Welcome to the new members who joined WBL in the month of August!
Amanda Tufano, CEO, Genevive
How did you become an executive in the health care industry? Did you always have an interest in health care?
As a young high school graduate, I wanted to work in the film industry. I earned a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film and a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas. However, during those formative years, I got involved in the university’s health system as a peer health educator and a particularly inspiring female executive became the mentor who would guide me toward a future in healthcare administration. I earned my Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and have worked in healthcare ever since. I am excited every day by the industry, the values, and the people. I hope I’m lucky enough to continue to dedicate my career to healthcare.
What is one major challenge you see facing the health care industry today?
I currently work in geriatrics, and I am fascinated by the ways the aging population will shape the future of healthcare. There are many questions still to be answered: Where will the aging population live? Who will help pay for the increased cost of healthcare? Who will be providing care for this population, and how? I think there is some great local and national work going on today to answer these questions, but the boom in the elderly population is just beginning. The US Census is projecting that by 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. By 2035, there will be 78 million Americans over the age of 65.
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Ceci Connolly, CEO/President, ACHP, has recently had an op-ed published in Morning Consult on community partnerships and the response to the opioid epidemic. Read the article here.
Annalisa Cooper has joined Express Scripts as the Vice President of Account Management, Public Sector.
WBL Bronze Sponsor, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), convened over 70 organizations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers, drug and device manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, employers and patients among others. In June, the group released first-of-their-kind comprehensive recommendations aimed at addressing the escalating opioid crisis in the United States. The “Roadmap for Action” gives clear guidance to healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators on comprehensive approaches to stemming the crisis, which has led to an average of more than 115 people in America dying every day from opioid addiction. HLC members also developed a compendium detailing successful private sector innovations to combat opioid misuse and addiction.
Aveus, LLC has been acquired by Medecision, Inc., a WBL Platinum Sponsor. WBL Member Chris LaVictoire Mahai was named President of Aveus, a division of Medecision.
Martha Lawrence, CEO & Co-Founder, AccendoWave, presented AccendoWave's machine learning pain measurement technology at the LAEDC Forum - The Future of Healthcare Innovation.
Nkem Okeke, Executive Vice President, Healthcare, Management Solutions, LLC authored a publication on payer-provider collaborative to transform care delivery for high risk patients and reduce per capita cost. Download the full article here.
Terri Pascarelli, CEO, AIT Bioscience, LLC received the 2018 Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (STAR) award from the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA).
WBL Diamond Sponsor, Tivity Health, has named two new women to their Board of Directors: Sara Finley and Beth Jacob.
Annette Walker has been named President of City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center in Orange County, CA.
Congratulations to the following WBL members who have been named to the 2018-2019 Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors:
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