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Adimika Arthur, MPH, is an experienced clinical epidemiologist and hospital/health system executive. She uniquely brings her population health, public hospital expertise and focus on improving health equity and access to quality care for vulnerable populations. She serves as the founding Executive Director for HealthTech for Medicaid (HT4M). HT4M is a collaborative convening of payers, providers, policymakers and innovative entrepreneurs collectively advocating for health equity and improvement of the Medicaid program on a national scale. This collective of advocates believe that with the strategic injection of technology and innovation into the Medicaid ecosystem and strives to be a bold, action-oriented, and inclusive network working to ensure critical new technology reaches Medicaid enrollees and other traditionally disadvantaged populations. Adimika is a public health leader, hospital executive and humanitarian who holds numerous certificates and awards. She combines her love of mentoring, servant leadership and service by maintaining non-profit board roles for many organizations including CALHIPSO and others focused on the pipeline of underrepresented youth getting into the full spectrum of health careers. She received her BS in Biochemistry from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, her Masters Degree in Public Health in Epidemiology and Health Systems from the University of Washington and spent time at Boston University School of Medicine.

Contact: adimika@ht4m.org

Brian Kelly, M.D., is president, Payer and Provider Solutions for IQVIA, helping to set and execute the strategy for using technology to accelerate IQVIA’s leadership in the clinical research and provider markets. Prior to joining IQVIA, Brian was the Head of Informatics at Aetna and also worked at Accenture where he led its global electronic health record practice. Dr. Kelly is a former Navy neurologist and intensive care medicine specialist. He retired from the Navy in 2003 with the rank of Captain. During his 20-year military career, he served as Head of the Critical Care Medicine department and a staff neurologist at the Navy’s flagship hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. During his last five years on active duty, he focused his efforts on deploying electronic health records and other health IT applications across the Department of Defense. Brian holds a medical degree from New York Medical College; a master of business administration from George Washington University; a master of science in Bioengineering from Clemson University; and a bachelor of arts in Russian, Premed from the College of Holy Cross.

Contact: brian.kelly@iqvia.com

Jasmaine McClain, Ph.D., is senior manager at Avalere Health, where she advises clients on digital health strategy and quality improvement implementation. She draws on her expertise in oncology research, innovations in virtual care, and provider strategy. Prior to joining Avalere, Jasmaine was an Associate Director at Advisory Board where she advised senior leaders in hospitals and health systems in devising long-term operational strategies related to digital health and healthcare delivery transformation. In a previous position, she led the creation of best-practice research presentations, infographics, and white papers on telehealth strategy and implementation for hospitals and health systems. Jasmaine has a PhD in cancer biology and an MS in medicine from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Contact: JMcClain@avalere.com

Kistein Monkhouse, MPA, is the CEO & founder of ​Patient Orator​, a digital health startup, that is using a mobile app to help underserved patients document their medical symptoms to empower their voices in their healthcare experience. She is a public policy expert and former healthcare frontline staff who saw an urgent need to build bridges across communities in healthcare. She is an award-winning documentarian of the documentary Humanizing Health Care, a narrative-driven, emotionally paced film about healthcare experiences in the United States. Kistein is a 2021 planning committee member of the AcademyHealth, Health Datapalooza, and the National Health Policy Conference. She is a patient advocate on a mission to dismantle systemic inequities that cause health disparities across the healthcare ecosystem.

Contact: kisteinmonkhouse@patientorator.net