Daniel Hoeffel, MD, is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with hands-on experience in the delivery of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols. Dr. Hoeffel received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and later trained at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital. He has practiced in the Twin Cities area for nearly 20 years.
Karen Gagnon, RN, is a Certified Case Manager with over 30 years experience in developing and implementing care management programs in payer, provider, and vendor settings, integrating predictive analytics to optimize clinical and qualitative outcomes. She is a recipient of the CMSA Case Manager of the Year Award and contributed to the initial case management Standards of Practice.
Andrea Powers, RN, has over 30 years of experience in direct patient care nursing, patient engagement programs, patient shared decision making, and patient reported outcomes measures. She has served in senior roles at Silverlink Communication, Lumeris and Health Dialog.
Evan Rakowski is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep subject matter expertise in healthcare. He is Founder & Principal of Radical Spark, a firm focused on developing, launching and partnering with organizations transforming healthcare. Past roles include COO and co-founder of TripleCare, a large telehealth provider, and Director of Operations for Clinically Home.
Elliott Smith has a multi-decade track record of leadership in convening business leaders for the sharing of best practices and policy setting. Elliott served as chief executive for the Iowa Business Council for over a decade.