Event Speakers

Michael Antoniades

MPA, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Michael Antoniades, MPA, currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s New Brunswick and Somerset campuses.

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Thomas M. Daly, FHFMA, CPA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Daly is responsible for the financial operations of the hospital and an annual budget of $601 million. He came to University Hospital in 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the South Shore Health System in New York from 1986 to 2008.

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Michellene Davis Esq.

Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs
Barnabas Health

Michellene Davis, Esq., is Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs New Jersey’s largest healthcare system, Barnabas Health, directing the system’s strategic policy decisions and enhancing the system’s position with state and federal elected officials and agencies. She oversees corporate communications, community partnerships, external affairs, policy and government affairs, healthy living and community wellness, and marketing and public relations. Ms. Davis is the first woman and first person of color to serve as an Executive Vice President in the system’s history.

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Kathy Demaray

Vice President of Supply Chain Board and
GPO Operations

In addition to the Supply Chain Board Kathy has responsibility for Diversity, Education and Sustainability. Kathy is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of healthcare experience. She received her RN from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Bridgeport, CT and her Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University in Miami, FL. Previously Kathy was the Assistant Vice President of Supply Expense Management, developing and administering supply expense initiatives throughout HCA. She also served as an Associate Member on the HealthTrust Supply Chain Board.

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Douglas Dennis

Douglas Dennis is the Executive Director for Supply Chain Management at University Hospital, a role he has held since 2013. He previously was Associate Director of Procurement at Rutgers University and Manager of Purchasing Services at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He was also a manager at the State of New Jersey’s Purchase Bureau. He owned and operated his first furniture store in 1975, which was expanded to three furniture stores and two gift stores by 1985. Mr. Dennis is a graduate of the University of Miami.

Nancy Hamstra, MPA

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
University Hospital, Newark, NJ

Ms. Hamstra was appointed Interim President and CEO by the Board of Directors in June 2015 after more than 34 years at University Hospital. The Board confirmed her as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer in July 2013 after previously serving as the Executive Director of Operations.

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Beverly Jennings

Head, Office of Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
Johnson & Johnson

As Head, Office of Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Bev Jennings drives a growth strategy that benefits diverse and small businesses and the many Johnson & Johnson (J&J) business partners they serve.

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Stephen K. Jones, FACHE


Mr. Jones was appointed President and Chief Executive O­fficer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System in September 2007, and served as Interim President and Chief Executive O­fficer since December 2006.

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Dr. Kevin Lyons

Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School in the Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences Department
Research Professor, Supply Chain Archeology at the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management

His research includes the integration of sustainable development criteria into global Supply Chain Management systems, processes and operations.

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Ryan P. Parker

Chief Diversity Officer & Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital & Robert Wood Johnson Health System

Ryan P. Parker is chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) and RWJ Health System where he is responsible for building a strategy that enhances RWJ’s vision to be a nationally distinguished academic medical center and benchmark healthcare system for diversity and inclusion. In this capacity, he reports directly to the president and chief executive officer (CEO) and works closely with all RWJ Health System affiliate hospitals’ CEOs.

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Ronald P. Powell, Jr.


Ron Powell is the Atlantic Region CEO for HealthTrust. HealthTrust is a total cost management provider for healthcare entities, driving unparalled value across the client’s organization. HealthTrust utilizes a powerful combination of a committed portfolio, operator expertise, and shared service excellence. Prior to his role with HealthTrust, Mr. Powell was CEO for HCA’s Central Atlantic Supply Chain for 5 years, and CFO in two of HCA’s Richmond hospitals for over 9 years. Previously, Mr. Powell held various positions in hospital leadership with HCA in Richmond and worked in the healthcare practice for KPMG and BDO in Richmond and Nashville.

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President and CEO
New Jersey Hospital Association

Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., is president and CEO of the Princeton-based New Jersey Hospital Association, a not-for-profit trade association representing New Jersey’s hospitals and other healthcare providers that provides leadership on quality and patient safety, education and advocacy in both Washington, D.C., and in Trenton. As CEO Ryan oversees NJHA, Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a not-for-profit affiliate that promotes continuing patient safety, quality improvement education and research; and the for-profit Healthcare Business Solutions, which provides group purchasing and other business solutions for healthcare providers. Prior to being selected as CEO of NJHA in 2008, Ryan served as its COO and its General Counsel.

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Deborah Wiggins

Deborah Wiggins is the Manager of Supplier Diversity with University Hospital, formerly known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), a leader in the healthcare industry with over a 15 year commitment to supplier diversity. In this capacity, she drives the hospitals strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives.

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National Minority Supplier
Development Council, Inc.®

Joset Wright-Lacy is president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®), a corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers. NMSDC encourages mutually-beneficial economic links between minority suppliers and the public and private sectors by promoting minority business development.

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