110 women in medtech to know | 2017

Women are leaving their mark on the medtech field in health IT, medical devices and technology and revenue cycle management.

Contact Laura Dyrda with questions or comments on this list at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Here are 110 women executives and leaders to know.

Amy Baxter, MD. Founder and CEO of MMJ Labs (Atlanta). Dr. Baxter founded MMJ Labs, a company focused on developing pain relief products including the Buzzy Needle Pain Relief and VibraCool Massaging Ice Therapy, while she was practicing emergency pediatric medicine. She has experience as director of emergency research at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and as clinical associate professor at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Yin C. Becker. Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Strategic Marketing of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Becker took on her current role in January 2012, where she leads the development and management of the company's global communications, public affairs and corporate marketing strategy. She has more than 27 years in the medical technology industry and previously served as vice president of healthcare innovations and executive director of the Homer Stryker Learning Center.

Jeanne M. Blondia. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Blondia joined Stryker in 2008 and was promoted to her current role in January 2014. She is responsible for the treasury department including risk, insurance, real estate and travel functions.

Pamela Bonnett. Chief Sales Officer of GE Healthcare Digital (Chicago). With more than 20 years of experience in leadership and growing revenues, Ms. Bonnett assumed her current role with GE Healthcare Digital in November 2014. Her previous experience includes serving as the commercial leader of hospital and large practices, GE Healthcare IT and executive client director, Americas, GE Healthcare

Kim Bridges. President and CEO of Halt Medical (Brentwood, Calif.). Ms. Bridges joined minimally invasive device company Halt Medical as the president and CEO in March 2016 after spending 20 years in the medical device industry. She was previously the senior vice president of the vascular intervention business unit of Spectranetics, a minimally invasive cardiovascular device company, which generated more than $140 million in U.S. revenue under her leadership.

Busy Burr. Vice President of Innovation and Head of Humana Health Ventures (Palo Alto, Calif.). Ms. Burr served as managing director of Citi Ventures before taking on her current role with Humana Health Ventures, where she recently closed investments for Humana in digital health program Omada, diabetes management program Livongo and Aspire Health, which supports patients with serious illness. She has experience as the entrepreneur-in-residence at eBay as well as founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley startup, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal named her one of Silicon Valley's 2016 Women of Influence.

Wendy Carruthers. Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Boston Scientific (Marlborough, Mass.). Ms. Carruthers provides strategic leadership to the global human resources function for Boston Scientific. She has been with the company since 2004 and was previously vice president of global talent management for the company. She has experience in talent management, community relation and implementing global processes and systems for attracting and developing talent.

Rebecca Cofinas. Founder and CEO of AristaMD (La Jolla, Calif.). Ms. Cofinas founded AristaMD, which produced the cloud-based Smart Care Platform designed for telehealth applications. AristaMD was among the first eConsult companies to provide specialist consults to remote patient populations. Ms. Cofinas previously served as corporate vice president for clinical services for Scripps Health in La Jolla, Calif., where she lead the transformational redesign of one of the organization's key arms.

Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN. CNO of Vocera Communications (San Jose, Calif.). Ms. Collins is responsible for connecting with healthcare leaders across the globe to share clinical communication best practices and gather feedback. She was the inspiration for The American Nurse Project, which examines what drives people to choose a career in nursing. In 2015, Ms. Collins gave a presentation at HIMSS Middle East about building a strategic plan on communication technology. She spoke last year at HIMSS U.K. about implementing technology in the clinical environment.

Amy Cook. Director of Healthcare Informatics of ResMed (San Diego). Ms. Cook is building the long-term vision for ResMed's healthcare informatics business in the Americas region. She joined the company in 2012 as it was beginning to expand beyond device production to data informatics solutions that could benefit hospitals. She was integral in developing and rolling out the company's suite of connected health IT services and platforms.

Irene B. Corbe. Vice President of International Audit of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Corbe joined Stryker in April 2014 and currently oversees the company's financial audit activity. She has more than 25 years of experience in internal audit, finance and accounting, previously holding the same role at Whirlpool Corp.

René Courtney. Vice President, Customer Experience of Cochlear Americas (Englewood, Colo.). For Ms. Courtney, her career has always been in the medical device field, but when her child was born with hearing loss and received a cochlear implant, her desire surged to help other families in the same situation. Ms. Courtney interacts with the company’s end-consumer: the recipients and their families. With her current role, she and her team are able to directly impact Cochlear’s more than 450,000 recipients’ customer experience.

Carol Cox. Executive Vice President, External Affairs and Corporate Marketing of NuVasive (San Diego). Ms. Cox leads NuVasive's marketing and external communications efforts. She has previous experience in leadership roles with Life Technologies, CareFusion and Barr Pharmaceuticals.

Carrie S. Cox. Chairman and CEO of Humacyte (Morrisville, N.C.). Ms. Cox joined Humacyte, a human tissue replacements company, in 2010 after serving as chairman of Prism Pharmaceuticals. She also serves on the board of directors for Texas Instruments, Cardinal Health and Celgene. Fortune Magazine listed Ms. Cox among its "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" six times and her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review.

Lisa Davis. Chair and CEO of Siemens Corp., USA (Munich, Germany). Ms. Davis heads Siemens Corp. USA and sits on the managing board of Siemens AG. She was named to the top position in December 2016 and has previous experience in executive positions with Royal Dutch Shell USA and UK as well as Texaco USA.

Amanda DePalma. Vice President of Global Marketing of Endologix (Irvine, Calif.). Ms. DePalma joined Endologix in September 2014 and is responsible for global marketing, strategic planning and brand management. She has more than 19 years of experience in the medical device and sales fields, with previous roles at Edwards Lifesciences and Kimberly-Clark Healthcare — now Halyard Health.

Janet Dillione. CEO of Bernoulli (Milford, Conn.). Ms. Dillione leads Bernoulli, a real-time connected healthcare solution. She has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and previously served as CEO of Siemens Health Services and executive vice president and general manager of Nuance Communications' healthcare division. She has experience in the financial and clinical solutions area and has spoken at industry forums including the HIMSS and CHIME meetings.

Deborah DiSanzo. General Manager of IBM Watson Health (Cambridge, Mass.). After spending two years as CEO of Philips Healthcare, a unit of Royal Philips, Ms. DiSanzo was tapped to lead IBM Watson Health. She has previous experience on the steering board for the World Economic Forum's project on Health Systems Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies, and the Boston Globe honored her for heading one of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2013.

Renee Dua, MD. CMO of Heal. Dr. Dua is board certified in nephrology, internal medicine and hypertension, and serves as the medical director of a private practice in Southern California. She founded Heal, a company aimed at making house calls for doctors easier, and now serves as the company's CMO. Patients can download the Heal app on their phone and request a physician visit between 8am and 8pm. The service is available in select locations in California and Washington, D.C.

Lisa Earnhardt. President and CEO of Intersect ENT (Menlo Park, Calif.). Ms. Earnhardt joined Intersect ENT in 2008 as president and CEO. Her previous experience includes time as president of Boston Scientific's cardiac surgery division. She is on the board of AdvaMed, Kellogg Global and the Young Presidents Organization.

Meg Eckenroad. Vice President of Women's Health of Hologic (Bedford, Mass.). Ms. Eckenroad has served in her current position with Hologic since 2003. The company is focused on healthcare and diagnostics, providing products in breast and skeletal health, gynecology and medical aesthetic solutions.

Dana Edelson, MD. Founder and CEO of Quant HC (Chicago). Dr. Edelson is an internal medicine physician by training. She currently serves as the executive medical director for inpatient quality and safety at the University of Chicago and heads Quant HC, a predictive analytics startup that develops algorithms for real-time risk stratification of hospitalized patients.

Stacy Enxing Seng. Venture Partner, Lightstone Ventures (Menlo Park, Calif.). Ms. Enxing Seng co-founded medtech company ev3 and led Covidien's vascular business before joining Lightstone Ventures. She serves as an independent director for public and venture-backed private companies in director and committee member roles. She also serves on the board of medical technology company Hill-Rom and hearing solutions provider Sonova AG as well as privately held companies Solace Therapeutics and Spironx.

Karen Erickson. Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Ms. Erickson was named executive vice president and chief quality officer of Optum in 2012, and she focuses on ensuring high quality execution and performance for the company's clients, partners and stakeholders. She has previous experience as the chief administrative officer at Optum and senior vice president and corporate controller for UnitedHealthcare.

Jo Anne M. Fasetti. Chief Human Resources Officer of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.). Ms. Fasetti has more than 25 years of experience in HR management with Fortune 100 healthcare companies as well as mid-size private healthcare companies. She is responsible for Beaver-Visitec's HR infrastructure and driving organizational culture.

M. Kathryn Fink. Vice President of Human Resources of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Stryker named Ms. Fink to her current role in January 2016 and she is responsible for HR policies, practices, planning and talent acquisition. She previously held HR roles at Cintas Corp. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson division.

Sherry Fox. President and CEO of LumiWave (Parker, Colo.). Ms. Fox oversees LumiWave's product development, distribution, marketing and sales, financial operations and investor relations. She co-founded the company with her late husband in 1999 to design and develop new medical devices using light therapy technology to relieve pain and improve quality of life.

Deborah M. Gage. President and CEO of Medecision (Wayne, Pa.). Ms. Gage is responsible for Medecision's operations, including continued platform development, solution deployment and operational effectiveness. She has experience as one of Truven Healthcare's early team members and CEO of SolutionPoint, a venture-backed healthcare IT firm.

Sandra E. Gilbert. Vice President of Global Regulatory and Quality of K2M (Leesburg, Va.). Ms. Gilbert joined K2M in September 2011 and is currently responsible for leading all aspects of development, implementation and execution of the company's global regulatory affairs, clinical affairs and quality systems strategies. She has more than 20 years of experience working with companies such as Smith & Nephew and Wright Medical.

Ginger Glaser. Vice President of Engineering-Devices of Monteris Medical (Minneapolis). Ms. Glaser served in executive roles at American Medical Systems for 19 years before joining Monteris. She has experience in regulatory affairs and served as chairperson for the joint FDA and industry working group on integrating risk-benefit assessments into post-market compliance decisions.

Beth Griffin. Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Health Payment Systems Milwaukee. Ms. Griffin has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and financial services industry. She is responsible for Health Payment Systems' strategic positioning, consumer engagement, marketing and product development. The company is a privately-held healthcare technology and services organization providing healthcare billing and payments solutions.

Jessica Grossman, MD. CEO of Medicines360 (San Francisco). Dr. Grossman became the leader of Medicines360 in 2013, after serving on the board for two years. She previously served as president and founding CEO of Sense4Baby, where she lead a $4 million series A investment round and achieved FDA clearance.

Virginia Gurley, MD. CMO of AxisPoint Health (Westminster, Colo.). Dr. Gurley is responsible for leading clinical content management within AxisPoint Health and providing direction for the company's analytics offerings. She also oversees the company's population health management services delivery. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, Dr. Gurley has held leadership positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and McKesson Corp.

Ranya Habash, MD. CMO of Everbridge (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Habash is a practicing ophthalmologist at Miami-based Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and CMO of Everbridge, which has secure messaging and telemedicine capabilities. She provides strategic clinical insight for Everbridge's 950-plus hospitals and health systems and works with Apple and Verizon to consult on healthcare-related projects. She is a consultant for TopLine MD.

Alicia Hanson. Senior Vice President of Business Development of Recondo Technology (Denver). Ms. Hanson joined Recondo Technology in 2015 and has more than 15 years of experience in revenue cycle, previously serving as the senior vice president of revenue cycle for MedAssets. She has also served in senior leadership positions at Lifecare Management Services and Cerner.

Ann Hickey, MD. Group Vice President and Strategy and Business Development, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Dr. Hickey spent four years as the vice president of strategy and business development, peripheral vascular of Covidien before Medtronic acquired the company. She spent a year as Medtronic's vice president of strategy and business development, early technologies before taking on her current role.

Diane Holman. Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of athenahealth (Watertown, Mass.). Ms. Holman became chief people officer at athenahealth in December 2016 and currently advises senior leadership on strengthening culture, employee engagement and career development. She guides all aspects of the company's human resources and leads athenaCentral's operations.

Dawn Howarth. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Nuance (Burlington, Mass.). Ms. Howarth is responsible for Nuance's talent management programs, including workforce planning and organizational development. She partners with the executive team on strategic initiatives and has experience in management positions at UFP Technologies and Future Electronics.

Bridget Hurley. Senior Director of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs of Element Science. (San Francisco). Ms. Hurley's career extends more than 16 years in the product development and clinical trial management fields. She brought her experience as an executive with Pulmonx and Abbott Vascular to her current role with Element Science, a medical device company focused on wearables treating sudden cardiac death.

Susan Jacobson. Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio). Ms. Jacobson co-leads Cardinal Health's legal department and oversees the company's global trade operations. She joined Cardinal Health in 1997 and was promoted to her current role in January 2016.

Marlou Janssen. President of Biotronik (New York City). Ms. Janssen is responsible for the company's focus on innovative cardiac solutions including rhythm management, electrophysiology and vascular interventions. As CEO, she drove the company's U.S. growth and encourages female leadership and career development through mentorship and collaboration.

Sandra Jesse. Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Haemonetics (Braintree, Mass.). Ms. Jesse was named to her current role in September 2011 after serving in the same position at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for more than 10 years. She is responsible for the company's worldwide legal affairs, including compliance, internal audit and environmental health and safety.

Cindy Kent. President and General Manager of 3M Infection Prevention Division (St. Paul, Minn.). Ms. Kent has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and currently leads the 3M Infection Prevention Division, a $1.6 billion-plus business. She has global operational P&L responsibilities including strategic and annual operating plan development and allocating resources across research and development.

Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN. CNO of GE Healthcare (Chicago). Dr. Kerfoot has experience in nursing, patient care administration, clinical practice and healthcare consulting. Before joining GE Healthcare, she spent time as the corporate chief nursing and patient care officer at three large health systems.

Jeanine Kestler. Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for DJO Global (Vista, Calif.). Ms. Kestler has more than 25 years of experience in HR, previously serving as vice president, global commercial operations at Thermo Fisher Scientific/Life Technologies before joining DJO Global. She also spent eight years with Dell, leading start-up design centers in China, India, Taiwan and Singapore.

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD. CEO of Evidation Health (San Mateo, Calif.). Dr. Kilpatrick brought her experience as chief commercial officer of genomic diagnostics of CardioDx to her role as CEO of Evidation Health. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Pamela Kimmet. Chief Human Resources Officer of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio). Ms. Kimmet is responsible for Cardinal Health's HR, security, real estate, facilities and aviation organizations. She brought three decades of leadership experience to her current role, previously leading HR teams with Coca Cola Enterprises, Bear Stearns & Co., and Lucent Technologies.

Shannon Klinger. Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Litigation of Novartis (Basel, Switzerland). Ms. Klinger joined Novartis in May 2016 after serving as general counsel, North America for Sandoz, a generic and biosimilars medicine company. She has experience focusing on False Claims Act litigation and pharmaceutical legal and regulatory matters.

Carla Kriwet, PhD. Chief Business Leader of Connected Care and Health Informatics at Philips (Amsterdam, Netherlands). In February, Dr. Kriwet was appointed to her current role where she oversees the company's patient care and monitoring solutions, population health management and healthcare informatics businesses. She previously led the patient care and monitoring solution business group. Dr. Kriwet is also vice chairman of the supervisory board of Zeiss Meditec AG.

Kim Labow. CEO of Medfusion (Cary, N.C.). Ms. Labow has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and services. She previously served as Medfusion's vice president of marketing, product management and inside sales. She left the company for senior executive positions in other healthcare technology firms, including Zirmed, before rejoining Medfusion in 2015 as vice president of product management and marketing. She became CEO in February 2016.

Bernadette L. Legarreta. Worldwide Controller of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.). Ms. Legarreta has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, previously holding roles at Cardinal Health, Teleflex Medical and Angiotech Pharmaceuticals. Her experience extends to manufacturing and internal accounting arenas.

Judith C. Lenane. Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Clinical Officer of iRhythm Technologies (San Francisco). Ms. Lenane became COO and executive vice president of operations of iRhythm in 2008 and has since been promoted to chief clinical officer. Her previous experience includes time as the vice president of business development for Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health. She serves on the board of directors for HSS, Inc.

Sandra Lesenfants. Vice President and General Manager of Endovenous, Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Ms. Lesenfants was responsible for Covidien's renal denervation business before being promoted to lead Endovenous in 2014. Medtronic acquired Covidien in January 2015, leading to her current role. She previously developed the company's global vascular embolization strategy, which Covidien adopted globally, and held leadership roles within Siemens' ultrasound business.

Elga Lohler. Chief Human Resources Officer of Smith & Nephew (London). Ms. Lohler joined Smith & Nephew in January 2002 and was promoted to her current role in December 2015. She leads the company's global human resources, internal communications and sustainability functions.

Michelle Longmire, MD. CEO of Medable (Palo Alto, Calif.). Dr. Longmire heads Medable, a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based platform provider created specifically for healthcare customers. She has a background in epigenetics, novel diagnostics and imaging. Throughout her career, Dr. Longmire has published more than 20 peer reviewed articles and holds patents in machine learning as applied to mobile health applications.

Jennifer Lovejoy, PhD. Chief Translational Science Officer of Arivale (Seattle). Dr. Lovejoy spent more than 20 years of her career as a clinical researcher focused on obesity and type 2 diabetes before becoming the chief translational science officer for Arivale, a wellness company that combines science, personalized data and tailored coaching to avoid disease. She joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for the design and oversight of its nutritional and behavioral coaching program.

Carolyn Magill. CEO of Remedy Partners (Darien, Conn.). Ms. Magill leads Remedy Partners, a software-as-a-service company managing more than 2,200 bundled payment programs in partnership with healthcare organizations. She is responsible for the organization's software that harnesses big data to assess patient risk and provide clinical decision support for the appropriate site of service. She has previous experience as Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group's Community and State Plan COO.

Lesly Marban. Chief Marketing Officer of Medline Industries (Northfield, Ill.). Ms. Marban joined Medline in 2011 and was promoted to her current position in March. She has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare and helped lead Medline to an 11 percent compound annual growth rate during her tenure.

Elizabeth Marshall, MD. Director of Clinical Analytics at Linguamatics (Cambridge, U.K.). Dr. Marshall is the director of clinical analytics at Linguamatics, a natural language processing solution for clinical questions within text-based data. She received the Epic 2014 Research Clinical Certification to build and design within the Medical University of South Carolina and previously developed an effective e-learning training program for clinicians.

Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsaess, MD, PhD. President of Europe, Middle East and Africa of Zimmer Biomet (Warsaw, Ind.). Dr. Mazur-Hofsaess was appointed to her current role in April 2013 and is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of products in European, Middle Eastern and African regions. She has previous experience in executive roles with Abbot Laboratories.

Kathy McElligott. Executive Vice President, CIO and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corp. (San Francisco). Ms. McElligott is responsible for the technology initiatives within the corporation as CIO, and she guides the overall technology direction for McKesson's healthcare technology products as CTO. She has previous experience as CIO of Emerson, a global manufacturing and technology company, and she spent 22 years with General Electric.

Chrissa McFarlane. Founder and CEO of Patientory (Atlanta). Ms. McFarlane founded Patientory.com, a healthcare startup providing blockchain solutions. The company currently deploys an advanced healthcare app for patients to create a profile and track their health history. The company's genesis was part of the Boomtown Health-Tech Accelerator based in Boulder, Colo., in collaboration with Denver-based Colorado Permanente Medical Group. Ms. McFarlane is now a mentor with Boomtown Accelerator.

Mary Modahl. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of American Well (Boston). Ms. Modahl has been in her current role with American Well since 2012. Her previous experience includes chief marketing officer with QuantiaMD and senior vice president of marketing with Health Dialog.

Susan M. Moreira. Vice President of Research and Development of Beaver-Visitec International (Waltham, Mass.). Ms. Moreira leads Beaver-Visitec's technology research, product development and ophthalmic clinical teams. She also directs the global IP portfolio and manages relationships with scientific advisors and key opinion leaders.

Patricia B. Morrison. Executive Vice President of Consumer Support Services and CIO of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio). Ms. Morrison is responsible for Cardinal Health's enterprisewide information technology and the company's customer contact centers and customer administration. She has previous experience in senior leadership roles with Procter and Gamble and General Electric.

Lynn Myhran. Senior Vice President, Human Capital of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Ms. Myhran joined UnitedHealth Group in August 2002, and was promoted several times until she took on her current role. She has more than 20 years of experience including leadership positions with Arthur Andersen and ITT Consumer Financial Corp.

Geeta Nayyar, MD. Chief Medical Information Officer for TopLine MD and Femwell Health (Miami). Dr. Nayyar is a board-certified physician who has expertise in health IT. She is the CMIO for TopLine MD and chief healthcare and innovation officer as well as CMIO of Femwell Health, and authored the mobile health chapter in the HIMSS Medical Informatics textbook. She also hosts Topline MD TV on Florida's new medical digital news channel. She previously served as the CMIO for AT&T and on the HIMSS board of directors.

Laura Niklason, MD, PhD. Founder of Humacyte (Morrisville, N.C.). Dr. Niklason founded regenerative medicine company Humacyte and her lab was the first to describe the engineering of the whole lung tissue that could exchange gas in vivo. Time Magazine named her work as among the "50 Best Inventions of 2010"and Fortune named her among the 34 leaders for driving impactful change in healthcare this past year. She is also a 2017 inductee into the Women in Technology hall of fame.

Cynthia Nustad. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for HMS (Irving, Texas). Ms. Nusad is responsible for HMS' strategy and integrating new products and technology. The company, founded in 1974, focuses on providing cost containment for healthcare payers. She was previously the company's executive vice president and chief information officer and she has more than 20 years of experience in information technology management. In 2013, Ms. Nusad and her team received the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader award.

Tiffany Olson. President of Nuclear Pharmacy Services of Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio). Ms. Olson is responsible for a network of nuclear pharmacies and PET manufacturing sites for Cardinal Health. She has previous experience as president of NaviMed and worked for Eli Lilly and Co.

Leslie Oley. Head of Growth Product of Evidation Health (San Mateo, Calif.). Ms. Oley is responsible for Evidation Health's product vision and user growth. She has previous experience as director of marketing for ApniCure and held roles with Boston Scientific and Voyage Medical earlier in her career.

Shari L. O'Quinn. Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs of Endologix (San Francisco). Ms. O'Quinn joined Endologix in February 2016 after the company merged with TriVascular, where she served as vice president of clinical/regulatory affairs and quality. Her previous experience includes similar roles with Aptus Endosystems and Bard Peripheral Vascular.

Katherine A. Owen. Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Owen joined Stryker in February 2007 and is responsible for strategic planning and business development. She has previous experience as a medical technology analyst with Merrill Lynch.

Rema Padman, PhD. Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh). Dr. Padman is a Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics, Research Area Director for Operations and Informatics at the Center for Health Analytics in the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With funding from NSF, NIH, CDC, and NLM's Individual National Research Service award, among others, her research examines healthcare analytics and operations, data-driven decision support, and process modeling and risk analysis in the context of clinical and consumer-facing information technology interventions in healthcare delivery and management such as e-health, m-health, chronic disease management, and workflow analysis.

Dipti Patel-Misra, PhD. Chief Data and Analytics Officer of MedAmerica (Emeryville, Calif.). Dr. Patel-Misra leads MedAmerica's data analytics team. She has more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing data analytics strategies for healthcare business growth. Her expertise is simplifying complex issues to drive enterprise strategic objectives and she is the chair of the health informatics board at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Patel-Misra is also leading efforts to build an innovation lab with UNC Charlotte.

Jennifer M. Paine. Executive Vice President of Worldwide Quality, Regulatory and Compliance of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Raritan, N.J.). Ms. Paine assumed her current role in 2012, after leading efforts to streamline the company's in vitro diagnostics business process globally. Her previous experience includes roles within Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company.

Maria Palasis, PhD. President and CEO of 480 Biomedical (Watertown, Mass.). Dr. Palasis was the research and development director at Boston Scientific before joining 480 Biomedical. She held a number of positions at Boston Scientific and was an early member of the team that created the TAXUS drug-eluding stent.

Karen Parkhill. Executive Vice President and CFO of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Ms. Parkhill joined Medtronic in June 2016 after serving as vice chairman and CFO of Comerica. She is responsible for managing Medtronic's finances, overseeing accounting, corporate planning and development, investor relations and financial reporting.

Luann Pendy, PhD. Senior Vice President of Global Quality of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Dr. Pendy is responsible for Medtronic's global quality and operations and she is a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee. She partners with business groups to ensure end-to-end quality, reliability and regulatory compliance.

Monisha Perkash. Co-Founder and CEO of Lumo BodyTech (Mountain View, Calif.). Ms. Perkash was the co-founder and CEO of TuitionCoach, which was acquired by SimpleTuition in 2009. She also founded Lumo BodyTech, a motion science company. She champions the company's vision to improve the overall health of product users.

Sandra E. Peterson. Executive Vice President and Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.). Ms. Peterson's portfolio includes the company's global operating infrastructure, multiple consumer-facing businesses and key enterprise initiatives. She is responsible for the company's supply chain, quality, information technology and global strategic design.

Mojdeh Poul. President and General Manager of 3M Canada (London, Ontario). Ms. Poul became president and general manager of 3M Canada on Sept. 12, 2016. She previously served in business and marketing leadership positions at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Teleflex Medical and General Electric. She has experience in business development, operations management, product development and medical devices.

Tami Reller. Executive Vice President, CFO of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Ms. Reller joined Optum in 2014 and is responsible for leading the company's brand strategy and marketing efforts. She spent more than 13 years at Microsoft, where she served as CFO of Windows and was responsible for marketing.

Holly Rimmasch. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Health Catalyst (Salt Lake City). Ms. Rimmasch has a 17-year career in health IT deploying data insights for improved efficiency and standardizing healthcare delivery across hospitals and systems. Her skills include effective team building and driving best practices for process improvement in healthcare enterprises.

Lisa Rock. President of National Medical Billing Services (St. Louis). Ms. Rock has been president of ASC billing company National Medical Billing Services since 2003. She has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare industry management, previously serving as vice president of business office operations for an ASC development and management company. She also has experience managing private practices.

Erica J. Rogers. President and CEO of Silk Road Medical (Sunnyvale, Calif.). Ms. Rogers was the COO of Medicine360, a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, before joining Silk Road Medical in October 2012. She previously spent 12 years at Boston Scientific and co-founded Visiogen, which Abbott Medical Optics acquired in 2009.

Ginni Rometty. Chairman, President and CEO of IBM (Armonk, N.Y.). Ms. Rometty joined IBM in 1981 and served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services before entering her current role. She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of managers for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Bridget Ross. President, Global Medical Group of Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.). Ms. Ross assumed her current role at Henry Schein in February after spending more than 28 years with Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as the vice president of commercial operations, North America for the company's medical device group, which is a $25 billion business. She serves as a member of Henry Schein's executive management committee and is responsible for the global medical group's overall leadership, including the strategic direction, management and business performance.

Stacey Rubin. Senior Vice President, People of Practice Fusion (San Francisco). Ms. Rubin is responsible for Practice Fusion's people and culture team, as well as all employee programs. She has previous experience in HR leadership roles for high growth organizations.

Kristin Russel. Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy of Transcend Insights (Campbell, Calif.). Ms. Russel led marketing and sales teams at Cerner and Omnicell before taking on her current role with Transcend Insights, Humana's population health subsidiary, in August 2015. She was the head of the North American marketing for Omnicell and drove client experience initiatives for Cerner.

Danielle Russella. President, Customer Solutions of American Well (Boston). Ms. Russella has more than 20 years of experience in software sales, business development and strategy. She held senior leadership positions with Medecision, Hewelett-Packard and Bluestone software before joining American Well.

Maria Sainz. President, CEO and Director of CardioKinetix (Menlo Park, Calif.). Ms. Sainz has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, including time as president and CEO of Concentric Medical, which was acquired by Stryker in 2011. She also served as president of the Guidant Corp./Boston Scientific cardiac surgery division.

Hoda Sayed-Friel. Executive Vice President of Meditech (Westwood, Mass.). Ms. Sayed-Friel oversees the evolution of Meditech's EHR, implementation and customer service teams as well as business development and building strategic partnerships. She has been with Meditech for more than 25 years and spearheaded local and national efforts to promote EHR adoption, including serving on the Institute of Medicine's workgroup for genomics and EHR integration.

Lori A. Schechter. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of McKesson Corp. (San Francisco). Ms. Schechter is responsible for McKesson's general counsel organization. She was the company's associate general counsel from 2012 to 2014 before moving into her current role.

Martha Shadan. President and CEO of Rotation Medical (Plymouth, Minn.). Ms. Shadan heads Rotation Medical, a medical device company focused on rotator cuff treatment to biologically heal tendons. She joined the company in 2013 as CEO after holding senior executive positions at Zimmer and Covidien. Ms. Shadan is an AdvaMed board member and part of the leadership circle for the organization's Women's Executive Network.

Joan B. Stafslien. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Strategy of NuVasive (San Diego). Ms. Stafslien brought her experience as general counsel and as chief compliance officer at CareFusion to her current role with NuVasive. She sits on the advisory board of the chemical and biological engineering department of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Elizabeth A. Staub. Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Staub was named to her current role in April 2006 and is responsible for Stryker's compliance with worldwide product quality and regulatory requirements. She joined the company in 1989 and has held positions within its orthopedics division.

Susan Stimson. Vice President of Marketing and International of Intersect ENT (Menlo Park, Calif.). Ms. Stimson has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and joined Intersect ENT in 2007. She has experience in building research and development, marketing and customer service.

Lynne Stockstad. Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Optum (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Ms. Stockstad is responsible for Optum's strategic brand and marketing initiatives. She also chairs the company's enterprise-wide product leadership team and has 12 years of experience in leadership roles at Microsoft.

Ellen R. Strahlman, MD. Executive Vice President of Research and Development and CMO of BD (Franklin Lakes, N.J.). Dr. Strahlman joined BD in 2013 as the CMO and senior vice president of research and development. She also serves on the company's management committee and leadership team. Her previous experience includes similar roles with GlaxoSmithKline.

Lisa Suennen. Senior Managing Director of Healthcare Investing for GE Ventures (Menlo Park, Calif.). Ms. Suennen served as a successful healthcare entrepreneur and venture capitalist before joining GE Ventures. She has had a 20-year career focused on early-to late-stage healthcare investments across health IT, health services, and medical devices. She also leads Venture Valkyrie, a publishing firm with blog and podcast; she has published a book on health IT and entrepreneurship. Ms. Suennen co-hosts a podcast with David Shaywitz, MD, focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. Last year, she founded CSweetener, a not-for-profit focused on matching women in and near the C-suite with mentors.

Laura Sugden. Senior Vice President of Human Resources of K2M (Leesburg, Va.). Ms. Sugden joined K2M in 2006 and currently oversees the company's talent acquisition and development. She is also responsible for HR policies, practices, planning and direction.

Carol A. Surface. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Ms. Surface joined Medtronic in September 2013 and is responsible for the company's HR strategy, which includes more than 85,000 employees worldwide. Her previous experience includes similar roles with Best Buy and PepsiCo International.

Patricia Trautwein, AuD. Vice President, Marketing for Cochlear Americas. Dr. Trautwein began her career as an audiologist and was immediately passionate about helping people with hearing loss get back the sounds they’ve been missing. After making the move to the medical device realm in the early 2000s, she has made a name for herself at Cochlear Americas. She envisions consumer marketing campaigns aimed at raising awareness about hearing loss and available solutions, from pediatrics to mature adults.

Bronwen R. Taylor. Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Taylor was named to her current role in August 2013, where she is responsible for coordinating Stryker's compliance programs and liability avoidance efforts. She joined Stryker as CFO for the South Pacific in 2000 and became the company's first chief compliance officer in 2006.

Leslie Trigg. CEO of Outset Medical (San Jose, Calif.). Ms. Trigg served as Outset's COO and executive-in-residence before taking on the CEO role. The medical technology company is focused on providing a better patient experience for people with kidney disease. Her experience also includes time as chief business officer of AccessClosure, a vascular closure company acquired by Cardinal Health in 2014.

Stephany Verstraete. Chief Marketing Officer of Teladoc (Purchas, N.Y.). Ms. Verstraete joined Teladoc in 2016 after serving in a similar role with Truveris. She has previous experience with brand marketing at Kraft, Frito Lay and Hostess, and held leadership roles with Match.com and Expedia.

Carolyn Walsh. Senior Director, Marketing of Qualcomm Life (San Diego). Ms. Walsh leads the marketing team at Qualcomm Life. She joined the Qualcomm Life leadership team from HealthyCircles, an enterprise healthcare software-as-a-service platform company, where she led Business Development and Client Services. HealthyCircles was acquired by Qualcomm Life in April 2013. Ms. Walsh was previously global director of new ventures and franchise development for Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care where she was responsible for the digital health strategy, software innovations and formatting growth strategy for the company's emerging India and China markets.

Kathryn E. Wengel. Worldwide Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.). Ms. Wengel is responsible for Johnson & Johnson's supply chain, including planning, sourcing, internal and external manufacturing and strategy. She is a member of the company's regulatory compliance and government affairs committee and serves on the board of directors' science, technology and sustainability committee.

Tiffany Wilson. CEO of Global Center for Medical Innovation (Atlanta). Ms. Wilson has spent over a decade bringing innovative medical technology from bench top to bedside.  She joined the Global Center of Medical Innovation in 2011 to launch the Southeast’s first medical device innovation center, where her team works with inventors and companies to accelerate the development, testing, training and commercialization of innovative medical products. She serves as Past-President of the Board of the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA), Founding Member of Medtech Women@SEMDA, the Georgia Bio Board of Directors and a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Lisa Wipperman Heine. COO at Mitralign (Tewksbury, Mass.). Ms. Wipperman Heine has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. She founded deArca Strategic Solutions, a medical device strategic consulting company, before joining Mitralign. Her previous roles include global vice president of medical affairs at Covidien and she has experience with healthcare economics, policy and reimbursement.

Sharon Wolfington. President and CEO of Acumed (Hillsboro, Ore.). Ms. Wolfington was named president and CEO of Acumed in March after serving in executive roles at DJO Recovery Sciences. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles within Stryker, including president of Stryker Performance Solutions.

Carolyn Wong Simpkins, MD. Chief Medical Information Officer of Health Catalyst (Salt Lake City). Dr. Wong Simpkins lead the design and development of digital health products and health information system programs throughout her career. She has experience in clinical care, academic medicine and healthcare policy, having been part of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Health subcommittee staff. She is also the founder and medical director for Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic for the under-insured in Johns Island, S.C.

Julie Yoo. Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Kyruus (Boston). Ms. Yoo helped co-found Kyruus, a patient scheduling solution designed to match patients with providers. She has a background in e-commerce and product development in healthcare. MedTech Boston recognized Ms. Yoo as a top healthcare leader last year and she was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in June 2016. Ms. Yoo sits on the board of Wellist and on the board of trustees of the Mass Technology Leadership Council.

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