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pre-summit workshop

  • Data Sharing & Understanding

  • Health Deserts (Food | Transportation | Physicians)

  • Healthy Aging

  • Mental Health

  • Patient Engagement

  • Rural Communities

  • health Insurance & Preventive Care

  • Women’s Health

 pre-summit workshop participants

Stephanie Hayden - Director, Austin Public Health

Stephen Pont, MD – Medical Director, Office of Science and Population Health – Texas Department of State Health Services

Marcia Ory, PhD – Founding Director, Center for Population Health & Aging, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Ramesh Srinivasan – Head of Partnerships, Medici

JP Eichmiller
- Senior Director of Strategy & Information Design, Central Health

Greg hansch, Executive Director, NAMI Texas

Melinda Villagran, PhD – Director of Translational Research, Texas State University

Elizabeth Washington – Chronic Disease Program Manager, People’s Community Clinic

Madison Mauze - Chief Operating Officer, Fetch md

Robin Krigelstein – Founder/CEO, Live Neuron Labs

Seth Feder - Senior Director, Gartner

Karina Loyo, PhD - Director of Clinical Research, Prelude Dynamics

Rachel Koay – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Feeding Texas

Laura Rosen – Social Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Dell Medical School

Carly McCord, PhD
- Director of Telebehavioral Health, Texas A&M University

Delia Jervier - Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association/Capital of Texas Chapter

Stephen Popovich
- Founder/CEO, Clairvoyant Networks

Veronica Buitron Camacho
– Director of Medical Management, Community Care Collaborative

Marcie Row
– Executive Director, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

Greg Matthews
- Founder and Principal, HealthQuant

Tracy Angelocci, MD
– Chief Medical Information Officer, Lone Star Circle of Care

Molly Moore
– Health Plan Lead, Decent

JC Adams
– Founder/CEO, Cloud 9

Harovel Wheat, PhD
– Retired Professor, UT-Austin

dolores martinez
– mother/baby Care Coordinator, Lone Star Circle of Care

Kathleen Casey, PhD
– Director of Clinical Innovation and Development, Integral Care

Valarie Fleming, PhD
- Chair, Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University

Tom Mchorse, md - Medical director, volunteer Health clinic

Lauren Sasser - Research and Program analyst, meals on wheels of central texas

Michael Hole, MD – Director of Opportunity Ventures, Dell Medical School

Michael Bodenstab
– Chief Financial Officer, Cantata Health

Sharon Alvis
– Consultant, Alvis Consulting

Teresa Sansone Ferguson
- Executive Director, AustinUp

Chris Dauw
– Chief Executive Officer, Compassware

Renee Valdez, MD
– Medical Director for Behavioral Services, Lone Star Circle of Care

Jameson Sauseda
- Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Lamarque Polvado
– Founder/CEO, CareStarter

The summit

August 15th


7:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:05 am Welcome
Opening Remarks

Victoria O’Dell – Capital City Innovation

               Becky Pastner – St. David’s Foundation

               Larry Wallace – Central Health


Dr. Jewel Mullen, MD - Associate Dean, Dell
Medical School | Director of Health Equity,
Ascension Seton

9:00 am Networking Break

Workshop Recap

9:35 am HEALTHY AGING | Workshop Recap

9:55 am Networking Break

10:10 am RURAL COMMUNITIES | Workshop Recap

10:30 am WOMEN’S HEALTH | Workshop Recap

10:50 am Rural Health Care: Improving Access with
Transformational Transportation
Technologies and Innovative Services

Katie Turnbull,
PhD - Executive Associate
Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

11:25 am Networking Break

11:40 am My Patient Journey | From Losing 90 Pounds
To Helping My Neighbors Get Healthy

Helen Costa Giles
- Founder, NME Lifestyle

12:15 pm Networking Lunch

1: 30 pm MENTAL HEALTH | Workshop Recap

1: 50 pm PATIENT ENGAGEMENT | Workshop Recap

2:10 pm Networking Break

2:25 pm One Platform For Many Healthcare Solutions,
How Austin Could Apply Platform Thinking
To Improve Health Outcomes And Tell Our
Story To The World

Chris Moose
- Partner, IBM

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:15 pm DATA SHARING & UNDERSTANDING |Workshop Recap

3:35 pm HEALTH DESERTS | Workshop Recap

3:55 pm Networking and Departure

Post Summit Reception | Omni Hotel Lobby Bar

featured speakers

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Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, is the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as the Director of Health Equity for Ascension Seton to help meet health equity goals across its system.

Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office during the months bridging the transition from the Obama to the Trump administrations. Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially those who are underserved. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems.

Mullen is the former director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and medical director of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has held faculty appointments at the New York University, University of Virginia, Yale University and Tufts University schools of medicine.

As Connecticut’s public health commissioner, Mullen created an Office of Health Equity Research, Evaluation and Policy to ensure that reducing disparities was included as a deliberate, measurable outcome of the department’s programmatic and regulatory efforts. She also successfully spearheaded initiatives to reduce racial disparities in low birth weight and infant mortality, advanced legislation to improve end-of-life care and led development of the state’s health assessment and health improvement plan as precursors to the department achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. As commissioner, she also directed her agency’s response to events such as natural disasters, the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola. Her accomplishments at HHS included participation in the coordination of the federal public health response to Zika, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal partners and leaders in Puerto Rico.

Mullen serves on the editorial board of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action National Advisory Committee, the Alzheimer’s Association/CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Leadership Committee and the Medical Education Committee for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also is a member of the Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A former member of the Advisory Committee to the CDC Director and its subcommittee on health disparities, Mullen chaired the CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Federal Advisory Committee. She is a former president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Chris Moose is a Partner in IBM’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice. He’s currently focused on improving health outcomes by forming business networks.

The networks have an emphasis on equitable governance for all parties and are comprised of participants across the healthcare system, technology companies, government entities and nonprofit organizations.

Previously he managed global life science accounts for IBM with responsibility for teams and users in over 50 countries. He has spoken at conferences globally on supply chain, healthcare and technology issues and his views on the healthcare industry are available on twitter @MooseChris.

Mr. Moose is the former board chair for Austin's Any Baby Can, active in his son's scout Troop and resides in Westlake with his wife and two sons.

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Helen is the founder of NME Lifestyle and has found her passion and purpose thru her own transformation to inspire and help others change their lives physically and financially.

As a mother, coach, and career woman, she was spreading herself thin, and her constant stress and busy schedule began to weigh on her.

"I lost myself and my spark. I didn’t have the balance between family and work. I’ve always been a very energetic person, and I started to lose all of that."

Helen found herself gaining weight and neglecting her own health, but in her mind, she thought this was just how it had to be.

After a visit to her doctor for her annual checkup, Helen realized how badly her health was being affected. She was headed down a road of chronic health issues and decided she needed to make a change.

“It scared me. I looked at my boys who were very young, and I just kept thinking, ‘There’s got to be more than this. They deserve more.’”


Katie Turnbull is an Executive Associate Director at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). She is also an Executive Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University.

At TTI she maintains a diverse research portfolio, leads Institute initiatives, and manages TTI’s Environment and Planning Research Group.Active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, she is currently serving as the ViceChair of the TRB Executive Committee. Turnbull received the Regents Fellow Award from Texas A&M University System in 2015.

In 2014, shewas recognized with TRB’s W.N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, recognizing her long-time outstanding service to TRB and transportation research. In 2013, she received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), which honors individuals who promote leadership and career advancement for women in the transportation design and construction industries. In 2012, she was named a lifetime national associate of the National Research Council based on her many years of volunteer service with TRB.