LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 30, 2020) — The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan which they are launching today. The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities to promote Louisville as the location of choice for health-related businesses, researchers, educators and investors.

The strategic plan will help promote the region’s health care sector and identify areas for collaboration by focusing on four primary pillars. The first pillar will focus on collaboration within the health care ecosystem by identifying the critical partners who are driving success in the community and assisting their efforts. The second pillar will focus on economic development by partnering HEN member organizations with the region’s efforts to attract and grow health care businesses. The third pillar will help drive value to the health care community through events, policy discussions and educational opportunities. Finally, the fourth pillar will focus on branding and messaging and will help drive the conversation about the innovative stories of Louisville’s health-related companies.

To help drive the strategic plan, HEN appointed health care leaders to serve as Pillar Champions and serve as part of the Board of Director’s Executive Committee. The Pillar Champions are:

Health Care Ecosystem – Tom McMahon, Humana

Economic Development – Michael Bryant, Trilogy Health Services

Entrepreneurship – Jim Rives, Rives Development Associates

Health Care Fellows – Tony Brosky, Bellarmine University

Healthcare Policy – Dan Fischer, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum

Branding and Messaging – Richmond Simpson, Vimarc

“I am pleased that the Board of Directors helped drive a new strategic plan for the Health Enterprises Network that will help carry our organization forward so that we can continue to grow this vital sector in Greater Louisville,” said David Henley, VP and Chief Compliance Office of Passport Health Plan and current HEN Board Chair. “The passion our Board and Pillar Champions show for the community is what will help us create more economic opportunity in our region as well as transform health care across the globe.”

The Health Enterprises Network is the region’s premier health care business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, HEN represents a diverse and growing industry, from hospitals and health services companies to medical device manufacturers and leading health law firms. HEN is the convener that breaks down barriers, opens doors, and is the catalyst for engagement with health care professionals and leaders. Health Enterprises Network is an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI).

“The Health Enterprises Network is an important asset to the community, and we are pleased to help support the new strategic plan that will drive the growth of this important sector,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, CEO and President of Greater Louisville Inc. “GLI and HEN have a history of success working together for over 20 years and we look forward to partnering with the health-related community to continue to drive success in our region.”

In addition to the strategic plan, HEN announced the election of Tom McMahon, Market Vice President for Humana, as the Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors. Tom will assume the role as Chair of the Board of Directors in January 2021.


The Board also elected three new health care leaders to serve as Board members:

Dr. Diana Lawrence, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Sullivan University

Aaron McKinney, Account Executive, L&D Mail Masters

Steve Oreskovich, Chief Financial Officer, Waystar


In addition, the board appointed two ex officio members:

Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, CEO and President, Greater Louisville Inc.

Sarah S. Moyer, MD, MPH, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness