By Matt Skoufalos
Acupath Laboratories added Hillel Kahane as its chief medical officer and director of uropathology. Kahane was most recently medical director of Bostwick Labs and has been executive medical director of Dianon Pathology (LabCorp).
EpiVax Oncology has named Dominique Bridon its chief technology officer and added Dan Adams to its board of directors. Bridon was most recently CEO of Biodesy, and previously served as chief development officer at Nuritas. He has been a director for Neuronax and Enobia (acquired by Alexion), and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Biosortia and Syntaxin (acquired by Ipsen).
Atar Capital has acquired Pathways Health and Community Support from Molina Healthcare, and appointed Jill Winters its new CEO. Winters spent 20 years at UnitedHealthcare, including as president of its medicare and retirement central region and as chief field executive officer of its medicare solutions business. She succeeds interim CEO Craig Bass, who will remain at Molina Healthcare.
After signing a professional services agreement with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Chicago, Illinois-based Franciscan Health added Northwestern Medicine neurosurgeon Kevin Jackson to its staff at Franciscan Health Crown Point.
Encoda LLC has added Samuel Ambrose as head of sales, marketing, and business development. He has 27 years of such experience, including a decade in SaaS, practice management, electronic health care record and medical device companies.
NuVasive Inc. has named J. Christopher Barry its new CEO, succeeding the outgoing Gregory T. Lucier on November 5. Barry will join the NuVasive board of directors, of which Lucier will remain as chair. The company also promoted Matt Link, its executive vice president of strategy, technology, and corporate development, to company president.
American Family Care has added Benjamin Barlow as its chief medical officer. Barlow joins AFC directly from the White House Medical Unit, where he had a multi-year tenure as senior white house physician after a decade in the U.S. Air Force. Barlow has received the Presidential Service Certificate, the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
MedCerts has named Timaka Williams program director for its ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Program.
HCTec has added CFO Salome Isbell, Victor Ayers as vice president of professional services, and Heather Espino as vice president of clinical solutions. Isbell joins HCTec from MedHOK, where she was CFO; Ayers has extensive health IT consulting and entrepreneurial experience; Espino adds 15 years of healthcare IT, clinical workflows, and processes and implementation management experience, most recently with Centura Health in Colorado.
Berkeley Research Group added Orlando Alvarez Jr. as a managing director in its Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) practice, and was most recently chief strategy officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida.
After its acquisition by Bayer, Monsanto’s former vice president of global strategy, Scott Partridge, has been named Bayer’s U.S. general counsel. Partridge succeeds former general counsel Jan Heinemann.
Eli Lilly and Company has added Karen Walker to its board of directors, serving on its audit and public policy and compliance committees. Walker is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Cisco, where she has worked since 2009; she was also vice president of strategy and marketing for Hewlett-Packard’s consumer digital entertainment and personal systems groups.
Cardinal Health has added Victor Crawford as CEO of its pharmaceutical segment. Crawford was most recently COO of the Aramark healthcare, education and business dining segment. He has been president of field operations at Pepsi.
Gestalt Diagnostics has added David Hoak as its medical director. Hoak is a board-certified pathologist in anatomic, clinical, and cytopathology, and has been diagnostics president and medical director of InCyte Pathology.
Abbott has promoted Robert B. Ford, its executive vice president of medical devices, to president and CEO. Ford has held various management positions across the company, including in its diagnostics, nutrition and medical devices businesses.
Cota Healthcare has added Bernard Chien as its chief technology officer (CTO); he joins the company from Best Doctors, where he was also CTO. Chein has been CTO of Applause, MedVentive, and Radisphere, worked in architect and software engineering at athenahealth, Intralinks, and Sapient.
One Drop of New York, New York has added Brian Kemper as vice president of integrated care. Kemper was most recently the international business leader for the health solutions and services unit within the Roche diabetes care division.