By Matt Skoufalos
Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, Michigan named David Duvall SVP, Chief Marketing, Communications, and Experience Officer, effective June 10. Duvall has been SVP of Marketing and Communications for Novant since 2013; previously, he had co-founded Clarus Health and had worked in marketing for Publicis Healthcare and WPP-Ogilvy CommonHealth. He has an MBA from Northwestern University, and an MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Florida Atlantic University of Boca Raton, Florida named Safiya George dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. George has taught at Emory University, at the University of Alabama, and was a member of the advisory board of the Alabama Life Research Institute. George will assume her role July 8. She holds Ph.D. and MSN degrees from Emory University.
Inova of Falls Church, Virginia named John Deeken president of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and medical director for the Inova Schar Head and Neck Cancer Program. Prior to joining Inova, he was Director of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University and Regional Director for Medical Oncology for Medstar Health. Deeken teaches medicine at the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Unity Health Care of Washington, D.C. cofounder Janelle Goetcheus will transition from her roles as Chief Medical Officer and EVP for Medical Affairs to being CMO Emeritus at Unity. Prior to her work with Unity, Goetcheus has founded Christ House and Columbia Road Health Services. The organization will conduct a national search for a new CMO.
CNSI of Rockville, Maryland named Carl Rosenblatt its EVP and Chief Business Development Officer. Rosenblatt joins CNSI from PwC, where he was its Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Leader. He has also worked for SRA, BearingPoint, QinetiQ North America, and Acentia.
Myndshft of Mesa, Arizona named Mark D. Hiatt to its board of directors. Hiatt is currently VP of Medical Affairs for Guardant Health, has been executive medical director for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shiel and chief medical officer for HealthHelp, among other assignments. Hiatt holds an MD and MBA from Wake Forest University.
AMN Healthcare of Dallas, Texas saw Carolina Araya, SVP of client management in its nursing division, named VP of the Board of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO).
TrueCore Behavioral Solutions of Tampa, Florida named Sherri Kincade its Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). Kincade was most recently the CCO for DACCO Behavioral Health, Inc. in Tampa, Fla. She holds a master’s of science in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida.
Saint Joseph’s University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named Angela Rowe McDonald the inaugural dean of its School of Health Studies and Education. McDonald is currently interim dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Chesapeake Urology of Owings Mills, Maryland named Aisha Taylor to its women’s urology program. Taylor is fellowship-trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She holds a medical degree from Harvard.
Discovery Behavioral Health of Los Alamitos, California named Christian Losch the CEO at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford, New Jersey. Losch spent the last 12 years in addiction treatment. He is a dually licensed clinical social worker and clinical alcohol and drug counselor.
eMindful of Orlando, Florida named Mary Pigatti its CEO. Pigatti was most recently CEO of Retrofit, Inc., which was acquired by Livongo Health, Inc. in 2018. Pigatti formerly held leadership roles at Optum, Johnson & Johnson, Ceridian, and Limeade. She holds an MSW from Loyola University Chicago.
NYU Winthrop Hospital of Mineola, New York named Lyn Weiss chair of its Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Weiss brings more than 30 years of expertise in rehabilitation medicine to the role; she was most recently chair and director of residency training for the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center.
The Miami, Florida-based VITAS Healthcare named Jeffrey M. Kreger its EVP and CFO, succeeding retiring President and CFO David Wester. Kreger has been SVP, CFO and treasurer at Aegis Therapies and BioScrip. He previously worked in finance leadership roles at LHC Group in Louisiana, Sun Healthcare Group in California, American Habilitation in Texas and Sava Senior Care in Georgia. Kreger started as a CPA and financial auditor at Ernst & Young; he holds an MBA from the University of Houston.
The American Urological Association of Linthicum, Maryland added Marybeth Farquhar as EVP of Research, Quality and Scientific Affairs, succeeding Heddy Hubbard, who retired after nearly 13 years in the role. Farquhar has more than 30 years of experience in nursing and healthcare administration, quality measurement, process improvement and research. Prior to the AUA, she spent eight years with the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), where she was VP of Quality, Research and Measurement. Prior to her tenure at URAC, she was Vice President of Performance Measurement at the National Quality Forum. Farquhar has a PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy and Public Affairs from Virginia Tech University and a master’s of science in Nursing from George Mason University.
Epic Sciences of San Diego, Californa named Richard J. Wenstrup its chief medical officer (CMO). Wenstrup has been CMO for both Oxford Immunotec and Myriad Genetics. He has been a tenured professor of pediatrics in human genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a tenured professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, and was the founding director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and co-founder of Assurex Health, Inc.