The Business of Healthcare – Instructors

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Meet the Instructors

Anne Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Research and Informatics, University Libraries Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech

Brown holds a PhD degree in Biochemistry. Anne’s specific expertise is in using high performance computing for molecular dynamics simulations and virtual screening, focusing on molecular mechanisms, protein structure-function relationships, and drug design. She is also involved in the training and mentorship of undergraduate research students in these areas. Anne collaborates with faculty and students on the integration of computational thinking and discipline-specific computational tools relevant to science informatics tools (bioinformatics, cheminformatics, etc) into their research or classroom. In addition, she consults on and help researchers with data analysis, data publishing, and data visualization.

Mike Leigh

President, OpX Solutions, LLC Managing Partner, Leadership Management Institute

Leigh has 25 years of leadership and management experience, within both government and corporate environments. Leigh retired from the Navy as a Commander in 2008. Following active duty, Leigh spent 13 years with General Electric and held various leadership and senior management positions at several different manufacturing sites. During his last five years with GE, He was an internal lean consultant and helped over 25 GE factories/suppliers and hundreds of work teams become more productive, reduce costs, and improve their bottom line. Leigh learned his skills from Shingijutsu consultants, considered by many to be the best in the world. He left the corporate world and started OpX Solutions because of his desire to more closely help others achieve success, both in their personal and professional lives, and to be more involved in the Roanoke area.

Savannah Bowling

Lewis Gale Regional Medical Center

Savanna Bowling is a native of southwestern Virginia. She has held various marketing roles within the Roanoke Valley and currently serves the LewisGale regional health system in the functions of practice management, public relations, internal and external marketing, and strategic communications. Her educational background includes a BA in management and marketing management from Virginia Tech and a MBA from Liberty University. She has a passion for leading people to provide exceptional, caring experiences within the clinic setting in order to yield, better patient outcomes, positive employee engagement, and overall increased satisfaction.

Darren Eversole

Darren Eversole

Director of Finance Carilion Clinic

Eversole is currently responsible for oversite of Carilion Children’s Hospital and pediatric ambulatory practice financials, Carilion’s Guest Services financials and Carilion Clinic’s Scorecards. Eversole has been employed with Carilion Clinic for 13 years and has overseen finances on numerous entities throughout Carilion’s institution including Carilion’s western region (New River Valley Medical Center, Giles Memorial Hospitals, & Tazewell Communication Hospital), its two eastern hospital systems (Franklin Memorial Hospital & Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital) as well as Carilion’s Home Health and Hospice teams. He received his bachelors from Roanoke College with a concentration in Healthcare and his Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Eversole is active in business and community affairs, serving as a board member of the Endowment Board and Personal Committee of First Baptist Church in Roanoke. He was named a top 15 young professional under the age of 30 by the Valley Business Front Magazine (Roanoke, Va.). He has sat on numerous boards, including the Economic Development Alliance, Medication Assistance Program and NewVaConnects.

Daniel Chen

PhD Student in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Virginia Tech

Chen is currently working the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech. His current interests are in understanding how attitudes change and spread within social networks as well as performing analytics for precision medicine. He received his MPH in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University and holds a BA in Psychology – Behavioral Neuroscience with minors in Biology and Computer Science from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College. (Chen is accompanying Dr. Brown)