Executive Leadership Institute

Register Today Geared towards health care executives, the PHA Forum 2014 Executive Leadership Institute is where thought and industry leaders of the population health field meet, connect, look forward.


Looking Forward:

How Population Health shapes the future of healthcare

Population health principles are getting serious attention by payers, provider groups, government and communities. Will they work or will they be just another fad; and if successful what are some possible outcomes in 10 and 20 years’ time through the application of population health principles? Join this lively discussion with a panel of experts.

Confirmed Speakers

Jerry Noyce

Jerry Noyce

President & CEO, HERO

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Kylanne Green

Kylanne Green

President & CEO, URAC

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Seth Serxner

Seth Serxner, PhD, MPH

Chief Health Officer and SVP of Population Health, Optum

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Tom Parry

Tom Parry, PhD

President, Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI)

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Looking Around:

How Population Health can foster communities of health

Numerous individuals and groups have started initiatives to create communities of health, including some from outside the health care “industry.”  While the population health industry has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, research and expertise in engagement, patient activation, consumer-focused interventions and prevention, are they complimentary to these initiatives and if so how can the population health industry be a partner?

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Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Founder, HICCup

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Rain Henderson

Rain Henderson

CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Clinton Foundation

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Mary Lawyer

Mary Lawyer

Vice President, Blue Zones Project Operations and Implementation, Healthways, Inc.

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Ashley Smith Juarez

Ashley Smith Juarez

Regional Director for Northeast Florida, Clinton Health Matters Initiative

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Looking Abroad:

Global sourcing for PHM

The marketplace for population health management is as global as any other. How can global sourcing provide efficiencies, better services and extend the impact of PHM? What do companies need to know about the regulatory environment and how to remain compliant? Is my organization ready for global sourcing and how do I get there?

Confirmed Speakers

Khristine R. Olguin

Khristine R. Olguin

Health Management Manager, Accenture

Brian Christian

Brian Christian

Health Management Managing Director, Accenture

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Jo Anne Anderson

Jo Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President, Teleperformance Health Practice

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In Conclusion...

The Reputational Threat from Tainted Research: Best Practices for the Population Health Community

Large population health entities are vulnerable to allegations of biased, "spun" or falsified outcomes data. What is the “reputational risk” that can result from the release of tainted research outcomes data? How can one mitigate the reputational risk from tainted research? What complimentary responses can be deployed to counter a public allegation of falsified research?

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Jaan Sidorov

Jaan Sidorov, MD, MHSA,

Health Care Consultant, Sidorov Health Solutions

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Jo Anne Anderson Jo Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President, Healthcare Practice, Teleperformance

Jo Anne leads the strategic vision, performance, and development of Teleperformance’s healthcare division. In this role, she leads Teleperformance’s consumer-driven healthcare centers of excellence. As Vice President of Global Operations at UnitedHealth Group, Jo Anne had oversight of more than 8,000 FTE’s providing a variety of member services. Her previous experience has also included developing supplier management structures at a large domestic and offshore site for UnitedHealth Group.

She earned her B.A. in business at the University of Minnesota. She completed a degree in Executive General Management at INSEAD in France and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Health and Human Services at the University of Minnesota, St. Mary’s.


Janet Calhoun Janet Calhoun

Senior Vice President Strategy, Innovations and Solutions

Calhoun currently serves as senior vice president of strategy, innovations and solutions for Healthways, Inc. and is responsible for the company’s strategic planning, strategic partnership management and well-being improvement capabilities roadmap.

Calhoun has been with Healthways for 25 years and has extensive experience in strategic partnership collaborations leading to the commercialization of co-branded products. Calhoun has led the design, development and commercialization of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being 5, The BlueZones Project, Innergy Weight Management with Johns Hopkins, Financial Well-Being with Dave Ramsey, and the Ornish Spectrum Program.

Prior to her current role, Calhoun was the Executive Director for the Medco and Healthways New Product Development Collaborative. The Collaborative focused on the development of new solutions to integrate Health and Care Support services with Pharmacy Therapy and Pharmacy Benefit Management services and were distributed directly to Medco’s client base. Prior to her role with the Medco-Healthways Collaborative, Calhoun was the leader of Product Development and Management for Healthways where she led the development of Healthways’ disease management services resulting in a product portfolio that include behavior change programs for over twenty unique health conditions.

Calhoun currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Healthways Foundation and the David Lipscomb Board of Visitors for the School of Pharmacy. She is the founder of the Aim High program at Healthways focused on formal development of future women executives in the company.  

Calhoun received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University and completed a post graduate Internship in Dietetics at the University of Virginia Medical Center.


Brian Christian Brian Christian

Health Management Managing Director, Accenture

In my role as Global Health Management BPO Lead for Accenture, I am responsible for our clinical and non-clinical Health Management operations delivered to insurers, providers and other healthcare companies. Additionally, I am responsible for Health Management Consulting, Technology and BPO sales and delivery at multiple national and regional health insurers.

I have over 13 years of experience across consulting and outsourcing in the health care industry. This experience includes designing and delivering new products, processes, and businesses; design and implementation of clinical applications; and the application of strategic outsourcing to Health Management processes. My experience has spanned both commercial and government health plans in the payer industry.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Consulting - care management program/product development, business architecture and process design, clinical applications, and technology implementations.
  • Operations - sourcing solutions that reduce cost, deliver new or expanded services, and leverage global delivery locations.


Esther Dyson Esther Dyson

Founder of HICCup and chairman of EDventure Holdings, Esther is an active angel investor, best-selling author, board member and advisor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, new space and health. She sits on the boards of 23andMe and Voxiva (txt4baby), and is an investor in Crohnology, Eligible API, Keas, Omada Health, Sleepio, StartUp Health and Valkee, among others. From October 2008 to March of 2009, Esther lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. www.hiccup.co


Kylanne Green Kylanne Green

President & CEO, URAC

Kylanne Green is the president and CEO of URAC. Green, a nurse practitioner, previously served as executive VP and CEO of managed-care services at Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va. She served in a number of roles, including as chief administrative officer, during her 10 years at the not-for-profit health system. She was also COO of Aetna's Mid-Atlantic region.

During the 1990s, Green held several posts with the trade group the Health Insurance Association of America, serving as its director of managed care and COO. She is a past chairman of URAC's board of directors.


Rain Henderson Rain Henderson

Acting CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Clinton Foundation

Rain Henderson is the chief executive officer of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) at the Clinton Foundation. Rain previously served as deputy director of CHMI since the initiative launched in November 2012. In her current role, Rain is responsible for driving CHMI’s strategic vision and fostering partnerships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance the mission of improving the health and well-being of all people in the United States.

Previously serving as the senior vice president of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, Rain was instrumental in helping to build the organization from a blueprint to an award-winning non-profit with a presence in 50 states and a positive impact on the lives of over six million children. Rain holds a M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University.


Brian Klepper Brian Klepper

Chief Executive Officer, National Business Coalition on Health

Brian Klepper is a health care analyst, commentator and entrepreneur. He is CEO of the Washington D.C.-based National Business Coalition on Health, and Principal and Chief Development Officer for WeCareTLC, LLC, a worksite primary care clinic and medical management firm based in Lake Mary, FL.

Much of Brian’s work has been focused on the mechanisms that underlie America’s health care cost crisis and how institutionalized clinical and business practices have distorted care and cost patterns, driving unnecessary cost. His perspective favors patients, whose medical care often exposes them to needless physical risk, and purchasers, whose health care costs are double those in other developed nations, creating a cascade of negative economic impacts.

While many of his professional activities leverage market tactics to disrupt the industry’s mechanisms of clinical and financial excess, Brian also has spearheaded policy initiatives that have (partially) remedied major health care problems. For example, his 2009 testimony to a US Health and Human Services committee resulted in the revocation of the monopoly certification rights of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a vendor-led, quasi-governmental agency that had blocked seamless health care data exchange, inhibiting care coordination. More recently, his campaign against the AMA’s RVS Update Committee (RUC), which has systematically overvalued specialty care and undervalued primary care, led to mainstream media attention that has driven course corrections in medical services valuation.

Dr. Klepper is an in-demand speaker who has delivered more than 300 addresses, most of them keynotes, over the past decade. He is a columnist for the physician siteMedscape, and a regular contributor to theHealth Affairs Blog, the Doctor Weighs In,Kevin MDand other expert health care blogs.

He is a reviewer for Health Affairs and The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. With his wife, he also maintains Elaine’s Journey, which details their struggle against primary peritoneal (ovarian) cancer.

Brian is an Advisor to the Lundberg Institute and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, which advocates for medical homes.

In his spare time, Brian is an offshore sailor.


Susan Mueller Susan Mueller

Medical Director, Health Management Business Service, Accenture

Dr. Susan Mueller is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Health practice, with over 24 years of experience working in the healthcare industry providing clinical oversight and expertise. She is an experienced medical physician with a proven ability to develop and implement programs that reduce costs and improve healthcare delivery.



Jerry Noyce Jerry Noyce

President & CEO The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)

Jerry Noyce joined HERO as President & CEO in April, 2010, succeeding the organization’s co-founder, Bill Whitmer in this position. Prior to joining HERO in this leadership position, Jerry served as a member of the HERO board of directors, beginning in 2005.

Noyce has been involved in health, fitness, wellness and sports for much of his career. Prior to joining the HERO leadership team, from late 2000-2006, he served as President and CEO of HealthFitness, a publicly held premier provider of corporate health and wellness services. He then served from 2007-2008, as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors. During his tenure at HealthFitness, the company grew from managing 130 corporate fitness centers to over 425 centers nationwide.

Noyce spearheaded the acquisition of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness business in 2004, expanding the company’s platform of services from fitness management to including worksite wellness program management as well, making HealthFitness the largest provider of these services nationwide. He and his management team have been credited as being the architects of the HealthFitness business model that transformed the company from a struggling to a very successful organization. While at HealthFitness, Noyce also served on the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports, from 2006-08, under President George W. Bush.

Earlier in his business career, Noyce was involved in providing “direct to consumer” health and fitness services through his affiliation with the Northwest Health Clubs in the Minneapolis metro area. There he served for in multiple roles, including CEO of the thirteen clubs, 130,000 member health club chain. While at Northwest, the club chain grew to be one of the five largest in America, earning top national programming and business awards in every aspect of the operation.

While at Northwest, Noyce also served for fifteen years as men’s tennis coach at the University of Minnesota. His highly successful teams won multiple conference championships and placed high in national rankings. Noyce was inducted into the college tennis hall of fame in 2008.

This breadth of experience in leading both consumer and business focused health and wellness organizations has provided a unique perspective for Jerry’s role at HERO. Today, HERO is involved in providing thought leadership in the field of employee health management through its Think Tank comprised of business leaders from the corporate, university, health plan/health system, consulting and wellness services provider communities. In addition, HERO facilitates research coordinated by its research committee represented by many of the leading experts in the field.

HERO completes its mission of disseminating thought leading research and best practices through the annual HERO Forum and HERO webinars. True to its mission “ to create and disseminate employee health management (EHM) research, policy, leadership & best practices which advances the principles, science & practice of EHM”.


Thomas Parry Thomas Parry, Ph.D.

President, Integrated Benefits Institute

Thomas Parry is President and co-founder of the Integrated Benefits Institute, a San Francisco-based independent, not-for-profit, national organization incorporated in 1995. The Institute provides research, lost-time benchmarking, measurement/modeling tools, and educational programs to improve health, lost-time and productivity management. IBI is supported by more than 880 employers, insurers, health care providers, brokers, third-party administrators, consultants and others interested in health and productivity issues. Employers represent 90% of IBI’s membership.

Dr. Parry serves as IBI’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to directing IBI’s activities, he also is strategically involved in IBI’s research, measurement/modeling and benchmarking programs. He has directed many studies at IBI since its inception— including research analyzing the impact of medical care on disability outcomes, as well as two studies on Chief Financial Officers: the first, examining CFOs’ view of health and healthcare in their companies; the second, assessing how CFOs would link workforce health to business outcomes.

He also is the chief architect of IBI’s disability/absence benchmarking and health and productivity measurement programs. Dr. Parry speaks on integrated benefits and health and productivity issues at conferences and symposia both in the United States and abroad. He also served for five years as research advisor to the Roadway Express Inc. Medical Board.

Before co-founding the Integrated Benefits Institute, Dr. Parry served 11 years as Research Director at the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. His research at CWCI encompassed a wide variety of topics in workers’ compensation. While at CWCI, Dr. Parry was engaged in some of the earliest research and analysis on 24-hour coverage and integrated benefit issues.

Dr. Parry received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.


Jaan Sidorov Jaan Sidorov

Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions

Jaan has served on a variety of company and trade association Director Boards, including NORCAL Mutual, PMSLIC, the PIAA, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Disease Management Association of America.

Jaan is a physician with expertise in primary care systems. As Medical Director, he led the transition of Geisinger's care management programs to a large commercial enterprise with proven and published clinical and economic outcomes. His current interests include "big data," predictive modeling, social media and health reform.

Since 2007, Jaan has had a rewarding career helping numerous health care organizations as a speaker and consultant.

  • Chair, Board of Directors, NORCAL Mutual Insurance
  • Primary Care Trustee, Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Member, PIAA Board of Directors
  • Author & Skeptic, The Population Health Blog
    Jaan's peer-reviewed publications can be found at http://bit.ly/1xyg9xu
  • Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions


Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan, JD

President & CEO, Institute for Health and Productivity Management, WorkPlace Wellness Alliance

Sean Sullivan is co-founder, President and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) – a global enterprise working with employers to improve their employees’ health and maximize its impact on business performance. Health and productivity management has emerged as the health care delivery model that can maximize employers’ return on their investment in workers’ health.

Since its founding in 1997 the Institute has served as the catalyst and champion for a growing international movement to make health the new “human capital asset” for the 21st century economy – as important as knowledge or skills.

Prior to founding the Institute with two physicians, Mr. Sullivan was the original President and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health, and also spent ten years as a Washington-based health policy analyst – as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and as Executive Vice President of New Directions for Policy. He is the author of articles and monographs on health policy and health care market trends, and has testified on these subjects before Congress and state legislatures.

Mr. Sullivan serves as co-editor of IHPM’s 10-year-old magazine Health & Productivity Management, and contributes to other publications. He speaks around the world on health and productivity management as a dynamic new business strategy for competitive advantage in the global economy.

Mr. Sullivan holds degrees in economics from Harvard, and law from Stanford.


Ashley Smith Juarez Ashley Smith Juarez

Regional Director for Northeast Florida , Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Ashley Smith Juarez currently serves as the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Regional Director for Northeast Florida. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, founded in 2012, seeks to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in the United States by 2020 by creating partnerships of purpose to scale sustainable health improvement and wellbeing solutions that empower all people to live better lives.

Prior to joining The Foundation, Ashley served as the Executive Director of The Chartrand Foundation, a family foundation committed to expanding opportunities and excellence in Early Childhood through grade 12 public education. Ashley has an extensive background in teaching and dropout prevention including work in public and independent schools. She is a three time recipient of the Jesse Ball DuPont excellence in teaching award and a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida’s Philanthropic Initiative.

Ashley also currently serves as the President of the Family Support Services Board of Directors, a member of The Women’s Giving Alliance Steering Committee, a member of the Florida Philanthropic Network Board and as a member of the WCJT Board of Trustees, Northeast Florida’s local public broadcasting station. She is a trustee at The Emily Balz Smith Foundation and a member of the Duval County School Board representing District 3. She holds her B.S. in History and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University. Ashley is a Jacksonville native and continues to live in the city with her husband Alex, a local business owner, and her dog Sam.

seth-serxnerSeth Serxner, MPH, PhD

Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, Optum

Seth Serxner, Ph.D., M.P.H. has over 25 years of experience and has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles in the field of behavior change, population health and measurement. Seth was vice president of research at StayWell and a Partner and Senior Consultant at Mercer before joining Optum.


Mary Lawyer Mary Lawyer

Mary Lawyer, Healthways Vice President, Blue Zones Project Operations and Implementation

Mary Lawyer is the Vice President of Operations and Implementation for the Blue Zones Project. She is responsible for building and leading Blue Zones Project teams in the states and communities implementing the Blue Zones Project in order to improve well-being and longevity of citizens. This is achieved through the implementation of permanent changes to environment, policy, social networks and programs that drive well-being improvement in selected Blue Zones Communities.

In 2012, Lawyer was named Iowa’s Honorary Consul for Canada, a job that allows her to promote Iowa businesses and use experience she has gained as Director, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff at the former Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED), President of the Downtown Community Alliance and Business Director for 108-year-old Conlon Construction Co. in Dubuque.

Lawyer grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa and has great interest in agriculture, her family farm, and rural Iowa. She was also honored with the 2011 Iowa Association of Business and Industry “Leader for Iowa” Award.

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