2023 Annual Health Care Conference

Join us for the 2023 Executive Health Care Conference—with the second annual Women’s Executive Health Care Leadership Forum kicking off the conference on November 1, 2023.

This year’s conference will address issues facing health care leaders, including strategies the C-Suite can employ to tackle financial challenges, consolidation, the future of reimbursement, and more.

Industry Influencers

Health care executives—from providers, payors, disrupters, and industry thought-leaders—will converge to discuss the value of transforming health care through collaboration, innovation, and risk-taking.

This year’s Political Point-Counterpoint session—a conference highlight—features:

  • Donna Brazile, former chair, Democratic National Committee; senior advisor, Purple Strategies
  • Chris Christie, Former Governor of New Jersey; lawyer, lobbyist, and political commentator

Visit our Annual Health Care Conference page for more information or watch highlights from last year’s session.


$650: Early-bird rate ends June 15, 2023

$75: Women’s Executive Leadership Forum

$975: Standard Rate

$50 off group registrations for two or more attendees registering at the same time.

The Women’s Executive Leadership Forum qualifies for up to three CPE credits. The Executive Health Care Conference qualifies for up to 10.5 CPE credits.


JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 North Rampart Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Book your room

Conference Rate: $249 plus tax plus mandatory resort fee of $41*

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is an upscale, Mediterranean-style hotel located in Summerlin, Nevada, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and Red Rock Canyon.

All conference attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations. Note that room rates are offered at a discount for conference attendees and are limited.

*The daily resort fee amenities are subject to change, but include internet, valet parking, spa and fitness center access, and more.


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

  • Women’s Executive Health Care Leadership Forum: 1 PM–6 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2023

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM
  • Conference 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
  • Reception with keynote speakers: 5:30 PM–7 PM

Friday, November 3, 2023

  • Breakfast: 8 AM
  • Conference: 8:45 AM–12 PM

Women’s Executive Health Care Leadership Forum

Our second annual Women’s Health Care Executive Leadership Forum kicks off the conference on November 1, 2023.

Scharrell Jackson—former COO, CFO, and chief administrative officer across a wide range of industries—will present as our keynote speaker.

Jackson is known for her unconventional and custom approach that ignites the fire in leaders, converting ambiguity into clarity, insecurity into confidence, and fear into courage. Her insights help yield high-performance leaders through incredible breakthroughs.

The forum will also include a featured panel discussion, roundtable workshops, and a networking reception. This retreat is intended for female executives and leaders in health care. Come prepared to be motivated and inspired while making lasting connections. Space is limited.



Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist, Senior Advisor at Purple Strategies, New York Times bestselling author, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and sought-after Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning media contributor to such outlets as ABC News, USA Today, and TheGrio.

She became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, running the campaign of former Vice President Al Gore. She previously served as interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee and of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She’s also a member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.

Brazile is author of the 2004 best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics and the 2017 New York Times Bestseller Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump In The White House. She is a co-author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, which won the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. Brazile is also a contributor to the recently published 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019.

She serves as an adjunct professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Georgetown University and served as the King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University and as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. She has lectured at nearly 250 colleges and universities on diversity, equity, and inclusion; women in leadership; and restoring civility in American politics.

Brazile is the proud recipient of more than ten honorary doctorate degrees from major colleges and universities, including her alma mater Louisiana State University.

In October 2017, Brazile was the recipient of the W.E.B Du Bois Medal, Harvard’s highest honor in African American studies. Brazile was the recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Program, Good Morning America (2016–2017) in connection with her work with ABC and she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning “Best Political Team on Television” on CNN during the 2008 election cycle.


Chris Christie

55th New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is currently a senior legal and political commentator for ABC News, the managing member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Let Me Finish, about his life and career in New Jersey and as a candidate for President. Previously, he served as chairman of the Trump Presidential Transition Committee.

Governor Christie spent his two terms in office emphasizing the issues of fiscal responsibility, pension, health benefit reform, education reform, and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking response to Hurricane Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure, and public schools, and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery.

Lauded for his trademark charisma and candor, Governor Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what’s happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization, and employees. He believes achievable solutions and unrelenting leadership will help move us forward and help solve the most pressing issues in Washington, DC.


Daniel Kraft, MD

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator, and is serving as the chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance Task Force.

With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and health care innovation, Kraft has served as faculty chair for Medicine at Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and in 2011, he founded Exponential Medicine, a program—now known as NextMed Health—that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and health care.

Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Kraft was board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.

Kraft is often asked to speak to the future of health, medicine, and technology and has given four TED and two TEDMED Talks and has delivered keynotes to a diverse array of organizations.


Bradford Koles, Jr.

Bradford Koles, Jr. is the vice president and national spokesperson for the Advisory Board Company, a for-profit, publicly-traded research, technology, and consulting firm. The Advisory Board serves more than 4,400 leading hospitals and health systems.

Koles is one of the firm's preeminent thought-leaders in health system economics and strategy, heading the faculty at the annual series of CEO meetings. He’s also the keynote speaker at the annual series of Health Care Advisory Board meetings, the firm's flagship program.


Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner is the chief Washington correspondent at KFF Health News and host of its weekly health policy news podcast, What the Health? She joined KFFHN after 16 years as a health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead the network’s coverage of the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A noted expert on health policy issues, Rovner is the author of the critically praised reference book, Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z, now in its third edition. In 2005, she was awarded the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress. Before working at NPR, Rovner covered health policy for National Journal’s Congress Daily and for Congressional Quarterly, among other organizations.

Speakers and Panelists

Brian Conner

Brian Conner HeadshotBrian Conner has practiced public accounting since 1993, providing audit, tax, and consulting services to integrated health systems, hospitals, ancillary providers, mental and convalescent health facilities, and medical groups. Brian has extensive experience providing advice and counsel in areas of audits, financial reporting, and tax-exempt financings. He performs technical reviews for health care clients and has served as an instructor and lecturer for the firm’s Health Care Group.

Conner holds several leadership roles as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Sacramento and Stockton offices, co-leader of the health care consulting group, and a member of the health care industry group’s leadership team. Previously, Conner served as the national practice leader for the Moss Adams Hospital Practice for over a decade.

Conner is the former chair of the Health Care Financial Management’s (HFMA) Principles and Practice Board and is a current member of the AICPA’s Health Care Entities Expert Panel and the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) Not-for-Profit Advisory Council.

Conner also has the privilege of serving as the emcee of the annual health care executive conference for Moss Adams for nearly a decade.

Chris Pritchard

Chris Pritchard HeadshotChris Pritchard, CPA, MHA, is a partner and the national leader of Moss Adams Health Care Industry Group. He has practiced public accounting since 1991, serving integrated health systems, federally qualified health centers, managed care organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, Knox-Keene licensed health plans, rural and regionally integrated hospitals, rural and community-based primary care facilities, outpatient care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, large medical groups, independent physician associations, and third-party payers.

In addition to his experience auditing and supervising audit engagements of health care entities, Pritchard manages consulting engagements, including internal audits. He assists organizations with strategic management decision engagements, cash flow projections, budgeting projects, and other operational engagements.

Pritchard was an active member of the AICPA’s national Health Care Expert Panel, where he provided technical guidance on various publications. He’s published national articles and speaks frequently on health care financial reporting and other current topics.

Eric Klein

Eric Klein HeadshotEric Klein, Esq., is the team leader of Sheppard Mullin’s 200+ attorney national Health Care Practice, which was recently named Law360’s Health Law Practice Group of the year for the third time in seven years.

Klein has over 35 years of practical legal and business experience, and his multisector practice focuses on health care transactions and regulation and current industry trends of population health management, global risk-bearing entities, consolidation, convergence, payor and provider alignment, the transformation to value and risk-based reimbursement systems, and private equity.

Known in the business community for his creative solutions and deal-making ability, Klein uses deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial solutions, sophisticated negotiation skills, and effective legal process to meet the complex business and legal needs of both established and emerging companies.

Klein represents physician groups, hospitals, health plans, ancillary service providers, and private equity and strategic investors. He works with publicly traded and privately held companies across the country and advises both for-profit and not-for-profit clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, operational and contracting matters, strategic planning, HMO licensing and compliance, regulatory matters and information technology transactions. Klein was listed as a 2021 BTI M&A Client Service All-Star, named The Deal’s Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Dealmaker of the Year in 2020, and twice named Healthcare Law National MVP by Law360.

Eric Lucas

Eric Lucas HeadshotEric Lucas is a managing director for Moss Adams Provider Reimbursement Health Care Consulting Services and has worked in the health care finance industry since 1996. He serves health care organizations with government reimbursement matters.

Lucas’s areas of expertise include regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, accounts receivable valuation and analysis, government financial reporting, and revenue cycle management.

Lucas has participated in multiple industry payment workgroups, has significant experience with advocacy groups related to major reimbursement matters, has represented hospitals in media discussions, and was a pioneer member in the California Medi-Cal Provider Fee development team and continues to maintain a role in its success.

Before joining Moss Adams, Lucas spent more than 20 years on the provider side, and most recently, was the system vice president of reimbursement and government programs at CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital health system with sites in over 16 states.

During his tenure, he built a centralized reimbursement department and standardized processes, managed government reimbursement and revenue analysis activities, collaborated with internal and external leaders to participate in various reimbursement program opportunities, and was a key member in the development and implementation of government payment methodologies and programs.

Karl Rebay

Karl Rebay HeadshotKarl Rebay is a partner and leads Moss Adams Strategy & Integration Health Care Consulting Services. He has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry. He provides high-impact health care advisory services to help the firm’s industry clients navigate and succeed in the rapidly evolving national health care landscape. His clients include health systems, hospitals, health plans, long-term care organizations, and independent physician associations, among others.

Rebay is primarily responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of strategy services in the areas of growth, planning, financial performance, provider operations, and achieving maximum effectiveness and efficiency in health care environments. His specific expertise includes full-spectrum financial and operational consulting, market strategy and intelligence, project and strategy feasibility, capitation and value models, negotiation and analysis of managed care contracts, and physician compensation consulting.

Prior to joining Moss Adams in 2011, Rebay held senior leadership positions within the health care industry—including serving as the chief financial officer of one of the largest associations of physicians in private practice and serving as the director of finance for a publicly traded health system. Rebay has also served as senior administrative director of a large academic medical center.

Rebay is a frequent speaker at health care industry conferences and provides and facilitates regular training, both within the firm and to clients.

Lawrence W. Vernaglia

Lawrence W. Vernaglia HeadshotLawrence W. Vernaglia is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He’s the department chair for the firm’s Industry Teams Department, responsible for overall strategy and leadership across all industry teams.

Prior to that, Vernaglia served for eight years as chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team. He represents hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and a variety of other health care providers.

Vernaglia's practice involves regulatory and transactional matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement compliance advice and appeals; M&A financing; state regulatory issues including licensing, change of ownership, and CoN/DoN; survey appeals; fraud and abuse Stark Law analyses; managed care contracting; and general corporate and business planning in health care.

Vernaglia serves as outside policy counsel for the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. He runs strategic planning programs for senior management and governing boards.

Marnee Pierson Iseman

Marnee Pierson Iseman HeadshotMarnee Pierson Iseman is a partner in Moss Adams Lean Health Care Practice. She has more than 17 years of experience practicing lean health care and brings first-hand expertise on the application of the Toyota Management System to health care organizations.

She serves a range of health care clients, from those with ambulatory services to large integrated systems, guiding them on leadership development, kaizen, innovation, and access services. She has received several health care awards and has presented to the health care community nationwide on topics including lean and the Toyota Production System as it applies to ambulatory care, process improvement, patient access, supply and demand, and quality.

Her experience gives her a first-hand perspective of the challenges in transforming health care. She has managed the strategic planning, operations, and financial performance of multiple suburban satellites offering primary, specialty, ancillary, and ambulatory surgery services; department of medicine; department of pediatrics; and ambulatory surgery centers. She understands present day health care challenges, including the obstacles providers face in implementing successful electronic health records (EHR) programs. She provided leadership and direction for the accelerated development of EHR with Providence and its ambulatory partners. She has led employed-physician practices across a five-state system including more than 3,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

She was previously on the faculty of the Institute for Health Care Improvement and held roles as chief of community outreach and business development, chief operating officer, and ambulatory vice president for regional medical centers. She served as a principal at Rona Consulting Group (RCG) until it combined with Moss Adams in 2017. RCG’s founders were early adopters of the Toyota Management System in the health care setting.

Scharrell Jackson

Scharrell Jackson HeadshotScharrell Jackson is an accomplished international keynote speaker and leadership coach. Leveraging over 25 years of executive experience, she elevates leaders to their highest level of success. She’s best known for her unconventional and custom approach that ignites the fire in leaders, converting ambiguity into clarity, insecurity into confidence, and fear into courage, yielding high-performance leaders through incredible breakthroughs.

Jackson has served as a chief operations officer, chief financial officer, and chief administrative officer across a wide range of industries, including fintech, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profits, professional services, real estate, construction, technology, and wealth management. She drives strategy, profit improvement, mergers and acquisitions, operational efficiency, and human capital development—with diversity of thought and inclusion top of mind.

Jackson’s innovative model results in scalable and sustainable business success, leadership development, and cultural transformation. Her intimate approach through vulnerability and poise translates into atypical windfalls, growing organizations year over year at a rate of 25 %, top-line revenue from 3.5 to 400 million, retaining staff at a rate of 95%, headcount growth on average 5-times, operational expense reduction over 25%, and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices.

Jackson's ability to lead with diversity of thought while navigating the waters in industries lacking diversity, inclusion, and belonging sets her apart. She has a unique approach that motivates, inspires, and captivates because of her offering prophetic insights, business acumen, connections with learning, and tangible tools.

Jackson has a proven track record of transforming employees into leaders with a voice and a seat at the table, while guiding individuals and organizations to outcomes that outpace the competition and create an ongoing legacy of high-performing leaders. Jackson's engaging and thought-provoking presentations leave audiences with actionable insights and practical tools they can implement to elevate their leadership to new heights.

Stacy Stelzriede

Stacy Stelzriede HeadshotStacy Stelzriede is a partner and national practice leader for the Moss Adams Hospitals and Health Systems Practice. She has worked in the health care industry since 1990. She provides audit and consulting services to not-for-profit and for-profit health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care organizations, medical groups, and health plans with revenues ranging from $20 million to over $1 billion.

Stelzriede has vast experience in internal control risk management, revenue cycle, regulatory compliance, tax-exempt bond offerings and debt covenant filings, and providing client education training related to technical accounting issues and board governance.

Additionally, Stelzriede is experienced in conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your organization as a sponsor and health care thought-leader at the conference.

Sponsorship opportunities provide exposure before the conference through advertising, social media, video and email marketing, as well as on-site during the conference and through Moss Adams media platforms.

Contact Michele Abrams for sponsorship opportunities.



Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation, and complex financial and property transactions. Its Healthcare Team is nationally recognized by US News & World Report, Chambers, Legal 500, Modern Healthcare, M&A Atlas Awards, Law360, and Los Angeles Business Journal for providing experienced legal counsel to health care providers, payors, institutions, and almost every form of health care-related organization. The team delivers innovative solutions for population health management, global risk, vertical integration, strategic alliances, artificial intelligence, and game-changing transactions.


White Oak Healthcare Partners

White Oak Healthcare Partners lends flexible and efficient capital directly to long-term care and senior-housing owners and providers.



Founded in 2011, Hardesty provides best-in-class executive and senior leaders to growing companies through its nationwide network of partners and recruiters.

As a premier provider of C-suite leadership talent, we source the best in business strategy, finance, operations, marketing, and sales disciplines. We have a hard-earned reputation for rapidly delivering exceptional talent for interim, permanent, project, or transactional roles.

Hardesty is proud to feature a deep bench of top partner professionals at the CEO, COO, CIO, and VP levels to compliment the full range of senior executive talent we make available to clients across health care, consumer packaged goods, fintech, manufacturing, real estate, and other industry verticals.


Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner is a national law firm with a deep understanding of the business and legal challenges facing the health care industry. Its HealthCare Industry Team was named Law Firm of the Year—Health Care Law for three of the last four years on the Best Law Firms list by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The practice was recognized for its ability to provide value-added, pragmatic legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner to a broad range of participants in the health care industry. The firm provides counsel on a range of legal issues, including health care compliance and fraud and abuse matters; physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws; business transactions such as hospital-physician alignment, affiliations, private equity-capital formation transactions, and joint ventures; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and health care finance.

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