Improving Health Equity Through Data Exchange and PA Navigate Program Launch

In May 2024, HealthShare Exchange (HSX) hosted our second expanded board meeting to formally launch the PA Navigate platform and discuss the potential positive healthcare impact it can have on residents within the Greater Philadelphia region, as well as across the Commonwealth. More than 140 members, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and invited guests were in attendance!

We were honored to welcome Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services, Valerie Arkoosh, as the event’s keynote speaker and host two fantastic panels focused on collaborating to close gaps in care and improve health equity.

If you weren’t able to join us for this event, check out the videos below to hear from our speakers!

Welcome Remarks from Martin Lupinetti, President & CEO of HSX

Keynote Address from Val Arkoosh, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Panel Discussion – PA Navigate: Community Benefit and Long-Term Vision

Moderator: Bill Marella, Vice President of Data Analytics & Value Based Care at HSX


  • Trish Henwood, Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quality Officer at Jefferson Health
  • Kathy McCarron, Vice President, Clinical Programs, Medicaid/CHIPHIP at Jefferson Health Plans
  • Nicole Lavery, RD, LDN, COO at MANNA
  • Megan Shreve, Board Chair at Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Panel Discussion – Impacting Health Equity: Perspectives on Addressing Health Related Social Needs

Moderator: Greg Liptak, Vice President of Quality Improvement & Disease Management at HSX


  • Suzanne Cohen, Senior Director of Population Health, Health Federation
  • Najja Orr, President & CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Stephen Rockwell, Chief Digital Officer, Benefits Data Trust