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CTAHE’s Virtual Annual Meeting: “Healthcare’s Paradigm Shift” – Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CTAHE’s Virtual Annual Membership Meeting
Healthcare’s Paradigm Shift

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program has been approved for 1.5 Hours of ACHE Qualified Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual CTAHE Membership Meeting, originally taking place at the Aqua Turf Club, will now be reimagined. In lieu of an in person gathering, CTAHE will be hosting a virtual annual meeting on June 18, inviting all of our members and sponsors to come together in a virtual environment to begin to heal from this unprecedented healthcare crisis.

A paradigm shift, as identified by the American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, is a fundamental change in the basic concepts and experimental practices of a scientific discipline. Paradigm shifts arise when the dominant paradigm under which normal science operates is rendered incompatible with new phenomena, facilitating the adoption of a new theory or paradigm.

It is imperative that every healthcare professional realizes the healthcare landscape has completely changed. Clinical skills and services alone will not see us through this new paradigm after COVID-19.

We must focus on improving the health outcomes, and the distribution of such outcomes, through quality improvement, improved workflows and systems of care within the communities we serve.

Featuring “Micro-Keynote” Sessions Presented by:
-Dr. David Gruen, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for IBM Watson Health on:

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand what defines Burnout and why it is truly an epidemic in healthcare.
2) How has COVID-19 changed the landscape of burnout in Healthcare?
3) What are some of the potential solutions that clinicians and administrators can employ to address the problem?
4) What is the role of technology- both as a cause and potential solution?

-Dr. Barry Stein, Vice President and Chief Clinical Innovation Officer for Hartford HealthCare on: “CRISIS INNOVATION”
Learning Objectives:
1) What is Innovation?
2) Why has Rapid Innovation been so Challenging in HealthCare Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
3) What are the Key Ingredients for Rapid Innovation during a Crisis?

-Panel Discussion: “COVID-19 Impact: Health Disparities On At-Risk Populations”
-Linda K. Barry, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Office of Multicultural and Community, University of Connecticut Medical School
-Maritza Bond, MPH, Director of Health for the City of New Haven
-Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD, Executive Director of Health Equity Solutions
-Sarah S. Lewis, MPH, Vice President for Health Equity at Hartford HealthCare
Learning Objectives:
1) Learn how to create and improve systems that remove barriers to healthcare for our most at-risk patients in the communities we serve.
2) Learn how significant the costs of this pandemic have been.
3) Learn how to help our communities find their voice to be heard. 



5:00 pm
Welcome Remarks from CTAHE President, Kimberly A. Lumia, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE

First Micro-Keynote:
Dr. Barry Stein, Vice President and Chief Clinical Innovation Officer for Hartford HealthCare on “Crisis Innovation

5:35 pm
Overview of CTAHE’s Year

5:40 pm
Panel Presentation:
“COVID-19 Impact: Health Disparities On At-Risk Populations”
-Linda K. Barry, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Office of Multicultural and Community, University of Connecticut Medical School
-Maritza Bond, MPH, Director of Health for the City of New Haven
-Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD, Executive Director of Health Equity Solutions
-Sarah S. Lewis, MPH, Vice President for Health Equity at Hartford HealthCare

6:05 pm
Presentation of 2020-2021 CTAHE Board

6:10 pm
Chapter Membership Awards

6:15 pm
Second Micro-Keynote: 
-Dr. David Gruen, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for IBM Watson Health on “Burnout in Healthcare

6:45 pm
Regent Awards

6:50 pm
CTAHE’s Healthcare Heroes

Meet Our Speakers                     

Keynote: David R Gruen, MD, MBA, FACR

Dr. David Gruen is the chief medical officer for imaging at IBM Watson Health. A fellowship trained radiologist specializing in breast and body imaging, he is also a practicing member of Jefferson Radiology, in Connecticut.

Dr. Gruen received both his undergraduate and Medical Degree from Cornell University, completed his residency training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and his post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, with a focus on health care management, marketing and strategy.

He is a key opinion leader and frequent lecturer on high risk breast cancer detection and women’s health, artificial intelligence in radiology, and other issues facing medicine, including physician burnout, and health inequity. He serves on several state and national committees focusing on healthcare policy and economics, patient centered care, breast health and access to breast cancer screening.


Keynote: Barry Stein, MD, MBA, FSIR, FACR, RPVI

Dr. Stein is the Vice President, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer and Interim Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Hartford HealthCare (HHC) where he also practices as a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

He has held numerous leadership positions including Chief Imaging Informatics Officer at HHC, Vice Chair of Radiology, Chief of Cardiovascular MRI & CT, and Director of the Advanced Imaging and Quantitative Analysis Core Laboratory at Hartford Hospital. Barry graduated with his executive MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He received his post graduate medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he did his Radiology residency, served as Chief Resident, and completed fellowships in MRI and Vascular & Interventional Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

Barry is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology and is a fellow of both the Society of Interventional Radiology and American College of Radiology. He is a recognized expert in cardiovascular MRI and CT and was one of the pioneers in Magnetic Resonance Angiography.


Panelist: Linda Barry, MD, MPH, FACS

Linda K. Barry, M.D., M.P.H, FACS is a board certified liver and pancreas surgeon with a unique background in both clinical and basic science research. As an Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Barry practices and teaches at the University of Connecticut Medical School, as well as holds the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural and Community. She previously served as Assistant Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut, Co-Director for the CICATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Translational and Clinical Research, Director of the Young Innovative Investigator Program, and Director of the CICATS M1 Mentorship Program.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Her research interests focus on leveraging mobile technology to eliminate health disparities. She has successfully obtained NIH grant and extramural funding for her research as well as published several peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Barry holds a B.A. from Yale University in Psychobiology, a M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and an M.P.H from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.


Panelist: Maritza Bond, MPH

Maritza Bond currently serves as the Director of Health for the City of New Haven. In this role, Director Bond leads efforts on creating a culture of health and wellness with a focus on addressing social determinants of health and health equity. This includes a commitment to strengthening public-private partnerships; increasing connection between public health and clinical medicine; and implementing an outcome driven approach to program and policy development. Prior to joining the City of New Haven, Bond served as the Director of Health and Social Services for the City of Bridgeport since 2016, where she led initiatives that aimed to promote, prevent, and protect City residents. Under her administration, she led eleven diverse regulatory divisions and social services programs yielding proven results, including, but not limited to, increased revenue and efficiency. Director Bond also launched the Public Health Accreditation process within her first year of appointment.

Director Bond holds a Master’s in Public Health with an MPA certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Connecticut. She earned a B.S. in Public Health with a specialty in health promotion from Southern Connecticut.


Panelist: Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD

Dr. Tekisha Dwan Everette’s passion for social justice was fueled by her personal experiences and influences as a child. As a youth, she experienced delays in diagnosing asthma, and faced challenges accessing and navigating the health care system. These experiences gave Everette first-hand knowledge of the importance of health and health care access. This, combined with her admiration for social justice trailblazers such as Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, and Sandra Day O’Connor, inspired Everette to dedicate her life’s work toward eradicating health care inequities through advocacy and policy.

Everette has built a successful career in public policy, particularly health care policy, and advocacy in the non-profit, state, and private sectors. Before taking the helm of Health Equity Solutions (HES), she served as the Managing Director of Federal Government Affairs with the American Diabetes Association, where she provided strategic leadership on policy and advocacy initiatives with the White House, several federal agencies, and Congress, which led to important victories for people with and at risk for diabetes. Prior to this, Everette worked as a government relations consultant with Drinker, Biddle, and Reath, LLC, where she represented the interests of several nonprofit health care organizations on issues such as health reform, Medicare, Medicaid, and federal appropriations. Everette has also worked for the Service Employees International Union, RESI, the State of Maryland, and the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.

Everette earned her doctorate in Sociology from American University with a concentration in race, gender, and social justice as it relates to social policy.  She received her Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Center of Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (popularly known as Virginia Tech) and holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies from the same institution.


Panelist: Sarah S. Lewis, MPH

Ms. Lewis serves as Vice President for Health Equity at Hartford HealthCare. In this role she oversees the creation of the healthcare system’s first health equity department. She is responsible for determining the system’s health equity strategy, and leading its implementation.

Sarah has dedicated her career to serving and working on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized populations. Prior to her arrival at Hartford HealthCare, Sarah was the Vice President for Health System Services at the Greater New York Hospital Association, where she worked on patient safety and healthcare quality programs, healthcare policy development and implementation, and supporting the unique needs of emerging healthcare systems in New York. Sarah’s professional background also includes service in the public sector, working on policy development and strategic communications in the New York State Senate, Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Office of the Governor; in the not-for-profit sector working on healthcare advocacy and diversity and inclusion; and in the for-profit sector working on corporate social responsibility.

Sarah earned her B.A. in Human Biology, with a concentration in underserved communities, from Stanford University, and her Master in Public Health from Columbia University. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, and sits on the board of the Coro New York Leadership Center.

CTAHE’s “Healthcare Heroes” and “CTAHE Gives Back” Scholarship Fund

CTAHE is starting a new initiative to recognize the incredible work done by our members during this pandemic, and will be kicking it off during this virtual meeting! Join us for a glimpse into the day to day of our members, whether it is caring for patients or supporting the infrastructure of healthcare in our state.

We also have seen a great number of members affected by COVID-19 financially, and we are creating a scholarship fund to help support these members. “CTAHE Gives Back” will go live this summer with an application and approval process to help keep our members active in the Chapter!

Your registration fee for our virtual program will go towards this new initiative!


Members and Non Members: $40.00
Students: $20.00
Sponsors: Please email administrator@ctahe.org to be added to the list. 

Everyone will be emailed a link to access the meeting on Thursday, June 18.



June 18, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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