People on the Move – July 17, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

Ra Medical Systems of Carlsbad, California has added two new members to its board of directors: interventional cardiologist Maurice Buchbinder and venture capitalist Martin Colombatto. Buchbinder has studied minimally invasive cardiovascular therapies for 20 years; Colombatto is a venture partner at Seven Peaks Ventures with three decades of business experience.

Imprivata of Lexington, Massachusetts has named Mark Nesline senior vice president of engineering. Nesline was most recently senior vice president of engineering at Lionbridge Technologies, and has spent 25 years in software development, hardware development and technical management.

The American College of Emergency Physicians of Washington, D.C., has named Laura Wooster its new associate executive director for public affairs, succeeding the now-retired Gordon Wheeler. Wooster was most recently senior vice president of public policy for the American Osteopathic Association, has been a director of federal affairs for Premier, and a lobbyist and senior policy consultant for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan and a master's of public health degree from the University of Illinois.

Clarify Health Solutions of San Francisco, California has added strategic advisor Niall Brennan. Brennan is president of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and former chief data officer for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). An expert in health care economics, his background includes positions with the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Congressional Budget Office.

Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California announced its board of directors for the planned the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, which will open in 2019.

Holly J. Humphrey, dean of medical education at the University of Chicago, will chair the board, joined by directors Ronald L. Copeland, Patrick T. Courneya, Imelda Dacones, Edward Ellison, Mary Hentges, Peter Lee, Sharon Levine, Julie Miller-Phipps, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Gilbert Salinas, Maria Salinas, and Anne Wojcicki. Copeland is senior vice president of national diversity and inclusion strategy and policy for Kaiser Foundation; Courneya is Kaiser’s senior vice president national health plan and hospital quality and CMO; Dacones is president and CEO of Northwest Permanente Medical Group. Ellison is executive medical director and board chair of both the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and of the Southeast Permanente Medical Group as well as being co-national executive of the Permanente Federation. Hentges is a retired former CFO of PayPal, CBS Interactive and YapStone; Lee is corporate vice president, Microsoft Research; Levine is director and senior advisor of the Permanente Medical Group. Miller-Phipps is president of the Southern California Region of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Rice is president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. Gilbert Salinas is chief clinical officer at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; Maria S. Salinas is president of Salinas Consulting; and Wojcicki is the CEO and co-founder of 23andMe.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. of Tampa, Florida has promoted Mark Leenay to senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO). Leenay joined the company last year as chief medical director of its care model; prior to that, he had been CMO and senior vice president of various divisions at Optum. He is board certified in family medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative care, and has both a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctor of medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mark Leenay

CipherHealth of New York, New York has named Lisa Romano its new chief nursing officer (CNO) and Barbara Davis its senior vice president of client success.  Romano was most recently CNO for Skylight Healthcare in San Diego and TeleTracking Technologies in Pittsburgh. Her career began at Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network, where she was a critical care nurse and hospital administrator.

Hopebridge of Indianapolis, Indiana named Dustin Netral its COO. Netral joins the company from Fabletics, where he is senior vice president. He has spent nearly 20 years in executive leadership across a variety of lines of business, and will be tapped to help Hopebridge expand regionally.

Dustin Netral

David Musselman

Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois promoted Regional Accounts–East Director David Musselman to area vice president of sales, primary care and specialty–east. Lynn Gerber, who previously held that title, has been named area vice president of sales, primary care and specialty–west. Musselman joined Astellas from Pfizer in 2007 as a regional sales manager in Georgia. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest. Gerber has been with the company since 2003 and has spent more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including at GSK. She holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Syracuse University and an MBA from Notre Dame.

Lynn Gerber

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