Healthcare and every industry across our country are grappling with unprecedented workforce challenges. From The Great Resignation to Quiet Quitting, to high levels of stress and burnout, the needs and desires of today’s employees are dynamic, complex and vary by generation. We’ve invited David and Jonah Stillman, father and son generational experts and co-founders of GenGuru, to share insightful research on the differences between the generations and what organizations can expect from them. David and Jonah are the co-authors of Gen Z @ Work, and have appeared on CNN, CNBC, the TODAY Show and in many acclaimed media publications.
We will convene a panel of top minds in healthcare and health benefits to discuss how organizations are addressing today’s unique workforce challenges and preparing for those to come. Our distinguished panel will include Milt Ezzard, Vice President of Global Benefits and Mobility at Activision Blizzard; Ashok Subramanian, Founder and CEO at Centivo; Wendy Smith, Senior Vice President and National Leader of the Delivery System Transformation Team at Aon Health & Benefits; and Peter Long, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Health Solutions at Blue Shield of California. We look forward to seeing you there.
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David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For almost twenty years he has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
His creative communications work have earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, the much coveted CLIO Award, and most recently was named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal as well as one of the Power50.
In addition to being an internationally acclaimed speaker on the generations, David is also the co-author of two best-selling books including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace.
David’s latest book “Gen Z @ Work” published by HarperCollins describes the 7 key traits of Gen Z. He has coauthored this book with his Gen Z son, Jonah.
Jonah Stillman Growing up, for 10 years, Jonah competed on the national US circuit in snowboarding. He was ranked in the top 5 in the US before hanging up his helmet to pursue working with his Dad in the generational field.
Jonah is the Co-author of “Gen Z @ Work” published by HarperCollins. It describes the seven key traits of better understanding and connecting with Gen Z in the workplace.
GenGuru, the company he co-founded with his father, has worked on Gen Z strategy projects with some of the world’s biggest companies, including Microsoft, The NFL, Gatorade, 3M, Universal Studio, NBC, Virgin, and Clif Bar.
He has shared his insights on Gen Z with CNBC, MSNBC, TED, and CBS and is featured in Fast Company, TIME, INC, Forbes, Fortune and the NY Times.
Success Magazine voted Jonah and David in the top 25 most influential speakers and authors.
Vice President of Global Benefits and Mobility, Activision Blizzard
Milt Ezzard leads Global Benefits and Mobility for Activision Blizzard. He does not believe the most value comes from a one-size-fits all wellbeing or condition management strategy and has instead focused on implementing and measuring the effectiveness of a suite of diverse programs that engage employees and their families that suit individual preferences. As these programs are individually relevant, they support the motivation for change. The program his team has built has not only been cost-efficient but serves to positively differentiate the organization and build loyalty from its employees.
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Health Solutions, Blue Shield of California
Peter Long is executive vice president, strategy and health solutions, at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $22.9 billion in annual revenue serving over 4.7 million members in the state's commercial, individual, and government markets. Long leads collaborations with healthcare providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to design innovative clinical and community programs, healthcare delivery, and payment systems that provide all Californians access to value-based, high-quality, and affordable care.
Previously, Long was president and chief executive officer of Blue Shield of California Foundation, where he focused on building lasting and equitable solutions to make California the healthiest state and to end domestic violence. He helped launch the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative in 15 communities across the state in partnership with California Department of Public Health and other philanthropies. Under his leadership in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations, the Foundation supported successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act among the safety-net providers for Californians who had been excluded from health care.
His broad career background includes extensive experience working on health policy issues at the state and national levels and has written numerous papers and chapters on a variety of health policy topics. His research and 20+ publications have been groundbreaking in healthcare reform and community development.
Long served in leadership roles at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The California Endowment. Long also served as the director of development and programs and then executive director of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose. Previously, he served as a legislative analyst for the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network in Cape Town, South Africa, during the country’s transition to democracy.
Long earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health.
Long serves an adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and as co-chair of the Foresight Project, which is envisioning, testing, and creating a transformed future U.S. health system. He has been a board member at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Grantmakers in Health, and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for California Association of Health Plans, Integrated Healthcare Association, Manifest MedEx, Primary Care Collaborative and PriMed, among other health advisory councils.
Senior Vice President and National Leader of the Delivery System Transformation Team, Aon Health & Benefits
Wendy is the National Leader of Delivery System Transformation and a Senior Vice President for Aon Health & Benefits based in Dallas, TX. In this role, Wendy works with Aon’s largest self-insured national accounts in assisting them in their journey to value-based care focusing on “the how’ to deliver on the promise of improved quality, lower cost of care, and enhancing member engagement for employer-sponsored plans.
Wendy’s career spans over 30 years in healthcare as CEO of carrier health plans in the Commercial, Managed Medicaid/Dual Eligible and Medicare Advantage populations with responsibility for network contracting, clinical and quality management, health plan operations, compliance, finance, sales, and data and analytics. She also served as CEO for a health delivery system-owned health plan and owned their employee plan of 25,000 lives, Wendy moved into employer consulting in 2018.
A passion for Wendy is helping disruptor start-up health technology companies come to life and scale. Wendy serves as an advisor and Mentor for Capital Factory, TechStars, Healthcare Wildcatters and DivInc along with a few specific health tech companies.
A nationally recognized strategy expert in achieving value-based care transformation, including risk-based contracting and operational implementation, Wendy is frequently asked to speak to national audiences on these topics.
Wendy is a graduate of Southwestern University with a BA in Biology, a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas State, and a doctorial candidate in Healthcare Leadership from The University of Alabama Birmingham.
Founder and CEO of Centivo
Ashok Subramanian founded Centivo in 2017 after observing the inefficiency in the healthcare system and the pain that has resulted for employers and employees. Centivo provides a healthcare solution for self-insured employers that unlocks savings and value by better aligning incentives in today's healthcare system and activating employees to choose high-value providers.
Prior to Centivo, Ashok founded Liazon, operator of the nation’s industry-leading private benefits exchange for active employees. A pioneer in the industry, Liazon’s Bright Choices® Exchange empowers employees to buy the benefits they really need while enabling employers to achieve complete financial predictability for their benefits. In November 2013, Liazon was acquired for $215 million by Towers Watson, now Willis Towers Watson. After the acquisition, Ashok served as CEO of Liazon as well as Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson’s Group Exchange business.
Prior to Liazon, Ashok was an Associate Principal in the New York City office of McKinsey and Co., a global management-consulting firm, where he served as a leader in the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices.
In addition to his role at Centivo, Ashok serves as a senior advisor to Silversmith Capital, a growth equity firm.
Ashok received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Ashok is often sought out for his expert commentary on the health insurance and benefits industry. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Employee Benefit News, and CFO Magazine.