IDN Summit Advisory Board
The IDN Summit Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives of leading IDNs and healthcare suppliers who provide guidance on the Summit's content and direction. These industry leaders provide input and guidance in development of the ACE Summit education program.
Tim Bugg is the President and CEO of Capstone Health Alliance where he leads the affiliate corporation of the WNC Health Network on its journey to bring the former Group Purchasing Program of the Network to new heights and offer greater value to its entire membership. Prior to joining the WNC Health Network in 2007, Tim was a part-time contracted employee for the Network for several years while serving as the Director of Materials Management in one of the Network’s member hospitals. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montreat College, is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Executives, a current member of the HSCA Board of Directors, served eight years on the Board of Directors of the NC Chapter of AHRMM, serving as President in 2005 & 2006, is a past member of the AHRMM Membership and Chapter Committee, and is intricately involved in various aspects of the Premier sourcing process.
Bruce Carlson provides interim staffing to healthcare providers for supply chain and materials management. Interim staffing assignments include seeking opportunities to identify substantial, long term savings and efficiencies for the healthcare provider. Bruce has over 30 years of progressively complex healthcare supply chain management experience in materials management, purchasing, logistics, supply chain, self-warehousing, performance improvement and performance measurement areas. These experiences have been earned
by serving healthcare systems including: Tenant Healthcare Corporation, University of Indiana Medical Center, Ascension Health, and Valley Health System. Bruce earned his Master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Methodist University.
Frank Cirillo is the President and CEO of Cirillo Consulting Group. He previously served as vice president, business strategy, at Acurity, Inc. His main duties at Acurity are to bring value to health systems’ supply chain operations through group purchasing program participation and process improvement. Additionally, Frank provides consulting services to health systems with Acurity’s consulting arm Nexera. For the previous 25 years, Mr. Cirillo held several senior management positions at HHC. During the latter two years of his tenure, Mr. Cirillo, HHC’s ﬁrst chief restructuring ofﬁcer, led HHC’s priority project—the restructuring of HHC’s clinical and operational programs—yielding HHC an implementation change roadmap resulting in savings and additional revenues of over $300 million annually. For the prior 13 years, Frank was HHC’s chief operating ofﬁcer responsible for a far-reaching span of control, including, but not limited to, supply chain operations and all contracting. Frank received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, graduate training from St. John’s University, and holds certiﬁcation from the “Top 40” executive management program administered by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also president/CEO of the Cirillo Consulting Group.
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 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. Previously Nick was vice president of customer service and materials management and service line administrator for the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. During his tenure, his department received the Stanford Hospital Malinda Mitchell Service Quality Department of the Year Award and Stanford Hospital Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award, and became the first and only non-clinical department to earn such recognition. Nick also served three years as partner and chief strategy officer of Appleseed Healthcare Resources, a firm dedicated to providing senior operations leadership personnel and education to the healthcare industry.
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.
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.