Emerging Leaders

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The Emerging Leaders Council is designed to cultivate new and up-and-coming medical group leaders. This Council will enable members to crowdsource solutions, learn from established executives, and develop a network of peers in medical groups across the country. This Council is open to:

1. Any medical group administrator or provider: under 45 or not in a c-suite/VP position or in a c-suite/VP position for less than 5 years


2. Interested in learning/developing the skills necessary to succeed in a higher position

For questions on eligibility, please contact Joe DeLisle

Members have access to:

  • A discussion list to instantly tap into the Council's collective knowledge and experience
  • A resource library of archived policies, procedures, presentations, and more
  • Face-to-face meetings and webinars that put peer learning and discussion front and center

To ensure the Council focuses on members’ needs, it is run by a Planning Committee of Council members including:

  • Jenny Benrud, FACHE, executive director, Prevea Health
  • Dale Blair, M.B.A., M.D., president and chief executive officer, Sutter North Medical Group
  • Wing Chan, M.H.A., FACHE, associate vice president, professional services, Samaritan Medical Group
  • Ursula Cruz, medical staff service manager, Granger Medical Clinic
  • Alen Voskanian, M.D., M.B.A., medical director, Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation
  • Andrea Wagstaff, population health manager, clinical programs, Granger Medical Clinic

With advice and suggestions from the entire membership, they help direct the topics and offerings. In addition, the Council has an Advisory Board of senior executives to help guide content and provide one-on-one advice to the members. Advisers for the Council include:

  • Alka Atal-Barrio, M.D., chief medical officer, The Everett Clinic
  • Don Costa, chief financial officer, Oregon Medical Group
  • Maureen Haldeman, chief operating officer, Emory Clinic
  • Mark Mantei, M.H.S.A., FACHE, chief executive officer, The Vancouver Clinic
  • Ashok Rai, M.D, president and chief executive officer, Prevea Health

Council members actively work together on activities which can accelerate collective learning, reduce the costs of innovation and discovery, and facilitate the transfer of new knowledge to the larger community of AMGA members.

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