Dr. Anderson’s career focus has been on caring for medically underserved populations and seeking innovative ways to build effective interdisciplinary teams to address their health care needs. Dr. Anderson currently acts as the Medical Director for the Green Family Foundation Mobile Health Centers and Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. He oversees quality improvement efforts in the department, works on developing clinical services for underserved populations, and seeks to integrate legal offerings with medical services through the NHELP Medico-Legal Partnership. His projects include incorporating social determinants of health into the medical plan of care, integrating behavioral health with primary care, and the use of health information technology to provide improved care to vulnerable communities. He is board certified in Family Medicine.
Telisha Bruce started her healthcare analytic career working for HIP Health Plans of New York where she assisted the organization with migrating from paper to EHRs and analyzing HEDIS data. Telisha works as a Business Intelligence Analyst at Florida International University (FIU). Before her position at FIU, she worked as a Business Intelligence Business Analyst for Simply Healthcare Plan.
Dr. Camps-Romero M.D. is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and has been well positioned to help lead the clinical and education integration for the Green Family Foundations Neighborhood Health Education and Learning Program, the medical school’s flagship program.
Dr. Lowell Catlett, retired as Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. He is an exciting futurist whose knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. His vast knowledge astounds corporate and association audiences both nationally and internationally. His presentations are thought provoking and highly entertaining.
He is a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Defense and Labor, and the World Bank. He is on the Board of Trustees of the International Food Information Council. He has also been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies.
LeeAnn Cottrell serves as Executive Director – Information Governance at Parrish Medical Center. Parrish Medical Center (PMC) is a 210 bed, independent, not for profit organization located in Titusville, FL. PMC has been recognized as America’s #1 Healing Hospital, 2016 The Joint Commission Certification for Integrated Care; 2016 Safe Care top 100, 2014 Consumer Reports #1 Safest hospital in Florida, a Platinum performer in the Vizient HEN program, maintains 2 Joint Commission Disease Specific Certifications, JD Powers & Associates Distinguished Hospital for Inpatient Experiences; and Health Grades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experiences.
Cottrell is an innovative leader who achieves meaningful results within her practice while also maintaining a personal, caring, and person-centered focus on building strategies for safe patient care.
She serves as a leadership development and onboarding coach specifically focusing on goal management, financial impact, productivity management, data measurement and change management.
Marni’s career at Martin Health System spans 17 years starting as a Staff Nurse and moving to the O.R. as a Circulating/Scrub nurse. In 2010, she joined the I.T. Department as a Lead Analyst to oversee the implementation of the EMR O.R. and Anesthesia applications. In 2014 Marni was recruited by the Laboratory for her current position as Blood Utilization Coordinator to assist in developing the Blood Utilization Management Program.
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Leon Green is Director of the Project Management Office at VITAS Healthcare. He is an Information Technology professional with over 20 years of proven experience in systems/solution design and development, service delivery, and process re-engineering. Breath of industry experience includes healthcare, transportation/logistics, consulting and systems integration. He drives continuous improvements to reduce costs, boost productivity, build capabilities, and eliminate inefficiencies via best practices, quality control, and positive change.
Patrick D. Hale is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Patrick oversees all aspects of large-scale IT operations and provides leadership to call centers and Telecare operations. His experience includes multiple business verticals such as healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail and government.
Patrick, a noted thought-leader, is routinely invited to speak at top-tier national conferences and events. He has spoken at the Federal Government’s CIO Summit, the National Association of State CIOs, and the CIO Leadership Network, among others. Throughout his career, Patrick has received numerous awards and accolades. He is deeply involved in local and national groups working to advance healthcare through technology innovation. Patrick Co-chairs the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association’s HIT Committee. He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He was also a founding member of Project Management Institute’s mid-Michigan chapter.
Rep. Harrell has been a Committee Member on the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee and Chair of the Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee (within the Health & Human Services Committee), for the past 8 years in the Florida State Legislature. On a National Level, she has been a member of the HIT Policy committee in a policy making and advisory position. She has applied for the next phase of implementation, but, has not yet been appointed.
Lee Horner is the President of the Telehealth division at Stratus Video.
Lee is charged with leading the overall strategic direction of the Stratus Video Telehealth Division. Lee is responsible for driving revenue by generating new business and leveraging relationships with existing clients. As a healthcare technology thought leader, Lee brings over 25 years of enterprise operating experience and has a proven track record as a key executive leader of sales, marketing and professional services for healthcare technology companies. Prior to joining Stratus in April of 2016, Lee served as President of Care Cloud, where he was responsible for overseeing and driving significant top and bottom line growth while focusing on technology excellence and client satisfaction.
Larry Kocot is a Principal at KPMG, LLP and National Leader of KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight. Mr. Kocot provides advice and counsel to companies on corporate strategy and regulatory matters relating to public health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Kocot has served as counsel to a wide range of corporations and associations on a variety of different matters, including internal investigations and audits, as well as disputes with federal and state agencies. Additionally, Mr. Kocot has counseled organizations on the development and formation of accountable care organizations and other alternative payment arrangements.
Dr Paul Lewis is currently Medical Director Physician Informatics & Continuing Medical Education at Baycare Health Systems in Clearwater, Florida. A Family Physician by training he has been involved in Clinical Informatics for the past 10 years. Most recently he has been engaged as his health system has expanded Cerner Information Systems from strictly the inpatient arena to several hundred ambulatory sites across a multispeciality physician group in the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Lewis is Board Certified in Clinical Informatics and is also teaching faculty at the University of South Florida- Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency. His residency clinical site has been certified as a NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home twice, both in 2011 & 2014. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the USFCOM Department of Family Medicine and was past Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency.
In addition to informatics , his clinical interests include geriatrics, inpatient medicine, and dermatology. In his leisure time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, camping & watersports.
Edwin Loftin serves as Vice President of Acute Care Services/CNO at Parrish Medical Center. Parrish Medical Center (PMC) is a 210 bed, independent, not for profit organization located in Titusville, FL. Loftin is a progressive senior healthcare executive who cultivates a culture of loving care and patient-centered excellence.
He leads and serves on numerous hospital committees focused on process improvement, zero harm and service excellence.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Loftin is also an invited speaker on both the national and local levels discussing such topics as service excellence and community-centered healing care.
For the last 8 years, Ed Martinez has served as the SVP & Chief Information Officer of Miami Children’s Health System where he leads one of the nation’s top performing Health IT teams in a Digitization Transformation initiative focused on the enhancement of health informatics within clinical care models inclusive of patient experience improvements and their association in population health models.
Mr. Martinez is considered by his peers and equally recognized globally as an innovator and thought leader in Health Informatics and Technology. He is the recipient of the 2005, “Florida IT Leader of the Year” Awarded to by then Governor Jeb Bush. He was awarded by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce the “Technology Leaders of the Year Award” for the development of a statewide Telehealth technology project that today operates globally inclusive of maritime operations. The South Florida Digital Alliance presented Mr. Martinez the 2013 Universal Access Digital Advancement and Excellence Award. He has been recognized on multiple occasions by ComputerWorld Magazine as one the Premier 100 IT Leaders in the country. Most recently, Mr. Martinez was honored with the CIO Lifetime Achievement Award by the South Florida Business Journal.
Debra currently serves as the Director of Hospital Applications, overseeing all inpatient supporting EMR applications. Prior to joining the I.T. Department in 2010, she served as the Laboratory Manager at Martin Health System’s South Hospital for 7 years. Debra earned her MBA at Nova Southeastern University, and holds Diplomate in Laboratory Management and Medical Technologist (ASCP) certifications.
Alex Naveira began writing basic program language at the age of 11 and has been prying technology ever since. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, network design, and information security. Mr. Naveira has been working in the Healthcare industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience with HIPAA Regulatory requirements (actually drafted comments to the proposed rule), systems auditing, penetration testing, disaster recovery, Identity & Access Management systems, and Information Security Program design, review and implementation. He has also implemented IT Service Management (ITIL) processes, PMO methodology, and IT Governance processes to improve overall service levels and delivery methods throughout the IT organization. He is a member of (ISC)2, ISACA, ISSA, DRII, PMI, and holds over 15 IT Security certifications. Mr. Naveira has also participated in and contributed to various security conferences, forums, user groups and publications.
Tejal A. Raichura, MHA is the Manager for Innovations and Research for the Center for Telehealth and the Neurosciences Institute at Geisinger Health.
Ms. Raichura brings her diverse background in process improvement, operations management, patient experience design, global healthcare, and research operations to the world of telehealth. In her current role, Ms. Raichura manages the daily operations of telehealth services across Geisinger Health and is actively engaged in discussions around the growth and development of the telehealth enterprise. In addition to her work with the Center for Telehealth, she continues to provide leadership in the operations and long-term planning of research and innovations initiatives within the Geisinger Health Neurosciences Institute. Ms. Raichura holds a dual BA in Neuropsychology and Religion from Bucknell University and a Master’s in Health Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. A true ‘techie’ at heart, she is looking forward to seeing an increased presence of telehealth in the re-design of healthcare.
Elizabeth Rockowitz is a Healthcare Executive that brings 25 years of healthcare IT experience in providing comprehensive information technology knowledge for innovative solutions that meet operational business, research, teaching and clinical objectives. As a Certified Health Chief Information Officer Liz is accomplished in enterprise healthcare and academic system program development, revenue cycle optimization, performance improvement processes, application system development and successfully leading multi-discipline teams. Liz has served as President of the South Florida HIMSS chapter, an active member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and other professional executive boards.
Janet Rushing, RN, MSN is Systems Director for the Center for Telehealth and eICU programs within Geisinger Health.
Ms. Rushing brings a long standing career in critical care to these roles. Having worked in many different clinical settings has afforded Ms. Rushing the opportunity to experience critical care medicine in a wide variety of hospital environments. In her current role, Ms. Rushing provides leadership in the daily operations and strategic development of telemedicine services for Geisinger Health. She brings an additional level of expertise by incorporating her background in communications.
Naresh Samlal is the Director of Mobility and Process Automation at VITAS Healthcare. Naresh has held several IT Leadership roles in various organizations throughout South Florida, with focus on End User technology solutions and support. Naresh has accumulated a diverse background in technologies, cultures and methodologies as a result of IT experience within industries such as Airline, Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Real Estate, Higher Education, Healthcare, etc. Naresh has also held membership on Local and Special Interest Groups in South Florida.
Tom Stafford is the VP and CIO at Halifax Health, a network of hospitals, clinics, and professional centers based in Daytona Beach, FL. Tom joined the organization more than 10 years ago after a decade working as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. He is also a certified project management professional with more than 15 years of experience managing technically complex projects. Responsible for managing all aspects of every IT project with Halifax Health, Tom blends his engineering experience of optimizing processes and systems with his management skills for mentoring and coaching staff. In doing so he has created a culture that has put the hospital on Computerworld magazine’s Best Places to Work in IT three years in a row. In addition, Tom won a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award
AnnaMaria M. Turano is the Vice President of Marketing for the Telehealth division at Stratus Video.
AnnaMaria is responsible for leading all marketing and branding initiatives for the Stratus Video Telehealth Division. Prior to joining Stratus Video, AnnaMaria co-founded MCAworks, a strategic marketing consulting firm advising Fortune 500 companies on developing growth strategies. She has overseen market expansion opportunities for B2B, B2C, and B2B2C clients in technology, healthcare, and financial services – domestically and internationally. Her roster of clients included Verizon, Bright House, Sage, Lexis-Nexis, Shutterstock, TheLadders, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Nationwide, VSP and MasterCard. A published writer, she is the co-author of Stopwatch Marketing: Take Charge of the Time When Your Customer Decides to Buy (Portfolio: 2008) and a featured contributing author to Shopper Marketing (Kogan: 2010; 2012). AnnaMaria has also been featured in Brandweek, AdAge, CBS News, US News & World Report, CNET, Women’s Wear Daily, and on First Business TV. AnnaMaria has also been an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU, Fordham University, and the University of Tampa. She received both her B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.