By Matt Skoufalos
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford, Connecticut has added former Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer to its Board of Directors. Mayer also serves on the boards of Walmart, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.
Halyard Health of Alpharetta, Georgia has promoted vice president and general manager of APAC Arjun Sarker to senior vice president of international. Sarker began his career in finance, and has served in senior leadership roles with Covidien/Medtronic, and as business leader for operating room managed services for APAC.
Hope Orthopedics of Salem, Oregon has added Cyrus Ghavam to one of its clinics. Ghavam is a board-certification orthopedist, a member of the North American Spine Society, and a USAF flight surgeon.
The newly launched US Radiology Specialists of Charlotte, North Carolina has named John Perkins as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Perkins was most recently CEO of Bio Products Laboratory, and has been executive vice president of global commercial operations for Talecris Biotherapeutics. US Radiology Specialists is a joint venture of Charlotte Radiology and health care investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
Roger Benz and Tom Harris, CEO/co-presidents of Concordance Healthcare Solutions of St. Louis, Missouri will retire by the end of 2018, and mid-2019, respectively. Harris will serve as CEO Emeritus after Benz steps down; both will serve on the company’s senior advisory board thereafter. Concordance Chief Strategy Officer Lisa Hohman will be promoted to CEO. Dave Myers, chief customer officer of Seneca Medical, will be promoted to president and COO; Concordance COO Jaysen Stevenson will become president of its government division.
Watercrest Senior Living Group of Vero Beach, Florida has named Dana Ryder senior executive director and executive director of Watercrest Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care. Most recently, he was executive director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sebastian, Florida.
TSO3 Inc. of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has added Doug Dieter to its board of directors. Dieter is a managing director at Ares Management of Los Angeles, California, and has been a consultant to health care start-ups and nonprofits in Louisiana, Virginia and Maryland. He is the past co-chairman of the biomed tech committee for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and a past board member for the Institute for New Medicine.
Silver Hill Hospital of New Canaan, Connecticut has named John Santopietro its president and medical director. Santopietro was most recently chief clinical officer of behavioral health and psychiatry chair at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina. A board-certified psychiatrist and neurologist, he serves on the boards of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council of the Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. Santopietro is a member of the Medical Directors Institute of the National Council for Behavior Health and the National Crisis Services Task Force.
Dynarex of Orangeburg, New York added Melodi Pomeroy as senior vice president of marketing and International Sales Manager Sal Maraio. Pomeroy joins Dynarex from H. Betti Industries Inc., where she was senior director of marketing. Maraio has worked for Bank of America and Wells Fargo; he will focus on customers in the Caribbean.
NueHealth Holdings of Leawood, Kansas has named John Palumbo its executive chairman, former Aetna executive Carl King as its CEO, and Scott C. Palecki its general counsel. Palumbo is a senior fellow at the Jefferson University School of Population Health Management, a senior advisor of Bryant Park Capital, and a senior advisor to Nueterra Capital. King was most recently Aetna’s president of national accounts, and has been CEO of Health Alliance Medical Plans. Palecki is a health care attorney, most recently a partner with the firm of Foulston Siefkin.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Phoenix, Arizona has named Beth Ginzinger its chief strategy officer. Ginzinger was most recently vice president for provider joint ventures at Anthem Inc., and has been president and CEO of Radiant.
Methodist Medical Group of Richardson, Texas has named Michael W. Bukosky its senior vice president and COO. Bukosky was most recently chief administrative officer of USMD Holdings Inc. and president of USMD Physician Practice Management; he has been CEO of University of Louisville Physicians in Louisville, Kentucky, and executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Carle Clinic Association in Urbana, Illinois.
Melinda Egging has been named president of the Denver, Colorado-based Denver Hospice, of which she has served as interim president since August 2017. Egging has spent 16 years in hospice, having joined the Denver Hospice in 2009.
Call9 of Brooklyn, New York named Rachel Amalfitano its CFO. Amalfitano was formerly CFO at VillageCare, and has held financial leadership positions at large New York-based managed care organizations for the past 17 years.
MedeAnalytics of Richardson, Texas has named Neal Schwartz as COO. Schwartz has 25 years of consulting and executive leadership experience, and most recently was vice president of worldwide consulting operations for Cerner Consulting, where he oversaw the management of Cerner’s Worldwide Consulting Operations and Integrated Technologies Organizations. He has an MBA from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Robert Malte, CEO of EvergreenHealth of Kirkland, Washington will retire from his position at the end of the year. Malte has spent eight years in the role, having joined the company in 2010 from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Colorado, where he was also CEO. Malte has served on the Washington State Hospital Association Board since 2011, and is its current chair; he also serves on the President’s Advisory Committee for the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Malte plans to step down within the six months it takes to search for a replacement CEO; he will aid the transition in an advisory capacity through March 2019.
Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California has named Dave Underriner president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii. Underriner joins the company from Providence Health & Services.
Express Scripts Holding Company of St. Louis, Missouri has named Mike Cirillo president of its subsidiary, myMatrixx, replacing Artemis Emslie. Cirillo was most recently president of Specialty Solutions Rx.