Jason Buckner

Jason has been at the forefront of the nonprofit Health Information Exchange (HIE) industry for over a decade. His previous roles include leadership positions at NC HealthConnex and The Health Collaborative, where he utilized his broad technical experience in interoperability, informatics, and analytics to help improve healthcare.

Jason has served on national committees, including the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee, and statewide committees, including the Data Sharing Agreement and Policies & Procedures Subcommittee. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Queens College in Charlotte, NC.

Ashlee Cerda

Ashlee Cerda is the Government External Affairs Channel Manager for Bamboo Health.

Ashlee has 10 years of experience within the population health space, utilizing data to help deliver actionable insights to further care coordination between health systems and safety-net providers. Ashlee is an expert in understanding how to leverage partnerships, both public and private, to support care coordination in the physical and behavioral health landscape.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado.

The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California

Hospital Council — Northern & Central California represents 197 hospitals and health systems in 50 of California’s 58 counties, from Kern County to the Oregon border. Hospital Council’s membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers, representing more than 37,000 licensed beds.

David Ford

David Ford is the CEO of CMA Physician Services and the Vice President of Health Information Technology for the California Medical Association (CMA).  He develops CMA’s thought leadership in all aspects of health IT – EHRs, health information exchange, and telehealth.

David is a recognized expert on the transition to electronic health records and health information exchange.

David holds a BA in Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC.

Kevin Field

Kevin Field is Senior Vice President of Growth & Partnerships at Bamboo Health. As a healthcare industry and growth leader for over 15 years, Kevin has a track record of managing and driving go-to-market strategy, revenue, and optimization. Prior to Bamboo Health, Kevin held early positions at PatientPing (which was acquired by Appriss Health and renamed Bamboo Health) as a market GM and building their national network. Previously in his career he worked on healthcare integration and automation, and installing EMRs for large health systems. Kevin is skilled in population health, value-based care, community engagement, strategic planning, revenue management, healthcare integration and serves as an advisor for early-stage healthcare companies. Kevin graduated with honors from Bryant University, served on the Student Alumni Counsel, and remains an avid volunteer in the local community.

Dillon Miller, MD

Dillon Miller, MD currently serves as the Regional Medical Director of the Carolinas at Oak Street Health, a national value-based care organization providing comprehensive primary care to patients with Medicare in low-income communities. Dr. Miller is board certified in Family Medicine and sees patients in the Durham OSH clinic. He provides leadership support at the 13 clinics across North and South Carolina. Before joining Oak Street Health, Dr. Miller was the Chief Medical Officer for Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, GA, and served as Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Family Medicine at Emory College of Medicine. Dr. Miller earned his medical degree from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and trained in primary care Family Medicine at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency. 

Candace Bowman

Candace Bowman, RN, MSN/MHA is Director of Population Health and Post-Acute Strategy for BrightSpring Health Services. BrightSpring is a national leader in healthcare services ranging from Pharmacy solutions to Hospice care. We serve over 950,000 patients daily. 

Candace has been advocating for the patient for more than 20 years.  Her professional experience ranges from nursing at the bedside in a trauma center to Branch leadership in Home Health.  Her leadership philosophy centers around a combination of inclusionary outreach and strong inter-disciplinary relationships, underpinned by effective communication.    

Candace’s strong background in both clinical and operational leadership has led to her work in varied healthcare settings, across multiple states and in diversified service lines.  She has a special interest in predictive analytics, BCPI operations, and partnering with ACOs for value-based programs in the post-acute arena.      

Candace is located in central North Carolina, however travel is always on the table especially if tennis is involved.