November 24, 2021 – Wise Guide Jeff Griswold, Call for Code Daniel Krook, Edward Jones’ Alison Carnie and Medicare Deadlines!

November 24, 2021 – Wise Guide Jeff Griswold, Call for Code Daniel Krook, Edward Jones’ Alison Carnie and Medicare Deadlines!

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Jeff Griswold – President of Effective Learning Systems, maker of The WiseGuide App

Every decision we make, every feeling we have, every emotion is
a result of thoughts we have in our mind. 

Jeff Griswold is the President of Effective Learning Systems, maker of The WiseGuide App. He has more than 20 years of experience in the education and personal development fields. Under his leadership, Effective Learning Systems has expanded its product offering, published multiple bestselling titles and has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their lives. His intimate knowledge of the personal development and self-help markets provides him with unique insight into the needs of individuals and organizations and the benefits that can be gained by implementing effective programs.

Alison Carnie – Principal at Edward Jones

Because of the pandemic, there is a lot more openness and
willingness to talk about end of life planning, preferences, health
care, and finances. For 44 million Americans, these were
first time conversations. 

Alison Carnie serves as director of Trust Services and Chief Administration Officer of the Edward Jones Trust Company. During the Covid-19 pandemic, one third of U.S. adults had a conversation with close family members about their end-of-life plans and preferences. That is according to a new study from financial services firm Edward Jones in partnership with Age Wave and Harris Poll. For 44.5 million Americans (18%), this was the first time they had discussions about finances, health and legal plans. She is responsible for trust administration, estate settlement services and trust special asset administration. Carnie first joined Edward Jones in 2006 as an intern in the legal and business development departments of Edward Jones Trust Company. After graduating from law school, she worked as an associate at a St. Louis-based law firm focused on estate planning. In 2012, Carnie returned to Edward Jones as a wealth strategist and team leader in the Client Consultation Group, which is responsible for partnering with financial advisors in working with high-net-worth clients with complex needs. Carnie received her bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University and received her Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law.

Daniel Krook – CTO of IBM’s Code and Response and Call for Code

Call for Code’s goal is to take the world’s 24 million developers
and take on the world’s greatest challenges like climate change
and disaster resiliency. 

Daniel Krook is the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Code and Response and Call for Code, a multi-year initiative that inspires developers to create sustainable software solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. He ensures that those ideas are delivered where they can make the greatest impact through the IBM Code and Response Initiative. Daniel has long worked with customers and the community to create first-of-a-kind solutions based on open source cloud technology, most recently building serverless applications with IBM Cloud™ Functions. He’s filed dozens of patent applications, spoken at many conferences, and often written for IBM blogs, developerWorks, and Redbooks. Daniel has been recognized as an IBM and Open Group Distinguished Technical Specialist, Senior Technical Staff Member, Master Inventor, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and Best of IBM Honoree; all of which reflect outstanding business results, technical innovation, team leadership, and mentorship.

Dr. Meena Seshamani – CMS Director  

Health plans change their offerings each year. Shopping
around for medical coverage can pay off! 

Medicare Open Enrollment began Friday, October 15th and people with Medicare have until Tuesday, December 7th to make changes to their health or prescription drug plans or select a new plan for 2022. Those who miss the deadline will likely have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plan. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD is an accomplished, strategic leader with a deep understanding of health economics and a heart-felt commitment to outstanding patient care. Her diverse background as a health care executive, health economist, physician and health policy expert has given her a unique perspective on how health policy impacts the real lives of patients. She most recently served as Vice President of Clinical Care Transformation at MedStar Health, where she conceptualized, designed, and implemented population health and value-based care initiatives and served on the senior leadership of the 10 hospital, 300+ outpatient care site health system. The care models and service lines under her leadership, including community health, geriatrics, and palliative care, have been nationally recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and others. She also cared for patients as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.