SMI Staff

SMI Staff

SMI is staffed by the Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors, along with an Associate Executive Director, Administrative Manager, Membership & Communications Manager and Membership & Communications Coordinator.   Meet our staff:  

Tom HughesThomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes is the Executive Director for SMI responsible for the overall operations of the organization, moderation of bi-annual Forums, and oversight of industry initiatives. He brings nearly 40 years of industry experience to the group.

Hughes was the Vice President of BD Healthcare Consulting & Services and the founding principal of Concepts in Healthcare. He is recognized for pioneering new approaches for hospital- vendor partnering to reduce the total delivered cost of supplies, and has developed a Quality Assurance Program that utilizes a problem-focused, quantitative management tool that has been implemented into all the functions of materials management.

Prior to beginning his consulting career, he had a long and accomplished career on the front lines of hospital administration and materials management at such organizations as Tufts New England Medical Center and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Hughes is a respected industry advisor and academic instructor on hospital and materials management issues. He is a past president of HCMMS, a member of AHRMM, and a recipient of its Leadership Award in 1994. Hughes was recently recognized by Healthcare Purchasing News as being among supply chain management’s most influential people.


Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson is the Associate Executive Director of SMI focused on delivering high value SMI Forums and Initiatives that drive transformation in the industry. She is an active member of the healthcare supply chain community as a representative of SMI and works across the supply chain to support collaboration among stakeholders. Nancy is committed to the SMI philosophy of shaping the future of the healthcare supply chain, viewing cross functional leadership and collaboration as instrumental to the success of that work.

Nancy has an extensive supply chain leadership background working for suppliers, providers, and GPO’s. Prior to joining SMI, she served as Vice President Contracting for Greenhealth Exchange, a sustainability focused group purchasing organization. Over her career, Nancy has had various healthcare positions including Vice President of Client Management and Operations at OpenMarkets, Inc., Chicago, and Director of Supply Chain Management for the Northwestern Healthcare Network, Chicago. Nancy also brings 12 years’ experience as an Operations Manager and Senior Management Consultant at American Hospital Supply/Baxter and has a B.S. from Northwestern University

Nancy is a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management and is an active community volunteer.


Christine DeanChristine Dean

Christine Dean is SMI's Senior Director, responsible for membership, communications and technology as well as assisting the Associate Executive Director with the coordination of SMI member-led initiatives. Her role includes project planning, research, database management, reporting, and website projects. She brings over 20 years of marketing communications experience most notably in the technology and healthcare fields.

Prior to joining SMI, Christine was Direct Marketing Manager at Infinium where she coordinated a variety of direct marketing programs in the manufacturing / supply chain marketplace. As a marketing consultant, she worked with various technology companies providing project management for both virtual and on-site events including client conferences and sales meetings. Christine has created numerous websites for large, small, profit and non-profit organizations. She most recently served as an independent healthcare consultant, providing PR and marketing services to healthcare organizations, creating databases, conducting patient surveys, designing websites, executing community and educational events and establishing clinical partnerships.

Christine volunteers her time with local organizations and is also a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and AHRMM.


HuntingtonCarolyn Huntington

Carolyn Huntington is the Membership and Communications Coordinator for SMI, responsible for supporting Directors and Managers with membership management, marketing communications, forum management, initiatives, dues invoicing and payments. A former corporate webmaster and analyst, Carolyn brings extensive experience in designing and developing corporate websites, creating and optimizing content, and generating and analyzing key metrics for strategic planning. 

Prior to joining SMI, Carolyn was Assistant Vice President/Senior Webmaster at State Street Corporation where she oversaw the organization’s multiple web initiatives. Most recently she partnered with global, national and local State Street teams to bring a new online strategy to life for the corporation. Carolyn is known for her innovative thinking, creativity and detail orientation.  She brings bring a strong history of project management, business analysis, process improvement, customer service and integrated communications to her role at SMI.   


Pam PoshefkoPamela Poshefko

Pamela Poshefko is Administrative Manager, responsible for the support of ongoing operations including Finance and Budget, membership dues and payments, and back office support.

Pam has over 35 years of experience in finance, supply chain management (SCM), and hotel services, working for academic medical centers, universities, and as a consultant.  Her diverse operational and consulting experience has enabled her to assist clients in moving along the continuum from strategic development, through process improvement and redesign, to sustainable business and clinical outcomes

Prior to joining SMI, Pam was Senior Consulting Manager at Implementation Management Assistance (IMA), a Philadelphia area full service healthcare consultancy.  At IMA, she worked with clients on non-labor expense management; including supply chain management strategic plans, contracting strategies, financial tracking, and comparative benchmarking.

Pam has served as the Director of Materials Management for the Tufts Medical Center and The Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA, and at Brandeis University.  She is a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management and Healthcare Financial Management Association.