MAHRMM Board Member Votes

MAHRMM is seeking votes for five open board seats. The following candidates applied and have been nominated. Please select the five candidates that you feel best qualified to represent our membership. As always, thank you for your support of MAHRMM

Voting starts at 8:00am on November 9th. Please have your final votes in by 11/15 at 5:00pm.

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Joseph Jang

Joseph has a deep passion for enhancing healthcare supply chain’s impact on delivering high quality and affordable care to patients. He has a firm belief that the best outcomes are created through servant leadership, “low ego, high impact” teams, and the ability to leverage and translate data and insights to inspire change. Joseph has 13 years of experience partnering with over 35 healthcare organizations to drive over $175M+ margin improvement through non-salary cost reduction, strategic sourcing and revenue enhancement opportunities. He has also led numerous healthcare supply chain transformation engagements to improve the organization’s strategy, people, process, technology capabilities across the entire procure to pay lifecycle.

 

As a board member of MAHRMM, Joseph seeks to inspire and attract the next generation of healthcare supply chain professionals to learn and grow from the wealth of collective knowledge from well-respected leaders within supply chain. Joseph hopes to continue to position MARHMM as an “engine” of deep collaboration between healthcare supply chain professionals, providers and suppliers to make sustainable change to deliver high quality and affordable healthcare at both the state and national level.

 

Joseph holds an MBA with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also earned a BBA, with honors, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Outside of work, you can find Joseph spending quality time with his wife and two kids, cheering for the Michigan Wolverines Football and Basketball, serving his church and local community, singing, and writing his own music.

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Lill Rothermel

As Exec. Director of Procurement to Payment, Lill provides leadership to and is accountable for the overall achievement, advancement, and success of Trinity’s purchasing, accounts payable and customer service departments that support our 25-state, 89-hospital Catholic health system.

She has been with Trinity Health for 12 years.  Prior positions have been outside of healthcare, in financial leadership positions in many large industries including cable/internet, national home builders, and corporate accounting firms. With this diverse industry and leadership background, she is hoping to add value to MAHRMM in any capacity.

During the twelve years in healthcare, Lill has centralized the accounts payable processing for all Trinity ministries, implemented a procure to pay (P2P) concept of “beginning to end” procedures and support, managed numerous large mergers and acquisitions into shared services, implemented several ERP systems, created virtual training tools, and introduced Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for repetitive manual tasks.

Rothermel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration -Accounting concentration and her master’s degree in business administration-Cost Management concentration from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. 

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I have been in Healthcare Sales for over 20 years. An early mentor of mine suggested I needed to understand the challenges of my customers in order to be of any value to them. That led me to AHRMM and its Regional affiliates. I have found serving on AHRMM committees and on Regional Boards so rewarding professionally and personally, the opportunity to now serve on the MAHRMM Board is very exciting! I have served on the AHRMM Education Committee, I have Chaired the NESHMM Education Committee, and I currently serve as the Membership Chair for the Chicago Metro Chapter of AHRMM. I hope to be able to be assist MAHRMM as well.

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Michael Rowe

I grew up in the Kalamazoo area and attended WMU with an undergraduate degree in Food and Consumer Goods Marketing. I started my professional career with Bronson in 2002 as a manager in the food and nutrition department. In 2007 I was promoted to the Director of Food, Nutrition and Retail services. In 2008 I started a local food purchasing project by partnering with local small businesses, local farmers, and specialty food producers within a small radius of Kalamazoo. Building the supply chain from the ground up as this was prior to the local food popularity that followed a few years later and mainline food distributors were not filling this niche. Bronson’s success with this focus garnered national and local publicity and lead to the partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Healthy Living Campus adjacent to Bronson Methodist Hospital.

 

In 2016 we moved our family out west to Ogden Utah and I became a “trailing spouse” as my wife was promoted to Manager of Supply Chain for Parker Hannifin’s control systems division. A few months later I began working for Weber State University in their business college for the supply chain program. I was promoted to Manager of the Jerry & Vicki Moyes (founder of Swift transportation, now one of the largest carriers in the US) Center for Supply Chain Excellence. In this role I focused primarily on growing the SCM program at Weber State, recruiting and supporting students, organizing the WSU SCM case competition, holding advisory board meetings with local supply chain leaders, and more.

 

We moved back to Michigan in 2018 and that is when I began working for Melissa in contracting. My main area that I support is the laboratory. Bronson has 4 labs across the system with our main site in Kalamazoo. I help manage the equipment service contracts, supply contracts, capital purchases, lab outreach agreements and other various tasks. I’ve also partnered with the Facility Planning department when we constructed the new lab facility and the new cancer center in Kalamazoo, these were new construction projects requiring detailed and specific timelines to meet go-live dates.

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Travis Barkel

Travis Barkel is the Director of Supply Chain Sourcing, Direct Materials at Spectrum Health, a $7 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. He currently leads strategic sourcing for direct materials as well as purchasing. Travis has a vast supply chain operations background in the financial services, office furniture and automotive manufacturing industries.  His interests include impact sourcing, local supplier development.

 

 

Background

 

Travis Barkel joined Spectrum Health in 2018 as the Manager of Sourcing at Priority Health where he developed and implemented strategic sourcing and supplier management. In 2020 Travis was promoted to his current role. Prior to joining Spectrum Health, Travis held various strategic sourcing leadership roles at Steelcase, Motus Integrated Technologies and State Street Corporation.

 

Travis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Hope College and a Masters of Business Management from Baker University. 

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Kevin Ketels is Assistant Professor of Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. Kevin is faculty lead for the new WSU program in healthcare supply chain management, host for the Healthcare Supply Chain Forum and chair for the WSU Healthcare Supply Chain Industry Advisory Committee. He is the former leader for KMED Inventory, a company that offered inventory management solutions to hospital and pharmacies nationally.

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