The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020
Healthcare: Industry Group Session #4, Reinventing Healthcare in a New Decade
October 26, 2020
3:00 PM-4:30 PM ET
Focused on the Healthcare Industry, this is one of several industry group sessions being offered during the National Conference. Come and listen to experts and executives as they discuss industry innovations, supply chain opportunities, and the evolving global landscape.
Managing Director, Strategy + Analytics
Pedro Arboleda is a Managing Director in Strategy & Analytics based in Deloitte’s Boston office. Pedro has successfully led commercial and corporate strategy projects since 2001 for leading life sciences and health care firms. A recognized expert in developing transformational organic and inorganic growth strategies, Pedro is passionate about the convergence of health, cognitive technologies, and companies offering novel solutions that transform business models.
Director, Supplier Diversity
With a procurement background of 20+ years, KENDRA BURRIS-AUSTIN began her supplier diversity career at a regional utility. Relationship-building grew the business and brought a fresh outlook to existing structures while contributing to programming. She started at Cigna. Strategy and collaboration drove executive sponsorship, creating corporate goals and aligning with business lines with goals to increase the bottom line through sales.
Associate Director, Supplier Diversity
Joyce E. Eriksen Eggers, Lead of Supplier Diversity for Takeda Pharmaceuticals International is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. As Takeda’s Supplier Diversity Lead within Takeda’s Global Procurement Group, Joyce is an advocate, mentor, and coach of Small and Diverse suppliers. As a champion for inclusion and diversity within Takeda, Joyce educates internal business stakeholders on supplier diversity and promotes diverse suppliers to Takeda’s Procurement and internal Business Leaders to develop and maintain partnerships with Small and Diverse Suppliers.
Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity
Aron Khoury is the Senior Program Manager of Supplier Diversity for Medtronic, responsible for developing and executing long-term supplier diversity strategy for the company. In his role, he takes a hands-on approach when working with sourcing and business leaders to ensure Medtronic benefits from a diverse supply base.
George Robinson II
Director, Supplier Diversity + Inclusion
George Robinson II is Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion for UPMC. He joined UPMC in April 2018 to enhance strategic planning and execution in the UPMC Supplier Diversity Program. Robinson brings to this position over 20 years of experience in Business and Engineering Administration, Government Management and Diverse Business Development.
Mary Catherine Stychno
Senior Manager, Procurement Governance & Compliance
Cathy Stychno is a Sr. Manager of Corporate Procurement Governance and Compliance for Quest Diagnostics Corporation, where she leads the Sourcing and Agreement Processes from start to finish to assure, they are executed in accordance with department, company and regulatory guidelines. Cathy has worked with fortune 100 companies including General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems with business in over 20 countries.
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity
Deborah Williams joined the Premier healthcare alliance as the Senior Director of Supplier Diversity in early 2008 based in Charlotte, N.C. Upon joining Premier, Inc. Ms. Williams is responsible for the Premier Supplier Diversity Committee and under her leadership she has launched and enhanced the program to include the Sourcing, Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers (SEEDS).