Anne Murphy SVP & GC Rush University Medical Center (IL)
Anne M. Murphy is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Rush University Medical Center (Rush), a major academic medical center in Chicago. In that role, Anne has oversight of all legal and risk management services provided for Rush and its affiliated entities. She directs a staff of in-house counsel in the Rush Office of Legal Affairs, oversees the staff of the Office of Risk Management, and engages and manages outside counsel. Her scope of responsibility extends to legal counsel regarding strategic alliances, physician relationships, governance, regulatory compliance, medical staff matters, academic matters, tax-exemption, litigation, quality assurance and patient safety, IP, contracting, clinical research, and employment.
In the course of her career, Anne has focused on resolution of complex regulatory, compliance, legal risk management, corporate governance and transactional matters; regularly counseling health care clients about multifaceted legal issues. In addition to nearly 20 years advising hospitals and health systems in private practice, Anne spent seven years in senior government positions.
Before coming to Rush, Anne was a partner and chair of Holland & Knight’s Chicago health care and life sciences team. Prior to Holland & Knight, she served as Senior Counsel to the Illinois Attorney General, where she advised the Illinois Attorney General on a wide range of legal and policy matters. Previous to that, Anne was Chief Counsel for the Illinois Department of Public Health, simultaneously serving as the agency’s privacy officer and ethics officer. Her first 15 years of practice were spent primarily in law firm health law departments.
Murphy earned her JD degree from Boston University School of Law and her BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
Bill Aseltyne SVP & GC Yale-New Haven Health System
Bill Aseltyne is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Health System, an academic medical center and integrated delivery system affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining Yale-New Haven in 2007, Mr. Aseltyne was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sutter Health, a nonprofit health system comprised of hospitals, medical foundations, community physicians and other providers in Northern California. Mr. Aseltyne began his legal career at McCutchen Doyle (now Bingham McCutchen) in San Francisco after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Aseltyne serves on several community nonprofit boards of directors and is active in public service.
Charity Elmer GC CoxHealth (MO)
Charity Elmer is the General Counsel of CoxHealth and has served in that role since 2004. CoxHealth is a three-hospital, non-profit integrated health system that provides tertiary health care services to a 22 county service area in southwest Missouri and is one of the largest providers of charity care in Missouri. CoxHealth employs approximately 9,000 employees, owns a health insurance company that provides HMO and PPO products and also has several subsidiaries that provide a variety of services including retail pharmacy, home infusion and home health. Ms. Elmer is responsible for all things legal and risk at CoxHealth (including insurance and workers’ compensation) as well as its subsidiaries.
Ms. Elmer received her B.A. degree from Drury University and her J.D. degree from University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville. Prior to her tenure with CoxHealth, Ms. Elmer worked at Blackwell Sanders (now Husch Blackwell Sanders) where she practiced primarily in the areas of employment law and litigation. She is admitted to the Missouri and Arkansas Bars.
Daniel Stech Principal The Pinnacle Group
Dan Stech is a healthcare business expert with over 20 years of experience in settings ranging from the health policy arena and health services research to physician practice management, association management and technology development.
His professional focus is on hospital-physician relationships, physician compensation and regulatory compliance. In addition to consulting, Dan leads Pinnacle's Physician Fair Market Value (FMV) Program and other product initiatives. Dan is a partner in The Pinnacle Group and joined the firm in 2006 following an 11 year career with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). At MGMA, he held leadership positions in government affairs, healthcare consulting and between 2001 and 2006, was Director of Survey Operations. As Director of Survey Operations, Dan expanded the depth of performance measures observed by MGMA and firmed up MGMA's position as the market leader in physician data resources. Dan has authored numerous articles on practice management subjects and was coauthor of a book on the practice revenue development. He regularly speaks to industry groups having presented countless sessions for national, state and local health care organizations. Dan holds a BA in History from Benedictine College and a MBA from Marymount University. Dan is active in a number of industry associations including MGMA, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management (CHSM). He received the credential of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) from the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Dan’s areas of expertise include: Fair MarketVvalue (FMV) analysis, physician compensation and productivity analysis, physician practice management and improvement,strategic planning and business development, marketing research and product development, association management and planning, survey design and research project management.
Dan is a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (CMPE), a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management (CHSM) as well as a part of the Survey Advisory Committee with the Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA). Dan has a BA in History and an MBA.
Michael Heil Principal HealthWorks
Michael is the principal of HealthWorks. Michael has 40 years of experience in hospital and health services management and management consulting, including 20 years as principal of HealthWorks. Before forming HealthWorks, Michael served as chief operating officer for Sutter Roseville Medical Center, under a management agreement.
For 16 years, Michael was vice president for professional services and vice president for service development for San Jose Medical Center. Both of these hospitals are part of multi-hospital, integrated health systems: Sutter Health and the Good Samaritan Health System, respectively.
Previously, Michael was assistant administrator for Southwest Vermont Medical Center. He has served as president of California Shock/Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), a nonprofit regional medical helicopter consortium in Northern California, for which he is now a member of the board of directors. He has also been a management engineer for a community hospital and for Johnson & Johnson.
The National Association of Certified Healthcare Valuators and Appraisers recognizes Michael as an Accredited Valuation Analyst and a Certified Financial Forensic Analyst.
Laura Keidan Martin National Head – Health Care Practice Katten Muchin Rosenman
Laura Keidan Martin is the national head of the firm’s Health Care practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She counsels health care industry participants including health systems, national ancillary service providers and life sciences companies, helping them structure their transactions, sales/marketing practices and physician compensation arrangements to meet state and federal regulatory requirements. Laura regularly assists clients with government and internal investigations and advises on corporate integrity and deferred prosecution agreements. She also helps clients develop and update their compliance programs and policies, provides compliance education and conducts compliance program effectiveness reviews.
Ms. Martin also serves as lead counsel on complex transactions, often involving multiple parties and creative deal structures. Her broad‑based antitrust practice includes antitrust compliance advice and representation through pre‑merger reviews and investigations conducted by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
Ms. Martin earned her BA in economics from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is past president of the Illinois Association of Health Attorneys. Her recognitions include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for both health care and antitrust, Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Chicago Health Care Law, and Leading Lawyers Network’s “Top 10 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois.”
Raymond Sczudlo EVP & CLO Children’s National Medical Center
Mr. Sczudlo joined Children’s National Medical Center in July 2001, and is the Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Sczudlo is responsible for all aspects of the legal affairs, compliance, executive compensation and governance of the institutions, and serves on its Leadership Council.
Prior to joining Children’s National Medical Center, Mr. Sczudlo was Senior Vice President and general Counsel of EYECAST Corporation from 2000 – 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Sczudlo was a partner in the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP from 1987 – 2000, where he practiced in the areas of corporate, business, finance, technology, and international transactions. Mr. Sczudlo served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law Center from 1991 – 2000, where he taught banking and finance. He has authored numerous articles on banking, technology investment, capital markets, regulatory and policy issues, and has been a frequent lecturer on such topics.
As part of outside activities while in private practice, Mr. Sczudlo served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and its various affiliates from 1984-2001, including service as Chairman of the Board of CNMC from 1993-1995. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Safe Kids Worldwide. He has served on, and chaired, a number of committees for CNMC and its affiliates, including Finance, Professional Affairs, Audit, Investment, Legal Affairs, and Executive Compensation.
Mr. Sczudlo received a BS from the University of Detroit and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Robert Leibenluft Partner Hogan Lovells (DC)
Bob Leibenluft's practice is devoted entirely to health and antitrust matters, including counseling and litigation regarding antitrust issues in the health, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.
Upon completing law school, Bob worked as an attorney advisor in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Office of Policy Planning, concentrating on health and antitrust matters. In 1981, he joined Hogan & Hartson and became a partner in the firm in 1989. He practiced health law at Hogan & Hartson until January 1996 when he rejoined the FTC as Assistant Director for Health Care in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. As head of the Health Care Division, Bob supervised a 25-30 person staff engaged in the review of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures involving hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers, as well as conduct in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. While at the FTC, Bob supervised the 1996 revisions of the FTC and DOJ Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care in which the Agencies first addressed clinical integration. He rejoined Hogan & Hartson again in September 1998.
Bob is an inaugural fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association, where he previously served as a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors. He is currently Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee, and is a former chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee and State Enforcement Committee. He is a member and Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of HCI3, the parent company of Prometheus Payment Inc. and Bridges to Excellence.
Bob has a B.A., Magna Cum Laude from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law).
Russell L. Holman, M.D. Chief Medical Officer LifePoint Hospitals
Russell L. Holman, M.D., joined LifePoint Hospitals as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in February 2013. As CMO, Dr. Holman oversees LifePoint’s quality and clinical effectiveness, care management, disease management, patient safety and satisfaction, physician engagement, appropriateness of care and ancillary resource utilization.
Prior to joining LifePoint, Dr. Holman served as chief clinical officer of Cogent HMG, where he served in executive leadership roles for eight years. Previously, he served as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics in Bloomington, Minn., and assistant director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Minnesota.
Among Dr. Holman’s professional accomplishments, in 1996 he founded one of the earliest hospitalist programs for Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. In 2000, he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate Fellowship Programs in Hospital Medicine for HPMG&C. In 2007, he co-authored and edited the textbook, Comprehensive Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Holman graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), which in 2002 honored him with the Outstanding Service Award in Hospital Medicine and in 2011 appointed him one of only 10 Masters in Hospital Medicine in the U.S.
Sherry Travers Shareholder Littler Mendelson
Sherry L. Travers is a seasoned employment law attorney in Littler’s Dallas office and is a core team leader in the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. She has extensive experience counseling and representing healthcare employers in labor and employment matters, including representation before federal and state courts, administrative and investigatory agencies, as well as arbitrators. Sherry routinely handles matters regarding whistleblowing and retaliation, qui tam relators, discrimination and harassment, employment screening, competitive restrictions and trade secrets, compensation and privacy and data protection.
Sherry’s healthcare clients include hospitals, home health care agencies, community-based providers, physician practice groups, staffing companies, medical equipment and device manufacturers, insurance companies and medical coding and billing companies. In addition to her counseling and litigation practice, Sherry has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for employers and industry trade groups, as well as authored many employment-related articles. Sherry holds a Masters of Law in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Lidia Rodriguez-Hupp SVP & 340B Compliance Officer Sentry Data Systems
With more than 14 years’ experience in 340B software and program maintenance, and six years in various staff positions within the US House of Representatives, Lidia is uniquely suited for the challenges of 340B compliance. In her current role as SVP and 340B Compliance Officer for Sentry Data Systems, she oversees the 340B audit team, the client training team and the professional services department. These teams act as internal consultants on Sentry’s high-priority projects and also support client requests that require a high level of expertise. Lidia is active in her local community as a mentor for Women of Tomorrow since 2008 and as a board member on the Boca Raton Community High School PTSA and School Advisory Council.