People on the Move – July 23, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos

 

The Arizona-based Phoenix Children's Hospital has named Rajeev Bhatia chief of its pulmonology division. Bhatia joins Phoenix Children's from Akron Children's Hospital of Ohio, where he spent eight years, most recently as medical director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab in the Robert T. Stone Respiratory Center.

 

Zynex Inc. of Englewood, Colorado added Joseph Papandrea as its COO. Papandrea was previously VP of operations at Arrow Electronics.

 

The San Mateo, California-based Apixio Inc. promoted Chief Revenue Officer Tom McNamara to Chief Growth Officer. McNamara was previously head of sales for GNS Healthcare, Connance, Silverlink Communications, and HPR, where he helped lead a successful IPO and acquisition.

 

This Chicago, Illinois-based Aptus Exchange has added Peter Norvid as its Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining AE, Norvid was a medical director at various facilities. He is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care.

 

PHAR LLC of Los Angeles, California named Mallik Greene its VP for Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Greene has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly two decades, at Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Otsuka, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

 

Endeavors of Killeen, Texas has promoted Cheryl Paulhus to clinic director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Killeen. Paulhus has worked in the mental health field for the past 30 years. Prior to joining the Cohen Clinic, she was behavioral health director for central counties services in central Texas, and was the supervisor for mental health emergency services for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. She is currently a faculty member for the International Trauma Training Institute.

 

Atlantis Healthcare US (AHUS) of Cranford, New Jersey added Akisia Grigsby as digital and creative lead and Julia Kust and Jaclyn Stephens as account supervisors. Grigsby was most recently VP and Director of Product and User Experience at Pixacore for Bayer Oncology, Celgene Oncology, and Mitsubishi Pharma. Kust has more than ten years of promotional experience at Beacon Healthcare Communications. Stephens comes from Evolution Medical Communications.

 

Alycia Parker

Empiric Health of Salt Lake City, Utah added Alycia Parker as VP of Marketing. Parker was most recently a senior director position at Huron Consulting Group.

 

The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) named Barry A. Hendin its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Hendin takes over from Jack Burks, a clinical professor of neurology for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at the Florida International University of Miami. Hendin practices medicine at Phoenix Neurological Associates, Ltd., where he has been a neurologist for the past 45 years. He is also director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Banner University Medical Center and a clinical professor of neurology at the University of Arizona Medical School.

 

The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based ClearCut Medical Inc. named Jim Buck its president and CEO, replacing Armin Schon. Buck had been a leader with companies including Johnson & Johnson, St. Jude Medical, and most recently, Mardil Medical. He holds a master of management from Northwestern University.

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee and ALSAC, its fundraising and awareness organization, added two new directors: Judy A. Habib, co-founder and chief executive officer of KHJ Brand Activation, and Christopher B. George, a partner at Florida Cancer Specialist. Habib joined the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards in 1994, most recently serving as the vice-chair of the ALSAC Board of Directors. Habib also serves on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Women's Forum and the board of trustees of Ursuline Academy. George joined the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards in 2008, and has been vice-chair of the St. Jude Board of Governors from 2017–2019. He is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and adult medical oncology, and holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida.

 

The Cleveland, Ohio-based ViewRay named Gail Wilensky to its board of directors, while Ted Wang will resign. Wilensky is currently a Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, an international non-profit health foundation. She has been a White House senior adviser on health and welfare, and was the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Wilensky is also a director for Quest Diagnostics, United Health Group, the Geisinger Health System Foundation, and is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

 

TrialCard Incorporated of Morrisville, North Carolina named Karen L. Russell its CFO, succeeding interim CFO Mark Bogovich. Russell was most recently CEO of  Evidera, a business unit within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD). She has also worked at GSK, where her last role was VP, Finance for the Respiratory Business Unit, US Pharma.

 

Donna L. Lamb; Photo: Beverly Brosius (PRNewsfoto/National Resident Matching...)

Mona M. Signer (PRNewsfoto/National Resident Matching...)

The Washington, D.C.-based National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has named Donna L. Lamb its new president and CEO, effective October 21, 2019. Lamb will succeed current president and CEO Mona M. Signer, who has held the role since 2005. Lamb is ACGME Executive Director of the Review Committees for Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. She also has been Division Vice President and Designated Institution Official for Hospital Corporation of America's East Florida Division. Lamb has a Doctorate in Health Sciences from A.T. Still University, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Florida Southern University, and a University of Phoenix MBA.

 

The Boston, Massachusetts-based American Well added W.B. Mitchell as Group VP of Government Solutions. Mitchell led government solutions for Ciox Health, where he was an SVP; he also has worked at both McKesson and RelayHealth (now Change Healthcare).

 

Drew Stoddard

The Atlanta, Georgia-based Surterra Wellness named Drew Stoddard EVP of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Marketing and a member of its executive leadership team. Stoddard joins Surterra from Xcel Brands, where he was Chief Marketing Officer. He has been CEO of e-commerce agency TENm, of online fashion hub Machete, and of Stoddard & Partners.

 

Ross Hansen

Axcend of Provo, Utah named Ross Hansen its VP of Sales. Hansen joins the company from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was Senior Channel Manager (North America) and Americas Sample Handling Specialist. He has spent nearly 20 years as a sales representative with Agilent and Hewlett Packard/Agilent, and two with Perkin Elmer.

 

Astarte Medical of Yardley, Pennsylvania named Giulia Kennedy to its board of directors. Kennedy is the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for Veracyte. She leads the company's Research and Development, Data Science, Clinical Operations and Medical Affairs teams.

 

Glooko of Mountain View, California named Stephen Lien its CFO. Lien most recently was CFO of PipelineRx, a healthcare SaaS technology company that provides pharmacy solutions to inpatient and outpatient pharmacies.

 

RRD International of Rockville, Maryland named Nigel Thomas its SVP of development operations. Thomas most recently was VP of clinical operations at Novavax, Inc. Prior to joining RRD, he held development operations roles at Intercell USA, Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, and Quintiles. He holds a PhD in biochemistry & physiology from University of Reading, UK.

 

Tom Neufelder

MaxQ AI of Andover, Massachusetts named Tom Neufelder as its new Chief Technology Officer. Neufelder most recently was SVP and Innovation Leader at Philips Healthcare. Before Philips, he was a VP of Outpatient EMR at GE Healthcare. Neufelder has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

 

VitalConnect, CEO, Peter Van Haur

VitalConnect, Inc. of San Jose, California named Peter Van Haur its CEO, succeeding Nersi Nazari, who will remain as the executive chairman of the company board of directors. Van Haur joins the company having most recently been the U.S. commercial VP at Cordis.

 

David L. Callender

Memorial Hermann Health System of Houston, Tecas named David L. Callender its president and CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2019. Callender has been president of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) since 2007. He succeeds outgoing president and CEO Charles Stokes, who has held the role for two years, after having been its COO for a decade. Callender is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been associate vice chancellor and CEO for UCLA Health from 2004 to 2007. He previously was EVP and COO of MD Anderson.

 

ClearCut Medical Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota named Jim Buck as president and CEO, replacing Armin Schon. Prior to joining ClearCut, Buck was CEO or senior leadership at Johnson & Johnson, St. Jude Medical, and Mardil Medical. He holds a master’s degree of management from Northwestern University.

 

Avenda Health of Santa Monica, California added Michael S. Klein as Chairman and CEO of iCAD and Simon Stertzer as a medical advisor. Klein has nearly 40 years of commercial leadership experience in medtech, pharma, and healthcare. Stertzer, has spent his career improving treatment modalities in cardiovascular disease; he is professor emeritus at Stanford University.

 

Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio promoted Stephen Mason, president of its at-Home Solutions business, has been promoted to CEO of its Medical segment, succeeding Jon Giacomin, who will be departing the company in mid-August to assume a CEO position at a privately-held company.

 

Sheppard Pratt Health System of Baltimore, Maryland named Todd Peters its VP and chief medical officer, succeeding the retiring Robert Roca, who spent 25 years of service to the health system. Peters joined Sheppard Pratt in July 2018 and served as its medical director of child and adolescent services and chief medical information officer (CMIO). Before joining Sheppard Pratt, he was the inpatient medical director and assistant CMIO for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 

Jahan Azizi

Healthmark Industries of Fraser, Michigan named Jahan Azizi its Special Projects Manager. Most recently, Azizi was the Director of Quality/Regulatory Affairs at New Deantronics. His healthcare career spans more than 30 years in quality, regulatory affairs, biomedical engineering and risk management.