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

First Round Judges

VC 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

Kerry Rupp
Partner True Wealth Ventures/ NSFI-Corps National Faculty/Innovation and Strategy Consultant

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

Erin Erb 
Division Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety
HCA Houston Healthcare

Elizabeth Fredeboelling
Chief Nursing Officer
Dell Children’s Medical Center

Dan Watkins
Partner
Mercury Fund
Startup Venture Capital

Rosanna Morris
Chief Operating Officer
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clara Seig
Partner
Revolution Ventures

Amanda Hammel
CIO, Memorial Hermann Health System

Lauren Creel
Associate
Cooley

Kassity Mai
Associate
Cooley

Angela A. Shippy, MD, FACP, FHM 
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System

Cris Daskevich, FACHE, MBA/MHA
Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Senior VP of Maternal Services, CHRISTUS Health

Felix Chevalier
Urban Capital Network, LLC

Jeff Carnrite
Carnrite Ventures

Tracy Dooley
Avestria

Zaz Floreani
Next Coast Ventures

Leslie Goldman
The Artemis Fund

Eric S. King
Intel Capital

Erin Henkel
Sr Director, Health & Wellbeing
IDEO

Eric Smith
SVP, Chief Digital Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System

Melanie Lowther
Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Texas Children’s Hospital

Chester J. Koh, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Urology, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN
Director, Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program
Executive Director, SouthWest National Pediatric Device innovation Consortium (SWPDC)
Texas Children’s Hospital | Baylor College of Medicine

Alex Greengold
SVP, Chief Consumer Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System

Leslie Wise
Principal
EvidenceMatters

Nicholas Pachuda 
Principal
Pure Medtech Advisors

Terri Burke
Epidarex

Diane Osan
Principal & Pediatric Health
Practice Leader
CannonDesign

Christopher S. Taylor
Executive Director
Office of Technology Transfer & Innovation
University of Houston

Bill Turpin
President Sustainable Revenue LLC

Rob Tucci
Managing Director Texas Halo Fund I,II,III

Fiona Mack
Head of Jlabs @TMC
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Chantell Preston
CEO, Facilities Management Group

Elizabeth McGee
Director Business Development and Marketing, Smart City and Transportation, IOT Group, Intel

Wendy Bohner
Global Solution Architect for Health and Life Sciences, Intel