Coffee & Commerce

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Name: Coffee & Commerce
Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor

Breakfast and coffee will be provided at this "hot topic" event as we network with other Alpharetta businesses, encourage economic growth and hear from our panelist. Our goal is to grow your business connections and keep you informed about important topics that affect our business community!
What Can Businesses Do for a Real Healthcare Solution?

Guest Speakers Include:
Dr. Karim Godamunne, Chief Medical Officer, WellStar North Fulton
Dr. Michael Bianco, D.O.
Leslie Juhn, RPH, Concord Pharmacy
Scott Lee, Insurance Carrier's General Agent
Hal Schlenger, Moderator

Dr. Karim Godamunne, Chief Medical Officer
Karim  Godamunné is the Chief Medical Officer for Wellstar North Fulton Hospital and leads initiatives in patient safety and quality improvement at North Fulton, Wellstar Health System and nationally. He enjoys improving quality and safety from a systems perspective with a focus on implementation science.  Dr. Godamunné is co-author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQII) which has been rolled out at over two hundred and fifty Hospitals nationwide.   He has also been recognized for his pioneering work on developing a new model of stroke care leveraging Telemedicine and Hospitalists. Dr. Godamunné is currently the Chair of the Wellstar System Opioid Clinical Initiative where he works with over eighty Wellstar team members to address the opioid crisis.  He  has worked with national healthcare organizations to improve care including the American Stroke Association, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Society of Hospital Medicine.  He is an ardent supporter of patient centered care and an advocate for the Patient/Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) model across Wellstar.  Dr. Godamunné earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, a MD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a MBA from Stanford University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center and is Certified Physician Executive (CPE) and a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine (SFHM).   Personal interests include kayaking, hiking and taekwondo.  He is married to Karin and has two Daughters, Adriana and Daniela.


Michael T. B
ianco, D.O.       
Dr. Michael Bianco is an Internal Medicine physician experienced in both inpatient and outpatient care. Having a firm grasp on a variety of practice scenarios, he is highly skilled in assessing acute and chronic medical problems and is comfortable taking care of any situation, big or small.
Dr. Michael has always found spending time with his patients and their families to be the most rewarding. He has learned that, in order to deliver the best care, doctors must take the time to hear their patients’ full stories.

He also understands the importance of clearly, and in layman’s terms, teaching patients about their medical conditions and empowering them to take an active role in their care. It is for this reason that he and Dr. Shelley decided to open Bianco Primary Care. The Drs. Bianco want to practice medicine in an environment where they are not rushed and can get to know their patients and
their families on a personal level.
Dr. Bianco enjoys spending time with his wife and children, cycling and being outdoors.

Leslie Juhn,RPH
A dedicated pharmacist for over 25 years, Leslie was educated at Boston’s Northeastern University where the co-op program introduced her to many aspects of pharmacy. While her career began in the hospital setting, she has worked in retail pharmacy since 1994.  Returning to Atlanta In 1998, Leslie worked for large chain pharmacies.  From her experience, the large chains, with their large volumes and constant metrics to meet, don't allow for pharmacists to connect with their patients.  So in 2015, she transitioned  to the community pharmacy setting because she enjoys working in community pharmacy where I can be personally involved in improving my patients' health.

Scott Lee, Principal 

Scott has been in the benefits industry since 1991 working as a carrier marketing representative, in carrier management, as a broker, and finally as a founding partner with Brokers Holding Group. The wide range of experience helped develop an understanding of the medical insurance market in the Southeast, as well as a strong grasp of the complexities of the local markets.  His firm, while technically classified as a General Agent, provides services, support and expertise to brokers/consultants throughout the Southeast.  His clients include regional consulting firms, third party administrators, local benefits brokers and national carriers who seek information and support with non-traditional funding arrangements and reference-based pricing alternatives to control employer’s medical costs.


Hal Schlenger, Moderator
Hal Schlenger loves innovation and changes that make the community better.  He was marketer for technology and software companies including DISH Network and EarthLink, spent years working in Silicon Valley, and remains very active with the Tech Assn of Georgia (TAG).    He became acutely aware of how broken the healthcare system was and found an opportunity to help drive the innovation and change to fix it bringing together HIPnation and insurance products.
Hal is also a sailing instructor, fostered 82 golden retrievers with his wife Alison, and thinks running is enjoyable.


Event Sponsors:
Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 29th
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Contact Information:
Members: $25 
Non-Member: $40
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