Executive Program

HI2 is designed for the most forward-thinking leaders in healthcare.  By combining top innovation, talent and capital, HI2 helps you visualize change in healthcare, clarify your strategic vision, and collectively accelerate the efficiency of the overall healthcare system. 

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PDF is as of July 20. Our program will be continually updated below.

Monday, September 27, 2021

12:00 - 5:30 PM

Meeting Lounge Open

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Opening General Session

Dry Powder: PE’s Post-Pandemic Outlook on Healthcare Services
An investment boom is coming. But where will PE place its bets – and how has the 2020/2021 healthcare economic crisis impacted the outlook on healthcare services? We’ll discuss the major factors impacting post-pandemic investment, including payer trends, policy changes and newly emerging healthcare disruptors.

Jonathan Lewis
Partner, Sheridan Capital Partners

Pete Magas
Partner, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company

Justin Sunshine
Managing Director, General Atlantic

Additional Speakers To Be Announced

4:45 - 5:30 PM

Capital Strategy Panels

Four fundamental sessions for every healthcare services owner contemplating an exit strategy.

  • Reading the Market: Is Now the Right Time to Sell?

  • A Seller’s Exit Options: From Buyout to SPAC

  • Valuation & Due Diligence in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Who’s at the Helm – How PE Assesses Talent

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Opening  Reception

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Meeting Lounge Open

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 -8:40 AM

General Session

Investing for Value: A Conversation with Brad Smith

From entrepreneur to CMMI Director to equity investor, Brad Smith has cultivated a very valuable perspective on the interrelationship of public and private healthcare stakeholders. In this one-on-one conversation, Brad will describe
how innovation at CMS, the Biden healthcare agenda and value-based care are shaping his investment thesis as the founder and CEO of newly formed healthcare firm Russell Street Ventures.

Brad Smith
Founder & CEO, Russell Street Ventures
(Former Director of CMMI)

Tim Craig (Moderator)
VP Education
Lincoln Healthcare Leadership

9:10 - 9:55 AM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 1 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Physical Therapy Services

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
Richard Leaver, CEO

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
Michael Rucker, CEO

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy
John Gallucci, CEO

John Geis (Moderator)
Principal - Healthcare, Healthcare Sector Lead, Cresset Partners

Kidney Care Services

Cricket Health
Bobby Sepucha, CEO

Dialysis Care Center
Babajide Salako, MD, CEO

Strive Health
Chris Riopelle, Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Ruane (Moderator)
VP Business Development, Havencrest Healthcare Partners/ Havencrest Capital Partners

Employer-Based Clinics

Everside Health
Gaurov Dayal, MD, President & COO

Marathon Health
Bruce Hochstadt, MD, EVP Health Center Operations & Sales

Premise Health
Tanvir Mangat, VP Growth Strategy

Pooja Goel (Moderator ​​​​​)
Managing Director, Virgo Investment Group

Personal Care (Private Duty Home Care)

Brandon Ballew, CEO

Care Advantage
Timothy Hanold, CEO

Ari Medoff, CEO

Jennifer Meyers (Moderator)
Managing Director, Marwood Group


Additional Speakers To Be Announced

10:05 - 10:50 AM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 2 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Ophthalmology Surgery Centers

Vision Care Connect
Kane Harrison, Founder & CEO

Vision Integrated Partners
Randall Shaw, Co-Founder & Chief of Strategy

SEES Group (Southeast Eye Specialists)
James Pereyra, CEO & Chairman

Scott Brown (Moderator)
Partner, The Edgewater Funds

Behavioral Health: Addiction Recovery Centers

Column Health
Colin Beatty, Co-Founder & CEO

Community Medical Services
Nick Stavros, CEO

Recovery Centers of America
Deni Carise, Chief Science Officer

Terry Hyman (Moderator)
Managing Partner, Northwood Healthcare Partners

Advance Care Planning Services

Iris Plans
Steve Wardle, CEO & Co-Founder

Ryan Van Wert, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Arul Thangavel, MD, CEO

Chris Henderson (Moderator)
Managing Director, Ziegler

Home-Based Primary Care Practices

Landmark Health
Michael Le, MD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Gary Jacobs, President

WellBe Senior Medical
Jeff Kang, MD, CEO

Thomas Cornwell, MD (Moderator)
Senior Medical Director, VillageMD


Additional Speakers To Be Announced

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM

Company Presentations (Track 1 of 2)

Carefully curated growth-mode healthcare services companies actively seeking (or considering) PE partnership. 

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Primary Care ACO Network
Mat Kendall, Co-Founder & President

In-Home Diagnostics Systems
David Bardan, VP, Head of Commercial (US)

Regenerative Medicine Orthopedics
Jason Hellickson, Founder

Home-Based Primary Care for Seniors
Julian Harris, MD, Chairman & CEO

11:25 - 11:45 AM

Quartet Health
Mental Health Referral Network
Jeff Soffen, VP Strategic Growth

Patient Engagement Platform
Michele Perry, CEO

Medically Home
Hospital-at-Home Platform
Raphael Rakowski, Executive Chairman

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Apara Autism Centers
ASD Therapy Solutions
Tyler Moore, CEO

Post-Acute Staffing & Scheduling
David Coppins, Co-Founder & CEO

Personalized Health Insurance
Anthony Miller, CEO

Charter Healthcare Group
Home Health Care Provider
Steve Larkin, CEO


Additional Presenters to be Announced

12:05 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 1:45 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 3 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

PharmaCann / Verilife Dispensaries
Brett Novey, CEO

Keystone Canna Remedies
Victor Guadagnino, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer

Rod Stephan (Moderator)
Partner, Altitude Investment Management

Behavioral Health: Eating Disorder Centers

Accanto Health
Dave Willcutts, CEO

Dan Skowronski​​​​​​ (Moderator)
Principal, RiverGlade Capital

Veterinary Clinics

David Boguslawski, President & CEO

WellHaven Pet Hospitals
Bob Lester, DVM, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer & Board of Directors

Hal Katz (Moderator)
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Palliative Care Services

Hosparus Health
Bethany Snider, MD, SVP & Chief Medical Officer

Michael Fratkin, MD, Founder & Medical Director

Votive Health
Torrie Fields, CEO

Matthew Shofner (Moderator)
Partner, Havencrest Healthcare Partners/ Havencrest Capital Partners


Additional Speakers to be Announced

1:55 - 2:40 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 4 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Independent Physician Groups

Advocare Doctors
Howard Orel, MD, CEO & President

Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians
Bill Wulf, MD, CEO

DuPage Medical Group
Tami Reller, President

John Arnold (Moderator)
Associate, Waller

Hospice Providers

Bristol Hospice
Sonnie Linebarger, RN, COO & EVP

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care
Timothy Ihrig, MD, CMO

VITAS Healthcare
Joel Wherley, EVP & COO

David Schuppan (Moderator)
Senior Partner, The Vistria Group

Urology Practices

Richard Harris, MD, President & CEO

Christian Chauvet (Moderator)
Partner, Lee Equity Partners

Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Caregiver Inc.
Gary Nettis, Chief Development Officer

Todd Rudsenske (Moderator)
Partner, Webster Equity Partners


Additional Speakers to be Announced

2:55 - 4:30 PM

Company Presentations (Track 2 of 2)

Carefully curated growth-mode healthcare services companies actively seeking (or considering) PE partnership.

2:55 - 3:15 PM

Telehealth Enabled In-Home CCM
Scott Schnell, CEO

Multicultural Patient Engagement Platform
Abner Mason, Founder & CEO

Select Data
Revenue Cycle Management
Ginger Voss, Chief Strategy Officer

Enhance Dental
Dental Partnership Organization
Benjamin Bowman, DDS, CEO, Enhance Dental
Azar Zaidi, Founder & Principal Advisor, Healthcare Advisory Shop

3:20 - 3:40 PM

Array Behavioral Care
Telepsychiatry Service Provider
Geoffrey Boyce, CEO

American Senior Care Centers
Adult Day
William Zagorski, CEO

Tomorrow Health
Next Generation DME
Vijay Kedar, CEO

3:45 - 4:05 PM

Buoy Health
AI-Enabled Online Symptom Analysis
Andrew Le, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Integrated Care Solutions
Post-Acute Value-Based Convener
Brian Fuller, CEO

Socially Determined
SDOH Analytics Platform
Trenor Williams, MD, CEO & Co-Founder

Zing Health
Medicare Advantage Plan
Eric Whitaker, MD, Founder & CEO

4:10 - 4:30 PM

Beacon Specialized Living Services
IDD Care Home
Darren Hodgdon, CEO

Digital Healthcare Payment Platform
Florian Otto, MD, Co-Founder & CEO



Additional Presenters to be Announced

4:45 - 5:30 PM

Growth Sector Panels (Track 5 of 5)

Insights from category experts into the trends and growth opportunities across key healthcare services sectors.

Enterprise Telehealth Services

Curavi Health
Alissa Meade, President & CEO

Shahin John Korangy, MD, Founder & CEO

Bob Juneja (Moderator)
Co-Founder & Partner, Harbour Point Capital


Behavioral Health: Autism Centers

Behavioral Innovations
Lori Russo, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Clinical Service

Carolina Center for ABA & Autism Treatment
Keith Laabs, CEO

Family Treatment Network
Alison Hulshof, Founder & CEO

Kent Berkley (Moderator)
Principal, Growth Buyout Team, Frazier Healthcare Partners

Gastroenterology Practices

Pinnacle GI Partners
James Grant, CEO

Home Health Providers

Intrepid USA Healthcare Services
John Kunysz, CEO

Encompass Health - Home Health and Hospice
Bud Langham, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Premier Home Health Care Services
Jennifer Gentzlinger, COO

Brian Bruenderman (Moderator)
Partner & EVP, Stoneridge Partners


Additional Speakers to be Announced

5:30 - 7:00 PM


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

7:00 - 9:30 AM

Meeting Lounge Open

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Closing General Session

Virtual Care: The Future of Remote Patient Engagement
The pandemic turned telehealth from hot to white hot. But will it last? We’ll analyze which sectors of healthcare will be impacted most by virtual care services going forward, as well as the technology, regulations, and innovation defining the next five years.

Dan Gebremedhin, MD
Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Scott Powder
President, Advocate Aurora Enterprises