d.health Summit 2019

Advisory Board


Christine K. Cassel MD
Presidential Chair & Visiting Professor, University of California San Fransico

Dr. Cassel is completed her term as Planning Dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in March 2018, and has turned 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.


Senator Tom Daschle
Founder & CEO, The Daschle Group

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.


Krista Drobac
Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care; Partner, Sirona Strategies

Krista Drobac is a Partner at health care consulting firm SironaStrategies. 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.


Terry 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 Holtzman
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.


Daniel R. Karlin MD, MA
Head of Experimental Medicine, Informatics, and Regulatory Strategy for Digital Medicine and Pfizer Innovation Research Lab

Dan manages strategy for multiple aspects of Pfizer’s collaborative digital development efforts and is active in the mobile sensing space, investigating technologies, their applicability to drug development, and rational pathways for validation and integration. In addition, he develops and executes strategies for data management, analysis, and interpretation for projects and programs throughout the company. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia, his medical degree from the University of Colorado, and serves on the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine.


David Klein MBA
Special Advisor to the CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center

David H. 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. Mr. Klein was the Chief Executive Officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies.

Joe Kvedar MD, Partners Healthcare

Joseph C. Kvedar MD
Vice President, Connected HealthPartners HealthCare

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.


Steven Landers MD, MPH
President & CEO, VNA Health Group

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.


Timothy A. Lash MBA
Chief Strategy Officer, West Health; President, West Health Policy Center

Tim Lash oversees the development and execution of West Health’s mission of lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age 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.


Bruce Leff MD
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Leff is a clinician, educator, and 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. He has served on multiple technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services andthe National Quality Forum. He is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians.


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.


Lindsey Conner Mosby
Executive Strategy Director, frogHealth Lead

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.

Charlotte Yeh, AARP

Charlotte Yeh MD
Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc.

Dr. Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc. (ASI), the wholly-owned subsidiary of AARP. ASI manages the carrier relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available to AARP’s almost 40 million members. Dr. Yeh has more than 30 years experience in healthcare. She is a board-certified emergency physician, trained in emergency medicine at UCLA.