People on the Move

Dates included below correspond to the issue of AIS’s Health Business Daily in which “People News” appeared.

July 29

  • SSA & Co. named Wayne Dix vice president of health care. He most recently was vice president of operations and technology for UnitedHealth Group....Vik Nagjee joined Pure Storage as vice president and chief technology officer of Global Healthcare Solutions. He previously was chief technology officer for Epic Systems Corp....PhaseRx, Inc. promoted Chief Clinical Advisor Gordon Brandt, M.D., to chief medical officer....Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. named Alicia Secor president and CEO. She most recently was chief commercial officer for Zafgen, Inc.

July 28

  • The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) elected Steve Pitman president. Pitman is an independent insurance broker....Medical Compression Systems appointed Vice Chairman of the Board Gerry Feldman CEO....Jolynda Ward joined Gold’s Gym as senior vice president of human resources. She previously managed employee service for Pillar Hotels & Resorts....PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services promoted Executive Vice President of Development Peter Grabaskas to chief operating officer.

July 27

  • Global Healthcare Alliance named James Dye vice president of business development. He most recently was chief development officer for MedSynergies....Cardiac Science appointed Devdatt Kurdikar CEO. He previously was general manager of men’s health for Boston Scientific....Martin Emerson joined Monteris Medical as president and CEO. He most recently was president and CEO of Galil Medical....TapImmune, Inc. promoted Strategic Advisor and Member of the Board John Bonfiglio to president and CEO.

July 26

  • Theranos, Inc. appointed Dave Wurtz vice president of regulatory and quality, and Daniel Guggenheim chief compliance officer. Wurtz previously was senior director of regulatory, quality and compliance for ThermoFisher Scientific, and Guggenheim was assistant general counsel of regulatory law at McKesson Corp....Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. named Ryan Chavez executive vice president of finance and general counsel. He most recently was vice president and general, counsel autoimmune and rare diseases, at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, plc....David Tilton, M.B.A., joined Geisinger Health System as executive vice president and chief integration officer. Tilton previously was president and CEO of AtlantiCare.

July 25

  • William Braun joined DDS Lab as president and CEO. He previously was president of outsourcing solutions at Steris PLC....Cogentix Medical, Inc. named Darin Hammers president and CEO. He most recently was chief operating officer for Cogentix predecessor Uroplasty....Quantum Health Inc. appointed Scott Kinzer vice president of national accounts. He previously was vice president of employer solutions for SHAPEUP, Inc....Astellas named Joseph Devaney vice president of government affairs and policy in the Americas. He most recently was vice president of federal and state relations at Sanofi.

July 22

  • MPRO named Leland Babitch, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO. He previously was executive medical director for The Advisory Board Co....WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Robin Jones, M.D., medical director of Harmony Health Plan. She most recently was medical director for Aetna Inc.’s Aetna Better Health of Illinois....Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC promoted President Louis Vollmer to president and CEO....Atabak Mokari joined IRIDEX Corp. as chief financial officer and vice president of corporate development. He previously was a senior investment banker for Wells Fargo Securities.

July 21

  • Sequana Medical AG named Ian Crosbie chief financial officer. He most recently held the same title at GC Aesthetics Ltd....Deborah Schnell joined Taylor Strategy Partners as vice president and managing director. She previously was executive vice president of sales and marketing at MNG Direct....NextGxDx appointed Rob Metcalf CEO. He most recently was president and CEO for Digital Reasoning....Athenex, Inc. named James Hussey executive vice president of its pharmaceuticals division. He previously was president of Sagent Pharmaceuticals.

July 20

  • Kaiser Permanente promoted Chief Operating Officer Janet Liang to president of the Northern California region, and Georgia President Julie Miller-Phipps to president of the Southern California region....Geisinger Health System appointed David Tilton, M.B.A., chief integration officer. He previously was president and CEO of Geisinger unit AtlantiCare....Dave Sheehan joined ContextMedia: Health as chief marketing officer. He most recently was president of HY Connect.

July 19

  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. named Ed Fess, M.D., medical director of ‘Ohana Health Plan. He most recently was president and co-founder of Pacific Healthcare Consultants....HHS promoted acting Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Anne Killoran to chief information officer....MiMedx Group, Inc. appointed I. Mark Lindy, D.D.S., vice president of key strategic initiatives. He previously was managing director and senior research analyst in biopharmaceuticals and medical technology for Northland Capital Markets/Summer Street Research Partners....Mark Foster joined Trice Medical as chief commercialization officer and vice president of worldwide sales. He most recently was vice president of U.S. sports medicine in the advanced surgical device division of Smith & Nephew.

July 18

  • Arturo Morales, Ph.D., joined Analgesic Solutions as chief technology officer. He previously was vice president of technology, data science and corporate development for Beryllium Discovery….Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego named Todd Laird chief operating officer for its Institute for Genomic Medicine, and David Dimmock, M.D., medical director of the institute. Laird most recently was an active investor and advisor to a portfolio of early-stage life sciences companies, and Dimmock led the first end-to-end solution of whole genome sequencing….AccentHealth appointed Jennifer Sewell senior vice president of client care and services. She previously was vice president of clinical and quality services at Ceridian Corp.

July 15

  • The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) appointed Michael Fraser, Ph.D., executive director. He most recently was executive vice president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Medical Society....Health Integrated promoted Chief Revenue Officer Zachary Fritz to CEO....Millar, Inc. promoted President Tim Daugherty to president and CEO....Tony Recupero rejoined SI-BONE, Inc. as chief commercial officer. He previously was president of Catalyst Performance Advisors, LLC.

July 14

  • Recro Pharma, Inc. appointed Michael Celano chief financial officer. He previously was chief financial officer at Kensey Nash....The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) named Michael Embry president-elect. He is founder and president of Comprehensive Benefits, Inc....NAHU also elected R. Dane Rianhard secretary. He is a founding principal for TriBridge Partners, LLC....Katie Rubinger joined the Alliance for Health Reform as senior health policy associate. She most recently was a policy associate at Advocates for Children and Youth in Baltimore.

July 13

  • The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) named David Mordo legislative council chair. He previously was NAHU’s New Jersey state legislative chair....DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. appointed Oraida Roman market president of Colorado Springs Health Partners. She most recently was chief operating officer for DaVita unit JSA Healthcare....Jennifer Currao joined ArroHealth as chief human resources officer. She previously was vice president of human resources for Essintial Enterprise Solutions....Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. named Jason Coloma, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief business officer. He most recently was vice president and global head of Roche oncology business development for Roche/Genentech.

July 12

  • Brian Toohey joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) as senior vice president for international advocacy. He most recently was president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)....The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appointed Office of Hematology and Oncology Products Director Richard Pazdur, M.D., acting director of the Oncology Center of Excellence....Cardinal Health named Pamela Kimmet chief human resources officer. She previously was senior vice president of human resources for Coca-Cola Enterprises.

July 11

  • Faithful+Gould promoted operations director Roger Scott to head of its pharmaceuticals and biotechnology unit....The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) named David LeDuc executive director. He most recently was senior director of strategic alliances for the organization’s partner, the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI)....The Vistria Group portfolio company Supplemental Health Care appointed Lesa Francis president and CEO. She previously was president and CEO of Staffmark....Clayton, Dubilier & Rice named Nitin Sahney operating advisor. He most recently was president and CEO of Omnicare, Inc.

July 8

  • The North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics appointed Randolph Scott Jordan CEO. He most recently was CEO of HOPE worldwide, ltd....John Mitchell joined LEERINK Partners as managing director of institutional equities. He previously was managing director of institutional sales at Jefferies & Co....AbilTo, Inc. named Rob Rebak CEO. He most recently was president of consumer solutions for Sharecare.

July 7

  • Blueprint Bio, Inc. named Edward Jensen chief operating officer. He previously worked for Johnson & Johnson….Collagen Matrix, Inc. appointed Bill Messer vice president of sales and marketing. He most recently was vice president of marketing and medical education for Biomet Spine….Geisinger Health System promoted AltantiCare Senior Vice President of Administration and Executive Vice President Dominic Moffa, M.B.A., executive vice president and chief strategy officer for the health system….Karen Johnson joined WellCare Health Plans, Inc. as chief operating officer of Easy Choice Health Plan. She previously was vice president of clinical services at Health Essentials.

July 6

  • The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees named Michael Embry president-elect. Embry is the founder and president of Comprehensive Benefits, Inc., and focuses on small-group benefits, mid-size group benefits, worksite voluntary benefits and small and mid-size self-funded plans....Nonin Medical, Inc. appointed Matthew Prior vice president of business development, Greg Rausch vice president of product development and Jill Wroblewski senior director of marketing. Prior previously was vice president of product development, Rausch was director of advanced technology and Wroblewski was director of business development....Grafton Integrated Health Network selected Chief Administrator Officer James Stewart as the next CEO. He succeeded Jim Gaynor on June 30.

July 5

  • The American Health Quality Association (AHQA) appointed IPRO Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Clare Bradley, M.D., president-elect....Leading BioSciences promoted Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer Greg Doyle to CEO....James Abely joined Psychemedics Corp. as associate general counsel. He previously worked for Goodwin Procter LLP....Adeptus Health Inc. appointed Ricardo Martinez, M.D., chief medical officer. He most recently held the same title at North Highland Worldwide Consulting....Geisinger Health System promoted AtlantiCare Senior Vice President of Administration Dominic Moffa, M.B.A., to executive vice president and chief strategy officer of the company.

July 1

  • The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) promoted Vice President of Government Relations Pamela Murphy to senior vice president of government relations....Johnson & Johnson named pharmaceuticals unit Vice President of Group Finance Joseph Wolk vice president of investor relations, succeeding Louise Mehrotra, who is retiring....Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Mark Gergen is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Board Chairman Rodney Lappe, Ph.D., will assume the role of executive chairman....Continuum Health Alliance appointed Don McDaniel president and CEO. He previously was CEO of Sage Growth Partners.

June 30

  • Neurotrope, Inc. appointed Paula Trzepacz, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Neurotrope BioScience, Inc. She previously was senior medical fellow in neuroscience drug development for Eli Lilly and Co....Lumos Pharma, Inc. named Carol Dutch senior director of patient engagement. She most recently worked in marketing and advocacy for Recordati Rare Diseases, Inc....David Paragamian joined Publicis Health as managing director of Razorfish Health. He previously was president of Huntsworth Health unit ApotheCom....Monument Health named Stephanie Motter CEO. She most recently was vice president for quality and clinical strategy at DaVita Healthcare Partners.

June 29

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. promoted U.S. President Murdo Gordon to executive vice president and chief commercial officer....R&D LifeSciences, LLC named Dan Cooke director of technical sales and research. He previously was national dairy accounts manager for Furst McNess....Regent Surgical Health promoted President Chris Bishop to CEO....American Well promoted Senior Vice President of Research and Development Jon Freshman to chief technology officer.

June 28

  • The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) named Douglas Hoffner interim CEO. He currently is deputy executive officer for operations and technology for the pension fund. Current CEO Anne Stausboll is retiring....Seabrook House promoted Director of Special Projects Suzanne Mulrain to director of health care collaboratives....Symic appointed Manish Anand vice president of regulatory affairs and quality. He most recently was director of regulatory affairs for Portola Pharmaceuticals....Ravi Mehrotra, Ph.D., joined MTS Health Partners, LP as partner. He previously was global head of biotechnology equity research for Credit Suisse.

June 27

  • Soligenix, Inc. named Karen Krumeich senior vice president and chief financial officer. She most recently was a consultant to the company....G&W Laboratories appointed Jay Galeota president and chief operating officer. He previously was chief strategy and business development officer and president of emerging businesses at Merck & Co....Mark Smith, M.D., Ph.D., joined VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. as chief medical officer. He most recently was clinical lead for neuropsychiatry for Teva Pharmaceuticals....HMC HealthWorks named Jon Reid executive vice president of program and business development. He previously was vice president at Catamaran Corp., now a unit of UnitedHealth Group.

June 24

  • Joseph Gentile joined Plexus Technology Group, LLC as senior vice president of sales. He previously was regional vice president of sales for healthcare IT at General Electric....Amgen promoted Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Esteban Santos executive vice president of operations....Greystone appointed David Varca managing director of health care finance. He most recently was a principal at Ares Management, L.P....Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. appointed Rajesh Garg, M.D., president and CEO. He previously was a senior partner with McKinsey & Co.

June 23

  • Suneva Medical, Inc. appointed Preston Romm chief operating officer. He previously was president of Obagi Medical Products and senior vice president of Valeant Pharmaceuticals....Jaewon Ryu, M.D., joined Geisinger Health System as executive vice president and chief medical officer, effective in September. He currently is president of integrated care delivery for Humana Inc....Polsinelli PC named John Shadegg a shareholder in its national public policy practice. Shadegg is a former Republican congressman for Arizona.

June 22

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Thomas Ross, Sr., lead independent director. He currently is a member of the board....SA Ignite Inc. named Eric Kretzer senior vice president of products. He previously was senior vice president of product management at Strata Decisions....Mark Noonan joined The Segal Group as a vice president and health actuary. He most recently was chief actuary at Health Partners Plans....Applied Pathways LLC appointed Steve Lefar CEO. He previously was president and CEO of Sg2, now a unit of MedAssets.

June 21

  • The American Medical Association swore in Andrew Gurman, M.D., as its 171st president. Gurman is an orthopedic hand surgeon from Pennsylvania….Cor appointed Kate Thorp co-founder and chief marketing officer. She previously was president of AKQA….Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. named Kevin Lind executive vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently was a principal for TPG Special Situations Partners….Change Healthcare Senior Vice President Stuart Hanson was appointed to the HIMSS Health Business Solution Committee for a two-year term starting in July.

June 20

  • Delta Dental Plans Association named Jason Daughn vice president of government relations. He previously was managing principal for Three Arch Strategies....Genesis HealthCare appointed Stephen Saville president of CareerStaff Unlimited. He most recently was executive vice president and general counsel for OGH, LLC....Sturdy McKee joined Clinicient Inc. as senior director of client executives. He is also CEO and founder of San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy....Sunspire Health named Keith Arnold chief marketing and outreach officer. He previously was senior vice president of clinical outreach, marketing and strategic development for Elements Behavioral Health.

June 17

  • Adverum Biotechnologies named Leone Patterson chief financial officer. She most recently held the same position at Diadexus....Michael Keane joined Millennium Health as chief financial officer. He previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Genomatica....DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. appointed Amar Desai, M.D., president of its California coastal region. Desai previously worked for DaVita, but most recently was CEO of the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Group and Ambulatory Services....Eli Lilly and Co. promoted Global Brand Development Leader Aarti Shah, Ph.D., to senior vice president and chief information officer.

June 16

  • UnitedHealth Group promoted Optum Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Rex to chief financial officer of the company....HGS Colibrium, Inc. CEO and Founder Mark Poling resigned to pursue other interests. A successor has not been named....Results for Development Institute promoted Chief Operating Officer Gina Lagomarsino to president and CEO....The Segal Group promoted National Director of Multiemployer Consulting David Blumenstein to president and CEO....Keith Landsdale joined ABC Financial as regional sales director. He most recently was director of national accounts at Netpulse.

June 15

  • The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) appointed Commonwealth Health and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital CEO Cornelio Catena chair-elect, and Washington Health System President and CEO Gary Weinstein board secretary….The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute named Teresa Mastracci, Ph.D., independent investigator. She previously was assistant research professor in the Indiana University School of Medicine Dept. of Pediatrics….ViewRay appointed Ajay Bansal chief financial officer. He most recently held the same title at Onconova Therapeutics.

June 14

  • Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. appointed Abigail McElhinny, Ph.D., senior vice president of research and development. She previously was vice president of assay and reagent development for Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a unit of the Roche Group....DNA Diagnostics Center named Robert Bosley executive vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently was senior vice president of finance for Serta Simmons Bedding....Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Cannell to executive vice president, chief operating officer and president of global commercial products; and Vice President of Finance Jason Keyes to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

June 13

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) named two co-chief operating officers: WBA Executive Vice President and Walgreens President Alex Gourlay and WBA Executive Vice President and Global Wholesale and International Retail President and Chief Executive Ornella Barra....Homology Medicines, Inc. named James Warren, Ph.D., vice president of manufacturing. He previously led vector development and manufacturing at bluebird bio, Inc....Aventura named Patrick Flynn chief operating officer. He most recently was chief technology officer at Phytel....The VWR Foundation promoted Director of Corporate Communications Valerie Collado to president.

June 10

  • Jackson Healthcare appointed Jennifer Dangar chief of corporate operations. She previously was chief strategy officer and president of distribution for The Weather Co.…Exact Science Corp. named Jeff Elliott vice president of business development and strategy. He most recently was a senior research analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co.…Intrexon Corp. Senior Vice President Samuel Broder, M.D., is retiring. He will continue to serve as a consultant….David “Skip” Mogill joined Zynex as vice president of operations. He previously held the same title with Surgical Technologies Sector SQE.

June 9

  • Zynex appointed Rick Luckenbill vice president of finance. He previously was chief financial officer and vice president of finance for CPP, Inc....Sutro Biopharma named Shabbir Anik, M.B.A., Ph.D., chief technical operations officer. He most recently was senior vice president of technical operations for Onyx Pharmaceuticals....Tim Smith joined Cleave Biosciences as chief business officer. He previously was executive director of business development for Celgene Corp....EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants appointed Eric Leventhal vice president in its employee benefits practice. He most recently was area vice president for Gallagher Benefit Services.

June 8

  • Aptuit LLC named Henning Steinhagen, Ph.D., executive vice president of drug discovery and development. He most recently was senior vice president and head of global drug discovery at Grunenthal....Health Care Service Corp. appointed Eric Feldstein senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Blair Todt senior vice president and chief legal officer. Feldstein previously was executive vice president of American Express Co.’s enterprise growth group, and Todt was senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer and secretary for WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

June 7

  • Sentrian, the Remote Patient Intelligence Company, appointed Bryan Ness chief revenue officer and Molly Cogan vice president of marketing and communications. Ness previously was regional general manager for Wellcentive, and Cogan was executive director of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance….Former CMS administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., joined American Well as vice chairman of the board. He currently is director of Duke University’s Health Policy Center….Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota promoted Chief Information Security Officer Jason Newman to vice president and chief information security officer, and named Kirstie Foster vice president of public relations. Foster most recently was director of corporate and brand communications for General Mills.

June 6

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan promoted Blue Care Network CEO Kevin Klobucar to executive vice president of the company....Hospital Corp. of America (HCA) appointed Robert Lee CEO of Plantation General Hospital in Florida. He previously was CEO of HCA’s Raulerson Hospital....Doug Marcey joined Plexus Technology Group, LLC as vice president of technology. He most recently was vice president of products and director of engineering for Phase2 Technology....Bryan Coleman joined EAS Consulting Group, LLC as senior director of pharmaceutical and device consulting services. He previously was senior manager of quality programs and projects at Altria Client Services.

June 3

  • Lakewood-Amedex Inc. appointed Steve Miley, M.D., chief medical officer. Miley is currently a practicing physician and member of the board....Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. named Sam Eldessouky senior vice president and corporate controller. He most recently was senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Tyco International Plc....Elizabeth Staas joined MedAssist as national vice president of business development. She currently is president of the Virginia-D.C. chapter of HFMA.

June 2

  • Cynosure, Inc. President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy Baker is retiring. Chairman and CEO Michael Davin was appointed president, and Baker will remain with the company to facilitate the transition....Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. named Michael Donovan, Ph.D., M.D., chief clinical officer. He previously was chief medical officer for MetaStat, Inc....Tara Stultz joined Amendola Communications as senior content and account director. She most recently ran her own health care communications firm....Remedy Partners appointed Carolyn Magill CEO. She previously led payer contracting strategies for Evolent Health.

June 1

  • Eisai Inc. named Maria Garrigan vice president of global regulatory strategy for its Oncology Business Group. She previously was senior director of global regulatory affairs for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc....Specialdocs Consultants, LLC appointed Terry Bauer CEO. He most recently was principal and strategy practice leader at Stroudwater Associates....Randy Kriech joined MDRejuvena as president and CEO. He previously was president of Sente....pingmd named Susan Driscoll president and CEO. She most recently was CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health's professional and education division.

May 31

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBSTN) named Jeanne James, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer of BlueCare Tennessee. She previously was medical director for government programs at BCBSTN....DATATRAK International, Inc. appointed interim CEO and founder Jim Bob Ward CEO and president....Angela Hickman joined MiraMed Global Services, LLC vice president of RA-HCC program strategy and business development. She most recently was senior management consultant for Culbert Healthcare Solutions....Breg, Inc. named Benjamin Hutson vice president of operations. He previously led global operations at Microport Orthopedics.

May 27

  • BeoCare Group Inc. appointed Matt Valego CEO. He previously was senior vice president and chief commercial officer of Precept Medical Products, Inc....Quantum Health named Scott Doolittle chief financial officer. He most recently was senior vice president of finance and operations for Healthways....John Bishop, Ph.D., joined Genocea Biosciences, Inc. as senior vice president of pharmaceutical sciences. He previously was senior vice president of pharmaceutical sciences at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc....Regulus Therapeutics Inc. named Allison Wey vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. She most recently was vice president of investor relations for Durata Therapeutics, now a unit of Actavis.

May 26

  • Flowonix Medical, Inc. named Larry Heaton president and CEO. He most recently was president, CEO and director of Cardiox Corp....BioLife Solutions appointed Jim Mathers vice president of sales. He previously led sales and business development for Stryker Corp....Michael Sokol, M.D., joined WebMD Health Services as chief medical officer. He most recently was vice president of employee wellness and chief wellness officer at Sanofi....ORIG3N, Inc. named Melissa May vice president of product strategy. She previously led product development and commercialization for NetBio.

May 25

  • Spirox, Inc. appointed Neil Hattangadi, M.D., president and CEO. He previously was business leader of peripheral vascular at Royal Philips….Codiak BioSciences Inc. named Jan Lotvall, M.D., Ph.D., chief scientist. He most recently was professor of allergy and chairman of the Krefting Research Centre at Goteborg University in Sweden….Intrexon Corp. appointed Geno Germano president. He previously was group president of global innovative pharma business at Pfizer….David Collignon joined Blink Fitness as vice president of operations. He previously was vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement for Equinox Holdings.

May 24

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island appointed Kim Keck president and CEO. She previously was senior vice president at Aetna Inc....Karl Eisenhower joined the Alliance for Health Reform as director of communications and special projects. He most recently was health editor for RealClear Media Group....The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research named Julie Dohm, Ph.D., senior science advisor for compounding. She previously was a drugs counselor in the agency’s Office of Chief Counsel.

May 23

  • Orbis appointed Danny Haddad, M.D., chief of program in charge of its blindness prevention portfolio. Haddad most recently was director of global ophthalmology at the Emory University Emory Eye Center....Fate Therapeutics, Inc. named Chris Storgard, M.D., chief medical officer. He previously was vice president of clinical research and development at AstraZeneca Group unit Ardea Biosciences....Spirox, Inc. appointed Neil Hattangadi, M.D., president and CEO. He most recently was executive vice president and general manager of peripheral vascular and global clinical affairs at Volcano Corp.

May 20

  • David Jacobson joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as vice president of Medicaid business development. He most recently was vice president of business development for UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare....Relmada Therapeutics promoted Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development Michael Becker to chief financial officer....Coherus BioSciences, Inc. appointed Patrick O’Brien senior vice president of investor relations. He previously was vice president of investor relations for Gilead Sciences, Inc....Hollister Inc. named Carolin Archibald vice president of ostomy, continence care and critical care business in the U.S. and Canada. She most recently was president of Medela, Inc.

May 19

  • ATCC named Mindy Goldsborough, Ph.D., chief science and technology officer. She will retain her role as vice president and general manager of ATCC Cell Systems....BioPharmX Corp. Chairman, CEO and Treasurer James Pekarsky has resigned. President, Co-Founder and Director Anja Krammer will continue to lead the company....Havas Health appointed Brian Robinson global chief strategy officer. He most recently was head of corporate strategy at Aptus Health, a unit of Merck Co....Ken Goulet joined CareCentrix as strategic advisor to CEO John Driscoll. He previously was president of commercial and specialty business for Anthem, Inc.

May 18

  • Synthetic Biologics, Inc. named Isaac Bright, M.D., vice president of corporate development. He previously was a partner at Merieux Development....Status:Go appointed Matt Vestal vice president of business development. He most recently was an advisor for Sg2....Christina Bishop-Feeny joined Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as chief development officer. She previously was director of development at Northwell Health Foundation’s Cancer Institute and Institute of Urology....EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants named Liz Miller senior communications consultant in its employee benefits division. She most recently was a benefits advisor for Zenefits.

May 17

  • Addus HomeCare Corp. named Brian Poff executive vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently was chief financial officer and treasurer of Oceans Healthcare....Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. appointed Douglas Ward CEO and member of the board. He previously was vice president of companion diagnostics for Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a unit of Roche....Andreas Turanski joined Spreemo as chief technology officer. He most recently led engineering for Jibe....Geneia named Fred Rahmanian head of technology. He previously was principal data scientist at IBM Watson Health.

May 16

  • Latham & Phillips Ophthalmics named Garret O’Connell president. He previously was vice president of sales, marketing and new product distribution for Enhanced Medical Services....The Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) elected Gregory Miller 2016-2017 president. He is executive vice president of Health Care Management Group (HCMG), Cincinnati....HCA Holdings, Inc. appointed Troy Villarreal president of its Gulf Coast division effective June 20. He currently is CEO of HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital....Deb Mathews joined Synthetic Biologics as vice president of medical affairs. She most recently was executive medical science lead for Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

May 13

  • Notal Vision, Inc. appointed Quinton Oswald CEO. He previously was CEO of Neurotech Pharmaceuticals....BAROnova, Inc. named David Thrower president and CEO. He most recently was CEO of Asante Solutions....Kelly Kaufman joined Quantum Health Inc. as manager of pharmacy services. She previously was clinical pharmacy liaison for Helios....PDII appointed Matthew Gattuso executive vice president of PDII and president of PDI Infection Prevention. He most recently was vice president and general manager for Medtronic’s Strategic Channel Solutions Division.

May 12

  • Peak Health Solutions, Inc. promoted Director of Talent Acquisition Jennifer Humm to associate vice president of talent acquisition and strategic operations....Mylan N.V. named Kenneth Parks chief financial officer. He most recently was senior vice president and chief financial officer of WESCO International....UCare appointed Lawrence Lee, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer. He previously was a staff physician and clinician educator at Veterans Health Administration....Quinton Oswald joined Notal Vision, Inc. as CEO. He previously held the same position with Neurotech Pharmaceuticals.

May 11

  • Kewaunee Scientific Corp. appointed Michael Rok vice president of manufacturing operations. He previously was vice president of North American operations for the KaVo Kerr Group of Danaher Corp....Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. promoted Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations Chery Nelson to senior vice president of clinical innovation and delivery, and Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President of Clinical Operations Melissa Fannin to senior vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing officer....Paul Firuta joined uniQure N.V. as chief commercial officer. He most recently held the same title with BioBlast Pharma.

May 10

  • New Directions Behavioral Health appointed Aron Halfin, M.D., chief medical officer. He previously was vice president and national, medical, clinical and operations director for Anthem, Inc. behavioral health services....Brad Simmons joined UC Davis Medical Center as chief operating officer. He most recently held the same title at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City....Avellino Labs named Tara Moore, Ph.D., director of research and development. She previously was director of the Biomedical Research Institute at Ulster University....The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) appointed Lauren Levinson vice president of communications. She most recently was senior leader of public and corporate affairs for Ketchum in Washington, D.C.

May 9

  • Families USA Founding Executive Director Ron Pollack is stepping down. The board will commence a search for his successor....Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) named Elizabeth Moran vice president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance and chief operating officer for ClearStone Solutions, a unit of BCBSMN parent company Aware Integrated, Inc. She previously was vice president of legal affairs and Blue Cross general counsel for Aware....Health Care Service Corp. promoted Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Senior Vice President of Market Strategy and Chief Medical Officer Dan McCoy, M.D., to president of the plan.

May 6

  • ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Stephen Carey vice president and chief financial officer. He previously was senior vice president, controller and principal accounting officer for Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.…Anthem, Inc. promoted Specialty Business Division Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Gallina to executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company. He succeeds Wayne DeVeydt, who is stepping down to concentrate on family and philanthropy….ZappRx named Lorrie Carr chief commercial officer. She previously was divisional vice president of enterprise specialty sales and product management for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

May 5

  • Athenex, Inc. named Jeffrey Yordon president of Athenex Specialty Products. He previously was founder, chairman and CEO of Sagent Pharmaceuticals....Kipp Jarecke-Cheng joined Publicis Healthcare Communications Group as chief communications officer. He most recently was director of marketing at FOUR32C....The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) elected Aria Health in Pennsylvania President and CEO Kathleen Kinslow, M.D., to board chair....EyeGate Pharma appointed Ryan Brenneman chief financial officer. He previously was senior vice president and chief accounting officer at CYS Investments, Inc.

May 4

  • Natera, Inc. appointed Kimberly Martin, M.D., senior global medical director of its women’s health franchise. She previously was medical director of reproductive testing for Natera....Trovagene named William Welch CEO. He most recently was CEO of Sequenom, Inc....Olympus Corp. promoted Olympus Corp. of the Americas (OCA) General Counsel Donna Miller to head of HQ legal and global general counsel, and OCA Chief Compliance Officer Caroline West to global chief compliance officer....Ronald Rittenmeyer joined Millennium Health as chairman and CEO. He previously was chairman, president and CEO of Expert Global Solutions.

May 3

  • The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) appointed Ruth Miller senior director of regulatory affairs. She previously was an attorney in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Diversion & Regulatory Policy Section....Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. named Joseph Papa chairman and CEO. He previously held the same title at Perrigo Company plc and succeeds J. Michael Pearson, who will remain with the company until Papa’s arrival in early May….Sonia Tolani joined Envy Medical, Inc. as senior vice president of marketing. She most recently was senior director of global marketing for Dermatologica, a unit of Unilever.

May 2

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey named Jill Serin vice president and chief underwriter. She previously was chief actuary for Remedy Partners, Inc....Josh Golden joined Solid Benefit Guidance as area senior vice president. He most recently was practice leader of employer consulting for Pharmaceutical Strategies Group LLC....Biostage, Inc. appointed Ginger Abraham-Freel director of quality and operations. She previously was director of quality and head of manufacturing at Diagnostics For All, Inc....The Goodman Group promoted Regional Director of Operations Matthew Kern to national director of operations.

April 29

  • Innophos Holdings, Inc. named Amy Hartzell vice president of supply chain and purchasing. She previously was global director of Dow Chemical Co.’s Corporate Supply Chain Center of Excellence....Eisai Co., Ltd., appointed Avinash Desai, M.D., vice president of Americas oncology medical affairs in its oncology business group of Eisai Inc. He most recently was global medical affairs leader in oncology for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc....Natural Partners, Inc. named President Fran Towey CEO, succeeding Tye Smith, who is continuing as chairman of the board....Kathleen Gogas, Ph.D., joined Symic as vice president of preclinical development. She previously was senior director of preclinical pharmacology at Nektar Therapeutics.

April 28

  • The Goodman Group promoted Chief Operating Officer Craig Edinger to CEO. He succeeds John Goodman, who passed away in March....Abundant Venture Partners appointed David Strand operating partner. He most recently was cofounder and CEO of ExperiaHealth, now a unit of Vocera....Emerson Ecologics, LLC named Adam Carr president and CEO. He previously was president and CEO at Tribe Foods....John McKew, Ph.D., joined Lumos Pharma, Inc. as chief scientific officer. He most recently was vice president of research for aTyr Pharma.

April 27

  • KemPharm, Inc. named Daniel Cohen executive vice president of government and public relations and Rene Braeckman, Ph.D., vice president of clinical development. Cohen previously was consulting head of North American government relations for Grunenthal USA, and Braeckman was vice president of clinical development for Amarin Pharma, Inc....Melinta Therapeutics appointed Interim CEO Eugene Sun, M.D., permanent CEO and member of the board....CompleteRx appointed Justin Sotomayor pharmacy informatics director. He previously was an independent consultant to the company....Josh Golden joined Solid Benefit Guidance as area senior vice president. He previously was a practice leader in employer consulting for Pharmaceutical Strategies Group LLC.

April 26

  • Biocom named Dina Lozofsky executive director of its new Los Angeles office. She previously was associate director for licensing and business development at the University of California, Santa Barbara Office of Technology and Industry Alliances....Bayer Corp. appointed Paul Capelli vice president of communication for Bayer Consumer Health. He most recently managed communications for QVC....John Carlson joined Flex as president of Flex Medical Solutions. He previously was vice president of innovation for Johnson & Johnson....EmployerDirect Healthcare named Thomas McInerney, Jr., chief operating officer and member of the board. He previously managed operations for Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

April 25

  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. named Darren Ghanayem senior vice president and chief information officer, and Lauralie Rubel president of its Nebraska business. Ghanayem previously was vice president of business transformation for Anthem, Inc., and Rubel was president of WellCare in Iowa....Robert Coulton, Jr., joined AMGA Consulting as vice president. He most recently was executive director of professional staff affairs at the Cleveland Clinic....HealthNow New York Inc. promoted Executive Director and Chief Actuary Gerry Klopfer to vice president and chief actuary.

April 22

  • Haemonetics Corp. Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development Christopher Lindop is retiring on May 27. The company is searching for a successor....Ella Health named Danielle Wallace director of physician and community relations. She previously was marketing manager for RMA Jefferson and RMA Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth....Candescent Health appointed Tony Lenox vice president of client service operations. He most recently was vice president of worldwide customer support at Imprivata....MabVax Therapeutics named Paul Resnick, M.D., M.B.A., vice president and chief business officer. He previously was senior vice president for Juventas Therapeutics.

April 21

  • LHC Group promoted Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel Joshua Proffitt to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer....Motif Bio plc named Pete Meyers chief financial officer and Rajesh Shukla, Ph.D., vice president of clinical operations. Meyers previously was chief financial officer and treasurer at TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Shukla was senior medical director of clinical development and medical affairs at ACORDA Therapeutics....Tricia McVeigh joined Burnham Benefits Insurance Services as senior account manager. She most recently was a senior analyst at Benefits Exchange Alliance.

April 20

  • BTIG, LLC named Mark Secrest managing director in its health care investment banking group. He previously was managing director and head of medical device mergers and acquisitions in the health care investment banking unit at Stifel....Elekta appointed Richard Hausmann president and CEO. He previously was president and CEO of GE’s magnetic resonance division....Lumos Pharma, Inc. named David Weiner, M.D., chief medical officer. He most recently held the same title at aTyr Pharma, Inc....Piramal Enterprises Ltd. named Jonathan Sandler CEO of Decision Resources Group. He previously was founding CEO of Kessler International, a unit of the Kessler Group.

April 19

  • BeiGene, Ltd. appointed Eric Hedrick, M.D., interim chief medical officer. He previously was a clinical advisor for the company....Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute named Ed Sauter, M.D., Ph.D., director of breast surgery. He most recently was director of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center....Sequenom, Inc. appointed Glenn Magnuson vice president of sales. He previously was vice president of sales for T2 Biosystems.

April 18

  • CareMore Health System promoted Chief Medical Officer Sachin Jain, M.D., M.B.A., to president, succeeding Leeba Lessin, who retired....Eisai Co., Ltd. named Beyhan Zaim vice president of commercial development and Alzheimer’s disease for Eisai Inc....Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. appointed Shaun Priest senior vice president and chief growth officer. He most recently was senior vice president of strategic accounts and business development at Influence Health....VirMedica named Philip Lee president and CEO. He previously held the same title at PHT Corp.

April 15

  • PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. named John Lee, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer and John Sharp chief financial officer. Lee previously was vice president and global head of the Quintiles Cardiovascular Center for Excellence, and Sharp was chief financial officer at HUYA Biosciences International....Paul Hanchin joined Nuvectra Corp. as president. He most recently was executive vice president of Flowonix Medical, Inc....Tris Pharma, Inc. appointed Sharon Clarke chief commercial officer. She previously was head of commercial operations at Kaleo Inc.

April 14

  • Astellas named Joseph Fleishaker vice president of clinical pharmacology and exploratory development. He previously was vice president and global therapeutic head of neuroscience for the company....McDermott Will & Emery promoted Partners Vernessa Pollard and Veleka Peeples-Dyer to co-leaders of its FDA practice....Eisai Inc. appointed Paul Hawthorne senior vice president of U.S. commercial in neurology. He most recently was vice president of sales at Sanofi....Kevin Herde joined Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously was vice president of global blood screening and alliance management for Hologic, Inc.

April 13

  • Gorman Health Group appointed David Sayen senior vice president of client relations. He previously was a regional administrator at CMS....Nova Medical Centers named Terri O’Neil regional vice president of network and payor relations. She most recently worked in sales and implementation for WellComp Managed Care Services, a unit of York Risk Services Group....Joe Hammer joined Dohmen as chief development officer. He previously was managing director of life science finance for GE Capital....AMAG Pharmaceuticals named Edward Myles chief financial officer. He previously held the same title at Ocata Therapeutics, Inc.

April 12

  • Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Anthony Hurley vice president of global commercial manufacturing and operations. He previously was vice president of global external manufacturing in biologics for Genentech....Integro Insurance Brokers named Regina Johnson senior vice president. She most recently was risk program manager for the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group....Harsh Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A., joined Sheppard Pratt Health System as president and CEO, effective in July. He currently is CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital....The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) appointed Robert Shipp III vice president of population health strategies. He previously was director of quality care and delivery at River Health ACO.

April 11

  • BioLife Solutions named Karen Foster vice president of operations. She previously was vice president of laboratory operations and site leader for ViaCord, LLC....Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Jeffrey Farrow chief financial officer. He most recently held the same title at ZS Pharma, Inc....Meridian Health Plan named Karen Brach president of Meridian Health Plan of Illinois. She previously was vice president of Medicaid for Health Care Service Corp. unit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois....Centene Corp. appointed Mark Brooks chief information officer. He most recently held the same title at Health Net, Inc., now a unit of Centene.

April 8

  • On Lok promoted On Lok Lifeways Chief Operating Officer Grace Li to CEO....Optimus Outcome appointed Keiko Ikeda speech and language therapy supervisor. She previously was associate director of therapies for Easter Seals Bay Area....Matrix Medical Network named Michael Ansel chief growth officer. He most recently was executive vice president of business development at BioIQ....Kevin Enterlein joined Alignment Healthcare as president of its Florida market. He previously was president of Aetna Inc. in Florida.

April 7

  • Independence Blue Cross named Heidi Syropoulos, M.D., medical director of government markets. She previously was lead physician in the Complex Care Program for Cigna Corp. unit Cigna-HealthSpring....Omron Healthcare, Inc. promoted Chief Operating Officer Ranndy Kellogg to president and CEO....Mike Ellis joined Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC as CEO. He most recently was corporate vice president for Walgreen Co.

April 6

  • Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) elected Horizon NJ Health President Erhardt Preitauer chairman of the board....AxisPoint Health named Timothy Moore, M.D., chief medical officer and executive vice president of health affairs. He previously was senior vice president and chief medical officer of WebMD Health Services....Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Herman Weiss, M.D., M.B.A., vice president of medical affairs and clinical development. He most recently was global medical director of women’s health and bone health for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

April 5

  • AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Interim CEO Howard Rosen CEO. He previously managed marketing and business development for Gilead Sciences, Inc....DNA Diagnostics Center named Connie Hallquist president and CEO. She most recently was president of Healthy Directions, a unit of Helen of Troy Ltd....Hartford HealthCare appointed Peter Paul Yu, M.D., physician-in-chief of the Hartford Health Cancer Institute. He previously was president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

April 4

  • Humana Inc. promoted Gulf States Medicare operations Medical Director Shelly Gupta, M.D., to regional Medicare medical director for its operations in Louisiana and Mississippi....Anthem, Inc. promoted Regional Vice President of Account Management in the Northeast Region Swati Mathai to vice president of account management in national accounts....AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies named Victoria Sharp, M.D., M.B.A., chief medical officer for AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa. She previously was chief of staff at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

April 1

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan added the role of enterprise chief financial officer to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Bartlett’s title, and president of Core Health to Executive Vice President for Commercial Business Ken Dallafior’s title….MIB Group, Inc. named Traci Davis vice president of account management and business development. She previously was vice president of underwriting services at EMSI….scPharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Abraham Ceesay chief operating officer and Troy Ignelzi chief financial officer. Ceesay most recently was vice president of sales, marketing and commercial operations at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, and Ignelzi was chief financial officer at Juventas Therapeutics.

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