Health Catalyst
Speakers Bureau

Looking for an industry expert to speak at your next event? Our world-class team covers a range of areas of expertise, including Healthcare AI, Clinical, Financial, and Operational Transformation, Life Sciences, and much more. Meet our experts and submit the corresponding form to request one of our speakers.

Cathy Menkiena, MBA, BSN, RN-BC

Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Topics of Expertise

  • Organizational change management.
  • The nursing/clinical informaticist role.
  • Clinical transformation.

David Gardiner, MBA, MHA, MPH

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Topics of Expertise

  • Systemwide process improvement.
  • Operational transformation.
  • Patient access and experience improvement.

David Grauer, MBA, MHSA

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Topics of Expertise

  • Executive governance and leadership structures in support of transformational/improvement work.
  • Data as a strategic asset in healthcare/value creation in healthcare.
  • Using data to support and improve hospital operations.
  • Hospital operations and strategic planning for hospitals.

Jason Jones, PhD

Chief Data Scientist

Topics of Expertise

  • Augmented intelligence: decision support for healthcare leaders.
  • Analytic strategies that support quality, care delivery, and cost improvements.
  • Data-informed care transformation.

Kathleen Merkley, DNP, APRN, FNP

Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Topics of Expertise

  • ED throughput.
  • Clinical improvement frameworks and successes.
  • Heart failure/women’s & newborns/sepsis – improving unwanted variation.

Ryan Smith, MBA

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Topics of Expertise

  • Preparing for digital transformation.
  • Building an enterprise data management and analytics program.
  • Building strategic vendor partnerships.
  • Data governance.

Will Caldwell, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Topics of Expertise

  • Building a value-based care program.
  • Medicare: a great financial opportunity.
  • Global health: making your dollars matter.

Steve Vance, MBA, FHFMA

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Topics of Expertise

  • Identifying expense reduction opportunities.
  • Activity-based costing and cost per case.
  • Transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care.
  • The importance of accurate expense data.
  • Healthcare strategic planning.

Trudy Sullivan, MBA

Chief Communications Officer and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Topics of Expertise

  • Overcoming implicit bias in the workplace.
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Increasing women in leadership to increase engagement and drive performance improvements.