People on the Move – February 19, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos

AMPAC Fine Chemicals Vice President of Project Management, Dr. Jeff Butler and Larry Zeagler, Vice President and Head of AFC Virginia.

AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) of Rancho Cordova, California promoted Jeff Butler to VP of project management and expanded the role of VP Larry Zeagler to include head of operations in Petersburg, Virginia. Butler joined AFC in 2011 as a process scientist, and Zeagler came aboard in 2004 as a Project Director. Zeagler has spent 15 years at AFC; he previously worked at Honeywell and Celanese, Butler has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Davis; Zeagler has a master's degree in chemical engineering from Ohio State.

 

Tim Palus

Sunrise House Treatment Center of Lafayette, New Jersey added CEO Tim Palus, most recently CEO of another facility owned by American Addiction Centers, the parent company of Sunrise House.

 

Joerns Healthcare of Charlotte, North Carolina has named Kevin Conway its Chief Commercial Officer. Conway has 28 years of experience in the medical device industry, as a prior owner of PBMK Engineering, Inc., and as VP of global business development at Stryker Medical.

 

Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp. of Marlborough, Massachusetts has promoted president and COO Gerrit Dispersyn to CEO, effective March 1. Dispersyn succeeds the retiring Geert Cauwenbergh, who has held the post since Phio was spun-off from Galena Biopharma in April 2012.

 

Rochelle Latkanich

Nova Medical Centers of Houston, Texas has named Rochelle Latkanich its SVP of center operations. Latkanich has served in key leadership roles with Take Care Health/Walgreens, MedExpress, Concentra, and Healthstat.

 

United Rheumatology (UR) of New York, New York has added CEO Douglas Tardio, formerly of Aetna and Oxford Health, and most recently, as CEO of CareCore National. UR has added Chief Technology Officer (CTO) William Moore, who was most recently CTO of CareCore National. Jim Albano joins UR as EVP of payer relations and operations; most recently, he worked at Horizon BCBS New Jersey and Emblem Health.

 

Robert G. Riney

Nemours Children's Health System of Jacksonville, Florida has named Robert G. Riney chair of its board of directors. Riney, who has served on the Nemours Foundation Board since 2006, succeeds Brian Anderson, who has been a Nemours board member for 13 years. Riney has been COO of Henry Ford Health System since 2003, and its president of healthcare operations and COO since 2017. He is also vice chair of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a board member and past-chair of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), and a board member of the Detroit Zoological Society, M1 Rail Transit Authority, The Parade Company, and the Hudson-Webber Foundation.

 

Magnolia Medical Technologies of Seattle, Washington has named Matthew B. Lehr Intellectual Property Special Counsel. Lehr most recently headed the intellectual property litigation department of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

 

McGinley Orthopedics of Casper, Wyoming has named Carl O'Connell its CEO. O'Connell most recently was CEO of Xtant Medical, and has been president of global marketing, extremities for Wright Medical Group, and global VP of marketing for Stryker Spine. He has also been a principal at Hudson Healthcare Partners, and president of Carl Zeiss Surgical Inc.

 

David Anderson

The Bellevue, Washington-based Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has named David Anderson as its first director. Anderson has a master's degree in marital and family therapy from Seattle Pacific University; he most recently spent 16 years at EvergreenHealth Monroe (formerly Valley General Hospital) as manager and then director of its Recovery Center. Prior to that, he worked at Cigna Behavioral Health and Compass Health.

 

The Little Rock, Arkansas-based ABC Financial Services, LLC (ABC Financial) has named Bill Davis as its president. Davis has more than 20 years in technology-enabled services at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Blackboard, Inc. and most recently at Paycor, Inc.

 

Encompass Health Corp. of Birmingham, Alabama is searching for a new Chief Human Resources Officer amid the planned retirement of Cheryl Levy March 31, 2019. Levy has managed multiple departments during her tenure, and will assist with the search.

 

James Hopwood

Adeptus Health of Irving, Texas has named James Hopwood as its new CFO. Hopwood has been CFO of Promise Healthcare Group since 2014, and previously was managing director at Focus Management Group; he has also been CFO of Wickes Lumber Company, and began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. Hopwood has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

ELAP Services LLC (ELAP) of Wayne, Pennsylvania has named Jeff Bak its president. Bak most recently was global practice leader of the health, life sciences, and business process outsourcing (BPO) division for Wipro Limited; he also has been president and CEO of HealthPlan Holdings.

 

In its acquisition of Auris Health Inc., New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. will also add Auris CEO and founder Frederic Moll, a surgical robotics expert. The transaction is expected to close by the spring.

 

Marita Parks

Syft of Stratford, Connecticut has named Marita Parks its Chief Nursing Officer. Parks was VP of performance consulting at Mercy Health System, and has held various leadership roles at Cardinal Health and Stryker.

 

New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) of Menlo Park, California added Alan M. Muney as a venture advisor on its healthcare investment team. Muney joins NEA from Cigna, where he was Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and as EVP of Total Health and Network. Prior to Cigna, Muney was an executive director in the private equity group at The Blackstone Group, and the CEO of Equity Healthcare; he has been EVP and CMO of Oxford Health Plans, CMO of United Healthcare's Northeast region, SVP and CMO for Avanti Health systems, and regional medical director for Mullikin Medical Centers. Muney is board-certified in pediatrics, has an MD from Brown, and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of La Verne.

 

Theresa Madaline

Montefiore Health System of Bronx, New York has promoted Theresa Madaline to hospital epidemiologist. Madaline is an assistant professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and will lead infection prevention and control efforts at Montefiore. She created its Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program with Dr. Priya Nori, the medical director of the Montefiore Antibiotic Stewardship Program, and has also been named to the Quality Improvement Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The prior co-director of the microbiology and infectious diseases course at Einstein and the director of Clinical Infectious Diseases Services at Montefiore's Weiler campus, Madaline also is a member of the Montefiore internal quality department.

 

Kathryn M. Sullivan

Welltower Inc. of Toledo, Ohio appointed Kathryn M. Sullivan, CPA to its board of directors, while accepting the retirements of directors Judith Pelham and Geoffrey Meyers. Sullivan was CEO of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, Local Markets from 2015 to 2018, and CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Central Region from 2008 to 2015. She also spent 22 years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, where she held numerous leadership positions, and has an MBA from Louisiana State University. Pelham is president emeritus of Trinity Health; Meyers was formerly the EVP and treasurer of HCR ManorCare, Inc.