By Matt Skoufalos
The Los Angeles, California-based Doheny Eye Institute named Charles T. (Tom) Foscue chairman of its Board of Directors. Foscue, an 18-year member of its board succeeds 20-year chair Edward A. Landry, who retired in September. He’s an 11-year U.S. Navy veteran who retired as a lieutenant after two tours in Vietnam. Foscue leveraged his Harvard MBA in the establishment of HAI Financial, Inc. where he spent 40 years as an investment banker. He is currently a private equity investor and the chairman and CEO of Advanced Lubrication Technology, Inc.
The New York Genome Center (NYGC) of New York, New York named Thomas Lehner its Scientific Director of Neuropsychiatric Disease Genomics. Previously, Lehner spent 15 years at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he was most recently the Director of the Office of Genomics Research Coordination and Senior Genomics Advisor of its Intramural Research Program. Lehner has held academic research positions at Columbia University and The Rockefeller University; his prior work experience has included stops at Millennium Pharmaceuticals positions with the government of New York State. He holds a PhD in Human Biology and Genetics from the University of Vienna and an MPH from Columbia University.
The New York, New York-based LetsGetChecked named Troy Cox to its board of directors. Most recently, Cox was president and CEO of Foundation Medicine, which was acquired by Roche in 2018. He has been SVP of Roche-Genentech, and held global P&L business responsibility within UCB BioPharma. Cox also formerly held leadership roles with Sanofi-Aventis and Schering-Plough. He has an MBA from the University of Missouri.
The Washington, D.C.-based Unity Health Care named Jessica Henderson Boyd its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective November 18, 2019. Boyd was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a medical strategist at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and previously was CMO at Baltimore Medical Systems.
Whitefoord of Atlanta, Georgia named Jean O’Connor its new CEO. O’Connor has more than 20 years of experience in public health, including five years as the Chronic Disease Director for the State of Georgia. She serves on the boards of Georgians for a Healthy Future, Heluna Health, and the American Diabetes Association. She has a JD and MPH from Emory University and a DrPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
CareJourney of Arlington, Virginia named Hellmut Adolphs its Chief Technology Officer. Hellmut has held senior technology leadership roles at Sapient and Sirius XM Radio, and was the founding technology executive at Condaptive, which was acquired by Millennial Media in 2011. Prior to joining CareJourney, he co-founded and was CTO at Intellei.
Trifecta Clinical of Los Angeles, California named Adelle Ramjit its senior director of proposals and contracts and Joseph Shafer as its senior director of marketing.
Most recently, Ramjit worked in contracts and pricing at Signant Health, and Shafer led marketing and communications at ERT.
The Houston, Texas-based Nova Medical Centers named Samantha Toews its VP of Center Operations.
The Irvine, California-based Laboratory for Advanced Medicine named oncologist Alan List, the president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, to its board of directors. List has also been EVP and Physician-in-Chief, Vice Deputy Physician-in-Chief, and Chief of the Malignant Hematology Division at Moffitt. He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana promoted Mike Mason, SVP of connected care and insulins, to SVP of Lilly and president of Lilly Diabetes and Lilly USA, succeeding the retiring Enrique Conterno. Mason will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2020. He holds a Duke University MBA.
Amgen of Thousand Oaks, California will see CEO and CFO David W. Meline retire in the second quarter of 2020. Meline joined Amgen from 3M, where he was SVP and CFO, and had previously held numerous senior-level roles at General Motors. He will be succeeded by Peter H. Griffith, who joined the company as EVP of Finance. Griffith joins Amgen from Sherwood Canyon Group, LLC, a private equity and advisory firm, where he was president. He had been Global Vice Chair, Corporate Development at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), where he enjoyed a 22-year career, and was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Wedbush Securities.
The St. Louis, Missouri-based Centene Corporation added retired U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson as a member of its board of directors. Robinson was appointed to the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee. She concluded her 36-year military career most recently serving as Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
Wanderly of Long Beach, California added nurse Joe Novello as its first Chief Innovation Officer. Novello joins Wanderly from NurseGrid, a company he founded.
MediSpend of Portsmouth, New Hampshire named Seth Houston its chief commercial officer and a member of its executive leadership team. Prior to joining MediSpend, Houston held a variety of leadership positions with IQVIA, Wolters Kluwer Health and OpenQ; most recently he was managing director of IQVIA’s U.S. technology solutions business unit.
DataPath, Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas named Adam Rockers its Chief Technology Officer, Zack Truemper its Head of Client Services, and Bo Armstrong its Chief Marketing Officer.
EarlySense of Woburn, Massachusetts named Michael Tiffany SVP of Customer Success. Tiffany has more than 20 years of experience as both a clinician and healthcare IT leader, having previously been VP of Professional Services at athenahealth, and a practicing physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He has an MBA from Boston University and a MS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College.
Supplemental Health Care (SHC) of Park City, Utah named Vickie Anenberg has its president of Local and Allied Services, Donna Carroll its president of Workforce Solutions and Schools, Linda McDonnell its president of Travel Nursing, and Christopher Long its Chief Process Officer. Anenberg began her healthcare staffing career with Cross Country Healthcare; most recently she operated her own consulting firm. Carroll has been president of Local Office and Workforce Solutions for SHC since 2017; McDonnell was promoted from SVP of Travel Nursing, and
Long was promoted from SVP of Operations.
ZeOmega of Plano, Texas added three new members to its advisory board: David Nash, Founding Dean Emeritus and professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health; Don McDaniel, CEO for Canton & Company; and Marla Pantano, SVP of Clinical Analytics and Operations for agilon health.
The Dallas, Texas-based HealthMine named Amy Lung its COO. Lung joined the company from Meridian Health Plan, where she had been VP of Quality since 2016. Prior to that, she led the quality improvement program at Blue Shield of California, worked at Hill Physicians Medical Group in contracting and network management roles, and led payer-provider collaborations at the California Quality Collaborative at Pacific Business Group on Health.
THINK Surgical, Inc. of Fremont, California named Paul Weiner its CFO. Most recently, Weiner was CFO and SVP at Conformis, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. as CFO and SVP, among other positions.
Accuray of Sunnyvale, California added Suzanne Winter as SVP Chief Commercial Officer. Winter has more than 25 years of medical technology experience in senior executive roles, most recently as Group VP of the Americas Region at Medtronic Diabetes; previously, she was GM of GE Healthcare’s Detection and Guidance Solutions operations.
Dorin Comaniciu, SVP of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation at Siemens Healthineers of Malvern, Pennsylvania, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Comaniciu holds 269 U.S. patents on healthcare technology, and has co-authored 350 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of machine intelligence, medical imaging, and precision medicine. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).