Fireside Chat

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Fireside Chats offer an interactive dialogue with thought leaders from around the country

Cambia Grove Fireside Chats consist of Under the Boughs in Seattle, WA and Under the Aspens in Salt Lake City, UT and bring together national thought leaders to discuss the future of health care.

Past topics include:

  • Creating a Customer-Centric Health Care Experience
  • The Move to Value
  • Democratizing Health Data
  • Startups in an Age of Health Care Transformation
  • Using Innovation and Financial Incentives to Drive the Shift to Value
  • Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
  • Patients as Agents of Change: Myth or Reality?
  • A High-Tech, High-Touch Vision for Health Care
  • Digital Health - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
  • An Investor's Perspective on the Future of Health Care

Under the Boughs - taking place in Seattle, WA with series Founder and moderator Lee Huntsman, PhD.

During the course of the 90-minute fireside chat, Huntsman guides an interactive dialogue covering an array of issues relevant to health care transformation.

Past Speakers include:


Under the Aspens - taking place in Salt Lake City, UT with moderator Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor at the Salt Lake Tribune

During the course of the 90-minute fireside chat, Napier-Pearce guides an interactive dialogue covering an array of issues relevant to health care transformation.

Inaugural Under the Aspens event welcomed Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Author of An American Sickness. 


About Lee Huntsman, PhD

After distinguished service in academic leadership spanning more than two decades, Lee Huntsman was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in July 2004. In this role, he provided leadership in a variety of scientific and policy initiatives underway at the University and in the State of Washington. From 2005 to 2012, he also served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state. 

A particular focus during Dr. Huntsman’s tenure at the UW has been the identification and initiation of new interdisciplinary programs. Currently he is exploring ways the UW and Washington state might become more agile and successful in the reinvention of health care.

Dr. Huntsman is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

About Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Jennifer joined The Salt Lake Tribune in January 2013, starting as a business writer and eventually becoming host of a daily online video program, Trib Talk, and the weekly radio news show Behind the Headlines before being named editor in August 2016. Prior to coming to The Tribune, Jennifer was news director, anchor, host and reporter for both KUER 90.1 FM and KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM, receiving numerous top awards from the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Utah Broadcasters Association and the national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). She regularly moderates community events and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. Jennifer has a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a master's degree from Stanford University.