April 7, 2023

The Leaders of The New Normal: Introducing the Panel for the 9th Annual All In Breakfast Summit!

How can we work together to become the first major metropolitan city to have a fully functioning system in place ensuring that every Chicago resident has access to the right health care, at the right time, in the right place? 

CommunityHealth invites all Chicagoans to participate in our All In™ campaign – a series of education, thought leadership, and networking events focused on generating solutions to help all Chicago residents access health care. All In events are open to anyone interested including industry professionals, students, corporate partners, community leaders, and you!

The series will kick off on Thursday May 4th at the Metropolitan Club from 7:00 am – 10:00 am CT for the 9th Annual Breakfast Summit, The New Normal. In addition to a keynote speaker, the event will include an in-depth conversation with key leaders discussing the ways we continue to advance health equity as we live in our new normal.

CommunityHealth welcomes the following revolutionary health care professionals to the Breakfast Summit panel…

Cristal Thomas Gary, Moderator

As Chief Advocacy Officer at AMITA Health, Cristal Thomas Gary is a health policy expert and strategist who has dedicated her career to improving health care policy and transforming health care delivery systems to achieve better, and more equitable, health outcomes. She has an extensive record of leadership within public and private sector organizations and has served as a trusted advisor to governors, cabinet secretaries, and health system leaders.

Dan Fulwiler

Daniel Fulwiler, President and CEO of Esperanza Health Centers, has dedicated his career of over 25 years to improving health care for the underserved.  Through unstinting focus on changing systems to meet the needs of patients, he has pushed forward an agenda of delivering the highest quality care to those who struggle with the greatest inequities of the American healthcare system.  

Samantha Olds Frey

Samantha Olds Frey has nearly a decade of experience in health care and appropriations policy. As the Executive Director at Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans, she is responsible for coordinating legislative strategies, testifying before legislative committees and working closely with state agency administrators to formulate and implement policy that positively impact members. 

Michele Smith, Ed.D.

Michele Smith is a seasoned and performance driven workforce development and education professional with over a decade of experience assisting organizations in the development and implementation of education solutions that meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s workforce. As Director of Workforce & Team Member Development for Advocate Health, she oversees the system-wide learning and development programs to significantly enhance and continuously improve the learning culture, business outcomes and organizational performance.

Luvia Quiñones, MPP

Luvia Quiñones serves as the Senior Director of Health Policy at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. In this role, Luvia oversees the Immigrant Health Care Access Initiative and in collaboration with ICIRR’s members develops the health policy agenda with a special focus on access to health care and on health care reform.

Stephanie Willding, MPA

Stephanie D. Willding, MPA is a skilled health care and nonprofit leader, adept at developing and implementing transformative initiatives across organizations. As the Chief Executive Officer at CommunityHealth, she has committed her career to building organizations that empower underserved communities to break the cycle of broken systems and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Are you All In?

Register for The New Normal to join the conversation today!