2017 GLC Symposium

GLC Symposium 2017

Delivering on the Promise of Population Health

A dialogue at the intersection of leadership excellence, innovation and action.

Over 600 students, faculty, health care leaders and changemakers met over the course of the 3-day events. Thursday kicked off the start of the events, with a dinner at "The Big House" to celebrate and honor Professor Peter Jacobson, who retired this past summer. All dinner guests received a lovely keepsake that captured Professor Jacobson's wonderful likeness. On Friday, we heard from an incredible lineup of leaders and researchers in the field doing real population health work. Keynote speakers included Dr. David Nash of the Jefferson College of Population Health, Dr. Richard Gilfilan, Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health, and Chris Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Authority Health and an HMP alum. Finally, we again met together for a fun Tailgate on Saturday prior to the UM vs. Rutgers game.

Thank you to our Sponsors! 


Thursday, October 26th

Over 300 people came together to honor dear friend and colleague, Professor Peter Jacobson's retirement at the Jack Roth Stadium Club in "The Big House".

Professor Jacobson all smiles for the night!

HMP alums on the Michigan field.

2014 HMP alums, Leslie Anderson and Shakina Russell

HMP Alumni and current students tour the Michigan Stadium locker room

HMP alums Juliet Rogers and Janelle Papin

Public Health Associate Dean Sharon Kardia, and Assistant Professor Jody Platt

Future 2019 HMP Alums

HMP alum Christian Balcer and current student Danny Gessel practicing field goals

Future 2019 HMP Alums

Future 2019 HMP Alums

HMP students and alumni enjoyed being on the Michigan field

Rich Hirth, Emilee Coulter-Thompson, Sharon Kardia and Jody Platt

GLC Board members Wayne Lerner, Leon Haley Jr., and Gwen MacKenzie

HMP alums, Chris and Carol Allen

HMP Emeritus Professor, Rich Lichtenstein, with HMP alums and students

HMP alums Rob Casalou, Donald Potter, Bill Leaver, Peter Butler

Current HMP students and student ambassadors for the night, Alex Dulin and Neeharika Jaladanki

HMP Professor, Ebbin Dotson (second from the right), with GLC Board member Malika Fair (first on the left) and other guests

HMP alums Daniel Wolfson, Oliver Crump, and Ken Marcus with former chair and Emeritus Professor Jack Wheeler (second from the left)

HMP student Lauren Goldman and alum Brittany Cassar

Public Health Professor and Interim Dean Cathleen Connell, with former Dean and Emeritus Professor Ken Warner and GLC Board member Debbie Chang

Future HMP alums

Daniel Wolfson, Marianne Udow-Phillips, and Bill Phillips

HMP alums and Faculty on the way up to the Jack Roth Stadium Club

Friends and Colleagues of Peter Jacobson gathered for the celebration

Former students of PDJ and HMP alumni gathered for the celebration

HMP alums Dave Brooks, Maggie Brandt, Steve Pierce

HMP Residential Master's Program Coordinator Charlita Daniels speaks with HMP alums

HMP alums reconnect at the PDJ Dinner

Current HMP students enjoying the PDJ Dinner

HMP alum Carol Allen and GLC Board members John Griffith, Chris Allen, and Tony Denton

David and Janet Garabrant

Friends of Peter - Leslie Stainton and Steve Whiting

PDJ Dinner

PDJ Dinner

It was a full room at the dinner.

Peter is seated so it’s time for the Program to start!

Ken Warner was the MC for the night and kept the Program running smoothly.

First applause of the night (Peter’s daughter, Hannah clapping in the background).

HMP Professor and Chair, Rich Hirth, thanked Peter for his years of service.

Marianne Udow-Phillips, Executive Director of CHRT, close friend as well as a valued colleague, shared a lovely tribute to Peter.

Former Chair of HMP and current Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Ford School, Paula Lantz, speaks from the heart in her tribute to Peter.

Edward Goldman, former Health Systems attorney for Michigan Medicine and frequent lecturer in Peter’s classes, gave highlights of Peter’s career.

Sister Mary Ellen served for 19 years as the Executive Director of the St. Francis Cabrini Clinic in Detroit. She spoke of Peter's many contributions to the Free Clinics of Michigan.

Madeleine Konig, former HMP student of Peter’s and close family friend spoke on behalf of former students of Peter.

Peter’s daughter, Hannah Blumenfeld, offered lively remarks on behalf of the family.

A celebratory toast to our good friend and colleague, Peter Jacobson.

Thank you remarks from PDJ.

He reminds us that he still holds the “Best Dressed” award from students.

Final remarks from Peter as he reminds all of the duty to engage with the community.

A standing ovation for PDJ from all in attendance.

Ken Warner presents PDJ with his first gift.

A box full of over 200 messages from former and current students, friends, and colleagues.

The second gift presented, is a maple hardwood engraved Michigan chair.

The final gift to PDJ is a caricature of his likeness on his recumbent bike waving goodbye.

Each guest in attendance received a coffee mug with PDJ’s likeness on it.

Peter with former students, Pauline Do and Jennifer Dingle.

Peter with his family.

Symposium: Delivering on the Promise of Population Health

Friday, October 27th
8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

A packed, day-long agenda featured inspiring thinkers and leaders in the public health, policy, insurance, and provider spaces.
Links to select recordings are available below.

Keynote Speaker and HMP alum, Chris Allen

Richard Hirth, Professor and Chair, welcomed all to the Symposium and introduced our first keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker, David Nash

Response Panel to our David Nash's talk

Panel: ROI and Other Important Financial Considerations

HMP student, Anthony Parel, introduces Gwen MacKenzie and Scott Eathorne

Joy Calloway and Stephen Merz - Mainstreaming Behavioral Healthcare to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: An Integrated Approach

Jana Hirschtick - Community-engaged and Data-driven Approach to Mobilizing Action

Kelly Rakowski

Joseph F. Damore and Kelly Rakowski - Keys to Transforming to Value-Based Payments: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters

CEO and President of St. Joseph Mercy Health System and HMP alum, Rob Casalou, introduces Keynote speaker Richard Gilfillan

Keynote speaker: Richard Gilfillan

GLC Advisory Board Chair, Wayne Lerner, introduces Juliet Rogers and later, Amir Rubin

Juliet Rogers - Design Thinking for Healthcare Change Agents

Amir Rubin - Innovating health + care

Keynote speaker: Chris Allen


7:30 am // Registration Check-In and Networking Breakfast

8:20 am // Welcome Remarks

8:30 am // Keynote Presentation <<-click for video

David NashDavid Nash, MD, MBA,
Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health,
Thomas Jefferson University
The Population Health Engine


9:15 am // Response Panel <<-click for video

This program has been developed and is presented locally by MCACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Moderator: David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Deborah Chang, MPH '87, Senior Vice President for Policy and Prevention, Nemours Children's Health System
Paula Lantz, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Anand Parekh, MD '02, MPH '02, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Daniel Wolfson, MHSA '78, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ABIM Foundation

Debbie Chang, Paula Lantz, Anand Parekh, Daniel Wolfson

10:00 am // Coffee Break

10:15 am // Panel: ROI and Other Important Financial Considerations <<-click for video

Moderator: Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA '78, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), University of Michigan
Steve Nelson, MHSA '88, MBA '88, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Meryl Price, MHSA '88, President, Health Policy Matters
Bob Sheehy, MHSA '81, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Bright Health

Marianne Udow-Phillips, Steve Nelson, Meryl Price, Bob Sheehy

11:00 am // Breakout Sessions (select one)

ROOM A—Physician-led, Clinically Integrated Collaboration
Scott Eathorne, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Together Health Network
Gwen MacKenzie, BSN '76, MHSA '96, MSN, Senior Vice President and Michigan Market Leader, Ascension Health

Scott Eathorne, Gwen MacKenzie

ROOM B—Mainstreaming Behavioral Healthcare to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: An Integrated Approach
Joy Calloway, MBA '92, MHSA '92, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Center Community Services
Stephen Merz, MHSA '95, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Joy Calloway, Stephen Merz

11:50 am // Breakout Sessions (select one)

ROOM A—Keys to Transforming to Value-Based Payments: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters
Joseph F. Damore, FACHE, Vice President of Population Health Management, Premier Inc.
Kelly Rakowski, MHSA '93, Senior Vice President, Advisory Collaborative Services, Premier Inc. 

Joseph Damore, Kelly Rakowski

ROOM B—Community-engaged and Data-driven Approach to Mobilizing Action
Jana Hirschtick, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System

Jana Hirschtick

12:30 pm // Lunch

1:45 pm // Keynote Presentation <<-click for video

Richard GilfillanRichard Gilfillan, MD, MBA,
Chief Executive Officer,
Trinity Health
Building People Centered Care: The Policy and Practice of Transformation

2:30 pm // Moderated Q & A with Audience

3:00 pm // "TED" Talk: Design Thinking for Healthcare Change Agents <<-click for video

Juliet RogersJuliet Rogers, MPH '96, PhD '04,
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Blue Cottage Consulting


3:20 pm // "TED" Talk: Innovating health + care <<-click for video

Amir RubinAmir Rubin, MHSA '96, MBA '96,
President and Chief Executive Officer,
One Medical Group

3:40 pm // Keynote Presentation <<-click for video

Chris AllenChris Allen, MHSA '80
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Authority Health
Delivering on the Promise of Population Health... for all

4:25 pm // Closing Remarks

4:30 pm // Adjournment and Networking Reception

Tailgate Party
Saturday, October 28th

9:30 - 11:30 am | Prior to the UM vs Rutgers game