2017 Speakers

2017 Speakers 2019-10-23T14:24:48-04:00

Julie Scott Allen

Julie Scott Allen, Washington Representative, The District Policy Group, National Independent Laboratory Association

Julie Scott Allen has nearly two decades of experience as a government relations professional, advocating at … Read More


Ginger Appleberry
Caris Life Sciences’ Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel

Ginger Appleberry has responsibly for and oversight of Caris’ Compliance Program and provides legal support to various… Read More

John Bartos

John Bartos,
CEO, Collect Rx

John Bartos is the CEO of Collect Rx. Mr. Bartos is a veteran in the field of healthcare services, revenue… Read More

Ryan Berk

Ryan Berk, Business Analyst, Incyte Diagnostics

Ryan Berk is a Business Analyst with Incyte diagnostics, an Anatomic Pathology Laboratory with locations in … Read More


Jason Bhan, MD

Jason Bhan, MD, is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Prognos, www.prognos.ai, an innovative healthcare… Read More

James Capretta

James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman chair at the American Enterprise Institute… Read More

Kristin Carter

Kristin C. Carter, Shareholder, Baker Donelsons Baltimore office

Kristin C. Carter represents a broad spectrum of health care providers, including hospitals, clinical laboratories, physicians… Read More

Philip Chen

Phil Chen, MD, PhD

Phil is the Chief Healthcare Informatics Officer at Sonic Healthcare USA.  He leads Sonic’s informatics initiatives and… Read More

Jeff Downs

Jeffrey A Downs, Managing Director, Valley Street Lab Partners, LLC

Jeffrey A Downs is the Managing Director for Valley Street Lab Partners, LLC a Clinical Lab consulting firm specializing in … Read More

Steele Faust

Steele Faust

Steele Faust is Director of U.S. Sales and Service at Mayo Clinic, Marquette University, in the Rochester, Minnesota area. … Read More

Kyle Fetter

Kyle Fetter, VP & General Manager of Diagnostic Services, XIFIN, Inc.

Kyle Fetter has implemented and overseen the commercialization, billing, and reimbursement processes for over 70 unique molecular … Read More

Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher, MD, CPE, Medical Director, Consultative Services

Dr. Fletcher is a board-certified anatomic/clinical pathologist and certified physician executive with significant experience in… Read More

Joyce Gresko

Joyce Gresko

Joyce Gresko is an attorney in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office, where she is a member of the Health… Read More


Erik Hennings, CEO, H3 Compliance Solutions, Inc.

Erik is a health care attorney with 20 years of compliance, legal and business experience. He is adept at simplifying … Read More


Jane M. Hermansen MBA, MT(ASCP), Manager, Network and Outreach Development, Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester

Jane Hermansen has over 30 years of clinical laboratory experience, within community hospital and… Read More


Lee Hubert, MBA, SPHR – SCP
Principal Consultant, Voltage Leadership Consulting

Lee Hubert is a Leadership Coach, Trainer and Facilitator with Voltage Leadership Consulting and Co-Host of… Read More


Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph is President and CEO at Visiun, the leading provider of performance analytics to the laboratory … Read More

Julie Khani

Julie Khani, President, American Clinical Laboratory Association

Julie Khani became president of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), the largest organization representing the … Read More

Nate Koenig

Nate Koenig, Chief Marketing Officer, Incyte Diagnostics

Nate Koenig is the Chief Marketing Officer at Incyte Diagnostics, located in Bellevue and Spokane Valley, WA. With his … Read More

Keith Laughman

Keith Laughman, CEO of Viewics, Inc.

Prior to Viewics, Keith held numerous senior healthcare positions with a successful history in maximizing growth and… Read More


Karen Lovitch
Leader, Health Law Practice, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Karen Lovitch is the Practice Leader of Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice… Read More

Shally Madan

Shally Madan, Co-Founder & COO, Luminate Health

Shally is Co-Founder and COO of Luminate Health, a leading patient engagement and analytics company in the diagnostics … Read More

Derek Maetzold

Derek Maetzold, Founder, President and CEO of Castle Biosciences

A leader in the biopharmaceutical industry for the past 25 years, Derek Maetzold founded Castle Biosciences in … Read More

Robert Mazer

Robert E. Mazer, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Baltimore office

Robert Mazer represents clinical laboratories, acute care and critical access hospitals, diagnostic services providers… Read More

Margaret McMinn

Margaret McMinn, Senior Director of Laboratory Consulting for Valley Street Partners

Margaret McMinn is Senior Director of Laboratory Consulting for Valley Street Partners, LLC. A highly successful … Read More


Jeffrey H. Myers, CPA, Vice President of Consulting for Accumen Inc.

Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in healthcare financial management and administration, Mr. Myers oversees … Read More

David Nichols

David Nichols, MBA

David Nichols, MBA, President of The Nichols Management Group (NMG) possesses extensive experience and…. Read More

Tena Ross

Tena Ross, Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, UnitedHealthcare

Tena Ross has been a Registered Nurse since 1982, working as a hospital based nurse for 26 years including travel nursing … Read More

John Scott

John H. Scott, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, College of American Pathologists

John Scott began his Washington career in 1983 as a legislative assistant and press secretary for Rep. J. J. Jake Pickle of … Read More

Franklin Smith

Franklin Smith, Director, Revenue Cycle Mgmt, CollectRx

Mr. Smith has worked in the revenue cycle management industry for 30+ years. He was employed by Calvert Memorial Hospital for … Read More

Robert Stallone

Robert Stallone, Vice President, Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health Labs

Mr. Stallone is responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination and operations of the health system’s consolidated… Read More

Steve Shumpert

Stephen R. (Steve) Shumpert, CEO of Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc.

Steve has been CEO of Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc. since June 2016. He has 36+ years of clinical laboratory business … Read More

Andrew Stimmler

Andrew Stimmler

Andrew Stimmler is a Principal of Shipwright Healthcare Group, a specialty agency delivering strategic expertise… Read More

Vince Stine

Vince Stine, Ph.D, Director of Government Affairs for American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Vince Stine, Ph.D is the Director of Government Affairs for AACC, where is responsible for legislative and regulatory … Read More

Steve Stonecypher

Steve Stonecypher

Steve Stonecypher is a Principal of Shipwright Healthcare Group, a specialty agency delivering strategic expertise… Read More


Joe Song

Joe Song is the Chief Executive Officer at Associated Pathology Medical Group in the Silicon… Read More

Sam Terese

Sam Terese

President and Chief Executive Officer at PCL Alverno / Alverno Clinical Laboratories…. Read More

Rick VanNess

Rick VanNess, Director, Product Development – TriCore Reference Laboratories; and Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Mozak

An experienced product manager in Southwest New Mexico, Rick VanNess’ current …. Read More


Diana Voorhees
Principal, DV & Associates, Inc.

Having been Director of Sales and Marketing and Senior Consultant for a national coding and reimbursement consulting firm… Read More

Andrew Wachler

Andrew B. Wachler

Andrew B. Wachler, managing partner, Wachler Associates, a health law attorney located in Royal Oak, Michigan…. Read More

Carl Yamashiro, Ph.D.

Carl Yamashiro, Ph.D.

Carl Yamashiro, Ph.D. is a Associate Research Professor within the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics at Arizona State… Read More

Sharon Zehe

Sharon C. Zehe, Attorney at Mayo Clinic & Vice President of Business Affairs for Mayo Medical Laboratories

Sharon C. Zehe is an attorney in Mayo Clinic’s Legal Department, supporting Mayo Clinic’s Center For… Read More

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