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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Peter N. Grant, JD, PhD
President, Health Care Conference Administrators, LLC
Chair, Train for Compliance, LLC
Chair, Health IT Certification, LLC
Partner and Co-Chair, Health Law Group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Editorial Board, Health Affairs
Advisory Board, Harvard Health Policy Review
Seattle, Washington



Peter N. Grant is President and CEO of Health Care Conference Administrators, LLC, a company which sponsors media and educational events, including national conferences, internet-based events, and publications on matters of health care practice and policy. He is also chair of Train for Compliance, LLC and Health IT Certification, LLC. Mr. Grant serves on the Editorial Board of Health Affairs and the Advisory Board of Harvard Health Policy Review. He is a partner and chair of the Health Law Section of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP (DWT). DWT has fourteen offices with 375 attorneys, including approximately 50 health care attorneys.
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Orlin Sorensen
President
Sorensen Accounting and Consulting, LLC
Seattle, WA

Orlin Sorensen began his career with a large, international accounting firm and later established an accounting and consulting firm, handling a number of health care related companies. Among his clients included hospitals, medical groups, residency program, trauma center and emergency room physicians. In addition to his duties as a consultant for a number of highly respected healthcare organizations, Mr. Sorensen has assisted with corporate acquisitions and mergers and improving operations and profitability of various organizations.



VICE PRESIDENT - FACULTY COORDINATION
Vivien A. Maier, CMP
President and CEO
Vivien Maier and Associates, Inc.
Seattle, WA & London, UK

Vivien Maier is President and CEO of Vivien Maier and Associates, Inc. a total event management company. Ms. Maier has provided meeting planning services for clients in a wide variety of fields such as health care, financial, technology, marketing, legal, education, and non-profits, both nationally and internationally since 1988. She has worked with Health Care Conference Administrators overseeing event and faculty logistics since 1998. Ms. Maier was President of the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Professionals International 1997-1998. She received her Certified Meeting Professional designation in January 1996. In June 1996, Ms. Maier received the prestigious "Planner of the Year" Award from the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.



VICE PRESIDENT - TECHNOLOGY
Stephen Aitchison
President and CEO
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Catheys Valley, CA

Mr. Aitchison is the CEO and Principle Technology Consultant of Cygnus Design & Consulting in Catheys Valley, CA. He has specialized in Internet Technologies since 1996 and has represented companies in the Health Care-related industry since 1998. Mr. Aitchison has also consulted and provided solutions for firms in a wide range of fields, including technology, entertainment, education, and finance. He has worked with Global Health Care, LLC on HIPAA and other compliance issues, coordinating their internet technologies since 1999.




VICE PRESIDENT - REGISTRATION SERVICES AND EXHIBIT/GRANTOR COORDINATION
Justin Sorensen
President and CEO
Forerunner Events
Seattle, WA

Justin Sorensen is President and CEO of Forerunner Events, a premier event management and registration company. He started his career as a project manager at Scimitar Ridge Ranch -- a 5-star retreat center located in the Pacific Northwest. At Scimitar, Mr. Sorensen was responsible for the registration and experience of each client. He also coordinated team-building retreats for Fortune 100 corporate employees. After Scimitar, Mr. Sorensen worked in the Customer Experience department at United Airlines in San Francisco and Chicago. During his time at United, he managed the elite service line for 100K fliers, United's Premium Service (p.s.), and more than 30 airplane modification projects, including the retrofit of United's International First and Business class aircraft. In 2009, he moved to Seattle and founded Forerunner Events. Mr. Sorensen has a BA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.



VICE PRESIDENT - FACILITIES LIAISON
Kathryn Plumb
President
KMP Associates
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Kathryn Plumb is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with over 15 years experience planning and managing a diverse range of meetings and events on behalf of clients across Government, Healthcare, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Real Estate sectors. Kathryn has a broad background as both a Corporate and an Independent Planner and combines her communication, legal, and strategic planning expertise to deliver best results in financial achievement and attendee experience. She has been a key member of the eHCCA team managing site-selection, contract negotiations, event logistics and budget-cost control strategies for over 5 years.




VICE PRESIDENT - ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE CONTENT
Kelly B. Freeman, PhD
Former Senior Advisor, Ethics and Compliance, Eli Lilly and Company
Former Member, PCF Executive Committee
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Freeman is in charge of agenda development and faculty recruitment for the Compliance Congress series and the Pharma Managed Markets Summit. She retired from Eli Lilly and Company in June 2015 after 27 years including 18 years of experience in Ethics and Compliance roles. Her final role was Senior Advisor for Ethics & Compliance Capabilities. Previous roles at Lilly included Ethics & Compliance Officer for Lilly USA, Ethics & Compliance Officer for Lilly Oncology, Ethics & Compliance Officer for Lilly Research Laboratories, and Senior Director for the Ethics & Compliance programs in Australia, Canada, and Japan. Earlier roles included Manager of Promotional Regulations & Compliance, Regulatory Scientist, and Bioanalytical Chemist. In her role as a Regulatory Scientist, she obtained FDA approval for the oncology drug Gemzar (gemcitabine HCI). Dr. Freeman received her B.S. in chemistry from Miami University in Ohio and her M.S. and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.




SENIOR DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY
Jeff Dennis
Programming Assistant & Product Support Specialist
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Salem, OR

Jeff Dennis has served as a programming consultant and works on technology and product support with the public. Mr. Dennis has worked product support and development for several medical software billing management and managed care firms since 1999, and has worked for Cygnus Design & Consulting since 2002. Jeff Dennis was a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993.




DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY
Cherish Flint
Web Assistant
Cygnus Design & Consulting
Bellingham, WA

Cherish Flint serves as a web assistant to Stephen Aitchison at Cygnus Design & Consulting. Mrs. Flint has also worked in document editing and design within a variety of industries, including health care, education, and career services. Prior to graduating from Western Washington University in 2005, she worked as a hospitality manager and volunteered as a peer-health counselor at the university. Mrs. Flint has worked for Cygnus Design & Consulting since 2009.




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