Our Advisory Board
The Rendina Advisory Board focuses on providing strategic advice as well as expanding our network of healthcare relationships. The membership is comprised of highly accomplished former and semi-retired healthcare industry executives who have vast experience and knowledge in many facets of healthcare.
Alan Weinstein is currently a board member of and a consultant to healthcare companies whose products and services are used by the hospital industry. He is the retired President of Premier Inc. a strategic alliance of over 1,700 hospitals throughout the United States. Mr. Weinstein left Premier in 2000 after merging his previous company, Premier Health Alliance, with AmHS and SunHealth in 1995. During his tenure at Premier, the Alliance’s members purchased $12 billion annually in goods and services negotiated by Premier on their behalf. The alliance also provided its members with broad-based services including process design, benchmarking, performance improvement, technology assessment, insurance programs and biomedical engineering maintenance programs. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Weinstein was the CEO and President of Premier Health Alliance, a strategic alliance owned by 54 teaching hospitals across the nation. During his three-decade career in healthcare, Mr. Weinstein has supported medical care organizations in developing shared programs and achieving greater economies of scale. Mr. Weinstein currently also serves on the board of the American International Health Alliance, and is a speaker and writer on collaborative endeavors in hospital and health system management. Mr. Weinstein has a BA from Allegheny College and an MBA from Cornell University.
Barry Schochet served in several executive capacities at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, including vice chairman. He also served as the hospital division president for National Medical Enterprises and as chief executive officer of Cypress Community Hospital in Pompano Beach, FL.
Mr. Schochet also currently serves as a board member of Omnicare and Universal Hospital Services. He previously served on the board of directors for The Broadlane Group. He also serves as an advisor to ARxChange.
Mr. Schochet holds a master’s degree in hospital administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine.
David Ricker’s career in the healthcare industry spans nearly three decades, having most recently served as The Broadlane Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 to January 2010. He is one of The Broadlane Group’s founders and became the company’s first employee and Chief Operating Officer in March of 2000. The position of President was added to his title in 2005. Under Mr. Ricker’s leadership, The Broadlane Group firmly claimed its spot among the nation’s six largest group purchasing organizations, receiving the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies award in both 2004 and 2005.
As an industry leader, Mr. Ricker is widely recognized for conceiving innovative services that changed the GPO landscape. He was elected Chairman of the Federation of the American Hospital Exhibitor Committee, and is a frequently sought speaker at industry events. He was elected to The Broadlane Group’s board of directors in August of 2008, and served on the company’s board as an outside director until it was acquired by MedAssets, Inc. in 2010. Mr. Ricker has a BA from Rowan College.
Jonathan R. Satter
Jonathan Satter joined Avison Young upon the acquisition of his firm, WGCompass, in June 2013. As Managing Director, US Operations, he is focused on driving operational excellence, and that the company’s end to end processes are highly effective and efficient in delivering outcomes and superior client experiences throughout the company, including the 2,800 team members and 84 offices in North America and Europe.
Prior to WGCompass, Mr. Satter previously served as Vice President and Senior Operations Officer for the management group of one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts (REIT) with realty assets exceeding $7 billion. In this position, Satter was directly responsible for the asset and property management, leasing and marketing, brokerage operations, construction, and risk management of a diverse office portfolio located throughout the United States.
He served as Chairman of the Economic Council from 2012-2014, of one Florida’s leading pro-business advocacy groups. In addition, he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Michelle McGann Fund, a charity focused on juvenile diabetes.
Joseph R. Lupica
Joe Lupica is a veteran healthcare industry advisor. During his career, he has served a variety of nonprofit, corporate and governmental clients as an investment banker, attorney and development officer, providing capital formation, divestiture, ownership transfer and affiliation services. In total, he has been provided advisory services on affiliations, options assessments, acquisitions, or mergers for more than 75 healthcare facilities and clinical organizations.
Mr. Lupica pioneered an award-winning community collaboration model to build consensus when not-for-profit or municipal hospital leaders consider affiliation objectives and evaluate transaction options. In dozens of projects, his teams have produced innovative transaction structures for the transformation of hospitals and healthcare networks. He has also provided guidance to help local hospital leaders stand firm against mergers that would not advance their institutions or the communities they serve.
During his Wall Street career, Mr. Lupica held several senior positions at Kidder, Peabody & Co. While at Kidder, he served as Vice Chairman of KP Global Markets, President of Kidder Peabody China, Senior Vice President – Corporate Business Development, and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to joining Kidder, he was Vice President and Executive Director of Corporate Finance at Goldman, Sachs and a partner in a major Connecticut law firm, where he was a leading business litigator and bankruptcy attorney.
For seven years prior to joining Newpoint, Joe was President of Stroudwater Capital. Mr. Lupica was also as a Regional Vice President for one of the nation’s largest hospital systems and Senior Vice President – Chief Corporate Development Officer for the second-largest emergency medical services provider in the country.
Mr. Lupica served in the Reagan White House as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs, and served a cabinet officer as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He has lectured and led seminars on healthcare and corporate development at the Fortune 500 Global CEO Conference, the New England Society of Healthcare Strategy, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Yale School of Public Health, Cornell Law School, Yale School of Management, Arizona State University, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and others.
Mr. Lupica earned a B.A., cum laude, from Cornell University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Richard Fiske was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
The first 6 years of his healthcare career were spent with Johnson and Johnson, interrupted briefly but memorably by a 1-1/2-year stint in the Vietnam War. He then joined the Acquisition and Development department at American Medical International for 4 years, followed by 3 years with National Medical Enterprises, 10 years with Continental Medical Systems, and then 9 years with Tenet Healthcare as Vice President of Acquisition and Development through December 2003.
As of January 2004, Mr. Fiske became CEO & Co-Founder of Everest Health Partners, a healthcare marketing/consulting organization. He is also President of Care Partners Plus, a healthcare data collection firm.
In addition to his love for baseball (playing in the minors and more recently, scouting for a major league team), Mr. Fiske’s interests included flying – at one point holding a multi-engine license and owning his own plane. Several years ago, he undertook a new challenge — mountain climbing, which culminated in climbing Mount Everest in 1999 and Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010.
Richard is currently a registered speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and a traveling guest speaker for several Fortune 500 companies. He presently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Thomas L. “Tim” Stover, MD, MBA
Thomas L. “Tim” Stover, MD, FACOG, MBA, is the former President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health System. He accepted this position in February 2012 after having served in leadership positions at Akron General since 1996, joining the health system in 1993. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Dr. Stover served as President of Outpatient Services from 2010-2012. He held the position of Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer from 2008-2010. Dr. Stover also served as the Medical Director of Akron General’s three award-winning Health & Wellness Centers. In 2006, Dr. Stover was appointed President and Chief Medical Officer of Partners Physician Group, a system-owned premier group practice which has more than 150 physicians from both primary and specialty care fields. He also served as Medical Director for the Care Management Program at Akron General Medical Center, and for three years hosted a weekly radio program on timely healthcare topics.
Dr. Stover received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from West Virginia University, and completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN in 1976 at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. He served as a major in the United States Air Force on active duty for two years and completed an infertility surgery fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1995, Dr. Stover completed the Professional Fellows Program in Business at The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and continued his business training at the Wharton School of Management. He received his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2001, under the Physician Executive MBA Program where he was chosen Outstanding Physician Leader of the Year of his graduating class.
Wanona “Winnie” S. Fritz
Winnie has held positions as a CEO, Chief Clinical Officer, and Chief Nursing Officer in a variety of U.S. and international hospitals and healthcare organizations including for-profit & non-profit care providers. She was recognized as a Chief Clinical Officer of the Year by Vanguard Health System.
Her experience also includes serving as the Director of International Operations for HCCA International where she worked in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She was employed by His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan as Dean of the School of Nursing, and later as a Network COO for a 28-hospital system. For her success in strategic and financial planning, along with hospital assessment, construction and renovation projects, she was awarded His Majesty’s Medal of Honor.
During her tenure as a U.S. Army Nurse, Winnie held leadership positions in the U.S., Thailand, and Vietnam where her commendations include the Bronze Star. She has taught at Georgetown University, University of Maryland, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and University of Missouri – which honored her with an Alumna of the Year Award and its Lifetime Citation of Merit Award.
Winnie is currently the Sr. VP of Operations and Clinical Services for HCCA Management in Nashville, TN which provides organizational assessment; design; management; and “turn-around” services for international hospitals and health systems in Asia, the Middle East and Africa – improving their clinical, financial, and patient experience outcomes.