Lead Pharmacy Benefit Management Consultant, KELLYRxM
Cory Easton has more than 30 years’ experience in health care cost management, having spent 10 years working in population health management at Intracorp and more than 17 years in various positions at Express Scripts, Inc., most recently serving as vice president of sales. Throughout his career, Cory has had the privilege of working with some of the nation’s largest, most complex health benefit plans.
Cory is a frequent and passionate public speaker, often called on to present his perspectives and strategies on topics related to integrated health care cost management. Cory received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Regional Market Leader
Interactive Health, Inc.
While working towards a Bachelor of Science at Towson University, MaryEllen started an internship through Interactive Health, where she implemented onsite wellness programming for employees of John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. During this time, she studied her craft through the American Council on Exercise, and became certified as a Behavior Change Specialist and personal trainer. She fell in love with workplace wellness and spent a seven-year period as director of the wellness program for Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health System. MaryEllen has since moved into her role as Regional Market Leader at Interactive Health, Inc., working with clients in the DMV area, as well as Delaware and West Virginia.
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
As the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for PinnacleCare, Todd is responsible for accelerating growth and profitability through the development of new and existing distribution channels. Since joining PinnacleCare in 2012, Todd has developed the go-to market sales strategy for PinnacleCare’s group model that currently supports over 3 million lives. He has developed strategies to incorporate health advisory services into new distribution channels, and spearheads the marketing efforts to bring health advisory services to the forefront of modern-day health care.
Dr. Bruce Panasuk
Thoracic Surgery, Wilmington VA Medical Center
Dr. Bruce Panasuk is a thoracic surgeon at Wilmington VA Medical Center, where he has served in various roles since 2008, including Chief of Surgical Services, Associate Chief of Surgery and Interim Chief of Staff.
Dr. Panasuk earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his general and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. In addition to building his clinical practice, Dr. Panasuk has chosen to spend much of his career educating and training surgeons.
Dr. Panasuk has spoken at a number of human resource regional conferences including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association (PEBA), as well as the national SHRM Annual Conference in 2009. In 2014, he became a certified facilitator for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (FranklinCovey) and Crucial Conversations (VitalSmarts).
Sonja Quale, PharmD
Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President of Informatics, Confidio
Sonja Quale, PharmD, possesses a unique blend of clinical, technology and analytics expertise. A seasoned health care executive with a passion for integrating empirical data and evidenced-based clinical outcomes, Sonja’s deep understanding of pharmacy trends enables her to identify new product development opportunities, create technical changes that improve efficiencies, and maximize the value of data to improve patient care and strengthen organizations financially.
Prior to joining Confidio, Sonja most recently served as Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at PharMerica Corporation. In previous capacities, she served as Vice President of Client and Sales Analytics at Express Scripts and as a pharmacist with both Target and Massachusetts General Hospital-Pediatrics & Oncology Department.
Sonja received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
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Marjory D. Robertson, JD
Assistant Vice President
and Senior Counsel
Sun Life Financial
Marjory D. Robertson, JD, advises Sun Life Financial on employment law issues, including legal issues related to absence and disability management for its employees. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, she also supports and provides legal oversight for Sun Life’s absence and ADA administration products. She is a frequent presenter on legal and compliance absence management issues at conferences and at Sun Life broker meetings, and prides herself on being entertaining as much as educating at both employee and broker events.
Velocity Advisory Group
Daniel Silvert is a behavioral expert, keynote speaker and executive coach. As president of Velocity Advisory Group, ranked 548 by the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America, he has guided organizations through cultural transformations, building greater accountability into workplace culture and leading change.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Dan is the co-author of Taking Flight!, published in nine languages. His latest book, The True Competitive Advantage, was released in 2018. Dan’s clients have included Aflac Insurance, Biogen, Brinker Capital, Cushman & Wakefield, Crump Insurance, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Kolmar, Situs, W.L. Gore and Zara.
Director of Marketing & Sales
Since joining PinnacleCare in 2017, Fayton has been responsible for driving brand awareness, client engagement, retention, and sales growth through strategic partners and employers across PinnacleCare’s group benefits business. Fayton supports the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer to establish strategic partnerships and develop opportunities within small and mid-markets.