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XX in Health @ Athenahealth- Join female executives and entrepreneurs working to catalyze change in healthcare

October 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join XX in Health and athenahealth in celebrating women leaders who are catalyzing change in healthcare. Now, more than ever, women play a significant role in shaping the vision and overall strategy at some of today’s most established healthcare companies. Hear from industry veterans about their experiences navigating the corporate ladder and helping to instill positive changes that promote women leadership.
This special XX in Health event will feature networking and an exclusive panel session with nationally recognized industry leaders who, together, will address the role women play in connecting and empowering women visionaries to drive ‘Cultures of Change’, and achieve success in their personal/professional lives.

Leslie Brunner, Senior Vice President of People and Process at athenahealth will moderator the panel discussion that features Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital; Dana Safran, Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement and Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield; Lesley Solomon, Strategy and Innovation Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Mary Kate Foley, Vice President of User Experience at athenahealth.

Arrive/Networking, 6-6:45 PM
XX in Health Welcome, 6:45-7 PM
Panel Session with Q&A, 7-8 PM
Close/Networking, 8-8:30 PM

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


October 15, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


311 Arsenal Street
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