People on the Move – March 4, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos

The Houston, Texas-based Joycare Pediatric Day Health Center named Micah Grossman its inaugural CEO. Grossman has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience, most recently as the CEO of Hamilton Vein Center, which was acquired by Nobilis Health in 2017.


Activ Surgical of Boston, Massachusetts named Todd Usen its first CEO. Usen was most recently president of the Olympus medical systems group; previously, he spent eight years at Smith & Nephew, and Boston Scientific prior to that.


Sam Shum

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA) of Jersey City, New Jersey promoted Sam Shum from senior director of financial planning and analytics to VP of operations and strategy. Armand Famiglietti, who previously held the position, will become a senior strategic advisor to the organization. Shum has 20 years of experience in life sciences, with previous stops at Purdue Pharma, OSi Specialties, CES, and IBM. Before joining MTPA, he was treasurer of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brookyln, New York.


Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois promoted James Kellerman to SVP and head of intellectual property legal, Peter Sandor to SVP primary focus lead immuno-oncology, and Michael Rafa to SVP head of IP innovation and new technologies.

Kellerman joined Astellas in 2014; he has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry from appointments at GlaxoSmithKline and Sepracor. Rafa rejoins Astellas from Haug Partners, LLP, where he was a Partner for two years; he had previously been VP and chief patent counsel at Ophthotech Corporation, and for two years had been Astellas’ chief patent counsel.


BrightStar Group Holdings of Chicago, Illnois has added Pam Parisian as the fourth member of its board of directors, as Parisian is retiring from her position as president of technology development for AT&T. She joins David B. Barr, chairman of PMTD Restaurants, Sidney J. Feltenstein, operating partner at Sentinel Capital Partners, and Boris Groysberg, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.


Benchmark Electronics, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona named Jeff Benck its president, CEO, and a member of its board of directors, succeeding Paul Tufano, who will remain with the company as an advisor through 2019. Upon joining the company, Benck was most recently president and CEO of Lantronix, has been president and CEO of Emulex Corporation, and president and COO of QLogic. He also spent 18 years at IBM, and holds a master’s of science degree in technology management from the University of Miami.


Keith Smith

IHRC, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia named Keith Smith its COO. Smith joins the company from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he was most recently SVP of its digital infrastructure service line.


Acuity Link of Boston, Massachusetts named Mark Contardo its VP of sales.

Contardo was most recently VP of worldwide sales at Cardinal Healthcare, and he previously spent six years in senior sales positions at Haemonetics.


Zynex of Englewood, Colorado added Christopher A. Brown as its VP of sales and marketing. Brown spent his entire career in healthcare sales and marketing with Safeop Surgical, Nuvasive/Impulse Monitoring, Intelistaff Healthcare, and Steris Corp/AMSCO.


Diplomat Pharmacy of Flint, Michigan saw Jeff Park resign from its board of directors, on which he has served since June 2017. Park was also interim CEO of Diplomat from January to May 2018. The board will make a recommendation for the vacancy in the future.


Dominic Paniccia

Integra Partners of New York, New York named Dominic Paniccia its CEO, effective March 31, 2019. Paniccia succeeds Andrew Saltoun, who will continue as a senior advisor to the organization. Paniccia joined Integra Partners in 2016 as CFO, and was appointed president in 2018.


Sensus Healthcare of Boca Raton, Florida has named Ziv Karni its Chief

Scientific Officer. Karni joins Sensus from Alma Lasers, where he was founder, CEO, president, and head of research and development for nearly two decades. He also co-founded the laser-based companies OrZiv and LBT, and serves as president of Zmed Laser. Karni holds multiple patents in the medical device industry.


Timicoin/TimiHealth of Austin, Texas named Vincent Vincente as strategic advisor and director of business development for Southeast Asia. Vicente is a physician and senior health care executive who has deep expertise in the Filipino healthcare system.


Lauren Smith

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has named Lauren Smith, co-chief executive officer of FSG, to its board of directors. Smith has been the medical director and interim commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the national medical director of the Medical Legal Partnership for Children, the medical director of the pediatric inpatient service at Boston Medical Center, and faculty member of the department of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Smith currently serves on the board of the Health Law Advocates; she has an MD and an MPH from the University of California.


ProHEALTH Care of Lake Success, New York has added Margaret Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S. as its Chief of Breast Surgery. Chen is a board-certified surgeon with 17 years of clinical experience in breast care and surgery. Most recently, Chen was acting chief, Breast Surgery for New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.


Timothy S. E. Albert

Huntington Hospital of Pasadena, California added cardiologist Timothy S. E. Albert as Executive Medical Director of Huntington Health Physicians (HHP), effective April 15, 2019. Albert joins Huntington Health Physicians from Tanner Medical Group; previously, he was president of Central Coast Cardiology and Medical Director at the Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, part of the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.


The Aliso Viejo, California-based ConcertoHealth has expanded the roles of several of its leadership members. Chief Clinical Officer Christopher Dodd will lead all things related to clinical delivery of care. SVP of utilization management and quality improvement Jeffrey Hunter will add responsibilities for quality improvement, clinical oversight, and auditing. SVP of clinical operations Brian Davis has expanded his oversight of patient engagement, quality coding, and documentation to include clinical operations, health care analytics and operational reporting, and health care quality and outcomes improvement. The company also promoted Robin Tam to SVP of strategy and business development and Janelle Mitchell to Chief Human Resource Officer.


Cindy Rahman

The Arlington, Virginia-based March of Dimes named Cindy Rahman as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Rahman has 15 years of integrated communications experience, having previously served as SVP at BRG Communication.


Myndshft Technologies of Mesa, Arizona added Carole McCluskey. McCluskey is currently chief information technology officer for TrueBlue Inc., and serves as a strategic and technology advisor for retail golf company Cadi. She also held executive positions with MOD Pizza, Outerwall, and TIBCO Software.


Knowledge to Practice (K2P) of Bethesda, Maryland named Anthony Sanzo, CEO and board chairman of Net Health, to its board of directors, and Kara Sasse as Chief Product Officer. Sanzo joined the Net Health board in 2000, was elected Chairman in 2001, and became CEO in 2011. Prior to joining K2P, Sasse was head of product management and strategy at Gallup.


Susan Knipper

Nova Medical Centers of Houston, Texas, named Susan Knipper regional VP of network and payor relations for the Texas market. Prior to joining the Nova team, Susan was regional sales director at OneCall/Align Networks.


AliveCor of Mountain View, California named Jacqueline Shreibati its Chief Medical Officer. Shreibati is a board-certified cardiologist with a master's degree in health services research, and formerly served as the company's VP of Medical Affairs.


IDRI of Seattle, Washington promoted Chief Scientific Officer/Chief Medical Officer Corey Casper to interim President and CEO, succeeding outgoing founder, president, and CEO Steve Reed. Reed will continue as a distinguished investigator. Casper joined IDRI in 2017 from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Oncology Analytics of Atlanta, Georgia added Michael Weintraub to its board of directors. Weintraub was most recently managing partner of Optum Ventures, co-founded and was CEO of Humedica until it was acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2013. Before launching Humedica, Weintraub had been senior managing director at Leerink Partners and president and CEO of PHARMetrics. He has a Harvard MBA.


The Denver-based Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine named R.P. Dickerson as its CFO. Prior to joining CCRM, Dickerson was CFO for MD Now Urgent Care in Florida. He holds an MBA in finance from Emory University.


Intabio, Inc. of Newark, California named Rohit Khanna to its board of directors. Khanna was most recently SVP at Waters Corporation, and in 1981 co-founded scientific software company Dynamic Solutions. He transitioned to its VP of worldwide marketing in 2002.