The 2019 Spring IDN Summit Faculty is listed below.  
 
 
Richard Bagley
Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer
PennState Health
As SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer for PennState Health, Richard leads the PennState supply chain to deliver best in class solutions to the customers and patients we serve in central Pennsylvania. Richard is actively engaged in transforming the existing materials function. PennState health is a $2.5B IDN anchored by the PennState Milton Hershey Medical Center. Prior to his current role, Richard led the sourcing and contracting team at Intermountain. Richard has worked for 3M Health Information Systems in development of their electronic medical records. Richard has also worked for Siemens developing commercial IT products. Richard is a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in computer science and also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix where he has taught 17 years.

Vinny Boles
Major General (Ret.)
U.S. Army
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.

Tim Bugg CMRP
President & CEO
Capstone Health Alliance
Tim Bugg has served as the President & CEO of Capstone Health Alliance since 2013, and is one of the pioneers that founded the program in 2000. Tim’s primary expertise is in supply chain, group purchasing, operations, process efficiencies, strategic planning, and leadership. Tim brings 25+ years of experience in the supply chain field and 20+ years in healthcare. Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montreat College, is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Executives, the HSCA Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for the IDN Summit, the Vistage CEO Group, and Montreat College’s President’s Advisory Council. Tim served 8 years on the NCAHRMM Board of Directors serving as President in 2005 & 2006, has served on several Premier sourcing committees and currently is a member of the Premier Continuum of Care Oversight Council. Tim has been published and quoted in several industry articles.

Ruben Colon
Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing
AdventHealth
Ruben Colon is Executive Director of Sourcing, Supply Chain. Mr. Colon provides leadership and strategic direction for the clinical and non-clinical sourcing and contract administration supply chain teams. Mr. Colon represents AdventHealth on the GPO Surgical Services and Performance Group Leadership committees as well as participates in several Supplier Advisory Councils. Mr. Colon started his service with AdventHealth in 2009 as a Supply Chain Contract Manager and was promoted to Director of Strategic Sourcing and Value Analysis in 2013. Mr. Colon has also served as Advent Health’s Corporate Headquarters Spiritual Ambassador Leader and is currently on the AdventHealth Campus Ministries Leadership team. Prior to joining AdventHealth, Mr. Colon was the Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, NJ. RWJUH is a Level 1 trauma center and the teaching university hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Mr. Colon received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Rutgers University School of Business and his Masters in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University.

Joe Colonna
Vice President of Supply Chain
Piedmont Healthcare
Joe Colonna serves in the role of Vice President of Supply Chain for Piedmont Healthcare, an 11 hospital healthcare system in Atlanta, GA. At Piedmont, the Supply Chain Team works closely with Piedmont’s executives, clinician and business partners to ensure they are supporting the organization’s goals of Quality, Safety and Service, aligned with Stewardship of their resources. Joe is proud of the fact that the Supply Chain Team plays a significant role in the strategic plans of the organization and is seen as a valued partner by their customers. Piedmont’s Supply Chain has been recognized nationally for the Team’s role in supporting Piedmont’s mission, including being named the 2018 Supply Chain of the Year by Healthcare Purchasing News. Joe started his Supply Chain career with United States Air Force in 1985 and his unique blend of healthcare experience comes from working for over 30 years in different aspects of the healthcare supply chain industry, including roles in provider, consulting, distribution and group purchasing organizations.

Emily Cook
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery
Emily J. Cook provides counsel to health care providers on complex regulatory and reimbursement matters. Emily's regulatory experience includes fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, billing and coding, licensure, survey/certification and accreditation, and compliance with Medicare and state fraud and abuse requirements. Emily also has significant experience counseling health care providers and other stakeholder entities on issues related to 340B drug pricing program implementation, compliance and advocacy.

Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International
Dennis Daar has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 38 years. For the past 19 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International, (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, then works toward gaining and implementing agreements with GPO's, IDN's, RPC's, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior, he held senior management positions at Stryker, SSI/Hill-Rom, Inc., STERIS/Hausted, and Skytron. His diverse responsibilities range from developing and implementing National Accounts, Equipment Planning Relationships, Government Contracts, Sales Management Strategies, and International Operations. Dennis is a past Chairperson of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee for over 29 years. He has been part of Association of National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), and Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA, and of HISCI's Educational Committee. Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on various topics including: healthcare, government sales, sales management, national accounts, and international issues.

Andrew Donnelly PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Dr. Andrew Donnelly received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Illinois. He is currently Director of Pharmacy Services at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System as well as Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. In his current position, Dr. Donnelly is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the pharmacy department. He oversees a staff of approximately 180 pharmacists, technicians and ancillary personnel. The majority of Dr. Donnelly’s clinical practice has been concentrated in the areas of operating room (OR) pharmacy and anesthesiology. His areas of interest include pharmacy administration, technology and automation as it relates to the medication use process, and anesthesiology/OR pharmacy. He has published and lectured extensively in these areas. Dr. Donnelly is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a past president of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Chester Elton
Best Selling Author
Leadership Expert
Chad Pennington is the only player to win the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award twice, doing so in 2006 and 2008. The New York Jets invested their first-round draft selection and picked Chad as the as the 18th overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft, making him the first quarterback taken in that draft. Chad played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Jets and Dolphins. In 2003, Chad became the 47th quarterback in NFL history to achieve a perfect passer rating. Chad also twice earned the NFL passer completion percentage leader and in 2002 was named the Most Improved Player by the Professional Football Writers Association. At the time of his retirement, Pennington was the NFL's all-time leader in career completion percentage at 66.0% among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 pass attempts. Chad graduated from Marshall University where he excelled academically, graduating with a degree in journalism, and becoming a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

Chad, along with his wife Robin, now run the 1st and 10 Foundation, with the mission to build stronger communities by funding programs and institutions that seek to improve quality of life for kids throughout West Virginia, Tennessee, and the New York metropolitan area. He is also active coaching elementary and middle school football for The Lexington School and was recently tabbed as the new coach to revive high school football for Sayre School in Lexington, KY.

Chad continues to be active with the NFL serving as Co-executive Director of the NFL Legends, assisting former players in dealing with life after football and offering guidance to new talent with the transition from college.

Michael Hames
Partner
HealthCare Links
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.

Dave Harlow BS, Pharm D.
Assistant VP, Pharmacy, Lab, Chronic Care
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
Dr. Harlow received his BS Pharm in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his Doctoral work at the University of Florida

Professionally, Dr Harlow is the Assistant Vice President for Professional Services at Cleveland Clinic – Martin Health System in Stuart Florida with responsibility for Pharmacy, Laboratory and Chronic Care Management. Dr. Harlow joined the Martin Health System as the Chief Pharmacy Officer coming from Carilion Clinic’s ACO as the Regional Director of Pharmacy Operations for Southwestern Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Harlow was previously the executive officer of PharmaDym PA, a clinical pharmacy consulting firm. His experience has also included Retail Pharmacy ownership, Home Infusion as well as Pharmacy Benefit Management.

Currently, Dr. Harlow serves as the Chair of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Legislative and Regulatory Committee and has been a legislative resource for ASHP and has either been quoted or contributed to a variety of publications.

Recent accomplishments include:

Guest Speaker for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals National Sales Meeting 2019 on Drug Shortages
Featured in Forbes Magazine May 2018 – commentary on Drug Shortages
Janssen Pharmaceuticals - Health Systems Advisory Board - 2016
Project Designer of Martin Health Systems Comprehensive Health Management Program – ChaMPs 2014 – Research Publication Pending
CoAuthor of (IHARP) Improving Health of At Risk Rural Patient – A CMS Innovations center granted project ($4.6 million).- 2012
Contributor to: Supporting Health Care Reform through Advanced Pharmacy Practice – A Report the Surgeon General 2012


Currently, Dr. Harlow serves as the Chair of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists and has been a legislative resource for ASHP and has either been quoted or contributed to a variety of publications

Sara Henderson MBA
Vice President, Supply Chain
Avera Health
Sara Henderson is the Vice President of Supply Chain at Avera Health, located in Sioux Falls, SD. She has over 15 years of experience in finance, supply chain and healthcare. Her healthcare leadership career began at the University of Utah Medical Group and led to increasing responsibilities and leadership roles within Avera Health. She is best known for ability to oversee and lead large scope initiatives such as item master standardization, integration of revenue cycle with supply chain operations, and the restructure of the supply value analysis process into clinical integration. Sara has her Economics B.S. degree and MBA from University of South Dakota.

Ed Hisscock
SVP, Supply Chain Management
Trinity Health
Ed Hisscock is a Healthcare Supply Chain Practitioner. Ed has spent over 25 years serving in the supply chain and IT disciplines with fortune 50 companies, healthcare supplier and healthcare provider organizations. Ed has founded two healthcare companies and personally served over 100 healthcare provider organizations in the US and Europe. Ed is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry. Ed holds an Engineering degree in Electronics, a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science, and a Master's degree in Supply Chain from Michigan State University.

Brent Johnson
Retired Supply Chain Executive
Independent Consultant
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.

Troy Kirchenbauer
Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Analytics & Data Integrity
Vizient
Troy Kirchenbauer leads a team of data scientists and data quality engineers focused on enabling insights that drive market-leading value to Vizient’s members and suppliers. Over the past two decades, he has led the development of key strategies that have resulted in advances in e-commerce, GPO contract management and analytics. Prior to his role with aptitude, Kirchenbauer served as vice president of information and data services, where he provided leadership and direction for Vizient’s master data management area. Since 2011, Kirchenbauer has been an active fundraiser, volunteer and member of the advisory board for Integrity Mentors, a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity dedicated to improving the lives of young men and women who live in challenging socioeconomic conditions. Kirchenbauer received a MBA with a focus on business strategy and leadership from the University of Dallas, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Texas A&M University at Commerce.

Bonnie Kirschenbaum MS, FASHP, FCSHP
Consultant, Columnist
Freelance
Bonnie Kirschenbaum is a Health Care Consultant with many years of senior management experience in the Pharmacy sector. Bonnie has a particular interest in reimbursement issues and specialty pharmacy and consults and has spoken extensively on these. Bonnie writes monthly columns on finance and reimbursement for 2 publications that have a positive influence on pharmacy practice nationally and currently is authoring a Reimbursement Toolkit in biweekly modules. Bonnie received the Latiolias Leadership Award from The Ohio State University in 2015. She shares her time between Boulder and Breckenridge, CO.

Kreg M Koford MBA, CPSM
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Sustaining Care Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Kreg Koford is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Sustaining Care Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He has significant experience in strategic sourcing, category management, asset management, supplier collaboration, and supply chain operations. His commitment to transforming the healthcare supply chain industry has resulted in enhancing effectiveness and efficiencies across a wide array of activities and initiatives. Prior to MSKCC, Kreg was responsible for managing more than $2.2 billion of nonlabor spending at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, where he served as Assistant Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Solutions. In that role, he helped lead the Intermountain supply chain organization to the number-one spot on the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking in both 2016 and 2017. He also managed Intermountain’s key customer and supplier relationships, with a focus on identifying new sources of value that went beyond traditional price decreases and margin-shifting activities. Kreg earned his bachelor’s degree and his master’s in business administration from Brigham Young University. Most recently, he received certifications from Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Leadership Program and Michigan State University’s Executive Program, in addition to becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management. He previously earned certifications from the Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management’s Supply Chain Leadership Institute and IPS Project Management Advanced Training.

Nattie D Leger MSN RN LSSBB
Assistant Vice President Supply Chain Nursing
Ochsner Health System
Nattie Leger is Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Nursing at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nattie joined Ochsner in April 1987. Nattie is a member of Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives and Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. She is recognized as an experienced Nurse Leader and has received the American Hospital Association Most Wired Award for innovation and LA Great 100 Nurses Award for outstanding Nursing Services to the state. Past experiences include: Vice President of Nursing, Assistant Vice President of Emergency Services, and various Nursing Leadership roles. Nattie has a Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Executive focus from the University of South Alabama. She earned her LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Kent State.

Michael Lee Louviere MS,MBA, PD
Supply Chain, Internal Consultant
Ochsner Health System
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. Michael is also a member of the Bellwether League’s Class of 2010 and received the ASHMM Leadership Award in 1995. Michael 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.

Myla E. Maloney MBA
VP Strategic Accounts
Premier, Inc
Myla Maloney is the Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Premier Applied Sciences with 17 years of experience in strategic account management, healthcare sales, marketing, customer segment strategy, sales leadership and pharmaceuticals. Maloney supports Premier’s mission to transform healthcare by leading the Premier Life Sciences Business Development group’s efforts to collaborate with Life Science Organizations on Population Health Improvement initiatives to improve the quality of patient care. Prior to this position, Maloney was the Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement for Premier where she worked with biopharmaceutical and IT organizations. Maloney received her B.S. in business administration and MBA from East Carolina University.

Vincent Michael Matozzo MBA, LSSBB
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
NYU Langone Health System
Vin Matozzo is the Senior Director of NYU Langone's Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Value Analysis teams. Vin has innovated and challenged supply chain assumptions for over 15 years in healthcare's IDN, GPO, consulting, Value Analysis and data transformation verticals. Vin has been an early adopter and proponent of forming collaborative alliances between executives, clinicians, and supplier partners. Vin has a passion for forging data driven outcomes that create value and clinical efficiency while never losing focus on the patent experience. Vin 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. Vin 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.

William Mayfield MD FACS
Chief Surgical Officer
Wellstar Health System
Dr. Mayfield is a practicing Thoracic Surgeon at WellStar Health System in the metro Atlanta area. He co-founded the STAT Clinic at WellStar in 2008 as a Multi-disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic. Over the next 10 years the concept has become five Multi-disciplinary Thoracic Clinics in four regional hospitals, and has grown to include Prostate, Neuro-oncology, Breast, and Aortic Disease. In 2009 he founded the WellStar Lung Screening Program with Vickie Beckler, RN as one of the IELCAP sites. The program is now an independent screening program with 11 sites and accrues a thousand new subjects a year. Dr. Mayfield's clinical focus is on Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Mayfield serves as the Chief Surgical Officer of WellStar Health System and Chairs the Service Line Executive Committee. Dr. Mayfield is Chair of the Georgia Lung Cancer Round Table (in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Georgia Cancer Care Committee), and is a member of the Appropriateness of Care Committee of the National Lung Cancer Round Table. Dr. Mayfield is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.

Megan McIntyre PharmD MHA
Vice President of Pharmacy
Health Resource Services
Megan McIntyre PharmD, MHA, CPHQ is currently the Vice President of Pharmacy for Health Resource Services, providing oversight and expertise to the Pharmacy Solutions portfolio for a large group purchasing membership base. In her previous roles within Virginia Mason, she has served as a Clinical Pharmacist, Medication Use Quality Manager and Director of Pharmacy Residency programs and as a Sensei for the Virginia Mason Institute. Megan has in-depth knowledge of medication use processes, health benefit design and operations, medication quality and safety, lean process improvement and regulatory compliance. Megan has led diverse teams and projects in medication utilization, product procurement and inventory and contracting. Megan is an active contributor in several interdisciplinary committees and oversight boards.

Matthew T Mentel MHA, MBA, CRMP
System Executive Director- Business Integration
Mercy
As the System Executive Director - Business Integration, Matt is responsible for collaborating with the ministry wide Boards of Directors, business operations, and clinical, medical and quality senior leadership to establish and ensure strategic alignment and operational excellence across all verticals, capitalize on industry best practice and create the model and strategy for the execution of healthcare redesign throughout the ministry by leveraging strong cross functional relationships, matrixed leadership, process reengineering and extensive operational and execution expertise. In his role, Matt works to continually improve upon Mercy’s Five Dimensions of Excellence and the Quadruple Aim through structure, people, process and solutions all focused on the redesign of healthcare and enrichment of the Mercy experience for caregivers and patients. Matt has more than 28 years of experience in health care, including 23 years in finance, operations, supply chain, project management and information technology. Matt is the leader of the Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems with a Certificate in Health Information Management, a Master of Health Administration, and a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University.

Susan G Miller RN, MN, CMRP, CVAHP
Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
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Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Susan Miller is the Senior Director, Enterprise Value Analysis for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. In this role, she facilitates and leads clinicians and multi‐disciplinary teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes through clinical efficacy of healthcare products and services for the greatest financial value and serves as the lead facilitator of the enterprise value analysis process, committees, policy and procedure. She is the liaison between Supply Chain Management, Administration and the clinical and physician communities, to ensure cost effective utilization of supplies, medical devices, services and processes. She assists the organization in making objective decisions about products based on evidence of improved outcomes, identifies opportunities for supply cost reduction related to improved standardization/utilization and assists clinical departments in optimizing value through implementation of best practices with a focus on cost effective utilization and quality outcomes.

Ms. Miller joined Jefferson in 2010 as the organizations first Director, Value Analysis. Prior to this, she worked for VHA (now Vizient) for 11 years, first as a Supply Chain Utilization Manager in VHA’s Performance Consulting Division, then as an Account Executive in the Supply Chain Services division. In these roles she managed the supply chain relationship with multiple member organizations including academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks and community hospitals. Ms. Miller provided individualized support to assist members in achieving their supply chain goals by implementing member specific strategies including managing cost reduction efforts, analyzing and synthesizing data, developing and implementing savings tracking mechanisms and developing, implementing and supporting Value Analysis efforts.

A seasoned healthcare professional, Ms. Miller has been a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years. She started her career in tertiary pediatrics where she held a variety of staff and management positions at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Penn State Medical Center and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Her current position serves as a return to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals where she worked for 10 years, first as Manager, Nursing Staff Development and Continuing Education and then as Director of the Executive Redesign Implementation Team. She holds both BSN and Master of Nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and is both Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Value Analysis Healthcare professional (CVAHP).

Ms. Miller has been an active member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) since 2010, chairing the organization’s Membership Committee for the past several years. She has served on the AHVAP Board of Directors as President Elect and, is its 2019 President.

Dan Pak MHA
Vice President, Supply Chain - Procure to Pay
Hartford Healthcare
Dan Pak is a highly accomplished supply chain professional with more than 25 years’ experience. Mr. Pak currently serves as Assistant Vice President at Nexera, where he is responsible for outsourced services under Workforce Solutions. Mr. Pak most recently served as System Director of Supply Chain Decision Support and Strategic Sourcing at Legacy Health, a community-centered health system across the Portland-Vancouver area. His other positions in healthcare include time at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Vizient (formerly Novation). Prior to making the transition to healthcare, Mr. Pak spent over 15 years in the technology industry, where he designed and co-created several innovative products and applications. Mr. Pak earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington. He also completed the University of Washington Project Management Program and completed the Michigan State University International Business Management Certificate Program.

Matthew Partsch
Director of Strategic Sourcing
UPMC

Sean LaReL Poellnitz BS, CHRM
Vice President, Supply Chain
Mosaic Life Care
Sean Poellnitz is Vice President Supply Chain at Mosaic Life Care. Sean leads all supply chain functions including materials management, logistics, fleet, sourcing, GPO Affiliate Program and all procurement activities across the regional health system. Formerly Sean was System Senior Director Supply Chain & Ancillary Services at OptumCare (USMD) for three hospitals and over 50 clinics with 20 specialties. Before USMD Sean was System Director, Contracting and Resource Utilization for CHRISTUS Health; which is faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities. Prior to Sean’s role at CHRISTUS Health, Sean held various leadership positions for CHI Health, Raytheon, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, and Union Pacific Railroad based in Omaha, NE. Sean is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and he served on the National MedAsset GPO Committee Member for Capital and Long-Term Care Service Lines.

Betty Jo Rocchio MS, BSN, CRNA, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
Mercy

Kenneth Shaw
Director, Contracts
Vidant Health
Kenneth Shaw received his Bachelors Degree in Management from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Kenneth has worked in various capacities with the Internal Revenue Service (Auditor, SS-8 Determinations and Fraud), the School Board of Broward County (Director of Operational Audits) and Vidant Health (Director, Contracts). Kenneth lived in South Florida for 45 years and moved to Greenville, NC in 2005. Kenneth has been married for 39 years this May, and has two sons. One son is a Police Officer in Huntersville, NC (suburb or Charlotte) and one is a Personal Fitness Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC. Kenneth has worked on teams that have negotiated contracts as diverse as Environmental Services, Food Service and many Service Lines, including Orthopedics, Trauma and CRM to name a few. Personal hobbies include, Weight Lifting, Reading, Data Analysis in EXCEL and running in Spartan type races – although he underwent a Total Left Shoulder Replacement in November 2018, so has not been able to participate in any of these races lately.

Miriam Sznycer-Taub
Senior Consultant
Advisory Board
Miriam Sznycer-Taub is a Senior Consultant with Advisory Board’s Health Care Industry Committee. In this capacity, she leads research around health care industry trends and their impact on provider economics and strategy. Her areas of expertise include health care delivery model changes, innovative supplier-provider partnership models, and provider purchasing decision making. Miriam recently led research uncovering key strategies for suppliers and service providers to support IDN cost control and revenue growth initiatives. She is frequently asked to speak to how provider priorities and strategies affect decision-making and purchasing. Prior to joining Advisory Board, Miriam held positions at the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. She received an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in history from Tufts University.

Bob Taylor MBA, CMRP
SVP Supply Chain
RWJ Barnabas Health
Bob Taylor has over 30 years of experience in the Health Care Supply Chain. Currently Bob is the SVP of Supply Chain for RWJBarnabas Health. For 18 months prior Bob was the VP of Managed Services with HealthTrust, leading the company’s outsourced Supply Chain Leadership Staffing business and also the interim SVP of Supply Chain for RWJBarnabas Health. Prior to this Bob was the AVP for Supply Chain at UAB Health System in Birmingham Alabama for 9 years including the 1,250 bed flagship UAB University Hospital, The Health Services Foundation with over 1,000 physicians, three affiliate hospitals, and two additional associate hospitals all located within the state of Alabama. Prior to UAB Health System Bob worked with HCA for fifteen years, the last seven as a regional Supply Chain Officer with responsibility for Supply Chain Services for 22 hospitals in three states. Bob has also worked community and faith based facilities throughout his career. Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University, has a Graduate Certificate from UAB in Healthcare Quality and Safety, and is a Certified Materials Resource Professional and is the Chair of AHRMM.

Jeff Thompson PharmD
Vice President of Pharmacy Services
Freeman Health System
Jeff Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from University of Louisiana at Monroe, and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock in 2002. He has held hospital pharmacy positions at Mercy Hospital, Springfield Missouri and DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, AL. In 1997, he accepted a clinical pharmacist position at Freeman Health System, in Joplin, MO where he served as a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist for 9 years before taking on the role of Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and then Director of Pharmacy Services. In 2014, he was promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Freeman Health System, assuming additional responsibility for retail and contract pharmacy operations and system-wide 340B compliance. Jeff completed Advanced 340B Operation Certification in 2018. He is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists as well as the Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Eric Tritch
Vice President Supply Chain
UChicago Medicine
Eric Tritch, MBA is the Vice President of Supply Chain for the UChicago Medicine. In this role, Eric has oversight of all supply chain operations, contracting, value analysis and supplier management activity for the health system. Eric has extensive experience and a proven track record in Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing processes. Eric's career started in the industrial manufacturing sector, then went into supply chain consulting, and now has been in healthcare for the last 8 years.

Régine Villain
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ochsner Health System
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.

Heather Wall
Chief Commercial Officer
Civica
Heather’s expertise spans across the healthcare continuum with a focus on design, implementation and execution of hospital and health system strategies that improve patient care. Heather has a 20-year plus career where she held positions of significant responsibility for strategy, operations and finance, including various roles in hospital management, quality, strategy and high-value health care delivery. Prior to joining Civica, Heather worked at Intermountain Healthcare as an Enterprise Initiative Partner and was responsible for driving forward Intermountain’s key strategic initiatives. Before this position, Heather was the Operations Officer for Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital, with accountability for hospital-wide operations, strategic growth and high-value healthcare delivery. Before joining Intermountain in 2008, Heather was the President / Managing Partner of Tesaris Corporation, a healthcare consulting and technology company. In this position, Heather designed and optimized strategy and operational efficiency for hospitals, ranging in size from critical access facilities to academic medical centers. Heather received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Science in management from Brigham Young University.

Joe Walsh
Coach | Educator | Advisor
Supply Chain Sherpas, LLC
Joe Walsh is a visionary leader with a 20-year track record of leading nationally-recognized supply chain transformations and new business development ventures at multibillion dollar organizations. Joe recently started an innovative practice called Supply Chain Sherpas, which provides distinctive talent management solutions designed to help unlock the transformative potential of the healthcare supply chain. Supply Chain Sherpas offers executive coaching, mentoring, strategic advisory services and education services to both Providers and Suppliers. For most of the last decade, Joe has continued to learn healthcare and its supply chain nuances while in progressive leadership roles at Pensiamo and at Intermountain Healthcare. Joe served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Pensiamo, where he led sourcing, purchasing, accounts payable, integrations and account management for UPMC while developing Pensiamo’s offerings for external clients. Previously, Joe served as Intermountain Healthcare’s Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer where he led the award-winning transformation effort and helped the team earn the number one ranking in Gartner’s “Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25.” Individually, Joe was recognized as the “Contracting Professional of the Year” in 2013 by Healthcare Contracting News.

Mark Welch MHA
SVP, Supply Chain
Novant Health
Mark Welch is the Supply Chain Senior Vice President for Novant Health. Mark began his career at Novant in 2005 as the leader of Supply Chain operations. Since then, he has served as the Vice President of the Novant Health Logistics Center, then was named Vice President of the Strategic Sourcing Division. He was selected as the Senior Vice President of Novant Health Supply Chain in 2015 to oversee all non-labor spend, Supply Chain Logistics, Operations, Procurement, Sourcing and Clinical Supply Chain Engagement. Mark has been in the hospital industry since 1995. Prior to Novant, Mark worked as an Administration Officer for a community hospital in West Virginia, with operational responsibilities for Radiology, Ancillary Services, as well as Supply Chain. Prior to that, he was an owner-operator of a successful construction company in Ohio. Mark earned his Business of Administration degree from the Ohio State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University.

Gunter F Wessels Ph.D., M.B.A.
Practice General Manager
LiquidSMARTS
Supplier Executive Education: Demonstrating Value in Today’s Integrated Healthcare Marketplace

Dr. Wessels founded LiquidSMARTS℠. He leads the global practice and is a member of the leadership team. He is passionate and dedicated to the improvement of human performance and ethical business practices in sales and marketing. His expertise comes from more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, including 14 years as a consultant to global and local marketing and sales teams. His clients gain rapid performance improvement through analysis, design, implementation of market approach, and commercial operations execution. He leads the field in providing micro-learning for business professionals. His micro-learning approach teaches people essential soft-skills and influencing and leadership behaviors in a few minutes per day. Dr. Wessels is a sought-after speaker on the practical implications of industry change, and accelerating performance during disruption. Dr. Wessels has a Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of California.

Shon Wettstein CPSM, MBA
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Intalere
Shon Wettstein is responsible for leading the development and execution of new external business ventures for Intalere. Shon works closely with Intermountain Healthcare leadership to expand its best practices throughout the healthcare industry. Shon also works closely with the Intalere leadership team to design disruptive new solutions and partnerships that impact patient care at all points of the provider continuum. Shon joined Intalere after an 8-year career at Intermountain Healthcare, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including senior solutions manager for the Surgical Services, Musculoskeletal and Neuroscience Clinical Programs. One of his key responsibilities was advising on the development of ProComp, a proprietary clinical variation surgical procedure comparison platform. Shon also worked closely with strategic suppliers to drive value creation initiatives through collaboration with clinical programs. Shon holds a Certified Professional in Supply Management designation from the Institute for Supply Management, Inc., and earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Colorado.

John J. Young M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
HealthTrust
Dr. John Young is the Chief Medical Officer and member of the executive team for HealthTrust Purchasing Group. Dr. Young is responsible for HealthTrust’s clinical agenda and ensuring the organization’s overall strategy is designed to meet the needs of a clinically integrated supply chain. Dr. Young is responsible for communicating HealthTrust’s vision and values to internal and external stakeholders, as well as measuring and reporting growth and budgetary expectations for the clinical service teams. Dr. Young provides leadership and oversight of the Physician Advisors program and participates in member education, sales, collaborative events, and clinical advisory boards. Dr. Young was previously the National Medical Director for LifePoint Health in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Young has developed diverse expertise through 20 years of clinical practice, pharmaceutical and medical device industry experience, and healthcare leadership appointments across a variety of care delivery settings.

Kelley Young
Director, Supply Chain Clinical Informatics
Trinity Health
Opportunities Exchanges: The Immeasurable Opportunities in Data

Kelley Young has over 30 years of healthcare leadership service. Her experience includes management across inpatient and outpatient care settings in Maternal Child and Cardiovascular Service Lines. At Trinity Health, Kelley has led a sourcing strategy portfolio of spend in excess of $750 Million for the service lines of Cardio and Peripheral Vascular, Imaging, Orthopedic Joints, Trauma and Spine. She developed and manages the Strategic Sourcing Implant Database which collects data on orthopedic joint and spinal cases representing over 350,000 patient cases. Kelley recently accepted a new position as the Director of Supply Chain Clinical Informatics to create an enhanced platform to integrate clinical, operational, and financial data in support of clinical excellence leadership councils at Trinity Health. Kelley is a trailblazer for implementing the Clinically Driven Supply Chain at Trinity Health. Kelley is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the Strategic Leadership Program of Trinity Health.