Event Sponsors: OODA Health & Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Laura Summers- Senior Healthcare Analyst, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Seth Cohen- President and Co-founder of OODA Health
Grant Gordon- Co-Founder & CEO, Artemis Health
Kyle Salyers- Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst
Chris Gibson- Co-Founder & CEO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Chapter Sponsor: Robert Half
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Senior Healthcare Analyst
Co-Founder & CEO
President & Co-Founder
Senior Vice President
Co-Founder & CEO
Laura Summers serves as the senior health care analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, conducting research on health care data, policies, and impacts to the Utah health care sector.
Summers has expertise in health care, economics, and public policy. Her professional experience includes research for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In health care, Summers’ research focus is state-level health reform, with a particular focus in Medicaid, public health, and health insurance markets.
Prior to joining the Institute, Summers was the senior director of state intelligence at Leavitt Partners, where she prepared detailed studies of state-by-state comparative data and analyzed national and state health care programs, policies, and trends. In addition to providing research and consulting services to payers, providers, and other health care companies, Summers led health care reform initiatives in states such as Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington State. Summers also oversaw the Leavitt Partners teams in designing, managing, and facilitating stakeholder engagement processes for state government projects.
Summers previously served as the research director of the Utah Foundation – a nonprofit research firm that publishes reports on issues affecting government policies. Summers received her master of public policy with an emphasis in public economics from Brigham Young University and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Westminster College.
As one of the cofounders of Artemis Health and the company’s CEO, Mr. Gordon brings a unique perspective to the world of healthcare and benefits, drawing on his deep experience in design, user research, software engineering, and data analysis. Prior to Artemis Mr. Gordon cofounded EnticeLabs, an online advertising optimization company, and RationalIUX, a software user experience design firm. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University. Mr. Gordon is passionate about empowering employers to fix healthcare through data access and analytics.
Seth is President and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Previous to OODA Health, Seth served as the Vice President of Sales and Alliances for Castlight Health. At Castlight, Seth led the team responsible for market partnerships and key national accounts. Seth was one of the earliest employees at Castlight and served on the leadership team. Seth is currently a member of Castlight's board of directors.
Prior to Castlight, Seth was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Seth was a member of the Healthcare Payer and Provider Practice and a founding member of McKinsey’s Center for Healthcare Reform.
Seth earned an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Seth completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University as a Phi Beta Kappa.
Kyle Salyers joined Health Catalyst in August, 2014 as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Health Catalyst, he was a Co-Founder and the Managing Director of CHV Capital, a venture capital affiliate of Indiana University Health. In addition to Health Catalyst, Kyle led CHV/ Indiana University Health’s investments in a range of healthcare IT and medical device companies, including MedVentive (acquired by McKesson), MindFrame (acquired by Covidien), Perfect Serve, NICO, NeoChord, Par8o, and Celleration. Prior to CHV Capital, he served in a number of leadership positions across government, academia, and in entrepreneurial companies, including as a Special Advisor to the President of Indiana University & Executive Director for Advancing Indiana, Investment Director & Innovation Fellow at Rose-Hulman Ventures and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Senior Vice President of Thomas P. Miller and Associates, Vice President of the Indiana Technology Partnership, and Economic Development Manager for the City of Indianapolis, Mayor Stephen Goldsmith.
Chris completed his PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in the fall of 2013 before taking a leave of absence from medical school (he was enrolled in the MD/PhD program) to found and grow Recursion. He developed the core technology underlying this venture while in the lab of Dr. Dean Li. Chris comes from a family of entrepreneurs, is a graduate of Rice University with degrees in bioengineering and managerial studies, and recently completed an intense course in entrepreneurship at Stanford GSB. Chris is also a Board Member of CureHHT, a patient advocacy group for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Chris enjoys cycling on both the road and the trails that cut through Utah's great wilderness, as well as spending precious time with his family.
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
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Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development
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