Board of Directors
Ms. Drummond serves as SMI’s Board Chair.
Ms. Drummond is a member of the senior leadership team at Northwell. She is primarily responsible for the leadership of the following shared services: supply chain, pharmacy, central sterile and central biomedical services. She is the chair of the board of directors of our central sterile joint venture with Synergy Health plc. The Vivo Health retail and specialty pharmacy’s, with over $100 million in annual revenue, also report to Ms. Drummond.
She has previously served as chief procurement officer, responsible for leadership of the supply chain, including contracting, purchasing, accounts payable and supply expense management.
A certified public accountant, Ms. Drummond joined North Shore-LIJ in 2002 as vice president, material support services. In that role she established a financial reporting and analysis team to execute a proactive procurement strategy of continuous improvement and increased support. In addition, in managing accounts payable, she implemented processes to enhance the monitoring and reduction of expenses.
Before coming to North Shore-LIJ, Ms. Drummond held a number of positions with J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. where she worked for 15 years. Prior to that, she was employed by Deloitte, Haskins & Sells.
Ms. Drummond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint John’s University, Queens, NY.
Tom Harvieux serves as SMI’s Treasurer.
Tom Harvieux joined BJC in April 2018 as Vice-President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, where he has executive responsibility for supply chain strategy, leadership of 370 teammates, and $1.7B non-labor spend management for BJC. BJC is a $5B St Louis based health system with 15 hospitals located in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Tom has a strong passion for customer service while advancing the clinically integrated supply chain and supplier partnership models.
Prior to joining BJC, Tom served as the Vice-President of Corporate Supply Chain Management for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he had responsibility for $1.1B in non-labor spend and executive leadership of a team of 425.
As a $4.5 billion integrated health system, Sanford Health is the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation, covering nine states. Tom also spent four years as the Director of Supply Chain Operations for Fairview Health Services in Edina, Minnesota. Before entering the health care field, Tom retired from the military where he held numerous supply chain leadership roles.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Alan Mavis serves as SMI’s Membership Committee Chair.
Alan Mavis joined Baxter in 1991 and has over 30 years experience in the medical industry focused on Sales Leadership and Strategic Account Management.
In his current role Alan manages the executive level relationships with some of the nation’s leading health systems across Baxter’s Hospital Products, Advanced Surgery, and Renal businesses. He serves as the single point of contact for IDN Account Leadership and works collaboratively across Baxter to drive value and synergy for his health systemsto ensure the customer experience is positive, ease of contracting and continued partnership, and alignment of mutual goals. Alan has participated on several IDN Supplier Councils focused on provider/suppliercollaboration.Prior to joining the IDN team, Alan held several commercial roles within Baxter’s Hospital Products business including Sales Representative, National Sales Trainer, Region Manager, and Area Vice President. Alan has been part of the SMI family since 2013.
Alan holds Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Christine Arme leads the Key Account organization for the US and Canada Medical Solutions Division within 3M Healthcare Business Group. This includes responsibility for large healthcare systems, group purchasing organizations and formerly, channel distribution within US and Canada. The Medical Solutions Division is the largest division within 3M.
Christine has been in health care for 30+ years and has experience in both start-up and scaled growth stage healthcare organizations in a domestic and international capacity. Her healthcare career includes leadership roles with companies such as McGaw (B. Braun), Pyxis (BD), Bridge Medical (Cerner) and various other healthcare start-up companies, providing experience in IV/pharmacy products, software/EMR, capital equipment, infection prevention, medical disposables and wound care. She also possesses proficient skills in integration of teams due to acquisition.
Christine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a minor in speech communications from the University of Minnesota.
Memberships, Councils and Boards
- Healthcare Industry Distribution Association (HIDA) PPE Council
- HIDA Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative Leadership Committee
- Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) SNS Work Group
- SMI Supply Chain Resiliency and Transparency Council
- SMI Steering Committee
- Professional Women in Healthcare
- Board member Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation
- SMI Board
Marisa Farabaugh is senior vice president and chief supply chain officer for AdventHealth. In this role, she provides strategic direction toward new and sustainable supply chain efficiencies including aligning people, process and technology, optimizing sourcing, driving cost and control initiatives, and maintaining a culture of efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, Farabaugh is responsible for system-level governance and strategy within the ancillary spaces to include pharmacy, radiology, laboratory services, respiratory care and construction services.
Farabaugh has an extensive background in the management of multi-functional teams, resource utilization, financial analytics,processes engineering, and mergers and acquisitions. She previously served as vice president of general services and chief supply chain officer for Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina. Her experience also includes positions with University of Florida Health and The Hershey Company.
Farabaugh earned a master’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida.
Lisa Hohman is the current CEO of Concordance Healthcare Solutions. Lisa began her career in the distribution industry in 1992, working in a variety of roles prior to joining Seneca Medical in 2000. Lisa began her tenure at Seneca Medical as a Sales Manager and soon transitioned to leading the development of internal departments such as Supplier Relations, Sales Support and Item Maintenance; each department added efficiency and profitability to the company and helped to support its growth throughout the Midwestern region.
During Lisa’s tenure at Seneca Medical she oversaw Procurement, Operations, Customer Service, Sales Support, Sourcing and Supplier Relations and was named the Chief Strategy Officer for the organization, in addition to joining the governing board. Through the dedication and innovation of board members like Lisa Hohman, Seneca Medical merged with Kreisers and MMS – A Medical Supply Company to form Concordance in 2016.
In 2019, Lisa was named the CEO of Concordance and now focuses on leading the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategy. She is working to effectively increase corporate communication both internally and externally while maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments that may affect Concordance. Lisa is currently the HIDA HEF Board Chair, as well as a SMI Board Member and was awarded the 2019 PWH Leadership of Distinction Award.
Mary Beth Lang serves as Chief Pharmacy Officer for Kaiser Permanente. In this role she oversees the National Pharmacy Program and a workforce comprised of over 15,500 professionals and associates nationally. Mary Beth had joined Kaiser Permanente in March 2019 as the VP, Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer. She is a recognized for consistent success in developing clinically driven supply chain analytics, processes, and procedures to streamline health care operations, and enhance margin performance.
Prior to joining KP, Mary Beth was Executive Vice President for Cognitive Analytics and Computing for Pensiamo, Inc., and the Vice President of HC Pharmacy Central, Inc., at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA.
Lang obtained her Doctor of Science (DSc) in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University, where she researched physicians’ perceptions of changes to provide care delivery under healthcare payment reform. She holds a Master of Public Policy and Management in healthcare from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed, registered Pharmacist in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has completed two certificate programs, the UPMC Data Analytics program from Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Information Systems Management and CRMP, Certified Materials & Resources Professional, certificate from the American Hospital Association.
Robert Rajalingam is President of U.S. Medical Products and Distribution and maintains responsibility for all commercial activities across the business.
In his role as president of U.S. Medical Products and Distribution, Rajalingam has end-to-end responsibility managing the business, which is a leading provider of medical products and supply chain services.
Prior to this role, Rajalingam was president of U.S. Sales, Medical Solutions, and led the Acute, Non-Acute & Inside Sales, Laboratory, Channel Partners Group, Enterprise Contracting and Government sales teams.
Before this, Rajalingam led the Medical Segment strategic selling organization, including the Strategic Accounts, Enterprise Contracting, Government, Channel Partners Group, and Customer and Market Insights teams.
Rajalingam came to Cardinal Health from Smiths Medical, where he was vice president and general manager of the Vascular Access Business Unit. Prior to joining Smiths Medical, he was the vice president of Global Marketing for Medtronic Peripheral Vascular, where he helped lead the integration of Covidien’s Peripheral business.
During his time at Medtronic, Rajalingam held leadership roles in product marketing, market development, market research, portfolio management, pipeline marketing and business development. He started his career as a biomedical engineer in the company’s Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business.
Rajalingam earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering and economics from Duke University and a master of business administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He previously served on the board of the American College of Phlebology Foundation and volunteered as a Year Up mentor. In April 2022, Rajalingam was appointed to the board of directors for Nonin Medical, a company that designs and manufactures noninvasive patient monitoring devices for healthcare professionals and individual users.
Mark Welch is the Supply Chain Senior Vice President for Novant Health where he oversees all non-labor spend, supply chain logistics, operations, procurement, sourcing, and clinical supply chain engagement. In addition, Welch is key leader for MNS Network LLC, a collaboration of three large integrated networks working together to reduce supply chain cost by leveraging volumes, spend, and experience.
Since beginning with Novant Health in 2005, Welch has served in various roles, including the roles of Vice President Supply Chain Operations, Vice President Novant Health Logistics Center, and Vice President Strategic Sourcing.
Under Welch’s leadership, Novant Health has reduced contracted supply chain general ledger expense 8 – 15% annually, with the total supply chain savings impact over the past seven years exceeding $500 million. With a focus on supplier diversity, Welch’s team surpassed the $1 billion dollar spend mark in 2019 and is on track to hit the $2 billion mark in the next five years. Welch continues to be a thought leader and innovator in the industry by leading projects that collaborates with industry partners in new ways that bring transparency and trust to the sourcing cycle. Welch is always focused on ways to bring value by optimization to the warehouse system in a way that benefits Novant Health and brings value to industry partners. Welch and team are working on ways to optimize procurement patterns that will allow for less touch and redundant orders of like items and bring those items into Novant Health at a single receiving point allowing for cost reduction in several areas like PO processing, shipping, receiving, and invoicing. This process also provides for better quality controls and protects the system of rogue purchasing.
Welch began his career in the healthcare industry in 1995 for a community hospital in his hometown in Ohio. In 2000, he took on a new role serving as an Administration Officer for a community hospital in West Virginia where his responsibilities included management of radiology and ancillary services, operations, as well as supply chain.
Welch also served as executive chair for Vizient’s largest integrated supply chain network, which advises the Vizient executive team on programs, processes and strategy needs for success. He earned his Business of Administration degree from Ohio State University and master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University.
Eric Tritch, is the Vice President of Supply Chain & Support Services for UChicago Medicine. In this role, he has oversight of all supply chain operations, contracting, value analysis and supplier management activity for the health system. Along with responsibility for Environmental Services and Patient Transportation operations.
Eric has extensive experience and a proven track record in Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing processes. His career started in the industrial manufacturing sector, then went into supply chain consulting, and now has been in healthcare for over 10 years. His undergraduate degree is in Applied Engineering Sciences with a Supply Chain focus at Michigan State University. Eric’s MBA is from The University of St. Thomas with a focus in Healthcare Management.
Susan Louis, VP of Healthcare & Strategic Accounts is responsible for leading Staples Business Advantage vertical sales division which markets to the healthcare industry, healthcare related group purchasing organizations (GPO’s) and large commercial GPO’s and consortiums. Her division is focused on sales, account retention, profitable growth and category expansion while delivering a better customer experience.
Under Susan’s leadership, Staples has long standing contracts with all the leading healthcare GPO’s in the U.S. The integration of commercial GPO’s and consortiums into the mature and successful model has allowed Staples to provide additional product categories and a higher level of service that has produced a truly transformative experience for customers. Susan leads a team that is responsible for selling and managing these large complex contracts with dedicated and experienced account management at all levels of the account relationship.
Susan is a 36-year veteran of the office products industry. She began in her own office products business working and learning all aspects of the industry. Her company was purchased by BT Office Products, who then acquired Corporate Express in 1999, which in-turn was acquired by Staples in 2008. She created the industry leading healthcare vertical sales model and organization 23 years ago. It continues to be the market leader.
Susan is a passionate and well-respected leader. She has been successful throughout her career driving sales, growing existing business and most importantly creating valuable customer relationships. She is well known and respected in the industry.
Kelly Quick is the current VP of Contract Solutions, which is the Enterprise Contracting arm of Stryker Customer Solutions. Kelly Began his career in the medical Industry in 1987 with Kendall Healthcare (now Tyco) working in a variety of sales and sales leadership roles before transitioning into the medical device industry in 1993. Kelly was a partner in an agency distributorship leading the sales and contract management arm of the company (H&H Orthopedics) servicing Louisiana and Mississippi from 1993 – 2000. H&H represented several manufacturers including Arthrex, Sulzer, AME, EBI and Ace Medical (Synthes). During his time at H&H, Kelly ran the field sales organization, operations, and contracting arm of the company before moving to Austin Texas to join Stryker.
Kelly started with Stryker in early 2001 as a Sales Manager in the South Texas Branch representing Spine, Joint replacement, Trauma and Extremities for the southern half of the state. Over the next 5 years, the South Texas Branch was recognized as the nationwide “Branch of the Year” in 2002 and 2005 under his leadership. This experience and recognition opened new doors for Kelly and he excepted a new challenge in 2007 by joining the Stryker Orthopedics National Accounts contracting team as a National Account Manager. In 2010, he was promoted to Director of Orthopedic National Accounts and eventually was named Area Vice President of that team in 2018.
In 2023, Kelly was named Vice President of Stryker’s newly created Enterprise-wide contracting organization known as Stryker Customer Solutions. The Stryker Customer Solutions organization represents all 23 Business Units of Stryker and simplifies the contracting process for the Healthcare systems that they serve. He is working to effectively increase communication and align resources internally and externally to increase efficiencies in the contracting process. Kelly is the executive Sponsor for the Stryker Women’s Network (SWN), as well as a SMI Board Member.