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Leading Disruption: A Health-Care Innovation Summit

Leading Disruption is a one-day conference designed to inspire an innovation mindset through thought-provoking presentations, interactive workshops and networking.

This April 22 summit in Bethlehem, PA, is presented by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, a leader in providing innovative solutions for patients, practitioners and people living with disabilities.

Leading Disruption will unite a diverse community of health-care professionals, thought leaders, academics, students and industry experts who are motivated to challenge the status quo.

Attendees can earn CEUs.

Date & Time

April 22, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Innovation Summit Speakers

Brian Harris

Brian Harris is the co-founder and CEO of MedRhythms, a company that is building next-generation neurotherapeutics that leverage the power of music and technology. Brian is a board-certified music therapist and one of 350 Neurologic Music Therapist Fellows in the world. Brian’s clinical work was focused at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. There, he created and implemented Spaulding’s first inpatient full-time Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) program, specializing in neurologic injury and disease. It became the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.

Brian also is co-founder of the Arts & Neuroscience group at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at venues throughout the world, including Harvard Medical School, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stanford University, the Neurology Foundation of India and Google. Brian is an author on multiple patents and publications related to music and rehabilitation, and his work has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone.

Chad Bouton

Chad Bouton is vice president of advanced engineering at Northwell Health and director of the Neural Bypass and Brain-Computer Interface Laboratory at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in New York. In 2014, Professor Bouton and his team pioneered the first “artificial neural bypass,” which restored movement in a paralyzed person using a brain implant that decoded movement-related brain activity to modulate muscle contractions directly.

His work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including 60 Minutes, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and Wired. Professor Bouton holds more than 70 patents worldwide, and his technologies have been awarded three R&D 100 Awards. He has been recognized by the U.S. Congress for his contributions to the medical device technology field.

Professor Bouton has also been named Inventor of the Year (2010), Distinguished Inventor (2011) and Innovator of the Year (2017) and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering (2011) as one of the top 100 engineering innovators in the world.

Chris Kauzmann

Chris Kauzmann teaches entrepreneurship and design thinking at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Chris’s main focus is to assist and encourage students at any and every point in their entrepreneurial journey, in and out of the classroom.

Chris graduated from Lehigh University in 2013 with a mechanical engineering degree and entrepreneurship minor, followed by a Master’s of engineering in technical entrepreneurship in 2014.

Raine Osborne

Raine Osborne, PT, DPT, EdD, FAAOMPT, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Florida, director of research for the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) and a member of the Brooks IHL Residency and Fellowship Program faculty.

Dr. Osborne has practiced as a physical therapist for more than 16 years, specializing in orthopaedics with a particular interest in spine and chronic pain. He has also been a physical therapist educator for more than 12 years, providing instruction and mentorship across the physical therapist education continuum (DPT, residency and fellowship). Dr. Osborne currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education and is the chair of the APTA Academy of Education Residency and Fellowship Research Collaborative.

As a researcher, Dr. Osborne’s primary interest is in understanding the complex mix of personal characteristics and environmental factors that drive innovation and excellence in rehabilitation practice. Areas of focus within this research agenda include professional engagement, physical therapist residency and fellowship education, teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning and interprofessional education.

Rhonda Manns

Recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Leaders in Nursing, Rhonda Manns is a highly respected mentor, innovation coach and health-care speaker. She is a registered nurse, certified case manager and nurse innovator, who brings awareness of empathy and design thinking to the corporate sector.

She is a clinical startup advisor at Northeastern University and has been featured on a variety of platforms and publications, such as the 2020 award-winning anthropology, “The Rebel Nurse Handbook: Inspirational Stories for Shift Disruptors,” the Band-Aid Brand nursing campaign, Johnson and Johnson Nursing, Penn Nursing’s Amplify Nursing Podcast, The Empathy Edge and Outcomes Rocket. As a hackathon organizer, facilitator and workshop designer for organizations such as UnitedHealth Care, the American Cancer Society and MIT Hacks Racism in Medicine, she guides diverse groups of people to generate innovative solutions to pressing healthcare problems.

Her career background includes acute inpatient rehabilitation, ER nursing, rare diseases, oncology research, health IT and product management. She is also a founding member, former board member and chair of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL).

Wayne Bartz