Anne Nunes
Sr Vice President, Global Process Optimization
Smith & Nephew
Ms. Nunes joined Smith & Nephew in February 2012 as Vice President, Commercial Supply Chain working in the Baar, Switzerland office.  In 2014, she was tasked with leading the $1.7 billion acquisition of ArthroCare Corporation, a complimentary medical device company focused on soft tissue repair and coblation technology primarliy in the area of arthroscopy and otolaryngology.  The acquisition is expected to deliver substantial cost and revenue synergies that add approximately $85 million to annual trading profit in the third full year. Ms. Nunes created and led a global, cross functional team in developing and implementing country specific business strategies which included the integration of people, processes and systems.  The integration was completed in nine months with key metrics comprised of retaining top talent, protecting the R&D investment, and rapidly leveraging the larger S&N global footprint while maintaining the core business growth in high single digits.  In her newly created role, Ms. Nunes is responsible for a large transformation program to design and implement a “standard way of working” across all divisions and locations in Smith & Nephew’s established markets of Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.  As part of this program, the team will deliver a single global ERP platform and business intelligence reporting tool.   Ms. Nunes holds an MBA from Boston University, graduating from the International Management Program based in Kobe, Japan, as well as a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Larry Smith
Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Becton Dickinson
Larry Smith is a Supply Chain and Operations Executive with over 30 years’ experience in Clinical Diagnostics and Medical Device companies. Currently, he is Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Becton Dickinson and Company (BD), a $12 billion medical device, biosciences and diagnostics company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Prior to joining BD in 2001, Larry was Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management for Dade Behring, a $1.5 billion clinical diagnostics company. From 1996-1998, he was Vice President of Business Operations. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Larry held many assignments of increasing responsibility during an 18 year career at DuPont. His broad business background includes significant leadership assignments in manufacturing, business/general management, sales, marketing, product development, and customer service.

Larry and his Teams have won numerous honors, including two corporate level Marketing Excellence Awards, a Sales District of the Year Award, a Business Achievement Award, and company-wide recognition at DuPont for Transformation of the North American Product Distribution System. At BD, Larry’s team won the top level Becton Quality Award for the transformation of the USA Distribution Network to a “best in class” operation and two special recognition Becton Quality Awards for Trans-Atlantic Shipment Quality Improvements and Implementation of Intra-Company Finished Product Distribution Collaboration Initiatives. In 2008 and again in 2010 BD was awarded the Aberdeen Group’s Supply Chain Achievement Award for overall Supply Chain Management Performance Excellence. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 BD was the #1 rated manufacturer on Gartner’s top 25 Healthcare Supply Chain list.
Christopher McCall
Head of Global Supply Chain
Scott Salys
Supply Chain Vice President
St Jude Medical
Mike Hughes
VP Business Solutions Supply Chain & Distribution
Cook Medical
Mike Hughes is currently Vice President of Healthcare Business Solutions, Supply Chain and Distribution and has over 25 years of life science industry expertise that include positions in Sales, National Accounts and Corporate Accounts. Additionally he works as an integral part of Cook’s Supply Chain Improvement Team which focuses on customer facing efficiencies within the North American provider community. Mr. Hughes holds a behavioral psychology degree from the University of Washington and resides in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Cook Medical is a pioneer of many of the devices now commonly used worldwide to perform minimally invasive medical procedures.
Jonathan Harrington
Senior Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abbott Vascular
Rick Desmarais
Director Lean & Operational Excellence
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
Howard Mitchell
Director, Distribution Operations
Medtronic - NA & LATAM Distribution & Operations
Howard Mitchell is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has over 30 years’ experience within the transportation, operations, and logistics fields.  However, Howard’s first career began after college when he was drafted into baseball’s minor league playing for the San Francisco Giants Organization from 1975-1980.  Howard worked in Chicago, Illinois, at Bekins Van Lines Headquarters for 16 years in numerous management positions within business development and logistics operations services.  Subsequently, he spent six years at Exel as Vice President of Business Development based in Memphis, Tennessee, primarily focused on transportation solutions for customers as a 3PL solutions provider.  For the past 11 years, Howard has been employed at Medtronic as Director of U.S. Distribution Operations.  His overall responsibilities include P&L initiatives, people management, and day-to-day operations of the Medtronic Distribution Centers in the United States.

Howard is married and has three daughters.  He still enjoys watching baseball and other sports.  He also loves to travel and spend quality time with his family and friends.
Babu Barat
Senior Director of Supply Chain
BD Biosciences
Joseph Mansfield
Director - Global Security Operations
GE Healthcare Performance Solutions
Joseph L. Mansfield has been involved in law enforcement, security consulting and investigations for a period spanning over 35 years.  He retired after 20 years with the U.S. Army, where he served as a Military Policeman and Criminal Investigator. Joseph is currently the Global Director of Security Operations for GE Healthcare. He is directly responsible for the development and operation of Global Security Operations for GE Healthcare. He directs and manages the physical security protection program for both domestic and international locations. He manages and supervises a staff of Regional Security Managers and Contract Security Officers. Joseph was the former Director of Physical Security, Sprint. His responsibilities included providing technical physical security support and compliance for Sprint’s security, networking and communication needs. He provided technical counsel, creative thinking, monitored technical trends in networks, security, communications and the computer industry. He was the technical lead for security and communication initiatives.  He was the Director of Sprint PCS Network Security prior to assuming the role as Physical Security Director for all of Sprint Enterprise. Joseph was formally employed by EDS prior to joining Sprint PCS.  He was responsible for the investigation of computer and telecommunication incidents for EDS and General Motors.  He also had the responsibility for Security Systems Marketing Support, Product Development, and Telecommunications fraud consulting for EDS. He has developed and presented educational materials nationally and internationally on White Collar Crime, Computer & Telecommunications fraud.  Joseph is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).  He has served as the Vice President of the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and was a member of the Board of Directors for that organization.  Joseph is a former member of the Board of Directors (1996-99) for the Communication Fraud Control Association (CFCA), a national organization dedicated to addressing telecommunications fraud.  He has qualified and been granted certification by the CFCA as a "Certified Communications Security Professional". Joseph served as a guest instructor for the "Telecommunications Fraud Investigations Training Program” given at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, GLYNCO, GA.  He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, (ASIS).   He attended Central Texas College and University of Maryland.
Victor Machado
Logistics Operations Director
Siemens Healthcare
Mike Plunkett
Alphatec Spine
Michael Plunkett has served as Chief Operating Officer of Alphatec Spine since January 2014. Mr. Plunkett originally joined Alphatec Spine in March 2012 as Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining us, Mr. Plunkett had increasing positions of authority from August 2003 to March 2012 at First Marblehead Corporation where his final position was Managing Director. Prior to joining private industry, Mr. Plunkett served over 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired with the rank of Captain in July 2003. While in the Navy he served in a variety of ashore and afloat positions, including Supply Officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the primary assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics.

Mr. Plunkett received a B.S. from Saint John Fisher College, a M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.A. from the Naval War College.

Richard Oleson
Director of Distribution
Patterson Medical
Richard W. Oleson is the Director of Distribution for Patterson Medical Inc., a leading global healthcare provider of rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products.  Mr. Oleson has 30 years of experience leading global Supply Chain operations, international transportation, and trade initiatives.  Prior to joining Patterson, Mr. Oleson was the Director of Supply Chain Management at Fresenius-Kabi, a manufacturer of generic intravenous drugs for critically ill patients and related medical devices.  During his tenure, he successfully led Supply Chain migration and stabilization strategies in the U.S. and EMEA during the Fenwal business unit divesture from Baxter Healthcare, and more recently successfully re-engineered the U.S. medical device logistics network lowering costs and driving customer delivery improvements.  Prior to that, Mr. Oleson was the Director of Operations for a major global 3rd Party contract logistics company managing a variety of activities including the development and maintenance of customer focused logistics excellence programs, new customer transitions and integrations along with special project implementations.
Ivan Lai
Global Supply Chain Director
Sandra Leclerc
Director of Global Supply Chain, Cardiology
Boston Scientific Corporation
Sandra Leclerc is the Director of Global Supply Chain Planning for the Cardiology division of Boston Scientific. Along with her global team, she has responsibility for demand planning and inventory management of Cardiology products WW. In 2015, Boston Scientific implemented a new planning & forecasting system, Kinaxis, RapidResponse. While accurate forecasting is a major area of focus for her team, new tools and processes are improving accuracy and providing a more satisfying work environment at BSC.  
Eric Huppi
Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet
Natalie Costa
Senior Director, Supply Chain
Terumo Medical Corp.
I am the Sr. Director of SC for Terumo Medical Corporation-based in Somerset, NJ.  
My responsibilities are end to end supply chain.  Much of our product is imported and our S&OP partnerships can become complicated based on language, location and time differences.  
We are currently undergoing implementation of SAP’s IBP module to support the evolution of our S&OP process.  We will be the first wave of implementation for the Medical products business.  
Before joining Terumo in late 2014, I held various SC leadership roles in several large organizations within the Life Science Segment such as BD, Stryker and BMS. 

Suzy Canon
Director of Global Logistics
Terumo BCT
Suzy Canon provides strategic development, direction and overall management of Terumo BCT’s global warehouses, logistics and transportation organization. She has 20 years of experience in various countries and multiple industries in global logistics, warehouse and distribution management, mergers and acquisitions integration and medical device foreign trade compliance. She worked in Global logistics for DHL Express, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Brazil, in the consumer, healthcare and industrial sectors as well as Citibank/EDS joint venture in e-commerce logistics.

Suzy is recognized as a subject matter expert in International Logistics and Trade Compliance. She is a frequent speaker at international trade conferences and medical device supply chain forums.
Michelle Leggett
Director of Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Pratik Saraiya
Director, Supply Chain
Tim Regan
Global Logistics Director
Tim is responsible for Global Logistics and Distribution Strategic Programs at TeleFlex.
He has been involved with several blue chip companies in managing and leading value chain operations across multiple sectors including, Aerospace, Telecommunications, FMCG, Food and Retail, Pharmaceutical and Automotive industries.  As an innovator Tim has been involved in several start-up companies providing consultancy and software services to clients for managing their extended value chains.
He is an MBA, holds degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Diplomas in Quality Assurance and Marketing and is currently studying for his Doctorate in Supply Chain Sustainability. 
Anthony O'Callaghan
Director, Worldwide Distribution
Integra LifeSciences
Global Supply Chain and Operations leader with over twenty years’ experience in multi-national environments and diverse industries (Medical Devices, Integra, Consumer Electronics, Apple Computers, and, Telecommunications, Lucent Technologies) managing people and complex projects. Proven track record of developing high performing data driven organizations, that continually deliver compliance, quality, customer service, business/process optimization, cost reduction and profitability improvement. Current projects are focusing on Distribution Optimization, Inventory reduction, and, rolling out Lean and Six S globally within Integra.

He has an MBA from Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD, Ire and is APICs certified.
Don Lynch
Director, Supply Chain
Welch Allyn
Don Lynch is the Director of Supply Chain for Welch Allyn.  Don is responsible for Welch Allyn's Purchasing, Planning, Forecasting, and Logistics activities.  He has been instrumental in redesigning several Supply Chain processes that have reduced customer lead times while improving on time delivery.  In addition to his responsibilities at Welch Allyn, Don is an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management and serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations in the Syracuse, New York area.

Prior to joining Welch Allyn in 2007, Don held leadership positions in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Golden Artist Colors and Interface Solutions, Inc.

Don earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University and MBA from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Chris Kozlik
Director- Device Supply Chain
With 14+ years of strategic and tactical supply chain experience in the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, Chris Kozlik has focused his career on delivering solutions which support business growth, profitability, and capital and risk management.  Throughout his tenure he has developed and executed strategies which service high growth market segments, and is proficient in the areas of product lifecycle management, inventory optimization, and global planning.
Before joining Amgen in 2013, he achieved progressive leadership roles within the Medtronic Supply Chain Planning Organization and helped shape enterprise-wide and business-specific strategies focused on scale and process standardization.  As a Director of Supply Chain at Amgen, he has partnered with external device suppliers and contract manufacturers to commercialize novel combination products.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from John Carroll University and currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area.
Adam Boccelli
Director of Worldwide Warehousing & Logistics
IDEXX Laboratories
Adam Boccelli is the Director of Worldwide Warehouse & Logistics at IDEXX Laboratories, a global leader of diagnostics and medical devices for the veterinary, water, livestock, poultry, and dairy industries, headquartered in Westbrook, Maine. Adam has over 20 years of experience in distribution and transportation across several sectors, having led many start-up implementations and contributed to warehouse and transportation strategy designs across the globe.  At IDEXX, he is responsible for global distribution and transportation and supports worldwide IDEXX facilities on their strategies. Before joining IDEXX, Adam worked as Director of Warehousing at Emery Waterhouse/Ace Hardware, as Sr. Logistics Manager at Ryder Logistics, and as Distribution Manager with United Stationers. Adam started his career in warehousing in the United States Marine Corps as a Warehouse Chief, where he achieved E-4, Corporal rank.
Dutch Vandersand
Director of Supply Chain
Integra LifeSciences
David "Dutch" Vandersand has 16+ years experience building and leading Supply Chain teams, along with experience managing Customer Service, Operations, and Quality. Most recently he has managed the Supply Chain and Customer Care teams for Orthofix helping lead the groups through two financial restatements while preparing for an Oracle ERP reimplementation and kept turnover below 8%. Dutch has a passion for employee development, industrial psychology, and customer focused teams.
Tommy Russell
Manager Global Field Operations
With over 20 years of inventory, logistics and supply chain experience in medical device, Tommy has created processes and systems and managed the overall deployment of inventory throughout global supply chains while ensuring continuous improvement in asset management and cash flow.  Areas directed include field operations, materials management, distribution, customer service, loaner services, purchasing, scheduling, planning, new product launch, field audits, reverse logistics, manufacturing, 3PL’s, and consignment services for some of the largest Orthopedic Medical Device Manufactures.  Working closely with the Med Device distributor, Tommy has a unique perspective on the various touch and pain points that both the agency owner and manufacturer experiences when attempting to manage both implant inventory levels while driving asset utilization.  His specialties are in strategy development, program planning and execution, operations/technology alignment and global customer operations with focus on improving supply chain performance, enhancing sales operations and driving asset utilization while strategically building customer relationships.
Spencer Levy
Vice President
Universal Hospital Services
Spencer is an operations executive with extensive experience in the health care and medical device industries, and has spent time dedicated to Field Operations, Quality, Logistics, Procurement, M&A, Information Technology and ERP across multiple organizations. Spencer’s current focus is on supporting Operations Strategy for Universal Hospital Services (UHS) in their initiatives designed to achieve operational excellence.
Dottie Barr
VP Supply Chain, Materials, and Logistics
T2 Biosystems
Joe Vidricksen
Sr Director - Americas Supply Chain
Halyard Health
Director of Halyard Health’s Americas Supply Chain organization leading the S&OP, Planning, Distribution, Transportation, and Trade Compliance teams.  I joined Halyard in September of 2014 with my most recent experience working in M&A with McKinsey & Company and previous experience in various global roles at General Motors.  

I am a strategy minded, data driven leader with a passion for identifying and developing talent, building relationships, and progressing systems & processes to drive consistent performance.
Bud Drummey
Senior Director of Manufacturing
Bud Drummey joined Quanterix in early 2012 as Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations and Supply or Chain, responsible for the supplier management, Formulation and Finishing, Quality Control and Logistics or operations for the company's commercial products. Mr. Drummey comes with 20 years of leadership or experience in large and small scale reagent manufacturing operations for in-vitro diagnostics instrument or platforms. Most recently, he was Director of Reagent Formulation and Technology Transfer at Siemens or Healthcare, responsible for Immunoassay and Point of Care (POC) manufacturing operations as well as or management of new product transfer activities. Mr. Drummey's experience includes start-up of a semiautomated or POC manufacturing and quality control operation and project management for a $125 million or dollar facility expansion for the Immunoassay product line. He has a BS, Biology from Providence College or and an MBA from Boston University.
Marty Kerber
SVP, Engineering and Manufacturing
inSleep Technologies
Jerry Brown
VP of Supply Chain
Jerry Brown is a talented, energetic, and successful operations executive with over 25 years’ experience in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical operations. A Supply Chain guru in global operations, he has a proven track record of building world-class teams, streamline operations, driving profitable revenue growth, and improving organizational capabilities.

Jerry is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain at X-spine Systems, part of Xtant Medical.  Xtant Medical is a leading manufacturer of orthobiologics and fixation hardware for spine, neurology and orthopedic surgery. 

Prior to joining X-spine, Jerry has worked as a Med Device industry consultant, as an Operations executive at Aesculap, Tornier, and Alcon Laboratories, and as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton and Accenture. 

Jerry received a Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and a member of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council.  He is certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Steve Kiewiet
VP Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution
BJC Healthcare
Richard Bagley
Director Strategic Sourcing
Intermountain Healthcare
Richard currently leads the 37 person sourcing and category management teams that are responsible for managing the $1.5B in spend at Intermountain Healthcare.  His key responsibilities are to lead the governance, processes, projects and strategies to deliver sustainable savings excess of $50B annually.   He has lead major award winning supply chain initiatives like our procurement transformation efforts.
Prior to joining Intermountain, Richard served as a program manager for Siemens.  He has also served as a senior software engineer for 3M Health Information Systems.  He is a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in computer science and also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix where he has taught information system courses part time.   He has also served as commissioned officer in the Army (UTNG).  He is a published author and presenter at national conferences.

William Mosser
VP, Supply Chain Services
Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Health Systems
Bill Mosser is Vice President Supply Chain Services at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. FMOLHS is comprised of five hospitals and many non-acute care entities with $600 million in annual supply and services spend. Prior to joining FMOLHS, Bill served in similar roles at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, PA, and Lehigh Valley Health System in Allentown, PA. He has served in healthcare supply chain and information systems leadership and consulting roles for 25 years, with extensive involvement in EHCR, SMI, AHRMM, and other industry groups. He started his career and served 17 years in Information Systems and Supply Chain leadership roles at Mack Trucks, Inc.  
Greg Beach
Senior Director, Supply Chain
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Greg Beach is the Senior Director of Seattle Children’s Supply Chain Department.

The Supply Chain focuses on quality and outcomes related to the delivery of supplies and equipment. In his time at Seattle Children’s, he has led the transformation of the supply delivery system called “Demand Flow” that saves an estimated $2.5 million in supply costs as well as over  80,000 organizational hours annually.

Recently, he led the redesign of the new Building Hope Delivery and Removal system for Seattle Children’s that has resulted in a 50% reduction in clinical travel and search time for supplies and equipment.

Through the use of CPI fundamentals, his team’s work has generated world class outcomes related to quality, cost, safety  and is moving towards ISO9001 certification.
Dean G. Smith
Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management
School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Dean Smith is Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health where he had previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Chair of the Department of Health Management & Policy. Professor Smith was the first Health Insurance Association of America faculty fellow working at Lincoln National. He later co-founded two HMOs and served as President and CEO of Good Health Michigan. These plans were acquired by Molina Healthcare where he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Professor Smith’s currently funded research includes analyses of programs to reduce the economic burden of asthma, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University.
Stephen Meyer
Research Director
Gartner, Inc.
Stephen Meyer is a Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain group. Mr. Meyer joined Gartner with 19 years of experience in global supply chain management roles in the life sciences, chemical and retail industries. In his previous positions, he has had both functional and leadership responsibility for sourcing, procurement, planning/forecasting, operational excellence, warehousing, logistics, and transportation.
Cindy Parsons
Wounded Warrior Project
Cindy Parsons always credits her son, United States Army Sergeant Shane Parsons, as her inspiration to do more with life.

Shane’s father died just six months after he was born, leaving Cindy a widow at age 29. She had to muster all the strength she had to raise her son alone. They made it through that difficult time, but soon after Shane joined the Army in August 2004, Cindy’s strength would once again be tested.

“Watching the devastation that occurred when our country was attacked on September 11 validated his desire to protect our nation,” says Cindy. “He enlisted a month after graduating from high school.”

While deployed in Iraq in 2006, anti-coalition forces attacked Shane’s convoy. He suffered a severe brain injury and two cardiac arrests. In addition, he sustained substantial injuries to his legs and ultimately underwent surgery for bilateral above-the-knee amputations.

Through patience, love, and determination, Cindy helped Shane through the long road to recovery. At first, the pressure on Shane’s brain was so severe, doctors had to put him in a medically induced coma. Later, as he regained consciousness, both Cindy and Shane prepared for their new normal.

“He had to relearn everything,” she says. “He didn’t know anyone and simply called everyone ‘Grandma.’”

As caregiver, Cindy says she still worries about the future for her son. After 15 surgeries and with her help, Shane is improving every day as he works on his speech, social skills, occupational and
physical therapy, and managing the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “He’s alive, and he’s a precious gift. I’m honored to be his mother, and I’m proud of all the men and women
who serve our country.”

Because of her experience with Shane, Cindy became his caretaker and a strong advocate for wounded service members. She participated in the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Caregiver Summit in Washington, DC, in 2009. While there, Cindy lobbied Congress for the passage of the
Caregiver and Veteran Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010 – a bill providing assistance and support for caregivers of injured servicemen and women returning from war.

In addition to her advocacy work for injured servicemen and women, Cindy is a licensed registered nurse, serves on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio, and is a member of both the Findlay Old Millstream Toastmasters Club and the National Speaker’s Association. She holds an associate degree in applied science and is a lifetime member of Psi Beta: National Honor Society in Psychology. She currently lives in Ohio.
David Bode
VP Health Care Solutions
DSC Logistics
Stephen Bradley
Medical Tracking Solutions
Mr. Bradley joined Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a iTraycer) after 17 years of leadership at Stryker Corporation, a leader in the medical device industry. From 2011 through 2012, Mr. Bradley served as the Vice President of Kalamazoo Campus Operations, a 1,400 person manufacturing and sourcing organization supporting over $1.5 billion in customer sales. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Bradley served as the Vice President of Global Operations for Stryker Medical with manufacturing facilities in Michigan, New York, Quebec, and Puerto Rico. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Bradley led Stryker Medical’s information technology organization and national service organization. Prior to that role, Mr. Bradley led various service, manufacturing, and distribution organizations for Stryker in both the United States and Ireland. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and he spent nine years as an infantry officer, including participation in the Invasion of Panama and the first Gulf War.
Jan den Otter
VP Global Business Development
Rhenus Contract Logistics
Stephen Downey
VP Healthcare Vertical
Robin Hooker
Director, Marketing, Healthcare Sector
Robin Hooker is responsible for developing and executing UPS’s healthcare marketing strategy to serve the unique logistics needs of the healthcare sector focusing on creating special capabilities and solutions that bring value to the healthcare supply chain.

Hooker and his team formulate healthcare solutions designed serve manufacturers, distributors, providers, labs and clinical research organizations, and dispensers to leverage UPS’s healthcare logistics expertise to improve efficiency. Hooker focuses on solutions that leverage UPS’s expanding distribution network, technology, inventory management and expertise in handling healthcare products while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Prior to his current assignment, Hooker served as Director of Global Strategy, Healthcare Logistics, where he coordinated the UPS Pain in the Chain Survey which focused on the top issues, strategies and insights facing healthcare supply chain executives.  In addition to being involved in producing the UPS Healthcare Forum, he also shaped UPS’s ongoing healthcare logistics strategy and tracked the financial performance of the sector.  Hooker held previous positions in Marketing and Finance for UPS in Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, and Sacramento where he started his career.

Hooker has been with UPS for over 26 years and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University Sacramento.
David Mastromatteo
Managing Director
LifeScience Logistics
Dave recently joined LifeScience Logistics as Managing Director, bringing over 20 years of general management and healthcare supply chain experience to the team. LifeScience Logistics is a 3PL 100% dedicated to healthcare and specializes in providing logistics services to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturers. Prior to joining LifeScience Logistics, Dave was Vice President of Logistics for Apria Healthcare, Vice President of Global Logistics for Beckman Coulter, and an industry consultant in healthcare logistics. Dave holds an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, California.
Kevin J. McPherson
VP Healthcare Logistics
Kevin McPherson is the Vice President of Healthcare Logistics for GENCO.  Kevin is responsible for leading the strategic direction and overall financial performance of the Healthcare Supply Chain business unit as they seek to create value added solutions for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics.  Kevin received his B.S. in Biological Science from Cornell University, holds a patent for developing Promising Technology, and is an active participant with many industry groups.       
Scott Nelson
Senior Vice President
Cardinal Health
Scott Nelson is Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Cardinal Health, a global health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. He oversees the national supply chain operations for the company’s Medical Segment, including transportation and distribution of a vast portfolio of Cardinal Health brand and national brand medical-surgical products to health care providers and suppliers across the United States.

Scott first joined Cardinal Health in 1995 as a Region Controller and advanced to serve in the roles of Director of Operations at the company’s Pharmaceutical Distribution Center in Hudson, Wis., Director of Customer Development in Pharmaceutical Generic Product Purchasing, and Director of the Healthcare Supply Chain Services Operating Model, an Operational Excellence team. Before rejoining Cardinal Health in 2015, Scott spent six years with Resource Optimization and Innovation (ROi), widely considered the most advanced and integrated provider owned supply chain organization in health care. Scott held a variety of operational roles of increasing responsibility for ROi’s manufacturing-to-patient supply chain operations, most recently as its Chief Operating Officer.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and received his Ohio secondary mathematics educator license through Otterbein College. He resides in Wildwood, Mo., with his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Jake and Alyssa.

Steve Thompson
Director, Strategic Solutions
Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services
Steve Thompson is Director, Strategic Solutions for Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services. Based in Dublin Ohio, he leads the team responsible for the development of supply chain solutions for medical product and device manufacturers to improve efficiencies and lower costs.

Since joining Cardinal Health in 2006, Thompson has developed customized supply chain solutions for Medical Distribution, Presource Products and Services and the Pharmaceutical Technologies manufacturing business. As a result, manufacturers and providers have more precise visibility over the use of products and devices.

Thompson builds on more than two decades of supply chain management experience in the automotive sector. He began his career at General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems, assigned to one of GM's first Lean Enterprises facilities.

Thompson later worked in supply chain management and manufacturing with Lear Corporation.

Thompson is a graduate of the University of Windsor (Canada) and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Edward Fisk Watson
Department Chair & Professor
E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University
Kevin Stout
Executive Director
Medical Device Supply Chain Council
Kevin Stout is the executive director and founder of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council. The council is a network of senior supply chain and operations executives who are focused on identifying opportunities to improve the medical device industry supply chain, from the manufacturer to the healthcare provider.

Prior to his role with the Council, Kevin spent over 20 years in management consulting with such firms as Accenture, Ernst & Young and Archstone Consulting assisting clients with their major strategy, process and IT initiatives. Kevin has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Houston.
Todd Abraham
VP Operations
Todd Abraham joined Endologix July 2010 as Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining Endologix, Mr. Abraham held several management positions at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a publicly-traded medical device company, including Vice President, Glucose Monitoring, Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, and Vice President, Manufacturing. Prior to joining Edwards Lifesciences, Mr. Abraham served as Vice President and General Manager of Sterilis, Inc., a privately-held medical device company. Prior to that, Mr. Abraham spent 14 years at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company, holding several positions of increasing responsibility in operations and product development. Mr. Abraham holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and completed graduate work in Engineering Management at the University of South Florida.
Kulwant Sandhu
Supply Chain Director
St. Jude Medical
Brian Harrington
Former Senior Director of Supply Chain
Lora Cecere
Founder & CEO
Supply Chain Insights
Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. The company is helping supply chain leaders pave new directions in supply chain management.
As a prolific writer, Lora is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. Lora’s weekly posts are read by 15,000 readers. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a Linkedin INfluencer. She has 58,000 followers around the globe. Her co-authored book, Bricks Matter, published in December 2012, and her new book Supply Chain Metrics That Matter published in December 2014.
As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage.
With more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several  years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).
Academically, Lora has been a continual learner. She has a MBA from The Wharton School of Business, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lora is currently enrolled in a DBA program at Temple University in Research Methods.