Healthcare THOUGHT LEADERS
Patty Hughes is responsible for OBPI’s risk management resources and services for healthcare policyholders. Recognizing that the role of the healthcare risk manager is changing, Hughes continuously strives to develop and position offerings in a unique way that support the evolution of this role across all healthcare settings and that help to demonstrate the value of an effective risk program in an organization.
Dan Miller is president of Daniel R. Miller, MPH Consulting. He specializes in healthcare-cost containment, absence-management best practices (STD, LTD, FMLA and workers' comp), integrated disability management and workers’ compensation managed care.
Eric Bricker, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician, serves as the chief medical officer for Compass Professional Health Services. He co-founded Compass with Scott Schoenvogel and Cliff Sentell in 2005 to help change how healthcare is delivered to improve employee health and lower healthcare costs.
John Torinus Jr. has worked as a journalist, entrepreneur and business manager, after serving as an artillery company commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He spent 20 years as CEO of Wisconsin-based Serigraph, a graphics parts manufacturer with ownership in 10 plants in the U.S., Mexico, China and India.
Ted Gaines is a state senator in California and the Republican candidate for insurance commissioner in November 2014. He serves as the chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, as well as vice chair of the Senate Insurance Committee. Ted served in the state assembly, where he was a member of the rules committee.
Deb Smallwood, the founder of Strategy Meets Action, is highly respected throughout the insurance industry for strategic thinking, thought-provoking research and advisory skills. Insurers and solution providers turn to Smallwood for insight and guidance on business and IT linkage, IT strategy, IT architecture and e-business.
Laura Zaroski is the vice president of management and employment practices liability at Socius Insurance Services. As an attorney with expertise in employment practices liability insurance, in addition to her role as a producer, Zaroski acts as a resource with respect to Socius' employment practices liability book of business.
Dan Munro is a writer and speaker on the topic of healthcare. First appearing in Forbes as a contributor in 2012, Munro has written for a wide range of global brands and print publications. His first book – Casino Healthcare – was just published, and he is a "Top Writer" (four consecutive years) on the globally popular Q&A site known as Quora.