Jennifer Sullivan, MD, MPH

Jennifer Sullivan is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations for Atrium Health, where she works closely with leaders from Atrium’s clinical service lines – including children’s, heart and vascular, musculoskeletal, neuroscience and oncology, among others – to develop strategies and outcomes that demonstrate Atrium Health’s national leadership in health, and will serve as a model for improving national health policy. Sullivan joined Atrium Health from her role as Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, where she created strategic alignments across government and the private sector to improve health outcomes and fill unmet social needs. Previously, she was deputy state health commissioner and director for health outcomes at the Indiana State Department of Health.

Sullivan serves as a professor of clinical emergency medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. She previously served as the division chief for pediatric emergency medicine and was the program director for the emergency medicine and pediatrics residency at IU School of Medicine. She still practices clinically in the Riley Hospital for Children emergency department at Indiana University Health, in Indianapolis. Upon moving to Charlotte, Sullivan will continue to practice medicine at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.

Sullivan completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Houston Honors College and her Master of Public Health degree from the Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University, in Indianapolis. She earned her Medical Doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is board certified in emergency medicine and pediatrics.

In 2022 Sullivan was elected Governance Committee Chair of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), a national, bipartisan organization serving to shape human services policy and promote equity in care, improving the well-being of people across the country. In 2019, Sullivan was honored with the American Public Human Services Administration’s Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award and was a 2017 Indianapolis Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” She serves on the boards of the American Public Human Services Association, the Regenstrief Institute and the American Pianist Association. She also serves as a distinguished advisor to the Aspen Institute Family Prosperity Initiative and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Bio posted March 2022

      Thomas Lee, MD

      Thomas H. Lee, MD is Chief Medical Officer for Press Ganey, and an internist who practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and is Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Catalyst and a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System and chairs the Board of Geisinger Health Plan.  He is also a member of the Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medical College and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He received his BA from Harvard College (1975) and his MD from Cornell University Medical College (1979), and then trained in internal medicine and then cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received a MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 1987. Before joining Press Ganey in 2013, he was Network President for Partners Healthcare System.

      Bio posted February 2022

          Patrick Carroll, MD

          Dr. Patrick Carroll oversees all matters pertaining to provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety, healthcare information systems and strategic initiatives and programs that will enhance the Vida Health care model. In addition, Dr. Carroll is instrumental in managing relationships with health systems, payer partners and employer customers collaborating with the executive team in the development of new clinical programs. Prior to joining Vida Health in January of 2022 Dr. Carroll was the Chief Medical Officer for the telehealth company Hims-Hers. From 2014-2019 he served as Group Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Walgreens. Prior to joining Walgreen’s in May 2014, Dr. Carroll served as the Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Care Partners, Hartford HealthCare’s clinical integration organization. He was also the Medical Director for Hartford HealthCare’s Medicare Shared Savings Program which currently has over 20,000 patients in a Medicare/CMS shared-risk pilot program. He played a key role in leading the Hartford HealthCare’s efforts in the transition to value-based care in a time of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. From 2010–2012, Dr. Carroll served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Granite Medical Group in Quincy, Massachusetts. Granite Medical Group is a 40-provider Multispecialty/Primary Care Group which is part of Atrius Health, a 1000 Medical Provider Group. Dr. Carroll received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency training at Middlesex Hospital in family practice, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Carroll is Board Certified in Family Practice and in Adolescent Medicine.

              Neil Gomes, BS, MMS, M.Ed., MBA, Ph.D. (ABD)

              CommonSpirit Health is the largest non-profit health system in the US with revenue exceeding $30 billion, 24+ million outpatient visits, and 1.5+ million hospital admissions per year. As a key member of the CommonSpirit Health (CSH) IT and Digital team, Neil leads strategy, delivery, and operations of all digital products and capabilities.

              Neil’s areas of responsibility at CommonSpirit Health include: integrated Digital Front Doors, marketing tech/advertising tech, CRM, Search & Schedule, Find A Doc: patient–provider matching, digital content, the Care Anywhere virtual care continuum (community health, ambulatory care, acute care, and post-acute), full-stack remote care, omni-channel engagements, digital therapeutics/guided care, personalized medicine, digital operations to address productivity in clinical and administrative operations, digital business models/digital partnerships, digital health platforms, human- centered design, digital innovation, and future-tech platforms. Since Digital focuses on the whole ministry, Neil partners closely with CSH’s clinicians, operators, strategy teams, marketeers, !inance, and human resources, systemwide.

              Prior to CommonSpirit, Neil served as Thomas Jeerson University and Jeerson Health System’s Enterprise Chief Digital Oicer, Executive Vice President for Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience, and founder/CEO of The Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience (DICE) Group. As a proven leader in healthcare and education technology, Neil and his team helped de!ine Jeerson’s innovation strategy and served as a catalyst for digital transformation and consumer experience at Jeerson and partner organizations. Neil helped secure grants, generated new revenue via 100+ innovative digital solutions, developed new and future-ready business models for growth based on patient-centricity, and architected synergistic partnerships and ventures with startups and large organizations, such as Google, Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, ServiceNow and SAP. Neil also developed and deployed growth-oriented digital front door solutions, retail health eCommerce platforms, operational eiciency platforms, tele/virtual-health, digital content, and ML and AI, digital conferencing, IoT, and real-time data solutions. Neil also contributed to bottom-line cost reductions and improved eiciency and scalability by deploying process digitization, virtualization, machine learning and arti!icial intelligence, and cloud infrastructure. Neil also co-led the primary deployments of the Epic Electronic Health Record at Jeerson Health.

              Neil is a thoughtful innovator and disruptor and has delivered human-centered, technology-enabled value creation via multiple products and the scaled adoption of these products. Neil is also a talent builder – he founded, nurtured, and led The DICE Group at TJU and Jeerson Health delivering high multiples of return from an investment in talent.

              Previously, Neil led the transition to digital and digital learning globally by helping build an intrapreneurial startup into the world’s largest developer of custom e-learning solutions at the Fortune 500, $113 billion Tata Group of Companies in just two years. He also led a digital learning, design, and software dev. team at the 6th-largest public university in the US – the University of South Florida (USF) and USF Health – that built a portfolio of online courses and software solutions that earned over $360 million annually and assisted with achieving a philanthropic goal of $1 billion in just 3 years.

              Neil is a lifelong learner. He has earned an Executive MBA from Brown University and IE Business School (Rated #3 in the world by The Economist in 2020), an M.Ed. in Instructional Tech. & Design from the University of South Florida (USF), and a Masters in Management Studies (MMS/MBA) from Goa University. He is also wrapping up his Ph.D. research (ABD) from USF. Neil has earned certi!icates from Jeerson, Wharton, Harvard Business School, MIT and IDEO U. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation, has written several research articles, and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN !ix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is a CIO100 (twice), Future Edge 50, Healthcare Innovator of the Year 2020, Ventana, BT150, Top of the KLASS, and Davey Award winner. He is a member of Adobe, AT&T, Imprivata, and IBM Watson IoT advisory boards; Forbes Tech. Council; Google Next Leader’s Circle; ΦKΦ, ΒΓΣ, and Mensa. Neil is a TEDx and keynote speaker. Neil is also an investor, volunteers with and donates to service-oriented causes, and is committed to building communities as a platform for change. Neil is a passionate son, husband, father, musician, singer, artist, designer, naturalist, and detailologist, and is on a quest to change the world in one lifetime.

              Bio posted February 2022

                  Venkat Mocherla

                  Venkat Mocherla currently serves as a Partner for the Bio+Health fund at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously he served as the Head of Business Development at Qventus. Prior to joining the founding team at Qventus, Mr. Mocherla served on the Business Development team for The Advisory Board Company, serving their international operations in the Middle East, Europe and Canada. He also served in Corporate Strategy at DaVita where he was on the founding team at Paladina Health, as well as helped shape their international expansion strategy. Venkat has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

                  Bio posted March 2022

                    Mary Jo Potter

                    Mary Jo Potter has been an active entrepreneur and investor for 30 years. Having sold a company to McGraw Hill, she became active in angel investing in Chicago, and upon moving to the Bay Area, she joined Keiretsu Forum, where she has been a member for 18 years. She has invested in a variety of entities but is now focused on the healthcare sector. Mary Jo is now Managing Partner of Healthcare Angels, a GP in Keiretsu Capital, an LP in Purple Arch Ventures (Northwestern University’s venture fund), LP in Portfolia, and a member of Band of Angels and Skydeck.

                    Mary Jo has held executive positions with Highperlink, Sibson/Segal, Omega, and Oxicon/McGraw Hill. Her clients have included Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, WEBMD, Sutter, and Genentech. She has held or is currently on many boards, including CHW/Dignity/Common Spirit, CHI, Christus, UC School of Public Health, Hope Unlimited in Brazil, GTU, Hanna Center, Compli, Les Concierges, Jean Paul in France, NACD (NCAL), Ocular Sciences/Cooper, International Women’s Forum, and Northwestern University School of Social Policy.

                    She has a bachelor’s from Siena Heights University where she also sat on the Board, a Master’s from Northwestern University where she is currently on the School of Social Policy board and has done an Executive program at Stanford in India. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, the International Women’s Forum, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.  In her ‘spare” time, Mary Jo enjoys tennis, cooking, travelling wherever airplanes fly, and working with disadvantaged young people.

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                        Carter Dredge

                        As Senior Vice President and Lead Futurist, Carter Dredge advances SSM Health’s research and development (R&D), innovation and new venture activities. He supports SSM Health’s strategic objectives by identifying and developing unique, emerging opportunities to accelerate large-scale health care transformation and ensure that more people have affordable access to high-quality health care.

                        Mr. Dredge became SSM Health’s Lead Futurist in May 2021, after serving as Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. He is also the first American to be accepted into the Business Doctorate program at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom specifically designed for senior executives that have built or lead major corporations, with the goal of creating new globally impactful management theories and organizations.

                        Prior to joining SSM Health, Mr. Dredge worked at Intermountain Healthcare, where he held numerous innovative leadership roles. He currently serves on multiple boards, including Navitus Health Solutions, Lumicera Health Services, Civica Rx, and Graphite Health, and co-leads the Healthcare Utility Initiative — an SSM Health partnership with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

                        Mr. Dredge holds a bachelor’s degree in business management/corporate finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Cornell University, where he also teaches a graduate-level course on alternative health care payment design. He has been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Innovators” in the United States and is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

                        Bio updated April 2022

                            Justin Sunshine, MBA

                            Justin Sunshine is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s Healthcare sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Justin was a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group where he focused on investments across the healthcare industry and worked in both the New York and London offices. He began his career at Accenture as a Consultant in the firm’s Strategy Practice.

                            Current Board Affiliations

                            ACES, Board Member
                            CareMetx, Board Member
                            Equality Health, Board Member
                            OneOncology, Board Member
                            PT Solutions, Board Member
                            Alternate Solutions Health Network, Board Member

                            Historical Board Affiliations

                            Apria Healthcare, Board Member
                            Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Board Member Change Healthcare, Board Member
                            TeamHealth, Board Member


                            McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Finance The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, M.B.A

                            Community Involvement

                            Urban Arts Partnership, Board Member
                            Partnership Fund for New York, Healthcare Advisory Board Alzheimer’s Drug Development Foundation, Business Review Board

                            Bio posted January 2022

                                Matt Kull

                                Matthew Kull is Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Information Officer, where he leads Cleveland Clinic’s information technology strategy, working with clinical partners and caregivers across the health system to enhance patient care through innovative technologies.

                                Kull joined Cleveland Clinic in 2018 as the Associate Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Division (ITD). He has played an important role in the enterprise’s Digital Transformation, Global Business Transformation (enterprise resource planning) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives.

                                Prior to his role at Cleveland Clinic, Kull served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

                                Kull’s experience spans over 20 years in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, pharmacies, regional oncology and disease management institutions as well as telecom and energy systems, retail and distribution organizations. Kull has held senior leadership positions at internationally recognized enterprises including AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. He also spent a number of years as a management consultant providing strategic guidance to companies across multiple industries.

                                Kull earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer and maintains professional affiliations with College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

                                Bio posted January 2022

                                    Michael M. Allen, MHA, CPA, FHFMA

                                    Michael joined OSF Healthcare System as its Chief Financial Officer in September of 2015.  Mr. Allen previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Gundersen Health System based in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Michael has more than 30 years of experience in business and the healthcare industry, including 8 years in public accounting and 24 years serving as a CFO for health systems.

                                    Mr. Allen holds a BS degree in accounting from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; an MHA from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

                                    Michael has been a volunteer leader for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for over 25 years, finishing a 2-year term as the Chair of the Board for the HFMA’s 64,000 members in 2021.  He also chaired the Minnesota Hospital Association finance committee, has served on other industry boards and committees and has been a volunteer leader for many community organizations over the duration of his career.

                                    Bio posted January 2022