Speakers

An index of our Fellowship Program speakers. Please click a speaker’s portrait or name to see their bio.

Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D.
CEO, Rochester Regional Health

Chuck Ainsworth
Partner and Executive Coach, Pilgrimage Professional Development Group, LLC

Adam P. Anolik
Chief Financial Officer and Associate Vice-President, University of Rochester Medical Center

Gerald J. Archibald, CPA, FHFMA, CMCP
Senior Counsel and Former Partner, The Bonadio Group

Ryan Barrett
Vice President, Commercial CFO and Underwriting at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Univera Healthcare

Linda Becker
President and Founder, NorthStar Network

Aaron Bernstein MD, MPH
Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Albert Blankley, MS
Chief Operating Officer, Common Ground Health

François de Brantes
Senior Vice President of Commercial Business Development at Signify Health

Jeanette Bronée
Keynote Speaker, Performance & Wellbeing Culture Strategist, Mental Health Advocate & Self-Care Expert, Author & Founder of Path for Life®

Dan Burns
Senior Vice President and President of M&T Bank’s Rochester region

Lauren Burruto
Executive Director, NorthStar Network

Kesha Carter 
Chief Diversity Officer, CCSI

Chetna Chandrakala
Chief Financial Officer, Villa of Hope

Blair Childs
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Premier

Lucia Colindres-Vasquez
Chair, Community Health Workers Association (Speaker to be Confirmed)

Elizabeth A. Cordello, Esq.
Member Attorney, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow, PLLC

Thomas Crilly
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Rochester Regional Health

Marilyn L. Dollinger, DNS, FNP, RN
Professor, St. John Fisher University Wegmans School of Nursing

Dr. Flo Falayi, Ph.D.
Client Partner, DEI Strategist, Leadership Psychologist, and Executive Coach, Korn Ferry

Kesha Farrow
Chief Operations Officer, Pilgrimage Professional Development Group, LLC

Jeffery C. Fisher, MBA
Senior Vice President of Marketing, NorthStar Network

Kent Gardner, Ph.D.
Principal & Chief Economist, CGR

Tricia K. Gatlin, Ph.D
Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher University

Michael J. Hasselberg, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC
Chief Digital Health Officer, University of Rochester Medical Center

Robert C. Henderson, Ed.D.
Principal Consultant, The Henderson Consulting Group

Karen G. Keady, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, University of Rochester Medical Center

Victoria Record,Ed.D, MS, AGPCNP-BC, RN, CNE
President, Rochester General College of Health Careers, Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing

Lisa Marcello
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Episcopal SeniorLife

Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D.
Commissioner New York State Office of Mental Health

Abigail McHugh-Grifa, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region

Michael E. McRae
President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Ann's Community

Michael D. Mendoza, MD
Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County, NY and Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Nursing, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Wade Norwood
Chief Executive Officer, Common Ground Health

Robert Pearl, MD
Healthcare Leader, Author, Educator, Columnist and Podcaster and named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders

Melissa Pennise, MPH
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Common Ground Health

Jessica Perlo, MPH
Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD
Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
Senior Scholar at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer of Olea.Health

Susanna Speed
Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Trillium Health, Inc.

Yoni Stern
Partner & Senior Vice President, Business Development, Systematic Inventive Thinking, Tel Aviv

Dr. Keisha Taylor
Senior Principal, Korn Ferry

Carol Tegas
Executive Director, Finger Lakes Performing Provide System (FLPPS)

Rhea Thomas
Senior Economist at Wilmington Trust

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Joseph S. Vasile, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, GRIPA

Bridgette Wiefling, MD
Chief Physician Enterprise Officer, Executive Vice President, Rochester Regional Health

Yong “Tai” Wang, Ph.D., FACSM
Dean and Professor, RIT College of Health Sciences and Technology

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