Speakers 2018

Paris Wallace

Paris Wallace

Paris Wallace is CEO of Ovia Health, the leading maternity and family benefits solution for employers and health plans. Ovia Health’s benefits help women and parents grow their families and their careers, while reducing healthcare costs, improving clinical outcomes, and helping employers retain and attract talent. Since launching in 2012, Ovia Health has supported over 10…

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Ruchita Sinha

Ruchita Sinha

Ruchita Sinha is Sr. Director of Investments at Sanofi Ventures where she invests in biopharma and digital health opportunities. She led Sanofi’s investments in Inozyme, Omada Health, Evidation Health, Curisium, Click Therapeutics and also manages investments in Science 37 and Common Sensing. Prior to Sanofi, Ruchita was at GE Ventures, where she served as a…

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Eddie Martucci, PhD

Eddie Martucci

Eddie co-founded Akili Interactive Labs, and as part of PureTech has co-founded two other health-focused start-ups, and helped launch their digital health initiative. He was previously a Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow, a program sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, MO, focused on healthcare entrepreneurship. Prior to that, he completed his graduate work at Yale University in…

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Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Sam Baker is the health care editor at Axios, where he also writes Vitals, the morning health care newsletter. He’s been covering the politics and policy of health care in Washington for more than 10 years, through every twist and turn of the Affordable Care Act and more. He’s a Kentucky native and graduated from…

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Kent Ivanoff

Kent Ivanoff

Kent is a seasoned business leader who has delivered breakthrough results in a multitude of consumer finance and payments businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. After co-founding VisitPay in 2010, Kent and his team spent four years of R&D developing an end-to-end platform for managing patient receivables.  Part of that effort included a…

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Dan Gebremedhin, MD, MBA

Dan Geremedhin

Dan Gebremedhin is a Partner at Flare Capital Partners and serves on the Board of Flare portfolio company Somatus. Prior to joining Flare Capital, Dan served as a Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan. Dan spent over 8 years as a practicing Internal Medicine Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in…

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Kevin Longo

Kevin Longo

Kevin Longo is the Northeast Head of Medical Device and Digital Health at SVB. He and his team focus on providing comprehensive financial products and services as well as flexible lending solutions to clients at every stage of development. He is responsible for developing new relationships and overseeing the continued growth of the Medical Device…

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Corey McCann, MD, PhD

Corey McCann

Corey is a physician, scientist, entrepreneur, and healthcare investor. Previously, he was an investor with MPM Capital and with RiverVest Venture Partners, where he evaluated new investment opportunities, managed relationships with strategic partners, and oversaw board-level strategy and execution at portfolio companies. Prior to MPM, he was with McKinsey & Company, where he advised pharmaceutical,…

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Rushika Fernandopulle

Rushika Fernandopulle

Rushika Fernandopulle is a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, a venture backed, national de-novo primary care group based in Boston MA. He was the first Executive Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, and Managing Director of the Clinical Initiatives Center at the Advisory Board Company. He is…

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Veeral Desai

Veeral Desai

Veeral Desai serves as agilon health’s President, Enterprise Operations. Prior to agilon, Mr. Desai served in several senior executive roles at Vantage Oncology, a private equity backed leader in community oncology and value-based cancer care. He oversaw the growth and development of Vantage into a leading national cancer delivery network. Mr. Desai helped incubate and…

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