Executive Insights: Charting the Path to a Person-First Health System

September 13, 2023
11:10 pm-

12:00 pm

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Senior leaders representing organizations from across the health care industry discussed the role of the private sector in innovating toward the ideal person-first health system. Panelists shared cutting-edge advancements that are driving meaningful change and what the future holds for person-centered health care.

*Visionary Sponsor Panel 

Summit Details

This panel is part of a larger summit event.

September 13, 2023

As the health care system grapples with unprecedented challenges post-pandemic – from workforce to supply chain shortages, from technological advances to continued health inequities and affordability challenges – will the future of the health care system meet the needs of real people and communities? When “people” become “patients,” what happens?...


Amy McKenzie, M.D., MBA

Vice President of Clinical Partnerships and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Amy McKenzie, MD, MBA is a board-certified family medicine physician with 13 years of experience in private practice and over ten years of experience in healthcare administration and clinical leadership. Dr. McKenzie joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2013 as a physician consultant supporting Quality Management and Accreditation and is now the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President leading Clinical Partnerships. Her team is responsible for providing clinical leadership for provider value-based programs and risk contracting and helps to enable and support the network through education, communication, and partnering on practice transformation efforts. She also leads the Behavioral Health Strategy and Planning team responsible for development and implementation of the BH strategy. Dr. McKenzie graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her residency at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. In 2017, she received her MBA with a focus in medical management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently serving as Vice Chair on the State of Michigan Certificate of Need Commission and is a past president on the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan.

Tarek Rabah, MBA

President and CEO of North America Pharmaceutical Business, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Throughout his career, Tarek has brought together high-functioning teams that challenge conventional thinking and deliver results in complex business environments. His commitment to empowering and supporting those around him has unlocked innovation and directly impacted the lives of patients. As a citizen of the world, Tarek brings an intuitive global perspective that infuses diversity, transparency, and performance accountability as key tenets in his business philosophy. Tarek is a growth-oriented executive with extensive experience leading large, multifaceted commercial organizations. In his more than 20 years of experience, he has successfully launched brands and led divisions with AstraZeneca and Novartis in the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, and the Middle East. His expertise spans therapeutic areas in highly competitive and complex healthcare categories. For Tarek, leadership is not about having all the answers, rather it is about creating an environment where Otsuka-people are deeply connected to their purpose and the people they serve. Tarek joined Otsuka in 2022 as President & CEO of Otsuka’s North America Pharmaceutical Business, with responsibility in the US and Canada. Driven by his personal passion to improve the lives of people, Tarek is leading Otsuka’s commercial organization efforts to introduce products, programs, policies, and advocacy initiatives that help address unmet medical needs and untapped market opportunities.

Amy Duckro, D.O., MPH

Executive Director of Population Management; Infectious Diseases Physician, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Dr. Duckro serves as Executive Director of Population Management and is a board-certified infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She received her medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed her infectious diseases training at Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Cook County Hospital, and received her Masters of Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Kirsten Sloan

Senior Policy Director, American Cancer Society Action Network
Kirsten Sloan is senior policy director for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In this capacity she manages a team of six senior policy principals and analysts with a focus on access to care, emerging science and prevention. Prior to joining ACS CAN, Kirsten was vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families with responsibility for the organization's multi-faceted health portfolio. Kirsten was also director of Federal Health Issues for AARP. In that role, she served as chief health lobbyist and managed a team of senior lobbyists in AARP’s Government Relations Department. Kirsten and her team worked directly with Congress and the Administration on advancing AARP’s key health care priorities including Medicare, prescription drugs, long-term care, Medicaid, managed care, health insurance, and health care quality. Earlier in her career at AARP, Sloan worked as the national coordinator for Health Issues, Health Team deputy director, Medicare lobbyist, and as legislative specialist with a focus on the Catastrophic Coverage Act. Prior to AARP, Kirsten was the legislative aide for Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) and was responsible for health care appropriations and aging issues. Kirsten Sloan is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She currently resides in Washington, DC.