Friday speakers

Jonathan Clarke

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Dr. Jonathan Clarke is a physician leader, healthcare entrepreneur and veteran. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and currently serves as an Emergency Services Medical Director for Envision Healthcare. 

Dr. Clarke founded one of the nation’s first on-demand healthcare platforms, Mend, which was acquired in 2017. His current area of interest is improving the quality of healthcare through data science and augmented intelligence.

Kobby Amoah

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Kobby is the CEO of Mountain Health Technologies, a concierge primary care service based in Dallas, Texas. Before Mountain, he founded Obaa Health and worked as a Product Consultant at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. He is a Health Wildcatters Alum. 

Saturday Speakers

Zachary Fleming

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 Zachary Fleming is a fanatic problem solver and technologist that has set his sights on Healthcare. He currently serves as Digital Health GM with Baylor Scott & White Health. Zachary is responsible for reimagining the healthcare experience through harnessing modern technologies such as cloud, automation, apps, and AI. He has previously held roles as an IT strategist, PMO Portfolio specialist, Integration Architect, and non-profit entrepreneur. 

Veena Somareddy

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 Veena Somareddy is the Co-founder and CTO at NeuroRehabVR, a VR healthcare start-up aimed at building virtual/augmented reality training exercises for patients with neurological disorders. Using her many years of research and development experience in VR and AR she is helping to connect technology and healthcare to greatly enhance patient care and rehabilitation outcomes. She has a BS in Computer Science and a Master’s in Game Design and Development from UTDallas.  She is the Chapter President for VR/AR Association Dallas and co-organizer of the Women in VR - Dallas chapter, focusing on mentorship, skill development and building a community of talented individuals who are enthusiastic about being a part of this emerging industry. 

Judges

Sarah Bradbury

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 Sarah Bradbury is the founding partner of Bradbury Law PLLC – a women-owned law firm based in Dallas, Texas.  A graduate of both Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Law School, Sarah has been practicing in the area of employment law and litigation for 16 years. 


She is a frequent speaker and HR trainer on a variety of employment and HR based topics.  Sarah is a small business lawyer and has a passion for working with startups and new businesses to set themselves up on the right path for success. 

Amy Foertsch

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Amy Foertsch is the co-founder and COO of Ataia Medical. Throughout college, Amy gained experience in clinical research in large hospitals and independent laboratories. After her graduation from Georgia Tech’s Biomedical Engineering Program in 2017, she worked as a quality engineer for Alcon. She is passionate about empowering patients with the freedom to speak by delivering unparalleled quality every time.  

Micky Fokken

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  Micky Fokken is the Director of Evaluation and Program development within Network Development & Innovation at Children’s Health. He is passionate about improving healthcare through digital innovation. He leads the Children’s Health Innovation Program, where his team facilitates processes for exploring and executing innovative solutions. He also oversees program development, evaluation, grants management, and portfolio management for the Network Development and Innovation division. 

Aaron Bujnowski

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  Aaron M. Bujnowski, FACHE, is a healthcare advisory expert. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Texas Health Resources.  Bujnowski was responsible for developing system, zone and entity level strategy across the entire enterprise that includes wholly-owned and joint venture hospitals, as well as ambulatory and post-acute care.


Prior to joining Texas Health in 2010 as vice president of analytics and market intelligence, Bujnowski served as the director of strategy for Dean Foods in Dallas. His experience includes more than four years with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dallas. Bujnowski previously held various leadership positions in business development, market development and innovation at Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, for more than nine years.


He holds a master's degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with the highest honors. He also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with honors. Bujnowski is co-inventor of four U.S. patents, certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and has volunteered his services through many national organizations.

Sunny Nadolsky

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 Sunny is Founder and CEO of MediBookr, which is a Pioneer in healthcare VBN (Value-based Navigation) that provides healthcare navigation services to self-insured employers (both municipalities and companies) and their employees powered by AI, data analytics, and transparency. MediBookr’s digital platforms (both web and mobile App) simplify the healthcare navigation process, where employees/patients can easily access their healthcare benefits and providers’ profile, costs, quality and ratings, compare and book with the best value providers. Providers can also better manage their appointments inventory by listing and managing their profiles, services, and prices on MediBookr.

Sunny has built multiple successful ventures. She is passionate and dedicated to help increase patient access to healthcare, reduce healthcare cost, improve efficiency and quality through MediBookr's award-winning digital platforms powered by digital, mobile, AI and machine-learning technologies.
Sunny speaks frequently at conferences, and helps judge innovation competitions. She also mentors other entrepreneurs and invests in startups. 

Dennis Dayman

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 Dennis Dayman has more than 25 years of experience combating spam, security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions. Previously, he was Return Path’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer prior to its recent acquisition. 


Previously to Return Path, he was Eloqua’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer. Eloqua was acquired by Oracle for $871 Million dollars in 2012 and is now the centerpiece of Oracle's marketing cloud. He was appointed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) that provides input on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technical issues that relate to personal identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. Also appointed as a U.S. Delegate for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group within International Organization for Standardization  and American National Standards Institute supporting work on ISO/PC 317: Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services. 


He is a longstanding member of several boards and advisory committees within the advertising and messaging industry and also sits on several advisory boards for Internet companies and is also a partner, mentor, and frequent investor in start-ups.

Christopher Riley

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 Chris has ten years of experience in the biotech field ranging from R&D, commercializing novel solutions, and funding research initiatives. He currently works within the Emerging Strategies & Ventures group as Product and Development Manager focusing on building solutions to solve brain health and healthy aging challenges at the American Heart Association. Chris continues to advise a wide portfolio of successful research projects which have transitioned into commercial growth and later funding stages. 


He is passionate about the intersection of technology and healthcare ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning to data protections for populations around the world. Chris has been involved with various precision health programs across the U.S., and frequently participates in panel discussions on the topic of future healthcare needs. 

Milton Whitley

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Milton Whitley is a Dallas, Texas-based entrepreneur, CEO/CFO with extensive experience in business development and operations. He received his bachelors in computer information systems and from Amberton University. 


Milton began his career over 30 years ago and has continued to demonstrate a proven ability to take a vision and make it a reality through sound strategy development and intuitive team building successfully launching start-ups in areas including technology, healthcare, finance and real estate that have yielded significant returns on investments. He serves on several boards of directors for technology-based start-up companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

Avery Spencer

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Avery has a leadership tenure spanning product development and launch among multiple Fortune 50 company innovation venture arms (AT&T Foundry Ecosystem & Innovation, & Citi Ventures/FinTech), and multiple startups (Blooskai, HealthMine, & Nexeon Medsystems). He has degrees from Texas A&M (MBA, MSTM/IS) and UT Dallas (MS Neuroscience & Applied Cognition) enabling a broad understanding of technological development and human-computer-interaction. Avery has also gathered teams to win multiple hackathons (AT&T, Microsoft, UNT) among proximity-based cloud & big data solutions.


Avery currently leads product among Citi's Venture and FinTech teams for domestic and global roadmaps, acts as founder to a large-scale visual search engine & computer-vision startup named Blooskai, and an intraday and swing trader.

Yolanda Brown

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Yolanda Lawson M.D., Board Certified OBGYN is founder of MadeWell OBGYN. She earned her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She performed her internship at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Lawson offers a broadened approach to healthcare likely due to her extensive exposure at several major medical centers. She has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and completed the Goldman Sachs 10K Small business course.


Dr. Lawson sits on a variety of boards and volunteers among many other

community activities and organizations. She has served on the speaker bureaus for Baylor University, Gilead, Merck, and Teva pharmaceuticals and a guest on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden show. These are all accomplishments that attribute to Dr. Lawson's commitment and while her studies include the latest of educational, innovative healthcare techniques

and technology she knows that patients are not textbooks. She continues to expand upon her knowledge while maintaining a spirit of charity with volunteer work.