Flanary0622-173-684x1024 1.jpgDr. Glaucomflecken (a.k.a William E. Flanary, MD) 

The physician/performer practices in the Portland, Oregon-area. Since 2016, he has become known for his satiric medical videos on X/Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. According to his website, his alter ego "began as a creative outlet to tell painfully specific ophthalmology jokes and to cope with my own health challenges. Since then, it has evolved to incorporate satire of the U.S. healthcare system, academic publishing, and the interpersonal conflicts that are pervasive in the medical system."  




Danille Hansen - EPC 2024 - Photo.jpgDanielle Hansen 

Danielle Hansen is vice president of global sourcing - direct materials for JBT Corporation, a global FoodTech company. Hansen is part of the Carlson Educator Network and has taught supply chain & operations management as a senior lecturer at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. 
She has an extensive background in international supplier relationship management, contract manufacturing, negotiation, project management, and continuous improvement. In addition, Hansen is the president of Strategic Training Endeavors, a training, consulting, and coaching company helping companies and individuals evolve and embrace their leadership potential. She is a published author of the book Upward: Leadership Lessons for Women on the Rise and continues her work with women and girls by serving as the board chair of Girls Are Powerful. 
Hansen graduated Cum Laude with a triple major in legal studies in business, Spanish, and operations management from the University of St. Thomas. She went on to complete her MBA, also from the University of St. Thomas, with a focus in international marketing. 
She has participated in three executive education courses from Harvard Law School including international business negotiations, leadership & negotiation, and the Advanced Negotiation Master Class. Hansen has earned numerous awards through her tenure, including the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award, 6 Star Financial Results Award, Employee of the Month, People’s Choice Award, and a Collaborative Inquiry Research Grant. She is passionate about improving people’s lives and has had the opportunity to do so daily by ensuring continuity of quality supply of medical devices, bio-pharmaceutical, and consumer industry products while at Tonal, Coloplast, CPC, Stryker, St. Jude Medical, Honeywell, and Medtronic. Hansen continues to train on topics of negotiation, contract management, continuous improvement, supplier communication, conflict management, emotional intelligence, and strategy. 

Kimberly Tjaden.jpgKim Tjaden, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Kim Tjaden is a family physician practicing in central Minnesota since 1999.  She earned a masters in public health at the University of Minnesota in 2018.  Since then, she has been working with the community health improvement team at CentraCare, in addition to practicing family medicine.  She provides care from the cradle to the grave and cares for several families of multiple generations. She also serves as the medical consultant for Stearns, Benton, and Wright County Public Health.  Public health and family medicine are the perfect combination to address prevention, true health, and equity in our diverse communities and healthcare systems.  She currently serves as chair of the MMA’s Board of Trustees, is a member of Celebration Lutheran Church, and serves on the board of the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota. Outside of work, she hikes, Nordic skis and reads.  She is married to Joe and has two college-aged children, Jaden and Josh.  

2018 Pitt 0242.jpgMike Pitt, MD, FAAP  

Mike Pitt, MD, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, where he is an associate residency program director, associate chair of faculty development and strategic planning, and the fellowship director for hospital medicine. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Pitt speaks across the country with a primary focus of improving the way medical providers communicate with each other and their patients. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters in leading medical journals and has developed curricula used at hundreds of universities in more than 20 countries.

As an award-winning professional magician, he has performed for Fortune 500 companies all over the world and has taught more than 3,500 pediatricians how to think like a magician at the bedside to improve rapport and increase diagnostic yield. Pitt is the co-founder and CEO of Q-rounds, a virtual rounding queue software that sends real-time updates to nurses, patients, and their families, on when to expect the doctor for rounds, and gives families the opportunity to RSVP to join remotely if they can't be there in person.