Educating, Advising & Connecting at Alliance Events

The Alliance hosts events that give you answers about health care and health benefits as they are now and as they will evolve in the future. Our events foster networking to help employers learn from each other as well.

We are proud to bring leading national and regional speakers to our events. These experts joined us for events in 2017-2018.

More than:

  • 10 events held
  • 825 people attended throughout the year
  • 200 unique employers represented

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Most event materials are available for download. Review presentations, photos, handouts and recordings on the events section of our website.

Events from 2017 – 2018

Employer Benefit Plan Design Evolution:
The Alliance Benefits Roundtable

July 25, 2017


  • Scott Conard, MD, Healthcare Strategist and Advisor, Converging Healthcare, LLC.
  • Benjamin Isgur, leader, PwC Health Research Institute

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CEO Roundtable Events
Janesville, Rockford, Reedsburg, Watertown and Madison

Aug. 2, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2017


  • Cheryl DeMars, President and CEO, The Alliance

The Corporate Role in Advancing Population Health and Its Impact on the Bottom Line

Aug. 22, 2017


  • Raymond Fabius, MD, FAAP, FACPE, Co-founder, HealthNEXT
  • Jan Berger, MD, MJ, President and CEO, Health Intelligence Partners, LLC
  • Kim Miller, President and CEO, Beaver Dam Community Hospital
  • Paula Tran Inzeo, Mobilizing Action Towards Community Health Program Director, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

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The Alliance Annual Meeting 2017:
Breaking the Myths of Health Care

Sept. 28, 2017


  • Aaron Carroll, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • James Gelfand, Senior Vice-President, Health Policy, ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)

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Webinar: Does High Deductibles = High Risk?

Nov. 9, 2017


  • Sandra Morris, Former Senior Manager of U.S. Benefits Design, The Proctor & Gamble Company

Keeping Employees Happy and Healthy:
An Event Focused on Mental Health in the Workplace

Jan. 16, 2018


  • Dennis Miller, Managing Director, The Nonprofit Search Group
  • Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
  • Ian Shea, Founder and CEO, I M Human
  • Jenny Carrillo, Vice President, Strategic Account Management, American Well
  • Shel Gross, Director of Public Policy, Mental Health America of Wisconsin

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Obesity in the Workplace:
A Critical Conversation from Varying Viewpoints

Feb. 13, 2018


  • Jon Morgan, Physical Activity Coordinator, Wisconsin Department Health Services – Chronic Disease Prevention Unit
  • Jocelyn Kerl, PharmD, Clinical Services Manager, National CooperativeRx
  • Anne Lidor, MD, MPH, FACS, Bariatric Surgeon, UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Melina Kambitsi, PhD, Vice President, Business Development & Member Services, The Alliance
  • Melanie Nelson, Owner, Good Food Low Carb Café
  • Pam Geis, Wisconsin Department Health Services – National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Nar Ramkissoon, Partner Development Strategy, American Medical Association

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Health Policy Year in Review and What Lies Ahead in 2018

March 8, 2018


  • John Barlament, Partner, Quarles & Brady
  • Karen Timberlake, Principal, Michael Best Strategies
  • Nathan Houdek, Principal, Michael Best Strategies
  • Stephanie Vojas, Principal, Michael Best Strategies

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The Alliance Annual Seminar: Diagnosing An American Sickness

May 17, 2018


  • Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News and Author of An American Sickness
  • Sally Welborn, Advisor, Welborn Advisory Services and Former Senior Vice President of Global Benefits, Walmart Stores, Inc.

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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

National CooperativeRx
Novo Nordisk
Delta Dental

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Michael Best Strategies
Exact Sciences

Diamond Sponsors

Circle Wellness
UW Population Health Institute
Midwest Open MRI

Ruby Sponsors


Webinar Series Sponsor

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What is The Alliance Sponsorship Program?

Become an Alliance Sponsor

The sponsorship program allows organizations to promote services or products that have the potential to help employers with their health benefit strategy. Sponsorship packages are based on the number of events you participate in, ranging from all six events to one event a year.

Benefits from becoming a sponsor include:

  • Having access to employer’s health benefit decision makers.
  • Gaining exposure to employers, nationally recognized speakers and community leaders.
  • Receiving brand recognition through exhibiting, print materials, banners, signage, website, blog posts and more.

Learn more about The Alliance Sponsorship Program by visiting our website.

The Alliance

Annual Report 2018