People on the Move – February 12, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos

AbleTo Inc. of New York, New York named Daniel Lieber its COO. Lieber was most recently COO of Altegra Health, which was acquired by Change Healthcare; he has also held senior-level positions with Universal American and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

Daniel Lieber

Carnegie Mellon University has named Bin He head of biomedical engineering at its college of engineering, succeeding Yu-li Wang, who has held the position since 2008. He has been the president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and chair of Publications Committee of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and is chair-elect of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. He also is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and a member of the NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group.

Bin He

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) of Rosemont, Illinois named Anna Salt Troise its chief education strategist. Troise has been vice president of medical and open access publishing at Wolters Kluwer, and has held executive positions at Nature Publishing Group and John Wiley & Sons. She has a bachelor's degree from Bates College and an MBA from New York University.

 Anna Salt Troise

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital of Houston, Texas has added Drs. Philip Pirtle, Rayman Lee and Gregory Honeycutt to its specialty physician group. Pirtle earned his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Lee earned his MD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Honeycutt earned his MD from Baylor College of Medicine.

Drs. Philip Pirtle, Rayman Lee and Gregory Honeycutt

Wendi Dusseault, executive vice president of travel nursing at Cross Country Health Care, has been elected president of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organization Board of Directors. Dusseault has served on the board since 2014, and has been its treasurer since May 2016.

Wendi Dusseault

Sterling Administration of Los Angeles, California has named Steven Tomer its sales director. Tomer was most recently serving a regional sales executive at SelectAccount.

Steven Tomer

Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio has added United Technologies executive vice president and CFO Akhil Johri to its board. Johri has been CFO at Pall Corp. and held senior financial roles at UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and is a chartered accountant.

Akhil Johri

Biostage Inc. of Holliston, Massachusetts named Jason Jing Chen chairman of its board of directors. Chen is senior vice president of business development of Digitone Group and CEO of Digitone subsidiary DST Robotics Co Ltd. Chen holds an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Jason Jing Chen

Ava of San Francisco, California named Maureen Cronin its chief medical officer. Cronin, the prior head of women’s medical affairs at Bayer Schering Pharma, has more than 20 years in medical affairs, including as head of global medical affairs at Vifor Pharma, and in private pharmaceutical consulting.

Maureen Cronin

Broward Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has added Paul C. Schwarzkopf as CFO at Broward Health Medical Center. Schwarzkopf joins Broward Health from Tenet Healthcare where he most recently was senior director of regional finance; he has also worked for Universal Health Services as controller of Wellington Regional Medical Center, and held various positions at HCA Healthcare. Schwarzkopf has an MBA from the University of Miami.

Paul C. Schwarzkopf

WellCare Health Plans subsidiary Missouri Care Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, has named Ronald F. Lopez its senior medical director. Lopez was most recently chief medical officer for Molina Healthcare of Utah, and president-CEO of Hidden Valley Family Medicine Inc., in Draper, Utah. He has been a principal for RFL Consulting, and is the inventor of the Smart Bed medical bed.

Eclipse of Dallas, Texas has named Michael O'Brien vice president of U.S. sales and has promoted Justin Parchman to director of U.S. sales.

Caresyntax Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts named Paul Summerside its chief medical officer (CMO). Summerside is the former chairman of Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the former CMO of Baycare Health System and the Baycare Clinic.

ImaginAb Inc. of Los Angeles, California has named Ian Wilson its COO. Wilson is the former CEO and CTO of Edinburgh Molecular Imaging Ltd., has been CTO and COO at Xstrahl Ltd., and formerly worked as strategy manager and head of biology at GE Healthcare. Wilson holds a master’s in biochemistry from the University of Manchester.

NuVasive Inc. of San Diego, California added John A. DeFord to its board of directors. DeFord is senior vice president of research and development, interventional segment for BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company); he had been senior vice president of science, technology, and clinical affairs with Bard Inc., which was acquired by BD in December 2017.

ViewRay Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio named Scott Huennekens and Daniel Moore to its board of directors. Huennekens is chairman, president, and CEO of Verb Surgical, and had been president and CEO of Digirad; Moore is chairman of the board for LivaNova PLC, has been CEO and board member at Cyberonics, and is the former president of International Distributor Management at Boston Scientific. ViewRay directors David Bonita and Mark S. Gold will resign.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America of Washington, D.C. added Amgen chairman and CEO Robert A. Bradway as chair of its board of directors, Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt as chairman-elect, and Astellas Americas president James Robinson as board treasurer.

The Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) of Alexandria, Virginia has named Cate Lockhart program director, replacing the retired Bernadette Eichelberger. Lockhart was health economics and outcomes research expert at Omeros prior to joining BBCIC as research team coordinator. She holds a PhD in pharmaceutics from the University of Washington.

InfuSystem Holdings Inc. of Madison Heights, Michigan said interim CFO Christopher Downs will resign his post at the end of the current quarter. Executive vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer Trent Smith will assume Downs’ duties until a new CFO is hired.

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota named Jeff Points its CFO, succeeding Larry Betterley. Prior to joining CSI, Points was assistant controller at Empi, and has worked at CliftonLarsonAllen. He earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in business from Bethel University. Points is a licensed certified public accountant.

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