Conference Planning Committee

The conference planning committee advises on content, format and logistics to help ensure ELEVATE PX remains a relevant and enjoyable experience for participants.

Committee Co-Chairs

Beth Daddario, CAVS

Director of Volunteers and Guest Services
Inspira Medical Centers Vineland and Elmer

Garrett A. South, MPH, CPXP

Director of Patient Experience
Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center

Committee Members

Syed Ahmed, MD, CPXP

Northwest Community Hospital

Nicole Allen, MSHA

Assistant Vice President, Patient Experience, Ambulatory Surgery Division

Jan Althouse

Patient Survey Program Manager
Cook Children's Health Care System

Marcelo Alvarenga, MD, MSC, CPXP

Physician, Patient Experience Leader, CEO & Co Founder
ConectaExp Consulting

Darrell Atkin, CPXP

Darrell Atkin + Associates

Rosie Bartel

Patient Coordinator
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Infectious Disease Research

Miranda Bond, MHR, CPXP

Administrative Director, Patient Relations
Parkland Health

Maria Fernandez

Director of Patient Experience
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Sarah Gilstrap, MS, CPHQ, CPXP

Senior Manager, Advisory Services

Ron Hamner

National Program Manager, Policy
VHA Office of Patient Advocacy

Maxine Legall, MBA, MSW

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Sue Murphy, RN, BSN, MS

Chief Experience Officer
Northwest Community Health Care

Vita Steina

Advisor to Health Minister of Latvia
Health Ministry of Latvia