24th Annual UNC-HESA & THEF Dinner

April 04, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The William & Ida Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The UNC Healthcare Executive Student Association (UNC-HESA) and Triangle Healthcare Executives' Forum of NC (THEF) invite you to an educational and networking event including dinner and a panel discussion on 'Driving Accountability & Transformational Change: The Secret Weapon in a Value-Based World'

The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face education credits to this program. 


Arrival & Networking: 5:30 pm to 6 pm

  • Hor d'oeuvres, wine & beer

Welcome: 6pm

Dinner Buffet (released by table): 6:10 pm 

Presentation of 2019 McCauley Scholarship: 6:45 pm

Panel Discussion: 7 - 8:30pm

Closing: 8:30pm



At the end of the day, most directors, even your most talented, are fearful of self-initiating the level of change required to succeed in an era of value-based care – an era in which innovation and speed of change must become your ultimate competitive advantage. Transformation change will become your organization’s secret weapon. This session explores national research of 573 CEOs’ expectations from the evolution from a volume-based world to a valuebased world, limitations of contemporary methods to achieve the required level of transformational change, and findings from national research on characteristics of top performers.


Simon Curtis, MHA, Vice President, Ambulatory Services Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), Duke Health

Simon directs and integrates the various functions of PDC ambulatory services into one organizational strategy and oversees the operations, finances, performance and quality outcomes of all PDC and CPDC clinical sites, and Duke Health Access Services. He also works with leaders to drive innovation throughout ambulatory operations, including increasing capacity within and accessibility to PDC clinics, streamlining operations, improving the patient and provider experience, developing care models, transitioning to value-based care, among other initiatives. He is very interested in finding innovative ways to support physicians in delivering care in an efficient, high quality and patient-centered manner.

Simon received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Richmond and a Master of Healthcare Administration from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He completed his administrative fellowship at Duke University Hospital.

He is also a founder and the preceptor for the PDC Administrative Fellowship Program.



Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer & Executive Medical Director, UNC Physicians Network

Born in Colorado, my family moved to Cary in the 1980s (the directions to our house were “take the Cary Parkway until it ends in a dirt road then turn left.”) I attended Georgetown University where I majored in Theology and then came back to North Carolina for medical school and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UNC. I then traveled to the great cold North practicing in Minneapolis at a community health system and then the University of Minnesota where I served in progressively larger physician leadership roles. I have a passion for practice-based quality improvement and the connections between workflow and quality and employee and clinician experience. I am fortunate to serve as the Primary Care Improvement Collaborative chair and continue the tradition of excellence in quality improvement at UNC Healthcare. At UNC Physicians Network, I also serve as the Chief Value Officer and Executive Medical Director.

I am the mom to two young boys, a rescue dog, and married to a wonderful engineer who has turned our sons into unfortunate Wolfpack fans. I enjoy live music and exploring the great outdoors with my family.


Jessica Landin, MHA, FACHE, Market President, Evolent Health in the Triangle Market of NC, and Vice President, Evolent ACOs

Jessica Landin holds dual roles as the Market President at Evolent Health in the Triangle market of North Carolina and the Vice President of Evolent ACOs. In her Market President role, she oversees operations and population health for WakeMed Key Community Care (WKCC), a clinically integrated network and accountable care organization (ACO) with seven lines of business, over 220,000 lives and nearly $1 billion in annual medical spend across commercial and Medicare contracts. The ACO is a joint venture between a 1,000 bed, three-hospital health system and an IPA, and has a combined 70 locations and nearly 1,200 primary care and specialist providers. WKCC has achieved over $65 million in savings. As VP of Evolent ACOs, Landin is accountable for Evolent’s owned ACO operations and performance.

Prior to Evolent, Landin was with the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA), a collaborative of 15 North Carolina and Virginia health system members with 22 hospital facilities. In her role with SAHA, she oversaw multiple strategic initiatives to drive cost savings, operational and quality improvements, and contracting that contributed to an annual ROI of over 6:1. Prior to SAHA, Landin was the Vice President of Marketing and the Education and Research Foundation for the American Society of Echocardiography.

Landin is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and past president of the Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum (THEF), an official chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her work on WKCC’s High Value Specialist Collaborative won the Fall 2015 Call for Innovations from the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), and she was a featured speaker at both the Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 NAACOS conferences in Washington, DC.

She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Alicia Stokes, MHA, Manager, Strategic Intelligence Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Alicia Stokes started at Blue Cross NC almost 6 years ago as a Senior Strategic Advisor in the Healthcare division, and recently accepted a position in the Enterprise Strategy division as the Manager of Strategic Intelligence—a team responsible for synthesizing and delivering relevant market and competitor insights to Blue Cross NC leadership. Prior to coming to Blue Cross NC, she worked at a large academic medical center in NC for almost a decade. During her tenure there, she primarily focused on working with providers to design and implement team-based population health strategies that included primary care physicians, specialists, community resources, and a range of other players across the healthcare continuum—all committed to practicing coordinated, high quality, patient centered care to yield the best outcomes. Alicia believes that the future of healthcare hinges on the collaborative efforts of thought leaders across the ecosystem placing a strict focus on affordability, quality, and an exceptional experience. Her prior experience working with providers is critical to helping Blue Cross NC lead the charge to transform the healthcare system.

Dinner Menu

  • Tomato Basil Soup

  • Chicken Marsala

  • Roasted Asparagus

  • Seasoned Corn

  • Herb Roasted Potatoes

  • Garden Salad

  • Couscous Vegetable Salad

  • Rolls / Butter

  • Vegetarian: Penne Pasta and Butternut Squash Casserole


Attendees should enter through the second entrance on your right and park at the front of the Friday Center. A map showing the event location and additional parking information is available here: 


This program has been developed and is presented locally by UNC Healthcare Executive Student Association and the Triangle Healthcare Executives' Forum of NC.



$50.00 ACHE Member

$30.00 ACHE Student Associates

$30.00 HESA Student Members (Non-ACHE)

$40.00 All Other Students (Non-HESA, Non-ACHE)

$70.00 Non-ACHE Members

$30.00 Donated UNC-HESA Event Ticket

$0.00 Open UNC-HESA Donation