People on the Move – August 14, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

MedSurvey of Southampton, Pennsylvania, promoted co-founder and EVP Paul Golota to CEO. Golota has doubled the company’s growth in the past two years, and will accordingly double its office footprint as well.

Paul Golota

Varian Medical Systems of Palo Alto, California named J. Michael Bruff VP of Investor Relations, replacing the retired Spencer Sias. Bruff joins the company after a 19-year career at Dell, where he was most recently SVP of North America Sales Strategy & Planning. Bruff has also been VP of Global Services Accounting and Finance at CA, Inc., and has held a variety of Finance and Accounting roles at MCI Telecommunications and Deloitte & Touche. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and science, both from the University of Maryland.

Verity Health System of Los Angeles, California appointed Richard Adcock as COO of its six-hospital chain. Adcock was most recently EVP and Chief Innovation Officer for Sanford Health, where he has been director, VP, and EVP for Sanford Clinic as well as president of Sanford Frontiers. Adcock began his career in the medical field as co-owner and VP of research and development at Micro Medical Systems.

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute of Detroit, Michigan has named Praveen Dalmia its Corporate Director of Oncology Technology & Innovation. Dalmia has been part of the institute’s parent company, McLaren Health Care, since 2004, most recently as corporate director of Radiation Services. Dalmia is a board-certified medical physicist with an MBA from the University of Michigan, a dual master's degree in medical physics and computer engineering from Wayne State University, and a master's degree in space physics from the University of Delhi in India.

Praveen Dalmia

Bioventus of Durham, North Carolina promoted Chief Accounting Officer Greg Anglum to SVP and CFO and added SVP and General Counsel Anthony D’Adamio. Anglum previously held CFO positions at Overture and StrikeIron, and was a public accountant with Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton. He has a Vanderbilt MBA.

D’Adamio was most recently General Counsel & Secretary of Siemens Medical Solutions and had been Deputy General Counsel & Secretary of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. He was also Senior Counsel within the Diagnostics Division of Bayer Healthcare, and has held corporate legal positions with Group Health Incorporated, Quest Diagnostics, and Covance. D’Adamio holds a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.

Greg Anglum

The New York, New York-based Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs has added Michael H. Davidson to its International Board of Medical Affairs Officers. Davidson is an internationally known cardiologist who has participated in more than 1,000 clinical trials and published 250-plus articles. He joins a board that includes Wajahat Mehal, Director of Digestive Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine; Charles Schmidt of the Santa Casa Medical School in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Julio Casoy, a former pharmaceutical executive director.

Siemens Canada of Oakville, Ontario has named Faisal Kazi its new President and CEO, effective September 1. Kazi replaces current Chair of Siemens Canada Robert Hardt, who departed the company in June 2017 to become a Catalyst Partner at the Siemens startup unit, next47. Kazi has worked for Siemens since 1991 in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, and was most recently SVP of the Energy Management division in Canada, and headed the regional and sales teams of its North and South American transformers business.

Faisal Kazi

After five years in the role, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Executive Director and CEO Everett B. McAllister will resign his position at the end of 2017 to pursue a new career in ministry. McAllister has been the Deputy Director of the Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate, TRICARE Management Activity, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and served as the senior Department of Defense (DoD) military pharmacist and policy advisor. A search for his replacement is being led by Goodyear Executive Search.

Perry Nisen, CEO of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) in La Jolla, California will retire September 30, 2017 after seven years in the role and more than 20 with the organization. SBP president Kristiina Vuori will serve as interim CEO upon his departure.

Interactive Health of Chicago named Bill Goldberg its new CEO, succeeding Cathy Kenworthy, who will stay on as a chief marketing and analytics officer and board member. Goldberg previously had been CEO of MediMedia, but stepped down after a Merck & Co. subsidiary acquired a majority stake in the company.

Millar, Inc. of Houston, Texas has appointed Director of Finance Linda Henley as its CFO. Henley has more than 30 years of financial expertise in management positions with Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and Koch Industries. She has degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas.

Linda Henley

Health Catalyst of Salt Lake City, Utah, has added Stephen R. Grossbart as SVP of Professional Services. Grossbart was most recently SVP and chief analytics officer at  Mercy Health, where he also spent another nine years as chief quality officer.

Grossbart has also been director of clinical analytics at Premier, Inc., worked at Intermountain Healthcare, and is a former faculty member at the University of Florida. He currently serves on the National Quality Forum Pulmonary and Critical Care Standing Committee and the editorial board of the Journal for Healthcare Quality. Grossbart holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

Stephen R. Grossbart

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