Melanie Bella MBA
Chief of New Business & Policy, Cityblock
Ms. Bella has spent her career transforming care for complex and costly populations including in her current role at Cityblock, a care delivery company built for low-income urban populations with complex needs. Before Cityblock, Ms. Bella served as the first Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at CMS. Under her leadership, CMS designed and launched demonstrations across the country to test new delivery and payment models in community and institutional settings. Ms. Bella earned her MBA from Harvard.
Alice Bonner PhD, RN, FAAN
Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Secretary Alice Bonner has been a geriatric nurse practitioner caring for older adults for over 28 years. From 2009-2011, she directed the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. From 2011-2013, she directed the Division of Nursing Homes for CMS in Baltimore. She has also been an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Since June 2015, she has served as Secretary of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Troyen A. Brennan MD, MPH
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health
Prior to joining CVS Health, Dr. Brennan was Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Inc. In a previous academic career, he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Cassel is completing her term as Planning Dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in March 2018, and will be turning to a selected set of projects, some in collaboration with the University of California, related to her expertise and interests in aging and longevity, technology and quality in health and health care, and biomedical ethics. From 2013-2016, she was the President and CEO of the National Quality Forum and prior to that served as president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation.
Joseph F. Coughlin PhD
Founder and Director, MITAgeLab
Dr. Coughlin’s research focuses on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behavior drive innovations in business and government. Dr. Coughlin was named one of 12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement by the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He has authored more than 100 research publications and recently published the book, The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market.
Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care; Partner, Sirona Strategies
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.
Dan Gebremedhin MD
Principal, Flare Capital
Prior to joining Flare Capital, Dan served as a Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, leading Population Health Analytics, Value Based Purchasing, and General Strategy. Dan is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has an appointment at Harvard Medical School. Previously, Dan spent time as an entrepreneur and operator in the Health IT Industry, cofounding and managing two separate businesses in the Electronic Health Records and Online Medical Education industries.
Sr. Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors
Jody is founder and Senior Managing Partner of Longevity Venture Advisors LLC, where he works with innovative entrepreneurs, venture investors, public companies, and non-profit organizations to successfully leverage business and investment opportunities in the $7.6 trillion Longevity Economy. He is a recognized expert and thought leader on innovation in the aging space. In honor of his contributions, he was recently recognized as a Top 50 Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue/NPR. Jody was previously AARP’s Senior Vice President of Market Innovation where he conceived and built the first program to spark innovation in the market that benefits people over 50.
David H. Klein MBA
Special Advisor to the CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center
Mr. Klein is a special advisor to the CEO of the University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center, a professor of public health sciences in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry and an executive professor of health care management in the UR Simon Business School. Previously, Mr. Klein was the Chief Executive Officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies.
Laura Landro spent the majority of her journalism career at The Wall Street Journal, where she was the Informed Patient columnist and an assistant managing editor until December 2016. She is the author of Survivor: Taking Control of Your Fight Against Cancer (Simon & Schuster) about her own battle with leukemia. Ms. Landro is currently a freelance contributor on health and medicine for WSJ Special Reports, including the Health Matters column for the WSJ Encore retirement section.
Timothy A. Lash MBA
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Successful Aging, West Health; President of the West Health Policy Center
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.
Carolyn Magill MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Aetion
Carolyn is a healthcare technology executive who brings over 20 years leadership experience to Aetion. She previously served in senior leadership roles at among the most important companies driving the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. As the CEO of Remedy Partners, she led the market-leading company in providing software and services for bundled payment programs. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Payer Strategy and Operations at Evolent Health.
Kedar Mate MD
Chief Innovation and Education Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Dr. Mate’s scholarly work has focused on health system design, health care quality, strategies for achieving large-scale change, and approaches to improving value. He is a research professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, an Aspen Healthcare Innovator, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Dr. Mate has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and white papers. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown and medical degree from Harvard.
CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Ms. Markwood is a national advocate for aging issues, an expert in the design and development of age-friendly communities, and a champion for ensuring that people have the best supports to age well. In her current role, she has advocated for the passage of federal legislation to support older adults including in-home services and caregiver support. In addition, she has led campaigns to combat social isolation, promote engagement, and explore new transportation and housing options for our aging population.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, American Well
Mary Modahl is a marketing executive focused on healthcare and technology. At American Well, Ms. Modahl leads the company’s health system, health plan, employer, consumer and physician engagement programs. Her prior experience includes the role of Chief Marketing Officer at QuantiaMD, a physician social network, and SVP Marketing and Government Affairs for Health Dialog, the disease management unit of UK-based Bupa Group. Ms. Modahl earned her degree in economics from Harvard University.
Matt Patterson MD
Dr. Matt Patterson is dedicated to improving the value, accessibility, and experience of healthcare for all people and their caregivers. Hehasled market changing innovation across clinical, operational, and technology domains with AirStrip, McKinsey & Company, and the United States Navy.In his current role, he works with the leadership team ofWelbeHealthefforts to provide integrated medical and social services to frail seniors.
Timothy Peck MD
Co-Founder & CEO, Call9
Dr. Peck left a faculty position at Harvard to co-found Call9, a startup that delivers emergency and palliative care to nursing home patients. A proprietary technology platform connects Call9 physicians to on-site first responders avoiding unnecessary transports to the hospital. Previously a Chief Resident in the ED at Beth Israel Deaconess, Dr. Peck saw first-hand the need to provide real-time emergency care. Call9 was a member of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 class, and is now going to scale throughout New York and beyond.