Health IT Appointments and Hires

handshake-200The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry.

Leidos Appoints Bill Kloes Vice President, Operations Integration
Leidos (@LeidosInc), a global science and technology solutions leader, announced the appointment of Bill Kloes as Vice President, Operations Integration for the Health Group, effective March 29. Kloes will report to Tom Aikens, Leidos Health President, Hospitals & Health Systems. In his role, Kloes will drive Leidos Health new business growth by bringing enterprise products and solution offerings to existing commercial customers. He will also be responsible for driving development and growth of these new and emerging offerings to positively impact patient care, patient safety, and hospital system efficiencies.

Laura Walker Elected to Commonwealth Fund Board of Directors
Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio, has been elected to The Commonwealth Fund’s (@commonwealthfnd) Board of Directors, effective April 2017.

Ayasdi Appoints Robert Griffin as Chief Executive Officer
Ayasdi (@Ayasdi), a leader in machine intelligence software and pioneer in enterprise-class intelligent applications, announced the appointment of Robert Griffin to the position of chief executive officer. Formerly the general manager of IBM’s Safer Planet and Smarter Cities division, he succeeds co-founder and former-CEO Gurjeet Singh who will serve as executive chairman of the board of directors.

Bridge Medicines Appoints William J. Polvino, M.D., As Chief Executive Officer
Bridge Medicines, a pioneering drug discovery company focused on advancing promising early technologies from concept to clinic, announced the appointment of William J. Polvino, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In conjunction, Kathleen Metters, Ph.D., who served as the interim CEO upon the establishment of Bridge Medicines in October 2016, will continue to have an operating role within Bridge Medicines, and will Chair the Scientific Advisory Board.

Endotronix Strengthens Management Team with Seasoned Medtech Executives
Endotronix, Inc. (@Endotronix), a digital health medtech company providing innovative solutions for patients who suffer from advanced heart failure, announced the expansion of their management team. Recent hires include experienced medtech executives Katrin Leadley, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Richard Powers, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Mike Dilworth, Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, who bring a wealth of heart failure expertise as the company prepares for upcoming clinical and commercialization milestones.

HealthLevel Appoints Glenn Keet as President
HealthLevel (@healthlevel) has expanded its leadership team by hiring Glenn Keet as President and COO. Glenn brings 30 years of experience in health care information technology to HealthLevel, a cloud provider of real time analytics solutions serving hospitals and health care institutions. This addition to the executive team coincides with the commercialization kickoff of its Foundations™ platform.

Dr. Richard A. Moran, President, Menlo College Joins the Board of Directors of VideoKall dba MEDEX SPOT
VideoKall, Inc. announces that it has elected Dr. Richard A. Moran, President, Menlo College in Atherton, CA as a member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Moran is a noted San Francisco-based business leader, venture capitalist, social scientist, author and evangelist for organization effectiveness, and will bring value and focus to the Company in the preparation of launching its MEDEX SPOT unmanned micro-cabin and system.

Tenable Strengthens Executive Team with Appointment of First-Ever Chief Revenue, Marketing Officers
Tenable Network Security®, Inc. (@TenableSecurity), a global leader in cybersecurity, announced the expansion of its executive bench with two key hires who will help lead the company through its next phase of growth. John Negron, most recently vice president of global security sales at Cisco, and Jennifer Johnson, former chief marketing officer at Tanium, have joined Tenable as the company’s first chief revenue officer (CRO) and chief marketing officer (CMO), respectively.

Healthcare Expert Dr. Peter Spitzer Joins Innovaccer’s Board of Advisors
Innovaccer Inc. (@innovaccer), a Silicon Valley-headquartered Healthcare analytics company, is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Spitzer has joined its board of advisors to help accelerate the company’s footprints in healthcare.

More Government and Industry Health IT Experts Join The Sequoia Project’s Board of Directors
The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject), the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced the addition of six new members to its board of directors. There are two government liaisons and four industry representative board members who will supplement the sitting board and will provide new perspectives in The Sequoia Project’s mission to make nationwide health data sharing a reality.

SPH Analytics Appoints Amy Amick as New CEO
SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalyticsannounced that it has appointed Amy Amick as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 20. Amick will be attending the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition taking place February 19-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and will be meeting with clients and partners in SPH Analytics booth #4587. JT Treadwell, current CEO and Board Chairman, will continue to serve as chairman of SPH Analytics’ board of directors.

Secant Healthcare Appoints Two New Executives, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Vice President of OEM Sales
Secant, a leader in healthcare migrations, data cleansing and HL7 management, announced the appointment of Jim Wilson as vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Wilson will be responsible for global direct sales and marketing functions. Wilson has also been entrusted to grow strategic customer accounts and relationships that tactically meld with Secant’s core business objectives.