People on the Move – December 10, 2018

By Matt Skoufalos


Johan Malmquist

Carl Bennet

Getinge AB will nominate board member and former president-CEO Johan Malmquist as the company’s next chairman of the board, succeeding Carl Bennet, whom is proposed to continue as its vice-chair. The appointments will be voted on at the April 23, 2019 company general meeting. Malmquist has been a board member since 2016, and was Getinge’s president-CEO from 1997 to 2015.


Universal Health Services, Inc. of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania has announced the anticipated retirement of Debra K. Osteen, president of its behavioral health division, January 31, 2019. Osteen has spent 35 years with the company, presiding over its behavioral health division since 1999. She will continue on for two more years with Universal Health Services as a consultant while the company searches for her replacement.


J. Michael Losh

Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio has named J. Michael Losh as an independent director and chair of its audit committee. Losh was EVP and CFO of General Motors Corporation from 1994 until 2000 as part of a 36-year career with the company, and was interim CFO for Cardinal Health from July 2004 through May 2005. He has a Harvard MBA.


The Villages Health of The Villages, Florida has named Bob Trinh its new CEO. Trinh was most recently president of the Illinois division of Oak Street Health, has been market VP for Orlando and South Florida at DaVita Medical Group, and also worked at Physicians United Plan.


Karina W. Davidson

The Manhasset, New York-based Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has named Karina W. Davidson dean of academic affairs, SVP of research, and head of the new center at the Feinstein Institute, as well as professor of Behavioral Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Davidson was vice-dean for organizational effectiveness and Center Head at Columbia University, and chief academic officer for New York Presbyterian Hospital.


The Pasadena, California-based Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (KPSM) announced 11 members of its inaugural senior leadership team. It includes founding dean and CEO Mark Schuster, formerly the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics and vice-chair for health policy in the department of medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

José M. Barral will chair the KPSM department of foundational science. Barral was a tenured professor in the department of neuroscience, cell biology and anatomy at the school of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Paul Chung will chair the KPSM department of health systems science; he was a professor of pediatrics and chief of general pediatrics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital.

Maureen T. Connelly will be KPSM senior associate dean for academic and community affairs; Connelly comes from Harvard Medical School, where she was dean for faculty affairs.

Walter D. Conwell will be KPSM associate dean for equity, inclusion, and diversity. Conwell was most recently physician director of diversity, equity and inclusion and medical director of sleep medicine and outpatient sleep diagnostics at CPMG (the Colorado Permanente Medical Group).

Anne Eacker, former medical director of the general internal medicine center in the department of medicine at the University of Washington, will be KPSM senior associate dean for student affairs.

Walter Harris will be KPSM SVP for administration and finance; Harris was senior associate dean for administration and operations, AVP for operations, and COO at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Abbas Hyderi will be KPSM senior associate dean for medical education. Hyderi was associate dean for undergraduate medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (UIC).

Michael Kanter, KPSM chair of the department of clinical science, was EVP and chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation.

Carla Lupi will be KPSM associate dean for assessment and evaluation. Lupi was most recently associate dean for faculty at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Elizabeth McGlynn will be KPSM interim senior associate dean for research and scholarship; she is currently VP of Kaiser Permanente Research and executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research. Lindia Willies-Jacobo will be KPSM associate dean for admissions; she was assistant dean for diversity and community partnerships, professor of pediatrics, director of the program in medical education-health equity, and a member of the recruitment and admissions executive committee at the University of California, San Diego.


Common Sensing of Cambridge, Massachusetts named Shawna Gvazdauskas EVP of Commercial Development. Gvazdauskas has 30 years of commercial leadership experience in the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, and held director and executive level commercial positions at Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, TheraSense and Insulet.


Facility Logix of Burtonsville, Maryland hired biotechnology industry and project management expert Tim Howland as a project manager. Howland will manage its newly opening Raleigh, North Carolina office. Howland was formerly associate director of corporate and foundation relations for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's (Virginia Tech) development department. He has a master's degree in Biotechnology Management from Johns Hopkins University.


NorthStar Anesthesia of Irving, Texas has named Adam Spiegel as its CEO and Sean L. Richardson as COO. Spiegel succeeds interim CEO Eric Minkove, who will continue to chair the NorthStar Board of Directors and Managing Director at Cranemere. Spiegel formerly was EVP of provider growth at Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. He has spent more than 15 years at The Advisory Board Company, and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.


Cole Edmonson

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. of Dallas, Texas and San Diego, California has added Cole Edmonson as its Chief Clinical Officer, replacing Marcia Faller, who is retiring in 2019. Edmonson comes to AMN from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he has been Chief Nursing Officer since 2010. He has a doctor of nursing practice degree from Texas Christian University, and a master’s degree in nursing from Oklahoma University. Faller will continue with AMN as a consultant.


CNSI of Rockville, Maryland has added Todd Stottlemyer as CEO. A former executive with the Inova Health System, Stottlemyer has also been CEO of Acentia, LLC, of Apogen Technologies, president of McGuireWoods Consulting, CFO of BTG, and a member of the senior executive team of BDM International.


The Glendale, Arizona-based Summit Medical Group Arizona added breast surgeon Ronald L. Bauer. Bauer received his doctorate from University of Maryland and completed his surgical residency at West Virginia University. He belongs to the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Disease, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.


Rockwell Medical, Inc. of Wixom, Michigan named Charlie Shiner its VP of marketing. Shiner joins Rockwell Medical from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., had previously spent 11 years at Pfizer, Inc., and holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University.


Karen DeSalvo

Johnese Spisso

Welltower, Inc. of Toledo, Ohio named Karen DeSalvo and Johnese Spisso to its Board of Directors. DeSalvo is a physician and professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Population Health at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Humana and on the Advisory Board of Verily, an Alphabet Company. Spisso is president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences.


Millar, Inc. of Houston, Texas named P. Laxminarain to its board of directors. Laxminarain was formerly worldwide president of Codman Neurosurgery, acquired by Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation in October 2017, has been VP-CVT for Cordis Cardiology, is a member on five other boards, and is actively involved in helping start-ups and nonprofits in the medical device space. He earned his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.


The San Francisco, California-based CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit Catholic health system created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, will be led by dual CEOs Kevin E. Lofton, CEO of CHI, and Lloyd H. Dean, president/CEO of Dignity Health. Its leadership includes Chief Business Lines Officer Paul Edgett; Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Charles Francis; Chief Mission Officer Thomas Kopfensteiner, STD; Chief Legal Officer Mitch Melfi, Esq.; Chief Financial Officer Daniel Morissette, CPA; President and COO Marvin O'Quinn; Chief Human Resources Officer Darryl Robinson; Chief Nursing Officer Kathleen Sanford, DBA, RN; Chief Administrative Officer Elizabeth Shih; SVP of Physician Enterprise Bruce Swartz; Chief Administrative Officer Patricia Webb; Chief Medical Officer Robert Wiebe, MD; and Chief Information Officer Deanna Wise.


Kindbody of New York, New York and San Francisco, California has added Lynn Westphal as Chief Medical Officer of reproductive endocrinology. Westphal joins Kindbody from Stanford University, where she was a professor and director of the Fertility Preservation Program, and director of the Reproductive Endocrinology (REI) fellowship program for training new fertility specialists. She previously served as its director of women's health from 2005-12.


In its acquisition of imaging equipment parts company Prime Medical Imaging Solutions, HealthMed360, LLC of Huntley, Illinois will add Prime Medical Co-Founders Andrew Slone and Roy Ponce. Slone will be HealthMed’s Director of Strategic Accounts and Ponce its technical parts specialist. Prime Medical operations and inventory will be relocated to the HealthMed360 corporate office in Huntley.