The AAMI Nominating Committee has selected two healthcare technology leaders to serve on the association’s board of directors. The board is comprised of 18–19 representatives who are responsible for reviewing, revising, and approving strategic and business plans; establishing and approving policies; and providing guidance on strategic issues affecting the association.
“The nominees are exceptional leaders in our industry, and we are pleased to have them join us in helping chart the strategic course of the organization,” says AAMI Board Chair Phil Cogdill, senior director of quality, sterilization, and microbiology at Medtronic. “Our community is known for its leadership in advancing the safe use of health technology, and I look forward to the fresh perspectives and valuable insight these new members will bring.”
The two nominees are:
Michael C. McNeil, a global product security and services officer at Philips Healthcare. McNeil is a member of AAMI’s device security working group and chairs both AdvaMed’s and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance’s (MITA’s) cybersecurity working groups. He also is a member of the National Health Information Sharing Analysis Council (NH-ISAC) board.
“I want to become a board member to better unite some of the insights from other external initiatives I participate in with the practices from AAMI, specifically organizations like MITA, NH-ISAC, and AdvaMed,” McNeil says. “I look forward to working with the other board members and staff to increase awareness of the vision and mission of the organization across a broader constituency in the healthcare domain and actively engaging in the execution of the strategic plan.”
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr., president and CEO of STERIS Corp. Rosebrough has been an AAMI member since 2010 and serves as a board member of several other organizations, including AdvaMed, Health Insights, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
“I am honored that the Nominating Committee considered me for the position and am looking forward to collaborating with the other members of the board and the AAMI staff to continue the work that AAMI has done for many years,” Rosebrough says. “AAMI is a very important constituent in the infrastructure of our healthcare system. I believe it is important that those of us who are significant participants in healthcare give of our time to help AAMI be successful in its mission.”
The official election of these individuals will occur at the association’s annual business meeting, which will be held during the AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo in Long Beach, CA, June 1–4. Their three-year terms will begin immediately thereafter.