Care Delivery Transformation: Integrating Telehealth and Home-Based Care

Nancy Green is an award-winning global healthcare and strategic business development executive with background in stimulating growth, bringing new and disruptive innovative digital technologies to the market as well as a strong thought leader and creator of strategic alliances. Bringing over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare and digital technology industries as well as leading global strategy and healthcare innovation for Verizon, she has helped organizations design, accelerate and implement growth strategies. She began The SAA Group, a comprehensive business consulting firm, to focus on strategic acceleration that helps identify gaps and opportunities which accelerates a business’ success. She creates a comprehensive plan that includes go-to-market planning, innovation programs, strategic partnerships and implementation. The firm specializes in the digital healthcare industry with a specific area of focus on strategic growth and go-to-market planning, new strategic business partnership development, and IoT/5G and wireless technologies. With a special affinity and passion for using technology to help in the support of Aging Friendly. She works with the industry to introduce innovative technologies to impact this population. Nancy is the Co-Chair for the HIMSS/PCH Alliance Task Force on Aging & Technology and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) have asked Nancy to lead their Special Interest Group on Aging Friendly.

Contact: nancymgreen@outlook.com

Geoffrey Nudd, MBA, is the CEO and founder of ClearCare, a WellSky company. Under his leadership, ClearCare grew to become the system of record for the personal care industry serving over 4,000 agencies, including 8 of the largest 10 enterprises, and employing over 600,000 caregivers. More recently, Geoff has led efforts with industry leaders to pioneer transformative, integrated care models across home health, hospice, and personal care at national scale, all supported by interoperable technologies. Geoff has over twenty years of experience in software development and is an alumnus of Merrill Lynch and Andersen Consulting. Geoff received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Northwestern University and his master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management.

Contact: gnudd@clearcareonline.com

Anand Parekh, M.D., MPH, is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) chief medical advisor providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. Briefly in 2007, he was delegated the authorities of the assistant secretary for health overseeing ten health program offices and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Earlier in his HHS career, he played key roles in public health emergency preparedness efforts as special assistant to the science advisor to the secretary. Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he previously completed his residency training in the Osler Medical Program of the Department of Medicine. He provided volunteer clinical services for many years at the Holy Cross Hospital Health Center, a clinic for the uninsured in Silver Spring, MD. Parekh is an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He currently serves on the dean’s advisory board of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the Presidential Scholars Foundation board of directors, and the board of directors of WaterAid America. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics such as chronic care management, population health, value in health care, and the need for health and human services integration. A native of Michigan, Parekh received a B.A. in political science, an M.D., and an M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan. He was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 1994.

Contact: aparekh@bipartisanpolicy.org

Michael Reese Wittke, MPA, leads the federal engagement strategy for the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and directs the National Network of Caregiver Advocates—a network of over 80 state and local advocacy organizations representing over 27 state coalitions. Mike works directly with policymakers on Capitol Hill, federal agencies, the White House, and participates in national coalitions advocating on behalf of caregivers across the lifespan. Mike has previously served as Chair of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Political Action for Candidate Election Committee and as a member of the NASW Metro Chapter Board of Directors. He came to Washington through an internship with the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Mike earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with honors from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management from the American University.

Contact: mike@caregiving.org

Dorothy Siemon, J.D., is responsible for the development and oversight of AARP public policies that address major issues facing older Americans. Dorothy is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She also served as a Commissioner for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. Ms. Siemon served as Director of Health and Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) from 2007 through 2013 and then served as Vice President of the Office of Policy Development and Integration through 2017. Prior to joining the OPDI, Ms. Siemon was a senior litigation attorney for over ten years for the AARP Foundation, writing amicus briefs in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, she served as counsel in numerous class action cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care facilities. Ms. Siemon graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Contact: dsiemon@aarp.org