In our continued effort to bring you resources and guidance during this pandemic, we will be offering a webinar with a panel of industry executives. This webinar is FREE and open to members and non-members.
Dive into industry perspectives on the world of COVID-19; what has transpired, lessons learned and the outlook for our industry moving forward. This moderated panel will bring us insights from the lens of a manufacturer, distributor and GPO to spark dialogue as we learn together.
About the Panelists:
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. This team is focused on advanced supply and contracting analytics, and data integrity. In this role, she provides strategic and operational leadership that guides 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 Vizient’s extensive member council program and supplier relations function. Most recently she assumed strategic oversight for the Sourcing Operations function for the organization as well as the Medical, Surgical, Capital and Construction, Lab and Support Services vertical.
Previously, Denning served as senior vice president, Sourcing Operations, and led contracting and program services for multiple product portfolios, including capital, medical, surgical and medical/surgical distribution. Denning joined the family of companies in 2000, and has since held leadership positions across multiple programs, including safety, environmental stewardship and supplier diversity.
Prior to joining Vizient, Denning spent six years in clinical practice in acute care as a staff nurse, unit manager and oncology clinical specialist. Also, she worked for 17 years in home infusion therapy and high-tech homecare. Her experience includes clinical practice, market and program management and development, staff training, JCAHO, quality assurance program management and corporate compliance auditing.
Denning earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she graduated with special honors and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama School of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Owens & Minor
Jeff Jochims is a global business leader with 20+ years of experience delivering customer-centric operational excellence, business wins, and transformational leadership. Jeff joined Owens & Minor as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Solutions, in April 2019, and was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in November 2019. At Owens & Minor, Jeff is responsible for corporate strategy and development, distribution operations, marketing and communications, customer service, specialty services, and IT.
From 2000 through 2014 Jeff served as a Senior Executive at Thermo Fisher Scientific, including several years as Global President of Fisher Scientific, the preeminent life sciences distribution business in the world. Thereafter, Jeff worked for several years as an executive consultant and board member to firms focused on the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. His experience includes roles on the Board of Directors for: Sarnova, a healthcare supply company based in Columbus, Ohio; Protochips, a leader in the development and installation of durable goods and consumables for the electron microscopy market based in Durham, North Carolina; Reliable Biopharmaceutical, a specialty chemical cGMP manufacturing business located in St. Louis, Missouri; Cenduit, a leading clinical trials support business based in Durham, North Carolina; and, Fusion5, a technology and services business focused on the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Initiative based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Employing a creative and adaptable leadership style, Jeff has led his businesses to consistent over-market growth and share gains. Under Jeff’s guidance, his businesses have grown and prospered while navigating dramatic challenges. His extensive industry experience enables him to quickly assess and adjust to dynamic circumstances and to help businesses and leadership teams rapidly plot a course of action calculated to deliver highly favorable outcomes.
Jeff holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Vicky Lyle (Moderator)
Operating Vice President, Service Line Strategy
Owens & Minor
Vicky Lyle is the Operating Vice President, Service Line Strategy at Owens & Minor. She is responsible for the development of the inventory solutions platform along with service line operations, implementation and support. Vicky has over 30 years with Owens & Minor and has contributed business and technical expertise across all facets of the supply chain. She has led several strategic cross-functional projects, including business acquisitions, distribution center strategy, and the creation of Owens & Minor’s Third Party Logistics (3PL) service offering,. Vicky holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Averett University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Vicky serves on the executive board for Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) as the Chair Elect, she will serve as Chair for the years 2021 and 2022.
Director of Marketing, Fluid Therapy and Injectable Drugs
B. Braun Medical, Inc.
Leigh has over 12 years of pharmaceutical experience covering specialty/biotech and both branded and generic products and has launched over 100 pharma products throughout her career. She began her career with B. Braun Medical in 2013 and leads the marketing efforts for B. Braun’s IV fluids and injectable drugs portfolio. Leigh holds degrees in biology and biochemistry from LaGrange College.