HealthHelp Sponsors WBL Foundation’s 10th Annual Summit

March 23, 2011

HOUSTON (March 23, 2011) –HealthHelp today announced it is a sponsor of the Women Business Leaders (WBL) of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation and WBL’s 10th Annual Summit.

The WBL Summit will be a gathering of more than 175 Board members, CEOs, and other senior executive women from the $2 trillion health care industry.  The three day event will help these senior leaders face challenges in an industry undergoing tremendous change.  The Summit also focuses on increasing visibility for senior executive women from the health care industry for board of director positions with companies across the entire U.S. economy.

“HealthHelp proudly supports the efforts of the WBL to involve more senior executive women involved in corporate board of director’s positions,” said HealthHelp president and CEO, Cherrill Farnsworth. “The Summit has been a key meeting for collaborating with these senior health executives and sharing best practices amongst each other.”

The Summit will be held on March 23-25 at the Four Seasons Washington located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. HealthHelp has been a sponsor of WBL since 2007.

Notable speakers at the Summit will include:

  • Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States (Invited)
  • Teri Fontenot, Chair-Elect Designate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and CEO of Woman’s Hospital
  • The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, Former US Commerce Secretary and Board Member, Aetna and The Dow Chemical Company and Chair, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Kathy Giusti, Founder & CEO, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • Vicky Gregg, Chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Mae Jemison, Founder of BioSentient, and the first African-American woman in space
  • Myrtle Potter, President and CEO, Myrtle Potter & Company, and former COO, Genentech
  • Mary Sammons, Chairman, RiteAid
  • Shirley Weis, Chief Administrative Officer, The Mayo Clinic
  • Ellen Zane, CEO, Tufts Medical Center

Other sponsors of the Summit include: Healthways, GlaxoSmithKline, HealthDialog, Kaiser Permanente, McKesson Corporation, Modern Healthcare, TIAA-CREF, Catholic Health Initiatives, Mintz Levin, Optum Health, Outcomes Health Information Solutions, sanofi-aventis, and founding sponsor EpsteinBeckerGreen.

For more information about the WBL Summit, visit

About HealthHelp
HealthHelp, a leader in specialty benefit management, generates significant savings and return on investment for health care payers by enhancing physician knowledge, improving quality of care, and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure. Each of its programs addresses a different aspect of diagnostic imaging, cardiology, and radiation oncology. The clients of Houston-based HealthHelp administer local, statewide, and national health care plans across the country. For more information about HealthHelp’s programs, visit

About WBL
The Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to address the unmet needs of the senior executive women of the U.S. health care industry.   There are over 3,000 senior executive women and women board members in the WBL network.  The goal of the invitation-only WBL network is to help these senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally, such as through corporate board opportunities.  The WBL Foundation also serves as a resource to companies and search firms seeking board members. In addition to its Summits, WBL holds a variety of other programming and networking opportunities, including receptions at major health care industry conferences and educational events.  For more information about the WBL Foundation, visit or follow WBL on Twitter at @wblfoundation.  For more information about the WBL organization contact Eleanor Whitley at

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