InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Gordon Bernard, MD Executive VP for Research & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S., T-1208 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.0077 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Bernard oversees Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s efforts to move research from bench to bedside. He has leadership and oversight responsibility for the offices of the Human Research Protection Program, Office of Contracts Management, the Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board, Clinical Trials Center, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Bernard also sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and chairs the company’s Medical Advisory Board.
Brian Bewley Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7888 bassberry.com An accomplished healthcare fraud and abuse attorney with years of experience in navigating the complex regulatory landscape, Bewley advises a broad range of healthcare clients – including for-profit, not-for-profit, and private equity clients – on myriad regulatory compliance issues and helps address government and internal investigations to find equitable solutions. Bewley also counsels clients with respect to daily operational issues, joint venture structuring, private equity acquisitions and other business transactions. Previously, he was a shareholder at an AmLaw 100 firm where he co-chaired two healthcare practice areas. Bewley started his career in Washington, D.C., where he served as senior counsel and team leader with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. During that time, he was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice. Bewley served as regional program chair for the Health Care Compliance Association (20132017) and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
George Bishop, III Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8623 wallerlaw.com Bishop has provided counsel to healthcare companies for over 40 years, and he has served as lead counsel on approximately 200 transactions involving investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. He is nationally recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving hospitals and other health facilities. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures and syndications, antitrust matters, regulatory issues, securities offerings and venture capital financing. Bishop helped form and was the initial chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section. His work has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and other national, state and local publications.
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Mike Blackburn Managing Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com A founding partner of Petra Capital, Blackburn has extensive investment experience in healthcare and other industries. Petra has been involved in 64 private company investments across seven different funds and has served as a director on numerous boards in his portfolio. Prior to Petra, Blackburn was a partner at Richland Ventures and an associate with Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith. Both venture capital firms included healthcare as a key investment focus. Blackburn earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt.
Velinda Block, DNP, RN CNO TriStar Health 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com In April 2017, Block was appointed the first chief nursing executive for HCA’s TriStar Division. She oversees nursing and nursing practice for more than 5,800 nurses supporting 22 hospitals and related care areas in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. She has 35 years of experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and system chief nursing officer for KentuckyOne Health based in Louisville. Block earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, her master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt, and her doctorate from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She also is certified in Nursing Administration, Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Jim Blumstein Professor, Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy Vanderbilt Law School Director Vanderbilt Health Policy Center 131 21st Ave. S., Room 256 Nashville 37203 615.343.3939 law.vanderbilt.edu
Blumstein ranks among America’s most prominent scholars on health law and policy. A member of the Vanderbilt law faculty since 1970, he served as former Governor Phil Bredesen’s counsel on TennCare reform. Blumstein has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and participated in many others. Blumstein also has served as the principal investigator on a number of grants focused on managed care, hospital management, and medical malpractice. In addition to his work with the law school, he has a tenured appointment to Vanderbilt Medical School and is the director of the Vanderbilt Health Policy Center. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Marty Bonick CEO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Bonick has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit settings. He was named to his current post in September 2017. Previously, Bonick was president
of division operations at Community Health Systems with oversight of 36 hospitals and their associated clinics and outpatient centers across six states. Past experience also includes serving as CEO of Jewish Hospital and senior operations roles with both Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. He has also held various leadership positions with Ardent Health Services. Bonick holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in healthcare administration and in information management. He sits on a number of boards including the Center for Medical Interoperability.
Denny Bottorff Co-founder & General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com In 2000, Bottorff co-founded Council Capital after more than three decades in banking. The private equity firm has more than $300 million of capital under management with investments primarily in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT. Previously, Bottorff spent 32 years as a successful financial services CEO, serving as the key executive of four banks. He has served on numerous corporate boards from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He is board chair for CapStar Bank. He is also a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Glenn Bradley Senior VP & Private Client Relationship Manager First Tennessee Bank 2214 Elliston Place, Suite 304 Nashville 37203 615.514.6054 firsttennessee.com/medical Bradley has worked in the financial services industry since 1985 and focuses on assisting physicians, medical practices and other healthcarerelated businesses with their short- and long-term financial goals. Bradley sits on the boards of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association and the Nashville General Hospital Foundation. He earned his degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Stephen T. Braun Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2300 bradley.com As a partner at Bradley, Braun advises hospitals, surgery centers and other providers in transactional and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience involving mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, and stock options and other equity compensation plans. He has been responsible for the negotiation of definitive agreements and securities work on five transactions valued at more than $1 billion each. Earlier in his career, Braun was the senior vice president and general counsel of HCA from 1991 to 1997. His work has been routinely recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.
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