By Matt Skoufalos
Direct Orthopedic Care of Austin, Texas has added Brannon Frank to its practice. Frank attended undergraduate school at Texas A&M University, earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and completed his residency in anesthesiology as well as a fellowship in interventional pain management at Emory University.
The Albany, New York-based DataGen added Kate Poglitsch as chief of analytics. Poglitsch spent the last 10 years at Beacon Health Options, most recently as SVP of Informatics and Analytics. She holds a master’s of science in healthcare informatics from Northeastern University.
Backpack Health of Dover, Massachusetts named Sara Aswegan its chief commercial officer and managing director. Aswegan brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, having previously been SVP for Ultragenyx, and VP and franchise head at Shire AG.
The Washington, D.C.-based Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), has added physician Carter Owen. Owen completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and medical genetics at the National Institutes of Health, and has received the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Pfizer President’s Presenter’s Award for her thesis work on oocyte development.
Varian of Palo Alto, California has named Kolleen T. Kennedy, formerly president of Varian Oncology Systems, its president of Proton Solutions. Chris Toth, Varian’s former president of global commercial and field operations, succeeds Kennedy as the new president of Varian Oncology Systems.
GNS Healthcare of Cambridge, Massachusetts has named David Gascoigne its COO. Gascoigne was most recently a partner in cognitive analytics and big data platforms at IBM. He has been GM of analytics services for IQVIA, EVP of analytics and innovation at Symphony Health, a partner with Accenture Interactive, and head of global marketing effectiveness and consulting services at IMS Health.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey has added COO to the responsibilities of BD president Tom Polen. The company has not had a chief operating officer since 2016.
Softheon of Stony Brook, New York has added Jim Wadleigh as COO. Wadleigh was most recently CEO of Access Health Connecticut.
TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tennessee has added Dan Collard as EVP and chief growth officer. Collard brings 24 years of healthcare experience, most recently as president of the Press Ganey Strategic Consulting and Advisory Division, and as president and then CEO of EVOQmd. He spent 13 years at Studer Group as a senior leader, was a healthcare system operator with LifePoint Health, and completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology at Oklahoma State University.
ViewRay, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio named James Alecxih its chief commercial officer. Alecxih was most recently VP of Worldwide Sales at Nevro, and spent 14 years at Intuitive Surgical, where was most recently SVP of Sales for North America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Rockwell Medical, Inc. of Wixom, Massachusetts named Anne Boardman its VP of Strategic Accounts. Boardman most recently served as VP of strategic accounts at Gambro Healthcare.
Alpha Source Group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin added Vionnta Rivers as its chief commercial officer, a newly created role. Rivers spent the previous 12 years as SVP of Healthcare East for Sodexo.