October 17-20, 2018 / San Diego, CA


The largest gathering of health care development professionals, the AHP Annual International Conference is the catalyst for growing your network, connecting with peers and sharing new experiences. Leaders in our field present educational sessions on industry trends and first-hand innovative practices.

Darlene Shiley

Thursday, October 18

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ShileyDarlene Marcos Shiley is the president of the Shiley Foundation and a renowned patron of the arts, medical research, and education.

A resident of San Diego, Shiley’s philanthropy has benefited countless institutions, including the Old Globe Theater, the University of California San Diego (Shiley Eye Institute and Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center), the University of San Diego (Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Shiley Theatre, and the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology), Scripps Clinic (Shiley Pavilion, Shiley Center for Orthopedic Research Education: SCORE, and Shiley Musculoskeletal Center), the Salk Institute, San Diego State University’s Shiley Bio Science Center, Public Broadcasting Service’s Masterpiece Theatre, The University of Portland (Donald P. Shiley Hall and the Shiley School of Engineering), and KPBS public radio and television.

In 2012, the Chronicle of Philanthropy named Darlene Shiley as one of the Top 35 most charitable funders in the United States. As well, a number of organizations have named the Shileys “Philanthropists of the Year.”

Among the awards Mrs. Shiley has received are:

• The Neil Morgan Award for community activism by LEAD San Diego

• A Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Business Journal, recognizing her as a leading woman in business

• A Lifetime Service Award from the Mortar Board Society

She speaks before numerous organizations on a wide range of topics. She graduated with honors from San Jose State University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California State University system and from the University of Portland. Shiley has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of San Diego and Vice Chair on the Salk Institute Board, the Shiley Eye Center Advisory Board, and the Scripps Clinic Advisory Board. She is known in San Diego as “the Duchess of Downton” for her incredible generosity that propelled the success of PBS’s Downton Abbey.


Allison Massari

Thursday, October 18

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Allison MassariHailed as “life-changing,” “riveting,” “extraordinary,” “bold” and “deeply moving” by audiences worldwide, Allison Massari’s message of courage, compassion and perseverance resonates with participants long after an event has finished. Having triumphed over two traumatic accidents, one where she was severely burned on 50% of her body, Massari captures the hearts of audiences, demonstrating how to move forward with speed and grace.   

Massari has dedicated her career to catapulting individuals and organizations toward total success, mastery and fulfillment. Listed as one of the 2014 Top 10 Best Speakers for “motivation” and “personal development” in the United States by Meetings & Conventions magazine, Massari has been featured on ABC News, NBC, FOX and in Family Circle Magazine. She is also featured in the award-winning, feature-length documentary ReSolve: A Guide to Post Traumatic Growth (2015). Directed by Greg Storm, this film aims to help those suffering with PTSD find their way out by sharing the powerful stories of 10 survivors of horrific trauma and their families. Together, they list 17 guidelines back to health, happiness and a prosperous life. 

As an international keynote speaker, executive coach and interdisciplinary artist, she provides an exceptional blend of business acuity, clarity, creative perspective and real understanding. Massari’s highly effective methods have enabled her to form bonds as a trusted confidante to CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs. Her diverse client list includes: GE Healthcare IT, Eli Lilly and Co., HIMSS/CHIME, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Siemens Medical, LPL Financial and Million Dollar Round Table.  

Prepare to be taken on a journey, for Allison Massari’s programs are packed with content. Blending powerful life lessons with compelling, insightful and humorous stories, she offers actionable tools for people to immediately use to transform and manage their lives.