Population Health Panel – Addressing Community Need

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Population Health Panel – Addressing Community Need

July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Population Health focuses on the overall health of the residents in a defined area.  In many forms, it is different than the more traditional functions of the historic “sick care” hospital system in the US, providing screening, preventative care, and non-traditional solutions outside of medication and clinical intervention.  Tune in to this free, virtual discussion, and hear from experts locally and beyond.  Register below the panelist bios below!

Panelist 1

Mital Brahmbhatt
Director of Health Management
Memorial Hermann

Mital Brahmbhatt has 18 years of a variety of health care experiences. She has been able to effectively develop, promote and implement programs around population health and care coordination, and focused on adding value to the healthcare journey. She earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Houston. Mital started her career as a pediatric oncology social worker at Texas Children’s Hospital. Upon receiving her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University, she then moved into impactful positions where she was charged with overseeing the operations of intensive care units, then to building a new psychosocial division for the largest pediatric cancer center, to building the STAR Kids Medicaid program for a health plan and helping to develop how care coordination from payer to hospital to the community positively impacts the patient journey. She strives to be a change agent in all the roles she sits in, professionally and personally. Mital believes in paying it forward and volunteers her time and knowledge to 4 different non-profit agencies in and around Houston, Tx.

Currently, Mital is the Director of Health Management for Memorial Hermann’s Population Health Service Organization. Her teams focus on providing wrap-around care coordination in the ambulatory space to approximately 500 thousand ACO attributed lives, building and developing innovative workflows related to value-based care, complex case management, transitional case management, preventative/wellness initiatives that are focused on HEDIS measures, remote patient monitoring, pharmacy, and overall population health strategies.  Her purpose is to be an innovative and passionate thought-leader who is driven to support patients, their families and providers across their health journey and continues to be an advocate for those in need.

Panelist 2

Francoise Jean-Louis
Sr. Consultant- Population Health
RTI Health Advance

Francoise is a passionate healthcare leader with over 15 years of experience working on improving population health outcomes. Her broad work experience includes implementing state-wide public health initiatives, educating healthcare workers on behavior change models, clinical and operational program management, and driving alignment with regulatory and clinical quality requirements.

Francoise’s area of expertise is using actionable insights to implement sustainable performance improvement activities and effect behavior change in both community-based and clinical settings. Francoise has a proven track record for managing multiple quality improvement initiatives that resulted in year-over-year improvement in patient outcomes and key performance indicators.

Francoise earned an MS in Health Science with a concentration in Community Health from Towson University and has a BS in Psychology and a minor in Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Francoise Jean-Louis is a Senior Consultant of Population Health & Health Equity at RTI Health Advance. In her role, she collaborates with clients to untangle the complexities of healthcare: what works, why it works, and how it can be improved using evidence-based strategy to drive measurable results. In her current role, Francoise works with payers, providers, and other healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care for their patients and drive better health outcomes.

Panelist 3

Dr. Vernicka Porter-Sales
Legacy Community Health Center
DO, FAAP, Chief Population Health And Legacy Performance Services Officer

As an Executive Medical Officer, Dr. Porter-Sales has two decades of clinical experience and 10 years in managed care. Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Porter-Sales most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Choice following many years of experience at Aetna as Regional Medicaid Medicare Director and United Health Care as Senior Medical Director.

As Legacy’ Chief of Population Health & Legacy Performance Services, Dr. Porter-Sales is directly responsible for the overall strategic direction and coordination of all population health, care coordination management, value-based care and outcome components. She also oversees managed care contracts and collaborates with leadership teams to identify opportunities and develop strategic plans with a focus on supporting the shift from care delivered in a fee-for-service model to value-based business and care models.

Dr. Porter-Sales earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Tuskegee University and went on to become a Neurophysiology Technician through the Baylor College of Medicine, Restorative Neurology Department. After next earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Porter-Sales completed her internship in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and her Pediatric Residency at Cooper University Hospital.

Born and raised in the Independent Heights area of Houston, Dr. Porter-Sales has three daughters with her husband of over 20 years, Michael. She enjoys traveling, reading and singing karaoke.


July 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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