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Annual Conference Speakers

Judson LaipplyJudson Laipply M.Ed, CSP
Lead Your Evolution
Thursday, May 16 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Judson Laipply is an enigma wrapped in an anomaly contained inside a quandary. Combining comedy and content, laughter and learning, energy and engagement, Judson gives his audiences both immediate joy and lasting impact. He helps audiences understand the difference between change and evolution while teaching them to embrace struggle, engage choice, and ultimately evolve. He’s been featured on the Today Show, Ellen, Oprah, GMA, and more. He is the world’s first YouTube Celebrity and his finale “The Evolution of Dance,” has over a billion impressions and was the first video ever to hit 100 million views. He’s been speaking and performing for over 20 years and has been all around the globe. He is also an Ironman Triathlete, terrible singer, and reformed Kool-Aid eater.



Sharon Delaney McCloudSharon Delaney McCloud
Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, keynote speaker, emcee, host, and moderator

Elevate Your Executive Presence and Personal Brand (Handouts)
Thursday, May 16 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Have a Voice, Not Merely a Seat at the Table (Handouts)
Friday, May 17 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sharon Delaney McCloud believes now more than ever before, your words matter. She’s an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, TEDx Speaker, Certified Diversity Executive CDE®, adjunct professor, cancer slayer and corporate communications practioner whose goal is to help people make an impact in business and life by embracing the power of communication. By sharing how storytelling can move hearts and minds, Sharon imparts expert insights so you can answer the call to your purpose and speak up when it counts. Audiences worldwide describe her programs as “deeply relevant, moving and actionable.”



Aaron NewcomerAaron Newcomer
Manager, PYA

Pre-Conference: Maximizing Healthcare Efficiency: A Comprehensive Approach to Drive Practice Excellence
Wednesday, May 15 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Best Practice End of the Month Reporting (Handouts)
Thursday, May 16 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
As a part of PYA’s compensation valuation and physician services team, Aaron performs fair market value evaluations and analyses related to hospital, group practice, and physician arrangements. In addition, he has experience with revenue cycle analyses and physician compensation modeling, including structure, design, and implementation. Aaron’s expertise includes analysis of various aspects of compensation and reimbursement arrangements within the healthcare industry.



Joe StewartJoe Stewart
Vice President for Government Affairs, Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC)

NC Legislative Landscape (Handouts)
Friday, May 17 | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Joe Stewart is the Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC), starting in that role in October 2017; in addition, he serves as the state lobbyist for the NC Chapter of the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (agents who sell health insurance). Joe has nearly 40 years of experience in government, politics, association management, issue advocacy, campaigns and fundraising in North Carolina, Baltimore and Washington, DC.



Michelle WallaceMichelle Wallace, FACMPE
Practice Administrator at Gastroenterology Associates

ACMPE Certification and Fellowship: Make This the Year!
Friday, May 17 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Michelle Wallace, FACMPE is the Practice Administrator at Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been managing independent primary care and specialty group practices for more than 3 decades. She was honored to be named the NCMGMA Administrator of the Year in 2016. She earned her CMPE in 2012 and became a Fellow in 2018. In 2017, she became the ACMPE Liaison for North Carolina. As the NC Liaison, Michelle mentors and supports members who are on their way to becoming board certified through the American College of Medical Practice Executives and those seeking Fellowship. She was born and raised in NE Pennsylvania and moved to NC in 1987.



Stephanie WierwilleStephanie Wierwille
EVP, Engagement, Revive

Joe Public 2030: Five Potent Predictions Reshaping How Consumers Engage Healthcare (Handouts)
Thursday, May 16 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Stephanie is the EVP, Engagement at Revive - an agency that works with brands who lead the way in health. There, she leads marketing and communication, consumer research, and organizational change efforts for providers in all 50 states - health systems like MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Cincinnati Children’s to name a few - as well as health tech organizations like Google Health, Teladoc, Johnson & Johnson, and 3M. With this eagle eye view of the sea of change taking place within the healthcare industry, she served as a researcher and futurist for Joe Public 2030, a book that outlines five bold predictions on how consumers engage with healthcare. With more than 250 citations and input from 22 industry experts, the book aims to address how the future of health and healthcare in the U.S. might emerge over the coming decade, and how consumers and organizations alike might want to prepare for or change that future. She is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Oklahoma.