a healthcare intelligence company

David Ellis
Founder & President
(203) 644-1703
Before launching the company in 1998, David Ellis spent ten years in trade magazine operations learning publishing and conference management, first at Intertec Publishing (Chicago), then at Bill Communications (NYC), a division of VNU Publishing. He was the publisher of the leading trade magazine/conference producer for the long-term care industry, Contemporary Long Term Care magazine. David has a BA, Economics from Dartmouth, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and an MBA, Finance from Columbia Business School.

If David had an extra hour each day: "I would read novels - my new extracurricular passion. I used to read more non-fiction and biographies but have shifted to stories. I think the 'truths' from a great fiction writer are a little more insightful and deep."

Tim Craig
Vice President of Education
(203) 644-1727
Tim is responsible for all educational content at Lincoln Healthcare Leadership events. Prior to joining Lincoln in 2011, he spent 15 years in B2B publishing, including 12 years at chief editor and associate publisher at Lebhar-Friedman Inc. in New York, and three years as Content Director at Dowden Health Media in New Jersey. He has a BA in Literature from New York University, and an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

If Tim had an extra hour each day: "I would use it by sleeping."

Miriam Adams
Director of Operations
(203) 644-1734
Miriam’s career in event planning began in 1986 with Lancôme Paris where she worked in Sales Administration and assisted in coordinating their annual sales meeting. Staying in the cosmetic industry, she then worked at John Frieda Professional Hair Care in Strategic Planning where she also coordinated their sales meetings. Miriam brought her wealth of experience to Lincoln in 2003, where she began as an Associate Conference Planner. She now oversees our entire operations department, which is comprised of a truly dedicated team that works diligently to create the memorable experiences that are at the core of Lincoln Healthcare Leadership conferences.

If Miriam had an extra hour each day: "I would do something outside like bike riding or playing tennis."

Jim Kovac
Senior Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
(203) 644-1728
Jim oversees Lincoln’s business development and strategic sponsor partnerships. Prior to joining Lincoln, Jim spent a decade leading the psychiatry recruiting team for CHG Healthcare Services, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing firms. He also spent three years on the Corporate Finance team at Greenwich Associates, a leading global provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Jim has a BA, English from Gettysburg College and an MBA, Finance and Healthcare from University of Connecticut.

If Jim had an extra hour each day: "I enjoy spending time with my wife and four children – but if I had an extra hour in the day all to myself, I'd spend it playing drums!"

Amy Rafael
Director of Marketing
(203) 644-1706
Amy started at Lincoln in 2005 as a marketing assistant, and now oversees all marketing activity for all Lincoln conferences. From emails to direct mail to websites, Amy believes in “sharing the right words with the right people at the right time.” Amy attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA where she graduated with a B.A. in Communications.

If Amy had an extra hour each day: "I would read. I fell in love with reading when I was very young but prioritizing the time for it has gotten harder as I've gotten older. Plus, too much Netflix!"