People on the Move – May 14, 2018


By Matt Skoufalos

of Albany, New York has named Steven J. Lichter senior vice president and general manager of API. Lichter was most recently executive vice president of operations at Akorn; he also spent 32 years at Abbott. Lichter has an MBA and bachelor’s of science in business management from Northern Illinois University.


Barbara Hartford

The American Urological Association (AUA) of Baltimore, Maryland promoted Finance Director Barbara Hartford to CFO, succeeding the retiring Mark Campobello, CPA. Hartford’s background also includes public accounting roles with KPMG. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore and a master’s degree in Accounting Forensic Studies from Stevenson University.


Sciton of Palo Alto, California has announced a new executive team, including COO Aaron Burton, Vice President of Strategic Sales Initiatives Todd Sternbach, Vice President/General manager David Percival, and Marketing and Public Relations Director Lacee Jacobson Naik.


Chris Bitterman

The Nashville, Tennessee-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals named pharmaceutical industry veteran Chris Bitterman as its hospital sales director. Bitterman was previously regional sales director at Sanofi Aventis, and has worked as national sales director of Lupin Pharmaceuticals. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.


ACell Inc. of Columbia, Maryland has named Nino Pionati its vice president of international and business development. Pionati joins ACell from Alliqua Biomedical, where he was chief strategy and marketing officer. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

John Baron


Acuity Healthcare of Charlotte, North Carolina has named John Baron vice president of operations support. Baron has 14 years of senior leadership experience, and is a graduate of the State University of New York College.


Haemonetics Corporation of Braintree, Massachusetts has named Said Bolorforosh its executive vicepresident and CTO. Bolorforosh was most recently president of ultrasound at Siemens Healthcare.


Sensus Healthcare Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida named Isabelle Raymond its vice president of clinical development. Raymond joins Sensus from Exeltis; prior to that, she was senior medical scientific liaison at Valeant Pharmaceuticals.


Emily Kolakowski Roberts

Wellness Corporate Solutions (WCS) of Bethesda, Maryland has promoted COO Emily Kolakowski Roberts to president-COO. WCS co-founder and former president Fiona Gathright will remain as CEO. Roberts also serves on the advisory board of Back on My Feet, Washington D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Elon University, and a master’s degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University.


Seniorlink Inc. of Wethersfield, Connecticut has named Ross Davis the new Connecticut State Director for its Caregiver Homes subsidiary. Davis joins Seniorlink from Hartford HealthCare at Home, where he was a director.


Francisco Arabia

Banner Health of Phoenix, Arizona has added Francisco Arabia as a physician executive of advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support. Arabia will also serve as professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, with a joint appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. Arabia holds a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc. of Lexington, Massachusetts has named David McMullin its senior vice president of corporate development and strategy. Most recently, McMullin was group vice president of the U.S. Internal Medicines franchise at Shire plc, and has been vice president of global supply chain and strategy at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. He held management positions in marketing, sales and corporate strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis International. McMullin has a Harvard University MBA, and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young.


Brandi Cassingham

MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center of Laguna Hills, California has named Brandi Cassingham its chief nursing officer, replacing the retiring Kathy Dawson. Cassingham most recently was Saddleback’s executive director of acute care services. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from UCLA, a bachelor’s in exercise science from USC, and an associate’s degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College.


Geneia of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has named Aurel O. Iuga its chief medical officer (CMO). Most recently, he was medical director and clinical solutions manager for Anthem’s clinical modeling group. Iuga has also been a health care strategy consultant and as research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. of Flint, Michigan has named Brian Griffin, executive vice president and CEO of IngenioRx, its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), to CEO and chairman of the board of directors, effective June 4, 2018. Griffin was executive vice president and president of Anthem’s commercial and specialty business division, having joined Anthem in 2013 as president and CEO of its second-largest affiliated health plan, Empire BlueCross BlueShield.


Eldermark Software of Minnetonka, Minnesota added Brad Fuqua as senior vice president of market development. Fuqua was previously vice president of SeniorHousingNet.


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