People on the Move – January 29, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos

Point of Care Decision Support of St. Paul, Minnesota named Jennifer Glen vice president of clinical services. Glen has been a senior clinical consultant for PCDS, prior to which she worked as an urgent care nurse practitioner at Salina Regional Health Center. She has been a clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, an emergency room nurse practitioner at Stormont-Vail/Via Christi Emergency Department in Manhattan, Kansas, and was a U.S. Army Major doctorate family nurse practitioner at Ft. Riley, Kansas.

Jennifer Glen

Invetech of San Diego, California has named David Kneen its vice president of cell therapy. Kneen has 11 years of experience with Invetech, having initially worked as a mechanical engineer. He later worked with McKinsey & Company as a management consultant and completed his MBA before returning to Invetech, where he has managed cell therapy manufacturing automation programs for clients across the USA and Europe.

David Kneen

The International Myeloma Foundation of North Hollywood, California has added Joseph Mikhael as its chief medical officer. Mikhael also serves as a councilor on the American Society of Hematology, has been the associate dean of graduate medical education and was the deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Joseph Mikhael

The Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has named Jesse Roman its CEO; the institute is a collaboration between Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health. Roman most recently worked at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and has directed the Emory Center for Respiratory Health.

Jesse Roman

Children's Hospital Colorado of Aurora, Colorado has named Raphe Schwartz its senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Schwartz has consulted with Children's Colorado for the past 15 years through the Chartis Group.

Raphe Schwartz

Wellbe Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin added Michael R. Splinter to its board of directors. Splinter is chairman of the board at Nasdaq Inc. and general partner at WISC Partners; his career has included executive positions at Applied Materials Inc. and Intel.

Michael R. Splinter

LiveData, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts added Jerry Rulli to its board of directors. Rulli has spent 30 years in health care, and has been COO of Progress and executive vice president of worldwide sales at Iron Mountain.

Jerry Rulli

EagleForce Health of Herndon, Virginia named Diona Townsend its director of operations for PBM and pharmacy services. Townsend has formerly worked at OptumRx and New Albertson's Inc.

Nobilis Health Corp. of Houston, Texas named Susan Watt to its board of directors. Watt has worked for 30 years in public service, having worked for the government of Canada and the Ontario provincial government. Watt currently serves as a board member on the Adoption Council of Ontario, is a former member of the Ontario Board of Parole, and co-founded the nonprofit Peter Pan Foundation, which sponsors community events for children in need.

ESO Solutions Inc. of Austin, Texas named Matt Walker its COO. Walker was most recently western regional president for Sharecare Health Data Services, and has been the president of NIGP and vendor services for Periscope Holdings. He holds an MBA in finance, marketing and health services management from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Maxim Healthcare Services of Columbia, Maryland has named Kellie Lanier senior vice president of clinical operations. Lanier has been Maxim’s clinical supervisor for its Wilmington, North Carolina, office, and has held leadership roles throughout the organization. She previously worked at the Coastal Rehabilitation Hospital in Wilmington as a certified nursing assistant, registered nurse and RN coordinator.

Bionik Laboratories Corp. of Boston, Massachusetts has named Andre Auberton-Herve the chair of its board of directors, replacing Peter Bloch, who will resign his chairmanship but remain with the board as a director. Auberton-Herve founded 4A Consulting & Engineering, which has consulted with Bionik for a year, and co-founded semiconductor manufacturer Soitec SA.

Boston Engineering of Waltham, Massachusetts named Jesse Rusk director of its medical devices practice, and Dave Jacobs senior medical devices consultant.

Rusk previously led medical product development efforts for Boston Engineering, and has worked as a systems engineering manager at OmniGuide Surgical. He has an MBA from Boston University, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Jacobs has helped grow the company’s medical device practice since joining the firm in 2014.

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida has promoted executive vice president and CFO William J. Burns to executive vice president and COO. Former corporate controller Christopher R. Pizzi will assume Burns’ role as senior vice president and CFO. Senior Vice President of Recruiting Strategy and Operations Buffy S. White has been promoted to president of travel nurse and allied, and Senior Vice President of Branch Operations Marisa Zaharoff has been promoted to president of branch operations. Prior to joining the company, Burns was group vice president and corporate controller for Gartner Inc.; Pizzi is a CPA who formerly worked with Health Management Associates Inc. White had been executive vice president of global services and solution consulting at Pontoon and Adecco; Zaharoff was an executive with Medical Staffing Network.

Vascular Insights of Quincy, Massachusetts named James P. Ott its president and CEO. Ott has worked for Dana Corporation, Paccar, Herrick-Pacific Corporation, The Marmon Group, and Berkshire Hathaway. Most recently, he was president of MicroAire medical devices.

Haemonetics Corporation of Braintree, Massachusetts has added Ellen M. Zane to its board of directors; Zane previously served on Haemonetics' board of directors from 2012-2016. She was most recently president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston; currently, Zane is vice-chair of Tufts board of trustees and serves on the boards of Boston Scientific, Brooks Automation, and Fiduciary Trust Company. Zane also has been network president of Partners HealthCare System Inc., CEO of Quincy Hospital, and is a former director of PAREXEL International Corporation.

ConsumerMedical of Pembroke, Massachusetts named Randy K. Hawkins as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). An anesthesiologist and healthcare information technology executive, Hawkins has been CMO of Connance Inc., executive vice president and CMO at Glytec, and CMIO at PatientKeeper. He is a retired U.S. Army Medical Officer who served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mardil Medical of Minneapolis, Minnesota added Martin Madden to its board of directors. Madden spent 30 years in health care, retiring in 2017 from Johnson & Johnson, where he was vice president of research and development and vice president of medical device R&D transformation.

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