CareAcademy Advisory Board

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Julia Carabas, MBA, MHL, Payer and Value Based Care Strategy, Health Tech

Julia Carabas is a health tech strategist who has spent the past five years leading operations, payer strategy, and value-based care efforts for Quartet Health, an innovative mental health start-up working with health plans and health systems to improve access to mental health services. Julia is currently working on launching a new health tech start-up. She has held roles at Uber, Wunderman Digital, and DDB Global and her career spans health tech, marketing and advertising, and tech innovation. Julia has a Masters of Healthcare Leadership from Brown University and received her undergraduate education from NYU’s Stern School of Business. 
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Donna Levin, CEO, Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College

Donna Levin is the CEO of the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. The Blank School builds entrepreneurial leaders with empathy, morality, compassion, and drive to produce scalable solutions that can benefit individuals, communities, and the world. Prior to joining Babson, Donna held faculty appointments at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management and served as the inaugural Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WPI.

Donna was the co-founder of Care.com, the world’s leading online destination for helping families find and manage family care with over 33 million members across 20 countries.  During Donna’s tenure at Care.com, she played key roles in building and leading high performing teams and scaling the company from idea to IPO. Donna was also VP of Operations at Upromise, an online service that helps families save for college, that was acquired by Sallie Mae.

Donna currently serves on the boards of directors of, Zero to Three, a science-based advocacy organization working to ensure all children have a strong start in life, ADL, a leading anti-hate organization, Mass General Brigham Community Physicians Organization, the Mass Technology Leadership Council and WBUR Boston.

Donna holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Emerson College.

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Kerry Burnight, PhD, Founder, Gerontologist, Inc

Dr. Kerry Burnight is a gerontologist who served as a professor of Geriatric Medicine for 18 years at University of California, Irvine. Burnight co-founded and directed the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center and the national non-profit, Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse. 

For 5 years, Burnight served on the executive leadership team of GrandPad, a technology firm connecting over 100,000 adults using custom-engineered tablets.  She led a team of colleagues ages 82-106 who uncovered thousands points of frustration and solutions to overcome those frustrations. Kerry Burnight is the founder of The Gerontologist, Inc, an advisory firm for companies serving older adults and is a guest expert on programs including CBS news, The Doctors, the Dr. Phil Show, and Money Matters. She received the US Attorney General Award and her work serving older adults.

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David Rosales, Chief Strategy Officer, VNSNY

David Rosales is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the nation’s largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization. Appointed to his position in June 2018, Mr. Rosales oversees VNSNY’s Strategic Program Development, Performance and Innovation, Government Programs Management, and Government Grants functions.

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Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, PHI

Robert Espinoza is the Vice President of Policy at PHI, where he oversees its national advocacy, research, and public education division on the direct care workforce. In 2020, he was selected for the first-ever CARE 100 list of the most innovative people working to re-imagine how we care in America today and as one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging. He serves on the board of directors for the American Society on Aging and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Moses Adedoyin, Senior Director, Product Innovation at Florida Blue

Moses is currently Senior Director of Product Innovation at Florida Blue, a subsidiary of GuideWell, a not-for-profit health solutions company dedicated to serving all Floridians in the pursuit of health. In his role, he is responsible for leading new opportunities and ventures from early concepts to market launch. Adedoyin is passionate about leveraging technology to find innovative solutions that address customer needs.

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Kevin Smith, CEO of Best Of Care & President of the  Home Care Aide Council of  Massachusetts

Kevin Smith is helping his agency and industry adapt to home care’s challenges and opportunities within today’s cost-constrained health care environment. Smith has served as the Board President of the Home Care Aide Council of Massachusetts since 2018.

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Meaghan Rajkumar, Executive Director of Strategic Insights, Southern New Hampshire University

Meaghan Rajkumar leads strategic insights for SNHU, one of the largest non-profit Universities in the U.S. today. She is passionate about helping the higher education industry build a more equitable future and has been working as a consultant and higher education leader for over a decade. Previously, she helped stand up SNHU’s internal consultancy at the Innovation Center, founded SNHU’s Office of Integration and Transformation and has worked as an advisor on policy and for start-up companies in education.

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Anne Tumlinson , CEO, ATI Advisory and Founder of Daughterhood

Anne Tumlinson leads the nation in setting the direction of aging and disability policy. She founded ATI Advisory, a DC-based research and advisory services firm that works to reform health and long-term care delivery and financing for the nation’s frail and vulnerable older adults. Anne also founded and runs Daughterhood, an online and in-person community that connects family caregivers with each other for support and information.

Anne shares her research and expertise with a wide array of policy and business leaders. She has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Aging Committee and has appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Anne advises payer, provider, and financial leaders on strategic development and growth opportunities. She writes regularly about innovation in healthcare and aging, contributing to Health Affairs, Huffington Post, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and Aging Media Network. 

Anne serves on the Aetna Medicaid Advisory Panel and the Caregiver Action Network Board of Directors and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2018, Anne was named an Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue. 

Anne spent her early career working in government, first as a healthcare advisor to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and then as the lead for Medicaid program oversight at the Office of Management and Budget. She joined Avalere Health in 2000, leading the firm’s provider practice and developing business intelligence products for 14 years.

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Adimika Arthur, executive director at HealthTech 4 Medicaid (HT4M)

Adimika Arthur is the CEO and executive director at HealthTech 4 Medicaid (HT4M), a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting innovation in Medicaid and further improving the quality, equity and access to care for Medicaid recipients, their families and communities. Arthur is a proven healthcare executive with a strong management track record and over 20 years of experience as a clinical epidemiologist, public health leader and hospital administrator. Arthur is a known global health equity leader and impact designer for purpose-driven organizations and stakeholders helping them create meaningful interactions and sustainable business solutions for mobilizing causes they care about and eradicating health inequities. Arthur has an MPH from the University of Washington, and a BS from Clark Atlanta University.

 

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Mary Ann Christopher, corporate board director and healthcare executive

Mary Ann Christopher is a strategic healthcare executive and board member with an exceptional 40-year record of innovation and market expansion at leading payor, provider and health tech companies. Christopher is a board member of private equity backed Health Recovery Solutions, RestorixHealth, Unitek Learning, Hazel Health, Legacy Hospice, and True Learn. She is a senior operating adviser for the private equity company, LLR Partners, serves as a strategic adviser to Brave Health, and is a founding board member of DTRT Health Acquisition Corp. Christopher has a Master of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairfield University and honorary doctoral degrees from Fairfield University and Monmouth University.

 

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Jeff Layton, director of content production at LinkedIn Learning

Jeff Layton is the director of content production at LinkedIn Learning where he oversees content production, licensing and innovation for the English language library. His team produces and publishes more than 1,600 courses per year that teach millions of professionals the skills they need to be successful. Previously, he led the business producer team for lynda.com, creating professional development content and building workflows to scale live-action course production. He spent his early career as a teacher in the classroom and as founder and executive producer of an award-winning educational production company. Layton is passionate about learning and technology and holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

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Mamta Parakh, head of product at Wider Circle

Mamta Parakh is the head of product at Wider Circle, a company that connects neighbors for better health. She oversees a portfolio of technology products including platforms for intelligent peer-to-peer engagement and community-based personnel enablement. An accomplished leader in health technology, Parakh has functional leadership experiences that span strategy, product management and data science. She is known to be a skilled collaborator and a seasoned builder of high-performing teams. She has deep experience bringing data and technology solutions to providers, payors and pharmaceutical companies.

 

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Terell Sterling, founder and CEO of Go Paladin

Terell Sterling is the founder and CEO of Go Paladin, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underrepresented entrepreneurs navigate the tech ecosystem. Sterling has a long history in the tech ecosystem and has made his mark as an operator and individual contributor at top companies such as Apple, Tesla, Oracle and Andreessen Horowitz. Sterling believes in an abundance-first mentality and focuses his time on being his entrepreneurs’ trusted advisor. In his off time, Sterling dedicates his time to uplifting his community, advocating the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in technology, and investing in the ambitious entrepreneurs of the future. Sterling is a highly-sought global speaker who is unapologetic about his humble beginnings.

 

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