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HealthCare Transformation Summit


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 Integral Care EY Baylor Scott & White Health Logo
Texas Oncology CTVS St. David's Foundation Winstead Attorneys Austin Regional Clinic
Austin Community College Rainier Healthcare BlueCross BlueShield, Logo Accent Care
Ascension - Seton ledos Humana Deloitte Angelou Economics
Carma health Austin Chamber Pro Care Medical Centers Logo
Nossaman LLP Upstream Logo Texas Medical Association University of Texas Dell Medical School ABHI

Compass Strategic Solutions Charles Barnett, CEO, Board Chair*
Austin Regional Clinic Norman Chenven, M.D., CEO/Founder, Board Vice Chair*
Austin Healthcare Council Gus Cardenas, President/CEO*
St. David’s Healthcare Bill Rice, M.D., Sr VP Clinical Innovations, Past Board Chair*
University of Texas Dell Medical School Mini Kahlon, PhD., Vice Dean, Past Board Chair*
Ernst & Young Laura Howard, Principal *
Baylor, Scott, & White Jay Fox, CEO*
Seton Healthcare Craig A. Cordola, President/CEO, Seton / Ascension, Texas* 
Optum Mitch Morris, M.D., Executive Vice President*
Capello Group, Inc. Emma Cartmell, Managing Partner*
St. David's Foundation Earl Maxwell, CEO*
Integral Care Collaborative Dave Evans, CEO*
United Way  David Smith, CEO*
True Wealth Ventures Sara T. Brand, CEO* 
Aetna Meredith Duncan, Executive Director, Texas, NM, Oklahoma*
Austin Healthcare Council William McLellan**
Texo Ventures Philip A. Sanger, M.D. Managing Partner**
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
Conner kudlac Lee, PLLC, Law Firm John Shumaker, Partner 
Winstead, PC Pete Winstead, Founding Shareholder
Texas State University-SBDC Joe Harper, Executive Director
Clinical Pathology Labs Bobby Smithson, CEO 
Elligo Health Research John Potthoff, PhD, CEO
UpStreamThinking Melissa Young, CEO
Deloitte & Touché Emily Rollins, Partner
CTVS Texas Doug Finley, 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
Merck & Co. Heather Paffe, Executive Director External Affairs
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 David Cripe, Divisional Vice President 
Texas Children's Hospital Katharine Tittle, President Tex Children's Pediatrics/Urgent Care
CarmaHealth Carlos Tirado, M.D., CEO / Founder
NarrativeDx  Kyle Robertson, CEO
The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center Tammy Smittle, CEO
Attila Management Bruce Mogel, Executive Vice President 
PrismHealthDX Jim Canfield, CEO 
Meals on Wheels Adam I. Hauser, President/CEO
University of Texas System Amy Shaw Thomas, Executive Vice Chancellor Health Affairs 
MedtoMarket, Inc. Aaron Ali, M.D. CEO
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,  former 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
Angelos Angelou, CEO, Angeloueconomics

*Board Members  **Board Observers