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Wednesday, February 15


Welcome Reception
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Patrick Willard

Health Action Director, Families USA

Wednesday February 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Regency BCD
Thursday, February 16


Continental Breakfast
Thursday February 16, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Hall of Battles Ballroom level
Friday, February 17


State Innovation Learning Collaborative (SILC) Networking Breakfast
SILC brings state advocates together to strategize on forward-thinking, progressive policies that can meaningfully impact health and health care for consumers. We will discuss health care and health wins that advocates can achieve in 2017’s difficult climate.

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Claire McAndrew

Director of Campaign Strategy, Families USA
Claire McAndrew is the Director of Campaign Strategy at Families USA. Ms. McAndrew oversees advocacy work focused on the organization’s mission to ensure high quality, affordable health coverage and care for all. Her portfolio includes federal and state advocacy to protect the gains... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia C Ballroom level


Networking Breakfast: Red State Caucus
At this year’s Red State Caucus Breakfast, we will hear from advocates about the impact of the 2016 elections and how they are navigating the 2017 legislative session. What obstacles or opportunities have the 2016 elections presented in your state? For your state’s current or upcoming legislative session, what issues do you expect to gain traction? How are you working with coalition partners and others in this work? Join us in a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the election outcomes in heavily conservative states. 

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Amanda Ptashkin

Project Manager, Southern Health Partners, Community Catalyst
The South! In my position at Community Catalyst, I manage our Southern Health Partners Project and work with advocates in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA.

Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia B Ballroom level


Networking Breakfast: Community Health Workers
If you are working on integration or funding for CHWs, or if you’d like to learn about how to get involved on this issue, join us for breakfast and a facilitated discussion on how to advance these issues in 2017.

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Ellen Albritton

Families USA
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Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Director of Health Equity, Families USA
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she focuses on expanding and strengthening the organization's ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation. She is continuing the group's work... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia Foyer Ballroom level


Continental Breakfast
Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Hall of Battles Ballroom level


Consumer Health and Health Equity Advocate Awards Presentation
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Philippe Villers

Families USA Board
Mr. Villers is the cofounder of Families USA. In 1981, he and his wife, Kate Villers, founded the organization, which was initially called The Villers Foundation. He has served as its President and as a permanent member of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Villers is... Read More →

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Daniel Dawes

Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Daniel E. Dawes, Esq. is a healthcare attorney and the Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. The author of several publications on health reform and health equity; he now adds to his repertoire... Read More →
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Jessie Menkens

Alaska Primary Care Association
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Cindy Zeldin

Executive Director, Georgians for a Healthy Future

Friday February 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level
Saturday, February 18


Continental Breakfast
Saturday February 18, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level