Debbie Archer, MBA

Procurement Compliance Director

Debbie oversees compliance with contracting processes and contract awards. She is an expert in the ABA Model Procurement process, the basis for competitive bidding tools. This expertise plays an important role in her oversight of contracting processes and vendor grievance protocols.

Debbie also leads the company's Innovative Technology Program for suppliers, which supports the vetting of potential innovative products from small vendors by peer clinicians. Under Debbie’s direction, the program identifies approximately 100 products each year for contract consideration.

Media: Innovative Technology Program, GlobeNewswire, Canada Newswire

Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA

Associate Vice President, Pharmacy Sourcing & Program Services

Azra is responsible for vaccines, brand & specialty pharmaceuticals, network aggregations groups, Rx technology as well as all pharmaceutical services programs. Bringing over 15 years of health care experience in retail, hospital, academic and specialty settings, Azra is recognized in the industry for her expertise and speaks at industry conferences on maximizing value and supply chain management for acute and non-acute settings.

Media: Wall Street Journal, CBS News, ABC News

Julie Cerese, PhD, RN, MSN

Group Senior Vice President, Performance Management and National Networks

Julie Cerese leads performance management programs and national networks for Vizient. In this role, she oversees quality, safety and clinical leadership programs, technical sales and solution delivery, and data science and member insights.

Jack Datz

Managing Principal, Workforce Optimization

Jack Datz uses his successful track record in health care consulting and industry management to lead the workforce optimization practice, focusing on labor cost consulting and contract labor management. He has effectively implemented numerous programs that focus on workforce efficiency, management development and optimizing labor costs in health care.

Robert Dean, DO, MBA

Senior Vice President, Performance Management

As senior vice president, performance management, Dean leads the Vizient Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network. He is also responsible for providing medical leadership and expertise across a range of clinical, advisory and nursing projects as well as development of interprofessional practice resources.

Shaleta Dunn

Senior Director, Program Services, Supplier Diversity

Shaleta guides the strategy and vision of Vizient’s industry-leading Supplier Diversity Program, enabling members to champion inclusion in their supply chains and accelerate economic growth in local communities. She works with executive leaders and suppliers to lead development of new offerings and implementation of strategic initiatives that empower quality and cost-competitive minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-person- and veteran-owned businesses while delivering significant member value and satisfaction.

Media: Journal of Healthcare Contracting, Vizient Newsroom

Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS

Associate Vice President, Safety Programs

In her role at Vizient, Flynn has oversight of the Vizient Patient Safety Organization (PSO), leading patient safety activities provided by the PSO to help members improve patient safety, health care quality and outcomes. She works with members on topics such as “Just Culture,” “High Reliability,” “Human Factors” and “Culture of Safety.”

David Gillan, MBA

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

David leads engagement with Vizient's national GPO contracting partners in the non-pharmacy areas, which represent ~$85B in annual purchase volume. This includes committed contracting, disaster management, environmentally preferred sourcing, group buys, NOVAPLUS - Vizient's private label brand, rebate management, resiliency, standardization, supplier diversity and innovative technology.

Media: Wall Street JournalWashington Post, Freight Waves

Beth Godsey, MSPA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Data Science & Methodology

Beth oversees analytical modeling, metric development, and the hospital ranking/scoring methodology and framework for Vizient members. Additionally, Beth supports member scenario and impact analysis regarding changes to the national landscape, including CMS Pay for Performance Program methods and publicly reported measures and methodology.

Vizient newsroom: CMS Updates its Star Ratings, Vizient Offers Approaches to Improve Health Equity to CMS in IPPS Comments

Kellie Goodson MS, CPXP

Performance Improvement Program Director

Kellie leads performance improvement networks for Vizient. Network topics include patient/person and family engagement (PFE), culture/leadership/high reliability, health equity, and readmissions/care transitions. Kellie is a thought leader in the areas of PFE and health equity. 

Blog: Communicating with Patients to Build Trusting Relationships, Patient Insights About Safely Accessing Care During the Pandemic

Cristina Indiveri

Senior Director, Strategic Programs

Cristina provides strategic and operational leadership for Novaplus, the industry’s longest-running private label program and Novaplus Enhanced Supply, which provides additional inventory of essential products to mitigate supply disruptions and demand surges.  In addition, Cristina guides the strategy of Vizient’s industry-leading Environmentally Preferred Sourcing program, which enables responsible sourcing decisions through the broadest, most cost-effective portfolio of environmentally preferred products.

Media: Becker's Hospital ReviewVizient Newsroom 

Dan Kistner, PharmD

Group Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions

Dan has oversight for an expanded pharmacy program that links analytics, strategic sourcing and pharmacy networks into one team, while setting the strategic direction to ensure that Vizient members maximize value by utilizing the industry’s leading GPO pharmacy program.

Media: Modern Healthcare, Center for Biosimilars, USA Today

Shoshana Krilow

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

As vice president of public policy and government relations, Krilow leads Vizient government relations, monitoring federal legislative and regulatory developments of importance to Vizient and its members.

David Levine, MD, FACEP

Group Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics and Product Management

Blending clinical leadership and informatics experience, David is responsible for driving numerous key initiatives for Vizient, including growing the Center for Advanced Analytics, leading the development of risk-adjustment methodologies and increasing the engagement of physicians and other clinicians. The Center brings together analytics from multiple clinical and operational offerings to provide insights to members across the continuum of care.

Media: Modern Healthcare, Bio IT WorldModern Healthcare

Jim Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

Performance Improvement Program Director, Pharmacy

As performance improvement program director, pharmacy, Lichauer is primarily responsible for developing and leading performance improvement collaborative programs focusing on medication safety and adverse drug events.

Martin Lucenti, MD, PhD

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation

In his role as senior vice president of product strategy and innovation, Marty Lucenti combines his unique background in both medicine and operational engineering to provide valuable subject matter expertise related to clinical-supply integration. Prior to joining the company, Lucenti was senior vice president for MedAssets’ clinical operations consulting segment.

Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS

Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions

Steven is responsible for providing education to member organizations and supporting their efforts on various clinical practice topics, including improving medication safety, mitigating the impact of drug shortages, benchmarking pharmacy costs for key drug classes, evaluating the expense of high-cost biologics and preparing for the future development of biosimilar medications.

Published: Biosimilars and Biologics: Implementation and Monitoring in a Healthcare Setting 1st Edition

Media: Reuters, Modern Healthcare, Medscape

Andrew Mancuso

Principal, Sg2, a Vizient company

As a member of the Sg2 consulting team, Andrew Mancuso works on the deployment of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model services.

Previously, Andrew was a part of TRG Healthcare Solutions, a leading national consultancy that specialized in the development of physician-to-hospital alignment models, such as service line co-management, professional services agreements, direct employment, joint ventures, gainsharing and bundled payments.

Steve Meurer, PhD, MBA, MHS

Executive Principal, Data Science and Member Insights

Using his background in hospital administration and expertise as a data scientist and change agent, Meurer works to increase engagement in the company’s comparative data and performance improvement products and services. In addition, he drives the future enhancements of current tools and the development of new tools that will help members improve. Meurer spends considerable time with the senior leaders of academic medical centers, providing insights for change in operational, financial and clinical areas.

Jim Reilly

Senior Principal

With a health care career spanning more than 25 years, Jim Reilly has extensive experience in health care advisory services with hospitals, health systems and physician practices nationwide. The nature of his health care consulting includes hospital/physician alignment, value-based care initiatives, bundled payments, strategic planning, new service development and implementation services.

Tom Robertson

Executive Director, Vizient Research Institute

Tom Robertson directs the Vizient Research Institute, designed to provide independent thought leadership that contributes to a national movement toward a sustainable health care system capable of providing high quality, accessible and affordable care.