2024 Conference Speakers

Meet our 2024 Speakers

Discover more about our lineup of 2024 presenters and panelists, their expertise, and insights into sustainable practices.

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Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, FAAP

TN Department of Health

Tennessee Healthcare - Landscapes and Horizons
General Session  |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  9:00 AM

Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, FAAP, is the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health for the Tennessee Department of Health. She previously served as Assistant Commissioner for TDH’s Division of Family Health and Wellness where she led efforts to improve maternal and child health in Tennessee, and state initiatives in chronic disease prevention and supplemental nutrition.

As Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Amosun will provide leadership for offices and divisions within TDH including Family Health and Wellness, Minority Health and Disparities Elimination, Population Health Assessment, Primary Prevention, Vital Records and Statistics, and the State Chief Medical Examiner.

Amosun is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has served as a pediatrician for more than 17 years. In addition to clinical care, she has been focused on patient advocacy, quality initiatives, access to care, staff development, servant leadership and community engagement. She serves on several state and national boards advocating for children, and has a particular interest in addressing social determinants of health and their impact on the care of underserved and medically at-risk populations.

Amosun graduated with honors with undergraduate degrees in Biology and Art History from Vanderbilt University as a Dean’s Select Scholar and Chancellor’s Scholar. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a recipient of the Richard King Mellon Foundation award and completed her residency at the Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a board member of numerous professional organizations. She has been recognized for community service and serves as a mentor to medical and public health trainees.

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Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH

Indiana University School of Medicine

Agile Science and its Processes: The ABC Case Study
General Session  |  Friday, Oct. 4  |  10:30 AM


Dr. Boustani is a geriatrician, a neuroscientist, and an implementation scientist with extensive experience in developing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating healthcare innovations with a main focus on brain health. He is the Founding Director of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation and the Director and Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer for Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (www.hii.iu.edu). Over the past decade, Dr. Boustani has built a clinical laboratory of more than 2,000 ambulatory practices serving at least 10 million lives within five Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky). He used the above clinical laboratory to lead the execution of numerous clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services totaling more than $100 million. He has more than 190 peer-reviewed publications.

Pablo J. Calzada, DO, MPH, FAAFP, FACOFP

Aledade, Inc.

Aledade Panel (Title TBD)
Breakout Session  |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Learn more about Aledade, Inc.

LCDR Charissa Cooper

LCDR Charissa Cooper

National Health Service Corps
Health Resources and Services Administration 

Comprehensive Workforce Solutions:  Tools and Resources for Success
Breakout Session  | Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Lieutenant Commander Charissa Cooper is the TN contact for the National Health Service Corps.

Learn more about the National Health Service Corps!

Ann Cranford

Office of Health Access
TN Department of Health

Comprehensive Workforce Solutions:  Tools and Resources for Success
Breakout Session  | Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Ann Cranford is the Director of Recruitment and Retention with the State Office of Rural Health and Health Access, Tennessee Department of Health.

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Health!

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Dr. Huzefa Dossaji

Vivyo

The Future is Now:  AI in HealthCare and the Drive to Health Equity
General Session  |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  3:00 PM

Dr. Huzefa Dossaji has been a leading thinker and strategist in the FQHC HIT & Value Based Care arena for 8 years. He works with FQHCs and PCA/HCCNs on designing and implementing Strategic Innovation projects that focus on the use of technology (especially AI) focused on a value based world.

He is currently working with the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), Iowa Primary Care Association, Oklahoma Primary Care Association  among others to help their member FQHCs implement AI and VBC Strategies, and with the Illinois Primary Care Association (IPHCA) to build their Clinically Integrated Network

Dr. Dossaji has presented at many National and Regional conferences and was a keynote speaker at the 2024 Iowa Primary Care Association Annual Conference.

Dr. Michelle Fernández Gabilondo

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Psychological Safety: Putting People First
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3 |  1:30 PM

Dr. Michelle Fernández Gabilondo is the Director of Workforce Development at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU). 

Learn more about ACU!

Jennifer Genua-McDaniel

Genua Consulting, LLC

HRSA OSVs: The Roadmap to Success
In-Person Bootcamp |  Wednesday, Oct. 2  |  1:00 PM

Jennifer Genua-McDaniel is the founder and CEO of Genua Consulting, LLC. In 2005, Jennifer immigrated from Canada to the United States to work in a Community Health Center. With 18 years of experience, including 8 years as a CEO, she brings extensive expertise in operations and governance. Jennifer collaborates closely with the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), participating as a reviewer for operational site visits and providing training and technical support to community health centers and primary care associations. Her unique perspective, gained from serving as a former health center board member, enables her to guide boards toward becoming generative and effective.

Jennifer is the founder of the McDaniel Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to support non-health-related initiatives, with a particular focus on literacy, the arts, and marginalized communities.

Glenn A. Grigsby, CPA

Forvis Mazars National Health Care Group

Do We Need a Medicare Strategy?
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Glenn, a member of Forvis Mazars National Health Care Group, has over 20 years of experience serving the health care industry.  He is a member and Northeast Region leader of the Forvis Mazars Center for Excellence for Community Health Centers and serves federally qualified health centers in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee.  He focuses on reimbursement and regulatory issues facing community health centers and rural health clinics.

He works regularly with federal and state government intermediaries in the areas of cost report rate adjustments, re-openings and appeals.  He also assists providers with strategic planning, financial forecasts and fee schedule assessments.  

Glenn is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  He is a regular speaker covering reimbursement issues at various state Primary Care Association conferences.

Glenn is a graduate of University of Louisville, Kentucky, with a B.S. degree in finance, and a graduate of Webster University, Louisville, Kentucky, with an M.B.A. degree.

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Alex Johnson,
PharmD, BCACP

Christ Community Health Services

Changing the Face of Team-Based Care:
Insight into Sustainable Clinical Pharmacy Programs

Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  1:30 PM

Learn more about Christ Community Health Services!

Ray Jorgensen

Ray Jorgensen Consulting

No Health Center Funding - Now What?
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Ray Jorgensen is a serial entrepreneur and national healthcare reimbursement professional. A CPC since 1996, Ray has become a nationally prominent speaker whose motivational style and unique perspective afford audiences unusual and thought-provoking insight around healthcare financial issues. Having personally trained thousands of providers and financial/billing professionals in all 50 states on coding, billing, and reimbursement, he has also authored several books and dozens of articles.

Early on in his career, Ray worked at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts and United HealthCare in hospital claims, customer service, provider relations and contracting. After a 2020 exit from PMG RCM & RevenueHealth, Ray holds equity positions in PMG Credentialing (a credentialing, enrollment, & PSV firm), Patient360 (a Medicare Quality Payment Program registry), and Tendur (a healthcare payments, ecommerce, & client engagement platform).

Ray is an avid golfer, fitness enthusiast, and full-time RVer who loves spending time with his award-winning author wife (www.TabithaLordAuthor.com & www.msmaggieclare.com) and four beautiful kids.

BA: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
MS: Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
CPC: American Academy of Professional Coders (Salt Lake City, UT) 
CHBME: Healthcare Billing & Management Association (Washington, DC)

Daneisha Maddix, TSLRP Director

Daneisha Maddix

State Office of Rural Health,
Division of Health Disparities
TN Department of Health

Comprehensive Workforce Solutions:  Tools and Resources for Success
Breakout Session  | Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Daneisha Maddix is the Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program Director with the State Office of Rural Health, Division of Health Disparities at the Tennessee Department of Health.

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Health!

Nicole Moscatelli, CHFP

Forvis Mazars National
Health Care Group

Benchmarking and Reporting
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  1:30 PM

As a member of the CHC Center of Excellence team, Nicole serves as a resource on revenue cycle services for CHCs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including internal audit and revenue cycle in the provider realm.

Her focus is assisting CHCs with compliance and reimbursement through efficient revenue cycle teams and workflows that meet the healthcare needs in the communities they serve. From fee schedule assessments, sliding fee discount program reviews, and single questions to full onsite revenue cycle assessments, Nicole approaches every project as an opportunity to provide Unmatched Client Experiences™ and to grow.

Nicole is a frequent speaker at state primary care association conferences, helping to educate health center representatives and expose them to opportunities to evaluate toward additional revenue, compliance, and efficient workflows.

She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter, serving on the program committee and as president for 2020 through 2021. She is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP), specializing in patient financial services.

Nicole is a 2014 graduate of Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania, with an M.H.S.A. degree.

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Rebekah Wallace Pardeck, CPC, CMPE, CPCO

Achieve Revenue Management

Do We Need a Medicare Strategy?
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  10:30 AM

Streamlining Admin Processes for Value-Based Care
Breakout Session |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  1:30 PM


Rebekah Wallace Pardeck is President of Achieve Revenue Management, and she
founded this company in 2018 to specifically assist federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, medical practices and community health centers in increasing their abilities to capture and collect patient service revenues, always with an eye to compliance. 

She has spent her entire career in the business side of healthcare and the past 13 years as a consultant with a national accounting firm.  She has assisted clients throughout the country and is recognized nationally as a speaker, trainer and business partner.  Rebekah has a deep understanding of operations and revenue cycle management and a talent to engage with individuals while transferring that understanding in an effective and informative way.  This is simply her career passion.

Rebekah's background is in healthcare administration and I am a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) and a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™) through the American Academy of Professional Coders.  

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Shane Reeves, PharmD

Tennessee State Senator

Tennessee Healthcare - Landscapes and Horizons
General Session  |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  9:00 AM

Learn more about Senator Shane Reeves!

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Victor Wu, MD, MPH

TN Division of TennCare

Tennessee Healthcare - Landscapes and Horizons
General Session  |  Thursday, Oct. 3  |  9:00 AM

Victor serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the TN Division of TennCare, the state’s Medicaid Agency. At TennCare, Victor leads the medical office to ensure quality and cost-effective delivery of medical, pharmacy, and dental services to its members. He also supports payment reform and practice transformation initiatives across the agency. Prior to joining TennCare, Victor worked at Evolent Health as Vice President for Clinical Transformation and Medicaid Strategies where he led provider groups and health systems to implement value based population health redesign. In 2013, Victor served as a White House Fellow to the Secretary of Health and Human Services working on ACA implementation, delivery system reform, and addressing social determinants of health. Victor is a board certified Internist who completed his Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency, Chief Medical Residency, and practiced as an attending physician at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital. He still practices clinically as an internist in the Veteran’s Affairs Health System. He is originally from Tennessee and completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University.