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Women in Healthcare Leadership Collaborative (WHLC) Presents - Health Equity Starts in the C Suite: Examining the Intersection between Diversity, Leadership, and Health Equity

Sheppard Mullin D.C. Office

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sheppard Mullin Washington D.C.
2099 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20006
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To register, please contact WHLC at

Please join us in Washington D.C. for a lively discussion, which will cover a broad range of topics, including: (i) the current health disparity in the United States and the need for action; (ii) strategies organizations are implementing to promote health equity; (iii) resources for organizations seeking to promote health equity; and (iv) the role of policy and regulations in promoting health equity, including the influence of payors and the importance of price transparency.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Meet the panel:

  • Lenetra King
    Lenetra King, FACHE is the founder/CEO of Watch Me EXCEL®, a pioneering leadership development firm based in Fort Worth, Texas that offers Executive Coaching, Consulting and other professional services to organizations, colleges and universities and associations. She brings a deep and rich fifteen-year background as a C Suite executive in both for profit and not for profit hospitals to client engagements. Lenetra is the creator of LeadAmplifyEXCEL®, a proprietary framework that helps emerging and senior leaders amplify their personal brand, maximize their leadership performance and drive results for their organizations. She is the author of Unwritten Insights: A Career Playbook for Leaders of Color. 
  • Gelvina Stevenson
    Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson is General Counsel at the Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research institute. Prior to that Gelvina served for nine years as an Associate General Counsel at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Gelvina has also worked as an attorney at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Health Committee of the New York City Council, the legislative branch of NYC government and at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.  Gelvina is an Adjunct Professor at the Drexel University School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. Gelvina serves as co-chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Health and Life Sciences Section and as a Board member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Child Center of New York. Gelvina is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession generally and the health law bar in particular.
  • Christine Clements
    With more 25 years of experience in managed care law issues, Christine's practice includes federal healthcare government contract programs such as the Medicare Advantage Program, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, and Medicaid managed care. She advises health plan and other clients on a broad range of issues including initial contract qualification; rate development and bidding; medical loss ratio and other financial and reporting requirements; risk adjustment; Star ratings; payor-provider contracting; sales and marketing strategies and compliance; and benefit design. Previously, Christine served as Chief Medicare Counsel at Aetna Inc. 

Sheppard Mullin's Women in Healthcare Leadership Collaborative (WHLC) is comprised of women in-house attorneys, compliance officers, business leaders and other professionals that are in mid-to senior-level positions in the healthcare and life sciences industries and are continuing to advance within their profession. WHLC’s mission is to promote the advancement of these women by providing them with targeted education focused on complex legal issues, healthcare innovation, and other critical issues facing these industries, professional skills development and training, and peer-to-peer mentoring.
Sheppard Mullin’s 200+ attorney full-service, diverse Healthcare Team has healthcare transactional, private equity, regulatory, health plan licensing, compliance, reimbursement, governance, fraud and abuse, payor and provider contracting, antitrust, tax, non-profit, financing, information technology, employment, HIPAA, artificial intelligence, cyber security, litigation, real estate and other expertise. We are one of the few law firms with lawyers in New York, Washington DC and California that are devoted 100% to healthcare. We have been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Chambers, Legal 500, Modern Healthcare, M&A Atlas Awards, and Law360 for providing experienced legal counsel to healthcare providers, payors, institutions and almost every form of healthcare related organization. What separates us from the pack is that we do tomorrow’s deals today. Clients who want to innovate contact us – for population health management, global risk, vertical integration, strategic alliances and game-changing transactions.
Sheppard Mullin is committed to the advancement and retention of our women attorneys and strives to create an environment in which all of our women attorneys grow professionally, develop successful legal practices, and flourish as leaders both within our firm and in our communities. Click here to learn more about Sheppard Mullin’s Women Lawyers Group.

Questions? Please contact WHLC at


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