Dr. Kate Zhong is the Senior Director of Clinical Research for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cleveland, Ohio and Weston, Florida. With a passion for discovery and commitment to bring the best treatment to patients, she is leading the clinical research team conducting urgently needed trials to advance the prevention, early detection and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s disease. With more than 30 drugs and diagnostic trials being conducted at the center, Dr.
Beth Roberts is Chief Operating Officer, Universal Cable Productions and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios.
In her current position, Roberts oversees operational responsibilities for the strategic and financial growth of Universal Cable Productions. Additionally, Roberts identifies key strategic initiatives in the areas of content creation and business development for the studio as well as managing day-to-day operations. She continues to be part of the studio’s four-person management team.
Nancy Lynn was appointed Senior Vice President of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) in January 2014. The APGF’s mission is to optimize the experience and outcomes of health care for both patients and practitioners by promoting care that is as humane as it is technologically sophisticated. The Foundation works with physicians in training and in practice, as well as other members of the healthcare team, to create a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and professionals. Prior to joining the APGF, Ms.
Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky specializes in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in 2007, where she did dementia training at UC Irvine’s IMIND & Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Dr. Vojtkofsky has extensive experience providing education and conducting clinical research on dementia at hospitals and academic institutions. She is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to speak at the American Society on Aging conference twice on dementia-specific topics.
Joan Cronan has served for the past twenty-eight years as University of Tennessee Women’s Athletics Director. Under her leadership the Lady Vols became one of the most visible and well-respected programs in the country, amassing ten NCAA national championship titles, forty-six top-five NCAA finishes, and twenty-nine Southeastern Conference regular-season championships.A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Cronan first came to Knoxville in 1968 to teach at the University of Tennessee and coach women's basketball.
For four decades, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball program has been among the nation's elite and has helped change the national perception of women's college basketball.
That’s thanks in large part to Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus, who won eight NCAA Championships and 32 combined Southeastern Conference titles during her 38 years as the team’s head coach. Her career won-lost record was an amazing 1,098-208.