Health IT Hires, Appointments, and Who’s Hiring

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Kyruus Announces Paul Merrild as Company’s First President
Kyruus (@kyruus), a provider of search and scheduling solutions for healthcare organizations, announced that Paul Merrild will join the company as its first president, beginning July 11, reporting to Kyruus’ Founder and CEO Graham Gardner, M.D. Merrild joins Kyruus following a year of record-breaking growth across the healthcare provider, health plan, and digital health markets.

Health2047 Expands Advisory Board with Strategic Appointments
Health2047 Inc. (@Health2047), the Silicon-Valley innovation subsidiary of the American Medical Association (AMA), has appointed several new physicians, Sameer Badlani, Arthur Combs, and Mira Irons, to its advisory board. These three industry veterans lend considerable expertise and bring new perspectives to solving healthcare’s biggest system-level challenges.

Forma Therapeutics Announces Appointment of New Executive Team Members
Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (@FORMAInc), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on sickle cell disease, prostate cancer, and other rare hematologic diseases and cancers, announced the appointment of Agustín Melián, M.D. to EVP, head of research and development and Linea Aspesi to SVP, chief human resources officer. Both executives will join Forma effective July 11, 2022.

Kipu Health Names Srini Chillara as Chief Technology Officer
Kipu Health (@kipusystems), the technology partner for behavioral health and addiction treatment providers, announced the company has appointed Srini Chillara as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Chillara comes to Kipu with more than 35 years of experience, most recently serving as the CTO at Verisys, where he oversaw technology operations and development projects for healthcare data and credential management solutions.

GV20 Therapeutics Builds Experienced Leadership Team with Appointments of Three Key Executives
GV20 Therapeutics (@GV20_tx), a biopharmaceutical company using cutting-edge genomics and artificial intelligence approaches to discover next-generation cancer therapeutics, announced three key executive appointments to accelerate its growth and transition into a clinical-stage company. Pioneering cancer researcher and co-founder Shirley Liu, Ph.D. was named the Chief Executive Officer; former executive at Shape Pharmaceuticals and Tensha Therapeutics, Steven Landau, M.D., became the Chief Medical Officer; and Genentech veteran Ying Gong, Ph.D. was appointed Chief Business Officer.

Cellino Announces Appointment of Abhijit Kulkarni, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer and Paulette Dillon as Chief Business Officer
Cellino Biotech, Inc. (@cellinobio), an autonomous cell therapy technology platform company, announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with the appointments of Abhijit (Abhi) Kulkarni, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer and Paulette Dillon as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Business Officer. Together, these leaders will support the company’s growth and further enhance its ability to build an integrated technology platform for the development and scaling of regenerative medicines.

Vori Health Strengthens Technology and Product Executive Team with Industry Leaders
Vori Health (@VoriHealth), an award-winning, nationwide, virtual-first musculoskeletal (MSK) medical practice pioneering a unique care model announced the addition of new product and technology executives to its senior leadership team. These new executives will strengthen and scale Vori Health’s product and technology as the company continues to accelerate its mission to deliver an integrated patient experience and improved outcomes through its multidisciplinary approach, clinical excellence, and whole-person care model that goes well beyond other offerings in the MSK sector. David Berzin joined as Chief Product Officer and John Walsh joins as Chief Technology Officer.

LifePoint Health Appoints Two Leaders to Top Executive Positions
LifePoint Health® (@LifePointHealth), a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to its mission of Making Communities Healthier®, announced that two of the organization’s current leaders have been promoted to new executive leadership roles within the company. Jason Zachariah has been named executive vice president (EVP), chief operating officer (COO), and Aaron Lewis has been named EVP, growth and integrated solutions. These appointments follow the retirement of Victor Giovanetti, who most recently served as president, hospital operations and has been with LifePoint for 9 years.

Kaia Health Appoints Industry Veterans as CTO and CPO to Solidify Digital Therapeutics Leadership Position
Kaia Health (@KaiaHealth), the largest global digital therapeutics company on a mission to make high-quality, evidence-based therapies accessible to anyone, anytime, announced the appointment of Chris Lichti as chief technology officer (CTO) and Simon Hayhurst as chief product officer (CPO). The new talent investments align with the company’s larger strategy for solidifying the company’s technology infrastructure and product roadmap for the coming year.

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