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Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others


Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. Brewer, 58, will become the first Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company.


Former Livongo President, Jennifer Schneider, has joined Cityblock Health’s Board of Directors.


Jeff McHugh, former senior Vice President of Sales at R1 RCM, has joined Innovaccer as Regional Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Jeff will focus on driving growth by identifying opportunities for healthcare organizations to leverage Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to improve care coordination, quality, and cost-effectiveness.


Dr. Steve Steinhubl, a leader in reinventing medicine through the convergence of healthcare and technology and an expert in physiology joins physIQ as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Steinhubl will help advance the adoption of physIQ’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics for improved clinical outcomes and lower costs.


Vivante Health, a provider of digital medicine for gut health and disease appoints Dan Anolik as Chief Technology Officer. As CTO at Vivante Health, Dan will be responsible for implementing innovative solutions and continuing to propel GIThrive, making it a leading product in digital medicine and therapeutics.


Bardavon Health Innovations announces former Cerner executive Zane Burke has joined its board of directors. Burke brings extensive experience scaling healthcare technology enterprises with highly innovative and disruptive business models.


Fern Health, a digital health company pioneering virtual musculoskeletal pain programs and pain neuroscience education through employers, has named Brad Lawson as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Fern, Lawson was an Executive In Residence at Avia Health Innovation and Abundant Venture Partners. Previously, he was Chief Growth Officer at The StayWell Company and spent eight years at WebMD Health Services as SVP of Employer Sales.


Conversion Labs, Inc., a direct-to-consumer telemedicine company, has appointed Marc Benathen as chief financial officer, effective March 1. He succeeds Juan Manuel Piñeiro Dagnery, who will continue as chief revenue officer.


Virta names Alok Bhushan, a 15+ year finance exec with experience scaling global tech & consumer brands as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Alok served as CFO for Charlotte Tilbury, where he led the company through a period of hypergrowth in revenue, distribution, and headcount, as well as its sale to Spanish fragrance company.


Carevive Systems (Carevive), an oncology-focused health technology company has appointed Bruno Lempernesse as Chief Executive Officer. Lempernesse, a veteran health technology executive at the forefront of real-world patient data, joins the company’s co-founder, Madelyn Trupkin Herzfeld, in leading Carevive. Herzfeld will continue to serve as Director, and take on the role of Vice Chairman, in which she will oversee oncology practice and health system network partnerships, and chair Carevive’s Strategic Advisory Board.


IMCS Group, the leading behavioral telehealth provider in workers compensation, has appointed Aimee Peters in the newly created role of Chief Clinical Innovations Officer. Aimee brings a wealth of experience to the new role, including serving as Chief Clinical Officer at AbleTo.


Cognoa, a pediatric behavioral health company developing diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for children living with autism and other behavioral health conditions appoints Eric B. Mosbrooker as Chief Operations Officer. Mosbrooker will be responsible for overseeing and leading the global commercialization of the company’s product offerings, expanding Cognoa’s operational capabilities and implementing scalable business processes.


ValueHealth CEO Don Bisbee

ValueHealth, LLC, a nationally recognized, tech-enabled, data-driven healthcare services company with a surgical digital platform, is pleased to announce that ValueHealth President Don Bisbee has been named CEO of the company, effective January 1, 2021. He will succeed ValueHealth founder and Vice Chairman Dan Tasset, who will assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman and will work alongside Executive Chairman John Palumbo to promote brand awareness, influence relevant policy at the federal level, and continue to develop marquee relationships with payors, employers, and providers in both health systems and physician groups.


 Lumeon, the leader in care journey orchestration appoints Tom Zajac to the Lumeon Board of Directors, effective December 20, 2020. Zajac will serve as executive chair, supporting Lumeon as it continues its growth in helping healthcare systems develop and scale new models of delivery. Zajac previously served as CEO of Population Health at Philips, president, and CEO of Wellcentive, chief customer officer at Elsevier, and CEO of CareScience.


Harmony Healthcare, a Tampa-based health care staffing firm, has named Randy Verdino its next CEO. Prior to joining Harmony, Verdino served as vice president at TEKSystems, a privately held information technology services firm, where he led operations and strategy for the organization and grew its division from $100 million to $600 million in annual revenue.




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