Hector Boirie is senior vice president of The Resource, Engineering & Hospitality Group for Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest health system in the United States. With 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, senior services, and supportive housing, the health system serves communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. At Providence St. Joseph Health, Boirie is transforming how the health system provides clinical and non-clinical supplies, engineering and hospitality services to each and every location throughout the system. He leads nearly six thousand caregivers engaged in sourcing, production and delivery of clinical and non- clinical supplies, food and nutrition, engineering, and environmental services comprising a multi- billion-dollar budget. At Sisters of Mercy Health System, he helped develop and implement Resource Optimization & Innovation. Known as ROi, this vertically integrated supply chain model delivered more than $1 billion in savings, and now serves providers across the country.
Tim Bugg is the President and CEO of Capstone Health Alliance where he leads the affiliate corporation of the WNC Health Network on its journey to bring the former Group Purchasing Program of the Network to new heights and offer greater value to its entire membership. Prior to joining the WNC Health Network in 2007, Tim was a part-time contracted employee for the Network for several years while serving as the Director of Materials Management in one of the Network’s member hospitals. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montreat College, is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Executives, a current member of the HSCA Board of Directors, served eight years on the Board of Directors of the NC Chapter of AHRMM, serving as President in 2005 & 2006, is a past member of the AHRMM Membership and Chapter Committee, and is intricately involved in various aspects of the Premier sourcing process.
Bruce Carlson provides interim staffing to healthcare providers for supply chain and materials management. Interim staffing assignments include seeking opportunities to identify substantial, long term savings and efficiencies for the healthcare provider. Bruce has over
30 years of progressively complex healthcare supply chain management experience in materials management, purchasing, logistics, supply chain, self-warehousing, performance improvement and performance measurement areas. These experiences have been earned
by serving healthcare systems including: Tenant Healthcare Corporation, University of Indiana Medical Center, Ascension Health, and Valley Health System. Bruce earned his Master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Methodist University.
Ed Hardin leads a supply chain organization of more than 150 personnel managing $600m in non-labor spend. Before joining Froedtert Health, Ed served as senior vice president Supply Chain Management at Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system. In this role, Hardin oversaw a team of nearly 450 personnel responsible for sourcing, contracting, purchasing, value analysis, inventory management, distribution, transportation, records management, supply chain informatics and mail services. In all, his team managed $1.4 billion in non-labor spending. Prior to joining Beaumont Health, he served in a similar capacity at CHRISTUS Health, a faith-based, international health care provider with locations in the United States and Latin America. Prior to CHRISTUS Health, he served at Resource Optimization & Innovation, the supply chain division of Mercy in St. Louis, MO. His more than 25-year career in supply chain performance and management solutions also includes consulting positions at Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young.
Ed is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Materials & Resource Professional for the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. He was elected to the national board of AHRMM to begin a three-year term in January 2017. A strong advocate of his profession, he serves or has served on several industry advisory boards including the IDN Summit, Wayne State University Global Supply Chain Program, Stryker, Amazon Health, McKesson and Health Connect Partners. He earned his master’s degree in health care administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO.
Ramesh Krish has more than 20 years of experience as a transformational consultant and industry specialist (MS, MBA, Six Sigma) focused on Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Outsourced/Shared Services, and Business Process Reengineering in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, and Financial Services industries. Ramesh joined Prime Healthcare in April 2017 as their VP of Supply Chain to focus on re-visiting their GPO and distribution strategy. Prime owns and manages 45 hospitals across 14 states. In his current role, Ramesh oversees a spend of more than $1.1B and is actively engaged with the C-Suite to develop an expense management framework to improve EBITDA and drive value across supply and purchased services categories. Prior to joining Prime Healthcare, Ramesh served as Vice President of Supply Chain at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM. In that role, he governed the supply chain organization through an outsourced service provider and driving year-over-year reduction in operating expenses. Ramesh's technical degree and initial roles related to optimization and modeling distribution, sales, and logistics for CPG supply chains. Upon graduation from Rutgers' MBA Program, Ramesh spent a few years with Schering Plough and Bristol Myers Squibb doing business and financial analyses. Ramesh has consulting experience with several firms in New York and London working on large transformational projects in procure to pay, shared services, outsourcing, marketing strategy, and technology assessment and implementation. Ramesh joined Credit Suisse as VP Shared Services & Supply Management, where he developed commodity management strategies to identify, capture, and realize savings. Ramesh spent 7+ years with Amgen and held several roles within Amgen’s Global Strategic Sourcing Group across various categories such as Clinical Trials, Regulatory & Safety, IT, Indirect Services, Call Centers, and wholesaler distribution. Ramesh resides in the Los Angeles area where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters. Ramesh enjoys the outdoors and going to the gym.
Michael T. Langlois currently serves as a Healthcare Supply Chain Resource for Langlois & Associates, LLC. Mike recently served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health from January 2015 – March 2016. Beaumont is a not-for-profit organization, located in Southeast Michigan, with net revenues of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds and 168 outpatient sites. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health, Langlois served Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital IDN, as its Vice President of Supply Chain from November 2008 through December 2014. Mike has also held the positions of Interim Vice President of Material Management at Resurrection Health Care in Chicago (2010), Senior Vice President for Daudlin, DeBeaupre and Company (2008-2009), and Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ascension Health (2001-2008). He began his career at St. John Health in Michigan, where he was employed for nearly 25 years. He is a member of the IDN Summit Advisory Board and recent member of the Vizient Supply Chain Executive Council. Langlois earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.
Bill Martin is the Vice President of Sourcing, Purchasing and Value Analysis for Beaumont Health. Prior to joining Beaumont in 2008,
Bill served as the Vice President of Contracting and Value Analysis for Ascension Health’s supply chain program. Bill has served in multiple leadership roles in academic, clinical, and administrative pharmacy practice as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Houston, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Harper Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and the Director of Pharmacy at St. John Hospital in Detroit and at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. He earned both his Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy and Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Wayne State University and has been licensed as a registered pharmacist in the states of Michigan, Texas, and Nevada.
Régine Villain is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ochsner Health System. Previously she served as the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at NYU Langone Health System in New York City, where she was responsible for the continuum of the supply chain operation for the Health System. Régine began her career in healthcare at New York Presbyterian Hospital where she spent 10 years mastering her skills with increased responsibilities along the continuum of supply chain. After a yearlong intro to general studies at the Interamerican University of San Germán in Puerto-Rico, Régine earned her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. She then pursued her Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy Management at Columbia University in New York before obtaining a certificate in Business Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.