CHICAGO, September 11, 2018 — In the election for the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association, Dee Donatelli, CMRP, FAHRMM, of Dee Donatelli Consulting LLC, has been elected as the chair-elect of the 2019 AHRMM Board. Donatelli will serve as the AHRMM Board chair in 2020. Additionally, the AHRMM membership elected Mary Beth Briscoe, CPA, FHFMA, FACHE, from the University of Miami, Laura P. Kowalczyk, JD, MPH, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Régine Honoré Villain, MPH, from NYU Langone Health, as provider representatives to begin their terms in January 2019.
In her current role, Dee Donatelli is acting principal at Dee Donatelli Consulting LLC, in Newton, KS. Donatelli is well-known in the health care supply chain field, as she’s worked for notable organizations including Hayes Inc., Owens & Minor, Navigant Consulting, Vizient Inc., and VHA Inc. In addition, Donatelli currently serves on the Bellwether League Board of Directors; previously Donatelli was president and board member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP).
Donatelli began her career over 40 years ago as a registered nurse; in 1989 she began working in supply chain as a purchasing manager at a hospital. As chair-elect, Donatelli is committed to working with the AHRMM chair and board to engage the next generation of health care supply chain leaders, while continuing to help members effectively navigate changes in the health care supply chain. Donatelli has been an AHRMM member since 1989.
Health care provider representatives Mary Beth Briscoe, Laura P. Kowalczyk, and Régine Honoré Villain join the current provider representatives, who advocate for AHRMM members by conveying provider issues to the AHRMM Board and carry out AHRMM’s mission.
Briscoe, vice president and chief financial officer, at UHealth and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami brings more than 30 years’ experience in health care to the AHRMM Board. For most of those years, Briscoe has been responsible for supply chain, along with the financial management of hospitals and health care systems. Briscoe has been a member of AHRMM since 2017.
Kowalczyk, associate vice president, Supply Chain Services at UAB Medicine in Birmingham, AL., brings more than 25 years’ experience working in health care to the AHRMM Board. Sixteen of those years were spent working in the legal side of the health care supply chain, as Kowalczyk represented hospitals and physicians. Kowalczyk has been a member of AHRMM since 2003.
Villain, vice president, Supply Chain Operations at NYU Langone Health in New York, brings 20 years’ experience working in the health care supply chain to the AHRMM Board. Villain is skilled in leading high-performing and award-winning supply chain transformations at multi-billion dollar health care organizations. Villain has been a member of AHRMM since 2000.
"On behalf of AHRMM and its board, I am honored to welcome Dee Donatelli, Mary Beth Briscoe, Laura P. Kowalczyk, and Régine Honoré Villain to the AHRMM Board. Each bring unique skills and background to the board. It is exciting to see the diversity of roles that will represent the perspective of our membership and our organization this upcoming year. The AHRMM Board election is vital to the organization’s continued success, and we thank all of the candidates and the members who participated in the election,” said AHRMM Board Chair and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Teresa Dail.
“As AHRMM Board Chair, I’m excited to begin working with our newly elected board members as AHRMM continues to advocate for supply chain to be seen as an invaluable, strategic asset in health care,” added Dail.
The new board representatives will begin their three-year term on January 1, 2019. For more information and to reviewvisit www.ahrmm.org/Elections.
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is the leading membership group for health care supply chain professionals. AHRMM strives to provide the education, information, and resources necessary for its members to remain at the top of their field. With more than 4,300 members worldwide, AHRMM offers numerous opportunities for professionals to reach their highest potential and network with the best. AHRMM strives to advance health care through supply chain excellence by providing education, leadership, and advocacy to professionals in health care and related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement. For more information about AHRMM and their resources, visit www.ahrmm.org.