Prior to founding Health Design Plus in 1988, Ruth Coleman had nearly 20 years of experience in HMO and medical center management, patient care, and nursing education, including executive leadership in hospital and health plan operations and marketing. Coleman used this breadth of managed care and care delivery experience to create a Third Party Administrator that provides highly effective management for employer sponsored health benefit plans. Recently retiring as CEO, Coleman established Health Design Plus to deliver value to clients through quality patient-centered care with appropriate pricing. She created and managed direct employer – provider relationships, including full directly contracted networks for employers as early as 1989. Documented quality and shared risk pricing have always been the foundation for those relationships. She contracted bundled rates with specialty providers as early as 1992, and has extensive experience bringing employers and providers together in partnerships that meet the “quadruple aim.” Under her leadership Health Design Plus became the national leader for domestic medical travel, serving organizations such as Walmart, Lowe’s, McKesson and Boeing Corporation. Programs include traveling patients to carefully selected Centers of Excellence for heart surgery, spine evaluation and surgery, bariatric surgery, joint replacements and most recently cancer evaluation and treatment. As Principal of ValTrans Health she currently consults with healthcare organizations on creating value, executing on value-based care, direct employer relationships, and development of value-based products. She is co-author of Harvard Business Review articles on Employer purchasing healthcare directly for employees, published in June 2017 (“Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s and Walmart are Directly Buying Healthcare for Employees”), and March 2019 (“The Big Idea: Transforming Healthcare”). She holds a BSN from Widener University, and an MA from The Ohio State University.
Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA is the President/CEO of The Future Vision Foundation, FutureVisionFound.org, whose mission celebrates breakthrough vision research through powerful documentaries of discovery, impact, and hope. He is committed to clinical excellence, innovative research, and world-wide education. Dr. Huang is currently CEO of the Retina Center of Ohio and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami. Dr. Huang is Chair, NEI/NIH National Eye Health Education Program and is the AAO representative to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). He is the former AAO Associate Secretariat of Federal Affairs; Chair, Research, Regulatory, and External Scientific Affairs Committee; and Chair, Compounding Pharmacy taskforce, and is the current AAO representative to the USP. He founded the Retina Image Bank, now the world’s largest and most comprehensive open-access multimedia database of “all things retina”. With over 40,000 images contributed, imagebank.asrs.org links expertise around the world and, in 2019, will exceed 2 million cumulative page-views. The Retina Image Bank has been used in 194 countries representing 99.2% of the world’s population. He is an editor for the APJO and APAO Chair, Retina Vitreous on-line education. He is a founding officer of Retina Global, bioscience advisor to the Anderson Scholars program and Life Trustee at the University School. He is editor-in-chief of the ASRS Retina Atlas with expected completion in 2020
From 1993-2014, Dr. Huang’s leadership positions in the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences include: Philip and Elizabeth Searle – Suber Huang MD Professor and Vice-Chair, Residency Program Director, and Director, Center for Retina and Macular Disease. He founded the Retina Diseases Image Analysis Reading Center and was Director of the Visual Sciences Research Center.
He received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University and fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI)/University of Miami. He has graduate training at the Harvard University, Wharton School of Business/University of Pennsylvania, and received his Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management/Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).
Dr. Huang has participated in numerous clinical trials as PI and as Director of the Retina Disease Image Analysis Reading Center at CWRU. He has published widely, given nearly 400 lectures, and has served as Program Chair for retina surgery for the APAO and AAO retina sub-specialty day. He is the IMSM for the Argus II retina prosthesis programs, Chair of the DMC for on-going gene therapy trials for NVAMD, for stem cell transplant trials in atrophic AMD, and the world’s largest trial of triple therapy for onchocerchiasis and lymphatic filariasis. He has active research interests in surgical innovation, gene therapy, the immunoregulatory properties of stem cells, and epigenomics.
Dr. Huang has received the “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America” award each year since 2003, the AAO Secretariat Award (twice), and the AAO and ASRS Senior Achievement and Honor Awards. Other awards include the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Pediatric Innovation, OPS J. Donald M. Gass MD award, International Congress of Ophthalmic Photographers, the National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence Award, and the Cleveland Sight Center Person of the Year. He has received the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology Attending of the Year and cherishes the CWRU Humanism in Medicine award given annually to the School of Medicine faculty member who most demonstrates compassion and professionalism in the care of patients and their families.
In 2017, Dr. Huang was inducted to the Retina Hall of Fame and produced Seven Years of Darkness, which won the best short documentary at the national short film festival. In 2018, Dr. Huang received the Jose Rizal International Medal from the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, their highest recognition for contributions to education and clinical care.
Jon Bridge is the assistant headmaster for advancement at University School where he oversees the philanthropic life of the school, alumni relations, communications, and marketing. University School just completed a campaign where alumni, parents, and friends contributed more than $108 million, making it one of the largest independent day school campaigns in the country. Prior to University School, Jon had a 17-year tenure at his alma mater Denison University where he was senior development officer in major and planned giving and formerly director of their annual fund. He started his advancement career in 1985 at Riverdale Country School in New York City where he was director of alumni relations and oversaw communications.
Jon serves on the board of the Julie Billiard Network of Schools and is on the steering committee of the Independent School Leadership Group for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, DC. He also coaches squash at University School.
Mr. McNulty is currently a Director at The Garland Company, Inc. based in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, he led both private equity backed and publicly traded companies in the medical device space. Mr. McNulty is a board member at Kinnect Ohio, a non-profit agency whose mission is to keep children out of foster care by finding permanent, chosen family solutions.
Most notably, Mr. McNulty is inspired daily by his spouse’s strength and courage managing retinitis pigmentosa.
Sung Cha is an executive at Progressive (NYSE: PGR), the third largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance and through ASI, one of the top 15 homeowners insurance carriers. She currently leads the digital media group responsible for display, mobile, social, video, OTT/CTV, and other emerging media ad spend, as well as the related ad tech and analytical operations for the company. During her 25+ years at Progressive, mostly in the Direct Business, she developed and managed in-house mass media and digital media teams that spent billions of dollars in effective performance marketing advertising contributing to the company's profitable growth. Sung has a BA from Wellesley College, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and JD from Cleveland State University.