By Matt Skoufalos
Hologic of Marlborough, Massachusetts has added Charles J. Dockendorff to its Board of Directors. Dockendorff is a former EVP and CFO for Covidien, having joined Tyco Healthcare, its Kendall Healthcare Products segment, as a controller in 1989. Dockendorff, a CPA, is also a director at Boston Scientific, Haemonetics, and Keysight Technologies. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in finance from Bentley College.
InfuSystem Holdings Inc. Director and President-CEO Eric Steen has left the company and resigned from its board of directors. During the search for his replacement, Board Chairman/Executive Chairman Gregg Lehman will head up a five-member Office of the President. The group, which will oversee the operation of the Madison Heights, Michigan-based company in the interim, also includes director David Dreyer, EVP and COO Janet Skonieczny, EVP Richard DiIorio, and EVP and Interim CFO Christopher S. Downs.
Highmark Health of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania promoted Cindy Donohoe to EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Highmark Health, a newly created position through which she will oversee marketing across the entire organization, including the Highmark Health Plan and Allegheny Health Network. Donohoe has spent 14 years in marketing leadership; she came to the company from Physicians Immediate Care, where she was SVP of growth and customer experience, and has been a division vice president for Walgreens, and Chief Marketing Officer for UnitedHealth Group.
MiraMed Global Services of Jackson, Michigan has named Fred Fazio its CFO. Fazio joins the company from Cantor Fitzgerald; he has more than 18 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Fazio is a former managing director in the healthcare group at Jefferies, and was once in the private equity group at New York Life Capital Partners.
FirstCare Health Plans of Austin, Texas made Atheer Baldawi a new regional medical director for its Amarillo, Lubbock, and Waco service areas. Baldawi has worked in health care for 17 years, including helping rebuild the Iraqi Ministry of Health with U.S. Army Civil Affairs. He joins FirstCare from Killeen Metroplex Hospital, where he was a medical director. Baldawi also teaches at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and lectures in Emergency Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Penn State University and a master’s of public health at Johns Hopkins.
DaVita Kidney Care of Denver, Colorado named George R. Aronoff its VP of clinical affairs for U.S. hemodialysis operations and a member of the Office of the CMO on its physician leadership team. Aronoff was Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a doctor of medicine, and master’s in pharmacology, all from Indiana University. He was most recently CMO of Renal Ventures Management LLC, which was acquired by DaVita KidneyCare.
George R. Aronoff
Advanced Instruments LLC of Norwood, Massachusetts, named Byron Selman its CEO, replacing 16-year CEO John Coughlin, who is retiring from that post and continuing as a non-executive member of the board. Selman joins the company from Haemonetics Corp., where he was president of global markets; his career includes 20 years of executive experience with Pall Corporation. Selman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western and a Hofstra MBA.
Scott Dziengelski has been named the director of policy and regulatory affairs of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) of Washington, D.C. Dziengelski was formerly legislative director for U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), and has a bachelor’s degree in public policy and American government from American University.
eGlobalTech of Arlington, Virginia has named Takisha Schulterbrandt VP of operations and delivery for its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs. Schulterbrandt has 20 years of experience with CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia, a master’s of public health from George Washington, and a doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Maryland.
Catasys Inc. of Los Angeles, California named Christopher Shirley its new CFO. Shirley succeeds Susan Etzel, who was appointed SVP of finance. Shirley has 20 years of experience in senior health care leadership; he was CFO of GE Intelligent Platforms and Financial Integration Leader for GE Healthcare during its acquisition of API Healthcare.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has named pediatric oncologist Stephan Grupp its Chief of Cellular Therapy and Transplant in its division of oncology. Grupp led clinical trials of a T-cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and has been an attending physician and oncology researcher at CHOP since 1996.