The 2024 Christine Malcolm Symposium
LEADING WITH AUTHENTIC OPTIMISM
Making the Future New

Old Dogs and New Tricks: Friendship as a Foundation for State-Wide Transformation

“How a 20-plus year friendship helps two leaders employ authentic optimism to change everything, including healthcare in California.”

S. MONICA SONI,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2023
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Deputy Executive
Director of the Health Equity and Quality Transformation
Division, Covered California

PALAV BABARIA,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2021
Chief Quality and Medical Officer and Deputy Director
of Quality and Population Health Management,
California Department of Health Services

Candid Responsibility: Dealing Truth to Inspire Success

“The authentic power of candid communications in a financial
turnaround. Candid with the organization, those around one, and
oneself.”

WENDY FIELDING,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2019
Chief Financial Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and System
Vice President of Finance, Dartmouth Health

Leading Forward

“Creating new operating models in the midst of the perfect storm. How authenticity and optimism guide the journey.”

ORGANIZATION MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES OF
THE EQUITY COLLABORATIVE

HOLLY REILLY,
Vice President Froedtert Health,
HR Operations/Administration

TERESA M. LUX,
President Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
and Chief Operating Officer Community Hospital Division,
Froedtert Health

Systems, Cancer, and My Dad: Lessons in the Intersection

“Our own systems can place impediments to smart care, but they don’t have to. What we learned on the other side of the bed.”

SARAH MCKAY,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2020
Senior Vice President Hospital Clinical Services,
Tufts Medical Center

Leading the Charge for
Sustainable Practices

“A journey of decarbonization, innovation, and resilience by building coalitions. Overcoming challenges with grit to inspire transformative change.”

RATAN MILEVOJ,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2020
Vice President, Innovation, Marketing, and
Communications and Assistant Chief Strategy Officer,
Valley Children’s Healthcare

Optimism: Two Years Later

CAROLYN CARPENTER ,
FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2017
President National Capital Region,
Johns Hopkins Health System

“What makes optimism authentic and powerful?”