CUBEX announces the appointment of president

CUBEX LLC, a leading provider of first dose and emergency medication management technology to the institutional pharmacy market, announced the promotion of executive team member Michael Boivin, to the President of CUBEX’s Medical Division. Effective immediately, Mr. Boivin will assume sole responsibility for the company’s expansion of CUBEX’s healthcare business, reporting to CUBEX’s Chief Executive Officer, Anton Visser.  The organizational decision supports the company’s continued focus on improving medication care, cost and compliance for better patient outcomes.

Starting his career with CUBEX in 2011, Mr. Boivin most recently held the title of Executive Vice President of Sales for both the animal health and medical divisions. His attention to these markets has helped CUBEX grow the businesses by delivering winning solutions to its veterinary and medical professionals and patients. In his new role, Mr. Boivin is responsible for overseeing all departments and sales functions for the medical division of the company.

“Michael’s continued focus on customers and strategy of bringing industry expertise, technology and workflow solutions together to enrich the point of care experience has catapulted our growth,” commented Mr. Visser.  “We couldn’t be more confident in his ability to drive success.”

Gail Baer promoted to VP of philanthropic services

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is pleased to announce that Gail Baer has been promoted to vice president of philanthropic services.  In this new role she will oversee all fundraising and donor relations for the organization including its planned giving initiatives, individual and corporate contributions, grants, volunteer and marketing programs.                                          

“Gail has been an integral part of our philanthropic services team the past two years here at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. This is a well-deserved promotion,” said Lorrie Henderson, PhD, MBA, president and CEO of JFCS.

Baer, a Scottsdale resident (85259), has been directing development initiatives throughout her professional career.  In addition to her tenure at JFCS, she was the vice president of major gifts at the Valley of the Sun United Way.  Prior to that, she was a director with the Phoenix office of Grant Thornton.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role with JFCS and lead its fundraising efforts, alongside a strong development team and a committed board of directors,” said Baer.

Kevin Cummings to lead Lockton in Arizona

Kevin Cummings is no stranger to fires. He has been helping clients recover from them and prevent them through strategic risk consulting and employee benefits advising since joining Lockton in 2011. Lockton’s Mountain West operation, which includes Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Seattle named Cummings as president of its Arizona operations, responsible for office strategy and growth. View the video of the  announcement here.          

“Kevin has proven to be a great advocate for clients, and he also cares about the growth and development of our Associates,” said Mark Bundy, chief operating officer of Lockton’s Mountain West operation. “As we continue to grow our business in the Mountain West, Kevin’s leadership in Arizona will propel our Associates to develop personally and professionally to adapt to our client’s evolving needs.”

Cummings is committed to exceptional service even when a literal fire is raging. This was the case when he answered his cell phone while on vacation in San Diego a few years ago.  A client’s warehouse was literally on fire. Cummings coordinated with his team that Saturday morning and raced to Phoenix where he met the claims advocate and client while the warehouse still burned.  Through his team’s efforts, the client received a full recovery and was able to get back to business within a few short months.

UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner add cardiologist

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson welcomed Rupa Bala, MD, to the cardiovascular medicine team.

Dr. Bala, board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology as an associate professor and cardiac electrophysiology specialist. She specializes in the management of complex heart arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular contractions. Dr. Bala also will serve as director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Dr. Bala’s clinical and research interests are focused on the ablation of complex arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia in structural heart disease and idiopathic premature ventricular contractions, a condition in which the heart “skips a beat” and may cause a fluttering sensation. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 research publications.

Dr. Bala comes to the University of Arizona from Oregon Health and Sciences University where she was an associate professor of medicine and director of complex ablation in the Department of Electrophysiology in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute.

Kate Gangel joins ANDERSON Advertising

ANDERSON Advertising announced the addition of Kate Gangel as the new project manager at ANDERSON Advertising.

Kate comes to ANDERSON with an impressive resume of extensive hands-on agency experience in Wichita, Kansas.

At ANDERSON, Kate will manage the daily creative department workflow, scheduling and deadlines from concept to finished product; assist the creative director with the administration of the creative group; maintain quality control standards; and ensure timely delivery of print, broadcast and out-of-home creative to various media outlets.