Dr. Linda Delo was the 2010-2011 President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) and has been an active member of FOMA since she was a student, graduating from NOVA-Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. She has been in private family practice for over 25 years and is in the process of becoming an NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. She also participates and serves on the board of one of the first Advanced Payment Model Accountable Care Organizations.
She served as Vice-Chair of The Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs 2011 to 2013 and currently chairs its Innovations Committee at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). She serves as a board member or advisor for many important associations and committees, at both state and national levels. This includes AOA Medical Informatics, The Florida-Society American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Physician Advisor for Florida Blue and FMQAI’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). She recently received their 2013 Florida Physician Practice Quality Improvement Recognition Award. Dr. Delo has also chaired, moderated and lectured at state and national educational programs and webinars on topics including Meaningful Use, The Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Testosterone R. She is on the board of Florida Physicians Trust, which is one of the few Advanced Payment Model ACOs.
Dr. David Durham completed his training in psychiatric medicine with distinction at the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in animal genetics at Benedictine College. He has additional subspecialty training in neurocognitive electrophysiology and neuropsychiatry at Duke University. In 2008 he co-founded the Neuroscience Research Institute as a means to study the electrophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. During this time, he worked on a multi-disciplinary research team studying the clinical efficacy of pharmacogenetics in psychiatry. In 2007 he received the American College of Neurocognitive Medicine’s Pioneer Investigator Award for his work utilizing Quantitative EEG to measure temporal treatment outcomes for patients suffering from neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric deficits due to traumatic brain injury. Dr. Durham is a consulting neuropsychiatrist at Sage Neuroscience Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. He is the current Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Neurocognitive Medicine.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Durham worked as a management consultant in health systems with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Deloite & Touche Consulting Group. After completing his medical training, he worked as a medical consultant for the Virginia Fox Ten O’Clock News culminating in his own weekly news segment First Health with Dr. Dave. In 2006, he traveled to Iraq as an independent documentary film-maker and was embedded with the US Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, 1st of the 23rd Infantry Regiment’s 3rd Combat Stryker Brigade, where he completed a series of short film segments – aired as a news series special as Dr. Dave’s Diary From Iraq, which was nominated for three Emmy awards. He also produced and directed the documentary film First Platoon: an uncommon brotherhood, a raw and accurate portrayal of the life of a combat infantry platoon during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Garets, as Senior Advisor, assists The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care IT Suite programs. He is a Principal at Mountain Summit Advisors, providing M&A, recapitalization/financing, and consulting services to private healthcare IT firms. He’s also an advisor and chair of the Executive Advisory Board for SCI Solutions, as well as a Senior Advisor for Next Wave Connect.
Previously, he served as president and CEO of HIMSS Analytics, Executive Vice President of HIMSS and has held executive positions at Healthlink, Inc., Gartner, Inc., and as an experienced healthcare CIO.
Mr. Garets is a HIMSS Fellow and served as HIMSS board chair in 2004. He sits on the governing boards of Health Care DataWorks and the PeaceHealth Northwest Regional Network.
He served on the faculties of the CHIME Information Management Executive courses for 11 years and was a Charter Member of CHIME. He is an internationally known author and speaker on healthcare information strategies and technologies, and in 2011 was elected to the HIMSS 50-in-50, the 50 most memorable and influential contributors to healthcare IT in the last 50 years. Mr. Garets is the co-creator of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, the international de facto standard for measuring the progress towards a full electronic medical record. Mr. Garets earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University.
Robert Gregory is a consultant with extensive industry knowledge and experience in managed care, long-term care and hospital pharmacy. He has experience in benefit design, trend analysis, clinical program development – evidence based coverage management, fraud, waste, abuse, and adherence programs.
Mr. Gregory has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist and healthcare manager. His most recent experience was as a Pharmacy Director for Aetna Pharmacy Management (APM). In this position, he was responsible for the evaluation, development, and implementation of programs that are clinically based, results-oriented, reportable, marketable, and provide value to internal and external constituents and stakeholders. He also supported Aetna Pharmacy’s initiatives relating to the integration of pharmacy with other medical programs. Prior to working for Aetna, he was the Director of Pharmacy for Coventry Health Care and has worked in managed care in local, regional and national positions. Previous experience also includes serving as the Director of Pharmacy for the HCA and HeathTrust hospital systems in Texas for more than 10 years.
Mr. Gregory graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1977 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. He obtained an M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy Administration in 1980 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, and his M.B.A. from The University of Houston in 1992.
Mr. Gregory is a licensed pharmacist in the states of New Hampshire, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Missouri. He is a former president of the Panhandle Society of Health-System Pharmacists, board member of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), former chair of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s (AMCP) Professional Practice Committee, former member of AMCP’s Legislative Committee, and has held Director and Treasurer offices on AMCP’s Board of Directors. He is currently an active member of AMCP.
A passionate and dedicated advocate for pharmacy and the role of pharmacists in the health care system, Holly Whitcomb Henry is President and CEO of Rxtra Care, Inc., which operates two pharmacies in the Seattle area. One specializes primarily in compounding and providing services to residents of adult family homes, and the other in home medical equipment and community long-term care services.
Henry is a Past President of the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Washington State Pharmacists Association. She is a member of NCPA’s political action committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Mirixa, a company providing an industry-wide solution for the billing of pharmacist care services. She serves the Board of Directors of Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, Northwest Prescription Services, and the Association of Northwest Pharmacies. Henry is a past president of United Drugs, a cooperative of independent pharmacies
A board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, Henry holds a specialty certificate in geriatric pharmacy practice from the University of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy. She earned her degree in pharmacy from Washington State University (WSU), and holds clinical affiliate faculty appointments at both the UW and WSU schools of pharmacy. She served three terms as a member of the Board of Trustees of the WSU Foundation.
She is an active member of University Sunrise Rotary Club, currently the Immediate Past President. Henry received the Bowl of Hygeia in 2010, and the David B. Almquist Award in 2012. She and her former business partner received the Innovative Practice Award in 1995 and Henry was chosen one of the Top Fifty Most Influential Pharmacists in 1999 by American Druggist magazine. She received Preceptor of the Year Award from WSU, was named its Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus in 1999, and was honored with a WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 2010.
Dr. Tennant is a former US Army Medical Officer and Public Health Physician. As a public health physician in Eastern Los Angeles County, he started a pain clinic in 1975 primarily for cancer and post-polio patients. After retiring from public health in 1998 he continues to operate his original pain clinic and do research in intractable pain. He has published over 300 articles primarily on pain, addiction, and neurochemistry. His major research interests are related to hormones, electromagnetic measures, and central pain. For more than 10 years he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Practical Pain Management, that is circulated to 47,000 physicians who treat pain patients. Recently he started the Hormones & Pain Care Information Network to help educate practitioners on the use of hormones in pain care. A favorite project of Dr. Tennant is his series of articles on “Great Men with Great Pain,” which includes Howard Hughes, John F. Kennedy, “Doc” Holliday, and Elvis Presley.
Dr. Jeffrey Westcott graduated from the University of New Mexico Medical School in 1971 and completed his medical and cardiology training at the University of Washington. He has been in the practice of cardiology since 1978 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where he is the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Although he is primarily an interventional cardiologist, he does have a strong interest in electronic health records. He has written a number of cardiology applications, and is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s task force on healthcare informatics. He is Chairman of the Cardiology Steering Board for Epic Systems Corporation, a major EHR vendor.