AGING & INNOVATION INFLUENCERS

d.health Summit Speakers

Meet the health experts, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, senior care advocates and policymakers taking the stage at d.health 2019. Subscribe to the d.health Digest newsletter for exciting speaker announcements, agenda updates, speakers interviews and more.

AGING & INNOVATION INFLUENCERS

d.health Summit Speakers

Meet the health experts, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, senior care advocates and policymakers taking the stage at d.health 2019. Subscribe to the d.health Digest newsletter for exciting speaker announcements, agenda updates, speakers interviews and more.

Melanie Bella, Citiblock

Melanie Bella

Chief of New Business & Policy, Cityblock

Don Berwick MD

Donald M. Berwick

President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Alice Bonner

Alice Bonner

Senior Director for Aging, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Chris Boone, Pfizer

Chris Boone PhD

Vice President and Head of Real World Data & Analytics, Pfizer

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Kerry Burnight

Chief Gerontologist, GrandPad

Susan Dentzer, Network for Excellence in Healthcare Innovation

Susan Dentzer

Visiting Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Alexandra Drane

Alexandra Drane

“State of US” Wellness Expert, Prudential

Sean Duffy, Omada Health, d.health Summit

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Danielle Duplin AGENCY

Danielle D. Duplin

Co-Founder & Global Launch Director, AGENCY

Terry Fulmer Hartford Foundation d.health Summit

Terry Fulmer

President, John A Hartford Foundation

Jody Gastfriend, care.com

Jody Gastfriend

VP of Senior Care, Care.com

Adam Goldberg Torchlight

Adam Goldberg

CEO & Founder, Torchlight

Tom Grape, Benchmark

Tom Grape

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Benchmark

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Gail Gibson Hunt

Founder, National Alliance for Caregiving

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Barry J. Jacobs

Principal, Health Management Associates

John Kao Alignment Health

John Kao

CEO, Alignment Healthcare

Dina-Katabi

Dina Katabi

Director, MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks & Mobile Computing

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Timothy A. Lash

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, West Health

Lucy Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

President, AARP Foundation

William McIvor, Seniorlink

William McIvor

EVP & Chief Development Officer, Seniorlink

Madhuri Reddy Care Academy

Madhuri Reddy

Chief Medical Officer, CareAcademy

Tom Reiter PACE

Tom Reiter

Executive Director, Gary and Mary West PACE

Elisabeth-Rosenthal

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News

Rich Roth, Dignity Health

Rich Roth

Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health

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Rani E. Snyder

Program Director
, The John A. Hartford Foundation

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Unity Stoakes

President & Co-founder, StartUp Health

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Laurance Stuntz

Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)

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Lucy Theilheimer

Chief Strategy & Impact Officer, Meals on Wheels America

Victor Wang CEO, care.coach

Victor Wang

CEO, care.coach

Melanie Bella, Citiblock

Melanie Bella

Chief of New Business & Policy, Cityblock

Don Berwick MD

Donald M. Berwick

President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Alice Bonner

Alice Bonner

Senior Director for Aging, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Chris Boone, Pfizer

Chris Boone PhD

Vice President and Head of Real-World Data & Analytics, Pfizer

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Kerry Burnight

Chief Gerontologist, GrandPad

Susan Dentzer, Network for Excellence in Healthcare Innovation

Susan Dentzer

Visiting Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Alexandra Drane

Alexandra Drane

“State of US” Wellness Expert, Prudential

Sean Duffy, Omada Health, d.health Summit

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Terry Fulmer Hartford Foundation d.health Summit

President, John A Hartford Foundation

Terry Fulmer

Tom Grape, Benchmark

Tom Grape

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Benchmark

John Kao Alignment Health

John Kao

CEO, Alignment Healthcare

Dina-Katabi

Dina Katabi

Director, MIT’s Center for Wireless Networks & Mobile Computing

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Timothy A. Lash

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, West Health

Lucy Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

President, AARP Foundation

Tom Reiter PACE

Tom Reiter

Executive Director, Gary and Mary West PACE

Elisabeth-Rosenthal

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News

Rich Roth, Dignity Health

Rich Roth

Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health

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Unity Stoakes

President & Co-founder, StartUp Health

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Lucy Theilheimer

Chief Strategy & Impact Officer, Meals on Wheels America

Victor Wang CEO, care.coach

Victor Wang

CEO, care.coach

Danielle Duplin AGENCY

Danielle D. Duplin

Co-Founder & Global Launch Director, AGENCY

Jody Gastfriend, care.com

Jody Gastfriend

VP of Senior Care, Care.com

Adam Goldberg Torchlight

Adam Goldberg

CEO & Founder, Torchlight

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Gail Gibson Hunt

Founder, National Alliance for Caregiving

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Barry J. Jacobs

Principal, Health Management Associates

William McIvor, Seniorlink

William McIvor

EVP & Chief Development Officer, Seniorlink

Madhuri Reddy Care Academy

Madhuri Reddy

Chief Medical Officer, CareAcademy

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Rani E. Snyder

Program Director
, The John A. Hartford Foundation

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Laurance Stuntz

Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)

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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.

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Don Berwick MDDonald M. Berwick MD
President Emeritus & Senior Fellow Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Don Berwick is one of the top thinkers in healthcare today and sees tremendous unrealized potential in American medicine. Dr. Berwick served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (7/2010-12/2011), and was the founding CEO of IHI, a nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare around the world. He has served on the faculties of the Harvard’sMedical School and School of Public Health and serves as an advisor to Google Deep Mind Health, among others.

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Chris Boone, Pfizer
Christopher P. Boone PhD

Vice President and Head of Real-World Data & Analytics, Pfizer

In addition to his leadership role at Pfizer, Chris is an adjunct professor in health informatics at the University of Cincinnati and co-founder of a few start-up companies. Previously, he was VP of Real World Informatics & Digital Strategies at Avalere Health, CEO of the Health Data Consortium, the health informatics lead for the American Heart Association, and a health informatics leader at several major health systems.

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Alice Bonner PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Director for Aging, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Director of Strategic Partnerships for the CAPABLE program and Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Dr. Alice Bonner has been a geriatric nurse practitioner caring for older adults for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bonner served as Secretary of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over three years. She previously directed the Division of Nursing Homes for CMS in Baltimore (2011-2013) and the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (2009-2011).

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Kerry Burnight PhD
Chief Gerontologist, GrandPad

One of the nation’s leading gerontologists, Kerry serves as an expert on aging and social isolation. She was recognized for her work by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2011 (U.S. Victims of Crime Award) and founded Ageless Alliance in 2012, a non-profit to address elder abuse. After serving as a Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California Irvine, Kerry joined GrandPad to use technology to combat one of the most significant risk factors for elders: social isolation.

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Susan Dentzer
Visiting Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Susan Dentzer is one of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR, and an author of commentaries and analyses in print publications such as Modern Healthcare, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Catalyst. She is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and the editor and lead author of the book Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care, available on Amazon.com.

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Danielle Duplin AGENCYDanielle D. Duplin
Co-Founder & Global Launch Director, AGENCY

Danielle D. Duplin co-founded AGENCY to spark innovation worldwide for living longer and aging better. Danielle is an award-winning public speaking coach, strategic event curator, and innovation catalyst. She helps clients inform, inspire, and influence their audiences by combining her unique background in software engineering, executive leadership, and ideas theater. Previously, Danielle served as co-founder of TEDxBoston, and VP of Innovation and Technology at Fidelity Investments for 26+ years. Danielle currently serves as an advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank Working Cities Challenge, and a mentor for startups in MassChallenge and the FinTech Sandbox.

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Sean Duffy, Omada Health, d.health SummitSean Duffy
Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Sean Duffy is the Co-founder and CEO of OmadaHealth, a digital behavioral medicine company that helps those at risk for, and with, chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes and hypertension, build sustainable habits to improve their health. Recognized as a thought leader on the future of healthcare, Sean has written or spoken extensively in the New England Journal of Medicine, Wall Street Journal, and at the World Economic Forum. A former MD/MBA candidate at Harvard, he holds a BS in neuroscience from Columbia University.

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Alexandra Drane
“State of US” Wellness Expert, Prudential

Alexandra Drane has focused on using technology to help people live happier, healthier and more productive livesfor over 20 years. She brings the full force of her experience, vision and determination to address the biggest challenges we faceas individuals and as a nation. A serial entrepreneur, Alexandra is the co-founder of ARCHANGELS, Engage with Grace, and Eliza Corporation (among others). She also works part time as a cashier at Walmart as she believes retail is the front line of health.

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Terry Fulmer Hartford Foundation d.health SummitTerry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN
President, John A Hartford Foundation

Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.She was the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America and on the board of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Fulmer was recently recognized as one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue.

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Jody Gastfriend LICSW
Vice President of Senior Care, Care.com

Jody is VP of Senior Care for Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care.She is a licensed clinical social worker 30+years of experience in senior care.Jody has published numerous articles about caregiving and aging in outlets such as Oprah.com, Salon.com, Next Avenue, the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Jody’s book, “My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving,” published by Yale University Press, is an essential guide to caring for aging and ailing family members.

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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.

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Adam Goldberg TorchlightAdam Goldberg, M.Ed.
CEO & Founder, Torchlight

Inspired by his own challenges, Adam founded Torchlight, a complete caregiver support program for employers and families that provides real-time access to the strategies and solutions modern caregivers need most. Previously, he co-founded and directed the Goldberg Center for Educational Planning and worked for leading technology firms. Adam has been featured on NPR and in national press including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Adam earned a BS with honors from UPenn’s Wharton School, and a Masters with Distinction in Special Education and Assessment from Framingham State University.

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Tom Grape, BenchmarkTom Grape
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Benchmark

Since founding Benchmark in 1997, Tom has led it to become one of the Northeast’s leading senior living companies. With 6,400 associates and nearly 60 communities across eight states, Benchmark has assets under management of $2.5 billion and annual revenue of $500 million. Tom is a founding board member and former chair of Argentum, the national organization of senior living companies. In 2017, Governor Charlie Baker tapped him to serve on the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.

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Gail Gibson Hunt
Founder, National Alliance for Caregiving

Gail Hunt founded the National Alliance for Caregiving, a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them. Prior to serving as president and CEO (1996-2017), she led a consulting firm that conducted corporate eldercare research for the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, developed training for caregivers with AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, and designed a corporate eldercare program for the Employee Assistance Professional Association.

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Barry J. Jacobs PsyD
Principal, Health Management Associates

Dr. Jacobs is a noted clinical psychologist, family therapist, and Principal for Health Management Associates. His passion for enhancing support for family caregivers has led him to present nationally and internationally and author several books and dozens of articles on the topic. Dr. Jacobs co-authored AARP Meditations for Caregivers—Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family and authored The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers — Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent. He currently writes a monthly column for family caregivers on AARP.org and blogs on public policies to support family-engaged care for the CFHA Blog of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.