People on the Move – May 29, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos

ProSciento Inc. named Pete Nieto its vice president of business development. Nieto holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Rider University.

Pete Nieto

The Atlanta Center for Medical Research has promoted director of operations Eric Riesenberg to CEO. Riesenberg has been an advisor to the board since 2001 and became its director of operations in 2008.

Eric Riesenberg

908 Devices added Nicolas Barthelemy to its board of directors. Barthelmy serves on the boards of Repligen, Fluidigm, Genewiz, and Biocare Medical, and has served on the boards of Avantor and Essen Bioscience.

Nicolas Barthelemy

VitalConnect has named Joe Lynch as chief marketing officer. He holds a University of Pennsylvania MBA and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Joe Lynch

Nova Medical Centers named Mark Pucek its chief medical officer (CMO). Pucek was previously CMO of U.S. HealthWorks, where he also served as regional medical director for the southwest and southeast region.

Mark Pucek

Amy Compton-Phillips

WellCare Health Plans Inc. has added Amy Compton-Phillips, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Providence St. Joseph Health, and Kathleen E. Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, to its board of directors.

Kathleen E. Walsh

The American College of Radiology has elected Geraldine McGinty as its board chair, the first woman to hold the position in the history of the organization. McGinty has previously served as vice-chair of its board of chancellors, chaired the ACR commission on economics, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Also elected were Vice-Chair Howard B. Fleishon, President James A. Brink, and Vice President Marta Hernanz-Schulman.

Eli Lilly and Company will lose senior vice president Sue Mahony to retirement at the end of August 2018. Mahony is also president of Lilly Oncology, and has worked with the company for 18 years.

Memorial Hermann Health System of Houston, Texas has promoted Brian Dean, executive vice president of academic affairs and service lines for the system and CEO of the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus, to executive vice president and CFO of the health system. Greg Haralson, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, will assume Dean’s former role. Haralson, in turn, will be replaced by Malisha Patel, vice president of operations at Memorial Hermann Southwest.

The board of Rockwell Medical Inc. fired president, CEO and company founder Robert Chioini and Thomas Klema, the company’s vice president, CFO, treasurer and secretary. In their place, the Rockwell board created a transition committee comprising three of its independent directors: chairman Benjamin Wolin, Lisa Colleran and John Cooper.

Jackson Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia named Robyn Smith senior vice president of human resources and Travis Dommert its senior vice president of talent development. Smith is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a degree in management. Dommert was formerly president of Jackson Health IT, and holds an MBA from Emory University and an engineering degree from Northwestern University.

Montefiore Medicine has named Daniel R. Tishman chair of its board of trustees, succeeding David A. Tanner, who served as chair since 2007.

Nobilis Health Corp. of Houston, Texas promoted its vice president of marketing, Phil Ayres, to chief marketing officer.

Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics Inc. added Doug Leahy as vice president of reimbursement and health economics.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. named J. Thomas Newton its medical director in North Carolina. Newton has more than 30 years of experience as an adult and family medicine physician, and will keep practicing family medicine with the Clinton Medical Clinic in addition to his appointment with WellCare. Newton has served on the board of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians since 1989 and was its past president from 1995 to 1996.

OptiScan Biomedical Corporation named Cary G. Vance its president-CEO and a member of its board of directors. He replaces William Mince, who was OptiScan's interim CEO since October 2017.

Benchmark Electronics Inc. named Merilee Raines to its board of directors. Raines worked with IDEXX Laboratories Inc. from 2003 to 2013, where she was CFO and executive vice president among a number of financial positions with that company.

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