Timothy Ogurek, R.Ph., has been named vice president of Operations and Business Development at Heritage Health Solutions Inc. In his new role, Ogurek will be responsible for leading the daily operations of the Clinical Services, Account Management and Customer Care teams. Prior to joining Heritage, Tim served as Executive Pharmacist at Target. Ogurek brings to Heritage more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management and retail pharmacy.
LeeAnn Mallory has been named Director of Human Development at Presbyterian Communities and Services. In her new role, Mallory will promote leadership growth at Presbyterian Communities and Services, as well as work with employees to instill a standard of best practices. Previously, Mallory has served at Mallory Associates, BNSF Railway, and SMU.
Dr. Dan McCoy has been named vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. In his new position, McCoy will lead efforts to fulfill the BCBSTX mission of improving the health and well-being of our members and communities across the state. Prior to joining BCBSTX, McCoy was the principal owner of a communications consulting firm where he frequently addressed the challenges of the changing health care industry.
Vivian Street has been named Division Director of Case Management at LHP Hospital Group. In her new role, she will focus on instilling a culture of continuous improvement in case management, including patient length of stay management, patient status reviews, ER case management, and care coordination. Street joins LHP from Portneuf Medical Center, an LHP-partner hospital in Idaho, where she served as Director of Case Management for six years. Prior to her work at PMC, Street built a strong career in nursing through clinical practice and continuous education.
Katherine Krause has been named next CEO of VNA. Currently, Krause serves as VNA’s chief administrative officer and as vice president of Meals on Wheels. Krause has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership at several health organizations including the American Heart Association and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In her time at Meals on Wheels, she doubled the number of volunteers and oversaw the distribution of more than 1.2 million meals served each year.
Thure Meyer has been named Lead Architect of MedSys Group’s Healthcare IT Advisory Services Division. Meyer will be part of a team working in the newly created Advisory Services Division that will advise clients on their IT infrastructure and security. Meyer is one of the nation’s leading infrastructure architects with almost 25 years of experience in the financial sector and with experience in infrastructures, disaster recovery plans and overall technology support. Meyer is already taking steps in his new position, evaluating several top tier health systems and making assessments on their IT infrastructure levels.
Alex M. Brown has been named vice president of operations at SharedClarity. In his new position, Brown will lead customer and supplier on-boarding and customer service operations. Prior to joining SharedClarity, Brown served as director of operations for MedAssets in Dallas. He has more than 10 years of experience in leadership and project management roles. At MedAssets, Brown oversaw contract data management and contracting communications while managing and reducing the time to implement contracts by 50 percent.
Michael Georgulis Jr. has been named vice president of strategic sourcing at SharedClarity. In his new role, Georgulis will lead the strategic direction for all sourcing operations and contracting practices. Previously, Georgulis served as vice president of strategic sourcing for Premier Health Alliance in Charlotte, N.C., where he managed a portfolio of supply-chain contracts valued at more than $20 billion.
Jan F. Tankersley has been named vice president of sales and marketing at SharedClarity. Tankersley joins SharedClarity from Novation in Las Colinas where she served as senior director of marketing. She has experience in senior director and vice president positions in the health care, insurance and government industries. In her new role, Tankersley will direct all marketing, communication and business development strategies to drive organizational growth.
Christopher Taylor has been named sales and marketing manager at Home Care Assistance of Dallas, an in-home care provider for seniors. Taylor is joining Home Care from CareCredit where he served as Practice Development Manager. Taylor brings with him years of experience and expertise to his position, as well as a passion for providing helping seniors maintain their independence and promoting healthy longevity.