Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

CNN Senior Political Analyst to Keynote Annual Conference

Register Now – 2023 Annual Conference | November 1-3, 2023

Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN Senior Political Analyst

Nia-Malika Henderson

Nia-Malika Henderson is a senior political analyst for CNN, regularly appearing on Inside Politics with Dana Bash, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Lead with Jake Tapper. Henderson plays a key role in CNN’s political coverage, offering analysis and reporting on breaking news, presidential and midterm elections.

She has also written regularly about race, gender, demographics and cultural issues.

In 2020, she reported on the Democratic presidential primary and on Trump’s re-election bid.

During the 2016 campaign cycle, she reported on the Democratic and Republican candidates, covering Sen. Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign, Ben Carson’s unlikely bid and Donald Trump’s realignment of the Republican party.

Henderson was a national political reporter for The Washington Post, where she covered the White House, the 2012 presidential campaign, the 2010 midterm elections and anchored the 2012 election blog. She also covered the first two years of the Obama administration for Politico and was Newsday’s lead reporter covering Obama’s 2008 campaign, the Democratic primary race and the Democratic National Convention.

In 2005, Henderson was part of the Newsday team named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for a series on the history of hip hop. Before joining Newsday’s national staff, she wrote for The Baltimore Sun.

Henderson was a double major in literature and cultural anthropology at Duke University and earned master’s degrees in American studies from Yale University and journalism from Columbia University. She is on the board of visitors for Duke’s Trinity College.

Henderson lives with her wife and daughter in Washington.

Conference Agenda to feature leading health care experts.

Christen Linke Young

Christen Linke Young

Deputy Director

White House Domestic Policy Council for Health and Veterans Affairs

Christen Linke Young serves as the Deputy Director for Health and Veterans at the White House Domestic Policy Council. She was a fellow at the Brookings Institution, where her research focused on access to health insurance at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.

Previously, Young was the Deputy Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. During the Obama-Biden administration, she served at the Department of Health and Human Services as the Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, which oversees private health insurance. She also served at the White House Domestic Policy Council, the HHS Office of Health Reform, and the CDC.

Originally from Ohio, Young is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School and resides in Washington, DC with her husband and 4-year-old daughter.

Dan Mendelson

Dan Mendelson

Chief Executive Officer

Morgan Health

Dan oversees Morgan Health, a business unit at JPMorgan Chase focused on accelerating the delivery of new care models that improve the quality, equity and affordability of employer-sponsored health care.

Dan was previously Founder and CEO of Avalere Health, a health care advisory company based in Washington, D.C. He also served as Operating Partner at Welsh Carson, a private equity firm. Before founding Avalere, Dan served as associate director for Health at the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton White House.

Dan currently serves on the boards of Vera Whole Health and Champions Oncology (CSBR). He is also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He previously served on the boards of Coventry Health care, HMS Holdings, Pharmerica, Partners in Primary Care, Centrexion and Audacious Inquiry.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Richard Frank, Ph.D.

Richard Frank, Ph.D.


Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy

Richard G. Frank, Ph. D., is a senior fellow in Economic Studies and director of the Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy. He is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Emeritus, in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

From 2014 to 2016 he served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services. His research is focused on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long term care financing policy, health care competition, implementation of health reform and disability policy.

Dr. Frank served as an editor for the Journal of Health Economics from 2005 to 2014. Dr. Frank was awarded the Georgescu-Roegen Prize from the Southern Economic Association, the Carl A. Taube Award from the American Public Health Association, and the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) in 1997. He is co-author with Sherry Glied of the book “Better but Not Well” (Johns Hopkins Press).

Frank serves on the Health and Medicine Division Committee of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (beginning November 2022). He teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Register Today for 2023 Conference

The conference features a new location, a revised format, and a great agenda!

Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

The Roundtable’s highly-regarded annual conference provides members and guests a unique opportunity to hear presentations by high level government officials and key experts – from Congress and the Administration, academics, benefit consultants, plan administrators, advocates and industry leaders in an intimate dialogue-oriented setting.

After years of successful conferences in Old Town Alexandria, we have outgrown our space at the Alexandrian Hotel. This year we will hold our conference at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The new location will undoubtedly improve the overall experience for all of our attendees.

In recent years, many of our attendees have urged us to schedule more free time in the conference agenda for networking. Since we understand the importance of this networking time, we have revised this year’s agenda to incorporate longer breaks and more time before evening receptions.

This year, the conference will begin at Noon on Wednesday, November 1st and will conclude at Noon on Friday, November 3rd. By adding time on Wednesday, we have been able to add critical content, lengthen our breaks, and add free time prior to any evening activities.

Although we certainly believe the best way to experience our conference is in-person, this year’s conference will once again feature a virtual option. Any health plan that registers at least one individual to join us in Washington, will be eligible to register online attendees.


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