2017 SPEAKERS

  • Anne Schuchat, MD
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Principal Deputy Director
    Principal Deputy Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rear Admiral U.S. Public Health Service Dr. Schuchat joined...
  • Bob Crutchfield
    Harbert Management Corporation
    Operating Partner
    Bob serves as Executive Director of Innovate Birmingham. He has been a venture capitalist...
  • Brad Fain
    Georgia Tech Research Institute
    Principal Research Scientist
    Dr. Brad Fain is a Principal Research Scientist at the (GTRI), with over twenty...
  • Brian Liu, BSEE, MBA
    Georgia Tech Research Institute
    Head, Advanced Human Integration Branch
    Brian Liu, BSEE, MBA In Mr. Liu’s professional career, he has worked as an...
  • Cheryl Hiddleson MSN, RN, CCRN-E
    eICU
    Director of the Emory eICU Center
    Cheryl is the Director of the Emory eICU Center. Cheryl completed her Masters degree...
  • Daniel Dawes, J.D.
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Executive Director
    Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement...
  • David Norris
    DynoForms
    CEO & Founder
    David Norris has served as a leader bringing numerous technology products and solutions to...
  • David Rubinger
    Atlanta Business Chronicle
    Market President and Publisher
  • Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice
    MSM
    President
    The sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to...
  • Ed Cantwell
    Center for Medical Interoperability
    President and CEO
    Ed Cantwell is President and CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a 501(c)(3)...
  • Guy Scull
    CareLink of Northwest Georgia, Inc.
    CEO & President
    Guy H. Scull leads HealthCare for Humanity Clinics, driving its strategic vision and execution...
  • Heval Kelli, MD
    Emory University
    Cardiology Fellow
    ​As a young Syrian refugee washing dishes in a restaurant to support his family,...
  • Howard Jacob, PhD
    HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
    EVP Genomic Medicine, Chief Medical Genomics Officer, Faculty Investigator
    Howard Jacob, PhD, is a Faculty Investigator and Executive Vice President for Genomic Medicine...
  • Jason Rupp
    Southeast Medical Device Association
    Executive Director
    Coming Soon...
  • Jordan Amadio MD
    Emory University
    Chief Resident in Neurosurgery
    A neurosurgeon and neuroscientist by training, Dr. Amadio was educated at Princeton, MIT, Harvard...
  • Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP
    CDC Foundation
    President and CEO
    Judith Monroe’s professional focus has centered on the intersection of primary care and public...
  • Justin Sabet-Peyman
    KKR
    Director
    Justin Sabet-Peyman (Menlo Park) joined KKR in 2008 and is a member of the...
  • L.A. Galyon
    Brentwood Capital
    Managing Director
    L.A. Galyon, IV, Managing Director, advises healthcare service and outsourcing companies on M&A and...
  • Larry Williams
    Technology Association of Georgia
    President & CEO
    Larry Williams is President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia.Williams brings more...
  • Lee Herron
    Georgia Research Alliance
    VP of Venture Development
    Dr. Herron joined the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) as Vice President of Commercialization in...
  • Lisa Kudlacz
    Halyard Health’s Interventional Pain Management
    Vice President and General Manager
    Lisa Kudlacz is the Vice President and General Manager for Halyard Health’s Interventional Pain...
  • Marie Cameron
    Georgia State University
    Lecturer
    Marie Cameron, FACHE, is a senior healthcare executive with over 25 years’ experience in...
  • Omar M Lattouf, MD, PhD, FACC, FACS
    Emory University
    Professor of Surgery / Cardiothoracic
    Senior cardiothoracic surgeon, widely published and frequent speaker at national and international cardiology and...
  • Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI
    The Task Force for Global Health
    Head, Health Systems Strengthening Sector
    Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, is head of The Task Force’s health systems...
  • PhD James Weyhenmeyer
    Georgia State University
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
    Dr. James Weyhenmeyer is the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Georgia...
  • PhD Karen Minyard
    Georgia Health Policy Center
    CEO
    Karen Minyard, Ph.D. is the chief executive officer of the Georgia Health Policy Center...
  • Russell Allen
    Georgia Bio
    President & CEO
    Russell Allen is president and CEO of Georgia Bio. Allen directs programs and initiatives...
  • Steven Fraime
    Center for Health Transformation
    Director
    Steven Fraime began his career after graduating with a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra...
  • Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD
    Emory Center for Critical Care
    Director of the ECCC
    Dr. Timothy G. Buchman is the Founding Director of the Emory Center for Critical...

PAST SPEAKERS

HEALTH CONNECT SOUTH 2016

  • Dan Cerutti, VP of Population Health and Cognitive Decision Support, IBM Watson
  • Carolyn Compton, MD, Chief Medical Officer at ASU Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Jon Duke, MD, MS, Director, Center for Health Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sweta Sneha, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Director of M-Health, Kennesaw State University
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia
  • David Rubinger, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, Patient Safety Officer, Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission
  • Walter J. Curran, Jr. MD, FACR, Executive Director, Emory Winship Cancer Institute
  • Ed Partridge, MD, Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Samir Khleif, MD, Director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia
  • Maurie Markman, MD, President, Medicine & Science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Otis W. Brawley, MD, MACP, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Tom Hawk, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Daniel Shook, Park Ranger, National Park Service
  • Chris Clark, Portfolio Strategy and Intelligence, Epilepsy, UCB
  • Margaret Wagner Dahl, Associate Vice President for Health IT, Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Inst. of Technology
  • Bill Mayfield, MD, Chief Surgical Officer, Wellstar Health System
  • Greg Martin, MD, Director, Research, Emory Center for Critical Care, Director, Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute
  • Marilyn Foreman, MD, MS, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Morehouse SOM
  • Neal Weintraub, MD, Kupperman Eminent Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine & Professor of Medicine, Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia
  • Herman Taylor, Jr. MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Colleen Doyle, M.S., R.D., Managing Director, Nutrition & Physical Activity, American Cancer Society
  • Nancy Paris, CEO, Georgia Core
  • Marc O’Connor, COO, Curant Health
  • Lori Chmura, President, Dune Medical Devices
  • Judy Fortin, Senior Director, Communications, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Michael Beach, PhD, Deputy Director, Division Foodborne, Waterborne, Environmental Diseases, CDC
  • Samantha Becker, Co-founder, TruePani
  • Jonathan Colasanti, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Amy Moore, PhD, Director, Research Programs, Georgia Research Alliance
  • Dennis Ashley, MD, Director of Trauma Services, The Medical Center of Central Georgia
  • Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, Chief of Acute Care Surgery & Medical Director, Marcus Trauma Center, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Omar Danner, MD, FACS, Director of Trauma & Associate Professor of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Donald G. Stein, PhD, Director, Brain Research Lab, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
  • Gary Ulicny, PhD, CEO, Shepherd Center
  • David Hill, MD, FAAP, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media
  • Lucky Jain, MD, MBA, Interim Director, Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Center of Georgia
  • Sona Shah, CEO & Co-Founder, Neopenda
  • Hansa Bhargava, MD, Medical Editor, WebMD
  • Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP, President & CEO, CDC Foundation

ALABAMA: Academic & Industry Partnerships

  • Mark J. Suto, PhD, Vice President Drug Discovery, Southern Research Institute
  • Maaike Everts, PhD, Associate Director, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, UAB School of Medicine
  • David Allison, PhD, Dean of Science, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Cherrie Hughes, Assistant Director of Industrial Outreach, University of Florida
  • Kathy Nugent, PhD, President, Biotechnology Association of Alabama
  • Doc24Seven

TENNESSEE: Entrepreneurship & Investing in Health

  • Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee
  • Michael Burcham, CEO, Narus Health
  • Sid Chambless, Executive Director, Nashville Capital Network
  • Amy Holcomb, CEO, Sky Medicus
  • Eric Johnson, PhD, Dean, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Stuart McWhorter, CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • Sig Mosley, Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures
  • Sidney Welch, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Harsh Vathsangam, CEO, MOVING ANALYTICS
  • Chun Yong, Chief Executive Officer, DIASYST
  • Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, Chief Medical & Science Officer, DIASYST
  • Sean Khant, VP of Healthcare Strategy, BIOSCAPE

NORTH CAROLINA: Health Tech, Tools and Platforms in Precision Medicine

  • John Ryals, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metabolon
  • Albert A. Lauritano, Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, BD Technologies
  • Arti Pandya, MD, Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism, UNC Dept. of Pediatrics
  • Mary Beth Thomas, PhD, Vice President, Centers of Innovation Program, NC Biotech Center
  • Robert Hauser, PharmD, PhD, Senior Director, CancerLinQ
  • Bob Bean, CEO, Harmonyx
  • Donna Crenshaw, PhD, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University SOM, MeTree Software

ATLANTA: Women Leaders in Health

  • Amber Gilroy, VP, Oncology Patient Services, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Adriane Randolph, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Executive Director of the BrainLab, Kennesaw State University
  • Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Rhona Applebaum, PhD, VP, Chief Science & Health Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD, VP & Exec. Vice Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Nancy Paris, President & CEO, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
  • Paula Bevington, Principal, Bevington Advisors, LLC
  • Tiffany Karp, Executive Director, Global Center for Medical
  • Renay Blumenthal, President at Grady Health Foundation

ATLANTA: Biotechnology CEO Luncheon

  • Vitamin C
  • TraumX
  • UGA
  • Betterwalk

HEALTH CONNECT SOUTH 2015

  • Tom Frieden, MD, Presenter for UnSung Hero Award, Director of The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Charles Stokes, CEO & President, The CDC Foundation
  • Betsy McKay, Atlanta Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
  • Charles Stokes, President and CEO, CDC Foundation
  • Dr. Oliver Morgan, Incident Manager, Ebola Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Joe Ruiz, Director, Humanitarian Relief and Resilience Program, The UPS Foundation
  • David Ratcliffe, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Co., & CDC Found. Board Member
  • Scott Cormier, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness and Management, HCA
  • Anita Sharpe, Bureau Chief, Editor-at-large at Bloomberg News
  • Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center
  • Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society
  • Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Renay San Miguel, Science & Technology Correspondent, GPB
  • Dr. Maurie Markman, President of Medicine and Science, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Dr. Gaurav Singal, Director, Innovations Unit, Foundation Medicine
  • Dr. Robert Hauser, Senior Director, External Relations & Business Development, CancerLinQ, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick, Director, Center for the Study of Systems Biology, Georgia Institute of Tech.
  • Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola Survivor “Patient #3,” Infectious Disease Physician
  • Mike Cassidy, President and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance
  • Dr. Mark Frisse, Vice Chair of Business Development, Vanderbilt University
  • David Day, Assistant VP & Director, Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida
  • Dr. Jim Weyhenmeyer, President & Chair, Georgia State University Research Found.
  • Dr. David Lee, Vice President for Research, University of Georgia
  • Eric Owens, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
  • Yingzhe (Lindsey) Wang, PhD Candidate, College of Pharmacy, Mercer University
  • Nivita Sharma, Research Scholar, University of Georgia
  • Derrick Akpalu, PhD Candidate & MSCR Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Tejaswini Nalamothu, Masters of Science in Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
  • Dr. Ephraim R. McLean, Director, Center for Health IT, Georgia State University
  • Jaspal Sagoo, CDC Chief Technology Officer, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Lauren Rosenbaum, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Dr. Donald Fetterolf, Chief Medical Officer, MiMedx Group
  • Ben Robinson, Executive Director, Center for Health Workforce Planning & Analysis, University System of Georgia
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO at Technology Association of Georgia
  • Dr. Suman Das, Director of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Lab at Georgia Tech
  • Craig Kaiser, Director, Business Development – IoT Solutions Group, AT&T Mobility
  • Dermot Waters, Senior Vice President of Market Development, Sharecare
  • Kornelius Bankston, Dir. of Bioscience, Ind. Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Dr. Eric Tomlinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Will ElLaissi, Partnership Development, Duke Institute for Health Innovation
  • Sherry Farrugia, Director, Georgia Institute of Technology & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Partnership
  • Ryan Jones, CEO, Florence Healthcare
  • Steven Fraime, Director, Wellstar’s Center for Health Transformation
  • Russell Allen, President & CEO, Georgia Bio
  • Dr. Tom Barrows, Executive Vice President and CSO, Cell Contructs
  • Dr. Harriet Robinson, Chief Scientific Officer, GeoVax
  • Steven P. Damon, President & CEO, 4P Therapeutics
  • Jason Rupp, Executive Director, Southeastern Medical Device Association
  • Steve Johnson, CEO CreatiVasc Medical
  • John Feltman, Chairman & CEO Brookhaven Medical
  • Cynthia Dilley, Head of New Patient Value Focus and Director, Strategic Marketing at UCB
  • Dr. Donald Palmisano, Executive Director & CEO Medical Association of Georgia
  • Dr. Jim Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Dr. Bruce Ribner, Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital
  • Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Georgia Dept. of Public Health and State Health Officer
  • Dr. Patrick O’Neal, Director of Health Protection, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Doug Patten, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director, Hospital Engagement Network at Georgia Hospital Association
  • Dr. Daniel Salinas, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Dr. Louis Sullivan, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President & CEO, The Task Force for Global Health

HEALTH CONNECT SOUTH 2014

  • Russ Lipari, Founder & CEO
  • Rhona Applebaum, PhD, Vice President, Chief Science & Health Officer at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, President & CEO, CARE
  • David Satcher, MD, PhD, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and 16th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Dennis Liotta, PhD, Executive Director, The Emory Institute for Drug Development
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Charles Stokes, President & CEO, CDC Foundation
  • Kevin Dellsperger, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Georgia Regents Medical Center
  • George Painter, PhD, President and CEO, The Emory Institute for Drug Development
  • Laura Stanley, Executive Director, Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine
  • Dawn Whaley, Co-President, Sharecare
  • James Weyhenmeyer, PhD, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Georgia State University
  • TJ Cradick, PhD, Director, Protein Engineering Core Facility, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
  • James Lillard, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Office of Translational Technologies, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Michael Pierce, PhD, Director, The University of Georgia Cancer Center
  • Richard Plemper, PhD, Professor, Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection, Georgia State University
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • David Hartnett, Vice President, Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Mark Buffington, Managing Partner, BIP Capital, LLC.
  • Amy Baxter, MD, CEO, Buzzy4PainRelief.com
  • Lucienne Marie Ide, MD, PhD, CEO, Rimidi
  • Shane Jackson, President, Jackson Healthcare
  • Partha Unnava, Student, Georgia Institute of Technology and CEO & Co-Founder, Better Walk
  • Paula Lawton Bevington, JD
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • The Honorable Jimmy Carter, Former US President and Founder, The Carter Center
  • Jim Nation, South Area Healthcare Vertical Accounts Manager, Verizon Wireless
  • Adriane Randolph, PhD, Director, Kennesaw State University BrainLab
  • Sig Mosley, Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures
  • Ileana Arias, PhD, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Robert Jansen, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Medical Officer, Wellstar
  • Ami Klin, PhD, Director, Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine
  • John Menna, Vice President of Global Strategy for Healthcare Logistics, UPS
  • Frank Richards Jr., M.D., Director, River Blindness Elimination Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program, and Malaria Control Program
  • Todd Sherer, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Executive Director of Technology Transfer, Emory University
  • Tino Mantella, President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia
  • Robert Hendricks, Senior Vice President, Planning and Portfolio Management, McKesson Technology Solutions
  • Baha Zeidan, Co-founder and CEO, Azalea Health
  • Paul Spearman, MD, Chief Research Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Mark Braunstein, MD, Associate Director, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Chris Clark, New Journey Board Member, UCB Pharmaceuticals
  • Margaret Wagner Dahl, Associate Vice President, Health IT, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bill Todd, Executive Director for Healthcare Initiatives at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • George Daneker, MD, Chief of Staff, Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center
  • Len Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • John McDonald, PhD, Director, Integrated Cancer Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD, Director, Innovative Therapy/Phase I Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Emory+Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Research Center,
  • Anne Meisner, President & CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Tiffany Karp, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Leanne West, Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Maria Saporta, Editor, The SaportaReport, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Len Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Frank Richards Jr., M.D., Director, River Blindness Elimination Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program, and Malaria Control Program
  • Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health
  • Nancy Frates, ALS Awareness Catalyst and Mother of Pete Frates, who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon