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Audience

About the Tri-State Symposium:
Working with and bringing together top leaders in the nation leading the way for SDoH-focused HHS, DEI, Accessibility, and AI efforts Post-Pandemic

  • Tri-State Symposium: The NIRMH &TAANA proudly present the inaugural Joint Tri-State Symposium, serving as a pivotal gathering for the social determinants of health (SDoH)-focused health and human services, and AI community to exchange information, scholarship, and data-driven, evidence-based strategies for (Re)Writing our roadmap to building a healthier America post-pandemic and in the age of AI. 

  • Top leaders in the country will share about the work they and their team are doing in 2024, discuss other projects in PA, OH, and WV, the progress and path forward, and the critical steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of all Americans.

  • Diverse Attendee Base: Scientists, payors, providers, clinicians, policymakers, educators, engineers, programmers, community leaders, patients, survivors, and advocates from PA, OH, and WV, and across the nation converge to share related paradigm shifts and cutting-edge research, outreach and impact of initiatives.

  • Comprehensive Program: A two-day event featuring continuing education programming of thought-provoking panel discussions, presentations, real world AI medical use cases, and interactive sessions addressing challenges, innovations, and reported paradigm shifts in DEI, Accessibility, and Law, Privacy, Medical AI, Government, and Education tailored for healthcare leaders, providers, policymakers, lawyers, AI leaders, specialty societies, CBOs, FBOs, educators in S.T.E.M. fields, and the wider community.

  • Themed Presentations and Panel Discussions: Covering topics such as Community-based Partnerships, Medicaid Managed Care, DEI and Equal Access to Care, Education, Legal Advocacy, Cybersecurity, Rural Hospitals, Real-life AI Medical Use, Law and Ethics, and Government and Policy, offering valuable insights and the reported paradigm shifts, in real-time, for attendees at all career stages.

  • Networking Opportunities: Attendees can connect with strategic partners and explore collaborative educational projects with the NIRMH Think Tank, focusing on SDoH, education, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, AI platforms, and accessibility in health services.

  • Symposium Theme: This year's theme, "(Re)Writing the Social Determinants of Health-focused Health and Human Services Paradigm Post-Pandemic, and in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)," underscores the symposium's commitment to advancing education, SDOH-focused health and human services efforts post-pandemic in Pennsylvania and its border states OH and WV.

Agenda

SPEAKERS

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Susan Orsega

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight, and Former United States Surgeon General of the United States, Retired U.S. Public Service Rear Admiral                    

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Kimberly Elenberg

Director AI Strategies, NS&I @ECS, Principal Scientist Carnegie Mellon University, Retired Captain of the United States Public Health Services

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John Kalafut

Chief Executive Officer, Asher Orion Group

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Kim Cleveland

President 2024 The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Board Chair Emeritus, The Nurses on Boards Coalition Associate Professor & Course Coordinator Health Policy at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

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Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz

National Cybersecurity Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership Homeland Defense and Security Issues

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Nicole L Stout

Internationally Recognized Expert and Leader in Cancer Prevention and Control, West Virginia Cancer Institute, WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia

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Ashley S. Love

Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies, University of The Incarnate Word, Former State Epidemiologist and Bureau Chief of Epidemiology at the Delaware Division of Public Health

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Michael Soto

Provost & Senior Vice President Point Park University

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Scot MacTaggart

Chief Innovation Officer, Dagostino Electronic Services, Entrepreneurial Mentor, Ascender Pittsburgh Member, Advisory Board, Ignite Business Incubator at Washington & Jefferson College

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F. Scott Hall

Managing Partner, Veridat, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at

University of Toledo

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Debra L. Bogen

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health 

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Norman Bristol Colόn

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

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David Kelley

Chief Medical Officer, Department of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistance Programs

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Jessica Ruffin

Chief Equity Officer & Director, Office of Equity and Engagement, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

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Deborah Cardenas

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association President

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Sara Innamorato

Allegheny County Executive 

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Maria Welch

Geisinger Senior Wellness Specialist, Health Innovation Programs

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Nebeyou Abebe

Highmark Health Senior Vice President Social Determinants of Health

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Wilmarie Gonzalez

President, PA Market, Carebridge

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Lauren Fair

Divisional Social Services Director at The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Headquarters

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Yvonne Cook

President, Highmark Foundation

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Ketwana D. Schoos

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Office of DEI, Community College of Allegheny County

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Angelica Perez-Johnston

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

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Raffy R. Luquis

Interim Director, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Director of JEDI-B, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State Harrisburg

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Amanda Taylor Gehman

Program Officer for PA Area Health Education Center (PA AHEC), Global Health Center, Penn State Health

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Adriana Sanchez-Solis

Senior Manager, Community Engagement, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Equity and Engagement, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Ivan Usero

President, Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC), and Senior Advisor, Property & Casualty Insurance / Corporate Benefits (NFP)

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Tina Nixon

Vice President Mission Effectiveness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Central Pennsylvania for UPMC

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Lisa Davis

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Director, and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy & Administration

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Urmi Ashar

Assistant Professor, Director of Public Health Programs in the Rangos School of Health Sciences Duquesne University

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Lourdes Sánchez Ridge

Attorney, Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano & Raspanti, LLP

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Daniel C. Conlon

Attorney, Tucker | Arensberg Law, Co-Chair Hospitality Group

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Adam Hochstetler

AVP Innovation, AiDoc

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Maya Indira Ragavan

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh

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Jesabel Rivera De Jesus

National Senior Program Lead at the American Heart Association, Community and Public Health Strategist

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Linwood Smith

Community Health and Wellness Organizer, Itinerant Elder at the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Stuart Fisk

Director, of Behavioral Health Allegheny County Department of Human Services

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Guillermo Velazquez

Executive Director at Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

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Andrea L.Lowe

The Social Impact Studio Consulting, former Director, Legislative Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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Grant Meckley

Director at the Health Agricultural Worker Program

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Charlotte Kalafut

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Asher Informatics

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Jessica Sutton

Hasting Family Care, Clinical Manager at Mary Lanning Healthcare FQHC

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Dante Salvetti

Senior Strategic commercial Leader, EyeNuk

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Moriah Hathaway

    Executive Director Pennsylvania Governor Advisory Commission on Women

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Razin Karu

         Executive Director Pennsylvania Governor Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs

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Ruby Mundok

        Executive Director Pennsylvania Governor Advisory Commission on Next Generation Engagement

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Ashleigh Strange

Executive Director Pennsylvania Governor Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

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Olga Negrón

   Executive Director

Pennsylvania Governor Advisory Commission on  Latino Affairs

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Diego G. Chaves-Gnecco

Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director and Founder, Salud Para Niños, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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Sister Janice Vanderneck

Director of Civic Engagement, Casa San Jose

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David Saunders

Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity

 

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Eugene  Lengerich

Professor of Public Health Sciences & Family and Community Medicine, Director, Graduate Education and Training in Public Health Preparedness, Penn State University, NIRMH Executive Leadership

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Jose Torradas

Emergency Medicine Physician - Multimedia Health Expert - President and Co-Founder Medicos Unidos, Inc

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David Lee

    President NFP Rx Solutions       

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 Cecilia Morales

PhD (c) in AL- Robotics Carnegie Mellon University

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Tammi Lining

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Board Member, Engaging, Transformational, Nursing Leader, Adjunct Professor at Community College of Allegheny County

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Bili Mattes

Executive Director STEM-UP Network, a Social Enterprise powered by Harrisburg University

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Clayton Jacobs

Sara Murphy

Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania

Vice President- Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Wesley Payne McClendon

Invited

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Heather Tidwell

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Mylynda Massart

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Robert Toporek

Executive Director, McClendon Research Group, Inc.,
Chief Transformation Officer, DEI Atlas and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Victoria Graduate School of Business 

Corporate Faculty, Harrisburg University, and PhD (c) of Social Sciences in Prevention Science, Wilmington University

Associate Professor, Founder and Director of the Precision Genomic Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Decorated Vietnam Veteran, CEO TeamChildren Program

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Khlood F. Salman

Molly McCullough

Dallas Malzi

Oralia Dominic

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Duquesne University

Registered Nurse

St. Clair Health, and DNP Student at John Hopkins

Cheif Medical Officer, North Side Christian Health Center - FQHC

Biobehavioral Health Scientist, NIH NCI Fellow, Cancer Health Disparities Researcher for Hispanic/Latino, Rural and Minority Health, and Medical Policy, NIRMH Executive Leadership 

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Jackie Russell

Heidi Cottle

Henry Hoffman

President-elect at The American Association of Nurse Attorneys

Senior Vice President of Cost Containment Strategies, NFP

Class of 2026, Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Training in the Language Equity Lab in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics 

SPONSORS

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Biobehavioral Health Scientist, NIH NCI Fellow, Cancer Health Disparities Researcher for Hispanic/Latino, Rural and Minority Health, and Medical Policy, NIRMH Executive Leadership 

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Duquesne University

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Workshops

AGENDA 

THURSDAY (DAY ONE) June 20

TIME                SESSION
8:00 a.m.       On Your Own (Networking, Visit Pittsburgh etc.)

12:00 p.m.     Registration and Exhibits Opens
1:00 p.m.        Welcome                   

1:15 p.m.         Opening Remarks

1:25 p.m.        Premiere/Sponsor Remarks

Continuing Education Programming

1:35 p.m.        Special Keynote Presentation

2:00 p.m.       DEI Government & Industry Presentation                 

3:00 p.m.       DEI Health & Human Services Presentation

4:00 p.m.       DEI AI & Terminology Presentation

5:00 p.m.       DEI AI & Law, and Ethics Presentation

6:00 p.m.       Networking and Welcome Reception

FRIDAY (DAY TWO) June 21

TIME                     MORNING SESSION

8:00 a.m.           Registration and Exhibits

8:30 a.m.           Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.           Welcome

9:10 a.m.            Opening

Continuing Education Programming

9:25 a.m.            Community-based Partnerships, Resources & Services Panel 

10:15 a.m.           Payors, Medicaid Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, and 

                                Legislation Mandates Panel

11:00 p.m.          Networking and Dessert Break

11:20 a.m.           Cybersecurity, PHI Secured Data for REM, and Rural Hospitals                                  & Access to Services to a Diverse Community Panel

                              

                                AFTERNOON SESSION

12:00 p.m.         National Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Keynote Addresses

 12:45 p.m.         2024 Award Recognitions and Special Entertainment

1:00 p.m.            Networking and Dessert Break

 1:15 p.m.            Equal Access to Health Education Opportunities Panel 

  2:00 p.m.         Public Health Community-focused Efforts and AI - and Impact                                  Presentation

2:45 p.m.           Networking and Dessert Break

3:00 p.m.           Legal Advocacy, Ethics, Human Services, & Patient                     

                                Representation Panel

3:45 p.m.           Real World Medical AI Use Cases

4:30 p.m.           Specialty Societies, CBOs/FBOs, and Effective Dissemination                                  of SDOH-focused Public Health Messages Panel
5:15 p.m.             Government and Policy Panel

5:55 p.m.            Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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Come Join Us

June 20-21, 2024

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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