Thought Leadership Panel Bios

Vincent Boles
Major General (Ret.)
U.S. Army
Gen. Vincent Boles is a career Army officer with over 35 years of experience. Highlights include managing the nation’s $27 billion ammunition account, assuming command of the Army’s War Reserve equipment six weeks before the attacks of 9-11, and flexing into operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, as well as deployment to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq with 142 personnel, growing to a force of 8,000 soldiers, civilians and contractors in 90 days. From Kuwait, the General was forward deployed into Iraq where he assumed command of the 16,000 personnel responsible for providing all logistical support and services to the 150,000 members of the coalition. Following redeployment from combat operations, Gen. Boles led the training of 120,000 soldiers before his final Army assignment, serving as the Army’s Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations, overseeing the logistics strategy for the 1.1 million soldier Army. Today, Gen. Boles is president of Vincent E. Boles Inc., a leadership and logistics consulting service.
Robert Rice, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Oncology Service Line 
WellSpan Health
Robert L. Rice M.D., Ph.D. is the Medical Director of the Oncology Service Line at WellSpan Health. Dr. Rice has responsibilities specific to developing and implementing service line strategic plans. His role is to utilize knowledge of current and future policies, practices, trends, competitive threats and other information affecting the business and organization to advance the service line. He also aids in the development of strategies to implement new services and emerging treatment options and that current standards of care are maintained throughout the organization. Dr. Rice received his medical degree and Ph.D. as a combined program at University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His Ph. D. is in Pharmacology. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Hematology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Transformation Officer and SVP, Consumerism 
Christiana Care Health System
Edmondo J. Robinson, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, is the chief transformation officer and senior vice president, consumerism for Christiana Care Health System. He has responsibility for transformation of healthcare delivery to advance population health initiatives and move from volume-based to value-based care with a special focus on developing and managing Christiana Care’s consumerism strategy including development of consumer digital and virtual health service offerings. Dr. Robinson is an associate professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College, an adjunct senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, his master’s degrees in health policy research and in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Slater, PhD
VP, Research and Chief Executive, Research Institute
Mark Slater, Ph.D. has served as Vice President for Research at HonorHealth and Chief Executive for the HonorHealth Research Institute since 2007, when the organization was known as Scottsdale Healthcare.  In this capacity, Dr. Slater has developed a collaborative institute without walls to bring tomorrow’s cures to our community today through accelerating translational and clinical research in precision medicine.  Collaborative relationships with TGen, ASU, UA and many other top local, national and international organizations have resulted in international recognition for breakthrough innovations in medical care, attracting patients from 49 states and two dozen countries to our community for trials. With over 100 scientific publications, 30 years of continuous grant funding, and his doctoral students now in leadership positions in major academic institutions, Dr. Slater is a recognized leader in fields of pain, behavioral medicine and clinical research.
Listen to the Thought Leadership Panel Tuesday, September 10 from 9:30 am - 10:45 am in the Grand Saguaro Ballroom.