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IOMC 2020 Annual Meeting

  • 4 Jun 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Chicago - Teleconference


  • Active Status
  • Donation is requested of $25.00
  • Suggested donation $25.00. Tax-deductible as law permits.

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A donation of $25 is greatly appreciated for this event.  



6:00-6:35 P.M.

WelcomeCheryl Irmiter, Executive Director 

Opening RemarksMark Grach, 2019-2020 President
  • Year-in-Review
  • Thank you to 2019 Board of Governors

Nominated 2020 Board of GovernorsMike Favia, Nominations Committee Chair

New Fellows 

Questions and Answers

Voting Results

IOMC 2020-21 President’s Welcome and Remarks



6:35-7:30 P.M.


Three for Three: How Can We Transform, Drive and Impact the Health Care System Amid COVID19 Pandemic Crisis

Distinguished Panel:

  •  David Centafont, Leading National Healthcare Expert-Moderator
  •  Cheryl Larson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Business Group  on Health
  •  Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Executive Officer of NextLevel Health
  •  Carrie NelsonMD, MS, FAAFP, System Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Population Health & Health Outcomes, Chief Clinical Officer, Advocate Physician  Partners 
     Learn more about the speakers and to download a copy click here.

    Questions and Answers

    Open Discussion–Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker 

    Closing remarks and adjourn

    Did you miss our 104th Annual Meeting in 2019? Check out our video here.


    Speaker Panel 


    Leading National Healthcare Expert-Moderator

    David Centafont has over 30 years of diverse healthcare experience in the provider, payer, and consulting environment. His experience includes litigation support and expert testimony, business valuation services, reimbursement consulting, executive oversight of a software company, new business development, and strategic planning.

    Mr. Centafont earned his Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, at Temple University Fox of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Bachelor of Science in Accounting was also from Temple University’s School of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of Trustees for East Mountain Hospital, where he is the Corporate Compliance Board Chairman.


    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Midwest Business Group on Health

    Cheryl Larson is President and CEO of the non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH), a coalition of 130 mid, large and jumbo, self-funded, public and private companies who represent more than 4.5M lives. She oversees all coalition activities including advocacy, membership, administration, research projects and educational activities, working closely with MBGH’s employer-led Board of Directors to establish the strategic direction of the coalition.  Ms. Larson also leads MBGH’s  National Employer Initiative on Specialty Drugs, the first major purchaser-driven research project that supports employers in managing the higher costs of biologic and specialty drugs.

    Ms. Larson joined MBGH in 1983 as the Director of Membership Development, returning in 2006 as Vice President, after spending 10 years with a population health management company. In 2018, she became President & CEO. 

    She is a nationally recognized speaker on employer best practices in managing specialty drugs, value-based benefit design, wellbeing, consumerism, engagement and benefit communications. She currently serves on IOMC’s Board of Directors, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions – Board of Governors, University of Michigan Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) – National Task Force on Low-Value Care.


    System Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Chief Clinical Officer

    Advocate Physician  Partners 

    Dr. Carrie Nelson serves as System VP and Chief Medical Officer for Health Outcomes and Population Health at Advocate Aurora Health. With accountability to the chief medical officer and the senior vice president of population health and managed care, her system wide responsibilities include patient safety, quality and clinical risk management—in addition to population health across Advocate Aurora Health’s 400-mile footprint.

    On the clinical side for population health, she focuses on care management, the pharmacy, and medical leadership. The emphasis is on improving chronic illness care, reducing readmissions, advanced end-of-life care planning and programs to deliver high value care.

     Dr. Nelson graduated from Rush Medical College in 1989. She received her master’s in administrative medicine and population health from the University of Wisconsin in 2002.  She is past president of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and has served as president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.  


    Chief Executive Officer

    Nextlevel Health Partners, Inc. 

    Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, a physician, healthcare executive and entrepreneur, has dedicated her career to developing and executing innovative healthcare solutions for underserved populations. In 2014, she co-founded NextLevel Health, a groundbreaking insurance company dedicated to helping Cook County’s underserved access and manage Medicaid services. NextLevel Health has over 100 employees fully focused on helping members access preventive care, maternity care, and care for chronic conditions including mental health and substance abuse treatment. NextLevel is particularly focused on addressing health disparities and inequities in services like pre-and post-natal care for black women. 

    Dr. Rucker-Whitaker is chair of the state’s Medicaid advisory committee and incoming President of the Institute of Medicine Board of Governors. She received the LaRabida Community Leadership Award in 2013, Fifth Third Bank's Community Leaders Award in 2015, was named both one of Chicago Business Journal's 2018 Women of Influence and more recently Crain's 2020 Notable Women Executives Over 50. She is a Member of The Chicago Network and a Member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She serves on the board of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival and XS Tennis Foundation.

    We look forward to you joining our virtual 2020 Annual Meeting!

    If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Irmiter, Ph.D., Executive Director at iomcstaff@iomc.org


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