DoubleTree Hotel | Westborough, MA | Thursday May 7, 2020
Dr. Josh Luke
CEO, Caregiver, Executive Edutainer

Dr. Josh Luke is a healthcare futurist and former hospital CEO well known for his humorous and entertaining personal stories that engage audiences. His expertise includes sharing simple tactics on how to make health care more affordable for your family and employees, as well as how to get access to the best doctors and hospitals. He leaves as lasting impression as a high-energy and humorous keynote speaker.

Dr. Luke started his career as a jet-setting sports marketer working with some of the most famous athletes in the world. Then, after a career change to healthcare brought on by his grandmother’s disease process, he ascended to become a hospital CEO by age 32.

After ten years as a hospital CEO, a new owner arrived and Luke was out of a job, had no health insurance for his family, and his mother was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Soon after he penned his first book and became a best-selling author. He now finds solace in sharing his experiences as a caretaker for his mom and being without health insurance for his family has given him a deeply emotional understanding of the other side of care delivery.

He shares the well-kept secrets of the industry with the mainstream to ensure that individuals are fully informed to protect and ensure the health of family members and employees. Luke shares his faith and how it impacted his journey, and his presentations are always entertaining, humorous, and leave the audience feeling enthusiastic and informed. Luke, shares some of his early career stories in sports marketing as well as experiences as a young hospital CEO as they help shape the leader he became as a hospital CEO. Now, he exposes the long-kept secrets of the healthcare trade to help businesses and families keep healthcare from bankrupting their American Dream.

Kristen Valdes
Founder & CEO b.well

Kristen is the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that puts the consumer at the center of their healthcare. Formerly VP of Government Claims and XLHealth at United Healthcare, Kristen also led Operations and Technology for Care Improvement Plus, one of the first private Medicare plans focused on the chronically ill and underserved, until its acquisition by United Health Group for a record $2.4 billion.

David J. Kerrigan, MBA
Founder & Managing Director Sante Nasc, LLC

Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word: Startups, Technology, Innovation, AI?  All buzz words until they cost you a customer or put you out of business.  How do you begin?  What do you look for?  What is impacting our agencies and our customers? And how are we going to stay current to assure you’re role as the trusted advisor is being fulfilled?  Join Dave Kerrigan to learn about some of the latest technologies that are being offered both on the agency side and especially on the client side.

CEO Panelists
Richard Burke
Fallon Health
Mark G. Butler
Cigna, New England
Tom Croswell
Tufts Health Plan
Michael Carson
Harvard Pilgrim
Andrew Dreyfus
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Stephen Farrell
of New England
Jody Gross
Health New England
David Segal
AllWays Health Partners
Legislative Panel Discussion
Moderator: Joe Lawler
MassAHU Legislative Chair
John Bartley
Beacon Hill Consulting Group, MassAHU Lobbyist
Audrey Gasteier
Chief of Policy & Strategy, MA Health Connector
Katie Holahan
VP Associated Industries
of MA
Ron Peck, Esq.
EVP & General Counsel, The Phia Group
Richard Szczebak, Esq.
RAS Law, P.C.

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