By Matt Skoufalos
MolecularMatch of Houston, Texas named Eric Pulaski its president. Pulaski has 30 years of technology and software experience. He most recently was CEO of SmartVault Corporation, which he co-founded and sold to Reckon Ltd in 2016. Pulaski was also cofounder and CEO of BindView, which was sold to Symantec; he also has founded and led similar organizations like RedFlag Software and Lightbulb Technology Partners.
The Montclair, New Jersey-based Theranica Bioelectronics has spun off subsidiary Theranica USA, which will be led by president Scott Szymanski, VP of business development and operations David Warshawsky, and Alix Bennett, who will be its senior director of medical affairs. Szymanski is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Warshawsky has more than 20 years of international experience in biopharma drug discovery and development, computational biology and software, digital health and medical devices. Bennett has spent 20 years in pharmaceutical medical affairs around migraines and neurological disorders.
The New York, New York-based Phreesia named to its board of directors Cheryl Pegus, Chief Medical Officer and SVP of Health Care Services at Cambia Health Solutions, and Gillian Munson, a Partner at Union Square Partners. Pegus has been president of Caluent and a clinical professor of medicine and population health at NYU Langone Medical Center. She was also Walgreen Co.’s first Chief Medical Officer and Aetna’s head of Clinical Products. Munson has been CFO at XO Group, managing director of Allen & Company, and executive director of Equity Research at Morgan Stanley.
Analytical Wizards of Edison, New Jersey added Mike Steward as its principal and Chief Digital Officer and Kurt Mueller as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Analytical Wizards, Stewart was VP of analytics at Indegene. Mueller most recently he has served as an executive-level consultant and advisor to several companies and startups in the greater Philadelphia region.
Carrot Inc. of Redwood City, California Digital named Laurie Zaugg its Chief Revenue Officer and Kristin Russel its SVP of Marketing. Zaugg was formerly the COO at Happify, and her resume includes tenures at UnitedHealth Group and at Optum. Russel was most recently VP of Marketing for Humana subsidiary Transcend Insights.
N8 Medical of Dublin, Ohio named Marc Rohman its CEO and a board member. Rohman previously worked at Scios, Inc., and has also spent a decade at Biocodex of France.
Geisinger of Danville, Pennsylvania removed the interim tag from acting president-CEO Jaewon Ryu, who’s held both roles since September 2016. Ryu succeeds outgoing president-CEO David Feinberg, and becomes the seventh CEO in the 104-year history of Geisinger. Ryu has been president of integrated care delivery for Humana, was CMO at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, and has held various leadership roles at Kaiser-Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. of Warsaw, Indiana will see EVP and CFO Daniel P. Florin retire July 1. His successor, Suketu Upadhyay, currently is SVP of Global Financial Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Upadhyay has been CFO at Endo International, and was controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Becton Dickinson & Company. He started his career with KPMG.
The Waltham-based Massachusetts Medical Society, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, named Eric J. Rubin, editor-in-chief of the Journal and NEJM Group. Rubin chairs the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases; he is the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey M. Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine since 2000.
The New York, New York-based TMRW named Emily Drabant Conley, VP of business development at 23andMe, to its board of directors. Conley has led the company in identifying and establishing global partnerships with top pharmaceutical, biotech, CPG, retail and healthcare companies as well as crucial alliances in academia.
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Tridiuum saw its VP of Clinical Services Cori McMahon named to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). McMahon will begin her two-year term of service in September.
Insurance Care Direct (ICD) of Deerfield Beach, Florida named former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating to its advisory board. Keating has had a 30-year career in law enforcement and public service as an FBI agent, U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor, and Oklahoma House and Senate member. He was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department and Associate Attorney General of the United States under Ronald Reagan, and was General Counsel and Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under George H.W. Bush. Keating takes the place of departing board member Wayne Goodwin, the longest-serving member of the ICD board.
Zyla Life Sciences of Wayne, Pennsylvania added Gary M. Phillips to its board of directors. Phillips is the president and CEO of OrphoMed, Inc., has been EVP and chief strategy officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and was Head of Global Health & Healthcare Industries at the World Economic Forum. Phillips also formerly was the president of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals North America (now Indivior) and held dual roles as president, U.S. Surgical and Pharmaceuticals and Global Head of Pharmaceuticals at Bausch & Lomb.
Applied BioMath of Concord, Massachusetts added Helen Moore as its director of Applied Mathematics. Moore was a faculty member at Bowdoin College for three years and Stanford University for four years, and was Associate Director of the American Institute of Mathematics for four years.
Joerns Healthcare of Charlotte, North Carolina named Julie Wilson its VP of Human Resources. Wilson was previously the Director for Human Resources at Octapharma Plasma, Inc. and has been Human Resources Manager for Circle K.
Wilson holds an MBA from St. Ambrose University.
Semler Scientific, Inc. of San Jose, California CEO Doug Murphy-Chutorian is continuing to recover from a mild stroke after elective surgery. Murphy-Chutorian, who remains in outpatient therapy, and issued a statement saying that he is “actively leading Semler Scientific and involved in day-to-day decision-making and executive functions.”
ZRG Medical of Oceanside, California added marketing administrator of Emily McGowan. McGowan has five years of graphic design for print and digital media.
Innovatus Imaging of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania promoted Jason Brownley to Operations Manager of its MRI Center of Excellence, Amanda Hoover to Group Lead of Customer Care, and added support staff Patrick Carr and Greg Raleigh. Brownley was most recently group lead overseeing MRI technicial staff; Hoover joined Innovatus after having worked in the automotive industry. Carr joined the company when it was known as MEDRAD, and has been a service engineer and service manager for the radiography service team. Raleigh, a former U.S. Army biomed, joins Innovatus after years of field service experience with Renovo Solutions, Merry X-ray, and GE.