Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership: Thursday Evening Series

Meet with the men and women who are leading efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare system. Talk with thought leaders who craft policy at the state and federal level. Engage with life sciences entrepreneurs who are discovering and commercializing products that can extend and improve our lives. 

The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. You will deepen your understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space.

Thursday Evening Series - 6:30 PM, Beaumont Room, Sterling Hall of Medicine (2nd Floor), 333 Cedar Street

September 14, 2017

  • Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD, Partner, Consonance Capital

    (Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Obama)

    Speaker biography to come.

September 28, 2017

  • Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

    Ceci Connolly, a nationally-recognized health care leader, took over as president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans in January 2016. In her role, she works with some of the most innovative executives in the health sector to provide high-quality, evidence-based, affordable care. She is passionate about transforming America’s system to deliver greater value to all.

    Connolly has spent more than a decade in health care, first as a national correspondent for the Washington Post and then in thought leadership roles at two international consulting firms. She is a leading thinker in the disruptive forces shaping the health industry and has been a trusted adviser to c-suite executives who share her commitment to equitable, patient-centered care.

    She is co-author of the book “LANDMARK: The Inside Story of America’s Health Law and What it Means for Us All,” has covered six presidential campaigns and numerous natural disasters including Hurricane Katrina. She is the first non-physician to receive the prestigious Mayo Clinic Plummer Society award for promoting deeper understanding of science and medicine and in 2001 was awarded a fellowship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

    For four years, Connolly served on the board of Whitman-Walker Health, a $26 million non-profit, community health center, assisting 15,000 clients a year. She is a founding member of Women of Impact (WOI) for Healthcare and serves on the national advisory committee of the Altarum Institute Center for Sustainable Health Spending. She is a graduate of Boston College.

October 5, 2017

Jerold R. Mande, MPH
Professor of the Practice, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

October 26, 2017

(Brady Auditorium, 310 Cedar Street)

Sally L. Satel, MD
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

November 2, 2017

(Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale)

Dan Diamond
Author of “POLITICO Pulse”
Creator of “Pulse Check”

November 9, 2017

Stephen Oesterle, MD
Venture Partner, ‎New Enterprise Associates
(Former Senior VP for Medicine and Technology, Medtronic)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vivek H. Murthy, MD (’03), MBA (’03) and Alice Chen (Murthy), MD
Dr. Murthy is the former U.S. Surgeon General
Dr. Chen is the recent past Executive Director for Doctors for America

November 30, 2017

Fred Aslan, MD, MBA (YSM ’02)
Vice President, Venrock
Founder and CEO, ADVANCE Medical

January 18,  2018

Mandy Krauthamer Cohen, MD (’05), MPH
Secretary of Health and Human Services
State of North Carolina

January 25, 2018

Amanda Skinner, MSN (’98), MBA (’08)
CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

February 1, 2018

Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA (’03)
Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

February 8, 2018

Ann L. Prestipino, MPH (’80)
Senior VP for Surgical, Anesthesia, Emergency Services and Clinical Business Development
Mass General Hospital and Mass General Physicians Organization Partners Healthcare System

Susan Chapman Moss, MPH (’99)
Vice President for Business Planning and Market Development
Partners HealthCare

February 15, 2018


February 22, 2018


March 1, 2018

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP
President and CEO, CareMore Health System

April 5, 2018


April 19, 2018

Thomas A. Scully
General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe
(Prior Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

April 26, 2018