People on the Move – December 18, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos

Marizyme, Inc. of Ft. Collins, Colorado has added James Sapirstein and Terry Brostowin to its board of directors, accepting the resignations of director Juan Francisco Gutierrez and of treasurer Marco Nicolaides. Sapirstein, who has been appointed executive chairman, has spent 35 years in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Eli Lilly, Gilead Sciences, and Serono Laboratories. Brostowin is a contract and commercial litigation attorney in New York.

 

Amandeep Kaur

The Reseda, California-based Los Angeles Jewish Home's Annenberg School of Nursing has named Amandeep Kaur its director. Kaur began at the Jewish Home as a nursing assistant in 2005, became a licensed vocational nurse, and returned to the Jewish Home in 2015 as its assistant director.

 

Women's Care Florida of Tampa, Florida has named Helen M. Kuroki its chief medical officer (CMO), succeeding the retiring Donald Wilson. Kuroki was most recently CMO at Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Healthcare System in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to that, she was VP for medical affairs at Riddle Hospital at the Main Line Health System in suburban Philadelphia. A board-certified ob-gyn physician, Kuroki holds a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's program in quality and health care safety at Thomas Jefferson University's College of Population Health.

 

David Jollow

Healogics of Jacksonville, Florida has appointed David Jollow its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position he most recently held at the Nemours Children's Health System for four-plus years. Prior to Nemours, Jollow was the head of information security at Bausch & Lomb. A former United States Marine, he is a Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP) who holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians of Bolingbrook, Illinois has added Sharon Jensen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in mental health therapy.

 

Bill Thomas and Joel Theisen

Lifesprk of Minneapolis, Minnesota has added geriatrician Bill Thomas as its Independence Officer. Thomas is the founder of the Eden Alternative, an effort that de-institutionalized nursing homes in all 50 states and worldwide over the past 20 years, and pioneered the Green House Project, which developed a new model for long-term care. As a professor at The Erickson School at UMBC, Thomas led development of the nation’s first emergency department designed for seniors.

 

Solera Health of Phoenix, Arizona has added Ian Gordon as president and COO.  Gordon was most recently SVP of health insurance operations at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, and prior to that, was SVP and GM of McKesson Health Solutions. Gordon has also been COO at BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, and president at Meritain Health.

 

Christine K. Cassel

OnlyBoth, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has added Christine K. Cassel to its advisory board. Cassel was previously president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, is a visiting professor and presidential chair at the University of California, San Francisco, and was previously the planning dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She also held key government advisory positions under presidents Barack Obama (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) and Bill Clinton (President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry).

 

Aethlon Medical, Inc. of San Diego, California has named Timothy C. Rodell its interim CEO. Rodell was previously president, CEO, and a director at GlobeImmune, Inc.; has been president and CEO at RxKinetix, Inc., and also held senior management positions at OXIS International, Inc. and Cortech, Inc. Rodell has his MD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He succeeds outgoing CEO James Joyce, who will serve as an Aethlon consultant during the transition.

 

The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin saw the departure of Cheryl Robillard from its board after having reached the five-term limit of service. Robillard joined the board in 2003, serving as a member; at the time of her retirement, she had been elected secretary/treasurer. A physical therapist, Robillard championed its multidisciplinary approach to wound care certification, and will continue to practice as a clinical specialist for Aegis Therapies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Chad T. Lefteris

UCI Health of Orange, California has named Chad T. Lefteris its COO. Lefteris was most recently VP of operations of UNC REX Healthcare. He holds a masters of health administration from Medical University of South Carolina.

 

BehaveCare, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island has named Glen Moller its CEO, succeeding company co-founder Eric Heil, who will now be a special advisor to its board of directors. Moller joins BehaveCare from ArroHealth, and was previously CEO of Centene's Medicare Advantage Program and Special Needs Plans. He also served as president of special needs plans for Fidelis Senior Care, and as COO of Express Scripts. Moller has an MBA from Harvard, and is a board member at DarioHealth and 340B Technologies.

 

Alex Spyropoulos

Point of Care Decision Support of St. Paul, Minnesota has named Alex Spyropoulos chief clinical advisor. Spyropoulos is a professor of medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, a professor at the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and system director of anticoagulation services and clinical thrombosis for the Northwell Health System in New York.

 

Lei Ding

Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois promoted Lei Ding to VP of payer strategy, contracts, and pricing. Ding previously was executive director of contracts and pricing at Astellas, and formerly held leadership positions in contracts and pricing, business insights, forecasting, commercial planning, and portfolio management at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and TAP Pharmaceuticals. She has a master's degree in Information Systems from Northwestern University and a Washington University MBA.

 

Margaret Sabin

Children's Hospital Colorado of Colorado Springs, Colorado named Margaret Sabin regional president for Children's Colorado's Southern Region. Sabin was most recently president and CEO of Penrose-St Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs. Greg Raymond will become regional COO for the Children’s Colorado southern region, Mike DiStefano will be its regional Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and associate CMO for Children’s Colorado Bill Hardin will retire. Pam Johnson-Carlson will become the regional chief nursing officer for the Children’s Colorado Southern Region.

 

FEI Systems of Columbia, Maryland has added Henry Chao as Chief Technology Officer. Chao has been Deputy Director, Deputy CIO, and CTO at the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He also was CIO at the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight for the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

Aqil Chishty

Woundtech of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has named Aqil Chishty its COO. Chishty joined the company as a consultant in July 2017 and was made interim COO in January 2018. Prior to joining Woundtech, he was CEO for radiology services company MDIG, and VP of Strategic Initiatives for Imaging Advantage, which sold to Envision Healthcare. Chishty holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.

 

OneOncology of Nashville, Tennessee has added former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to its board of directors. Frist is a thoracic surgeon, the fourth physician on the OneOncology Board of Directors, and a partner in Frist Cressey Ventures.

 

Rachel Petrucelli

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation has promoted interim president Rachel Petrucelli to president of the foundation. Petrucelli joined Children's Foundation in September 2004, and has held a number of significant positions there, including director of major gifts and annual giving; SVP of development, and chief development officer. Prior to joining the Foundation, Petrucelli held various development positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Rockwell Medical, Inc. of Wixom, Michigan has named Michael DeYoung VP of Operations. DeYoung joins Rockwell Medical from ZDHF Holdings, LLC, where he was CFO. He was formerly group director of the Moog Medical Device Group of Moog Inc., worked at Gambro AB until it was sold to Baxter International, and was Director of Integration and Business Operations for the full integration of the Baxter and Gambro renal operations in Latin America. DeYoung holds a master's degree in Accounting from Walsh College.

 

DCS Global of Dallas, Texas has named Steven Huddleston CEO. Huddleston most recently served as president of service solutions and Chief Client Officer at nThrive, has been a managing director in Accenture’s U.S. Healthcare Strategy practice, and spent 13 years with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

 

Gino Santorio

Marie Waugh

Broward Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has named Gino Santorio president/CEO of Broward Health. Santorio has been SVP and CEO of Jackson North Medical Center, VP/COO of Jackson Memorial Hospital, COO and CFO/Hospital Compliance Officer at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Spring Hill, Florida, and assistant CFO at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Santorio has an MPA from the University of Albany in New York. Broward Health also welcomed new commissioner Marie Waugh, chief human resources officer for APTIM.

 

Community Health Systems, Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee added Elizabeth T. Hirsch to fill an expiring term on its board of directors. Hirsch had been VP and controller at Praxair, Inc. from 2010 until her retirement in August 2016. She had fifteen years of experience in corporate banking, primarily at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, and also serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut and on the New York advisory board of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Hirsch holds a master’s degree in finance from New York University.