Speakers

Brian Dixon, Preston Geren, Tracy Mazour, Clifford Moy, Stuart Pickell, Eduardo Sanchez, David Stewart, Michael Williams

Brian Dixon, MD

Executive Director and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Progressive Psychiatry, PA Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Dixon received a Medical Degree from Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine at College Station and Temple, Texas. He completed a Triple Board Residency in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Preston Geren, BA, JD

Sid Richardson Foundation
Fort Worth, Texas

Preston M. (Pete) Geren, a Representative from Texas; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., January 29, 1952; graduated from Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, Tex., 1970; attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., 1970-1973; B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1974; J.D., University of Texas Law School, Austin, Tex., 1978; admitted to the Texas bar in 1978; lawyer, private practice; executive assistant to United States Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, 1983-1986; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James C. Wright, Jr., and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (September 12, 1989-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; member of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex., Airport board, 1999-2001; Secretary, United States Army, 2007-2009.

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Tracy Mazour, MSN

Program Manager
Cancer Survivorship at Moncrief Cancer Institute
Fort Worth, Texas

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Clifford Moy, MD

Behavioral Health Medical Director
TMF Health Quality Institute
Austin, Texas

Clifford K. Moy received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1985.

Currently Dr. Moy is the Behavioral Health Medical Director for TMF Health Quality Institute. Prior to this position he was the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Stuart Pickell, MD, MDiv, FAAP, FACP

Medical Director for CMS Risk Adjustment, North Texas Specialty Physicians

A native Virginian, Dr. Pickell is both an ordained Presbyterian minister and a physician. He holds a BA in American History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his M.D from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After completing a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson he practiced in Nashville, TN for a year before returning to Texas to start his own practice.

In 2012 he was asked to become the president and medical director of Health-e-Care, a primary care practice with an extensivist track that provides enhanced services for chronically ill patients. He serves on or chairs numerous boards and committees, mostly related to ethics, at the local and state levels and is currently leading a state-wide initiative to advance the POLST paradigm in Texas.

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Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer
Prevention
American Heart Association
Dallas, Texas

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention for the American Heart Association (AHA). He brings an interest and experience in prevention and population health to AHA. He served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the AHA from April 2013 through 2014. Prior to joining AHA, he served as Vice President and CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) where he focused on worker and worksite wellness, clinical prevention, and chronic disease management, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sanchez led the Institute for Health Policy at the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health as director from 2006 to 2008, and from 2001 to 2006, he served as Texas’ state health officer, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services from 2004 to 2006 and the Texas Department of Health from 2001 to 2004. And he served as the local public health officer in Austin-Travis County from 1994 to 1998.

Dr. Sanchez currently serves as Chair of the Partnership for Prevention Board of Directors, the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, and the Texas Public Health Coalition. From 2008 to 2012, he served as chair of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions and on the Board of Directors of Trust for America’s Health, AcademyHealth, the Public Health Institute, and the CATCH Global Foundation.

He is the recipient of the 2011 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Alumni Award and the 2011Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) James E. Peavy Memorial Award. In 2005, he was awarded the Texas School Health Association (TSHA) John P. McGovern Award and the 2005 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Public Health Award. In 2004, he received the American Heart Association Louis B. Russell Memorial Award, for outstanding service in addressing healthcare disparities, by the American Heart Association.

Dr. Sanchez obtained his M.D. from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, an M.P.H. from the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University. He holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University. Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.

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David Stewart, MBA, BS

Vice President
Lockton Dunning Benefits
Dallas, Texas

David Stewart joined the Lockton Dunning Benefits team as a Senior Client Advisor in 2014 and was promoted to Vice President in 2016. With more than 10 years of experience, David specializes in designing self-funded health plans that are fully integrated with health risk management solutions, helping employers manage both
the supply side and demand side of healthcare.

David began his career in the Cardiology Department of Hillcrest Scott & White Medical Center. He then spent three years as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic where he was responsible for helping corporations develop their Executive Physical packages and conducting patient stress tests to identify
evidence of heart disease and structural abnormalities. Prior to joining Lockton, David served as an Employee Benefits Consultant and Health Risk Solutions expert for Higginbotham.

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Michael Williams, DO, MD, MBA

President
UNT Health Science Center

Michael Williams, DO, MD, MBA has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (TAAHP).

Dr. Williams was named President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in July 2013. He previously served on the UNT System Board of Regents, a position he held for 15 months and relinquished prior to being named Interim President of UNTHSC in December 2012.

He is a Fort Worth native and as a 1981 graduate of the UNTHSC, is the first alumnus to lead the 44-year old institution. The UNTHSC is comprised of five separate schools of study: the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions and the UNT System College of Pharmacy.

He practiced anesthesiology and critical care medicine in Dallas and Fredericksburg, Texas, for over 20 years. Then, from 2008 to 2012, he served as CEO of Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg. Under his leadership, the hospital received numerous awards for quality, including: the Malcom Baldrige National Best Practice for Leadership 2013; Top 10 Finalist for the 2013 Malcom Baldrige National Presidential Quality Award; and designation as a Truven Top 100 U.S. Hospital in 2012 and 2013.

Dr. Williams earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Following the completion of two medical degrees (DO and MD), he completed residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. He completed a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University and a Master's Degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University.

Dr. Williams is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a past vice president of the Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees. Currently, he serves on the Texas Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board. In 2013, Dr. Williams was named to the U.S. News and World Report's Advisory Council for the Hospital of Tomorrow and remains an active member.

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