Dora Barilla, DrPH
Group Vice President, Community Health Investment Providence St. Joseph Health, Senior Fellow, Loma Linda University Health, Institute for Health Policy and Leadership
Dr. Barilla is the Group Vice President, Community Health Investment for Providence St. Joseph Health, Senior Fellow for the Institute for Health Policy and Fellowship at Loma Linda University Health. She is the co-founder of HC2 Strategies Inc, former Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Loma Linda University Health and the founder and for a not-for-profit organization, Partners for Better Health, promoting health initiatives in communities. Dora has spent last two decades putting healthcare plans in place that are strategic, effective, and yes, downright creative. Dora understands that a proactive health policy requires innovative thinking and action (along with a healthy dose of heart and soul) and nothing less will do. She is a dedicated individual who exemplifies an unrivaled commitment to community health outcomes.
Dr. Barilla has been a key thought leader and proven innovator who has spearheaded (or “created and driven”) strategic plans for known health systems. Looking at needs assessment, implementation, strategy, advisement, coalition building, systems and policy changes – the many spokes in today’s healthcare wheel - Dr. Barilla drives meaningful change we need in our ever-changing healthcare environment. She is a champion of health access, and actively engages the communities she serves using the power of the pen and voice. She is a prolific writer and in-demand speaker, which allow her to share her experiences in a more personal way.
Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP
Chief Medical Officer at Esri
Dr. Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer at Esri, developer of the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics platform. She leads business development in Health and Human Services and is passionate about delivering value thru a geographic approach. Formerly a Deputy Director with the California Department of Public Health, she led the state’s open data initiative. She also served as Associate Professor at the University of California Davis, conducting research on geographic approaches to health policy and community development. In addition to degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).
Dr. Rishi Manchanda
President of HealthBegins
Dr. Rishi Manchanda is a physician, author and healthcare leader who has spent more than a decade developing novel strategies to improve health in resource-poor communities. He has served as director of social medicine for a network of community health centers in south central Los Angeles, as the lead primary care physician for homeless Veterans at the Greater Los Angeles VA, and as chief medical officer for a self-insured employer with a large rural immigrant workforce. In his 2013 TEDbook, The Upstream Doctors, he introduced a new model of healthcare workers who improve care by addressing patients' health-related social needs, like food, financial and housing insecurity. The book has become recommended reading in medical schools and universities across the world.
Dr. Manchanda is President of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that equips healthcare organizations and community partners with strategies and tools to improve care while tackling the social factors that make people sick in the first place. With Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Health Care Strategies, HealthBegins was recently selected to provide technical assistance to grantees in CMS' historic Accountable Health Communities initiative.
Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Director and Local Health Authority for Harris County Public Health (HCPH)
Since 2013, Dr. Umair A. Shah has served as Executive Director and Local Health Authority for Harris County Public Health (HCPH) – the county public health agency for the nation’s 3rd largest county with 4.7 million people.
Dr. Shah earned his B.A. (philosophy) from Vanderbilt University; his M.D. from the University of Toledo Health Science Center; and completed an Internal Medicine Residency, Primary Care/General Medicine Fellowship, and M.P.H. (management), at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He also completed an international health policy internship at World Health Organization headquarters in Switzerland.
Upon completing training, Dr. Shah began a distinguished career as an emergency department physician at Houston’s Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center. He started his formal public health journey as Chief Medical Officer at Galveston County’s Health District before joining HCPH to oversee its clinical health system and infectious disease portfolio. Under his leadership, HCPH has won numerous national awards including recognition as Local Health Department of the Year from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in 2016.
Dr. Shah currently holds numerous leadership positions with respected entities like the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Trust for America’s Health; Network for Public Health Law; and Texas Medical Association. He is currently Immediate Past President of NACCHO and its Texas affiliate.
Over his career, Dr. Shah has been a clinician, an innovator, an educator, and leader in public health.
Director of Healthcare Planning & Research, Walgreens (HCPH)
Tom is currently the Director of Healthcare Planning & Research for Walgreens. Since 2011, he has lead a team of healthcare-inspired market researchers driving strategic direction through an ever-changing landscape of retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and convenient healthcare offerings and partnerships.
For over 20 years, Tom has been a leader in healthcare marketplace analytics. He worked previously for Allina Health, Minnesota's largest healthcare provider, leading market analytics, and with BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, where he held roles with increasing responsibility creating and developing geospatial intelligence for the organization. A pioneer in using GIS in the health plan space, Tom has been published several times.
In all of these roles, Tom has relied heavily on his knowledge of ESRI products. He earned his Master of Science, GIS from St. Mary's University and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Minnesota.
In his spare time, he enjoys family life, IPAs, playing hockey in the old-guy league and sawing wood, in that order.
Lt. Phill Dupper
Lieutenant, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Phill Dupper is a Lieutenant with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department currently second in command of the Information Services Division. Within the division, Phill oversees the Department’s Centralized Records, IT and Communication Centers.
Phill has worked a variety of assignments in his career from the jail to patrol, detectives and supervision. He has a background in technical projects which has helped his organization bridge the gap between IT and the folks who depend on it.
Phill is active in his home town of Loma Linda, serving as a City Council Member amongst other things. As a council member, he has been assigned to several regional boards and committees. Some of these include the Inland Valley Redevelopment Agency, San Bernardino International Airport Authority, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and the League of California Cities where he currently serves as the Inland Chapter President.
Phill is also the founder and director of the Sheriff’s Gift of Love Program. This annual charity event focuses on several domestic violence shelters scattered throughout San Bernardino County.
Director of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief
Andrew Schroeder is the Director of Research and Analysis for Direct Relief, one of the largest global health and humanitarian response NGOs in the United States. Direct Relief supports local healthcare programs in 80 countries and all 50 US states with efficient supply of essential medicines and medical supplies. Andrew is also the co-founder of WeRobotics, a global NGO which builds local capacity in the use of robotics for humanitarian aid, global health and development. Through his work in both Direct Relief and WeRobotics he has engaged in disaster response activity from the Haiti earthquake to the West African Ebola epidemic to the Nepal earthquake and the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Andrew leads the integration of GIS and spatial analysis into each of these efforts, as well as the long term application of GIS to disaster recovery and the improvement of health program outcomes. His work has been published and cited in publications ranging from Fast Company to the The Lancet. In 2013 Andrew and Direct Relief won the President’s Award from Esri. He received his PhD in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University and his Masters in Public Policy from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.