Keynote Speaker and Agenda set for 2018 Health Care In Your Future Summit

Mar 23, 2018 | Chamber News

Dr. Marilyn Moon to lead conversation on health care and policy

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has set the agenda for the annual Health Care In Your Future Summit beginning at 7 a.m. on April 4, at the Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland. Dr. Marilyn Moon, fellow with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been selected as the keynote speaker and will discuss health care and the outlook on health policy

According to AIR, Dr. Moon, a nationally-known economist, has focused on informing consumers, providers and policy makers about aging and health care issues, issues in delivery system innovations, and approaches to Medicare and Social Security reform. Additionally, she has served at the Urban Institute and was a trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. During her career, Dr. Moon was an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and the founding director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons.

“Dr. Moon’s expertise, accomplishments and guidance in the health care industry certainly makes her an outstanding leader in the field. We are excited to have her speak at the Health Care Summit,” said Ann Hutchison, Executive Vice President at Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

Along with Dr. Moon, the agenda for the Health Care Summit will include other recognized speakers and presentations on developments in health care, an outlook on the health care industry in the region, and actions that could strengthen the local health care sector. The full agenda can be found below or by visiting:

The Summit, now in its seventh year, will provide members of the business community with the opportunity to learn about changes in the health care industry and how it will impact their companies, employees, and families. It is being underwritten by area businesses that participated in the Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign last fall.

Following the Summit, a Health Care Job Fair will be held from 12 – 3 p.m., to bring health care employers and potential employees together.

The Job Fair is co-sponsored by the Larimer County Workforce Center, Employment Services of Weld County, and the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Health Sector Partnership. Prospective employees visit:

Individual ticket prices to attend the Summit are $50 per person for Chamber members and $60 per person for non-members. A table of 10 people is $500. Tickets are now on sale at, or by calling (970) 482-3746.

The event agenda, job fair registration, and health care resources can be found at

Sponsors for the Health Care Summit include: 

Gold Sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Banner Health, BizWest, Columbine Health Systems, Health Sector Partnership, Kaiser Permanente, Old Town Media, and UCHealth.

Silver Sponsors: Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, and Schreck, Clear View Behavioral Health, Colorado Video Productions, Husch Blackwell, Medical Management Associates, Inc., Sherman & Howard, and Sullivan, Cotter & Associates, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors: 50 Plus Marketplace News Inc., Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants P.C., BC Interiors, Denver Syrup Company, Drive, Emergency Physicians of the Rockies, Eyecare Associates, P.C., Horty Springer, Intuitive, Max Muscle, NCP AmSan, Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals, PLLC, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, Pathways Hospice, Polsinelli, P.C., Rechtkornfeld, P.C., SummitStone Health Partners, The Senior Voice, Hewlett Packard Enterprises and The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado

Event Sponsors: Sign-A-Rama and AlphaGraphics

Supporting Sponsors: Airgas, Allergy & Asthma Center of the Rockies, Colorado Visiting Nurses Association, EON, First Quality HealthCare Group, Halcyon Hospice, Juzo, Kinnser Software, Inc., Lockton Companies, Optimal Home Care Inc., Phoenix Home Health Care, Pinnacle HealthCare Consulting, Surgery Center of Fort Collins.

Table Sponsor: Northern Colorado Medical Society

Tickets: Rechtkornfeld, P.C.


About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based organization in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,200 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has influenced efforts to maintain and grow the business community in Fort Collins. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit


2018 Health Care In Your Future Summit Agenda  

7 A.M. Registration and Breakfast
7:30 A.M. Welcome Remarks
7:45 A.M. Framing the Day: Health in Northern Colorado and Community Health Assessment

Carol Plock, Health District of Northern Colorado Executive Director

8:30 A.M. Keynote:  Healthcare and Health Policy Outlook

Dr. Marilyn Moon, American Institutes for Research Fellow

9:30 A.M. Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership Update

Jonas McKinley, Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership Co-Chair

10 A.M. Break Out Sessions, Vendor Booths and Networking

Healthy Workplaces- Evan Hyatt, Kaiser Permanente Executive Director of Regional Operations  

Technology and Health Care – UCHealth

Aging in Northern Colorado:  Health Care and Seniors- Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems Director

11:15 A.M. Social Determinants of Health Panel

Moderated by Kelsey Conlon, Larimer County Health Planning and Evaluation Specialist

Food Insecurity- Amy Pezzani, Food Bank for Larimer County CEO

Mental Health – Summit Stone

System Perspective – Margo Karstan, Banner Health Northern Colorado CEO

Insurance Perspective – Dr. Elizabeth Kraft, MD MHS FAAFP, RVP Anthem Senior Clinical Officer

12:00 P.M. Health Care In Your Future Job Fair
12:15 P.M. Closing comments
12:30 P.M. Summit Adjourn

Investor Luncheon with Keynote – Dr. Marilyn Moon

1:30 P.M. Investor/Keynote Luncheon Adjourns