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Media contact: Susan Stawick, 202-452-2955

Monday, March 24, 2014

4 p.m.  


4:15 p.m.


  • Joseph Firschein, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Michael Swack, Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and Director, Financial Innovations Roundtable
4:30 p.m.

Introductory Talk

  • Speaker: Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute

  • Respondents: Elyse Cherry, Boston Community Capital and James Bosscher, Trinity Health System


5:30 p.m. 

Light Dinner and Roundtable Discussion 

7 p.m. 



Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.

Recap of Previous Night’s Discussions

  • Michael Swack, Carsey Institute
9:15 a.m.

Current Practice

Panel 1: What is happening now? What payments / grants / subsidies are forthcoming from the health care industry (government, insurance companies, etc.) and when and how do they work? 
What have we learned through early efforts such as fresh foods financing, clinic financing, and other early health-related investments? 

Moderator:  Joseph Firschein, Federal Reserve Board of Governors


  • Don Hinkle Brown, The Reinvestment Fund
  • Kimberlee Cornet, Kresge FoundationAllison Coleman, Capital Link
  • Tom Manning, Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Mark Humowiecki, Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers
  • Robert Jenkens, National Cooperative Bank

Respondents: Donna Gambrell, former Director, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury and Jim Galloway MD, 
formerly Office of Health System Collaboration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Roundtable Discussion


11 a.m.

Innovative Funding

Panel 2:  
Where are the opportunities for innovation and growth?  
What investments, partnerships, and financing vehicles are needed to move the needle?  
What is needed to jumpstart some of these innovations in order to promote greater adoption and scale?   
What projects, ideas, and research might we advance over the next year? 
What are some emerging innovations that bring in new investors, address payment alignment/incentives, and capture important outcome data/metrics.

Moderator: Yusi Turell, Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire


  • Nirav Shah, Social Finance
  • Charles J. Milligan, Jr., State of Maryland
  • Doug Shoemaker, Mercy Housing
  • Emily Chen, LISC
  • Charles Hammerman, The Disability Opportunity Fund
  • Chrissy Rusillo, Seattle and King County

Respondents: Dan Nissenbaum, Goldman Sachs, and Tina Castro, Avivar Capital

Roundtable Discussion

1:30 p.m.

Enhancing New Opportunities

Panel 3: 
Looking forward, where do we go from here and how do we build from what we have done and enhance these emerging models?  
What do we need to do to bring in health-oriented investors?  
What is the role for social enterprise and venture capital?  
What policy-related actions should we support? 

Moderator: Michael Swack, The Carsey Institute


  • Eileen Fitzgerald, NeighborWorks America  
  • Pablo Bravo, Dignity Health
  • Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute
  • Paul Stange, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Respondents: Bruce Vladeck, Senior Advisor to Nexera, Inc., formerly Administrator of the Health CareFinancing 
Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Roundtable Discussion

3 p.m.

Closing Comments

  • Michael Swack
  • Joseph Firschein

3:15 p.m.


Last update: March 16, 2017