Speakers


 

Circle-Headshot_AA.png Andrew Altorfer
CEO and Co-Founder
CirrusMD
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Since co-founding CirrusMD in 2012, Andy has grown the business into healthcare's leading text-first virtual care platform. During this journey, Andy led the efforts to raise over $46 million in venture capital and expanded access to care on the CirrusMD platform to nearly 10 million people. 

Prior to CirrusMD, Andy worked as a management consultant and investment banker to early and growth-stage tech companies, giving him both market knowledge and experience to lead execute on the CirrusMD vision. Andy's previous experience included VP with Q Advisors, a boutique technology investment bank, and roles with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors, studying both Finance and Mechanical Engineering. 


 

Circle-Headshot_Dr-Stuart-Baker.png Dr. Stuart Baker
Executive Officer & President Emeritus
Navvis
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Stuart B. Baker, MD is Executive Officer, President Emeritus, and Co-Founder of Navvis. Headquartered in St. Louis. Navvis is a technology-enabled population health management services company, that works with health plans, health systems, and physician organizations to build and operate new population-based business models. Navvis serves as a thought and
innovation partner, an implementation partner, and an operating partner for providers and payers transitioning to value-based care models. With over 40 years of experience serving as a clinician, physician leader, health system officer, clinical professor of medicine, board strategist, corporate executive, consultant, and change management expert, Stuart provides customer partners with the unique perspective and experience of both an expert physician and proven business leader. He works directly with Navvis’ partners and their executive, board, and medical leaders to define growth, diversification and population health management strategies, and to build strong leadership and governance ensuring effective organizational and healthcare transformation.

 

Circle-Headshot_Monika-Brown-2-(1).png Monika Brown
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
McKesson Corporation
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Monika Brown is senior vice president of Mergers and Acquisitions with McKesson Corporation. In this role, she has responsibility for all of McKesson Corporation’s mergers and acquisitions activity. Monika joined McKesson in 1999 through the acquisition of HBO & Company, and prior to joining Corporate Strategy and Business Development, she held positions in finance and investor relations. During her tenure, Monika has completed over 75 transactions with a total value exceeding $15 billion. Monika earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University.

 

Circle-Headshot_Ken-Cahill.png Ken Cahill
CEO 
SilverCloud Health
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Ken Cahill is the CEO and co-founder of SilverCloud Health with offices in Boston, Dublin, and London. SilverCloud is the world’s leading digital mental health platform. It enables the delivery of clinically validated digital therapeutic care programs that are proven to significantly improve clinical outcomes, increase access & scale while reducing costs of care delivery.
 
SilverCloud’s multi-award winning platform has spun out from 16 years of clinical research with leading academic institutions, including MIT Media Lab. Today, SilverCloud provides customized solutions for over 300 organizations globally to meet the mental health & chronic care needs of their end users/patients. The platform has been profoundly validated through the use of full randomized control trials as well as real-world data from over 550,000 active SilverCloud end users. SilverCloud holds a CE Mark, ISO13485 Medical Device Designation as well as FDA roadmap.
 
Prior to founding SilverCloud Health, Ken held senior positions in several multinationals including, Dell, HP, and Gateway. Ken has received a number of awards including the 2018 MedTech Boston 40 under 40 award.
 
He holds  BSc. Degree in Computing, Diploma in new business and Diploma in company direction from the IOD.

 

Circle-Headshot_Andrew-Cavenagh-(2).png Andrew Cavenagh
Founder and CEO
Pareto Health, Inc.                                                    
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Andrew Cavenagh is the Founder and CEO of Pareto Health, Inc., the nation’s largest member-owned captive manager.  Pareto Health manages captives that have over 1,100 employer owners within excess of $400m of stop loss and 300,000 lives.

Andrew is a leading expert in the employee benefit group captive area.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Self-Insurance Institute of America (“SIIA”) and often speaks at various industry events.

Prior to founding Pareto Captive Services, Andrew created and managed Berkley Accident & Health's Group Captive Division.  He also served as an Executive Vice President at Berkley Risk.  In addition to his role at Pareto, Andrew is on the Board of Directors at Garnet Captive Services, LLC and Elevate Insurance Services, LLC. Garnet Captive forms and manages P&C group captives, and Elevate is a wholesaler of workers compensation for framing and roofing contractors.  
 
Andrew attended Swarthmore College and has a BA in Economics.  He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
 

Circle-Headshot_CC-(1).png Dr. Christopher Crow
CEO and Co-Founder
Catalyst Health Network
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Dr. Christopher Crow is CEO and Co-founder of Catalyst Health Network, a URAC-accredited clinically integrated network of primary care physicians. More than 1,000 primary care providers—with over 300 office locations—rely on Catalyst’s 100+ care team members to provide integrated care management and support for more than 1 million patients through each stage of their care journeys. 

Under Dr. Crow’s leadership, Catalyst became the first North Texas physician network to hold value-based contracts with the top four major carriers: Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare. Since 2016, Catalyst has performed to achieve savings of more than $100 million for the stakeholders and communities it serves. The organization is one of few in the country to have earned URAC accreditation in three major areas: Clinical Integration, Transitions of Care and Case Management. 

Dr. Crow launched Catalyst Health Network after founding Village Health Partners and Legacy Medical Village in Plano, Texas in 2007. He is an award-winning primary care physician and has spent the past 20+ years focused on helping communities thrive through the improved delivery of healthcare. 

Among many notable industry awards, Dr. Crow has been named Healthcare Innovator of the Year and Healthcare Trailblazer by D CEO magazine, awarded TAFP Presidential Award of Merit and ranked among the Dallas 500 Most Powerful Leaders in North Texas. Additionally, Dr. Crow is a three-time finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Southwest region – 2019, 2020 and 2021).

 

Circle-Headshot_Joe-Delatorre.png Joe Delatorre
Chief Executive Officer
Florida Medical Clinic
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As the Chief Executive Officer of Florida Medical Clinic, Joe Delatorre has been responsible for running all facets of the business since its inception in 1993. Joe has a proven executive management track record driving business and growth for the clinic, which remains a private, independent physician group practice with over 350 providers.  Prior to joining Florida Medical Clinic, Joe Delatorre was the Chief Executive Officer of Humana Woman’s Hospital of Tampa, responsible for all business and operational activities. At Humana Woman’s he led the facility into an enterprise-focused hospital while growing obstetric deliveries to over 6,000 deliveries per year. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Humana Hospital Pasco where he was recognized for his work in physician leadership and development, quality of care improvement, and strategic operations.
 
Throughout his 28-year tenure with Florida Medical Clinic, Joe has built a reputation for embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth. He is responsible for developing business strategies, incubating business models, and growing revenue annually to a record $300 million in 2020. He also developed the business model for growth opportunities, helping to grow new facilities into over fifty locations.   
 
Joe serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Medical Clinic. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Florida.
 
Joe lives in Wesley Chapel with his wife of 38 years, Kelley Delatorre. They have two grown daughters, Stephanie and Shannon.  Stephanie is a practicing attorney in Atlanta, specializing in employment law.  Shannon earned her Master in music business from NYU, and works for Sony in New York.

 

Circle-Headshot_Paul.png Paul DiCosmo
Chief Executive Officer
StateServ
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Paul DiCosmo currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for The StateServ Companies, a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) benefit management provider.

StateServ is the nation’s leading technology-enabled cost containment platform for the post-acute care market. Founded in 2004, StateServ provides services throughout the United States from its multiple Brick and Mortar operations as well as through a network of high quality DME providers. The firm offers state-of-the art technology developed by its internal team of experts and continues to be on the forefront of hospice technology and services. StateServ provides advantages such as EMR integration, diagnosis - driven ordering, and predictive analytics. StateServ’s unparalleled innovation allows the firm to maintain the highest levels of quality at a competitive rate.

Heavily involved in the creation and launch of StateServ and all of its business lines, Mr. DiCosmo hit the ground running in the summer of 2004 playing key roles in every aspect of the business's design for success. Over the span of 15 years Paul has held multiple positions within StateServ, including Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations and President.

In 2012, Paul was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and continues to sit at the forefront of the Company’s rapid growth, strategic direction, financial management, and world-class operations.

In 2017 Paul led StateServ’s recapitalization by Blue Wolf Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Shortly thereafter, Mr. DiCosmo spearheaded the acquisition and integration of StateServ’s largest competitor, HospiceLink. The combined entity currently serves 40% of the total US market share within the hospice segment and operates a national network of 1,300 DME provider locations and 34 company-owned distribution centers. StateServ supports the care of over 130,000 patients each day.

Prior to launching StateServ, Mr. DiCosmo has held positions at Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and Honeywell International.

Mr. DiCosmo graduated with honors from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Spanish.

 

Circle-Headshot-2_Kim-Duck-(1).png Kim Duck
Vice President of Global Benefits 
Dow Jones & Company, a subsidary of News Corp
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Kim Duck is Vice President, Global Benefits specifically for Dow Jones & Company, a subsidiary of News Corp. She oversees global health and welfare, retirement and pension plans, leave and absence management, deals & discounts, as well as ergonomics and wellness. 

 

Circle-Headshot_Rafael-Cofino-(3).png Rafael Cofiño
Partner
Great Hill Partners
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Rafael Cofiño is responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in the Internet, software, health care, and business and consumer services sectors. Rafael serves on the board of directors of Pareto Health, Vatica Health, PartsSource, Quantum Health and RxBenefits.  He is a former Director of DealerRater and Qualifacts and was also involved in the firm’s investments in Passport Health and Wayfair.
 
Prior to joining Great Hill Partners, Rafael was a principal at Battery Ventures, where he was involved in investments in the Internet, software and business services sectors and was responsible for originating and executing investment opportunities as well as assuming board of director responsibilities at portfolio companies. While at Battery, Rafael was involved in investments with ExactTarget, Internet Brands, Sprinklr, and Wayfair. Prior to Battery, Rafael spent a number of years with Technology Crossover Ventures, where he focused on growth, recapitalizations and buyout investments in the technology and financial services sectors. He also held positions with Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets. At Goldman Sachs, he was involved in structuring, underwriting and marketing leveraged buyout transactions in the gaming, real estate, media and technology industries. During his tenure at RBC Capital Markets, he provided merger and acquisition, capital raising and advisory services for corporate clients focused on the technology sector.
 
Rafael earned a degree in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Circle-Headshot_Carter-Dredge-(1).png Carter Dredge
Lead Futurist
SSM Health
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As Lead Futurist, Carter Dredge advances SSM Health's research and development, innovation and new venture activities. He supports SSM Health's strategic objectives by identifying and developing unique emerging opportunities to accelerate overall organizational transformation.

Mr. Dredge became SSM Health’s Lead Futurist in May 2021, after serving as Chief Transformation Officer since October 2017. Previously, Mr. Dredge served as Assistant Vice President and Administrator for Home Care Services at Intermountain Healthcare. Before that, he was the Director of Healthcare Transformation/Population Health at Intermountain, where he led the innovative strategy development for multiple major enterprise clinical and insurance-related functions.

Mr. Dredge was chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship program in 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management/corporate finance from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Cornell University, where he also currently teaches a graduate-level course on alternative healthcare payment design.

 

Circle-Headshot_Kirk-Fallbacher.png Kirk Fallbacher
President and CEO
Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (AMPS)
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Kirk was appointed President of AMPS in 2018, after joining AMPS as COO/CTO in 2016 and is responsible for daily operations, technology and all services. Kirk is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years of experience serving Healthcare and Insurance, combined with in-depth expertise in IT strategy, service delivery, enterprise integration, application development, and analytic solutions. Kirk has also worked in leadership roles at several consulting and software firms that, in some capacity, have all served the healthcare market. His past clients have included multi-facility Integrated Delivery Networks, Children’s Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Physician Groups, National Payers and Healthcare IT Vendors. Kirk holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Western Illinois University, Cum Laude. He is also a member of numerous healthcare advisory boards for companies and foundations.

 

Adam-Flisser_circle.png Dr. Adam Flisser
Director
Marwood Group
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As director of Marwood Group’s strategy practice, Dr. Flisser provides guidance for healthcare corporations and investors across topic areas including health care services, med tech, and biopharma.  Prior to joining Marwood, Dr. Flisser was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in New York within the health care practice, advising investors and health care enterprises on growth strategy, acquisitions, and more tactical engagements.  He is a Board-certified OB/GYN and pelvic surgeon previously in private practice and a prior Director of the Division of Urogynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  He received his MD from New York University and a BA in Politics, cum laude, from Princeton University.  Dr. Flisser has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals in his field, presented his research findings at the national meetings of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Urological Association, American Urogynecologic Society, and others, has co-authored a number of textbook chapters and monographs, and has served as a peer reviewer for medical journals including the Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics.  He appeared as a physician consultant on the Bravo Television series “Pregnant in Heels” and recorded a series of health education videos through myhealthguru.com that has over 191M youtube hits.

 

Circle-Headshot_Stephen-Friedhoff.png Stephen Friedhoff
SVP, Clinical Operations and Products
Anthem
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Dr. Stephen G. Friedhoff serves as Senior Vice President and Chief of Clinical Operations and Products for Anthem’s Diversified Business Group. Prior to his current position, Dr. Friedhoff held the role of Anthem Chief Clinical Officer. Previously, he served as Anthem SVP Clinical Strategy and Programs, Chief Medical Officer of Anthem’s Government Business Division and held a similar role with Amerigroup Corporation prior to Amerigroup’s acquisition by Anthem. Dr. Friedhoff is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in clinical and administrative leadership roles. He is a certified health insurance executive through America’s Health Insurance Plans, a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians and board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

 

Adam-Gale_circle-(1).png Adam Gale
President
KLAS
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As one of the original four KLAS founders, Adam oversees all HIT research and performance reporting.  He has worked with hundreds of healthcare professionals along with executives from all the major HIT vendors and consultants over the lifetime of KLAS.  Adam’s research focus has been on core clinical and financial systems including Ambulatory EMR/PM.
 
Adam is a HIMSS Fellow with twenty plus years of healthcare experience and has spoken at conferences around the country, including the HIMSS national meeting. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in business information systems. Adam resides in Orem, Utah with his wife, Jenn, and their six children.

 

Circle-Headshot_Nathan-Goldstein.png Nathan Goldstein
Chief Strategy Officer
Signify Health
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Nathan Goldstein serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Signify Health, overseeing long range planning, corporate development, government relations and associated functions. He previously served as the company’s Chief Product Officer, driving product strategy and execution to help high-risk individuals enjoy more healthy days at home. 
 
Formerly CEO of a leading boutique professional services and software firm serving health plans and health systems’ government programs, Nathan built products and practices dedicated to improving the patient experience. In his final full year as CEO, the firm dramatically exceeded industry standard operating margins while serving nearly twice the client base of 3 years earlier. Before becoming CEO, Nathan served as an Executive Vice President for the company. He was also on the founding management team of the first company to provide full-service risk adjustment management for the managed care industry.
 
Mr. Goldstein is a nationally known speaker and presents at numerous industry events each year. Before entering health care, Mr. Goldstein's communications company had clients including presidential candidates, members of the U.S. Congress, network news anchors, Fortune 500 CEOs and one infamous Gonzo journalist. He specialized in writing on health care related topics, and, on behalf of his clients, his writings have been syndicated in over 100 newspapers nationwide.

 

Circle-Headshot_Faraaz-Kamran.png Faraaz Kamran
Senior Partner
Twin Brook Capital Partners
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Faraaz Kamran is a senior partner at Twin Brook Capital Partners. He is a member of Twin Brook’s investment committee and focuses on the firm’s health care portfolio.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Faraaz was with Madison Capital Funding LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investors. Faraaz founded Madison Capital’s healthcare group and built a team of ten professionals. Faraaz’s responsibilities included building and managing the healthcare silo as well as client relationship management and new business development, where he focused on originating and structuring transactions with middle market private equity sponsors. Prior to joining Madison Capital, Faraaz held various positions in originations, loan underwriting and portfolio management at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and American National Bank. Faraaz received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Circle-Headshot_Mike-Lamb.png Mike Lamb
CEO
Clearwave Corporation
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Mike Lamb brings a strong background of executive leadership in technology and digital healthcare. He spent more than 20 years at ADP in senior sales and operations leadership across major and global client segments, followed by seven years as COO and then CEO of Viverae/SimplyWell, an employer wellness company.

As Division Vice President and General Manager at ADP, Mike was responsible for 17,000 clients at their southeast service center, generating over $260 million in revenue. Later, under his leadership as Division Vice President of Implementation, his teams launched more than 1,000 client implementations annually, producing $450 million in total recurring revenue. Under his leadership at Viverae/SimplyWell, the company tripled revenues and clients.

Mike’s experience of success and growth place Clearwave in a strong position to continue solving its client’s problems – reducing patient and staff workload, providing excellent patient experience, and accelerating revenue collection. “I’m first and foremost all about finding opportunities to evolve our solutions to fit our clients’ needs—both present and future. I’m also very focused on building a company that can grow and show repeatable excellence in everything we do. Building on our great foundation of successful clients, we have a clear opportunity to be both the patient and practice solution of choice,” said Mike. Gerard White, founder and former CEO will be moving to Chief Strategy Officer to continue delivering value with Clearwave’s solutions for their clients.

 

Circle-Headshot_Jillian-Lampert.png Jillian Lampert
Chief Strategy Officer
The Emily Program
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Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer for The Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program with multiple locations across the country. Additionally, Dr. Lampert is Co-Founder and President of the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC), the national association of treatment providers across the country. She is also Treasurer of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC-based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy, and past-president and current Board Member of WithAll (formerly The Emily Program Foundation), a Minnesota based organization promoting eating disorder education and advocacy. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.
 
Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.  She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of policy, clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders.
 
Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous resources, book chapters and articles addressing nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder related topics. 

 

Circle-Headshot_Tabitha-Lieberman.png Tabitha Lieberman
SVP Information Services, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Applications
Providence St. Joseph Health System
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Tabitha Lieberman, CHCIO is SVP Information Services, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Applications at Providence St Joseph Health (PSJH).  PSJH is the nation’s third largest health system, providing health services across 7 states in the West.  

Tabitha has worked in healthcare for 32 years.  Starting in a role in operations leadership, Tabitha has spent the last 25 years of her career in IT leadership focused on enterprise systems implementations.  
She joined Providence in 2010, leading the health system’s initiative to unify under a single Electronic Medical Record, the nation’s largest single-deployment. In Tabitha’s current role, she is accountable for application delivery and implementations across Providence St Joseph’s Health, including owned and non-owned affiliations and joint ventures.   

Driven to make all aspects of healthcare better, Tabitha is a long-time HIMSS and CHiME member, and has a passion for developing high-functioning teams.

Tabitha has a degree in business administration from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle, Washington.

 

Circle-Headshot_Paul-Marchetti-01-(1).png Paul Marchetti
Senior Vice President, Health Care Management
Anthem
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Paul Marchetti has more than 25 years of payer and provider experience in healthcare delivery systems, business operations, product development and population health, and technology solutions.

Before joining Anthem, Paul was at New Century Health, a specialty care management company, where he served as Chief Growth Officer and led top-line revenue growth, strategic planning and execution and product development.

Prior to his current role, Paul held the role of Vice President, Health Care Management and Vice President, National Networks and Contracting at Aetna; Senior Vice President, Network and Medical Cost Management at United HealthCare; and leadership positions at Horizon Healthcare and Physicians Health Services.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Haven with a concentration in Healthcare Management. He makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and three children.

 

Circle-Headshot_Mike-McMaude.png Mike McMaude
CEO
Abode Healthcare
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Mike McMaude has been a serial entrepreneur and growth-oriented CEO in the healthcare services sector for over 20 years.  He is currently the Founder and CEO of Abode Healthcare, a leading national provider of hospice and home health services.  Since its launch in 2012, Abode has grown significantly through disciplined investments in clinical staff, technology and compliance, combined with accretive M&A.  Prior to Abode, Mike and the Managing Partner of Grant Avenue Capital partnered together on Voyager HospiceCare, where Mike was the CEO from 2007 until its successful sale to Harden Healthcare in 2010.  Following the sale, Mike continued to serve as COO until 2012.  During his tenure as CEO of Voyager, Mike dramatically expanded the breadth of service and geographic reach of the business through both organic and inorganic growth.  Before Voyager, Mike founded AccuMed, a skilled-nursing homecare business which was sold to TLC Home Health.   

Earlier in his career, Mike was the President of the Home Health division of Amedisys (NASDAQ:  AMED) and held various positions with Columbia HCA, where his responsibilities included overseeing home health and hospice operations in the Central and Western U.S.

Mike earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hardin-Simmons University, where he is currently a member of the Board of Development.

 

Circle-Headshot_Mike-Miller-(1).png Mike Miller
CEO
Caravel Autism Health
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Mike Miller oversees Caravel Autism Health’s business operations. He focuses on creating an environment of operational excellence so that our clinical autism health experts can invest their energies into the continuous improvement in the quality of treatment we offer to children and families. Mike has more than 20 years of experience leading and working with growing businesses that strive to be the best in their fields. He earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from Miami University and his master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Circle-Headshot_Ivana-Naeymi-Rad.png Ivana Naeymi-Rad
Chief Operating Officer
IMO
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Ivana Naeymi-Rad is Chief Operating officer at IMO. She joined IMO in 2012 and now leads the company’s software engineering, content development and delivery, project management, and enterprise IT departments. Ivana came to IMO with over 15 years of software engineering development and data experience in various industries including e-commerce, government, academia, and online advertising. In previous roles, she led numerous engineering teams at both Jetsetter/Gilt Groupe and Yahoo. Ivana earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

 

Circle-Headshot_RP-(2).png Roberto Palenzuela
CEO and Founder
ClareMedica
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Roberto has been a senior health care executive for over 25 years and has operated in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer for Community Medical Group; General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., (NYSE:MDF); General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer  for Continucare Corporation (NYSE: CNU); and was a founding director, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for Community Health Plan of the Rockies, Inc.  During his career he has facilitated health care related business transactions totaling over $2 billion, including the sale of MDF to Humana, Inc.

 

Circle-Headshot_Carter-Paine-(1).png Carter Paine
CEO
axialHealthcare
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Attracted by the opportunity to help solve issues related to the nation’s opioid epidemic, Carter joined axialHealthcare as CEO in 2019. An experienced healthcare executive, Carter has spent his entire career in health services and IT working for and with companies that challenge the status quo and strive to improve health outcomes while eliminating waste in the healthcare system. Prior to axialHealthcare, Carter co-founded and served as President & COO of naviHealth, a Nashville-based care transitions and post-acute management business. Carter started his career in finance, working at both Jefferies Group and Health Evolution Partners.  He received his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Circle-Headshot_Mark-Prather.png Mark Prather
CEO
DispatchHealth
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Dr. Prather is an industry insider whose passion is to change healthcare delivery to benefit the consumer. He has over twenty years of experience as a board-certified emergency medicine specialist. He also has experience managing large provider groups and has most recently served as the managing partner for an outsourced emergency and pediatric staffing group in Denver, Colorado. He has been involved in multiple medical industry start-ups including iTriage where he served as medical director.

Dr. Prather completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. He attended medical school at UCLA where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He went on to complete his residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health and Hospitals where he served as Chief Resident. He obtained his MBA from the University of Colorado.

 

Circle-Headshot_Mazi.png Mazi Rasnulnia, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Pack Health
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Mazi Rasulnia is the President and CEO of Pack Health: a leading patient engagement platform that provides personalized education, tools, and support for patients. An avid researcher, he has authored more than 85 publications since completing his bachelors of science in Biology at the College of William and Mary. He completed his MPH and MBA at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he went on to complete his PhD in health services administration and a fellowship at the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE). He then began his corporate career at Outcomes Inc, which provides company assessment services in the health education marketplace within the United States and globally. He launched Pack Health in 2013.

 

Circle-Headshot_Steve-Rodgers.png Steve Rodgers
CEO
AccentCare
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Steve Rodgers is Chief Executive Officer for AccentCare®, Inc.  He has over 30 years of healthcare experience including home care, insurance, consulting and employee benefits.  Prior to joining AccentCare, Mr. Rodgers was CEO at OptumHealth Collaborative Care, a division of UnitedHealth Group, which owns, manages, and provides administrative and technology services to healthcare delivery systems.  Earlier in his career he was a healthcare executive at General Electric Company, responsible for purchasing healthcare benefits.  Mr. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Circle-Headshot_Jose-Rivero.png Jose Rivero
CEO
HealthComp
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Jose serves as the CEO of HealthComp. He has more than 25 years of experience managing global P&Ls in healthcare and business services organizations. Most recently, Jose was General Manager and Head of Business Process Services at Cognizant. Previously, he served as Global Managing Director of Health and Public Service and the Custom BPO Services Divisions at Accenture. He started his career at McKinsey and later went on to hold senior leadership positions at ADP. Jose earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters/Bachelors in Engineering from MIT.

Circle-Headshot_Jason-Rose.png Jason Rose
CEO
AdhereHealth
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Jason Rose is a thoughtful, innovative, and dedicated leader with 25 years of experience in healthcare technology. He serves as CEO of AdhereHealth, a leading healthcare technology company focused on medication adherence. Jason is a serial healthcare IT entrepreneur focused on launching disruptive products that drive digital health innovation that has qualifiable and quantifiable impact on population health. 

In his two years as CEO, Jason has led AdhereHealth’s complete rebrand and name change, shifting the company’s focus toward its SaaS technology offering to support its clients to target and engage consumers who are not adherent to their medications. Jason has also spearheaded the company’s acquisition of a private courier delivery pharmacy, AdhereRx, that provides pharmacy access for consumers with chronic conditions and/or complicated medication routines. Jason and AdhereHealth have also invested in partnerships with like-minded companies including PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy to tackle adherence and social determinants of health (SDOH) such as food security, access to transportation, and health literacy. 

Jason previously served as the Chief Strategic Development Officer and Executive Vice President at Inovalon, where he led the development, launch, and expansion of the company’s product and technology presence across the healthcare marketplace. He was also instrumental in the company’s multi-billion-dollar IPO in 2015. Jason has previously held leadership positions at companies such as Inspiris, Ardent Health Services, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Cerner. Jason earned his Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree from The George Washington University School of Business. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Radford University. 

 

Circle-Headshot_Adam-Russo-(2).png Adam Russo
CEO and Co-Founder
The Phia Group
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Adam V. Russo, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Phia Group, LLC; an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques offering comprehensive claims recovery, plan document and consulting services designed to control health care costs and protect plan assets. The Phia Group’s overall mission is to reduce the cost of health care through its recovery strategies, innovative technologies, and legal expertise.

Attorney Russo is also the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff, a full-service law firm with offices in Boston and Canton, MA. Attorney Russo’s practice is devoted to representing employers, plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators and carriers in employee benefit matters throughout the United States.  He is a frequent speaker and author on employee benefit topics at webinars, conferences and seminars across the country.

Attorney Russo obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Frank Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.  He also acquired an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University, where he double majored in Political Science and Public Relations. He was recognized by Suffolk University with the 2005 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.  

Adam and his wife Kelly have four wonderful children - Soli, Maeve, Shae and Samuel.  In addition to spending time with his family, Adam enjoys watching his beloved Cleveland Indians baseball team.

 

Circle-Headshot_Hoda-Sayed-Friel.png Hoda Sayed-Friel
EVP of Product
MEDITECH
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Hoda Sayed-Friel charts MEDITECH's strategic direction overseeing the evolution of MEDITECH’s Electronic
Health Record to create innovative products which provide value and optimize the customer experience. Ms.
Sayed-Friel is also responsible for MEDITECH Professional Services, leveraging her customer service and
implementation experience to deploy and provide services to assist and advise customers on how to address
the complex challenges of an evolving healthcare system.

With her clinical degree and experience, Ms. Sayed-Friel recognizes the importance of including the healthcare
provider’s perspective in systems design and she has influenced the development and adoption of advanced
clinical systems. She has been actively involved in discussions with healthcare providers and consumers to
promote care coordination, interoperability and population health as well as highlighting the importance of
using information systems to promote wellness and improve outcomes.

Ms. Sayed-Friel is a leading advocate for the use of IT to improve the safety, quality, and innovation in
healthcare. She has spearheaded both national and local efforts to promote the widespread adoption of EHRs,
consulting with national leaders on issues ranging from standards development to successful adoption
strategies and serving on various workgroups for Genomics & EHR integration, App developers, and bipartisan
committees that guide the government in EHR regulations.

Ms. Sayed-Friel earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and before coming to MEDITECH,
worked at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. She has been with MEDITECH for over 34 years and is
widely respected for her creativity and expertise in interoperable healthcare delivery systems.

 

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Founder and CEO
CareLinx
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Sherwin Sheik is the Founder & CEO of CareLinx. CareLinx is a leading nationwide in-home care platform with over 500,000 professional tech-enabled care providers that can be successfully dispatched to care for patients at any location. CareLinx has successfully developed and scaled in-home personal care programs for both health plan and provider sponsors that improved health outcomes while reducing cost of care for geriatric and high-risk patients with chronic conditions. Prior to founding CareLinx, Sherwin worked within the healthcare industry for over 10 years at large publicly traded Fortune 100 healthcare corporations, as well as a Healthcare Portfolio Manager at a Hedge Fund and Investment Bank. 

 

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Founder and CEO
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Kulmeet Singh is the founder and CEO of Twistle, which uses secure, patient-centric communication to drive care plan and protocol adherence, improve outcomes and lower costs. He previously founded MedRemote, which leveraged speech recognition and machine learning to change the economics of physician documentation and medical transcription, and was purchased by Nuance Communications. Kulmeet’s success is rooted in his commitment to a #patientfirst philosophy, which prioritizes decision-making based upon the best interests of the patient. He holds degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago and in Computer Science from Columbia University.

 

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Senior Vice President of Strategy
Teledoc Health
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Dan Trencher leads corporate strategy for Teladoc Health and is responsible for developing the organization’s long-term strategic vision. Under his direction, his team ensures the alignment of short-and long-range plans, strategic investment roadmaps and channel-level strategies and objectives. Previously, Mr. Trencher led product and strategy for Teladoc Health, ensuring the delivery of innovative commercial products and market-leading experiences.
 
Mr. Trencher brings a breadth of experience in the healthcare industry, including hands-on product and operational expertise from a wide array of healthcare customer segments. Prior to Teladoc Health, Mr. Trencher held leadership roles at WellPoint (now Anthem, Inc.) and WellChoice, Inc., developing and managing growth initiatives across the healthcare value chain, ranging from providers to disease management and wellness programs to health information technology.
 
Mr. Trencher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

 

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CEO
ATI Advisory
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Anne Tumlinson leads the nation in setting the direction of aging and disability policy. She founded ATI Advisory, a DC-based research and advisory services firm that works to reform health and long-term care delivery and financing for the nation’s frail and vulnerable older adults. Anne also founded and runs Daughterhood, an online and in-person community that connects family caregivers with each other for support and information. 

Anne shares her research and expertise with a wide array of policy and business leaders. She has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Aging Committee and has appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Anne advises payer, provider, and financial leaders on strategic development and growth opportunities. She writes regularly about innovation in healthcare and aging, contributing to Health Affairs, Huffington Post, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and Aging Media Network. 

Anne serves on the Aetna Medicaid Advisory Panel and the Caregiver Action Network Board of Directors and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2018, Anne was named an Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue. 

Anne spent her early career working in government, first as a healthcare advisor to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and then as the lead for Medicaid program oversight at the Office of Management and Budget. She joined Avalere Health in 2000, leading the firm’s provider practice and developing business intelligence products for 14 years. 

 

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Teladoc Health
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Andrew (Drew) Turitz is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing growth opportunities for Teladoc Health through partnerships, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other third-party relationships.
 
Mr. Turitz has extensive experience in global healthcare M&A and partnerships, including the management of all phases of analysis, diligence, and transaction structuring to product integration, go-to-market strategies, and operational implementation. Prior to Teladoc Health, he held senior roles at Aetna, Sandbox Industries, and Bank of America. Mr. Turitz has advised on M&A transactions for Fortune 500 companies and led investments in and served on the board of directors for venture-backed companies. He is also an entrepreneur who has launched and joined numerous early-stage businesses.
 
Mr. Turitz holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

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Partner
McDermott Will & Emery
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Kristian (Krist) Werling represents private equity and strategic investors in a wide variety of transactional matters in the healthcare and life sciences industry. In this capacity, he works with cross-disciplinary teams to conduct legal due diligence and execute acquisitions and divestitures, as well as provide ongoing legal services to portfolio companies. Clients look to Krist for his ability to lead teams of lawyers that develop creative transaction structures that enable deals to close. In the healthcare services arena, Krist has particular experience with transactions and joint ventures involving physician practice management, ambulatory surgical centers, specialty hospitals, dermatology, pain management and anesthesia physician practices and dental practice management companies.

Krist had several years of experience serving as in-house counsel to Hospira, Inc., a generic specialty pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer that was sold to Pfizer. He serves as chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team.

 

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Executive Managing Director
H.I.G. Capital
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Rob is an Executive Managing Director. He is the Head of the H.I.G. Advantage Buyout Fund ("Advantage Fund") and the Head of U.S. Healthcare, based in the San Francisco office. Rob joined H.I.G. in 2005. Prior to running the H.I.G. Advantage Fund, Rob spent 10 years as a Managing Director leading transactions in both the Advantage Fund as well as in H.I.G.’s Lower Middle Market Buyout Fund. Rob has worked with companies in a variety of industries with a focus on healthcare, business services, and technology. In addition to the responsibilities mentioned above, Rob currently serves on the Board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Rob brings over twenty years of investment and operating experience across many industries. Prior to H.I.G., Rob was an executive at IPWireless ("IPW"), a wireless infrastructure provider. Rob began his career as a consultant with LEK Consulting, a leading worldwide strategy consulting firm where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and private equity portfolio companies.

Rob earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Cum Laude, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

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Chief Medical Officer
Olive
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YiDing Yu, MD, is an international keynote speaker, a Harvard physician, published researcher, and a serial entrepreneur in healthcare AI and digital technology. She is EVP and Chief Medical Officer at Olive. Olive’s AI workforce is built to fix our broken healthcare system by addressing healthcare’s most burdensome issues — delivering hospitals, health systems and payers increased revenue, reduced costs, and increased capacity.
 
As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Yu was honored by the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards as woman entrepreneur of the year in 2018. She has won top innovation prizes from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and the Cleveland Clinic for her ground-breaking work. Previously, Dr. Yu served as Chief Innovation Engineer of Atrius Health, a $2B multispecialty practice in Boston, MA. 
 

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