North Carolina Business Coalition on Health

2024 Spring Forum Agenda

Thursday, March 14

Employer Workshops
(open to employers and invited guests only)

1:00 PM – Workshop: Employer Cancer Care Strategy through the Patient Journey
Robert Baird, RN, MSA; President, National Cancer Treatment Alliance
Margaret Rehayem; Vice President, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Employer Experience Guest: Brian Kehan; Director of Benefits and Wellbeing, Merck

3:00 PM – Workshop: Addressing Employer Pharmacy Benefit Management Alignment
Christina Bell; Director, Healthcare Strategy, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Evening Reception
 Join us from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM for our evening reception.
All Forum registrants are Welcome!

6:30 PM – Advisory Council Meeting
(By invitation only)
 NC Healthcare Advisory Council Meeting/Dinner 


Friday, March 15

7:30 AM –   Networking Breakfast
Enjoy a fantastic hot breakfast while discussing “hot topics” with your peers from across North Carolina!

8:45 AM –  Welcome and Introductions
Jon Rankin, NCBCH President/CEO

9:00 AM – Legal Update
Lindsey Sommers, JD; Principal, Regulatory Resources Group, Mercer

9:30 AM – Leapfrog Hospital Safety and Quality Update
Jill Berger; Director, The Leapfrog Group

10:00 AM – Medical and Rx Innovative Savings Strategies 
William Howard; Senior Vice President, Bernhardt Furniture Company
Rajesh Rao; CEO, IndusHealth
Chad Adams; Senior Executive/Strategic Development, IndusHealth
Jason Sorrells; Rx Sales Director, Healthcare Bluebook

11:00 AM – Addressing Obesity and Diabetes
Katherine Saunders, MD; Obesity Physician, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Co-Founder of Intellihealth
Anoop Sangha, MD; VP of Clinical Programs, Transcarent
Tracy Sims; Director of Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company
Tracy Zvenyach, PhD; Director of Policy Strategy and Alliances, Obesity Action Coalition

12:00 PM – Innovations in Employer Benefits
(multiple speakers)

12:30 PM – Networking Lunch 
Great opportunities for networking, learning best practices, discussing hot topics and more with peer HR/Reward leaders while enjoying a fantastic Grandover lunch!

1:30 PM – Wellness and Wellbeing
 (Including announcement of the 2024 NC Culture of Wellbeing Award recipients) 

2:00 PM – Addressing Mental Health
Michael Thompson;
Board Member, Outcome Referrals, Inc ,
and Past CEO, National Alliance of HC Purchaser Coalitions

 3:00 PM – Wrap-up 

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