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AMA Health Care Executive Summit (Invitation Only)

AMA Health Care Executive Summit (Invitation Only)

December 9-10, 2019 | San Diego

The Summit offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of senior-level leaders to discuss issues, challenges and the future of health care delivery while sharing their experience, expertise and perspectives, and learning from each other’s insights, best practices and solutions.

This is an invitation-only, highly interactive, exclusive peer-to-peer event is sponsored by the American Marketing Association and hosted by Jim Nuckols, Chief Marketing Officer, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego.

The Summit will be held at the iconic, historic Hotel del Coronado. On the edge of the Pacific Ocean where white sands sparkle like gold, the legendary Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton offers a magical seaside experience. An iconic presence since 1888, Hotel del Coronado combines majestic Victorian architecture, modern luxuries and beachfront recreation for a resort experience that’s uniquely Southern California.


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Topics for the Summit

  • Forecasting the Future: What’s New and What’s Next
  • Demonstrating Value in a World of AI, Population Health, Risk Contracts and More
  • Bringing the Brand to Life
  • Enhancing Physician Integration
  • Solidifying the Role of Brand Ambassadors 
  • Attracting, Engaging and Keeping Customers
  • Integrating Health Systems, Alliances and Individual Entities 
  • Managing the Reputation
  • Navigating Digital Communications
  • Tackling Issues We All Face 


Day One

Monday, December 9

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Summit Activities
  • 6:30 pm: Reception and Group Dinner at Hotel Del Coronado (Food provided with a cash bar available.)

Day Two

Tuesday, December 10

  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Summit Activities


  • Tanya Andreadis – Chief Marketing Officer, UCLA Health
  • Faye Arjoumandi – VP, Marketing, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Dee Bangerter – CEO, Rocky Mountain Care
  • Tricia Bell – Acting Associate Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Cara Bergendahl – VP, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Ochsner Health System
  • Jennifer Bollinger – SVP, Consumer Strategy, Ochsner Health System
  • Deborah Braidic – VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Kendra Calhoun – SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Avera Health
  • Ria Carlson – Associate Chancellor, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, University of California, Irvine
  • Pattie Cuen, VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Cedars-Sinai
  • Kathy Dean, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, University of Iowa Health Care
  • David Feinberg – SVP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Drewry Fennell, Chief Officer, Strategic Communication and Development, Christiana Care Health System
  • Brad Fixler, VP, Marketing, UC (Colorado) Health
  • June Fowler – SVP, Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs, BJC HealthCare
  • Vicky Free – SVP/Chief Marketing Officer, Novant Health
  • Rebecca Fulton – VP, Marketing, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Bret Gallaway – SVP, Marketing & Communications, Trinity Health
  • Chris Gade, Chair, Public Affairs, Mayo Clinic
  • Tomi Galin – SVP, Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs, Community Health Systems
  • Rose Glenn – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Michigan Medicine
  • Lauren Green Caldwell – VP/Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, National Jewish Health
  • Deanne Haag – VP, Marketing Communications, UPMC
  • Dalal Haldeman – Executive, Marketing & Communications, Rush Health
  • Bryan Hamilton – AVP, Marketing Communications, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Greg Harrison – VP, Marketing & Communications, Southwestern Health Resources
  • Suzanne Hendery – VP, Marketing & Communications/Chief Marketing Officer, Renown Health
  • Orest Holubec – SVP/Chief Communication Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Melanie Husk – SVP, Marketing & Communications, Baptist Health
  • Shannon Janney – AVP, Marketing, Duke Health
  • Joe Kelly – SVP/Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Mercy
  • Ty Kennon – VP, Marketing, Inova Health
  • Michael Knecht – SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Fred Kraut – Marketing Executive, Rocky Mountain Care
  • Lee Landau – SVP/Chief Marketing Officer, Jefferson Health
  • Chuck Lewis – EVP/Chief Growth & Marketing Officer, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
  • Frank Lococo – VP, Marketing & Communications, Nebraska Medicine
  • Sandra Mackey – Chief Marketing Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Megan Mahncke, SVP, Marketing and Communications, SCL Health/President, SCL Health Foundations
  • Carrie Manders – VP, Communications & Marketing, Spectrum Health
  • Paul Matsen – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Clinic
  • Susan Merryman – VP, Marketing, Ohio Health
  • Susan Milford – SVP, Marketing & Communications, OSF HealthCare
  • Alicia Mitchell – SVP, Communications, American Hospital Association
  • Nikki Moll – SVP, Marketing & Communications, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • John Nguyen – Chief Marketing Officer, SSM Health
  • Jim Nuckols – Chief Marketing Officer, Sharp HealthCare
  • Kimberly Ovitt – VP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, National Children’s Medical Center
  • Michael Parkerson – Chief Marketing Officer, Atrium Health
  • Tadd Pullin – SVP, Institutional Advancement, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Victor Reiss – VP, Consumerism & Insights, UNC Health Care
  • Jeana Rettig – Associate Administrator, Health System Marketing & Communications, Keck Medicine of USC
  • Hernando Ruiz-Jimenez – Chief Marketing Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Sarah Sanders – SVP/Chief Marketing Officer, Nemours Children’s Health System
  • Suzanne Sawyer – SVP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Jennifer Schultz – SVP, Marketing & Communications, OU Medicine
  • Kathy Scullin – VP, Marketing & Public Relations, Inspira Health Network
  • Jigar Shah – Group VP, Head of Marketing, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Steve Singer – SVP/Chief Communications Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Nikki Sloup – VP, System Communications, SCL Health
  • Kathy Smith – VP, Marketing & Communications, Johns Hopkins
  • Charles Soltoff – SVP/Chief Marketing Officer, Temple University Health System
  • Ramon Soto – SVP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Northwell Health
  • Amalia Stanton – VP, Marketing, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Don Stanziano – Chief Marketing Officer, Geisinger
  • Darin Szilagyi – Chief Marketing Officer, Accent Care
  • Michiko Tanabe – Chief Marketing Officer, Stanford Health
  • Beth Toal – VP, Communications & Marketing, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Rhoda Weiss, PhD – Chair, AMA Executive Leadership Summit
  • John Weston – SVP/Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, City of Hope National Medical Center
  • Kathy Winn – VP, Strategic Marketing, LifePoint Health
  • Ryan Younger – AVP, Marketing, Virtua Health


For questions about the Summit event, contact Rhoda Weiss at If you need registration assistance, please reach out to or (800) 262-1150.


Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-6611

Room Rates

  • 229.00 Single/Double occupancy per night. Rates are subject to applicable federal, state & local taxes, which are currently 11.56%
  • $10.00 resort fee per room per night, plus tax (discounted from $35.00) which includes internet access, unlimited indoor fitness classes and beach yoga, streaming services, discount tickets to top San Diego attractions, local and toll-free calls, daily newspaper available in lobby, in-room coffee, tea and bottled water.

> Book Online

Or call (619) 435-6611 and reference the Health Care Executive Summit.

The reservation cut-off date is November 16, 2019. All guest rooms must be guaranteed by one night’s room and tax deposit, which is fully refundable up to seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival, after which the rooms are non-refundable.

Please know that any hotel room booked outside the AMA negotiated block may not be eligible for the discounted rate, discounted resort fee and/or have a different cancellation policy.

Area Attractions, Events and Tourism

Please visit the San Diego Tourism Authority for additional city information.

Conference Attire

Conference attire is business casual. Meeting rooms tend to be cool, so you may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.


The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center at (800) AMA-1150 or A member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting. 

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