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Kathy Driscoll



Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

In her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Kathy oversees Humana’s strategy of improving the experience of Humana’s community of nearly ten thousand nurses, care managers, and social workers, and promoting a culture that engages, values, and inspires clinical professionals while impacting health outcomes. Focus areas include clinical quality and innovation, clinician growth and development, and clinician engagement and recognition. She also leads initiatives to support the health and well-being of Humana’s clinical communities leveraging partnerships across Humana, as well as external partnerships such as the ANA Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation initiative and the IHI Joy in Work Collaborative. Kathy collaborates with other leaders of the Humana Home Solutions strategy to best support member health by advancing capabilities in the home.

Prior, Kathy served in various senior leadership roles at the company, including as Vice President and Chief of Operations at Humana At Home, where she led clinical operations including Care Management Services for Humana members as well as private pay clients, homecare operations including licensed and certified home health agencies. She was a founding member of the Humana At Home Innovation Team, which developed a consumer-centered health experience initiative focused on envisioning the future of health care delivery in the home.

Prior to Humana, Kathy was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SeniorBridge, a national Care Management and Homecare company acquired by Humana in 2012. Kathy has more than 30 years of experience in nursing, with a concentration in geriatrics, home care, managed care, and care management. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University, a Master of Science in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership from Sacred Heart University, where she received the Dean’s Leadership Award, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, also at Sacred Heart University. Kathy is a Registered Nurse, and holds board certifications as Nurse Executive, Advanced, and Case Management Nursing Honor Society. Kathy is a member of the Board of Directors for SeniorBridge, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the American Nurses Foundation. She is a member of The American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society; The Case Management Society of America, The American Organization of Nurse Leaders, and The American Association of Managed Care Nurses.

Ena Williams

Vice President

Senior Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer
Yale New Haven Hospital

Ena currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), a 1541-bed three-time ANCC Magnet ® designated, level I trauma Academic medical center. She is the very 1st African American CNO appointed at YNHH.  

Ena began her career in Jamaica after graduating from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She migrated to the United States and in 1991 was employed as a staff nurse at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. In 1992 she joined the staff at Yale New Haven as a staff nurse in the operating room and quickly progressed through several leadership positions: Laser Coordinator, Perioperative Educator, Patient Services Manager, Nursing Director, VP, and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Patient Services.  

Ena assumed the role of interim chief nursing officer in 2017 and was appointed to the role in 2018. She is the first black nursing director, VP, and Senior VP of Nursing at Yale New Haven Hospital. Her advocacy for nursing resulted in a significant investment in the nursing workforce with the recruitment of several hundred new nursing positions, a strategic recruitment that reduced vacancy levels to below 5% and turnover below 6.5%. She also led the nursing team to achieve the first American Nursing Credentialing Center recognition of the nurse residency program in the health system and the state. She also led the increase nomination of underrepresented nursing leadership team members to the American Organization of Nursing Leadership nurse fellowship programs. Ena led the nursing team through the COVID-19 pandemic, leading clinical and operational teams across the health system. Post COVID, Ena continues to lead the team through the successful ANCC magnet re-designation in 2021, supporting the recognition of five Beacon units and numerous strategic initiatives across the hospital and health system. She currently serves as the executive sponsor of the Nursing Leadership Academy focusing on the leadership development of nurse leaders across the system.  

Ena serves on numerous local, state, and national boards and is active in her community. She currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Joint Commission and the American Nurses Association Foundation, the Committee for Clinical Leadership of the American Hospital Association, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Hospital Association and is a member of the Local Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association. She also serves on the Gateway Community College Foundation, the University of Bridgeport Nursing Advisory Board, and the University of Connecticut School of Nursing DEI Committee. She is an active member of her church community serving in several capacities.  

She has been recognized with numerous awards: Leadership from the Connecticut North American Nigerian Nurses Association (2023), Community Leadership- ConCAT, Hometown Hero Award from the Gateway Community College in New Haven (2020), Legendary Woman New Haven (2018), Trailblazer award from the National Black Nurses Association (2017), the Cornell Scott Health Leadership Award from the NAACP of greater New Haven (2015), Outstanding Jamaican in America (2012) the Mary E Mahoney Award from the Southern Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (2004). She is a published author of nursing book chapters, journal articles and a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences.  

Ena graduated from the University Hospital of the West Indies with a Diploma in Nursing, Western Governors University (BSN), Albertus Magnus College (MSM/MBA), and PhD, in Management and Leadership from Walden University. Ena is a graduate of the GE Health Management Nurse Executive Fellowship and is Board certified in Executive Nursing Practice from the American Organization of Nursing Leadership. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), and a Johnson and Johnson Nurse Executive Innovation Fellow.  

She is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, the American Nurses Association, the Organization of Nurse Leaders (New England), and a Lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association. She was elected as President-elect for the American Organization of Nursing Leadership and will assume that role in January 2024 and presidency in 2026.  

Tom Tefft



Tom Tefft was the Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s $2B Neuromodulation business from 2009 to 2016 where he oversaw the research and development, operations, and sales and marketing for products used in the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, overactive bladder and urinary retention, and ... gastroparesis. Prior to this role Tefft held numerous finance leadership roles at Medtronic including Vice President Corporate Controller, Vice President Finance for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business and Vice President and Controller for Europe, Africa and Middle East based in Belgium and Switzerland.  Tefft spent 10 years at Price Waterhouse prior to joining Medtronic in 1992.

Tefft currently serves on the board of directors of American Family Insurance, several private med tech companies, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the American Nurses Foundation, and the Deans Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tefft and his wife Julie live outside St. Paul, MN and are parents of three adult children.

Paul W. Abramowitz

PharmD, ScD (Hon), FASHP
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Paul W. Abramowitz is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and President of the ASHP Foundation.

ASHP is the largest association of pharmacy professionals in the United States, representing 60,000 pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians in all patient care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and health-system community pharmacies. For over 80 years, ASHP has championed innovation in pharmacy practice, advanced education and professional development, and served as a steadfast advocate for members and the patients they serve. ASHP is also the accrediting body for pharmacy residency and technician training programs, and provides comprehensive resources to support pharmacy professionals through every stage of their careers.

Prior to joining ASHP in September 2011, Dr. Abramowitz worked in hospitals and health-systems for over 30 years. He served as Associate Hospital Director for Professional Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He also held prior positions as Director of Pharmacy and Associate Professor at the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Abramowitz received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Indiana University, a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, a PharmD from the University of Michigan, and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
In addition to serving as ASHP President in 1993-94 and as Treasurer of ASHP from 2007-10, he chaired the Boards of: the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center.

Dr. Abramowitz has actively combined practice, teaching, and research throughout his career. He has lectured and published extensively focusing on: the effect that quality pharmacy care can have on improving outcomes and reducing costs of care, developing new pharmacy care models, reducing adverse drug events, and expanding comprehensive medication management to all sites of care.

He was a recipient of the John W. Webb Lecture Award in 2000 and the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award in 2009, health-system pharmacy’s highest honor. In 1990, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, in 2010, the Alumni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and in 2015, he was recognized as one of Washington’s Trending Association Leaders by Bisnow. Dr. Abramowitz received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of Toledo in 2013 and the Touro College and University System in 2022.

Currently, Dr. Abramowitz serves on the Boards of the American Nurses Foundation, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the GTMRx Institute. He also serves on the Howard University College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, is a member of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a Professor-Emeritus at the University of Iowa.

Phyllis Doulaveris

Senior Vice President, National Patient Care Services & National Chief Nurse Executive
Kaiser Permanente

Phyllis Doulaveris joined Kaiser Permanente in 2022 as the Senior Vice President for National Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive. At KP, she leads and inspires over 68,000 professional nurses in the provision of equitable, safe, and appropriate care for KP members nationwide. Dr. Doulaveris joins KP from Banner Health where she was the organization’s first SVP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive leading nursing and care delivery across 31 acute care hospitals in six states. As Banner’s system CNE, Dr. Doulaveris also led Perioperative, Trauma, Emergency, Women’s & Infants Services, and Care Delivery Operations at the system level. Prior to her work at Banner Health, Dr. Doulaveris served as the system SVP and Chief Nursing & Chief Quality Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health in Cincinnati, OH and the Regional SVP & Chief Nursing Officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Iowa market. She has a breadth of healthcare experience that includes Clinical Research, Clinical Informatics, Outcomes Management, and health system leadership roles.  She has served in various settings, among which are the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Inova Health System, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, and the Military Health System. She has extensive expertise in optimizing clinical operations, strategic planning, organizational learning, and transformational leadership. Clinically, Dr. Doulaveris has a background in pediatric oncology & infectious disease and pediatric and neonatal critical care. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (concentration in Nursing Informatics) from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Marquette University.  She holds certifications as Nurse Executive - Advanced and Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Laura Leigh Ferrio

Chief Advancement Officer and President, Keystone Board
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Laura Ferrio is a creative executive with vast clinical, managerial and executive experience.

For more than 30 years, Ferrio has served the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. In her current role as Chief Advancement Officer and President of the Keystone Board, she leads philanthropy and development efforts for AbilityLab, increasing annual direct contributions, endowments and restricted funding. Funds support research and specialized programming within the state-of-the-art Shirley Ryan AbilityLab — the first-ever “translational” research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, 24/7, surrounding patients, discovering new approaches and applying (or “translating”) research real time.

Ferrio began her career with the organization as a Nurse Intern, eventually working her way up to Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Patient Care and Services. In that role, she influenced decision-making in every clinical area, including patient-care units, therapy and research laboratories and ancillary departments. She also spearheaded efforts that resulted in AbilityLab receiving the Prestigious Magnet® Recognition — the first rehabilitation hospital in the country to secure this designation in recognition of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The extensive process for application that she developed and implemented laid the groundwork at the hospital for receiving three successive Magnet® designations, a distinction achieved by only 3 percent of all U.S. hospitals for nursing care.

With philanthropic seed funding, Ferrio co-founded the AbilityLab’s LIFE Center, which now houses the largest collection of patient education and consumer health resources for people with functional impairments.

Ferrio holds a BS in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, as well as an MBA and MS in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. She also completed a Fellowship for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong champion for nurses, Ferrio serves on the board of the American Nurses Foundation. She is the past president of both the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources. She was named the Illinois Nurse Leader of the Year in 2004 and received a governor appointment to serve on the Illinois Board of Nursing, a role which she held for a decade (2004-2014). In addition, Ferrio received the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Health & Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University.

Randall Lipps

Randall Lipps
Chairman, President, CEO and founder

Randall Lipps is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of Omnicell. He founded Omnicell in 1992, and the company has grown to offer the most comprehensive portfolio of medication management solutions across the continuum of care. Omnicell is now building on its success in advanced automation, data intelligence, and expert services to fulfill its vision of the Autonomous Pharmacy.

Prior to founding Omnicell, Mr. Lipps was Assistant Vice President of Sales and Operations for a division of American Airlines. His work in airline industry operations and logistics inspired him to develop a better way to manage supplies and medications in healthcare.

As a healthcare industry thought leader, Mr. Lipps has served on the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing Board and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation Board of Directors.

A longtime supporter of start-up enterprises, Mr. Lipps is on the Advisory Board of Launchpad Digital Health and RexPay, and he previously served on the Board of Directors for Invuity and Candescent Health.

Mr. Lipps has made giving back to the community a priority at Omnicell as well as a personal mission. He and his wife have focused their own philanthropy in areas such as poverty, education, and local community efforts.

Mr. Lipps holds bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Kathleen Malloch

Kathy Malloch Leadership Systems

Dr. Kathy Malloch is a recognized expert in leadership and the development of effective evidence-based processes and systems for patient care. Her uncanny focus on accountability and results is the hallmark of her practice. Her expertise has been useful to many organizations across the country.

A nationally known writer and speaker, Malloch has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. She has published extensively in proctored health journals. She is a frequent presenter and author on leadership topics, healthcare innovation, professional nursing practice, and patient classification systems.

Malloch served as the first program director for the Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Master’s in Healthcare Innovation program. This innovative, multidisciplinary program is the first of its kind in the country. She continues to teach in the leadership of innovation track in the nursing doctoral program at Arizona State University. Most recently, Malloch and Porter-O’Grady created the Executive DNP Program at OSU-College of Nursing, Columbus, OH.

Malloch is the designer of the Expert Nurse Estimation Patient Classification System (ENEPCS), an innovative model to integrate the role of the professional nurse in daily nurse-patient staffing to achieve the best outcomes. In 2008, ENEPCS was purchased by API Healthcare, a GE Company.

A graduate of Wayne State University, College of Nursing, Malloch received an MBA from Oakland University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing.

Currently Malloch also serves as:

  • Past-President of the Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Clinical Professor, Ohio State University, College of Nursing
  • Senior Consultant for Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates

Mehul Mehta


Chief Medical Officer



Mehul Mehta, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer at ASG. He draws on decades of global healthcare, medical education, and life science research systems experience to advise and assist groups on the development and implementation of healthcare, education, and research systems in markets around the world while also providing healthcare inputs to ASG and its teams.

Previously, Dr. Mehta held leadership positions at Harvard Medical International and at Partners Healthcare International, where he oversaw global strategy, program development, and operations implementation in over 30 countries. At each, he worked to reform healthcare delivery systems and educational and research entities around the world. His emphasis has been on building sustainable and innovative health care, research and medical education capacity. He also served as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute, where he was the faculty lead on the technology and health initiative, specifically focused on AI in global health. He has been a member of the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School since 1997, and an Honorary Clinical Staff member at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in Boston.

Dr. Mehta completed medical school with honors at the University of Bombay in India, and his clinical training in retinal diseases at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye & Ear. He completed his post-doctoral research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Harvard Medical School. He also holds an M.A. in Cognitive and Neural Systems, focused on neural networks and AI, from Boston University. Earlier in his career he was a consultant in the healthcare practice at McKinsey and Company. Dr. Mehta sits on the boards of non-profit health care entities and continues to teach and publish on global health. Dr. Mehta is based in Boston.

Bernie Park


Founder and Chair

Park Family Charitable Foundation


Bernadette “Bernie” Park is the founder and Chair of the Park Family Charitable Foundation. Park is also the Chair and founder of the Fairfield County Leadership Council (FCLC) and Teen Leadership Council for Save the Children. FCLC was established in response to the need for local support in Fairfield County for the mission of Save the Children through fundraising and advocacy. In addition to general mission support and hurricane emergency relief efforts, the council has supported Early Childhood Education in the US and Return to Learning initiatives to help displaced children globally. As a result of these efforts, Park was recognized as a Changemaker for children and honored at the 2019 Save the Children Centennial Celebration. She was among a diverse group of changemakers including corporate leaders, teachers, policy makers and humanitarian workers.

Park is a partner with Social Venture Partners SVP-CT, a network of local community partners aligning passion and purpose to realize greater impact with their philanthropy. SVP-CT’s social impact focus is to close the opportunity gap in Connecticut by supporting innovative organizations and initiatives in education and workforce development. Bernie is serving on their Investment and Strategic Planning Committees and working on their DOMUS team which is focused on helping reentry youth assimilate successfully back into their community after being incarcerated. She is exploring expanding Yale-New Haven Hospital Transitions Clinic- a medical home model staffed by nurse practitioners and community health workers. She is also working with local community colleges and hospital systems to develop career pathways for High school students interested in allied health and nursing careers.

Park has over 15 years of advocacy, grassroots community organizing and fundraising experience and has served on several executive boards for area non-profits.  Prior to her service in the non-profit sector, Ms. Park worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a critical care nurse, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and ultimately as a Nurse Practitioner of their Cancer Prevention and Wellness Program. She was also an adjunct clinical professor at Fairfield University.

Park is currently getting her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Yale School of Nursing. For her DNP project, she is collaborating with the Connecticut Nurse Association and the Nurse on Board Coalition on the SpringBoard to Board service initiative. She is facilitating connections to community foundations and matching nurses interested in board service to nonprofit boards in their communities. She is working to develop a pathway to board leadership offered through community foundations aimed at helping nonprofit and philanthropic organizations become structurally diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Park holds a BS in Nursing from the College of Mount St. Vincent, a MS in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and an Advanced Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Primary care and Oncology from Columbia University. She is a member of the ANA, CNA and Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Mu Chapter, Yale School of Nursing.


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