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2020 New Horizons Event

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is our fourth annual New Horizons event, a special educational opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to learn from local Executives. Early careerist and others in transition are also encouraged to attend.

Note: In addition to being able to hear and meet the below presenters, on a first-come/first served basis we will also be offering a limited number of registrants the opportunity to have brief mock interviews and resume reviews with healthcare human resources experts from around the metroplex. This will not be a job fair, but instead a professional development opportunity – enabling you to receive direct feedback from those who are conducting healthcare industry interviews and filtering through resumes on a day-to-day basis. A photographer will also be onsite (more details to follow) for those wanting professional headshots taken as well.


5:30-7pm – Optional Exercises (1st come/1st served) with Local Healthcare Human Resources Representatives
7-8pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A with attendees
8-8:30pm – Networking

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Margaret Base (Moderator) is the Director of Executive Talent Acquisition for Baylor Scott & White Health.  BSWH is a nationally-recognized healthcare system with a commitment and track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient.  Margaret leads the recruitment of leaders at the director level and above for this 50-hospital system that spans 28 Texas counties.

Margaret’s prior role was executive search consultant in Witt/Kieffer’s Healthcare practice.  Here she conducted searches for CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, COOs, and many other executive roles on behalf of hospitals, health systems, and integrated delivery networks. Her clients included not-for-profit and investor-owned health systems.  She also led searches for foundation and non-profit executive leadership.

Based in Dallas, Margaret has over 20 years of executive search experience that has included tenure with two F500 companies, an early-stage private-equity healthcare services start-up, and boutique executive search firms. Margaret spent six years with Tenet Healthcare, an investor-owned hospital system with more than 50 facilities in 11 states. As Managing Director of Executive Search, Margaret led an internal team that recruited 75+ executives on an annual basis, focusing on Tenet’s hospital C-suite and corporate leadership, as well as roles within the system’s performance management and innovation team.

Margaret is a hands-on professional who supports client searches at both a tactical and strategic level. Her work is defined by a collaborative spirit, sense of urgency, and quality and thoroughness. Margaret is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her new grandchild, and teaching yoga.


Celina Burns has garnered a diverse breadth of health care experience in highly successful start-up and turn-around efforts spanning payer, health system and integrated provider network development, risk contracting, employer benefit plan design, product development and execution on transformative client channel development and revenue growth. Passionate about building profitable relationships across all segments of healthcare delivery, Celina serves as Vizient’s corporate head of value-based healthcare product strategy. Prior to joining Vizient she was SVP, Marketplace leading Healthcare Bluebook’s B2C value-based cost transparency and consumer decision-making product development.

Celina began her career in hospital contracting, provider network development and medical economic management. She subsequently led the successful start-up of a leading Medicare risk health plan, and further held diverse market leadership and general management roles for some of the largest health plans, including Aetna and Humana. Additionally, she previously served as president of Davis Vision Inc., the nation’s third largest vision plan. Prior to joining Davis Vision Celina was Managing Director, Buck Consultants where she was one of two national subject matter experts in accountable care strategic planning.

Driven by clinical quality and care coordination passion Celina has cultivated a strong track record in building high impact business plans with in-depth expertise in consumer-driven healthcare strategy, health system and integrated network development, population health engagement, ancillary health products and strategic alternate payment model provider contracting.

Celina received a bachelor of science in speech pathology from Texas State University. She has been actively engaged in a number of industry and community based healthcare organizations over the years, including as a board member of the American Heart Association (AHA); Health Industry Council board member; multiple year Chair for AHA Go Red for Women’s Campaign; National Association of Vision Care Plans board member, and Gerson Lehrman council member.


Sean Dyer has led the IT recruiting practice for Medix in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since July of 2017.  He has been with Medix for 13+ years and recruited/sold/managed for his organization in the clinical, revenue cycle and care management space within healthcare as well.   Medix is a national recruiting firm focusing on healthcare, scientific, and information technology recruiting and consulting and has been an Inc 5000 fastest growing company multiple times.

Sean lives in Frisco with his wife, Anna, and two young sons – Wesley (2) and Michael (6 months).


Lisa Hall, MPH, currently works as the Assistant Director of Clinical Operations at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a strong portfolio in ambulatory operations. She has a wealth of experience in physician practice acquisitions and transitions. She has successfully leveraged her knowledge over the years to improve specific clinic processes, resulting in increased clinic efficiencies and patient experience outcomes. Lisa is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma.



Andre Storey, FACHE is the Director of Hospital Operations at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. In this role Andre oversees Responsible for facility compliance, support services, and bundle payment programs in addition to the development and management of facility operational strategy. Baylor University Medical Center is a quaternary care, teaching and research center that has more than 4,500 associates while providing care through more than 300,000 patients per year. Andre has served in this role since 2018. Prior to this appointment, he served as an executive with CHRISTUS Health in Northeast Texas and Southwestern Louisiana.

As an active community member Andre founded the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals, named one of the 2014 Top 40 under 40 by Four States Living Magazine, and recognized as a Rising Star by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association in 2017. He is Board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently the DFW Chapter President of the National Association of Healthcare Executives. Lastly, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


ACHE of North Texas
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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children – Dallas
2222 Welborn Street
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