March 26 - 28, 2019 / Atlanta, GA


The AHP Leading Forward Executive Summit is designed for chief development officers, executive directors, and other executive leaders in health care philanthropy.


Bruce Bartoo, CFRE
How Gratitude can Increase Patient Satisfaction and Clinician Engagement

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:45 AM

Bruce BartooBruce Bartoo has served since 2009 as chief philanthropy officer for MedStar Health, a regional health system with 10 hospitals in Washington, DC and throughout Maryland.

Prior to joining MedStar, Bruce was chief philanthropy officer at Mercy Health, a 40 hospital health system based in St. Louis. Previously, he served as executive director of foundations for ProMedica Health System in Ohio and vice president for development at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He began his career as a political campaign executive and fundraiser, and also has six years of professional fundraising and alumni relations experience in higher education.

Bruce is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University (IA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Westminster College (PA). He and Lyndsey have been married for 31 years. They have two daughters; Sarah is 22 and Emma is 18.

Elaine Batchelor, MD, MPH
How Leading with Philanthropy Created New Partnerships for Community Health

Wednesday, March 27 | 9:45 AM

Elaine BatchelorElaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art private safety net hospital providing compassionate, quality care to the South Los Angeles community. Her innovative work to increase access for underserved populations has been recognized nationally, earning her recognition among the top 26 women physician executives in the country, as well as among the top 100 hospital CEOs.

Before assuming leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Dr. Batchlor served as Chief Medical Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public health plan providing care to a safety net population.  She has also served as Vice President of Finance, Organization and Operations at the California HealthCare Foundation, where she developed and oversaw research, policy analysis and programs aimed at improving health care financing and delivery. Early in her career Dr. Batchlor served as Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Office of Managed Care and as a Chief Medical Officer for Prudential Health Care. 

Dr. Batchlor holds a Bachelors degree from Harvard University, a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD
State of the Union 2019: Future of Health Care and Importance of Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 27 | 8:30 AM

Lisa Bielamowicz

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD is the Co-Founder and President of Gist Healthcare, a strategic advisory service that provides guidance to health care industry leaders.

A national expert on health care strategy, Lisa is known for being able to distill actionable insight from complex and conflicting market forces. Whether speaking to an audience of hundreds or working with an executive team, her passion is increasing the pace of transformation in health care. 

Presenting at over 75 board meetings, leadership retreats, industry conferences, and executive strategy sessions annually, Lisa brings energetic, provocative discussion to every forum she leads. She is a frequent keynote speaker, and is regularly consulted by media, quoted in the New York Times, Modern Healthcare, Wall Street Journal, and Health Affairs.

Lisa’s work combines national-level insight with a deep understanding of local market dynamics and system strength. A trusted advisor to dozens of health systems and medical groups, executives call on Lisa to provide critical guidance on system strategy and investments, and to serve as a partner in developing consensus toward a common vision.

Prior to founding Gist, Lisa was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the Advisory Board, where she led the firm’s strategy and clinical research for over a decade and was the primary author of many publications on health system and physician strategy, population health and care transformation.

As a physician Lisa brings a clinical lens to her work and has a deep understanding of the dynamics of physician practice. She trained in diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A Howard Hughes fellow, she researched memory and learning using functional MRI at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and received her MD with highest honors from Baylor College of Medicine, graduating first in her class.


David Collis
Speaking the Same Language: How Hospital Finance and Foundation Build a Stronger Relationship

Wednesday, March 27 | 8:30 AM

David CollisDavid Collis has spent more than 20 years working with non-profit organizations to help them advance their missions through effective fundraising. He began his professional career at Georgetown University Cuba project where he crafted grant proposals and reports. In 1997, Collis joined the development team at Rollins College during their $100 million fundraising campaign, which ended in 2001 with more than $160 million in overall commitments. In 2005, Collis began a career as an independent fundraising consultant and worked with clients such as Florida Hospital, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, The Amazon Conservation Team, The Adult Literacy League, and Habitat for Humanity Orlando. Collis assumed his current role with the Florida Hospital Foundation in 2009. The 10 Foundation Boards which he oversees recently completed a $150 million comprehensive campaign, surpassing the goal by raising over $154 million. Collis graduated cum laude with an honors Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

Nick Conte, Esq. 
Transforming a Foundation from Grant Writing to Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:00 AM

Nick ContePrior to joining Carilion Clinic in March 2016, Mr. Conte served as chairman of Woods Rogers PLC, Western Virginia’s largest law firm headquartered in Roanoke with regional offices in Richmond, Charlottesville and Danville. In addition to his practice of corporate law, Mr. Conte has extensive experience advising boards of directors and executive teams on a broad range of matters. His expertise ranges from managing complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions to risk management and contracting best practices.

Mr. Conte serves on the board for the Carilion Clinic Foundation and has been instrumental in transforming its mission to include generating community support for the Clinic. He also serves on the board for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and is active in many community organizations, including the boards of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, the Taubman Museum of Art, and the Virginia Western Community College Foundation.


Todd Goodman
Speaking the Same Language: How Hospital Finance and Foundation Build a Stronger Relationship

Wednesday, March 27 | 8:30 AM

Todd GoodmanTodd Goodman is Chief Financial Officer of Florida Hospital and the Central Florida Division of Adventist Health System, which includes 16 hospital facilities and dozens of outpatient facilities and Centra Care urgent care locations.

Todd has worked in health care for more than 25 years, and oversees the financial operations of one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with a net annual revenue of more than $5.5 billion.

Prior to his current role, Todd served in positions including Senior Finance Officer/Senior Vice President of Florida Hospital’s eight-campus Central Florida market, Chief Financial Officer of the organization’s Heartland division, and Chief Financial Officer of the Florida Hospital Foundation.

Todd is passionate about helping people achieve their greatest health, and is committed to a whole-person health philosophy that places equal importance on healing the body, mind and spirit.  

He sits on several boards, including Florida Hospital’s Community Health Impact Council, the finance committee of the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Adventist University of Health Sciences and Southwestern Adventist University.

Todd graduated from Southwestern Adventist University, received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and is a licensed CPA.

Todd and his wife, Melinda, reside with their two children, Karissa and Kayla, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Stuart M. Levine, MD, FACP
How Gratitude can Increase Patient Satisfaction and Clinician Engagement

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:45 AM

Stuart LevineStuart M. Levine, MD, FACP, serves as the president and chief medical officer of MedStar Harbor Hospital and senior vice president of MedStar Health.

Dr. Levine first joined MedStar Health in 2010 as a board certified rheumatologist at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, and vice chairman of Strategic Growth and Research in the Department of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals. In this role, Dr. Levine was instrumental in the conception, development and implementation of several major initiatives including a health services research program, new inpatient medical service structure, and a readmissions reduction effort. In 2014 he was appointed vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Harbor, and in 2016 assumed the role as vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center as well.

Prior to joining MedStar Health, Dr. Levine served as a faculty member and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also served as Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center and established a strong background in research. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including PLoS OneArthritis & RheumatismJournal of RheumatologySeminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, and the American Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Levine received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, with a fellowship in Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Rheumatology, American Medical Association and American Association for Physician Leadership.

Kay Strickland 
Transforming a Foundation from Grant Writing to Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:00 AM

Kay StricklandKatherine F. (Kay) Strickland is the Chief Development Officer for Carilion Clinic and oversees the Carilion Clinic Foundation. Since joining Carilion 9 years ago, she has been instrumental in establishing a philanthropic program for the clinic, which is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Prior to her time at Carilion, Ms. Strickland was Executive Director of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation and External Relations for 8 years where she founded the Community College Access Program (CCAP), providing free tuition for high school graduates to attend community college. Ms. Strickland also served as Senior Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving for Hollins University and, before that, she was the Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation for 12 years.

During her tenure at the Museum Ms. Strickland tripled its size and raised $2.5 million for capital improvements. She has served on numerous national, state and local boards including the Council for Resource Development, Virginia Association of Museums, the Commonwealth Council, the Committee to Advance the TransDominion Express, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Oliver White Hill Foundation.  She currently serves on the boards of Family Service of Roanoke Valley and Richfield Retirement. 

Dyan Sublett
How Leading with Philanthropy Created New Partnerships for Community Health

Wednesday, March 27 | 9:45 AM

Dyan SublettAs President of the MLK Community Health Foundation, Dyan brings nearly four decades of experience securing philanthropic support for South LA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a health care system serving one of the most vulnerable communities in the nation. MLKCHF’s founding executive, Dyan additionally serves as the hospital’s chief communications officer and a member of the executive team.  

Formerly Dyan was Executive Vice President of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the fifth largest YMCA association in the world. Her leadership included $120 million in contributed revenue and eight North American YMCA communications awards.  During her career she has served as Senior Vice President for Advancement and Communications at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Art Center College of Design, Vice President for Development at Sundance Institute, and Senior Development Director at the University of California Los Angeles, where she co-founded and directed UCLA’s Women and Philanthropy Program.

Dyan's work on women and philanthropy has been used as a model for nonprofits nationwide. She is a contributing writer to Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, a commentator for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy, and a frequent public speaker throughout the nonprofit sector.  She received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Indiana University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts.  Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, and she was named Poetry Fellow by the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.  Dyan lives in Los Angeles with her husband of thirty years, Alan Echeverria, and near their daughter Frances.