The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) membership elected Maj Ricardo Aldahondo, MBA, CMRP, medical operations planner at Headquarters United States Air Force, Pamela L. Bryant, BS, MBA, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System, and Ed Hisscock, senior vice president of supply chain at Trinity Health as provider representatives on the 2022 advisory board.
Aldahondo, Bryant and Hisscock will begin their advisory board terms on January 1, 2022. The 2021 AHRMM Advisory Board elected Laura Kowalczyk, JD, MPH, CMRP, vice president, supply chain and support services at UAB Medicine-The University of Alabama Birmingham as chair-elect of the 2022 advisory board.
Kowalczyk will serve as advisory board chair in 2023. Laura Kowalczyk is an executive with over 25 years of extensive legal, business and operational management experience in health care operations. She has had the opportunity to utilize her background and experience to foster the development and implementation of unique business strategies across the health care continuum. In her current role, Laura Kowalczyk is responsible for the strategic direction of UAB Medicine’s end-to-end Supply Chain, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Guest Services, Patient Advocacy, Patient Transport, Spiritual Care and Clinical Ethics.
As chair-elect, Kowalczyk intends to provide ongoing leadership that supports the continued consistency necessary to foster the work that is being done to meet AHRMM’s goals, and the needs of AHRMM’s membership. Kowalczyk has been an AHRMM member since 2003.
Maj Ricardo Aldahondo serves as a medical operations advisor and liaison to the Air Force Surgeon General at the Pentagon. Aldahondo has been with Headquarters United States Air Force since 2018. As a provider representative, Aldahondo will work to grow AHRMM’s military and civilian membership, promote and invest in young professionals and maximize AHRMM’s potential to better position supply chain professionals to face the issues and successes of tomorrow. Aldahondo has been an AHRMM member since 2019.
A proven senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, Pamela L. Bryant is responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, strategic sourcing, informatics, value analysis, supplier diversity, logistics, distribution, customer service, mailroom services, vendor management and equipment/asset management. Bryant has been with Parkland Health & Hospital System since 2019. As a provider representative, Bryant will work to support local chapters to enhance their reach and sustainability. Bryant has been an AHRMM member since 2011.
With 36 years of experience in healthcare, Ed Hisscock is currently the senior vice president of supply chain at Trinity Health where he has led the implementation of an entirely new suite of supply chain applications and co-led the field's largest selfdistribution deployment and clinically driven supply chain initiative. Hisscock has been with Trinity Health since 2015. As a provider representative, Hisscock will focus on growth strategies with, and through, the chapters and will advocate for the adoption of industry standards needed to improve supply chain resiliency on state and federal levels. Hisscock has been an AHRMM member since 2010.