Advisory Board

Educational Advisory Board

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Health Connect Partners is proud of its exclusive Educational Advisory Board, which is comprised of top health system executives from Hospital Pharmacy, Radiology & Imaging, O.R. & Surgery, Hospital Supply Chain and Healthcare I.T. specialties. Each of our board members hold executive level positions at some of the most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in America. Without their expertise and tireless efforts to select the best topics and speakers for our educational sessions, our conferences would not be possible.


All HCP Educational Advisory Board members volunteer their time and receive no compensation for their participation. The board is comprised only of healthcare provider executives. No suppliers or vendors are allowed on our Educational Advisory Board, thus preventing any potential conflicts of interest between suppliers and providers.

Call for Speakers

Hospital Pharmacy
Board Chair
Ruth Cassidy, B.S., PharmD, FACHE
SVP,Clinical Support Svs / Chief Pharmacy Officer
SBH Health System • Bronx, NY

Christina Cao, Pharm.D
Director of Pharmacy
Southern California Hospital • Culver City, CA

Arash Dabestani, PharmD, MHA, FASHP, FABC
Senior Director of Pharmacy
NYU Langone Health • New York, NY

James DeFazio, RPh
Director, Pharmacy Services & Supplies
Bon Secours Health System, Inc. • Columbia, MD

Vincent Jackson, B.S., Pharm D.
Vice President, Pharmacy Service Group
HealthTrust • Nashville, TN

Scott Jamieson, RPh, MBA
VP, System Pharmacy Clinical Services
Providence St. Joseph Health • Renton, WA

Jonathan Lakamp, PharmD, BCPS
Vice President, Pharmacy
Mercy Health • Chesterfield, MO

Venita Papillion, PharmD, MBA
Sr. Regional Director
Banner Health • Phoenix, AZ

Joseph Pinto, R.Ph, M.S., MHA
Director of Pharmacy
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center • New York, NY

Meena Rupani, RPh
Director, Strategic Sourcing, Pharmacy
Trinity Health • Livonia, MI

Debbie Simonson, Pharm.D
Vice President, Pharmacy
Ochsner Health System • New Orleans, LA

Rolla Sweis, Pharm.D., M.A., BCPS
Executive Director of Pharmacy Services
Advocate Health Care • Oak Lawn , IL

Myra Thomas, RPh
Director of Contracting & Resource Utilization-Rx
CHRISTUS Health • Irving, TX

Radiology & Imaging
Board Chair
Gina Collier McCormack, BS, RT(R)
Director of Radiation Oncology & Diagnostic Imagin
Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi) • St. Louis, MO

Vice Chair
Crockett Bone, MBA, ARRT(R)(CT)
Director Imaging & Oncology
HCA Corporate - Clinical Services Group • Nashville, TN

Gerard Durney, MBA FAHRA
Director of Operations
Overlook Medical Ctr. Atlantic Health System • Summit, NJ

Bryan Henderson, MBA, BSRT(R)
Operational Director of Imaging Services
Valley Presbyterian Hospital • Van Nuys, CA

Jack Morris, MHA, RT(R)
Corporate Director of Radiology
McLeod Health • Florence, SC

Rick Phillips, BS, RT(R)(MR)(CT), ARRT, CRA
Vice President, Operations and Development
LifePoint Health • Brentwood, TN

Cara Reed, R.T (R) (M) (ARRT)
Regional Director
Progressive Radiology (20 Locations) • Falls Church, VA

Julie Ross, MBA, RT (R)
Director, Imaging Services
Mercy Hospital St. Louis • St Louis, MO

Cindy Winter, Ph.D., FAHRA, CRA
Director of Imaging Services
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare • Tallahassee, FL

Healthcare I.T.
Board Chair
Eli Tarlow
VP & Chief Information Officer
Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Ctr • Brooklyn, NY

Vice Chair
Pamela Saechow
Associate CIO
Cleveland Clinic • Cleveland, OH

Jitendra Barmecha, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP
SVP/CIO
SBH Health System • Bronx, NY

Marshall Busko
Regional VP Executive Solutions
Intalere • Atlanta, GA

John Durbak
Chief Information Officer
BronxCare Health System • Bronx, NY

Bob Foster
CIO
South Georgia Medical Center • Valdosta, GA

Christy Kindler
Regional CIO
Florida Hospital West FL Division (Adventist) • Tampa, FL

Patrick Lowry
VP, IT Strategy & Planning
HealthTrust • Nashville, TN

James Wellman, CHCIO
Chief Information & Compliance Officer
Comanche County Memorial Hospital • Lawton, OK

Dana Zanone, MD
CMIO
Catholic Health Initiatives - Nebraska • Omaha, NE

O.R. & Surgical
Board Chair
Gerard Durney, MBA FAHRA
Director of Operations
Overlook Medical Ctr. Atlantic Health System • Summit, NJ

Vice Chair
Stephen Lovern, DNP, RN
Senior Director-Operating Room Services
Carilion Medical Center • Roanoke, VA

Deborah Bolling, MS, RN, NEA-BC, NE-BC
Nursing Director, Perioperative Surgical Svcs
VCU Health System (VA Commonwealth Univ) • Richmond, VA

Lou Bottoms, MHA, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR
Specialty Director Perioperative Services
Emory University Hospital • Atlanta, GA

Valerie Brown, MSN, RN, CNOR
Administrative Director, Surgical Services
Hunterdon Medical Center • Flemington, NJ

Larry Creech, RN, MBA
Sr. VP of Periop and Emergency Services
RWJ Barnabas Health • West Orange, NJ

Lucy Duffy, RN, MA, CNOR
Vice President Peri-Op Services
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York • New York, NY

Missy Hill, RN, CPHRM, FCN, HACP
Dir., M/S Clinical Specialist
Intalere • Oklahoma City, OK

Faisal Rahman, PhD
CEO/President
APAC Surgery/Pain Centers (IL & IN) • Dyer, IN

Lynn Sandoval, RN, MS
Executive Director of Perioperative Services
Mercy Hospital • Oklahoma City, OK

Hospital Supply Chain
Board Chair
Gary Rakes, MS, CMRP, CFAAMA, CSCS
Vice President of Supply Chain
Aspirus, Inc. • Wausau, WI

Vice Chair
Phillip Bateman
Director of Materials Management
Woman's Hospital • Baton Rouge, LA

Von Chaney, CMRP, MBA
Director Logistics, Facilities, Supply Chain
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center • New York, NY

Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Indiana University Health • Plainfield, IN

Stephen Piraino
Director Corporate Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgt
Einstein Healthcare Network • Philadelphia, PA

William Stitt, CMRP FAHRMM CHFP
Chief, Supply Chain
University of Mississippi Medical Center • Jackson, MS

Clay Trover, PhD, CMRP
VP Supply Chain, Procurement-Logistics-Utilization
Phoebe Putney Health System • Albany, GA

David Walsh
Director of Supply Chain Administration
Boston Children's Hospital • Boston, MA