The Academy

About The Academy

We Power Our Community to Drive Health Forward

Since 1998, The Academy has cultivated the premier community of influential changemakers in healthcare. Our members are aligned around a common goal of improving health for all, and a core belief that partnership will accelerate progress.

We power our members by building our community and fostering connections through executive peer learning. We support professional growth through talent and development. We accelerate understanding by delivering timely and actionable data and insights on key challenges. And we catalyze transformation by building alliances in areas where the power of the collective is greater than the power of one.

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What Makes The Academy Unique

Leading Health System Exclusivity

We welcome members from the approximately 150 Leading Health Systems with over $2B in total operating revenue.

Executive Leadership Focus

Our programs engage only CXOs and the most senior healthcare leaders.

Intimate Community

We create a trusted space for meaningful discourse, where members drive the conversation.

Partnership Focus

We believe the most productive partnerships occur when members rise above commerce and develop deep understanding and connection.

Our History

1990s

As hospitals consolidated into large health systems, leaders asked for support to navigate the new complexity of their business.

1998

In response, The Academy was established in 1998, first to support Chief Medical Officers. From there, we quickly expanded to more peer groups spanning the c-suite.

2000

The Academy expanded membership to include innovative industry partners, whose engagement was essential for driving meaningful progress.

2020 - Present

Our community and impact now include 25 peer groups, 6 leadership development programs, an extensive research platform, offerings for business strategy and workforce, and 3 targeted alliances for policy, health equity, and co-investments.

1,600+

LHS Executive Relationships

450+

LHS C-Suite Members

150+

Industry Innovator Members

Our Leadership Team

Renee DeSilva

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Lanier

President

Jonathan Cronin

Chief Financial Officer

Anne Hahn

Chief Member Officer

Sara Davies

Chief People Officer

Caroline Allen

SVP, Educational Services

Brian Contos

SVP, Research & Member Insights

Matt Gunther

SVP, Strategy

Kyle Rose

SVP, Product

Dave Willis

SVP, Center for Transformation

James Garcia

VP, Technology Growth

Huy Nguyen

VP, Information Technology

Rose Maher

VP, Product Management

Joelle Newnam

VP, Commercial Operations

Tomi Ogundimu

VP, Research & Education

Jenny Vandrovec

VP, New Product Development

Allison Wachter

VP, Events