Fall 2018 IDN Summit Keynote Speakers

Leadership Keynote
Ann Ashley
Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development
Biltmore Center for Professional Development
Biltmore’s Approach to Leadership
As a leader, the choices you make today will have an impact on generations to come. Your legacy will likely not be one grand achievement; rather, it will be the culmination of many small acts performed over time, therefore, caring for others today and preparing those around you for tomorrow will ensure that you are investing wisely. It is this approach to leadership that sets Biltmore and the Vanderbilt legacy apart.  
Biltmore Center for Professional Development shares the time-tested leadership strategies that have guided Biltmore Estate for over 125 years.
Led by family and non-family executives, this privately-owned National Historic Landmark is powered by engaged employees, exceptional guest experiences, and extraordinary financial returns, remaining America’s Largest Home generation after generation.
Read Ann Ashley's bio here.
Thought Leadership Panel: Leading Clinical Innovation

There’s no question that CNOs play a crucial role in an IDNs success by managing large teams to ensure quality of care and patient experience. CNOs are challenged to reach IDN goals (sometimes unrealistic goals) by being the epicenter for patient care and coordinating entire aspects of the patient experience.

This leadership panel of CNOs will discuss the evolution of the role of the CNO in IDNs and how their leadership works with supply chain. Learn what these leaders believe we are getting right and what needs improving. We’ll discuss how their roles and the interaction with the healthcare supply chain will continue to change. These panelists offer a unique leadership perspective and will share their insights on what the future of care delivery in the US will look like over the next few years. 

Vincent "Vinny" Boles
Major General (Ret.)
United States Army
Tracey P. Moffatt MHA, BSN, RN
System Chief Nursing Officer and
Vice President of Quality
Ochsner Health System
Read Tracey Moffatt's bio here.
Debi Pasley MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President and
Chief Nursing Officer 
Read Debi Pasley's bio here.
Lamont Yoder MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Banner Baywood, Banner Gateway,
Banner Heart, Banner MD Anderson
Banner Health
Read Lamont Yoder's bio here.
Inspirational Keynote
Scotty Smiley
Major (Retired)
United States Army

The healthcare industry is an ever-changing, fast paced world with constant critical decisions. Inspirational leadership that serves others can make your decisions positive ones that impact not only the people you come into daily contact with but the countless others you never meet. Army Times 2007’s Soldier of the Year, Scotty Smiley’s story will strengthen you to help make your stories positive ones.


Major (Ret.) Scotty Smiley knows how important leadership can be for an entire organization. Whether training the next generation of leaders at West Point or working with Fortune 500 Companies, Scotty knows that your response to adversity and making the difficult decisions can be the decision between life and death. Major (Ret.) Smiley will share his story that will give insights into his courage, hope, leadership, and perseverance.


Read Scotty Smiley's bio here.