CHICAGO, August 22, 2017 — The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association, has announced that Robert Taylor, CMRP, senior vice president of supply chain at RWJBarnabas Health in Oceanport, N.J., will be chair-elect of the 2018 AHRMM Board and serve as the AHRMM Board Chair in 2019. In addition, the AHRMM membership elected two new provider board representatives, Andria J. Davis, CMRP, and Stephen Kiewiet, CMRP, one affiliate member, Lora L. Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN, FAHRMM, CMRP, and one military member, Ronald J. Aquino, CMRP, to begin their terms in 2018.
Teresa Dail currently serves as chief supply chain officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has an extensive clinical background in critical care, cardiology, perioperative services, and practice management. Dail started out her healthcare career 35 years ago as a critical care nurse. By 2001, Dail was transitioning into supply chain leadership roles where she developed relationships between clinicians and supply chain managers and changed the way supplies, services, and product decisions were made through physician committees. With her clinical background, Dail has been able to successfully develop a paired leadership model of physicians and clinicians to strategically evaluate opportunities to improve quality and outcomes while reducing cost.
Healthcare provider representatives Ed Hardin and Dennis Mullins join the current provider representatives, who advocate for AHRMM members by conveying provider issues to the AHRMM board and carry out AHRMM’s mission. Hardin, system vice president, supply chain management at CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas, brings 28 years of experience in the healthcare field and currently serves as the education and scholarship chairperson and president elect of the North Texas AHRMM Affiliated Chapter. Mullins, vice president, supply chain operations at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, brings more than 30 years of healthcare supply chain experience to the AHRMM Board and began his career as a 19-year-old Air Force medical materiel specialist.
As an affiliate representative, Alison Flynn Gaffney, senior vice president at GNYHA Services, Inc., Nexera, Inc. in New York, joins one current affiliate representative to advocate needs for the affiliate community and carry out AHRMM’s mission. Flynn Gaffney has served the healthcare field for 24 years, and in 2015 she contributed to writing and editing the book, Healthcare Supply Chain at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes, published by Nexera, Inc.
"On behalf of AHRMM, I am honored to welcome these newly elected Board members. Their years of healthcare supply chain experience, strategic initiatives, and collaborative efforts in their organizations will bring expanded perspectives to the Board and uphold AHRMM’s mission of advancing healthcare through supply chain excellence,” said AHRMM board chair Mary Beth Lang. "The AHRMM Board of Directors election is imperative to the organization’s continued success, and we thank our members for their participation by electing representatives who will determine AHRMM's strategic direction."
The new board representatives will begin their three-year term on January 1, 2017. For more information and to review Teresa Dail’s platform, visit www.ahrmm.org/Elections.
The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association is the leading national association for executives in the healthcare materials management profession. Founded in 1951, AHRMM prepares its more than 4,500 members to contribute to the field and advance the profession through the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes. AHRMM continues its commitment to keep members at the top of their field by providing networking, education, recognition, and advocacy information and resources. For more information, visit www.ahrmm.org.