IDN Summit Advisory Board

The IDN Summit Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives of leading IDNs and healthcare suppliers who provide guidance on the Summit's content and direction. 

Bruce Carlson

Health Care Resource, Supply Chain, Materials Management, and Interim Staffing

R B Carlson and Associates, LLC

Winchester, VA

Bruce provides interim staffing to health care providers in the area of supply chain and materials management.  Interim staffing assignments include seeking opportunities to identify substantial, long term savings and efficiencies for the health care 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 health care 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.
 

Frank Cirillo

Vice President, Business Strategy

Acurity, Inc.

New York, NY

Frank Cirillo is vice president, business strategy, Acurity, Inc. His main duties at Acurity are to bring value to health systems’ supply chain operations through group purchasing program participation and process improvement. Additionally, Frank provides consulting services to health systems with Acurity’s consulting arm Nexera. For the previous 25 years, Mr. Cirillo held several senior management positions at HHC. During the latter two years of his tenure, Mr. Cirillo, HHC’s first chief restructuring officer, led HHC’s priority project—the restructuring of HHC’s clinical and operational programs—yielding HHC an implementation change roadmap resulting in savings and additional revenues of over $300 million annually. For the prior 13 years, Frank was HHC’s chief operating officer responsible for a far-reaching span of control, including, but not limited to, supply chain operations and all contracting. Frank received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, graduate training from St. John’s University, and holds certification from the “Top 40” executive management program administered by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also president/CEO of the Cirillo Consulting Group.
 

Chris Fashek

CEO

Atteris Healthcare, LLC

San Antonio, TX

Chris Fashek is a senior healthcare executive with 30 years of experience leading healthcare, pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. Currently he is CEO of Atteris Healthcare LLC, a startup Wound and Skincare business formed by The Catalyst Group and Rochal Industries LLC.  Chris is also the Vice Chairman of Rochal Industries. He has held leadership positions with Sterling Drug, KCI as president and vice chairman of KCI USA, Systagenix and Spiracur, Inc. Chris is also on a number of charitable boards, including the World Craniofacial Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake University.
 

Greg Firestone

Vice President, Strategic Customer Relations

TELA Bio

The Villages, FL

Greg Firestone possesses more than 25 years of experience in the IDN, health systems, and GPO market segments. Prior to joining TELA Bio, Greg served as vice president of strategic customer relations at ROi, where he led a team of co-workers responsible for provider customer recruitment and support, focusing on supply chain services, operational infrastructure, and financial health of providers’ supply chains. Greg also served as regional vice president of MedSpeed, founder and CEO of Dermal Life, LLC, co-founder and president of Mossberg Labs, and owner and CEO of NCI – supply chain consulting and education company. While at NCI, Greg founded the IDN Summit & Expo, and authored "Swimming with the Supertankers," a book written to assist supplier sales and marketing professionals.
 

Nick Gaich

CEO

Nick Gaich and Associates

Morgan Hill, CA

Nick Gaich is the founder and CEO of Nick Gaich and Associates, a firm dedicated to providing executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and operational performance. Nick retired in 2012 as assistant dean of clinical and translational research operations, Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously Nick was vice president of customer service and materials management and service line administrator for the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. During his tenure, his department received the Stanford Hospital Malinda Mitchell Service Quality Department of the Year Award and Stanford Hospital Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award, and became the first and only non-clinical department to earn such recognition. Nick also served three years as partner and chief strategy officer of Appleseed Healthcare Resources, a firm dedicated to providing senior operations leadership personnel and education to the healthcare industry.
 

Ed Hardin

Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Froedtert Health

Milwaukee, WI

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.

Ed Hisscock

Vice President of Clinical Sourcing and Informatics Transformation Officer for Non-Labor Spend

Trinity Health

Ann Arbor, MI

Ed Hisscock is Vice President of Clinical Sourcing and Informatics Transformation Officer for Non-Labor Spend at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry. Ed has returned to Trinity Health to lead the enterprise sourcing and contracting efforts and the supply chain transformation to population health. 

Prior to rejoining Trinity Health, Ed co-founded Optimé Supply Chain, a software solutions provider, and founded Appleseed Healthcare Resources, a supply chain consultancy. As an entrepreneur, he co-developed multiple supply chain optimization technologies and personally served over 100 healthcare provider organizations in the US and Europe. 

Before his entrepreneurial journey, Ed served the provider sector at Mercy Health Services, later Trinity Health where he held several key supply chain positions in both the corporate and hospital settings. At the corporate office he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of an enterprise supply chain Information Technology (IT) and content management strategy and directed the sourcing and procurement of the organizations IT spend. In his role at the hospital, he designed and implemented a shared services cooperative and led the development of a contract and supply data warehouse. 

Ed began his career in healthcare with American Scientific Products, later Baxter Healthcare. In his work at Baxter, Ed piloted a new services venture in contract materials management and consultation, led a regional distribution center and a regional technical services team and facilitated many change management, product management and educational events. 

Ed holds an Electronics Engineering degree in from the Ohio Institute of Technology, a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science from National Lewis University and a Masters degree in Supply Chain Logistics from Michigan State University.
 

Ed Kuklenski

Principal and Co-Founder

Insurance Point

Lenexa, KS

Ed Kuklenski has over 33 years of experience in the health care industry. In 1980, he began his career with American Hospital Supply, subsequently Baxter, Inc., where he served in various sales, operations and sales management positions. In 1989, he joined Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA)where he served as the Senior Vice President of Shareholder Services. During his tenure with CHCA, he was responsible for overseeing CHCA’s group purchasing, business development and insurance operations. In 2006, Ed joined Suture Express where he served as President, CEO and Executive Chairman until July, 2013. Currently, Ed is a Principal and Board Member of Insurance Point. Ed also serves on the Board of Directors of Accuhealth, BloxR, Medspeed, PT-Solutions and StatLab.
 

Mike Langlois

Healthcare Supply Chain Resource

Langlois & Associates, LLC

Detroit, MI

Michael T. Langlois has almost 40 years of Healthcare Supply Chain Management experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health, an 8-hospital Health System located in the Detroit-Metropolitan area with over 3300 licensed beds.  Mike is currently leading his own Healthcare Supply Chain Consulting Firm, Langlois & Associates, LLC.  Before joining Beaumont in November of 2010, Mr. Langlois served Resurrection Health Care (Chicago) as its interim vice president of material management; as senior vice president for Daudlin, DeBeaupre and Company; and as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer with Ascension Health. Prior to joining Ascension Health in 2001, he was employed for almost 25 years by St. John Health, an eight-hospital system within the Ascension Health organization. Mr. Langlois earned a Master’s of Science Degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit.
 

William J. Martin

Vice President of Sourcing, Purchasing and Value Analysis

Beaumont Health

 

 
For the past several years, Bill has served as the Vice President of Sourcing, Purchasing and Value Analysis for Beaumont Health.  Prior to joining Beaumont in late 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, a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Harper Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and the Director of Pharmacy at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI, and at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.  He earned both his Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy and Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and has been licensed as a registered pharmacist in the states of Michigan, Texas, and Nevada.  Bill has presented at multiple international, national and state professional symposia, and is a published author in several peer-reviewed medical and pharmacy journals, as well as, NASA periodicals related to his work in support of the International Space Station program. 
 

David McCombs

VP, Enterprise Resource Planning/Supply Chain Operations

Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Columbia, MD

David McCombs is Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning/ Supply Chain Operations for the Bon Secours Health System, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system operating 19 hospitals and integrated community health programs in the Mid-Atlantic.  McCombs was named to this position in 2002 following five years as a Hospital CEO in the System.  McCombs is responsible for directing the Bon Secours Supply Chain operations and leading system-wide standardization and cost savings initiatives for Supplies, purchased services and capital.  A 38-year veteran of health care operations, McCombs has served as administrator and chief operating officer for several not-for profit hospital Systems in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic regions, including a 150 bed rural facility, a 300 bed community hospital and a 550-bed community teaching hospital. McCombs received a bachelor of science degree from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a master's degree in hospital health services administration from Duke University.
 

William Mosser

Vice President Materials Management

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Baton Rouge, LA

Bill Mosser is vice president materials management at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, in Baton Rouge, LA. FMOLHS is comprised of five hospitals and many non-acute care entities with $250 million in annual supply spend. Bill is also president and lead consultant for KTM Consulting, LLC, a supply chain and information systems project management consulting firm. KTM's clients have included a multi-billion dollar international manufacturing company and a ‘dotcom’ company developing a web portal designed to provide multi-hospital healthcare clients with comprehensive procurement solutions for medical/surgical supplies & equipment and pharmaceuticals. Prior to founding KTM Consulting, LLC, William spent more than 30 years in various supply chain management and information systems leadership roles in the healthcare and automotive industries. Most recently he served as the senior executive for supply chain services at a major university-based urban health system.
 

Joseph Quinones

Senior Sourcing Lead

Mount Sinai Healthcare System

New York City, New York

Joseph Quinones is the Senior Sourcing Lead for Mount Sinai Healthcare System in New York City.  In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Supply Chain Sourcing Department whose mission is to meet the needs of  patients, clinicians, and staff in the most cost-effective manner. Previously, Joe worked for NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation where he served as Assistant Vice President of Contract, Administration and Control. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seton Hall University where he was awarded the Department of Economics Academic Achievement Award. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the NYC University Law School.
 

Henry Tomasuolo

VP, Operations

Children's Hospital Boston

Boston, MA

Henry Tomasuolo is the vice president of operations at Children’s Hospital Boston, a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric healthcare. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth through 21 years of age and is also home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center.Mr. Tomasuolo has 22 years of healthcare management experience and his responsibilities at Children’s include supply chain management, environmental services, food service, security, parking and environmental safety. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital in 2006, Mr. Tomasuolo was the vice president for supply chain management at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of New York  (SVCMC), where he led the successful integration of the supply chain functions at the inception of the IDN . At SVCMC, Mr. Tomasuolo spearheaded expense reduction projects that resulted in savings in excess of $137 million over five years.  Mr. Tomasuolo chaired the Greater New York Hospital Association’s Regional Advisory Council, an organization representing the supply chain leadership of the largest and most influential medical centers in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Tomasuolo has a Bachelors Degree in economics from Columbia University and is a fellow at the Marschall Institute.
 

Régine (Honoré) Villain, MPH

VP, Supply Chain Operations

NYU Langone Health System

New York, NY

Régine Honoré Villain is the VP, Supply Chain Operations at NYU Langone Health System in New York, NY.  Régine is responsible for the oversight of supply chain strategy, organization, operating processes, compliance systems and disciplines to deliver contemporary, best practice sourcing, procurement, and overall supply chain services.  Previously she served as supply chain executive at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  She has been active and influential in the field for the past 18 years. Originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti Régine initiated her general studies in San German, P.R then went on to receive her B.S. degree in industrial & systems engineering from the University of Florida, her M.P.H. in public health management from Columbia University, and her management certificate from U. Penn, Wharton School of Business. Affectionately nicknamed Yoda, she believes that Success comes with building relationships, being present, being accountable, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and giving that little extra. There is no room to try, you either do or do not!