People on the Move – April 10, 2019

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By Matt Skoufalos

Carina Edwards
Carina Edwards

Quil of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named Carina Edwards its CEO. Edwards most recently served as SVP of customer experience and corporate development for Imprivata, and formerly held executive positions at Nuance, Zynx Health, and Philips Healthcare.

 

Circuit Clinical of Buffalo, New York added Andrew Brooks to the board of directors of the Empirican Group. Brooks is the COO of RUCDR Infinite Biologics at Rutgers University, a professor of genetics at Rutgers University and a member of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

 

The Denver, Colorado-based U.S. Nursing Corporation and Fastaff Travel Nursing named Bart Valdez president and CEO, Betty Wageman Chief Commercial Officer, Kimberly Windsor Chief Administrative Officer, and Michelle Savell SVP of of U.S. Nursing Corporation. Valdez replaces Allison Beer, who has transitioned to a position on the companies’ boards of directors; he previously held executive leadership roles with Syneos Health, Ceridian, and First Advantage.

 

Mitch Graves

West Cancer Center & Research Institute of Germantown, Tennessee named Mitch Graves its CEO. Graves was most recently president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Affiliated Services Division for eight years.

 

Healthcare Solutions Holdings, Inc. (HSI) of Glen Cove, New York, named Travis Revelle its CEO and Jonathan Globerman its COO.

 

SONIFI of Los Angeles, California Health named Cheryl Cruver its Chief Revenue Officer. Cruver joins SONIFI Health from Aetna, where she led Sales & Marketing for Medicity and HDMS. She has a Master of Public Administration/Health Services Administration degree from the University of San Francisco.

 

Anthony E. Szydlowski

All Star Recruiting of Deerfield Beach, Florida named Anthony E. Szydlowski, Esq. its general counsel and VP. Szydlowski previously served as general counsel to Phoenix Tower International LLC and Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc. He also was Assistant General Counsel to RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in Bermuda and an associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York. Szydlowski graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2000.

 

The Boca Raton, Florida-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc, named Pat Basu president and CEO as well as a member of its national board of directors. Basu is a former Stanford University Medical Center physician and White House Advisor, and was recently a partner at Chicago Pacific Founders Private Equity and at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. He’s had an executive leadership position at UnitedHealth Group and was SVP at Optum. Basu also helped start Doctor On Demand, and was president, COO, and Chief Medical Officer for vRad.

 

Casey J. Thomas

The Surgicalist Group (TSG) of Tampa, Florida named Casey J. Thomas its new Chief Medical Officer. Thomas is a Senior Surgical Partner at Salt Lake Surgical Services, a board certified Surgical Critical Care and General Surgeon, and has an extensive background as an Instructor and published researcher.

 

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) of Washington, D.C. has named Khatereh Calleja its president and CEO, effective April 29, 2019. Calleja was its SVP of Technology and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to AdvaMed, Calleja established and led the Washington office of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and directed legislative and regulatory affairs outreach activities at the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Outgoing HSCA President and CEO Todd Ebert is retiring.

 

Melissa Green Dexter

MedeAnalytics of Richardson, Texas has named Melissa Green Dexter its VP of human resources. Prior to joining MedeAnalytics, Dexter was VP of human resources at Med Fusion, which is owned by Quest Diagnostics. She has also held leadership roles at JP Energy and STA Travel. Dexter holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

 

Acuity Link of Boston, Massachusetts has named Peter O’Connor, Jr. its VP of implementation. O’Connor was most recently EVP of strategic operations with Public Partnerships/Public Consulting Group. He previously was VP of corporate business implementations with Beacon Health Options.

 

Don Webber and Peter Spadaro

SynCardia Systems of Tucson, Arizona named Don Webber its CEO and Peter Spadaro president and Chief Commercial Officer. Webber joined SynCardia in 2018 as COO; he had previously been COO at OptiScan, and has been VP of manufacturing operations at C.R. Bard, VP of operations at EKOS Corporation, and president and CEO of Mitralign. Spadaro started a 30-year career at St. Jude Medical as a sales representative, became VP of global marketing, VP of cardiovascular sales, and division VP of cardiac rhythm management to name a few. He joins SynCardia from Medtronic, where he was senior director of sales, cardiac surgery.

 

Steven Benner, Zhonghong Eric Guan, and Andrew Krivoshik

Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois promoted Steven Benner to president and head of development, Zhonghong Eric Guan has become SVP and head of medical affairs, Americas, and Andrew Krivoshik was promoted to SVP and oncology therapeutic area head. Benner previously was SVP and oncology therapeutic area head; prior to joining Astellas, he worked in clinical development, compliance, and licensing at Cell Therapeutics Inc., OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, PDL BioPharma, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, as well as academic appointments at the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Guan is a senior business leader and physician scientist with 20 years of pharmaceutical experience; he joins Astellas from Pfizer, where he held senior roles for the North America region, Asia-Pacific region, and emerging markets. Krivoshik was previously VP of medical science, oncology. He holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in biophysics and computational biology from the University of Illinois.

 

Ellen H. Masterson

The Doctors Company of Napa, California named Ellen H. Masterson to its board of governors. Masterson was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and also served as SVP and CFO of American General Corporation. She holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and is a board member of Westwood Holdings Group, Westwood Trust, and Insperity, Inc.

 

3DBio Therapeutics of New York, New York added Sol Barer and Kevin Slawin to its Board of Directors.  Barer is the former CEO and Chairman of Celgene, and currently chairs Teva Pharmaceuticals. Slawin, the founder and managing partner of Rapha Capital Management, previously founded Bellicum Pharmaceuticals.

 

Jason Gorevic

Doximity of San Francisco, California named Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc Health, to its board of directors. Previously, Gorevic was SVP and chief marketing and product officer for WellPoint Inc., became part of the WellPoint management team when it acquired Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and became the president of its New York market, after joining the company in 2002.

 

OneOncology of Nashville, Tennessee named Lee Schwartzberg its Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Schwartzberg also is a member of the OneOncology board of directors, the medical director of West Cancer Center and Research Institute, and a professor of medicine at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Community Oncology and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Practice Update Oncology.

 

Jonathan Leizman

Premise Health of Brentwood, Tennessee named Jonathan Leizman its chief medical officer. EVP and senior clinical leader Peter Vasquez will assume a part-time clinical leadership role. Leizman was previously medical director of Cleveland Clinic at Work, and began his business career with an integrated nursing home concept, White Crest Corporation.

 

Amid its acquisition of DMSolutions, LLC, relink Medical of Twinsburg, Ohio has added DMSolutions founder and CEO David Sluka as SVP of Sales.

 

Sealed Air Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina has nominated Valeo North America president Françoise Colpron to its board of directors. Colpron has been Valeo president since 2008; she joined the company in 1998 in the legal department where she first served as Legal Director for the Climate Control branch in Paris, France, and as General Counsel for North and South America from 2005 to 2015.

 

Susan Alpert

Susan Alpert has been named Lead Regulatory Consultant for Cognos Therapeutics Inc. of Los Angeles, California. In her 30-year career, Alpert has been SVP and Chief Regulatory Officer of Medtronic, Director for the Office of Device Evaluation/CDRH at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is an Executive in Residence at the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the NYC School of Medicine and an MD from the University of Miami.

 

ExsoMed of Aliso Viejo, California named William Maya its new CEO. Maya replaces interim CEO Jon Holder, who will become its Chief Revenue Officer. Maya has previously been CEO at Tenex Health, at OrthAlign, Inc., Vestara, LLC, DataLabs, Inc., Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc., and Birtcher Medical Systems.

 

Evan Ray

HCA Houston Healthcare of Houston, Texas named Evan Ray its EVP and chief administrative officer. Ray was most recently president of St. Vincent’s Birmingham and St. Vincent’s Chilton hospitals, a division of Ascension Health, in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds an MBA in health administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

The Hercules, California-based Bio-Rad Laboratories named Ilan Daskal its EVP and CFO. Daskal comes to Bio-Rad from Lumileds, where he served was also CFO. He’s spent 25 years in senior financial roles at both public and private companies such as International Rectifier Corporation and Infineon. Daskal has a master’s degree in finance from City University of New York.

 

Chad Collins

Akro-Mils of Akron, Ohio has named Chad Collins president of Akro-Mils and Jamco. Collins spent 10 years with Parker Hannifin, most recently as GM in Europe. He also worked for Royal Philips as VP and head of global operations in CT and nuclear medicine businesses; prior to that, Collins worked at IDEX Health and Science.

 

McKesson of Irving, Texas promoted COO and president Brian Tyler to CEO, succeeding John Hammergren, who held the post since 1999. Hammergren will remain board chair for Change Healthcare as well as an advisor to both Change and McKesson. The company also named lead independent director Edward Mueller as its independent board chair. Mueller has been a member of its board since April 2008, and its lead independent director since 2013. He was chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications from August 2007 to April 2011, has been CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Ameritech Corporation, and previously served on the boards for The Clorox Company, CenturyLink, Inc., Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and VeriSign, Inc.

 

Spok Inc. of Springfield, Virginia named Timothy E. Tindle its Chief Information Officer. Tindle comes to Spok from Harris Health System, where he was EVP and CIO. Prior to joining Harris Health System, Tindle was president at Agility Management, has been president and CEO of Analytical Technologies, Inc., and held senior executive roles at Compaq Computer Corporation. Hemant Goel, president of Spok’s operating company, is leaving April 26 to pursue other opportunities. Goel joined the company in 2014, and was promoted to president of the operating company in June 2015 with a primary focus on healthcare and software sales. His current duties will be divided among the existing management team and the CEO.

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