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"Healthcare Landscape 2017 and Beyond”

Wake Up with Washburn

David Overton David Overton, bsn ’06, misses the good old days as a student at Washburn. “Not a care in the world other than tests and projects due dates,” he said. He’s been busy since those carefree days, and now he lives in Dallas and is associate clinical director at The Advisory Board Company. His Wake Up lecture, Healthcare Landscape 2017 and Beyond, will talk about the ever-changing health care industry.

Overton started working in Texas for St. Joseph Health Partners in 2013. During that time, he served as executive director of clinical integration and then vice president of care management. Of that work, he said, “It was the first time in my career I realized that people were looking to my leadership to make a difference in the way that care is delivered.”

Overton served in the United States Army from 2003-08 and received his master of health administration from Incarnate Word in 2011. He is a father to three boys, Ezra, Silas and Asa, and he enjoys cross country backpacking and trail racing.


  • In conjunction with the Washburn University School of Business, the Alumni Association has sponsored the Wake Up With Washburn breakfast lecture series since 1993, providing a forum to highlight alumni accomplishments and connect with the Washburn family and Topeka community.
  • Each program begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Convocation Hall of Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.
  • Each breakfast lecture costs $10 for members of the Alumni Association and $13 for non-members.

2018-19 Speaker Lineup

Check back this summer for the 2019-20 lineup!


Previous Wake Up With Washburn Speakers

1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785.670.4483