Advisory Board

An esteemed group of thought leaders from throughout the healthcare industry make up the Advisory Board that helps guide the Validation Institute.

David Nash

Dr. David Nash

Founder, Jefferson College of Population Health

David Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25 year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy. Dr. Nash holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is also is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement.

Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt

Founder, Health 2.0

Matthew Holt (Twitter: @boltyboy), Co-Chairman of Health 2.0, spent the 1990s learning from the best to be a health care futurist at Institute for the Future, and a survey researcher at Harris Interactive. In the early 2000s he spent time at a PHR start-up, but since he’s been the Founder of (and now occasional author on) The Health Care Blog, and co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference–roles for which he was mostly self-taught!

Fred Goldstein

Fred Goldstein

Founder and President of Accountable Health, LLC

Fred Goldstein is the Founder and President of Accountable Health, LLC. He has over 25 years of senior management experience in the health care industry encompassing Disease Management and Wellness, HMO, hospital and physician group operations, strategic planning, mHealth, marketing, product development, network development, and government affairs.

Fred received a BA in Zoology from U.C. Berkeley and an MS in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas.

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Tricia Parks

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Parks Associates

Tricia Parks is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Parks Associates, a market analyst and research company dedicated to providing meaningful information and counsel to companies offering technology-based products aimed at improving people’s lives. She presents worldwide on consumer trends, market requirements, and industry structure.

Ms. Parks and her team hosts CONNECTIONS™, an international conference and showcase for the digital home hosted in the U.S., and CONNECTIONS™ Europe, hosted in Europe and focusing on market opportunities for digital products and services in the many nations of Europe. Tricia Parks also developed the Relevancy Theory, a forecasting model for sales across a broad range of digital electronic products and services.

With a BA from Sweet Briar College and having done graduate studies at the University of Texas, Ms. Parks has served on a variety of industry boards including CEA’s Home Networking and Information Technology division, the National Research Council’s Committee for a Partnership to Assess Technology for Housing (PATH), the AMD Board of Global Consumer Advocacy, and CABA.

Sean Slovenski

President, Population Health Services, Healthways

Sean Slovenski was named President, Population Health Services, at Healthways in January 2016. Prior to this role, Sean served as CEO for Care Innovations, where he successfully lead the company for 3 years. A passionate thought leader in the healthcare and wellness industries, Sean is a proven innovator and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building businesses from concept to viability. Sean has demonstrated great success in building pioneering products that define and lead their market segment while being highly adept at building distribution channels on a national and international scale.

Sean has held other significant senior leadership roles within the industry, including at Humana, where he served as Segment Vice President of Humana’s Health and Productivity Solutions business group. In this role, he led hundreds of employees in four industry-leading wellness businesses, aligning them into a common vision while bolstering expertise in population health and wellbeing.

Prior to joining Humana, Sean was Co-Founder and CEO of Hummingbird Coaching Services, an award-winning company known as the industry leader in online coaching and behavior management that was sold to Humana in 2010. Hummingbird Coaching Services grew out of Sean’s development and delivery of the online personal coaching product, one of the nation’s first large-scale wellness efforts and telephonic health coaching product lines servicing Fortune 500 clientele.

In prior roles, Sean also drove the development and operations for two of the largest health system-based Integrative Medicine and Wellness centers in the U.S. and served as CEO of HumanaVitality, the international joint venture between Humana and Discovery Health of South Africa, which was one of the largest and most proven wellness incentive companies in the industry.

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