Todd G. Abraham tips the scales as a savvy inventor and re-inventor of sorts — not just of businesses and companies that serve those who serve patients, but also of products and technologies used for patient care. He possesses an uncanny knack for attracting, recognizing and cultivating talent, recruiting skilled professionals to participate in a comprehensive program that develops and trains future industry leaders that already are solving some of today's market challenges.
Karen Conway, CMRP, CLSSGB, epitomizes the supply chain data standards evangelist as but one component of an overarching aim toward healthcare achieving optimal value within its own clinical, financial and operational realms that logically and legitimately can — and should — be transferred to all patients regardless of race, gender, faith, economic status and creed. She consistently focuses her mind, energy and efforts on the pulse of healthcare delivery, realistically and strategically stretching the box that can restrain development and growth.
Michael D. Gray developed and grew his multifaceted supply chain career organically and strategically from the trenches of warehouse management at a distributor through to several national group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to a regional shared services organization and then an integrated delivery network fortified by a consolidated service center. He engineered a bell curve of operational and performance improvement experience and expertise spanning provider and supplier realms to help improve patient care delivery and customer service.
Mary Beth Lang, Sc.D., knows how to work with aggregate and specific data and to analyze and interpret those numbers so they work for organizational progress as well as for the clinical, financial and operational professionals who provide patient care. She melds her pharmacy, supply chain, group purchasing and information technology expertise into cohesive and competent blueprints for successful procurement models designed to improve the health of patients and the organizations that serve them.
Charlie Miceli, C.P.M., represents one of healthcare supply chain's iconic first movers in creative thinking and action by way of conceiving and trying new concepts and processes as an unofficial beta tester before they are rolled out to industry. From early versions of logistically designed information technology and advanced distribution methods to pandemic preparation and executive mentoring, Miceli's adventurous career has stretched from the frontline trenches to the C-suite, leaving ribbons of success in his wake.
Deborah A. Petretich Templeton fused pharmacy expertise and project management engineering ingenuity in ways that bolstered and reinforced her organization's award-winning supply chain operation that reorganized amid navigation through a series of mergers and acquisitions to form an early integrated delivery network (IDN) model at the height of healthcare reform in the late 20th century. Deftly maneuvering through centralization and growth, she helped lead an expansion into non-traditional service lines and revenue-generating endeavors designed to promote community-based patient care.
Future Famers Class of 2023 - Left to right:
Rachel K. Anderson, Corporate Director, Supply Chain, Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL
Jesse L. Stanton, Vice President, Supply Chain, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Future Famers Class of 2022 - Left to right
Ryan R. Burke, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Pandion Optimization Alliance, Rochester, NY
René A. Gurdián, Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Finance and Strategy. Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA
Caroline Marion, Manager, Supply Chain Clinical Engagement and Implementation, Novant Health, Wilmington, NC
Allison T. Tidd, Assistant Vice President, Contracts, Atrium Health/Atrium Health Supply Chain Alliance, Charlotte, NC.
Future Famers Class of 2020 - Left to right:
Hunter Chandler, Director, Supply Chain Information Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Jack Koczela, Director of Services, Supply Chain, Froedtert Health Integrated Service Center, Menomonee Falls, WI
Kenneth Scher, CMRP, Vice President, End-to-End Supply Chain, Nexera Inc., New York
Future Famers Class of 2019 - Left to right: Geisinger Health’s Jun B. Amora, Memorial Health System’s Erin M. Bromley, Avera Health’s Sara M. Henderson, Mid-America Service Solutions’ Jessica Rinderle and Dartmout-Hitchcock Health’s Sidney L. Hamilton. Not pictured: The University of Kansas Health System’s Brian A. Dolan.
Future Famers Class of 2018 - Standing (left to right): Troy Compardo, Amy Chieppa and Andy Leaders. Not pictured: Ryan Rotar.
Future Famers Class of 2017 - Standing (left to right): Mark Growcott, Ph.D., Karen Kresnik, R.N., and Ben Cahoy. Not pictured: Derek Havens and Christy Crestin.
Future Famers Class of 2016 - Standing (left to right): Erik Walerius, Nisha Lulla and Rob Proctor. Not pictured: Jimmy Henderson, Kate Polczynski and Baljeet Sangha.
Future Famers Class of 2015 - Standing (left to right): University of Chicago’s Eric Tritch, Ochsner Health’s Will Barrette, Providence Health’s Justin Freed, Mercy Health/St. Rita’s Jason Hays, Parkview Health’s Donna Van Vlerah and Texas Health’s Nate Mickish (back and to the right).
Michael McCullough, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, Google Analytics
Régine Honoré Villain, Vice President, Supply Chain Network and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge, LA
Donna Van Vlerah, Senior Vice President, Supply & Support Services, Support Division, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Haslam College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management
Mayo Clinic’s Jim Francis accepts the 2017 Dean S. Ammer Award for Supply Chain Excellence, on behalf of his Ammer Level 5 Supply Chain Organization.
Michael Louviere accepts the inaugural Dean S. Ammer Award for Supply Chain Excellence on behalf of his Supply Chain team at Ochsner Health System.