Keynote Speakers

Hear from two distinguished keynote speakers as they share best practices on overcoming adversity, building relationships, and adapting to changes in your professional career.


Dr. Tami West 
Monday, October 21
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Dr. Tami West has been helping people take their power back and live their own lives for over 15 years. Her passion stems from a lifelong battle with anxiety disorder that initiated her dedication to helping others. Her clients come from all walks of life. Danbury Federal Prison inmates (the setting of the Netflix Emmy-winning series Orange is the New Black, as well as the prison home for Martha Stewart and Real Housewife Teresa Garduci) found Tami to be genuine and real, with good practical messages and coping skills. Social Security Administration senior management called her a true professional and fantastic at what she does!

Dr. West has dedicated her studies to understanding why we're all so stressed out and finding ways to make our lives happier and more fulfilled.

Timothy Hoff  Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 22
7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D. is a Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts. He also is a Visiting Associate Fellow at Green-Templeton College, University at Oxford, and Associate Scholar, Said Business School, University at Oxford. Dr. Hoff is an award-winning author who has written extensively on the present and future U.S. health care system, health care workforce, physician behavior, health care change and innovation, and the patient experience. His research is cutting-edge and examines emerging trends in the health care marketplace. Before going into academia, Dr. Hoff worked in hospital administration and as a health care consultant. This real-world experience keeps his views and research grounded in the everyday complex world of health care delivery.

His work has been published in the top health care and management journals, and in popular press outlets such as The Washington Post.