By Matt Skoufalos
The Masonic Cancer Center of Minneapolis, Minnesota has named Anne Blaes its inaugural director of cancer survivorship services and translational research. Blaes is a hematologist and oncologist for University of Minnesota Health and an associate professor of medicine at the university medical school. Blaes also chairs the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Committee and sits on the executive board of the Global Cardio-Oncology Society.
Sciton of Palo Alto, California named its VP of North American sales Robb Brindley to its board of directors, effective immediately. Brindley began with the company as a sales manager in 2002. The company said it plans to continue expanding its board of directors with internal members, business experts, and physicians.
nThrive of Alpharetta, Georgia made Scott Helfrich its chief client officer. Helfrich has 25 years in leadership roles, most recently with U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM) where was its chief sales and marketing officer.
TridentUSA Health Services of Sparks, Maryland named Traci Bowen its Chief Human Resources Officer. Bowen joined the company in November 2018 as part of its executive team reorganization. She has nearly 30 years of human resource experience, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer for the OB Hospitalist Group in Greenville, South Carolina. Previously, Bowen was SVP of Human Resources at Adeptus Health in Lewisville, Texas.
The Los Angeles-based California Rehabilitation Institute named Steven C. Cramer its director of rehabilitation Research. Cramer has been a professor of neurology, anatomy and neurobiology at University of California, Irvine, since 2002. He is also a professor in residence in the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to his medical degree, Cramer also holds a masters of medical science from Harvard.
VITAS Healthcare of Miami, Florida promoted senior medical director Heather Veeder to regional medical director overseeing Texas, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.
Veeder joined VITAS in 2015 as a medical director, and was promoted to senior medical director in 2018. She previously had worked as a physician at Hometown Urgent Care in Hilliard, Ohio, and AccessMD Urgent Care in Dayton, Ohio. Veeder also serves on the board of directors for Abode Contemplative Care for the Dying in San Antonio, Texas.
Medecision of Dallas, Texas named Brett Lansing SVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Lansing previously was VP of IT Infrastructure and Operations for HMS of Irving, Texas.
The Boston, Massachusetts-based Society for Participatory Medicine added Burt Rosen as its president and Helene D. Clayton-Jeter and Amber Soucy as members of its board of directors. Rosen is currently EVP of client partnerships at Ansira; Clayton-Jeter is an optometrist and healthcare consultant who also advocates for the elimination of healthcare disparities. Soucy is a registered nurse at Boston Medical Center, a clinical instructor for Labouré College, and assists in homecare.
Outcomes Matter Innovations of Hackensack, New Jersey named Andrew Pecora its CEO. Pecora joins OMI from Hackensack Meridian Health, where he was the physician enterprise president and Chief Innovation Officer.
Audacious Inquiry of Baltimore, Maryland named Dan Mendelson to its board of directors. Mendelson is an operating partner at the equity firm of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. In 2002, he founded Avalere Health, which was sold to Inovalon Holdings in 2015, and continues to serve as an advisor to the firm. Mendelson also worked as the Associate Director of Health in the White House Office of Management and Budget under Bill Clinton. Mendelson also serves on the Board of Champions Oncology, Centrexion Corporation, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
i2i Population Health of Franklin, Tennessee named Zack Klint head of its client success team. Klint was most recently account management director at eviCore, had been senior director of account management at Healthways, and also spent 12 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the clinical and administrative lead of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services.
Micro Medical Solutions of Wilmington, Massachusetts added John Fletcher as a strategic advisor to senior management. Fletcher is the founder and leader of healthcare consulting and venture capital activities at Fletcher Spaght consulting, and has spent more than 35 years working in healthcare and medical device experience. Fletcher joined the board of Spectranetics Corporation in 2002, and chaired it from 2010 to 2017, when it was acquired by Royal Philips. He also serves on the boards of Axcelis Corporation, MRI Interventions, and Metabolon, which he chairs. Fletcher also is chairman emeritus of the Corporate Collaboration Council at the Thayer School of Engineering/Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and serves on the Board of Advisors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Whitehead Institute at MIT.
Livongo of Mountain View, California named Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, to its board of directors. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s in 1999 as SVP and was appointed COO that year; she was named president in 2008 and CEO in 2013. Fenwick also serves on the boards of directors of the Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering at Harvard, Children’s Hospital Association, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, CRICO, Ltd., Massachusetts Digital Health Council, and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Northwest Kidney Centers of Seattle, Washington will see president-CEO Joyce F. Jackson retire after 20 years in the role. Jackson is a board member for American Diabetes Association Washington and LifeCenter Northwest, and holds master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington. She was an executive at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle before joining Northwest Kidney Centers. The organization will begin its search for a new leader immediately.
Cantel Medical Corp. of Little Falls, New Jersey promoted EVP and CFO Peter Clifford to EVP and COO. VP of finance Shaun Blakeman has been promoted to SVP and CFO. Prior to joining Cantel, Clifford was VP of Operations, Finance, and Information Technology of IDEX Corporation, and held senior financial positions for General Electric. Blakeman had most recently been Senior Finance Director at Medtronic, and also spent almost five years at IDEX.
The Permanente Federation of Oakland, California named Katherine Robinson Saral its chief legal officer, effective May 29, 2019. Saral is currently senior counsel with the KFHP/H Legal Department. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2012, and succeeds the retiring Pauline Fox, who spent 20 years with The Permanente Federation. Saral holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, and holds a Master of Philosophy in English from Oxford University.
The Dallas, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, added Owen Morris as USPI CFO. Morris succeeds Jason Cagle, who left the company earlier this month. Prior to joining USPI, Morris served as managing director and head of the healthcare real estate practice at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He held various positions at Goldman Sachs over an 11-year career there. Morris holds a Stanford MBA.