Speaker Bio
Mark D. Birdwhistell currently serves as Vice President for Administration and External Affairs for the University of Kentucky HealthCare. In this capacity he represents UK HealthCare at the local, state and national levels, and serves as a national speaker on health care policy and Medicaid reform efforts. Prior to this position, Birdwhistell served in senior leadership roles in the private and public sector, including Secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Chief Executive Officer for CHA Health. He has over thirty years’ experience in healthcare, with specific expertise in Medicaid policy.