Social Innovation Ventures
Advising and Investing in Transformative Leaders

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Health inequity is the presence of avoidable differences in health among groups of people. The inequities in the image above are represented by the different heights of the figurative avatars. Their heights are meant to represent avoidable differences in health rather than anatomic length.

We believe that health inequities can be eliminated through the thoughtful application of technology, policy, and business model innovation. The figurative blocks upon which the avatars stand represent tech-enabled improvements in health determinants that help to avoid or overcome inequities. 

As active angel investors and advisors, we support leaders that are passionate about eliminating health inequity. We invest in companies with massive growth potential. We also advise federal, state, and local organizations that are pioneering efforts to improve outcomes, decrease healthcare cost, and improve consumer experience.

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Andrey Ostrovsky, MD

Dr. Ostrovsky is the former Chief Medical Officer of the US Medicaid program. He recently completed a tour of duty with Solera Health, initially as an advisor and then as the Chief Medical Officer and SVP Behavioral Health. He guided Solera Health through its expansion into the SDOH market and most recently led the company’s exploration into the behavioral health market. He previously operated a series of methadone clinics in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to working on the front line of the opioid use disorder crisis, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for the US Medicaid program, the nation's largest health insurer, where he advocated to protect the program against several legislative efforts to significantly dismantle the program. He also led efforts to streamline Medicaid and make it more customer-centric. Before leading the Medicaid program, he co-founded the software company, Care at Hand, an evidence-based predictive analytics platform that used insights of non-medical staff to prevent aging people from being hospitalized. Care at Hand was acquired in 2016 by Mindoula Health. Before Care at Hand, Dr. Ostrovsky led teams at the World Health Organization, United States Senate, and San Francisco Health Department toward health system strengthening. Dr. Ostrovsky has served on several boards and committees dedicated to behavioral health, interoperability standards, quality measurement, and home and community based services including the National Academies of Medicine, National Quality Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Commonwealth Fund.

Andrey holds a Medical Doctorate and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology Magna cum Laude from Boston University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Andrey completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital where he was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is currently teaching faculty and attending physician at Children's National Medical Center.

Interests: behavioral health, value based payment in pharma, quality measurement, primary care redesign, housing, human centered design applied to policy making

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Danielle Ostrovsky

Danielle is the Founder of Hi-Touch PR, an independent public relations agency focused on helping enterprise technology companies build brand awareness and achieve strategic media goals. The agency works with companies from early stage start-ups to established enterprise vendors across a range of technology verticals, including security, networking and cloud-based solutions.

Danielle has helped three of her clients go public and led several of her other clients to be acquired.

Interests: Web security, WAN, Enterprise SaaS