Our 2018 Conference Speakers


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Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

General Session: “Current Issues in Healthcare Finance”





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 Kevin F. Brennan, CPA, FHFMA is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Geisinger Health System – a physician-led, integrated health services organization that has as its main components an array of health services providers, including eight acute care hospitals, a multispecialty physician group practice of more than 1,702 physicians practicing at 220 primary and specialty clinics, and Geisinger Health Plans, which is one of the nation’s largest rural health insurance organizations with commercial, Medicare Advantage, Medical Assistance and self-insured insurance products and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (“GCSOM”) with 399 medical students and 105 graduate students headquartered in Scranton, PA. Geisinger operates in 45 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, with a significant presence in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania, outside the major metropolitan areas, and in 7 counties in southern New Jersey. As of March 31, 2017, Geisinger cared for approximately 1,202,000 patients and managed over 586,000 health plan members, approximately 286,000 of whom were both members and patients resulting in a unique population of approximately 1,502,000.

Serving as the executive vice president of finance, chief financial officer of the System since 1995, he is responsible for all of the System’s financial operations and directs key functions including: strategic financial management, treasury management, revenue cycle, financial reporting, budgeting, third party contracting, compliance, payroll, accounts payable, tax, decision support and financial systems (including workforce management), corporate insurance, safety, employee health and enterprise risk.

Mr. Brennan also serves as Treasurer of the parent foundation, Geisinger Health, a member of the AtlantiCare Health System Board and is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Assurance Company, LTD, Cayman Islands, B.W.I, Treasurer/member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Insurance Corporation, Risk Retention Group, Vermont and member of the Board of Directors of English Creek Assurance, LTD, Bermuda.

Mr. Brennan holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before his tenure with Geisinger Health System, he served as a CFO with other large health systems and tertiary care hospitals.

Mr. Brennan serves as Chair-Elect on the National Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (“HFMA”), having served three years as a National Director and one year as Secretary-Treasurer.  Mr. Brennan has been a member of HFMA since 1981 and a Fellow since 1992.

Myers-GriffinDr. Griffin Meyers

Chief Medical Officer

W3: Capstone Speaker





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Dr. Griffin Myers is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Oak Street Health. Prior to founding Oak Street, Griffin was a physician at Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals, where he specialized in emergency medicine. Before completing his residency at Harvard Medical School, Griffin was a member of the healthcare practice at The Boston Consulting Group. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Griffin holds a BS from Davidson College, an MD from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Thomas-KeniKeni Thomas

Former Sg’t of Bravo Company of the 3rd Ranger Batallion, award winning Nashville recording artist, and spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

W1: Keynote Speaker







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As a member of Bravo Company of the 3rd Ranger Battalion Sgt Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu Somalia as part of a special operations package called Tasked Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aideed. Outnumbered 10 to 1, the men of TFR distinguished themselves in an 18-hour fire fight that would later be recounted in the highly successful book and movie Blackhawk Down. 19 Americans died and 78 were wounded.

Keni got out of the Army to pursue his music career and now works full time as an aware winning Nashville recording artist. His band Cornbread was featured in the movie Sweet Home Alabama and regularly tours with the USO to perform for our military personnel serving in the Middle East. As an entertainer, Keni has been recognized by congress, the White House, and was recently inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame for his dedicated work on behalf of our veterans and military families.

Keni is also very proud to be a national spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides college educations to the children of our special operations personnel killed in combat or training.

Keni Thomas is a graduate of the University of Florida, a recipient of the American Patriot Award and the Bronze Star for Valor.