Jessica Rector - Keynote
Jessica Rector’s mission is simple: transform lives. Because her brother died, her passion is to help others truly live!
A former TV talk show host, Jessica is one of the top motivational speakers and is trusted by organizations to energize, empower, and grow their people and brands through her interactive one-of-a-kind keynotes.
Jessica has a rare combination of energy, passion, and authenticity when she speaks and consults, creating connection and massive impact on the spot. She uses her company’s research and personal experiences to help people uplevel their performance, while reducing burnout. Through her five-step proprietary process on inner communication, audiences are able to turn their inner dialogue into actionable steps to implement right away.
She’s often cited as “Energetic, entertaining, and engaging,” “Innovative, interactive, and impactful, and “The best at the conference.”
Jessica is a former #1 sales producer and leader at a Fortune 100 company. From these roles to nervously giving her last presentation for her MBA to now speaking in front of thousands, Jessica knows firsthand how to turn self-doubt, second guessing, and questioning into confidence and bigger actions and massive results.
As a #1 best-selling author, Jessica has written ten books and continues to impact lives through consulting with companies, training teams, and speaking at conferences, companies, and associations. Some of her clients include Fortune’s #2 “Best Company to Work For”, NBC Universal, the Dallas Mavericks, American Airlines, and Keller Williams. Jessica has shared the stage with Michelle Obama is a Contributor for The Huffington Post and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX for creating change.
Jessica is a conference favorite and her presentations include her own research, games, interaction, and relatable stories. With visual anchors, her sessions are often talked about long after the conference has ended, leaving audiences inspired, empowered, and resourceful with her proven, easy-to-implement action steps.
Jessica is a former board member of Mental Health America Tarrant County and is a professional member of National Speakers Association.
When she isn’t traveling around the world speaking, Jessica enjoys learning about the exciting world of Transformers, so she can carry on real conversations with her eight-year-old son, Blaise, who is the youngest published author in the United States and a #1 best-selling author of two books.
Davis Creech MBA, MHA - Director, HSG Advisors
Mr. Creech’s professional experience has revolved around the management of physician enterprises and employed physician networks. Early in his career, he was based in the physician/hospital development division of a large acute care facility in Louisville, Kentucky. It was there that he learned the inner workings of a physician office from the ground up, and how to effectively manage large and small practices along with the people you need in order to do so. As his career advanced, his responsibilities increased over all the employed and managed physicians in the network. Developing standardized policies and procedures in tandem with recognizing the need for clear roles and responsibilities to enhance management infrastructure has always been a goal that he has tried to duplicate with every client he’s worked with.
His practice focuses on appropriately assessing the needs of these networks, identifying opportunities to enhance the performance and culture of these networks and developing a strategic vision for the future for these networks to become an asset for the organization. His firmly-held belief is that HSG develops partnerships that benefit clients by having consistent advice from advisors who understand the market and knows the key players. He uses the phrase “The HSG Experience” to describe success provided to partner clients.
Davis was an executive at Jewish Hospital for 7 years with leadership roles in Physician Management, Network Referral and Development. He holds Masters’ degrees in Business and Hospital Administration from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Management from Centre College.
Danesh Mazloomdoost M.D. – Medical Director, Wellward Regenerative Medicine
Danesh Mazloomdoost M.D. is a native Kentuckian and the son of two passionate physicians who started Kentucky’s first multidisciplinary pain clinic. He trained in anesthesiology from Johns Hopkins and did an Interventional Pain fellowship at MD Anderson before post-fellowship training in Musculoskeletal and Regenerative medicine. He speaks, consults, and advocates on the opioid epidemic and redefining protocols for orthopedic and neurological pain. Dr. Danesh authored the international best seller Fifty Shades of Pain: How to Cheat on Your Surgeon with a Drug-Free Affair and is now Medical Director of Wellward Regenerative Medicine – a living laboratory for defining the future of pain and orthopedic care.
Nicholas Rodrigues, National Sales Manager – Practical Data Solutions
Since joining PDS in 2012, Rodrigues has been supporting healthcare organizations nationwide to help improve performance using leading-edge analytic solutions. He is a frequent presenter on PDS’ monthly webinars which discuss best practices that support practice operations, financial efficiency, and healthcare analytics. Rodrigues is a member of the MGMA and regularly attends local and national conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and can often be found on his boat fishing throughout Connecticut.
Jessica Elliott - Practice Transformation Advisor, Kentucky REC
Jessica Elliott is the Lead Practice Transformation & Quality Improvement Advisor at the Kentucky Regional Extension Center. She has over 16 years of experience ranging from ambulatory leadership to patient engagement and activation, to quality and process improvement framework implementation expertise. Jessica’s role within the Regional Extension Center includes state and federal policy regulation interpretation, EHR technical guidance supporting operational and workflow efficiency. Designing quality improvement strategies to support these clinical workflows, she partners with healthcare organizations across the country in the delivery of optimal care and improved outcomes. Jessica is the project manager implementing QI initiatives as part of multi-state CDC-funded grants supporting Asthma Self-Management Education, improved diabetes outcomes. She is most recently the Learning Collaborative director for an NIH-funded study with the University of Kentucky and UK Healthcare exploring the efficacy of learning collaboratives as a mechanism for driving clinical success in Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) adoption.
Additionally, she provides technical assistance to eligible clinicians for successful performance in the Quality Payment Program. Jessica advises health care organizations across the Commonwealth on evidence-based best practices in the transformation of care delivery models to improve patient outcomes, laying the foundations to succeed in current and future value-based payment systems
Vance Drakeford, MHI, PCMH CCE - Practice Transformation Advisor, Kentucky REC
Vance Drakeford is a Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement Advisor at the Kentucky Regional Extension Center at University of Kentucky Healthcare. He has a Master’s in Health Informatics from NKU with a focus in Process Improvement, Bachelor’s in Music-Liberal Arts from the University of Kentucky, and is a PCMH Certified Content Expert from NCQA. He has over fourteen years of HIT and Healthcare Services’ experience; including: training, supporting, troubleshooting and implementing EHRs, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Specialty Practice (PCSP), Quality Payment Program, various Federal and State Grant projects, Quality Improvement initiatives and methodologies, and administrative experience in a hospital O.R. unit.
He has successfully achieved multi-millions in savings through quality metrics in the federally-funded Practice Transformation grant, Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Diabetes, Prediabetes and Hypertension Learning Collaboratives, and obtained NCQA PCMH and PCSP recognition for 100% of his clients, and believes this Quality Improvement work is critically important, and is proud he can make some small difference in the lives and community of his home state of Kentucky.
Cory Meadows JD, Vice President Medical Affairs Kentucky Medical Association
Cory Meadows is the Deputy Executive Vice President and Director of Advocacy at the Kentucky Medical Association. Meadows joined KMA in 2011 and since that time has been responsible for managing the Association’s legislative advocacy efforts and legal activities. He also speaks on a number of topics related to physician practice management, medical/legal issues, access to care, compliance, and the current state of the health care industry. Prior to joining KMA, Meadows practiced law in both the public and private sectors and served in several key positions within the Fletcher Administration. A native of Clay City, Kentucky, Meadows earned an undergraduate political science degree from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.