Matt Duckworth
Matt Duckworth currently serves as Director of Operations for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) CIN and Connected Care MSSP ACOs. In this capacity, he is charged with leading strategy to reduce inappropriate utilization and total cost of care, providing federal and state policy updates to internal and external stakeholders, as well as identifying innovative solutions for network participants. He has over a dozen years’ experience working in healthcare with roles ranging from being a hospital patient transporter and pharmacy technician to directing health system CMS pay for performance strategy and leading value-based care efforts. Over the past decade he has worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Ochsner Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mr. Duckworth received his BA in communications and MS in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, his juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law and his Doctor of Health Administration degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Daniel Elliott
Daniel Elliott, MD, is the Executive Director of eBrightHealth ACO and Senior Medical Director of Value-Based Programs and Network Performance at ChristianaCare. In partnership with the growing population health team, he has helped establish the infrastructure and capabilities necessary for success in value-based programs.  Through the ACO, he has developed and led a statewide collaboration including health systems, private physicians, and FQHCs to improve the quality and cost of care across the clinical spectrum and remains focused on the fundamental drivers that clinicians and health care systems can do to succeed in population health. Prior to working in these roles, he served as medical director for Christiana Care Quality Partners, a clinical network developed to support the employees and dependents of ChristianaCare.  He has served as associate chair for research in the department of medicine at ChristianaCare and was the project co-director and director of evaluation for Bridging the Divides, a $10M grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that developed a longitudinal care coordination program that was subsequently awarded the John Eisenberg Award for Quality and Safety from AHRQ.  Dr. Elliott earned a B.A. in economics and political science from Duke University and his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College as a Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research scholar.  He earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology with a concentration in outcomes research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 

Scott Early
Scott Early, MD, received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and was selected by fellow students as graduation speaker. He completed his family medicine residency at Group Health Cooperative in Washington, and his MBA at Babson College. Dr. Early is recognized as an innovative thinker and is passionate about making primary care better for patients and providers. He served for 17 years as the founding program director of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program--a nationally recognized program for innovation, followed by 5 years as chief medical officer at a federally-qualified community health center. In 2015, he founded Kronos Health, Massachusetts based medical practice delivering patient-centered care in a dramatically higher touch, higher impact primary care model where providers spend over 30 minutes per visit with patients on average. In 2019, he co-founded On Belay Health Solutions which was one of the initial 53 organizations to participate in the Global and Professional Direct Contracting program (to become ACO REACH in 2023). Today, he continues to see patients part-time and serves as On Belay’s president and chief medical officer. 

Kimberly Kauffman
Kimberly Kauffman is Vice President of Clinical Performance at Aledade, Inc.  In this role, she supports value-based care (VBC) contracts with CMS/CMMI, Medicare Advantage, commercial health plans and Medicaid managed care by working with teams that specialize in clinical documentation integrity, quality reporting, pharmacy, clinical outcomes improvement, patient outreach and post-acute coordination. Prior to joining Aledade, Ms. Kauffman was the chief VBC officer for MaxHealth, a primary care group based in Florida with 120+ providers, and, before that, was chief VBC officer for Summit Medical Group, a primary care group with 300+ providers based in Tennessee.  Her background includes a leadership role in a large independent physicians’ association (IPA) in Florida and in a multi-hospital physician hospital organization (PHO). She received her master’s degree from the college of public health at the University of Florida. 

Jessica Martensen
Jessica Martensen is the Vice President of Population Care Management for Essentia Health.  She is responsible for the development and oversight of care management programs for over 180,000 beneficiaries throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. She has a broad range of nursing leadership experience spanning ambulatory, public health, and post-acute settings and is passionate about quality, patient safety, and operational efficiency. Growing up in North Dakota, she has a special interest in rural healthcare and promoting health equity. Ms. Martensen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Art in Spanish from Dickinson State University.  She has her master’s in business administration in rural healthcare from the College of St. Scholastica and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore is President of the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization (MHACO), whose membership includes ten acute care hospitals and over 1,700 private practice and employed physicians. She oversees all activities associated with the development and implementation of value-based contracts, which cover approximately 260,000 Medicare and commercial lives. She has her Masters in Business Administration and over 25 years of experience in value-based care, physician-hospital organizations and health plans. She joined the MMC-Physician Hospital Organization (the precursor to MHACO) in 1999. Prior to her current role, she was the chief operating officer of MHACO. She currently serves as a board member for the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs).  

Beth Patak
Beth Patak is the Executive Director for Equality Health’s ACO. For the past year, she has been developing and operationalizing Equality Health’s accountable care organization that participates in CMS’ Global and Professional Direct Contracting. In addition to standing up the ACO, she is also managing growth strategies to expand the ACO to communities beyond the current Arizona footprint. Prior to joining Equality Health, she had accumulated over 22 years of healthcare leadership with a broad scope of unique experiences. She most recently designed and managed Bon Secours Mercy Health’s population health strategies across 5 states in the Midwest. She successfully operationalized strategies on three ‘Levers of Success’ in Population Health: Improvements in Quality, Utilization and Risk Score Accuracy. She also directed the government payment programs such as the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), Medicare Shared Savings Programs and the Ohio CPC Program. Ms. Patak has undergraduate degrees in management and marketing and earned a master’s degree in management from Wright State University. 

Bob Rauner
Bob Rauner, MD, MPH, splits his time between two jobs, chief medical officer of OneHealth Nebraska ACO and president of Partnership for a Heathy Nebraska, as well as serving on the board of directors Lincoln Public Schools.  Dr. Rauner received his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Creighton University, his medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, his residency training in family medicine at the Lincoln Family Medicine Program, and his master of public health degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Prior to his current roles he was a small town family physician including obstetrics and inpatient care in Sidney, Nebraska from 1998 to 2003, then served on the faculty of the Lincoln Family Medicine Program from 2003 to 2010, and then transitioned into health leadership and policy roles after finishing his MPH in 2010. His wife Lisa is also a family physician.

Rebecca Rohrbach
Rebecca Rohrbach, DNP, has been in healthcare for 30 years. She currently serves as the chief population health officer for NOMS ACO, LLC.  She was a family nurse practitioner until 7 years ago when she took the role as Vice President of Population Health for NOMS ACO, LLC.  Rebecca works closely with the champion physicians of the organization to promote transformation of healthcare delivery at NOMS Healthcare. This role entails oversight of a care management team, development of quality incentive scorecards for physicians and team members, evaluation of programs, quality metric reporting, and development of post-acute care networks and management of the ACO. She is also responsible for the exploration and determining feasibility of implementing other CMS innovation programs. As a result, many of our primary care providers are CPC+ track 2 and the orthopedics’ participation in BPCI-A total lower extremity joint bundle payment programs.  Rebecca received her Master of Science in nursing specializing in family practice from the Medical College of Ohio in 2001 and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Toledo in collaboration with Wright State University in 2015.