By Matt Skoufalos
The Lustgarten Foundation of Woodbury, New York named Elizabeth M. Jaffee its new Chief Medical Advisor. Jaffee is a professor of oncology and deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. She co-directs the gastrointestinal cancer and diseases program, and co-directs the Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Beyond Clean of San Antonio, Texas has named Bob Marrs its VP of organizational development. Marrs is a perioperative clinical educator and consultant who was director of consulting services and field operations at Aesculap for nine years. Prior to that, Marrs has been a certified surgical technologist, CSD Technician, case cart coordinator, sterile processing manager, and director. He was president of the Texas State Association of Central Service Professionals for six years, and is a current member of the IAHCSMM Foundation Board.
PDI of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey promoted SVP and GM of healthcare Tom McCurdy to SVP of healthcare sales. Sean Gallimore, former Chief Marketing Officer of Parexel, will fulfill McCurdy’s former role; he has also held leadership positions in healthcare marketing at Phillips Healthcare, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, and Bayer HealthCare. Ryan Herbert has been named VP of Healthcare Field Sales. Herbert joined the company from ConvaTec, where he was its national sales director; previously, he spent 17 years at Covidien, most recently as VP of Sales.
NueHealth of Leawood, Kansas has promoted Whitney Courser, its SVP of marketing and sales operations, to president of marketing and sales operations for ValueHealth. From 2016 to 2018, Courser led Rothman facilities operations for NueHealth in Philadelphia.
CNSI of Rockville, Maryland named Harish Nanda its Chief Technology Officer. Nanda is a former senior director with Alvarez & Marsal. Previously, he was VP of technology for Symetra Financial in Seattle, and held senior positions at Point B Consulting and Microsoft. Nanda has a master’s degree in management from Cornell.
The Permanente Federation of Oakland, California has named Nancy Gin and Edward Lee to its National Permanente Leadership Team (NPLT). Gin will be the NPLT EVP and chief quality officer, and co-chair of the Kaiser Permanente National Quality Committee. Lee will be EVP and chief information officer. Gin is regional medical director for Quality and Clinical Analysis for Southern California Permanente Medical Group; she succeeds Michael Kanter, who is assuming leadership responsibilities with the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.
Lee also will serve as the principal spokesperson for Permanente technology, succeeding Patricia Conolly, who retired from the position in March.
Transaction Data Systems of Ocoee, Florida named Adam Wallace to its executive team as its development and technology leader. Wallace previously held leadership positions with Oracle, Explorys, BEA, MRI Software, and Flashline.
NextLevel Health Partners, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois has named Astrid Larsen VP of population health management. Previously, Larsen was director of operations for care coordination at Northwestern Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in performance psychology from Grand Canyon University, an MBA in leadership from Aurora University, and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University.
EarlySense of Woburn, Massachusetts named Matt Johnson its CEO, succeeding EarlySense co-founder and founding CEO of 15 years, Avner Halperin. Johnson was managing director at private equity group Sowell & Co., has been CEO of CareCycle Solutions, and CEO of HealthBridge In-Home Care.
Endeavors of San Antonio, Texas promoted Jill Palmer to senior director of clinic operations. Palmer joined Endeavors in June 2018 as the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic Director at Endeavors in San Antonio. A Navy Veteran, she is completing a doctorate in social work from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Endeavors, Palmer was clinic director at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley. She has 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker.
Syft of Stratford, Connecticut added Epstein Becker & Green founder and senior health partner Steven B. Epstein to its board of directors. Epstein’s firm has 270 lawyers in 14 cities throughout the country.
Nurx of San Francisco, California has named Varsha Rao its CEO. Rao most recently was COO of Clover Health, has been Airbnb’s head of global operations, and succeeds Nurx cofounder Hans Gangeskar. Rao also held executive roles at Living Social and oldnavy.com, and was CEO of SingTel Digital Media. Co-founder and co-CEO of eve.com, Rao has a Harvard MBA.
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida has named Stephen A. Saville its EVP of operations. Most recently, Saville was president of CareerStaff Unlimited. He has been SVP of workforce solutions for Genesis Healthcare, the parent company of CareerStaff Unlimited, and held various leadership positions with Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders, and Medifis. Saville has a Juris Doctorate from Widener University.
American Addiction Centers of Brentwood, Tennessee named Mark Calarco CEO for its laboratory division. Calarco was the lab’s national medical director of clinical diagnostics, and has been its national medical director for five years. He is board-certified in family and regenerative medicine, has advanced certification in addiction medicine, is a CLIA/COLA laboratory director, certified medical review officer, and certified physician executive. Calarco is also serving his second term on the Tennessee State Medical Laboratory Board.
Children’s Health Fund of New York, New York named outgoing Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton to its board of directors. Layton will be retiring from Freddie Mac June 30 after more than 40 years in the financial services sector. He spent nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase, was chairman and then CEO of E*TRADE Financial, and a senior advisor to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Layton is chairman emeritus of the board of the Partnership for the Homeless, and holds a master’s degree of science in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Harvard MBA.
IMPAQ International of Columbia, Maryland has named Timothy Hill joins its SVP. Hill spent 25 years with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including as deputy director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), as director of the CMCS Financial Management Group, CMS CFO, deputy director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, and deputy director of the Center for Medicare. Hill has a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut.
SantaFe HealthCare of Gainesville, Florida named Larry Schreiber its president and CEO. Schreiber was formerly president and CEO of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and the CEO of Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company (WCIC). He joined Anthem in 2006 and held leadership roles at UniCare Life and Health. Schreiber previously held a number of executive management positions at UnitedHealth Group, was VP at Midwest Security Insurance Companies, and an employee benefits representative at Aetna.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation of Los Angeles, California named Corey Hutchison, U.S. VP of enterprise sales at VMware, to its board of directors. Hutchison brings more than 15 years of experience in executive management and enterprise software to the role.
Encompass Group, LLC of McDonough, Georgia has accepted the retirement of Janice Carter Larson, its VP of clinical resources and consulting, effective May 1, 2019. Larson is a 40-year veteran of the healthcare industry and a pioneer in hospital-based linen cost management consulting. Her career began in international sales with American Hospital Supply and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. She later joined Baxter Renal Division Business Development, then Baxter Corporate Consulting, and then the Hospitex division of Baxter, which became Encompass Group. Larson has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Linen Management, the editorial board for American Laundry News, and the distance learning committees for ARTA and PWH.