SMI Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 SMI is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 12 persons, equally representing provider and industry partners.

Steve GundersenSteve Gundersen, Chair

Steve Gundersen serves as SMI’s Board Chair. Steve recently retired from BD (Becton Dickinson & Co.) where he was employed for his entire career.

During his tenure, he held various commercial and general management leadership positions. Steve was accountable for commercial strategy related IDN, GPO, Supply Chain, e-commerce and Distribution. He led BD Preanalytical Systems (Vacutainer brand) sample collection diagnostic business. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the US Region where he was accountable for the Company’s comprehensive commercial strategy and execution. His primary focus was to align BD resources toward unique and transformative partnerships with leading healthcare providers. He was a member of the BD US Leadership Team and the BD Executive Leadership Team. Prior to that, Steve served as President, BD Canada. During that time he was responsible for the integration of two significant acquisitions (CareFusion, CR Bard) into BD.

Throughout his career, Mr. Gundersen has actively participated in healthcare industry organizations that focus upon optimizing patient care and reducing total cost. Steve served on the Board of Directors for MEDEC Canada. MEDEC advocates to increase patient access to innovative medical technologies that yield valuable health outcomes. Steve has served on the Board of Directors for Strategic Marketplace Initiatives before, from its inception until 2015; he previously was SMI Chairman of the Board from 2011-2014. 


Donna DrummondDonna Drummond, Chair-Elect
Northwell Health

 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.


Dennis BlackDennis Black, Treasurer

Dennis has over 25 years of experience within the medical device industry and has worked in a variety of different roles.  He joined BD, a leading medical technology company, in 1998 and currently works within the BD Solutions and Services group.  Dennis is focused on developing and implementing a variety of supply chain solutions and related services.  Other responsibilities include implementing FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation within BD and collaborating with select customers on initiatives to reduce healthcare costs.  Dennis currently serves on the GS1 Healthcare Global Leadership Team; the GS1 US Executive Leadership Committee; and as a co-chair on the AdvaMed UDI Team.  He actively participates in various industry work groups within Strategic MarketPlace Initiatives (SMI), Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), AdvaMed, and the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) to help solve a variety of healthcare challenges.


Karen Conway, GHXKaren Conway, Secretary
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)

Conway is executive director of industry relations and value for GHX, where she works internationally with standards bodies, government agencies, industry analysts, academic researchers, trade associations, hospitals, healthcare systems and suppliers to optimize clinical and business performance through supply chain excellence.

Conway is a recognized expert and speaker on the topic of unique device identification and the benefits that can be delivered across healthcare through real world evidence on the performance of medical-surgical products and the ability to better source, procure and utilize products that improve both the cost and quality of patient care. She also writes and lectures on the topic of the Accountable Healthcare leader, drawing from the concepts outlined in the 2013 global leadership book, Leading from the Edge, which she co-authored with the former chief talent officer of Cisco. Conway was also a contributing author to eBusiness in Healthcare, published by Springer in 2008.

Conway serves as national chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), which is the supply chain membership group within the American Hospital Association. She is a member of the GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership team and serves on the healthcare advisory board for CAPS Research, a partnership between the Institute for Supply Management and Arizona State University. Conway is also active in the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) and the Medical Device Supply Chain Council. Conway completed coursework for a master’s of science degree in the Science of Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University in February 2017.


Tom LubotskyTom Lubotsky, Chair - Membership Committee
Allina Health

Mr. Lubotsky is a broad based healthcare executive with over 30 years in leadership roles among integrated delivery systems including clinical services and ambulatory development, physician practices, and healthcare alliances. Tom currently serves as Vice President Supply Chain at Allina Health in Minneapolis. 

Previously he served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Advocate Health Care.  In this role, Mr. Lubotsky was responsible for the overall leadership of Advocate Health Care’s supply chain operations including sourcing, clinical resource management, procurement, logistics and operations, business performance and technology development.  This position set the strategic vision, core strategies, organizational framework, and operating plan for supply chain including managing key relationships among suppliers, distributors, clinicians, group purchasing, and associates.  A critical focus extends to developing the supply chain intelligence capability to drive evidenced based use of supplies, equipment and technology.

Mr. Lubotsky’s experience also includes seven years in account management and operating roles at Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare group purchasing alliance whose core business purpose centers on accelerating clinical improvement and supply chain performance.  Mr. Lubotsky was responsible for the overall leadership/general management of strategy and goal deployment, performance management, supply chain improvement planning, field operations, customer relationship management and business partner relationship support. 

Mr. Lubotsky is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a professional member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and an active member of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), a professional forum of leading healthcare systems and suppliers working collaborative toward addressing supply chain related issues and challenges.


Marisa FarabaughMarisa Farabaugh
Advent Health

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.


Gary Fennessy

Gary Fennessy
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Mr. Fennessy is the Vice President of Corporate Supply Chain with administrative oversight and strategy development for Supply Chain across the Northwestern Medicine network.

Prior to his current responsibilities, Mr. Fennessy served in various executive management positions within hospital operations and the finance division at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mr. Fennessy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Western Illinois University (1977) and his Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University (1984). He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on various community board committees that include his role as a Finance Chair and Board Member of the UCAN.


Matt GattusoMatt Gattuso
Owens & Minor / Halyard Health

Matt Gattuso is Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Owens & Minor / Halyard Health, Global Products Business. Most recently, Matt served as Executive Vice President, PDII & President, PDI Infection Prevention. In that role, Matt oversaw PDII's Healthcare and Sani-Professional® organizationsand accelerated the Company's evolution as an infection prevention solutions provider, drove enterprise-wide commercial strategy and had overall responsibility for its financial performance. 

Previously, Matt was the Vice President and General Manager for the Strategic Channel Solutions team at Medtronic. Matt’s team was responsible for leveraging strategic relationships, portfolio breadth and creative contracting techniques to drive premium growth and gain a competitive edge in critical delivery channels. His team has direct contracting responsibility for over $3 Billion in annual sales and represents the full portfolio of the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group.

Formerly, Matt was the President of Health Systems where he led the team since 2010. Previously, Matt served four years as the Vice President and General Manager for the Monitoring and OR Products Division. Matt joined the organization in 1996.

Matt has been a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for the American Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) since 2010.  He is also a Board Member of the HIDA Educational Foundation and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts (1993).


Tom Harvieux

Tom Harvieux
BJC Healthcare

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-forprofit 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. 


Lisa HohmanLisa Hohman
Concordance Healthcare Solutions

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

Mary Beth Lang
Kaiser Permanente

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.