By Matt Skoufalos
Black Beret Life Sciences of Houston, Texas has named Warren Sherman its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Sherman has been CMO at Celyad SA, and was most recently CMO at LoneStar Heart, Inc. He has directed the stem cell research center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
The Phoenix-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has named Paige Rothermel its chief growth officer. Rothermel most recently spent 30 years at Anthem Inc., most recently as VP and GM.
The Everett Clinic of Everett, Washington has named Aric Coffman its CEO and market president, replacing retiring 40-year CEO Rick Cooper. Coffman has spent 12 years with Everett Clinic owners DaVita Medical Group as: residency program director, associate medical director of specialty care, senior medical director and chief medical officer.
Mopec of Oak Park, Michigan has added Sally Brandtneris and Joyce deJong to its board of directors. DeJong has 20-plus years of experience as a forensic pathologist and medical examiner, and is the founding chair of the pathology department at Western Michigan University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Brandtneris is a senior financial executive of 30 years, and is currently CFO at Logicalis, Inc.; she has held positions with IBM, Sun Microsystems, Eaton Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King, and LafargeHolcim. Brandtneris is also an Advisory Board Member and Diversity Leader of the Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and Executive Sponsor of the Logicalis Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Welltower, Inc. of Toledo, Ohio named Joe Weisenburger SVP of Business Development; Weisenburger has been with the company since 1998, most recently as VP of Business Development. He previously worked for the Northwest Ohio Venture Fund and has an MBA from Ohio State University.
Broward Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida named interim president-CEO Beverly Capasso its president-CEO. Capasso had been on the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioner, was previously CEO at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and has held senior management positions at Cleveland Clinic Florida and North Shore Medical Center.
Bayer of Whippany, New Jersey has named former ABC News Medical Unit managing editor Dan Childs as its Director of External Communications. Childs coordinated and supervised the ABC News Medical Journalism resident rotation, and is also an adjunct lecturer at Tufts. He has previously worked at Cosmetic Surgery, Beautymagazine, and The Daily Courier, and has a master’s degree in medical journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
ESO Solutions, Inc. of Austin, Texas has added Brent Myers as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Myers was most recently CMO and EVP for Medical Operations for Evolution Health; he is president of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and has been both director and medical director for Wake County Department of EMS. Myers holds an M.D. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. He is double board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Hospital for Special Surgery of New York, New York has named John P. DiFiori its chief of primary care sports medicine, succeeding Brian C. Halpern, who will remain with the department. DiFiori was previously UCLA chief of sports medicine and non-operative orthopaedics for family medicine and orthopaedic surgery.
John P. DiFiori
Serco Inc. of Reston, Virginia has promoted Health Sector VP Karen Shields to VP of Health Services. Prior to Serco, Shields worked for HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as Deputy Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Director for Marketplace Operations, Director of the Consumer Information Insurance Systems Group, and Director of the Customer Liaison and Support Services Division.
Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, Michigan has named Paul Browne SVP and CIO. Browne was most recently CIO and SVP of Applied Informatics for Tenet Healthcare, and has been CIO and SVP for Strategic Program Development for Trinity Health. Browne has a master’s degree in Health Services Administration.
Nordic Nanovector ASA of Oslo, Norway has named Malene Brondberg VP of investor relations and corporate communications. Brondberg has been global head of research at ABG Sundal Collier, and since 2011 has worked as a management consultant.
Dynatronics of Cottonwood Heights, Utah has added Skyler Black as Corporate Controller. Black joins Dynatronics from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he was a senior manager in assurance. He has more than 12 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries.
Siemens Healthineers of Malvern, Pennsylvania has named Deepak Nath president of laboratory diagnostics, succeeding Franz Walt. Nath will be based in Tarrytown, NY. He has 20 years of experience in management, and since 2015 has been president of Abbott’s vascular division; Nath has also worked at Amgen, McKinsey, and as a computational physicsist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Nath has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley.