California Summit 2017
future of health speakers


Hezekiah Allen

Executive Director, California Growers Association

Lynn Alvarez

Project Manager, Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

Sean Arian

Founder and President, Bixel Exchange

Harry Atwater

Professor and Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Energy Innovation Hub, California Institute of Technology


Steve Ballmer

Co-Founder, Ballmer Group; Former President & CEO, Microsoft Corp.

Andrea Bernstein

Correspondent, KPCC

Adam Bierman

Co-Founder and CEO, MedMen

Dale Bonner

Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Autumn Burke

Assemblymember, 62nd District, State of California


Caroline Choi

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison

Ian Coll McEachern

Co-Founder, Open Agriculture Supply; Owner and Consultant, Nerdian Inc.

Lilian Coral

Director of National Strategy, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

David Crane

President, Govern For California; Lecturer in Public Policy and SIEPR Research Scholar, Stanford University


Matthew Dababneh

Assemblymember, 45th District, State of California

Gray Davis

Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP; 37th Governor of California

Kevin Demoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Los Angeles Rams

Maria Elena Durazo

General Vice President, Unite Here


Stephen Engblom

Senior Vice President and Global Cities Director, AECOM

Kimberly Evon

Executive Vice President, SEIU Local 2015


Manny Fernandez

Angel Investor; Co-Founder and CEO, DreamFunded

Brian Forde

Senior Lecturer for Bitcoin and Blockchain, MIT Sloan School of Management

Gordon Fowler

President and CEO, 3fold Communications


Robert Garcia

Mayor, City of Long Beach

Steven Glazer

California State Senator

Hugh Gordon

CTO, Akido Labs, Inc.; Director, USC Digital Health Lab

Anna Gorman

Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Tracy Gray

Managing Partner, The 22 Capital Group; Executive in Residence, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Gabe Grifoni

CEO and Co-Founder, Rufus Labs

Rohit Gupta

Managing Director, Big Sur Ventures


Chris Hameetman

President, Tech Coast Angels; CEO, Rainforest LA

Susie Harborth

General Partner and CFO, BioInnovation Capital

Charles Harrington

Chairman, CEO and President, Parsons Corp.

Mark Herrema

Co-Founder and CEO, Newlight Technologies

Robert Hertzberg

California State Senator; Member, Think Long Committee for California

Matt Horton

Associate Director, California Center, Milken Institute


Paul Irving

Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, USC


Marcie Jastrow

SVP of Immersive Media, Head of Technicolor Experience Center, Technicolor


Carolyn Karo

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, Center for Regional Economics, Milken Institute

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center

John Kobara

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation

Stella Kramer

Scientist and Co-Founder, Sun Genomics


Shawn Layden

President, Sony Interactive Entertainment America; Chairman, Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Yiwen Li

Director, Global Strategy and Business Development, NantHealth

Lily Liu

Chief Financial Officer, 21, Inc.

Melanie Lundquist

Philanthropist and Co-Founder, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools


Caitlin MacLean

Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Paul Markovich

President and CEO, Blue Shield of California

Joe Mathews

California and Innovation Editor, Zócalo Public Square; Co-President, Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

Tom McGrath

CEO, Vital CleanTech Ventures, LLC

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Patt Morrison

Op-Ed Columnist, Los Angeles Times; KPCC Contributor

Frank Mottek

Business News Anchor, CBS KNX 1070 Los Angeles


Joe Nation

Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University

Dominic Ng

Chairman and CEO, East West Bank


Josh Ofman

Senior Vice President, Global Value and Access and Policy, Amgen


Cat Packer

Executive Director, Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, City of Los Angeles

Carmen Palafox

Partner, Make in LA Capital Advisors

Victor Parker

Los Angeles District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Iliana Perez

Entrepreneurship Initiatives Manager, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Nancy Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Investors

Jennifer Price-Letscher

Director, Programs and Special Projects, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation


Paul Rosenstiel

Board Member, CalSTRS

Dorothy Rothrock

President, California Manufacturers & Technology Association


Tim Schaefer

Deputy State Treasurer, Office of California State Treasurer John Chiang

Dakota Semler

CEO, Founder, Thor Trucks

Tobias Sherman

CEO and Co-Founder, FOUNDRY IV

Renata Simril

President and CEO, LA84 Foundation

Dolly Singh

Founder and CEO, ThesisCouture

Matthew Spence

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; Senior Advisor, California Center, Milken Institute

Ken Sunshine

Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Vector Launch, Inc.

Richard Swart

Senior Advisor,; Filene Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine

Steve Swartz

Partner, McKinsey & Company


Jay Tucker

Executive Director, Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports, UCLA


Antonio Villaraigosa

41st Mayor of Los Angeles; Former Speaker of the California Assembly


Karan Wadhera

Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital

Hugh Waters

Director, Health Economics Research, Milken Institute

Jane Wells

Special Correspondent, CNBC

Steve Westly

Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group

Stephanie Wiggins

Deputy CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Claudia Williams

CEO, Manifest MedEx

Jeff Wong

Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute


Azita Yazdani

Founder and CEO, Exergy Systems, Inc.

Betty Yee

Controller, State of California

Richael Young

Co-Founder and President, Mammoth Trading