By Matt Skoufalos
The Human Vaccines Project of New York, New York has added former Australian Parliament member Julie Bishop to its board of directors, Dutch virologist Jaap Goudsmit as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and SVP, and Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization and Jerome Kim of the International Vaccine Institute to its Scientific Steering Committee. Bishop currently chairs the Telethon Kids Institute and is incoming Chancellor of the Australian National University. Goudsmit was formerly CSO at Crucell, and holds appointments at Harvard and the University of Amsterdam. Swaminathan is Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization and formerly was Secretary to the Government of India for Health Research and Director General of the India Council of Medical Research.
Kim is Director General of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea, and is a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; he was formerly principal deputy and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program.
CNSI of Rockville, Maryland has added Melissa Fannin as SVP of Federal Business Development. A registered nurse by training, Fannin has more than 25 years in healthcare, most recently as VP of Business Development and Health and Human Services Account Executive at Optum. She previously held leadership positions at Clifton Gunderson and KPMG. Fannin also spent a decade at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Innovative GYN Care added Faraj Touchan to its practices in New York and New Jersey. Touchan has been an associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, a minimally invasive surgery mentor in the RWJ-Barnabas residency program in Livingston, New Jersey, and a member of ACOG, AAGL and ESGE.
Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma added DO Kyle McGivern. McGivern earned his medical degree at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Summit Healthcare REIT of Lake Forest, California promoted COO Kent Eikanas to CEO and CFO Elizabeth Pagliarini to COO; she will also retain her CFO responsibilities.
Universal Health Services, Inc. of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania will add Matt Peterson as EVP and President of its behavioral health division. Peterson was most recently COO for Optum Government; he has been VP of Enterprise Operations at Optum, and Central Regional CEO for UnitedHealthcare TRICARE. Peterson spent nearly 30 years as a member of the United States Military, and is currently a Colonel and hospital/healthcare administrator in the Air National Guard. He also holds an MBA in Finance from University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis and an MS in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.
The Aurora-based Children’s Hospital Colorado added Luis De La Torre as Assistant Director of its International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care. De La Torre has more than 30 years of experience in pediatric colorectal surgery and urogenital medicine, and joins the hospital from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where he was the founding director of that hospital’s Colorectal and Hirschsprung Center for Children. Previously, he founded and led the Colorectal Center for Children of Mexico and Latinamerica at Children’s Hospital of Puebla and Hospital Ángeles Puebla.
Physicians Endoscopy of Jamison, Pennsylvania promoted president David Young to CEO and cofounder Barry Tanner to chairman of the company’s board of directors. Young was formerly COO of Privia Health, Inc. A native of Scotland, he has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Dogwood Health Trust of Asheville, North Carolina named Antony Chiang its CEO. Chiang is the current president of Empire Health Foundation; he will join Dogwood Health Trust in November.
AbleTo, Inc. of New York, New York added David Whitehouse as its medical director. Whitehouse has 25 years as a clinical business leader, most recently consulting through MCG Health. Whitehouse holds advanced degrees from Harvard, Cambridge, Dartmough, and the University of Connecticut.
Ludi, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee created a COO position for Danielle O’Rourke, who joins the company after a career spent in various health care businesses, from startups to large enterprises.
Outcome Health of Chicago, Illinois named Aurora Archer to its board of managers. Archer is the CEO and co-founder of marketing consultancy Bellatrix Group. She has spent seven years at AstraZeneca, and more recently was SVP of Marketing Strategy at Everyday Health.
Happify Health of New York, New York named Murray Zucker as its medical director. A seasoned psychiatrist, Zucker was formerly the Chief Medical Officer for CHESS Health, and has been Senior Medical Director of New Product and Innovation at Optum.
The Boston, Massachusetts-based Iora Health added Suzanne Hansen as its COO, replacing Zander Packard who was promoted to president earlier this year. Hansen spent more than two decades at HealthCare Partners as VP of operations; most recently, she was VP of DaVita Kidney Care. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California.
CHC Health of West Des Moines, Iowa named Andy Papa its Chief Revenue Officer. Papa previously worked in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs at Humana and CVS Health in software development, process improvement, product implementation, and operations.
Corinth MedTech of Cupertino, California named Steven Duddy president and CEO. Duddy will also join its board of directors.
Integrated Care Physicians, Inc. of New York, New York named Terry Meadows its executive chairman and a board member. Meadows is a current and past Board Member for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He was previously a divisional CEO for Envision Healthcare. He holds a medical degree from the University of Tennessee.
Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) of Plano, Texas announced the retirement of Tony Ybarra, who led its supply chain division for more than a decade. Ybarra will continue as SVP of CHC Supply Trust until his retirement on October 31. CHC VP of Supply Chain Jon Pruitt will become SVP of CHC Supply Trust as Ybarra leaves.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. of Basking Ridge, New Jersey named Simon King its Chief People Officer. King joins the company from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he was most recently its Global Head of Talent and Workforce Innovation. He also worked at AstraZeneca as Global Head of HR for Research & Development, among other positions.
Innovatus Imaging of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania named Dave Johnson its CEO, succeeding founder Dennis Wulf in the role; Wulf will now chair its board of directors. Johnson was most recently CEO of Joerns Healthcare; he will also work as operating partner for healthcare for Resilience Capital, a private equity firm with interests in Innovatus Imaging.
Technical Prospects of Appleton, Wisconsin has added imaging support engineer and technical trainer Joseph Sam as a trainer and member of its 24×7 customer support team. Sam has more than 15 years of field service and support experience in the diagnostic imaging industry, with additional specialization in Siemens MRI/CT and extensive knowledge in multivendor systems.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) of Washington, D.C. saw Lisa Spellman, its General-Secretary for the Digital Communications in Medicine (DICOM) appointed to the Society for Standards Professionals (SES) 2019 Board of Directors, where she will serve as Education Council Director. Spellman is also the SES Education Committee Chair and serves on the United States National Committee (USNC/ANSI) for Rules & Procedures and Finance Committees.