The MedAssets Senior Advisory Board is composed of leaders in the healthcare provider community. This group serves a number of critical functions for MedAssets, including providing insight into marketplace issues and opportunities, networking with key executives within our industry, and refining and marketing new programs and services. Terry Mulligan serves as Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board, whose members include:
John A. Bardis Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, MedAssets, Inc.
John Bardis founded MedAssets in June 1999 and has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Beginning with American Hospital Supply and Baxter International, he held various senior management positions, including Vice President of the Baxter Operating Room Division and General Manager of the Eastern Zone. Mr. Bardis left Baxter in 1987 to join Kinetic Concepts. Kinetic Concepts, a NASDAQ traded company, was the nation's largest specialty bed and medical equipment rental company at the time of his departure as President in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Bardis was President and CEO of TheraTx, Inc., another NASDAQ traded company, which was a leading provider of rehabilitation services and operator of skilled nursing facilities. In 1995, TheraTx was named the second fastest growing public company in America by INC. Magazine, growing from $15mm to over $500mm in revenue in five years. Mr. Bardis was named Entrepreneur of the year by INC Magazine in 1995. Mr. Bardis graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bardis is the founder of Hire Heroes USA and is Chairman of the Atlanta Fire Youth Hockey Club. In 2013, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and to the board of The Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling. In 2011, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Mr. Bardis was Team Leader of the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team for the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Kenneth Bloem CEO and Chairman, MedDirect, Inc.
Ken Bloem is CEO and Chairman of MedDirect, a healthcare consumer services company now operating in 28 states. His career includes leadership positions at four major academic health centers: CEO at Stanford University Hospital, CEO of Georgetown University Medical Center, EVP at University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, and AVP at Boston University Medical Center. He has also held board directorships of a number of for-profit and publicly held - health companies (including CEO of the Advisory Board Company), contributed to health policy development through appointments to university and association fellowships and committees, and served as an international public health and health services administrator. From 2000 to 2005 he led planning efforts for the development of a major biomedical research center and hospital, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation, in conjunction with the new Cornell University Medical School established in Doha, Qatar. He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and staff member (Malawi and Congo), and a graduate of Calvin College and Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught and/or held academic positions at Stanford University, University of Chicago, Harvard and Boston University.
He is a recipient of the World Health Organization's "Order of the Bifurcated Needle" award for his contributions to the successful global smallpox eradication program. He was recently a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. In addition to his former consulting practice, he was a member of the American Hospital Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Payment for Health Services as well as multiple other professional task forces and committees. He is currently also a director of METI, Inc., a health education services company, and American Telecare, Inc., a telemedicine enterprise.
William H. Considine President & CEO, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
William H. Considine is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, a member and past chairman of NACHRI, a member and past chairman of the Child Health Corporation of America, board member and chairman of the Ohio Children's Hospitals Association, member of the Children's Hospitals International Executive Forum, and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children's Miracle Network.
Charles R. Evans, FACHE President, International Health Services Group (IHSC) and Senior Advisor, Jackson Healthcare
Charles R. Evans is President of International Health Services Group (IHSG) and Senior Adviser at Jackson Healthcare. Founded by Mr. Evans in 2007, IHSG is a social enterprise created to support health services development in underserved areas of the world. IHSG's mission is to work with established organizations to supplement their capabilities in healthcare management and development as those organizations work to achieve their broader missions.
Jackson Healthcare is an Atlanta-based consortium of companies that provide physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions to improve clinical and financial outcomes for hospitals, health systems and physician groups throughout the United States.
A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mr. Evans served as a Governor of the College from 2004 to 2007 and as Chairman Officer from 2008 to 2011. In addition to serving on the Senior Advisory Board at MedAssets, he is a board member at Jackson Healthcare and CareSpot Express Healthcare. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including MedShare International and MedicalMissions.org, and is chairman of the Hospital Charitable Service Awards. In 2012, the International Hospital Federation appointed him Special Advisor for the Americas Region.
Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Evans served in executive positions at Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida, and Community Hospitals, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1995 and managed the company's North Carolina, MidAmerica and Southeast divisions. He was named President of HCA's Eastern Group in 2004, where he was responsible for operations in the Eastern half of the company.
Richard P. Gustafson Vice Chairman; President, Gustafson Group
Richard "Dick" P. Gustafson currently serves as President, Gustafson Group, which provides leadership consulting services in the healthcare industry. In more than 20 years at Heidrick & Struggles, he served as Vice Chairman and Chairman, Global Health Care Practice. He previously served as Managing Partner, Health Care Practice, and successfully led the majority of the marquee CEO searches for the Health Care Practice. He also represented the firm at a wide variety of Health Care industry forums. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 1988, Mr. Gustafson had 16 years of executive experience. He was President of Parkside Human Services and Parkside Associates in Park Ridge, Illinois. Mr. Gustafson holds a MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Health Care, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College.
Chip Halverson Consultant
Chip Halverson retired from MedAssets in December 2009 having served the company for more than 25 years. Mr. Halverson was the Corporate Senior Vice President of Comdisco and was the President of Comdisco Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Comdisco providing lease financing and refurbished equipment on a worldwide basis to the diagnostic imaging market, prior to that. Throughout his career, he held various marketing and management positions with Comdisco. Mr. Halverson holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
David Holder Managing Director, Holder Capital Partners & H3D Ventures
David Holder is Managing General Partner of H3D Ventures, a Southern California focused, early stage, healthcare venture capital fund investing in devices, delivery, healthcare information technologies and diagnostics. From 1997 to 2001 he served as the Founding Venture Partner for Mission Venture's ($288m under management). He was previously instrumental in the founding, financing, and/or early stages of development of nine healthcare companies, including Caremark, Pyxis, TheraTx and EDiX. Also included in Mr. Holder's experience are senior management positions within Baxter and American Hospital Supply and Bergen Brunswig Corporation.
Charles S. Lauer Former Vice President Crain Communications, Inc.; Publisher and Editorial Director, Modern Healthcare Magazine
Charles S. Lauer was the publisher of Modern Healthcare for more than 25 years, and most recently corporate vice president of Crain Communications and editorial director of Modern Healthcare until his retirement in Feb. 2007. He is an Author of three books, a public speaker and award winning businessman who is in demand for his motivational messages to top companies nationwide.
Terrence J. Mulligan Vice-Chairman, MedAssets Board of Directors; Chairman, MedAssets Senior Advisory Board
Terry Mulligan has served as one of our directors since June 1999, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board. Additionally, he also serves as Chairman of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Mulligan retired in 1996 from Baxter International, after serving 26 years with the company where he was Group Vice President of Health Systems, and prior to that, was Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing. He was a member of both the Senior Management and Operating Management Committees at Baxter International. Since 2008, Mr. Mulligan currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit, Finance, Compensation and Governance Committees of Wellmark, Inc., headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Mulligan holds a B.S.S.E. from the University of Iowa. Mr. Mulligan served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Mulligan was awarded the Army Commendation Medal as a 1st. Lieutenant, for "Exceptionally Meritorious Service in Europe" in 1970.
Douglas S. Peters Retired President & CEO, Jefferson Health System
Douglas S. Peters, President and CEO of Jefferson Health System, Radnor, PA, since its formation in August 1995; was former President and CEO of Main Line Health, which joined with Thomas Jefferson University to form Jefferson Health System. He also served as Sr. VP of Blue Cross Blue Shield Assn., as well as Exec. Director & President of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. Mr. Peters received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Hospital Management from the University of Michigan.
Nicholas J. Sears, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, MedAssets, Inc.
Nick Sears, M.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer for MedAssets, Inc. Dr. Sears joined MedAssets through Aspen Healthcare Metrics as Senior Vice President of Clinical Services in 2004. Dr. Sears is a Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon and physician executive. He practiced Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery for 12 years in both the private and academic settings. He served as Vice-chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice-chief of Surgery at Tampa General Hospital, and as Co-Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program. He also held the position of Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Sears has an extensive background in the healthcare consulting industry. He is recognized for being a catalyst for instituting and managing improvement in patient care and clinical outcomes, medical staff governance and operations issues and improved financial performance in healthcare organizations.
John E. Vice CEO Emeritus, Children's Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, WI
Jon E. Vice has been involved with improving children's health for the past thirty-nine years. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to HealthTeacher, an online health education program for grades K 12. He also is on the board of Directors of HealthTeacher and is a shareholder. Mr. Vice also is on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI), a non-profit organization. IPI works with the clinical leadership of a group of children's hospitals to bring new drugs, devices, and supplies to the pediatric marketplace.
Vice is also an Associate Professor and Professional and Industry Relations Director in the Health Services Administration Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Mr. Vice is CEO Emeritus and served from 1984 until his retirement in 2009 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and its subsidiaries Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Kenosha, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and Children's Health Education Center. He was the Chairman of four other subsidiaries: Seeger Health Resources, National Outcomes Center, Children's Medical Group and Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee. He also served as President of the Board for Children's Research Institute and Chairman of the Board of Children's Community Health Plan. Vice served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer from 1979 until he was promoted in 1984.
Under Mr. Vice's leadership, the Children's organization experienced unprecedented expansion. The hospital grew to become one of the nation's largest and most respected regional pediatric medical centers, offering services that have national and even international recognition. Mr. Vice directed the creation of the Children's Hospital and Health System, along with its subsidiaries to handle fundraising, professional and family education, primary medical care, clinical research and child welfare services. Mr. Vice led efforts to create a corporation jointly owned by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital and Health System, which now includes more than 300 faculty pediatric specialists. He also orchestrated the affiliation of Children's Service Society of Wisconsin and its not-for-profit subsidiary, Children's and Family Community Partnerships, to provide child welfare management services.
Mr. Vice was the Administrator of the Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1977 to 1979. He served as an Administrative Resident, Assistant Administrator and Associate Administrator for the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, between 1972 and 1976.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Mr. Vice also holds a Master's Degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He continues to serve as a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Health Related Professions.
Mr. Vice is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Children's Miracle Network. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Skylight Opera Theatre, the Pettit National Ice Center and Mount Mary College. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. He was also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
Mr. Vice is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Child Health Corporation of America and of the Children's Miracle Network and is Past President of the Westmoor Country Club Board of Directors. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
Don Wegmiller Don Wegmiller, Chairman Emeritus, Integrated Healthcare Solutions
Mr. Wegmiller is Chairman Emeritus at Integrated Healthcare Strategies and currently sits on its Board of Advisors. IHStrategies is the nation's leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for health care organizations. Mr. Wegmiller is also Chairman of C-Suite Resources and Vice Chairman of Scottsdale Institute, two healthcare consulting organizations. Mr. Wegmiller brings more than 35 years of experience in health care administration, many spent managing multi-hospital systems. Prior to coming to IH Strategies, he served as Vice Chairman and President of HealthSpan Health Systems Corporation, Minnesota's largest health care network. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Wegmiller served as a chairman officer of the American Hospital Association, serving in 1987 as the organization's chairman, the highest elected office. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and has served on the boards of numerous publicly held corporations over the past 20 years. Mr. Wegmiller received both his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota.
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