Medline Experts

Martie L. Moore

Martie L. Moore

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, is the chief nursing officer at Medline. As CNO, Moore develops forward-thinking, solution-driven clinical programs, as well as new products and educational services. Prior to joining Medline, Martie was the chief nursing officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Under her leadership, Providence St. Vincent earned a third and fourth designation for Magnet.

Shawn Scott

Shawn Scott

Shawn Scott serves as Medline’s senior vice president of corporate sales. During his tenure, Scott has developed several programs and partnerships to help long-term care facilities perform at their best, including LTC Solutions, abaqis® with Providigm, and the INTERACT® eCurriculum with Florida Atlantic University and Dr. Joseph Ouslander. Scott travels across the nation to meet with thousands of nursing homes every year and has been active on the boards and committees of several organizations including the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), American Health Care Association (AHCA), Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care, and Nursing Home Leader Academy.

Sue MacInnes

Sue MacInnes

Sue MacInnes is Medline’s chief market solutions officer. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience as a clinician, chief executive and thought leader, MacInnes is driving new strategies designed to help Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) systems successfully manage integration, cost, quality, and outcomes as well as patient preference, loyalty and awareness.

Barbara Connell

Barbara Connell

Barbara Connell is vice president of medical affairs at Medline. Connell has over 20 years’ experience as a medical technologist working specifically in the areas of microbiology, hematology and blood banking, Connell also brings 15 years’ experience in the IVD laboratory diagnostics business.

Lesly Marban

Lesly Marban

Lesly Marban is the Chief Marketing Officer at Medline Industries, Inc. where she is responsible for overseeing and leading the marketing strategy and activities. Previously, Lesly served as the senior vice president of marketing for Post-Acute Care at Medline. In addition, Lesly directs and coordinates the interaction between 20 independently operating product divisions and 1,300+ person sales force. She has also worked with key industry leaders in developing training programs to help providers reduce hospital readmissions. Prior to Medline, Lesly worked at Baxter Healthcare where she held commercial and operational leadership roles. Lesly is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Accounting, and has an MBA from DePaul University.

Doug Golwas

Doug Golwas

Doug Golwas has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development leadership. His experience has been focused on medical product development, sales and supply chain. In his current role, Golwas is responsible for overall leadership of corporate sales at Medline. These responsibilities include Medline’s programs and services including financial offering and contracting, logistics solutions, and technology in support of med/surg distribution and supply chain to hospitals and IHNs. His experience with Medline includes work with GPOs, aggregation groups and major IHNs. He most recently led the company’s ambulatory surgery center division. He received his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and holds an MBA from the University of Dallas.

Kim Haines

Kim Haines

Kim Haines has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University and been a Registered Nurse with an operating room certification for 23 years. The last 14 years, her clinical career transitioned to healthcare business industry with Medline. She has had various clinical support roles including clinical nurse liaison for Ascension Health, clinical resource manager, director of clinical operations for SPT and currently VP clinical resources for the perioperative consulting services team. Her healthcare business industry experience with Medline has provided her opportunities to publish several articles in the OR Connection magazine, Voices of Healthcare blog, develop sales force perioperative training program, develop targeted clinical solutions and clinical sales training, guest speaking engagement for Japan Operating Room Nurse Association (JONA), and co-author an interactive Sharps Safety education program for Medline University as well as co-develop/author CE programs for Medline University and AORN conferences. She has traveled across country to hospitals for various clinical support projects including supply management consulting, individual and multi-system standardization projects, product in-services and education, perioperative best practice consultation and preference card assessment. Haines currently has five design patents with several pending patent approval. Haines has also been Lean certified by the Kaizen Institute.

Margaret Falconio-West

Margaret Falconio-West

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Margaret Falconio-West continued post graduate work at the College of St. Francis and completed her WOC education at Emory University. She holds licenses in Illinois as a registered nurse as well as an advanced practice nurse. She is board certified as full scope of practice wound, ostomy, continence nurse (CWOCN) through the WOCN Certifying Board. She has presented numerous scientific posters and papers at national symposiums and published many peer reviewed journal articles in the field of skin, wound and continence care. Falconio-West is Medline’s senior VP of clinical services, advanced wound care sales.

Debashish Chakravarthy

Debashish Chakravarthy

Debashish Chakravarthy, PhD, Medline VP, Technology, DMS, is a chemist by training. Dr. Chakravarthy has worked extensively in the field of biomaterials. He is keenly interested and involved in the choice of specific materials with interesting properties that can play a supportive role in natural wound healing.

Antonia Finlayson

Antonia Finlayson

Antonia Finlayson is vice president of marketing for specialty sales at Medline Industries, Inc. She graduated from the University of Illinois and completed her master’s at DePaul University. She is responsible for creating marketing strategies and working with customers to find solutions for ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices, transplant organizations, research facilities and career colleges. Finlayson also owns and creates content for an outpatient facilities’ magazine, Outpatient Outcomes. She is a member of PWH, LPA, ASCA and AALAS.

Veronica Melendes

Veronica Melendes

Veronica Melendes has over 30 years of perioperative clinical experience. Past roles include managing six ORs, serving as perioperative business manager for eighteen ORs, and clinical resource specialist for system supply chain over twenty-four acute care facilities. Melendes was also the system director of process improvement projects based on Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. She brings that wealth of knowledge with her into the healthcare business world, serving as a perioperative clinical consultant for Medline.

Karen Frey

Karen Frey

Karen Frey is the philanthropy manager at Medline, a core strategy of the corporate social responsibility platform. She develops and executes the Medline breast cancer awareness (BCA) campaign, the largest philanthropic initiative at Medline, and manages the relationship with our charity partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Frey also plans and implements strategy for annual BCA events, including the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition and BCA month activities for Medline employees. In addition, Frey leads the Medline relationship with American Heart Association and other community relations programs.

Anna Lehner

Anna Lehner

Anna Lehner is currently the Innovation Manager at Medline Industries Inc., working to drive new and meaningful product development across all divisions as well as promoting a culture of innovation. She manages relationships with tech transfer offices, accelerators and medical device startups nationwide. Lehner previously managed Medline’s retail scrub line, ave™, and also worked in Medline’s ReadyCare division. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois.

Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller BSN, RN is a Clinical Nurse Educator at Medline Industries. She has more than 12 years’ experience as a labor and delivery nurse and over 3 years’ experience as a public health nurse for a county health department. She functioned as a charge nurse for eight years and assisted in staff development as a preceptor. She received her BSN from Elmhurst College and is currently working on her MSN from Western Governors University. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the National League of Nursing.

Lara Simmons

Lara Simmons

Lara Simmons is the president of Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs at Medline. In her role, Simmons also oversees Environmental Health & Safety, Research & Development, Clinical, and Sterilization. Simmons joined Medline more than 25 years ago. She previously worked at Surgitek, a subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, where she was a Quality Assurance technician. Simmons graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Jane Kennedy

Jane Kennedy

Jane Kennedy, RN, BSN, MBA, is a clinical resource manager at Medline. Kennedy has more than 15 years of healthcare business industry experience with a perioperative clinical background. Kennedy is a former OR staff nurse, OR educator, perioperative services director and adjunct professor for OHSU’s School of Nursing.

Chris Nave

Chris Nave

Chris Nave is the senior vice president of sales for the homecare division at Medline. Nave has spent more than 10 years with Medline’s homecare division, helping to lead home health sales teams delivering solutions and products. Nave graduated from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., with a BS in marketing.

Guest Contributors 

Andy Kramer

Andy Kramer

As CEO and founder of Providigm, LLC, Dr. Andy Kramer is the visionary driving the science behind transforming research and policy into practical solutions that help providers deliver improved quality of care and enhance the lives of aging patients.

Beth Boynton

Beth Boynton

Beth Boynton, RN, MS specializes in communication, collaboration, and workplace culture. She is a Medical Improv Practitioner and author of Medial Improv: A New Way to Improve Communication (CreateSpace 2017), Successful Nurse Communication (F.A. Davis 2015), and Confident Voices (CreateSpace 2009). Find more of her stories at Confident Voices in Healthcare.

Dr. V. Simon Mittal

Dr. V. Simon Mittal

Dr. Mittal is board certified in internal medicine. He graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and medical school at the University of Texas in HSC in Houston. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo., and St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Mittal has special interests in quality improvement, sepsis infection management, cardiovascular medicine, heart failure and rheumatology

Hollye Jacobs

Hollye Jacobs

Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, New York Times bestselling author, nurse, social worker, and child development specialist. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning The Silver Pen blog. The Silver Pen is an everyday source of inspiration and information for tens of thousands of readers because it is an honest guide to navigating the realities of breast cancer with a focus on health, balance, humor and above all, Silver Linings.

Kathleen Bartholomew

Kathleen Bartholomew

As the former manager of a 57-bed surgical unit in Seattle, Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, quickly recognized that creating a culture where staff felt a sense of belonging was critical to retention. She is an expert on hospital culture and has been a national speaker for the nursing profession for the past 11 years. She has spoken to hospital boards, leadership and the military about safety, communication, cultural change and power. In 2016, Bartholomew presented a TEDx Talk in San Juan Island on “Lessons from Nursing to the World.” With her husband, John J. Nance, she coauthored, Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare.

Lori Porter

Lori Porter

Lori Porter is a former certified nursing aide and nursing home administrator with more than 30 years' experience in long-term care. She is co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants, a professional association of and for nursing assistants. A nationally sought-after speaker on frontline caregiving issues, she also is the author of the book, Everything I Learned In Life I Learned in Long-Term Care.

Michael Wylie

Michael Wylie

Michael R. Wylie, NHA, currently serves as vice president of development for Genesis Health Care Corporation; his responsibilities include oversight of all managed and affiliate facilities in a 13 state area including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He was previously the vice president of Managed and Affiliated Centers for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Wylie has been with Genesis since 1984 in a variety of capacities including administrator, senior administrator, and regional director of operations. He currently serves as the vice chair of the American Health Care Association and has previously served as its secretary sreasurer. Wylie is a past president of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. He attended St. Francis College and Montgomery County Community College. Wylie is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator both in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Noelle LeVeaux

Noelle LeVeaux

Noelle LeVeaux is a breast cancer survivor who writes about her journey and busy life in her own blog called Confessions of a Single Mom with Cancer. On top of managing her own health and raising two daughters, LeVeaux has spent more than 20 years in marketing. Currently, she's building her own brand consulting firm and pursuing her public speaking career.

Paulina Lowkis

Paulina Lowkis

Paulina Lowkis MBA, RD, LDN, CDE: Paulina Lowkis is currently a senior product manager with Medline’s Nutrition and Pharmaceutical division. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with experience in clinical nutrition, health and wellness, outpatient nutrition, product training and program management. Lowkis earned her Master’s in Business Administration from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Matthew Moreno

Matthew Moreno

Matt Moreno is a fitness expert and certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has 10 years of experience in the industry, specializing in corporate fitness and wellness, group instruction and individualized training. Moreno started MMM Fitness, as a vehicle to motivate others to embrace the healthy lifestyle and achieve their fitness goals. Currently, Moreno is the Fitness Center Manager at Medline’s headquarters in Northfield, Ill., where he has helped many people get in shape by teaching them effective workouts that require very little time or equipment.

Francesca Olivier

Francesca Olivier

Francesca Olivier leads Medline’s corporate social responsibility strategy. She has more than 10 years of experience developing social and environmental programs in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors. In that time, she has gained experience in areas such as healthcare sustainability, environmental justice and disaster relief. She earned a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans.

Cynthia Morton

Cynthia Morton

Cynthia K. Morton, MPA, is a national expert on Medicaid, Medicare and other public policy affecting the long term and post-acute care sector. Currently, she serves as the executive vice president for the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL), where she advocates for her members’ interests. Prior to joining NASL, Morton served as the Vice President for Political Affairs for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Morton graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in political science and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.