Board of Directors
Board of Directors
John Gaida, Immediate Past Chair
Texas Health Resources
With over 30 years in supply chain management and healthcare support services, John brings unique leadership and industry experience to his current role as Senior Vice President, supply chain management at Texas Health Resources, a 14 hospital IDN in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His career includes work with nationally recognized healthcare systems, teaching institutions, all sizes of not-for-profit hospitals, a consulting firm, and the eCommerce world.
Before joining Texas Health Resources, John was vice president for supply chain services at medpool, an eCommerce company. As vice president and practice leader for BD Healthcare Consulting Services (BDHCS), a division of Becton Dickinson and Company, he was responsible for the Supply and Resource Management practice. He has also held several senior level executive positions with Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc., an integrated delivery network in Boston. These positions include senior vice president, support services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and corporate director of materials management for Partners. John has also worked in materials management for Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois.
John’s honors include lifetime fellow recognition by the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management, and the AHA George R. Gossett Award for leadership, dedication, and contributions to the profession. He is past president of AHRMM as well as serving on the board of directors for two separate terms. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, and the National Association of Hospital Purchasing Management. Lastly, he proudly serves on the Advisory Council of the Bellwether League.
Stephen Gundersen, Chairman
Becton, Dickinson & Company
Steve has been employed by Becton, Dickinson and Company for 21 years. During his tenure, he has held various positions in sales, marketing, national accounts and sales management. He has had extensive involvement in corporate strategy development in the areas of Distribution, Integrated Delivery Systems, Alternate Site and Group Purchasing.
Currently Steve is Vice President, Corporate National Accounts. His organization is accountable for negotiating and implementing agreements with GPO’s, large Reference Laboratories and the Federal Government. In addition, Gundersen is a member of the BD U.S. Leadership Team. The Team, comprised of senior business leaders, defines strategic direction, establishes policy, and manages corporate resources.
As Network Vice President joining in July 2004, Steve has reporting responsibilities for Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Biomedical Services, Hospital Materials Management Operations, Center for Innovation & Imaging Research, Grants Administration and selected areas of Corporate Development for Kettering Health Network (KHN). Previous to 2012 Steve had other reporting responsibilities for nine Retail Pharmacies and a For-Profit entity consisting of a Closed-Door Pharmacy serving seven nursing homes, a joint venture for Durable Medical Equipment services, and a joint venture for IV Infusion services.
KHN is a non-profit health system that joins the nation’s most-respected health care organizations. The network features seven medical centers, a behavioral medicine center, a college of medical arts, two nursing homes, two retirement centers, and unassisted living homes, plus more than 60 freestanding outpatient care centers serving 11 counties across the greater Dayton region.
Prior to joining Kettering Health Network in 2004, Steve was senior administrative director of Supply Chain Management at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas within Texas Health Resources. Before Arlington Memorial Hospital, he spent six years with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council as regional vice president of Group Purchasing Services and new business development. Steve began his career in 1973 while joining the United States Air Force and served his country until retiring in 1993. Healthcare has been his second career since retiring in 1993.
Steve and Sheree have been married 36 years. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Health Care Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theological Studies with a minor in business management.
Bruce is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GHX. GHX brings together healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors, and group purchasing organizations in collaborative and connected community to improve efficiencies, visibility, and accuracy in the healthcare supply chain. He has been in this position since 2007, and with the company since 2000.
Before joining GHX, Bruce spent 12 years at GE Healthcare in a variety of general management roles in sales and marketing. Additionally, he serves on the board of Colorado Uplift and Strategic Marketplace Initiative.
Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Keith Johnson has over 25 years of healthcare sales, sales management, and operations experience. He joined Coloplast, a global leader in Ostomy, Continence, Wound, and Skin Care in 2001 where he is currently the Vice President of U.S. Sales for Ostomy, Wound and Skin Care based in Minneapolis, MN. Before joining Coloplast, Keith spent 15 years with such companies as Kinetic Concepts, General Medical (now part of Owens & Minor) and Everest & Jennings.
Keith earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Florida and also more recently, obtained his CMRP certification in 2010. He is also an active member for the Minneapolis chapter of Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Builders Circle.
Keith has been married for 22 years to his wife, Mary, and have two sons Chris, 27 and Adam, 25 who both reside in the Atlanta area.
Brent Johnson is Vice President of Supply Chain & Imaging Services, Chief Purchasing Officer for Intermountain Healthcare based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is responsible for the $1.5 billion non-labor spend of the company that supports 24 hospitals and130 clinics. In his responsibilities he directs over 600 employees that support the corporate functions of warehousing, strategic sourcing, purchasing, material systems, couriers, travel services and central laundry.
Brent has a passion for supply chain management and has over 25 years of senior management and consulting experience applying best practices. He has developed the supply chain strategies for three major companies that produced significant results.
Brent has an MBA from the University of Utah. He resides in Centerville, UT and has four children and thirteen grandchildren.
Nancy LeMaster, Secretary
As Vice President Supply Chain Operations for BJC HealthCare, Nancy is responsible for creating the strategic vision and the general management of all supply chain management related activities and the system’s Best Practice Exchange teams. BJC HealthCare is a regional IDN based in St. Louis, MO that is comprised of academic, community and rural hospitals, physician practices, home care, behavioral health and occupational health programs. The system has an annual supply spend of $740 million and a capital equipment spend of an additional $60 million.
Nancy’s health care career began 24 years ago in the strategic planning department at Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She was responsible for a variety of planning and marketing functions at the former Jewish Hospital in St. Louis prior to the merger that created BJC. At the system’s inception she was asked to create and direct the Best Practice Exchange Teams (formerly known as Performance Improvement Teams). Nancy holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in business education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Keith Lohkamp is Lawson's Product Strategist for Supply Chain Management, responsible for setting the vision and roadmap for the Supply Chain Management Suite. At Lawson, he has helped to bring to market multiple new supply chain applications including Mobile Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Point of Use. He currently represents solutions providers on the GS1 Healthcare US Leadership Team.
Keith has over 15 years in Healthcare and software product management, including previous product strategy roles at Neoforma and PeopleSoft. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Mercy / ROi
Vance is the President of ROi, an operating division of the Sisters of Mercy Health System based in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the Sisters of Mercy / ROi in April of 2002 after 17 years in healthcare with Baxter, Allegiance, Cardinal Health and the healthcare division of the UPS Logistics Group. His career has included operational and sales roles in healthcare manufacturing, distribution, consulting, third party logistics, and provider operations. At ROi, he is responsible for leading a supply chain management organization that includes group contracting, clinical and operational consulting, pharmaceutical repackaging, custom procedure tray manufacturing, print operations, as well as, distribution and transportation management.
Vance graduated with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Management from the University of Arkansas and currently lives in the St. Louis area.
Susan Schuette, Nominations
Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
Susan is Vice President, National Accounts for Hill Rom. In her role, Susan has responsibility for the direction and execution of Hill-Rom’s GPO, Government and IDN strategy across all business units including Peak Need Rental, Therapeutic Surfaces, Beds and Stretchers, HITS (IT Division), Clinical Headwalls, Furniture, Columns and Booms, Patient Lifts, and Airway Clearance. She provides leadership to a team of National Accounts Executives, Directors of Strategic Accounts and Contract Administrators.
Susan has over 20 years experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining Hill-Rom in 2006 Susan served as Vice President of Business Development and National Accounts at R2 Technology, a medical software company and spent 14 years with ALARIS Medical Systems where she had overall responsibility for ALARIS’s National Accounts organization.
Susan sits on the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee and served as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Capital Equipment Sub Committee for the 2009 and 2010 Expositions.
Carol Stone, Treasurer
C.R. Bard, Incorporated
Carol Stone started her thirty year career in healthcare at Johnson & Johnson in 1980 where she held numerous positions in Operations, Finance, Information Systems, Sales and Marketing. Prior to leaving J&J in 1995 to join C.R. Bard, Inc., Carol was Marketing Director, Managed Care and lead an interdisciplinary team across J&J to develop strategies and programs for the managed care market that tied together J&J’s Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical/Surgical sectors. Carol joined Bard as Vice President, Corporate Marketing for C. R. Bard, Inc., located at their worldwide headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, where she is responsible for marketing support for their Corporate Account program, Corporate Identity, Corporate Communications, Corporate Sales Administration, global E-commerce and Business Technology.
Carol is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology and Chemistry. She sits on the Board of Global Healthcare Exchange, a healthcare industry portal to facilitate the exchange of business transactions and information, and she also sits on the Board of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey which provides industry support to New Jersey’s colleges of higher education. She is a member of the Business Marketing Association of New Jersey, the National Association of Professional Women and a recipient of the YWCA’s TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in Industry).
Carol is a life-long resident of New Jersey and currently resides in North Branch with her 18 year old son, Matthew.
Deborah Templeton, Membership
Geisinger Health System
Deborah Petretich Templeton, R.Ph., M.H.A., is the Vice President for Supply Chain Services at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA. She is responsible for all Corporate Purchasing, Logistics, Patient Transport, Linen and Supply Chain Operations for all Geisinger facilities. She and her team was awarded the Healthcare Purchasing News Materials Management Department of the Year Award in 2008, and well as a Premier Innovations award for the work in the area of Healthcare Supply Chain Data Standards. They were named in the Gartner top 25 healthcare supply chains for 2010. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Healthcare Purchasing News.
Deb has over 26 years of healthcare management experience including pharmacy, project management and supply chain operations. Deb received her undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA maintaining licensure in both Pennsylvania and Florida and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Scranton. Deb served as the co-chair of the Education and Enablement Subcommittee of the Healthcare Supply Chain Standards Coalition and is past president of the Large Hospital Consortium.