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What Will GKEN Look Like?
March 11 - 12, 2008

Meeting Participants
  • Russ Bantham, President, Bantham Consulting
  • Yank Coble, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy, U. of North Florida, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U. of Florida, Past President, World Medical Assn.
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, Professor and Dean, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing
  • David Cordani, President, CIGNA HealthCare
  • Marty Davis, Director Special Campaigns and Promotions, AARP
  • Larry Fields Immediate past president American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Paul Ginsburg President, Center for Studying Health System Change
  • Ed Hanway, Chairman and CEO, CIGNA
  • Wolf Kirsten, Founder and President of International Health Consulting
  • Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing
  • Catharina Maulbecker, International Health Consultant
  • LaMar McGinnis, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Emory U. School of Medicine, Past President, American Cancer Society
  • Chris Mc Swain, Director Global Benefits, Whirlpool Corp.
  • Mike O Grady, Senior Fellow, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the U. Chicago; Principal, O'Grady Health Policy LLC
  • Stig Pramming, Chief Executive of the Oxford Health Alliance and co- founder of Oxford Alliance & 3four50.com
  • Murray Ross, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, and Director of the Kaiser Institute for Health Policy
  • Barbara Safriet, former (2007) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer on Law at Yale law School
  • Michael Showalter, Senior Vice President, HealthCare Strategy and Marketing, CIGNA HealthCare
  • Chris Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships, AHRQ