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Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Speakers


as of 9/28/17

Emerging Leaders Post-Conference Seminar Emcee

Julie Wohlstein - Centrix Benefit Administrators

Julie Wohlstein, CSFS, M.A.S., is President of Centrix Benefit Administrators and is responsible for its operations including business planning, enterprise accountability, marketing, client services, government and provider relations, claims and health care services.  Julie brings over 35 years of experience overseeing all phases of operational management.  Prior to joining Centrix Benefit Administrators, Julie held increasingly more responsible positions with several large Third Party Administrators.  Also notable were her years at Mercer, in their Brokerage and Consulting Division.  Her undergraduate studies were in Gerontology at Ohio University.  At the University of California San Diego, Julie earned a Healthcare Executive Leadership Certificate and a M.A.S (Masters of Advanced Studies) in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations.  Julie is a Licensed Life and Disability Producer, an active member of the San Diego Health Underwriters Association (SDAHU) and the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA).  Julie is also a Rotarian.  Julie and her husband of 39 years, Craig, have 7 children.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM : Keynote

"Executive Presence: The Key to Earning Your Seat at the Table"

Presented By: Dr. N. Elizabeth Fried

Dr. N. Elizabeth Fried, author, consultant, and executive coach, has been president of N. E. Fried and Associates, Inc. since 1983. In 2017, The California State Business Awards named her firm as the Best in Executive Coaching & Excellence for Leadership Training Programs, and the San Diego Business Journal named her firm in its 2016 and 2017 Book of Lists as among the top 16 Executive Training companiesIn 2012 ranked her for third consecutive year as one of the top 15 most influential coaches in the world.  She has contributed chapters to Coaching for Success (2009) and Extreme Excellence (2008) as well as authored two books focused on human resources. Fried received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and served two terms as the president of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance. Her “heart work” is volunteering for The Honor Foundation, where she coaches Navy SEALS, Marine Raiders and other special operators how to transition from the military to the civilian workforce.  A vibrant and informative speaker, she regularly addresses audiences on executive development issues.


4:15 PM - 4:50 PM : Session

"Orientation to Your CSFS® Designation"

Presented By: Carol Berry, CSFS®

As HCAA’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Berry is responsible for increasing industry presence of HCAA and for promoting membership activity and the value of connection. She is responsible for supporting the efforts of HCAA’s Board to maintain and enhance current relationships with sister organizations and for creating new relationships, that bring value to HCAA. She also provides strategic direction and operational oversight for HCAA’s association management company. Ms. Berry reports to HCAA’s Executive Board.

Ms. Berry has extensive experience in health care, self-funding and software industries providing them with corporate leadership, operations consulting, product positioning and strategic planning services. She has held successful executive positions in self funding, managed care, behavioral health, and group medical insurance companies. She served as HCAA’s President 2001-2002 and was awarded the HCAA designation of a Certified Self Funding Specialist® (CSFS®) in July, 2009. She has been HCAA’s first CEO since 2014. 

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