People on the Move – January 8, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos

EQ2 of Charlotte, North Carolina has named Rich Sable Product Manager for its HEMS Computerized Maintenance Management System. Sable, a CBET, formerly managed the clinical engineering department at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, and holds dual degrees in biomedical engineering and information technology and management.

Rich Sable

The Chicago, Illinois-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute named William J. Robb, III its orthopedic director and chief medical officer (CMO). Robb has been with IBJI since 1995. A graduate of University of Iowa Medical School, Robb has held leadership positions at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Illinois Orthopaedic Society; from 2005-2012, he chaired the NorthShore University Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

William J. Robb, III

Privia Health of Arlington, Virginia has named Brighton Health Group EVP Doug Wenners its acting CEO. Wenners was previously a senior exec at Anthem Inc., and is a Dartmouth College graduate.

Doug Wenners

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation of Long Beach, California has named Sharon Thornton its president. Thornton was most recently EVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Sun Health Foundation; previously, she had been Chief Development Officer for Sacred Heart Medical Center, and has worked with the Hoag Hospital Foundation and the University of California at Irvine.

Sharon Thornton

Peak Health Solutions of Franklin, Tennessee has named Brad Hill its president. Hill was most recently the chief revenue officer at RemitDATA, and has been VP of Payer Solutions for Passport Health Communications/Experian Health. Hill has also worked at Parity Inc., HMS Inc., and AIM Healthcare Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University.

Brad Hill

SCO Family of Services of Glen Cove, New York has promoted deputy executive director Keith M. Little to executive director, succeeding the retiring Douglas O'Dell. Little had previously been executive director at Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, and has held senior organizational and program leadership positions at the New York State Office of Mental Health, at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, and at the New York City Department of Health. Little holds an MPA from City University of New York and a bachelor's degree from University of Bridgeport.

Keith M. Little

The Phoenix, Arizona-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has added Woodrow Myers Jr. as its chief medical officer and health strategist. Myers succeeds Vishu Jhaveri; he has been EVP and CMO at Anthem, director of healthcare management at the Ford Motor Company, and health commissioner for New York City and for the state of Indiana.

Woodrow Myers Jr.

The San Antonio-based Acuity Hospital of South Texas has named Douglas B. Jackson its executive director of provider relations. An LPN and former U.S. Army nurse, Jackson holds an associate degree in science from St. Phillip's College.

Douglas B. Jackson

Sheppard Pratt Health System of Baltimore, Maryland named Donna Richardson its VP and chief development officer. Richardson was most recently SVP of major and principal gifts for the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, has been associate VP of development for Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, and was senior major gifts officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has a master's degree from Bentley College.

Donna Richardson

Verity Health of Los Angeles, California has named Richard Adcock its CEO. Adcock was EVP and chief innovation officer for Sanford Health, has been director of engineering for GE Medical Systems, and was co-owner and VP of research and development at Micro Medical Systems.

Richard Adcock

The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation of Van Nuys, California has named Anthony Tartaglia chairman of its board of directors. Tartaglia, who works for the Southern California Gas Company, also serves on the boards of Glendale Community College, the Foothill Workforce Investment Board, and the Valley Economic Alliance. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Anthony Tartaglia

Collective Medical of Salt Lake City, Utah has named Nicole Oishi its head of success. She was most recently VP of clinical services with Cambia, has been GM of the Regence ASO Service Center, has been administrator of the Washington State Health Care Authority, and has also been a nurse.

Nicole Oishi

Diplomat Pharmacy of Flint, Michigan named director Jeff Park its interim CEO following the retirement of co-founder Phil Hagerman, who has been its CEO and chairman of the board since 1991. Hagerman will remain a member of the board, will become Chairman Emeritus, and will consult with the company during the transition. Independent lead director Ben Wolin will replace Hagerman as board chair. Park was most recently COO of OptumRx, has been EVP and CFO of Catamaran Corporation and has been SVP of Covington Capital Corporation.

AMRI of Albany, New York has named Michael Mulhern its CEO, succeeding William S. Marth. Mulhern joins the company from Sterigenics International, where he was CEO, and will remain with Sterigenics as an advisor. Mulhern also has been CEO of Fairmont Food Group and American Sanitary, and previously worked with Baxter International and Alliant Foodservice. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Healthcare Trust of America Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona, named Caroline Chiodo its SVP of Finance. Chiodo was previously a Global Research Analyst at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Company. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Datavant of San Francisco named Eric Perakslis its Chief Scientific Officer. Perakslis was most recently SVP of Informatics at Takeda, and has been CIO and Chief Scientist at the FDA. His career includes 13 years in pharmaceutical leadership roles at companies like Johnson & Johnson.

Taiho Oncology of Princeton, New Jersey, has promoted SVP and COO Timothy Whitten to president. Whitten has been president and CEO of Transave/lnsmed, SVP of marketing for Pharmacyclics, and spent 17 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Whitten has an MBA from the University of Virginia.

ASTM International of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania named Terry O. Woods to its board of directors. Woods leads the Solid Mechanics Laboratory at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in engineering science and mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Option Care Enterprises of Bannockburn, Illinois has named interim CEO and COO John C. Rademacher its new CEO. Rademacher has been president and GM of ambulatory care and nuclear and pharmacy services for Cardinal Health, and president of care allies and COO for Cigna’s behavioral health business.

Verastem Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts named Joseph Lobacki its EVP and Chief Commercial Officer; Lobacki has been Chief Commercial Officer of Medivation, and was most recently COO of Finch Therapeutics Group. He’s also been SVP and Chief Commercial Officer of Micromet Inc. and SVP and GM at Genzyme Corporation. Lobacki has bachelor’s degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.

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