Speaker Bios – Employer Health Forum
Larry Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers
Larry joined the coalition in 1991 and became its president in 2006. Founded in 1980, the Chicago-based MBGH is composed of over 130 self-funded, large, public and private multi-state organizations providing health benefit for over 4 million covered lives. MBGH focuses on enhancing the value of health benefits, increasing the productivity and health of covered populations and enhancing the safety, cost and quality of local health care marketplaces. Prior to MBGH, he spent 17 years at the Illinois State Medical Society.
Today, Mr. Boress advocates for the “Purchaser” perspective of health care. He assists employers in their health benefit designs, worksite wellness and incentive programs. He leads MBGH’s community initiatives, including the Leapfrog Group’s patient safety activities in Illinois, efforts to reduce early elective deliveries and promoting the Choosing Wisely initiative to reduce unnecessary medical care.
He oversees MBGH’s group purchasing and health benefit services activities, providing information, fee negotiation and performance reviews for employers on health plans, condition management services, pharmacy benefits and transparency services. He is a co-founder of the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC), an entity offering unbiased, objective information, advice and services on private health insurance exchanges.
He also serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Worksite Health Centers, an affiliate of MBGH, dedicated to expanding the knowledge and capabilities of employer-sponsors of onsite health, pharmacy, fitness and wellness centers.
Diana Han, Global Medical Director, GE Appliances, a Haier company and Premise Health
Diana Han, MD is Global Medical Director at GE Appliances, a Haier company. She leads the Health Services team, which is responsible for onsite delivery of occupational and preventive health services and programs, employee health benefits, leave management, and wellness and health promotion. Prior to joining GE Appliances, Diana enjoyed a wide-ranging career in healthcare consulting, clinical practice, and healthcare administration at a series of leading institutions, including Partners Healthcare, Leerink Swann, the Advisory Board Company, Carewise, Baptist Health, and Humana. Diana trained in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching institution of Harvard Medical School, and received her medical degree from the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Greg Potts, MD, Senior Medical Director, Papa John’s International
Greg Potts, MD is a board certified Family Practitioner who joined Papa John’s in December 2014 as the Senior Medical Director of the newly formed “in-house” clinic (Papa Cares). Prior to joining Papa John’s, Dr. Potts was in private practice for 20 years in Louisville, Kentucky. During these years he served 5 years as the medical director for Kentucky Derby Festival mini-marathon and marathon, 10 years as team physician for University of Louisville basketball and football teams as well as 16 years as team physician for Male High School.
Dexter Shurney, MD, Chief Medical Director/Executive Director, Global Health/Wellness, Cummins Inc.
Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chief Medical Director & Executive Director for Global Benefits, Health and Wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy. He has distinguished himself as a recognized leader in his profession in numerous ways.
In 2007, he was appointed by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to chair The Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board. Prior to his current position, Shurney was the Chief Medical Director of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. During his tenure at Vanderbilt he also held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management. Other positions that Shurney has held include Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Healthways, Health Policy Strategist in the Division of Global Government Affairs for the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of medical affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Editor of the Journal of Managed Care Physicians.
Shurney serves on numerous boards including: The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), and the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). In addition, he represents ACMQ as that organization’s elected Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). He was also the most recent Chair of the Business Strategies Committee for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Shurney sits on the editorial boards for the peer-reviewed journals 1) Population Health Management, 2) The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.