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Health Care Summit

CPBJ’s virtual Health Care Summit featured expert speakers on a wide range of health care-related topics.

Event date: August 17, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



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Central Penn Business Journal is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, events for 2021 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.

9:00 – Welcome and Sponsor greetings
9:15 – Panel 1 & Q&A (info below)
10:05 – 5-minute break
10:10 – Sponsor greetings
10:15 – Panel 2 & Q&A (info below)
11:00 – Closing

Join some of Central Pennsylvania’s health care experts for the following panels:

Panel 1 – Consumer Healthcare in a Digital World:

The COVID pandemic pushed organizations and users further into the digital universe. What have we learned about delivering healthcare online and how are consumers and employers affected?  The discussion will include telemedicine, breaking down barriers to access, transparency in pricing and the impact on organizations and individuals.

Panel 2 – Back to the Office: the health and regulatory impacts of returning to work post-Covid:

Learn from experts about the medical, legal, and mental health impacts of returning to the office. Gain insight into managing the re-entry process to ensure your staff and business remain healthy and thriving and become familiar with regulatory changes that could impact local businesses.


Mark Kandrysawtz, VP and Chief Innovation Officer, WellSpan Health

Mark serves as WellSpan Health’s vice president and chief innovation officer where he provides oversight of research and development, marketing, brand and creative. Prior to joining WellSpan, Mark was founder and CEO, partner and a principal consultant at Benjamin & Bond, a healthcare innovation consultancy, based in York, Pa. He has a proven track record of creating and improving businesses through innovation. His areas of expertise include human-centered design; user experience/user interface design; service and product design; strategic planning and business development. Prior to starting Benjamin & Bond, he served as CEO of an award-winning strategy-led design firm and technology lab. He managed and lead a company of strategists, designers and developers in delivering research, design and development projects for healthcare organizations, global enterprises, government entities and Silicon Valley startups. Mark holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.



Carleen T. Warner, MD, MBAFAAFP is medical director for UPMC Primary Care, Lancaster Region. In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Warner sees patients at UPMC Columbia Regional Health Center at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Dr. Warner is board-certified in family medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Dakota State University, a medical degree from University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. She completed her family medicine residency at WellSpan York Hospital. Her interests include a focus on preventive medicine to promote optimal health and wellness in patients of all ages.





Jennifer Chambers, MD, MBA, FACP Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Capital BlueCross

Dr. Jennifer Chambers is Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg, Pa. She joined the Capital Blue Cross medical staff in 2007, and at that time provided leadership in the company’s Quality Management and Care Management departments, as well as the Medical Policy team. Dr. Chambers is currently responsible for clinical strategy and leadership across the organization and for Capital Blue Cross’s Medical Affairs department. She is accountable for Clinical programming, including Utilization Management and Care Management programs, as well as, Medical Policy and Coding, accreditation, and Population Health Management, and Population Analytics. Her clinical interests include population health, hospital medicine, patient safety and quality, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Chambers earned both her medical degree and an MBA from Penn State University. She completed her internship and residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and served as chief resident and instructor in the Department of Medicine. She earned her B.S. in Medical Technology from Millersville University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Chambers is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She also holds a faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Capital Blue Cross, Dr. Chambers was Director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She also served as attending physician on the academic hospitalist service, providing resident education in internal medicine and palliative medicine. Dr. Chambers provides community leadership in the areas of intellectual disability and autism, serving as board member for Keystone Human Services and Keystone Autism Services, located in Harrisburg, Pa.

Dr. Chambers is a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisors, and the School of Business Administration Advisory board. In addition, she is a member of the Millersville University Foundation Board.

Dr. Chambers was honored with the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Fellowship Award in 2016, and is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Excellence, and the CPBJ Woman of Influence awards. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Harrisburg area.

She and her husband, Mike, live near Hershey Pa.