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The health care system is complicated. The 5 Points of Health Care Conference works to simplify this complicated system for innovators looking to make change. 

Join us for a real and upfront conversation between the five distinct segments: Patient, Payers, Providers, Policymakers and Purchasers.

Topics will include the pandemic, systemic racism and national health care reform. 

Find more information about the 5 Points of Health Care framework and previous events here

Why you should attend:
The 5 Points of Health Care conference is relevant to anyone looking to accelerate innovation in health care. Whether you are an industry veteran or newcomer, patient advocate, aspiring entrepreneur or non-profit organization, this conference will help you better understand the complicated health care landscape and more clearly identify opportunities and make the connections needed to innovate.

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Dr. Juan Aragon, MD is Director of Business Development at EvergreenHealth, a 2-hospital system in Kirkland WA. Juan currently is responsible for Strategic Growth and partnerships for the health systems Prior to his currently role Juan was the Executive Director of Clinical Operations and Research for EvergreenHealth and was an international surveyor for Joint Commission International. Juan is active in the community and participates in several boards, as well as serves as clinical instructor and for the MHA program at the University of Washington. Juan received a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from Tulane university where he learned his passion for leadership and strategy. Outside of his work, Juan enjoys traveling, cooking, and cycling and is a growing wine enthusiast.


Dr. Marion Couch brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator and health care industry executive to Cambia. Marion will lead clinical enterprise and strategy for Cambia, with a focus on creating innovative provider partnerships that improve health outcomes for members and drive affordability.

Before joining Cambia, Marion was the senior medical adviser for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with wide-ranging responsibilities including policy creation, modernizing the quality payment program, promoting value-based care, and advocating for the vast expansion of telehealth. She has led diverse groups of physicians, serving as the chair of the Indiana University Health Physician Board, and was on the medical group’s Quality Committee. She has been a physician executive in two large medical groups, chair of two surgical departments, and was surgeon-in-chief at an academic medical center. Additionally, she was previously president of two professional medical societies and has been published in more than 95 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Marion is a head and neck surgeon with microvascular training. Her residency training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and she earned her Master of Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua Business School with a concentration in Healthcare Management.


Megan Hauck has spent her career shaping public policy and advising officials at the highest levels of government. She has developed a unique skill set combining in-depth knowledge of policy, Senate procedure, and the complex budget process.

Prior to launching Nathanson+Hauck, Megan served most recently as Health Policy Advisor to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). She worked directly with members of the Republican Conference to develop health policy addressing Medicare, Medicaid, and FDA reauthorization. Megan was the chief architect of the Senate Republican Conference strategy on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

From 2005 to 2007, Megan served as a Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George W. Bush. She advanced the President’s agenda on Capitol Hill with respect to legislation arising in the Senate Finance (health and welfare), Budget, Health Education Labor and Pensions, and Agriculture Committees, and guided several key appointees through the confirmation process.

During President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, Megan was Deputy Policy Director with responsibility for health policy. In addition to developing policy for the second term agenda and promoting the President’s health care accomplishments through media appearances, Megan assisted in the President’s debate preparation and staffed the RNC Platform Committee as it drafted the 2004 Republican Party Platform.

Megan’s executive branch service began in 2003, when she was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services where she worked with Congress on policies related to Medicaid, welfare, and private health insurance.

Before joining the Administration, Megan spent eight years in the office of Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), working on key health care legislation including the Patients’ Bill of Rights and the Medicare Modernization Act.

She is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Kistein Monkhouse, MPA is the founder/CEO of Patient Orator, a digital health startup that helps underserved patients document changes in their health to empower their voices in healthcare settings. She is an award-winning documentarian for her film Humanizing Health Care, a keynote speaker, and a nationally known advocate for health equity. She earned a degree in Public Administration with a concentration in public health, graduating in the top ten percentile of her graduating class at Long Island University. She is a patient advocate on a mission to dismantle systemic inequities that cause health disparities across the healthcare ecosystem.


Lauren Vela is a Senior Director for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). Lauren works directly with the large purchaser members of PBGH to facilitate collaboration and to support their purchaser-driven initiatives impacting healthcare delivery in the US. In addition to translating PBGH’s ground-breaking work in transparency and accountability into workable solutions for PBGH member organizations, Lauren identifies opportunities to apply market leverage for improvement, currently focusing on the business model supporting pharmacy benefit management and low value care.

Prior to this role, Lauren was the Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Employers Forum (SVEF), a coalition of high tech employers that benchmark benefit designs and collaborate for improvement. During her SVEF tenure, Lauren systematized the group’s benchmarking practices and served as a facilitator and strategist for their joint projects with regard to both US-based and international employee benefit programs. To this day, SVEF and PBGH maintain a strategic alliance and Ms. Vela works closely with purchaser members of both groups.

Prior to the SVEF role, Ms. Vela enjoyed a twelve-year tenure with PBGH serving in three distinct areas; multi-stakeholder health information exchange, provider group organization improvement, and employer value-based purchasing.

Prior to her work with SVEF and PBGH, Ms. Vela was employed by organizations in the workers comp, TPA, and mental health fields where she held positions in product development, operations, marketing, and provider relations. Ms. Vela earned an MBA from the University of Houston and has completed all necessary coursework for her Dr.PH. with a focus on managed health care and health economics from the University of Texas.


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