2020 IDN Summit Virtual Experience Faculty

Jun Amora
Jun Amora
Special Advisor, Supply Chain COVID Response
NYC Mayor's Office
REIMAGINE: Healthcare Leadership Through COVID-19 & Beyond Keynote

Jun B. Amora is Special Adviser for Supply Chain COVID Response for NYC Mayor’s Office and Adviser for Enterprise Supply Chain Services at Geisinger Health.

Immediately prior to this, Jun served as Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Services for Geisinger Health. In this role, Jun was responsible for the overall strategy development, administrative oversight, and leadership for Geisinger’s supply chain organization. His strategic priorities at Geisinger included standardization, simplification and automation across supply chain functions of procurement, value analysis, sourcing and materials management. He focused on developing integrated partnerships with key suppliers, building Geisinger’s purchased services sourcing team, novel distribution channels for medical supplies to patient homes and was engaged in various cost containment initiatives. Jun joined Geisinger in April 2018.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Jun was Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Services at NYC Health + Hospitals. Jun was responsible for shaping and implementing the trajectory for HHC’s supply chain services as well as leading the centralization and transformation of its core functions of procurement, strategic sourcing, contracting, business analytics and materials management. Jun also led the supply chain implementation of a brand-new ERP system and helped drive >$100M savings. With Jun’s leadership, the rapid transformation of NYC Health + Hospitals’ supply chain has earned it the ECRI Supply Chain of the Year award two years in a row. Jun Amora joined NYC Health + Hospitals in April 2013.

Jun started his career at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a research scientist studying DNA-binding proteins that regulate cancer proliferation. Subsequently, Jun became an improvement consultant supporting patient flow optimization projects in Seattle Children’s emergency room. Soon after, Jun helped lead the design and implementation of “Demand Flow” (two-bin Kanban system) at Seattle Children’s Hospital which was launched in 2009.

Jun earned his Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He also holds a graduate certification in project management from the UW and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. Jun has received several industry accolades including being named to the Bellwether League’s Future Famer Class of 2019 and was also recognized by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting as a Future Leader.

Hector Boirie
Hector Boirie
Chief Strategy Officer
Renown Health
Strategic Management Track: The Value of a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Hector Boirie is senior healthcare executive with over 37 years of experience.  Beginning as a clinician, Hector has served in various operational and strategic roles across the country.  Most recently, Hector was Senior Vice president of The Resource, Engineering & Hospitality Group for Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest health system in the United States. With 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, senior services, and supportive housing, the health system serves communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. At Providence St. Joseph Health, Hector transformed how the health system provides clinical and non-clinical supplies, engineering and hospitality services to each and every location throughout the system. He led a division of nearly six thousand employees engaged in sourcing, production and delivery of clinical and non- clinical supplies, food and nutrition, engineering, and environmental services comprising a multi- billion-dollar budget. Hector also served as a founding executive at Mercy Health.ROI.  Prior to its recent acquisition by HPG, this vertically integrated supply chain delivered more than $1 billion in savings.  In addition, Hector served as a senior client executive and consultant at Med Assets/Vizient supporting some of the country's largest providers such as CHRISTUS Health, Ascension, UM Memorial, and Sisters of Charity.

Major General (Ret.) Vincent Boles
Major General (Ret.) Vincent Boles
US Army
REIMAGINE: Your Supply Chain

Gen. Vincent Boles is a career Army officer with over 35 years of experience. Highlights include managing the nation’s $27 billion ammunition account, assuming command of the Army’s War Reserve equipment six weeks before the attacks of 9-11, and flexing into operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, as well as deployment to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq with 142 personnel, growing to a force of 8,000 soldiers, civilians and contractors in 90 days. From Kuwait, the General was forward deployed into Iraq where he assumed command of the 16,000 personnel responsible for providing all logistical support and services to the 150,000 members of the coalition. Following redeployment from combat operations, Gen. Boles led the training of 120,000 soldiers before his final Army assignment, serving as the Army’s Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations, overseeing the logistics strategy for the 1.1 million soldier Army. Today, Gen. Boles is president of Vincent E. Boles Inc., a leadership and logistics consulting service.

LeAnn Born
LeAnn Born
Vice President - Supply Chain
M Health Fairview
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: The Resulting Impacts of COVID-19

LeAnn Born serves as vice president of supply chain for M Health Fairview. In this role, she has responsibility for the centralized administration of the sourcing, contracting, value analysis, logistics, procure-to-pay, instrument sterilization, vendor management and business enterprise system (PeopleSoft) support teams.

Born joined M Health Fairview in 2010. Before M Health Fairview, Born served as vice president of custom contracting services for Novation (now Vizient). In this role, she had responsibility for the company’s custom and regional contracting services. In other roles at Novation, Born provided oversight for the organization’s contract process and related work-flow technology, led the member council and task force activities, and had programmatic responsibility for the contracting and program development in laboratory, respiratory, anesthesia, support services, and capital.

Prior to joining Novation, Born held several leadership positions during her 12 years of service at Allina Hospitals & Clinics in Minneapolis. She served in corporate supply chain roles as well as in hospital and clinic operational leadership roles. Prior to joining Allina, Born marketed senior housing options at Walker Methodist.

Born holds a master of healthcare administration degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Pamela Bryant
Pamela Bryant
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Financial Operations Track: Value of a Robust Supplier Diversity Program

Pamela Bryant is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Parkland Health & Hospital System. Parkland is one of the largest public hospitals in the country with more than 1 million patient visits annually. Pamela leads a team of over 200 personnel and is responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, strategic sourcing, informatics, logistics, distribution, vendor management and equipment/asset management. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and a proven track record in driving cost reductions, supporting dynamic growth, implementing new initiatives, improving operational efficiencies and driving supplier diversity.
Pamela earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She is a member of The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) where she previously served as president of the local chapter. Currently, she serves as the Board Chair of the Women’s Business Council Southwest (WBCS).

Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell
Chief Administrative Officer
Yankee Alliance
Supplier Strategies Track: Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs) Panel: Post-COVID Supply Chain Strategies

Amy Campbell is responsible for Yankee Alliance’s Contracting, Analytics, Information Technology, Marketing and Human Resources departments. She oversees the development and effective implementation of the strategic direction for the Analytics and Contracting teams, including oversight of the development of new business intelligence tools and strategic sourcing programs. She is responsible for Information Technology policies, initiatives, and efficient management of IT resources. She aligns Human Resources programs with Yankee Alliance’s business strategy to maximize organizational effectiveness. Amy also acts as Yankee Alliance’s Chief Compliance Officer and directs all aspects of the organization’s legal affairs.
Amy’s experience has included over twenty years of Human Resources leadership in varied industries, such as biotechnology and insurance.
Amy has a Master’s of Arts degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She currently serves on Premier’s Strategic Advisory Committee.

David Chan
David G. Chan PharmD, MBA
Director of Pharmacy
CHRISTUS Health
David Chan graduated from Midwestern University in 2005. He started his acute care track as a per diem in 2007 while managing a retail pharmacy local to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008, he transition to hospital directorship at Arizona Heart, then middle management at Banner University Medical Center for 4 years. In 2016, David was able to move to a system director role where he continued through to Texas and Philadelphia. He was able to reconnect with family back in Arizona when the COVID crisis first arose and moved to Texas for a director role with Christus Health where he is rebuilding the clinical and residency program. During his career, he has obtained his MBA and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has applied these skills in facilities as systems as small as 300 beds to 1000 where results improved workflow and optimized on-hand inventory.

Maya Chandrashekaran
Maya Chandrashekaran
AVP, Enterprise Data Management
Vizient
Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data

Maya serves as associate vice president of enterprise data management at Vizient, where she leads the teams that manage product and customer data. Maya has been at Vizient for over a decade and has had several roles in developing a business intelligence platform to support the sourcing and contracting activities. Prior to that, she led the business development for an IT staffing startup. Maya graduated with a BA in Statistics from India and an MBA from Pittsburg State University in Kansas. Maya and her husband have two boys, ages 9 and 11 and reside in Dallas.

Shaun Clinton
Shaun Clinton
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Texas Health Resources
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: The Resulting Impacts of COVID-19

Shaun has spent more than 20 years in the healthcare supply chain. He joined Texas Health Resources in 2011 and his current role is Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain Management. In his current role as at Texas Health Resources, Shaun leads a team that has responsibility for logistics operations at facilities across North Texas, procurement of over $700M of supplies and equipment annually, MMIS management, courier services, equipment planning, clinical engineering, and a team of strategic sourcing and category management directors. During his tenure, he has implemented new and innovative ways for front-line staff to interact with Supply Chain Management and has consistently produced economic value across all categories. His experience also includes time at Cardinal Health in a variety of management roles including e-business, logistics consulting, sales management, and business strategy. Shaun has also spent time doing market research for a patient experience organization where he was heavily involved in highlighting patient satisfaction metrics for large IDN’s around the country. He has also worked as a Senior Director for Premier, calling on IDN’s in order to maximize their relationship and value with their GPO contract portfolio and analytics tools. Shaun holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Dallas Baptist University and a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Operations from The University of Liverpool. He has presented on the future of the healthcare supply chain, process improvement, and data standards to a wide variety of audiences during his career.

Joe Colonna
Joe Colonna
Vice President of Supply Chain
Piedmont Healthcare
Clinical Integration Track: Evidence-Based Decision Making

Joe Colonna serves in the role of Vice President of Supply Chain for Piedmont Healthcare, an 11 hospital healthcare system in Atlanta, GA. At Piedmont, the Supply Chain Team works closely with Piedmont’s executives, clinician and business partners to ensure they are supporting the organization’s goals of Quality, Safety and Service, aligned with Stewardship of their resources. Joe is proud of the fact that the Supply Chain Team plays a significant role in the strategic plans of the organization and is seen as a valued partner by their customers. Piedmont’s Supply Chain has been recognized nationally for the Team’s role in supporting Piedmont’s mission, including being named the 2018 Supply Chain of the Year by Healthcare Purchasing News. Joe started his Supply Chain career with United States Air Force in 1985 and his unique blend of healthcare experience comes from working for over 30 years in different aspects of the healthcare supply chain industry, including roles in provider, consulting, distribution and group purchasing organizations.

Karen Conway
Karen Conway
Vice President, Healthcare Value & Former National Chair
GHX & Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
Clinical Integration Track: A Big Ask Demands the Right Answer – Presented by AHRMM

Karen Conway advances the role of supply chain as a critical enabler of value-based healthcare. She applies her extensive knowledge of supply chain operations and systems thinking to align processes, data and incentives across stakeholders and generate evidence on what improves the health of people and populations and the performance of organizations upon which an effective healthcare system depends.



A past chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM),

Conway serves on the boards of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) and the Bellwether League, the GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership Team, the expert advisory council for SCANHealth, and the healthcare advisory board for CAPS Research.



She is a co-author of the global leadership book, Leading from the Edge, a contributing author to eBusiness in Healthcare, and a monthly columnist on “Standard Practices” in healthcare.



Conway holds a Masters in the Science of Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University.

Jodie Curtis
Jodie Curtis
Executive Vice President, District Policy Group
Faegre Drinker
REIMAGINE: Your World - Looking Through the Beltway Crystal Ball: Federal Health Care Public Policy Outlook and Potential Election Outcomes

Jodie Curtis has more than 25 years of experience in government, congressional affairs, and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, nonprofit and global organizations. She works across a broad range of policy, appropriations and regulatory issues, including health and life sciences, digital health, global health, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, insurance and environmental issues. Jodie helps clients foster meaningful relationships with officials and their staffs and is deeply involved in the federal appropriations and authorization processes. Highly attuned to the changing regulatory and legislative landscape, she has earned recognition as one of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2017-2019. Prior to joining the District Policy Group, Jodie served as an assistant director with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative Thomas M. Barrett (D-WI), executive assistant for U.S. Representatives Lynn Rivers (D-MI) and Peter Barca (D-WI), and district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny. Jodie credits her interest in politics to her high school civics teacher and an internship for a state representative of Wisconsin. Jodie lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her Chicago−sports fan husband, Greg, where you might find her biking or cheering for her favorite Wisconsin or Chicago sports teams.

Dennis Daar
Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International, LLC
Financial Operations Track: Value of a Robust Supplier Diversity Program
Financial Operations Track: Perspectives & Implications for IDNs In The Mist of COVID-19: Four Key Trends
Financial Operations Track: Assessment to Agreement: Guaranteed Realized Savings
Financial Operations Track: Reacting to a Pandemic & Developing a Playbook for the Future – Presented by Froedtert Health

Dennis Daar has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 38 years. For the past 19 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International, (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, then works toward gaining and implementing agreements with GPO's, IDN's, RPC's, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior, he held senior management positions at Stryker, SSI/Hill-Rom, Inc., STERIS/Hausted, and Skytron. His diverse responsibilities range from developing and implementing National Accounts, Equipment Planning Relationships, Government Contracts, Sales Management Strategies, and International Operations. Dennis is a past Chairperson of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee for over 29 years. He has been part of Association of National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), and Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA, and of HISCI's Educational Committee. Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on various topics including: healthcare, government sales, sales management, national accounts, and international issues.

Pam Daigle
Pam Daigle
VP Strategic Sourcing & Performance Groups
Premier, Inc.
Supplier Strategies Track: GPO Panel: Post-COVID Realities for Healthcare Suppliers

Pam Daigle is a Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Performance Groups at Premier and has over 25 years of experience in healthcare specifically Supply Chain and Surgical Services. Prior to Premier Pam was the Administrative Director, Surgical Services for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for 6 years with corporate responsibility for Surgical Services areas including Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, Anesthesia, Sterile Processing, GI Lab and Special Procedures. Prior to that Pam was Assistant Director, Materials Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Experience
Extensive leadership and management of people, positions and programs with a focus on employee development and program growth
• Grew the highly committed ASCEND program from $100M in total purchasing volume to $17.5B
• Created the PACER program, a series of high touch outcomes based physician led comparative effectiveness initiatives for select members.
• Developed the SURPASS programs which consistently delivers savings of 14%- 16% for participants
• Responsible for the ongoing growth of all medical surgical areas of the GPO portfolio – Surgical Services, Nursing, Pediatrics, and Cardiovascular Services.
• Responsible for the Value Analysis Council and the new Value Analysis Solution

Teresa Dail
Teresa Lynn Dail RN BSN CMRP
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Clinical Integration Track: Utilization, Streamlined Workflows & Patient Outcomes

Teresa L. Dail is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Enterprise as well as the President of the Vanderbilt Health Supply Chain Solutions, Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative which is a group purchasing organization and Carefluent Connect which is a patient focused organization that provides services to across the continuum of care.

Teresa has a diverse background beginning in the clinical realm from ICU and Perioperative leadership to Practice Administration. Teresa started her supply chain career as a Clinical Resource Manager introducing the concept of value analysis and clinical collaboration to a seven hospital system. Teresa currently has responsibility for all strategic as well as day to day operations from Procure to Pay through supply chain logistics for the Clinical Enterprise. She also has responsibility for a number of ancillary departments. She is Chair of the Executive Committee for the Medical Economics Outcome Committee working in collaboration with 6 medical directors to evaluate new products/technology, clinical variation and impact to outcomes, as well as margins, utilizing a clinically integrated approach. As President of three wholly owned LLC’s, Teresa works to bring strategies to other healthcare organizations which have proven effective at Vanderbilt. Teresa has co-authored an article with two physicians on Value Based Purchasing of Medical Devices as well as publishing multiple articles or speaking on the strategic role of supply chain, the importance of a clinically integrated approach and the utilization of data to drive decision making. She is a graduate of Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Florida Southern College. She is a recent past chair of the Board of AHRMM, a member of the Tennessee Chapter of AHRMM and a member Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing.

Paulina Deming
Paulina Deming
Associate Professor - College of Pharmacy Assistant Director, Viral Hepatitis Programs - ECHO Institute
The University of New Mexico
Pharmacy Track: Finding Revenue Opportunities Through Telehealth, Reimbursable Clinical Services & Alternative Care Sites

Dr. Paulina Deming is an Associate Professor-Clinical Educator within the Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Department at the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In addition to her teaching, she has co-authored papers and book chapters on the management of HCV infections. She also serves as the assistant director of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) HCV programs, which include HCV community, corrections, and Indian Country teleECHO clinics. In January 2018, she helped launch and serves as the co-director for the Great Plains HCV teleECHO clinic which was originally geared to support pharmacist led HCV treatment in Indian Health Services/Tribal/Urban clinics. At Project ECHO since 2006, Dr. Deming serves on the expert faculty panel to inform clinical decisions on HCV therapy, trains other providers how to comprehensively care for patients with chronic HCV, and advises on maximizing HCV therapy. She is licensed as a pharmacist clinician and sees patients in the university based HCV clinic as well as at Truman Medical Services.

Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon R.Ph., MHA, FACHE
President
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC
Financial Operations Track: Perspectives & Implications for IDNs In The Mist of COVID-19: Four Key Trends

Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC which provides medical suppliers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) consultative assistance in successfully navigating the changes in healthcare. He specializes in providing C-Suite level services to:
• Increase medical supplier relevancy/performance in an era of health reform and value creation
• Implement an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy
• Create durable physician clinical integration network strategies
• Develop and implement improved IDN triple aim results

He speaks regularly at national meetings to bring the voice of the IDN C-Suite to a wide variety of organizations and professional associations. Dixon brings 30+ years of healthcare leadership experience with a proven record of results in developing and sustaining market-leading organizations. Dixon was Regional President for Fairview Health Services where they developed and implemented an ACO strategy. Prior to joining Fairview, Mark was President/CEO of Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc. in Indianapolis for 6 years and was with Allina Health for 17 years at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis as the chief executive.

Melanie Dodd
Melanie Dodd
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Associate Professor of Pharmacy in Geriatrics
The University of New Mexico
Pharmacy Track: Finding Revenue Opportunities Through Telehealth, Reimbursable Clinical Services & Alternative Care Sites

Melanie A. Dodd, Pharm.D., Ph.C., BCPS, FASHP is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor in geriatrics at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Pharmacy. She is a pharmacist clinician with prescriptive authority at the UNM Senior Health Clinic providing chronic disease and medication management. She is responsible for extensive didactic and clinical teaching activities in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and the UNM Health Sciences Center, including interprofessional education. She also plays an active role in operations and establishment of pharmacy practice clinical services. She is an active advocate for advanced pharmacy practice services at the local and national level.

Dr. Dodd received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Purdue University, Pharm.D from UNM, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM.

Jim Eckler
Jim Eckler
Co-Founder
Healthcare Supply Chain eXcellence
Strategic Management Track: COVID-19 & Health Sector Supply Chain Disruptions
Strategic Management Track: The Fully Integrated Supply Chain Organization (FISCO)

JIM ECKLER, Co-Founder, Healthcare Supply Chain eXcellence, provides advisory services with practical strategic and operational advice to management teamsand Boards. His background includes over 40years of experience in supply chain management, shared services,andbusiness strategy development.Prior to establishing his advisory practice, Jim wasCOO of the shared services organization for a major healthcare systemcomprising over 100 hospitals.For18 yearsprior to thatJim held senior executive roles in operating companies including 14 years as CEO of a leading outsourcing services company, providing logistics services for major technology, healthcare, and retail companies such as Amazon, Lowes, Walmart, Siemens,and Xerox. Prior to theseleadership positions, Jim was a supply chain management consultant with Booz Allen and with KPMG.Jim is a graduate in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and in Management Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dave Edwards
Dave Edwards
President
Rock River, LLC
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: The Resulting Impacts of COVID-19

Dave Edwards is President with Rock River LLC, Previously Dave was Senior Vice President of Strategic Corporate Accounts for Siemens Healthineers North America, with headquarters in Malvern, PA. In this position he chartered with driving the company’s commercial strategy and accelerating business success with National Consolidators, IDNs, National Reference Labs, Federal accounts and GPOs. He has developed a coordinated, portfolio-wide approach to evolve customer relationships into long-term strategic partnerships.

Edwards brings more than 35 years of experience in healthcare sales, business development, management and public speaking. At Siemens, he has developed the Healthcare Corporate Account Strategy and team that consistently outperformed each of Siemens Healthcare business units by focusing on customer-focused solutions-based sales. Under his leadership, Siemens achieved #1 Market share in the VA and Department of Defense across all business segments, was awarded Supplier of the Year by HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Capital Supplier of the Year by Vizient, and Imaging and Lab Supplier of the Year for the last 3 years by Premier.

Prior to joining Siemens Healthineers in 2016, he served as Vice President of Supplier Relations/Contract Uptake (Sales) with Premier where he orchestrated win/win supplier/provider partnerships across Premier’s IDN Network. Over the course of his 17 years with Premier, Edwards was instrumental in propelling the alliance’s purchasing volume to $50 billion.

Preceding his time at Premier Healthcare Alliance, Edwards held sales and regional sales management positions of increasing responsibility at Baxter International, and American Hospital Supply, as well as start-up Imagyn Medical Technologies. In addition, he was co-founder and owner of Aspen Surgical.

Marisa Farabaugh
Marisa Farabaugh
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
AdventHealth
Strategic Management Track: The Value of a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Marisa Farabaugh is Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for AdventHealth. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of supply chain withinthesystem,including contracting, field operations, data and analytics, value analysis, affiliates program, corporate pharmacy and RxPlus, and corporate construction management. Farabaugh recently joined AdventHealth and started in July of 2019. Prior to this transition, Farabaugh held severalroles within healthcare supply chain, most recently as the ChiefSupply Chain Officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. During her time at Wake Forest, she also served as Head of the M&A and led the organization through major corporate initiatives including an overhead study. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Farabaugh worked as an industrial engineer at The Hershey Company in Hershey, PA.Farabaugh received her bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida and her MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

David Finley
David Finley
Managing Partner
Excelerant Consulting
Strategic Management Track: COVID-19 & Health Sector Supply Chain Disruptions
Strategic Management Track: The Value of a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)
Strategic Management Track: The Fully Integrated Supply Chain Organization (FISCO)

Dave possesses an expert understanding of product commercialization from a sales standpoint. He is intimately familiar with the complexities and intricacies involved in working with Group Purchasing Organizations and Integrated Delivery Networks and has rich connections within all major GPOs and IDNs. He is highly respected in the healthcare industry and has a proven track record of developing go-to-market strategies that produce meaningful sales growth and profitability.

Dave previously spent 11 years as Vice President, Strategic Supplier Engagement at Premier, Inc. where he evolved the strategy and organization from an emphasis on supplier relations to comprehensive leadership of strategic contracting across all service lines. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Strategic Contracting, ZB Connect, supporting Zimmer Biomet and ZB Connect’s transformation to patient-centric solutions and technology. His team managed more than a half-billion dollars in business with 16 leading IDNs, including Advocate Aurora, Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser, Ochsner and others.

Dave has extensive experience in specialty and medical-surgical distribution and manufacturing with supply-chain experience in high-tech, automotive and government defense. He previously led sales and corporate accounts teams at Tri-anim Health Services, Professional Hospitality Supply [now Medline] and Kimberly-Clark [now Halyard Health/O&M].

Dave earned his undergraduate degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Tim Franke
Tim Franke
Vice President, Category Management and Sourcing
Intalere
Supplier Strategies Track: GPO Panel: Post-COVID Realities for Healthcare Suppliers

Tim Franke leads the Intalere Category Management and Sourcing teams in developing supplier contracts to ensure a diverse portfolio of offerings is available to Intalere members. With more than 15 years’ experience in supplier contract management and procurement, Franke uses his extensive knowledge to lead his team in developing new supplier relationships and negotiating supplier contracts to benefit Intalere membership.
Previously, Franke held the position of Intalere Senior Director, Contracting Solutions, responsible for managing the Pharmacy, Lab and Diagnostic Imaging contract portfolios, and the respective Intalere contracting teams,
Prior to joining Intalere, Franke was the Director of Contract Design for Pharmacy and Lab for The Resource Group, a GPO subsidiary at Ascension Health. Previously, he held progressively challenging roles at SSM Healthcare, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Walgreen’s Pharmacy.
Franke is a Registered Pharmacist and earned his Bachelors of Science, Pharmacy, from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

Nick Gaich
Nick A Gaich BBA
CEO
Nick Gaich and Associates
Idea Exchange: Supply Chain Leaders
Clinical Integration Track: Evidence-Based Decision Making

Nick Gaich is the founder and CEO of Nick Gaich and Associates, a firm dedicated to providing executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and operational performance. Nick has more than 45 years of experience. His expertise ranges from executive coaching, organizational development, supply chain management, customer service, service line economics, and clinical research administration.

Nick retired in 2012 as Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research Operations, Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. Nick provided administrative oversight and implementation of the twelve programs within Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research playing a key role in developing, prioritizing, and implementing strategies that supported research policy and practice in multiple disciplines in all seven schools across the University. He also held a two-year appointment on the Consortium Management Group, National Center for Research Resources, National Institute of Health, providing research administration/project management support for several key function committees representing our nation’s comparative effectiveness and community engagement research.

Previously Nick was Vice President of Materials Management, Customer Service and Service Line Administrator for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. During his tenure, the Materials Management Department received the Stanford Hospital Malinda Mitchell Service Quality Department of the Year Award becoming the first non-clinical department to earn such recognition. Nick also received the Stanford Hospital Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award.

Nick’s efforts have received significant recognition, including inclusion in Lean Six Sigma for Service by Michael L. George, Healthcare Materials Management Society Extraordinary Achievement Award. Arthur Anderson Global Best Practices in Purchasing and Supply Channel Management Award, McKinsey, CAPS Case Profile “Successful B2B e-marketplace deployment”, HealthCare Advisor Board Recognition “Best Practice Model, First Moves “Innovator Healthcare Supply Chain.”

Nick serves as Chairman, Bellwether League Inc., Board Advisor IDN Summit, Board President of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, President of BookSmart Community Advantage and as Board Advisors for Sue’s Story (Lewy Body Dementia), Healthcare Asset Network, and Community Advisory Group, City of Morgan Hill. Nick and his family own and operate Craft Roots Bar and Veggie Grill, 100% plant-based restaurant in Morgan Hill, California.

Jessica Gehrke
Jessica Gehrke RN, CCRN, BSN, MBA
Manager, Contract Portfolios
Froedtert Health
Financial Operations Track: Reacting to a Pandemic & Developing a Playbook for the Future – Presented by Froedtert Health

Jessica Gehrke RN, BSN, MBA, MHA is the Manager of Contract Portfolios for Procedural Areas at Froedtert Health. In her role Jessica is responsible for strategic direction of her portfolio. Jessica ensures contract compliance, data integrity, as well as vendor relations for her entire portfolio. As a clinician Jessica not only serves as the clinical liaison for supply chain, but also helps lead Froedtert’s Value Analysis Program. Jessica works with leadership and clinical staff to insure Froedtert Health utilizes superior clinical products at the best price.

Prior to coming to Froedtert Health Jessica was a Critical Care Nurse at Prohealth Care for 11 years. She also worked at Wisconsin Donor Network as an Organ Procurement Coordinator. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Alverno College, and Master’s degrees in Business and Healthcare Administration from Colorado Technical University.

Jessica is ACLS, BLS, and CCRN certified. She is a member of the American Association of Certified Nurses, American Nurses Association, and Wisconsin Nurses Association.

David Gillan
David Gillan
Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operations
Vizient
Supplier Strategies Track: GPO Panel: Post-COVID Realities for Healthcare Suppliers

David Gillan is senior vice president of Sourcing Operations for Vizient. In this role, Gillan leads Vizient’s national GPO contracting for Medical, Surgical, Distribution, Capital and Support Services (food, lab and EVS) and leads a separate business focused on Vizient’s strategic programs, which includes committed contracting, environmentally preferred sourcing, group buy, supplier diversity and NOVAPLUS - Vizient's private label brand.
For more than 30 years, Gillan has held leadership and management roles within the health care and hospital market. Gillan joined Vizient in 1999, following his experiences at an academic medical center and a health care consulting firm. During his tenure with Vizient, Gillan has led a number of key business areas, including: strategy, research and development, supplier relations, various sourcing teams, aggregation/ regional purchasing coalitions, insurance services, and served as the executive leader for aptitude, which is Vizient's technology sourcing solution.
Gillan earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master of business administration degree in health services management from the University of Dallas. He is the lead facilitator for Vizient’s Supply Chain Strategy Council, is a Board Advisor for Supplemental Heath Care and recently completed a term on the Board of Captis and the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute. David is a frequent industry speaker, an Instructor of Practice at the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business and was recognized in 2016 as one of the top ten people to watch in the health care supply chain market by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

Gloria Graham
Gloria Graham DNP, RN, CVAHP
Clinical Materials Specialist & Past AHVAP President
AHVAP
Clinical Integration Track: Maintaining a Deliberate Balance: Value Analysis Shaping a Path Forward – Presented by AHVAP

Gloria Graham is an experienced Registered Nurse with a demonstrated history as a healthcare industry operations leader with a track record of successfully developing and improving programs and processes through collaboration, innovation and patient-centric focus. She has 30 years’ experience within the industry which includes neuroscience, emergency medicine, forensic medicine, value analysis and supply chain. Dr. Graham has extensive experiences in supply chain management, value analysis, program/project management, patient safety and information technology with quantifiable success within healthcare organizations. She is a nationally recognized speaker and a Past-President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Currently, she is a Clinical Value Analyst within the division of Contracts & Value Analysis for Supply Chain Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She helps to coordinate the clinical value analysis process and other supply chain activities related to patient care, quality and safety. As an internal liaison to both clinical and non-clinical staff, Dr. Graham has been able to share how clinicians and supply chain partner with each other for improved patient care and safety. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Healthcare Leadership from Mount St. Joseph University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Berea College. Science in Nursing (MSN) from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Berea College.

Maria Hames
Maria Hames
Partner
HealthCare Links
Clinical Integration Track: A Big Ask Demands the Right Answer – Presented by AHRMM
Clinical Integration Track: Utilization, Streamlined Workflows & Patient Outcomes

Maria Hames joined HealthCare Links in March 1991. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare market. Her background includes working with companies in senior management roles in the arena of healthcare corporate development and national sales management. Ms. Hames has been involved in start-up and acquisition, operational/sales management, strategic planning, accreditation, practice management, managed care contracting and risk contracting. As a partner in HealthCare Links, her responsibilities include IDN sales and contract implementation on behalf of HealthCare Links’ clients. She simplifies very complex sales processes at some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. More importantly, her relationships are built on trust with a sincere desire to see all parties benefit. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in business management from Pepperdine University.

Ed Hardin
Ed Hardin
VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Froedtert Health
Financial Operations Track: Reacting to a Pandemic & Developing a Playbook for the Future – Presented by Froedtert Health

Ed Hardin leads a supply chain organization of more than 150 personnel managing $600m in non-labor spend. Before joining Froedtert Health, Ed served as senior vice president Supply Chain Management at Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system. In this role, Hardin oversaw a team of nearly 450 personnel responsible for sourcing, contracting, purchasing, value analysis, inventory management, distribution, transportation, records management, supply chain informatics and mail services. In all, his team managed $1.4 billion in non-labor spending. Prior to joining Beaumont Health, he served in a similar capacity at CHRISTUS Health, a faith-based, international health care provider with locations in the United States and Latin America. Prior to CHRISTUS Health, he served at Resource Optimization & Innovation, the supply chain division of Mercy in St. Louis, MO. His more than 25-year career in supply chain performance and management solutions also includes consulting positions at Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. Ed is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Materials & Resource Professional for the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. He was elected to the national board of AHRMM to begin a three-year term in January 2017. A strong advocate of his profession, he serves or has served on several industry advisory boards including the IDN Summit, Wayne State University Global Supply Chain Program, Stryker, Amazon Health, McKesson and Health Connect Partners. He earned his master’s degree in health care administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO.

Paul Helmering
Paul Helmering
VP, Clinical Informatics
HealthTrust
Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data

Paul Helmering is Vice President of Clinical Informatics at HealthTrust. In his role, Paul works with the CMO and other clinical leaders to provide HealthTrust’s clinical analytics technology, data management, and data science capabilities including strategy, development and operations. Paul joined HealthTrust in 2019 and brings 25 years of experience across various industries in the areas of business intelligence, data management, systems development, finance, and enterprise architecture. Prior to HealthTrust he spent 14 years at Mercy Health and ROi’s GPO. He also consulted at numerous companies including Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto and Anheuser-Busch. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Ed Hisscock
Ed Hisscock
SVP, Supply Chain Management
Trinity Health
REIMAGINE: Healthcare Leadership Through COVID-19 & Beyond Keynote

Ed Hisscock is a Healthcare Supply Chain Practitioner. Ed has spent over 25 years serving in the supply chain and IT disciplines with fortune 50 companies, healthcare supplier and healthcare provider organizations. Ed has founded two healthcare companies and personally served over 100 healthcare provider organizations in the US and Europe. Ed is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry. Ed holds an Engineering degree in Electronics, a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science, and a Master's degree in Supply Chain from Michigan State University.

Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
Retired Supply Chain Executive
Independent Consultant
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only.)

Brent Johnson has been one of the most successful and recognized supply chain leaders in healthcare in the last 13 years. He has over 30 years of experience developing supply chain strategies for major companies in three industries. Brent has a passion for supply chain best practices and wants to help the healthcare industry recognize the value of managing supply chain more strategically. He has spoken over 100 times at major conferences, written many articles, received key industry awards and served on the board of directors of some of the leading industry organizations. From 2005 to 2015 Brent was Vice-President of Supply Chain at Intermountain Healthcare, creating an industry “Top 25 Gartner” Supply Chain Organization (#1 in 2016 & 2015) that achieved over $500 million in savings over ten years. In 2012, Intermountain Healthcare opened a new $40M, 325,000 sq. ft. Supply Chain Center considered one of the best in the industry. In 2014 Brent was inducted into the Bellweather League, which is a Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership. In August, 2015 AHRMM named Brent the recipient of the 2015 George R. Gossett Leadership Award. He has served on the boards of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 2012-2015 and Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) 2011-2015). Before retiring Brent served one year as the President and CEO of Intalere when Intermountain Healthcare completed the purchase of Amerinet. Upon retiring in July, 2016, Brent and his wife spent 18 months in Oaxaca, Mexico as service missionaries for the Mormon (LDS) church. He has an MBA from the University of Utah. He resides in Centerville, UT and has four children and eighteen grandchildren.

Bonnie Kirschenbaum
Bonnie Kirschenbaum MS, FASHP, FCSHP
Independent Pharmacy Consultant & Columnist
Pharmacy Track: 2021 Pharmacy Reimbursement & Payment Rules
Pharmacy Track: Pricing Legislation, Administrative Actions & New Entrants to the Drug Manufacturing Market
Pharmacy Track: Finding Revenue Opportunities Through Telehealth, Reimbursable Clinical Services & Alternative Care Sites
Pharmacy Track: The Building Blocks: Accurate Data

Bonnie Kirschenbaum is a Health Care Consultant with many years of senior management experience in the Pharmacy sector. Bonnie has a particular interest in reimbursement issues and specialty pharmacy and consults and has spoken extensively on these. Bonnie writes monthly columns on finance and reimbursement for 2 publications that have a positive influence on pharmacy practice nationally and currently is authoring a Reimbursement Toolkit in biweekly modules. Bonnie received the Latiolias Leadership Award from The Ohio State University in 2015. She shares her time between Boulder and Breckenridge, CO.

Mike Langlois
Mike Langlois
Supply Chain Resource
Langlois & Associates, LLC
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only.)

Michael T. Langlois currently serves as a Healthcare Supply Chain Resource for Langlois & Associates, LLC. Mike recently served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health from January 2015 – March 2016. Beaumont is a not-for-profit organization, located in Southeast Michigan, with net revenues of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds and 168 outpatient sites. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health, Langlois served Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital IDN, as its Vice President of Supply Chain from November 2008 through December 2014. Mike has also held the positions of Interim Vice President of Material Management at Resurrection Health Care in Chicago (2010), Senior Vice President for Daudlin, DeBeaupre and Company (2008-2009), and Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ascension Health (2001-2008). He began his career at St. John Health in Michigan, where he was employed for nearly 25 years. He is a member of the IDN Summit Advisory Board and recent member of the Vizient Supply Chain Executive Council. Langlois earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.

Robin Lincoln
Robin Lincoln
Senior VP, Supplier Relations and Contract Operations
Capstone Health Alliance
Supplier Strategies Track: Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs) Panel: Post-COVID Supply Chain Strategies

Robin Lincoln, Senior Vice President, Supplier Relations and Contract Operations of Capstone Health Alliance, has been a member of the Capstone team since 2009. Robin’s responsibilities include the development, implementation, and ongoing process improvement for contracting strategies and operations for Capstone, named the largest regional alliance in the country in 2019. Robin works closely with the Capstone contracting team in contract negotiations, and also leads the development of effective implementation strategies designed to provide timely and relevant information to the Capstone membership and create maximum opportunity for Capstone’s supplier partners. In addition to contract operations responsibilities, Robin works with Capstone’s strategic supplier partners to develop best-in-class programs that result in maximum benefits for the supplier and the Capstone membership. Robin leads the membership council that reviews and approves of all contract strategies, and provides oversight and direction to the contract analyst team that compiles the data and runs analytics for Capstone’s healthcare members.

Robin previously served as the Director of Synergy Health Group, a regional aggregation group based out of Johnson City, TN and owned by Mountain States Health Alliance (now Ballad Health). Prior to joining Synergy, Robin was Vice President and COO of Wilson Pharmacy and PNS Institutional, a regional privately-owned closed-door, retail, and compounding pharmacy chain. Before transitioning in to healthcare, Robin served as Vice President and General Manager of The Faneuil Group, an international research and marketing company based out of Boston, Mass, where she held various leadership, account management, and operations roles over the course of ten years.

Robin holds a BS degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University. Robin has served on numerous not-for-profit boards in Johnson City, TN, including United Way, Girls Inc., and Dawn of Hope, a facility dedicated to serving developmentally-disabled adults. Robin is a graduate of the Johnson City Washington County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program, and previously served on the Government Relations Board for the Chamber of Commerce in Johnson City, TN. Robin is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys running, skiing, biking, and hiking with her husband and two daughters.

Myla Maloney
Myla E. Maloney MBA
Vice President, Strategy and Commercial Operations, Applied Sciences
Premier, Inc.
Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data

Myla Maloney is the Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Premier Applied Sciences with 17 years of experience in strategic account management, healthcare sales, marketing, customer segment strategy, sales leadership and pharmaceuticals. Maloney supports Premier’s mission to transform healthcare by leading the Premier Life Sciences Business Development group’s efforts to collaborate with Life Science Organizations on Population Health Improvement initiatives to improve the quality of patient care. Prior to this position, Maloney was the Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement for Premier where she worked with biopharmaceutical and IT organizations. Maloney received her B.S. in business administration and MBA from East Carolina University.

Jay McCullough
Jay McCullough
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
HealthTrust
Supplier Strategies Track: GPO Panel: Post-COVID Realities for Healthcare Suppliers


Charlie Miceli
Charlie Miceli Certified Purchasing Manager C.P.M.
Chief Supply Chain Officer & Network Vice President
University of Vermont Health Network
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: New Opportunities from 2020

Miceli has set the vision and mission for the University of Vermont Medical Center Supply Chain operation, ranked #1 and #2 by the University Health System Consortium/Vizient in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The effectiveness of the supply chain has supported the clinical mission and operations of the University of Vermont Medical Center, OneCare Vermont, and the University of Vermont Health Network. Miceli has also served as the Vice President of Information Systems for the University of Vermont Medical Center as well as the CIO for the OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization and Interim CEO for Interlakes Health a clinical affiliate of the University of Vermont Medical Center. Key accomplishments include sponsoring the successful integration of biomedical devices with the EPIC EHR, as well as championing interoperability of key clinical applications with EPIC (McKesson PACS). Prior to joining Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont Medical Center in 2008, Miceli held leadership positions in supply chain, biomedical engineering, and support services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, The University of Chicago Hospital and Health Systems, and Partners Healthcare System in Boston. He has also served as an expert consultant in change management/turn around, cost management, and information systems. An avid guitarist, Miceli and colleague McKenna Lee founded the musical group McKenna Lee and the Microfixers in 2010. Over the past 7 years, the group has helped raise over $20k for charitable causes. He has two adult children with wife Mari, an RN and fellow patient safety advocate who designed and developed the PatientAider app that the Miceli’s donated to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

Nate Mickish
Nate Mickish
Vice President of Sourcing, Supply Chain Management
Texas Health Resources
Clinical Integration Track: Evidence-Based Decision Making

Nate Mickish is the vice president of strategic sourcing for Texas Health Resources (THR) and the acting president of Texas Health Supply Chain Services, a joint-venture between THR and Premier, Inc. (PINC). Nate also currently serves on the board of the Bellwether League.

Susan Miller
Susan G Miller RN, MN, CMRP, CVAHP
Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis & Immediate Past President
Jefferson Health & AHVAP
Clinical Integration Track: Maintaining a Deliberate Balance: Value Analysis Shaping a Path Forward – Presented by AHVAP

Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Susan Miller is the Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. In this role, she facilitates and leads clinicians and multi‐disciplinary teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes through clinical efficacy of healthcare products and services for the greatest financial value and serves as the lead facilitator of the enterprise value analysis process, committees, policy and procedure. She is the liaison between Supply Chain Management, Administration and the clinical and physician communities, to ensure cost effective utilization of supplies, medical devices, services and processes. She assists the organization in making objective decisions about products based on evidence of improved outcomes, identifies opportunities for supply cost reduction related to improved standardization/utilization and assists clinical departments in optimizing value through implementation of best practices with a focus on cost effective utilization and quality outcomes.

Ms. Miller joined Jefferson in 2010 as the organizations first Director, Value Analysis. Prior to this, she worked for VHA (now Vizient) for 11 years, first as a Supply Chain Utilization Manager in VHA’s Performance Consulting Division, then as an Account Executive in the Supply Chain Services division. In these roles she managed the supply chain relationship with multiple member organizations including academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks and community hospitals. Ms. Miller provided individualized support to assist members in achieving their supply chain goals by implementing member specific strategies including managing cost reduction efforts, analyzing and synthesizing data, developing and implementing savings tracking mechanisms and developing, implementing and supporting Value Analysis efforts.

A seasoned healthcare professional, Ms. Miller has been a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years. She started her career in tertiary pediatrics where she held a variety of staff and management positions at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Penn State Medical Center and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Her current position serves as a return to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals where she worked for 10 years, first as Manager, Nursing Staff Development and Continuing Education and then as Director of the Executive Redesign Implementation Team. She holds both BSN and Master of Nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and is both Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Value Analysis Healthcare professional (CVAHP).

Ms. Miller has been an active member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) since 2010, chairing the organization’s Membership Committee for the past several years. She has served on the AHVAP Board of Directors as President Elect and, is its 2019 President.

Tina Moen
Tina Moen
Senior Deputy Chief Health Officer & Chief Pharmacy Officer
IBM Watson Health
Pharmacy Track: The Building Blocks: Accurate Data

Dr. Tina Moen has spent the last 18 years in the healthcare information technology industry providing clinical leadership to colleagues and clients in the US and abroad. Dr. Moen serves as Senior Deputy Chief Health Officer & Chief Pharmacy Officer within IBM Watson Health. In this role, Tina works across the business providing clinical leadership and support for strategy and sales. Additionally, she leads efforts to educate the business on the published evidence that supports Watson Health solutions, as well as broader IBM technology.   Prior to IBM, she was VP of Client Strategy for Health Language, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.  In this role, she collaborated with clients to identify their terminology needs and worked to deliver a solution to "unlock" data and drive semantic interoperability across the enterprise.  Previously, Tina worked at Truven Health Analytics in a variety of roles.  She served as the VP of Provider Analytics, leading a team of data scientists and researchers responsible for creating/maintaining data and methodologies.  As Chief Clinical Officer for the Truven Provider business, Tina was responsible for clinical leadership for the business, ensuring clinical representation for internal and external conversations.  Tina led and contributed to a team of clinicians responsible for communicating the value proposition of Micromedex Solutions in domestic and international markets.  In addition, she led the Truven editorial staff, who are responsible for creating/maintaining content for evidence-based medicine solutions, including drug, disease, toxicology, patient education and surveillance solutions.  

Dr. Moen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University.  Prior to moving into the healthcare information technology industry, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in the specialty areas of pediatrics, home healthcare, HIV, and organ transplantation.

Dennis Mullins
Dennis Mullins MBA
SVP Supply Chain
Indiana University Health
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: New Opportunities from 2020

Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP, joined Indiana University Health as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in May of 2015. In May of 2017, Indiana University Health opened a new Integrated Service Center designed to support all supply chain needs for it’s 15 hospital system. Prior to IU Health, Dennis was at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, Texas, where he led a large supply chain team as their Corporate Director of Supply Chain Integration. He also previously served in Supply Chain roles at Shands at The University of Florida and HCA Healthcare, among other organizations. Additionally, he honorably served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a medical materials specialist.

Dennis is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 30 years of supply chain experience as an effective leader along with a proven ability to meet and exceed strategic supply chain goals. He holds an MBA from Amberton University and he is a candidate for a doctorate in business administration from Grand Can-yon University. Dennis and his wife, Audrey, have a son and three daughters.

Michelle OConnor
Michelle OConnor M.Ed
President & CEO
CMR Institute
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: New Opportunities from 2020

Michelle O’Connor is President and CEO of CMR Institute. For the last 24 years she has increased the Institute’s ability to provide education needed in a rapidly evolving healthcare market. From new hire, leadership, sales, market access, to managed markets, Michelle ensures that CMR Institute creates resources that improve the performance and effectiveness of commercial sales teams. Michelle has a strong interest in and passion for working with organizations to develop and implement innovative learning and development initiatives that increase ROI. CMR Institute is sought after by life sciences companies to increase sales and market share through our applicable blended learning resources. Over the past 50+ years, the company has provided expert training for more than 150,000 biopharmaceutical, medical device, and other life science professionals worldwide. These training resources are created in partnership with industry experts, assuring the content is relevant and actionable.

Eric ODaffer
Eric ODaffer
Research Vice President, Healthcare Supply Chain
Gartner
REIMAGINE: Healthcare Leadership Through COVID-19 & Beyond Keynote

Eric O’Daffer is Research Vice President for the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Group. He brings over 20 years of experience in medical product manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, contracting, strategic marketing and sales channel development to his role. Eric works with executives across the healthcare value chain, advising them on business strategy and supply chain best practices. Prior to joining Gartner, Eric led the focus on early-stage healthcare businesses for OneAccord Partners. He was also CEO of Esurg Corporation, a supply chain start-up leveraging technology to combine the best of distribution, manufacturing and group purchasing contracts into an integrated program for the clinic and physician market. He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois.

Neil Olderman
Neil Olderman
President, Innovative Health Strategies™ and Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Faegre Drinker
Financial Operations Track: Assessment to Agreement: Guaranteed Realized Savings

Neil Olderman is a transactional health care lawyer who has developed significant capabilities in generating value for his health industry clients through cost savings initiatives that he manages. Specifically, Neil helps hospital and health system clients negotiate group purchasing arrangements, capital equipment acquisition, and clinical and purchased services agreements. He also helps negotiate outsourcing arrangements and enterprise-wide strategic affiliations with vendors.
Neil draws on his background as associate general counsel to one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the United States in his current role as president of Innovative Health Strategies LLC (IHS), Faegre Drinker’s healthcare consulting firm. Neil assists provider clients in divesting clinical service lines or joint venturing with third parties to improve performance of certain clinical services. He facilitates the competitive bid process and assists in the selection of purchasers and vendor or joint venture partners and negotiates terms and conditions of the definitive agreements.

Allen Passerallo
Allen Passerallo
Senior Director, Sourcing
Johns Hopkins Health System
Clinical Integration Track: Utilization, Streamlined Workflows & Patient Outcomes

Allen has served as the Sr. Director of Sourcing/Value Analysis at Johns Hopkins since May of 2020. He is responsibilities include establishing and overseeing sourcing and value analysis processes for Pharmacy, Clinical, Non-Clinical and Capital.

Previously Allen served as Sr Director of Clinical Sourcing at Cleveland Clinic July 2013. Previously, he served as the Director of Sourcing and Contracting for the surgery category within Cleveland Clinic Supply Chain. He was responsible for identifying, sourcing and negotiating cost savings and utilization opportunities for all surgical subspecialties with the exception of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He held that position from January 2008 – July 2013.

In addition, he had oversight for sourcing and contracting for Excelerate, co-owned healthcare GPO between Cleveland Clinic and VHA. 2013-2020

Steve Patton
Steve R. Patton MA, CMRP
AVP of Supply Chain Operations (Ret.)
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Clinical Integration Track: Utilization, Streamlined Workflows & Patient Outcomes

Steve Patton most recently served as the Manager of Inventory for Supply Chain Management at the University of Washington Medical Center during the COVID19 Pandemic. With more than 25 years of supply chain and operations leadership, he oversaw all aspects of PPE, assisted in Sourcing, and facilitated the use of Federal Inventory (FEMA) for the IDN during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, he worked for Medstar Washington Hospital Center as the AVP of Supply Chain Management. Steve served in the US Navy’s Medical Service Corps as a Lieutenant Commander and received the Navy Healthcare’s Material Manager of the Year award in 1997. Steve currently teaches Supply Chain Management as an Adjunct Professor at Polk State College. He is also President Emeritus for the Florida Chapter of AHRMM.

Ilisa Paul
Ilisa Paul
President, District Policy Group
Faegre Drinker
REIMAGINE: Your World - Looking Through the Beltway Crystal Ball: Federal Health Care Public Policy Outlook and Potential Election Outcomes

Ilisa Halpern Paul is President of the District Policy Group, a bipartisan public policy and government relations practice at international law firm Faegre Drinker. Ilisa has nearly 30 years of experience and success in influencing the outcomes of federal health policy, with a focus on legislative and regulatory issues, including health care financing and delivery system reform, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, public health, federal budget and appropriations, the Affordable Care Act, and other health care funding, coverage and payment matters. Her work has earned her recognition as one of The Hill's Top Lobbyists 2015-2019. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2001, Ilisa served as director of federal government relations for the American Cancer Society and as director of federal affairs with the American Public Health Association. She began her public policy career in Washington, D.C. working on the legislative staff for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).Ilisa holds a B.A.degree in English from UCLA and a master of public policy degree from Georgetown University. Ilisa lives with her husband, Scott, and their twin boys in Maryland, where their active lives include weekend hikes and regular walks with their dog, Coco.

Brent Petty
Brent Petty CMRP
Executive Industry Consultant
Idea Exchange: National and Corporate Account Executives

Brent Petty is Executive Industry Consultant for Healthcare. Brent joined the consulting field in 2015 after serving 12 years as System Vice President, Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System, Kingsport TN.

Brent in addition to his consulting responsibilities has as the distinct honor in being the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management. (AHRMM).

Petty earned his professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) through the AHA Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips
Vice-President, Innovative Health Strategies™ and Counsel, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Faegre Drinker
Financial Operations Track: Assessment to Agreement: Guaranteed Realized Savings

With more than 15 years of in-house health care industry contracting experience and a master’s degree in finance, Mark Phillips advises clients on the financial, operational and legal issues that arise in connection with complex contract negotiations and strategic affiliations with hospital vendors.
Mark focuses his practice on counseling hospital and health system clients on group purchasing arrangements, outsourcing and purchased services arrangements (including food and nutrition services, environmental services, plant operations and maintenance, and clinical engineering), capital equipment acquisition, software licensing agreements and other strategic arrangements with vendors. Mark is also a consultant for Innovative Health Strategies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Faegre Drinker.

Kate Polczynski
Kate Polczynski
Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Services
Geisinger Health
Supplier Strategies Track: Supply Chain Executives Panel: The Resulting Impacts of COVID-19

Kate Polczynski is the Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Services at Geisinger Health in Danville, PA. The Geisinger Supply Chain team is responsible for platform based and system services in areas inclusive of Logistics, Strategic Sourcing and Clinical Use Evaluation, Procurement, and System Integrity. Kate had previously held various positions within Supply Chain Services, as well as the Division of Quality and Safety, at Geisinger Health and has over 13 years of healthcare experience.
Kate has her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and her Master of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. Kate also has a Certificate of Achievement in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University and she is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional as administered by the American Hospital Association. Additionally, Kate has served as an Adjunct Professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Zeigler College of Business.
During her career, Kate has received numerous awards including the 2016 Bellwether League Inc., Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership. Kate has a passion for exploring innovative healthcare strategies with an emphasis on how data can improve patient outcomes thru both clinical and financial performance optimization.

Laura Polson
Laura L. Polson BSN, RN-BC, CVAHP
System Director of Clinical Quality Value Analysis & President
AHVAP
Clinical Integration Track: Maintaining a Deliberate Balance: Value Analysis Shaping a Path Forward – Presented by AHVAP

Laura L. Polson, BSN, RN-BC, CVAHP is currently the System Services Director of Clinical Quality Value Analysis for Baptist Healthcare of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She is also the current President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Laura is a Lean Sigma Green Belt and has an extensive nursing background in multiple specialties including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, open heart recovery and surgery. She has been a corporate director for HCA Healthcare with focus on cardiovascular care, wound care, quality projects, process improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance and emergency medicine. She has experience working with multiple IDNs, GPOs and Distributors and has been a committee member for Surgical Services, Value Analysis and Continuum of Care Councils for Premier.

Kerry Price
Kerry Price
SVP, Operations
Federation of American Hospitals
Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data

Ms. Price serves as Senior Vice President of Operations, she is responsible for the oversight of the FAH’s annual Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition and leading the FAH’s Exposition Advisory Committee. Ms. Price’s responsibilities also include membership and supplier relations, as well as leading the FAH’s operations, which includes oversight of financial operations, human resources, IT, marketing and office administration.
Ms. Price has extensive experience in leading and developing marketing initiatives, conferences and trade shows, as well as project management and contract negotiation. Prior to joining FAH, Ms. Price served as vice president of Strategic Customer Engagement at Amerinet. In this role she led strategic engagements and corporate events as they relate to enhancing the image and brand of the company. She also developed initiatives to support the broader short and long-term marketing strategy that enhance the overall perception of Amerinet within the industry.
During her career, Ms. Price was in charge of several highly successful local, national and international events and marketing initiatives for Walt Disney World, UPMC, BNY/Mellon, and other companies. While with Walt Disney World, she was an integral part of the grand opening of Disneyland Paris. She is a past Co-Chair of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association, a Steering Committee member for the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association, and a member of the FAH’s Exposition Advisory Committee.
Ms. Price received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Robert Morris University.

Kevin Price
Kevin Price
President & CEO
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
Financial Operations Track: Value of a Robust Supplier Diversity Program

Kevin is the third president and chief executive officer of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development in Durham, NC. The Institute, a 34-year old nonprofit management consulting and services firm, is focused on business diversity and inclusion. They are trusted advisors to businesses large and small, government agencies, policy makers and organizations that understand the key roles diversity and inclusion play in ensuring business and economic success. Their client services include customized one-on-one assistance, training, knowledge, networks and solutions that create diverse, globally competitive companies. The Institute is an award-winning organization and leading voice and constant advocate for public policies and business practices that promote marketplace diversity and inclusion. Recently, Price successfully merged The Institute with the North Carolina Community Development Initiative becoming CEO of both organizations. The Initiative is a community development financial institution, providing vital financing to diverse businesses, community development corporations and HBCUs throughout the state.

Price’s almost 30-year career has been steeped in community economic development. He joined The Institute as a veteran business leader in healthcare, supplier diversity, faith-based affordable housing, community development and commercial banking operations. Immediately prior to joining The Institute March 9, 2020, Price was Senior Director of Supplier Diversity & Performance Analytics for Novant Health for 14 years. While there, he launched their supplier diversity activities, growing spend by more than 500% utilizing over 550 diverse suppliers resulting in over $1 billion in spend since its launch in 2006, automated Tier I and II reporting, encouraged numerous majority/diverse joint ventures, collaborated with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth to add a healthcare component to their Minority Executive Training program for six consecutive years and launched a $5 million loan guarantee program for diverse suppliers, in partnership with M&F Bank. Price also served as a master diversity and inclusion facilitator/trainer for the company.

Prior to joining Novant Health, Price spent many years in banking as a commercial lender and business development officer, real estate developer and community development and CRA leader. He served as Vice President/Senior Business Development Officer for M&F Bank, Vice President/Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for Regency Development, a subsidiary of SunTrust Bank and Group Vice President/Corporate Community Development & CRA leader for SouthTrust Bank.

His banking experience was preceded by several years spent working as Vice President of Special Programs at Project Homestead, a community development corporation, in which he managed credit lines with nine banks and produced more than $40 million worth of single family, multi-family and retail developments.

Some of Kevin’s awards and civic engagements include:

Awards
• 2020 Federation of American Hospitals – Corris Boyd Leadership award
• 2019 National Minority Manufacturers Summit – “Making A Difference” award
• 2018 NC Veterans Business Association – Advocate award
• 2017 James B. Dudley High School Hall of Fame/Hall of Distinction Inductee
• 2015 Diversity MBA – “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders”
• 2014 Owens & Minor – Earl G. Reubel Civic Leader award
• 2014 CVMSDC – Advocate of the Year award
• 2013 NCIMED – Minority Business Advocate of the Year award

Leadership & Community Involvement
• Board Treasurer – Diversity Information Resources
• Advisory Board Member – Healthcare Management Program– Winston-Salem State University
• Advisory Board Member – Healthcare Management Program – Pfeiffer University
• Guest Faculty – AHA Institute for Diversity in Health Management
• Co-Founder – Friendship Community Development Corporation
• Previous Board Treasurer – Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance
• Previous Governor Appointee – NC HUB Advisory Council
• Previous Board Member – Prosperity Unlimited
• Active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Price is a US Army veteran. After completing military service, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also completed his Masters in Health Administration and Masters in Business Administration, both from Pfeiffer University. He is married to Michelle Y. Price and they have three young adult children.

John Pritchard
John Pritchard
President & CEO
Share Moving Media
REIMAGINE: Your World - Looking Through the Beltway Crystal Ball: Federal Health Care Public Policy Outlook and Potential Election Outcomes

Share Moving Media (SMM) is the publisher of Repertoire Magazine and The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and National Accounts Weekly.

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting is the only publication solely focused on the healthcare-contracting arena. Collaboration amongst stakeholders in the contracting arena is vital for efficiency, profitability and sometimes even the survival of members in this arena. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting facilitates open, meaningful communication for its community. No other publication reaches all the people responsible for the success of contracting initiatives for their organizations.

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting reaches the executives involved in the healthcare contracting business. Readers include 5,000 Hospital CEOs, 7,500 IDN Executives and 1,300 GPO Executives.

National Accounts Weekly is the only publication dedicated to National Accounts Executives calling on GPOs, IDNs, RPCs and national and regional distribution. This weekly newsletter is read weekly by over 7,000 National Accounts Executives.
Muddy Waters explains in full detail the healthcare supply chain. Insights from experts across the supply chain from physicians to GPO leaders are a powerful part of this intuitive manual. Organizations that contributed include Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System and WNC Health Network (WNCHN). Other contributors include GPOs Premier and MedAssets, and other first rate organizations like the Council of Accountable Physician Practices. This book is an asset to any member of the healthcare supply chain who wants to understand the complexities in today’s fluctuating marketplace.

John lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Sarah, son Charlie, and daughters Mary, Molly and Margo. John is an avid photographer and dog trainer, and enjoys golfing, skiing and watching his children play sports.

David Reed
David Reed
Healthcare Executive (Ret.)
Supplier Strategies Track: Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs) Panel: Post-COVID Supply Chain Strategies

Dave Reed retired from Cook Medical in March 2020. He served for more than 35 years in the life sciences industry. Previously, he oversaw Cook’s North American customer and distribution services. In his most recent role as vice president of Healthcare Business Solutions, he collaborated with various governing bodies and industry leaders to help adjust policies that make supply chains more effective. In 2019, Reed also received the very first Chuck Lauer Award, a recognition given to a healthcare supply chain industry professional who is dedicated to serving others. One hallmark of Reed’s career was his dedication to collaboration between suppliers, providers and clinicians to increase patient access to high-quality medical products.

John Register
John Register
CEO & Catalyst
Inspired Communications International, LLC
IDN Summit Executive Leadership Keynote

What happens when a four time all-American collegiate track athlete; 2 times Olymipc Trials Qualifier; and United States Army Gulf War Veteran; suffers a career ending injury by having his left leg amputated?
Well, John Register, just 18 months post surgery swam in the Paralympic Games. Then, taught himself how to run on and artificial leg and ran and jumped into the history books by winning the Paralympic Long Jump Paralympic silver medal in Sydney, Australia.
Testimonial
"One word sums up John Register, CSP: Wow! For business leaders wanting to energize their team(s) to deliver exponential results, John's amazing story of overcoming adversity is authentic; his delivery style commands the audience; his messages inspire and stick." Gib Hedstrom, Program Director - The Conference Board
John's personal journey empowers audiences to never yield to their setbacks in life but rather soar into their new normal.
His 10 key action steps to overcoming adversity inspires audiences around the world.
John's courage in the face of uncertainty has inspired audiences young and old. He has been featured on numerous television shows such as, "Morning Blend" with former host Soledad O'Brien, "It's a Miracle" with host Richard Thomas, "The Weekend Today Show" and "The Edge" with former host Paula Zahn!
In 2007 he was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as one of eight members to advise the Secretary on Foreign policy Issues regarding disability. He continued to serve in this capacity under Secretary Hillary Clinton - (another Razorback).
Testimonial
"John helps our bottom line because he changes the mojo in our sales people the confidence so they stand firmly when they are facing objections. This is what sells more product." Greta Schuler, Senior Sales Exec- Major Pharmaceutical Company
John is a dynamic speaker who commands his listeners' attention with a mix of humor, emotion and enthusiasm. His anecdotes are applicable to any audience. And, while his stories are presented in an amusing fashion, the learning outcomes and tie backs are clearly achieved and easily recognized.

Kristine Russell
Kristine Russell
Executive Vice President
Endeavor Business Media & Healthcare Purchasing News
Supplier Strategies Track: GPO Panel: Post-COVID Realities for Healthcare Suppliers

Kristine Russell, is currently an EVP with Endeavor Business Media, Publisher and Executive Editor of Healthcare Purchasing News, focusing on supply chain operations and MLO-Medical Laboratory Observer, covering clinical lab testing and operations. She was inducted as an Honoree into the Bellwether League’s Hall of Fame Class of 2017 for her contributions in the Bellwether Education & Media category with more than 25 years in the healthcare industry. In addition, Ms. Russell is a member of a number of boards including: IAHCSMM, McKenna Foundation at ASU, AORN, World Congress, Suncoast Blood Bank, a member of SMI, AHRMM, HIMSS, and a number of other healthcare related supply chain groups.

Joanne Schlosser
Joanne Schlosser FACHE, PCC, SPHR
President
Rising Stars, LLC
Idea Exchange: Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs)

Joanne Schlosser is President of Rising Stars, LLC, a management consultant, professional certified coach, speaker and facilitator who works with high performing healthcare leaders that want to grow their careers, teams and their organizations. Joanne has over 15 years of coaching and consulting experience. Joanne served as Director, Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, for over seven years. She was responsible for leadership development, coaching, change management, facilitation and organizational development. Joanne served on the Administrative Team for three hospitals.

Since 2006, Joanne has served over 200 coaching clients ranging from mid-level leaders to Chief Executive Officers. She provides team coaching and retreat facilitation to executive teams and others to improve effectiveness and achieve results. Joanne’s coaching blend of warmth, growth and accountability has received rave reviews.

Clients include: Banner Health, Dignity Health, Tenet Health, Terros Health, Fairmont Hotels, FirstBank, Arizona State University, Mednax & UnitedHealthcare.

Steven Schnelle
Steven Schnelle
Associate
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Pharmacy Track: Pricing Legislation, Administrative Actions & New Entrants to the Drug Manufacturing Market

Steven Schnelle is a healthcare attorney at McDermott Will & Emery, LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional matters involving health care providers and suppliers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical firms, device manufacturers, and market innovators. He provides counsel on a variety of health care regulatory and transactional matters, primarily focusing on issues involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and state agencies. He advises clients on complex reimbursement matters involving governmental and commercial payors, and he provides counsel on state licensing and credentialing issues, as well as corporate practice of the health professions. Steven represents clients in False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam matters, investigations and audits, and in matters involving compliance with the federal and state Anti-Kickback statutes. Steven received his law degree from Georgetown and his bachelor’s degree from New York University.

Dr. Gene Schneller
Dr. Gene Schneller Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University & Co-Founder
Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence (HSCXi)
Strategic Management Track: COVID-19 & Health Sector Supply Chain Disruptions
Strategic Management Track: The Fully Integrated Supply Chain Organization (FISCO)

Eugene Schneller earned his Ph.D. at New York University (Sociology). He was awarded an honorary Physician Associate (PA) degree from Duke University and an honorary Doctor of Learned Letters from the A.T. Still University. He has held faculty and research scholar positions at Duke University, Union College (New York) and Columbia University. His consulting and research focuses on health care policy, best practice adoption, supply chain purchasing strategy design and governance, human resource development and supply chain integration. He is a former director at Vomaris and the Barrow Neurological Institute and has served on advisory boards for both device manufacturers and information technology companies. He is a frequent speaker at academic and corporate conferences and has facilitated retreats and focus groups. He is currently Principal Investigator for the Department of Defense efforts to integrate the medical supply chains for the three services. He is co-founder of Healthcare Supply Chain eXcellence.

Barbara Strain
Barbara Strain
Founding Member, Past President & Independent Healthcare Value Consultant
AHVAP
Clinical Integration Track: Maintaining a Deliberate Balance: Value Analysis Shaping a Path Forward – Presented by AHVAP
Idea Exchange: Clinical & Value Analysis Professionals

Barbara Strain is the Principal of Barbara Strain Consulting LLC. Barbara is an experienced healthcare professional with a proven record of success in providing detailed insights to assist both providers and suppliers in reaching their value driven strategic goals.

Prior to her current position, Barbara was the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System. In that role she directed the Value Management Program which collaborated with executive leadership, physicians, clinicians and suppliers across the care continuum providing the infrastructure to standardize product selection and reduce practice variation. While at UVA Barbara also directed Supply Chain Operations, Surgical Supply, Equipment Distribution and Linen Services and she served as the manager of Clinical Microbiology operations.

Barbara is a founding member, past president and current region director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Barbara has published articles on such topics as healthcare value management, supply chain, disruptive technology & microbiology and speaks nationally on a variety of topics including value analysis, process improvement, sustainability and safety.

Susan Toomey
Susan A. Toomey BSHA, CVAHP, CMRP
Senior Value Analysis Coordinator & President-Elect
Lehigh Valley Health Network & AHVAP
Clinical Integration Track: Maintaining a Deliberate Balance: Value Analysis Shaping a Path Forward – Presented by AHVAP

Susan Toomey, Sr. Value Analysis Coordinator at Lehigh Valley Health Networkhas over 33years of professional experience with current responsibilities of overseeing the health network’s integrated Perioperative Services Department Value Analysisinitiatives. Highlighted by her successful performancesand several years of Supply Chain experience, shehas been highly engaged inthePerioperative Services department asproactive team membermanaging the value analysis process and surgicalspecialty product formularies. Sue facilitatesclinical product evaluationsandassessments, coordinates in-services, educates colleagues, surgeons, suppliers and staff onvalue analysis processes, identifies, monitors, and measuresvalue analysis initiatives, assessesprocedureproduct variations, assists in contractnegotiations,attends operational and capital budgetingmeetings, managesproduct recalls and supplier substitutions,participates insupplier business reviews,and is amember of surgical division committee meetings.She collaboratesand communicates withsurgeons, staff and multidisciplinary teams to achieve quality decisionsand outcomes. Sue has been instrumental inobtaining$6.1million in network cost savingsforthe Perioperative Services Value Analysis Team over the past three yearsas facilitator and committeeco-chairimplementingprocess improvements beneficial to the operations of the network’s Perioperative Services department. Her achievement demonstrates quality leadership by engaging staff and clinicians inprocess disciplines and has proven success by supporting the organization’s strategic, operationaland cost reductioninitiatives. Sue is a Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional (CVAHP)with the Association for Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP),Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP)with the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), and is currently serving as AHVAP’sNortheast Regional Directorand 2021 President Elect.Sue received her Bachelor’s degreein Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jean-Marc Villain
Jean-Marc Villain
System Director of Supplier Inclusion & Community Engagement
Ochsner Health
Financial Operations Track: Value of a Robust Supplier Diversity Program

BIO -In my role of System Director of Supplier Inclusion and Community Engagement, I help leverage Ochsner Health’s economic assets to reduce health and economic disparities in the communities we serve. I bring an entrepreneurial approach to my job. Working with Asset Leaders and external Local Suppliers, I am on a relentless quest to bring them together to source products and services that our clinicians need to care for our patients. I am fortunate to work for an organization that is intentional in using it's purchasing power to address the conditions that have the greatest impact on the health of local residents. In doing so, we contribute to the creation of family-supporting local jobs and community wealth. Prior to joining Ochsner, I was Director of Supplier Diversity at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

I have been a lifelong champion of small and diverse businesses as a key component of community economic development. I’ve led organizations engaged in facilitating access to capital for small businesses, created a community development financial institution and managed various impact investment funds targeting small to medium sized businesses in the urban core.

I earned a bachelor’ degree in Finance and MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Régine Villain
Régine Villain
SVP, Supply Chain Network & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ochsner Health
REIMAGINE: Healthcare Leadership Through COVID-19 & Beyond Keynote

Régine Villain is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ochsner Health System. Previously she served as the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at NYU Langone Health System in New York City, where she was responsible for the continuum of the supply chain operation for the Health System. Régine began her career in healthcare at New York Presbyterian Hospital where she spent 10 years mastering her skills with increased responsibilities along the continuum of supply chain. After a yearlong intro to general studies at the Interamerican University of San Germán in Puerto-Rico, Régine earned her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. She then pursued her Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy Management at Columbia University in New York before obtaining a certificate in Business Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh
Coach, Educator & Advisor
Supply Chain Sherpas, LLC
Strategic Management Track: The Value of a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Joe Walsh is a visionary leader with a 20-year track record of leading nationally-recognized supply chain transformations and new business development ventures at multibillion dollar organizations. Joe recently started an innovative practice called Supply Chain Sherpas, which provides distinctive talent management solutions designed to help unlock the transformative potential of the healthcare supply chain. Supply Chain Sherpas offers executive coaching, mentoring, strategic advisory services and education services to both Providers and Suppliers. For most of the last decade, Joe has continued to learn healthcare and its supply chain nuances while in progressive leadership roles at Pensiamo and at Intermountain Healthcare. Joe served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Pensiamo, where he led sourcing, purchasing, accounts payable, integrations and account management for UPMC while developing Pensiamo’s offerings for external clients. Previously, Joe served as Intermountain Healthcare’s Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer where he led the award-winning transformation effort and helped the team earn the number one ranking in Gartner’s “Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25.” Individually, Joe was recognized as the “Contracting Professional of the Year” in 2013 by Healthcare Contracting News.

Brett Warner
Brett Warner
Assistant Vice President, Innovative Health Strategies™ LLC
Faegre Drinker
Financial Operations Track: Assessment to Agreement: Guaranteed Realized Savings

Brett Warner is a healthcare executive consultant and margin improvement expert. He works with hospital supply chain teams to implement rapid cost reduction initiatives, specializing in strategic sourcing for purchased services, GPO, and health IT categories.
Brett has 10 years’ professional experience collaborating with hospital leaders and national vendors; scrutinizing departmental costs and cost structures and surfacing creative ways to safeguard sustainable savings, quality improvements, and programmatic enhancements.

Mark Welch
Mark Welch MHA
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Novant Health
Clinical Integration Track: Utilization, Streamlined Workflows & Patient Outcomes

Mark Welch is the Supply Chain Senior Vice President, CSCO for Novant Health. Mark began his career at Novant in 2005 as the leader of Supply Chain operations. Since then, he has served as the Vice President of the Novant Health Logistics Center, as well as Vice President of the Strategic Sourcing. He was selected as the Senior Vice President of Novant Health Supply Chain in 2015 to oversee $1.2 Billion non-labor spend. Mark leads supply chain logistics, operations, supply chain diversity and inclusion, procurement, sourcing and clinical supply chain engagement. In addition, Mark currently serves as supply chain chair for the MNS Network LLC, a collaboration of three large integrated networks working together to reduce supply chain cost by leveraging volumes, spend and experience.
Under his direction Novant Health Supply Chain has become a trusted partner and advisor to its physicians, clinicians and business leaders in delivering world class care, exceptional outcomes and a remarkable patient experience by delivering the right device, consumables, service or technology to the right place, at the right time, for the right value.
Mark also served as Executive Chair for Vizient’s Largest Integrated Supply Chain Network, which advises Vizient’s executive team on programs, process and strategy needs for success.
Mark has been in the hospital industry since 1995. Prior to Novant Health, Mark worked as an Administration Officer for a community hospital in West Virginia, with operational responsibilities for Radiology, Ancillary Services, as well as Supply Chain. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, he was an owner-operator of a successful construction company in Ohio.
Mark earned his Business of Administration degree from the Ohio State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University.

Shon Wettstein
Shon Wettstein CPSM, MBA
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Intalere
Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data

Shon Wettstein is responsible for leading the development and execution of new external business ventures for Intalere. Wettstein works closely with Intermountain Healthcare leadership to expand its best practices throughout the healthcare industry. Wettstein also works closely with the Intalere leadership team to design disruptive new solutions and partnerships that impact patient care at all points of the provider continuum.
Wettstein joined Intalere after an 8-year career at Intermountain Healthcare, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Solutions Manager for the Surgical Services, Musculoskeletal and Neuroscience Clinical Programs. One of his key responsibilities was advising on the development of ProComp, a proprietary clinical variation surgical procedure comparison platform. Wettstein also worked closely with strategic suppliers to drive value creation initiatives through collaboration with clinical programs.
Wettstein holds a Certified Professional in Supply Management designation from the Institute for Supply Management, Inc., and earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Colorado.

Dr. John Whyte
Dr. John Whyte
Chief Medical Officer
WebMD
REIMAGINE: Healthcare Keynote

Dr. Whyte is a board-certified practicing physician who has been communicating to the public as well as private sectors on health and health policy issues for nearly 25 years. As someone who has been a regulator, researcher, educator, and media executive, Dr. Whyte brings a unique perspective – having spent time in government, academia, and the private sector. He is passionate about changing how we think about health.

He is currently the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. In this role, Dr. Whyte leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely health issues. He is particularly interested in evaluating consumer trends in digital health, and how innovations – especially in technology – change the way health care is delivered.

While at FDA, Dr. Whyte served as the Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research. Dr. Whyte worked with health care professionals, patients, and patient advocates, providing them with a focal point for advocacy, enhanced two-way communication, and collaboration. He helped them navigate the regulatory process in a way they could comprehend. In addition, he launched the Drug Trials Snapshot program that details the participation in clinical trials for all new drug approvals – the first in a series of efforts by the FDA to help improve diverse representation and streamline the clinical trial process.

Prior to FDA, Dr. Whyte worked for nearly a decade as the Chief Medical Expert and Vice President, Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel, the leading non-fiction television network. In this role, Dr. Whyte developed, designed, and delivered educational programming that appealed to both a medical and lay audience. This included television shows as well as online content that won over 50 awards, including numerous Tellys, CINE Golden Eagle, and Freddies.

Dr. Whyte is a frequent commenter on healthcare topics and has written extensively in the medical and lay press, including two best-selling books, Is This Normal: The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond and AARP New American Diet: Lose Weight, Live Longer. He has also edited a book on medical device regulation, and authored numerous articles on drug development/regulation and personalized medicine.

He writes a monthly column for WebMD magazine, and hosts a podcast that often talks about the latest trends in medical innovation.

Nancy Wobig
Nancy Wobig MSM
Senior Director, Medical Surgical and Lab Contracting
Mayo Clinic/Captis
Supplier Strategies Track: Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs) Panel: Post-COVID Supply Chain Strategies

Nancy Wobig is a Director of Category Management at Mayo Clinic focused on the Medical, Surgical & Laboratory Contracting Team. This team negotiates Commodity, Clinical Preference & Laboratory contracts for Mayo Clinic and the Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC). Nancy is part of the integrated Vizient team at Mayo Clinic and started her role in 2008. She provides team leadership as well as develops processes and procedures used in the negotiations with suppliers and communications with UMCSC members. Nancy has over 25 years’ experience in numerous roles throughout the supply chain and in varying industries. Nancy has a Master of Science in Management degree from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Kelley Young
Kelley Young
Founder
Young Healthcare Consulting
Clinical Integration Track: Evidence-Based Decision Making

Kelley Young has over 30 years of healthcare leadership service. Her career at Trinity Health included management across inpatient and outpatient care settings in Maternal Child and Cardiovascular Service Lines. As a Director of Strategic Sourcing, Kelley led a sourcing strategy portfolio of spend in excess of $750 Million for the service lines of Cardiovascular, Imaging, Orthopedic Joints, Trauma and Spine. She developed the Strategic Sourcing Implant Database which collects data on orthopedic joint and spinal procedures representing over 375,000 patient cases. Kelley then moved to the Director of Supply Chain Clinical Informatics. This position was created to provide an enhanced platform to integrate clinical, operational, and financial data supply data to deliver the highest quality information for clinical leaders to make informed decisions on product selection. Kelley is a trailblazer for implementing the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain at Trinity Health in support of its vision to become the lowest cost to serve supply chain provider in the healthcare industry. Kelley is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the Strategic Leadership Program of Trinity Health.