The Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare provides an extensive opportunity for healthcare leaders to interact with one another, as well as with graduate students in small group settings to discuss the most pressing issues in healthcare today.

At this 8th annual conference, experts will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with paying the healthcare bill, healthcare innovation and transforming healthcare delivery. They will explore such topics as:

  • Public-Private Competition: Funding Veterans Healthcare
  • How to Innovate for an Aging America
  • Venture Capital in Healthcare

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhDDirector of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. FDA
Bryony WinnChief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Howard KernPresident and CEO, Sentara Healthcare


Friday, November 09

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

Welcome and Kickoff

Koury Auditorium

8:45 AM-9:30 AM


Koury Auditorium


Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD

Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. FDA
9:30 AM-9:40 AM


9:40 AM-10:40 AM

Breakout Sessions I

Public-Private Competition: Funding Veterans Healthcare

Koury Auditorium


Dr. Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH

Adjunct Professor, UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business; Georgetown University

Dr. Theresa Cullen, M.D., M.S., RADM (Ret.)

US Public Health Service; Visiting Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Rhonda L. Randall, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthCare National Markets

Dr. Artie Southam, MD

Executive Vice President, Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Innovations in Clinical Trials

McColl 2500


Shailesh Maingi

CEO and Founder, Kineticos Life Sciences

Steve Galatis

Director, Strategic Options and Assessment at BMS

Richard Hallquist

Associate Director of Global Services, IQVIA Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE)

Mark Shaefer, PharmD

Global Medical Lead, Cabotegravir, ViiV Healthcare

Albert Whangbo

Principal, ZS Associates

How to Innovate for an Aging America

McColl 2250


Hogan Medlin

Senior Strategy Consultant, UNC Health Care Strategic Planning

Dr. Kevin Biese

UNC Emergency Medicine Vice Chair and Co-Chief Division Getriatric Emergency Medicine, UNC Health Care; Consultant, West Health

Hilary Gentile

Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Health North America

Dr. Robert Waterhouse Jr., MD, MBA, HSM

Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthCare of North Carolina
10:40 AM-10:50 AM


10:50 AM-11:50 AM

Breakout Sessions II

Global Healthcare Models

McColl 2500


George Kernodle

Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Edward Lloyd-Evans

Global Health Consultant, ELE Consulting LLC

N. German Pasteris, PhD

Global Marketing Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Markus Saba

Executive Director, Center for the Business of Health; Professor of the Practice, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Healthcare Startups

Koury Auditorium


Stevie McNeal

Adjunct Professor, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Paul Jaglowski

Co-Founder and CEO, Feedtrail, lnc.

Brett Kenefick

President, VaxCare

Dana G. Mead, Jr.

President and CEO, Beaver-Visitec International

Healthcare Delivery Innovation Technology

McColl 2250


Dr. Sandeep Rath

Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jeffrey S. Andrews

Sr. Director, Global Brand Development Leader - Insulin Connected Care, Eli Lilly and Company

Hank Head

VP of Clinical Technology, OptumHealth

Jeanne Hecht

CEO and Founder, JTH Consulting, LLC
11:50 AM-12:00 PM


12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Lunch & Keynote

Koury Auditorium


Bryony Winn

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
1:00 PM-1:10 PM


1:10 PM-2:10 PM

Breakout Sessions III

Venture Capital in Healthcare Panel

McColl 2250


Malcolm Kendall

CEO and Co-founder, Microbiome Insights

Paul Boyer

Former CFO, Humacyte, Inc.

Art Pappas

Managing Partner, Pappas Ventures

Christy Shaffer, Ph.D.

General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners

How Analytics is Transforming Healthcare

Koury Auditorium


Dr. Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD

Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Premier Applied Sciences

Kaitlyn Edsall

Principal, Life Sciences Practice, Charles River Associates

Steve Malik

Executive Chairman, Medfusion

Larry Mandelkehr

Executive Director of Hospital Quality and Innovation, UNC Health Care System

Marc Paradis

Vice President and Dean, Data Science University, Optum Labs

Value Based Care - Live Panel and Interactive Q&A

McColl 2500


Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD

Chief Quality and Value Officer, UNC Health Care; President, UNC Faculty Physicians; Professor and Chairman, UNC Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Mark Gwynne, DO

Interim President, Executive Medical Director, UNC Health Alliance

Kirstin Heinrich

Senior Manager, Vaccines Global - Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Pfizer

Dr. Ed Hunsinger, MD

Senior Medical Executive, CIGNA
2:10 PM-2:20 PM


2:20 PM-3:20 PM

Breakout Sessions IV

Drug Pricing Debate

McColl 2250


Dr. Gordon Groh, MD, MBA

Director of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Adjunct Professor at UNC School of Medicine

Sean Callinicos

SVP, Global Government Relations & Public Policy, Cardinal Health

Shawn Davis, PharmD, MBA

Sr. Director, Pharma Strategy & Contracting, Express Scripts

Susanne Laningham

Executive Director of Global Value, Access & Policy, Amgen, Inc.

Healthcare Consolidation

McColl 2500


Brad Staats

Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Faculty Director, Center for the Business of Health

Kyle Gibler, MD, MBA

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Joe Modisett

Head of U.S. Healthcare Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Jim Pirouz

Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Investment Banking, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

The Patient Journey - Navigating the Healthcare System

Koury Auditorium


Jean B. Sellers, RN, MSN

Clinical Administrative Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH

Professor and Director of the Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

Liz Snyder

Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, NC

Lisa Stockman

President, Communications, Syneos Health
3:20 PM-3:30 PM


3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Closing Keynote

Koury Auditorium


Howard Kern

President and CEO, Sentara Healthcare

UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club is a student-run organization with a mission is to give MBA students pursuing a variety of functional roles the education, networking opportunities and job-finding skills they need to succeed in the healthcare industry.


The UNC Business of Healthcare Initiative

The UNC Business of Healthcare Initiative brings together schools across UNC to generate value in the practice of healthcare, prepare students for transformational careers in healthcare, create influential scholarship, and differentiate UNC by addressing a critical societal need.


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event