Conference Co-Chairs

Committee Member

Kelsey Mellard, M.P.A.

CEO and Co-Founder - Sitka

Kelsey Mellard, M.P.A., is the CEO and Co-founder of Sitka. Prior to founding Sitka, Kelsey lead Health Syste... Read Bio

Committee Members

Committee Member

Brennan M.R. Spiegel, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Director of Health Services Research - Cedars-Sinai Health System

Dr. Brennan Spiegel is the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System and Director of... Read Bio


Donna R. Cryer, JD

President & CEO - Global Liver Institute

Donna R. Cryer, JD, has channeled her personal experience as an IBD and liver transplant patient into professi... Read Bio

Greg Downing
Committee Member

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.

Founder - Innovation Horizons, LLC

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. is the Founder of Innovation Horizons, LLC, a consulting practice with an emphasi... Read Bio

Tim Kelsey
Committee Member

Tim Kelsey, M.A.

CEO - Australian Digital Health Agency

Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national di... Read Bio

Casey Quinlan
Committee Member

Casey Quinlan

Chief Message Officer - Mighty Casey Media

Casey Quinlan covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, and used healthcare as part of... Read Bio

Raj Sabharwal
Committee Member, Staff

Raj Sabharwal, M.P.H.

Director - AcademyHealth

Mr. Sabharwal is the Director of Strategic Alliances at AcademyHealth, where he works on projects that support... Read Bio


Darshak Sanghavi

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation - OptumLabs

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation at OptumLabs. Read Bio

Dr. Abdul Shaikh
Committee Member

Abdul Shaikh, Ph.D., MHSc

Director - Guidehouse Consulting

Dr Abdul Shaikh is a Director at Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector) where he dedicates his energy helping... Read Bio

Vicki Shepard
Committee Member

Vicki L. Shepard, ACSW, MPA

Vice President, Government and External Relations - Tivity Health

Vicki has been involved since the first Health DataPalooza was convened. She works with Tivity Health (former... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Mona Siddiqui, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Data Officer - Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Siddiqui is currently serving as the Chief Data Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services wh... Read Bio

Committee Member

Ed Simcox

Acting Chief Technology Officer - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ed Simcox is the Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HH... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio


Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner - Venture Valkyrie, LLC

Lisa Suennen has spent 30 years in healthcare as entrepreneur, advisor and venture capitalist. Today she lead... Read Bio

Committee Member

Harold Wolf III

President & CEO - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Harold (Hal) Wolf III is the President and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (H... Read Bio