Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30, 2020

Don’t Miss this Innovative Health Care Event!

  • Gold Standard in health center education
  • Featuring Keynote Speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Professional and immersive virtual conference
  • Builds highly effective leaders, practitioners and health centers
  • Networking lounges with other healthcare professionals
  • Giveaways and prizes, including AirPods, smart watches, iPads, gift cards & more
  • The latest tech, products, and services in our exhibit hall
  • Real-time vendor meetings and downloadable swag

IPHCA 2020 Annual Leadership Conference Agenda

All times listed are Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Clinical, QI

Jeff Panzer, MD

Director of Innovation, AllianceChicago

Jodi Simon, DrPH

Research Scientist, AllianceChicago

Elizabeth Adetoro

Research Manager, AllianceChicago


Jennifer Calohan, RN, TQMP, PCMH-CCE

CURIS Consulting


Jeffrey Allan, CPA

Partner, BKD LLP

Rebekah Wallace Pardeck, CMPE, CPC, CPCO

President, Achieve Revenue Management, LLC

Behavioral Health

Jamelia Hand, MHS, CADC, CODP

CEO, Vantage Consulting Group


Jamie Judkins

Vice President of Sales, ES99

 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Leadership, Operations

Puneet Leekha, JD

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Chestnut Health Systems and Chestnut Family Health Center

Lori Laughlin

Director of Marketing and Communications, Chestnut Health Systems and Chestnut Family Health Center

Linda Diamond Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Conlon Public Strategies

Oral Health

Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, MPA

Public Health Dental Director, State of Iowa Department of Public Health

Sean Boynes, DMD

Vice President of Health Improvement, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement


Amanda Lee, PPCNP-BC, MSN

Nurse Practitioner and Onboarding Manager, Access Community Health Network


Tina Schuh, MPH

Manager of Academic Partnerships, Erie Family Health Centers

Josephine Llaneza, MPH

Director of Patient Programs, Erie Family Health Centers

Sara Naureckas, MD

Medical Director, Erie Family Health Centers

Social Determinants of Health

Jeffrey Ring, PhD

Principal, Health Management Associates

 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Veronica Clarke

Chief Executive Officer, TCA Health, Inc.

Jordan Powell, MBA

President & CEO, Illinois Primary Health Care Association

The Honorable J.B. Pritzker

Governor of the State of Illinois


 4:00 5:00 p.m

Maria Hinojosa

Emmy-winning Journalist, Anchor and Executive Producer of NPR’s Latino USA.

 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 10:00 - 11:00 a.m

Dr. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA

18th U.S. Surgeon General, Healthcare Disparity Expert & Preventative Medicine Advocate

 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Leadership, Finance, Operations, Clinical

Art Jones, MD

Principal, Health Management Associates


Jackie Gibson

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Pillars Community Health

Emily Yuill

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Pillars Community Health

Leadership, COVID-19

Kate Birdwell

Senior Communications Manager, Erie Family Health Centers

Kevin Davis

Director of Marketing and Communications, Erie Family Health Centers

Genevieve Salazar

Digital Marketing Specialist, Erie Family Health Centers

Social Determinants of Health

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

CEO, On the Mark Consulting

Karriem Watson, DHS, MPH

Director, Associate Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center, Director, Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science, University of Illinois Cancer Center

Behavioral Health, Clinical

Patrick Gauthier

Director, Healthcare Solutions, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Leadership, Operations

Jason Reddish, JD

Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP


Joan Liautaud, PsyD

Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Heartland Alliance Health

Olivia Masini

Director of Care Coordination, Heartland Alliance Health

Behavioral Health, Social Determinants of Health

Victor Armstrong

Director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, North Carolina DHHS

Finance, Operations, Clinical

Shanee Cox, MBA, BSN

Chief Operating Officer, PrimeCare Health

David Flanagan

Chief Operating Officer, Kairoi Healthcare Strategies, Inc.

Telehealth, COVID-19

Geetha Govindarajan, MD, PhD, MPH

Director of Clinical Innovations, FriendHealth

Muhammad Nazier, RHIA

Director of Patient Services, FriendHealth

Biswas Pradhan, MPH, MSW

Population Health Analyst, FriendHealth

 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

QI, Clinical

Jena Wallander, MPH, BSN, RN

Research Coordinator, AllianceChicago

Lisa Masinter, MD, MPH, MS

Director of Research, AllianceChicago

Roxane Padilla, MPH

Research Manager, AllianceChicago


Mary Blankson, DNP, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Center, Inc.

Elena Thomas Faulkner

CEO, School Director, NIMAA

Leadership, Operations

Hannah Rowell

340B Program Manager, Erie Family Health Centers

David Bruce, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Erie Family Health Centers

Katherine Vakil, PharmD, MPH

Pharmacy Services Manager, Erie Family Health Centers


Michael A. Dowell, JD

Partner, Hinshaw and Culbertson

Behavioral Health, Clinical

Leana Lopez, LCSW

Director of Behavioral Health, Medical Home Network ACO

Michelle Brehens, LCSW

Manager of Care Management, PCC Community Wellness Center

Friday, October 30, 2020

 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Leadership, HR, Social Determinants of Health

David Ernesto Munar

CEO, Howard Brown Health

Paul Rauseo

Vice President for HR, Diversity, & Inclusion, Howard Brown Health


Marc Wetherhorn

Marc Wetherhorn Consulting


Althera Steens, CDE

Nutrition and Diabetes Health Educator, TCA Health, Inc.

Manoj Mathew, MD, MBA

Family Physician, TCA Health, Inc.

Donisha Reed, MPH

Program Coordinator - Health & Wellness Collaborative, TCA Health, Inc.

Kathryn Sunderbruch, MD

Medical Director, VNA Healthcare

Jordan Scofield, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Coordination, VNA Healthcare

Telehealth, Operations

Stephanie Willis

Marketing Specialist, Hudson Headwaters 340B

Jim Donnelly

President, Hudson Headwaters 340B

Barbara Zanoni

Business Analyst, Hudson Headwaters 340B

Behavioral Health

Brie Reimann, MPA

Assistant Vice President, Practice Improvement & Consulting, National Council for Behavioral Health

 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Operations, Finance

Manny Lopes

President & CEO, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Clinical, Social Determinants of Health

Andrew Van Wieren, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Esperanza Health Centers

Ted Hufstater, MPH

Director of Quality Improvement and Practice Transformation, Esperanza Health Centers

Paola Seguil, RD

Manager of Quality and Practice Transformation, Esperanza Health Centers

Operations, Behavioral Health, HR

Melissa Duplantis, PsyD

Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Chicago Family Health Center

Operations, HR, Clinical

Kelly Ducheny, PsyD

Senior Advisor, Education and Clinical Practice, Howard Brown Health

Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PHM-NP, FAAN

Professor and Project Director, Integrated Care, Rush University College of Nursing

Christina Brakebill, RN, FNP-BC

Associate Director of Nurse Practitioner Education, Heartland Health Centers

Leadership, COVID-19

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

CEO, On the Mark Consulting

 11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

 12:45 - 1:45 p.m

Operations, Clinical

Ashley Kloos, MPH

Clinical Program Manager, Medical Home Network

Ciara Winters, RN, MS-HA

Director of Care Management, Chicago Family Health Center

John Chapman, LCSW

Executive Director, Care Coordinator, University of Chicago Medicine

Operations, Finance

Stephen T. Moore, JD

Partner and Health Care Leader, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP

Michael A. Dowell, JD

Partner, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP

Leadership, HR

Veronica Clarke

Chief Executive Officer, TCA Health, Inc.

Geanna Boykin

HR Director, TCA Health, Inc.

Samantha Oliver Mitchell

Chief Operations Officer, TCA Health, Inc.

Leadership, HR, Social Determinants of Health

Cec Hardacker, MSN, RN

Director of Education, ERA, Howard Brown Health

Kelly Ducheny, PsyD

Senior Advisor, Education and Clinical Practice, Howard Brown Health

Tavish McMillan

Employee Relations Specialist, Howard Brown Health


Jairo Mejia, MD, FACP

Medical Director, Access Community Health Network

Javier Landivar, MBA, FACHE, CHC

Director of Practice Management, Access Community Health Network

 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend & New York Times Best-Selling Author

 3:00 - 3:15 p.m



Frequently Asked Questions

Until August 31st, registration is $600 for members and $700 for non-members. On September 1, registration will be $700 for members and $800 for non-members.
The Annual Leadership Conference is designed to provide intensive and relevant content for a wide range of health center administrators, providers and partners. Past attendees have included health center executive leadership, operations personnel, medical directors, clinicians/providers, clinical leadership, care team members, policy and legislative advocates, state and regional primary care partners, health center board members, and other community health center key stakeholders.
Absolutely! One of the benefits of a virtual conference is that interested professionals can attend from anywhere. We welcome healthcare industry leaders from across the country to join us. The event is fully online and accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event. You may also want to bookmark this page, so you can easily return to the conference.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to a reliable internet connection. We recommend Google Chrome as the preferred internet browser. *Please note – the conference platform will not work on Internet Explorer.
Yes! Registering for the event gives you access to the virtual conference platform—including content session and vendor materials—for 30 days.
  • Reach out to your friends and colleagues and invite them to join you at the Annual Leadership Conference.
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  • If you need special assistance or accommodations, please let us know in advance so we can be as helpful as possible. Please contact Sara Howe at showe@iphca.org with any requests for assistance.
All refund requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All refunds determinations are the discretion of IPHCA. No refunds will be issued after October 15, 2020. "No Shows" are non-refundable.
Continuing Education Credits have been applied for through Rush University for Physicians, RNs, APRNs, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Nutrition/Dietician and Psychologist. Credits through RUSH are contingent on attending the LIVE educational sessions. A survey will be sent after the conference to claim your credits and request a certificate. All credits through RUSH must be claimed within 10 days of the event, or no later than November 9, 2020.

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and with/without commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of Eight (8) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of Eight (8) nursing contact hour(s).

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for Eight (8) CE credits in psychology.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, and speech-audiology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this livel activity for a maximum of Eight(8) continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

The Illinois Primary Health Care Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP . This conference is worth 8 SHRM re-certification credits.

Finally, we are also approved by Illinois Department of Public Health for 11 credits for Dentists and Dental Hygienists.