The 2018 Fall IDN Summit Faculty is listed below.  
 
 
Jun Amora
Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Services
Geisinger Health System
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Best Practices for Consolidated Services Centers

Jun B. Amora is Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Services for Geisinger Health. In this role, Jun is responsible for the overall strategy development, administrative oversight, and leadership for Geisinger Health System’s $1.4B supply chain. His strategic priorities at Geisinger include the automation of procurement functions, centralization of materials management and operationalizing a centralized service center, creation of a non-clinical purchased services contracting department, development of integrated partnerships with key suppliers, transformation of clinical value-analysis, development of novel distribution channels for medical supplies to patient homes, enhanced revenue capture for billable supplies and an overall reduction in supply chain spend via the adoption of strategic sourcing, automation, JIT distribution and other cost-containment strategies. Prior to joining Geisinger, Jun was Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Services driving NYC Health + Hospitals’ supply chain. Jun has spoken at numerous industry conferences on several topics including: The Adoption of GS1 Data Standards in Supply Chain, Supply Chain disaster preparedness during the 2014 Ebola Crisis, and Fast-tracking supply chain business transformation. He also serves as an advisory board member to several industry partners including Medline Industries and Stryker Sustainability Solutions. Prior to joining NYC Health + Hospitals, Jun worked for Cardinal Health to lead logistics and transportation optimization projects for the Cleveland Clinic. Jun started his career at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a research scientist studying DNA-binding proteins that regulate cancer proliferation. Subsequently, Jun became an improvement consultant supporting patient flow optimization projects in Seattle Children’s emergency room. Soon after, Jun helped lead the design and implementation of “Demand Flow” (two-bin kanban system) at Seattle Children’s Hospital which was launched in 2009 - a landmark supply distribution model that was later featured in the New York Times. Jun earned his Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He also holds a graduate certification in project management from the UW and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Ann Ashley
Vice President of Talent and Organizational Development
Biltmore Center for Professional Development
Your Leadership Legacy Workshop
Leadership Keynote

For over 30 years, Ann Ashley has watched Biltmore Estate grow from a small, family-owned business to a major attraction with 2,400+ employees that welcomes 1.5 million visitors annually. With a background in education and a proven track record building interpersonal relationships, Ashley rose through the ranks from restaurant server to Visitor Center Manager of the Biltmore Estate Winery to Guest Relations Manager of the Estate to become a Vice President with The Biltmore Company. Ashley’s commitment to Biltmore has been an integral part of a success story that continues today. Ashley’s leadership in business units and human resources has helped create positive results in team building and internal/external customer service. She encourages personal and professional employee development, monitors employee morale, and focuses on improving guest satisfaction and increasing profit.

Alister Barrow
Value-based Healthcare Consultant
CMR Institute
Supplier Strategies Track: Value-based Selling in Action

Healthcare reform has created many issues for medical device and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, IDN’s and GPO’s. It has contributed to the current climate of consolidation throughout the healthcare industry. Alister has studied the rules of engagement and helps companies navigate these challenging waters and create training programs that make a difference. Alister has held positions of increasing responsibility at Boston Scientific and then J&J where he performed multiple leadership roles in Peripheral Vascular, Cardiovascular and Orthopedics. While at J&J, Alister also was WW Learning & Development Manager, where he had global responsibility. Along with his world-wide responsibility, Alister assisted in creating and launching the Corporate Career Development Plan and all Resource Guides for the career advancement of Sales Reps, Regional Managers and Sales Directors. He also served as Senior Director, National Contracts, at Osprey Medical, Inc. Alister is a University of New Hampshire grad who received his undergraduate degree in Health Management & Policy and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA). Alister also has an MBA Fellowship in Healthcare Policy from Rutgers University and is expert in his understanding of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Alister utilized his knowledge of healthcare policy to become a ACA liaison between Government Affairs and the organizations he has represented. He was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the African American Leadership Council while at DePuy Synthes and in his community, he volunteers with at risk youths in the inner cities of Maryland.


Derrick Billups
Director of Value Analysis
UC Health
Supplier Strategies Track: Value-based Selling in Action

Derrick Billups, MSM, FACHE, Director of Value Analysis for UC Health including the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital and the Daniel Drake Center. As system Director for Value Analysis, he has accountability for working collectively with the medical staff investigating products and processes that will improve operational or clinical efficiency, increase the quality of patient care and reduce supply expense. Duties include the management of the Value Analysis committee structure and process within UC Health supporting financial savings and efficiency targets. Process efforts include the evaluation of products / technologies to support opportunities related to utilization, standardization and cost reductions. Value Analysis structure committees include but are not limited to the service lines of Surgery, Nursing, Cardiovascular, Anesthesia, Wound Care, Critical Care, Orthopedic, Respiratory and Spine. Derrick has been at UC Health for 2 years. He previous work experience in the same field include Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance, Illucient Purchasing Alliance and Charleston Area Medical Center. He is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Vinny Boles
Major General (Ret.)
U.S. Army
IDN Summit Thought Leadership Panel

Gen. Vincent Boles is a career Army officer with over 35 years of experience. Highlights include managing the nation’s $27 billion ammunition account, assuming command of the Army’s War Reserve equipment six weeks before the attacks of 9-11, and flexing into operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, as well as deployment to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq with 142 personnel, growing to a force of 8,000 soldiers, civilians and contractors in 90 days. From Kuwait, the General was forward deployed into Iraq where he assumed command of the 16,000 personnel responsible for providing all logistical support and services to the 150,000 members of the coalition. Following redeployment from combat operations, Gen. Boles led the training of 120,000 soldiers before his final Army assignment, serving as the Army’s Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations, overseeing the logistics strategy for the 1.1 million soldier Army. Today, Gen. Boles is president of Vincent E. Boles Inc., a leadership and logistics consulting service.

LeAnn Born
Vice President, Supply Chain
Fairview Health Services
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

LeAnn Born serves as vice president of supply chain for Fairview Health Services. In this role, she has responsibility for the centralized administration of the sourcing, contracting, value analysis, logistics, procure-to-pay, instrument sterilization, vendor management and business enterprise system (PeopleSoft) support teams. Born joined Fairview in 2010 with more than 16 years of experience in health care operations and supply chain leadership roles. Most recently, Born served as vice president of custom contracting services for Novation, the contracting services company of University HealthSystem Consortium, VHA and Provista. Prior to joining Novation, Born held several leadership positions during her 12 years of service at Allina Hospitals & Clinics in Minneapolis, including interim vice president of supply chain. Born holds a master of healthcare administration degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Bruce Carlson BS, MSM
Principle
RB Carlson and Associates
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Best Practices for Consolidated Services Centers

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.

Melissa Cheeseman Rogers MD
Physician
Veterans Administration Hospital
Pharmacy Track: Panel: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Pharmacy Practice

Melissa Cheeseman Rogers, MD is an Emergency Medicine physician in Lexington, KY. She completed Medical School at the University of KY, Surgical Internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of KY. After spending 15years in the public sector, she is currently a full time physician with the Veterans Administration Hospital and an Independent Contractor with TeamHealth, both in Lexington, KY. She is aware that the frontlines of healthcare (Emergency Rooms and Primary Care Practices) have a significant role to play in addressing the escalating prescription opioid abuse problem in our country and knows that very few families remain untouched by the problem. She is an advocate for helping find multifaceted solutions to this epidemic.

Alexandria Combs MSHS
Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer
NGA Healthcare Consulting
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: Clinical Integration Partnership Opportunities

Alexandria Combs is a healthcare catalyst passionate about defining strategies that create new value by working at the intersection of tough healthcare business challenges with operational limitations in dynamic environments. Leveraging her experience in leadership of academic medical centers, healthcare consulting, and large-scale program growth and development, Alexandria consults on strategy and clinical transformation as well as with start-ups and companies focused on new market segments; Oregon Health & Science University, Stanford Health Care, and Kaiser Permanente are all recent/current clients. She is adept at establishing rapport and credibility with diverse groups ranging from clinical to technical teams. Alexandria has a history of consistently surpassing organizational performance goals by growing clinical business, maintaining strong financial performance, and enhancing the patient experience and employee engagement. Alexandria also has a strong commitment to improving health and health care systems globally, particularly focusing on countries with lean economies. She actively volunteers in medical missions in Africa and Asia, assisting with strategic planning, fundraising, and operational execution of the missions. Alexandria earned both her Masters of Science degree in Health Systems/Industrial Engineering and bachelor’s degree with honors in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech with a certificate in Organizational Psychology. Alexandria was selected as a fellow in the California Health Leadership College, participating in a year-long program dedicated to the development of “Next Generation CEOs”. She also holds a certificate in LEAN performance improvement training from BMGI and Joan Wellman Associates.

Jessica Daley
Vice President Health Care Pharmacy
UPMC
Pharmacy Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

Dr. Jessica Daley is the Vice President of HC Pharmacy and Supply Chain Commercial Services at UPMC. Jessica oversees the group purchasing, warehousing, and distribution functions of HC Pharmacy Central, Inc., a for-profit membership corporation that annually distributes more than $1.3 billion in pharmaceuticals on behalf of its members. Jessica connects supply chain efficiency and clinical practice needs between HC Pharmacy and UPMC, and has led the pharmacy supply chain response to drug shortages. Jessica also leads the design and development of the augmented intelligence pharmacy supply chain optimization engine, CognitiveRxTM. Prior to joining UPMC, Jessica worked for Merck & Co. Inc. in various leadership roles in sales, marketing, population health management, and medical affairs. Jessica holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in Applied Health Care Economics and Outcomes Management from Washington and Jefferson College, and a PharmD from Duquesne University.

Mark Dixon
President
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC
Supplier Strategies Track: Consolidation, Consumerism, and Change: Are You Ready?

Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC which provides medical suppliers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) consultative assistance in successfully navigating the changes in healthcare. He specializes in providing C-Suite level services to:
• Increase medical supplier relevancy/performance in an era of health reform and value creation
• Implement an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy
• Create durable physician clinical integration network strategies
• Develop and implement improved IDN triple aim results
He speaks regularly at national meetings to bring the voice of the IDN C-Suite to a wide variety of organizations and professional associations. Dixon brings 30+ years of healthcare leadership experience with a proven record of results in developing and sustaining market-leading organizations. Dixon was Regional President for Fairview Health Services where they developed and implemented an ACO strategy. Prior to joining Fairview, Mark was President/CEO of Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc. in Indianapolis for 6 years and was with Allina Health for 17 years at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis as the chief executive.



Craig Else RPh, PharmD, MHSA
Director of Innovation and Integration for Shared Clinical Services
Fairview Health Services
Pharmacy Track: 503B Compounding Outsourcers

Craig Else is the Director of Innovation and Integration for Shared Clinical Services and Chief Operating Officer for IntegraDose at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1991 from North Dakota State University, Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 2004, and a Masters in Health Service Administration from the University of St. Francis in 2010. Craig has held various pharmacy staff, clinical and leadership roles, has managed a large physician practice, and is currently working on a number of health-system business development projects.

David Finley
Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement and Business Development
Premier, Inc.
Leadership Track: GPO Panel: Trends and Innovations

David E. Finley leads the Strategic Supplier Engagement team for Premier Inc, a leading provider-driven healthcare performance-improvement company. In this capacity, Finley and team support Premier’s mission to transform healthcare by engineering and facilitating collaboration between the supplier community and Premier members. The team provides leadership for Supply Chain Services service lines and focus on driving penetration for contracted suppliers. The team supports the Premier field team in this endeavor by driving cost-saving and quality improvement opportunities for members. The team is integral to the support of existing members and successful onboarding of new members. Previously, Finley held leadership positions in specialty distribution, medsurg distribution, and manufacturing with supply chain experience in high-tech, automotive and government defense. He later transitioned to healthcare as a sales representative for Kimberly-Clark, now Halyard Health/O&M. He was later promoted to National Accounts Manager, District Sales Manager and Regional Vice President of Sales. Finley also spearheaded a sales force automation program and served on the management team that helped grow Kimberly-Clark from a $50M company in 1990 to a $1.5B multi-divisional enterprise in 2000 that included Safeskin Corporation, Tecnol Medical Products and Ballard Medical. In 2000, Finley was recruited as Director of Sales for start-up Qwest Cyber Solutions (QCS), a joint venture between Qwest Telecommunications and KPMG. QCS provided hosted and managed support (“cloud” services) for Tier 1 ERP applications including SAP, Oracle, Sieble, Ariba and PeopleSoft. Finley was later given added responsibility for channel development and marketing. The company was sold to Corio in 2002 and then acquired by IBM in 2005. In 2002, Finley joined the leadership team of Professional Hospital Supply (PHS), a regional med/surg distributor and national custom tray supplier. As Vice President of Sales, Finley led the restructure and strategy that expanded the PHS footprint from $268MM in 2002 to over $1B when acquired by Medline Industries Inc in 2014. In 2006, Finley joined the leadership team of Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., a national specialty dealer for anesthesia and respiratory products to lead their acute care division where he helped grow sales from $126MM to $168MM. Finley led the effort in evolving the “Prime” program for strategic suppliers. Tri-anim was acquired by Private equity firm Water Street Healthcare Partners and merged along with Bound Tree Medical under Sarnova in 2007. Finley earned his undergraduate from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has been recognized for his work both within and outside of healthcare, as he is actively engaged in multiple philanthropic endeavors, holding board appointments and supporting charitable activities in Charlotte and the surrounding area.

Nick A Gaich BBA
CEO
Nick Gaich and Associates
Moderator
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: Clinical Integration Partnership Opportunities

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.


Gloria Graham DNP, RN, CVAHP
Clinical Value Analyst
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Moderator
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: Integrating Supply Chain with Clinical

Gloria Graham is an experienced Registered Nurse with a demonstrated history as a healthcare industry operations leader with a track record of successfully developing and improving programs and processes through collaboration, innovation and patient-centric focus. She has 29 years’ within the industry including experience in neuroscience, emergency medicine, forensic medicine, value analysis and supply chain. Dr. Graham has extensive experiences in supply chain management, value analysis, program/project management, patient safety and information technology with quantifiable success within healthcare organizations. She is a nationally recognized speaker and a Past-President of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Currently, she is a Clinical Value Analyst within the division of Contracts & Value Analysis for Supply Chain Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She coordinates the clinical value analysis process and other supply chain activities related to patient care, quality and safety. As an internal liaison to both clinical and non-clinical staff, Dr. Graham has been able to share how clinicians and supply chain partner with each other for improved patient care and safety. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Healthcare Leadership from Mount St. Joseph University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Xavier University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Berea College.

Maria Hames
Partner
HealthCare Links
Moderator
Leadership Track: GPO Panel: Trends and Innovations

Maria Hames joined HealthCare Links in March 1991. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare market. Her background includes working with companies in senior management roles in the arena of healthcare corporate development and national sales management. Ms. Hames has been involved in start-up and acquisition, operational/sales management, strategic planning, accreditation, practice management, managed care contracting and risk contracting. As a partner in HealthCare Links, her responsibilities include IDN sales and contract implementation on behalf of HealthCare Links’ clients. She simplifies very complex sales processes at some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. More importantly, her relationships are built on trust with a sincere desire to see all parties benefit. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in business management from Pepperdine University.


Edmond Hardin
Vice President Supply Chain
Froedtert Health
Leadership Track: Panel: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

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.

Jim Hayman MS, MBA, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pharmacy Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

Jim’s career has included leadership positions at several levels including Director of Pharmacy, Corporate Director of Pharmacy, Vice President, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at a variety of health systems including private non-profits, public healthcare systems & academic medical centers. Jim is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) and serves as Chair of McKesson’s Pharmacy Executive Alliance, a group which advises McKesson on patient safety, clinical & regulatory issues and operational trends in Pharmacy practice. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi. He completed a residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina and received an MBA in Health Systems Management from the University of Dallas.

Brent Johnson
Independent Consultant

Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only)
Supplier Strategies Track: Panel: Supply Chain Leaders' Insights

Brent Johnson has been one of the most successful and recognized supply chain leaders in healthcare in the last 13 years. He has over 30 years of experience developing supply chain strategies for major companies in three industries. Brent has a passion for supply chain best practices and wants to help the healthcare industry recognize the value of managing supply chain more strategically. He has spoken over 100 times at major conferences, written many articles, received key industry awards and served on the board of directors of some of the leading industry organizations. From 2005 to 2015 Brent was Vice-President of Supply Chain at Intermountain Healthcare, creating an industry “Top 25 Gartner” Supply Chain Organization (#1 in 2016 & 2015) that achieved over $500 million in savings over ten years. In 2012, Intermountain Healthcare opened a new $40M, 325,000 sq. ft. Supply Chain Center considered one of the best in the industry. In 2014 Brent was inducted into the Bellweather League, which is a Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership. In August, 2015 AHRMM named Brent the recipient of the 2015 George R. Gossett Leadership Award. He has served on the boards of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 2012-2015 and Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) 2011-2015). Before retiring Brent served one year as the President and CEO of Intalere when Intermountain Healthcare completed the purchase of Amerinet. Upon retiring in July, 2016, Brent and his wife spent 18 months in Oaxaca, Mexico as service missionaries for the Mormon (LDS) church. He has an MBA from the University of Utah. He resides in Centerville, UT and has four children and eighteen grandchildren.


Stephen Kiewiet
Chief Commercial Officer
Intalere
Leadership Track: GPO Panel: Trends and Innovations

As Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Kiewiet is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of Intalere through business and market share growth with direct oversight of the Sales, Marketing and Customer Service departments. Kiewiet has a strategic and diverse perspective of the healthcare industry supported by more than 12 years of direct patient care combined with over 18 years in product management, business development, medical products/devices distribution, strategic sourcing and large academic healthcare system/IDN supply chain management. He is a nationally-recognized leader and innovator in healthcare supply chain management, leadership development and operational efficiency, and was featured in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting as one of the “Top 10 People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting.” Prior to joining Intalere, Kiewiet served as Vice President, Supply Chain, with BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, providing multi-site operations and inventory management with a $30 million budget, more than $1 billion in total supply spend and 210 full time employees at 15 hospitals. He played an instrumental role in positioning the company as an industry leader in driving supply chain visibility, including implementing one of the industry’s first health system based medical device self-distribution models, which delivered more than $2 million in annual savings. His experience also includes progressive leadership positions with Cardinal Health, including Director of Operations, where he served as general manager of a large medical supply distribution center serving acute and non-acute customers in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, as well as providing wound closure product solutions for customers throughout the United States. Kiewiet is Lean Six Sigma trained and certified, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) as well as a Fellow and Board Member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM). Kiewiet earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., and an MBA from the University of Tulsa. He has also completed Advanced Management training at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Bonnie Kirschenbaum MS, FASHP, FCSHP
Consultant, Columnist
Freelance
Pharmacy Track: Panel: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Track: Breaking Barriers Related to Drug Procurement and Payment
Pharmacy Track: 503B Compounding Outsourcers

Bonnie is a Health Care Consultant with senior management experience in both the Pharmacy section of large corporate healthcare organizations and teaching hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. She has a particular interest in reimbursement issues, specialty pharmacy, and patient safety and in using technology to solve issues in each of these areas. She has proven success in developing and managing national pharmaceutical programs and strong leadership skills with expertise in strategic planning, negotiating GPO contracts and clinical trial agreements, developing and executing quality assurance programs as well as marketing clinical services and drug therapy optimization. Bonnie is a recognized industry leader in forging effective alliances between hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies and distributors and has spoken extensively in these areas.

Mary Beth Lang
Facilitator
Freelance
Pharmacy Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

Prior to founding Pensiamo, Dr. Mary Beth Lang was Vice President of HC Pharmacy Central, Inc., and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Commercial Services at UPMC. Prior to joining UPMC, Dr. Lang was President of Diagnostix at Amerinet and a Pharmacy Manager for UPMC. Dr. Lang's experience includes providing leadership as a member of the board of directors or committee member for many industry organizations, including: AHRMM (current: 2013-2017, Chair 2016); McKesson Pharmacy Executive Alliance (current); HPN Editorial Advisory Board (current); Federation of American Hospitals Pharmacy and Marketing Committees (current); Strategic Marketing Initiative Advisory Committee (current); and GS1 US Board of Governors (current); Committee GS1 US Healthcare. She regularly authors or contributes to industry articles covering topics on materials management, spend analytics, data standards in healthcare and benchmarking. Dr. Lang frequently speaks at industry conferences and symposia. She has served as adjunct faculty and guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.



Michael Langlois
Healthcare Supply Chain Resource
Langlois & Associates, LLC
Moderator
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only)
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Supply Chain Data and Metrics
Supplier Strategies Track: Panel: Supply Chain Leaders' Insights

Michael T. Langlois recently left his post as senior vice president of supply chain at Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital Health System located in the metropolitan-Detroit area with over 1,750 licensed beds and over $2B in total revenue. Before assuming this role in November 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.

Michael Louviere MBA, PD
System Vice President Supply Chain
Ochsner Health System
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

Michael Louviere is System VP Supply Chain at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. Michael joined Ochsner in April 2012. Michael is a past president of AHRMM and maintains Fellow status. He is also a member of the Bellwether League’s Class of 2010 and received the ASHMM Leadership Award in 1995. He is a recognized international speaker and author in the field of healthcare supply chain and pharmacy. Past experience includes: Pediatric Pharmacist, Material Manager, COO, and VP Supply Chain. Michael has a BS in Pharmacy, MS in Hospital Pharmacy Administration and an MBA from LSU.

William James Martin Pharm.D.
Vice President Sourcing, Purchasing and Value Analysis
Beaumont Health
Moderator
Pharmacy Track: Breaking Barriers Related to Drug Procurement and Payment

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.

Chris Maslin
Senior Director, Talent & Organizational Development
Biltmore Center for Professional Development
Your Leadership Legacy Workshop

Chris is the Senior Director of Talent & Organizational Development for The Biltmore Company in Asheville, NC, and also serves as the Director of the Biltmore Center for Professional Development. His work includes oversight of recruitment, hiring, training, talent management, and strategic planning. Additionally, he provides overall direction and guidance for the professional development of Biltmore’s 2,400 employees, with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability as well as day-to-day leadership and management. Chris is well suited to successfully position any company in these fast-paced, highly competitive times. Over the past 15+ years, he has created and implemented modern training programs for a variety of age groups and learning styles. Chris excels in both leadership development and strategic/long-term planning. He also provides informative and entertaining facilitation in both individual and group settings with an audience that ranges from front-line staff to CEOs. Chris brings a fresh perspective to each group with whom he works, customizing programs to suit specific outcomes, helping clients drive results. Using a combination of e-learning and traditional methods, he has streamlined Biltmore’s internal education programs as well as its talent management and employee engagement strategies. Chris has delivered programs to numerous Fortune 500 companies, providing actionable take-aways for cultural transformation. Chris holds BS and MBA degrees with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction. He also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute. Chris is a member of the Association for Talent Development and The Society for Human Resource Management. He has served on the North Carolina Travel Industry Association Education Task Force and was recognized as one of Asheville’s “40 Under 40” emerging business leaders by Mountaineer Publishing. He currently serves on the North Carolina Chamber HR/Employment Committee, Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, the Western Carolina University Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Board, as well as a number of non-profit boards in the Asheville area.

Vincent Matozzo MBA, LSSBB
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
NYU Langone Health System
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Supply Chain Data and Metrics

Vin Matozzo is the senior director of NYU Langone's Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Value Analysis teams. He has innovated and challenged supply chain assumptions for over 15 years in healthcare's IDN, GPO, consulting, value analysis and data transformation verticals. Matozzo has been an early adopter and proponent of forming collaborative alliances between executives, clinicians and supplier partners. He has a passion for forging data driven outcomes that create value and clinical efficiency while never losing focus on the patient experience. Matozzo has lead regional purchasing and clinical collaboratives across the Mid-Atlantic region and consulted in multiple IDNs with supply chain transformation as well as aggregation and merger activities. He has worked to guide IDNs to formulate the framework for the targeting, rationale and justification of cost benefit scenarios in recent affiliations and mergers. His specialties include cost-based market basket reviews, assessing local market dynamics, and aligning quality, and clinical synergy initiatives in evidence-based medicine via automating due diligence models. Matozzo has a passion for adapting early technologies and applying a LEAN pragmatic approach to integrating and challenging what is operationally possible. With managing over $3B in spend across the healthcare continuum, he is a passionate leader that focuses on enabling and aligning teams to drive bottom line results in procurement operations, maximizing potential in strategic partnerships and interpreting complex data results to fuel tomorrow's clinically integrated vision. Matozzo has served in various Supply Chain capacities across manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare at organizations including Yale New Haven Health, Vizient's Member Business Ventures Group, and now NYU Langone Health. Matozzo also has a propensity to leverage forward thinking and pursing future technologies and innovation. Matozzo also has advised various startups, and emerging technology groups on market entrance strategies and data interpretation in the North East.

Gary M. May MBA
Vice President Managed Care & Payer Relations
Stanford Health Care/Stanford Children's Health
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: Clinical Integration Partnership Opportunities

Gary M. May is the Vice President Managed Care and Payer Relations for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. He is responsible for all managed care contracting for three hospitals (Stanford Hospital, Stanford ValleyCare Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital), the adult and pediatric faculty practices, and the systems’ physician Foundations University Healthcare Alliance (UHA) and Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA). Prior to joining Stanford he held several senior executive positions including Vice President of Managed Care for the Franciscan Health System of the Ohio Valley in Cincinnati, OH and Senior Director Managed Care and Business Development at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, CA. Gary has an MBA from California State Polytechnic University.

Ali McBride PharmD, MS
Clinical Coordinator
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Pharmacy Track: Panel: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Pharmacy Practice

Ali McBride is the Clinical Coordinator of Hematology/Oncology at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. He currently serves as Secretary of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and he has been actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) currently serving as the Chair for the SAG on Emerging Sciences. Dr. McBride has been working on oncology drug shortages and has testified on behalf of HOPA at FDA Drug Shortage Workshop, presented on behalf of ACCC at the Washington DC Congressional Session and was an invited member of the ASHP Drug Shortage Stakeholders Meeting. Dr. McBride is also actively involved with Biosimilar regulation and the pharmacoeconomic impact of biosimilars into the US Marketplace. He currently serves as a working group member for HOPA on its biosimilar committee. In addition, he currently serves on the National Quality Forum Cancer Standing Committee. He has published numerous articles focusing on drug shortages, oral chemotherapy adherence, stem cell transplant and biosimilar implementation into the US health care market.

Timothy T Miller CMRP, MBA
Vice President Supply Chain Shared Services
HonorHealth
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Maximizing Value Through Supply Utilization

Tim is currently the Vice President of Procurement and Supply Chain for HonorHealth in Scottsdale, Arizona and also serves as their Sustainability Officer. His work includes the direction and guidance of 160 FTEs within Supply Chain Shared Services, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Informatics, and Healthcare Technology Management/Biomedical Engineering. Tim has brought a fresh perspective to HonorHealth and has helped the organization identify and implement over $30M in annualized cost reduction in supplies and services in the last 18 months while redesigning and delivering a sustainable and efficient Supply Chain operation with a clear strategic direction. Prior to HonorHealth, Tim spent over 25 years at Banner Health in Supply Chain operations and logistics where he helped to create and implement best practices including the development of a consolidated service center, internal custom pack operation, and a successful global sourcing program. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Business Administration along with his CMRP Certification.

Tracey P Moffatt MHA, BSN, RN
System Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Quality
Ochsner Health System
IDN Summit Thought Leadership Panel

Tracey Moffatt, MHA, BSN is the System Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President for Quality at Ochsner Health System (OHS) headquartered in New Orleans, LA. As the System CNO, Tracey provides guidance to nursing leaders across the system to advance quality, nursing professional practice, safety and initiatives to make care affordable. She collaborates with OHS leaders in designing, providing and evaluating patient care and services; develops and manages the nursing and clinical operations’ portion of the budget; and exercises final approval and authority over all system nursing policies, procedures and standards of care. As the System Vice President for Quality, in partnership with the Chief Quality Officer, Tracey leads the quality initiatives including setting the vision and strategy for clinical care services and system-wide quality outcomes, performance improvement and accreditation functions. Tracey has more than 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in nursing, operations and quality. Most recently, she has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Wellmont Health System in Tennessee. Tracey holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Tracey currently serves as the New Orleans District representative on the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives Board of Directors and is a member of the Women’s Healthcare Executive Network, Inc. In January of 2018 Tracey was appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Neeta Moonka M.D.
Physician Advisor, Supply Chain
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: New Approaches to Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Moonka received her medical degree from Temple University and went on to complete residencies in both anesthesia and pediatrics at New York University Medical Center. After practicing medicine for over 25 years within the hospital and surgery center environments, she joined Virginia Mason as the supply chain Physician Advisor in 2012. Dr. Moonka currently provides expertise and experience in the following areas:
• Physician engagement to implement PPI (physician preference item) supply standardization
• Supplier PPI negotiations
• Implementing and maintaining a value analysis process as well as new technology analysis.
• Understanding of system-based thinking as well as the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS); the Toyota Production System based process improvement program


Kelley Moore
Vice President, Sourcing
Dignity Health
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: New Approaches to Healthcare Delivery

Kelley Moore is the Vice President of Supply Chain Sourcing at Dignity Health. In this role, she leads a centrally-managed team of 32 resources who are dedicated to provide innovative and cost-effective products and services necessary to deliver outstanding patient care. Dignity Health supply chain has exceeded annual savings targets for more than 10 years, by focusing on streamlining sourcing processes, fostering direct relationships with key vendors, and growing Dignity Health’s owned GPO, named Dignity Health Purchasing Network (DHPN). Kelley is currently involved in a clinical supply chain transformation effort designed to enhance front line engagement and more formally bring clinicians to the table to evaluate supply initiatives. Kelley has over 20 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in consulting, information technology, and supply chain. She holds a B.S in Mathematics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a M.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Bill Mosser
Vice President Materials Management
FMOL Health System
Moderator
Senior Executives Forum (Invitation Only)
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Maximizing Value Through Supply Utilization

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.

Dennis Mullins MBA
Senior Vice President Supply Chain Operations
Indiana University Health
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Best Practices for Consolidated Services Centers

Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP, joined Indiana University Health as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in May of 2015. Prior to IU Health, Dennis was at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, Texas, where he led a large supply chain team as their Corporate Director of Supply Chain Integration. He also previously served in Supply Chain roles at Shands at The University of Florida and HCA Healthcare, among other organizations. Additionally, he honorably served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a medical materials specialist. Dennis is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 30 years of supply chain experience as an effective leader along with a proven ability to meet and exceed strategic supply chain goals. He holds an MBA from Amberton University and he is a candidate for a doctorate in business administration from Grand Canyon University.

Timothy Scott Nedley CPM
Vice President Materials Management
UPMC
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Best Practices for Consolidated Services Centers

Tim Nedley is the Vice President, Materials Management for UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. He has overall responsibility for distribution, logistics, materials management, transportation, print, freight management, and fleet management. Nedley was named in the Journal of Healthcare Contracting’s list of Top Ten People to Watch in 2016. He specializes in change management, operational enhancements and other projects that have a positive impact on an organization’s bottom line. Nedley has honed and applied best practices over 28 years of leadership experience at UPS, Owens & Minor and UPMC. Since starting at UPMC, he and his team have increased warehouse and materials management productivity in excess of 30% and are on track to drive out $14M in inbound freight spend over the next 5 years. Nedley earned a BS in Human Resources from Geneva College.

Michelle O'Connor MEd
President & CEO
CMR Institute
Supplier Strategies Track: Value-based Selling in Action

Michelle O’Connor is President and CEO of CMR Institute. For the last 24 years she has increased the Institute’s ability to provide education needed in a rapidly evolving healthcare market. From new hire, leadership, sales, market access, to managed markets, Michelle ensures that CMR Institute creates resources that improve the performance and effectiveness of commercial sales teams. Michelle has a strong interest in and passion for working with organizations to develop and implement innovative learning and development initiatives that increase ROI. CMR Institute is sought after by life sciences companies to increase sales and market share through our applicable blended learning resources. Over the past 50+ years, the company has provided expert training for more than 150,000 biopharmaceutical, medical device, and other life science professionals worldwide. These training resources are created in partnership with industry experts, assuring the content is relevant and actionable.

James Carl Olsen MBA
SVP and CPO
Atrium Health
Clinical Integration Track: Panel: Integrating Supply Chain with Clinical

Jim Olsen is Senior Vice President of Materials Resource Management for Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He is responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, including contracting, distribution, value analysis, transportation, linen, international medical outreach and Carolinas Shared Services, a regional group purchasing organization. Atrium Health is the second largest public healthcare system in the nation. It owns, leases or manages 42 hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices and other healthcare-related operations. These operations comprise more than 2,500 employed physicians, 8,000 licensed beds and over 60,000 teammates. Jim received his undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, and an MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of The Heineman Foundation of Charlotte and is Past Chair of Premier’s Strategic Advisory Committee. In 2015, he was named to the Bellwether League Hall of Fame. Prior to joining Carolinas HealthCare System Jim was the Vice President of Materials Management at Humana Inc., Galen Inc., and Columbia and Columbia / HCA.

Paul Oppat
Executive Director, Supply Chain Services
Banner Health
Leadership Track: Panel: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare

Paul has over 25 years of progressive healthcare supply chain leadership experience, joining the Banner Health team in 2008. Embracing a servant leadership style, he has a passion for empowering others to reach their full potential. In his current role, Paul oversees both corporate and facility-based supply chain operations throughout the Banner Health system, which includes 28 hospitals and a network of non-acute health centers and clinics in 6 western states. He has also served in facility-based roles in both Supply Chain and Administration. Prior to joining Banner Health, Paul served as Sun Health’s Purchasing and Materials Management Director, supporting multi-facility acute care operations in Sun City and Sun City West Arizona. Paul’s education includes a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Leadership. He has a Certificate in Professional Purchasing and is a Hudson Certified Internal Coach.

David Osborn
Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Advisory Services
HealthTrust
Leadership Track: GPO Panel: Trends and Innovations

David Osborn serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Advisory Services for HealthTrust. In this role, he has responsibility for HealthTrust’s relationships with its Members that represent over 1600 hospitals across the country. He also directs HealthTrust’s advisory services and consulting practices, including its offerings in Total Spend Management, Supply Chain Management, Workforce and Labor Management, and Clinical Performance. David has over 30 years of experience consulting with healthcare clients in the areas of business strategy, operations, innovation and technology. David has spent much of his career providing advisory services to healthcare companies in the Provider, Payer and Life Sciences sectors of the healthcare industry in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His experience has been primarily in the areas of formulating and executing business strategy, as well as designing and managing innovative change initiatives. He has served as a Partner and held leadership positions in global consulting firms, including Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and KPMG. He has worked with clients to help them innovate and adjust their business models, strategies and technology platforms to be successful in an environment of significant reform and regulatory change, with a focus on improving efficiencies, reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing the patient experience. David spent several years as the Founding Executive Director of the Health Care Solutions Group, a think tank and consulting group focused on transformational change in healthcare. David has served as executive advisor to CEOs and other senior leaders of several large healthcare enterprises, including hospital systems and national health insurance organizations. David also served on the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he founded and directed the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, and led the Leadership Institute for the Association of Academic Health Centers. David has served as a frequent speaker at national and international healthcare conferences and industry gatherings, including HIMSS, AAHC, AHRMM, the International Healthcare Forum, and various medical and healthcare associations. For several years he appeared regularly on television and radio programs of the BBC America to discuss healthcare policy and reform. David has authored numerous published articles and white papers on various healthcare topics. David serves as the Chair of the Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and serves on the Advisory Boards for the American Heart Association and the Mercy Children’s Clinic. He is actively involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other not-for-profit organizations. He is also a musician who plays semi-regularly with a band on lower Broadway in downtown Nashville.

Debi Pasley MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
System Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
CHRISTUS Health
IDN Summit Thought Leadership Panel

Debi Pasley is the System Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Health. She is a visionary healthcare leader with 20+ years of experience improving quality of care, reducing costs, and improving revenue potential for nationally and internationally recognized organizations. Deb has demonstrated clinical and administrative accomplishments in community and academic medical systems leading multiple clinical disciplines. Her successes include the recovery of struggling hospitals and services, and achievement of regulatory and professional accreditation. Debi Pasley is a certified nurse executive (NEA-BC) and healthcare executive (FACHE). She has a strong background in creation of new services and reorganization of existing services. She has led a successful Magnet® journey and served in multiple Magnet® hospitals. Her leadership of multiple clinical disciplines has resulted in team successes which support employee engagement and improved operations.

Allen Passerallo
Senior Director Supply Chain
Cleveland Clinic
Financial Performance Track: Panel: Maximizing Value Through Supply Utilization

Allen Passerallo has served as the Sr. Director of Sourcing/Purchasing since July 2013. Previously, he served as the Director of Sourcing and Contracting for the surgery category within Cleveland Clinic Supply Chain. He was responsible for identifying, sourcing and negotiating cost savings and utilization opportunities for all surgical subspecialties with the exception of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He held that position from January 2008 – July 2013. In addition to managing and coordinating multiple sourcing projects Allen oversees a transactional group responsible for requisition to receipt. In his current role he is responsible for all sourcing and purchasing transactions for clinical, non-clinical and capital acquisitions. In addition, he oversees the sourcing and contracting for Excelerate, co-owned healthcare GPO between Cleveland Clinic and VHA. Before joining The Cleveland Clinic, Allen functioned as the Head Athletic Trainer at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio. He was involved in direct patient care while overseeing contracting and medical coverage for a variety of high school, college and commercial sporting events. Allen’s clinical experience along with his operations experience has allowed for continued growth within Cleveland Clinic Operations.

Brent Petty CMRP
Executive Industry Consultant - Healthcare

Supplier Strategies Track: Panel: Supply Chain Leaders' Insights

Brent Petty is Executive Industry Consultant for Healthcare, at Lexmark International, Inc. Brent joined Lexmark in 2015 after serving 12 years as System Vice President, Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, TN. In addition to his Lexmark responsibility currently has the distinct honor in being the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management. (AHRMM). Petty earned his professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) through the AHA Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.

Trac Pham
Corporate Director
Advocate Health Care
Pharmacy Track: Panel: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Pharmacy Practice

Trac Pham is the Director for the Pharmacy Integrated Service Center for Advocate Aurora Health Care. His focus revolves around patient safety, operational improvement and pharmacy supply chain management. Trac has been with Advocate Aurora for 18 years in various leadership positions. Trac obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Masters in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also completed both an ASHP-accredited General Clinical residency and an Advanced Administrative residency from UW-Madison.

Mark Pinto MD, MBA
Medical Director of Surgical Services and Orthopedic Service Lines
Trinity Health
Leadership Track: Panel: Physician Engagement in the Supply Chain

Mark Pinto MD, MBA, actively practices orthopedic surgery and subspecializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He received his undergraduate education at Miami University (zoology) and then attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan followed by a fellowship in sports medicine arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He has practiced at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital for 18 years and at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration Medical Center since then. He is a recent graduate of the Ross Business School (MBA) at the University of Michigan and currently splits his time working at the Trinity Health System Office. Currently, he is both the Medical Director of Surgical Services and the Orthopedic Service Line. Mark is married and has two children. Allison attends MIT and Joey is a junior in high school. In his free time, he pursues hunting, fishing and watersports with his family.

Kerry Schwartz MD, FACC, FACP
Senior Medical Officer, Supply Chain Management
Adventist Health System
Leadership Track: Panel: Physician Engagement in the Supply Chain

Kerry Schwartz is a clinical and interventional cardiologist/electrophysiologist with over 35 years of experience with direct patient care, with hospitals and large, single specialty practice executive leadership, and with cardiac rhythm device and arrhythmia innovation, pharmacologic research and education. He is the Senior Medical Officer, Supply Chain Management at Adventist Health System, where he is responsible for contracting for 40+ hospitals in the Adventist Health System. He also chairs the Technology Assessment Committee, which evaluates current and new, innovative technology, procedures, and products, and makes recommendations to physician service line leaders and C-suite. Dr. Schwartz is a founding partner of the Florida Heart Group, a widely recognized, innovative clinical and interventional cardiovascular practice and served as group president for two terms. He has served as an active member of the American Heart Association and president of Central Florida Chapter and as a volunteer instructor and Assistant Professor of Medicine UCF College of Medicine.

David E. Skarda MD
Senior Medical Director, Center for Surgical Value
Intermountain Healthcare
Leadership Track: Panel: Physician Engagement in the Supply Chain

Dr. David Skarda is the Senior Medical Director of Intermountain Healthcare's Center for Surgical Value. He is clinically active at Utah Valley Hospital (UVH) and Primary Children's Hospital (PCH). At both facilities he evaluates and manages the broad range of emergent and elective pediatric surgical problems. He is the site director for pediatric surgery at UVH. Between 2011 and 2015 Dr. Skarda practiced pediatric surgery at Primary Children's Medical Center (now Primary Children's Hospital) and focused his academic and administrative work on improving the management of appendicitis, pyloric stenosis, and gastroparesis. Dr. Skarda has authored several case reports including EC-CPR for pediatric hypothermic arrest, ECMO for respiratory failure in pediatric trauma patients, and persistent hemobilia after percutaneous liver biopsy. He presented the EC-CPR for pediatric hypothermic arrest data in Shanghai, China at the meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.

Scotty Smiley
Major(Retired)
United States Army
Inspirational Keynote

Scotty Smiley is from Pasco, a small city in Washington state. After high school he attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. After four great years, he graduated and moved to Fort Benning, Georgia and attended Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger School. Soon after he moved to Fort Lewis, Washington where he led a 45 man Platoon. In 2005 while leading his Platoon in Mosul, Iraq, Scotty found himself in front of a suicide car bomb. After the man blew himself up, shrapnel blew through Scotty’s eyes leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed; he woke up in Walter Reed Army Medical Center a week later. Though questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history. The Army Times named Scotty “Soldier of the Year” in 2007 and in 2008 he won an ESPY as the world’s Best Outdoor Athlete. After receiving a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, Scotty taught the core course in leadership at West Point and then commanded the Warrior Transition Unit at West Point’s Keller Army Medical Center. Scotty is a recipient of the Army’s prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award and holds an honorary PhD from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. In 2010, Scotty received a Father of the Year award in New York and in 2011 received the Christopher Award for all he has given and continues to give. Since then, Scotty attended the Maneuver Captain Career Course in Fort Benning, Georgia, and then moved to Spokane, Washington where he held a position with the Gonzaga University ROTC Department, teaching and mentoring America’s future leaders. After many years of service, Scotty retired from the military in 2015. Over his military career, Major (Retired) Smiley received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings and Combat Diver Qualification Badge. He currently works with the capital markets department at Drexel Hamilton out of New York as an investment banker for corporations and banks around the world. With a passion for using his story to build hope in this world, Scotty authored Hope Unseen in 2010 and now travels all over the country speaking and sharing his message of perseverance, courage and hope. He is an avid adventurer and has completed the Coeur d’Alene Iron Man, climbed Mt. Rainer, gone skydiving, surfing and is always looking for his next chance to try something new. Scotty is married to his high school sweetheart, Tiffany and the couple lives in Pasco and are the proud parents of Grady Douglas, Graham Elliott, and Baylor Scott.

Margaret Steele
Vice President, Contract and Program Services
Vizient, Inc.
Leadership Track: GPO Panel: Trends and Innovations

As Vice President, Contract and Program Services, Margaret directs strategic planning and contracting for Vizient’s Medical, Surgical and Distribution team. She is responsible for the strategy and execution of national agreements to deliver significant value and operational improvement for products and distribution services purchased by members. Margaret also has oversight of five Member Councils including Anesthesia, Clinical & Supply, Perioperative, Respiratory and Wound Management. Prior to her role on the Medical/Surgical team, Margaret led the Accelerated Contracting Expertise team in Purchased Services. The team featured deep expertise in Food & Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Clinical Equipment Maintenance, Laundry and Linen Services and Plant Operations.
Margaret brings a rich background as the former Chief Operating Officer for Beckett Media, a leading publisher of sports and specialty market collectibles. Margaret has leveraged her business operations and management experience to continually create value for Vizient’s members.
Highlights of Margaret’s professional accomplishments:
 Launched Novation’s first ePayable national contracts with PNC and Bank of America which have resulted in over $2B in annual sales.
 Successfully piloted a national alignment process with 16 regional offices, introducing a streamlined contracting method insuring legal compliance while uniting strategic focus and promoting cross regional communication
 Led a team that conducted assessments and implementation work for over 250 hospitals nationwide, resulting in well over $50M in delivered savings
 Led the Medical and Distribution team in the integration efforts, resulting in over $260M in member value.
Margaret received her Bachelor of Science from University of Texas at Dallas with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing. Margaret has served over 10 years on the Community Storehouse Board, a non-profit agency for children. She assumed a number of responsibilities during those years including Vice Chair, Personnel Chair as well as leading Board Development.

Onisis Stefas
VP, Chief Pharmacy Officer
Northwell Health
Pharmacy Executives Forum (Invitation Only)

Dr. Onisis Stefas is the VP, Chief Pharmacy Officer for Northwell Health. In this role, he directs the implementation of pharmacy programs, policies and procedures designed to integrate the health system pharmacy operations. He has oversight of the management, financial operations and development of the system’s central pharmacy and outpatient ambulatory pharmacies. He also consults for the Office of Professional Discipline. A graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2002, Dr. Stefas went on to receive his Master in Business Administration from Hofstra University in 2010. He maintains a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Position at St. John’s University as well as holds a position on their Advisory Board. Prior to joining the health system, Dr. Stefas has held numerous leadership positions in fortune 500 companies including CVS Caremark and Target Corporation. He was responsible for 42 Target Pharmacies across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dr. Stefas joined Northwell Health in 2010 as the Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services at Forest Hills Hospital. Thereafter he assumed the position as Director of Pharmacy for VIVO Health and then Senior Director of Pharmacy for North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Stefas is involved in several professional affiliations including the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, and Long Island Society of Health System Pharmacists.