Michael C. Anthony is a best-selling author, body language expert and corporate speaker. He has been seen on CBS, ABC, NBC & Fox. Michael’s YouTube channel —featuring his character Dr. Body Language and his Body Language Minute — continues to educate and entertain subscribers. Michael attended Canada’s Niagara College and then went on to study Neuro Linguistic Programming and Ericksonian suggestion. As an author, Michael wrote the best-selling book Body Language Secrets, How to Read Minds by Reading Bodies. Many have called this book “the only body language book you’ll ever need to read.”
As a partner at Verrill Dana LLP, Robert C. Brooks provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes and arbitration. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, and other matters.
Alex Calcagno is Director of Advocacy, Government and Community Relations for the Massachusetts Medical Society. She is responsible for advocating the Medical Society’s position before the United States Congress, White House and Executive Agencies. Prior to coming to the Medical Society, Alex was Assistant Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Office of Government Liaison in Washington, D.C., where she lobbied for pediatricians & children’s health care at the national level for 10 years. Her first entry into the political arena was as Assistant Press Secretary for United States Representative M. Caldwell Butler.
Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is The Inspiration Nurse. She travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals to be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. Her accomplished career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing. Donna holds a diploma in nursing, a BS in Health Care Management and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication. She is an Expert Blogger at DoctorOz.com, the original ‘Dear Donna’ columnist at Nurse.com, and former “Healthcare Careers Expert” at Monster.com.
John Driscoll is the CEO of CareCentrix, a national care management company that works collaboratively with payors and home health organizations to promote the provision of excellent, high quality coordinated care in the home. CareCentrix manages the services, therapies and care for thousands of patients across the long term care continuum and is dedicated to making the home the center of care. John has a 25-year career in the health care arena, with executive experience in health care technology, pharmacy and in health care product development
Bethany Gilboard is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including leadership, strategic planning, project management, information technology initiatives, managed care negotiation, population health management, physician finances, operations and business development. Ms. Gilboard is presently Chief Executive Officer of the Innovative Health Alliance of New York LLC, a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO and a Clinically Integrated Network in Albany, NY and the Alliance for Better Health Care, LLC, a performing provider system participating in the New York State DSRIP program.
Ms. Gilboard has successfully fostered a culture of organizational excellence while building statewide and local collaborative relationships with physicians, hospitals, health plans and key constituents, while leading a Medicare Shared Savings ACO to earn shared savings in the first year of operation.
Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational/management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. Years spent in the direct patient environment solidified that this was the optimal setting for the provision of effective and efficient interdisciplinary care as it focuses on functionality and patient centered care delivery. Recognition that providing care in the home environment presents both unique opportunities and challenges is clearly evident in both her training and consultation activities.
Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP is the Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America. In partnership with member home health and hospice organizations across the country, she brings innovation to care practices, seeking to continuously improve practice and meet evolving patient needs through the application of evidence.
Danielle has been a nurse for more than 20 years, practicing in hospitals, ambulatory and home-based care and serving in medical-surgical, oncology, quality and leadership roles.
Colin Roskey is the Executive Vice President of Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. He focuses on federal health care program payment and operational issues affecting stakeholders with concerns ranging from licensure and survey and certification issues to complex prospective payment system methodologies and coverage, coding and reimbursement strategies for new services and technologies. He advises stakeholder sectors on novel and evolutionary payment systems changes affecting diverse sectors, including insurers, manufacturers, providers and suppliers at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He also represents health care entities under investigation by congressional committees and other law enforcement agencies.
Erin Smith, JD currently serves as Executive Director for the Post-Acute Care Center for Research. Previously, Ms. Smith led implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, as the Director of the Division of Technical Model Support. In this role, Ms. Smith managed the team that designed and operationalized Medicare’s bundled payments.
Beth Ziesenis is your own personal Nerdy Best Friend. Beth Z keeps up with all the new online applications and downloads that can help you look like you’re working with a team of marketing, computer and productivity experts, even if you suffer from a shrinking staff and a disappearing budget. Named an editor’s pick for best speaker of 2013 by MeetingsNet and a Favorite Speaker by Meetings & Conventions magazine in 2014, Beth Ziesenis is an author, speaker, technology consultant and self-proclaimed nerd.