Debbie Archer, MBA

Procurement Compliance Director
As procurement compliance director, Archer is responsible for oversight of compliance with contracting processes and the general monitoring of contract awards. She leads the company's Innovative Technology program for suppliers, which supports the vetting of potential innovative technology products from small vendors by peer clinicians. Under Archer's direction, the program identifies approximately 100 products each year for contract consideration.

Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA

Senior Director, Pharmacy Sourcing & Program Services

Azra Behlim 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, Behlim is recognized in the industry for her expertise and speaks at industry conferences on maximizing value in specialty and supply chain management for acute and non-acute settings.


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.

Cathy Denning, RN, MSN

Group Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operations, Analytics & Center of Excellence

Cathy Denning, group senior vice president, leads Vizient’s Sourcing Operations, Analytics and Center of Excellence. The team is focused on advanced supply and contracting analytics, and data integrity. In this role, she provides strategic and operational leadership that guide the philosophy and methodologies for the company’s contracting process and related technologies as well as its sourcing-focused research initiatives and training activities. Denning also leads the company’s extensive member council program and supplier...

Stephen Downey

Group Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations

Downey’s group extends supply chain services to meet Vizient members' evolving needs. He is responsible for Vizient supply chain operations function, which includes those programs that bring operational excellence and efficiency to members. The team manages operational programs at hundreds of member hospitals, runs the procurement, master data, and MMIS solutions, and manages all the Vizient supply chain master data.  In addition, Downey oversees and helps guide development of integrated operational programs for Vizient's member accounts, helping to advance a world-class organization focused on continuous improvement, metrics, processes, systems and people.  

Shaleta Dunn

Senior Director, Program Services, Supplier Diversity

Dunn is responsible for guiding 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. 

Dunn 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- and veteran-owned businesses while delivering significant member value and satisfaction.

Jodi Eisenberg, MHA, CPHQ, CPMSM, CSHA

Senior Director, Programs, Network Services

As senior director of accreditation education programs for Vizient, Eisenberg leads efforts to help members develop their continuous patient readiness process, improve their accreditation knowledge, solutions and strategies; and ultimately ensure a focus on quality and patient safety.

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.”

Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Director

As clinical pharmacy director for Vizient, Harper uses her more than 19 years of health care experience to provide pharmaceutical and clinical expertise to both internal teams and Vizient member hospitals.

Cristina Indiveri

Senior Director, Program Services

Cristina Indiveri, MS is Senior Director of Novaplus and Environmentally Preferred Sourcing at Vizient. In this role, Indiveri provides strategic and operational leadership for the $2 billion NOVAPLUS private label, representing $200 million in annual revenue. In addition, Indiveri guides the strategy of Vizient’s industry-leading Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Program enabling responsible sourcing decisions of members through the broadest, most cost-effective portfolio of environmentally preferred products.

Erika Johnson, MHSA

Vice President, Strategic Research

Erika Johnson leads the Vizient Research Institute’s annual economic research studies which focus on macroeconomic issues challenging the U.S. health care delivery system.

Dan Kistner, PharmD

Group Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions

In his role as group senior vice president of pharmacy services, Kistner 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 members maximize value by utilizing the industry’s leading GPO pharmacy program.

Kistner joined Vizient through the MedAssets integration and his most recent role at MedAssets was as general manager, where where he lead the pharmacy group by using customer insight and data to drive value...

Shoshana Krilow

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, Levine 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.

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

As vice president of pharmacy solutions, Lucio 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.

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.

Chris McDown, MBA

Senior Vice President, Member Business Ventures

As senior vice president of member business ventures, McDown has leadership responsibility for the pharmacy program, custom sourcing solutions, support and purchased services, IT and business technology, and supplier/client relations business units.

Prior to his current role, McDown served as vice president of Novation’s custom sourcing solutions where he oversaw the contracting activities for VHA Supply Networks, regional purchasing collaboratives, and integrated delivery networks to help member hospital systems realize more than $...

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.

Mitch Walters, MBA

Vice President, Operations

As senior vice president of operations for Provista, a leading, non-acute supply chain improvement company and subsidiary of Vizient, Walters is responsible for leading a team of experts to develop and implement supply chain and technology solutions specific to the non-acute market that result in cost reduction and improved operational efficiencies.