Esteemed group of health care supply chain leaders elected to 2021 AHRMM Board

Oct. 21, 2020

The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) membership announced it has elected Amanda Chawla, MHA, FACHE, vice president of supply chain at Stanford Hospital, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford-Valley Care (Stanford Medicine), Lori Pilla, RN, MBA, CPSM, system vice president and chief supply chain officer at Mercy Health, and Curtis Lancaster, MHA, CMRP, vice president supply chain at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as provider representatives on the 2021 board.

The AHRMM membership also elected Randy V. Bradley, PhD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, associate professor of supply chain management and information system at University of Tennessee and executive vice president, Digital Transformation for Life Sciences at Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) as an affiliate representative on the 2021 board. Chawla, Pilla, Lancaster and Bradley will begin their board terms on Jan. 1, 2021.

The 2020 AHRMM Board elected Jimmy Y. Chung, MD, MBA, FACS, FABQAURP, CMRP, associate vice president, perioperative portfolio at Providence St. Joseph Health as chair-elect of the 2021 board. Dr. Chung will serve as board chair in 2022. 

Dr. Jimmy Y. Chung is a physician executive with more than 25 years of experience in patient care, leadership and administration. He is dedicated to innovative and effective methods of delivering high-value, safe, patient-centered healthcare in a value-based environment.

In his current role, Dr. Chung developed strategies for standardizing supply utilization and cost reduction and led physician contract compliance and appropriate utilization conversion initiatives. He standardized Enhanced Recovery Protocols, evidence-based preoperative testing and Perioperative Surgical Home model as well as developed a new Perioperative Services program with system-wide strategic oversight for clinical quality improvement, evidence-based standards of care and policies for technology assessment.

As chair-elect, Dr. Chung intends to utilize his unique experience as a surgeon, a supply chain professional and health care executive to create a holistic vision of healthcare delivery and inspire people inside and outside the organization to share that vision and build interdisciplinary alliances. Additionally, Dr. Chung hopes to inspire supply chain professionals to further embrace the concept of clinical integration and see themselves as true caregivers of patients and agents of healthy communities. Dr. Chung has been an AHRMM member since 2014. Dr. Chung is also part of the Healthcare Purchasing News Editorial Advisory Board.

Amanda Chawla is a proven supply chain and hospital operations executive delivering cost-saving contributions and profit maximization in multi-tier environments through reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening operational processes and procedures. Chawla has been with Stanford Health Care since 2016. As a provider representative, Chawla will advocate for the supply chain as a strategic executive partner and drive collaboration to bring forward solutions. Chawla has been an AHRMM member since 2013.

Lori Pilla has more than 30 years of experience serving the health care field as a nurse and more recently, managing a large system’s supply chain. Pilla has been with Mercy Health since 2019. As a provider representative, Pilla will work on advancing the value and importance of the Cost, Quality and Outcomes Movement. Pilla has been an AHRMM member since 2020.

Curtis Lancaster has 34 years of supply chain experience in health care and non-health care industries as well as military service. Lancaster has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health since 2016. As a provider representative, Lancaster will focus on increasing engagement and connection throughout the organization, regardless of geographical distance between AHRMM members. Lancaster has been an AHRMM member since 2012.

Dr. Randy Bradley is a global visionary and thought leader with more than 20 years of supply chain and IT experience. Dr. Bradley has been with the University of Tennessee since 2006, in numerous academic positions. As an affiliate representative, Dr. Bradley will promote greater integration and interaction amongst seasoned and younger professionals. Dr. Bradley has been an AHRMM member since 2015. 

"On behalf of AHRMM and its board, I am honored to welcome these newly elected Board members. They are highly respected and seasoned experts with valuable experience in the health care supply chain field and we look forward to their innovative ideas and contributions to deliver long-term, sustainable solutions to the membership, our field, and health care in general,” said Dee Donatelli, CMRP, an AHRMM board chair and vice president of professional services at TractManager as well as principal at Dee Donatelli Consulting, LLC. “I want to express our gratitude to all of the candidates who stepped up to serve their professional community and share their expertise for the advancement of the Association.”

For more information on the new AHRMM Board representatives and to review Dr. Chung’s chair-elect platform, visit