2023 Beacon VIP Forum/Summit

Beacon HCS’s team of subject matter experts along with industry experts got together in New Orleans to share their knowledge and insights with various clients and prospective clients. 
If you missed it you can now request a presentation with the link below.


TUESDAY – MAY 2, 2023

8:30     Welcome & Opening Remarks: Suzanna Roberts, CEO Sonder Health & Beacon Summit Chair

9:00     A Beacon Welcome: Ken Stockman, CEO, Beacon Healthcare Systems

9:45     The Impact Automation Drives within Healthcare: Ahmed Zaidi, CEO & Chief Automation Officer, Accilerate

10:45   Break

11:00   Beacon’s Automation Strategy: leveraging new technologies to transform our products: Ken Stockman, CEO, Beacon Healthcare Systems

12:00   Launch of Beacon’s Inaugural Advisory Board: Pamela Raley, SVP Revenue & Client Management, Beacon Healthcare Systems

12:30   Lunch (break) and Networking

1:30     Beacon Appeals Manager (BAM): Working with A&G Challenges/Strategies: Laurie Delgado, VP A&G, Beacon Healthcare Systems and Manish Nautiyal, SVP IT & Development and Infrastructure

  • InfrastructureRoad Map – Enhancements
  • BAM (user interface) Redesign
  • BAM and Bots
  • New Reports


2:30     Beacon Appeals Manager (BAM): Insights into Data: Laurie Delgado, VP A&G, Beacon Healthcare Systems

3:00   Compliance Challenges/Strategies/Audit Readiness: Juwan Smith, JD, Compliance Director, Beacon Healthcare Systems and Bevann Moreland, SVP Market Leader

3:50     Break

4:00     Social Determinants of Health – What to Expect and Technology to Support it: Bevann Moreland, SVP & Market Leader

6:30     Dinner at Commanders Palace



8:30     Welcome: Suzanna Roberts, Sonder Health Plans

9:00    The Landscape of Rural Health: Engagement Strategies for Health Plans: Brock Slabach, COO, National Rural Health Association

10:15   Break

10:30   Value-Based Payment & Insurance Design Roundtable: Suzanna Roberts, Sonder Health

11:30   Health Equity and How Payers can Address Disparities Roundtable with Moderators: Brock Slabach, COO, National Rural Health Association and Suzanna Roberts, CEO, Sonder Health Plans

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30     Social Drivers of Health (SDOH): Why they matter in the health and well-being of children: Arturo Brito, President Children’s Fund, with Jessica Brayden, a licensed clinical social worker based at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health in Baton Rouse, and Pernell Brice, VP of Policy and Advocacy at CHF.

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Children’s Health Fund’s national network and how it has for decades incorporated SDOH into daily clinical practice.
  • Current Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reimbursement practices for SDOH.  
  • Opportunities for influencing policy around SDOH.
  • Data that demonstrate reductions in health inequities by addressing SDOH.


2:30       2023 CMS Audit Readiness – Good-bye Grace Period, Hello New CMS Leadership Changes: How these changes will have an impact on overall operations and stress on 2023 Audit Readiness: Jennifer Young, EVP and Partner, Rebellis Group

3:30     Beacon Perspective: How Beacon Supports Clients: A conversation with LeAnne Kerry-Winston, Staff VP GBD Appeals & Grievances, Elevance and Pamela Raley, SVP Revenue & Client Management

4:30     Closing – Q & A: Ken Stockman, CEO

6:00     Meet for Steamboat (dinner and cruise) 


Chris Mahoney

Chief Financial Officer
Chris Mahoney is a resourceful and results-driven senior finance executive with 25+ years of CFO-level experience leveraging keen financial expertise to create cost-efficient and sustainable financial results across both small and large corporate organizations. He consistently demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate and respond to rapidly evolving environments while identifying business-critical financial enhancements and developing proactive and actionable improvement initiatives. Chris also utilizes business acumen and cross-functional communication skills to routinely produce sophisticated solutions and align all financial activities with strategic business goals. Chris has acquired and integrated businesses, assisted in raising millions in $30mm equity and debt through private placements, transformed a business from a Perpetual to a SaaS model, assisted in growing businesses from $250mm to $1bn, and has implemented Project Accounting systems, cost, and management information systems.

Ken Stockman

Chief Executive Officer
Ken Stockman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Healthcare Systems, is a seasoned healthcare executive with strong Payer and Provider experience focused on bringing innovative solutions to Government program revenue management, operations, compliance, and risk adjustment. Ken was an early leader in the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment industry building a full suite of tools such as Full Enrollment, Member Reconciliation And Part D Platform to support the health plans’ initiatives in 2006 as co-founder and former CEO of Dynamic Healthcare Systems, Inc. His expertise in Risk Adjustment Strategy, Transaction Processing And Analytics positions him as a unique subject matter expert. Additionally, his experience in CMS Transaction Processing And Regulatory Requirements led to the successful design and implementation of industry-leading information systems.