People on the Move – August 28, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

Gian Cavallini, VP of Strategy and Development for the St. Louis, Missouri-based Advanced ICU Care, will chair the Industry Council of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). The council comprises ATA non-hospital members, and is one of its two primary member groups. Cavallini will coordinate its activities with those of the ATA Institutional Council. His two-year chairmanship expires in April 2019.

The Inova Health System of Fairfax, Virginia has named Michael Thomas director of its personalized health accelerator (IPHA). Thomas was most recently the founder and CEO of Appian Partners life sciences consultancy, has served on the boards of AdvaMed and Circadiance, and started his career in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck & Company and GlaxoSmithKline. He holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Cornell University, and joins IPHA directors Hooks Johnston and Pete Jobse.

Nonprofit healthcare technology company OCHIN of Portland, Oregon has named Jennifer Stoll its VP of government and public affairs. Stoll has spent the past eight years as government affairs director at Allergan Inc. She is a director of the Oregon Transitional Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) Bioscience Incubator and of the Oregon Bioscience Association.

Henry Ford Health System EVP, CMO, and President-CEO of Henry Ford Hospital John Popovich will retire in mid-2018. Popovich joined Henry Ford Hospital in 1975 as an intern, and became its CEO in 2010, when he also became EVP and CMO of the health system. He has been senior staff physician for Henry Ford Medical Group and director of its medical ICU, headed up the pulmonary and critical care division for almost 10 years, chaired the department of internal medicine and was the health system’s SVP of clinical affairs. Popovich has written more than 150 journal articles, scientific abstracts, and book chapters, and created the blog “Doc In The D.”

John Popovich

DermTech, Inc. of La Jolla, California has added CPA Herman Rosenman to its Board of Directors. Most recently CFO at Natera Inc., Rosenman has spent 30-plus years in public finance and operations. He was SVP of finance and CFO of Gen-Probe Inc., has been President and CEO of RadNet Management Inc., and CFO of Rexene Corp. Roseman has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Pace University.

BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. President and CEO Mark A. Sirgo will retire by the end of 2017. Sirgo, who is vice-chairman of its board of directors, will retain his position with the Raleigh, North Carolina-based corporation, and will work with the board to help find his successor. Sirgo co-founded Arius Pharmaceuticals, which merged with BDSI in August 2004.

Mark A. Sirgo

Beacon Health Options of Boston, Massachusetts has named Daniel McCoy its EVP and COO. McCoy was most recently COO of Amedisys, spent 30 years with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, most recently as SVP of Operations, and holds an Executive MBA from Eastern College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. of Tampa, Florida has named Andrew Clifton its Medicare Executive Director of Connecticut, Maine, and North Carolina. Clifton joined WellCare in 2015 as senior director of strategic initiatives, and was most recently COO of its Texas and Louisiana markets. He has an MBA from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Louis University.

Andrew Clifton

Quadax Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, has named Walt Williams its Director of Revenue Cycle Optimization & Strategy. Williams spent 20 years at Unilab Corporation, Impath Inc., and Genzyme Genetics, and joins Quadax from Genoptix, Inc., where he was most recently VP of Revenue Cycle, guiding the company through its 2007 IPO and 2011 acquisition by Novartis.

Livongo Health of Mountainview, California has added Andy Page as President and CFO. Page was most recently President of 23andMe, has been President of Gilt Groupem, and CFO at both PlayPhone and StubHub. He has a Harvard Business School MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

BioReference Laboratories of Elmwood Park, New Jersey has named Victoria L. Laughman its EVP of Sales. Laughman was previously director of physician outreach and development for the John Muir Health System in California, president and co-founder of Caretinuum LLC, and will work closely with the BioReference executive leadership, legal, and compliance teams.

Victoria L. Laughman

InfoBionic of Boston, Massachusetts, has added Gene Cattarina to its board of directors. Cattarina has more than 40 years of experience in numerous senior executive positions, and is CEO of SafeOp Surgical Inc. He has been CEO of Capsule Technologies Inc., Impulse Monitoring Systems Inc., LYNX Medical Systems Inc., Landacorp Inc.; and Medicode Inc.

Gene Cattarina

Anthem Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana has named Jacquelyn Wolf its EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. Wolf was most recently SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for LyondellBasell, and has been SVP of Human Resources for Celanese Corporation, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for Comerica, Global Human Resources Director for General Motors Finance, Asset Management, and Economic Development and Enterprise Services organizations; and VP of Human Resources for Honeywell International’s Aerospace, Truck Brakes and Avionics segments.

Wolf has a doctorate in human and organizational systems and a master’s degree in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University; she also holds a master’s degree of science, business management, and administration from Baker University, and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Youngstown State University.

NuVasive Inc. of San Diego, California has named Rajesh J. Asarpota its EVP and CFO. Asarpota has 25 years of experience in financial and executive leadership roles across the health care industry, 10 of which were at Life Technologies; most recently, Asarpota was the CFO of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, the sale of which he supported. He has an MBA from Marquette University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Bombay.

Wolf has a doctorate in human and organizational systems and a master’s degree in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University; she also holds a master’s degree of science, business management, and administration from Baker University, and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Youngstown State University.

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