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Election 2020: The night before, what is at stake for health care innovation?

This is a Cambia Grove Member-Only Event

Join Dr. Bob Crittenden, Health Policy Advisor, Doug Foxley, Founder & Managing Partner, Foxley & Pignanelli, Charla Triplett, Partner, Commercial Science, Aventurine, and Maura Little, Executive Director of Cambia Grove, the night before the election for a candid, fun and free ranging conversation about what is at stake this November.

Topics of conversation may include trend lines that are consequential to health innovators, how health innovators can influence state and federal policies and other questions you may have of these seasoned health leaders.


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Dr. Bob Crittenden joined the Cambia Grove as the first-ever Executive-Emeritus. He has practiced as a family physician for over 28 years in central and southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, been a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Gardner for health, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington.

Dr. Crittenden’s work on projects at the local, state and national levels focuses on improving the access and effectiveness of health services for all populations. Most recently, he served as Gov. Jay Inslee’s Senior Health Policy Advisor, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the ACA in Washington state and the successful Medicaid Transformation Waiver. He has also played a key role in initiating the Kids Get Care program, actively participating in rural and urban underserved health systems improvements, and working with insurers, employers and providers in improving systems of care for chronic conditions.

As a Republican, Douglas Foxley has been a major presence in Utah politics since graduating from law school and beginning the lobbying practice in 1978. Mr. Foxley was a 2016 Co-Chairman of the reelection campaigns of Governor Gary Herbert and Congresswoman Mia Love. He has also served as a strategic advisor on numerous campaigns throughout his career - most notably his work as Senior Advisor for the 2012 Orrin Hatch reelection campaign and as a Senior Advisor to the Jon Huntsman for Governor campaigns.

Doug’s extensive political expertise and professional experience repeatedly proved invaluable to candidates and the clients he represented. From 1985 to 1997, Doug served on the Utah State Board of Regents, where he served as Chair for three years. From 2005 to 2013, Doug also served on the Utah State University Board of Trustees. Mr. Foxley is responsible for facilitating the organization of USU’s Institute of Government & Politics’ speaker series with the goal of engaging students, faculty and the community in civic dialogue. This speaker-series has since been named “The Foxley Forum” in his honor. Additionally, Doug was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Utah State University in May 2016.

Currently, Doug is actively engaged in another passion project. In 2017 Doug was selected by Governor Gary Herbert to serve as the ceremony chair to organize the upcoming 150th anniversary of the United State’s first transcontinental railroad, to be celebrated in May 2019. Those close to the firm know there are few individuals more educated and proud of the great State of Utah and its rich history than Douglas Foxley. He has been hard at work bringing together stakeholders from across the state and country to ensure this is a celebration worthy of such a historical event.

Maura Little joined the Cambia Grove team in April 2017. She brings with her a diverse set of allies looking to transform health care. Her previous government roles built her network to include a range of stakeholders from life sciences, global health, energy, ICT and natural resources.

Maura passionately believes our region can be a shining example of what is possible in health care through collaboration. Her current role as Executive Director builds on her previous leadership roles in advancing the conversation towards constructive change. 

As Governor Inslee’s Life Science and Global Health Sector Lead, Maura led strategic initiatives to put our region back on the map—from recruiting the 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to Washington for the first time in conference history, to working with startups to connect them to vital resources that will help them grow and thrive in the Northwest. 

Maura began her journey in the health care sector in 2009 where she played a key role in communicating the federal Affordable Care Act to local stakeholders as a staff member for then Congressman Jay Inslee. As the Washington State Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, her perspective was greatly influenced by her work in patient advocacy.

When Maura is not working toward health care transformation, you can usually find her working to transform her house. She spends most of her time at home boating or working in the yard and enjoying the island life with her husband and two young boys.   

Charla Triplett is the Founder and President of Catalyze, a Consulting Collective, bringing together expertise in Research, Design and Strategy with a focus on Medical Device and Digital Health. In addition to her role with Catalyze, Charla uses her science and engineering background, combined with her business acumen and experience, in her role as a Partner in the venture firm, Aventurine. Aventurine was formed to advance commercially viable scientific research, with an early stage investment focus, and a mission to create technologies for the betterment of civilization.

For over 20 years, Charla has worked with entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, marketing and business teams, inside companies (large and small), nonprofits, and universities. She is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated strength in new business development, strategy and building programs. Prior to starting Catalyze, she worked as a product development strategist for a design firm and in business development for an interactive digital marketing agency. Early in her career, Charla spent over 15 years focused on connecting industry and academia in the area of Biomedical Engineering, including founding and running a non-profit with this mission and working with over 60 Universities nationwide. She holds an M.S. in Bioengineering from Oregon State University, a B.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University.