Mark Anway
Mark Anway
Assistant Vice President - Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain
OU Health
Mark Anway, MBA is the AVP – Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing at OU Health. He has worked in healthcare supply chain positions for 9 years with the last 5 years in various healthcare supply chain leadership roles.
Anway brings extensive experience in academic healthcare with a successful track record in rebuilding strategic sourcing programs, exceeding cost savings targets, process development and sustainment, financial performance and employee engagement. Anway’s depth and breadth of experience in academic healthcare also includes experience at UChicago Medicine.
Anway holds master's degrees in business administration from Loyal University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in supply chain management from, from Michigan State University.

John Black
John Black
Chief Supply Chain Officer
CoxHealth
John Black is currently serving as Chief Supply Chain Officer for CoxHealth, a 1200 bed, 6 hospital IDN. In this role, John oversees the strategic development and direction of supply chain, including technology systems, strategic sourcing, procurement, inventory management and centralized warehousing and logistics.

John has 20 years of Healthcare supply chain experience that includes sales and operational leadership for Healthcare Distributors, 3PL’s and Hospital IDN’s.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Central Arkansas, and Master of Religion from Liberty University.

Jennifer Blowers
Jennifer Blowers
Associate Principal, Supplier Performance
Vizient, Inc.

LeAnn Born
LeAnn Born
Founder and advisor
LeAnn R. Born Advisory Solutions
LeAnn Born is the founder and advisor of LeAnn R. Born Advisory Solutions, where she advises suppliers, providers, GPOs, and other industry partners about the healthcare supply chain. As a supply chain thought leader, she helps clients drive strategies focused on improved population health, enhanced care experience, reduced cost, workforce well-being, and advanced health equity. Her background includes three decades of executive leadership of major health system supply chain services, program development with group purchasing organizations, and guidance to medical suppliers on effective sales strategies with customers. Before her consulting practice, LeAnn served as Vice President of Supply Chain at Fairview Health Services/M Health Fairview, Vice President of Contract, Program Services and Customer Contracting at Novation (now Vizient), and several positions leading up to interim Vice President of Supply Chain at Allina Health. Clients rely on her expertise in a range of situations, from resolving urgent needs to long-term strategic planning.

Deb Brown
Deb Brown
Healthcare Senior Director
Huron Consulting Group
Visionary Healthcare Executive with unparalleled expertise in operational and clinical leadership and client delivery/consultancy. Excellent problem-solver that connects the dots and questions the status quo to obtain and sustain outcomes. Pragmatic leader with proven success building teams, developing solutions, creating efficiencies, and delivering substantial fiscal impact. Adept change advisor that collaborates easily with key executives to maximize value through innovative and tested strategies. Enthusiastic organizational architect that develops, implements, and integrates the foundation for client/organizational programs.

Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
Policy and Supply Chain Strategy
FMOL Health System (Retired)
Chris Chandler currently oversees Policy and Supply Chain Strategy at FMOLHS Health System. Over thirty years of patient care, pharmacy benefits management, contract procurement, quality assurance, regulatory standards, and informatics experience in the pharmacy supply chain. Structured and led U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formation of the National Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Health Group, Quality Assurance Team for the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy, and supported Pharmacy Supply Chain and Regulatory Standards Adoption with the Office of Informatics & Analytics Bar Code Resource Office, GS1 US and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) for traceability and compliance for Unique Device Identification (UDI) and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Professional activities included the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Packaging and Distribution Committee 2010-2020.

Jimmy Y. Chung
Jimmy Y. Chung
Chief Medical Officer
Advantus Health Partners
As Chief Medical Officer of Advantus Health Partners (a subsidiary of Bon Secours Mercy Health), Dr. Chung is responsible for all clinical engagement strategies, as well as leadership, growth, and operational oversight of clinical transformation processes and innovations, with a specific focus on standardization and alignment balanced with clinical quality and outcomes. Prior to joining Advantus Health Partners, he served as Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio for Providence St. Joseph Health, where he was responsible for system-wide development and integration of perioperative processes and clinical value analysis of perioperative products, using physician-specific cost and quality data analytics. He has spoken at numerous conferences around the country as an expert on clinical integration of supply chain and development of physician leadership in optimizing the cost, quality, and outcomes of health care.


Dr. Chung received his MD at UC San Diego and completed his surgery residency at University of Washington. He completed his MBA at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is Past Chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Advisory Board, Past Chair of the Washington Medical Commission, Board member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, and a member of various committees of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He has previously served as Board member of the California Medical Association, President of the Santa Cruz County Medical Society, and Chief of Staff at Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital. He has been a practicing general surgeon for over 20 years and is Board Certified in Surgery and Health Care Quality Management. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is also a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP). In 2016, Dr. Chung was one of the inaugural recipients of P.U.R.E. (Physicians Understanding, Respecting and Engaging) Award by Healthcare Purchasing News.

Sherri Coale
Sherri Coale
Hall of Fame Coach and Best-selling Amazon Author
Sherri Coale delivers something different. She grew up in a small town just north of the Red River where she fell in love with basketball, and the game became the vehicle for her life. After a short but stellar high school coaching career in Norman, Oklahoma that included two state championships, Coale made the historic jump across town to become the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma at the age of thirty-one—with zero college coaching experience. Twenty-five years later, with three final four banners and a place in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, she hung up her whistle to chase another life passion–speaking and writing. Her first book, Rooted to Rise—Redwood Legacies of Life-Anchoring People was released in the fall of 2022.

As a collegiate basketball coach, Sherri had the opportunity to stand on the grandest platforms: Final Four courts, Olympic Gold Medal stands, the Hall of Fame stage. Sharing what she’s learned, both from and with the people who made those platforms possible, as well as the insight she’s gained from her very full life outside the lines, she reaches a broad spectrum of audiences. Her unconventional journey continues to provide amazing fodder for inspiration, instruction, and insight.

Sherri is an observer, a thinker, a connector, and a teacher. She speaks on a variety of topics from confidence and collaboration to tenacity and teamwork to love and leadership–and all things around and in between. She is an engaging storyteller and yet what makes her unique is her ability to also be a facilitator with real time information that can tie broad concepts into the specific context of her audience. Sherri’s words will make people think and feel, and she will fuel conversations that will affect the way her listeners live and work.

Dennis Daar
Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International
Dennis Daar has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 40 years. For the past 24 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 GPOs, IDNs, RPCs, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior to this, 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 has been the past Chairperson of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee, part of Association of the National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA, and of HISCI's Educational Committee. Also, he was a member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) IBEC Committee.

Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on assorted topics including healthcare, government sales, sales management, national accounts, and international issues. He consulted and appeared on the TV Show “ER”. In 2022, he received the first-ever Life-Time Achievement Award from the Federation of American Hospitals.

Arash Dabestani
Arash Dabestani
Dean and Professor
LIU College of Pharmacy
Arash Dabestani is currently the Dean and Professor at Long Island University College of Pharmacy. He was the Senior Director of Pharmacy at NYU Langone Health for eight years prior to joining academia, and previously served as associate director of pharmacy at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.
Arash received his PharmD from Campbell University and his Master in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina (Charlotte). He has over 25 years of experience as a health system pharmacy executive as well as a practicing pharmacist in community, hospital, home infusion, and specialty pharmacy. He is considered a global subject matter expert in pharmacy technology, inventory automation, supply-chain, medication safety, and quality control.


Arash has formed and facilitated multiple pharmacy leadership forums in Washington DC, New York, and the San Francisco Bay area. In 2023, he was invited to the White House to discuss the topic of medication quality. He currently lectures at NYU School of Dentistry and has previously lectured at the UCSF, Virginia Commonwealth, and Long Island University Schools of Pharmacy.


Arash has served multiple terms on the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Manager’s Leadership Development Section and was named a Fellow of ASHP in 2011.

Pam Daigle
Pam Daigle
Group Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Premier, Inc.
As Group Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, Pam Daigle is responsible for the non-food, non-pharmacy areas of Premier’s GPO portfolio, including Medical/Surgical, PPI, Purchased Services, IT, Facilities and Construction, Lab and Imaging sourcing as well as highly committed and special programs/strategic initiatives. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare supply chain and surgical services, Pam has also served as Director of Strategic Sourcing, Senior Director of Performance Groups and Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Performance Groups at Premier.

John Dockins
John Dockins
Executive Director Sourcing & Vendor Management
Cleveland Clinic
John Dockins is the Executive Director of Sourcing & Vendor Management at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, Mr. Dockins leads a versatile team accountable for direct and indirect sourcing to include PPI, Commodities, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Labor, Facilities & MRO. Mr. Dockins joined Cleveland Clinic in 2016 and has over 25 years of industry and non-profit experience with 12 years being focused on healthcare. These experiences have laid the foundation of Mr. Dockins passionate commitment to diversity, sustainability, and community development.

Mr. Dockins is a veteran of the United States Navy who received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville and furthered his education by obtaining a MBA from the Pennsylvania State University. He continued his education journey by attaining several certifications including a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Christine Dunn
Christine Dunn
AVP Pharmacy Sourcing
HealthTrust Performance Group
As Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Sourcing at HealthTrust, Christine leads HealthTrust’s GPO pharmacy sourcing program. Prior to joining HealthTrust’s GPO team, Christine served as the Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations for HCA Healthcare and had responsibility for expense management, formulary and warehouse operations for their acute care facilities. Christine has almost 20 years of progressive hospital pharmacy experience serving in a variety of hospital and corporate leadership roles. Christine received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida.

Hannah Ellerbee
Hannah Ellerbee
Director, Commercial Health IT Solutions
Guidehouse
Hannah is an accomplished healthcare IT executive, bringing over 20 years of experience in the field. She began her career serving large scale, multi-state provider practices with a focus on leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce the administrative burden experienced by providers and clinicians. Her professional journey has included roles at Epic as well as serving as an executive for a healthcare tech start-up. Hannah brings a passion for solving complex problems with advanced technology and works to provide innovative yet scalable solutions to bear for patients and providers. Her expertise includes data architecture, system design, AI and automation, product, and platform design, as well as IT strategy. She currently serves as a Director for Guidehouse’s Commercial Health IT Solutions team where she leads Digital Health initiatives.

Geoffrey Gates
Geoffrey Gates
Senior Director, P2P and Technology, Supply Chain and Support Services
Cleveland Clinic
Geoffrey Gates is the Senior Director of P2P and Technology for Supply Chain and Support Services at Cleveland Clinic. In his role, Mr. Gates leads a multi-disciplinary team with direct oversight of data management, analytics, procure-to-pay, technology deployment, innovation, and resiliency. Mr. Gates’ direct reports support teams in both the US and UK.

Mr. Gates’ experience in healthcare spans almost 20 years, with expertise in supply chain management, hospital operations, process improvement and data management. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2018 as a Materials Management Director and led the day-to-day operations for four hospitals in Ohio.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he held multiple positions at Cardinal Health, including Operations Director and Process Improvement Consultant where he obtained his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Mr. Gates graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management from Indiana University.

Deepak Goyal
Deepak Goyal
Executive Medical Director
Monument Health
Deepak Manmohan Goyal, MD MBA is an Internal Medicine trained Board Certified Physician who is currently an Executive Medical Director at Monument Health in Rapid City, SD. He has his master’s in business training from University of Massachusetts.
He is a key executive for leading a significant number of system-level initiatives like financial clearance process, value analysis/enhancement, quality improvement, denial management and presumptive charity care processes. He has been Chairman of Utilization Review Committee at Monument Health for last 5 plus years.

With more than 23 years of progressive responsibilities in various medical fields, Dr. Goyal’s diverse medical experience spans general and trauma surgery and orthopedics as house officer, emergency services, primary care, hospitalist services and Physician leader in various administrative and executive roles. He has served as Medical Director, Chief of Staff, and Program Director in the past. Dr. Goyal has been a national speaker at prestigious conferences like ACMA, AHRMM, HFMA, GHX and IDN on various key topics related to health care management.

Maria Hames
Maria Hames
Partner
HealthCare Links
Maria Hames joined HealthCare Links in March 1999.

She has over 25 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.

Brad Haupt
Brad Haupt
Vice President of Supply Chain
Monument Health
Brad Haupt, Vice President of Supply Chain at Monument Health in South Dakota.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Business Administration, Global Operations and Supply Chain. He has over 32 years of experience in healthcare supply chain management, which began with the United States Air Force.

Brad has an intense desire to help others realize their full potential and positively contribute to the community and to organizational goals. This desire has provided clear focus for his work. His strong leadership skills and experience helped his team develop a world class offsite distribution system serving 35,000 square miles.

Brad’s experience as a volunteer fire services professional has provided a distinctive perspective to healthcare preparedness. Brad’s teams test their skills and systems each year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and various extreme weather events, which uniquely positioned them to respond during the pandemic.

Most recently, Brad has led a multi-disciplinary team within Monument Health to implement the next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software systems and implemented a physician driven value analysis process.

Clinton Hazziez
Clinton Hazziez
Vice President Supply Chain and Sourcing
Baylor, Scott & White Health
With over 25 years of progressive healthcare supply chain and operations experience, Clinton can be best described as an energetic, driven, inspirational transformational leader. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a proven ability to effectively develop, establish and optimize highly efficient strategic Supply Chain and operational capabilities in the areas of distribution, contract management, procurement, strategic sourcing and spend management.

With educational achievement in Computer Science, Technical Management including an MBA in Project Management, Clinton has been privileged to experience a diverse career journey within the healthcare industry serving in a broad range of support services roles in Transportation Services to Materials Management as well as Information Systems. In a leadership capacity, Clinton has served as a Supply Chain and Operations leader in various operating structures including standalone hospitals, enterprise/IDN health systems, for-profit, as well as non-profit organizations across the country. Currently, Clinton serves as the System VP of Supply Chain Operations and Strategic Sourcing for Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, Texas. He has the responsibility for optimizing and integrating these organizational Supply Chain capabilities in addition to developing and implementing strategies and solutions across the health system to support organizational operational and financial objectives through supply chain value levers.

Ronald Helaire
Ronald Helaire
Director
Huron Consulting Group
With over seventeen years in the Financials and Supply Chain systems implementation industry with three recent Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM implementations to his credit, Ron is a solid leader and director of successful projects. He is Workday Procurement and Oracle Cloud Inventory certified. Ron has proven himself an exemplary professional expertly adept at facilitating sessions defining user requirements, fit/gap analysis, project planning and execution and system configuration.

Joel Hennenfent
Joel Hennenfent
Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Member Services
Vizient, Inc.
Joel A. Hennenfent is the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Member Services at Vizient, Inc. The Pharmacy Member Services team strategically partners with our members and are responsible for delivering value driven through our pharmacy solutions. He was previously the Vice President of Pharmacy and Professional Health Services at University Health in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University. Joel is a Past President of Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), Past President of St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists (STLSHP), and Past Chair of MSHP Research & Education Board. Moreover, he was the 2013 ASHP Council on Therapeutics Chair, 2015-2017 ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Executive Committee Director-at-Large, a 2014-2018 and 2015-2019 ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast Advisory Committee member, the 2012 MSHP Pharmacist of the Year, and 2015 MSHP Foundation Garrison Award Recipient. Joel is currently serving as ASHP Delegate for Missouri, member of ASHP Pharmacy Executive Leadership Alliance (PELA) Advisory Panel, ASHP Formulary Submission Toolkit Steering Committee, Editor for the ASHP Pharmacy Competency Assessment Center, and Board of Trustees Member at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

Ed Hisscock
Ed Hisscock
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Trinity Health
Ed Hisscock is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry and 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 holds an engineering degree in electronics, a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, and a Master's degree in supply chain from Michigan State University.

Rebecca Holt
Rebecca Holt
Vice President, Supply Chain Clinical Resources & Analytics
Ardent Health Services
Rebecca Holt, RN, MBA is the VP, Clinical Resources & Analytics with Ardent Health Services. She has over 35 years of health care experience.

Rebecca has a strong critical care background; her experience includes both pediatric and adult cardiovascular procedure recovery. In addition, she has managed CV Service Lines, Supply Chain Procurement and Value Analysis Teams, and national GPO clinical portfolio support.

Rebecca earned her nursing degree from Bluefield State College and her MBA from King University.

Joseph Jang
Joseph Jang
Partner
Pathstone
Joseph is currently a Partner at Pathstone, an advisory firm that drives and sustains margin improvement for healthcare organizations. Joseph developed a strong passion to work in healthcare as he witnessed significant health disparities in terms of affordability and access growing up in Manila, Philippines.

Joseph has over 15 years of experience partnering with over 40 healthcare organizations to drive over $500M+ margin improvement through total non-labor cost reduction and revenue enhancement initiatives in purchased services, pharmacy, lab, finance, revenue cycle, IT and clinical supplies.

Outside of work, you can find Joseph spending quality time with his wife and three kids, cheering for the Michigan Wolverines, serving his church and local community, singing, and writing his own music. Joseph holds an MBA with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also earned a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Charles Jensen
Charles Jensen
Vice President of Supply Chain
Beacon Health System

Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
Vice President, Supply Chain
Intermountain Healthcare (Retired)
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.

Salil Joshi
Salil Joshi
Senior Director Analyst
Gartner
Salil Joshi is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain practice, providing research insights, advice and thought leadership to Healthcare Provider clients. His research coverage includes supply chain strategy, procure to pay process and technology, risk and resiliency preparedness, benchmarking, master data management, track and trace initiatives and regulation requirements for healthcare providers.
Mr. Joshi’s experience includes more than 19 years in healthcare provider supply chain that spans research, consulting, supply chain technology, and business development. He focuses most of his time advising healthcare providers on maturity model development, best practices for managing their supply chain data and systems, and performance metrics to measure supply chain success. Mr. Joshi holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University (India).

Bonnie Kirschenbaum
Bonnie Kirschenbaum
Independent Pharmacy Consultant & Columnist
With her strong leadership skills and breadth of experience, Bonnie is a recognized industry leader in forging effective alliances between hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies and distributors and has spoken extensively in these areas as well as written columns on finance and reimbursement in pharmacy that have had a positive influence on pharmacy practice nationally.

Additionally, she consults in this area of practice, has presented the Reimbursement Update session at the ASHP Midyear for several years as well as working on Reimbursement issues with the ASHP Leadership Conference, ACCC, ACE, ASCO, Cancernet-US, IDN, state and local societies and multihospital groups. Bonnie authors 16 columns/year and has published an online multi-module self-teaching reimbursement course. Bonnie is the 2015 OSU Latiolias Leadership Award recipient.

She lives in Boulder and Breckenridge, CO where she’s the Past President of the National Repertory Orchestra Board of Trustees and served on the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Board of Directors.

Christie Knapper
Christie Knapper
Program Manager - Business Development
Haslam College of Business
Christie Knapper, Program Manager for Business Development at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business Graduate & Executive Education, is a seasoned marketing professional with over two decades of experience spanning education, professional services, and healthcare industries. Her role involves spearheading digital marketing strategies, optimizing lead generation, and fostering alumni relations across various healthcare and leadership programs. With expertise in event management, team building, and media relations, Christie plays a pivotal role in enhancing program visibility and engagement. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic and digital communication, she is committed to continuous learning and professional development. She actively engages with the community, serving on the board for Two Bikes and participating in leadership programs like the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy and Leadership Knoxville. Christie is driven by her passion for empowering organizations and contributing to the greater community's success.

Ford Koles
Ford Koles
Vice President and National Spokesperson
Advisory Board
Ford is one of Advisory Board’s preeminent thought leaders in the area of health system economics and strategy and is the keynote speaker at the annual meetings for Advisory Board’s strategy membership. Ford is a health care economist by training and has participated in every major Advisory Board research initiative since 1992. He is well-versed in health care history and the many reform initiatives we have lived through in the past three decades: coverage expansion; vertical integration and physician partnership models; managed care and payer contracting; horizontal integration and system economies of scale; and quality-based payment.

Prior to joining Advisory Board, he was a management consultant for the Hay Group and Ernst & Young.

Michael Langlois
Michael Langlois
Project Manager
Langlois & Associates LLC
Michael T. Langlois currently serves as a Healthcare Supply Chain Resource for Langlois & Associates, LLC. He has been under contract as a project manager for AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Florida since August 2016.

Prior to starting his own consulting LLC in 2016, Mike served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health from January 2015 – March 2016. Beaumont was a not-for-profit organization, located in Southeast Michigan, with net revenues of $4.1 billion and consisting of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds and 168 outpatient sites. Beaumont is now part of Corewell Health. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health, Langlois served Beaumont Health System, at that time, 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, where he was employed for nearly 25 years.

He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the IDN Summit, the Bellwether League Foundation and Wayne State University’s Healthcare Supply Chain Initiative.

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.

William Lee
William Lee
Senior Director, Pharmacy System Innovations
Carilion Clinic
Dr. Lee has served in various capacities in the healthcare industry in the pharmaceutical and healthcare field for decades. His background has included experience in the development of wireless and mobile documentation tools for improving the clinical monitoring activities of pharmacists in an institutional environment as well as on an ambulatory retail basis. Bill’s broad experience in the managed care sector and with Group Purchasing organizations includes the acute care hospital setting as well as the ambulatory and private sector. His experience in the pharmaceutical wholesale industry has provided him the benefit of understanding the different channels for the marketing and distribution of medications and other related healthcare products within the United States, as well as on an international level.
Dr. Lee is presently serving as the Senior Director, Pharmacy system Innovations, Carilion Clinic, a 1200 bed, 7 hospital IDN health system serving over 1.2 million patients in rural Appalachia Virginia.
He served as the Midwest Regional and Divisional VP of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services for nearly 10 years. His role was in managing contracted hospital pharmacies and developed and oversaw the overall remote verification of medication orders after hours. Dr. Lee also served as Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center where his responsibilities included management and leadership of the daily operation of all four pharmacies on campus. He has also been a consultant to various healthcare organizations in the development and implementation of pharmaceutical services related to Senior Community Living, Long Term Care operations, and both adult and juvenile Correctional facilities.
Dr. Lee was Senior Pharmacy Consultant to Herman Miller/Milcare in the development of an Automated Medication Cart (MedLYNK) that incorporated the capabilities of wireless radio frequency and Bar-coding. His responsibilities included not only product design, but also research marketing and development of sales and training strategies that would compete with the other players in the automated dispensing cabinet market and robotic automation field. The product resulted in receiving a 1994 Innovative Application Award from Automated ID News.
Bill was the only pharmacist in 2012 that received a $4.2 million dollar innovation grant from CMS with the goal of Improving the Health of Patients At Risk in Rural areas in Virginia. (IHARP).
Among many other varied roles, Dr. Lee has been a consultant to US Asia Advisors, Ltd, who were strategic partners in USA and China for the development of innovative healthcare opportunities, was the Vice President, Operations, MedSource Pharmaceutical Division, where he helped establish pharmacy operations for servicing four Illinois Youth Correctional facilities. He was the Executive Director, Business Development, Ariston Healthcare where he was responsible for strategic and business plans for long term care, assisted living and retail pharmacy operations including a mail order operation and a hospice program. As a Consultant to North American Drager he was a key player in software development for their anesthesia cart. Bill has also served as a member of the subcommittee on Diabetes of the FDA, addressing strategies to decrease hypoglycemia in the diabetic population.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois in Chicago and earned his Master in Public Administration in Health from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He was a 2014 graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute of Boston University School of Management.
Bill is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and is member of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, presently serving as the Vice Chair. He is a member of the National Advisory group for VCU College of Pharmacy and is a member of the New River Valley Volunteer Medical Corp.
Bill is licensed as a pharmacist in 16 states and is active in national and regional professional groups. He serves as a preceptor and adjunct faculty on various colleges of pharmacy: VCU, Appalachia College of Pharmacy, Marshall school of Pharmacy.
Previously, Dr. Lee was a member of the healthcare committee for United States Congressman Danny K. Davis. Served as Past President of Region 3 of the Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Chris Little
Chris Little
Vice President, Pharmacy
Ovation Healthcare
Chris is a graduate of Drake University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and a specialized residency in Health System Pharmacy Practice Administration (PGY2) at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Prior to joining the Ovation team, Chris served as the Senior Director for Pharmacy Innovation at HealthTrust and was Executive Director of Clinical Services for ROi.

He has served in roles including Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy Director and Associate Chief for Pharmacy Operations in both the private and federal sectors.

Jeff Little
Jeff Little
Partner
Excelerant Consulting
With over three decades of healthcare industry and hospital experience. Jeff is a recognized thought-leader in various aspects of hospital supply chain, purchased services, hospital operations, facilities and construction, and capital equipment. His primary role at Excelerant is to be a “growth engine” for clients seeking to expand their footprint with greater access to the market and stakeholders within. Jeff offers a unique perspective and is well-connected throughout the industry, having worked in clinical settings within world-class hospitals, and multiple Integrated Delivery Networks [IDN] and Group Purchasing Organizations [GPO]. Prior to Excelerant, Jeff was VP-Strategic Supplier Engagement at Premier, Inc., overseeing the Facilities, Construction and Environmental Services portfolio. He also led Premier’s Purchased Services team, dedicated to finding cost savings without compromising value for Premier members. Jeff is an active member and presenter in AHRMM, FAH, IDN Summit, and serves on the board of the ACE Summit, and holds double bachelor’s degrees in healthcare administration and business administration.

Fran Maddox
Fran Maddox
Senior Vice President, Spend Management Sales
Vizient, Inc.

Myla Maloney
Myla Maloney
Chief Growth Officer
Premier, Inc.
Myla Maloney is the Chief Growth Officer for PINC AI™ Applied Sciences, a division of PINC AITM, the technology and services platform of Premier. With 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Maloney supports Premier’s mission of transforming healthcare by leading population health improvement collaboration between PINC AI Applied Sciences and life sciences organizations. Maloney has been with Premier for the last six years and previously served as Premier’s Chief Commercial Officer, PAS and Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement, where she partnered with leading biopharmaceutical and IT companies.

Myla received her B.S. in business administration and MBA from East Carolina University.

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall
Executive Director
Partnership for DSCSA Governance, Inc.
Eric Marshall is a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Leavitt Partners and the Executive Director of the Partnership for DSCSA Governance (PDG), a public-private partnership between industry and FDA that is committed to implementing supply chain security protections in the U.S. At Leavitt Partners, Eric advises complex health care coalitions on health policy and provides consulting services to drug and device companies. A regulatory lawyer by training, Eric is an industry specialist in the areas of drug, device, and diagnostics regulation. A portion of Eric’s practice is focused on domestic and international supply chain security, an area in which he is a recognized thought leader.



Eric graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Minnesota Law School and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Laura Mason
Laura Mason
Senior Director
Huron Consulting Group
Laura is a senior Supply Chain leader in Huron’s Digital team with more than 30 years of healthcare experience, 20 of those years assisting hospitals to improve their supply chain and financial performance and implement business-critical applications as part of large-scale initiatives. Leading Huron’s Workday Healthcare Supply Chain strategy, Laura specializes in assisting academic medical centers, multisite health systems, and specialty hospitals with enterprise transformation initiatives that improve performance by focusing on people, process, technology, and data. Laura has led and supported extensive process improvement and technology implementation projects in the areas of Finance and Supply Chain, leveraging all leading enterprise technologies.

Mickey Meehan
Mickey Meehan
Group Vice President and General Manager of Purchased Services Sourcing & Technology
Conductiv
Mickey Meehan is the Group Vice President and General Manager of Purchased Services Sourcing & Technology and has been with Conductiv since 2016. As an advocate of advancing technology to achieve business goals, Meehan has built his career around helping healthcare providers to simplify their operations. He is credited with designing and implementing the first machine learning algorithms for automated classification and price/service level prediction in purchased services.

Mickey received his BA in Accounting and Finance from Villanova University.

Michael Mohundro
Michael Mohundro
Director Of Pharmacy
FMOL Health System
Michael Mohundro, Pharm.D. is an experienced health system pharmacist with over 30 years of pharmacy experience. Dr. Mohundro currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Supply Chain at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) where he is responsible for supporting 10 hospitals and associated ambulatory physician clinics across Louisiana and Mississippi with formulary management, medication purchasing and inventory management, as well as the standardization of software systems supporting medication management. Having served in various pharmacy roles across the health system, he brings a wide range of knowledge to the organization. He assisted FMOLHS during the participation as an FDA pilot site for track and trace. Recent efforts have focused on ensuring all pharmacies have the technology in place to meet the compliance requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) along with the ability to efficiently identify products that have been recalled.

Yolandi Myers
Yolandi Myers
Chief Customer Officer
Capstone Health Alliance
Yolandi Myers joined the Capstone Health Alliance Executive Leadership team in 2021 as Chief Customer Officer. Her key responsibilities include driving strategic engagements across the breadth of the Capstone membership, collaboration across group alliance partnerships, and expanding the Capstone Membership. Myers has almost two decades of operational experience within the healthcare group purchasing industry and brings a customer-centric perspective focused on achieving supply chain cost reduction through superior service delivery and innovative Member Service initiatives. Myers holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from The Pennsylvania State University. Throughout her career she has led diverse cross functional teams and has proven successful partnerships throughout the industry to deliver tailored solutions across the business continuum in customer service, business development, team dynamics, process improvement, operations management, marketing, and strategic planning. Myers resides in the Cleveland, Ohio area with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Tracy Nasarenko
Tracy Nasarenko
Vice President of Community Engagement
GS1 US for Healthcare
Tracy Nasarenko, Vice President of Community Engagement at GS1 US for Healthcare, is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain, finance, product management, marketing, and operations.
In her current role, Ms. Nasarenko leads a collaborative healthcare industry group focused on addressing supply chain challenges and meeting the requirements of regulations like the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Using GS1 Standards, the most widely used supply chain standards in the world, Ms. Nasarenko guides the implementation of these standards to help the pharmaceutical industry deliver safe products to patients.
Prior to joining GS1 US, Ms. Nasarenko held several leadership positions, she served as a site general manager, overseeing end-to-end operations and performance of the entire team, where she built a culture of engagement, innovation, and collaboration.
Ms. Nasarenko earned her bachelor’s degree and her Master of Business Administration.

Mark Ogunsusi
Mark Ogunsusi
Associate
Powers, Pyles, Sutter, & Verville
Mark Ogunsusi is an associate in the Drug Pricing and 340B Program practice group of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville. In addition to his legal degree, Mark is a doctor of pharmacy.
Mark regularly advises an array of healthcare entities on the nuances of the 340B program, the Medicaid drug rebate program, federal pharmacy law, food and drug law, and state pharmacy law. Mark has significant experience in all aspects of the 340B program, including covered entity registrations, contract pharmacy arrangements, patient eligibility determinations, duplicate discount issues, drug inventory management, eligibility requirements, vendor arrangements, and other 340B program compliance matters.
Mark earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated cum laude with a doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Mark has been listed in Modern Healthcare 40 under 40, Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, and Super Lawyers Rising Stars for health care law.

Fred Pane
Fred Pane
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Capstone Health Alliance
Fred Pane is currently Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Capstone Health Alliance, a regional purchasing group (RPG), with 245 acute hospitals and over 31,000 continuum of care members. He is developing new contracting models to address todays evolving healthcare ecosystem, including Population and Value Based Care, supporting the member hospitals mission and pharmacy departments, delivering clinical, operational, and financial value to Capstone members and their patients. He is addressing the national drug shortage, developing a number of projects, including the development of 100% domestic API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) with Bright Path Labs.
He has diverse work experience, background, and education, which allows him to see the total healthcare ecosystem through many lenses and develop solutions. His experience includes, PhRMA Industry, National GPO (Premier Inc.), and numerous Hospital Pharmacy Leadership positions including, an academic medical center/IDN, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHN), Allentown, PA where he led Enterprise Pharmacy Operations, provided Pharmacy Leadership for an ACO (PennCARE) and was Chair, P and T Committee, developing an Evidence Based Formulary, tracking patient outcomes.
Fred received his BS Pharmacy from St. John’s University, School of Pharmacy, attended Leadership Programs in Pharmacy/Health Care Leadership, Univ. of Pa. Wharton School, and Thunderbird/Mid-Western University. He is a Fellow of The American Society of Health-system Pharmacy (FASHP) and completed an 18-month Healthcare Leadership Fellowship, with Advisory Board Company (FABC), focused on evolving healthcare ecosystems and healthcare leadership, with hospital executives.
He provides input to ASHP, Health Care Supply Association, American Hospital Association, Advisory Board Company, and other professional organizations, addressing issues that are impacting patient care, the profession of Health System Pharmacy and Hospitals and the Healthcare Ecosystem. He has numerous publications, including the first article on “White Bagging” and “Value Based Contracting of Drugs” and has presented at numerous conferences.

Micah Parker
Micah Parker
Principal
Vizient, Inc.
Micah brings more than 24 years of healthcare experience working within Sonography, Radiology, Clinical Quality Value Analysis and Supply Chain. His team performs comprehensive supply chain assessments helping design and implement supply chain transformations. Micah served as Vice President of Supply Chain for the largest healthcare provider in the state of Oklahoma for many years. Micah’s work history includes leading teams in the advancement of supply chains to leading practice organizations. His teams have led improvement projects to drive out more than $120M in costs. Clinical integration, physician engagement, operational efficiencies and strategy deployment are just a few success factors of his supply chain transformations. Micah earned his Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University. He is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and a Registered Vascular Technologist with specialties in Abdomen, OB/GYN, Breast, Neuro and Vascular Technology.

Brent Petty
Brent Petty
Chief Relationship Officer
Bluegrass Business Media
Brent Petty is the Chief Relationships Officer at Healthcare Business Media. Petty previously served as an executive industry consultant for Lexmark International following a 12-year career as the System Vice President of Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System.

Petty is a respected leader in the healthcare industry with distinct honors as 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management (AHRMM). Petty holds a professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP).

Known for his industry knowledge and first-hand experience on both the supplier and provider side of healthcare, Petty is passionate about bridging the gap between these two groups.

Michael Prokopis
Michael Prokopis
Vice President, Supply Chain
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Michael Prokopis is Vice President, Supply Chain for UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In this role, Prokopis serves as the strategist and business executive heading all aspects of supply chain, distribution, and logistics. He provides expertise in demand planning, sourcing, data analytics, value analysis, purchasing, contracting, and field operations, while managing >$1.5 billion in spend. During his tenure in healthcare, Prokopis led several impactful initiatives to increase efficiency and lower costs. He founded and helped launch a Demand Planning consortium tasked with identifying models that evolve forecasting into more effective demand plans, assisting vendors to match manufacturing cycles with product requirements. He developed a self-distribution model to collocate personal protective equipment (PPE), significantly reducing transit times during the COVID-19 pandemic and lowering inventory carrying costs across 39 acute hospitals by 20% annually. He developed a first-in-industry model to accurately price orthopedic implants, matching contribution margin for in- and out-acute patient procedures. This, combined with consolidation from 17 to 4 vendors is expected to save >25% annually. He led all aspects of a 5-hospital acquisition to support supply chain consolidation with stated goal of achieving an 8% to 10% reduction of supply chain spend and removal of excess inventory. He has saved over 15% in price efficiencies due to product category/vendor consolidations, including more than 200 clinical/value analysis team (VAT) initiatives. Prokopis, while at Steward Health Care, created an effective sustainability program that eliminated 70,000 pounds of waste from landfills, receiving a Stryker Sustainability Platinum Award. A highly decorated officer and veteran of the Gulf War, Prokopis served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1991, attaining the rank of Lieutenant, Surface Warfare Officer. He was the first Ensign in the history of the USS Iowa to qualify as both Surface Warfare and Underway Officer of the Deck. Prokopis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Utah, a MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and a Certificate Masters in Supply Chain Management from MIT.

Erik Pupo
Erik Pupo
Director, Commercial Health IT Advisory
Guidehouse

Bruce Radcliff
Bruce Radcliff
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Premier, Inc.
Bruce Radcliff is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Premier. With more than 15 years’ experience operating in large healthcare providers and 10+ years of supply chain leadership, Radcliff joined Premier in May 2023 as Group Vice President of Strategic Sourcing to bring the provider perspective and enhance the competitiveness and differentiation of Premier’s group purchasing business.

Bruce received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin School of Business.

Chris Saboura
Chris Saboura
Vice President, Pharmacy
Ardent Health Services
Chris Saboura, RPh, MBA, serves as the Vice President of Pharmacy Services with Ardent Health, a leading provider of healthcare in communities across the country. Through its subsidiaries, Ardent owns and operates 30 hospitals and 200+ sites of care with more than 1,400 aligned providers in six states.

Chris brings over 20 years of pharmacy leadership to his role. Previously, he worked for HealthTrust, HCA and WellStar Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy where he received a bachelor’s degree and Kennesaw State University where he received his MBA degree. He is passionate about patient safety and the profession of pharmacy and is excited to see where it is going in this ever-evolving health delivery world we live in.

Brian Sayre
Brian Sayre
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Vandalia Health
Brian E. Sayre, Pharm. D., is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at Charleston Area Medical Center, part of Vandalia Health. Dr. Sayre obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Davis & Elkins College and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. After residency, Dr. Sayre practiced in ambulatory care at a federally qualified health care center and served as the pharmacy manager. He returned to CAMC in 2006 as the Pharmacy Operations Director. Dr. Sayre has been active in research and has authored several papers in the field of drug stability. He serves as the program chair for CAMC’s pharmacy residency programs. Additionally, Dr. Sayre is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has led many projects throughout CAMC.

Nicole Schmidt
Nicole Schmidt
System Assistant Director, Clinical Supply Optimization, Spend Management
The University of Kansas Health System
Ms. Schmidt is an operations leader with over 8 years of management and team leadership experience in a healthcare setting. As the System Assistant Director of Clinical Supply Optimization for The University of Kansas Health System, Ms. Schmidt effectively oversees people, processes, data, and technology to support clinicians and other end-users, allowing them to focus on patient care.

Ms. Schmidt’s record of success includes planning and executing data-based performance improvement projects that have increased department revenue and staff retention, reduced expiring inventory, justified staffing proposals, and decreased patient’s length of stay. She leverages excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead diverse teams, facilitating collaboration to attain common goals and maintain harmony in the workplace.

Nancy Scott
Nancy Scott
Leadership Development Programs Director
Haslam College of Business Executive Degree Programs
Nancy Scott, Ph.D., MBA, is the Leadership Development Programs director for the Haslam College of Business Executive Degree Programs. Nancy designs and heads the executive education programs’ leadership development assessments and development activities. She also teaches courses in leadership in several of the college’s executive education, MBA, non-degree, and undergraduate programs. Her teaching focuses on leadership as a relational influence process. She covers topics that include power and influence, motivation, performance management, high performing teams, innovation emotional intelligence, and change leadership. Her primary research interests are humor, leadership and leadership development, organizational hardiness, training transfer, social entrepreneurship, and experiential learning. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Nancy also serves on the International Coaching Federation Tennessee board. Nancy is a certified facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology, the Strengths Deployment Inventory, and the Hogan Assessments. In 2015, she won the Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award. She won the Outstanding Faculty Award in the Strategic Leadership Executive MBA program in 2022. In 2023, she was the winner of the Richard Sanders Award in Graduate and Executive Education, the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Master of Science in Management & Human Resource Program, and the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.

Kristen Sinke
Kristen Sinke
Senior Director, Clinical Integration and Operational Excellence
Corewell Health
Kristen Sinke is Senior Director of Clinical Integration and Operational Excellence at Corewell Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system in Michigan.

Kristen joined Corewell Health in 2006 as a registered nurse in a post-operative cardiothoracic unit. There, Kristen grew from bedside nurse to the unit’s Nurse Manager, leading a team of 160 healthcare professionals in the organization’s only cardiothoracic and heart/lung transplant unit. In 2017, Kristen transitioned to Supply Chain. As Director of Value Analysis, she successfully built a centralized, system-wide Value Analysis program. In 2022, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health integrated to create Corewell Health and Kristen transitioned into her current role, leading both Value Analysis and integration work within Supply Chain.

In 2015, Kristen earned her Master’s degree in the Science of Nursing, specializing in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Kristen sits on the Board of Directors for West Michigan’s Mental Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on suicide prevention.

Barbara Strain
Barbara Strain
Principal
Barbara Strain Consulting LLC
Barbara Strain is the Principal of Barbara Strain Consulting. Her extensive healthcare experience delivers insights to assist providers and suppliers in reaching their value driven strategic goals.
Previously, Barbara was the Director of Value Management at University of Virginia Health where she collaborated with executive leadership, physicians, clinicians, and suppliers across the care continuum establishing the value improvement infrastructure. She also directed Supply Chain Operations, Surgical Supply, Equipment and Linen Distribution. Professionally she is a founding member and past president of AHVAP- Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals and is active in AHRMM- Association of Healthcare Resource & Material Management.
She is a 2021 Honoree of the Bellwether League Foundation’s Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership and serves as Chair of their Board of Directors Barbara frequently shares her insights on healthcare value, supply chain, and the med tech industry on panels and podcasts.

Eric Swaim
Eric Swaim
Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
HealthTrust Performance Group
Eric Swaim, MBA is currently Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust. Eric is a member of the Strategic Sourcing leadership team and overseas the Surgery & Medical Surgical Distribution portfolio, as well as oversight over Sourcing Information Strategy. As VP of Strategic Sourcing, Eric and his team work alongside HealthTrust membership and clinical team members to ensure HealthTrust has value added contract coverage across the portfolio, as well as monitoring the performance of those agreements to ensure operational excellence. Prior to his role at HealthTrust, Eric brings an operational background to the GPO where he has held several roles within Supply Chain spanning across the Supply Chain end to end process. Prior to HealthTrust, he spent the past eight years at a large non for profit hospital system in Houston Texas where he oversaw Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Equipment Planning, Value Analysis, Item Master, Analytics, and Systems teams within Supply Chain. Eric holds a bachelors in Supply Chain management from Auburn University, and a Masters in Finance from University of Houston

William von Oehsen
William von Oehsen
Principal
Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, P.C.
William von Oehsen is a Principal in Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, P.C., a law firm specializing in health care law and policy. Mr. von Oehsen has more than 30 years experience on pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement matters, including the 340B drug discount program, the Medicaid drug rebate program, Medicare Part D, Robinson-Patman, and state Medicaid and pharmacy laws. He helped establish and serves as outside counsel to 340B Health, an advocacy organization of over 1,500 public and private non-profit hospitals participating in the 340B program. Mr. von Oehsen played a key role in helping to enact the 340B program in 1992, as well as to expand the law in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to representing clients on 340B matters, Mr. von Oehsen provides guidance to pharmacies, pharmacy-related vendors and consultants, states, local governments, and other health care entities in their efforts to improve access to pharmaceutical care and to ensure compliance with drug pricing laws. Mr. von Oehsen received a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, an M.T.S. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Angelique Vuilleumier
Angelique Vuilleumier
Senior Director of Supply Chain
Legacy Health
Angelique Vuilleumier is the Senior Director of Supply Chain at Legacy Health. She is a supply chain leader with a background of public speaking, coaching, and training/motivating hundreds of employees, rebuilding and innovating in the healthcare supply chain arena, she has been a trusted leader for 26 years. She started on the supplier side of healthcare working for GE Healthcare and Medline Industries where she managed international supply chain and distribution. She then moved to the provider side of healthcare in 2010 working for Providence Health & Services, AdvocateAurora Health, MedStar Health, and now Legacy Health. Angelique has rebuilt distribution relationships from the ground-up, completed point of use and ERP implementations, rebuilt 2 clinical value analysis programs, successfully implemented strategic sourcing tools to increase category management and service line structure, and has received several business awards.

Alex Warman
Alex Warman
Administrator of Perioperative Business Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Alex Warman is the Administrator of Perioperative Business Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He has been with the Network for 20 years and has oversight of business operations for Perioperative Services including financial management, revenue capture, data analysis, budget development, value analysis, and resource/surgical block utilization.

Alex has a proven record of facilitating and managing healthcare operations. His skills and advanced understanding of perioperative operations assisted with the Perioperative scheduling and financial implementation of an electronic medical record system (Epic). Alex has presented at national conferences including XGM-Epic, IDN Summit, O.R. Business Management Conference, and the O.R. Manager conference.

Alex has a BA in Music and Anthropology as well as a Pre-Medical Concentration from the College of the Holy Cross. He received his MBA from DeSales University in Healthcare Systems Management and is in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Business Management at Liberty University.

Cairo Wasfy
Cairo Wasfy
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Orlando Health

Andrea Williford
Andrea Williford
Director of Category Management and Procurement-Clinical
Mississippi Medical Center
Andrea Williford is the Director of Category Management and Procurement-Clinical at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is skilled in leadership, nursing, strategic sourcing, and healthcare management. She joined the organization in 2001, as a registered nurse. With over 14 years of critical care and perioperative nursing/management experience, Andrea transitioned to a RN Strategic Sourcing Manager role supporting procedural and perioperative areas within Supply Chain. She was promoted to the Director position in 2019. In her current role, she has oversight over all clinical sourcing and procurement activities as well as the value analysis program at UMMC.

Andrea’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from University of Southern Mississippi. She received her MSN from University of Mississippi with a focus on Nursing and Healthcare Administration. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family, which typically involves cheering from the sidelines of her children’s sporting events these days.

Resa Wise
Resa Wise
Supply Chain Fellow
Cook Medical Fellowship Program
Resa is the first Supply Chain Fellow for Cook Medical's new fellowship program. Resa holds an MBA and B.S. in Operations Management from Utah State University. Her journey in the healthcare industry began with Cook, where she discovered the perfect avenue to channel her passion for serving others, collaborating, and optimizing processes. Embracing the challenges of the healthcare supply chain, Resa sees the fellowship as a rapid learning opportunity.

Before her current position, Resa gained experience in the small satellite supply chain at the Space Dynamics Laboratory, a University Affiliated Research Center associated with Utah State. Notably, she co-authored a textbook highlighting the foundational historical figures in operations management.

Resa enjoys writing and enjoying outdoor activities in the Idaho and Utah mountains, where she resides. Her interests extend to environmental sustainability and supply chain resiliency.