Senator Tom Daschle served as the Senate Majority Leader and has participated in the development and debate of nearly every major public policy issue of the past 30 years. Since leaving the Senate, he has remained an active and learned voice among policymakers.
Tom DeRosa is CEO of Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), an S&P 500 company. Under his leadership, the company has grown into the global leader in health care real estate with a broad, diversified portfolio across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Together with its operating partners, the company is connecting health care delivery providers and properties to create more healthful environments for an aging population and to drive efficiencies in healthcare delivery. Mr. DeRosa is a governor of the World Economic Forum and serves on the Board of Argentum, the largest senior living association in the US.
Emily Drabant Conley, Ph.D. joined 23andMe in 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development. She is responsible for building strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, forging research collaborations, and overseeing project execution across a range of therapeutic areas. Dr. Conley has been featured on the cover of Pharmaceutical Executive and interviewed by Bloomberg, NPR, FOX, and Fast Company, among others. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Krista Drobac is a Partner at health care consulting firm Sirona Strategies. She previously directed the Health Division at the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices, served as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was the Deputy Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Illinois, and spent 5 years as a health advisor in the US Senate for Senators Dick Durbin and Debbie Stabenow. She holds a BA from University of Michigan and MPP from Harvard University.
Executive founder of Way to Wellville and chairman of EDventure Holdings, Esther Dyson (@edyson) is devoted to demonstrating the value (both financial and social) of investing in health rather than renting it through remedial healthCARE. Way to Wellville is a ten-year, five-community project. Aside from that, she is an active angel investor, concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, new space and health. She sits on the boards of 23andMe and Voxiva/Wellpass, and is an investor in Clover Health, Eligible, Omada Health, StartUp Health and Valkee, among others. From October 2008 to March of 2009, Esther lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut.
Dr. Hofmann co-founded Grand Rounds with the goal of ensuring that access to state-of-the-art care is available to everyone, not just the rich and privileged. He is Chief of Interventional Radiology at Stanford Hospital and a Professor of Radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Hofmann is a nationally recognized deep venous thrombosis (DVT) expert.
Stephen Johnston is co-founder of Aging2.0 a global innovation platform for aging and senior care, and of the Innovation Leaders Fund, a global equity fund focused on innovation. He is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth. Stephen serves on the board of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and Music and Memory, 501c3 nonprofits focused on improving the quality of life for older people. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He lives in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Kvedar is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is the author of The Internet of Healthy Things, describing how real-time biometric data can change behavior and improve health. Under Dr. Kvedar’s two decades of leadership, Partners Connected Health has launched a number of innovative mobile health programs, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs.
Dr.. Landers leads the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, the nation’s second largest not-for-profit home healthcare organization. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and serves on several other boards including Partnership for Quality Home Health Care and Visiting Nurse Associations of America. Dr. Landers has authored several articles on the role of home care in national publications including The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medicine.
Tim Lash oversees the development and execution of West Health’s successful aging portfolio across its nonprofit outcomes-based philanthropy, applied medical research, and policy and advocacy initiatives. Lash has extensive experience in shaping and advancing innovative and disruptive healthcare models, establishing collaborations across a diverse group of stakeholders and organizations, creating new growth platform strategies, and executing acquisitions/equity investments. Prior to joining West Health, he held leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and several other healthcare companies.
Dr. Leff is a clinician, educator, and an internationally recognized leader and researcher on novel models of health service delivery for older adults with an emphasis on home and community-based models, the care of people with multiple chronic conditions, and quality measurement.
Dedicated to the mission and vision of better, more effective, efficient and accessible health and wellness, Lindsey brings deep experience in strategic planning, brand and experience strategy, and product and service design to the business of care innovation. Key client relationships include Pfizer Consumer Health, Merck, Roche, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Philips Healthcare, Cigna and AARP.
Spyros is a recognized researcher, an experienced biopharmaceutical executive and a digital health expert. Prior to joining TEVA , he held positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen’s Experimental Neurology Unit, Allergan’s Global Medical Affairs and Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit. He has filed multiple INDs and overseen a wide spectrum of development programs leading to successful regulatory filings and new product launches. In his current role, Spyros is leading TEVA’s clinical research transformation by leveraging an innovative digital toolbox and focusing on patient-centricity.
Ms. Raphael is a nationally recognized leader serving on numerous boards in healthcare, education and human services. Prior to her roles as AARP Board Chair (2014-2016) and Vice-Chair (2012-2014), she served as President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of NY for over 20 years. In 2013, Ms. Raphael was appointed by President Obama to the Bipartisan Commission on Long Term Care. She is a member of Age-Friendly NYC and co-editor of the book “Home Based Care for a New Century.”
Roy is co-founder and CEO at American Well where he introduced the patented service brokerage technology that powers the nation’s largest Telehealth network. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the US Federation of Medical Board’s task force delivering landmark guidelines for the “Appropriate use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. Roy serves on the board of the American Telemedicine Association and received their 2014 award for leadership. He is an avid author and speaker in the areas of healthcare technology and national Health IT policy. Roy holds an MD from Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard.
Ms. Sufian is a passionate leader in the field of aging. Most recently, she served in the Obama Administration, focusing on a range of issues related to aging and disability. While at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she was appointed as the first Special Envoy for U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services and was also the Director of Regional Operations at the Administration for Community Living. She previously served as Associate Commissioner of External Affairs and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Social Security Administration, as well as Senior Policy Analyst at the New York City Department for the Aging.
Halle founded Rock Health in 2010, serving as the CEO, Managing Director, and now as an Advisor. She is an active angel investor in over 70 technology and healthcare companies and has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. Halle was named one of Goldman Sachs’s Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and listed on the Forbes 30 under 30. She has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival and SXSW, guest lectured at Harvard and Stanford, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.