American Hospital Association
Apple & Pepsi
Asset Management Ventures
Bay Advisors LLC
Bipartisan Policy Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana
City of New York
Former KGB Agent
Former Senator & Governor
Health Innovation Media
Jim Stengel Co.
JP Morgan Chase
Medicaid Health Plans of America
Medical Excellence Inc
MIT Technology Review
Mobile Marketing Association
Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Reardon Consulting LLC
Rhonda Vetere Inc.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo and Company
Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and provides high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations, and policies and advances key Administration initiatives, such as delivery system reform, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and implementation of the Interoperability Roadmap.
Prior to joining ONC, Dr. Washington served as the President of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) Medical Group and as the health system’s Chief Medical Information Officer. The FMOL Health System is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has five acute care hospitals and affiliated facilities located throughout Louisiana provide care to 40% of the state’s population.
Dr. Washington's primary responsibility was to develop and execute ambulatory strategies for the health system with a focus on transforming ambulatory care delivery models. In this role, he led over 500 physicians, advanced practitioners and 1,400 employees in more than 70 care locations throughout Louisiana. Additionally, his responsibilities included quality and process improvement.
He was also the senior accountable executive for information technology for FMOLHS. During his tenure, the health system has been an early adopter of technology including solutions including the integration of medical device information into the electronic health record and the widespread deployment of clinical decision support within the provider documentation workflow. FMOLHS has been recognized as an Information Week Top 500 Company and the institution’s help desk has won the Help Desk Institute best in class award.
Before joining FMOLHS, Dr. Washington served as CEO of Piedmont Healthcare Management Group (PHMG) in Charlotte, North Carolina where he led the development efforts of coding and billing process technologies. PHMG was sold to Anodyne Health, which in turn was acquired by AthenaHealth. Before PHMG, he was president and CEO of Piedmont Emergency Medicine Associates, also located in Charlotte, NC, where he led a 70 provider hospitalist medicine and emergency medicine group.
Dr. Washington received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. He earned his Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Steve Robinson is the former EVP and CMO of Chick-Fil-A ,Inc. Steve still serves as counsel for leadership development and community involvement on behalf of Chick-Fil-A. Prior to joining Chick-Fil-A, Steve was the director of marketing at Six Flags over Georgia, preceded by three other assignments with Six Flags, Inc.
Steve started his career as a marketing communications manager with Texas instruments in Dallas, TX. After beginning his Chick-Fil-A career as director of marketing, Steve went on to serve as Vice President and SVP, of the department before becoming Chief Marketing Officer. in his most recent role, he was responsible for overseeing all traditional marketing support, advertising, brand development innovation, menu innovation and hospitality strategies. he also served on the executive committee leadership team for the business for over 30 years. in that role, he helped lead the strategic planning process for the company.
In addition to serving on Chick-Fil-A’s board of directors since 2016, he also serves on several other boards: Family Life, A Ministry of Cru; Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Atlanta; Links Players International; Atlanta Hall Management and College Football Hall of Fame; the National Football Foundation; and the Advisory Counsel for Auburn University’s Harbert’s College of Business.
He holds an associate degree in business administration from Faulkner State Jr. College, a BS in Marketing from Auburn University, and a Masters in Advertising, from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.Steve and his wife, Dianne, have two children and four grandchildren.
Jack Barsky is a retired Information Technology executive with over thirty years of experience. During his career he has held management positions, up to and including the role of CIO at a number of Fortune 200 companies such as MetLife, United HealthCare, Prudential, ConEdison, and NRG Energy.
Jack graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena Germany, except in those days he was known as Albrecht Dittrich.
He cut short his university career to join the KGB and came to the US as an undercover agent in 1987. His life story was featured in May of 2015 on CBS 60 Minutes. Jack resides with his wife and daughter in the Atlanta area where he is busy putting the finishing touches on his upcoming book “Deep Undercover”.
As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company's annual conference focused on emerging technologies. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio.
Mr. Pontin was born in London and raised in Northern California. He was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University.
Susan Dentzer, a leading national expert in health care and health policy, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation. In her role as President and CEO, Dentzer drives the organization’s strategic agenda and priorities, works closely with its members to identify key issues, promotes NEHI’s research and policy recommendations, and serves as the organization’s spokesperson, providing insightful analyses of the U.S. health care system.Before coming to NEHI, Dentzer was Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She previously served as editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy, and as on-air health correspondent on the PBS NewsHour. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on the NewsHour, National Public Radio and other television and radio networks. Dentzer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on its Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. She is also an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance; and a fellow of the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan bioethics research institute. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Research!America; is a public member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Institute. She is also a member of the RAND Health Board of Advisors and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Dentzer is a graduate and trustee emerita of Dartmouth and formerly chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, earned the institution’s Alumni Award, and holds an honorary Dartmouth master’s degree. She was also a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1986-87.