Founder, InReturn Strategies
For companies looking for an actionable path to strengthen their Business Development model to better impact everyday organizational objectives, InReturn Strategies is redefining inclusion success through its unique combination of expertise, technology and keen focus on strategies to achieve profitable inclusion for all concerned.
Organizations who engage InReturn Strategies are confident they have the strategy and toolset critical for a truly fulfilling market growth that leads to business, shareholder and community success.
Insurance Broker, Cornerstone Companies
John L. Caton was born in Lenexa, KS and now resides in Olathe with his wife, Claudia, of 47 years. He has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Claudia and John enjoy travelling and spending time with their children and grandchildren on vacations. John and Claudia's oldest daughter, Megan, is a special needs adult working at St. Joseph Medical Center and has numerous family members with special needs.
John has been an insurance and financial counselor for 47 years in the Kansas City area. He is with Cornerstone Companies in Overland Park, KS.
John attended Rockhurst University and has worked with many non-profit organizations such as past president of the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas which currently has $110 million of parish and school funds. In addition, he has been a past board member of The YMCA of Kansas City Foundation and member of the Mid-America Planned Giving Council. John helped in raising $18 Million for the Kansas City Hospice House. He has also served on many church councils and ministries.
John looks forward to serving The Golden Scoop and all future special needs people who are going to have meaningful jobs in the years to come.
Ian Chuang, MD, MS, CCFP
Chief Medical Officer, EMEALAAP Health at Elsevier
Dr Ian Chuang is the global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Elsevier's EMEALAAP Health business. Dr Chuang’s focus at Elsevier is collaborating with healthcare leaders to improve Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) adoption, especially as it relates to clinical decision support and improving health system decisions and processes of care to improve outcomes.
Dr Chuang’s experience spans the entire care continuum, including applied healthcare informatics, controlled medical terminology, knowledge representation, CDS and analytics.
Prior to joining Elsevier, he held roles at both strategic level management of healthcare systems and physician leadership, and hands-on implementation of process optimization at the point of care. His insights span the full spectrum of delivering knowledge-driven care, whether capturing and structuring data, analytics, and predictive modelling, or CDS functionalities intersecting with clinical workflow.
Vice President, Chief Communications Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
As Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), Christa engages with Blue KC members, employees, partners, providers, and the community to share important information on Blue KC programs, initiatives, plans and news. Blue Cross Blue Shield's mission is to provide affordable access to healthcare and improve the health of their members.
Christa is a former News Anchor with 20 years of experience working in the fast-paced broadcast media industry. Prior to joining Blue KC, she served as an anchor, reporter, and newsroom leader at KSHB-TV.
Christa is dedicated to giving back to the Kansas City community, passionate about child safety and development, behavioral health, food access and security, personality, and characteristic awareness, and of course, all things Kansas City.
Partner at Grit Hospitality
Kerry brings over 10 years of experience in business leadership, corporate strategy and financial and operations management to Goebel Mitts Construction. With a career rooted in consulting and hospitality, Kerry drives a unique balance of analytics and service-orientation in the business.
Founder & CEO at Goebel + Co. dba Goebel Mitts Construction
With nearly 15 years of commercial construction experience ranging from $50k-$40m, as well as development and management expertise acquired as an owner/operator in the hospitality and consulting industries, Kevin leads Goebel Mitts with an understanding of what clients need in a construction partner.
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