Our Insightful & Visionary Advisory Board

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Frost & Sullivan extends its appreciation to the following Advisory Board Members for their expertise and valuable support in ensuring the agenda delivers relevant and valuable content.

Advisory Board

Greg Caressi

Greg Caressi

Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan

Greg Caressi is the Americas business unit leader for the Transformational Health practice at Frost & Sullivan, leading the Life Sciences, Advanced Medical Technology and Connected Health teams.

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In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Greg spends most of his time working on strategic consulting projects on next-generation healthcare solutions, with a primary focus on connected health and integrated health solutions. Greg served for two years as the Chair of the HIMSS Life Sciences Information Technology Committee, where he led the creation of industry guidance for Good Informatics Practices used by life science companies, from startups to major pharmaceutical companies.   Greg regularly serves as chair, speaker and leader of interactive workshops at major industry events in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America.
W. Andrew Cousin, Jr., MBA, FACHE

W. Andrew Cousin, Jr., MBA, FACHE

Senior Director of Strategy at Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mayo Clinic

W. Andrew Cousin, MBA, FACHE is the Senior Director of Strategy for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, the diagnostic outreach arm of Mayo Clinic, which touched more than 5 million patients in 80 countries last year.

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He is also a member of the leadership team of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. In Andrew’s 12 years at Mayo Clinic, he has contributed to thinking on value-based care delivery, outreach strategy, the application of advanced diagnostics in complex condition management, disruptive digital technologies in medicine, utilization management, and alternative payment models. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Delaware, a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology, and has participated in select scientific and medical classes through the Mayo Clinic Graduate School. Andrew also holds Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has authored more than 20 articles on product management and marketing in healthcare; and he has spoken at several national conferences on emerging healthcare and marketing topics. He resides in Rochester, MN with his wife Dr. Margot Cousin, and his two sons Owen and Brooks.
Reenita Das

Reenita Das

Partner & Senior Vice President Global, Healthcare & Life Sciences Frost & Sullivan

25 years of healthcare consulting expertise, which include engaging with global clients and start ups to develop and implement growth strategies. Particular expertise in:

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25 years of healthcare consulting expertise, which include engaging with global clients and start ups to develop and implement growth strategies. Particular expertise in:

  • Futuristic forecasts and understanding the place of healthcare 20 years from today- working with clients on the impact of these mega trend changes to their business
  • Changing business models and convergence issues: identifying opportunities with companies outside of healthcare to bring  solutions to the healthcare sector. Experience in working with companies for reverse innovation development
  • Best Practice mapping of core capabilities
  • Understanding of emerging markets and the challenges of the complex business scenario enabling unique strategies to penetrate and operate efficiently. 10 years on the ground experience in Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Brazil and Russia
  • Current contributor to Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/reenitadas/

Industry Expertise

  • Experience base covering broad range of sectors and industries, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants in

Medical devices and medical technology, connected health applications

Pharmaceuticals and diagnostics

Related industries such as CMOs and CROs, Regulatory. Logistics, information and communication technology,

What I bring to the Team

  • Broad range of skills sets from unique problem definition, implementation and managing a global P & L business
  • Extensive experience in sales and business development including negotiation, strategy planning , conflict resolution, etc.
  • Ability to go into a new market and build a practice from scratch: examples include Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Russia. Currently investigating the next generation of countries such as Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia

Career Highlights

Extensive expertise in product launches, due deligence work,  competitive intelligence, pricing models, distribution analysis, branding,. Extensively quoted in the press and TV such as Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CNN,CNBC, BBC, Fierce Healthcare,

Current contributor covering healthcare and disruptive technologies for Forbes

Rahul Dubey

Rahul Dubey

Former Senior Vice President, Innovation and Solutions, American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Rahul is currently responsible for collaborating with the C-level executives at AHIP’s Health Plan Membership to develop and implement innovative, best in class, emerging solutions and approaches that accelerate utilization of these mission critical applications in order to deliver a higher quality of care, improving the wellbeing of consumers and driving down the cost of care received.

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Rahul has extensive practical knowledge in regard to creating new, multi-stakeholder, collaborative business models as well as optimizing the use of effective next gen digital health solutions that create a simplified and positive consumer care experience. His role expands to include efforts on initiatives that have led to the creation of innovative care pathways, normalizing and sharing of data to build new and viable care measures, developing actionable and personalized programs and tools that ensure behavior change resulting in increased desired health outcomes. He continues to help develop, test, measure and iterate innovative platforms that increase efficiencies for all key stakeholders as they collectively focus on outcomes driven care.
Rahul’s most recent brainchild is the 26,000 sq ft AHIP Innovation Lab in Chicago’s West Loop. He is responsible for creating the Lab’s one of a kind concept, continues to fulfill its mission of delivering an invaluable resource for AHIP Membership and leads all of the Lab’s collaborative and confidential Solution Working Groups that involve individual payers, providers, manufacturers, MedTech, innovative solution providers and the AHIP Innovation Lab’s trusted and crucial Inaugural Partners.
Prior to joining AHIP, Rahul played a leadership role as a founding employee of a successful Digital Healthcare start-up based in Washington DC, WiserTogether. Along with WiserTogether’s Co-founders, Rahul was instrumental in developing their payer, provider and consumer focused platform as well as the company’s “go to market” strategy which resulted in successful market penetration for the industry’s first ever consumer-led shared decision making and treatment selection platform.
Rahul invites you to learn more about the AHIP Innovation Lab through their video overview located here: Welcome to the AHIP Innovation Lab
David Dugdale, MD, MS

David Dugdale, MD, MS

Medical Director, Care Management & Population Health, University of Washington Medicine

Bio is forthcoming.

Daniel Durand

Daniel Durand

Vice President and Chairman, LifeBridge Health

Dr. Daniel J Durand, M.D. (“Dan”) is a physician executive with deep expertise in value-based care. He has served multinational corporations, ACOs, healthcare startups, provider-owned health plans, government agencies, and top-ranked academic institutions.

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Dan began his medical career on the radiology faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before working as an Associate with McKinsey & Company advising hospitals and health systems on post-ACA Strategy and Operations. He then joined the Executive Leadership Team at Evolent Health, where he served as the first Vice President of Clinical Transformation and helped grow revenues from $8M to over $118M en route to a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dan then served as the first Director of Accountable Care for Johns Hopkins before taking his current role as Chair of Radiology and Vice President of Clinical Strategy for LifeBridge Health System, where he has led the LifeBridge Health Clinically Integrated Network to become one of the most successful ACOs in the country.

Dan’s writing has appeared in top journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He regularly lectures at national conferences on topics related to medical innovation and is the president of Durand Ventures, a healthcare consulting practice that also takes equity positions in select digital health start-ups.

Kolaleh Eskandanian

Kolaleh Eskandanian

Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Children's National Health System

Bio is forthcoming.

Donald R. Flott

Donald R. Flott

Senior Director of Utilization Management Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mayo Clinic

Bio is forthcoming.

Robert GoFourth

Robert GoFourth

Vice President, Operations Strategy & Performance, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Bio is forthcoming.

Matthew Jenusaitis

Matthew Jenusaitis

Chief of Staff/ Director of Innovation, University of California – San Diego Health System

Bio is forthcoming.

Barabara Loeb MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACPE

Barabara Loeb MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACPE

Chief Medical Officer, Loyola Medicine

Bio is forthcoming.

Maulik Majmudar, M.D.

Maulik Majmudar, M.D.

Associate Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital

Bio is forthcoming.

David Mohr

David Mohr

Vice President for Clinical Informatics and Transformation, Sentara Healthcare

Bio is forthcoming.

Sandra Potter LCSW, MBA

Sandra Potter LCSW, MBA

Vice President & Chief Operations Officer of Behavioral Health, Texas Health Resources

Bio is forthcoming.

Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprise

Bio is forthcoming.

Marnie Staehly

Marnie Staehly

Director, Market Development & Strategy, Humana Inc.

Marnie joined Humana in 2006 and has over fourteen years of experience in the health care industry. She is currently a Director in Market Development & Strategy at Humana

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in which she is leading work to create a best in market value based solution that leads to collaboration with physician partners in an effort to improve population health. She is recognized most recently for her accomplishments as the Strategic Integration Leader for the San Antonio Bold Goal Market building relationships with community partners to support Humana’s Bold Goal initiative and providing strategic input and leadership to the San Antonio Health Advisory Board (SAHAB). In 2017 Marnie celebrated the successful launch of the San Antonio Diabetes Resources Guide, a collaborative project with the SAHAB and American Diabetes Association. During her time with Humana, Marnie has served in strategic and leadership roles in underwriting, commercial sales, and wellness engagement. Marnie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and her MBA from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.
Eric Steager

Eric Steager

Director, Corporate Development & Innovation Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio, Independence Blue Cross

Mr. Steager is a Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development & Innovation for Independence Blue Cross, focused on the identification, analysis and execution of strategic equity investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Drexel University.

Prior to joining IBC, he spent several years at both a private investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity investments, and Safeguard Scientifics, a publicly traded venture capital firm. Prior to Safeguard, Mr. Steager’s career included founding a private investment fund focused on acquiring middle market manufacturing companies in the Midwestern United States, and healthcare investment banking at Houlihan Lokey and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Steager holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.

Lynn Witherspoon

Lynn Witherspoon

Chief Medical Information Officer Emeritus, Ochsner Health System

Bio is forthcoming.

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