Speakers

Allison Massari

In 1998, Massari survived a devastating near head-on car crash where she was trapped and burned, conscious the entire time. Just three years later she was hit again at 60 mph and sustained a closed-head brain injury. Allison has always believed in the miraculous. Her profound journey of overcoming these two life-altering injuries gives her a genuine and direct approach to transcending life’s difficulties.

Chuck Williams MHA

Chuck Williams, MHA, is the director of Operations for PeriOperative Services for MVHS, and has worked for the organization for more than thirty years. In addition to his other duties, in December of 2016, Chuck assumed the role of da Vinci Robotics coordinator, overseeing all aspects of this new program.

Daniel R. Welchons, MD

Daniel Welchons, MD, is a board-certified urologist with Associated Medical Professionals of NY in the New Hartford, New York, location. Dr. Welchons received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo and was awarded a full-tuition academic scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his surgical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed by his residency at the Harvard Program in... Read More

Derrick Suehs, EdD

Derrick Suehs, EdD, is the assistant vice president of Quality for MVHS. Suehs earned his Bachelor of Science in Education Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, his Master of Arts in Business at National University in San Diego California, and his Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining MVHS, Suehs served as Chief Quality (and Administrative Operations) Officer and as director of... Read More

Heather L. Bernard, DNP, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Heather Bernard, BS, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the director of Infection Prevention for MVHS.Bernard is certified in infection prevention and advanced hazmat life support and received her RN/Associate of Applied Science degree from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York and her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York. She then earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Infection Prevention and Environmental Safety at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. In... Read More

John Morley, MD

John Morley, MD, is the chief physician executive for population health at the Adirondack Health Institute in Glens Falls, New York. He was previousley the chief medical officer for the North Bronx Health Network in New York City, New York. Dr. Morley attended Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology followed by a medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. He then completed residencies in Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas... Read More

Keith Algozzine, PA-C

Keith Algozzine is a board-certified physician assistant as well as cofounder and CEO of United Concierge Medicine and Management (UCM). He was recognized by the Albany Business Review as a 40 under 40 award winner and was essential in UCM being awarded the 2017 CEG Lift Off Technology Award. He currently represents UCM on the American Telemedicine Association Accreditation Advisory Board and leads a team of telemedicine experts who are revolutionizing the way healthcare is practiced,... Read More

Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson is a founding Partner and the chief innovation officer of HPI. Johnson has over 25 years of experience improving reliability in nuclear power, transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare. He specializes in designing and implementing human performance reliability programs for large organizations, resulting in dramatically reduced event rates. His healthcare clients have achieved up to a 91percent reduction in preventable serious safety events in just three years. He is now the... Read More

Steve Bedwell, MD

Steve Bedwell is a medical doctor with research training, an obsessive streak and a knack for applying science to everyday problems. He’s traveled the world teaching and conducting research, and even found himself deep in the African jungle removing an appendix under the illumination from a car headlight! Dr. Steve is also a stand-up comedian with an unparalleled ability to present cutting-edge content while being laugh-out-loud funny. This approach, education and entertainment in equal measure... Read More

Varun V. Reddy MD

Varun Reddy, MD, is a specialist in Interventional Neurology and is affiliated with United Health Services in Johnson City, New York, SUNY Upstate Medical University in Binghamton, New York and is part of the Department of Medicine/Interventional Neurology within MVHS. Dr. Reddy attended Bangalore Medical College in India followed by an internal medicine internship at Staten Island University Hospital and residencies in Neurology at both New York University Medical Center and St. Vincent’s... Read More