Keith Ferrazzi

Relationships for Leadership Success and High-Performance Teams

Thursday, May 31 | Opening General Session Keynote

Considered the world’s foremost expert on professional relationship development, Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. His first book, the national bestseller Never Eat Alone, transformed professional networking and won him the title of “World’s Most Connected Person” from Forbes and Inc.


Bill Crounse MD

Health IT 2012 – Pain, Progress and Promise

Thursday, May 31 | Lunch Keynote Speaker

Microsoft’s Senior Director for Worldwide Health, Bill Crounse, MD, shares his perspectives on leading healthcare trends and reviews some of the most promising technologies and solutions that are transforming health and healthcare delivery around the world.


Lee Woodruff

Friday, June 1 | Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Anyone who has lived through a tragedy knows that life can change in an instant. Lee Woodruff has experienced this first hand. Wife to Bob Woodruff, Co-Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, her life turned upside down when her husband was severely wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the turmoil in Iraq.


James E. Orlikoff

The Leadership Challenge: Jumping the Curve to Deliver Value

Saturday, June 1 | General Session Keynote Speaker

Physician practices face immediate financial stress and growing burdens due to the imminent impact of reduced reimbursement rates, the overall economy, and health reform. Yet they also face the critical leadership challenge to create different practice models and organizations that truly deliver value. This is the classic “two curve problem:” leaders must assure that they and their groups perform better under the first curve while they prepare to force a jump to the second curve.


Pat Cashman

Master of Ceremonies

The OMGMA and WSMGMA is proud to announce Pat Cashman, Master of Ceremonies, for this year’s annual meeting.

Cashman has been a broadcast performer and writer in the Northwest for over twenty years. He has won dozens of Northwest Emmys, advertising awards, radio honors and medallions from the International Film and TV Festival of New York.

Cashman has also been the much-honored host of several popular Seattle radio shows—winning newspaper readers polls as “Favorite Radio Personality.” He was just awarded ‘Western Washington’s Funniest Comedian” in a poll of KING TV “Evening Magazine” viewers. He received his degree from the University of Portland.


Frank Cohen

Analyst, Statistician and Process Improvement Expert

Frank Cohen is principal and Senior Analyst for The Frank Cohen Group, LLC and a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Clearwater, FL. As a consultant and researcher, his areas of expertise include data mining, predictive analytics, applied statistics, process improvement and evidence-based decision support. Mr. Cohen has participated in and published numerous articles and studies and trained thousands of physicians, administrators, CPAs and other healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare analytics.


Jamie Verkamp

Healthcare Marketing and Consumer Behavior Expert

Jamie Verkamp is recognized as a national healthcare social media expert. As Managing Partner at (e)Merge, a medical growth consulting firm in Kansas City, MO, she works shoulder to shoulder with medical professionals in both hospital and clinical settings to improve the patient experience, and has seen measurable growth in her client’s customer service efforts, referral volumes and bottom lines. Her expertise has also been published in multiple industry publications, including MGMA Connexion, Medical Practice Digest and the American Medical Association.