Angela Huskey, PharmD, CPE Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Skilled in providing strategic, operational and medical/clinical guidance for the development of new products and overall life cycle management, Dr. Huskey currently leads teams of clinical, regulatory, quality and translational genetics professionals uniquely dedicated to the development of better approaches to patient care through clinical excellence, research and education.
A dynamic, cross-functional leader with over 15 years of direct patient care, pharmaceutical and biotech experience, she is accomplished in building and leading medical and clinical affairs teams through change and growth. As Chief Clinical Officer of Millennium Health, Dr. Huskey is responsible for developing Millennium’s evidence-based clinical strategy, implementing programs to help ensure medical necessity and supporting teams through collaborative partnerships with our clinician and health plan partners. She recently co-authored a study entitled, “Rate of Fentanyl Positivity Among Urine Drug Test Results Positive for Cocaine or Methamphetamine” that was published in JAMA Network Open and picked up by several national news outlets, including U.S. News and World Report.
Before joining Millennium, Dr. Huskey held various medical affairs positions in the pharmaceutical industry; responsible for developing and managing key opinion leader relationships, clinical education, and collaborative research. As a clinician and after residency, she practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, specializing in the care of patients with substance use disorders and complex pain syndromes.
Dr. Huskey is a Certified Pain Educator (CPE) and was the 2012 recipient of the American Society of Pain Educators’ ‘Pain Educator of the Year’ Award.
Therapeutic area specialties and expertise include:
· Emerging Illicit and Prescription Drug Use Trends
Candace Nafissi, M.P.A. Senior Communications and Relations Specialist
LA Care Health Plan
Candace Allen Nafissi earned a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. She serves in a senior capacity for the largest publicly-funded healthcare plan in California, LA Care.
For over a decade Candace advocated for investments in early care and education for the second largest Chamber of Commerce in the United States, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Nafissi led and coordinated a statewide effort with the elected leadership of Los Angeles County and its business community to secure investments in early care and education, resulting in a stronger, thriving workforce in the Los Angeles region.
Prior to the L.A. Area Chamber, Candace was the Community Partnership Manager at Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN), assisting vulnerable families with accessing community and healthcare services as part of PTN’s federal Early Head Start program. Nafissi established key Memorandums of Understanding with vital community partners, organizations and county agencies, ensuring maximum services attainment for less vulnerable families.
Nafissi currently serves on several appointed commissions: the Redondo Beach Library Commission, the Redondo Beach General Planning Action Committee, and was appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn as a L.A. County Beaches and Harbors Commissioner. She has previously served on the Historical Commission for the City of Redondo Beach and the Los Angeles County Children and Families Commission.
Candace’s vast government experience includes representing then-Assembly Member Ted Lieu (now s U.S. Congressman) where she was a key liaison for issue areas such as children, health and education.
And, fulfilling involvement in what she views as her most important role, Candace serves on the executive board of her son’s PTA as the Legislative Liaison, is the neighborhood watch block captain for her street and is living happily ever after with her husband Joe, their sons Kian (8), Kamran (5) and their sheepadoodle, Chloe.
Dr. Ginny A. Baro #1 Bestselling Author “Fearless Women at Work” Executive Coaching Career Strategy
Executive Coaching Career Strategy
Dr. Ginny Baro is an entrepreneur, international speaker & leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 bestselling author of Fearless Women at Work with over 20 year’s leadership experience in highly competitive work environments in financial services and technology. Today, she is the CEO and founder of ExecutiveBound™ and Fearless Women @Work™. As the creator of the innovative and proven method C.A.R.E.S. Leadership Success System™ and groundbreaking virtual leadership development program the Fearless Leadership Mastermind™, she serves by helping leaders rise to their potential.
Ginny is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and facilitator for teams and leaders. She has facilitated leadership training and coaching programs successfully for individuals and global companies with over 65,000 employees and delivered keynotes impacting international audiences larger than 7,000 people. Her coaching model and programs provide tangible results for individual leaders and corporate partners across industries and profit and non-profit sectors, including Verizon, Merck, Baker Hughes, S&P Global, Schroders, TDAmeritrade, UBS, NJIT, the Rockefeller Foundation, and others.
She began her leadership career in the 1990s as a Systems Manager for Prudential, and from 1998 through 2000 served as Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager at Alliance Capital (now Alliance Bernstein). From 2000 through 2016, she served under multiple Director and senior-level roles for Lord, Abbett & Co., a privately-held asset management firm.
Ginny is a Mastermind Professional and Knowledge Broker who earned a PhD in Information Systems, an MS in Computer Science, an MBA in Management, and a BA in Computer Science and Economics. She's accredited as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she emigrated to the U.S. at age fourteen and is fluent in Spanish. She shares her love of travel, baseball, and basketball with her 12-year-old son. For more information, visit www.executivebound.com.
Over the past 10 years, Heather has become nationally recognized as one of the foremost and cutting-edge legal experts in Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. An avid blogger and national speaker, Heather is a regularly published author and national speaker on MSP compliance. Her articles have been featured in publications such Risk & Insurance, Workerscompensation.com, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance Magazine.
Currently serving as Franco Signor’s Chief Legal Officer, Heather leads corporate Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer compliance initiatives for the organization and remains directly engaged with Franco Signor’s TPA and carrier-based clients. Heather is charged with the drafting and negotiating of corporate contracts, the definition and development of corporate policies and provides continuing counsel on all corporate legal matters. Heather also oversees and directs Franco Signor’s Legal and Human Resources Departments.
Prior to joining Franco Signor, Heather previously served as lead counsel for Optum (formerly Helios)’s MSP division as well as Corporate Counsel for Gould & Lamb (now known as ExamWorks Clinical Solutions). Heather has a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and also an undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of Central Florida.
Heather is a recipient of a 2018 Business Insurance Break Out Award. She was also awarded a Best Medicare Set-Aside/Settlements Blog for the years 2016-2019 by WorkersCompensation.com.
Heather has been an active member of the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) since 2011 and also serves as an Ambassador for the Women to Watch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) for humanitarian initiatives.
Heather is a member of the Florida Bar and holds the following certifications: Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC), Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert (CHPE), Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP), and Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP).
Principal, Automation for Health Plan Innovation and Consulting
Deana Rhoades Principal, Automation for Health Plan Innovation and Consulting
Deana Rhoades is Principal, Automation for Health Plan Innovation and Consulting at NTT DATA. As a driver of go-to-market strategies and solutions for the company, Deana manages health plan operations, compliance and IT applications for clients by working collaboratively with solution teams and key stakeholders. She has effectively managed business assessments, turn-around efforts and onboarding efforts for healthcare industry such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Rajshri Ravi is currently Head of Product at ConsejoSano. Her unique talent lies in her breadth of experience. She has envisioned simple and creative solutions for translating user problems into a great product while managing complex product decisions and trade-offs in a fast-paced environment. She has led a number of products to market with end-to-end execution of full product lifecycle. Her strength is in understanding the customer's business needs and designing products with breakthrough technologies to enrich user experience. She has successfully applied Lean Six Sigma techniques to product development and processes. She is a highly motivated team builder and excels in binding cross-team connections. She likes to think of herself as a bridge between the market and engineering. She believes quality, commitment and innovation are the cornerstones to excellence. She has been multitasking on a number of healthcare and data analytics projects in her prior experience at Omnicell and Illumina. She has a proven record in improving product sales, customer reference, and end-user adoption goals through collaboration with sales, marketing. Rajshri holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master's in Marketing from Indiana University, Bloomington. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from India. She holds professional certifications on Software Quality, Six Sigma, Agile, and Genomics.
Ana Handshuh, Principal at CAT5 Strategies, is a government programs executive with expertise in creating and implementing corporate programs for the healthcare industry. Her background includes Quality, Core Measures, Care Management, Benefit Design and Bid Submission, Accreditation, Regulatory Compliance, Revenue Management, Communications, Community-based Care Management Programs and Technology Integration. Ms. Handshuh currently serves on the Board of the Resource Initiative and Society for Education (RISE), the preeminent national professional association dedicated to managed and accountable care financing and delivery. She is a sought after speaker on the national healthcare circuit in the areas of Quality, Star Ratings, Care Management, Member and Provider Engagement, and Revenue Management. Her recent consultancy roles have included assisting organizations create programs to address the unmet care management needs in the highest risk strata of membership, document their processes and procedures, achieve accreditation status, design and submit government program bids, institute corporate-wide programs and create communications strategies and materials. She possesses sophisticated business acumen with the ability to build consensus with cross-functional groups to accomplish corporate goals. Ms. Handshuh served as the Vice President of Managed Care Services at Central Florida Inpatient Medicine (CFIM). In this role, she provided leadership and strategy on CFIM projects and collaborations with physicians, risk entities, hospital health care systems, and health plans. CFIM is the largest Hospitalist group in Central Florida, with 70 providers discharging over 50,000 patients annually from multiple hospitals across two health care delivery systems and 24 skilled nursing facilities. At CFIM Ms. Handshuh previously served as the Vice President of Operations. Prior to those assignments, she worked with Precision Healthcare Systems as their Vice President of Quality Improvement. In that capacity, she led the IPA’s Quality efforts and collaborated with payers on implementing programs to move the needle on Quality and Star Rating initiatives. Ms. Handshuh also served as the Director of Corporate Program Development at Physicians United Plan. In this role, she led the Quality Management and Corporate Communications departments and spearheaded the development of innovative integrated technology solutions to drive business excellence and Star Rating achievement initiatives. For the past fifteen years Ms. Handshuh has taken an active role in redefining and implementing changes that have led to improvements and greater efficiency within Government programs and healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Physicians United Plan Ms. Handshuh was the founder of I-Six Creative. Under Ms. Handshuh’s vision and leadership, I-Six Creative provided expertise in the areas of managed Medicare benefit design, MSO/IPA operations, provider network strategy, new market launches, technology integration, corporate communications and quality improvement.
Media/On-Camera and Communication Coach Former award-winning television news anchor and reporter
Angela Chee Media/On-Camera and Communication Coach Former award-winning television news anchor and reporter
Angela Chee is a media/communication coach, keynote speaker, creator of YOU, Amplified!®, and host of the upcoming “Power Of The Only” podcast.
An award-winning former TV news anchor and reporter with more than 20 years of media experience, she now works with visionary leaders who are ready to be YOU, Amplified!®-to own their voice and power and amplify their message and mission through speaking, video and media. Her mission is to help people break through their barriers, step into the spotlight and live their legacy.
Angela has worked in top TV markets from KCBS/KCAL-TV and KNBC-TV in Los Angeles to Fox 6 and KNSD-TV in San Diego. She has hosted shows for E! Entertainment, HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and helped launch Entertainment Tonight China. She was the featured media mentor/expert on Lifetime’s “The Pop Game” and has appeared as an expert on a variety of local and national shows including The Today Show. Angela has also made appearances in film and TV from Blades Of Glory to No Ordinary Family, Heroes and more.
Her speaking career started at 15, when she was the first Asian American woman to win the title of “Miss California National Teen-Ager.” Now Angela presents inspirational and transformative keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and professional associations. She has been a guest lecturer at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, serves on the Media Advisory Board of the Asian Culture and Media Alliance, and was the founder of The Zen Mom®, an inspirational and informative website for moms.
Born on the East Coast and raised in Southern California by Chinese immigrant parents she also speaks Mandarin Chinese. She is a mother of two and a healthy foodie, who loves yoga, quotes and all things inspirational.
You can find her @AngelaCheeTV on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and at www.AngelaChee.com
Amy C. Waninger, CEO of Lead at Any Level, works with organizations that want to build diverse leadership bench strength for a sustainable competitive advantage. She is the author of multiple books including Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career.
Amy is a Professional Member of National Speakers Association and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her other credentials include two degrees from Indiana University and a World’s Best Mom coffee mug.
Cassi Birnbaum System-wide Director of HIM/Revenue Integrity
UC San Diego Health
Ms. Birnbaum provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic direction for all activities related to HIM, coding, clinical documentation, charge capture, risk adjustment, and revenue integrity for the UC San Diego Healthcare system, which provides outstanding care and breakthroughs in medical research as one of “America’s Best Hospitals”. She is also a faculty member for both UCSD Extension and San Diego Mesa College Health Information Management academic programs. She is an officer of SDHC Board (San Diego Connect – Regional Health Information Exchange), a position she has held since 2010. As a Past Board Chair/President of AHIMA (2014 – 2016), Cassi was able to successfully lead the industry, profession and its members to realizing its vision with a successful transition to ICD-10, Information Governance, and adoption of its Global Curriculum. Cassi was previously an AHIMA Director from 2009 – 2012. Cassi was honored to receive the 2019 AHIMA Distinguished Member Award, the 2017 Distinguished Health Professions Alumna recipient for the University of Kansas Medical Center, and she received 3M Healthcare’s, 2018 Innovator of the Year for accomplishments associated with Professional Fee and Single Path Coding. Cassi was the Past President for California Health Information Association from 2006 -2008, and received its prestigious Distinguished Member Award in 2009. She was the Senior Vice President of HIM and Consulting for Peak Health Solutions from 2011 - 2015, the Director of Health Information, CDI and Chief Privacy Officer for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego for fifteen years, and the Director of Quality Resource Management at Scripps Health.
“Enterprise Director of HIM and Coding, University of California San Diego Health”
Kay Hunter is a strategic image consultant who understands how personal image impacts professional and personal success. Shaped by a foundation in corporate human resources and a passion to inspire people’s potential, Kay now shares her skills as the owner of Kay Hunter Image, where she drives positive change as a corporate consultant, motivational speaker, and transformation artist. Kay coaches individuals to find their intentional personal brand, both in decorum and appearance, and works with professionals to create the purposeful presence that maximizes their potential and invites greater success.