Uma Kelekar

Dr. Khalid M. Almutairi is an associate professor of College of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. He was a former Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medical Services in one of the most reputed hospitals in the Kingdom and Supervisor of Health Faculties in Qasim, Saudi Arabia. In addition to research, he published more than six research articles which focus on public health issues like chronic diseases, cigarette smoking and quality of healthcare. Topic of his presentation at the HealthTech'14 Conference: "Quality of Care in Saudi Arabia: A Forecast of A High Quality Health Care"  

Y. Martin Lo

Joseph DeRanieri

Dr. Tony Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the George Mason University. He holds graduate degrees in Health Policy (Harvard), Public Health (Harvard), and Law (University of Pennsylvania). Before joining George Mason, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the 2009-2010 CDC-NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellow.

Shuo Chen

Health Tech'14 Conference Presenters

Dawit Teshome Alemu, Governance and Public Policy (MA), University of Passau, Germany

Topic of his presentation at the HealthTech'14 Conference"Health Sector Reform in Ethiopia: Politics, Actors, and Performance"  

Dr. Joseph DeRanieri, DM, MSN, RN, BCECR, is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware (UD), School of Nursing. He is a Registered Nurse with a Doctorate of Management. His academic experience includes 16 years of experience as a university professor. Dr. DeRanieri is a leading industry expert in Health Care Administration, Nursing and Education and has published in Health Care Administration, Education and several clinical specialties. In May 2012, he served as a content expert for the White House Policy Challenge.


Randy Komenski, CPA, MBA, is a goal oriented, results driven leader with over 15 years of healthcare operations and financial experience. Randy currently serves as the Director of Clinical Transforma-tion and Clinical Business Operations for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. He is responsible for improvement efforts focusing on Sepsis, Hospital Acquired Infections, readmissions and Mortality.  Randy has operational responsibility for Cardiology, Imaging, Laboratory/Pathology, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical/Speech Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy.

Health Tech'14 Honorary Guest Speakers

Uma Kelekar is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare management at the School of Business Administration of Marymount University. Her research consists of themes pertaining to the fields of public finance, health policy and economics, and epidemiology. She has published book chapters and journal articles in WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, Interna-tional journal of Business Performance Management and Journal of World Medical and Health Policy. She has a PhD in Public policy from George Mason University and a Masters in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India.  

Y. Martin Lo, PhD, an associate research scientist at the University of Maryland, has incorporated his own company Biointellipro LLC to devote his efforts towards helping developing countries improve food processing and safety. Dr. Lo served as the President of the Chinese American Food Society (CAFS) and the Chair of Food Engineering Division in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He also served as the Maryland Food Safety HACCP Coordinator for USDA-FSIS. He has published more than 80 research papers in prestigious journals. Dr. Lo received the US Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2012.  

Tony Yang

Randy Komenski

Dr. Shuo Chen holds a PhD in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics from the School of Public Health, at Emory University. His primary research interest focuses on developing modern statistical methods for the complex high-dimensional biomedical data including neuroimaging data, environmental data, and proteomics data by using tools of machine learning, Bayesian methods, and functional data analysis.

Dr. Miloud Elwakshi, Department of Economics, Misurata University, Libya.Topic of his presentation at the HealthTech'14 Conference: "Technical Efficiency of Private Dental Clinics in Libya"