2017 Conference Speakers

Brian Molitor

Brian Molitor is the CEO of Molitor International, a consulting training company with nearly 30 years of experience serving clients throughout the world. His book, The Power of Agreement has helped thousands of leaders identify the vision, mission, core values, and operating principles of their organizations. His training courses, Leadership that Lasts, Barriers to Bridges, and Team Problem Solving, has helped hundreds of organizations reach their highest potential. Brian has written numerous books, training manuals, and articles on business success, leadership, mentoring, and how to build positive interpersonal relationships. Brian has produced and hosted numerous television programs that have aired in Africa, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Canada, and the United States. He is also the executive producer of a youth-oriented reality television show called TheDRIVEtv.

“For the past 30 years, our vision has remained the same – to build bridges and tear down barriers so that human beings can achieve excellence in their communities, organizations, families and personal lives. We do so by unleashing the incredible power found in agreement.”- Brian Molitor

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Carole Guinane, RN, MBA

Carole is the Vice President for System’s Orthopedics at Sentara Healthcare. She has worked as a Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer for an Ambulatory Surgery Center company, a Vice President of Medical Staff Services and Quality for a healthcare system, a Corporate Vice President for Applied Business Science and Education for a specialty hospital and healthcare system, a Corporate Consultant/Clinical Improvement Director for a Center for Continuous Improvement and Innovation, a Corporate Vice President for Ambulatory Clinical Improvement and a Corporate Vice President for ASC Operations for a $3.4 billion integrated healthcare system.  She has had the pleasure of building and growing programs for large healthcare systems, small and rural hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, insurance companies and ambulatory entities.

Carole is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.  She has published numerous books and journal articles on leadership, clinical pathways, quality tools, Six Sigma, healthcare operations, and consumer driven healthcare. She recently completed serving as a national board member for the Association of Professionals for Infection Control (APIC). Carole is a member of the Product Advisory Council for the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and helped create and teach their highly successful Intro to Quality Course that is offered across the nation.

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Michelle Bryant, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Michelle Bryant, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ is an accomplished health care professional with more than 25 years of clinical and non-clinical leadership experience. She has worked as a military officer, clinician, healthcare executive, presenter, consultant and advocate for quality healthcare. She has a remarkable body of work extending from for-profit and non-profit health systems to academic in a variety of geographic locations as well as is well known throughout the healthcare industry for her expertise with population health, performance improvement, accreditation and regulatory agencies. Currently based out of Lake Orion, Michigan, Ms. Bryant has extensive experience working as and with C-level executives, physicians, and payers across multiple organizations.

A board member of Michigan Association for Healthcare Quality as well as a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, she is currently the executive director of Quality and Risk Management for the Behavioral Center of Michigan and Samaritan Behavioral Center and speaks nationally on population health and staff engagement. She has served as vice president of Quality Management and Patient Care Services for Wayne State University Physician Group, vice president of Regulatory Compliance and Quality for Westside Regional Medical Center (HCA) in Florida, director of Clinical Quality Improvement for South Fulton Medical Center (Tenet) in Georgia, nurse educator for Medical College of Georgia Health Inc. in Georgia, and department director of Education for the United States Army Nurse Corps in Germany.

Dr. Hass Saad, MD

Dr. Hass Saad, a physician dedicated to patient care, founded Detroit Medical Informatics in 2012 as a response to a need he saw early on in his medical training.

Born in the digital age of medicine, Dr. Saad’s passion for medical informatics and its capability to inspire advancements in medicine began with his clinical training at Detroit Medical Center. At this flagship hospital, known for being one of the nation’s first implementation sites of Electronic Health Records, Dr. Saad was called upon to contribute to modern medical culture and the well being of the public as he witnessed the field of medicine transition before his eyes. As many of his mentors struggled to deliver their best care in conjuncture with new technology, Dr. Saad sought to bridge the gap between healthcare and technology.

Four years since inception, the result of his dedicated passion for the art of medicine is apparent. Functioning from a ‘quality not quantity’ mindset, Dr. Saad has assembled his firm of hand-selected physicians and clinicians to successfully support leading hospitals from coast to coast, translating to the care of thousands of patients. As a result of Dr. Saad’s peer-to-peer approach, he and his team have garnered national recognition for seamlessly facilitating customized build-out models for physicians and providers.

Prior to dedicating his career to Medical Informatics, Dr. Saad received his Medical Doctorate from Windsor University School of Medicine and completed a post-graduate research fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Saad holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology, with added focus in Business Management from The University of Michigan. Dr. Saad delivers lectures on the role of technology in medicine and how it brings forth advancements in patient care. He also has published and co-authored several medical publications focused on cardiovascular research.

hass@dmiadvisory.com | www.linkedin.com/in/hsaadmd | www.dmiadvisory.com

David Cruz

David Cruz earned his Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His undergraduate degree is from Appalachian State University. Although his professional healthcare career started in North Carolina, he really found his stride while interning at CS Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine. During this time he discovered his knack for quality and process improvement. He used these skills to move into a role as administrative fellow at the health system. It was not long before he returned to a full time position at Mott as a project manager focusing entirely on quality improvement. David acts as the primary contact to the Children’s Hospital Association and leads hospital level improvement projects. Currently, his primary focus is on reducing hospital acquired conditions such as catheter associated urinary tract infections, central line associated bloodstream infections and hospital onset severe sepsis.

Cindy Lord

MAHQ is excited to include Cindy as a presenter. Cindy has been in various management roles for many years and taken enjoyment of keeping her work organized by handling multiple projects. She works for a large insurance company in Michigan, managing projects for the senior market, specifically Medicare Advantage customers (those disabled or over 65 years old) and a Medicare supplemental plan. To ensure project success for fellow employees, Cindy helps others understand the complexity of project management and teaches an all-day project management class monthly. Through networking opportunities, Cindy has also done several presentations on personal development topics for colleagues (such as budgeting and personal finance, goal setting, and time management). In her time off, Cindy loves to travel and cruising is her personal preference to get away and disconnect from the office. Being healthy is a choice, so Cindy tries to stay active by following several different types of exercises, including running a half marathon every year.


Julie Janeway

Julie Janeway is a professor of law, political science, and health care administration in the masters and doctoral health care administration programs at Central Michigan University, and a professor of health and business organization law at the Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School.  She is also a nationally and internationally requested educator, consultant, and trainer. She is a former Michigan trial attorney with significant experience in health care risk management and compliance, employment law, medical malpractice defense, licensing/regulatory law, governmental relations, and constitutional law. She is currently licensed in Michigan, as well as all levels of the federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. She is a previously published author of a several books and book chapters, and a significant number of articles on legal, non-legal, medical, and medico-legal topics, and is frequently featured in various peer-reviewed publications.