2018 ACE Summit Keynote Speakers
Leadership Keynote
Brett Culp
Filmmaker and Cinematographer
The central theme of the ACE Summit is to bring healthcare leaders out of silos and collaborate to improve healthcare delivery. It’s tough. Brett Culp has reframed leadership as an art form that brings to the forefront collaborative leadership leading to greater impact. Brett will share his journey to becoming a leading filmmaker and cinematographer by bringing diverse groups together.
Inspirational Keynote
Hassan A. Tetteh, M.D.
Surgeon, Author, Veteran
Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a Board Certified heart and lung transplant surgeon, life and death expert, and bestselling author.  He was recently named a "Hero of Medicine" by Savoy Magazine and listed as one of the "2017 Top Influential Black Doctors".  Dr. Tetteh inspires through story and teaches 'The Art of Human Care'.  Many of these stories are inspired by his challenging deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he and the II Marine Expeditionary Forces medical team endured austere conditions to perform life-saving surgery in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During his Keynote you’ll gain:
  • The antidote for burnout in healthcare
  • A new perspective on what it means to heal
  • A formula that delivers a new level of healing
  • An unveiling of a hidden, life-changing power
  • The ideal model for providing effective care
  • A passion to make healthcare great again 
2018 ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel
Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Aria-Jefferson Health
Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer, Jefferson Health
Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aria-Jefferson Health and was also appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health in July 2016.  Prior to her current roles, Kathleen joined Aria in November 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Before joining Aria, she served as CEO and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  Kathleen’s tenure at Pennsylvania Hospital began in 1992 as Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia, and she subsequently held progressive management and leadership positions, including Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, before ultimately serving as CEO and Executive Director.  In addition, she was Vice President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and has held the academic appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006.  A Philadelphia native with more than 35 years of experience in health care, Kathleen began her career in nursing.  A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), she holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Ottawa University, Kansas City, a master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, a master’s degree in nursing from Temple University, Philadelphia, a doctorate in education from Widener University, Chester, Pa., and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University.   In 2016, Kathleen was appointed Chair, Board of Directors, for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).  In addition, she has been honored as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Pennsylvania (2009) and is active in a variety of healthcare and nursing societies and organizations.  
Lance Mendiola, CHSP, CHFM, CBO, MS
Vice President, Facilities Management and Construction
Lance Mendiola is the Vice President of Facilities Management and Construction at CHRISTUS Health.  Lance started his career in healthcare and construction in 1991.  He is responsible for CHRISTUS Health's Facilities Management, Construction, Real Estate and Emergency Management.  Lance graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology with a concentration in construction management and a Master of Science in Public Safety with a concentration in Emergency Management from Capella University.   He is a veteran of the United States Army with a 26-year career and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer III with multiple combat tours.  In this career, he was a Power Generation, HVAC and Engineer Warrant Officer.   Lance currently manages a portfolio of facilities in seven states and internationally (Chile, Mexico and Colombia).  With over 20 million square feet of facilities, over $650 million in active construction and nearly a billion in construction planning, he relies on a solid team of facilities and project management professionals.  Lance is married, a proud dad, a new grandpa and resides in Trophy Club, Texas.