Speakers

  • Craig Kielburger

    Co-Founder, Free The Children, Me to We and We Day

    Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12-years-old. Today, he remains a full-time volunteer for the organization, which has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity. What began as a group of kids working out of a garage now has more than 1.7 million young people involved in its programs.

    Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that advances a new vision of philanthropy by providing socially conscious products and experiences that support the work of Free The Children. Me to We’s offerings include life-changing international volunteer trips, sustainably made clothing and accessories, leadership training programs and materials, an inspirational speakers’ bureau, and books that address issues of positive change.

    Craig holds a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He is the author of 12 books, including “The Power of We Day: Moving the World From Me to We.”

    Craig has been awarded 15 honorary doctorates and degrees, and has received The Order of Canada, The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, and the World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child. His work has been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “60 Minutes” as well as National Geographic, TIME and The Economist.

  • Michael O’Neil, Jr.

    Founder & CEO, GetWellNetwork

    Michael O’Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 28. After surgery and four cycles of chemotherapy, Michael immediately began building GetWellNetwork, a company committed to working with health systems to improve outcomes through patient engagement.

    Today, GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in Interactive Patient Systems (2009-2013) and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. GetWellNetwork has appeared multiple times on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.

    Michael was named to the Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs in Venture Magazine and is a two-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. Michael is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) and Mindshare, an exclusive forum of CEOs from leading technology companies in Washington, DC. He serves on the board of directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – National Capitol Area Chapter and The DAISY Foundation, an international organization dedicated to honoring nurses.

    Michael has served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and is a guest speaker at University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith Business School and The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Michael received a B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D./MBA from Georgetown University.

  • Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH, MACP

    Executive Vice President,
    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

    Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, was named group president for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California and Georgia Regions in October 2014. He directs health plan and hospital operations for 14 hospitals and 237 medical offices to serve more than 4 million members in both locations.

    Dr. Chu joined Kaiser Permanente as its regional president of Southern California in February 2005. In January 2011, he was given the added responsibility of overseeing the Hawaii region as a group president responsible for both the Southern California and Hawaii regions. In July 2013, he was named executive vice president for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and appointed to the National Executive Team, which supports the chairman and CEO in setting and ensuring achievement of both the short- and long-term strategies and performance of the Hospitals and Health Plan organizations.

    Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Chu served for three years as president of New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public hospital system in the country. A primary care internist by training, Dr. Chu possesses extensive health care experience as a clinician, administrator, and policy advocate. He was senior vice president for Medical and Professional Affairs for HHC in New York from 1990 to 1994. During that period, he also served as acting commissioner of Health for the New York City Department of Health.

    Dr. Chu also has experience as an academic health center leader. He was senior associate dean at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from July 2000 – February 2002. He also served at the New York University School of Medicine and Medical Center as associate dean and vice president for Clinical Affairs from April 1994 – May 2000. He was a 1989-1990 Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellow serving as legislative assistant for health for New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.

    At both Kaiser Permanente and New York City, Dr. Chu has been a strong proponent of the use of the electronic health record as a powerful tool for improving quality and outcomes for patient care.

    Dr. Chu currently serves on the board of the Commonwealth Fund in New York and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

    Dr. Chu earned his medical degree at New York University, his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University.

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