By Matt Skoufalos
The Chicago, Illinois-based Specialdocs Consultants named Dave Farr VP of business development and Shirin Zarinkia VP of strategy. Most recently, Farr was a partner at the law firm, Farr & Farr, LLC. He has also been senior director of business development at DaVita, and has held senior positions at Emmi Solutions and Novant Health. Farr has an MBA and JD from the University of Michigan.
Zarinkia was most recently a senior director at the business transformations corporate finance division of FTI Consulting. She has also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a master’s of accountancy from the University of Missouri.
MIVI Neuroscience of Eden Prairie, Minnesota named Fred Moll chairman of its Board of Directors. Moll is currently the Chief Development Officer at Johnson & Johnson Medical Device; he previously was founder and CEO of Auris Health, Inc. Moll co-founded Hansen Medical and Intuitive Surgical, and served as the CEO of each; he also co-founded Origin Medsystems, Inc., which became an operating company within Guidant Corporation following its acquisition by Eli Lilly. Moll also serves on the boards of Cephea Valve, ShockWave Medical, RefleXion and Restoration Robotics.
Atrium Health of Charlotte, North Carolina named Chandra Peterson its new SVP of enterprise strategy and planning. Most recently, she was VP of strategic planning and architecture for Highmark Health; she has been VP of HM Health Systems, CIO at West Penn Allegheny Health System, and senior manager of healthcare consulting with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Peterson holds master’s degrees in business and administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Geneia of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania named Lori Logan its chief product and client officer and Todd Kozikowski VP of sales. Most recently, Logan was SVP of product and innovation at Paladina Health; she has led the provider business at TriZetto, and also held leadership positions at UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, McKesson, and Choicelinx Corporation. Prior to joining Geneia, Kozikowski co-founded Yabidu and held sales and marketing leadership roles at Silknet (acquired by Kana), Unica (acquired by IBM), and Newforma (acquired by Battery Ventures).
The New York, New York-based Pop.Earth named Christopher N. Savino Chairman of the Board, replacing Celebrity Chef Franklin Becker, who remains a board member. Savino has been an advocate for children’s health, safety and welfare from his early days on Wall Street and has volunteered with St Mary’s Children’s Hospital, St Francis Heart Hospital, The American Heart Association, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, and Dogs for the Deaf.
Catapult Health of Dallas, Texas added Jorge Miranda as Chief Revenue Officer. Miranda, a Texas native and graduate of the University of Houston, has almost 30 years of experience in health care with WebMD, IBM Watson Health, and Lightbeam Health Solutions.
Backpack Health of Dover, Massachusetts named Daniel Z. Sands its Chief Medical Officer and VP of Medical Affairs. Previously, he was Chief Medical Informatics officer at Cisco Systems and Chief Medical Officer for Zix Corporation. Sands also had operational responsibilities for clinical information systems at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is board co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Stilla Technologies of Beverly, Massachusetts named Ruth Szebries the GM and VP of Commercial Operations of the Americas to lead its new U.S. subsidiary. Szebries has 34 years of experience leading U.S. subsidiaries for foreign companies like BGI and Exiqon; most recently, she was senior director for global market development at Qiagen.
Edmund Kroll, SVP of finance and investor relations at Centene Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri will retire April 30, 2020. Kroll has also served as president and a board member of the St. Louis chapter of NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute). The company expects to announce his replacement in the near future.
VolitionRx Limited of Austin, Texas named Phillip Barnes a non-executive director. He replaces Habib Skaff from the Volition board, who resigned his position earlier this month. Barnes is a British physician who has worked for the Department of Health, NHS, and pharmaceutical industry. He was executive medical director on a number of hospital and foundation trust boards until his retirement from the NHS in 2016.
NuSpine of Scottsdale, Arizona added franchising expert John Leonesio to its board of managers.
Hyde Engineering and Consulting of Boulder, Colorado will see founder John Hyde become its new CEO, replacing Simon Forder, who is leaving the company to pursue outside interests. Adolphe Kajangwe is its new director of finance, taking over for the retiring former CFO Charles Poskie, and Will Czerniak, managing director of Hyde Europe, will join its board of directors.
Athletico Physical Therapy of Oak Brook, Illinois named Khymberly Booth as its Chief Human Resource Officer. Most recently, Booth managed a consulting practice focused on HR strategies and processes for small to mid-sized companies. She has a master’s degree in business and human resource management from the University of Houston.
Premise Health of Brentwood, Tennessee added Steve Grimshaw, CEO of Caliber Collision, and David Snow, chairman and CEO of Cedar Gate Technologies and chairman of Teladoc, to its board of directors.
Easterseals of Chicago, Illinois named Elizabeth Wolff and Tetiana Anderson to its national board of directors. Wolff is SVP and client leader at the Aon health and benefits practice. Anderson is a national journalist whose work has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN and Voice of America. She also served as a consultant for the African Development Bank, Spark Media, and the Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancers.
The Harris, New York-based Center for Discovery added Michael Dubilier, Kevin Fee, and Allison Vella to its board of directors. Dubilier is the founder and managing partner of Dubilier & Company and an advisor for Roberts & Ryan. Fee is co-founder and managing director of Castlerock Asset Management. Vella is the Director of Admissions at St. David’s School and is a former managing director of SunTrust Bank in New York.
MedeAnalytics of Richardson, Texas named Scott Hampel its new president. Hampel joined MedeAnalytics in 2017 as SVP of product and strategy, and became chief product and strategy officer. He previously held multiple roles at TriZetto, including VP of solutions management and VP of corporate operations.
The Inova Schar Cancer Institute of Falls Church, Virginia will add breast cancer surgeon Shawna C. Willey as the Peterson Chair of breast cancer research. Prior to joining Inova Schar, Willey was director of the MedStar regional breast health program, Chief of Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and a member of the breast cancer program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C.
Bia-Echo Foundation of Palo Alto, California added Christine Gulbranson as CEO and Wendy Lim as COO. Gulbranson previously was the first Chief Innovation Officer for the University of California System and the founder and CEO of Christalis, an advisory firm. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in materials science and engineering and an MBA from the University of California-Davis.