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By Matt Skoufalos

Jim Cavan, CEO, Backpack Health, and Marfan Board Advisor

Gil Bashe, Managing Partner, Global Health, Finn Partners, and Marfan Board Advisor

The Marfan Foundation of Port Washington, New York appointed to its board of directors Backpack Health president, CEO, and founder James Cavan, and Gil Bashe, managing partner of global health at Finn Partners. Both are members of the GenTAC Alliance Business Plan.

Chris Roussos, CEO, Sequel Youth and Family Services

Sequel Youth and Family Services of Huntsville, Alabama named Chris W. Roussos its CEO. Roussos is an 11-year U.S. Army veteran who was formerly the CEO of 24 Hour Fitness. Outgoing CEO John Stupak will chair the Sequel board of directors.

Jeffrey A. Flaks named President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare

Elliot Joseph, CEO, Hartford HealthCare, announced plans to retire, effective September 1.

Hartford HealthCare of Hartford, Connecticut has named Jeffrey A. Flaks its president and CEO effective September 1. Flaks, a 15-year member of the organization, succeeds the retiring Elliot Joseph, who has held the position since 2013.

Rocco Volpe has joined Parata as Chief Operating Officer.

Parata Systems of Durham, North Carolina has named Rocco Volpe its COO. Volpe has 30 years of technology experience, most recently at Cognex Corporation.

Bhaskar Sambasivan, EVERSANA’s President, Patient Services and Chief Strategy Officer

The Chicago, Illinois-based EVERSANA named Bhaskar Sambasivan its president of patient services and Chief Strategy Officer. Sambasivan previously was SVP and global head of life sciences at Cognizant, and has worked at Siebel Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
TridentUSA Health Services of Sparks, Maryland named Jim Rockenbach its Chief Sales Officer.

Dr. Alan R. Morse (PRNewsfoto/Lighthouse Guild)

The New York, New York-based Lighthouse Guild will see president-CEO Alan R. Morse retire after an almost-52-year career. Morse is an adjunct professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University. He has served on the editorial board of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has been a consultant to the Academy’s Vision Rehabilitation Committee.
The Chicago, Illinois-based Chicago School of Professional Psychology will extend the contract of university president Michele Nealon until 2024. Nealon began her career in clinical psychology in Dublin, Ireland, before moving to the U.S. in 1994, where she worked with adolescents in group homes and foster care for more than six years.

Todd M. Rogow, MPA, CHCIO, President & CEO, Healthix

The New York, New York-based Healthix has appointed former SVP and Chief Information Officer Todd M. Rogow as president and CEO.
The San Diego, California-based CureMatch hired Katie Breitenbach as its CFO and Viktor Novy as Chief Technical Officer.

Leigh Dallow has been named Director of Business Development, Eastern United States

BioSurplus of Boston, Massachusetts has named Leigh Dallow head of U.S. business development. Dallow has worked in life science and healthcare for more than 15 years, starting in sales for Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was VP of sales and business development for SironaHealth and SVP of corporate development at International Healthcare Regulatory Advisors.

Sean Dickson

The Washington, D.C.-based West Health Policy Center has named Sean Dickson a director of health policy. Dickson, formerly of The Pew Charitable Trusts, has worked in international development, focusing on HIV and maternal health policies in East Asia, East Africa, and the Caribbean.

Brian Burwell

Ventech Solutions of Columbus, Ohio named Brian Burwell its VP of Healthcare Policy and Research. Prior to joining Ventech Solutions, Burwell was VP of the federal government group at IBM Watson Health.

Marc E. Berson named Chair of the Corporate Board of Trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest academic health system. (PRNewsfoto/RWJBarnabas Health)

RWJBarnabas Health of West Orange, New Jersey named several appointments to its board of trustees, starting with Marc E. Berson as the chair of its board of directors. Berson has been the board vice-chair since 2016, has chaired Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, and was chair of Barnabas Health from 2014 to 2016. He is Chairman of the Fidelco Group and of the Fidelco Realty Group.
Vice-chair Lester Owens is a long-time Trustee of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He is a Senior EVP and head of operations for BNY Mellon. Founding chair Jack Morris also chairs Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and is a member of the RWJ University Hospital Foundation board. Morris is co-leader of Edgewood Properties.
Trustee Wilfredo Caraballo is a recently retired faculty member at Seton Hall University, where he is associate dean of its school of law associate dean. Caraballo  is an attorney with the firm of Gaccione Pomaco.
Trustee Robert L. Johnson is dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and interim dean at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a professor of pediatrics and director of the division of adolescent and young adult medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He chairs the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the Newark Ryan White Planning Council, and the Board of Deacons at Union Baptist Church in Orange, New Jersey.
Trustee Celeste Warren is VP of human resources, global diversity, and the inclusion center of excellence at Merck & Co. Prior to joining Merck, she worked for nine years in human resources at Kraft Foods, Inc. and General Foods.
CipherHealth of New York, New York established a clinical advisory board comprising:

  • Ben Becker – Director, Enterprise Care Management at Intermountain Health Care
  • Andrea Burch – COO, Chief Nursing Officer SCL at Lutheran Medical Center
  • Heather Hunn – Director, Patient Experience at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
  • Vanessa Mona – Director, Care Experience at Henry Ford Health System
  • Diane Nanno – Director, Transitional Care Services at SUNY Upstate University Hospital
  • Paul Sommer – Senior Director, Patient Experience Geisinger at Health System
  • Vanessa Roshell-Stacks – VP of Care Coordination, Clinical Documentation and Hospital Operations at Rush University Medical Center
  • Suzanne Wilson – AVP of Post Acute Services / Continuing Care at AnMed Health

The Longmont, Colorado-based KromaTiD, Inc. named Christopher Tompkins its new CEO. Tompkins was most recently president, GM, and Chief Technology Officer of the company. He has 25 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra has consolidated his businesses, brands, and intellectual property into Chopra Global of New York, New York. The organization will be led by CEO and board member Tonia O’Connor, who was most recently president and Chief Revenue Officer at Univision Communications.
The Houston, Texas-based MolecularMatch has hired Eric Pulaski as its president.
Pulaski was most recently the founder and CEO of SmartVault Corporation, which he sold to Reckon Ltd in 2016. He also was the founder and CEO of BindView, which he  sold to Symantec, for RedFlag Software, and for Lightbulb Technology Partners.

Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP

The Chicago, Illinois-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) named Lynne M. Kirk its Chief Accreditation Officer. Kirk will oversee its specialty and subspecialty review and recognition committee. Kirk spent 30 years in internal medicine and geriatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Nevro Corp. of Redwood City, California named Niamh Pellegrini its Chief Commercial Officer and Lori Ciano Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Nevro, Pellegrini was VP of Global Commercial Operations for Abbott Vascular,  and has been as CEO and president at Autonomic Technologies. Ciano was SVP of Human Resources at Dermira, has been VP of IT and Chief Human Resources Officer at Thoratec Corporation.
EarlySense of Woburn, Massachusetts named Stephen Kahane to its board of directors. Kahane was formerly president of client organization at athenahealth, and has been CEO of AMICAS, VitalWorks, and Datamedic.
The THEO Executive Group of Dallas, Texas named Jack Cox its newest senior advisor. Cox was most recently SVP and Chief Quality Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health and system Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Health Services. He also was formerly SVP and chief quality officer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and president and CEO of the Hoag Medical Foundation.