March 19 – 21, 2017
Nashville, TN

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Address with Simon T. Bailey
Sunday, March 19 5:00 – 6:15 PM

Simon T. Bailey is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, a premium education company specializing in creating learning and development content for individuals and organizations. He has worked with over 1,500 organizations and has impacted more than 2 million people through his presentations and seminars in 45 countries worldwide. As a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive adviser, and author, he addresses more than 100,000 people each year. Some of his clients include AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Toyota. 

His popular Building Business Relationships course for LinkedIn (via has been viewed by 20,000 professionals in 100 countries. Simon is the top-selling author of seven books and creator of the Shift Your Brilliance System, a personal development program that takes individuals and organizations on a transformational journey to create a brilliant life and business. 

Prior to founding his company, Simon worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years and was sales director and new business development director for the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort.® 

Simon holds a Master’s degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. 

He was named Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Florida and serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Dream Academy and the Orlando Health Foundation. Speaker magazine also selected him as one of the top 25 “hot speakers” shaping the profession. 

When Simon is not working, he spends quality time with his two active teenagers, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and is an avid moviegoer.

Keynote: Leadership with Tim Enochs
Monday, March 20  8:30 – 9:30 AM

For more than 12 years, Tim Enochs has passionately helped clients discover their deep desires and vision for business and life - then helped them get there. By taking an honest look at where people are and where they want to be, Tim helps clients close the gap and achieve success.

Prior to coaching, Tim served as a vice president for a bank holding company for five years. He also was responsible for running a lab, production planning and HR management while working in the manufacturing sector for 15 years.

Tim holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor’s in Management from the University of Mississippi. He has also earned numerous accreditations and certifications from industry leading organizations, including DISC, Franklin Covey, The Table Group, Personnel Decisions International, Development Dimensions International and the Society of Human Resources Management.

Keynote: Building Cross Functional Teams with John Choate
Tuesday, March 21 8:45 – 9:45 AM

John Choate is an accomplished executive, entrepreneur and former Navy SEAL with demonstrable success in establishing and managing highly effective cross-functional teams. He is the founder of Procinctu Group, a global risk management firm that provides specialized security services to U.S. and foreign government entities, multinational corporations, and select individuals. He is currently the Executive Director of all security operations at the Wynn & Encore in Las Vegas - a Forbes 5-Star Resort and the 5th largest hotel in the world.

John began his professional career as a naval officer in the SEAL teams. Following completion of SEAL training as the officer-in-charge of class 218, he spent the next twelve years in both active and reserve billets deploying overseas in support of national security objectives. In addition to receiving various personal awards for classified special operations, more significantly his teams have received numerous distinguished awards including three Navy Unit Commendation medals, two Meritorious Unit Commendation medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation personally awarded to his SEAL platoon by President George W. Bush.

John is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a founder of the non-profit Phoenix Patriot Foundation, and sits on the Service Academy Selection Board for certain members of Congress. An avid waterman, marginal piano player, and a truly horrific golfer, he resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Tammy, and two young children, Sofie and Tristan.

Keynote: Innovating for the Future with Leanne Kaiser Carlson, MSHA
Tuesday, March 21  9:45 – 10:45 AM

Leanne Kaiser Carlson is a health futurist who helps organizations and individuals consciously evolve. She sees potentials and resources in unusual places. Health systems seek her to think in new ways and create paths to a preferable rather than probable future.

Leanne brings unique insight around the power of generosity to shape the future of health systems. She believes generosity heals and creates tools and curriculums for healthcare. This has unleashed immense new resources even in impoverished places and enabled hospital foundations to grow past previous limits. In addition to the Kaiser Institute, Leanne is a visiting faculty for the Johns Hopkins Medical Philanthropy Institute.

As a keynote presenter, Leanne awakens something different in people—the remembrance of what matters most, an inspiration of what is possible, and the confidence in our ability to create the future we desire.

Physician Ethics & Grateful Patient Giving
Panel Discussion

Monday, March 20 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM


Mark McCampbell, CFRE
Senior Consultant, Strategic Partnerships
Advancement Resources, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA


Bruce Bartoo
SVP & Chief Philanthropy Officer
MedStar Health, Columbia, MD

Susan Dolbert, Ph.D.
Chief Development Officer & President
Providence Health Services, Renton, WA

Joseph Franks, MD
Sutter Health, Santa Cruz, CA

Mara Hook, MBA
Regional Vice President
Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA

Systemization / Amalgamation
Panel Discussion

Monday, March 20 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Mark Larkin, CFRE
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Boca Raton, FL


Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP
President & Principal Consultant
Accordant Philanthropy, Ponte Vedra, FL

Fred Najjar
Senior Vice President for Philanthropy
Dignity Health Foundation, San Francisco, CA

David Flood
Intermountain Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT

Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
President and Chief Development Officer
Advocate Charitable Foundation, Downers Grove, IL