AHA Speakers Bureau

The AHA's Speakers Bureau connects hospitals and health systems, associations, businesses and other industry stakeholders with skilled presenters and facilitators for large and small events, leadership and governance retreats, and front-line staff education.

We specialize in speakers with deep experience with and knowledge of critical health care trends, strategy, leadership, governance, and performance improvement. Our roster of over 100 presenters with expertise on 30 different health care topic areas includes nationally-renowned futurists and governance gurus, former CEOs, senior executives and clinicians, and speaking professionals who will inspire, entertain and engage your audience. Talent from the AHA's own policy, data, cybersecurity, physician alliance, population health, and Center for Health Innovation teams round out our faculty.

We collaborate closely with you to understand the goals and audience for your event, and can offer speaker recommendations within all budgets, ultimately matching you with a thought leader who is both an accomplished presenter and a true expert on the topic. Our speakers are affordable, approachable, and committed to exceeding client expectations.

For assistance in planning your next health care educational program or retreat, contact Laura Woodburn at (916) 973-9154 or lwoodburn@aha.org

Please note that at this time AHA Speakers Bureau is not recruiting new speakers.

Featured Speakers

  • Steve Bedwell

    Provides healthcare professionals with a perspective-driven approach to successfully handle the rapidly changing healthcare environment

  • James E. Orlikoff

    Renowned governance expert outlines future trends and examines the strategic approaches and critical leadership competencies that will move a board from good to great governance.

  • Dr. Nancy Myers

    Experienced in providing leadership to the development of clinical transformation projects and evidence-based population health and system innovation tools to improve care delivery outcomes.

  • Christopher Hund, MFA

    Sharing strategies to improve culture and communication, drive innovation and turn teams of experts into expert teams.

  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD

    Author of the weekly Keckley Report, Dr. Keckley dives deep into the data on health care change to bring audiences the unvarnished truth. Dr. Keckley helps pressure test strategy, anticipate public reaction, find the opportunities in the change, and improve your odds of success.

  • Jade Gong

    Bringing a deep expertise in Medicare and Medicaid payment policy, knowledge of post-acute and long term care delivery systems, and a passion for assisting organizations in implementing bold strategies that will transform for a more integrated, person-centered delivery system.

  • Ian Morrison, PhD

    An internationally known author, consultant, and speaker specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment.

  • Nelly Leon-Chisen

    As Director of Coding and Classification at the American Hospital Association responsible for leading the AHA Central Office on ICD-10-CM/ ICD-10-PCS and HCPCS, Nelly provides vital updates on coding, DRG and data quality issues.

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