By Matt Skoufalos
Caregiver, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas named Beth Landry its first COO. Landry has been with Caregiver since January 2019, when she joined the company as central region group president for Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. She has been SVP of Operations at Seniorlink, president of Harden Healthcare’s MBS Rehab, VP of Aegis Therapies, and VP of Gentiva Specialties and Rehab Without Walls.
Integrity Locums of Denver, Colorado promoted EVP Jeff Files to president of the company. In his 15-year career, Files has been a a territory consultant and EVP at Martin, Fletcher and VP at Fastaff Travel Nursing.
The New York, New York-based United Spinal Association named a number of new members to its board of directors. They include Carina Ho, Accessibility Specialist for Airbnb; Minna Hong of Delta’s Disability Advisory Board; Andraéa LaVant of LaVant Consulting, Inc.; general assignment reporter Chris O’Donoghue; Reveca Torres, co-director of the ReelAbilities Film Festival; and Renee Tyree, West Regional Pharmacy Director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals.
Arcadia.io of Burlington, Massachusetts named Heather Trafton as its COO. Previously, she managed value-based care performance at national ACO Steward Health Care Network as SVP and COO.
SCB Global Healthcare Services of Denver, Colorado named Doug Weiss president and Chief Customer Officer of Gallus Detox Centers. Weiss was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Eating Recovery Center. He has been Chief Marketing Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians and Attain Fertility Centers, as well as having held senior marketing and business leadership roles at Merck-Medco and The Travelers.
Orthus Health of Raleigh, North Carolina named Duke University doctor Andrea Coviello its medical advisor. Coviello is board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and obesity medicine. As both a practicing physician at Duke Health and Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Medicine, she has more than 25 years of clinical experience and knowledge.
West Health of San Diego, California named Marie Kennedy its chief communications officer. Kennedy was most recently VP of communications and public relations at Dignity Health. Prior to her position there, she held leadership positions at Genentech, Baxter International, Amgen, and the Amgen Foundation, where she was president. Kennedy is a board member for several nonprofits, including California CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Lily Project, and the Council on Accreditation; she was also on the board of directors of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.
The Nashville, Tennessee-based National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) named Sara A. Walker, Esq., VP of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), Chair of the NHCAA Board of Directors for the year 2020. She succeeds Roger I. Purnell, Director of the Special Investigations Unit at BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.
Walker joined BCBSMA in 1997 as Assistant General Counsel before spending a decade as Senior Associate General Counsel and Director of Fraud Investigation and Prevention.
The Inova Schar Cancer Institute of Falls Church, Virginia named Jennifer Bires executive director of its Life with Cancer and Patient Experience programs. Bires joins Inova Schar from the Washington, DC-based Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, where she was executive director. She holds an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis.
Bravado Health of West Palm Beach, Florida named Christopher Lazzara, former CEO of Neptune Research (NRI), to its board of directors. Lazzara is chairman of NRI, a board member of the combined Clockspring-NRI corporation, and a director at Aquaco.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Tridiuum named healthcare executive Mary Anne Mason to its board of directors. Mason has worked at Caremark, Baxter International, and Axia Health Management, where she was a founding partner.
She serves on the Board for Women Business Leaders in the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, and is an operating partner with Frontier Capital.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based BioIQ named Ashley L. Reynolds its new chief experience officer. Reynolds held leadership positions with Kaviva, with U.S. Preventive Medicine, and with Vault Coaching. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing for Jacksonville University, a registered nurse, and a certified health and fitness specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. He holds a PhD in nursing science from the University of Florida.
Trio Health of Washington D.C. named Ramita Tandon its COO. She was the former EVP of commercialization and outcomes at ICON..
The Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based ELLKAY, LLC saw Ajay Kapare, its VP of marketing and strategy, appointed to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Foundation board for a four-year term.
Renalytix AI of New York, New York named kidney investigator and clinician Chirag Parikh to its board. Parikh is the Director of Nephrology and the Ronald Peterson Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was faculty at the Yale School of Medicine for over a decade and directed the program of applied translational research.
AIT Bioscience of Indianapolis, Indiana, promoted VP of business development Jeff Goddard its new CEO and a member of its board of directors. Goddard succeeds outgoing CEO Terri Pascarelli, who is retiring. Goddard’s resume includes stops at EPL Archives, Biostorage Technologies (now Brooks Life Science), Gene Logic, and Nalco Chemical Company. He holds an MBA from George Washington University.
Drawbridge Health of Menlo Park, California promoted R&D head Elisa Romeo to COO and commercial leader Greg Nagy to Chief Marketing Officer. Kamraan Shariff, former managing director at GE Ventures, was named head of corporate development, a new role for Drawbridge Health. Shariff has also held senior positions within the M&A division of both GE and GE Capital.
Dorin Comaniciu, SVP of AI and Digital Innovation at Siemens Healthineers of Malvern, Pennsylvania, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Comaniciu is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).