8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

The Luminaries: What I Know for Sure: Lessons Learned from Successful 
Women Leaders in 

Luminary: A person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others*


The women executives named to Modern Healthcare’s listing of the Top 25 Women Leaders illustrate how a more diverse leadership team can improve performance, both clinically and financially. Beyond the Top 25 honorees, Modern Healthcare is proud to showcase the achievements of the inaugural listing of Luminaries. These executives have reshaped the industry and are perennial figures in modern Healthcare recognition programs.

Join these celebrated CEOs as they discuss the leadership traits that sustained their career and how they envision the future of healthcare leadership


Fawn Lopez

Vice President and Publisher

Modern Healthcare

Fawn is publisher of Modern Healthcare and vice president of Crain communications. As the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, Modern Healthcare serves the needs of top healthcare executives by reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through our website, e-newsletters, mobile app, and weekly print magazine, and by hosting a dozen annual events and conferences across the country. In her role as publisher, Fawn oversees the editorial, sales and marketing, digital, and audience development associates who together power the Modern Healthcare media brand.


Marna Borgstrom

Chief Executive Officer

Yale New Haven Health System

Marna has served as the chief executive officer of Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health since 2005. With revenues of $4.5B, Yale New Haven Health is the largest health system in the region and largest employer in Connecticut. Marna began her career at Yale-New Haven Hospital over 39 years ago and served in a variety of staff and operational roles prior to her current positions. Marna has been recognized for her commitment to community service and the health care field with numerous awards.  She also holds three honorary doctorate degrees.

Joanne Conroy, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer 
Dartmouth Hitchcock Health

Dr. Conroy serves as chief executive officer and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock

and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, the largest private employer in the state of New Hampshire. Prior to arriving at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. Conroy served as chief executive officer of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. From 2008 to 2014, she served as chief health care officer of the Association of

American Medical Colleges, focusing on the interface between the healthcare delivery system and academic medicine, paying particular attention to how healthcare in academic settings can manage the challenge of healthcare reform and the operational implications of the Affordable Care Act.

Susan DeVore

Chief Executive Officer 


Susan is president and chief executive officer of Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement

company. She and her colleagues at Premier work with 3,900 U.S. hospitals and more than 150,000 other providers to transform the industry from the “inside” by continually and measurably raising the bar for high-quality, cost effective healthcare. She has an immense passion for industry improvement and believes healthcare is personal, change is inevitable, and building ahead of the future is a must. Guided by that philosophy, Susan has led efforts that have had a lasting effect on care delivery nationwide.

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