IGNITE Madness! Judges

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Final Round Judges

Roberta Schwartz, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer and EVP
Houston Methodist Hospital

Myra Davis
Chief Information Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
Texas Children’s Hospital

Tom Luby, PhD
Director
Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute

Andrew Truscott
Managing Director for Health and Public Service
Accenture

Bob Vanech
CFO
Trebel Music

1st Round Bracket Competition Judges

Murat Uralkan
Program Manager Innovation
Houston Methodist

Michelle Stansbury
VP, IT Innovation
Houston Methodist

Amanda Ebbighausen Bernal
Houston Market Lead
Accenture Health Practice

Ruston Hughes
Health and Public Service Business Development
Accenture

Richard N. Fu
Accenture Strategy

Susan Distefano
SVP and CEO
Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital

Josh Sol
Administrative Director, Innovation & Ambulatory Clinical Systems
Houston Methodist

John McKeever, MBA
Executive Vice President
Endeavor Management 

Jon Stevens, MD
Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Outpatient Services
The Menninger Clinic 

Tom Archer
Vice President of Revenue Cycle
US Physical Therapy

Senem Guney
Vice President, Language Analytics
Press Ganey

Anil Shetty, MD
COO / CSO at Laser Prostate Centers of America

Jeffrey R. Davis
Founder and CEO
Exploring 4 Solutions, LLC

Ken Janda
Principal, Wild Blue Health Solutions

Susan Douglass Quirk
President
Susan Douglass and Associates LLC

Stephanie Cunningham
Vice President, Business Development and Philanthropy, The Menninger Clinic

David H. Berger, MD, MHCM
CEO of University Hospital of Brooklyn
Professor of Surgery at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Carina Edwards
CEO Quil

Karen Hill
Sr. VP, Medical Affairs, Community Health Choice

Jonathan H. Lack 
Principal
ROI Ventures, LLC

Juliet Breeze, MD
CEO
Next Level Urgent Care

Kathryn Peek
President/CEO
KEP Consulting LLC

Troy Thibodeaux, FACHE
Regional President
Sound Physicians

Doug Krebs
EVP
Berks Group, NPG Company

Payal Agrawal Divakaran
Partner
.406 Ventures

Teresa Danna
Market President, Operations
USPI/Tenet

Tom Rubenak
Senior Principal-Accenture Open Innovation and Ventures
Accenture Ventures

Sara T. Brand, Ph.D.
Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Sandy Guitar
Managing Director
HX Venture Fund; Co-Founder
Weathergage Capital

Eddie Patton Jr., MD,MBA,MS
General Partner, Medingenii 
Neurologist, UT Neurosciences

Yvonne Yamanaka, PhD
Principal
venBio Partners LLC

Lilly Liu
Mercury Fund
Early-Stage Venture Capital

David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE
EVP, Strategic Innovation
Cynergistek

Emily Reiser, PhD
Senior Manager, Innovation Community Engagement
TMCx

Lance Black, MD, MBID
Associate Director, TMCx

Samantha Nava, PhD
Innovation Strategist
TMCx

John Reale
Executive in Residence
TMCx

Jason Sakamoto, PhD
Innovation Strategist
TMCx

Stephanie Madrid
Vice President, Regional Operations
Kindred Hospitals of Houston 

Sarah Pletcher, MD
VP and Exec. Medical Director, Virtual Care 
Houston Methodist