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Membership



Strength Through Diversity

The Council's diverse membership is comprised of healthcare companies, associations, academic institutions, non- profits, foundations and professional services firms.  In order to support this diversity, the Council's annual investment levels are based on pre-determined criteria.

Volunteers Needed

Your support is needed as a volunteer. Currently, the Council needs volunteers to assist at events. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.

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Membership Benefits

The Austin Healthcare Council brings the healthcare community together. 

  • Annual Conference Co-Sponsored by Modern Healthcare Magazine
  • Monthly meetings on key healthcare operational and policy issues/changes
  • Networking Events and VIP Tours
  • Team with existing organizations locally and internationally, i.e. Nashville Health Care Council
  • Provide executives with timely data on industry trends
  • Helping shape the next generation of Austin’s healthcare industry leaders and entrepreneurs

Austin Healthcare Council Committees

All members of the Austin Healthcare Council are encouraged to participate on committees.  If you are interested in donating your time to one of our committees, please let us know.

  • Impact Projects
  • Governance
  • Investments
  • Programs
  • Leadership

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Austin Healthcare Council Members 

OPTUM Vista360 health Integral Care EY ELLIGO
Texas Life-Sciences CTVS St. David's Foundation Winstead Attorneys Austin Regional Clinic
Austin Community College Rainier Healthcare BlueCross BlueShield, Logo Merick Accent Care
Ascension - Seton ledos Humana Deloitte Critical Connection
Cappello Global LLC Austin Chamber Pro Care Medical Centers Logo Baylor Scott& White Health Logo Texas Oncology
Nossaman LLP Upstream Logo Texas Medical Association University of Texas Dell Medical School ABHI

UT Dell Medical School Mini Kahlon, PhD, Vice Dean, Board Chair*
Compass Strategic Solutions Charles Barnett, CEO, Board Vice Chair*
Austin Healthcare Council Gus Cardenas, President*
St. David’s Healthcare Bill Rice, M.D., Sr VP Clinical Innovations*
Austin Regional Clinic Norm Chenven, M.D., CEO*
Ernst & Young Laura Howard, Principal *
Capello Group Inc. Emma Cartmell, Managing Partner *
Texo Ventures Philip A. Sanger, M.D., Managing Partner *
Austin Healthcare Council William McLellan, Board Member *
Baylor, Scott, & White Jay Fox, CEO *
Seton Healthcare Greg Hartman, President of External/Academic Affairs *
Optum Mitch Morris, M.D., Executive VP *
Seton Healthcare Craig A. Cordola, President/ CEO, Ascension, Texas**
St. David's Healthcare C. David Huffstutler, President / CEO**
Austin Community College Molly Beth Malcolm, EdD, EVP **
Texas Life Science Col Center Michael Douglas, PhD, CEO **
Humana Drew Kahn, Regional VP **
Medical Innovation Labs Michael Patton, M.D., CEO **
Austin Chamber of Commerce Mike Rollins, President **
e-Health Alliance Nora Belcher, CEO **
Technology Impact Partners Richard (Dick) Benkendorf, Managing Partner **
Lee & Hayes, Law Firm John Shumaker, Partner **
Winstead, PC Pete Winstead, Founding Shareholder **
Lung Theraputics Brian Windsor, PhD., CEO**
Texas State University-SBDC Joe Harper, Executive Director **
Clinical Pathology Labs Nancy Stratton, CEO **
Elligo Health Research John Potthoff, PhD, CEO**
UpStreamThinking Melissa Young, CEO**
Deloitte & Touché Emily Rollins, Partner**
CTVS Texas Doug Finley, CEO**
St. David’s Foundation Earl Maxwell, CEO**
Austin Travis CIC David Evans, CEO**
Texas Medical Association Lou Goodman, PhD., CEO**
Texas A&M College of Medicine Jim Donovan, M.D., Regional Vice-Dean**
Vista360Health Sharon J. Alvis, President**
American Heart Association Executive Director
Rainier Healthcare Michael D. Cress, Chairman & Managing Partner**
Texas Oncology John Sandbach, M.D., Regional Director**
Pro-Care Medical Center Brent Boecking, CEO**
Critical Connections, Inc. Marlene Smitherman, President**
Merck & Co. Phyllis Post, VP, Global Human Health IT**
AccentCare, Texas Home Health Greg Sheff, M.D., EVP, CMO**
Leidos Bill A. Kloes, President Hospitals/Health System, Leidos Health
Nossaman, LLP Jody Rudman, Partner**
BlueCross and BlueShield Esteban Lopez, M.D., CMO, Market President Texas**
 
Honorary Members -

Admiral Bob Inman
Jimmy Treybig, founder Tandem Computers/now Venture Partner NEA
Bill Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., former (Acting) U.S. Assistant Secretary Health/HumanSvc
Bruce Greenstein, CTO, US Dept of Health Human Services
Paul Keckley, Managing Editor of The Keckley Report
James B. Peake, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Paul Benton, Int'l Managing Director, Association of British HealthTech Industries


*Board Members  |  **Executive Board Member