“The medium is the message” was famously coined by the philosopher, Marshal McLuhan. The Think Medium team combines personalization of content for healthcare leaders with multiple mediums to create actionable and efficiently applied insights.
Dr. Gary Bisbee’s leadership positions have spanned Wall Street, academia, health policy and entrepreneurial ventures. He is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Think Medium, which explores learning and leadership through peer-to-peer conversations.
He is a frequent speaker and facilitator for executives and boards of directors. Gary is well published and he most recently co-authored, n=1: How the Uniqueness of Each Individual is Transforming Healthcare. His weekly video/audio podcast, The Gary Bisbee Show, pursues his interests in learning and leadership and features guests of significant accomplishment.
He has been a founder or leader of five venture companies. Most recently, he was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Health Management Academy. He has been a member of multiple public and not-for-profit boards, and he currently sits on four boards, including Cerner Corporation. He is an advisor to investment funds.
Gary holds an M.B.A. in finance and healthcare from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University, where his dissertation was part of the development of DRGs. His undergraduate degree is from North Central College.
Dr. Sanjula Jain is a health services researcher and strategic advisor working with C-suite and senior leadership teams of healthcare organizations including Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device companies, health systems, and venture-backed startups. She is passionate about leveraging data-driven insights to accelerate transformation across the health economy. Sanjula is Co-founder of Think Medium, which personalizes insights for healthcare leaders, and SVP of Market Strategy and Chief Research Office at Trilliant Health. She also serves on the Faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Informatics.Sanjula has previously served in executive roles in research and advisory services, governance education and value acceleration at The Health Management Academy and Emory Healthcare. Her research has been published in academic journals such as Health Affairs, JAMA, The American Journal of Managed Care, and The Journal of Healthcare Management and leading industry publications such as Modern Healthcare and The American Hospital Association’s Market Scan.She has an undergraduate degree from Rice University and a doctorate degree from Emory University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research & Health Policy, with a concentration in Economics, from Emory University.
Lan is a long-standing organizational development expert with nearly 20 years of leading non-profit and investor-owned organizations.
Lan is an experienced strategic advisor for non-profit organizations, including start-ups, spin-offs of independent companies from fiscal sponsors, and mature organizations.
She began her career in commercial banking and private education at Sidwell Friends School. At The Health Management Academy, she held administrative positions in an early stage, fast growth, investor-owned company that tripled in revenue and employees over five years. She serves as Chief Operating Officer for Think Medium, a multi-media think tank focus on healthcare leadership.
Lan holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland. Her Bachelor’s degree is also from the University of Maryland in Business Law and Public Policy.
Carina is excited to be a part of the Think Medium team! She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master of Public Health. Her love of public health was inspired by her experience as a military dependent, growing up in many different US states and countries. She is passionate about “systems thinking” and how small changes can have big impacts. In her free time, she continues to research interesting health topics (ask her about Alzheimer’s Disease). When she doesn’t want to think, she plays volleyball, basketball, and video games.
Prior to Think Medium, Emily worked as a Communications/Marketing Coordinator for a local nonprofit. She also ran her own social media and digital communications agency.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Creative Writing from Columbus State University. She lives in Northwest Georgia with her two children.
Holly Roberts is a multi-media professional with experience developing and promoting content for national and early-stage businesses.
Prior to Think Medium, Holly developed marketing strategies for Written, LLC, for clients including the Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman. She also spent time at WMBF News in Myrtle Beach as a digital reporter.
Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with a Film and Video Studies Concentration from Washington and Jefferson College. She is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society. She lives in Southern Maryland with her husband and their daughter.
David Smalle is a videographer and editor with a background in non-fiction storytelling and a passion for using video to help organizations reach their audiences and fulfill their goals. He is a multimedia specialist, videographer, and editor for Think Medium, which creates video and audio content that explores and teaches about issues in healthcare policy.
Prior to joining Think Medium, David worked as a videographer and editor in the nonprofit and advertising fields in Norfolk, Virginia; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Washington, DC. David has a B.S. in Video Production from the State University of New York at Fredonia and currently lives in Washington DC.
Gary Bisbee IV is a rising third grader who is an excellent student, and as his granddad’s oldest grandchild, has assumed the role of the ‘grandchildren’s spokesperson.’ He has demonstrated early proficiency in sales, particularly if acquiring technology is involved. G4, as he is lovingly known, has shown signs of being a facile and engaging host while interviewing his granddad.
Lucy Bisbee is the newest entrant in the Bisbee grandchild podcasting derby. However, her initial interest and competence is in gymnastics where her persistence and performance in class has been impressive. She has shown early signs of interest in podcasting, having become quite familiar with the podcasting studio. Her word production is increasing exponentially and will soon approach her granddad’s.
Noelle Bisbee is five years younger than her brother and has adopted the attitude that whatever is good for him, is good for her. She is an award winner in her preschool. She is a bit young to assess potential interest in podcasting but her granddad is holding open all options. Her interest in people and building relationships will stand her in good stead if she expands her podcasting interests.
Miss Kaya is Emily Rader’s daughter. Although she is only 4-years-old, she has a big (and fun) personality. Miss Kaya loves playing “mommy,” the color pink, Anna from Frozen, and making everyone laugh. When Miss Kaya grows up, she plans to be a ballerina.
Miss Savannah is Holly Roberts’ daughter. While she may be two-years-old, you’d never guess it from her personality and conversation. Savannah isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions. Miss Savannah loves to play baby dolls, eat watermelon, and show everyone her “cool karate moves.” When she ‘grows big and tall,’ Savannah says she wants to be a doctor and help people in emergencies. When she isn’t practicing her vocals, Savannah enjoys spending time at the water park.
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