA in finance and economics from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix.

Tammy is also the co-founder of the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed to hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for selected non-profit beneficiaries and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally. York Day has received numerous awards, most notably Leadership Louisville Foundation “100 Wise Women”, Business First 20 People to Know in Insurance, Nfocus 2015 Women of Empowerment award and the George W. Bush President’s Council Award for Volunteer Service.

LHCC Council Companies

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The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) - The LHCC was formed by the CEOs of 12 major healthcare aging innovation companies headquartered or founded in Louisville, Kentucky. The CEOs who comprise the LHCC Board of Directors organized the Council to leverage the strengths and assets of their organizations to solve national healthcare challenges that extend beyond the scope of any single member company. LHCC represents the nation’s largest cluster of healthcare aging innovation companies and spans the entire continuum of care; represents more than $100 billion in revenue, 400,000 employees nationally and impacts more than 80 million lives annually.