Tim Bugg is the President and CEO of Capstone Health Alliance. At Capstone, Tim 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. Tim joined the WNC Health Network in 2007 as its Vice President of Member Services. Prior to 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. Tim was the Interim Director of the Network in 2000. Over the years, Tim has served many roles within the Network's Group Purchasing Program including: managing member C-Suite relationships; member recruitment and retention in the acute and non-acute markets; contracting in Information Technology, Administrative Services and other selective Materials Management agreements; New Program Development, Member Communications; Field Services; the Resource Management Program; Budgeting and Strategic Planning; and oversight of the Food Program. Tim’s primary expertise is in all aspects of supply chain, group purchasing, operations, process efficiencies, strategic planning, and leadership. He has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain field with more than 20 years in healthcare, including 11 years as the Director of Materials Management for CarePartners Health Services in Asheville, NC. 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 8 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. Tim also serves with the local chapter of the United Way, Vistage CEO Group, and is the founder and President of the girl's fastpitch organization, WNC Extreme. Tim has been published and quoted in several industry articles.