Travis Broome
Travis Broome is the senior vice-president of policy and economics at Aledade, Inc. He guides Aledade and partner physicians through the policy, strategy and economics of value based health care. Joining Aledade shortly after its start, he worked on nearly every aspect from business development for both practices and payers, to early analytics, to serving as an ACO executive director for Aledade Louisiana ACO. Prior to Aledade, he spent seven years at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in roles ranging from regulation writing to quality improvement to management. Mr. Broome earned his masters of public health and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

Michael Barrett
In addition to being a founding board member of NAACOS, Mr. Barrett served as the senior vice president for operations and development for the ACO efforts at Universal American/WellCare. In addition to his national responsibilities, his specific ACOs are accountable for over 150,000 assigned Medicare beneficiaries. Prior to joining Universal American, Mr. Barrett worked extensively in Medicare Advantage finance and operations at both health plans and provider groups. 

Emily Brower
Emily Brower serves as senior vice president of clinical integration and physician services for Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving more than 30 million people across 22 states. In this role, she provides leadership and strategic direction within the evolving accountable healthcare environment, with an emphasis on clinical integration and transformation under alternative payment models. Ms. Brower joined Trinity Health from Atrius Health, where she last served as vice president of population health, building and executing the essential capabilities required to achieve strong financial and clinical outcomes within integrated care models under value-based reimbursement, particularly for publicly insured populations. Her Medicare ACO team delivered year over year improvement in cost and quality, and the highest per-capita savings in an independent evaluation of the Pioneer model.  Prior to Atrius Health, Ms. Brower spent fifteen years in operational, financial, and contracting leadership roles at Urban Medical Group, a Massachusetts non-profit healthcare organization specializing in the care of medically complex, chronically ill populations across a community-based, long-term care continuum. During that time, she launched a PACE program and other innovative, capitated contracts for medically complex populations and served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year research project analyzing cost and quality outcomes to support payment reform.   Ms. Brower received her BA from Smith College and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. 

Sean Cavanaugh
Sean Cavanaugh is the Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Policy Officer at Aledade. Founded in 2014, Aledade partners with independent practices, health centers, and clinics to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) anchored in primary care. Through these practice networks, Aledade empowers physicians to stay independent, focus on their patients, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy.  Sean has previously served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He was responsible for overseeing the regulation and payment of Medicare fee-for-service providers, privately-administered Medicare health plans, and the Medicare prescription drug program. Previously Sean was the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and testing of new payment and service delivery models, including ACOs and medical homes. Prior to that, Sean was Director of Health Care Finance at the United Hospital Fund. He has also served in senior positions at Lutheran Healthcare, the New York City Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access, and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Greg Dadlez
Greg is charged with driving Ochsner Health and its partners to maximize performance on value based agreements representing over $2B in spend annually. He works with clinical and operations leaders to develop and scale projects impacting cost, utilization, quality and risk optimization across Ochsner Health Network.  Greg leads the strategic program management, business analysis and practice performance advisory teams. Greg has been at Ochsner for over 9 years.  Starting as an administrative fellow, Greg has served in many roles across Ochsner Health ranging from clinic operations through clinical integration. Most recently Greg served as the director of operations for Ochsner Accountable Care Network and medical action planning analytics for Ochsner Health Network. Greg received his master's degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Rob Fields is a family medicine physician and serves as the EVP/chief population health officer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In this role, Dr. Fields leads a network of hospitals and physicians managing $3.5 billion dollars of medical spend for over 450,000 patients in the downstate region.  Rob also leads system strategy for managed care and value-based contracting and revenues.  Dr. Fields began his career as an independent primary care physician serving all ages with a particular concentration on underserved Latino patients in Western North Carolina. He held various leadership positions including serving as the CMO of the area’s first ACO.  Dr. Fields came to Mount Sinai in March of 2018 as the SVP and CMO for population health and oversaw the redesign of clinical operations for value including care management, provider engagement, quality programs, remote monitoring and condition management, social determinants, and other aspects of the system’s population health strategy. Dr. Fields serves as the board chair of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and serves on the board of America’s Physician Groups (APG).  He is also a member and chair for various national committees on quality and measure development for the National Quality Foundation and CMS.   He earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed a family medicine residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC where he was chief resident.  Dr. Fields earned his master of health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Rick Foerster leads Privia Health's national Value-Based Care and Population Health strategy and operations, one of the most successful Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the country. He is responsible for performance in all value-based care programs, including Medicare Advantage, Medicare, Commercial, and Medicaid, across over 750,000 patient lives. Rick was one of Privia's first employees and helped the company grow to what it is today. He has led teams across the company including Implementation, Operations, Customer Service, Training, Communications, and Strategy. Prior to Privia, Rick was a consultant at Mercer advising clients in the strategic planning and implementation of their health and welfare benefits for their employees. Rick is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Jessica Hohman
Jessica Hohman, MD, MSc, MSc is a primary care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as President and Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Medicare Accountable Care Organization. In this capacity, Dr. Hohman oversees over 90,000 beneficiaries, with a particular focus on designing interventions to improve healthcare quality and value. She has led a portfolio of population health programs—including the development of a data-driven utilization management program for high-cost, high-need patients, the creation of a high-intensity home-based rehabilitation program to provide a post-acute care alternative to facility-based care, and the design of tools to reduce low-value care and improve end-of-life care for patients as part of Value-Based Operations.

Dr. Hohman is also a physician investigator in the Center for Value-Based Care Research. She has presented at national meetings and co-authored publications on health IT, telemedicine, healthcare financing, and post-acute care. She maintains an active clinical practice, seeing both outpatients and inpatients and is involved with the teaching and mentorship of Case Western and Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine students and residents.

Previously, Dr. Hohman served as the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of CarePort Health (now a WellSky subsidiary), an end-to-end platform managing patient transitions across the care continuum and early pioneer in post-acute outcomes management. Her prior work experience spans health technology, academic, and governmental sectors, including positions at LSE Health, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School. Her co-authored studies of value-based initiatives were published in the Harvard Business Review and are used as core teaching materials in Harvard Business School’s healthcare curriculum.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Dr. Hohman attended Miami University on a full academic scholarship. There she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in history and chemistry. She subsequently earned an MSc Health Policy, Planning, and Financing and an MSc Social Research Methods (Health Economics) as a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics. Dr. Hohman graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed Internal Medicine-Primary Care residency at UCSF followed by General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Harvard. She was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Alumni Council of Harvard Medical School.

Gary Jacobs
Gary Jacobs is the Executive Director of the VillageMD Center for Public Policy. He is a seasoned health care executive with a wide breadth of experience in the government’s market and a concentration on Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement, long term care, public and private exchanges, individual products and payer/provider collaborations. He has a successful history of developing, selling, and acquiring health care companies. Recognized for quickly assessing the big picture and implementing workable plans to increase revenue and profitability targets, Gary has a keen understanding of public policy and its role in influencing a program’s profitability and ultimate success.

Natasha Jivani
Natasha Jivani, Director in Population Health is the MSSP lead across the CommonSpirit Health Enterprise. She launched Dignity Health’s three initial MSSP ACOs in 2017 and set up a new ACO for the organization under Pathways. She partners with the Care Coordination, Data Analytics, and Quality teams to manage the operational, and financial ROI of value-based initiatives. In addition, she identifies strategic opportunities in the Medicare and commercial contracting space to deepen CommonSpirit’s participation in value-based payment models.

Prior to her work at CommonSpirit, She was a Manager at Avalere Health, based in Washington, D.C., where she provided strategic and analytical support to a range of clients including health systems, health plans, health technology vendors, and life sciences companies related to the Affordable Care Act and the broader shift to value-based care. At Avalere, she also conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform policy positions for clients on new payment and delivery models (e.g., accountable care organizations, bundled payment), health information technology, exchanges, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and facilitated annual advocacy planning sessions for provider and plan clients, identifying priority issues based on feasibility of change, political environment, and financial impact. Natasha also interned at CMS prior to Avalere, where she served as a member of the national Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Eligibility Expansion Team, supporting state efforts to update eligibility determination and enrollment processes. 

Jessica Landin
As Chief Operations Officer, Evolent Care Partners, Jessica is responsible for operations strategy and performance (including clinical operations, payer partnerships, governance and network engagement), for Evolent’s business unit focused on partnerships with independent provider groups/IPAs transitioning to value-based care. During her nearly six years at Evolent, Jessica has led operations and payer partnerships for a 1,000+ provider, a 230,000 life multi-payer Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) and Accountable Care Organization that generated nearly $100M in savings over 5 years. Jessica has also contributed to the implementation of innovative programs and development of best practices across Evolent’s Value-Based Services division.

Prior to joining Evolent, Jessica spent 10 years focused on improving health care quality and adoption of evidence-based medicine, reducing unnecessary costs, establishing strategic partnerships, and driving patient value in various leadership roles with a national provider-led organization and a regional 15-hospital collaborative. Jessica has partnered directly with physicians and other clinicians throughout her career to build effective collaborations, reduce barriers and improve quality of care. She earned her Master of Healthcare Administration and B.A. in Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Elissa Langley
Elissa Langley is an accomplished health care professional with twenty-seven plus years of payor, provider, and consulting experience.  She is the chief operating officer for Triad HealthCare Network (“THN”) of the Cone Health System. Her responsibilities include assisting with the development, implementation, and operation of THN, an accountable care organization in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Ms. Langley is currently responsible for THN’s operations which include managing over 85,000 covered lives. She serves as a liaison to all payors for THN’s shared savings/risk arrangements, including the Next Generation ACO Program. Additionally, she has managed the implementation of a Medicare Advantage Risk Agreement with Humana and North Texas Specialty Physicians and was instrumental in the development of Cone’s new Medicare Advantage Plan called HealthTeam Advantage. Previously, Ms. Langley has worked for managed care plans such as Humana and Aetna as a network manager. She was part of the initial U.S. Healthcare expansion team into Atlanta, Georgia which grew to over 100,000 members in its first year of operation.   Ms. Langley holds a MHA from Duke University and a BS in zoology from Duke University. 

Melanie Matthews
Melanie Matthews is the dynamic, creative and innovative CEO at Physicians of Southwest Washington (PSW) and president at MultiCare Connected Care. She brings more than 20 years of operations, financial, human resources and product marketing experience in health care services for specialty populations. Her passion for public policy and engaging legislatures has propelled her as the “voice” of physician health policies. Since she joined the company in 2016, Ms. Matthews has maintained the core principals in which PSW was founded on and expanded business lines to include MSO services including credentialing, coding and compliance and the implementation of CMMI innovation models such as the Next Generation ACO. Her extensive knowledge in post-acute care provides strategic focus in reducing overall cost of care as well as provider and beneficiary engagement.  

Prior to PSW, Ms. Matthews served for three years as vice president of operations for Prestige Care, Inc., where she was responsible for regulatory and financial operations and outcomes for 38 skilled nursing facilities and two Medicare home health agencies in a four-state northwest region. Among her other accomplishments, she serves as co-chair for APG – Risk Evolution Taskforce, was selected by the American Health Care Association as a “National Political Ambassador” in 2013, and was named a national “Future Leader” in 2012.  Ms. Matthews holds a master of science, social gerontology, degree from Central Missouri State University and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Meeks
Jennifer Meeks is Principal of Clinical Regulatory Affairs for Spectrum Health, a large integrated healthcare system in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she informs System leaders in their evaluation of government led population health and value-based payment programs, including participation requirements governing participation in the West Michigan ACO, LLC. Ms. Meeks is a healthcare policy subject matter expert, change manager, and thought leader with 18+ years’ background in healthcare policy including Capitol Hill and Congressional advocacy work, as well as 7 years’ Clinical Operations experience embedded within a large, integrated healthcare system. She is recognized as a partnership cultivator with a true gift for bringing decision-makers to the table, surmounting institutional deadlock, and bridging healthcare silos. Key areas of expertise include value-based health care redesign and strategy; bundled payment design and implementation; and improvement of electronic medical record use to drive compliance with federal programs. Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in Government with Distinction from The Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Communications with Honors from The Pennsylvania State University.

Sandy Nesin
Sandy Nesin, Esq. serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Community Care Partnership of Maine (CCPM) and Vice President of Accountable Care Operations and Population Health Strategy at St. Joseph Healthcare. Ms. Nesin joined St. Joseph Healthcare in May of 2016 and CCPM shortly thereafter. In addition to these role, Ms. Nesin also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Schmidt Institute, a research and innovation engine focused on the development and spread of innovative, research-based models of care supporting rural populations across the healthcare continuum.  A graduate of the University of Maine (B.A), and the University of Maine School of Law (J.D.), Sandy has experience working in both health care and health insurance operations.

Gale Pearce
Gale Pearce, J.D., is currently serving as Chief Population Health Officer for Millennium Physician Group, Florida’s largest independent physician group of over 500 clinicians. She assists physicians with balancing treating their patients while simultaneously changing to the new reimbursement models required from private and public payers. As CPHO she manages Millennium’s value-based programs for almost 200,000 patients. For the first 20 years of her career, Ms. Pearce was a health care attorney. She transferred to business leadership roles in 2006, serving as President of Medicaid health plans in Florida and Indiana and Chief Marketing and Development Officer of AmeriHealth Mercy. Ms. Pearce works with several organizations supporting first generational college students and other educational programs. She is a graduate of Leadership Delray Beach and Leadership Louisville, University of South Florida, and University of Louisville.

Denise B. Prince
Denise B. Prince is senior vice president and chief operations officer for population health at Mount Sinai Health System. Most recently, she served as system vice president, value-based care and vice president, population health at Geisinger Health System. Ms. Prince co-led Geisinger’s participation in the CMS Innovation Center's Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative and was the chief executive officer for the Keystone ACO. In addition, she provided senior leadership to the Care Continuum Service Line with operational responsibility for walk-in clinics and post-acute services. Previously, she served as the founder and managing partner for Geisinger Ventures. She was awarded an MBA and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and her BA from Mount Holyoke College. Ms. Prince currently serves as an advisory board member for the Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry and for the Central PA Food Bank.

Patt Richesin
Patt Richesin currently leads Kootenai Care Network (KCN), a clinically integrated network including Kootenai Health and more than 500 physicians and advanced practice professionals. She also is responsible for the Medicare Shared Savings ACO, Kootenai Accountable Care. Before joining KCN, she served at the national level as vice president, physician strategies and services, Vizient, Inc. leading transformational integrated care model initiatives around the country. Ms. Richesin has held senior executive positions in private and public multi-specialty practices, academic centers, and management services organizations. Launching her career in public health administration at Johns Hopkins University uniquely positioned her for the current focus on population health initiatives. She is recognized nationally for her ability to operationalize complex strategies. She has created many “firsts” for her organizations including the first physician-hospital organization in Wyoming and the first regional accountable care council for Providence Health & Services in northwest western Washington. She also has served on the Medical Group Management Association Government Affairs Committee and Western Section Executive Committee. Ms. Richesin received her MBA with health care concentration from Excelsior College and is a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. 

Richard Salhany
Richard serves as President and  Chief Administration Officer of the Richmond University Health Network. He is a member of the Executive Team responsible for the medical operations working with the Medical Staff / Clinical Chairman and strategic planning for the organization. He is responsible for the development of new programs and expansion of the Richmond University Physician enterprise with multiple sites in Staten Island and Brooklyn. He is also the Executive responsible for the Level I Adult Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Program certified by the American College of Surgeons, the Cardiac Catheterization / EPS Service Line and Graduate Medical Education. In addition, he is responsible for a large Ambulatory Program including the Patient Centered Medical Homes, Adult, Pediatric, Ob-Gyn, specialty clinics and Wound Care Services. Mr. Salhany developed the Richmond Quality, LLC ACO which includes 21 physicians and over 7,000 Medicare patient lives and serves as the Executive Director. He and his team are also responsible for several projects related to the New York State Medicaid DSRIP initiative.

David Tyson
David Tyson serves as the Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs for Novant Health, where he leads the analysis of state and federal regulations and policies impacting the system’s hospitals, medical group, and value-based programs and contracts. Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of more than 2,400 physicians and over 37,000 employees that provide care at more than 800 locations, including 18 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. David works with providers and system leaders to develop organizational and operational strategies to adapt to an ever-changing regulatory landscape, particularly in the area of value-based care. His particular areas of expertise include the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Pathways to Success regulations, and provider reimbursement under Medicare Part B. David received his master’s degree from Appalachian State University and holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University.

Jessica Walradt
Jessica leads advocacy, implementation and performance management for Northwestern Medicine’s Reimbursement Portfolio including all governmental and commercial value based programs and contracts. Prior to this, she led the Association of American Medical Colleges' policy, advocacy, and data analytic efforts surrounding alternative payment models. She directly supported approximately 60 hospitals’ and provider groups’ efforts to implement Medicare bundled payment programs. Jessica holds an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond.

Louise Yinug
Louise Yinug serves as Senior Policy Analyst at Caravan Health, where she develops and steers messaging on federal policy issues such as Medicare payment, prescription drug pricing, and rural health. In this capacity, she works closely with Caravan’s senior leadership to set the policy agenda and federal affairs strategy for the company. Before joining Caravan, Louise managed a research team at the Congressional Research Service, providing information and analysis to the Congress about executive branch operations. Prior to her time at CRS, she was a senior health policy analyst at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where she worked to implement the Affordable Care Act for the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. She started her federal career at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she developed policy proposals, tracked legislation, and advised senior agency officials about Medicaid, CHIP, labor, and federal personnel issues.