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Cocktails with the Chiefs – Dallas

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our popular Cocktails with the Chiefs event is back in Dallas – this time on the rooftop lounge at Saint Rocco’s New York Italian Restaurant in the trendy Trinty Groves – just across the Trinity River.

With incredible views of the downtown Dallas skyline as our backdrop, come listen as local industry leaders share their experiences — gaining insights on how to build leadership skills and leveraging them for professional growth. Learn from these leaders’ successes and challenges and be inspired to further pursue your own professional and personal development goals.

This year, the book, When, by Daniel Pink will serve as the bases for conversation between the panelists.

The event will include some great networking opportunities as well.

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This year’s panelists include:


Brett D. Lee, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Capital Senior Living




Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Health Resources



Laura Irvine, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Medical City Healthcare




Pete McCanna
Baylor Scott & White Health


Pamela Stoyanoff, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Methodist Health System


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Speakers Bios:

Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, is chief executive officer (CEO) of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The health system spans a broad continuum of delivery, including Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. In 2016, Texas Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center created Southwestern Health Resources, an integrated network that blends the strengths of the two organizations to better serve North Texas residents, from preventive care to the most advanced interventions. Texas Health and Aetna also in 2016 announced the creation of a jointly owned health plan company that will focus on improving quality, affordability and the overall consumer and provider experience.

Berdan became CEO of Texas Health on Sept. 1, 2014, after serving as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer the previous two years. He joined Texas Health in 1986 as vice president/administrator for Texas Health Southwest. He then served at Texas Health Fort Worth from 1993 to 2007, initially as chief operating officer and finally as president. He was Texas Health’s senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance from 2007 to 2012.

Berdan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in hospital administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Active in his community, Berdan has served as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association and received the association’s highest honor, the Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration, in 2013. He was named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list in 2016. He serves as chair of the United Way of Tarrant County 2016-2017 campaign and is a member of the organization’s board, is past chair and a board member of the American Heart Association Tarrant County chapter, and serves on the steering committee of the Fort Worth Blue Zones ProjectTM. He also serves as chair of the American Excess Insurance Exchange Risk Retention Group. He is a board member of the Premier national health care alliance and serves on the organization’s finance committee, and is also an Executive Committee member for the Healthcare Leadership Council.

Laura Irvine serves as division executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Medical City Healthcare. Her primary focus is to expand Medical City Healthcare’s service footprint with an integrated approach to network access and regional outreach, hospital operations and strategic planning.

Irvine most recently served as executive vice president for integration and alignment for Dallas-based Methodist Health System. In this role, she led healthcare reform initiatives, integration and alignment of physician enterprises, accountable care organizations, expansion of care delivery centers, population health management and nonhospital healthcare delivery migration. Her leadership strengthened multiple tertiary service lines, improved quality and further enhanced emergency, trauma and critical care services.

Irvine holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Science in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Her accomplishments have been recognized by several professional organizations including Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Up & Comers” award, the American College of Healthcare Executives “Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award” and D CEO magazine’s “Most Influential Business Leaders 2016” recognition.

Brett D. Lee currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Capital Senior Living, overseeing the operations of 129 Senior Living, Assisted Living, and Memory care communities in 23 states.

Mr. Lee has spent 20 years in the healthcare industry as a clinician, clinical leader, and executive. He joined Capital Senior Living from Tenet Healthcare, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas/North Texas market, and spent a majority of his career in pediatric healthcare, serving in executive roles at 4 of the nation’s top 10 largest children’s hospitals. Mr. Lee is also the bestselling author of four books, book including his latest publication, The Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Actions, Awareness, and Perception, which was recently named as the 2017 “book of the Year” by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Health Science Degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a Master of Science in Leadership Development Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and a Doctorate in Allied Health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

In 2011, Mr. Lee was given the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award as the national young healthcare executive of the year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), was recognized as a “Rising Star” of the healthcare industry by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2012,2013, and 2014, and was named as an “up and comer” by Modern Healthcare in 2013.  In 2014, the Dallas Business Journal named Lee as one of their “Who’s Who in Healthcare”.

Mr. Lee remains active in leadership roles for community and professional organizations, serving as the chairman for the Rockwall area Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, and as the founding chair of the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Fellows Program.

Pete McCanna
Baylor Scott & White Health

Pam Stoyanoff is an executive vice president and chief operating officer for Methodist Health System with operational accountability for information technology, materials management, quality, case management, health information management, and graduate medical education programs. Additionally, she leads cross-functional teams tasked with addressing several major initiatives associated with process and performance improvement in key system operational areas.

Prior to coming to Methodist, Stoyanoff served as the senior vice-president/chief financial officer for the five-hospital St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her tenure also includes positions as vice-president of transformation and integration for Vista Health, and as controller/compliance officer and director of finance. A certified public accountant, Stoyanoff’s first post-graduate employment was as a senior auditor for Arthur Anderson.

Stoyanoff is a native of Chicago. She earned an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/accounting from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Stoyanoff was honored as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2010 Women in Business. In 2011, she was named among “56 Women Hospital & Health Care Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review magazine. Stoyanoff was recognized as one of the North Dallas Corridor’s 2012 Top Female Executives by ADDISON Magazine and was included in Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2012 and 2013 lists of “Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.”



Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


ACHE of North Texas
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Saint Rocco’s New York Italian Restaurant
3011 Gulden Lane #100
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