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People on the Move – September 23, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos

The Chartis Group of Chicago, Illinois named Rob Gallo a principal of its informatics and technology practice. Prior to joining he was a VP at Health Systems informatics (HSi), Gallo has held other leadership roles in advisory and provider organizations, including Accenture, Deloitte, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Epic. He is also a board member for the HIMSS Greater Chicago Chapter and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.


IBH Population Health Solutions (Integrated Behavioral Health, Inc.) of Costa Mesa, California added Alison DiPilla as COO, Paulette Garside as director of product development, and Nicole Kreider as director of marketing. DiPilla most recently oversaw behavioral health, EAP, and wellness programs at Humana, Inc., and has been a senior executive in healthcare with LifeSynch and ChoiceCare. Garside previously worked with Humana, Beacon and Safeguard; Kreider has 20 years of experience in marketing.


Axel Wirth

MedCrypt of San Diego, California named Axel Wirth as its chief security strategist. He joined the company from Symantec, and previously held roles with Siemens, Analogic, Mitra, and Agfa.


The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation of Short Hills, New Jersey named Ethan O. Perlstein its first chief scientific officer. Perlstein holds a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Harvard University, and founded Perlara PBC, the first biotech public benefit corporation with a legal mandate to co-develop drugs in collaboration with families and communities affected by genetic diseases.


CNSI of Rockville, Maryland named Kelly Loeffler its VP of deals, strategy, and capture. Loeffler most recently was global capture management leader at IBM Watson Health.


Aetion of New York added former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to its board of directors. Gottlieb will advise the company as it expands the reach and utility of its evidence platform.


NextGate of Pasadena, California added Vincent Vitali as VP of strategy and business development. Vitali most recently was VP and CIO at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago. Prior to joining Norwegian in 2018, he spent three years as CIO at RML Specialty Hospital, three years at Chicago’s LaRabida Children’s Hospital, and three years as VP and CIO at BroMenn Healthcare in Normal, IL.


Teri G. Fontenot

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. of Dallas, Texas appointed Teri G. Fontenot, CEO Emeritus of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to its board of directors.

Fontenot, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), joined the hospital in 1992 as CFO and became CEO in 1996. She is on the American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Governors, and held a six-year term on the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health for the National Institutes of Health.


Apex Physics Partners of Towson, Maryland promoted Michele F. Loscocco to president of Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics (KGHP). Loscocco joined KGHP in 2007 as a diagnostic medical physicist, and most recently was its director of technical operations as well. Before joining KGHP, she had completed a 20-year career as a naval officer.


Varian of Palo Alto, California named Francis R. Facchini its chief medical officer of interventional oncology. Facchini was most recently chief medical officer and head of medical affairs for BTG Plc., had previously been global director of Medical and Clinical Affairs for Angiodynamics, Inc., and was chief medical officer of Navilyst Medical, Inc.


MedPower of New York, New York named Matt Downing its Chief Marketing Officer. Downing most recently held the same position at cloud services start-up TriPlay, a cloud services start-up in New York City, and previously ran sales and marketing for SiriusXM.


Daniella Foster, the new Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Bayer’s Consumer Health Division.

Bayer of Whippany, New Jersey named Daniella Foster head of public affairs and sustainability for the Consumer Health Division. She most recently led global corporate responsibility at the Hilton Corporation.


Proton Therapy Partners (PTP) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named Kurt Morath its VP of Operations. Morath comes to PTP from Penn Medicine in Philadelphia where he was director of operations for its department of radiation oncology.


Therapy Brands of Birmingham, Alabama named Ryan Anschuetz its VP of Sales. Anschuetz has held a variety of senior-level sales positions with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and most recently was Chief Sales Officer for Coverall North America.


The CDC Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia named Vanessa M. Benavides to its board of directors. Benavides is SVP and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. She has been chief compliance officer for Tenet Healthcare and legal counsel for Caremark Rx, a pharmacy benefit management company. Benavides has a law degree from the University of Iowa, co-chairs the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, and is a member of the board of directors of The Trevor Project.


The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) of Washington, D.C. is searching for its next EVP and CEO ahead of the mid-2020 retirement of EVP/CEO Thomas E. Menighan.

Medisafe of Boston, Massachusetts named Sean Markey its Chief Business Officer and Jennifer Butler its Chief Marketing Officer. Markey has more than 25 years of experience across the pharmaceutical industry, and joins the company from healthcare software company Phreesia. Butler led marketing at New Century Health and Eliza Corp and was also in charge of commercial marketing at Tufts Health Plan.


MediSpend of Portsmouth, New Hampshire named Diana Borges its VP compliance solutions and Françoise Renaud its VP of client operations.

For more than a decade, Borges served in a variety of compliance roles at Teva Pharmaceuticals; Renaud spent two decades at Nuance Communications in a variety of leadership positions.


Medecision of Dallas, Texas formed its first advisory board, which will be chaired by Richard Popiel, most recently an EVP at Cambia Health Solutions and an advisor to BioIQ, Tabula Rasa Healthcare, and Pager. Chair-elect Jan Berger is a board member for Cambia Health Solutions, GNS Healthcare, UCB, Savor Health, Voluntis and Tabula Rasa, and a former Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. Member Terri Kline recently retired as president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan and EVP of Henry Ford Health System; member Terry McInnis is president and co-founder of Get the Medications Right Institute. Member Terri Steinberg is the Chief Health Information Officer and the VP of Population Health Informatics at Christiana Care Health System. The company expects to add members to its Advisory Board throughout 2019.


MiMedx of Marietta, Georgia has accepted the resignation of board member Luis A. Aguilar, and will seek a replacement for him.


oneSOURCE has expanded its team with multiple new hires and promoted a long-time employee to a senior-level position to help meet the demands of its significant growth and expansion into other markets and verticals. The following individuals have been hired to join oneSOURCE: Dawn Simmerman, Director of Human Resources and Ian Fisher, Director of Engineering. oneSOURCE has also appointed long-time employee Jennifer Sippel as the new VP of Operations.



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