Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Edelheit is Chief Executive Officer of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, the Medical Tourism Association, and President of the Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute. He is considered one of the leading experts on international and domestic medical tourism, and US and Global Health insurance. Prior to his role at the MTA and the EHBC Mr. Edelheit ran one of the leading healthcare administrators in the US. Mr. Edelheit is one a frequent resource for media in US health insurance and medical tourism and has been featured and mentioned hundreds of times in national and international news outlets. Mr. Edelheit is one of the biggest influencers in healthcare. Through his organization the EHBC he touches over 500,000+ insurance and HR professionals and through the MTA several hundred thousand healthcare and insurance professionals in over 100 countries.
Mr. Edelheit is the Editor-in-Chief of the leading US healthcare and insurance publications, Healthcare Reform Magazine, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Self Funding Magazine and Voluntary Benefits Magazine. He serves as a Board of Director on the Global Benefits Association, Corporate Health & Wellness Association, Self Funding Employer Association and Voluntary Benefits Association.
Mr. Edelheit Graduated from Villanova Law School. He has published several books in Medical Tourism and US Healthcare. He advises many large employers and insurance companies on strategy and best practices. He also serves as a Strategic Investor to companies providing innovation in healthcare solutions.
Renée-Marie Stephano is president and co-founder of the Medical Tourism Association® and editor-in-chief of Medical Tourism Magazine® and the Health and Wellness Destination Guide Series of books. Ms. Stephano has authored several books from “Developing International Patient Centers, Best Practices in Facilitation,” to “Medical Tourism for Insurers and Employers,” and the most recent, “Engaging Wellness ~ Corporate Wellness Programs that Work.”
Ms. Stephano is an attorney and specializes in working with governments and hospitals to develop sustainable medical tourism/international patient programs and strategies.
She deals directly with ministers of health, tourism and economic development to establish public-private partnerships that support medical tourism and, at the same time, provide a benefit and return to the local community. To this end, she organizes one of the only Ministerial Summits that brings together influential policymakers related to health, tourism and economic development every year.
Ms. Stephano has performed feasibility studies for cities, nations and hospitals worldwide in which she has relayed opportunities for international expansion, clinical development and affiliations and partnerships. She also consults governments in the development of sustainable Medical Tourism Zones & Free Healthcare Zones.
Ms. Stephano is a keynote speaker at international conferences, has spoken at hundreds of events and is a featured source of reference on issues related to health, travel and tourism for media outlets around the world.
Ronnell Nolan is the Health Agent for America’s President and CEO. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Louisiana and Washington, DC. As a trade association lobbyist and a successful contract lobbyist for various corporate and non-profit clients; she knows what it takes to be successful in state and federal government relations advocacy. Also one of the most respected advisers and strategist in Louisiana. Ronnell is well known for her tenacity, knowledge of the issues and impeccable connections.
Ronnell Nolan with the help of several agents launched HAFA after spending several years as a contract lobbyist with the Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters and her own company: The Nolan Group a bipartisan governmental affairs firm that offers the professionalism and personal service associated with a boutique agency.