Christopher Ausura is the Chief of Special Projects for the Health Equity Institute at the Rhode Island Department of Health. In his role, Chris leads the implementation of the Health Equity Zone initiative and serves as the Department’s liaison to multiple State program and policy initiatives to improve health equity and the social and environmental determinants of health, including supporting Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Health System Transformation Project efforts to incorporate social and environmental determinants of health and foster community clinical linkages in the HSTP Project. He has been with the Department since 2011 and brings to his role a diverse background of prior experience in banking, hospitality and construction.
He holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.
Tony Berkley Vice President, Impact & Responsible Investments
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Tony Berkley serves as Vice President forImpact & Responsible Investments at Prudential Financial, Inc. He manages a $200 million+ portfolio of market-rate, purpose-driven investments concentrated in the US middle market, with a thematic focus on B Corps and Community Development Finance Institutions. Previously, he oversaw operations and communicationsfor the Office of Corporate Social Responsibility, a unit that includes the impact investing team. Under his leadershipPrudentialraised its profile in impact investing,receiving significant earned media attention fromThe Economist, The New York Times, Politico, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy among others.
Tony is a recognized thought leader with 15+ years of strategic philanthropic and impact investing experience. At the W. K. Kellogg Foundation from 2003-2014 he served in a variety of rolesincluding as Director of Mission Driven Investmentsand as Deputy Director for Education and Learning, the largest grant-making team in the Foundation at the time.
Tony has a PhD in Anthropology from the U of Chicago (1998) and wasa Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan (1998-2000).
Ben L. Bynum, M.D.
Portfolio Director, Program Related Investments (PRI)
Ben L. Bynum, M.D. Portfolio Director, Program Related Investments (PRI)
The Colorado Health Foundation
As the Portfolio Director of Program Related Investments since April 2017, Dr. Bynum develops the Colorado Health Foundation’s impact investing strategy and manages the Foundation’s $60 million impact investment portfolio, including its nonprofit and for-profit program-related investments. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Bynum helped launch a $100 million nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) to help support healthcare services and good jobs in communities of need. Ben’s commitment to education and health is long-standing. Dr. Bynum is a former member of the national School-Based Health Alliance’s Board of Directors and is a published author in the Journal of Health Care Finance analyzing the intersection of school-based health centers and Medicaid alternative payment models. He currently serves on the board of directors for Colorado Access, a nonprofit health plan serving roughly half a million low-income Coloradans, and Grounded Solutions Network, a national nonprofit that builds strong communities by promoting housing solutions that stay affordable for generations. Since making Denver his home, Dr. Bynum has created and co-teaches a core health equity course at the Colorado School of Public Health entitled, “Health Equity in Colorado’s Safety Net,” focused on innovation, affordable housing, economic security and health services. Dr. Bynum received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed a dual Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) at Columbia University in the City of New York as a W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar.
Mariah Collins is a manager in Bridgespan’s Boston office. Since joining in 2012, she has worked on a range of cases, primarily focused on impact investing, performance measurement, and public health. Her impact investing clients include The Rise Fund. She co-authored the summary piece on the Impact Multiple of Money published in Harvard Business Review titled“Calculating the Value of Impact Investing.” In addition, her nonprofit clients have included Nurse Family Partnership, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), and the National Council for Behavioral Health. With many of her nonprofit clients, she has helped to chart a path to achieving transformative scale, shifting from serving clients to solving a social problem. With her philanthropy clients, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Mariah has helped to strengthen operations, identify grantmaking priorities, set impact targets, and identify potential grantees, including those for Big Bets.
Mariah holds a Master of Science degree from the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Brandeis University where she studied health policy/public health and environmental studies.
Deborah Donovan Director, Social Determinants of Health
Deborah J. Donovan serves as the Director, Social Determinants of Health, for Highmark Health, a national health and wellness organization and the second largest integrated health delivery and financing system in America. Her responsibilities include the development of organizational strategy and the implementation of a framework designed to create social and physical environments that promote good health for all. Efforts to impact Social Determinants of Health is focused on engaging matrixed partners to include hospitals, health systems, providers and community partners as to optimize integration of services and evolve the development of systems of care to routinely and effectively address patients’ social needs as an integral part of their medical care.
Earlier positions include the Director of Clinical Integration with responsibility for strategy development for health plan and health system partnerships for clinical co- management of populations. She also had previous responsibility for the development and implementation of innovative value based reimbursement programs. Her areas of focus included Patient Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations and Value-Based Reimbursement models.
Prior to joining Highmark, Ms. Donovan was the Chief Quality Officer for a multi hospital health system in Southwestern Pennsylvania. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience with a focus on health care quality improvement, patient safety and health information management.
Ms. Donovan received her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Arts in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University.
David J. Erickson is senior vice president and head of Outreach and Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His areas of research include community development finance, affordable housing, economic development, and institutional changes that benefit low-income communities. Erickson has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on economic history and public policy. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Berkeley and an undergraduate degree fromDartmouth College.David has been a leader in the collaboration between the Federal Reserve and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in bringing the health sector together with community development.To date, this collaboration has resulted in 52 conferences and numerous publications, including a cluster of articles in Health Affairsin November, 2011.His book on the history of community development, The Housing Policy Revolution:Networks and Neighborhoods, was published in 2009 by the Urban Institute Press.He also co-edited Investing in What Works for America’s Communities:Essays on People, Place, and Purpose(2012); What Counts:Harnessing Data for America’s Communities(2014); What It’s Worth:Strengthening the Financial Futures of Families, Communities and the Nation(2015); and What Matters:Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities(2017).
John serves as Principal of Cresset Partners where he leads the firm’s private investment activities in healthcare and wellness. He also covers the food and beverage industry. Prior to joining Cresset, John served as general manager of Medline Industries, which is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in North America. John began his career in the investment banking group of BMO Capital Markets and later worked at Sterling Partners.
John received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a B.S. from Babson College. John is a member of the Advisory Board for the Yale University School of Medicine’s Center for Digital Health & Innovation (CDHI) initiative focused on the increasingly crucial intersection of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Digital Health, Medicine & Therapeutics. He currently resides in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago with his wife Sarah and two children. John and his wife are dedicated supporters of several Chicago-focused education non-profits, including OneGoal.
Byron is a senior investment banker with 30 years of finance experience. His leadership includes strategy, corporate finance, business development, M&A, joint ventures and restructuring. He has analyzed thousands of companies and restructurings. He has been active in most industries with significant operational knowledge of healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Byron has held numerous leadership roles on corporate boards and creditor committees to successfully complete reorganizations and operating turnarounds.
Prior to joining Huron, Byron was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Resurgence Asset Management, the special situation investing group of MD Sass. He created First Commercial Credit Corp. providing factoring services principally for distressed retailers. He also served on the board of Fifth Street Finance Corp., a leading publicly-traded BDC, from its inception to a successful sale to Oaktree Capital Management in October 2017. Previously, he was also CFO of a private retail company and a CPA with Touche Ross, a predecessor of Deloitte Touche.
Chris Ho joined Vickers in 2016 as a Venture Principal and is based in New York. He assists in sourcing and evaluating international new investments and acquisitions, with a particular focus on technology.
Prior to joining Vickers, Chris worked at ZS Associates, a sales and marketing consulting firm, where he specialized in sales transformation projects. His work ranged from portfolio and business strategy and customer segmentation to incentive compensation plan design and effectiveness diagnostics, across a broad spectrum of industries including high-tech, travel and transportation, and agri-chemicals.
Chris read Political Science for his Bachelor’s degree and has an MS in Electrical Engineering, both from Columbia University, New York, USA. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH CCO Strategy and Health Equity Director
Oregon Primary Care Association
Carly Hood-Ronick is the Director of CCO Strategy and Health Equity at the Oregon Primary Care Association where she oversees social determinants of health and Medicaid engagement efforts alongside community health centers around the state of Oregon. Carly has worked with communities in multiple states and countries to develop upstream programs and has published work on best practices in financing social care efforts. With over a decade of experience in domestic and international work, she is called upon as a leader in systems-level equity efforts, including past Co-Chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Health Equity Committee, supporting Medicaid metric and measurement development with regard to upstream investments, and advising on community and social health data sharing efforts. She received her Master of Public Affairs in Social Policy from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs and her Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
In Seon Hwang is a co-founder and CEO of Ascend Partners, a growth-oriented, healthcare-focused private equity partnership. Ascend’s mission is to build thriving communities by investing in companies and entrepreneurs who are improving healthcare access, affordability and quality to underserved populations while delivering attractive rates of return to our investors.
Prior to founding Ascend, In Seon Hwang was the global head of the Healthcare Group and member of the Executive Management Group at Warburg Pincus, a New York-based private equity firm that has invested more than $80 billion, including more than $12 billion in healthcare companies. He has invested over $4 billion of equity capital across over 30 companies and served on approximately 20 boards of directors. His notable deal experience includes CityMD, Modernizing Medicine, Alignment Healthcare, Vertice Pharma, Outset Medical, SOC Telemed, Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP), Navitas Midstream, Zenith Energy, Venari Resources, Competitive Power Ventures and APT Power. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, In Seon worked at GSC Partners, Goldman Sachs and the Boston Consulting Group.
In Seon serves on the boards of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, The Gillen Brewer School and Hope for New York. In Seon received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
John Larkin Senior Managing Director, Head of Impact Investments
Avenue Capital Group
Mr. Larkin is responsible for the overall direction of the Avenue Impact Strategy. He sits on the Fund’s investment committee responsible for the strategic direction, sourcing, and advising on investment opportunities within the strategy. In addition, he holds a seat on the Firm’s Management Committee. Previously, Mr. Larkin was Head of Alternative Investments - Americas at Deutsche Bank where he managed the private asset platform which included private equity, hedge funds and real estate investments. While at Deutsche Bank, he served as a board member to various investment funds with fiduciary oversight and as a speaker on the topic of climate change. Mr. Larkin currently serves on the board of Cogent Energy Systems and previously as a board member of North American Biofuels Co and Amelio Solar. These firms focused on innovative technology in the cleantech sector where he has been an avid personal investor and spokesman for the past 17 years.
Mr. Larkin is a retired Navy Commander/Pilot and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1984).
Spiro Leunes focuses on the healthcare industry, working with healthcare technology companies, private equity firms, physician practices, dental practices, dental service organizations, and physician practice management firms. He has primarily worked with S corporations, partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals in the healthcare, financial services, technology, real estate, and manufacturing industries. Spiro has advised businesses on tax efficient strategies from their start-up phase through their sale. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and serving as an advisor to growing businesses. He also has significant experience in federal and multi-state taxareas, andhas aided in designing structures for the purchase and sale of business operations. Spiro has significant experience in tax consulting and compliance needs of S corporations, partnerships, and high net-worth taxpayers.
Ryan Miller is a Partner atMalkPartners, focusing on ESG and impact management for private markets investors. He has advised on transactions representing over $20 billion in equity commitments, working with those companies after closure to mitigate ESG risks and produce a positive impact on society. In addition, Ryan has built ESG and impact programs for private markets investors representing over $300 billion in assets under management.
Deanna L. Minus-Vincent, MPA
Corporate Vice President, Social Impact & Community Investment
Deanna L. Minus-Vincent, MPA Corporate Vice President, Social Impact & Community Investment
DeAnna Minus-Vincent is the Corporate Vice President, for the Social Impact and Community Investment practice at RWJBarnabas Health. In this role, DeAnna coordinates the housing and community development initiatives; oversees the planning, development and implementation of a system-wide universal social determinants of health (SDOH) screening that seeks to integrate social and behavioral factors into clinical settings;collaborates with local facilities to ensure adherence to social impact principles; identifies ways to use data and technology to track progress and enhance health outcomes;and she also serves as the departmental liaison to the departments of communications and development.
Before coming to RWJBarnabas Health, DeAnna served for more than seven years as the Chief Engagement Officer at Benefits Data Trust (BDT), a national social change organization, where she facilitated cross-sector partnerships, diversified the organization’s revenue streams and oversaw the organization’s strategic positioning. Additionally, she has served as the Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Trenton, where she oversaw the Division of Housing & Community Resources, Division on Women, Center on Hispanic Policy and several functional units.
Adding to her resume, DeAnna was the Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, at the Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, overseeing all development, public relations and communications functions and the Director of Planning and Development for the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium in North Brunswick where she analyzed birth certificate data to better understand maternal and child health outcomes and create programming to improve the lives of women, infants and children in New Jersey.
DeAnna serves on several national, statewide and local organizations, including as a board member for the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, as well as a member of the national Healthy Food Community of Practice, New Jersey WIC Advisory Board, and NJ Alliance to End Hunger.
DeAnna received a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Morgan State University. DeAnna is a native New Jerseyan and lives in Lumberton with her husband, Daryl and daughter, Darynn.
Andrey Ostrovsky, MD
Managing Partner, Former US Medicaid Chief Medical Officer
Andrey Ostrovsky, MD Managing Partner, Former US Medicaid Chief Medical Officer
Social Innovation Ventures
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky is the former Chief Medical Officer of the US Medicaid program. He is now the Managing Partner at Social Innovation Ventures where he invests in and advises companies and non-profits dedicated to eliminating disparities. He also advises federal and state regulators on how to incorporate human centered design into policy making. He previously operated a series of methadone clinics in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to working on the front line of the opioid use disorder crisis, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, the nation's largest health insurer, where he advocated to protect the program against several legislative efforts to significantly dismantle the program. He also led efforts to streamline Medicaid and make it morecustomer-centric. Before leading the Medicaid program, he co-founded the software company, Care at Hand, an evidence-based predictive analytics platform that used insights of non-medical staff to prevent aging people from being hospitalized. Care at Hand was acquired in 2016 byMindoulaHealth. Before Care at Hand, Dr. Ostrovsky led teams at the World Health Organization, United States Senate, and San Francisco Health Department toward health system strengthening. Dr. Ostrovsky has served on several boards and committees dedicated to behavioral health, interoperability standards, quality measurement, and home andcommunity basedservices including the National Academies of Medicine, National Quality Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Commonwealth Fund. Andrey holds a Medical Doctorate and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology Magna cum Laude from Boston University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Andrey completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital where he was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is currently teaching faculty and attending physician at Children's National Medical Center.
Nicholas Parrish CFA, CAIA, Partner & Managing Director
Nick Parrish is a Managing Director for Cresset Partners. Nick focuses on building and developing partnerships with family offices and institutions around direct private equity and real estate transactions. He also has responsibility for setting the overall distribution strategy for investment products and strategies executed or managed by Cresset Partners. Most recently he has helped to lead the firm’s efforts to build a $500 million Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund in partnership with Diversified Real Estate capital.Nick joined Cresset after spending 14 years with GCM Grosvenor, a global leader in alternative investments. During his time at GCM Grosvenor, Nick was responsible for managing the firms relationships with a variety of investors, including family offices, endowments, family foundations, and pension funds. These relationships covered a wide variety of assets classes, including hedge fund, private equity, real estate, credit and infrastructure. At GCM Grosvenor, Nick helped develop a variety of new market segments for the firm, including regional distribution in both Latin America and Canada. He also previously held a variety of internal roles focused on strategy, product development, client service operations and marketing. Prior to GCM Grosvenor, Nick spent time with both Northwestern Mutual and U.S. Bancorp Fund Services.Nick graduated from Marquette University with a Double Major in Business Economics and Finance. Nick hold both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and CAIA Society of Chicago.Nick is married to Meredith and they live in Wilmette with their two young children.
Rev. Alexander Plum, MPH, CHES Director, Clinical & Social Health Integration
Henry Ford Health System
Rev. Alexander Plum, MPH, CHES oversees Henry Ford Health System’s efforts to address the social determinants of health across all facets of care delivery. As Director, Clinical and Social Health Integration, he establishes and leads programs designed to connect integrated care teams with community social services to sustainably mitigate social barriers to health, with special attention to operational sustainability and value-based contracts. A Deacon in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Plum builds partnerships in Michigan and around the world to equip local churches to promote health in their communities. In his five years at Henry Ford, he has established himself as anationally-recognizedexpert in the field of ‘reverse innovation’ in healthcare, securing and managing $4M in external funding to test innovative healthcare delivery models that originated in low-income settings. Alex is a Salzburg Global Fellow, a former Coverdell Fellow, and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Micronesia, 2008-2011). He is a 2015 alumnus of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (MPH, Behavioral Science & Health Education), which honored him that year with the University Humanitarian Award. Alex graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University (BA, International Relations & Political Economy) in 2008.
Glenn Prives Partner, Healthcare and Corporate Departments
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Mr. Prives concentrates his practice in the areas of healthcare and corporate law. His experience on behalf of healthcare industry clients encompasses hospital-physician alignment, mergers and acquisitions,affiliations, alliances, strategic transactions, joint ventures, recruitment matters, the drafting and negotiation of contractual agreements,healthcare information technology issues, integrated delivery systems(population health) and clinical integration matters. He also counsels clients on a variety of healthcare regulatory matters, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, state self-referral laws, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, health care reform, Medicare and Medicaid issues, coverage and over payment issues, compliance, regulatory and due diligence reviews, licensure and certification issues, the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting laws.Mr. Prives represents a wide range of healthcare clients, including for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, ancillary service providers, laboratories, medical technology companies, telemedicine companies, medical billing companies, dental groups, skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health centers, healthcare management companies, and investment funds and private equity firms specializing in healthcare.
Catherine Stapleton Director, Health and Human Services
Catherine Stapleton joined Quantified Ventures from national healthcare consulting firm where she worked on long-term growth strategy with providers and advised private equity firms and lenders on their investment decisions within the healthcare industry. She was drawn to Quantified Ventures by the potential to be more creative and impact-driven with investment dollars and hopes through her work here to push the boundaries of the current reimbursement structures in health. After spending the last nine years in the healthcare world—from population health management, to employee wellness, to benefits analysis—Catherine understands that this industry is quite complex and can be extremely confusing. This is probably why she’s so passionate about being the one to sort through all the noise by identifying care and payment models that make sense to the provider, patient, and payor, and by translating data analysis into purposeful real-life applications. Catherine’s vast understanding of the healthcare world has allowed her to co-produce several white papers, land several speaking engagements, write a book—The Hospice Guide to Billing and Reimbursement: Durable Guidance and Strategy for a Shifting Payment Landscape—and, most recently, be recruited to be an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore. There, she teaches “Health Insurance and Prepaid Healthcare” to graduate students and “Quality Improvement and Healthcare” to undergrads. Catherine holds a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management from the University of Baltimore.
Brian Trelstad Partner, U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund
Bridges Fund Management
Brian Trelstad is a Partner at Bridges Fund Management’s U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, an investment fund dedicated to impact and sustainable investing.He is also a co-chair of the Impact Capital Managers, a network of over 50 market rate impact investors in the United States managing over $5B in AUM. Brian joined Bridges in 2012 after having been the Chief Investment Officer at Acumen Fund, where he oversaw the investment of $50M into portfolio companies in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana. Prior to Acumen, Brian was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a program officerat the Corporation for National Service and helped start several for-profit and non-profit social enterprises. He serves on the boards of several of his portfolio companies at Bridges and two non-profits: VisionSpring and Candid. He is a Kauffman Fellow and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He has a BA from Harvard, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC-Berkeley. He teaches social entrepreneurship and innovation at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a health executive with 20 years experience in community development, social determinants of health,people and operations management,population health strategy, and executive education from time spent working in thenon-profit, government, and education sectors.He is a systems-level thinker who has established cross-sector partnerships to impact health and founded HealthUp as an advisory consultancy to assist organizations and companies dedicated to improving health and social outcomes in underserved communities. His client-partners range from community health and transportation agencies to municipal bodies considering“smart growth”, and an impact investment group focused on housing. He consistently makes use of human-centered design tools to gain a better perspective on the challenges faced by his clients and the people they serve. As the George Washington University School of Public Health’s (GWSPH) first Associate Dean for Practice from 2013 to July 2019 he led the school’s applied public health efforts.He continues to engage learners and serve in an advisory capacity to the school as an Adjunct Professor andis also an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Prior to his time in academia Dr. Vigilance was the Health Commissioner for the District of Columbia from 2008-2011, and from 2002-2008 he served communities in Baltimore as an Assistant Health Commissioner in Baltimore City and Director of the Department of Health in Baltimore County. His early career post-graduate career was spent in the non-profit sector work where he directed a new case-management based substance abuse program seated in a community development corporation.Dr. Vigilance is a member of the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors; and as an Advisory Board Member of the Millennium Alliance a tech, business, and educational advisory firm. He is also an advisor to civic tech company Seam Social Labs, and the workplace creativity outfit, Innovators Box. He has served as a member of the Practice Committee for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH); Board member for the non-profit, DC SCORES; and is an alumnus of the National Association of City & County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins,he currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.