After the first meeting I was sold. With healthcare reform, the word is partnership – more than any other time in the history of my career – partnerships, partnerships, partnerships.

Barbara Burgess | Chief Executive Officer Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty | Silicon Valley Healthcare
Member Since: 2011


Member Testimonials

Dave Berkus

Dave Berkus

In Be an Adaptive Business Leader, Dave shares that he’s probably attended 400+ half-day ABL Round Tables over the years. “Why would I spend so much time networking with other CEOs, discussing mutual problems and solutions?” he asks. “The answer is that I am the recipient of many insights from fellow CEOs that sometimes strike like lightning bolts when least expected. The theme of these Round Tables is ‘adapt’ – to be ready for and embrace change quickly and efficiently in the light of opportunities and changes that might be missed by other CEOs without trained antenna-like skills. [ABL is] a group of fellow executives ready to share and solve your problems of the month, or share theirs with you to better inform you of those you might otherwise miss in your management life. Unlike other groups, ABL members all belong to either healthcare or technology industry-focused Round Tables. There they not only discuss their business issues, but significant business-changing trends facing their industry. And, as an active, professional angel investor, often I can help in areas not familiar to the others, when fundraising issues are on the list.
Barbara Burgess

Barbara Burgess, CEO of Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty, on Opportunities for Partnering in her CEO Round Table

Dave Brown

Dave Brown, Area President, SF Branch, Gallagher Benefit Services shares the importance of ABL and why he makes time to attend the San Francisco Healthcare Executives monthly Round Table.

Sherri Tong

Sherri describes ABL’s value in creating professional connections.

Arlene Kirsch, Ph.D.

Arlene Kirch, Ph.D., Area VP for GlaxoSmithKline, talks about the diversity of ABL’s Members and their willingness to help each other grow their companies.

Keith McGuinness

Keith McGuinness, CEO of CalorieKing, on the caliber of ABL’s Members

Chris Selecky

Chris Selecky, Principal at Population Healthcare Strategies, talks about being able to talk with other top level executives who are in different segments of healthcare brings me a different perspective — avoids silo exposure and thinking.