Kristin Torres Mowat
Partner + Strategic Networks Health Velocity Capital
Kristin is a Partner with Health Velocity Capital where she advances the investment thesis for the firm around high impact clinical investments from early stage into high growth performance. She is recognized nationally as a passionate and influential voice for leadership advancement amidst scale and growth of healthcare ventures. Kristin took her leadership experience as a Vice President for DaVita Kidney Care (responsibilities included the Redwoods Leadership Program) into the early frontier of healthcare price transparency with Castlight Health where she served as their SVP of Development.
Upon graduation from Stanford University she began a consulting career at Bain & Co., a leadership stint at Chiron Corporation and returned to Stanford to earn her MBA and JD. She serves as a Director on the board of Women’s Health USA and lives in San Francisco.
Chairman of the Board, Regent Surgical
Joe Clark has built a long history of incorporating meaningful purpose and financial results in high-growth healthcare companies. Most recently he has been the CEO of Regent Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee where he helped turn around the business for Towerbrook Capital. Joe serves on the board of Regent Surgical, Women’s Care and OB Hospitalist Group. He has been a very active thought partner in the design of Palladium Forum since its earliest days.
CEO Professional Health Care Network
Brian Sassi joined PHCN as Chief Executive Officer in May 2019. Previously, Brian was CEO of the Consumer Division of WellPoint/Anthem, which was a $20 billion division of the company, overseeing Medicare, Medicaid and the Individual business units across Anthem’s 14 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. He was also Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Anthem. Prior to those roles, he was President and CEO of Blue Cross of California. Brian has also held executive management positions at Premera Blue Cross, Provident Life & Accident, and Transamerica. Brian has also served on a variety of both for-profit and non-profit boards focused on health care, health education and human rights. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles where he was Alumnus of the Year in 2007. He resides with his wife, Peggy, in Phoenix, Arizona.