The premier Medicare Advantage senior leadership conference will take place September 1-2, with preconference workshops on August 31, in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at the presenters who will take the main stage.

RISE is excited to announce the keynotes and special presenters who will join the roster of RISE West 2022 speakers, September 1-2, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The annual event will feature new ways to meet risk adjustment goals, keep up with the ever-changing Star Ratings measures, and explore the opportunities and complexities to come out of the pandemic—and what it means for 2023 risk and quality scores.

The main conference will kick off Thursday morning, September 1, with a special presentation by Ryan Brolliar, founder and author of “The Music is Medicine Tour.” His latest book chronicles his tour across the entire United States playing music for people in need. He visited all 50 states, 78 hospitals, and more than 1,500 patients in nine months.

Join Brolliar for a morning dose of inspiration and to feel better connected during a time when so many have felt more disconnected than ever before.


Futurist Kian Gohar will follow with a keynote address on how to compete in the new world of work. He will offer research-led insights into using radical adaptability to win in a world of unprecedented change.

Gohar, a sought-after strategist and advisor, coaches entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders to make their impossible, impossible. He is the coauthor of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “Competing in the New World of Work,” the former executive director of the XPRIZE Foundation, and founder of GeoLab, an innovation research and leadership development firm. 


RISE West 2022 - August 30 - September 2 - Live in Los Angeles


Join RISE Friday morning, September 2, for a special breakfast and panel discussion on how to empower women in health care. Hear stories from women who have succeeded in various sectors of health care and what can be done to further the impact of women in the industry. Panelists include DeAnna L. Minus-Vincent, MPA, chief social justice & accountability officer RWJBarnabas Health; Tracey Veal, DrPHA, MBA, senior advisory consultant, LA County Public Health Department; and Melanie A. Prince, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN, former president, Case Management Society of America, retired military Colonel U.S. Airforce. Osato F. Chitou, principal consultant, NMOC Healthcare Compliance Consulting, LLC, d/b/a Compli by Osato, will moderate the discussion.  

The breakfast session is complimentary but additional registration is required.

Prince will also take part in a fireside chat Friday morning, September 2, for her keynote on learnings from grief, grit, and focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel.

Prince served 30 years in the armed services, retiring in the rank of Colonel assigned to Headquarters Air Force, where she was responsible for developing strategies to eliminate interpersonal violence in the military and advanced the Air Force Surgeon General’s global health care strategy. During her presentation, she will discuss lessons from her service, from rising to the rank of Colonels to working with Congress, insights from her experience in health care, and leadership lessons learned coming out of the other side of COVID-19.

RISE West 2022 will take place September 1-2, with preconference workshops on August 31, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination is required to attend the live event. Click here for the preliminary agenda, registration information, and our health and safety protocols.