Meet Your 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Speakers

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2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Opening Keynote

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy and Robert J. Margolis, MD Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, Duke University

Dr. Mark McClellan is a physician-economist who focuses on quality and value in health care including payment reform, real-world evidence, and more effective drug and device innovation. Dr. McClellan is at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat the pandemic and the author of a roadmap that details the steps needed for a comprehensive COVID-19 response and safe reopening of our country. He is former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. Dr. McClellan is an independent director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson, Cigna, Alignment Healthcare, and PrognomIQ; co-chairs the Guiding Committee for the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network; and serves as an advisor for Arsenal Capital Group, Blackstone Life Sciences, and MITRE.

Closing Keynote

Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. An internationally recognized physician-scientist and member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Association of Physicians, Dr. Golden’s research has used the tools of epidemiology and health services research to identify biological and systems contributors to disparities in type 2 diabetes and its outcomes. In order to more directly address the root causes of health inequities identified through her research, Dr. Golden has used her executive leadership roles to develop systems, community, and policy interventions. In her current role as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, she oversees diversity, inclusion, and health equity strategy and operations for the School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health System.


2021 SPEAKERS

Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Washington; Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center, University of Washington

Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, Ph.D. completed medical school at Aleppo University, Syria. He obtained a Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University. Currently, he is a practicing family physician and associate professor at the University of Washington. He works at the AIMS Center as primary care providers’ trainer.

 

Peter Asmuth, MBA
Executive Leader, Strategic Business Initiatives & Health Innovation, Kaiser Permanente | SCPMG

Peter is an accomplished healthcare leader with experience across the hospital, payer and provider components of the healthcare system. He is currently the Executive Leader of Strategic Business Initiatives and Health Innovation for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente. SBI is a high-performing team focused on strategic ventures, mergers and acquisitions due diligence including development of the organization's retail clinic program with the Target Corporation. Health Innovation is a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, designers, and programmers who design, build, test, and implement new systems of care with a focus on virtual/self-care and big data analytics. HI exists to make healthcare simple, proactive, and personal. Peter received a BS from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA with a concentration in Health Sector Management from Duke University. He is an active father of 2 boys, a passionate trail runner, cyclist, skier and 4-time Ironman triathlon finisher.

 

Vipul Bhatia, MD, MBA
Medical Director, WellSpan Health

Dr. Vipul Bhatia is an Internal Medicine physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and 7 plus years of leadership experience. Dr. Bhatia is the Medical Director for Continuing Care Services at WellSpan Health, York, PA, where he provides system leadership for organizational efforts in the areas of population health through advancement of clinically integrated network strategy; skilled nursing preferred partnership efforts; and palliative care and hospice strategy. He has led launch of successful home-based programs including Hospital at Home, Advance Illness Management and Primary Care at Home. He is the clinical lead for WellSpan's Horizon Planning® and serves as Medical Director for WellSpan's Connected Care at Home program. Dr. Bhatia is a part-time practicing internist in ambulatory, home, and inpatient settings.

 

Michael Bunting, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Bloom Healthcare

Mike has nearly a decade of experience leading teams in the healthcare services space. As COO for Bloom Healthcare, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization as well as elements of strategic growth. Mike is passionate about redefining the way healthcare is delivered through developing and improving processes, technology, and tools that lead to quality results. Prior to his role with Bloom, Mike led Kindred House Call’s Texas and Florida regions. Mike’s expertise spans strategy, corporate development, finance, and operational leadership, with a consistent focus on growing new business lines and integrating disparate sights of service. Mike received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago.

 

Denise Chang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Dr. Denise Chang is a psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Chang completed her medical degree at the University of Iowa and then went on to complete residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in Consult-Liaison psychiatry at the University of Washington. Following fellowship, she started on the faculty at the University of Washington, working as a psychiatric consultant for primary care clinics working within a Collaborative Care model. She is now the Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Integration Program, the University of Washington’s Collaborative Care program, and the Medical Lead for the Mental Health Integration Program, another state-wide Collaborative Care program. Her faculty appointment also involves work with the Integrated Care Training Program, assisting in training psychiatrists and other health care providers in Collaborative Care.

 

Joy Chen, MPH
Health Policy Analyst, Healthsperien, LLC

As a health policy analyst for the firm, Joy provides legislative and regulatory analysis as it pertains to long term services and supports and delivery system reform as well as strategic support for any and all client matters. She holds extensive knowledge in qualitative analytics, having produced comprehensive literature reviews for various clients throughout her public health career. She previously worked for the City of Moreno Valley providing strategic planning and grant management for their Community Development department. During her graduate studies, she engaged in various research projects such as inclusive workforce development for healthcare workers, rethinking the built environment, and building out social services in a free clinic setting. Joy received her Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the University of California, Riverside.

 

Jessica Colburn, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Jessica Colburn is a geriatrician at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her career focuses on primary care of older adults, with education and training of trainees and care providers to better care for older adults in the communities where they live. She is the PI for the HRSA funded Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant and the geriatrics fellowship director at Johns Hopkins. She has long been a dedicated clinical and career mentor for fellows and residents and sees patients with the Johns Hopkins Home-Based Medicine (JHOME) program where she supervises residents and fellows in learning about home-based care of older adults.

 

Melissa Dattalo, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Home-Centered Care, University of Wisconsin, William S Middleton Memorial VA Hospital

Melissa Dattalo, MD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She also serves as the Medial Director of Home-Centered Care for UW Health and the Director of Geriatric Evaluation and Management at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital. Her career focus is on improving health systems to better meet the needs of homebound older adults. She led the development of UW’s first home-based primary care program, launched in November 2019 and has developed an educational curriculum in home-based medical care for UW’s geriatric medicine fellowship program. She provides both classroom and clinical instruction to clinicians, fellows, residents, and medical students.

 

Eric De Jonge, MD
Section Director of Geriatrics, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Eric De Jonge, M.D. serves as Section Director of Geriatrics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His main goal is to create skilled and affordable teams that help frail elders live with dignity at home. He was President of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine for 2017-19, and serves on the AAHCM Public Policy committee. In 2003, he was named House Call Physician of the Year by the AAHCM. In 2007, he helped develop and advocate for a Medicare reform law called Independence at Home (IAH), to support the field of home care medicine and reduce Medicare costs.
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. He completed residency in primary care internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview and fellowships in Health Policy at Georgetown and Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins. He is on teaching faculty with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

 

Konstantinos Deligiannidis, MD
Medical Director, Northwell Health House Calls

Dr. Deligiannidis is a board-certified family physician who serves as the medical director of Northwell Health’s House Calls program, Northwell’s nationally recognized home-based primary care program. He is also an associate professor in the department of medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he maintains his teaching and mentoring role with students. Previously, as director of education, he increased the academic activity for staff, and spread the program’s academic footprint and was awarded AAHCM’s Educator of the Year in 2018. Dr. Deligiannidis graduated from Harvard University and received a Master’s degree of public health from the Boston University School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he completed his residency in family medicine and worked as an attending physician for 12 years.

 

Pooja Dogra, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, ChristianaCare Health System

Pooja Dogra, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES is a Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor for Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at ChristianaCare Health System and recently transitioned to this role April 2021. Prior to this position, she served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wilmington Adult Medicine in Wilmington Hospital for 10 years. She currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program. Prior to her roles at ChristianaCare, Pooja held several positions with Walgreens as a Staff Pharmacist and Clinical Coordinator Pharmacist of the Immunization and Patient Care Center. She completed a PGY1 Community-Based residency program with Happy Harry’s/Walgreens Pharmacy in 2007 and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2006. She received her Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto in 2001.

 

Rev. Kirsten Worzala Dumke
Chaplain, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Rev. Kirsten Worzala Dumke has been the chaplain on the multidisciplinary Palliative Care Clinic team at the UW Health since its inception in 2017. She specializes in grief and bereavement and, prior to working at UW Health, she was the coordinator for the Resolve Through Sharing program at Agnesian Healthcare in Eastern Wisconsin. Kirsten relishes in opportunities to support and educate staff and learners and she is grateful to be a part of a team that promotes and supports research and innovation.

 

Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA
Research Health Science Specialist (VA); Assistant Professor (Icahn), Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, James J. Peters VA Medical Center; Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Emily Franzosa is an Assistant Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a Research Health Science Specialist in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Her research focuses on developing collaborative interventions to support home care workers and more effectively integrate them into interdisciplinary care teams. This work aims to leverage the expertise of the workers who perform vital day-to-day care but are often marginalized and excluded from decision-making around patient care and operational policy. Dr. Franzosa is an expert in qualitative methods and has led several qualitative studies exploring home care workers’ contributions to quality care and the unique emotional demands of this work.

 

Deborah Freeland, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Deborah Freeland started her medical career as a certified nurse assistant working in a nursing home while attending Southwestern University. She received her medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School and completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview, where her love of home-based primary care first developed. In 2021, she completed her geriatrics fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she now serves as teaching faculty. During her fellowship, she led quality improvement projects through the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network. Her interests include medical education, health equity, the development of intergenerational programs, and advocating for older adults through policy.

 

George Gao, Pharm.D.
Chief Pharmacy Officer, Nexusera LLC

George Gao graduated from China Pharmaceutical University and came to the U.S. in 2005. He acquired his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Kansas. Prior to establishing Nexusera LLC, a health IT company, George worked at CVS Health and OptumRx as pharmacist and subject matter expert. He is also a senior advisor for a subsidiary company under SinoPharm Group. George Gao is member of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. In Kansas City, George serves at board of directors of US-China Business Alliance and Chinese American Association.

 

Megan Graeser, DNP, MS, GNP-BC
Clinical Education Lead/Complex Care Manager, Bloom Healthcare

Dr. Megan Graeser has been working with Bloom Healthcare (Physician Housecalls) for the last fourteen years practicing home-based primary care as a geriatric nurse practitioner. She is passionate about providing individualized, high quality healthcare in the comfort of her patients’ homes. She has been a clinical educator within Bloom Healthcare for the past six years and has taken on the lead role in developing a longitudinal clinical education program at Bloom Healthcare in past year. Outside of her clinical education role, she focuses her professional time on complex care management of the highest needs patients in the practice and supporting the behavioral health integration team at Bloom Healthcare.

 

Peter Gliatto, MD
Associate Director, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Peter Gliatto is a tenured Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Medical Education, and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Gliatto is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He serves as the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program and has been a practitioner there since 2003. In addition to the care of homebound patients, his clinical interests include palliative care. Dr. Gliatto has been involved in teaching and mentoring medical trainees in several venues and has served as Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Director of the Sub internship and as Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs. Dr. Gliatto is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and humanism.

 

Lucas Golub, MD
Chief Medical Officer Georgia, WellBe Senior Medical

Lucas Golub received his medical degree and training in internal medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was a Regional Medical Officer for CareMore Health and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for WellBe Senior Medical in Georgia, where he leads interdisciplinary teams providing primary care to frail and complex older adults in their homes.

 

Matthew Harville, RN
Implementation and Innovation Registered Nurse Specialist, Medically Home Group

Matthew is a Louisiana native and New England transplant, where he obtained his degree in Nursing in 2015. As a registered nurse he has a professional background across the continuum of care, including acute rehabilitation, acute care in brick-and-mortar hospitals, skilled home care, and most recently the virtual hospital. Matthew is passionate about innovation and changing the way care is provided to improve the lives of patients and their families.

 

Chelsea Hawley PharmD, MPH
Geriatrics Research Pharmacist, New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

Chelsea is a clinical pharmacist and investigator at the New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (NEGRECC) at the Boston and Bedford Massachusetts VA Medical Centers. Chelsea and her team deliver home telehealth to older Veterans in a variety of settings. Her research has focused on facilitators and barriers for older adults and clinicians engaging in home telehealth. She looks forward to sharing insights from my interprofessional clinical and research teams.

 

Amy Hughes, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Bloom Healthcare

Amy Hughes is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Clinical Pharmacist at Bloom Healthcare. She earned her PharmD at Butler University and completed her Primary Care specialty residency (now called a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency) at Kaiser Permanente Colorado where she then practiced as a Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for over a decade. Part of her office practice included comprehensive diabetes management of her own panel of patients via collaborative practice agreements. Amy is now establishing Clinical Pharmacy services and serving as the vaccine coordinator at Bloom Healthcare. She completes comprehensive medication reviews, serves as a clinical resource for providers and staff, implements safety & quality initiatives, delivers provider education, and precepts pharmacy students.

 

Namirah Jamshed, MD
Associate Professor, Internal and Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Namirah Jamshed, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A specialist in geriatric medicine and dementia, she serves as Medical Director of the UTSW Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (COVE) Home-Based Primary Care Program. Dr. Jamshed earned her medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine at the LaTrobe Area Hospital in Pennsylvania and received advanced training in geriatrics through a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. Dr. Jamshed’s academic interests include population health, health policy, and teaching. She is a member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

 

Kellie Jones, LICSW
Social Worker, MedStar House Call Program

Kellie Jones currently works as a social worker with the MedStar House Call Program. She provides comprehensive case management services to frail, homebound elders in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps at a rural primary care clinic in northern Namibia, designing and facilitating sustainable community health projects. A native Washingtonian, Kellie holds a BA in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University and an MSW in Social Work from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work. In her free time, Kellie enjoys bowling and traveling.

 

Michael Kanevsky, MD
Intensivist, Medical Director & Founder of CONNECTIN.io, CONNECTIN, Integrative Center for Innovation and Myofascial Medicine

Dr. Michael Kanevsky is a family doctor and an intensivist. During the pandemic, he was named to lead the Intensive Care Unit of the Lasalle General Hospital as Chief and Medical Director. He is also the founder of CONNECTIN.io, a digital ecosystem that works to improve health and wellness through innovative methodologies. Dr. Kanevsky spent decades practicing sustainable global medicine and community oriented primary care. Prior to COVID, he acquired epidemic experience in Haiti during the UN Cholera outbreak of 2010. Dr. Kanevsky is passionate and driven about ethical, evidence-based and non-invasive technological innovations that treat the 21st century individual and system pathologies of isolation, fragmentation and sedentarism, while preserving the focus on the patient-clinician relationship, family and community as a multimodal and effective healing collaborative. Dr. Kanevsky has a trans-disciplinary approach, and he works with students, researchers, health care leaders, ethicists, futurists and key stakeholders in industry, private and public sectors to make health and wellness simpler and more accessible.

 

Jeff Kang, MD, MPH
Founding CEO, WellBe Senior Medical

Throughout his career, Dr. Jeffrey Kang has been on a mission to change the way care is delivered to older patients with chronic, complex conditions. He is currently the founding CEO of WellBe Senior Medical, a geriatric, home-based, physician group. Dr. Kang has worked in medical groups, commercial health insurance, the federal government and retail health care to bring about changes to improve care for senior patients. He was the first chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he was responsible for national coverage decisions, regulation of the healthcare industry, and health plan and provider quality measurement and improvement. As chief medical officer at Cigna, he led the development of several initiatives designed to improve patient care while managing costs. And, as senior vice president of Walgreens health and wellness services and solutions, Dr. Kang ran the company’s emerging healthcare businesses. Most recently he was the President of ChenMed a primary care medical group for disadvantaged seniors.

 

Michael Kostal, MD
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center at Radnor, Penn Medicine

Dr. Kostal attended medical school at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson. His internal medicine residency was at UCSF, where he also stayed for a chief internal medicine resident year. Dr. Kostal did his cardiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent the next 8 years at Christiana Care Health System working as a non-invasive cardiologist and serving as the program director of their general cardiology fellowship program. In 2017 he returned to Penn Medicine to serve as the medical director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Penn Medicine at Radnor. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his teenage children, watching soccer, taking photos, and boating on the Chesapeake.

 

Thomas (Tom) Lally, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Bloom Healthcare

Tom Lally is President and CEO, of Bloom Healthcare. Tom has been a champion, an advocate and leader in the primary care at home space for well over 20 years. Tom’s current efforts have been focused on helping the industry transition from volume to value while forever putting the care and goals of this vulnerable population first. Dr. Lally was the recipient of the 2014 AAHCM Physician of the year award and is always willing to lend his time and support the AAHCM and his fellow colleagues.

 

Andrew MacPherson, BA, Political Science
Managing Partner, Healthsperien, LLC

Andrew MacPherson is a Managing Partner at Healthsperien, LLC, with nearly two decades of health care legislative and regulatory policy and political experience. As Managing Partner, Andrew leads a team of experts who specialize in developing in-depth legislative and regulatory policy strategies, analyses, and strategic advocacy and communications for a wide-range of health care organizations, including Fortune 100 businesses, national health plans, professional associations, issue-based coalitions, and not-for-profit providers. Andrew has a special emphasis and regularly speaks to national audiences on policy and political issues related to person-centered health care delivery transformation, including the crisis of social isolation and loneliness in the U.S., value-based insurance design (V-BID), and person-centered advanced illness and end-of-life care delivery. Andrew has been featured in variety of national media outlets on a range of health policy issues, including The Washington Post, Health Affairs, InsideHealthPolicy, Home Health Care News, and National Public Radio.

 

Anita Major, MD
Director, House Call Program, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Major is the director of the House Call Program based out of the county hospital system at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Her interprofessional team of nurse practitioners, case managers, social workers, dieticians, and pharmacists has been involved in quality improvement efforts for the past several years.

 

John Martin, MD, MBA, FACS
Chief Medical Officer, Butterfly Network

Dr. Martin completed a residency in general surgery and vascular surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Texas. He is board certified in vascular surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also has completed an MBA program at the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. He served in the United States Air Force for 7 years. He has held multiple positions including Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of Heart & Vascular Services at Anne Arundel Medical Center, President, Cardiology Associates, and Vice President of Physician Operations for MedStar Medical Group. He is the founder and President of the Heart Health Foundation, author of multiple peer reviewed papers and book chapters and holds several patents for medical devices. He is now serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Butterfly Network, a transformational medical device company that is democratizing medical imaging across the globe.

 

Sara McBride, MSN, NP-C
Vice President, Clinical Programs & Training, WellBe Senior Medical

Sara McBride has been in the nursing profession for over 25 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Rush University and began her NP career with the largest ACO in Illinois providing palliative and home based primary care prior to moving to Aspire Health where she went from working as a NP to hiring and managing interdisciplinary teams in 8 markets across the Midwest. Currently Sara is the VP of Clinical Programs and Training at WellBe Senior Medical and has helped to develop and launch a home-based multidisciplinary care model across 3 states providing primary care to complex, disabled and older adults.

 

Jessica Mendez, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, WellSpan Health

Jessica L. Mendez is a doctorate prepared nurse practitioner with a background in family medicine, specializing in advanced illness management and palliative care. Jessica has over 14 years of clinical experiences and over 5 years’ experience in the advanced practice roll. Jessica Mendez is an advanced practice provider who assisted in the development and implementation of the advanced illness management program at Wellspan Health, York, PA. Jessica has practiced independently as the primary nurse practitioner to expand this program within the Wellspan system since its initiation in April 2020. Jessica has been successful in the integration of advanced practice provider presence within the home health setting to serve the chronically ill in their preferred treatment location, reducing patient hospitalization rates and symptom burden.

 

Rachel Miller, MD, MsED
Associate Professor, Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, CMC VA Medical Center

Rachel K. Miller, MD, MSEd is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is Director of Education for the Division of Geriatrics and Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency. Her academic interests focus on transitions of care, interprofessional, and aging education. She received a five-year Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) and completed a Masters in Medical Education at University of Pennsylvania. She serves on multiple national committees focused on aging and home care education. She has led numerous national workshops and published on geriatric educational topics. Dr. Miller spends her clinical time doing house calls for the Crescenz Philadelphia VA Home Based Primary Care program where she practices both geriatrics and palliative care and oversees medical trainees in house-call educational experiences.

 

Melissa Morgan-Gouveia, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Christiana Care Health System

Melissa Morgan-Gouveia MD, FACP is a board-certified geriatrician and clinician educator in the Department of Medicine at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Delaware. She holds a part-time faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

 

Tyler Moua, BS, ADN
Implementation & Innovation Registered Nurse Specialist, Medically Home Group

Tyler Moua is presently an Implementation & Innovation Nurse Specialist for Medically Home Group where we focus on bringing the hospital to the patient in the home. He earned his BS in Business in 2008 and his ADN in Nursing in 2015. Tyler’s professional background includes providing care to patients in many health systems spanning acute rehab, acute care in brick-and-mortar hospitals, skilled home health care, and presently specializing in telemedicine. Tyler is dedicated, passionate, and excited in disrupting the centralized health care system to improve patient outcomes and quality of life through innovation.

 

Sabrina Murphy, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine Physician, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sabrina Murphy, MD, MPH attended McGill University in Montreal and received her bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences. Afterwards, she graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and competed two years of a pediatric residency before realizing that she could help more people by pursuing a career in public health and preventive medicine. She enrolled in an online Master of Public Health program through George Washington University and received her degree in January 2021. She completed her Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison in June 2021. During her residency training, she became involved with UW Health’s home-based primary care program as a learner. She gained valuable insight from this experience including how the delivery of a well-developed patient centered care model can significantly improve population level health outcomes along with the importance of physician leadership in the development of innovative and transformative health care delivery systems.

 

Marina Nellius, LCSW-C
Community Social Work, MedStar House Call Program; AAHCM Board member

Marina Nellius is a community social worker with MedStar House Call Program. In this role, Ms. Nellius engages her program development and strategic planning skillsets with her geri-neuro psychiatry experience. She assists home-limited patients with navigating the medical, mental health and social systems to address their holistic health needs. She provides individual psychotherapy to patients with adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders and conditions. Due to her deep understanding of elder community health needs, she is considered a valued advocate and is a member of several community-based coalitions, advisory boards and non-profit boards, including those with the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Philanthropy Network. She is also a director-at-large for the American Academy of Home Care Medicine. Ms. Nellius attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from University at Buffalo.

 

Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As the Research Director for the Institute for Care Innovations at Home at Mount Sinai, she oversees all research activities related to home-based care services within the Mount Sinai Health System including acute services and home-based primary and palliative care. She is also the Associate Program Director for a post-doctoral research training program at Mount Sinai focused on the care of vulnerable older adults with dementia and other chronic conditions. Her research has focused on home-based clinical care, the caregiving experience in dementia and on improving care and quality of life for seriously ill patients with multiple comorbidities at the end of life.

 

Sarah Paez, MS, GNP, ACHPN
Senior Nursing Director Enterprise Kaiser Permanente, Medically Home, Inc.

A nurse leader with over 15 years of community-based experience, Sarah Paez, MS, GNP, ACHPN is the Senior Nurse Director, Enterprise Kaiser Permanente for Medically Home, Inc.in Boston, MA. Prior to joining Medically Home, Sarah was the Clinical Nurse Manager for the Intensive Home-based Program and Care in Place at Atrius Health. Currently she leads a team of virtual nurses providing acute care across the country, and advanced practice clinicians on the roads. With a special interest in the transition from bedside nursing to virtual, she continues to develop standards for care within the virtual hospital model. Sarah has presented nationally on innovations in community-based geriatric care as well as internationally as the HMDP Visiting Expert in Community Health Nursing in Singapore. When not leading her team or out seeing patients in their homes, Sarah can be found out in the Atlantic in her kayak.

 

Shriya Palekar
Senior Director of Health Plan & Provider Solutions, TytoCare

Shriya Palekar is Senior Director of Health Plan & Provider Solutions at TytoCare. She leads TytoCare’s partnerships with health plans & value-based care organizations, supporting partners to develop innovative strategies incorporating TytoCare’s first-of-its-kind handheld exam kit at-home and clinic-to-clinic care delivery. Prior to joining TytoCare, Shriya was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., helped drive post-ACA transformation strategy at EmblemHealth, and co-founded a health insurance program for underprivileged populations.

 

Ray Quintero, BA, Political Science
Managing Partner, Healthsperien, LLC

Ray Quintero is a Managing Partner at Healthsperien, LLC, with nearly two decades in health care public policy, legislative, regulatory, grassroots advocacy, communications, and political experience. As Managing Partner, Ray leads a team of experts who specialize in developing in-depth legislative and regulatory policy strategies, analyses, strategic advocacy, and communications for a wide-range of health care organizations, including Fortune 100 businesses, national health plans, professional associations, issue-based coalitions, and not-for-profit providers. Through Ray’s work, he has led and been actively involved in numerous multi-stakeholder coalitions aimed at improving our nation’s health care delivery and financing systems. Ray has a special emphasis on policy, business strategy, and political issues related to delivery system reform and stakeholder engagement to advance clients deep and wide-ranging objectives spanning the care and management spectrum, including patients, providers, educators, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

 

Humayun Rashid, PhD
Founder & CEO, Xavor Corporation

Dr. Hugh Rashid is a practitioner-scholar with over 25 years of experience working and consulting with global organizations on product innovation and digital transformation. Currently he is incubating a startup using AI & Robotics to enable China’s vision of Virtual Nursing Homes and Internet+ Social to address the growing aging population challenges of China. He is founder and managing partner of a California based technology company, Xavor Corporation, which assists various global life science corporations in their digital solutions. He has taught MBA course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at various Chinese universities including Peking University, Renmin University, Fudan University, Wuhan University and Chongqing University. He was also the past-chair of technology & innovation committee for American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai which has been serving American businesses in China for over 100 years. He has a BBA from University of Texas Austin, MBA from University of California at Irvine and Doctorate in Management from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Jennifer Reckrey, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jennifer M. Reckrey, MD is an Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a health services researcher and sees patients with the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors program. Her research examines how home-based models of clinical and long-term care support individuals with dementia and other serious illnesses living in the community. In particular, she is interested in the role of paid caregivers (e.g., home health aides, personal care attendants, and other direct care workers in the home) in the home-based dementia care team.

 

Sheridan Reiger, MD, MPH
Associate Regional Medical Director, Washington State, ConcertoCare

Sheridan is a home visit doctor and the current regional medical director for ConcertoCare in his native Washington State. In the past, he has worked closely with the New Leaders Task Force and Interest Group at AAHCM and currently serves on the Policy Committee. He continues to be affiliated with the University of Washington as clinical faculty.

 

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH is the Kenneth L. Minaker Chair of Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician with long-standing experience in home-based medical care and health services research. Dr. Ritchie has assisted in the development of home-based primary or palliative care programs for seriously ill older adults in multiple settings and has helped to develop and evaluate related programs in geriatrics, palliative care and complex illness care. She serves as Director of Research for the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and is leading the establishment of the MGH Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research. She and Dr. Bruce Leff direct the national Home-based Primary Care and Palliative Care Learning Network and have developed quality measures and a qualified clinical registry appropriate to the population.

 

Mariah Robertson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Mariah Robertson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Her background is in Internal Medicine and she did her residency, chief year and fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Her clinical area of interest is in care of community dwelling older adults with a specific focus on eliminating inequities in the care of elders, particularly those that are home bound. As a clinician educator it is her goal to inspire learners of all levels to appreciate and be passionate about the unique factors important to the care of older adults. In her time outside of work Dr. Robertson loves exploring the world with her husband and three children.

 

Naalla Schreiber, MD, MS
Medical Director, Home Care Psychiatry; Staff Psychiatrist, RWJ Barnabas

Dr. Naalla Schreiber is a licensed psychiatrist who is board certified in adult psychiatry and sub-specialty boarded in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Dr. Schreiber works for Visiting Nurse Association Health Group where she is the Director of Home Care Psychiatry. She provides home-based psychiatric consultations for geriatric patients, primarily those who have dementia, in Northern New Jersey. Dr. Schreiber also works part-time at RWJ Barnabas in Florham Park, New Jersey where she treats outpatients with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Schreiber maintains active memberships in the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP). She runs a peer-supervision group of Orthodox Jewish Women Psychiatrists in Northern New Jersey.

 

Kate Schueller, MD
Palliative Care Physician, UW Madison

Dr. Kate Schueller is a faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care and the director of Ambulatory Palliative Care at UW-Madison. As a clinician, her primary focus is on palliative care for patients with life-limited diagnoses. She practices within a variety of clinical settings including home based primary care, oncology, and nephrology. As a medical educator, she serves as associate program director for the UW-Madison Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

 

Orla Sheehan, MD, PhD
Consultant Geriatrician, Connolly Hospital, Ireland and part-time Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Orla C. Sheehan: Consultant Geriatrician, Care of the Older Person, Connolly Hospital, Ireland and part-time Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Dr Sheehan MD PhD is a Geriatrician with extensive experience caring for frail older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Her research interests focus on caregiving, improving communication between key stakeholders involved in a patient’s care, particularly around medication and improving the quality of home-based medical care received by frail elderly patients. She is a co-investigator on several complex multisite studies specifically the Caring for Adults Recovering from the Effects of Stroke (CARES) study and the Caregiving Transitions Study. She is a prior director of the Johns Hopkins Linked Administrative Data Resource (LADR) linking administrative claims data to longitudinal studies on aging and leads analyses of NHATS and REGARDS CMS linked data examining healthcare utilization of people with MCCs and the effects of caregivers and other factors on that utilization.

 

Eliza Pippa Shulman, DO, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Medically Home

Dr. Pippa Shulman has spent over 15 years both in clinical leadership and taking innovative ideas from seed to scale. As the Chief Medical Officer of Medically Home she leads clinical product development and implementation with health systems and oversees the Boston Innovation Hub. She is triple board certified (family medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and preventive medicine), with clinical experience encompassing ambulatory, inpatient, SNF, home care, and virtual hospital medicine. Prior to joining Medically Home, Pippa was the Medical Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation at Atrius Health, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in the Northeast. In this role she led the design and implementation of novel care delivery solutions, including the first pilot and launch of Medically Home.

 

Shreya Trivedi, MD
Hospitalist, Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, BIDMC

Dr. Shreya P. Trivedi MD is a General Internist and co-director of iMED, innovations in Media and Education Delivery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She finished a Population Health Fellowship at NYU as well as a candidate for the Masters in Health Professionals in Education with Maastricht University. She is the Chief Executive Producer of Core IM as well as lead correspondent of the Curbsiders Podcast. She has been asked to speak on her mission-based use of twitter nationally by national societies and coached national leaders. She has worked with over 30 residents and faculty in developing well produced, peer-reviewed medical education episodes.

 

Katherine Wang, MD

Katherine Wang is deeply in involved in education about home-based medical care. She completed her geriatrics and palliative medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has since been involved in teaching about home care, transitions of care, advance care planning, and telephone medicine, and eventually became the Director of Education for the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program prior to her transition to Wisconsin. In 2019 she was awarded a Geriatric Academic Career Award, funded by HRSA, which supported the development of an online educational toolkit for home-based primary care programs, and in 2020 received the AAHCM Educator of the Year award.

 

Lyn Weinberg, MD
Director, Division of Geriatrics; Medical Director, Hospital Elder Life Program, Primary Care Institute, Allegheny Health Network

Lyn Weinberg, MD is a Geriatrician and serves as the Director of the Division of Geriatrics at Allegheny Health Network, in Pittsburgh, PA. Her main clinical focus is primary care for complex older adults in both the ambulatory and home-based settings. She is passionate about the full spectrum of care for older adults, including a focus on maintaining function and independence at home, as well as improving the safety and quality of care for hospitalized older adults. Dr. Weinberg completed her medical school education at Jefferson Medical College, residency training in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and chasing after her two toddlers.

 

Aaron Yao, PhD,
Professor, Research Director, Research Scientist,
Shandong University; Home Centered Care Institute; University of Virginia

Dr. Yao is an internationally known expert in home care with training in academic research, clinical science, business management, and software engineering. In addition to his role as the Research Director at HCCI, Dr. Yao is a Research Scientist in the Section of Geriatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the Cheeloo Scholar Professor of Healthcare Management and Nursing, and Deputy Director of the Institute on Health and Aging at Shandong University. His research and development efforts focus on data science and digital transformation.

 

Jean Yudin, GNP-BC
Director, Home-Based Primary Care Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ms. Yudin is the Director of the Penn Geriatrics home based primary care program at the Perelman School of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Yudin directs the University’s participation in the mid-Atlantic Consortium, one of the practices in the Independence at Home demonstration. She developed and studied the novel collaboration with the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging which has demonstrated the effectiveness of integrated medical and supportive services to maintain frail elders efficiently in the community. She is on the team that has led the Geriatric Division’s educational efforts for medical students, residents and fellows in home and community base care, and participated in training of interprofessional teams involving learners from social work, nursing, medicine, and dentistry. Ms. Yudin was a long-standing board member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.

 

Robert Zimbroff, MD
Internal Medicine Resident (PGY-3), Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Robbie Zimbroff is a third-year Internal Medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic. He is interested in home-based medical care models for patients with advanced illness. He will be pursuing a Geriatrics fellowship after residency.

 


Rachel Zimmer, RN, DNP, AGPCNP-C
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Dr. Zimmer is an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner who has experience in program development and evaluation of models of health care. She has a passion for development of community-informed programs, focusing on underserved adults and older adults, and her perspective is unique because of my education in nursing, implementation science, community based participatory research, and gerontology. Her work includes the development of a transitional care program, co-directorship of a house calls program, founding and directorship of a mobile health program as well as the Fresh Food Rx program. In addition, her scholarly work thus far has focused on unmet social needs/food insecurity, needs of homebound older adults, and caregiver burden. She collaborates closely with a variety of community-based organizations to help provide innovative solutions to addressing social and health needs of underserved populations.