2017 Health Leadership conference

The National Health Council  brought together senior leaders from the nation’s top patient advocacy organizations, nonprofit organizations, and industry for the 30th Annual Health Leadership Conference. The theme of the meeting was The Power of Partnerships and attendees heard from leading authorities on ways their organizations can partner to advance their mission, maximize resources, strengthen vital internal partnerships, and impact health care delivery. Presentations from the 2017 conference are available for download below.

External Partnerships: Harmonizing Organizational Goals and Cultures

Steven Taylor
Randy Beranek, Chief Executive Officer, National Psoriasis Foundation
Kevin Hagan, Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association
Sue Sherman, Chief Executive Officer, The LAM Foundation
One Big Happy Family: Strengthening the Partnerships Within
Vernetta Walker, Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource
Partnering with the NHC on Policy
Marcia Boyle, President and Founder, Immune Deficiency Foundation
Moderated Discussion: Partnering Under a New Administration
Marcia Boyle, President and Founder, Immune Deficiency Foundation
Timothy Trysla, Partner, Health Care Team, Alston & Bird LLP
Making Data Your Partner
Barb Collura, CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Data Case Studies:
Barb Collura, CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Barb Collura, President and Chief Executive Officer, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Martin Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, FASCO Chief Executive Officer, Project Data Sphere®
Todd Sherer, Chief Executive Officer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation
*Special Presentation*
Unrest: A presentation from documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Brea, about her battle with chronic fatigue syndrome.
KPAWN (KeePs you Awake at Night) session
Bob Gebbia, Chief Executive Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Tracy Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Gary Reedy, Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society
Steven Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
Cyndi Zagieboylo, Chief Executive Officer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Partnering for Branding Innovation
Sandra Mackey, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Arthritis Foundation
Craig Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Matchstic
Kate O’Donnell, Vice President, MarCom and Brand Strategy, MCI USA
Using Social Media and Online Communities to Partner with Patients
Roni Zeiger, MD, Founder, Smart Patients
Partnerships: Opportunities to Do Good
David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health
Partnering to Impact Health Care Delivery and Improve Outcomes
Reed Tuckson, MD, Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections
Moderated Panel Discussion on Health Care Delivery and Improving Outcomes
Reed Tuckson, MD, Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections
Bruce Sherman, MD, Medical Director, Population Health Management, RightOpt, Conduent
Richard Willke, PhD, Chief Science Officer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

The 30th Annual Health Leadership Conference was made possible with the support of:

Platinum Premier Sponsors
  • Alkermes
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck & Co.
  • Pfizer Inc.
Premier Sponsors
  • Abbott
  • AdvaMed
  • Amgen
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Grifols
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • PhRMA
Supporting Sponsors
  • National Pharmaceutical Council

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