2024 D.C. Delegation

D.C. Delegation highlights the breakthroughs in Nashville’s healthcare industry to leaders in D.C. and creates a two-way dialogue with policy makers, influencers and the Healthcare City.

D.C. Delegation Value & Purpose

Washington D.C. | April 17 - 19, 2024 

Nashville at the Capitol

Engage directly with the political leaders and influencers shaping healthcare legislation and policy during this full council, immersive experience.  D.C. Delegation enables council members to build important relationships with industry guests, healthcare policy influencers, and Nashville Health Care Council peers - empowering critical collaboration across sectors.  Participate in dynamic discussions about the future of healthcare, intimate networking at the executive level, and groundbreaking industry tours in the nation's capital.

D.C. Delegation creates a two-way dialogue between Capitol Hill and the Healthcare City - be part of the important conversation during a pivotal election year. 

Industry Leading Executives: Meet Our Hosts

Our executive hosts will preside over the delegation, offering opportunities to share insights and engage in an intimate setting. 

Cindy Baier

Cindy Baier

Nashville Health Care Council Board Chair President & CEO, Brookdale Senior Living

David Dill

David Dill

Nashville Health Care Council Past Board Chair and Chairman and CEO, Lifepoint Health

Michael Burcham

Michael Burcham

Nashville Health Care Council Board Member & Fellows Chair, Chief of Strategy & Talent Development, Shore Capital Partners

Itinerary at a Glance

Healthcare policy and legislative driven dialogue, purposeful connection, and industry immersion experiences are all key elements to the D.C. Delegation.  Be part of the important movement during a crucial time, an election year!

>> D.C. Delegation Preparation Reference Materials <<

  *Please note all timing is in Eastern time zone

Date / Time

Topic / Experience

Expert Speaker

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


4:00 PM

Hotel Check-In at the Riggs D.C. 


5:00 - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception - location: Riggs D.C. Atrium


6:30 -7:00 PM

Delegation Level-Set:



Defining the Workforce Challenge

April Hansen, Group President, Workforce Solutions, Aya Heathcare


Defining the Behavorial Health Challenge

J.R. Greene, CEO, Psychiatric Medical Care


Defining the AI Challenge

Edmund Jackson, CEO, UnityAI

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dinner and Keynote

Amy Walter, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter 

Thursday, April 18, 2024


6:00 AM

D.C. Fun Run or Walk - location: meet in Riggs D.C. hotel lobby

Led by Patrick Saale, VP Strategic Operations, Lifepoint Health

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast - location: Riggs D.C. Atrium


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Address from Tennesse State Senators - location: Hart Senate Office Building, floor 9

U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)




10:15 - 11:00 AM

Workforce: Supply, Demand, Need

Moderated by Jessica Wells, PhD, Associate Principal, ECG Management Consulting



Panelists: Dr. Bryant Adibe, Jay S. Sugarman Practitioner in Residence, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University



Sheila Pradia-Williams, Deputy Associate Administrator, Health Resources & Services Administration



Conor Sheehey, Senior Health Policy Advisor, US Senate Committee on Finance

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Public Policy Solutions through Realized Parity in Behavioral Healthcare

Moderated by Navdeep Kang, Chief Quality Officer, Acadia Healthcare



Panelists:  Shawn Coughlin, President and CEO, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare



Eva DuGoff, Senior Health Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance



Sohini Gupta, EVP, Government Affairs and Innovation, AHIP



Timothy Hauser, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Program Operations at Department of Labor




12:45 - 2:00 PM

Getting AI Right in Healthcare

Moderated by Mike Schlosser, MD, SVP Care Transformation and Innovation, HCA Healthcare



Panelists:  Greg Aaron, GVP, Client Relationships, Oracle



Jordan Everson, Public Health Analyst, ONC



Stephen Hughes, Director, Healthcare IT Policy, AHA



Colleen Nguyen, Senior Health Policy Advisory, Office of Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)




3:00 - 3:45 PM

Cybersecurity Fireside Chat

Moderated by David Dill, Chairman and CEO, Lifepoint Health



John Riggi, National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, American Hospital Association







4:00 - 4:30 PM

Healthcare Reporter Update

Ben Leonard, POLITICO Pulse

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Wrap-Up Discussion

Facilitated by Apryl Childs-Potter, President, Nashville Health Care Council 

5:00 - 7:00 PM

D.C. Executive Reception - location: United States Capitol Building





Friday, April 19, 2024


7:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast - location: Riggs D.C. Atrium


9:30 - 10:15 AM

Industry Immersion Tours at HHS Secretary's Operations Center and FEMA National Response Coordination Center *please note 2024 Council Fellows will participate in an alternate immersion tour at MedStar Health, Full Council Fellows Agenda


12:00 PM

D.C. Delegation Adjourns



Thank You D.C. Delegation 2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Oracle Health

Supporting Sponsors

Aya Healthcare
frist cressey ventures
Holland & Knight

2024 D.C. Delegation Highlights

Nashville on Capitol Hill
Amy Walter, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter 
panel discussion
John Riggi
Engaging conversations
panel discussion
important insights
Ryan Donnelly
Level set discussions
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Important Conversations
Senator Bill Hagerty
Senator Bill Frist
Leaders in Healthcare
Cybersecurity with David Dill
Fema Industry Tour
Jessica Wells
Amy Walter