Samuel Thomas, MD, MSc

Stanford/Intermountain Fellow in Population Health and Delivery Science
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Thomas

WEBINAR | Enabling Nurse-led Specialized Virtual Care in the Home at Stanford Health Care

Gretchen Brown, MSN, RN, ACNIO, Stanford Health Care, Samuel Thomas, MD, MS, CMO, PocketRN, and Mirini Kim, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, ...
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WEBINAR | Enabling Nurse-led Specialized Care in the Home at Stanford Health Care

Gretchen Brown, MSRN, ACNIO, Stanford Health Care, Samuel Thomas, MD, CMO, PocketRN, and Mirini Kim, DNP, Director of Nursing, PocketRN ...
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SI 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit: Addressing Community Health

The Scottsdale Institute 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit sponsored by Epic convened 31 social determinants of health executives ...
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      Robyn Golden, LCSW

      Associate VP of Population Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center
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      Golden

      SI 2022 Telehealth Virtual Roundtable

      Discussion Hosts – Matt Anderson, MD, MBA, CPE, CMIO, HonorHealth Medical Group, and Gretchen Brown, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, Associate CNIO, Stanford ...
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      SI 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit: Addressing Community Health

      The Scottsdale Institute 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit sponsored by Epic convened 31 social determinants of health executives ...
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          Michelle Knight

          Manager of Quality and Performance Improvement, IU Health
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          Knight

          SI 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit: Addressing Community Health

          The Scottsdale Institute 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit sponsored by Epic convened 31 social determinants of health executives ...
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              Lynn Todman, PhD

              VP Health Equity, Spectrum Health
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              Todman

              SI 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit: Addressing Community Health

              The Scottsdale Institute 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit sponsored by Epic convened 31 social determinants of health executives ...
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                  Jamie Sunde

                  Senior Management Associate, Atrium Health
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                  Sunde

                  SI 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit: Addressing Community Health

                  The Scottsdale Institute 2020 Social Determinants of Health Virtual Summit sponsored by Epic convened 31 social determinants of health executives ...
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                      Karen Amstutz, MD

                      Karen Amstutz, MD, joined IU Health in April 2019 as vice president of Community Health.   In this role, Amstutz is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating IU Health’s community health programs, with an emphasis on achieving the goals of reducing infant mortality, smoking and obesity in Indiana and increasing behavioral health services.

                      Amstutz previously served as chief medical officer for Magellan Health, a Fortune 500 company specializing in medical and behavioral health services for complex and special populations. She and her team developed the company’s medical and clinical strategies and policies, as well as its clinical models, to deliver the best care and clinical outcomes.

                      Before joining Magellan, Amstutz served in leadership positions with Evolent Health, xG Health Solutions, WellPoint, and as the founding medical director for MDwise. She has extensive strategic and operational experience as a health plan physician executive serving Medicare, Medicaid and commercial patients and consumers.

                      Amstutz has a medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University. She trained in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and is board-certified in pediatrics.

                      She currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, chairs the National Quality Partners Action Team on Serious Mental Illness and is co-course director for the MD/MBA Forum at the IU School of Medicine.

                      Bio posted September 2020

                          Jennifer Quillin

                          Jennifer is a program consultant for Desert Mission, the community service arm of HonorHealth hospitals. She is focused on program development and direct service financial coaching skills for the Living Well program.

                          Jennifer brings 20-plus years of experience working within the private and non-profit sectors. She has worked in housing counseling and financial coaching fields to provide development, grant funding and implementation of successful homeownership and financial education programs with an objective of promoting financial security opportunities to low- to moderate-income working families. Jennifer is a cheerleader to struggling families to encourage them to achieve financial stability. She builds trusting relationships to facilitate creative programs that change lives.

                          Jennifer is an Arizona State University graduate and holds certifications in financial capabilities and homeownership education delivery methods, and strengthens her skills with continuing education to keep abreast of current industry research across the country. She currently serves on the Community Housing Development Organization board for Foundation for Senior Living. She is a mom of four boys and has lived in South Phoenix for 15 years. Her company name, 4Generations, originated from a Gloria Steinem quote about money that informs her financial coaching: “Poor people plan for Saturday night. Rich people plan for four generations!”

                          Bio current as of February 2020

                              Kenneth J. Fawcett Jr., MD

                              Vice President, Healthier Communities, Spectrum Health

                              Board involvement:
                              • KSSN Board (Kent School Services Network)
                              • YMCA Board
                              • Mi-CCSI Board (Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement)
                              • Health Net Board – Chair
                              • Kent County HD – Chair of Opioid Task Force
                              • Degage Ministries Board
                              • SHWM GRCB – ex-officio

                              Ken is passionate about interacting with clients in communities where services are needed the most to provide the most equitable health outcomes possible at the individual, neighborhood, and regional spaces that we serve

                              Under Dr. Fawcett’s leadership, Spectrum Health received one of health care’s most respected community service awards, the 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, as well as the American Hospital Association’s 2016 NOVA Award for the Strong Beginnings Program

                              During off work hours, Ken enjoys golf, family time, reading and is a huge fan of professional hockey.

                              Bio updated August 2021
                              Fawcett

                              SI 2021 Clinical Operations Roundtable – Blurring the Boundaries: Clinical Leadership, Post-COVID

                              At its recent Clinical Ops Roundtable, sponsored by Hearst Health on November 16, 2021, the Scottsdale Institute convened 22 Members ...
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                              SI 2021 Fall Symposium – Cracking the Code: Healthcare 2025

                              SI’s Fall Symposium offers the blueprints toward operationalizing today’s data-driven, real-time system of health, plus a time to join with ...
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                              SI Innovation/SDoH Dialogue – Sep 14 2021

                              "Making Equity Efforts a Bridge to Health and Healthcare” Ken Fawcett, MD, Vice President, Healthier Communities & Medical Director, Health ...
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                              SI 2020 Innovation Virtual Summit – Transforming the Way We Work: How Innovation Becomes the Next Normal

                              The Scottsdale Institute convened 46 health-system innovation leaders for a virtual summit moderated by Deloitte on November 18, 2020, to ...
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                              2014 Fall Forum – Bios

                              2014 Fall Forum: Innovations for Improving Health and Care Biographies from 2014 Fall Forum Barbara Adams VP, Innovative Technology Services ...
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                              2014 Fall Forum

                              2014 Fall Forum Bios and Photos Innovations for Improving Health and Care THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 RE: VIDEO PLAYBACK - If ...
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                                  Melinda Cooling, DNP

                                  Dr. Melinda Cooling serves as the Vice President of Advanced Practice and the Chief Clinician Executive Saint Gabriel Digital Health at OSF HealthCare.  Melinda is a family nurse practitioner and practiced within an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics practice as well as modern urgent care.  Dr. Cooling developed the vision for the Center for Advanced Practice within OSF HealthCare which included the conceptualization of an APP Fellowship model which has now achieved national accreditation.  She has held faculty positions in undergraduate and graduate colleges of nursing.

                                  Dr. Cooling has experience in research serving as a principal investigator for studies related to rheumatoid arthritis. She has been a co-investigator for several current studies relating to APP transition to practice, burnout, and preceptor evaluation tools for post-graduate fellowship. She has served as a member of a research team for studies of the efficacy of simulation for nursing students.

                                  From a national perspective, Dr. Cooling serves as an Advisory board member of Advanced Practice Provider Executives (APPex), the Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2) Thought Leaders’ Council, Sullivan Cotter Advanced Practice Council, and held a position on the Association of PostGraduate APRN Programs board. In addition, she serves as a commissioner on accreditation for American Nurses Credentialing Center Transition to Practice programs.  In her role within Saint Gabriel Digital Health, she works with operational and clinical leaders to design and implement new digital solutions to provide care for patients and communities.

                                  Bio updated September 2020

                                      Cindy Levey, MPH

                                      Cindy Levey, MPH, is the Director of Community Benefit Systems and Planning for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  In her role, Cindy builds system-wide initiatives in community benefit and social responsibility, enhances Cedars-Sinai’s community benefit strategic planning efforts, fosters key partnerships, improves Cedars-Sinai’s capacity to analyze and utilize data, leads program evaluation efforts, guides grantmaking and provides leadership for community benefit regulatory compliance.  Prior to her current role, Cindy built Cedars-Sinai’s large-scale school-based obesity prevention programs.  Cindy has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit program management, health systems and policy, and community health improvement.  She has a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Education and Community Economic Development from UCLA and bachelor’s degrees in the History of Public Health from Columbia University and Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

                                      Bio posted September 2020
                                      Levey

                                      SI SDoH Dialogue – May 26 2021

                                      Cindy Levey, CSHS This is an invitation-only event.  For more information, fill out the form, below ...
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                                      Patient/Consumer Engagement at Cedars-Sinai: It Takes a Village

                                      Sharon Isonaka, MD, MS, VP of Clinical Transformation; Cynthia Litt Deculus, VP of Population Health; Omkar Kulkarni, MPH, Director, Healthcare ...
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