IDN SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD 

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

 

Bruce Carlson

Corporate Director, Materials Management

Valley Health System

Winchester, VA

 

Bruce Carlson serves Valley Health as the corporate director of materials management. He has over 30 years of progressively complex healthcare supply chain management experience in materials management, purchasing, logistics, supply chain, performance improvement and performance measurement areas. These experiences have been earned in the community, religious, university, and for-profit environments. Current responsibilities include providing materials management services and support to Valley Health’s three owned facilities, plus a Valley Health managed facility and four affiliate facilities which draw supplies from the shared services center located in Winchester, VA. Bruce earned his Masters in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Bachelors in business administration from Central Methodist University.
 

Frank Cirillo

Vice President, Business Strategy

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Ventures, Inc.

New York, NY

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

Chris Fashek

CEO

Atteris Healthcare, LLC

San Antonio, TX

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

Greg Firestone

Vice President, Provider Solutions

ROi

Tampa, FL

Greg is Vice President, Provider Solutions at ROi. In his role, Greg collaborates with health system providers to identify opportunities for strategic alignment with ROi’s integrated supply chain services and solutions, to enhance the operational infrastructure and financial health of fellow providers’ supply chains. Prior to ROi, Greg was Regional Vice President with MedSpeed, Founder & CEO of Dermal Life, LLC, and Co-Founder & President of Mossberg Labs. Preceding these positions, Greg was Owner & CEO of NCI, where he developed strategic business plans and market strategies for suppliers, distributors, GPO’s, IDNs and large insurers, fostered relationships and strategic partnerships between supply chain stakeholders, founded the IDN Summit & Expo’s, and authored a book titled “Swimming with the Supertankers” - written to assist supplier sales and marketing professionals in gaining keen insights into the necessary elements for fostering mutually beneficial relationships with hospital and health system purchase decision makers.
 

Nick Gaich

CEO

Nick Gaich and Associates

Morgan Hill, CA

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

Ed Hardin

Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Beaumont Health

Warren, MI

Ed Hardin has worked nearly 20 years serving the healthcare provider industry and today is Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Beaumont Health.  He previously served as System Vice President, Supply Chain Management, for CHRISTUS Health. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President, Collaborative & Organizational Development for ROi, the supply chain operating division of Mercy Health System. Prior to joining ROi/Mercy, Mr. Hardin worked with several professional services firms, including Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young, where he specialized in supply chain performance improvement and management solutions for the healthcare provider industry. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Westminster College (Fulton, Missouri) and a Master’s Degree in healthcare administration from Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis). He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Materials & Resource Professional, and President of the St. Louis chapter of AHRMM.
 

Dave Hesson

Owner

J. D. Hesson Services LLC

Carmel, IN

Mr. Hesson is a seasoned healthcare supply chain consultant. He has previously been with Navigant Consulting, where he served as a Director in the Healthcare Practice Supply Chain Division. Mr. Hesson was responsible for management, sales and support of Supply Chain Improvement Services. Additionally, Dave has held senior supply chain leadership positions with Ascension Health Resource Group, IU Health (Clarian Health), Provena Health, the VHA Midwest Cooperative and HCA. Mr. Hesson has 30+ years of health care supply chain management and consulting experience serving integrated healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, group purchasing organizations, manufacturers and distributors. He has extensive experience in operations improvement, supply chain management, information technology, and logistics.
 

Ed Hisscock

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

Trinity Health

Ann Arbor, MI

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

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

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

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

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

Gene Kirtser

CEO

Resource Optimization & Innovation

Chesterfield, MO

Gene Kirtser is president and CEO of ROi. Gene joined the company in 2007 with the goal of helping providers control their supply chain and creating a single-source, fully integrated supply chain model that could change the health care industry. Now, he is leading the company as it collaborates with like-minded health care providers to decode their supply chain. With 20 years of experience in the health care industry, Gene’s career has included senior-level roles in finance, operations, sales, marketing and business development on the supplier and provider sides of the healthcare industry. Prior to joining ROi, Gene worked at Baxter/Allegiance, ChoicePoint Health Systems, Maxxim Medical and SRI Surgical. Gene earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in finance from Miami University.
 

Ed Kuklenski

Principal

Insurance Point

Lenexa, KS

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

Mike Langlois

Former Vice President of Supply Chain

Beaumont Health System

Detroit, MI

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.
 

David McCombs

VP, Enterprise Resource Planning/Supply Chain Operations

Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Columbia, MD

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

William Mosser

Vice President Materials Management

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Baton Rouge, LA

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

Joseph Quinones

Senior Assistant Vice President for Contract, Administration, & Control 

NYCHHC

New York City, New York

Joseph Quinones serves as the Assistant Vice President of Contract Administration and Control and oversees the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Supply Chain. He served in the General Counsel Office for 13 years and has been in the Office of Operations for the last 8 years. HHC is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers every year and more than 450,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. He has personally led and successfully implemented multiple major transformation and savings initiatives including restructuring how HHC delivers inpatient food and manages Dietary Operations, Nurse Agency Staffing, Waste Management, Pharmaceutical and Medical/Surgical prime vendor distribution. His work has led to over $100M in savings for his organization, helping HHC over come continuous operating budget deficits. His latest work has been leading a true “Supply Chain Construction”, personally working with all of the leaders and stakeholders in HHC to help fundamentally change how products are requisitioned, approved, purchased and then analyzed for best price. Through his work and leadership, he and his team have been awarded the “Most Innovative Provider” GHXcellence Award for 2011. The HHC GHX Project was also recognized by Supply Demand Chain Executive as one of the top 100 Supply Chain projects in the United States. Mr. Quinones earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seton Hall University where he was awarded the Department of Economics Academic Achievement Award. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the NYC University Law School.
 

Henry Tomasuolo

VP, Operations

Children's Hospital Boston

Boston, MA

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

Régine (Honoré) Villain, MPH

VP, Supply Chain Operations

NYU Langone Health System

New York, NY

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

Francine Wilson

SVP, Supply Chain Management

University Health System

San Antonio, TX

As vice president of supply chain management, Francine Wilson serves as a strategic leader and executive sponsor for change management and cost reduction initiatives related to supply chain optimization within University Health System. Among others, she is affiliated with the Alpha Home Board; president, Greater San Antonio Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management and founded the Witness Project® San Antonio. She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Master of Science in applied management, Master of Arts in health services management, Master of Arts procurement and acquisitions management, and is a Master Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County Graduate.