Keynote Speakers

Jody Crane, M.D.

Jody Crane, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

As a proven leader, Dr. Jody Crane, M.D. is considered one of the leading experts in emergency department operations in the United States. Dr. Crane has taught and led healthcare and emergency department improvement efforts with hundreds of organizations in a wide variety of settings on six continents. In this role, he supports clinical quality and safety and performance improvement initiatives for all clinical service lines.

Most recently, Dr. Crane served as chief clinical officer of emergency medicine at TeamHealth. Prior to joining TeamHealth, he was a principal and owner of X32 Healthcare, a leading emergency department performance improvement consulting practice that offers innovative business concepts for healthcare facilities and systems that support patient-focused strategies. He joined TeamHealth in 2018 when the company acquired X32 Healthcare.

Dr. Crane began his career at Mary Washington Healthcare from 2000 to 2012, where he served as director of operations for his emergency medicine physician group, senior medical director for Stafford Hospital and a member of the Mary Washington Healthcare Board of Trustees. In 2012, he was recruited to work for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group as associate regional medical director with oversight of acute care services, telemedicine, innovation and Medicare/Medicaid for Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. In December 2014, he took the position of chief clinical officer for the emergency medicine division of Sheridan Healthcare.

Dr. Crane is also an emergency medicine faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and serves as an advisor for the National Institute for Health Research’s Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in Northwest London. He is also a faculty member of the American College of Emergency Physicians ED Directors’ Academy.

Dr. Crane received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and medical degree from Medical College of Virginia. He is a board-certified practicing emergency physician. He also graduated from the Physician Executive MBA Program in 2004 at the University of Tennessee, where he remains on the faculty teaching healthcare operations and leadership.

"A Model for Healthcare Innovation at the System Level – The CEOc Innovation Engine"

Presented by Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (CEOc)

Many of the most vexing problems in healthcare cannot be solved without collaboration from multiple stakeholders. These challenges and opportunities include the potential for health data interoperability, the need for data-informed decision-making, and the importance of patient engagement and education.

Panel Speakers

  • Tammy York Day, president and CEO of CEOc
  • Bruce Greenstein, executive vice president, chief strategy & innovation officer, LHC Group
  • Arif Nazir, chief medical officer – primary care at BrightSpring
  • Becky Antle, professor at the University of Louisville, implementation science expert, and evaluator of CEOc pilots

Stacy Cassio

Stacy Cassio

Pink Mentor Network

Stacy Cassio, founder and CEO of the Pink Mentor Network, understands the importance of mentorship because her own career and business have been built on the opportunities introduced to her by mentors.

Cassio works with leaders to solve complex talent development challenges through innovative mentorship, internal mobility, and employee support strategies & programs. These services drive outcomes in onboarding, upskilling, engagement, and acquisition initiatives. Her sweet spot is industries and companies focused on developing talent from within or attempting to attract diverse emerging talent.

In 2017, Cassio founded the Pink Mentor Network to overcome the shortage of female mentorship in male-dominated industries. This community introduced a brand new model for mentorship. Today, that model is being used by organizations of all sizes and industries to build transparent, scalable, measurable employee development & support programs. Cassio is dedicating her life to reshaping how individuals seek and obtain mentorship, and helping organizations build cultures of mentorship.

In 2019, her work was nominated for the Athena International Corporate Award for Leadership and Charlotte Inno’s “Opportunity Champion” award. She also was named a Mecklenburg Times 2019 Phenom, and most recently Acquisitio International’s Most Influential Mentorship Innovator - 2021, Meck Times 50 Most Influential Woman, and a 2021 Female Thought Leader - Business Services by the Stevie Awards, and Empowering Women In Industry’s Mentor of the Year 2021. Cassio's career was built and fueled by great mentors until she became one.