ACG Boston | Healthcare Conference (Virtual)

Healthcare Conference

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May 11, 2021 10 AM - 12 PM EDT

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Join ACG Boston and our fellow deal professionals for our Healthcare Virtual Conference on May 11, 2021. The conference will feature a panel discussing the increased deal activity and industry evolution in the behavioral health space, followed by a keynote from Dr. Charles Anderson, President & CEO of The Dimock Center in Roxbury, MA.
Dr. Anderson will share the groundbreaking work the Dimock center is doing to provide convenient access to high quality, low cost comprehensive health care and human services in an urban community. Following each speaker session, attendees will have the chance to participate in roundtable discussions where they can continue the conversation among their peers and with the speakers.


Charles Anderson

Dr. Charles Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA

President & CEO, The Dimock Center
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anderson is a pediatrician and business leader who has been a part of the health care community in Boston for over 25 years. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the Dimock community health center in Roxbury, MA. He has worked for Caritas Christi Healthcare System as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development and as the Chair of Pediatrics at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, where he cared for premature babies and supported their families.

Dr. Anderson also has held positions as Co-Founder and Health and Wellness Operating Affiliate at the private equity firm, Exaltare Capital Partners; Strategic Medical Partner for the health and wellness franchise, Modern Acupuncture; and Manager in the Healthcare Consulting Practice at Deloitte.

He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Princeton University, and his MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins University. He also received an MBA, with a concentration in Healthcare Management, from Boston University. Dr. Anderson serves on the Boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Cambridge College, and on the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Lahey Health. He lives in Newton with his wife, Dr. Oneeka Williams (who is also a children's book author), and their teenage son.

Rajat Bangar

Rajat Bangar

Managing Director, Edgemont Partners

Rajat Bangar is a Managing Director at Edgemont Partners (a premier middle-market healthcare investment bank) and specializes in the behavioral health sector. He has over 15 years of investment banking experience across a diverse set of clients and assignments. Prior to joining Edgemont, Rajat was a Managing Director at Berkery Noyes where he advised some of the largest providers in the autism services market. Rajat holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Senior Associate, LLR Partners

Peter Schwartz is a Senior Associate at LLR Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology and healthcare businesses, where he leads the firm’s efforts in the behavioral health sector. Prior to joining LLR Partners, Peter spent nearly 4 years at FS Investments where he managed middle market credit investments. Peter graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics and secondary in psychology.


Sarah Sossong

Vice President, Virtual Care and Winter Street Ventures, Commonwealth Care Alliance

Highlighted as an “influential women reshaping health IT” in March 2018 by FierceHealth, Sarah Sossong is an expert in digital health, an experienced healthcare operator, an angel and venture capital investor, and an active participant in local and national efforts to advance the adoption of digital health, women’s health, and the role of women leaders in healthcare, technology, startup entrepreneurship, and investing. 

Sarah’s track record for successfully pioneering large-scale health systems innovations from concept to enterprise spans the US Navy, Kaiser Permanente (KP), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Partners Healthcare (PHS), and the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA). Working with KP in San Francisco, Sarah designed, piloted, and scaled the organization’s first enterprise telemedicine program in TeleDermatology, cited as “the most robust program in the U.S.” in 2009. In her earlier role as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy’s Medical Service Corps officer at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, the Navy’s largest teaching hospital, Sossong managed finance, quality and access projects, including implementation of the NMCSD’s first videoconferencing systems in 2003, while also overseeing primary care clinic and emergency room business operations. 

Switching coasts and systems, Sarah was hired to launch MGH’s Center for TeleHealth, a digital health startup within the walls of the multi-site, multi-specialty academic medical center. At MGH, she brought a comprehensive suite of MGH telehealth services to market, ranging from Remote Second Opinions to Urgent Care, which had touched over 30,000 patients as of 2018. Through efforts ranging from reimbursement advocacy with payers and government; “virtualization” of the patient “office visit” experience through novel approaches ranging from billing to documentation; and engagement of clinical and administrative stakeholders at all levels of the organization, Sarah’s efforts were instrumental in the establishment of MGH as a system leader in digital health and her deep understanding of the complex variety of factors that must be in place for true acceptance and adoption of novel technologies, services, and care models. 

In June 2018, Sarah was recruited to the investment team of Flare Capital Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm with $455 of assets under management focused on early stage health tech and tech-enabled services. While at Flare, Sarah focused on identification and evaluation of investment opportunities; advising and board observership for Flare’s portfolio companies higi and Health Reveal; and supporting engagement strategies for Flare’s strategic LP base of payers (BCBS of NC, Centene, Humana, and Tufts), providers, (Allina, Cleveland Clinic, Inova, Intermountain, Medstar, Montefiore, and UPMC), and other industry partners including CVS, LabCorp, Pfizer, and Medtronic. Through her work at Flare, Sarah expanded on her deep knowledge base in digital health with deep dives into clinical pathways, worker’s comp, aging in place, women’s health, AI, and many more. Concurrently, Sarah established herself as a presence in the startup and VC community through the development of relationships across a broad array of corporate and institutional VCs and accelerators, publications, invited presentations, pitch event judging, and leadership roles in the startup community. 

In October 2019, Sarah joined Portfolia as an angel investor, then with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah brought her knowledge of digital health to the Massachusetts based payer, Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), where within a matter of weeks, she helped the organization convert 35% of the organization’s face-to-face visits to virtual visits, touching 25% of CCA’s members through virtual visits provided by 50% of CCA’s clinician base. 

Sarah earned her master’s degree in health policy and management at the University of California at Berkeley in 2003 and her BA in history with minors in Spanish literature and Latin American Studies from Princeton University in 2000. 

Richard Tannenbaum

Richard S. Tannenbaum, JD, MS

Managing Partner, Ouroboros Group

Richard Tannenbaum is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has broad experience in defense and healthcare technology commercialization; corporate, M&A, and new venture law; software development; finance; and healthcare economics. Richard became CEO of a fledgling early-stage cannabis company and led it to an acquisition to a strategic buyer at a 22x multiple. Richard previously worked at a military defense contractor in Cambridge Massachusetts. There he solved complex transactional problems by acting as the conduit between engineers and lawyers. His work resulted in the Company receiving a $250M contract. Later, At Outcome Capital, a mid-market investment bank Richard provided strategic advisement on positioning for execution of M&A transactions for middle-market life science companies.

Richard at the investment bank worked on $100M in transactions. Shortly thereafter, Richard created a network as a service platform called LifeBook that help providers manage the transfer of medical information between provider’s/doctor’s offices, while creating a patient relationship management and marketing platform for healthcare marketers. In Richard’s early career he began working at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Moffitt's Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances. Simultaneously, Richard pursued his master’s in molecular biology and worked for or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through in the lab of Dr. Rays Jiang. Richard was responsible for library construction by using 3rd generation sequencing (Oxford Nanopore) for library construction experiments for Plasmodium falciparum.

Richard had previously been a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) in Tampa where he published journal articles about cost measurement in healthcare. Richard volunteers to advise start-up companies on IP, company formation, and product development issues through Mass Challenge incubator located in Boston's Seaport District. Richard attended Florida State University Honors College getting his BS in Biology and Economics. He currently also holds a Master of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida. Richard is a lawyer and completed his JD and MBA from the Suffolk University Law and Sawyer Business Schools.

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Additional speakers to be announced!


  • 10:00am - 10:45am: Panel Discussion
  • 10:45am - 11:10am: Breakout Sessions with Panelists
  • 11:10am - 11:40am: Keynote Address
  • 11:40am - 12:00pm: Small Group Networking Breakouts


  • ACG Members: $65
  • Non-Members: $95

Hosted by: ACG