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Dr. Shikha Anand Dr. Shikha Anand, Chief Medical Officer, Withings

Shikha Anand, MD MPH is Chief Medical Officer of Withings, one of the globally renowned pioneers in connected health. Withings provides personal health data and insights to millions of people worldwide through an award-winning ecosystem of health tracking devices and is the producer of the top-selling connected scale in the US.
 
Dr. Anand leads the health aspects of Withings strategy, including development of products, health metrics, go-to market and regulatory strategy, and solutions for medical professional audiences. Dr. Anand also leads the company’s consumer services division, which includes redesign of the Withings app and the addition of wellness and clinical services to the Withings ecosystem. As part of this work, it is her responsibility to ensure that Withings content is accessible and relevant to all audiences, regardless of social or health circumstances.
 
Dr. Anand has 20 years of experience developing innovations and systems that improve health. Her leadership experience includes public health, research, consumer health technology, and clinical informatics. A practicing physician, Dr. Anand is board-certified in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. She has previously led health innovation, equity, quality, and informatics initiatives at Well (Chief Medical Officer), Aetna/ CVS (Chief Medical Officer, Consumer Health Products), Walmart (National Medical Director), and a series of nonprofits and federally qualified health centers. She brings a unique perspective on how data and technology can be used to empower and improve the health of diverse populations.


Kristi Henderson Kristi Henderson, CEO MedExpress and Optum Everycare, Optum

A digital health leader and clinician with over 25 years of experience designing, implementing, and optimizing the health care delivery system using digital health tools and technology.
 
She is the CEO for MedExpress and the Optum Virtual Care Medical Group and SVP of Optum Everycare for Optum Health, where she is creating a first-of-its-kind connected health ecosystem using industry-leading digital health tools and telehealth.
 
She most recently led clinical operations for Amazon Care, a healthcare initiative for Amazon employees and their families.
 
Before joining Amazon, she designed and launched a national solutions center for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination for Ascension Health.
She has a proven track record of delivering successful programs at scale that improve health and save money.
 
Henderson thrives with complex challenges and consistently delivers results that exceed expectations.
 
She is known for her ability to execute and sustain these models in advance of them becoming an industry standard as evidenced by her first launch of a telehealth program in 2003 which is recognized as one of only two of HRSA’s Centers of Excellence.
 
She is resourceful, collaborative and known for her creative solutions that engage patients and empower clinicians.
 
She has testified before multiple U.S. Senate committees and given numerous presentations across the country, including a TEDx, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.
 
She is an honorary Dean at the University of Washington School of Nursing and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association. She is an adjunct faculty member in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin.
 
A few of her other leadership roles include service as executive board chair for the American Telemedicine Association; executive board member for the Association of American Medical Colleges Telehealth Committee, co-chair for Committee on Connected Health and National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee for the American Nurses Association.
 
Henderson received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna from the School of Nursing. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.


Dr. Steven LeBoeuf Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President & Co-founder, Valencell

Inventor of more than 100 granted patents in the field of wearable biomedical sensing, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf is one of the foundational innovators in wearable PPG sensors that are now embedded in millions of wearables on the market today.
 
Before founding Valencell in 2006, Dr. LeBoeuf pioneered innovations in solid state materials, multiwavelength optoelectronic devices, high-power electronics, nanostructured materials and devices, and biochemical sensor systems while serving as a Senior Scientist and Biosensor Project Lead for General Electric.
 
LeBoeuf has developed dozens of strategic partnerships with industry leading consumer technology brands, medical professionals, research institutions, medical device manufacturers, health and fitness companies, and start-ups. One of the most broadly quoted scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of wearable PPG sensing, LeBoeuf has served as a speaker in 50+ events around the world and is routinely interviewed by journalists, industry analysts, venture capitalists, and academic researchers.
 
As a founding pioneer in modern wearables, LeBoeuf has managed Valencell’s foundational patent portfolio, which has been licensed to dozens of companies around the world and implemented in 40+ wearable devices, ranging from earbuds, hearing aids, wristbands, legbands, smartwatches, virtual reality systems, headbands and more.
 
LeBoeuf holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he has been inducted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Hall of Fame, and BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Louisiana Tech University.


Gene Wang Gene Wang, CEO, People Power
Twitter ID: @PeoplePowerCo
Website: http://www.peoplepowerco.com

Gene Wang is Chairman and CEO of People Power Co., a senior care technology company focused on increasing quality of care while reducing costs for caregivers, alleviating loneliness and anxiety for seniors, and improving peace of mind for families. Gene was previously Chairman and CEO of Bitfone, the industry leader in Over-The-Air device management solutions for mobile phones, which he sold to HP in 2007. Gene was CEO and Chairman of Photo Access, where he sold its high performance PhotoChip division to Agilent Technologies in 2000. Gene was the CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. At Symantec, Gene was Executive VP where he managed four divisions and helped triple sales. Gene was VP and general manager at Borland, where he drove sales of the C++ programming language to over one million copies. Gene earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Gene leads the People Power Band and is happily married with three wonderful children and two bad dogs.


Speakers


Ijaz Arif Ijaz Arif, CEO and Chairman, VeeOne Health

Ijaz started his career with Cisco Systems before joining San Francisco-based managed infrastructure startup Loudcloud and then Totality at the height of the dot-com bubble in 2000. Ijaz then joined AT&T where among other things, he designed and built large scale data centers networks and architectures. He rejoined Totality in 2002 and ended up in Verizon when Totality was acquired by Verizon.
 
In 2016, he left to build something large and meaningful with Dr. Arshad Ali. Their mission was to make healthcare available and affordable for everyone by developing a comprehensive virtual healthcare platform for entire care continuum. They founded VeeOne Health (formerly VeeMed) in 2016 and today it a leading virtual healthcare platform for the US market, operating in 50+ hospitals, with 3000+ physicians in network.
 
Ijaz is an alumni of University of Southern California and Duke University.


Iris Berman Iris Berman, VP, Northwell Health

Iris has served as the VP, and leader of Telehealth Services, and has been instrumental in growing the program from design through inception and operation.  In this role, she has worked with a variety of disciplines to expand the reach of Northwell’s Telehealth Services  across the Organization and to the communities it serves.
 
Iris has a long history of service and quality delivery for the Health System. She began her career in direct patient care in the critical care arena, and has held a variety of positions over her tenure including nursing education, process improvement, management, and supervisory roles prior to joining the Clinical Transformation Team.  Iris was also a member of the first cohort of the High Potential Program and has served as a mentor for follow on classes.. 
 
Iris received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport and her Masters in Nursing Administration from Adelphi University where she was the recipient of the Gertrude Ujhely scholarship award. Throughout her career Iris has been involved in both community and professional organizations all focused on improving provision of care and education for at risk populations. She has been a public speaker for HIMSS, Philips, the American Heart Association as well as the Chair of the Long Island Nassau-Suffolk  AHA Chapter of Nursing Education, Past President of the Nassau County Association of Critical Care Nurses, and served as the Acute Care and TeleICU special interest  group  Chair for the American Telemedicine Association from May of 2017 to May of 2019. Most recently Iris serves as an Advisory Board member for CTel and has been involved in Telehealth advocacy in both  New York State and National/ Washington DC meetings.


Steve Chazin Steve Chazin, Vice President of Products, Alarm.com

Steve is VP of Products and responsible for Alarm.com’s Business Intelligence, Partner Tools and Wellness product lines. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience designing, building, marketing, and selling innovative technology that changed the world, helping create delightful products for consumers and enterprises at Salesforce, Cisco, Raytheon, Symantec and Ellucian.  Notably, Steve was rehired by Steve Jobs in 1997 to help return Apple to profitability and now delights in integrating new technologies like deep learning, AI, augmented reality and IoT to improve people’s lives. Steve holds a MSEE from Princeton, a BA in Physics from Franklin & Marshall College and owns multiple collaboration and automation patents.


Dr. Christina Chen Dr. Christina Chen, Medical Director, Bright.md
Twitter ID: @brightmd_health

Dr. Christina Chen is a board-certified physician trained in family medicine. She began practicing medicine in 2007 and has vast experience delivering care both in-person and virtually. As Medical Director for leading asynchronous telehealth company Bright.md, she ensures the clinical content inside the Bright.md platform is of the highest quality and adheres to the strictest standards of evidence-based medicine. She oversees the development of new content and monitors the latest guidelines and recommendations to keep clinical modules up to date. Dr. Chen also provides insight to product teams and works with our customers to optimize the clinical experience for their providers.


Dr. Renee Dua Dr. Renee Dua, Chief Strategy Officer, HeyRenee

Dr. Dua is a visionary physician-entrepreneur who created HeyRenee based on her 15 years of experience as a practicing nephrologist, her service as Chief of Medicine at two of LA’s largest hospitals and her 7 years as Chief Medical Officer of Heal, during which time she oversaw the successful delivery of over 300,000 doctor house calls.  She went from literally going home-to-home delivering house calls to patients in need to building a team of 200+ medical teams who saw over 2,000 patients per week across the United States.  She won the CES Innovation Award and was instrumental in working with CMS to expand house calls to all seniors and in driving strategy for Heal’s clinical and patient facing products.  Driven by the belief that great healthcare is a human right, Dr. Dua has always gone beyond the call of duty to give the greatest care to the neediest patients. 
 
She created HeyRenee in June 2021 and quickly raised $3.8MM in seed funding to be the indispensable “best friend” that helps underserved, chronic disease patients follow their doctor’s care plan towards living happier, healthier lives.    
 
Renee completed her BS in Biochemistry at UC San Diego, her MD at Rosalind Franklin University, her residency in internal medicine at UCLA, and her fellowship in nephrology at USC.   Renee is an outspoken role model for women in STEM, frequently speaking at top universities, conferences and media outlets.  
 
Finally, she is the mother of three young children, who are her pride and joy.  In her rare free time, she cooks and takes long drives in her EV with her best friend and husband, Nick Desai.


Carina Edwards Carina Edwards, CEO, Quil Health
Twitter ID: @QuilHealth

Carina Edwards is the CEO of Quil, the joint venture between Comcast NBCUniversal and Independence Blue Cross aimed at revolutionizing healthcare by empowering patients and their support teams to answer "What Happens Next?" on their healthcare journeys. Quil's digital health companion empowers users with step-by-step, personalized directions from the first point of intervention through recovery delivering information where and when they need it, on their smartphone, computer, or TV. Prior to joining Quil, Carina served in executive positions at Imprivata, Nuance, Zynx Health, and Philips Healthcare. In 2016, she was appointed to the board of directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. In 2019, she was named by Becker's Healthcare as "Female Health IT Leaders to Know." Carina received her MBA from Boston College and her BS in MIS & Decision Sciences from George Mason University.


Mark Francis Mark Francis, Chief Digital Health Integration Officer, Electronic Caregiver
Twitter ID: @m_francis

Mark Francis is Chief Digital Health Integration Officer for Electronic Caregiver, an innovative digital health company. Mark has 20+ years of experience as a product innovator for companies such as Amazon, Intel, Age Wave, and Health Hero Network. Mark is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been awarded 17 patents.


Michael Golden Michael Golden, Director, Health Care Strategy, Kajeet


Michael Don Ham Michael Don Ham, President, RePure

Michael Don Ham is the Co-Founder and President of RePure, a leading supplier of best-in-class wellness technology solutions for residential applications available through professional installers. Ham has a degree majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition and has spent the past two decades in the field of health and wellness, serving in leadership roles within the non-profit, organic farming, custom integration and consumer packaged goods sectors. Michael is part of the International WELL Building Institute as an Accredited Professional and Faculty member as well as with Fitwel as an Ambassador to increase awareness of how the spaces where we live, work, study and play can impact our health and to share his passion for continuous improvement through people and planet-centric design and technology. He has a deep background in regenerative organic agriculture, indoor air quality, water quality and other important aspects of wellness technology for the home. Michael has been invited to speak about wellness and technology at IAQA, TecHome Builder Summits, Housing Innovation Alliance, GreenHome Institute, LivABLE Design Summit, CES 2021, CES 2022, CEDIA, Science in Design Summit and the World Tea Expo.


Ryan Herd Ryan Herd, CEO and Founder, Caregiver Smart Solutions


Matt Johnson Matt Johnson, CEO, EarlySense
Twitter ID: @matthewbjohnson

Mr. Johnson brings with him over 15 years of experience as a healthcare and healthtech executive and investor. Throughout his career, he has served in multiple senior management positions, including managing director of healthcare private equity investments at Sowell & Co., CEO of CareCycle Solutions and CEO of HealthBridge In-Home Care.


Adam Kaufman Adam Kaufman, SVP, Healthcare & Diabetes, WW

Adam Kaufman, SVP, Healthcare & Diabetes, WW Dr. Adam Kaufman is Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Diabetes for WW. He joined the organization in February 2021. In his role, he leads WW Health Solutions - the company's business-to-business custom employee wellness program - in addition to the company's development of a dedicated offering specifically designed for people with diabetes. Dr. Kaufman has spent nearly two decades specializing in the fields of digital therapeutics, patient engagement and population health. Prior to joining WW, Dr. Kaufman served as the Head of DTxL - Boston Consulting Group's and Abundant Venture Partners' joint venture - where he led its launch to become a leader in digital therapeutics. Prior to DTxL, he spent five years overseeing the launch of Canary Health, offering mobile technology enabled healthcare services. Dr. Kaufman has also held several leadership roles at healthcare institutions including DPS Health and dLife. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Southern California, and taught Healthcare Industrial Organization and Applied Statistics at USC.


Ranndy Kellogg Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare
Twitter ID: @ranndywithtwons

Ranndy Kellogg is the president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc., a world leader in personal heart health and wellness technology with a North American headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. Prior to being named to his current position in April, 2016, Ranndy held positions in marketing and sales at the company and, as COO, led the initiative to transform Omron into a more digitally-focused company. Responsible for operations across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Ranndy spearheads Omron's bold mission of Going for Zero, the effort to eliminate heart attack and stroke. The commitment to Going for Zero is reflected in Omron's focus on groundbreaking technologies that encourage and enable heart healthy behaviors and sharing of data to improve health outcomes. Omron collaborates with like-minded partners like AliveCor, Inc., a leader in cardiac care technology and intelligence, for which Ranndy serves as a member of the board of directors. Ranndy is also on the board of HealthCorps, a non-profit founded by Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, which promotes health and wellness in our nation's youth. Ranndy also is a founding member of the Healthcare Council of Chicago, a collaboration designed to advance Chicago’s profile as a hub of innovation and transformation for America's rapidly changing health care system. 


Dr. John Mastrototaro Dr. John Mastrototaro, CEO, Movano Inc
Twitter ID: @movanoinc

John Mastrototaro, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, leading innovation and bringing new products to the market. Before becoming CEO of Movano, he was the COO of Orthosensor, Inc., which was acquired by Stryker (NYSE: SYK). Previously, Mastrototaro spent the majority of his career with Medtronic and MiniMed, where he was instrumental in initiating and leading a series of firsts in the world of diabetes, including the ambulatory continuous glucose monitoring system, the sensor augmented insulin pump and the early generations of the artificial pancreas. During his tenure in Medtronic's Diabetes division, Mastrototaro held a number of positions, including CTO, VP of R&D and Business Development and Global VP of Clinical Research and Health Affairs. He was also Medtronic's first VP of Informatics, where he helped develop a corporate strategy for the use of data and analytics to improve healthcare delivery.


Amy McDonough Amy McDonough, Managing Director & General Manager, Fitbit Health Solutions at Google

As the Managing Director and General Manager of Fitbit Health Solutions at Google, Amy leads the team working with employers, health plans and health systems to design solutions and programs focused on engagement, positive return on investment and health outcomes. Before her role, Amy took on several key positions leading Fitbit's B2B efforts. Prior to Fitbit, Amy held strategic roles at CNET Networks, including Director of Audience and Content Development for the Community Division and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Network. Amy has a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in Andover, MA and a Professional Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the UC Berkeley Extension program.


Laura Mitchell Laura Mitchell, CEO, GrandCare Systems
Twitter ID: @laurahmitchell

Laura has over 15 years of experience in aging, connected health technology, and remote monitoring for seniors. In 2005, she co-founded GrandCare Systems, a leading RPM, social engagement and telehealth platform for the aging & disability industry. She launched the first series of weekly aging and technology webinars in 2008, co-founded and co-chaired the Aging & Technology Alliance (AgeTek) with fellow industry leaders and competitors. In 2015, Laura started a business development and marketing consulting agency (LMCLLC.us) with a niche in healthcare, aging & technology. In 2019, she came back to GrandCare in the role of CEO. Laura has been featured in Forbes magazine, listed in Dealerscope Magazine's Top 40 under 40, awarded the 2014 Connected World women of M2M, was a 2011 recipient of the Mary Furlong's Silicon Valley Venture Summit Flame Award for Innovation and Leadership, was listed as a 2021 Top 5 Health Innovators in Wisconsin and is humbled to be a 2021 Leading Women in Consumer Technology Honoree. She recently relocated from her home state of Wisconsin to southern California with her husband, two boys and 3 dogs to open a west coast branch of GrandCare.


Chris Otto Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, Clear Arch Health
Twitter ID: @ChrisAOtto

Chris A. Otto is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of technology management and new business development experience, with a career focus on remote health monitoring. Chris is a technology entrepreneur and has spent the majority of his career in and around aging-in-place technology companies. He co-founded Halo Monitoring in 2008, where he and the company launched the first automatic fall detection solution in the marketplace. In 2012, MobileHelp acquired Halo Monitoring including the fall detection technology and he joined the MobileHelp team at that time as part of the acquisition and went on to co-found MobileHelp's healthcare division - Clear Arch Health. Chris holds twelve U.S. patents, with others pending. He earned both his bachelor's and master's in computer engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


Karissa Price Ph.D. Karissa Price Ph.D., Former Vice President Marketing, Food, Consumables and Health and Wellness, Walmart
Twitter ID: @KarissaPrice1

A Global Entertainment Executive who worked with Karissa on a go-to-market project applauded her ability to understand the key issues quickly and get things done, and this exemplifies her approach to the many business challenges she's tackled over her career.

Karissa Price-Rico is a strategic leader with broad industry experience across consumer products and healthcare technology and services as well as a deep understanding on engaging people and creating user experiences that drive revenue growth for organizations large and small. Karissa has been a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, a co-founder of a healthcare startup, and lead product development, marketing, business development and strategy for a healthcare technology joint-venture between Intel and GE. Currently she leads the Emerging Business Division of Healthways, a pioneer in Population Health, and is responsible for the growth of the Blue Zones Project, Diabetes Solutions and Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation business lines, as well as strategic partnerships with Gallup and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.


Karsten Russell-Wood Karsten Russell-Wood, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Equum Medical

Karsten Russell-Wood is a healthcare marketing professional with over 20 years of global product development, marketing, and strategy experience. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Equum Medical. Karsten is responsible for linking the innovation and service solutions of Equum to build the brand, create consumer awareness, dominate thought leadership, and drive customer preference through all channels, every day. His responsibility for experience spans customers as well as Equum colleagues, designing programs and communication to reinforce joy in care delivery and affirming a healthy culture for career growth.Prior to joining Equum Medical, Karsten has held global product management and marketing roles within Philips and GE's healthcare businesses with an orientation to targeted patient populations and continues to be active in venture capital and start-up phase HealthTech businesses. Karsten received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, and holds an MPH from University of Massachusetts. Karsten presently is pursuing doctoral work at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University where his dissertation concentrates on adoption of online health and pharmacy into consumer populations and new marketing approaches in the healthcare solution market.


Kian Saneii Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa
Twitter ID: @ksaneii

Kian Saneii is a computer scientist and serial entrepreneur, passionate about creating innovative solutions that transform lives, organizations and entire markets. Saneii founded Independa in 2009, and is CEO and Chairman of the company. Kian speaks on a wide range of topics, including the "Consumerization of Healthcare", and is dedicated to helping transform our "sickcare" system into a dramatically more beneficial healthcare system more effective, cost effective, accessible and convenient. Award-winning solutions from Independa transform the standard TV to deliver an unparalleled person-centric view of remote engagement, education and care for older adults and others who are the hardest to reach, most susceptible to COVID or chronic conditions, most isolated, and the most expensive to care for. From the Hospital to the Home, and throughout the entire care continuum in between. In close association with LG Electronics, LG TVs offer the Independa Health Hub Ecosystem, delivering a wide and growing number of offerings, including 24/7 telemedicine, teledentistry, telebehavioral health, medical grade health education, personalized exercise videos, discount pharmacy, and other benefits and offerings right on the TV. Saneii and Independa are helping transform the healthcare cost curve, along with the quality of lives and care for those most in need. Independa has received numerous awards and recognitions, including CES' Technology for a Better World, 100 Brilliant Companies by Entrepreneur, and Top 10 Patient Engagement Solutions by HealthCare Tech Outlook.


Dr. James Wantuck Dr. James Wantuck, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Accolade and Chief Medical Officer, PlushCare, PlushCare
Twitter ID: @jmatthewMD

As Associate Chief Medical Officer at Accolade and Chief Medical Officer at PlushCare, James is responsible for leading the clinical organization at PlushCare and contributing to significant strategic initiatives at Accolade. He is focused on managing a large and growing group of physicians, therapists, nurses, and other staff with a goal of creating a high performing clinical organization that is viewed as a premier place to work.
 
James is a board-certified internal medicine physician, having trained at Stanford University Medical Center and completed his Medical Doctorate (MD) at Vanderbilt University Medical School. He co-founded PlushCare in 2015, building the company from the ground up, building a group of over one hundred physicians, and caring for hundreds of thousands of patients along the way.
 
James has a Bachelor of Science from University of Pittsburgh and a Medical Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Moderators


Kristen Hanich Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @KristenAtParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Consumer electronics, mobility services and devices, connected health and wellness

Kristen Hanich heads Parks Associates' consumer electronics and mobility research, with expertise in other verticals including connected cars, mobile networking, healthcare, wellness, and independent living. She leads a mix of custom and syndicated research projects throughout the year, with a focus on major players and emerging trends. Kristen specializes in bridging the gap between data-driven and narrative approaches to understanding the consumer markets via a mix of qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

Kristen has dual master's degrees in applied anthropology and public health from the Universities of North Texas in Denton and Fort Worth. She earned her BSc in health at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Connected Health, Connected Home Technologies and Services, Connected Entertainment Products and Services

Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicated and custom research projects across all connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for Parks Associates’ extensive consumer analytics survey program. Jennifer is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.

Jennifer earned her PhD in religion, politics, and society and an MA in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her BA in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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Elizabeth Parks Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @elizparks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Elizabeth leads the marketing team and supports the research and operations teams. Elizabeth manages and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates, including advertising, public relations, and marketing campaigns for research and events hosted by Parks Associates. Elizabeth is the key organizer for all of Parks Associates' events, including CONNECTIONS™. She also supports Parks Associates' Business Development Team with prospective client searches, overall support, and maintenance of Parks Associates' databases.

Elizabeth joined Parks Associates on a full-time basis in 1998 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in psychology.