10:30 AM

11:00 AM
Lisa Checchio, Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

11:10 AM
Keynote Address
Mary Jo Cagle, MD, Chief Executive Officer

11:25 AM – 12:20 PM
Networking Luncheon

12:20 PM – 1:35 PM
Panel Discussion – Moderated by Lisa Checchio
Mary Jo Cagle, MD, Chief Executive Officer
Mandy Eaton, Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Adamolekun, Chief People and Culture Officer
Valerie Leschber, MD, System-Wide Chief Medical Officer
Mae Douglas, Chair, Cone Health Board of Trustees

1:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Cocktails & Conversation



Lisa Checchio, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Lisa Borromeo Checchio leads revenue generation and commercial strategy for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across 22 brands in 95 countries.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa champions Wyndham’s portfolio of iconic, globally-recognized brands and its loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, the number one hotel rewards program as named by readers of USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. A passionate brand builder focused on delivering meaningful experiences for the world’s everyday travelers, she guides a talented team spanning Sales, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Digital, Communications, Loyalty, Distribution and Revenue Management as they help fulfill Wyndham’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Embodying the company’s owner-first mentality, Lisa is a trusted partner of Wyndham’s thousands of franchisees and committed to their long-term success.

Throughout her tenure at Wyndham, Lisa has received recognition across the hospitality industry, most recently being named one of Global Business Travel Association’s 2020Top 50 Women in Travel” for her work helping Wyndham and its franchisees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also been honored by a number of industry and trade publications including, Ad Age’s “40 Under 40” in 2019; Hotel Management’s ranking of the Most Influential Women in Hospitality in 2018; Lodging’s 15 Women Making their Mark on Hospitality in 2017; and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in 2016.

Lisa currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association and HSMAI Americas. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation as well as Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Before joining Wyndham in 2015, Lisa spent 11 years at JetBlue Airways overseeing brand strategy and the execution of marketing programs, advertising, sponsorships, brand communications and design. Prior to JetBlue, she worked in event management in professional tennis (a personal passion). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from The George Washington University.

Lisa lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons. She is based in Wyndham’s Parsippany, N.J. offices.

Mary Jo Cagle, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Cone Health

Mary Jo Cagle, MD, is the chief executive officer at Cone Health. She is the first woman and the first physician to lead the multi-hospital Cone Health system, and she has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 10 Women Leaders to Watch for 2021. Dr. Cagle most recently served as chief operating officer at Cone Health.

Since joining the organization in 2011, Dr. Cagle has been instrumental in leading Cone Health to national recognition for quality of care. She previously was chief medical officer at Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville, South Carolina, where she was a physician partner at Greenville East Center for Women.

Dr. Cagle received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, and her Chief Medical Officer Fellowship through the Health Management Academy.

Dr. Cagle’s many recognitions include the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award for 2022, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award for 2022, the North Carolina Hospital Association’s 2017 Clinical Leadership Award, the National Association of Professional Women’s 2013-2014 Woman of the Year, Triad Business Journal’s 2014 Outstanding Women in Business List, and the South Carolina Hospital Association’s 2010 Lewis Blackman Award.

She currently serves on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Testing Surge Workgroup, the Health Equity Board for the North Carolina Hospital Association Center, the Board of Trustees for Trevecca Nazarene University and the Reading Connections Board. Dr. Cagle is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Chief Medical Officer Fellowship of the Health Management Academy. Previously, she served on the board of Music for a Great Space.

She has been married to Randy Mashburn for 39 years. They have two adult sons, Robert and Joseph.

Mandy Eaton, Chief Operating Officer, Cone Health

Mandy Eaton serves as Chief Operating Officer for Cone Health. She recently assumed this role after serving as the Executive Vice President, People and Culture, beginning in October 2018 where she specialized in human capital strategy and organizational culture. As Chief Operating Officer, Eaton is the senior executive overseeing clinical, administrative, and support service operations, and in partnership with the Chief Clinical Officer and the Chief Nurse Executive, is responsible for providing health system leadership, strategic guidance, and operational direction for the continuum of care.

Eaton joined Cone Health in 2013 as part of the integration with Alamance Regional Medical Center, where she served as vice president of human resources. Eaton earned a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a PhD candidate at the North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University pursuing a leadership studies degree and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Eaton serves on the United Way Greater Greensboro Board of Directors and Impact Alamance Board of Directors. Eaton received the 2010 40 Leaders Under 40 Award for the Triad, the 2017 Outstanding Women in Business Award and was a member of Leadership Alamance, class of 2009.

Michelle Adamolekun, Chief People and Culture Officer, Cone Health

Michelle Adamolekun is a purpose driven, globally focused executive, strategist, futurist, innovator and collaborator with 20+ years of progressive Human Resources and Operational experience across the financial, educational, high tech, healthcare insurance and healthcare industries.

She was named Executive Vice President, Chief People & Culture Officer of the Parent Corporation and the Operating Corporation, Cone Health, effective November 1, 2021. Prior to November 1, 2021, Mrs. Adamolekun served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Novant Health – New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Between 2007 and 2019, she served in various Human Resources leadership roles prior to serving as Regional Chief Human Resources Officer at Ascension Health – the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system with approximately 170,000 employees.

Among her list of accolades, she has a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management with an emphasis in Healthcare from Texas State University. Among her list of accolades, she is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Board Certified Coach (BCC), certified DDI & Emotional Intelligence (EQi) trainer / assessor and holds the Lean Green Belt designation in Healthcare, as well as certifications in Strategic Workforce Planning and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Mrs. Adamolekun is a servant leader that strongly believes in giving back to her community. In 2018, she co-founded the Reggae Girlz Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to inspire, educate, develop and support the next generation of young female soccer players in underserved communities. She currently serves as President / Executive Director for the Reggae Girlz Foundation, as well as serving on the United Way of North Carolina, Guilford Works, and the Healthshare Credit Union boards. She has also served as a board member / officer for the following organizations: Cape Fear Workforce Development Board, St. Vincent’s Health System, Sacred Heart Health System, the Central Texas Workforce Solutions Board, Capital Idea, Meridan World School, Jack & Jill of America – Austin Chapter, NBMBAA – Austin Chapter Executive Advisory Council and the Lake Travis Middle School Campus Advisory Committee.

Valerie Leschber, MD, System-Wide Chief Medical Officer, Cone Health

Valerie Leschber, MD, is chief medical officer and senior vice president, Cone Health. Leschber helps establish process and goals to guide Cone Health to ever higher levels of health care quality. Besides setting the stage for continuous improvement, she is also responsible for keeping the organization in constant compliance for regulatory review.

Leschber is medical director of physician and advance practice provider recruiting for Cone Health. She serves as medical director for the Elon University Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Elon, North Carolina.

Most recently, Leschber served as Cone Health’s chief medical information officer.

Leschber joined LeBauer HealthCare, Primary Care in 2003, practicing internal medicine through 2016 and serving as division chief. Leschber was also medical director for Cone Health Medical Group’s Primary Care Division.

Leschber earned a medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A & M University. She completed her executive Master of Health Administration from University of Providence in 2021.

Leschber is a graduate of The Academy GE Fellows Program and the Health Management Academy’s Chief Medical Officer fellowship. She is an inaugural graduate of the Physician Leadership Academy in 2013, a collaborative between Cone Health and Center for Creative Leadership.

A board-certified internist, Leschber is board-certified in clinical informatics. She was in the 2015-2016 class of the Disparities Leadership Program associated with the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Leschber is a board member of Peacehaven Community Farm, a residential community and sustainable farm for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mae Douglas, Chair, Cone Health Board of Trustees

Mae Douglas currently serves as Chair of the Cone Health Board of Trustees. She is a community leader, philanthropist and former corporate executive.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she is the former executive vice president and chief people officer at Cox Communications in Atlanta. After her retirement and relocation back home to Greensboro, she has focused on community service and volunteerism.

Her work includes service on the following nonprofit boards: UNC-Greensboro Board of Trustees, United Way of Greater Greensboro, Cone Health Board of Trustees, Cone Foundation Board, Advisory Board for M & F Bank, Gateway Research Park, Guilford Child Development, National Conference for Community and Justice, YMCA, Friends of the Library at UNCG, and an Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation to expand philanthropy among communities of color.

Mae’s personal philanthropy is focused on the most vulnerable in our community to ensure they have access to employment, education, and health care. Throughout her career she has been known for her sponsorship, mentoring and coaching of women and people of color. Likewise, her passion for social advocacy has provided a steady tone that helps define her values and serves as a backdrop to her successful career and community leadership.