By Matt Skoufalos
Tech Knowledge Associates of La Palma, California has added David Francoeur as SVP of Marketing and Sales. Francoeur has 30 years in healthcare technology management, having most recently been the Senior Corporate Director of Brand & Quality of Clinical Technology Management for Sodexo. He’s also worked as Regional VP of Healthcare Technology Solutions for Crothall Healthcare, and has held leadership roles with CREST Services, ARAMARK, TriMedx, Fisher Consulting, Baystate Health Systems, and Contraves Medical Instruments.
Accel Research Sites (ARS) of Deland, Florida has named John M. Hill chair of its integrated site network and Rachel Truxall AVP of physician engagement. Hill has 15 years of experience in clinical research, is board-certified by The American Board of Family Medicine, and has earned certification as a Certified Principal Investigator from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Truxall has 15 years of public health sector experience, most recently as community outreach director for ARS.
Edenbridge Health of Boston, Massachusetts named Tom Reiter its EVP for PACE Operations (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). Reiter has nearly 20 years of experience in the field, most recently having developed the Gary and Mary West PACE of Northern San Diego. He was also president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (RMHCS) and had been executive director of the Elder Service Plan PACE program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reiter is on the board of directors of the National PACE Association and a faculty member for the PACE 2.0 initiative.
VeraSci of Durham, North Carolina named William P. Horan its VP of Clinical Science. Prior to joining VeraSci, Horan was Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Chief of the Psychosis Section at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He also participates on the editorial boards of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
IntraHealth International of Chapel Hill, North Carolina will see president and CEO Pape Gaye become its president emeritus by early 2020. The company is also recruiting for a new CEO; until one is found, Gaye will continue to lead the organization until a new CEO is in place. Thereafter, he’ll pursue partnerships and special initiatives for the organization, and advise the board of directors and incoming CEO. Gaye began his career with the US Peace Corps and went on to work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before his appointment as CEO at IntraHealth in 2004, Gaye led its regional office for West, Central, and North Africa.
Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of West Health, has been appointed to the San Diego-based California Commission on Aging (CCoA). Lyford has been the chief executive at West Health for four years; she also serves as vice-chair of the board of directors for Civica Rx.
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois named Gregory J. Moore, Corporate VP of Health Technology and Alliances at Microsoft Corporation, to its board of directors. Moore was previously VP of Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences and holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Novant Health of Winston-Salem, North Carolina named Vicky L. Free its SVP and chief marketing officer (CMO). Free has previously had positions with Disney/ABC International, has been EVP and CMO for BET Networks, and marketing leadership positions with Time Warner. Prior to her work in national media, she worked with McDonald’s. Free holds an MBA from Northwestern University.
Capsule Technologies of Andover, Massachusetts named Hemant Goel its CEO. Goel was most recently president of Spok, Inc. and has been VP of Clinical Solutions at Siemens Health Services. Goel has an MBA from Queens University.
Jackson Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia named Josh Berman to VP of corporate development. Previously, Berman had led the Jackson Healthcare-backed non-profit Connecting Kids With Care. He’s worked with a variety of diverse companies, including Microsoft Research, Google Research, Nokia, HP, MGM, Ritz Carlton, LVMH, RBS, Société Générale, GLG, and Man Group PLC.
Zynx Health of Los Angeles, California added Howard Willson as SVP of customer success. Prior to Zynx Health, Willson was the head of clinical strategy at Castlight Health, has been department chief of emergency medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and cofounded 1stHealthSystems of Bellevue, Washington. Willson holds an MD from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hackensack Meridian Health of Edison, New Jersey named Sol J. Barer chair of its board of directors and David S. Perlin the chief scientific officer (CSO) at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). Barer is the founder and former chairman, president, COO and CEO of Celgene Corporation, and chairs the boards at Teva Pharmaceuticals, Aevi Genomics, and Centrexion Therapeutics. He is also managing partner at SJ Barer Consulting and advisor to the Israel Biotech Fund. Perlin is the founding SCO and SVP at CDI, the former executive director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), and is the former director of the Rutgers Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.
Diplomat Pharmacy of Flint, Michigan has promoted CIO Dave Loschinskey to COO; EVP of operations Gary Rice will retire May 17.
Hondros College of Nursing of Westerville, Ohio named director Harry T. Wilkins its interim CEO; Wilkins previously held that post from December 2013 until his retirement in December 2015. He has been the CFO of American Public Education, Inc., previously served in other financial, executive, and business development roles at the accounting firms Wooden & Benson and Deloitte & Touche.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) anesthesiologist Ronald S. Litman was named chairperson for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee.
Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc. of Los Alamitos, California named Joe Tinervin president of its Substance Abuse Division. After six years as the CEO of Bayside Marin, Tinervin managed operations for DBH facilities in northern California before being promoted to regional VP of California and eventually division president of Acadia Healthcare.
CHAMPS Oncology of Cleveland, Ohio named Karen Schmidt its VP, succeeding the retiring Toni Hare. Schmidt was most recently AVP of CHAMPS Oncology, and has held senior leadership positions in HR and communications for the organization.
USANA of Salt Lake City, Utah named Brent Neidig its chief officer and managing director of China; Neidig has been its EVP of China since February 2017, overseeing its Chinese subsidiary, BabyCare. Neidig has an MBA from the University of Utah.
LindaCare of Stamford, Connecticut added senior physician consultants Bruce Wilkoff and Charles Love to its Medical Advisory Board. Wilkoff is director of cardiac pacing and tachyarrhythmia devices and a professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and at Case Western Reserve University.
Love is director of cardiac rhythm device services and a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is also president of the board of directors of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.
After merging with NxStage Medical, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) of Waltham, Massachusetts has added NxStage founder and former CEO Jeff Burbank as its Chief Technology Officer, and former NxStage president Joe Turk as its president of home and critical care therapies, a newly formed team within FMCNA.