People on the Move – February 4, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos

Rick Walston

 

Pronk Technologies of Sun Valley, California has added product specialist Rick Walston. A former U.S. Army biomedical engineer, Walston spent more than two decades managing multiple Adventist Health facilities prior to joining Pronk.

 

Joseph Zaluzney

PartsSource of Cleveland, Ohio has added Joseph Zaluzney as SVP and Chief Revenue Officer. Zaluzney previously spent 20 years at Owens & Minor, where he was SVP of Global Business Development and SVP of Commercial Services. Before joining Owens & Minor, Zaluzney was the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

Seth Hendee

 

Healthmark Industries of Fraser, Mississippi has added Seth Hendee as clinical education coordinator. Prior to joining Healthmark, Hendee spent more than 20 years as a central services professional. He participates in a number of AAMI Sterilization Standards Work Groups, including those responsible for ST79, ST91 and ST90.

 

Steve Green

 

Technical Prospects of Appleton, Wisconsin has named Steve Green VP of Sales. Green formerly operated his own medical device distributorship prior to joining the company.

 

 

 

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation of Statesville, North Carolina has named David S. Rhind chairman of its board of directors, succeeding outgoing chair William A. Shumaker, who held the role for six years.

 

Traditions Health of College Station, Texas has named Ronda Van Meter its COO. Van Meter joined the company in 2018 as president of its California division. She previously held leadership positions with Gentiva, Harden Healthcare, and Texas Home Health.

 

Akila Gibbs, Simon Li and John Mothershead

The Pasadena, California-based Huntington Hospital has added three members to its board of directors: Akila GibbsSimon Li and John Mothershead. Gibbs began her career as a television journalist, later became the director of public relations for the Alzheimer's Association, and eventually joined the Pasadena Senior Center as its executive director, her current position. Li is also a former journalist who retired from the Los Angeles Times as assistant managing editor in 2007. He holds a master's degree in English language and literature from Oxford University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Mothershead is the managing partner of real estate investment group JLT LLC; he most recently served as board chairman of Huntington Medical Research Institutes, and has held board positions at Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

 

BDC Advisors, LLC of Miami, Florida has added healthcare strategist Pam Nicholson as a senior advisor. Nicholson most recently was SVP, Chief Strategy and Health Value Solutions Officer of the Denver-based Centura Health.

 

Activz Global of Salt Lake City, Utah has named Joseph Maroon to its Advisory Board. Maroon is a clinical professor of neurological surgery, has been an NFL team neurosurgeon since 1981, and serves as medical director of other professional sports organizations.

 

The Allen Institute of Seattle, Washington added Todd Peterson as Chief Scientific Officer, and Lauren Hackett as Chief Operations Officer. Peterson most recently was Chief Technology Officer at Synthetic Genomics Inc. Hackett was most recently the executive director of administration and Chief Business Officer at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

 

Randall Brooker

Wound Care Advantage (WCA) of Sierra Madre, California, has promoted Randall Brooker to President of Center Operations. Brooker has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

 

Clarkston Consulting of Durham, North Carolina promoted Irene Birbeck from associate partner to full partner. Birbeck has been with the company since 2004.

 

PolarityTE Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah has added David Seaburg as president of corporate development. Seaburg spent the past 25 years of his career at Cowen, having served as its managing director and head of sales trading.

 

Whitney Witt

Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has named Whitney Witt the inaugural dean of its College of Health. Witt was most recently director of the
Center for Maternal and Child Health Research at IBM Watson Health in North Carolina.

 

Sandy Coston, chair and CEO of the Jacksonville, Florida-based GuideWell Source, will retire at the end of 2019 after a 15-year career with the company. President and COO Harvey Dikter will succeed her.

 

Central Logic of Salt Lake City, Utah has added Michelle McCleery as VP of business development, and Barry Dennis as VP of sales. McCleery was most recently VP of strategy and chief clinical officer for PerfectServe; Dennis was most recently the COO for Conduit Health.

 

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics of Raritan, New Jersey has promoted president and director Robert Yates to chairman and CEO, succeeding the retiring Martin Madaus. Yates has been the company’s COO, president, and executive advisor on strategy, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions, and previously served as an advisor to The Carlyle Group for healthcare investment opportunities.

 

John D. Barnes

The Rockville, Maryland-based Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has promoted interim CEO John D. Barnes to CEO. Prior to joining the society, he was president of Barnes Association Consultants.