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Bellwether League, Inc.Bellwether Class of 2016 nominations sought
Help someone leap into the Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership this year

Bellwether League Inc. invites nominations of innovative, pioneering and visionary professionals for the Bellwether Class of 2015 to join 80 bellwethers already inducted into its Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership.

DEADLINE for nominations: Monday, February 29, 2016 … Leap Day

Honorees will be inducted on Monday, October 5, 2016, at the 9th Annual Bellwether Induction Dinner Event in Chicago.

Nominees represent five distinct categories: Education & Media, Supply Chain Management, Group Purchasing, Supplier and Consultant.

  • Education & Media: College/university professors and researchers, publishers, editors and writers.
  • Supply Chain Management: Professionals working at hospitals and other non-acute care facilities, hospital systems and integrated delivery organizations.
  • Group Purchasing: Professionals from among the national, regional, state, metropolitan and local group purchasing programs.
  • Supplier: Professionals employed by manufacturers and distributors of products and services purchased by healthcare providers.
  • Consultant: Professionals that advise, instruct and motivate healthcare supply chain managers as the primary focus of their practice.

Bellwether League Inc.’s Board of Directors selects deceased, retired and currently active professionals with a minimum of 25 years of exemplary service and leadership performance in supply chain operations that meet its criteria to be publicly recognized. Honorees demonstrate their qualifications through advancing the profession, work experience, work performance and active participation in professional organizations.

Click on for the official nomination form or on for more information and a printable version of the form.

Contact: Rick Dana Barlow, (847) 466-7425,


John B. Gaida
Senior Vice President
Supply Chain Management
Texas Health Resources

Patrick E. Carroll Jr.
Patrick E. Carroll & Associates

Mary A. Starr
Vice President, West Region
Vizient Inc

Executive Director
Rick Dana Barlow
Wingfoot Media Inc.


Todd Ebert, R.Ph.
President & CEO
Healthcare Supply Chain Association

Nick Gaich
Nick Gaich and Associates

Jamie C. Kowalski
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting LLC

Michael Louviere
System Vice President, Supply Chain
Ochsner Health System

John W. Strong
John Strong LLC

Deborah Templeton, R.Ph.
Chief, Care Support Services
Geisinger Health System

Mark A. Van Sumeren
Strategic Advisor, Medical Devices & Integrated Delivery Networks
Health Industry Advisor LLC


Jamie C. Kowalski
Rick Dana Barlow

Founding Sponsors:

Halyard Health
Owens & Minor

Bellwether League Inc. (BLI) is a non-stock, not-for-profit Illinois corporation, tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(6). BLI donations and sponsorships are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense.