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Advisory Board

Daniel Nigrin

Daniel Nigrin

SVP & CIO, Boston Children's Hospital

Biography

Kristine Martin Anderson

Kristine Martin Anderson

Executive Vice President , Booz Allen Hamilton

Biography

Kristine Martin Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. Based in Rockville, Maryland, she is recognized as a thought leader for her expertise in quality measurement and using health information technology to improve patient care. 

Ms. Martin Anderson leads Booz Allen’s work in Civil Health supporting the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. Prior to joining Booz Allen, she was the Vice President for Operations and Strategy at CareScience, a software solutions company that she helped to launch in 1992 and take public in 2000. CareScience created the nation’s first Web-based clinical performance improvement system for hospitals and the nation’s first health information exchange. 

Ms. Martin Anderson currently serves on the Quality and Safety Committee of the Board of Directors for the Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO, the Board of Directors for the eHealth Initiative, the HIMSS Quality and Patient Safety Leadership Committee and the National Quality Forum’s Standing Committee on Cost and Resource Use.  She is the chairperson for the Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) for the Medicaid Managed Care and CHIP Quality Rating System and the Marketplace Quality Rating System.  She has been a contributor on multiple advisory panels.  In recent years she was Co-Chair, National Quality Forum Episode Grouper Evaluation Criteria Expert Panel, 2013-2014; Member, Unique Device Identification (UDI) Implementation Work Group, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Brookings Institute, 2012-2014; Co-Chair, National Quality Forum, Measure Harmonization Task Force, 2010; Expert Panel Member, National Quality Forum Task Force on Evidence, 2010; Member, Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative (HITEC) expert panel formed as part of an AHRQ grant for “Developing, Evaluating and Employing Quality Metrics for Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange in the Ambulatory Setting.” 2008.

Kristine holds a M.B.A from The Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from the University in Pennsylvania.

Yuri Quintana

Yuri Quintana

Director, Global Health Informatics, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School

Biography

Ali Tinazli

Ali Tinazli

Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences Strategy, HP Inc

Biography

Dr. Ali Tinazli is leading the corporate-wide, global strategy for Healthcare and Life Sciences for HP Inc. in the CTO Office. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of a bioinformatics/computer processor company, and serves as a Board Member at various start-up companies in the biomedical/digital health space. Dr. Ali Tinazli has a deep background in the science and business of biomedicine and healthcare. Ali has done extensive work in the field of molecular biology of aging and nanobiotechnology and has authored about 20 publications.

He received his PhD in BioChemistry from J.W. Goethe University in Germany, and also studied business at UC, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. After receiving his Ph.D., Ali was in Corporate Development at Applied Biosystems (now: Thermo Fisher) where he conducted technology scouting and in-licensing. From 2008-2015, Dr. Tinazli, built the biomedical consumables business at Sony DADC (part of SONY Corporation).

As a member of the management team at Sony DADC BioSciences, he has headed as VP & Head of Business Development the Americas business based out of Cambridge, MA. In addition to his bioscience and industry domain experience, Ali brings strong entrepreneurial experience and hands-on knowledge of the biosciences start-up community.

Jeanine Maier

Jeanine Maier

Director, Surgical Specialties, Kaiser Permanente

Biography

Director, Surgical Specialties

Julia Belaya

Julia Belaya

Director - Corporate Partnerships, Plug and Play Tech Center

Biography

Leandro Grimaldi

Leandro Grimaldi

Director & Senior Healthcare Consultant, Harvard University

Biography

Helen Figge

Helen Figge

Chair, Health 2.0 Boston

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Helen is an experienced healthcare innovator and futurist.  She has expertise in partnering with c-suite executives and peers, team development, execution of strategic planning and global governance programs, building international collaborations, client loyalty programs and helping to formulate global best practice solution portfolios.   She has served in three Fortune companies and non-for profit organizations such as Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).   Helen has achieved HIMSS fellow status and secured HIMSS healthcare IT certification.  Helen has served on several national committees and Boards such as HIMSS, CHIME, The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, WEDI, State University of New York’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights and State University of New York’s School of Public Health.  

Helen has secured service and career awards, published and lectured extensively in healthcare and healthcare technology and regularly authors on healthcare technology.  She holds academic appointments at University of Maryland, the Sage Colleges, New York and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science, Boston.  She holds a Baccalaureate in Science, a Doctorate of Pharmacy, an MBA in healthcare administration, completed a drug information research fellowship, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Lean Sensei. In 2016 and 2017 she was named “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management and recognized by Health 2.0 as a “Ten Year Industry Leader”.  

David Ussery

David Ussery

Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Biography

Lisa Goren

Lisa Goren

Healthcare Executive Coach & Physician Engagement Advisor, More Good Days Healthcare Consulting,

Biography

Lisa Goren is an experienced healthcare leader, coach and advisor working with physicians and executives on developing their abilities to lead change, cultivate resilience and remain relevant within a transforming industry. Her work with hospitals, health systems, physician boards and private practices focuses on successfully implementing large-scale cultural and organizational changes. Through creating and implementing practical engagement and leadership development strategies, Lisa helps physicians participate meaningfully in the changes that directly impact their work.
Lisa teaches in healthcare master’s programs at Oregon Health Sciences University and Pacific University and is the co-director of the Northwest Healthcare Leadership Institute. Her work on physician engagement has been featured in several publications, including Becker’s Hospital Review, CIO and Hospitals & Health Networks. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Portland State University.    

Dave Moen

Dave Moen

Principal Consultant, MoenMD Consulting,

Biography

Dr. Moen has spent his career providing thought leadership to teams achieving nationally-recognized and market-changing Triple Aim results for high risk patients in hospital, clinic, and community settings. He is Principal at MoenMD
Consulting and has served as a strategic advisor to health system, physician network, health plan, venture capital, andFortune 500 clients. He worked with United Health Group’s Venture (UHGV) Capital Group to attain funding to startTeamMD, a company which provides integrated primary care, nursing, and social services to vulnerable adults. He wasnamed Board Chairman in September, 2015. After a successful launch in Des Moines, IA, United Health Care purchasedTeamMD (www.TeamMD.com) with plans to deploy nationwide. In addition to that role he serves as Chief PhysicianAdvisor to United Health Group Ventures, Executive Chairman of Orthology (www.orthology.com), Chief Medical Officerand Co-founder of Occtegrity (www.occtegrity.com), and Physician Advisor to Healthy Interactions based in Chicago, IL(www.healthyinteractions.com).

Dr. Moen worked within the Fairview Health System in Minneapolis for 25 years as an emergency physician andphysician executive. During his last 5 years at Fairview he served as Medical Director of Innovation and President andCEO of the Fairview Health Network (FHN). In both roles he engaged clinicians in creating better care models andworked to align payment incentives among key partners to achieve the Triple Aim.

His team led development of thePatient-Centered Medical Home in over 50 primary care clinics and designed and implemented population healthinfrastructure to support Fairview’s employed and partnering independent physicians in new risk-based contracts. In2011, FHN was named a Pioneer ACO by Medicare. His teams’ accomplishments during his tenure at Fairview alsoinclude 3 health plan innovation awards for improving outcomes and lowering cost for high risk patient populations.

Dr. Moen helps his clients understand current market trends, relevant stakeholder capabilities, and how to moreeffectively and creatively work across typical boundaries to close today’s care delivery and market gaps with alignedpartners.

Faisal Hoque

Faisal Hoque

Founder & Managing Partner, Shadoka,

Biography

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Testimonials From Previous Awards

I have found the congresss to be among the best I've attended in my 30+ years. The speakers are professional; the presentations are informative and no sales attempts as I've seen in other settings.

VP Performance/Process Improvement , Universal Health Services

These congresss are simply the best, and there really are no others even close. I have attended almost every year. The speakers are top shelf, there is great opportunity to make new contacts, and the event organization is wonderful. 

VP, Quality , Saint Vincent Health System

I have been attending WCBF conferences for 8 years, particularly those on Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare. These conferences are simply the best LSS conferences in healthcare, and there really are no others even close. I have attended almost every year. The speakers are top shelf, there is great opportunity to make new contacts, and the event organization is wonderful. Recently, I was asked by WCBF to chair the conference, so I was able to see deeper behind the scenes, and I know what great work is being done to produce these conferences. Given this exceptional product, I would highly recommend Vijay as the leader of this organization.  

Vice President, Quality, Saint Vincent Health System

Over the last 10 years I have attended and spoken at many WCBF conferences around Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare. I have found the conferences to be among the best I've attended in my 30+ years in Healthcare. The speakers are professional, the presentations are informative and not sales attempts as I've seen in other settings and the staff of WCBF has always been very receptive in solving any problems that were experienced. I recommend these conferences without hesitation to my colleagues in Healthcare. 

VP Performance/Process Improvement, Universal Health Services

Diverse, excellent agenda of topics delivered by actual practitioners of Lean Sigma. Good representation of multiple healthcare organization models.

MBB, Lean Kaizen Leader, Johns Hopkins Medicine

It was a great conference with some outstanding presentations.  I look forward to next year.

PE, MBB, Lean Six Sigma, Merck

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