American Healthcare Summit
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SUMMIT Organising Committee Member
Dr. David J. Shulkin American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer Shulkin Solutions, Inc. Washington D.C. New York, NY Philadelphia, PA

In the year 2020, David J. Shulkin, M.D., became member of the Board of Directors. 
He has been President and CEO of Shulkin Solutions, Inc. since 2018, company that promotes healthcare innovation
and advocates for veterans and marginalised groups. 
Dr. Shulkin worked for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) from 2015 to 2018, including as Secretary
of the VA from 2017 to 2018 and as Under Secretary for Health from 2015 to 2017. 
He had worked at Morristown Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, Temple University Hospital,
Drexel University School of Medicine, Doctor Quality, Inc., and the University of Pennsylvania Health System and
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before joining the VA. 
Dr. Shulkin graduated from Hampshire College with B.A. and the Medical College of Pennsylvania with an M.D. 
He also completed Internal Medicine residencies at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh 
School of Medicine, as well as fellowships in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and 
clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine has certified him.
Mrs. LeAnn Thieman_UCG Keynote Speaker (American Healhtcare Summit)

Mrs. LeAnn Thieman
Founder and President of SelfCare for HealthCare, Iowa, United States


LeAnn Thieman, well-known author, lecturer, and nurse was “accidentally” included in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. 
In her book, This Must Be My Brother, she tells the story of the heroic rescue of 300 infants she participated in as Saigon fell to the communists. 
She struggled through extraordinary conditions as an average person and mustered the fortitude to prevail.
Distinguished Professional Speaker
She is one of just 10% of speakers in the world to hold the Certified Speaking Professional title. Watch LeAnn make a presentation to her fellow speakers at the National Speakers Association Conference in 2017. She was admitted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in August 2008, joining the likes of Art Linkletter, Colin Powell, and Ronald Reagan. LeAnn is the only female recipient of the “Legend of the Speaking Profession” award in Colorado.
Successful Chicken Soup
LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers when her Operation Babylift story appeared in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. She was the ideal co-author of the New York Times bestseller because of her dedication to nursing over the course of more than 30 years.
SelfCare for HealthCare’s mission is to:Cut down on nurse burnout
Boost employee morale
Improve patient satisfaction and hospital performance
Reform nursing workplaces
Dr. Janelle Ali-Dinar_UCG Keynote Speaker (American Healhtcare Summit)

Dr. Janelle Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Self-care for HealthCare, Iowa, United States

With more than 15 years of executive healthcare expertise in many crucial areas, including critical access hospitals (CAHs), rural health clinics (RHCs), physicians, and patients, Janelle Ali-Dinar, PhD, is an expert and advocate for rural healthcare. On Capitol Hill, Dr. Ali-Dinar is a sought-after lecturer. Janelle, a former hospital CEO and regional rural strategy executive, has also served as president of the Nebraska Rural Health Association, a member of the Rural Congress, and a rural fellow for the National Rural Health Association.
She now serves as co-chair of Rural Health and Partnerships on the Regional Health Equity Region VII council and is the Nebraska DHHS chair of The Office of Minority Health Statewide Council, which addresses the needs of rural, public, minority, tribal, and refugee health. Janelle has a doctoral and master’s degrees in communications and has just earned a degree in public health leadership. In addition to serving on the editorial board of RACmonitor, Janelle is currently MyGenetx’s vice president of rural health.

Prof. Frank Chindamo_American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Prof. Frank Chindamo, M.D.
Founder Virtual Film School, Los Angeles, California, United States (US)

Frank Chindamo founded Virtual Film School, an innovative EdTech firm focused on educational access and opportunity with long-term economic and societal impact.
Virtual Film School(TM) is marketplace for sharing economy education. 
It’s university that uses virtual reality to connect students with teachers from all over the world at any time. 
Because 75 percent of young people choose to be content creators over all other vocations, we debuted in the hot field of New Media. 
VFS intends to expand rapidly throughout the arts and languages in order to attract new students and increase revenue. 
VFS has completed four pilots, concluding two sales and profiting from the pilots. 
Amazon, Lenovo, the United Nations,, and CAA are among our strategic partners.
What if film school could accept students from all across the world? 
And you’d be able to join us from anywhere, at any time? 
Simply put on virtual reality headset and enter virtual environment to take classes with award-winning film and video experts. 
There’s no need to migrate to Los Angeles, pay exorbitant rent, or abandon your friends, family, and assets. 
Virtual Film School(TM) will customise your courses and path so that you study the most up-to-date filmmaking techniques from the most up-to-date teachers, websites, applications, and materials. 
Virtual Film School(TM) is the next generation’s higher education.
Dr. Claire Sorenson_American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Claire Sorenson, M.D.
Associate Director, Standards Development and Interpretation Joint Commission International, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, United States (US)

Dr. Claire Sorenson was born and reared in Wisconsin before moving to Chicago in 2008 to attend Loyola University’s nursing school.
She spent nearly 15 years in the city after graduation, concentrating in the high-acuity, high-stress situations of the NICU, PICU, and case management. Her unwavering commitment to her career and her coworkers provided her with unparalleled insight into the motivations, pressures, and breaking points of healthcare workers at all levels, particularly those on the front lines. She noticed how those elements influenced not only each individual employee, but also the entire team, department, and institution. Dr. Claire’s passion for healthcare quality and improvement led her to work in variety of settings, ranging from top-tier academic medical centres in urban epicenters to severely under-resourced makeshift facilities in developing countries, at all levels of funding, acuity, and geographic/demographic constituency.  Dr. Claire was able to uncover the common threads that plagued teams all around the world, independent of geography or departmental makeup: the detrimental, and fully preventable, repercussions of compassion fatigue, emotional exhaustion, and burnout, thanks to this widely diversified professional landscape.

Dr. Biana Roykh_UCG Speaker (American Healhtcare Summit)

Dr. Biana Roykh, DDS, MPH
Associate professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, the senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the College of Dental Medicine, and the dental director at Columbia University Health Care, 630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032, United States (US)

Dr. Roykh has undergone advanced training in general dentistry with an emphasis on dental implant repair and treatment for patients with medical conditions. She specializes in comprehensive general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry. She also holds an invisalign provider certification.
Beginning on June 24, 2013, Dr. Biana Roykh will hold the role of Clinic Director at the UCSF School of Dentistry. In the faculty practise at the UCSF Buchanan Dental Center, she is now taking on new patients.
I applied for a General Practice Residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas because dentistry is a fascinating, expanding specialty. I worked with patients who had special needs and were in poor health during my residency, both in a private practise environment and at the UMC Hospital.
I received training in the preservation and augmentation of bone, as well as the placement and rehabilitation of dental implants. I gained knowledge of cutting-edge surgical procedures, such as wisdom tooth extractions, cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and smile makeovers, orthodontics, and sophisticated root canal therapy utilizing a microscope. I’m so happy that this training enables me to give my patients the greatest possible dental care!


Prof. Leina Alrabadi, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Gastroenterology
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford University. Stanford, California 94305

Prof. Leina Alrabadi appreciate working with a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment for individuals with complicated medical needs in order to provide a brighter future for children. Her main focus as a clinical researcher is on developing better medicines for autoimmune and cholestatic liver illnesses, as there is currently no optimum treatment.

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Transplant Hepatology (2020)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (2019) CA
  • Board Certification, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2019)
  • Fellowship: Yale University Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship (2018) CT
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2015)
  • Residency: Texas Tech University Pediatric Residency (2015) TX
  • Medical Education: Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland School of Medicine (2010) Ireland
Ms. Yvette Bonilla_UCG Speaker (American Healhtcare Summit)

Mrs. Yvette Bonilla, LMSW
Owner and CEO of Suicide Care Consulting Services
Virtual Location – New Haven, Connecticut, USA

In order to establish care transition protocols that lower suicide rates, raise patient involvement and satisfaction, and lower expensive readmission rates, she collaborates with inpatient hospital systems.
She has direct knowledge of the revolving door effect’s tragic results. It can upend the lives of patients and their loved ones, diminish provider morale and the calibre of their job, increase labour costs for executives, and damage the hospital system’s brand.

Mrs. Bonilla is a pioneer in the field of suicide prevention. She is an expert on post-crisis responses, a workshop presenter and trainer, a participant in the Connecticut Zero Suicide Learning Community, and a member of the advisory board for the community crisis response team in her area.
Mrs. Bonilla has a wealth of experience working in the social service and healthcare industries. By forming collaborations with hospitals and local LMHAs to create niche-based care for populations with complicated care needs, she has worked in both the micro and macro sectors of administration.

Dr. Linda Anne Kahn American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Linda Anne Kahn CLT – LANA, NCTBMB, CMT, CDT
President Lymphatic Therapy Services of San Diego, 3282 Governor Drive, San Diego, Ca 92122

Linda-Anne is a Lymphedema Therapist, Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach, and Beauty Therapist with international training. She is also a Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist with an international certification. Dr. Vodder School in Austria, Dr. Foeldi School in Germany, and Dr. Casley-Smith School in Australia have all certified her. The Dr. Vodder school requires her to recertify every two years, and she attends conferences and workshops on a regular basis.
Linda-Anne is a member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA), CIDESCO International, the National Lymphedema Network (NLN), the National American Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), as well as NAVALT’s past Vice President. Linda-Anne is also the Director and Founder of Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center, which is Southern California’s most comprehensive health and beauty centre. She is also the director of San Diego’s Lymphatic Therapy Services. She speaks at national and international Lymphedema and Lipedema conferences and is the co-author of “Nutrition Guide for Lymphedema and Lipedema.” She is a regular speaker at the Fat Disorder Research Society (FDRS) conferences and specialises in the treatment of Lipedema and Dercums. She also specialises in Lyme disease therapy. Linda-Anne Kahn has specialised in the treatment of Lymphedema, Lipedema, Dercums, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Lyme disease, and post-surgical therapy for over 25 years.

Dr. Marilyn Bui American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD
Senior Member and Professor of Pathology, Scientific Director of Analytic Microscopy Core
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, United States

Dr. Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, FCAP, is a senior member of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Pathology. Dr. Bui is the Analytic Microscopy Core’s scientific director, the section head of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, and the President of the Medical Staff (July 2018-June 2020). She is also a professor at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and the director of the Cytopathology Fellowship. She earned her medical doctorate in Beijing, China, then went on to the University of Florida for her residency and fellowship. She also holds a PhD in Molecular Pathology and Immunology from the University of Florida, as well as certifications in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology from the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Neelam Chanda American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Neelam Chanda, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Associate Professor, 
School of Nursing, CSU Fresno, 2345 E. San Ramon, Ave M/S MH 25, Fresno, CA 93740-8031, Office MH 289
PhD School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Dr. Neelam Chanda is an Associate Professor at California’s Fresno State University.
In 2005, she received her doctorate in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Mental health nursing across the health-illness spectrum, research, and leadership and management are some of my key teaching interests. My background as a psychiatric nurse, as well as her work experience in a mental health practice and clinical teaching expertise in this field, have equipped me well for this position. Her most recent passions involve online education content creation, course instruction, and delivery.

She is looking forward to learning more about her colleagues and their vital work at the World Congress on Health Care Management and Patient Safety.

Dr. Ronald Wyatt American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Ronald Wyatt, M.D., MHA
Vice-President and Patient Safety Officer of MCIC Vermont, 2 Ravinia Drive, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30346

As vice president and patient safety officer, Ronald Wyatt, MD, joined MCIC Vermont in January 2020.
Wyatt was formerly the chief quality and patient safety officer of Cook County Health, one of the nation’s biggest public health systems, before joining MCIC Vermont. He worked at the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, as the chief of patient safety and quality. Wyatt was the Joint Commission’s first patient safety officer, and he helped to achieve national patient safety goals in that capacity.

Wyatt is a faculty member of the ACGME Disparity Collaborative and a member of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee. He is also a member of a number of boards, including the IHI Certified Professional in Patient Safety, the Society to Prevent Diagnostic Problems, and the Society to Prevent Diagnostic Failures.

Dr. Alina Bridges American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Alina G Bridges, M.D., PhD.
Director of Immunodermatology, Mayo Clinic,
3 Madison Ln Cincinnati, OH 45208, Cincinnati, Ohio

With over 20 years of expertise in Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Immunodermatology, am successful
and imaginative
leader. Dr. Bridges is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of difficult inflammatory and neoplastic situations, 
as well as hospital and cosmetic dermatology. In the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and test creation, 
she has conducted academic and pharmaceutical research. 
She gives talks all around the globe, writes lot, and has mentored hundreds of people. 
She is the emeritus director of Mayo Clinic’s Dermatopathology Fellowship. 
She belongs to the American Dermatological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of
Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Noah Worcester 
Dermatological Society, and the International Society of Dermatopathology, among others. 
She contributes to national leadership, advocacy, and health-care policy.
Dr. JAMES F. JORDAN American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. James F. Jordan, M.D., PhD.
Distinguished Service Professor Of Healthcare And Biotechnology Management, 5000 Forbes Ave, Hamburg Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

James F. Jordan is a renowned specialist in market development and assisting the successful establishment of entrepreneurial startup enterprises in the Life Sciences Industry. He has worked for Fortune 20 companies throughout the world.

Jordan has successfully launched new sales teams and implemented corporate image and brand footprint efforts at various firms. He is an extraordinary strategic thinker focused on corporate strategy formulation and implementation. He has a proven track record of delivering substantial company growth and dramatically decreased time-to-market on new products, having led more than 30 new product development activities.

Jordan has experience in supply-chain management, lean manufacturing, and six-sigma tool deployments. He has built various unique procedures in those particular areas using his passion in combining technology, brand management, and business planning. His channel experience spans 23 years.

Dr. Michael Retsky American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Michael W Retsky, M.D., PhD.
Molecular & Integrative Physical Science Programme Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health USA

Michael Retsky (University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Physics) switched careers thirty years ago to work on cancer research. 
He works at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Boston-based Angiogenesis Foundation. 
He is also member of the University College London faculty. 
He spent 12 years on Judah Folkman’s Harvard Medical School staff. 
Retsky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bioequivalence and Bioavailability and the Editor-in-Chief of Nature/Springer book on breast cancer due out in 2017. He is co-founder of the Colon Cancer Alliance and serves on its Board of Directors. He has published over 60 publications in the fields 
of physics and cancer. In 1994, he was diagnosed with stage IIIc colon cancer. 
He chose against utilising standard maximum tolerated chemotherapy based on his earlier study on tumour growth and
therapy. Instead, he employed low-dose, long-term therapy with the standard colon cancer medicine 5-fluorouracil, which he delivered daily with portable infusion pump. 
The therapy was non-toxic and appears to have succeeded because he has not relapsed and the risk of relapse has passed. 
In 1996, this was explored with Judah Folkman and Tim Browder, and this therapy was tested in the Folkman lab. 
Browder et al. reported their findings in 2000, and the technique is now known as metronomic chemotherapy. 
Browder et al’s publication from Cancer Research in 2000 is citation classic. 
Because both Folkman and Browder are no longer alive, Retsky (the cancer patient) is the only one who can tell the narrative of 
how metronomic treatment was started.
Dr. Ana Gomes American UCGConferences Organising Committee Member

Dr. Ana Gomes, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner New England Psychiatry, PC Telemedicine in MA and NH 100 Merrimack St. Suite 205E 
69 Technology Way Suite 4E9 Lowell MA, 01852 | Nashua NH, 03060

Since June of 2018, Ana has worked as a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings, including seasonal, residential, outpatient, inpatient, and government facilities. Ana works with psychiatric patients of all ages who have complicated mood and anxiety disorders, as well as concomitant substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She speaks fluent English and Portuguese and is intermediate in Spanish, and she has a strong interest in global public health and disaster medicine, which helps her treat a wide range of patients. Ana emphasises treating the full individual by combining psychopharmacology with a holistic approach to treatment.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with a chemistry specialisation from Salem State University. She began her medical career as a CNA at Lahey Burlington while completing this degree, when she fell in love with nursing. Ana went on to Regis College following graduation and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honours in 2017. She graduated with honours with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018.
She completed her study while working as a PMHNP on the North Shore, earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, with her capstone project focusing on a mobile health app for self-care. In the year 2020, Ana received her bachelor’s degree with honours.