Pre-Summit Event

Transforming the Way We Care

Join us for a very special pre-Summit event to kickoff the 5th annual d.health Summit on Monday, June 10th. The pre-Summit event, Transforming the Way We Care, will focus on identifying key opportunities for the digital health industry to support the unique challenges of informal caregivers. Get to know fellow d.health attendees, hear from experts and workshop your ideas in a collegial setting prior to the main conference.

d.health Summit 2019 | Pre-Summit kickoff

Transforming the Way We Care

Join us for a very special pre-Summit event to kickoff the 5th annual d.health Summit on Monday, June 10th. The pre-Summit event, Transforming the Way We Care, will focus on identifying key opportunities for the digital health industry to support the unique challenges of informal caregivers. Get to know fellow d.health attendees, hear from experts and workshop your ideas in a collegial setting prior to the main conference.

Programming

  Expert presentations & panels

  Networking & guided discussion

  Introduction to AGENCY startups

  Film screening, Nine to Ninety

  Lunch & post-event reception

Details

  Monday, June 10, 2019

  10:45 am – 4:00 pm

  Photo ID required

  Business-casual attire

  Registration required

Location

AGENCY-CIC Headquarters

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC),
245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Programming

  Expert presentations & panels

  Networking & guided discussion

  Introduction to innovative startups

  Special film screening

  Lunch & post-event reception

Details

  Monday, June 10, 2019 

  10:45 am – 4:00 pm

  Photo ID required

  Business casual attire

Location

  AGENCY-CIC Headquarters

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC),
245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Danielle Duplin dhealth Summit

Danielle D. Duplin

Co-Founder & Global Launch Director, AGENCY

Jody Gastfriend, care.com, dhealth Summit

Jody Gastfriend

VP of Senior Care, Care.com

Adam Goldberg, Torchlight, dhealth Summit

Adam Goldberg

CEO & Founder, Torchlight

Alicia Dwyer, dhealth Summit

Alicia Dwyer

Director, Nine to Ninety

Gail Hunt. National Alliance for Caregiving, dhealth Summit

Gail Hunt

Founder, National Alliance for Caregiving

Barry Jacobs, Health Management Associates, dhealth Summit

Barry J. Jacobs

Principal, Health Management Associates

William McIvor, Seniorlink, dhealth Summit

William McIvor

EVP & Chief Development Officer, Seniorlink

Madhuri Reddy, CareAcademy, dhealth Summit

Madhuri Reddy

Chief Medical Officer, CareAcademy

Rani Snyder, The John A. Hartford Foundation, dhealth Summit

Rani E. Snyder

Program Director
, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Laurance Stuntz, dhealth Summit

Laurance Stuntz

Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)

SPECIAL THANKS

The d.health pre-Summit event is sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and co-hosted by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and AGENCY, a new co-working innovation hub where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts work side-by-side to commercialize solutions for aging populations around the globe.

John A. Hartford Foundation dhelath Summit

ABOUT The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing and replicating innovative approaches to care. The Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Working with its grantees, the Foundation strives to change the status quo and create a society where older adults can continue their vital contributions.

ABOUT AGENCY

AGENCY is a hub for collective impact where innovators focused on aging and longevity can grow their companies and turn ideas into commercial successes. Equal parts coworking space, global network, and programming, AGENCY convenes individuals and organizations from across industries, disciplines, and life experiences to build solutions for aging societies worldwide. Visit the AGENCY website for more info ; or apply for coworking space here.

ABOUT MeHI

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI), supports the adoption and growth of digital health innovation, in order to deliver safer, more efficient, and more affordable healthcare and increase the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness. In collaboration with healthcare, technology, and government partners, MeHI is catalyzing the development, adoption and effective use of Health IT among providers, and is helping the Commonwealth accelerate the growth of innovative digital health products and companies through the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative.

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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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Alicia Dwyer, dhealth SummitAlicia Dwyer
Director, Nine to Ninety

Alicia is the director of two award-winning PBS documentaries, Nine to Ninety (Hot Docs, American Film Showcase,) and Xmas Without China (SXSW, PBS, Al Jazeera). She directed key material with the main character of the theatrically released Bully, was associate producer of the Academy Award-winning feature documentary Into the Arms of Strangers, and produced her first fiction feature, Pocha (Manifest Destiny), which won the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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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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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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Gail 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.

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William McIvor
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Seniorlink

Bill is a driving force of innovation and growth for Seniorlink. He has been a leader in health care organizations for more than 30 years, designing and launching innovative solutions to health care’s most pressing problems. Bill has spent the last twenty years in executive roles with rapidly growing companies like Oxford Health Plans, Accordant Health Services, iHealth Technologies and Novasom. Bill’s unique energy for disruption in health care is born from a deep passion to improve outcomes for the sickest and most vulnerable populations.

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Madhuri Reddy Care AcademyMadhuri Reddy MD
Chief Medical Officer, CareAcademy

Dr. Reddy is a specialist in Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine, and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School & Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA. For years she has seen first hand the struggles that families and caregivers go through while caring for older adults. Dr. Reddy has published several research papers in prestigious medical journals, book chapters, and also a book for families/caregivers. Through CareAcademy, she intends to improve the lives of caregivers as much as possible.

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Rani E. Snyder, MPA
Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation

With more than 25 years of experience working with pre-eminent health care institutions across the nation, Rani’s career has been directed toward creating opportunities to improve the health of older adults through increased access to quality health care, enhanced health care delivery, improved medical education, collaborative partnerships, and expanded nursing and caregiver training. She brings that experience to The John A. Hartford Foundation to coordinate initiatives that will foster collaboration among academic institutions, health systems and medical providers.

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Laurance Stuntz
Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)

Laurance is an experienced and passionate leader working to help Massachusetts leverage digital health innovation for better economic and care delivery outcomes. MeHI is a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and is the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology. Prior to joining MeHI, Laurance worked for 25 years in healthcare IT product development, systems integration, and management consulting. He serves on the Massachusetts Health Information Technology Council, the Governor’s Digital Health Council, and the Board of Advisors for MassChallenge HealthTech.

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Juli Vizza, dhealth SummitJuli Vizza
Producer & Film Subject, Nine to Ninety

Juli is an award-winning producer and editor. She won an Emmy Award for editing the 2002 Winter Olympics at NBC and has since been working as a producer for non-fiction and fiction film, television, commercials, and music videos. Juli has produced films that premiered at the Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals, and have aired on Showtime and PBS. Juli co-produced and edited the feature length documentary Xmas Without China and produced Nine to Ninety, both for PBS.