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Distinguished Moderators

Healthcare Symposium

John Figueroa

John Figueroa

Chief Executive Officer

Genoa
a QoL Healthcare Company

Genoa

John Figueroa joined Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company in July 2014 as Chief Executive Officer, completing the successful merger of Genoa Healthcare and QoL meds. Genoa is the nation's market leading behavioral health pharmacy and telepsychiatry company serving more than 500,000 individuals with severe mental health illnesses, spanning 44 states across a network of 350 pharmacies. Previously, Mr. Figueroa served the dual roles of Chairman and CEO of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. as well as that of Coram LLC. In January 2014 the Coram asset was sold to CVS Caremark for $2.2 Billion. Mr. Figueroa remains the Chairman of Apria Healthcare Group Inc.'s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment to these roles, Mr. Figueroa served as CEO and Board Member of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 500 healthcare services company that provided pharmaceuticals and related services to long-term care facilities and specialized drugs for complex disease states. Before that, Mr. Figueroa served as President of McKesson Corporation's U.S. Pharmaceutical Group from 2006 to 2010, after holding progressively more responsible operations and sales positions in the company's Supply Solutions, Pharmaceutical and Health Systems groups from 1997 through early 2006. He spent the initial years of his career in various sales and operations roles for Baxter Healthcare Corporation's Hospitex and Medical Surgical divisions.

Mr. Figueroa holds Bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a distinguished military graduate. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, where he has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus. From 1985 through 1990, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army.

Mr. Figueroa was awarded the Supply Chain Executive of the Decade award in 2010 from the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG). He serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Visitors at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management and is a guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 


 

Gary Mangiofico

Gary Mangiofico

Executive Professor of Leadership and Management

Pepperdine University
Graziadio School of Business and Management

Pepperdine Graziadio School

Dr. Gary L. Mangiofico has taught at the Pepperdine Graziadio School since 2002 and brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic development, operations management and integration, and turnaround operations solving complex challenges as a CEO, COO, and as a general management executive for both start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services; COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, an integrated behavioral health practice management group; senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group; and chief executive officer for CPC Alhambra Hospital. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), an independent public benefit corporation working to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family's income by 2014.

Dr. Mangiofico holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda/Berkeley). He is an active member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been delivering consulting services to corporations, private business, and non-profits since 1989, as well as conducted over 300 workshops and keynote presentations in healthcare, community health, and healthcare economics.

Recipient, 2012, “Strategic Leadership Award” from the World HRD & Development Congress at the Global HR/OD Excellence Awards, which recognizes the Best of Best in the HR/OD professionals internationally and serves as a benchmark of achievement in Organization Development practices.

Dr. Mangiofico has also received numerous awards at local, state, and federal levels including a “Special Congressional Commendation” for his work from the United States Congress.

 

Megan North

Megan North

President
Value-Based Care

Conifer Health Solutions

Conifer Health Solutions

Megan North is President of Value-Based Care for Conifer Health Solutions. Ms. North has led Conifer Health’s Value-Based Care business unit, based in Encino, California, since its formation in 2012.

Under her leadership, this fast-growing business unit now manages nearly 6 million lives and more than $22 billion in medically managed spend. Ms. North brings more than 22 years of experience to her role and has earned a reputation for creating risk-based care delivery models that successfully align hospitals and physicians. These models, originally developed for the state of California, are now adopted as national best practices for providers. Notably, Ms. North has led several recognized initiatives around healthcare reform and the formation of clinically integrated organizations throughout the country. She received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Massachusetts and her MBA from Pepperdine University in California.