Conference Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.      Registration
9:00 – 9:20 a.m.      Introductions & Acknowledgements

  • Leni Preston, Chair, Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform
  • Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University
  • Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
  • Representative Donna Edwards
  • Representative Elijah Cummings

9:20 – 9:50 a.m.       Keynote Speaker:  Mildred Thompson, Director, PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place
9:50 – 10:00 a.m.     Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
10:05 – 10:40 a.m.   “The Promise of Health Care Reform for Women of Color in Maryland”

  • Moderator, Dr. Sonia Fierro-Luperini, Spanish-Speaking Health Leaders of Maryland
  • Dr. Michelle Gourdine. CEO and Principal Consultant for Michelle Gourdine and Associates LLC
  • Carolyn Quattrocki, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform

10:40 – 10:55 a.m.   Questions & Answers
10:55 – 11:10 a.m.    Break
11:10 – 11:55 a.m.    “Making A Difference: The Exchange & More”

  • Tequila Terry, Director of Plan and Partner Management, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - “The Exchange: A Path to A Culture of Care” -
  • Dr. Angela Wakhweya, Anne Arundel County Health Officer - “SHIP: Having An Impact”

11:55 – 12:15 p.m.    “Share Your Story, Share Your Knowledge”

  • Lil Lyle
  • Secretary Sebelius’ Personal Video Welcome

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.      Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.        “Get Care: Access, Access, Access”

  • Moderator: Debra Hickman, Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)
  • “Access: Get Enrolled.” Panelists:
    • Liddy Garcia-Bunuel, Executive Director, Healthy Howard 
    • Leigh Stevenson Cobb, Health Policy Director, Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY)
  • “Access: Get A Health Plan.”  Panelists: 
    • CareFirst:  Maria Harris Tildon, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Community Affairs
    • Kaiser Permanente:  Dr. Susan Leggett-Johnson, Associate Medical Director of Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Diversity Leader for Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
    • United HealthCare:  Dr. Sandra Bruce Nichols, Chief Medical Officer of Northeast Region
  • “Access: “Get Care: What That Means.”  Panelists:  
    • Dr. Michelle Gourdine
    • Dr. Sonia Fierro-Luperini

2:45 – 2:55 p.m.         Take a Break with Miss Ernestine
2:55 – 3:45 p.m.        “Advocacy in Action: You Can Make a Difference”

  • Moderator – Alma Roberts, President & CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start 
  • Barbara Guest, Progressive Cheverly Health Committee 
  • Kerry Lessard, Board Member and Cultural Health Educator, Native American Lifelines
  • Shawana Fay Ramirez, Neighborhood Health Advocate, Baltimore Healthy Start
  • Elizabeth Chung Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Learning Institute for Enrichment (LIFE), Train the trainer program w/ Frederick Community College
  • Kimberly Robinson, Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Professional Lobbyist
  • Questions & Answers

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.         Conference Send Off