LAAHU Symposium Speakers

Ricardo Lara

California Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo Lara is an American politician who is currently serving as the 8th Insurance Commissioner of California. Lara was elected during the 2018 election, defeating former California insurance commissioner Steve Poizner.

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Michael Baron

Senior Advisor for Health Investigations at U.S. Department of Labor

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David Contorno

Founder at E Powered Benefits

With 21+ years in the Employee Benefits space, I can assure you my experience doesn't get in the way of thinking outside the box in this Transformative time in the Health Insurance and Employee Benefits Landscape.

Dr. James Cruz

Senior Medical Director at Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Dr. Cruz has dedicated his career to serving California’s diverse communities of color. Dr. Cruz is currently the Sr. Medical Director for Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. Promise Health Plan is Blue Shield of California’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) health plan.

Tony Lee


Tony Lee joined Dickerson in the family business in 1997 and has garnered a reputation for innovative leadership in identifying creative solutions for the company’s larger clients.

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Elisabeth Mack


Founded Holistic Caring in 2016 to bridge the gap between conventional and cannabis medicine through education, guidance, and supportive care for patients with product choices, dosages, interactions, and timing. 

Capri Maddox

Executive Director

Appointed as the Director of the newly established LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity (LA Civil Rights). Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Ms. Maddox to the position in February 2020 to address systemic racism and bias in the areas of commerce, education, employment, and housing.

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Steve Napolitan

Business Coaching

He’s been known for design campaigns that generate massive amounts of leads that turn into revenue.

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David Reid

Founder and CEO

David Reid has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefits and group insurance industry and was one of the earliest adopters of technology as an integral strategy for employers in the late 1990s.

Renee Noy

Managing Partner

Renee worked a number of years at the prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm of Green, Broillet, & Wheeler, where she became proficient in representing plaintiffs against large corporations.

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Courtney Schroeder

Regional Wellbeing Practice Leader at Humana

At Humana, our cultural foundation is aligned to helping members achieve their best health by delivering personalized, simplified, whole-person healthcare experiences. Recognizing healthcare needs continue to evolve for each person, for each family and for each community, Humana continuously creates innovative solutions and resources that help people live their healthiest lives on their terms –when and where they need it.

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Adam Unger

Statewide Field Manager at Covered California

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Michelle Wulfestieg

Two-time stroke survivor, award-winning author, motivational speaker, and Executive Director of Southern California Hospice Foundation (SCHF), meeting Michelle Wulfestieg will cause you to believe that anything is possible.

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