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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Peter N. Grant, JD, PhD
President, Health Care Conference Administrators, LLC
(dba Global Health Care, LLC)
Chair, Train for Compliance, LLC
Partner and Past Co-Chair, Health Law Group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Advisory Board, Harvard Health Policy Review
Former Editorial Board, Health Affairs
Seattle, Washington



Peter N. Grant is President and CEO of Health Care Conference Administrators, LLC (dba Global Health Care, LLC, GHC, LLC), a company which sponsors media and educational events, including national conferences, internet-based events, and publications on matters of health care practice and policy. He is also Chair and CEO of Train for Compliance, LLC. Dr. Grant serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Health Policy Review. He is a partner and past chair of the Health Law Section of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP (DWT). DWT has fourteen offices with 600 attorneys, including approximately 50 health care attorneys.
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VICE PRESIDENT - FACULTY COORDINATION
Suzanne Tyler
President and CEO
Vivien Maier and Associates, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Suzanne Tyler is the President of VMA Global Events, a conference management company based in Seattle, Washington. She brings years of hospitality industry management to her approach to event organization. Suzanne spent most of her career prior to joining VMA Global Events working in the hospitality industry in operations, food and beverage, and sales for luxury hotels and venues. This expertise has contributed to the success of her clients who produce meetings in Health Care, Life Sciences, Technology and Non-Profit markets. Suzanne has worked with Health Care Conference Administrators since 2003. In 1995, she was awarded the first ever, Supplier of the Year award from the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.



VICE PRESIDENT - REGISTRATION SERVICES AND EXHIBIT/GRANTOR COORDINATION
Justin Sorensen
President and CEO
Forerunner Events
Seattle, WA

Justin Sorensen is President and CEO of Forerunner Events, a premier event management and registration company. He started his career as a project manager at Scimitar Ridge Ranch -- a 5-star retreat center located in the Pacific Northwest. At Scimitar, Mr. Sorensen was responsible for the registration and experience of each client. He also coordinated team-building retreats for Fortune 100 corporate employees. After Scimitar, Mr. Sorensen worked in the Customer Experience department at United Airlines in San Francisco and Chicago. During his time at United, he managed the elite service line for 100K fliers, United's Premium Service (p.s.), and more than 30 airplane modification projects, including the retrofit of United's International First and Business class aircraft. In 2009, he moved to Seattle and founded Forerunner Events. Mr. Sorensen has a BA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.



VICE PRESIDENT - FACILITIES LIAISON
Kathryn Plumb
President
KMP Associates
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Kathryn Plumb is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with over 15 years experience planning and managing a diverse range of meetings and events on behalf of clients across Government, Healthcare, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Real Estate sectors. Kathryn has a broad background as both a Corporate and an Independent Planner and combines her communication, legal, and strategic planning expertise to deliver best results in financial achievement and attendee experience. She has been a key member of the eHCCA team managing site-selection, contract negotiations, event logistics and budget-cost control strategies for over 5 years.




VICE PRESIDENT - ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE CONTENT
Cynthia B. Ramirez, RPh, MSJ
Former, Director, Compliance & Ethics, Bristol-Myers Squibb
East Brunswick, NJ

Conference Producer and Content Manager for the Global Healthcare Compliance Congress Series. In this role, she works in collaboration with the conference co-chairs to identify current compliance trends and complex issues facing the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to shape the agenda and bring together leading-edge legal and compliance professionals from pharmaceutical and device industries, law firms, government officials, and academia. Ms. Ramirez retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb after 30 years. She has extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with specific expertise as a skilled Compliance and Ethics Professional, Global Medical Affairs Operations Leader, and Medical Information Call Center Professional. Ms. Ramirez earned her B.S in Pharmacy from Rutgers College of Pharmacy and her Masters of Jurisprudence (MSJ) in Healthcare Compliance Law from Seton Hall University School of Law.




VICE PRESIDENT - CONFERENCE CONTENT, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Peter N. Grant Jr.
Founder and CEO
Grant Events Management
Brooklyn, NY

Peter N. Grant Jr., CPEHR, CPHIT, CPHIE works on agenda development, faculty recruitment and other various research projects and handles social media and continuing education for GHC, LLC. Conferences he has worked on include the National EHR Summit, National Palliative Care Summit and the National Health Insurance Reform Congress. He is the editor of the bi-weekly Readmissions News. He is the founder and CEO of Grant Events Management, www.GrantEventManagement.com. Peter graduated from Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and currently works out of Brooklyn, NY.




VICE PRESIDENT - TECHNOLOGY
Stephen Aitchison
President and CEO
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Catheys Valley, CA

Mr. Aitchison is the CEO and Principle Technology Consultant of Cygnus Design & Consulting in Catheys Valley, CA. He has specialized in Internet Technologies since 1996 and has represented companies in the Health Care-related industry since 1998. Mr. Aitchison has also consulted and provided solutions for firms in a wide range of fields, including technology, entertainment, education, and finance. He has worked with Global Health Care, LLC on HIPAA and other compliance issues, coordinating their internet technologies since 1999.




SENIOR DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY
Jeff Dennis
Programming Assistant & Product Support Specialist
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Salem, OR

Jeff Dennis has served as a programming consultant and works on technology and product support with the public. Mr. Dennis has worked product support and development for several medical software billing management and managed care firms since 1999, and has worked for Cygnus Design & Consulting since 2002. Jeff Dennis was a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993.




DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY
Cherish Flint
Web Assistant
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Bellingham, WA

Cherish Flint serves as a web assistant to Stephen Aitchison at Cygnus Design & Consulting. Mrs. Flint has also worked in document editing and design within a variety of industries, including health care, education, and career services. Prior to graduating from Western Washington University in 2005, she worked as a hospitality manager and volunteered as a peer-health counselor at the university. Mrs. Flint has worked for Cygnus Design & Consulting since 2009.




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