Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh Department of Health Information Management School of Health and Rehabilitation Science 6030 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Dr. Valerie Watzlaf is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education within the Department of Health Information Management in the School…

Tammy Feenstra Banks, MBA, FACMPE Issaquah, WA 98027 Tammy Feenstra Banks is Vice President Medicare Strategy, Value Based Care Programs at Providence St. Joseph Health where she is responsible for overall accountability for the development and implementation of strategy, program management, and technical advocacy. Prior to Providence, she served as Vice President, Industry Relations Claims…

Jamie Ferguson VP, Health IT Strategy & Policy Kaiser Permanente Anacortes, WA 98221 Jamie Ferguson is Vice President of Health Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Policy at Kaiser Permanente and a fellow of its Institute for Health Policy. He is responsible for Kaiser Permanente health IT informatics standards, priorities, and policies, and government and industry…

Wu Xu, PhD Adjunct Faculty, Sociology, Bio-Medical Informatics, and Clinical Epidemiology University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Dr. Xu is a former State Director of Center for Health Data and Informatics in Utah Department of Health (UDOH). She has more than 25 years of experience in innovation, development and administration of interoperable information…

Margaret A. Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMAChancellor’s Professor and Professor EmeritusCollege of Health and Human ServiceIndiana University NorthwestandPrincipal, MAS, IncFrankfort, IL 60423 Professor Margaret A. Skurka is a nationally recognized consultant in Health Information Management, specifically in the area of coding and classification. She provides consulting services to hospitals, healthcare facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and…

Melissa M. Goldstein, JD Associate Professor Department of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Second Floor Washington, DC 20052 Melissa M. Goldstein, JD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public…

Denise Chrysler, JDDirector, Mid-States RegionNetwork for Public Health Law University of Michigan School of Public Health 1415 Washington HeightsAnn Arbor, MI 48109 Ms. Chrysler is Director, Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has significant background in public health law with specific expertise…

Debra Strickland, MS

Debra M. Strickland, MS Technical Project Manager Conduent Wallingford, CT 06492 Debra M. Strickland is a nationally recognized health care executive with experience in the corporate and insurance sectors. In her current position at Conduent Services she leads teams on product development activities related to HIPAA transactions and Medicaid system upgrades. She brings extensive knowledge…

Vickie M. Mays, PhD, MSPH

Vickie M. Mays, PhD, MSPH Professor and Director UCLA Department of Psychology & Health Services 405 Hilgard Avenue 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 Professor Mays, a clinical psychologist by training, is a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the UCLA Center on Bridging Research Innovation, Training, and Education for Minority Health…

Richard W. Landen, MPH, MBA

Richard W. Landen, MBA, MPH Bonita Springs, FL Rich Landen’s career spans numerous roles in the U.S. health care delivery and payment ecosystem. Now retired, he began from the ground up as a hospital orderly in Denver, Colorado, leveraging that experience into dual master’s degrees at Columbia University with a concentration in hospital administration. After…