The leading expert in physician relationship strategy, Kriss
Barlow has deep healthcare experience and an unrelenting commitment to deliver
meaningful results to her clients. Backed by more than two decades experience
as a healthcare consultant, plus clinical and business development experience
within organizations, Kriss offers unparalleled expertise in the areas of
strategic growth and implementation; physician relations, engagement and
retention; as well as sales and training.
An expert at discovering what both physicians and consumers
expect from health care, Susan blends customer needs with organization
expectations through innovative and individually crafted strategies and
Physician Liaison, Akron Children's Hospital
I am a graduate of The Ohio State University and I began my career as a Physician Liaison at Nationwide Children's Hospital in January of 1999. I was trained by the famous Kriss Barlow! From there I entered the adult world as a Physician Liaison at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA from 2006-2010. I missed the pediatric world and stayed in touch with many colleagues from CHCA and heard that Akron Children's Hospital was hiring. I have been with Akron Children's since April 2010 and have enjoyed watching it grow and being a part of this family.
Sr. Provider Program Specialist, Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan
As a Sr. Provider Program Specialist, Lisa Edwards works to connect hospital leadership with referring physicians furthering collaboration, communication, and strategy development. Lisa has experience in account management, marketing, strategic implementation, and project management. Lisa holds an MPA from Western Michigan University.
Catherine Hurst, MSN/MBA, RN
Director, Physician Outreach , Archbold Medical Center
Catherine Hurst is an experienced Outreach Director with
more than 20 years of experience in the hospital and healthcare industry. She
combines her skills in communication and strategy with her extensive nursing
background to her role as a trusted advisor to physicians and their teams, and
as an accountable partner driving strategic growth with the Archbold Medical
Center leadership team. Catherine earned her MSN/MBA at Thomas University and
her BSN in Nursing at Jacksonville University.
Assistant Vice President, Health System Emerging Strategies, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Alan is the Assistant Vice President of Emerging Strategies at UT Southwestern Medical Center responsible for leading strategy execution, physician outreach, practice acquisition & development, advanced analytics, digital health, and virtual care.
System Executive Director, Network Development & Physician Relations UNC Healthcare
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bonnie Little, MHA, System Executive Director, Network Development & Physician Relations UNC Healthcare Chapel Hill, NC Bonnie Little has devoted over 20 years of her professional career to the healthcare industry. She currently serves at the System Director for Network Development & Physician Relations for UNC Health Care. She supports physician relations programs at UNC REX Health Care, Nash Health Care, Johnston Health and Wayne Memorial. She originally joined UNC as a Physician Liaison with UNC REX. During her time, the UNC Health Care system has experienced tremendous growth. Bonnie has been instrumental in developing the UNC REX of Wakefield campus, the employed REX Specialty Physician groups, UNC Physicians Network, the North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UNC Health Alliance. She has been at the forefront of developing UNC REX into a regional transfer center for Wake County and eastern North Carolina, which has grown tenfold in the last three years. She led the way in developing Physician Relations programs for Johnston Health, Nash Health Care and Wayne Memorial. Prior to coming to UNC, Bonnie served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Franklin Regional Medical Center, HMA.
Bonnie is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Master’s in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. She is also a graduate of the UNC Health Care System Advanced Leadership Academy. Bonnie serves on the Board of the American Association of Physician Liaisons. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband and children traveling and skiing.
Manager, Health System Physician Outreach
Dede is the Manager of Health System Physician Outreach for UT Southwestern Medical Center and has over 17 years experience as a physician liaison. Dede is passionate about aligning business growth strategies with the needs of the referring physician and equipping liaisons with the necessary data to drive success.
Physician Liaison , Parkview Health Parkview Cancer Institute
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kelsey is a Physician Liaison for Parkview Cancer Institute in Fort Wayne, IN. Her unique path into this career has provided a new outlook to the role of Physician Liaison. With a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality/Tourism Management from Purdue University, Kelsey served in various roles for 10 years in the Hospitality Industry before landing in this industry she loves. Her passion as a liaison comes from her love to help others. The ability to anticipate the needs of a provider, coworker, or patient before they vocalize it and help come to a quick resolution is a driving force in her strategy implementation. As a part of a growing Physician Liaison Program, she is excited to share her experiences and learn from her peers in the field!
Chief Operating Officer , Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies
St. Louis, Missouri
Thomas Tiller collaborates with hospitals and physicians to build and cultivate relationships for strategic growth. Mr. Tiller oversees the assessment, development and implementation of programs that identify and strategically increase market share by removing barriers and improving communication with physicians and other referral sources. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned a BS in Finance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and BS in Economics from Southern Illinois University.
tammy tiller-hewitt, mba, fache
Chief Executive Officer, Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies
St. Louis, Missouri
Tammy Tiller-Hewitt is the founder and chief executive
officer of Tiller-Hewitt HealthCare Strategies, the nation’s leading healthcare
firm specializing in strategic growth and physician engagement. Tiller-Hewitt
works with healthcare organizations and leaders who want to consistently
deliver strategic growth and measurable results. This has enabled hundreds of
hospitals, health systems, and physician organizations to achieve sustained
strategic growth and physician retention. Amazon #1 Best Selling author of
Untie Every kNOT – Discover What kNOTS are Causing You to Miss Out or Be
Counted Out, Tammy is also the host of two podcasts: The Leadership Lens &
Untie Every kNOT – A Practical Conversation about Potential and Purpose.
Sr. Manager of Marketing Development, Children's Wisconsin
Nancy Vanselow is the senior manager for Marketing
Development at Children's Wisconsin and has more than 20 years of experience
working with the referring physician community.
Senior Director of Regional Development , Nationwide Children's Hospital
Kristyn Wasylik is the Senior Director of Regional Development at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She oversees Network Development, Physician Relations, Connectivity Strategies and Domestic and International Patient Programs. She is experienced in Business Development, Planning, Program Management and Research. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and a Masters in Health Administration from The Ohio State University.
Director, Physician Relations, Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Deidre Weber is the Director of Physician Relations for
Spectrum Health. Her primary focus is partnering with physicians and hospital
administration to develop and maintain strong partnerships with community
providers. In addition to managing the physician relations team she oversees
provider connectivity and the Spectrum Health Epic Community Connect program.
Deidre has Masters in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern
Partnering with Healthcare Marketing teams for over 25 years as a consultant, I saw a need for my services to work directly in a hospital and I moved over to Lurie Children's as a Liaison 3 years ago. Since my arrival at Lurie Children's, I have collaborated with my team to completely transform the way we communicate with our shared patient partners. We have helped increase patient volumes and vastly improved our communication with the referring PCP community.