2018 AUPHA Annual Meeting

The AUPHA Annual Meeting is one of the leading events for health management education professionals to share ideas, exchange resources, and learn about new and original ideas. This year’s theme is Looking Back to Look Forward. As the theme highlights both past and future, it is only fitting that AUPHA will be celebrating its 70th anniversary at this year's Annual Meeting. Attendees can expect sessions that relate to historical, present day, and future factors that impact healthcare and healthcare administration education, as well as events that highlight the history and future of the field. 


Keynote Speaker

Anthony Coletta M.D., M.B.A.

President, Facilitated Health Networks

Anthony Coletta, M.D., M.B.A, will be the closing speaker for the 2018 AUPHA Annual Meeting. Dr. Coletta is executive vice president and president of Facilitated Health Networks at Independence Blue Cross (Independence), where he leads the development of Independence’s strategic relationships with physicians and health systems, innovative provider contracts, and sophisticated informatics and predictive analytics capabilities to drive improvements in health care quality and costs. 

Dr. Coletta has gained a wealth of healthcare related experience serving in a diverse set of roles throughout his career. Among other leadership roles, he has served as the chief executive officer of Tandigm Health and executive vice president and chief medical officer of Holy Redeemer Health System. In addition, Dr. Coletta was an attending general surgeon for more than two decades at Bryn Mawr Hospital, an associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and, since 2007, has volunteered as a surgical missionary to Haiti, traveling to the island annually with medical supplies and a team of physicians.

Dr. Coletta is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Board of Trustees of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, and the chairman of the Board of Managers for Tandigm Health. Dr. Coletta received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Georgetown University and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. In addition, he obtained his master of business administration degree from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, an AUPHA member, in 2006 with the distinction of University Scholar.