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Peter Banko, F.A.C.H.E.

Senior Vice President, Operations, and Chief Integration Officer
Centura Health, Englewood, Colorado

Peter Banko joined Centura Health as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2016. Centura Health, the healthcare leader in Colorado and western Kansas, is a $3.5 billion integrated health system with 21,000 associates, 6,000 physician partners, 17 hospitals, 12 affiliated hospitals, health neighborhoods, health at home, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency rooms, mountain clinics, 100+ physician practices and clinics, and Flight For Life® Colorado. Centura is sponsored by Adventist Health System in Florida and Catholic Health Initiatives in Colorado. Before joining Centura, Mr. Banko spent nine years with Catholic Health Initiatives in both national and market operations roles as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Integration Officer in Englewood, Colorado and President and Chief Executive Officer at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has served as Chief Operating Officer at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas as well as in operations and strategy roles at PhyAmerica Physician Group in Durham, North Carolina and Saint Clare’s Health Services in Denville, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Services Administration. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum Creating Healthier Communities Program.

Erica Dawson, PH.D.

Director, Nancy and Bob Selander Engineering Leadership Program
Cornell University

Dr. Erica Dawson is a teacher, researcher, executive coach, and Director of Leadership Programs at the Cornell University College of Engineering. Previously she was Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Yale School of Management, where she taught her popular leadership and negotiation courses. She has coached leaders in executive education programs at Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wharton School of Business, Cornell University, and the University of California-San Diego. Dr. Dawson has a distinguished record of entrepreneurial leadership in education. In 2012 she helped to create the U.S.-Israel Center for Innovation and Economic Sustainability at the University of California-San Diego, serving as its founding Executive Director through 2013. In 2010 she co-founded The Program on Organizational Ethics at MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. In her current role, she directs a leadership development program for Cornell’s engineering student community, integrating leadership and teamwork skills into a modern engineering education. Dr. Dawson’s research focuses on motivated reasoning, or the ways in which people’s decision-making may be biased by their desires for one conclusion or course of action over another. She has examined these processes in the contexts of health decision-making, reasoning about climate change, project planning, and executive decision-making. She has worked extensively with groups as diverse as German engineers, Tibetan monks, female scientists, and American sixth graders. Dr. Dawson earned a Doctorate in Social Psychology from Cornell University in 2004. She studied as an executive coach and co-active leader through the Coaches Training Institute.

Sarah Duvall, M.P.H.

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Trauma Initiatives
Healthcare Association of New York State

Sarah DuVall is an experienced epidemiologist who has worked in healthcare for more than ten years. In her current position, she supports emergency preparedness efforts and provides assistance to members as they respond to disasters. Before joining HANYS, she led disease control and prevention efforts as a county epidemiologist and was a research scientist at the New York State Department of Health, with a focus on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. She has been published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and has presented her work nationally. Ms. DuVall has had a wide array of involvement in healthcare; from her beginning as a certified nurse’s aide, to working in laboratories and a fellowship award in public policy. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in biomedical science from the State University of New York School of Public Health.

Jeffrey Gold

Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Managed Care and Insurance
Healthcare Association of New York State

Jeffrey Gold works with the payer community, state and federal regulators, and New York State government to address provider issues and has drafted, negotiated, and helped secure major packages of managed care reform legislation that impact external appeals, administrative denials, claims processing, and payer practices. He has designed HANYS’ highly regarded Strategies, Weapons, and Tactics programs (SWAT) and coaches hospitals on denials management and contract negotiation strategies. Before joining HANYS in 2000, Mr. Gold was Special Counsel for Health Care to the New York State Attorney General. Mr. Gold served four Attorneys General in New York and was the founding Bureau Chief of New York’s Health Care Bureau in 1997. Mr. Gold joined the Attorney General’s office in 1987 and developed his managed care background as a result of overseeing units of the Attorney General’s office at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, and the three State University of New York Medical Centers in Brooklyn, Syracuse, and Stony Brook. Before 1987, he worked at two private law firms in New York City, with a focus on civil litigation. Mr. Gold has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a frequent lecturer at Bar Associations meetings, health care conferences, and has published numerous articles.

Steven I. Goldstein

Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals, Rochester, New York

Steven Goldstein is Vice President of University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), President of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital in Rochester, and President for Long Term Care at University of Rochester Medical Center. Before assuming his position at Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals, Mr. Goldstein served in administrative positions at Rochester General Hospital; The Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio; and the University of Nebraska Hospitals and Clinics and the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. He has also served as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the chair of AHA Regional Policy Board 2. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of HANYS. He has served on numerous boards of directors and committees including Highland Hospital of Rochester, URMC, Strong Partners Health System, Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, and Rochester Regional Healthcare Association. He also holds a joint appointment as Professor in Community and Preventive Medicine for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Mr. Goldstein is a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and received his Master’s degree from the St. Louis University Graduate School of Hospital and Health Care Administration, and his Bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University.

Kenneth Hanover

Vice Chairman
Prezio Health, Madison Heights, Michigan

Before joining Prezio Health, Kenneth Hanover led Northeast Health System, a diversified hospital and health services organization serving the North Shore communities of eastern Massachusetts. Previously, Mr. Hanover held chief executive positions with the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Main Line Health System in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Hanover held senior level executive positions with Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon; the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hanover is a member of the American Hospital Association Task Force on Health Reform, the Health Advisory Board of the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Skylight Health Systems, Inc. in San Diego, California. He has chaired the Ohio Hospital Association’s Committee on Advocacy and Policy and the Greater Cincinnati Health and Hospitals’ Council. Mr. Hanover completed his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and received his Master’s degree in Public Administration from The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

John Huppertz

Associate Professor
Clarkson University Capital Region Campus, Schenectady, New York

Dr. John Huppertz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Master of Business Administration Program in Healthcare Management at the Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University. Before joining Clarkson, Dr. Huppertz was Managing Partner, Marketing and Research Services, at Eric Mower and Associates, where he conducted marketing research and served as a strategic marketing consultant for clients in a variety of industries. His research interests focus on customer satisfaction, patient experience, marketing effectiveness, healthcare advertising, and the impact of social media in healthcare. His research has been published in leading marketing and healthcare journals such as Health Services Research, Journal of Healthcare Management, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Retailing. Dr. Huppertz is also visiting professor of healthcare marketing at IESEG School of Management at Lille Catholic University in Paris and Lille, France. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and his Doctorate in Social Psychology from Syracuse University.

Vrinda Kadiyali, Ph.D.

Dean for Academic Affairs
Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management
Professor of Marketing and Economics
The Johnson School, Cornell University

Professor Kadiyali’s research focuses on firms’ competitive strategies. She uses econometric models of game theory to study how firms compete with their rivals and their channel partners. She has been published in leading marketing and economics journals, including Marketing Science, Management Science, Rand Journal of Economics, and Journal of Econometrics. She is also on the editorial board of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and has refereed for several journals, including journals of the National Science Foundation and the American Marketing Association. Dr. Kadiyali teaches The Johnson School’s Strategy Core. Previously, she taught courses on Internet marketing, distribution channels, marketing models, and several doctorate level courses. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India; her Master of Arts degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India; and her Doctorate in Economics from Northwestern University.

Kevin Krawiecki

Vice President, Fiscal Policy
Healthcare Association of New York State

Kevin Krawiecki leads HANYS’ fiscal policy and data informatics division. He has compiled more than 15 years of Medicare and Medicaid fiscal policy experience during his tenure with HANYS, serving in various capacities including data analyst and data product director for both HANYS and its analytic subsidiary DataGen, and Associate Director of Federal Relations in HANYS’ Washington, D.C. office during the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In his current capacity, Mr. Krawiecki’s focus is on the development of rational fiscal policy at both the state and federal levels. Mr. Krawiecki received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Elizabeth A. Mannix, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Executive Education
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management
Professor of Management and Organizations
The Johnson School, Cornell University

Professor Mannix’s research and teaching activities cover topics including leading organizational change, power and influence, leadership, diversity, and effective team performance. Dr. Mannix’s recent research focuses on the effectiveness of different influence strategies in diverse teams. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, she was a faculty member at Columbia Business School and at the University of Chicago. She was a visiting professor in the Master of Business Administration program at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also the winner of two Center for International Business Education grants to compare the types of strategies used by Japanese, Chinese, and U.S. negotiators. Her research has appeared in numerous journals. She is the co-editor of the book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, now in its tenth volume. Dr. Mannix was a recent Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review and serves on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Her consulting and executive education reaches major corporations in the United States, Europe, and Asia on topics such as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, and the effective use of power and influence. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, and her Doctorate in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Chicago.

John B. McCabe, M.D.

Professor/Chair Emeritus
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Dr. John McCabe served as Chief Executive Officer of Upstate Medical University from May 2009 until January 2017. Dr. McCabe received his medical degree from Upstate Medical College of Medicine in 1979 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He joined Wright as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, where he developed a research program and laboratory for emergency medicine. In 1987, Dr. McCabe joined Upstate Medical University as the Associate Director of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. In 1991, Dr. McCabe became the founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He was instrumental in developing the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine at Upstate. Dr. McCabe served as Vice President and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, and, after serving as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, in 2009 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. He served as President of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and held all offices in the national American Colleges of Emergency Physicians, including President. He served as a trustee of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and held all offices within the organization, including President of the Board. He was elected to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties, and served as Board Chair. Dr. McCabe currently holds certification with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is Board certified in the subspecialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Risa M. Mish

Professor of Practice Management
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Risa Mish teaches courses in team leadership and critical and strategic thinking, in addition to serving as Faculty Director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. At Johnson, she has been the winner of the Apple Teaching Award; Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award, and Globe Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Mish also runs a management consulting and training practice, providing strategic advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams on a wide range of human capital issues, including effective team leadership; leading organizational culture change; critical thinking and problem solving; persuasion and influence; employee recruitment, motivation, and retention; employee assessment, coaching, and performance management; resolving employee and team conflicts; and minimizing employment litigation risk. Before returning to Cornell, Ms. Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP, where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters. Before that, she was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Ms. Mish earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

Joseph Moscola

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
Northwell Health, Great Neck, New York

Before his current position leading human resources, Joseph Moscola held positions throughout Northwell Health, most recently as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Ambulatory Operations. In that role, he led ambulatory services, working with the clinical and administrative service line leadership, Northwell Health Physician Partners leadership, and the health system’s Clinical Joint Ventures. During his tenure, Mr. Moscola helped Northwell Health Physician Partners achieve a “silver level of distinction” from the Regional Baldrige Performance Excellence Committee. He has also been responsible for leading efforts to successfully integrate several clinical joint ventures, expanding Northwell Health’s ambulatory footprint. He began his career as a physician assistant in cardiothoracic surgery, and then transitioned to an administrative career, serving as Administrative Director for Neuroscience at Southside Hospital, and then Senior Administrative Director of Neurology and Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Previously, he directed the health system’s operations, where he helped plan and implement strategic programs across the organization. Mr. Moscola is an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph College teaching healthcare management and currently serves on Dowling College’s Long Island Youth Summit Steering Committee. Mr. Moscola received a Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University; a physician assistant certificate from Catholic Medical Centers-Bayley Seton Campus, Staten Island, and is a graduated Fellow of the Health Management Academy. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for both Farmingdale College and Nassau Community College.

Sean Nicholson, Ph.D.

Professor of Policy Analysis and Management
College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Dr. Sean Nicholson is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) at Cornell University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is currently conducting research in three areas: the value of new medical technology, the extent and benefits of physician specialization, and the causes and consequences of geographical variation in medical spending. Before joining PAM in 2004, Dr. Nicholson was a faculty member in the Health Care Systems Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for four years as a management consultant and taught high school for two years before enrolling in graduate school. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1986 and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.

Nancy Pratt, R.N., M.S.N.

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness
Airstrip, San Antonio, Texas

A healthcare veteran with a proven record of success in driving effective information strategies and operational improvement over many years, Nancy Pratt is now spearheading the next generation of innovation at AirStrip. Ms. Pratt is committed to delivering the level of clinical effectiveness required in the Affordable Care Act world while executing the AirStrip value proposition: transforming healthcare through mobility and interoperability, and optimizing operational effectiveness both internally and with clients. An American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Ms. Pratt served most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at St. Joseph Health, Irvine, California. She previously spent ten years as Senior Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego and led the initiative that resulted in Sharp HealthCare receiving the 2007 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. In both positions, she also served on the steering committees responsible for strategic information technology decisions. Before that, she served as Vice President of Clinical Services at CliniComp, Intl., where she supervised product design, implementation, training, testing, and quality including technical documentation of newly developed software applications and enhancements. An experienced manager in cardiovascular care and trauma, she spent more than 20 years as a critical care nurse in a variety of settings. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Ms. Pratt began her career in the Nurse Corps and led clinical programs and operations at the Medical University of South Carolina and Sentara Health Care.


Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics

Kelly Price has been working in healthcare finance for two decades, starting with the New York State Department of Health, where she developed managed care rates for the Medicaid program. For the last 18 years, Ms. Price has helped providers understand changes in Medicare’s reimbursement systems. As Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics of DataGen she works with hospital associations in 47 states and eight multi-state systems on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues. In addition, DataGen provides decision support and education to hospitals and health systems across the country as they prepare for healthcare reform payment strategies, including shared savings and readmissions. DataGen is currently providing data analytic support nationwide to awardees of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Demonstration, including the Association of American Medical Colleges-convened group and the national nursing facility provider, Genesis HealthCare; participants in the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program including Ascension Health; and awardees under the Oncology Care Model. Ms. Price received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of New York and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Kathleen Rauch, R.N., M.S.H.Q.S., B.S.N., C.P.H.Q.

Director, Quality and Research Initiatives
Healthcare Association of New York State

Kathy Rauch has more than ten years’ experience in healthcare quality, patient safety, and regulatory and accreditation compliance. While working in the acute care setting, she led initiatives such as adoption of the Just Culture methodology, achieving zero preventable harm, and the implementation of pay-for-performance improvement strategies. Ms. Rauch has been published in the Journal of Healthcare Quality and has served as a presenter at regional conferences where she shared readmission reduction strategies. As a Director of Quality and Research Initiatives, she assists in the formulation of advocacy and education strategies for HANYS’ quality agenda; collaborates with HANYS’ members and advocates on their behalf with regulators and policymakers; and develops information, education/collaboratives, and other member resources. Ms. Rauch holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety from Thomas Jefferson University.

Dianne Shugrue, R.N.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Glens Falls Hospital

Dianne Shugrue is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare management. She has served in healthcare leadership positions including Vice President for Nursing Governance at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare System in Worcester, Massachusetts; Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. In 2007 she joined Glens Falls Hospital as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and in June 2013 she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Glens Falls Hospital. Ms. Shugrue is board certified in administration by the American Nurses Association. She has authored various publications on nursing, quality, and leadership. Ms. Shugrue is a graduate from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, Massachusetts. She obtained her Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and her Master’s Degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.

William F. Streck, M.D.

Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovations Officer
Healthcare Association of New York State

Dr. William Streck’s activities encompass emerging models of care, insurance initiatives, strategic planning for organizations, and physician management and leadership. In addition, he works with HANYS’ businesses to evaluate, develop, and execute new data-driven products and services that guide members’ efforts to execute value-based payment models and population health initiatives. Before joining HANYS in December 2014, Dr. Streck served for 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bassett Healthcare Network, comprised of an employed physician group and a regional network of hospitals in a vertically-integrated healthcare system with academic, teaching, and research missions. He holds emeritus positions at Columbia University Medical Center and Bassett.

Joseph M. Tasse, F.A.C.H.E.

Interim President
Trinity Health System, Steubenville, Ohio

Joseph Tasse has been a leader in acute, emergency, and ambulatory care operations for more than 25 years. In addition to leading Trinity Health System, he is an executive consultant with Custom Learning Systems, assisting healthcare providers with improving patient and client satisfaction, employee engagement, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores, and Lean process improvement. He is the immediate past President of the Ambulatory Network for the St. John Providence Health System in southeast Michigan, a ministry of Ascension Health. He previously served as the President of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, formed with the merger of two hospitals in Warren and Madison Heights, Michigan. Before that, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, a community teaching hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, and he was Senior Associate Administrator of Clinical and Professional Services at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He has consulted in the development of a management proposal for a specialty hospital in Kuwait. He is also consulting on the development of a hospital in Beijing, China, which would provide U.S.-trained staff to deliver inpatient and outpatient care in China. Mr. Tasse received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from John Carroll University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University where he simultaneously completed the requirements for a certificate in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He completed a management fellowship program at New York University on a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the National Association of Public Hospitals. He recently completed a two-year assignment as an Executive-in-Residence for the Sloan Program in Health Administration from Cornell University.