Founder & CEO, Hopelab
Margaret has distinguished herself as a catalytic leader in health care, forging cross-sector partnerships that drive positive social impact. At Hopelab Margaret leads a multidisciplinary team with expertise in healthcare, academic research, and design to create science-based technologies to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. She is passionate about bringing together government, nonprofit and private-sector stakeholders interested in advancing the role technology can play in supporting and improving health outcomes, with a particular focus on improving care for underserved populations.
Prior to HopeLab, Margaret spent 17 years at the California HealthCare Foundation as Director of Public Financing and Policy and Director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. She also founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, a mission-focused investment fund supporting companies that improve access to and lower costs of health care. The Fund, launched in 2010, has now made investments in eleven early stage health care technology and services companies. Earlier in her career Margaret worked in management consulting with Accenture, in international health with the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS, and in state government with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Margaret holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. She serves on the boards of Health Leads and Project Glimmer and as an adviser to the Acumen America Fund, Omidyar Network, and Peer Health Exchange as well as a number of early stage health care services and technology companies. Margaret is a lecturer in management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. When not traveling the U.S. exploring health care innovations, Margaret enjoys international adventures, spending time in nature and discovering great food, and arts and culture.
Partner, Manatt Health
Kinda Serafi advises on the legal, policy and operational challenges of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Marketplaces, and payment and delivery reform. She has significant experience implementing and analyzing federal health care programs for an array of clients, including state governments, foundations, providers, nonprofit agencies and IT vendors. In particular, she frequently leads complex multi-stakeholder engagement efforts.
Working with multiple state governments, Kinda provides strategic counsel, policy analysis and research support. Serving as an advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson's State Health and Value Strategies program, she provides technical assistance to states on aspects of Medicaid implementation. For the CMS Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives, she is a subject matter authority on Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. Kinda guides states and Marketplaces on policy matters, including eligibility and enrollment, benefit design, delivery system improvements, and technology development.
Kinda advises states on Medicaid expansion design, implementation and sustainability, and has particular experience in State Plan Amendments and alternative expansion models through 1115 waivers. She has supported numerous states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire and Virginia, in their Medicaid expansion planning and implementation.
Prior to joining Manatt, Kinda served as the director of policy of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) in New York where she focused on developing strategies to secure the passage of legislation to simplify rules for a public health insurance program and to expand eligibility levels. She also worked for two years as the director of legal advocacy and organizing at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, where she launched and supervised a multidisciplinary civil legal services department. Earlier in her career, Kinda was a law guardian at the Legal Aid Society, representing abused and neglected children in all aspects of litigation in Bronx Family Court. She also served as the deputy director of programs and policy for the CDF in Washington, D.C.
Judy Mohr Peterson
Medicaid Director, Hawaii State Dept. of Human Services
Judy Mohr Peterson serves as the Med-QUEST Division Administrator for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Human Services (DHS). She is a nationally recognized leader in health care delivery system reform and Medicaid. She served as president of the board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors from 2017-2019. She began her career with Oregon’s Medicaid program in 1997 and served as Oregon’s Medicaid Director from 2009 to 2015. In that role she was one of the architects of Oregon’s successful health system transformation and coverage expansion. Before working for the Oregon Medicaid program, Dr. Mohr Peterson received her doctoral degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Principal, Town Hall Ventures
Anna Fagin is a Principal on the Town Hall team. In her role, Anna helps drive the firm's sourcing and diligence efforts, and supports Town Hall portfolio companies post investment. Previously, Anna was a Vice President at 3L Capital, where she was responsible for investing in high-growth, technology-enabled consumer and healthcare businesses. Prior to 3L, Anna was an investor at Hellman & Friedman working to evaluate private equity buyout opportunities. She started her career at Bain & Company.
Vice President, Optum
Behavioral Health executive, growth minded leader, love to build new things or turnaround struggling organizations. Served in local, regional, and national leadership roles. Have excelled in highly complex, cross-functional organizations. Led a large team through a complicated, year-long reorganization. Managed Care expertise. Clinical Operations, cost reduction, clinical strategy.
Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Georgia--LPC0064486). Clinical experience in Complex PTSD, Trauma, Conduct Disorders. Worked in challenging clinical settings including at-risk schools and group homes (foster care). Worked on system-level projects in the Behavioral Health space--focusing on service delivery, quality measures, and business viability.
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