2014 Speakers

The three-day symposium kicks off with a half-day session on Medicare with representatives from each jurisdiction. You asked for more time with Medicare - you got it. Since we're in Nashville, our first keynote speaker is local songwriter and musician Jana Stanfield who is sure to leave you feeling inspired and energized for the rest of the conference. A panel of medical experts will explain patient cases, ailments, treatments, trends and products that aid in recovery. Other speakers will explain more about lymphadema, marketing tactics that separate you from the competition and more. We've also added more networking opportunities with your peers, including a roundtable discussion on proven business strategies.

Keynote Speakers

Drew Boyd, Johnson & Johnson Veteran, Corporate Innovation Expert and Author

With his passion, energy, provocative style and humor, Drew Boyd convinces leaders and managers to see innovation not as a gift, but a skill that everyone in the organization can master. Boyd is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts, trainers and thought leaders in corporate innovation methods. Boyd brings a wealth of experience and success to his work in innovation. He served as a marketing executive for 17 years at Johnson & Johnson, one of the most admired and innovative companies in the world. As Director of Marketing Mastery at J&J, he created and led an internal marketing university that taught executives the skills of innovation, strategy and persuasion. Today, Boyd is Executive Director of the Master of Science in Marketing Program at the University of Cincinnati and the co-author of the widely-acclaimed book Inside the Box: A Proven System for Creativity and Breakthrough Results.

Jana Stanfield, CSP

Jana Stanfield is a motivational performer that combines her background as a television reporter with her talent as a songwriter, musician and humorist.  Stanfield is a one-of-a-kind keynote speaker and a Certified Laughter Leader. Before that, she was merely certifiable! She’s shared stages with stars ranging from Kenny Loggins to The Dixie Chicks and received standing ovations on world-famous stages from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, all the way to New York’s Carnegie Hall. She delivers the much-needed gift of learning through laughter and music, encouraging, appreciating and energizing her audiences. Known as "The Queen of Heavy Mental," Jana describes her music as "psychotherapy you can dance to."


Additional Speakers

Sherree Bennett, RN, BSN, CBEC, CBPN-IC, Joan Katz Breast Center, Baylor All Saints Medical Center

Sherree Bennett is Director and Breast Health Nurse Navigator for the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth.  She was chosen in December 2007, to develop and manage the comprehensive breast center and to date has assisted more than 4,100 cancer patients and survivors.  Because of her personal breast cancer journey, her clinical training as a registered nurse, her certification in clinical breast exams and patient navigation, Bennett brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role.  Recognized by the Baylor Health Care System as an exceptional and well-qualified nurse, She received the Baylor Leadership Award in 2005, DFW’s Great 100 nurses for 2008, YWCA honor for Women in Business in 2009, 2010 DFW Hospital Council Employee of the Year for her dedication and services to patients, 2012 Healthcare Hero, and 2013 Hats off to Heroes award.  Bennett is an educator for the American Heart Association, as well as Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tarrant County Affiliate.  She is also a Reach to Recovery volunteer with the American Cancer Society. 

Jack Evans, President and CEO, Global Media Marketing

Jack Evans is an educator and veteran health care marketing specialist who is dedicated to helping the home healthcare market bring its message, products and services to consumers and caregivers everywhere. As a past soft goods manufacturer, anthropologist, ecologist, teacher and advertising agency veteran, Evans offers thorough knowledge of our marketplace and the enthusiasm to share his knowledge with others. A past editor for HomeCare Magazine, RxHomeCare Magazine, McKesson Advantage, and Winning Strategies Newsletter, Evans has been a longtime contributor to HomeCare Magazine, Drug Store News, HME News, and Repertoire. He has helped develop the HHC CE programs at the annual meetings for ECRM, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Medtrade, bringing in industry leaders as well as speaking himself. Evans also created and was the original host of the annual HME Excellence Awards at Medtrade.

Nabil Habash, MD

Dr. Nabil Habash is Board Certified by the Amercian Board of Plastic Surgery. His practice is fully dedicated to the care of breast cancer patients. As a reconstructive surgeon he is entirely focused on restoring women’s femininity and wholeness, done with procedures that preserve function. He is knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate in all patient encounters. He has fellowship training in Reconstructive Microsurgery; he has a local and regional practice focused on microsurgical breast reconstruction procedures (DIEP, SIEA, TUG, PAP, and DIEP flaps). In addition to primary reconstruction of active cancer patients he has special interest in salvaging failed breast reconstructions and revising aesthetically poor reconstructions.

Dr. Habash is a dedicated husband and father to his wife (Amy) and young daughters (Brooke and Blair). In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf and tennis. Dr. Habash proudly serves patients from Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and the surrounding areas in Texas.

Colleen Hagen, M.D.

Dr. Colleen Hagen was first certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1982 and was re-certified in 1991 and 2000.

After earning her M.D. degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, she worked as an Intern at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  She also holds an MBA degree from Benedictine University and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Hagen is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several other medical societies, including the Association of Women Surgeons, the Chicago Surgical Society, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.  She has lectured frequently on breast cancer and other health-related topics.

She has taught medical students at a variety of Chicago-area institutions, including Rush Medical College, West Suburban Hospital, Midwestern University, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.  In addition, she has served on numerous committees and boards focused on improving patient care at Chicago-area hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Dr. Hagen's community-service work has helped not only local organizations such as the Girl Scouts and St. Cletus Church (La Grange, IL) but also national nonprofits such as Y-Me and American Cancer Society.  And since 2003 she has organized yearly medical-mission trips to provide health care and supplies to the impoverished citizens of Sucre, Bolivia

Online bio: http://www.midwestsurgicaldoctors.com/about.html

Steve Norton

Steve is the Founder and Executive Director of the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, which trains a large percentage of lymphedema therapists nationally and abroad in the Gold Standard Method of Complete Decongestive Therapy. In the early 90’s Steve was instrumental in establishing the success of the first fully dedicated lymphedema clinics in the United States under the direction of Robert Lerner, MD and has been teaching therapists and treating patients ever since. In 2011 Steve became a founding member of the North American Lymphedema Education Association, an organization dedicated to maintaining the highest training standards among all of it member schools, towards protecting patients from dangerous or inadequate lymphedema care.


Michelle Yoon, BOC Credentialing Manager

Michelle leads BOC in integrating the Certification and Facility Accreditation departments, for a more customer-centric approach toward BOC’s stakeholder community. She also manages the application, renewal, and re-certification processes while initiating and implementing improvements in these processes.