Roberta L. Schwartz is the executive vice president and chief innovation officer of Houston Methodist Hospital, which has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas for seven straight years in her role as chief innovation officer, Roberta is responsible for advancing and expanding Houston Methodist’s digital innovation platforms, including telemedicine, artificial intelligence and big data. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Roberta worked at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, CSC consulting and for the government at CMS. Roberta has her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, her masters from Johns Hopkins and her Ph. D from UT School of Public Health. Roberta is certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Roberta is involved in many non-profit organizations such as Lifegift OPO; Robert M Beren Academy and the UOS Synagogue, Young Survival Coalition and many breast cancer organizations. Roberta received the 2019 ACHE Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award and has won many awards for her professional and non-profit work.