By Matt Skoufalos
The Burlington, North Carolina-based LabCorp will see chairman, president, and CEO David P. King resign his president and CEO duties to become executive chairman of its board of directors November 1. Director Adam H. Schechter, a former Merck EVP and president of global human health, will succeed King as president and CEO. Schechter has been a LabCorp director since April 1, 2013; he began his career with Merck in 1988 as a sales representative. King had been LabCorp CEO since 2007.
TransformativeMed of Seattle, Washington added Greg Miller as Chief Growth Officer and former health system CEO John Koster to its board of directors.
Miller was most recently SVP of strategy and international market development for Health Catalyst. He has worked at Transition Systems (TSI), Healthlink, IBM, Picis, and Medicity. Koster, an internist and emergency medicine physician, was most recently president and CEO of Providence Health & Services.
The New York, New York-based Pfizer will add Jeff Settleman as SVP and group head of oncology research & development. Settleman will join Pfizer on July 1 from Calico Life Sciences, where he was a distinguished principal investigator and head of oncology research. Prior to Calico, Settleman led discovery oncology at Genentech.
Robert T. Abraham, who has led the oncology research & development group at Pfizer since 2011, will retire at the end of 2019.
Vyaire Medical of Chicago, Illinois, named Lisa Rose its Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer and Debra Goetz its Chief Brand and Digital Officer. Most recently, Rose was divisional VP of global marketing for the Abbott Diagnostics division; she has been VP of global marketing with Novartis, and she spent 13 years with Procter & Gamble. Goetz was most recently SVP of corporate marketing at Hyatt Hotels, and has been VP of corporate marketing for Gannett, VP of strategic marketing at NBCUniversal and Univision Communications.
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Detroit, Michigan has named Sheri Chatterson VP of Provider Network Management. Chatterson most recently worked at Priority Health as director of provider contracting and network development. She has more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry, including at Spectrum Health, Molina Healthcare and PDI, Inc. Chatterson has an executive MBA from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in management from Cornerstone University.
ScholarRx of Elizabethtown, Kentucky added John F. Mahoney as VP of medical education. Mahoney has spent the past 25 years at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as associate dean for medical education and director of the office of medical education.
The Dallas, Texas-based Signify Health named Kim Holland as SVP of Government Affairs. Holland was VP of State Affairs at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and had served in statewide elected office as the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner from 2005 to 2010.
The Boston, Massachusetts-based Partners In Health named Chief of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Davis its new CEO, succeeding Gary Gottlieb, who announced his intention to step down last year. Davis joined the organization in 2010.
Perspecta Inc. of Chantilly, Virginia named Rocky Thurston SVP and GM of its civilian, state, and local group. Thurston joins Perspecta from AT&T, where he was client EVP of its air, space, and strategic defense lines. He has also been managing director and partner at Accenture, and has worked at Wyle, Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Thurston is a USAF veteran and holds an MBA.
Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA) of Bellevue, Washington named Lindsay Harris to the PacMed community board, effective immediately. Harris is the HMA Chief Client Officer, and has previously worked at Premera Blue Cross, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C.
The San Francisco, California-based Blue Shield of California named Terry Gilliland EVP of its health care quality and affordability organization, a role formerly held by Jeff Bailet, who now leads a wholly-owned subsidiary launched this year. Shayna Schulz has been promoted to SVP of enterprise transformation, a new role she will assume after having been VP of customer experience. Mike Stuart has been promoted to SVP of markets finance; he has also served as VP of finance and corporate controller at Blue Shield. Karen Xie has been named SVP and chief technology officer; she was previously VP of enterprise architecture.
Finally, Peter Long has been appointed SVP of healthcare and community health transformation; previously, Long was president and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Go Energistics (GoE) of Dallas, Texas named Analiese Kennedy its executive director. Kennedy was most recently a senior project manager at global project management firm, Faithful+Gould. She has a bachelor’s degree in safety management, is a certified PMP and CHSP, as is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Marlborough, Massachusetts-based CeQur named Bradley Paddock its CEO, succeeding outdoing CEO Robert Farra. Most recently, Paddock was president of the global spine division for Stryker. He spent eight years at Kyphon, Inc., which was eventually acquired by Medtronic, and has been VP of global sales and marketing for Bausch + Lomb. Farra had been the CeQur CEO since November 2016, and will become the company’s chief technology officer.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) of Chicago, Illinois will search for a new president and CEO to succeed Scott Serota, who will retire at the end of 2020. Serota joined BCBSA in 1996, and became president and CEO in 2000.
Conventus Orthopaedics of Minneapolis, Minnesota has named former OMNI Life Sciences CEO Rick Epstein as its new CEO. Epstein has 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles.
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners of Grand Rapids, Michigan named Dan Shockley its CFO. Schlockey holds a University of Michigan MBA.
TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tennessee named Joseph Crane its chief medical officer. Crane is on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the University of Tennessee physician executive MBA program. Ethan Bachrach will become the company’s chief medical informatics officer, while Rob Strauss will become its chief medical training officer.
The Dallas, Texas-based DoctorLogic promoted VP of sales and marketing Andre Riley to Chief Revenue Officer.