2022 Healthcare Symposium


About the Event

Wednesday, November 16
8 am – 3 pm

Mt. Sinai Corporate Offices
150 East 42nd Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10017

Mount Sinai Health System is proud to partner with the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council for a Healthcare Symposium. We will focus on the many ways we can advance diversity and sustainability in the healthcare supply chain.

*As determined by the CDC, appropriate face masks are required in all healthcare facilities*


8:00 amRegistration
Light breakfast available

9:00 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Carlos Maceda, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Mount Sinai
Terrence Clark, President & CEO, NYNJMSDC

9:10 amDoing Business with a Healthcare Distributor
Gina Kiefer, Vendor Relations Manager, Medline Industries

9:40 amHealthcare IT
Matthew Grob, Senior Director, Digital Technology Partners – Governance, Mount Sinai

10:10 amSustainability in Healthcare
Sal Tranchina, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Mount Sinai

10:40 amCapital Program Management in Healthcare Organizations
Douglas E. Carney, Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities and
Chief Facilities Officer, Mount Sinai

11:10 amPanel Discussion: Doing Business with Health Systems 
Carlos Maceda, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Mount Sinai
Malgorzata Gizinska, Sr. Director, Sourcing & Performance Engineering, Montefiore
Keith Tallbe, Chief Procurement Counsel, NYC Health + Hospitals

12:00 pm


1:00 pm
Supplier Diversity Fair

Session Overview

♦ Doing Business with a Healthcare Distributor

Led by Gina Kiefer, Vendor Relations Manager at Medline Industries, participants will learn about the requirements to do business with a major healthcare distributor, especially as health systems aim to improve their supply chain efficiencies—from order placement, to delivery, to the end users.

♦ Healthcare IT

Matthew Grob, Senior Director of Governance in the Digital and Technology Partners Department at Mount Sinai, showcases the digital and technological priorities for Mount Sinai and gives us a sneak-peek into future opportunities in healthcare technology.

♦ Sustainability in Healthcare

Learn about Mount Sinai’s sustainability initiative and the supply chain’s role in environmental stewardship from Sal Tranchina, Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Mount Sinai.

♦ Capital Program Management in Healthcare Organizations

Led by Doug Carney, Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities and Chief Facilities Officer at Mount Sinai, participants learn about what drives healthcare capital needs. From how real estate projects are defined, to how costs are captured, Mr. Carney will discuss the decision-making process and the nuances involved in creating real estate capital assets.

♦ Panel: Doing Business with Health Systems

Learn from senior supply chain representatives about the requirements to do business with large integrated delivery networks (IDN), such as Mount Sinai Health System, Montefiore, and NYC Health + Hospitals.

♦ Supplier Diversity Fair

Get those Capability Statements ready! After lunch, event attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their unique business offerings with Mount Sinai’s supply chain and departmental stakeholders. MBE suppliers should be prepared to present their skills and expertise to various departments at Mount Sinai, including the IT department, the Facilities department, the Marketing department and more.

About the Speakers

Terrence Clark

President and CEO
NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council

Terrence Clark leads the way forward for staff and members of The Council community by providing oversight and guidance in relation to The Council’s goals and objectives. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Business Development for the National Urban League, where he was responsible for the management of all small business and entrepreneurship programs. Mr. Clark also served as the Senior Vice President of Knowledge Sharing for the Opportunity Finance Network, where he was responsible for community development for financial institutions nationwide.

In addition to serving on The Council’s board, Mr. Clark is proud to sit as a board member for TruFund Financial Services and the Supplier Diversity Development Council of New Jersey. He also sits on the Economic Impact Committee of Stonehenge Capital and on the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Councils for the NYC Comptroller and the NYS Governor. In 2021, he was named as one of the Notable Black Leaders and Executives by Crain’s New York.

Carlos A. Maceda

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

Carlos A. Maceda has worked in healthcare Supply Chain management for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Carlos has held various strategic and operations management positions at several healthcare facilities throughout the New York City region. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, he served in the United States Air Force and as a Vice President at the financial improvement consulting firm Nexera, Inc., where he provided oversight for both financial and operational performance.

Carlos joined the Health System as a Vice President in 2014. His current role at Mount Sinai Health System is to provide vision and leadership for an integrated supply chain across the organization. He manages all areas of the system’s supply chain—including purchasing, sourcing, value analysis, materials management, and mail services—with the aim of ensuring the purchase of the highest quality materials and services at the best cost. 

Carlos has been instrumental in maintaining the functionality of Mount Sinai’s supply chain throughout the unprecedented and often unpredictable, Covid-19 pandemic. His accomplishments include keeping the Health System’s supply chain intact by building a self-distribution model, maintaining sufficient inventory levels of personal protective equipment and patient care supplies in the ongoing global shortages. 

Carlos is the proud son of Cuban parents who immigrated to New Jersey when he was two years old. He grew up in Union City, home to some of the largest immigrant communities in New Jersey. As a proud member of the BIPOC community, he is a champion for diversity, with a personal mission to increase economic mobility for historically marginalized communities and to bolster the use of underrepresented businesses as suppliers within Mount Sinai’s supply chain. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bloomfield College and Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Systems Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Tiffany Oloke, DBA, CNP, CPSM

Senior Sourcing Lead
Mount Sinai Health System

Tiffany Oloke is a Business Management professional with over 15 years of experience in supply chain management. She currently leads the sourcing for a group of high spend categories at Mount Sinai, including Facilities and Engineering.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Tiffany led the supply chain processes for giant nonprofit organizations such as Save the Children Federation as Advisor Strategic Sourcing, where she led major procurement processes, including procurement policy and procedure revamp, supply chain technology re-evaluation, contract negotiation and management, supplier relations, supplier risk management, internal controls valuation, and optimizing cost-saving opportunities. While at Save the Children, she initiated and implemented the Supplier Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. Tiffany holds a Doctorate degree in International Business (DBA) from the International School of Business, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She also has certification in supply chain management (CPSM) through the Institute of Supply Management, and a nonprofit sector management certification (CNP).

Tiffany is a member of a few globally recognized nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as a board member of the Zonta International Club; a global organization she believes brings a salutary platform in representation of, and advocacy for, women and girls around the world. She is a public speaker and wields a huge ‘megaphone’ in communicating relationship building and stakeholder management.

As an adjunct professor of Business Management, and an academic consultant, she is passionate about prime education and mentorship. Tiffany is a firm believer in causes affecting humankind, and very ardent about causes she subscribes to

Doug Carney

Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities
and Chief Facilities Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

Doug Carney is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealths of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania who is certified by the National Council of Architects Registrations Boards and is a former member of the Pennsylvania Architects Licensure Board. Mr. Carney currently serves as the System Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction and Engineering at Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine, an 8-hospital system and medical school in New York. Mr. Carney held a similar position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he led nine operating departments. Under his leadership, Brigham and Women’s updated the Institutional Master Plan and a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, which included the beginning of the hospital’s journey to net zero that Mr. Carney initiated as co-chair of the Climate Action Committee.

Mr. Carney also served in a Senior Vice President role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Under Mr. Carney’s leadership, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia completed over $2.0 billion dollars of in-place construction and started nearly $4 billion in activity following the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan of 2019, which he led to provide a roadmap for building scale and expanding the CHOP integrated care network infrastructure. Mr. Carney also led the effort to design and build the South Philadelphia Health and Literacy Center, which was a public-private partnership with the City of Philadelphia that included CHOP’s Primary Care Center, The City Health Clinic #2, the first Free Library Branch of the 21st Century, and the recreation department playground and center. This was the FIRST 100% minority construction contract in Philadelphia at $43M direct costs.

Mr. Carney has significant experience in operations leadership, design and capital program management, and construction project consulting. He has held a Clinical Professor faculty appointment at Drexel University since 2004, where he has taught Real Estate Development and Materials & Construction Management. Mr. Carney has also been a guest lecturer in the Widener University MBA program and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s MBA program in the Zell Lurie Real Estate Center for 19 years. He recently developed an “inverted classroom” lecture series on design and construction processes. Mr. Carney has also lectured at Baruch University in the Masters of Healthcare Administration program.

Mr. Carney has specialized in developing and providing strategic leadership for highly effective cross-functional teams in capital projects, facilities operations, and real estate environments in large academic institutional settings. Mr. Carney has also led efforts to systematize and develop innovative management plans for tracking major capital programs and construction management efforts for large, complex projects in the Educational, Healthcare and Corporate Markets and enjoys a record of exceeding stakeholder expectations through careful success planning and outstanding management in construction and facilities operations. Mr. Carney has served on several healthcare and educational boards and committees as Trustee and other capacities.

Malgorzata Gizinska

Senior Director of Sourcing & Performance Engineering
Montefiore Health System

Malgorzata Gizinska joined Montefiore Einstein in March 2020. In her current role as the Senior Director of Sourcing & Performance Engineering, she provides her vision and leadership to the Strategic Sourcing, Performance Optimization, Data Integrity and Project Management functions of Procurement Services. She is responsible for implementing cost effective sourcing strategies for high quality products and services and leading data-driven process and system improvement initiatives which span the entirety of Montefiore Einstein, while working in close collaboration with leadership across all departments. In 2021, Malgorzata led implementation of the Supplier Diversity and Local Buy programs within Montefiore Procurement as a joined effort with Community Affairs.

Before joining Montefiore Einstein, Malgorzata was a senior supply chain leader at Intel Corp where, during her 9-year tenure, she operated as the technical project manager on several of Intel’s major supply chain initiatives which encompassed: integrated data pipeline implementation, business intelligence, integrated data analytics & decision quality process enhancements, and merger integration.

Malgorzata holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Informatics and Computer Science (specialization in Data Science), respectively, and received her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Matthew Grob

Senior Director of Governance in the Digital and Technology Partners Department
Mount Sinai Health System

Matthew Grob serves as the Senior Director for Governance in the Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) department at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. He leads a team that provides governance and management consulting services to the 800+ member DTP department, including contract management. Special initiatives have included serving as primary DTP lead for merger-related integration and spin off-related transition services agreements, supplier diversity, international services, new hospital planning, launching of the digital health program, and first program manager for cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Matthew began his career implementing and managing clinical information systems at an academic medical center. Subsequently, he served with management consulting firms and healthcare software vendors. In addition to serving clients, his responsibilities included knowledge management and methodology development at the executive level.

Matthew has spoken frequently at national conferences and has been designated a Fellow of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (FHIMSS). He holds the credential of a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). Matthew is a former member and chair of the HIMSS CPHIMS Technical Committee.

Matthew holds a certificate in Healthcare Leadership Advancement from the Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University, and a degree in Organizational Behavior and Communication from New York University.

Gina Kiefer

Vendor Relations Manager, Distributed Products
Medline Industries, L.P.

Gina Kiefer is a Vendor Relations Manager in the Distributed Products Division for Medline Industries, L.P.  She has responsibility for a portfolio of suppliers, their operational programs, supply chain efficiencies and other business needs of those vendors.

Gina joined Medline in April of 2020, following a five year tenure with a healthcare distributor of orthopedic and sports medicine equipment.  Her roles with that organization included outside sales and residency education and training.  

Gina attended Michigan State University where she played collegiate volleyball.  She has now transitioned to much lower-impact activities; beach days with her dog, long bike rides and enjoying the sights of Chicago. 

Keith Tallbe

Chief Procurement Council
NYC Health + Hospitals

Keith Tallbe is a dedicated public servant, having served NYC Health + Hospitals for more than ten years. In his work he has been instrumental in shaping and organizing the public safety net health care system’s procurement policy and procedures. While doing so, he has ensured that the system’s efforts on supplier diversity are fully integrated into system-wide supply chain decision making. As a result, the system has achieved $747 million in spend to MWBEs in fiscal year 2022, with a utilization of 32.4%, a 3,000% increase in spending in just five years.

Sal Tranchina

Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System

Salvatore J. Tranchina is Mount Sinai Health System’s Senior Director of Environmental Health & Safety Program. He has been with Mount Sinai for 16 years. Prior to Mount Sinai, Mr. Tranchina worked as a Senior Engineering Manager at the IBM Semiconductor Division and as an Environmental Engineer in the nuclear power industry. One of Mr. Tranchina’s responsibilities at IBM was “Environmental Stewardship”, leading a technical team to further advance manufacturing waste reduction, increase chemical recycling and substitution of more environmentally friendly processes. Due to these efforts, he received a number of NYS / Federal and internal awards. Mr. Tranchina received his B.S. & M.S. in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 1984, Mr. Tranchina received a NYS Professional Engineer’s license.

Joe Wilson

Senior Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain
NYC Health + Hospitals

Joe Wilson is the Senior Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Services at New York City Health + Hospitals. He is responsible for all Strategic Sourcing and contracting activities, including oversight of the clinical managed services of Biomedical Engineering, Central Sterile, and OR Tech Support Services. Mr. Wilson joined New York City Health + Hospitals in 2015 and was responsible for the creation and centralization of Strategic Sourcing and Value Analysis activities across the enterprise. During his tenure leading Strategic Sourcing, NYC Health + Hospitals has realized $700 million in Supply Chain savings. New York City Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal IDN comprised of eleven acute care hospitals, five large diagnostic treatment centers, five long term care facilities, seventy clinics, a 500,000 member HMO, and also oversees the healthcare delivery for Correctional Health. New York City Health + Hospitals has annual revenues of $9.6 billion. Prior to joining New York City Health + Hospitals, Mr. Wilson led Clinical Strategic Sourcing at NYU Langone Medical Center and the NYU School of Medicine.

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