Spotlight Health Speakers and Moderators

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Rudy Valdez
Rudy Valdez

Director, The Sentence

Orlando “Maraca” Valle
Orlando “Maraca” Valle

Musician, Composer; Bandleader, Maraca

Marc Van Ameringen
Marc Van Ameringen

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Reggie Van Lee
Reggie Van Lee
Shannon Van Sant
Shannon Van Sant

Co-Founder, Press Forward; Documentary Filmmaker

J.D. Vance
J.D. Vance

Investor; Managing Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution; Author, Hillbilly Elegy

Cyrus Vance Jr.
Cyrus Vance Jr.

District Attorney, New York County (Manhattan)

Sophie Vandebroek
Sophie Vandebroek
Martina Vandenberg
Martina Vandenberg

Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Jackie Vanderbrug
Jackie Vanderbrug

Senior Vice President and Investment Strategist, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management (Festival Underwriter)

Julio Ricardo Varela
Julio Ricardo Varela

Digital Media Director, Futuro Media

Arturo Vargas
Arturo Vargas

Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and NALEO Educational Fund

Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder and CEO, Define American; Journalist; Filmmaker

Michel Rae Varisco (Gleason)
Michel Rae Varisco (Gleason)

Artist; Subject, Gleason

Lynn Vavreck
Lynn Vavreck

Professor, Political Science and Communication Studies, UCLA

Shankar Vedantam
Shankar Vedantam

Social Science Correspondent, NPR; Host, "The Hidden Brain"

Ann Veneman
Ann Veneman

Board Member, Global Innovative Health Technology Fund and Clinton Health Access Initiative; Former US Secretary of Agriculture; Former Executive Director, UNICEF

Bina Venkataraman
Bina Venkataraman

Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

J. Craig Venter
J. Craig Venter

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO, Human Longevity Inc.; Author, Life at the Speed of Light

Emily Verellen
Emily Verellen

Director, The Fledgling Fund

Abraham Verghese
Abraham Verghese

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, Stanford School of Medicine

Philip K. Verleger, Jr.
Philip K. Verleger, Jr.
Grant Verstandig
Grant Verstandig

Founder and CEO, Rally Health, Inc.

Toni Verstandig
Toni Verstandig

Senior Vice President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; Chairman, Middle East Programs, The Aspen Institute

Melanne Verveer
Melanne Verveer
Josh Viertel
Josh Viertel

President, Slow Food USA

Kevin Vigilante
Kevin Vigilante

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Monique Villa
Monique Villa

CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Leo Villareal
Leo Villareal

Artist

Linda Villarosa
Linda Villarosa

Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; Journalism Program Director and Assistant Professor, The City College of New York

Roberto Villaseñor
Roberto Villaseñor

Principal Consultant, 21CP Solutions; Retired Chief, Tuscon Police Department

Thomas Vilsack
Thomas Vilsack

US Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack

US Secretary of Agriculture

Rajiv Vinnakota
Rajiv Vinnakota

Executive Vice President, Youth & Engagement, The Aspen Institute

Nora Volkow
Nora Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Neil Vora
Neil Vora

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tom Voss
Tom Voss

National Veteran Liaison, Project Welcome Home Troops

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Jason van Genderen
Jason van Genderen

Filmmaker; Founder, Pocket Film Academy

Paul van Zyl
Paul van Zyl
Andrew von Eschenbach
Andrew von Eschenbach

President, Samaritan Health Initiatives; 12th Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; 20th Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services