Kavi Misrilall, Founder & Chairman of the Board
Kavi has worked in healthcare investments in New York City for nearly a decade, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as a healthcare investment banker and corporate strategy professional. From an early age, he has been passionate about helping others and has devoted much of his free time to supporting philanthropic initiatives. Kavi served as the president of the Rotary Club of Manhasset—upon nomination, he became one of the youngest presidents of a Rotary Club in the organization’s 117 year history.
As club president, he focused on increasing awareness of substance abuse, especially America’s growing heroin epidemic. Kavi has also worked to break the stigma of substance abuse, particularly around prescription pills, by creating monthly public-education programs. He has focused his club’s international efforts to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to orphan girls in India.
Kavi holds a BS in finance from Fordham University and will graduate in 2019 with an MBA in healthcare management from Johns Hopkins University.
Kelli Ortega is an associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s New York office. Her practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and right of publicity issues. She has counseled clients in a variety of industries spanning fashion and retail, consumer products, luxury goods, healthcare, and entertainment and media, among others.
Kelli practices in all areas of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement. Her experience includes oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), Uniform Domain-Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, preparing cease and desist letters, and negotiating and preparing coexistence agreements, settlement agreements, and other related intellectual property agreements.
Kelli graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Business Communications. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where she was a member of the Cardozo Law Review and interned for the Hon. Stanley R. Chesler in the District of New Jersey as an Alexander Fellow. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Lorraine is Associate Director of the Center for Quality and Patient Safety at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. She designed, built, and maintains a robust quality infrastructure for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, with a focus on improving patient outcomes and experience. Among her initiatives are a hospital-wide protocol for universal Hepatitis C screening and treatment; improving patient satisfaction across all patient-experience measures; and safe return and disposal of patients’ unused opioid medications at orthopedic patient sites.
Lorraine is also a founding partner of Labrador Healthcare Consulting Services, which focuses on assisting medical facilities and physician practices to develop patient safety and quality infrastructure, as well as bundled payment initiatives. She teaches healthcare management courses as an adjunct professor at Pace University, and she is a reviewer for Journal for Healthcare Quality. Lorraine is a member of the New York Association of Healthcare Quality, of Healthcare Leaders of New York, of the American College of Medical Quality, and of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.
She holds a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.A. in public administration in health policy and management from New York University, and she is Lean Sigma/Six Sigma certified.
Kellan Carter is a partner at Ignition, a venture capital firm focused on business-to-business software companies. Previously, he worked as an investment banker at Mooreland Partners in San Francisco, where he helped execute M&A transactions in a variety of sectors, including mobile, enterprise software, systems, and infrastructure; and at KPMG, where he helped structure asset-backed securities collateralized by student loans, auto loans, and residential and commercial mortgages.
Kellan holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Montana, where he graduated summa cum laude and was selected by faculty as Finance Student of the Year. After college, he founded an online business-networking platform to connect current students and faculty to recent University of Montana graduates.