By Matt Skoufalos
The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) of Golden, Colorado, named Charlotte Kremer its next global president, effective March 1. Kremer is executive vice president and head of medical affairs for Astellas Pharma Inc.; she has also held several positions with Pfizer and Organon Pharmaceuticals. She has a medical degree from Utrecht University, a Diploma Pharmaceutical Medicine from Université Libre de Bruxelles and an MBA from New York University.
American Addiction Centers (AAC) of Las Vegas, Nevada has added David Marlon as regional vice president of Nevada and Ambrozino Storr as CEO of its Desert Hope Treatment Center. Marlon was president and co-founder of Solutions Recovery Inc. and has also worked in executive positions with Sierra Health Services. Storr has spent 12 years in psychiatric patient care, has been president of Eating Recovery Center of California and was formerly the CEO of three Acadia Healthcare behavioral hospitals.
MW Imaging has promoted Matthew Nafziger to operations manager. Nafziger has been with MW Imaging since January 2014 and most recently served as the marketing and inventory control leader.
DCN Dx Inc. of Carlsbad, California has named John L. Tonkinson its chief business development officer. Tonkinson has developed and led commercial efforts for various biotechnology companies, including at S&S Bioscience.
John L. Tonkinson
Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians of Bolingbrook, Illinois has added Jiten Patel to its practice. Dual-board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, Patel holds bachelor’s and medical doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois at Chicago, respectively. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
David Bailey is retiring as president-CEO of the Jacksonville, Florida-based Nemours Foundation, also known as Nemours Children’s Health System. Bailey will continue in his role until his successor is in place.
Healthstat Inc. of Charlotte, South Carolina has named John Dawson senior vice president and chief actuary. Dawson was a 20-year health and benefits consultant and actuary with Willis Towers Watson.
Validant of San Francisco, California has promoted its president of client services, Brian Burns, to CEO. Burns succeeds Validant founder Brian Healy, who will chair its board of directors. Burns has been executive vice president of global quality and regulatory affairs at Haemonetics Corporation and Fresenius Medical Care, executive vice president of global quality, medical safety & regulatory affairs at Boston Scientific Corporation, and has held senior positions with Cardinal Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Baxter Healthcare.
Brown & Toland of Oakland, California has named Kelly Robison as its CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Richard Fish, who has held that role since 2011. Robison was most recently chief development officer for OptumCare.
Specialists on Call Inc. of Reston, Virginia, has named Wayne Grodsky its chief growth officer. Grodsky was most recently enterprise growth officer of ZirMed, has been chief growth officer for the Optum Risk and Quality Solutions business, and was chief sales officer for Executive Health Resources (EHR).
Zynex Inc. of Lone Tree, Colorado re-appointed directors Michael Cress and Barry Michaels. Cress is chairman and managing partner of MD Cress Ventures, chairman of Rainier Healthcare, and serves on the boards or advisory boards of Linley Capital, BankSNB, Rainier Hospice and Sleep Research. Michaels is a consultant to Organovo Holdings Inc., from which he retired in 2016 after five years as its CFO. He holds an MBA from San Diego State University and graduated from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management executive program.
Hologic Inc. of Marlborough, Massachusetts has added director Namal Nawana, former CEO of Alere Inc., which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in October 2017. Nawana spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson and has a master’s degree in medical science from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and an MBA from Henley Management College.
Accuray Inc. of Sunnyvale, California has added Beverly A. Huss, president and CEO of Qool Therapeutics, to its board of directors. Huss also serves on the boards of Qool, Surefire Medical Inc. and Madorra, and has served on the boards of Artes Medical, Wright Medical Group and Dade Behring Inc. She has been president and CEO of Vibrynt Inc. and held multiple senior level leadership positions at Guidant Corporation.
Aeon Global Health of Gainesville, Georgia named Armando Moncada the chief medical officer (CMO) of its anatomic pathology business line. Moncada has spent 20 years in pathology; he has been CMO of PCG Molecular LLC., medical director of large hospital systems in Texas and New Mexico, and taught pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Aethlon Medical of San Diego, California has added Sabrina Martucci Johnson, the founder and CEO of DARÉ Bioscience, to its board of directors. Johnson has been president of WomanCare Global Trading, CFO/CAO of the California Institute for Biomedical Research, COO and CFO of Cypress Bioscience Inc., and has held sales and marketing positions with Advanced Tissue Sciences and Clonetics Corporation. She began her career in the biotechnology industry as a research scientist with Baxter Healthcare. Johnson also serves on the boards of the YWCA of San Diego County, of Clearity Foundation, of Athena, of the Tulane University school of science and engineering board of advisors, of the University California San Diego librarian’s advisory board, of the Project Concern International audit committee. She holds a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management, an MSc. in biochemical engineering from the University of London, and a BSc. in biomedical engineering from Tulane University.
Jackson Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia promoted Karyn Mullins, its former vice president and general manager of healthcare staffing technologies to president of that division. Previously, Mullins has been vice president of marketing at Lightyear Direct, and has also held marketing management positions at CipherTrust and Internet Security Systems.
The Princeton, New Jersey-based New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) named Victoria Brogan its senior vice president of strategic initiatives. Brogan was most recently deputy chief of staff in the New Jersey Department of Health.
Landmark Connect of Huntington Beach, California has named Jerome Wilborn its chief clinical officer. Wilborn has been medical director and chief of staff at more than 25 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), hospitals, Medicare Advantage programs and post-acute care organizations.
AbleTo Inc. of New York, New York has added James Bradley as its board chair. The former chief information officer of UnitedHealthCare and chair of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Bradley has also worked at Pfizer, Aetna, and UnitedHealthCare. He founded Abaton.com, which was sold to McKesson Corporation, where Bradley later worked, and was then the founding CEO of RxHub (now Surescripts). He has chaired the boards of directors of Wellpartner Inc, and Ability Networks, and chairs the boards of NovuHealth and Apixio. Radley has an MBA from Washington University.
Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) of Salisbury, Maryland has named David Davies as its new CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Brian Mathias, who headed the organization for a decade. Davies was most recently CEO of University Orthopedics Center, and has been CEO of Mercy Regional Health System in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Senscio Systems Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts has named David Whitehouse as its chief medical officer (CMO). Whitehouse was most recently CMO at UST-Global, has served on the clinical faculties at Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale, and serves on the board of Brain Net as well as at the healthcare management advisory board at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Whitehouse holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Cambridge Universities, an MBA from the University of Connecticut, an M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School, and a doctorate in theology from Harvard University.
Common Sensing of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has named Kevin Schmid its COO. Schmid has previously worked at Insulet Corporation, Bose Corporation, JDS Uniphase, and the Stevanato Group, and has been a member of Common Sensing’s board of directors since November 2015.