People on the Move – September 11, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions of Warren, New Jersey, has added Joe Laden as VP of Client Management. Laden joins the company from Ohio River Valley Associates, where he was president; formerly, he was the business manager of One Anesthesia of New Albany, Indiana, and has held various roles with Humana, Coopers & Lybrand CPAs, and the State of New York. He is the current president of the Kentucky Ohio Anesthesia Management Association.

Joe Laden

Resilience Capital Partners of Cleveland, Ohio has acquired the medical device service and manufacturing units of Bayer (Wetsco, Inc.) of MD MedTech, LLC (MDMT), and MVS, and will merge them as Innovatus Imaging Corporation. Innovatus will be led by CEO Dennis Wulf, former president of Wetsco and MDMT CEO. MVS general manager Bill Kollitz will become its President and COO, and MDMT co-founder, COO, and VP Michael LaBree will serve as CTO.

George Mills, director of healthcare technical operations at The Joint Commission, is leaving the organization October 6 to join professional services firm JLL. Mills will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

George Mills

Aurora Diagnostics of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has named Christopher Rieder its CIO. Rieder was most recently CIO of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is a member of the IT Executive Council at American University, a member of the MS/MIS Advisory Board at Florida International University, a member of the Society for Information Management, and has an MBA from American University, and a BSBA from The University of Arizona.

Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc., of Irvine, California, has named Karen L. Noblett its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Noblett is the founding Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Riverside, where she has also worked as a clinical professor, practicing physician, fellowship director, and CMO. She also maintains academic leadership roles with the American Urogynecology Society and the American Board of OB/GYN.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named Etta D. Pisano chief science officer of its Center for Research and Innovation. Pisano is Founding Chief of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dean of the Medical School at the University of South Carolina, and was most recently Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor at Harvard. Pisano has also chaired the ACRIN Breast Imaging Committee for 10 years, and was Principal Investigator of the Digital Mammography Screening Trial (DMIST).  She is also a past President of the Association of University Radiologists and American Association for Women Radiologists, a Gold Medalist of the American Roentgen Ray Society and Radiological Society of North America

HCA Healthcare of Nashville, Tennessee, has named Ashley Johnson CFO of its 85-hospital American Group, replacing Rick Shallcross, who is retiring after 25 years with the company. Johnson has been CFO of the HCA Capital Division and for several of its hospitals, including Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida; and Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, Florida. Johnson is a CPA with bachelors’ degrees in accounting and management from the University of Central Florida.

Ashley Johnson

Catherine Callagy is the new chief development officer for the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) of New York, New York. Callagy was most recently executive director of development at Stamford Hospital Foundation in Connecticut; at HSS, she will be responsible for planning, managing and implementing all fundraising activities.

Catherine Callagy

Ikenna Mmeje

Long Beach Memorial Hospital of Long Beach, California has named Ikenna Mmeje its COO, replacing Tamra Kaplan, who will become COO at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Both hospitals are members of the MemorialCare system. Mmeje was most recently CEO at Doctors Hospital of Manteca and COO of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo; he has also been the administrative director of clinical and research services at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oaklanr. Kaplan joined MemorialCare in 1989 as a clinical pharmacy resident, and has been COO of Long Beach Memorial for the last nine years.

Tamra Kaplan

Sheppard Pratt Health System of Baltimore, Maryland, has named Karen Robertson-Keck its VP of human resources. Robertson-Keck joins Sheppard Pratt from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and her appointment follows a number of internal promotions at the facility. Tom Hess has been promoted from special assistant to the president to chief of staff, former director of marketing and public relations Jessica Kapustin is now chief marketing officer, and director of lean transformation Antonio DePaolo is now chief transformation officer.

Karen Robertson-Keck

Towne Park of Annapolis, Maryland has named Andrew Kerin as CEO and board member, replacing interim CEO Dave Nichols. Kerin was most recently CEO of Brightview, and has been Group President of Aramark Global Food, Hospitality and Facility Services, and a VP with Ogden Facility Services. He has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a certificate from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arrow Electronics.

Bracket of Wayne, Pennsylvania, has named Amir Kalali its Executive Advisor for Global Strategy. Kalali is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, editor of the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, and lead editor of the book Essential CNS Drug Development. Kalali joins Bracket from Quintiles IMS, where he was global head of its Neuroscience Center of Excellence.

Amir Kalali

Inova of Falls Church, Virginia, has named Mickey Kim SVP of research and commercialization. Kim joins Inova from AstraZenica’s MedImmune, where he was Head of Out-licensing and Spinouts; he has also been a venture capital investor with Canaan Partners and BioVentures Investors, a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and with CSC Healthcare. Kim has an MD and an MBA from Northwestern University, and a bachelor of arts from the University of Chicago.

Mickey Kim

Catherine Bollard, division chief of allergy and immunology at Children's National Health System of Washington, D.C., will direct the Children's Research Institute's (CRI) Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR). Bollard joined the hospital in 2013 as director of its cellular immunotherapy research program; she is also a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and directs the Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy. A native of New Zealand, Bollard is board-certified in pediatrics and hematology.

Cota Inc. of New York, New York has named Thomas L. Gallucci its CFO amid a number of appointments to its leadership team. Gallucci was most recently a managing director at Cain Brothers, and has spent years at Merrill Lynch and Lazard Capital Markets as an equity research analyst focused on health care services. Elizabeth Rushforth, most recently Chief Legal Officer for Sungevity, will join as Cota’s Chief Legal Officer. SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Emmet O'Gara joins the company from MedeAnalytics, where he was SVP and GM of Payer and Provider Solutions. Ann Collins, who has spent 20 years in life sciences and oncology with companies including Vion, Agios, and Schering Plough, will join Cota as SVP of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Strategy. VP of Strategic Partnerships Janhvi Patel joins the company from IBM Watson Health; VP of Payer-Provider Solutions K. Marinka Natale was most recently Senior Director of Informatics and Data Science at Aetna; and VP of Marketing Eva Werk joins Cota from Saffron Technology.

D. Neil Hayes has been named Scientific Director of the UT-West Institute for Cancer Research, a joint initiative of the West Cancer Center and University of Tennessee Heath Science Center of Memphis, Tennessee. Hayes will direct and drive funding for translational research in cancer treatment there, recruiting scientists to the center as it drives towards an NCI designation. Hayes was most recently co-leader of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Clinical Research Program.

Bionik Laboratories of Boston, Massachusetts has named Eric Dusseux its CEO. Dusseux has been an executive committee member in the corporate strategy department of Sanofi Pasteur, VP and MAGE-A3 Medicines Development Leader at GSK Biologicals, and spent five years with the Boston Consulting Group. Dusseux holds an MD, a master’s of science in physical chemistry, and is a graduate of the French Business School H.E.C. in Paris (MBA, Isa).

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